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>> another gorgeous autumn day today and tomorrow, it looks like. an ougautumn chill in the a. down in the 40s most locations. arlington, montgomery, fairfax, low to mid-40s. it's 50 degrees on washington and right on the bay at the potomac. elsewhere, 40s most locations. cloudiness from the blue ridge west. radar showing a few sprinkles south of petersburg in the highlands of west virginia. those are drifting off to the east and may get close to harrisburg in another half hour or so. elsewhere, just a few clouds drifting through. sunrise 7:26. here's your day planner. sunshine with high clouds coming in. and a partly to mostly cloudy afternoon. there is a small chance of a passing shower perhaps late afternoon or early this evening. before then, we should warm up
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into the 60s. another delightful afternoon. your evening planner will be coming up in about five minutes. let's check our monday morning commute. >> good morning. if you're getting ready to head out of the house, so far no problems in our area. let's take a live look at the bridges in our area, starting with the american legion bridge. not seeing any problems as you make your way across in either direction. not seeing any problems. on the key bridge in virginia. you can see we're nice and clear. traveling southeast, i'm checking southeast bridges for you as well. here's the sousa bridge in both directions, not seeing any problems for you. no major delays just yet. i'm back in ten minutes with a look at your rail. back to a traffic alert in northern virginia, some drivers may have to alter their route to work. the ramp at gallows road is expected to close today.
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good morning, tracee. >> reporter: good morning, joe. they have the sign over my shoulder trying to get drivers prepared for the change that's expected to come later on today. as you can see there, it's supposed to close. this is the ramp onto 495 southbound from gallows road north. vdot is going to start the work to actually replace this ramp. it's all part of the ongoing hot lanes project. they do have a workaround for you. they're telling drivers to keep straight, going past nova fairfax hospital, turn right on arlington boulevard, and follow the sign they have for the outer loop if you're not familiar with the area. drivers here will use gallows road to prepare for possible backups this morning. again, drivers will have to get used to this for the next two weeks. tracee wilkins, live in annandale. let's go back to the studio. >> tracee, thanks very much. a man is behind bars this morning accused of murdering a cab driver. 40-year-old domingo ezirike was found shot to death inside his cab at anacostia avenue and
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ponds street northeast saturday morning. police arrested rashad terrell slye. a friend of ezirike told news 4 he worked for silver cab company and was working late to make extra money to spend on his children. right now the sick new hampshire woman who was evacuated from the south pole to new zealand is on her way back to the united states. renee nicole douceur will check in at johns hopkins hospital tonight for observation. she began experiencing vision, language, and memory problems while working at the south pole research station. doctors say she had a stroke and should make a full recovery with proper treatment. right now in turkey, rescue teams are searching for survivors among the rubble of flattened buildings after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. the worst damage is in the eastern cities of ercz and van. at least 200 people are dead, but the fear is the death toll
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could reach 1,000. rescuers and survivors are dealing with harsh conditions, but the extreme cold is not stopping people from digging through the rubble, in many cases by hand. the work has paid off with several rescues over the last 24-hour pieriod. as this man says through an interpreter, waiting for word about loved ones still missing is difficult. >> translator: we went to all the hospitals but haven't been able to find our friend, he says. i pray to god our friend has survived. >> the earthquake hit at lunchtime on monday, sending several people scrambling into the streets. a deadly shark attack killed a man off the coast of australia. 32-year-old george wainwright of houston, was driving near perth on saturday when attacked. his friends tried to save him, but the injuries were way too he severe. another surfer killed in september, and a swimmer was attacked two weeks ago. australian authorities have issued a catch to kill order for all great white sharks.
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some are unhappy about this move because great whites are an endangered species. today president obama is heading west to push his jobs bill and introduce new initiatives, he says, will help the economy. the president will be in nevada today where he'll suggest a change in mortgage rules to make it easier for borrowers to switch to cheaper loans even with little or no equity. another major plan is a student loan initiative he'll unveil on wednesday in denver. neither of these moves require congressional approval, so they could be put into place weather quickly. and president obama's push for his $440 billion jobs plan comes as a new report of a credit downgrade for the u.s. bank of america-merrill lynch says moody's or fitch may downgrade the credit score. it comes from congress' failure to agree on a long term deficit
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reduction plan. john beck played well, but the skins defense gave up more than 400 yards yesterday to the carolina panthers. the panthers and skins traded field goals until the fourth quarter, when carolina led by as much as 13 points. washington clawed its way back to within ten, but later on beck threw an interception sealing the game for carolina. dan hellie spoke to coach mike shanahan about this disappointing loss. >> what's the hardest part to digest for you? >> well, it's always tough to lose. going into the second half, you feel like you've got an opportunity to come away with the win. so you're disappointed when you don't. >> your defense gave up 33 points. was that more your defense or just cam newton making plays? >> well, you know, a combination of both. our defense has been very good on third downs. we've been playing pretty consistent. he did a good job with the option keeping this off balance.
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cam really kept us off balance. he made a couple of throws on third down that many quarterback cans can't make. and he had a couple of drives that kept his offense going. hats off to the panthers. they made a bunch of plays, and cam newton did a fantastic job. >> is there anybody that comes to mind after seeing him in person that you can compare cam newton to? >> as a rookie, i'm not sure i've been around a rookie that has this type of presence and athletic ability. it was impressive to be out there and seeing him make those plays with his legs and have the poise to make a couple of those throws. >> the biggest concerns coming in on offense had to be the offensive line. you didn't know what you were getting in john beck. you hadn't played in the start of a regular season game in a long time. both were relatively solid. were you pleased with their performance? >> i was very pleased with john's overall performance. i thought they did a good job. that's what you're hoping for, a guy who gets this opportunity to play well and just keep on getting better. john hasn't had a lot of games
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in the national football league. he does have a lot of talent. you can see his quick release and his poise, especially in some tough situations. and the offensive line, i thought, overall did some good things. we had montgomery moving in at center guard. you got a guy like chris cooley out, and santana goes down right away, and a couple of young receivers come in and play good. so disappointing loss. very disappointed. i can do a better job of getting these guys ready to play because we should have played better than that. >> you're now down five starters on offense. i know you never make injury as an excuse, but you have to feel a bit down that two weeks in a row you're missing these guys. >> you just hope it's not for a season. you lose guys for a couple of weeks here and there. it's tough to lose corey. we'll find out later on today what the situation is and a couple of our other players. >> rough loss. >> indeed. >> both personnel and the game.
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>> exactly. we're at 3-3 now, hope to go get back on the winning side for sure. >> not going to be easy, though. >> no. >> next sunday in toronto, right? >> buffalo bills. 5:08. 51 degrees. questions about gadhafi's death. who's calling for the investigation into the death of the libyan leader.
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weather and traffic on the one. good morning. at 5:11 on this monday morning, a few clouds coming through and a chilly morning from berry farm to bladensburg, upper marlboro, great falls, clarksburg, it's only in the 40s. we've got some of these high clouds drifting over, coming in from the southwest.
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and farther to the west, it's mostly cloudy over the shenandoah valley into the mountains of western maryland and west virginia, just a few sprinkles in east central west virginia now. those may drift into the central shenandoah valley over the next half hour or so. sunrise at 7:26. by 9:00 still quite a bit of sunshine into the mid-50s. clouds increasing during the afternoon. it will be in and out. highs reaching the mild mid to upper 60s. a small chance of a late afternoon or early evening shower. after that, clearing out. by midnight, down into the mid-50s. this time tomorrow morning, another chilly start. we'll take a look at the rest of week and the weekend at 5:21. danella, how's traffic? a live look at 270 getting busy as you head towards west montgomery and make your way towards the spur. so far no accidents on 270 north or south. taking a look at 395 at edsall, you can see your commute is very, very clear as you make your way to the 14th street bridge. not seeing any issues for you.
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on the rails so far, no reported delays on the metro, the marc, or the vre. now back to you both. >> danella, thank you. >> 5:12 now. it is 51 degrees out there. ahead on "news 4 today," she's accused of killing her coworker in a crime that shocked the washington area. have a preview of her trial set to start today. at th"well, we could sleep we hin the same bed,ime: but it just doesn't work." she would like a firmer mattress than i would. yeah, nine out of ten couples disagree on the firmness they want in a mattress. i sleep on the couch. with our bed, the sleep number setting represents
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welcome back at 5:15. the trial for the woman accused of murdering her coworker will start today. brittany norwood is accused of killing jayna murray inside a bethesda clothing store back in march. megan mcgrath is live with more on what's expected to happen today. megan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, eun.
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jury selection could take a while, possibly a day and a half. there are 300 people in that jury pool. they were questioned by attorneys about what they know about this case and whether they have any opinions or connections that would prevent them from being open and unbiased. brittany norwood is accused of killing her lululemon coworker jayna murray in march. brittany beat jayna in the store and then tied herself up in an attempt to cover up the crime. norwood told investigators she was also the victim. the two masked men assaulted them and then killed murray. the story then fell apart. the dna evidence didn't support it, and norwood was charged with murder. once jury selection is completed, then we're going to move on to opening arguments and the trial phase. this trial could last possibly two weeks. if convicted, norwood could get life in prison without parole. eun, back to you. >> megan mcgrath live in rockville for us this morning. megan, thank you.
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a trial of the former security chief at the upper big branch mine will get under way. he is accused of lying to investigators, destroying security documents, and refusing to give a heads up when inspectors showed up at the mine. 29 miners were killed and 2 others injured in the explosion. if convicted, stover could be sentenced up to 25 years in prison. the u.s. is among countries calling for an investigation into the death of libyan leader moammar gadhafi. early reports say the former dictator died in cross fire after rebels pulled him from a drainage ditch. new reports show the captors may have executed him in an ambulance. an autopsy shows that he died of a bullet to the head. some say how gadhafi died will set the tone of libya's governing future. people have lined up to see gadhafi's body since his death being kept in a produce storage
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room in the port city of misrata. libya's transitional council hopes to hold elections within the next eight months. thousands celebrated in a day of liberation this weekend in benghazi. that's where the civil war started. the transitional council is calling for an islamist type government for libya and to avoid all laws that contradict that. today reverend fred shuttles worth will be laid to death. the baptist leader helped establish the southern leadership conference with martin luther king jr. he was instrumental in organizing the freedom marches in alabama that eventually led to the civil rights movement. he will be laid to rest in alabama. he was 89 years old. an e-mail looks like official notice from the government, but it could wreak havoc on your computer. the e-mail looks like it's from the internal revenue service with an irs.gov domain name. once you open the e-mail, the computer will be infected with a virus. the federal government wants to
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remind you that the irs does not communicate via e-mail. police and the irs are now trying to figure out who is sending out these e-mails. a new study is raising more concerns about the impact a controversial chemical has on the development of our children. researchers at the harvard school of public health studied more than 200 pregnant mothers and followed them for three years after their child was born. they found women with higher levels of bpa, a chemical found in most plastics were more likely to have daughters that were more susceptible to behavior problems. >> girls with a higher exposure to bpa during gestation had more depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, and aggression. >> the study found no links for boys, though. it also found no link between kids bpa levels after they were born and behavior issues. researchers caution and more studies needed to look at the long term health impact of that
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chemical. a new study shows that women are more likely to suffer severe injuries in car accidents than man. many say it's because safety features are not tailored to women. they study crash data across the country from 1998 to 2008. women with seat belt restrands are 48% more likely to suffer severe injuries in crashes and to suffer more chest and spine injuries than men. researchers say it's because women are shorter, lighter, and sit differently from men. right now forecasters tracking a powerful tropical storm in the caribbean. tropical storm rina is off the coast of honduras and nicaragua. it has winds of 40 miles per hour. they expect rina to gain strength in the next 24 hours and become a hurricane by the end of the week. >> 5:21. time kierein here to look at the forecast. we're neer the end of the hurricane season, right? >> it is winding down.
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rina may move toward the yuk can by the end of the week. there is the skyline of washington on this monday morning under a partly cloudy sky. temperature at reagan national at 51. in prince george's county in the mid-40s. montgomery county now in the mid-40s, as is much of arlington and fairfax and points west. a few spots central shenandoah valley is dipped into the upper 30s. southern maryland too around the northern neck, eastern shore in the 40s. most locations over the next 12 hours. we've had a few high clouds drifting through, and we've had a few sprinkles showing up on radar here in central west virginia. that is trailing off to the east, and they move into the central shenandoah valley moving towards hair rrisburharrisburg. right now it's partly cloudy. sunrise at 7:26. we'll have a partly sunny to mostly cloudy morning. weak front coming in mid to late
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afternoon might trigger an isolated shower. before then, climbing into mid and upper 60s. this evening, might have an early evening shower. clearing out and by dawn tomorrow, mid-40s. a lot of sun on tuesday. beautiful day tomorrow mid-60s. mid-60s increasing clouds on wednesday. looks like rain thursday into thursday evening. ought to clear out but get chilly for friday and into the weekend. check weather 24/7. weather channel on cable. here's a look at our monday morning commute. good morning, danella. >> still looking pretty good in our area. i know how mondays can be, back to work, back to school. the woodrow wilson bridge looking good, no major delays as you make your way across. traveling on i-95, you're clear. this is the view at dumfries. traveling 95 south as well as north, as you travel north getting a little busy out of dale city. so far, you're not jammed. no major delays or accidents in either direction on 95. as you travel north on 395, this
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is the view at glebe road. 395 getting a little busy, but no major delays and no accidents. joe, back to you. d.c. mayor vincent gray wants to praise 7-eleven stores in the district today. they're opening two new stores in northeast washington and pledged to handle many who live nearby. mayor gray will visit the department of employment services on minnesota avenue where they're doing interviews. today a memorial will open at arlington national cemetery. they'll honor the jewish chaplains who served in the military. the project received joint backing by a congressional resolution. this is the 150th anniversary of rabbis serving in the u.s. armed forces. it's been nearly three months since a tragic crash claimed the life of a popular walker high school student. today was a benefit to raise
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money and promote healing. a concert was held on the grounds of the volunteer fire department to cover funeral expenses for 16-year-old jacqueline. it will also pay medical expenses for sawyer smith who was injured in the crash. he is grateful for the support. >> everyone that's prayed for me and everything, it's really helped. like all the support, like all my friends and everything, my family coming out here. >> the benefit raise more than $13,000 for the two families affected by the crash. meanwhile, sawyer plans to return to high school for the first time since the crash on tuesday. the world series is going back and forth. now it's all tied up at two games apiece. the rangers shut down the cardinals offense yesterday. the texas starting pitcher derek holland allowed two hits while striking out seven batters. mike napoli provided the offense for the rangers, hitting a three-run home run in the sixth, and the rangers cruised to a 4-0
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victory. game five in texas is tonight at 8:00. >> and your cards, you're waiting for a comeback. >> i certainly am, yes. >> it's such an exciting series. >> it's a great series. all tied up at 2. the final game in texas tonight, and they go back to st. louis. i hope, i hope. >> go cards, for joe's sake. >> our time is 5:26. the death toll has now topped 200 in that deadly earthquake in turkey. that total is expected to soar even higher. when you believe in the future, you're always looking ahead...
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we are waking up to cool temperatures and partly cloudy skies this monday morning. we could be in for a very different forecast by this time next week. meteorologist tom kierein is up with your forecast in just a moment. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. welcome back to "news 4 today." it's monday, the 24th day of october. let's take a look at tom kierein. there you go. >> here you are. let's take a look at you. >> here's looking at you.
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>> you look good, tom. >> good morning. around our region, enjoy the mild weather while you can. yes, by the end of the week, a big cool down is coming. right now it's rather chilly. it's down into the mid-40s. we have weather observers checking in now from much of west virginia and the shenandoah valley where it's cloudy. from the blue ridge east, it's partly cloudy to even mostly clear around the lower part of the eastern shore and the northern neck, where it's in the mid-40s. we're in the 40s throughout much of the region. 51 at reagan national. and the cloud cover is thicker in shenandoah valley and points west. it's producing a few sprinkles out in east central west virginia right now. they're tending to dry out as they drift east. throughout the morning, we'll have some of that sunshine through high clouds. sunrise at 7:26. and by 9:00 into the mid-50s, and by noontime we'll have clouds building in. we'll be in the mid-0i60s by th. should make it upper 60s by
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noontime. late afternoon, evening, we might get a passing shower. there's a small chance of that. otherwise, we'll just have clouds cruising through. clearing out later tonight. we'll look at that and your evening planner. that will be coming up in about ten minutes at 5:41. here's a look at the monday commute. good morning, danella. >> good morning. traveling in our area, still seeing a lot of green, which is a very, very great time to start off your monday. let's take a live look at the beltway right now. as we head over to the beltway, this is at university boulevard, inner loop and outer loop, not seeing any major delays just yet. the outer loop is starting to see a little bit more congestion than the inner loop. taking the beltway in virginia, this is the view at robinson terminal, also getting pretty busy. so far traveling at a good speed. not seeing any accidents for you. that's a good sign. if you're taking the beltway in virginia, looks good. however, trying to look at the beltway at gallows road, you're going to have problems. that's where tracee wilkins is
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taking a look. >> reporter: they've already closed the ramp here. northbound gallows road, trying to get on 395 southbound, you'll find the ramp closed. they did it about five minutes ago. you'll have to keep straight on gallows road past fairfax hospital, turn right on arlington boulevard, and follow the signage they have up there to the outer loop. drivers, you can expect some delays here on gallows road this morning. that's what they're thinking is going to happen as drivers adjust to this new change. this is how it's going to be for the next two weeks as part of the hot lanes project. they're actually going to replace that ramp and put in a new one. i'm tracee wilkins live this morning in annandale. back to you all in the studio. >> thanks so much, tracee. we'll check in with you in just a bit. let's turn our attention to decision 2012. the republican presidential candidates are focusing on domestic issues now. rick perry is set to unveil his jobs plan this week. nbc's brian mooar joins us live from capitol hill with more on
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perry and the rest of the candidates. brian, good morning to you. >> reporter: the gop and presidential candidates don't agree on a lot, but over the weekend, they were in perfect harmony on criticizing president obama's decision to pull the u.s. troops out of iraq. this week the candidates are expected to focus back on more -- issues a little closer to home, domestic issues, including the economy. rick perry is expected to unveil his new economic and jobs creation plan. he wants to steal a little of the thunder of herman kanecain' 9-9-9 plan. however, mr. perry is going to get a little more attention for something, an interview in this sunday's magazine in which he raised again the birther issue. he had dinner and discussed whether he was born in the united states. when he asked if president obama was born in the united states or
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not, he said, well, i don't have a definitive answer. >> thanks very much. brian mooar reporting live. brian? today president obama is once again hitting the road to push his jobs bill and is also set to announce new initiatives to boost the economy. the president will be in nevada where he'll suggest a change in mortgage rules to make it easier for borrowers who face the loss of their home to adjust their rates. he'll also announce a jobs plan in denver. neither of these moves require congressional approval, so they could be put into place rather quickly. the u.s. is set to downgrade its credit rating by the end of the year. analysts believe moody's or fitch will downgrade the credit rating because of congress' likely failure to agree on a long term deficit reduction plan. the downgrade could cause further damage to an already sluggish economy. right now rescue teams in
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turkey are digging through rubble searching for survivors trapped in collapsed buildings from the magnitude 7.2 earthquake. angie goff is in the newsroom monitoring the ongoing rescue efforts. >> working with torch lights and using their bare hands, rescue workers continue to work desperately to find survivors this morning. new video from overnight shows several people were pulled from the rubble. hundreds are feared to still be trapped. the 7.2 magnitude quake killed more than 200 people, and officials say that number could surpass 1,000. more than 1,200 rescue workers are using everything from their hands to shovels to dig through what's left of dozens of buildings. hardest hit, the eastern towns of erkz and van where scores of people are still missing. >> it's extremely dangerous for people inside at the time. >> translator: we went to all the hospitals but haven't been
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able to find our friend, he says. i pray to god our friend has survived. >> officials are reaching out through social media, and the earthquake is the leading conversation online. the state department targeted americans via twitter account at travel.gov telling those who need assistance to contact the u.s. consulate. and turkey is sending out messages in turkish sending messages from president obama and hillary clinton to people of the earthquake hit country. there have been close to two dozen aftershocks, the largest measureded at 6.0. many are helping with the relief effort. back to you. >> it is a big job. angie goff live in the newsroom. thanks so much. 5:36 is our time. you will soon be able to watch steve jobs' very private memorial service at home. we'll tell you how. and a major cool down is on the horizon. ♪
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that 50 degrees is the warm spot. elsewhere we're in the low to mid-40s starting off this monday morning. weather observers checking in this morning from takoma park to adelphi, burke, and kensington. upper 30s parts of the shenandoah valley and upper blue ridge. mountains of central maryland and virginia, only 40s there. the autumn color is at peak. we've had a few sprinkles in eastern central west virginia. they're tending to drift east as they head elsewhere. we've got the autumn constellations up and a crescent moon rising in the eastern sky. sunrise at 7:26. we'll have our temperatures by 9:00 with some high clouds in and out into the mid-50s. by noontime, ought to be in the mid-60s. a rapid warmup coming this morning. during the afternoon, we should peak in the mid and upper 60s, a mild monday afternoon. there is a small chance of a passing shower.
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that would be late afternoon or perhaps early this evening. here's your evening planner for this monday evening. sunset at 6:18. any passing showers gone by 8:00 or 9:00 at the latest. after that, we should begin to clear out. we'll cool down by midnight. should be down into the mid-50s. another chilly start to tuesday. we'll look at that and big changes on the way for the end of the week, and the weekend. i'll have that for you at 5:51. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> good morning. we're starting to slow down in our area. some parts seeing green but let's look at the red. red right here on i-270 south slow as you're heading out of urbanna just as you get to clarksburg. that's where you're going to see the majority of your delays. as you continue towards the spur, i'll give you a live look at falls road. i am seeing some volume around father hurley. so far you're still traveling at a good speed. not seeing any accidents on 270 north or south. also, let's shoot over to i-66
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in virginia at waples mill road. 66 starting to see some crowding, but so far you're traveling at a good speed. no accidents on i-66 east inside and outside the beltway. as you continue through the rosslyn tunnel, it's clear as you make your way across. i'm back in ten minutes with another update. back to you both. >> 5:42 is the time. coming up, madam liberty as you've never seen her before. spectacular views from the statue of liberty you'll be able to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
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welcome back. a change under center couldn't help the redskins this week. john beck played well, but the skins defense gave up more than 400 yards yesterday to the carolina panthers. the panthers and the skins traded field goals until the third quarter when carolina led by as much as 13.
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washington clawed its way back to within ten points. late in the game, john beck threw, yes, that interception. that sealed the game for carolina. news 4's dan hellie spoke with head coach mike shanahan about the once again disappointing loss. >> what's the hardest part of this one to digest for you? >> well, it's always tough to lose. got the game going in the second half, you feel like you get an opportunity to come away with the win. it's always disappointing when you don't. >> the defense gives up 33 points. was that more your defense, or was that cam newton just making plays? >> well, you know, a combination of both. our defense has been very good on third downs. we've been playing very consistent. they did a good job of keeping us off balance. cam had an opportunity to keep the ball, and that really kept us off balance. he made a couple throws on third downs that most quarterbacks can't make and had a couple runs there too that kept a couple drives going. take my hat off to their
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football team today. they made a bunch of plays. cam newton played fantastic today. >> is there anyone that comes to mind that you've seen in person that you can compare cam newton to? >> i'm not sure that i've seen someone as a rookie has this type of presence and athletic ability. after seeing him make the plays and have the poise to complete the throws. >> you said the biggest had to be the offensive line. you didn't know what you were geting in john beck. he hadn't played in the start of a regular season game in a long time. both were relatively solid. were you pleased with their performance? >> i was pleased with john's performance. a good guy. that's what you're hoping for is a guy who gets the opportunity to play well and just keeps getting better. john does have a lot of talent. he's not played a lot of games in the national football league. you can see his quick release and his poise in tough situations. the offensive line, i thought,
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overall did some good things. considering we had a new position with montgomery from center to guard. eric cook came in. a guy like chris cooley out and santana goes out right away. a couple of young receivers came in and played for us. disappointing loss. i've got to do a better job getting these guys ready to play. we should do better than that. >> you're now down five starters on offense. i know you never make injury an excuse. >> you're always disappointed when you lose guys, but you just hope it's not for the season. you lose a guy for a couple of weeks here and there. it's tough to lose corey. trent, i think, is going to be coming back. we'll find out later today exactly what the situation is with a couple of our other players. >> the skins will take on the buffalo bills next week in toronto. this morning the jury selection will begin in the lululemon murder trial. brittany norwood is accused of killing her coworker inside the bethesda yoga store back in
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march. megan mcgrath is live at the courthouse with the latest. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. this was a high profile case that received a lot of media attention. choosing a jury could take a day and a half. they have a pool of 300 people they'll be choosing from. those folks will be questioned by attorneys. they'll be questioned about what they know about this case. whether they have any opinions or connections that would prevent them from sitting on the jury. brittany norwood is accuseded of killing her lululemon coworker jayna murray last march. police say that norwood beat murray to death inside the store after closing and then cut herself and tied herself up in an attempt to cover up the crime. police say norwood told investigators she was also a victim, that two masked men sexually assaulted them and then killed murray. police, though, say that story soon fell apart. the dna evidence just didn't support it. and norwood was later charged with murder. once jury selection is completed, then we're going to move on to the opening arguments
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and the trial, which could take as long as two weeks. if convicted, norwood could get life without parole. again, we're going to start seeing the jury selection process get under way later on here this morning. eun, back to you. >> megan mcgrath live in montgomery county for us this morning. megan, thank you. defense lawyers for the doctor charged in michael jackson's death will be calling witnesses today. dr. conrad murray's lawyers are expected to blame the singer for his own death. defense lawyers will call witnesses including a police officer, and randy philips, the head of aeg live. lawyers have argued that jackson was pressured by philips, the company promoting jackson's appearance in london or else the tour might be cancelled. congresswoman gabrielle giffords getting intensive therapy in north carolina. a therapist who helped her with
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her treatment in houston is also with her in asheville, north carolina. giffords has not been seen in public since she voted on a debt limit bill on capitol hill in august. she is scheduled to stay in north carolina for two week. it was an emotional ceremony as apple employees said good-bye to steve jobs. soon you will have the chance to watch that memorial for the apple cofounder. service for jobs, who passed away on october the 5th, was intensely private. now apple says it will post a link on its website today showing the service, which was held last wednesday at the company's campus. at last check, though, the video is still not on the website. jobs' life is also the topic of a new book which goes on sale today. you can be on your way to a new workout courtesy of nbc 4. >> absolutely. today we're giving away a new wii fit plus with a balance board.
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like us on our facebook page and sign up to win great prizes. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones. beautiful fall weather. can any good thing last for long, tom? >> we can always hope. i think it will. today and tomorrow looks like another gorgeous autumn day. we've got crisp chilly evenings and mild sunny afternoons. that's what's going to be the story today and tomorrow. right now we've got color. here's the latest fall foliage report. that air of dark orange in eastern maryland and much of west virginia, that's the sign of peak autumn color. closer to washington, we're seeing good color too. we're seeing moderate color, 50%, 60% color showing up on maybe an individual tree right there in your neighborhood. may be showing some beautiful color. we'll have this going peak color here right near washington by this coming weekend. right now there's capitol hill under a partly cloudy sky. 51 at reagan national. we've got a very light wind this
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morning. temperatures are chilly, down into the low 40s now in much of northern virginia, including fairfax, prince william, stafford, spotsylvania. and farther to the west into culpeper and fauquier county. right now much of loudoun county too. low and mid-40s. then across the potomac into maryland, frederick down to 39. gaithersburg at 46. mid-40s in prince george's county. much of southern maryland, chesapeake bay region, northern neck, mid-40s. we've got a few high clouds drifting over us now. they'll be with us from time to time throughout the morning. the radar showing a few sprinkles coming from these clouds here right along the shenandoah valley's border with west virginia and then points west there into east central west virginia. the sprinkles. as we go forward here over the next 24 hours, may make their way into the shenandoah valley perhaps around noontime. after that, we'll have a small chance of an isolated sprinkle later this afternoon right around the metro area. a little bit of a greater chance, maybe a 30% chance of
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sprinkles coming through around 7:00, 8:00 this evening. after that, we'll clear out, and another chilly morning throughout the morning. we'll have sunshine throughout the morning and into this afternoon, sunrise 7:26. and a mild afternoon climbing into the low and mid-60s, and a small chance of a late afternoon or early evening shower. after that, clearing out by midnight down into the mid-50s. by dawn tomorrow, the mid-40s. a lot of sun on tuesday. tomorrow's highs mid-60s. increasing clouds wednesday, mid-60s. thursday, rain is likely. drying out and cooling down, a chilly pattern friday and into the weekend. danella, how's traffic? i'm seeing a multi-vehicle crash taking up the right lane. this is traveling 295 north at the naval research lab around exit number one. please be on the lookout for that as you make your commute. traveling on i-95 in virginia, starting to slow down. this is the view at prince william parkway. your delays start out of dale city. you're slow as you head towards the occoquan. you'll get a little relief, but
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still going to see some congestion further up i-95. this is the view at fairfax county parkway, but the traffic here starts at lorton and continues as you make your way towards the springfield interchange. so far on i-95 in virginia, north and south. not seeing any accidents slowing you down. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at traffic. back to you both. hundreds of people laced up their shoes or rolled out their bikes to raise money for the special olympics in maryland. the race took off across the interconnector for the second annual bike ride and 5k. there was also a ten-mile bike ride. the maryland transportation authority and state highway administration sponsored this event. maryland's black bear hunting season kicks off today. the hunt in garrett and allegheny counties lasts through saturday. however, the hunt could end early if the quota of 55 to 80 bears is reached before the weekend. this year 260 hunters have been awarded permits. each year the state allows a
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limited number of black bears to be killed to control the population. ever wonder what the view is like from the statue of liberty? you don't have to travel from new york city to see it anymore. the national park service is installing five web cameras on the torch of the statue. they will be turned on on friday during a ceremony that marks the 125th anniversary of the statue's dedication. viewers will be able to see the new york harbor and even read the tablet the statue is holding in her hand. the torch has been off limits to visitors physically since 1916. his movies leave us laughing out loud. >> absolutely. now one of hollywood's funniest actors is being honored for all that work. will ferrell accepted the mark twain prize for american humor yesterday. jack black, matthew broderick, and conan o'brien spoke at the event last night. will ferrell was a favorite on "saturday night live" for seven
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years. his movies include "anchorman" and "talladega nights." >> when you meet will, it's like everyone says. you can't believe how nice he is, how tall he is, and how funny is. >> he would come on my show with a leprechaun wearing a tight green speedo. a sort of sensual leprechaun. >> i need a better angle from the camera here. i don't have to prepare. you know, my mindset is finally, you know. right? that's what we're all thinking. finally. >> well, you can watch the show on october 31st on cbs. >> he was being self-depositi self-deposition -- self-deprecating. up next, joe biden looking to the future. what he says about running for president in 2016.
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