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>> gary i was confused seattle n or washington, d.c. >> we're not in seattle. more clouds today. we will warm up a little bit, drier today than what we were yesterday. full holiday weekend forecast coming up, guys. >> looking forward to a little sunshine for the holiday and i'll keep you posted on your travel as well. right now at 4:30 we start with the latest information about the manchester terror bombing. overnight two more raids were carried out in the manchester area. with at least one person being arrested. that brings 10 the number of people arrested in britain in connection with the attack. eight of them remain in custody. meantime a relative of the suspected suicide bomber says he was driven to extremism after seeing a friend stabbed to death last year. the relative claims salman abedi referred to british people as "infidels." we learned of claims abedi called his mother hours before the attack and said forgive me. british police
intelligence about the manchester bombing with their u.s. counterparts. they stopped exchanging information after details about the investigation ended up on the news. >> british prime minister theresa may was angry about the leaks and talked to president trump pow it at the nato summit. insiders say leaks like this they aren't that common. >> obama administration at least eight individuals were prosecuted for leaking secure documents or classified documents, so it's not unusual. what's unusual here under the trump administration is the volume of leaks that are coming to reporters each and every day over the last 125 or plus days. >> president trump calls the leaks deeply troubling. he said they pose a great threat to national security. he asked the justice department to investigate. also this morning, we're following reports of a possible terrorist attack -- threat against las vegas. this is a freeze frame from a new isis propaganda video discovered by u.s. intelligence agencies in that
lone wolf attacks. several las vegas strip properties were prominently displayed in that video including the bellagio. this is being treated as a credible but not imminent threat. >> 4:32. right now president trump is in sicily to attend the g-7 summit. on thursday the president repeated his calls for nato members to pay their "fair share of defense spending." during a ceremony in brussels outside nato headquarters to dedicate a memorial to the victims of the september 11th terror attacks, the president told the nato leaders that only five nato countries currently meet the threshold of paying the organization a sum equal to 2 percent of their nation's gdp. nato members renewed a fledge move toward the 2 percent contribution by 2024. >> was it a friendly bump or a should have? the presidential push that's getting a huge reaction on social media o president trump and his fellow world leade
getting ready ford a photo op at the nato world summit and at one point the president walked up behind the prime minister of montenegro and moved him aside putting himself at the front of the group. some took to social media to criticize the president's actions while others posted the clip along with some jokes. sean spicer says the standing order for the photo op was predetermined. >> 4:33 right now. senior white house adviser jared kushner is reportedly under scrutiny by the fbi in the russia probe. sources say kushner who is also president trump's son-in-law is being investigated due to his interactions with russia including his dealings with the russian ambassador and a banker from moscow. it's unclear whether he has received any requests from the fbi for records. the fbi has not commented. >> ♪ >> now to one of the most unusual stories we've reported on in awhile. a rockville man is accused of drawing and buying blood from dozens o of people. >> now
without a license in the district. fox5 melanie alnwick live from police headquarters in northwest with more on this story. mel. >> reporter: hey, good morning, guys. yeah, pretty hard to wrap your head around this one. according to the d.c. police report, inside this abandoned apartment in d.c., they found a large quantity of improperly stored blood, needles, vials and a ledger with more than 200 names on it. now, some people apparently heard of the opportunity through word of mouth but others apparently answered an ad on craigslist and we want to show one of those ads to you. this one says the sample collection is for a study on sinus and respiratory diseases but d.c. police say the man with the needles was doing sole illegally. this 43-year-old khoa nguyen plead pleaded not guilty. he was released on his own recognizance. it was about
police officer overheard a group of people saying they were getting paid $30 each to give blood inside that abandoned apartment at 70p street, it's public housing not far from nationals park in southwest. a woman inside the apartment told police it was her unit she wasn't participating as part of a work study under the direction of nguyen. nguyen told officers he works for a company called boston bio source and he was authorized to draw blood but the d.c. department of health says he is not a licensed medical professional in the disrict and the the apartment building clearly not an approved medical facility. covering to the police report, apparently nguyen told them that he had drawn blood from about 40 people in the last two days. officers there on the scene also said they recognized some of the people there as habitual drug users. we looked into this company nguyen said he worked for. they say they provide samples for medical research. fox5 did try to reach out and get some answers from the company but so far
responded to our inquiries and nguyen is due back in court in about a month. live in d.c. police headquarters, i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> thank you very much, melanie. 4:35 right now and happening today at the naval academy vice president mike pence will deliver the keynote address to this year's graduating class a the ceremony takes place at 10:00 a.m. at the navy marine corp stadium. >> 4:36 is the time right now. let's get over to gary mcgrady and talk about weather and all this rain that we're getting. is it going to end any time soon. >> it's been terrible. >> looks like we'll start the process, just the process. it's not going to be quick but we'll start the process of this pattern change which will bring about consistently warmer temperatures and kind of a drier pattern. we've been stuck in the yuck so to speak after the last several days t the big thunderstorms yesterday afternoon and last night, that's all out of here but there's still a couple little showers out there this morning. i don't think we'll have many of these throughout the morning hours but again, it's early, 4:36 obviously so we'll just show you where there's a couple showers now and again, st
now, down into prince george's county anne arrundel county. temperatures a little on the cool spot. it's 55 degrees for annapolis and 57 for culpeper. temperatures later today with some sun and clouds, a couple of showers possible but i think it's mainly dry today. gets up to 78 degrees. erin. >> i'll take 78 degrees over all that rain, gary. 4:37. drive time looking nice in virginia. whether you're making your way to work early this friday morning or just trying to get out of town to start your memorial day holiday traffic is quiet. all green across-the-board. as we forward our maps along things are looking good all over town, things in maryland quiet on 270 southbound. northbound side also looking good if you're headed toward deep creek. things over the bay bridge looking good as well. we got you covered this morning. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. >> coming up on fox5 news morning, it's the handshake felt around the world, well, at least here and in france. >> social media is buzzing this morning about a very interesting encounter between president trump and france' newly elected leader. we'll have more on that next. >> as we head
>> ♪ >> welcome back. time now is 4:40 and we're back with the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media. >> first up, was it a greeting between two world leaders or a wwe handshake battle? president trump met with french president emmanuel macron ahead of the nato summit in brussels yesterday and the two made quite the exchange. social media is in a frenzy over what some have coined the death grip. >> that video right there. next up, it's a red light on maryland's green industry. yesterday aal
allowed a request that alleges state regulators illegally igno diversity when choosing firms to grow medical marijuana. as a result the maryland medical cannabis commission is not permitted to grant any new licenses for 10 days t the judge will decide whether to extend that ban until a lawsuit asking for a fresh application process is completed. >> next up disney executives breathing a sigh of relief after an fbi investigation into a hacking threat revealed it was all a hoax. last week disney said hackers threatened to release parts of its latest pirates of the caribbean movie unless they were paid a bitcoin ransom. the hackers were bluffing and the new pirates film is safe. >> and they got a lot of good publicity out of it right. >> yeah. still won't go see it. >> next up here's a great example of getting double for your trouble. a virginia couple gave birth to six babies after trying to conceive for 17 years. the sextuplets were born at a richmond hospital. doctors say the children and
it took a 40 person medical team to bring the bundles of joy into the world. the babies range in size from one to 2 pounds. congratulations to those new parents. >> wow. >> six babies, whiz. >> i would be in the corner hiding and crying. finally let's wrap it up with this. while many people cherish being able to take time off work it seems millennial women aren't in that group. fewer millennial women are using all the time away a they feel guilty replaceable or they wanted to show they were completely dedicated to the job so they let their vacation time just go away. >> i have a vacation planned this summer i'm just saying. >> hm. >> coming up on fox5 news morning two men arrested for hate crimes in terr crofton. >> cleaning up the chesapeake bay is going to be a little harder under president trump's proposal. >> right now it's 57 degrees, temperatures getting a little bit warmer. gary mcgrady will have a check of the forecast as we come back from break.
asked me to support an assault weapons ban and close the gun show loophole, i took on the fight. i saw what those weapons can do as an army doctor during the gulf war. now, i'm listening carefully to donald trump, and i think he's a narcissistic maniac. whatever you call him, we're not letting him bring his hate into virginia.
>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> time right now is 4:45. here are some of the top stories we've been following for you today, friday may 26th. senior white house adviser jared kushner under scrutiny by the fbi in the russia probe. sources say kushner who is president trump's son-in-law being investigated due to his interactions with russia including his dealings with the russian ambassador a
banker from moscow. it's unclear whether he has received any requests from the fbi for records. the fbi hasn't commented. >> republican candidate greg gianforte has won a special election in montana. he will fill the congressional seat vacated by interior secretary ryan zinke. the race gained national attention after gianforte allegedly attacked a reporter. he's a charged with assault. >> game five of the nba's eastern conference finals. cavaliers embarrassed the celtics. final score 135 to 102. cavs they're going to face the warriors in the nba finals for a third straight year. game one thursday in oakland. side note, lebron james is now the nba's all time leader in playoff points passing michael jordan. >> to hockey the defending champions heading back to the stanley cup final. pittsburgh beat ottawa in double overtime win, the final 32. the penguins face off against the national predators in the stanley cup final. the series kicks off monday. >> good morning to you. thank you very much for joining us, i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm erin
before memorial day, may 26th. >> all right, gary mcgrady is gracing us with his presence this morning and he's talking about the rain which we've been talking about for days and days and days. >> we're waiting for it to move out. >> waiting for it to go away. >> this is better known as the unofficial start of summer, right, this weekend going into memorial day. so, it's all coming up. 58 degrees now. that's not memorial day-like weather. it's chilly in some places. 57 degrees out there in winchester. it's cold in -- cold leonardtown, 55 degrees and annapolis 60. we have clouds out there this morning. a few showers, too. still big area of low pressure kind of rotating around the upper levels. we're on the backside of that right now and it's bringing down showers from the north and west. i don't think this is a huge deal but listen, it does not look like it's going to be a completely dry morning commute. spotty shower possible today. otherwise sun and clouds. temperature gets up to 78 degrees. i'm out of time erin como what you got. >> i'm
bit lighter of a commute. a lot of people taking offer the friday before memorial day weekend. looking nice 95 northbound and southbound. whether you're headed to or from the virginia area you're in good shape through lorton. same story once you get to the beltway. not seeing any problems bottom side. things looking fine. 66 eastbound also quiet. if you're getting your commute started toward deep creek on 270 northbound or the bay bridge traffic is looking good. we'll move to our maps and show you we're crash free and delay free. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. we got you covered this friday morning. >> 4:48 is the time. in the news this morning victory for republican greg gianforte. last night he won montana's special election filling the state's only seat in the u.s. house of representatives. >> that's why gianforte's win comes days after he was charged with misdemeanor assault of the after he body slammed a reporter. now he's apologizing. fox5's an annie yu joins us live. >> reporter: polls closed at 10 o'clo
republican candidate greg seat vacated by ryan zinkeial- despite being charged a day earlier with assault. gianforte arm multi- multimillie p all this capping off a whirlwind final hours of the campaign that saw gianforte being charged for allegedly assaulting a reporter. now, a reporter who works for the guardian by the name of ben jacobs says he tried to ask gianforte about the republican healthcare bill when gianforte grabbed him by the neck and body slammed him to the ground. jacobs managed to record the encounter with his audio recorder. gianforte's campaign claims the reporter was the aggressor. well, this incident grabbed national headlines of course and during gianforte's victory celebration last night he apologized to jacobs. take a listen. >> last night i made a mistake. i should not have treated that reporter that way. and for that, i'm sorry,
mr. ben jacobs. i also want to apologize for the fox news team that was there and i'm sorry to each one of you that we had to go through this. that's not the person that i am and it's not the way i'll lead in this state. >> reporter: gianforte was a strong favorite throughout the campaign and that continued even after he was charged with the misdemeanor assault wednesday. however, the last minute controversy unnerved republicans but it's unclear right now if any impact this body slamming incident had on the polls as many voters had already voted early. over to you, wisdom. >> all right, annie yu reporting. thank you very much annie. 4:50 is the time. also in the news this morning the white house is redoubling its efforts to eliminate all federal funding for cleanup for the chesapeake bay. in fiscal year 2018 budget $73 million has been wiped out. the decision has alarmed environmentalists who see the bay getting cleaner every day. this mom environmental scientists gave the bay a grade of c. the best
backwards. maryland senator chris van hollen says he'll fight to restore that that fund something we have an update to a story we told you about earlier this month. two men in anne arrundel county facing hate crime charges stemming from a noose found hanging at a crofton middle school. police used surveillance video to identify connor prout on john havermann. a teacher found a noose hanging on a light fixture in front of the school. >> coming up on fox5 news morning a settlement is offered to a woman who says she was repeatedly assaulted by police officers during her time working as a prostitute. >> and today friends and family will say goodbye to rocker chris cornell. >> as we go to break right now here's a live look outside across the dmv. it's 4:51, 57 is the temperature. back in a moment. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> time right now is 4:53. a settlement may be near in the case of a young woman at the center of a sexual exploitation scandal at the oakland police department. the oakland city attorney has agreed to settle a claim for $989,000. she was seeking $66 million. the city council is expected to consider the set is that the at its meeting next week. the 19-year-old former sex worker has also filed claims against three other cities over the alleged exploitation by officers. meanwhile a private funeral service will be held today for sound garden frontman chris cornell who hanged himself more than a week ago in a hotel room in detroit. private services at the hollywood forever cemetery in los angeles will be followed by a public memorial this afternoon. the cause of his death will not be official until authorities get the results of a full autopsy including toxicology results.
zuckerberg returned to harvard to speak to the graduating class. the speech came 12 years after he dropped out of college to focus on facebook. he has since earned an honorary doctorate from the university. zuckerberg spoke about fighting inequality strengthening communities and caring about others. >> 4:55 and if you're not headed out to the shore this morning we have the perfect place for you to visit historic ellicott city maryland. fox5 will be there beginning at 6:00 this morning for our first zip trip of the summer season. come by to see steve chenevey allison seymour mike thomas and bob barnard. they'll be live at lapalpas restaurant 8307 main street in ellicott city. they have a whole lot of fun planned. i'm excited to watch all the fun. wish i could join this time. >> the big question is is it going to be dry while they're out there. are people going to need umbrellas? how will they dress when they head out to the zip trip, gary. >> do you need a light jacket. >> yeah, it won't hurt. i mean, it wl
the sun gets up it will get a little bit warmer but it's in the 50's this morning and the low 60's out there so it is a little bit on the cool side. as a matter of fact if i push this button i'll show you where the temperatures are. 60 degrees here in town, 56 in gaithersburg. up towards ellicott city and baltimore temperatures 58 degrees. there's been a few showers out there this morning. i think there's a chance for a few more this morning as we find ourselves on the backside of this upper level circulation. a lot of rain through needle and boston. heaviest is extending into parts of maine. we're backside of that so it is going to be at least there's a chance this morning for a spotty shower around maybe this afternoon, too. high temperatures gets up to 78 degrees. here's erin como. >> right now it is 4:56 and keeping our eyes on the roads anticipating a little bit of a quieter commute into the district this morning. if you're heading out of to unto get your memorial day holiday started, flying out of town traffic won't slow you down on t
things looking good on the way tom reagan national and dulles. 270 southbound free to the beltway. northbound side quiet as you head up towards frederick. like the conditions we are seeing. no problems across the bay bridge either. we'll keep you updated the. metro is on time except for safetrack. still dealing with safe track. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. >> 4:57 is the time. coming up, shoving and pushing by president trump trending all over the world this morning. >> and we are learning more about the investigation into the manchester terror attack. >> all right. we're going to break right now with a live look outside across the d.c. region. the time 4:57, the temperature 57 degrees t happy friday. we're back after this. >> it's not raining right now. that's exciting. >> that's some great news. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning o-blood bandits. the troubling story of a maryland man accused of paying people in the district for their blood. >> las vegas terror threat. an online video from isis is being treated as a credible threat by law enforcement. >> and a live look outside. the rain clouds are gone, the sun is making a comeback. so is the warm air making a comeback, too? i think so. hey, good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm holly morris. it is friday heading into a holiday weekend may 26. >> gary mcgrady talking about our weather headlines and, has our traffic