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at 4:00." >> right now, new details are emerge about the raid on osama bin laden's compound. the navy s.e.a.l.s handcuffed people with plastic zip ties before killing bin laden. and the white house today says the photograph of bin laden is gruesome and releasing it could be inflammatory. good afternoon, everybody. welcome to news 4 at 4:00. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. this afternoon, president obama met with his cabinet where loud applause could be heard outside by the media. also today, the obama administration says it's weighing the pros and cons of releasing a picture of a dead osama bin laden. >> we're also learning new details this afternoon on how the al qaeda leader was killed. news 4's steve handelsman starts our coverage at the white house. >> reporter: president obama made the call to send in the s.e.a.l.s. now he's got to decide what if anything, to send out to proof bin laden is dead. should he release photos of the
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terrorist's corpse or videos of bin laden's burial at sea? team obama is cautious, concerned about inflaming the muslim world. >> the additional release of information or any type of photographic evidence is something that we have to take into account in terms of what the reaction might be to it. >> reporter: in 2006, when musab al zarqawi, al qaeda's leader in iraq was killed by u.s. forces, the bush administration released a photo the next day. with osama bin laden execute or killed in self-defense? yesterday, some u.s. officials said bin laden fought back as the s.e.a.l.s attacked. today they said he was unarmed but shot during a firefight and it was justified. >> he resisted. the u.s. personnel on the ground handled themselves with the utmost professionalism. >> reporter: another tough obama decision. what to do about pakistan and what looks like a double cross.
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>> why osama bin laden could be so close to islamabad really in plain sight. >> reporter: the pakistani government denied shielding bin laden and warned the u.s. to back off. looking ahead, u.s. officials fear retaliation. the cia director spoke to brian williams. >> al qaeda still remains a threat. they are still going to try to attack our country. >> reporter: and that means president obama has to work with pakistan. despite the fact that osama bin laden lived there in luxury, the top obama counterterrorism official said here today, pakistan remains a strong partner. i'm steve handelsman, news 4 at the white house. president obama is making plans to visit ground zero later this week. the white house says the president's trip will both mark the death of bin laden and remember the victims of the september 11th attacks. as we continue to learn more about sunday's raid, we're getting a closer look at bin
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laden's compound. >> pakistani officials have now sealed it off to prevent anyone from getting inside. as nbc's tasib hamad reports, there are several peculiar details about this property. >> reporter: osama bin laden's house is about half a mile to a mile in that direction along a dirt track. and the area itself is still being developed. there are a number of plots that are empty and some half built houses. what stand out about this house is not just its size but also these high walls. 14 to 16-foot high. and at the very top of these walls is a barbed fence. locals say that when their children played football or played balls in the area and kicked the balls over the fence, the balls were returned as they are normally in this neighborhood but someone would come out and would give the children some money. >> translator: i used to go to their house. he had two pipes one spoke arabic. they had three children, a girl
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and two boys. they gave me two rabbits. >> reporter: along this side of the roof san ad for a girls school. slightly strange thing to be seen on osama bin laden's house. >> the war on terror is not over. cia director leon panetta has plenty to say about the death of osama bin laden. here's more of his interview with nbc's brian williams. >> brian, i don't think there's any question that, you know, when you get the number one terrorist in the world that we're a little safer today than we were when he was alive. but i also don't think we ought to kid ourselves that killing osama bin laden kills al qaeda. al qaeda still remains a threat. they are still going to try to attack our country, and i think we have to continue to be vigilant and continue the effort to ultimately defeat these guys. we damaged them, but we still
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have to defeat them. >> and you can watch the entire interview in other special hour-long edition of "nbc nightly news" tonight at 7:00 right here on nbc 4. "time" magazine plans to release a special edition on bin laden's death. here's a look at the cover. it shows osama bin laden's face with a big red "x" over it. the issue will hit the newsstands and your ipads on thursday. the most talked about image of bin laden, however is the one we haven't seen. >> yeah, should the u.s. release an image of the al qaeda leader's body? that's our question of the day on facebook. and many of you have been weighing in. tony writes why not? it's just like being at the wake. nothing wrong with viewing a body if you don't want to see it, you don't have to look. >> valerie disagrees. absolutely not. why add fuel to the fire? >> casey says they should. we haven't been spared any of the images of what he's done. it is the least they can do for the american people.
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>> thanks for your input. you can visit nbc washington's facebook page if you'd like to let us know what you think. >> deending on where you live you pould be in for big changes tonight. storms en route for some. >> veronica johnson is here to tell us what's coming. >> yeah, really is. for the evening and for the early part of the night where we could see some thunderstorms move through the area. the entire area, though, right now is dry. it is quiet. but take a look to our north and west. up around pennsylvania, just over the maryland line, around cumberland and somerset, there some are storms that have started firing up. so because there's the potential that those storms could deliver some hail and damaging winds, maybe even the possibility of some very frequent lightning coming through with those severe thunderstorm watches is until 10:00 p.m. from washington count tooerks allegheny county and down south into frederick county and clark county, virginia, until 10:00 p.m. in and around that area we could see some storms.
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you probably notice today those big clouds starting to build and a little bit of humidity. temperatures are in the upper 70 toss around 80 degrees right now. and that is certainly some fuel for this storm. but it's way back to the west, the main front, that's what's going to be coming through our area tomorrow morning. a nasty morning rush for us. 69 degrees is where we'll drop by 9:00 p.m. there is the possibility that those storms could last until 9:00, maybe 10:00. and then it's rain that takes over. again, and in sm pretty moderate to perhaps heavy rain for the morning rush. looking pretty nasty. jim? >> thank you, veronica. investigators in loudoun county are investigating what led to an apparent murder-suicide on south birch street here in sterling. investigators have identified the victims as larry and mercedes kay perry. both were in their 60s. detectives tell us a man called 911 and told dispatchers there was a shooting victim in his home. when deputies arrived, they found larry perry dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot
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wound. his wife kay was also shot to death. detectives say kay perry's mother was also in the house at the time of the shooting. she was not hurt. turning to the rush hour. there are problems this afternoon on the beltway in maryland. >> let's get the latest from ashley linder. >> we had an accident on the inner loop around river road. they clearedt pretty quickly. not quickly enough because it did have time to stack up delays. as you can see here, it's wide open. unfortunately, i don't give you much to look at there but that's where the accident was. these are the delays we've got. not too bad coming out of virginia. you've got a little bit of company. those are the headlights headed towards us. bigger delays prior to this though. we had an accident at little river. that was cleared on the inner loop. heavy from braddock to little river and through tysons we're stacked up. top side of the beltway is going to be heavy already as we pass old georgetown inner loop. no stranger to the delays there. heavy for connecticut avenue
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into college park. the pace starts to look a little better. as you can see by university, rolling at a nicer clip but still in delays toward 95 and college park. >> ashley, thanks. one of the nation's top education honors has gone to someone from our area. today, president obama presented michelle scheerer with the 2011 teacher of the year award. scheerer teaches chemistry at urbana high school in frederick, maryland. the president praised her for opening of the world of science to students who are normally underrepresented in the field. minorities, women and students with disabilities. scheerer said the education system needs to be extended beyond the classroom. parent support and community involvement are essential to ensure the success of our students. resources and technology are essential to improve the quality of our schools. >> the award is given by the d.c.-based council of chief state school officers. you will soon need to keep a
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little extra change handy when you go shopping in montgomery county. the county council pasd five-sect bag tax. it kicks in at the start of next year. the move mirrors a similar measure in the district, but this impose an extra fee on all retail establishments, not just the ones that sell food. the tax will apply to both paper and plastic bags in hopes of reducing litter. the bag tax is expected to generate about $1 million a year. part of the money will fund free reusable bags for the poor and elderly. >> good news for petco customers. you'll likely pay less for power this year. new rates going into effect in june will mean savings for both d.c. and maryland residents. the average maryland customer can expect to save about 15% or $22. and in the district about 10% or $10. pepco says it is thanks to contracts negotiated when energy costs were much lower than they are now. when news 4 at 4:00
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continues, a teacher made good on his promise following the daeflts osama bin laden. >> also, steven tyler opens up today about his past drug use. the surprising amount of money he spent on drugs, when we come back. and courtroom chaos and the target was the prosecutor. >> so you saw the folks celebrating in the streets after the death of osama bin laden. today on the 20, we're asking whether celebrations like that are appropriate. you don't want to miss this discussion, co
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you're watching news 4 at 4:00. >> courtroom chaos in oklahoma city. witnesses say a man just convicted of murder jumped the defense table and punched the d.a. in the nose. the chaos continued as people in the courtroom tried to get out of there. the d.a. suffered a few scratches but was otherwise okay. the convicted man will spend at least 38 years in prison for the murder conviction. aerosmith front man and "american idol" judge steven tyler is out with a new memoir. and he's talking about his use of drugs in the past. >> in the book, does the noise
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in my head bother you, tyler writes, he spent more than $20 million on drugs over his career. tyler has been in and out of eight rehab facilities but says he is sober now. he sat down with matt lauer and explained paving a new relationship with his two eldest daughters has not been easy. >> they took my children away, took my life away, took my band away, took my marriages away and i was on my knees. ♪ don't want to close my eyes >> tyler has been sober for a year and a half. even he says he's lucky to be alive. >> you write in the book, you're 63 years old, and it took you until the age of 60 to realize you didn't know anything. and that's okay. >> oh, yeah. and that's the best part of not knowing something. when you realize it's okay, that's when you reap the rewards. >> and it's quo ngo coincidence that tyler's upcoming sing cell called "it feels so good." >> you are having a blast,
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aren't you? >> sober, i can do anything. and i'm happy again and life is good. >> tyler premieres his new video next week. >> the lips match the pink blouse or shirt, i should say, right? >> didn't notice that. >> i did. coordinated. an '80s star is in trouble with the law after getting busted for dui in southern california. ♪ where can i find a woman like that ♪ >> rick springfield was pulled over while driving in malibu sunday night. police say he failed a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test. the 61-year-old will appear in court in july. springfield is best known for his number one hit "jesse's girl" and his acting on "general hospital." >> a middle schoolteacher is making good on a promise he made nine years ago. >> the washington state man said nine years ago on september 11th that he would not shave until osama bin laden was caught or
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killed. this is the picture of gary waddell. he said he fully supports the u.s. military after learning of bin laden's death. waddel immediately went for the razor. the school's principal said he taught students an important lesson in faith, patriotism and endurance. and after all those years, his wife said she was overjoyed note sheeg thinks he looks ten years younger. he doesn't even look like the same person. >> no, he doesn't. >> wow. that's a difference. you could say that's just one form of a person expressing how significant bin laden's death was. >> but others have been more vocal with chants of usa, usa and celebratory screams. >> craig melvin talked to one of the 20 today about whether that is a bad thing. >> from jubilation to fear to closure. the moves to osama bin laden's death has sparked a wide range of emotions. much of that was on display during those impromptu
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gatherings in which crowds celebrate at the white house, ground zero and even on the campus of ohio state university. since then, many have raised the question, are these celebrations appropriate? we're joined by mike with the washington city paper. he's one of the 20, our list of the 20 people worth following on twitter in our community right now. and, mike, let me start with what your followers are saying. there's a lot of talk early yesterday and, of course, sunday night. what were they saying. what are they saying now? >> you know, when the initial video was breaking of the celebration outside the white house, people seemed to think it looked very exciting. and i saw some people on twitter saying, you know, they'd love to be there, if you were in d.c., try to get down there. and i think sort of after the initial impulse and after the initial news broke, people started to wonder, like you said, whether it was appropriate to celebrate someone's death, even someone like osama bin laden. >> there was an article written on
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he points out, for decades we've held in contempt those who actively celebrate death. we've seen footage of foreigners cheering attacks against america. when we've seen that we've been rightly disgusted. why have more people not been disgusted this time around, you think? >> i think that's a good question. you know, i think ten years of what's been called a global war on terrorism has probably got people into a mode of thinking of bin laden as something different. not as the type of person you need to mourn or even be respectful of their death of. i mean, he is obviously, a man who helped cause directly thousands of deaths and indirectly thousands more. so you can sort of see where that instinct comes from. >> i do always appreciate your insight. thank you so much. >> thanks for having me. >> mike madden, washington city paper. join in the discussion. fuls @nbcwashington on twitter. also follow me. i'm @craig melvin. if you'd like to see more of the
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voices leading local conversations go to the tweets of a pittsburgh steeler have gotten him into a little hot water. >> yeah, yesterday running back rashard mendlehall post someday controversial comments about the death of bin laden on his official twitter page. he tweeted, quote, what kind of person celebrates death? it's amazing how people can hate a man they have never even heard speak. we've only heard one side. we'll never really know what happened. i just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition-style. that's end quote. >> today the steelers responded to that. team president art rooney said, quote, i have not spoken with rashard so it's hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent twitter comments. the entire steelers organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon,
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unquote. by the way, the steelers play in baltimore this september 11th. >> lives on on twitter. >> it does and will. coming up on "news 4 at 4:00" -- the army corps of engineers tries to prevent rising floodwaters from taking over a town. plus the d.c. area prepares for a royal visit. guess who? [ male announcer ] are you watching cable?
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which was clear on the other side of town. [ male announcer ] wells fargo. with you when you're ready to move. late monday night the u.s. army corps of engineers exploded a large part of a mississippi river levee in missouri. here's the footage. tonal took two seconds so we're repeating the video several times here. engineers plasted the hole to divert floodwaters. the controversial move came in an effort to save the town of cairo, illinois, from flooding. recent rain brought river levels to record heights. >> and along the ohio river, two levels are pretty high. so that area keeps getting rain on top of rain. >> and we're going to get a little rain ourselves? >> yes. increasing chances of rain as we go through the -- really not so much even the late afternoon but i really think the evening hours as part -- as well as part of the overnight and some of us could get some thunderstorms, too. let's take a look and see what's
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going on. overcast skies right now. the clouds have moved in and it's still getting plenty warm out there with temperatures in the upper 70s to right around 80 degrees. live digital doppler, pretty much dry throughout the entire area. you have to go to areas around cumberland and kaiser. then right into pennsylvania. it's moving east at about 25 to 30 miles per hour. so part of this line as it develops could come into our area and because of that, a severe thunderstorm watch is up until 10:00 p.m. we've got a potential then to get gusty winds out of this as well as some hail. i think that the rain will be coming down pretty good from any of those thunderstorms and that means reducing visibility. there's a look at the line coming through pennsylvania, ohio, all the way down to tennessee. eastern tennessee and alabama. the front right behind it. that's what we'll be moving through our area early part of the day tomorrow. i think our heaviest rain, really, widespread rains will come during part of the morning rush. 79 degrees here.
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85 in raleigh. in the 50s just behind it. when that front comes through, we are really going to be cooling down. 20 degrees cooler in central eastern west virginia. under a freeze watch for the overnight, early morning period. let's take you through the next 48 hours. here we are at 7:00 a.m. rain, rain and more rain. i-95 corridor right through us. cooler air moving in. on top of the fact it's going to be wet around here for the morning rush, it's going to be breezy, maybe a little gusty, too. pretty sloppy. you'll want to get an early start. we'll keep the cloud cover around with those cooler temperatures. mostly cloudy sky. for thursday, aittle sunshine. mostly sunny to a partly sunny day. let's take a look at your forecast. then take you through the evening here where we have the possibility of some showers and storms but mainly west of the area. spots like northwest loudoun county could see a thunderstorm. 79 dropping to 74 for your evening tomorrow morning, rain is likely and that rain could very well be moderate from 49 to
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55 degrees. your morning rush. and then for the afternoon tomorrow, you are going to need a jacket. cool, breezy and wet probably up until about noontime. a look at your four-day forecast. sunshine back on thursday. but don't expect any very high temperature. 68 for thursday. then hanging out around 70 for friday and saturday. and could be looking at a bit more rain coming your way friday afternoon. >> all right. going to cool us off. >> big time. >> so a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until tonight, 10:00. >> till 10:00, yes. more coming up. >> all righty. passenger todd beamer helped take down flight 93. today his father reacts to the daeflts bin laden. also inside the navy s.e.a.l.s training center. plus, sony finds out almost 25 million more accounts were hack
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you're watching nbc 4, washington's news leader. now, live in hd, this is "news 4 at 4:00." >> welcome back to "news 4 at 4:00." i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. here's what's making news right now. the white house is still debating what evidence to release in response to calls for proof that bin laden was killed in sunday's raid in pakistan. the white house says the photograph of a dead osama bin laden is, quote, gruesome and that it, quote, could be inflammatory if released. >> police in loudoun county are investigating an apparent
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murder-suicide. it happened early this morning in sterling. investigators have identified the victims as larry and mercedes kay perry. detectives believe larry killed his wife before turning the gun on himself. big congratulations today go out from the top to the top teacher in the country. a maryland woman has been named the 2011 teacher of the year. michelle scheerer teaches chemistry at urbana high school in frederick. president obama presented her the award at the white house rose garden today. >> stocks ended the day mixed after a day of fluctuations on wall street. the dow gained less than a point to close the day at 12,807. the nasdaq was off 22 points and the s&p 500 fell 5 points. we may never know the names of the navy s.e.a.l. whos killed the most wanted terrorist in the world. but we are learning more about s.e.a.l. team 6, the force behind osama bin laden's death. >> that team is among the most elite and highly secretive forces in the world. nbc's george lewis takes us
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inside the naval special warfare center in california. >> reporter: their missions are shrouded in secrecy. their names and faces unknown to the public. but the reputation of the u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s as the very best of america's elite warriors has never been higher. the operation that resulted in the death of osama bin laden is only the latest, most noteworthy chapter in the story of a legendary fighting force. and it all starts here with a high intensity training course designed to push s.e.a.l. candidates to their limit. in scenarios that test mental toughness, physical fitness and extreme courage. whether on land in the air or under water, s.e.a.l.s have to demonstrate their ability to stay calm and focused under fire. wlngets it's pair choosing, diving, hooded box drill or just a scenario change-up that's delivered to a platoon as they go through an exercise. all those things make you much more capable and much more
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likely to survive the unforeseen when you go overseas. >> s.e.a.l.s are taught to react quickly in a dark environment. as the hoods are peeled off their heads, they have just seconds to assess the situation and respond accordingly. s.e.a.l. teams have carried out missions in afghanistan since shortly after 9/11 and in 2009 pulled off the spectacular rescue of american merchant captain richard phillips who had been taken hostage by somali pirates. >> thanks, guys. >> thank you. >> drink to the s.e.a.l.s. >> back here in coronado at a bar owned by a former s.e.a.l., a special feeling of pride and gratitude at the news of bin laden's death. >> you can always count on the navy s.e.a.l.s and the special forces to do all the hard jobs. it's very thankless because you can't exactly name who they were, but pretty sure they're proud of what they just did. >> the s.e.a.l.s don't expect parades or medals. in fact, not even their families
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know the details of what they do while deployed overseas. >> well, there's a lot of times, too, when they say, i can't talk about that. and we don't know half the stuff. but what they can share, they do when they get home. >> rear admiral ed winters in charge of the s.e.a.l.s sent out this e-mail. today, we should all be proud. that handful of courageous men, of strong will and character have changed the course of history. the fight is not over. >> people around the country have stepped up in support of the navy s.e.a.l.s. the navy s.e.a.l. foundation says weekly donations have surged by 60% since sunday. the foundation got $6,000 just on monday along with notes thanking the s.e.a.l.s for their service. the foundation provides funeral assistance and scholarships for children of navy s.e.a.l.s. todd beamer was the passenger aboard united flight 93 who said, let's roll just before he and other passengers
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stormed the cockpit of the hijacked plane. today his father is reacting to osama bin laden's death. >> we were relieved and pleased. and a really great part of the story is that these brave americans who accomplished the mission all survived without any loss of american military life. >> it's believed that flight 93 was bound for washington, d.c., and that the terrorists planned to strike either the capitol or white house. because of the heroics of the passengers, the plane crashed in a field in shanksville, pennsylvania. todd beamer was married with two young sons at the time of his death. his wife was pregnant with their only daughter. coming up right here on news 4 at 5:00 tonight, local families with victims who died at the pentagon talk about what bin laden's death means to them. there is no time for suntan
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lotion or lazy dips in the pool just yet. >> instead, it's back to work for the world's most famous newlyweds. >> just days after their wedding, prince william and his new wife kate middleton are spending this week on an island in wales. it's where william works as a search and rescue helicopter pilot. at the royal air force valley base, the couple have decided to take their honeymoon at a later date. just days after his son's wedding, prince charles plans to spend the next three days here in the washington area. he has a busy schedule during his stay. he stopped at the supreme court about an hour ago. >> in a few minutes he's off to the common good city farm on v street in northwest with d.c. mayor vincent gray. the center city grows food for low-income households. then tonight, it's a reception at the british ambassador's residence. >> boy, his head must still be spinning. >> they've gotten right back to work. everybody has. >> too bad he didn't have the aston martin. that's what i like. >> couldn't drive it over the
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pond. >> could not. much more ahead to come on news 4 at 4:00. this afternoon, ryan seacrest is in talks for his own music show. plus, more worries for playstation users. sony's security breaches worse than you first thought.
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nbc may sign "american idol" host ryan seacrest to tackle his own singing show. >> this show, which is still in the brainstorming stages, would not compete with the fox singing competition. it would be a music-themed program with a twist. and may not feature seacrest on camera. right now, his "idol" contract prohibits him from appearing on a rival network until next year. the tv and radio star has a huge producing history as well. ♪ ♪ nbc's new singing series "the voice" is back at 9:00 tonight for the second week. contestants are competing in blind auditions for the chance to work with celebrity coaches. 20 singers will be chosen tonight. 12 were picked last week. then it's time for all 32 to face the music. elimination bes begin next week. >> it's a hit. >> sounds like it.
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she's a hit. nene leaks was known for her role on "the real housewives of atlanta." >> now she's turning heads on "the celebrity apprentice" and things are getting heated between her and star jones. >> you didn't say that and you didn't think that. you did not think that. >> you can't say what i didn't say. >> i know how you think. i know how you think. i know how you play the game, and you are playing with the -- >> this is not "the real housewives." >> that's how we sound in commercial breaks, right? >> not at all. oh, no. >> she'll stop by news 4 at 4:00 right here tomorrow afternoon. she's in the house. we'll be talking about her relationship with star and where it stands right now. >> yeah, things are warming up at all between those two. >> and she'll tell us what brings her to town ap a stage play in town at the lincoln theater. >> we were watching star on "ellen" this afternoon. she was a little bit afraid of her. so we'll ask nene about that tomorrow. >> sounds like there's no love
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we're looking at the potential for some severe weather this evening? >> yes for the evening and wide part of the night. not the same recipe with the
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last system that came through on wednesday. >> which was rough. >> still could get some hail and lightning. >> that's the main thing. even some high winds, too. let's take a look. the temperatures are really, we're pretty high today. upper 70s to around 80 degrees. as far as the moisture in the air, humidity at 56%. so it's actually driving that feel-like factor. what it feels like by another two to three degrees. feeling like 82, 83 degrees. a south wind at 18 miles per hour. breezy now, and breezy to at times gusty for the early part of the day tomorrow and even for the afternoon. 80 degrees in sterling and mcclane. blatensburg at 81. quant quo and alexandria at 80. fairly uniform temperatures everywhere. there's a look at the line i've been watching where it is starting to develop more on the southern part of that line. as it moves east, that is why parts of our area, allegheny county, washington county in maryland as well as frederick county, virginia, and clark
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county, virginia, under severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 p.m. let's take a look into the future here for the next 24 hours. here's 11:00 p.m. most of those storms will stay to the west of us again but can't rule out any of these could bring high winds, as well as some hail. 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. that line east of us. but hanging on with some showers and storms during the early part of the afternoon around 1:00, 2:00 for prince george's county and anarundal county. rain for tomorrow morning. 53 to 54 degrees. it's going to be wet. it's going to be very sloppy. 60 by the afternoon. much, much cooler tomorrow. you'll need your patience and you'll need a jacket, too. so rain is likely up until about 1:00. very sloppy for the morning. your saturday at 71 degrees. we've got rain in and out of here. right now sunday looking like a chance for rain showers. the best day out of the upcoming weekend if you are looking ahead
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is definitely saturday. >> thanks, veronica. there are more problems out there today for sony customers. >> the company announced another 25 million users of its pc games had data stolen by hackers. this is the second time this has happened in just the last few weeks. chris clackum has the latest. >> reporter: with last week's news that sony's playstation network was hacked, compromising the personal information on 77 million users and sunday's bow of apology and a promise of help from sony executives, some gamers were still willing to give sony the benefit of the doubt. >> if we have technology, everyone is bound to figure out a way to screw it up for everyone. >> reporter: but sony is admitting they were hacked, exposing another 25 million customers to identity theft. criticism has become brutal. >> they screwed up bad. they didn't invest in security over the last decade.
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>> reporter: tuesday, sony confirmed the second attack and said it occurred around the same time as the one on the playstation network. in both cases, information stolen by the hackers may include a user's personal info as well as logins and passwords. >> sony gets an "f" for taking care of people's information right now. there is help that sony customers may end up more annoyed than harmed by the hackers. >> this is not armageddon for data loss. we're not talking about social security numbers. in most cases we're not talking about credit card numbers that were left in the clear. >> reporter: however, sony can't say for certain some credit card info wasn't part of the theft. so affected customers need to stay vigilant. >> it's really important to not overreact if you are a consumer. it's sensible to look at your credit report today and in six months. make sure nothing unexpected has occurred. >> now sony's online playstation entertainment and music networks remain offline. chris clackum, nbc news.
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new czech record. it's thought that this tradition began back in the 19th century after a czech poet wrote that may is the time for love. >> any excuse, right? >> any excuse will do. >> meanwhile, the kentucky derby is still a few days away, but the festivities are in full swing in louisville. welcome to the annual bed races. it's a two-lap race around the inside of a basketball arena with extra points for crazy costumes. the winner also gets to be in the kentucky derby parade that runs on thursday. the 137th annual kentucky deshy is saturday at churchill downs, and you can watch it right here on nbc 4. and still ahead on news 4 at 4:00 -- people living in the tornado ravaged area in alabama get more bad news.lcñoñowodybhóa
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terrible news today for a part of the country already ripped up by deadly tornadoes. >> for the first time since last week's severe weather, more storms are rolling through some of the hardest hit areas. as jay gray reports, the weather isn't severe. it's just adding difficulty to a recovery that's already very painful. >> reporter: dark clouds and heavy rains bring back painful memories of what happened here almost a week ago. and add to the misery and mess so many are dealing with right now. >> i'm getting a lot of water
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damage right now that wouldn't have happened if it were not for the rain. we've just really been able to get things out. >> lynn mcadam's foot was injured in the storm. doctors have held her to stay off of it, but she can't. there's just too much work to do. >> it's hard when you are going through your whole life, you know, shattered in dirt. >> thousands of volunteers have poured into the area. >> i don't know what we would have done without them. >> delivering water, food and supplies, basics so desperately needed by so many here. >> it's going to be a long-term recovery process. >> as is the overwhelming task of finding the more than 300 people still missing. >> you don't take any chances. you keep looking. you keep hope alive. we keep our prayers. we keep looking. >> while the survivors keep pushing through the rubble and raw emotions as the reality of
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what's happened begins to sink in. >> i think i was pretty -- i've been pretty numb right after it and then gradually, you know, we look around and you see different things that are gone or, you know, you just see it more clearly. a job that i thought would only take maybe a few days has -- it's going to take a long time. i don't know how long. >> no one here knows how long, but they are unfortunately beginning to understand just how difficult the recovery will be. of course, one of the major issues here is how to handle all of this debris. right now the city of tuscaloosa is working out a deal with the corps of engineers to oversee and pay for the cleanup which could start as early as the end of the week. jay gray, nbc news, tuscaloosa. >> and that's news 4 at 4:00. >> "news 4 at 5:00" starts right now. >> you're watching nbc 4, washington's news leader. now, live in hd, this is "news 4
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at 5:00." >> tonight on news 4 at 5:00, the hunt for the world's most wanted is over. but the threat is not. >> al qaeda still remains a threat. they're still going to try to attack our country. >> from our safety to serious questions, how did osama bin laden manage to live inside this massive compound? and how did pakistani security forces manage to miss it? >> the story emerging today is changing. good evening. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. wendy rieger is off tonight. days after the death of osama bin laden, there are new details about the attack. it turns out the al qaeda leader did not have a weapon and navy s.e.a.l.s handcuffed people with plastic zip ties before killing bin laden. tonight, there are also questions. u.s. officials want to know how bin laden was able to fly under the radar in a compound eight times larger than anything around it for years without anyone ever


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