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good morning. >> good morning, guys. we're seeing areas of light rain. kind of more of a nuisance. here is a look at the day planner for today. cloudy conditions. it will stay mostly cloudy for the first part of the day. by 3:00, the clouds will start to break up. we'll see partly cloudy skies by 5:00. highs will be around near mid- 70s. live doppler 9000 hd, now, not all of this hitting the ground quite yet. but we're getting reports of some light rain and drizzle around winchester, maybe also around through manassas and interstate 66. again, very light, light amounts. currently, it is 55 in arlington. 52 in laytonsville. and centerville, you're coming in at 54 degrees at this hour. here is a look at the highs for today. generally, mid-70s in d.c. 79 in leesburg. 77 for martinsburg. culpepper, 82 degrees. fredericksburg around 80. here is angie with your traffic. >> all right, anny, thank you
very much. hello, everybody. we're kicking off this hour with the green light. everything nice, clean and green out there. no major problems all morning long. hope we can keep it that way. let's zoom on into 270. things are starting to slow down out of urbana. moving outside, notice still moving at a great pace as we track the headlights past germantown road down toward the lane divide. keeping things moving, we return to our real time graphics. our focus is on the outer loop north of the district. everyone is doing just fine moving at a pretty good pace. things starting to build in terms of volume outside between the new hampshire avenue exit over to university -- not university, over to georgia. some stop and go along the way. let's move it over to 66. drivers doing just fine from the fairfax county parkway to the beltway only about 11 minutes, inner loop no complaints to the toll road. toll road itself and route 28 in virginia, they're checking out incident-free and moving at
speed. still ahead, more virginia roads to show you at 6:18. back to you. our top story this monday morning, the death of osama bin laden. u.s. forces killed the terrorist mastermind. >> this ends a nearly ten-year hunt for the man who plotted the september 11th attacks. in an address to the world just before midnight, president obama said u.s. intelligence learned bin laden was hiding out in pakistan. >> finally, last week, i determined that we had enough intelligence to take action. and authorized an operation to get osama bin laden and bring him to justice. today, at my direction, the united states launched a targeted operation against that compound in abbottabad, pakistan. a small team of americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. no americans were harmed. they took care to avoid civilian casualties. after a fire fight, they killed osama bin laden and took
custody of his body. >> now, already this morning, we've learned that bin laden's body has been buried at sea. we expect some photographs to come out. we've seen one or two in papers around the world this morning. president obama said he called former president george w. bush and bill clinton before addressing the nation last night. >> former president bush issued a statement saying he congratulated president obama. he added... >> in the minutes follow this announcement, a flood of people flooded outside the white house. >> the scene was amazing! people carried american flags to lafayette square rallying outside the north lawn of the white house and they stayed there for hours. >> surae chinn is live outside the white house now where things have calmed down but
what a night they experienced. surae, good morning. >> it has been a momentous and historic occasion here at the white house. we are some distance away right now because the crowds were so enormous overnight, we were pushed back out this way. if we zoom across lafayette square here, you might be able to see a few people still gathered in front of the white house and most likely, there will be more reaction and spontaneous celebrations to come throughout the day. but here is a taste of what it was like just a couple of hours ago after finding out the news. the large crowds gathered here upon president obama announcing that the leader of al-qaeda was killed by u.s. forces. thousands gathered, chanting u.s.a., cheering and waving their flags in jubilation. and one of those in the crowd was proud father of senior airmen sumner cohen who was killed in iraq. >> i'm very proud of all of our military servicemen out there. i really appreciate that.
this is my boy. he was killed. he's buried at arlington and i love him. i miss him every day. >> a lot of people put their lives on the line like my husband. and i mean, look at this. this is one of the greatest days of my life. >> i'm proud to be an american. this is a very historic evening. >> this is a night that will define our generation. no doubt whatsoever. >> i'm happy i'm attending college in d.c. when bin laden is finally shot and killed by the americans. >> for this emotional and historic day, people will continue to celebrate but on the other hand, there is concern of heightened security and anti-american retaliation. back to you, mike, andrea? >> surae chinn reporting live near the white house this morning. >> people also gathered at the former site of the twin towers in new york city. they flocked there after the news came out about bin laden's death. of course, you know more than 2700 people died there in the september 11th attacks.
the memorial museum and new office buildings are being constructed on that site now. and that is the reaction in the ballpark in philadelphia last night when people there got the word of bin laden's death. over their smart phones, they quickly spread throughout the phone and then the chants started. >> despite all of the celebrations, some concern. >> will the death of this evil man move others and other terrorists to strike back? police around this region are asking for vigilance now. >> jessica doyle is live outside the pentagon city metro station with more on that part of the story. good morning, jessica. >> good morning to you both. good morning, everybody. we're at the pentagon city metro. not too far from the pentagon. of course, one of the sites of the 9-11 attacks. this very much on the mind of commuters starting their monday morning, they're encouraged even happy about the word that osama bin laden is dead but they're also aware of the new
security warnings this morning in his speech last night, president obama said "there is no doubt al-qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us." he warned the country to be extra vigilant. now, we just spoke with one commuter, matthew ruby, who talked about his reaction to the word that osama bin laden is dead. >> i was shocked. happy. it has been a long time and i'm very relieved. >> reporter: the president has warned of possible reprisals and that americans need to be extra vigilant. how are you feeling this morning? >> after i found out, i knew it wasn't going to be peaceful as soon as it was done. i'm a little worried. i don't want war. i'm kind of scared a little bit to see where it is going to go. all i can do is wait. >> reporter: are you going to be on high alert looking for suspicious activity in. >> i've always been on high alert looking for suspicious activity. definitely, i'll be alarmed and looking around, keep my eye
out. >> does that not sum up how americans feel after 9-11. changing our dna, always being on high alert. analysts say there could be an upswing in violence from al- qaeda in the wake of the death of osama bin laden. a show of force to show it is still operational, even after losing its operational head. now, we spoke with mayor vincent gray. he was on 9news now last night speak being to bruce johnson. he talked about extra security precautions going into place to protect residents in the washington area. things you should look for. extra security at metro. hotels, federal buildings, military installations and of course, we also have state department travel alerts out putting a worldwide travel alert in place, putting u.s. embassies on alert. the state department is saying americans living or traveling abroad should limit their travel outside of their homes, avoid large gatherings and that u.s. embassies will continue to operate as security allows. this new security warning
reminding folks this morning, be suspicious, look for suspicious activity. and if you see any, report it to the authorities. with that, andrea, i'll send it back to you in the studio. >> jessica doyle reporting live in pentagon city this morning. >> keep it here with 9news now. as we learn more about the death of the terrorist leader. coming up at 6:45, we'll get reaction, more from around the country. >> our partners at the early show will have live coverage from around the globe at 7:00 a.m. our coverage continues on wusa9.com. learn more about the raid that ended in bin laden being killed. you can see photos from last night's celebration at the white house. >> we want to get your reaction to the news. leave your comments on our facebook page at facebook.com/wusa9. up next, i'll be talk with terrorism expert ray locker. learn what bin laden's death will mean for the upcoming war on terror. >> our temperature is 56 degrees here in northwest washington. we're heading to a partly cloudy day with a high in the
6:12. we want to keep you up to speed on the death of terrorist leader osama bin laden this morning, the word's most wanted man was killed by u.s. forces in pakistan sunday. president obama said he made the call after being tipped off by u.s. intelligence. the announcement led to spontaneous celebrations outside the white house. and in new york, in boston and other cities, the state department is telling american embassies and tourists overseas to be on alert in case of al- qaeda engineering a revenge attack. joining me now about what bin laden's death means is ray locker, thanks for getting up with us this morning. >> my pleasure.
thanks for having me. >> as we hear more and more news come out, it seems as though bin laden was hunkered down in a mansion not far from the capital. is it possible that pakistan knew about the united states raid on the mansion or were they kept in the dark completely? >> i think many of the people there including folks in the isi, the intelligence operation, probably were kept in the dark but i think when you put together an organization like this, you have to have intelligence from all sources. i think that's what happened here. >> years ago, it has been reported widely we missed bin laden in bora bora by a short amount. it is my understanding that we made the call we thought al- qaeda was going to surrender back then. do you believe as we now see we have captured and killed bin laid than we learned from previous instances? >> absolutely. inner to roh borah, we contracted out many of the military functions there. when we were using a lot of afghan troops to help that fight which we probably would have gone in with our own
people. that's what we did this time. >> how important do you think it is to show the public physically pictures of him, maybe video to help them understand he's indeed gone? >> well, i think that will come out eventually. i don't know if it really will make a difference. i think people know it actually happened but i'm sure there will be photographic evidence that people will see eventually. >> there have been many reports over the years, bin laden has been marginalized because he's been boxed in many cases cutting off much of his communication. how much does this affect the fact that he's gone make an impact on the war on terror moving forward? >> i think it is a moral victory. it shows we can get the job done. this is a guy who's been in hiding for at least ten years. and now we've shown we can find -- it may take a long time but we can get you. he had a lot people helping him out and it still wasn't enough. if you're not as well prepared as bin laden was, you're
probably more vulnerable. >> cbs 2 foreign affairs correspondent lara logan responded a lot of people, locals didn't believe the reward money was real and that may have led to either bogus tips or more difficult operation trying to find him. can that change moving forward now that this has happened? >> i think so. now you know that something could happen. people took it seriously. we had to have gotten information somewhere. and those people probably will benefit from it. will get a reward if they did tip him off. that means more and more people will take it seriously in the future. >> very interesting to see if somebody steps forward to accept the $25 million. >> ray locker from the investigative project on terrorism. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you very much. >> ok. anny, over to you. all right. thanks, mike. we're talking about driesly start. a drizzly start. >> a continuation of sunday's forecast in a way. >> the only difference is we'll be warming up more today compared to yesterday's high in
the 60s. milder out there. we're seeing some light rain out there. first, your bus stop forecast. i'll show you the doppler in just a moment here. as the kids are getting ready for school this morning, you can expect cloudy conditions, areas of fog and light rain possible. 50s and 60s this morning. here is
a look at that live doppler 9000 hd. where you can see again, some light rain from hagerstown, frederick. inch its way toward the beltway. this is really light stuff. we're not expecting this to be heavy at all. it should be ending by this morning. in the next couple of hours here. you can see around 66 in leesburg and warrenton. fredericksburg down along i-95, getting really light stuff, more like drizzly and sprinkle. the fog, the visibility down to 4 miles for frederick and martinsburg, 5. cumberland down to 1 3/4 of a mile. d.c., gaithersburg, no problems for fog and the visibility is just fine. currently in the mid-50s for
d.c. 54 in gaithersburg. lower 50s for martinsburg. it is a cool start out there. maybe bring in a little light jacket or sweater. here is a look at the future cast. so, for the rest of today, we're really going to expect some drying conditions this afternoon. we'll see dry all day today. maybe some clouds breaking up by the afternoon
today. by 9:00, you can see the showers still out to west virginia and pennsylvania. and d.c. will be dry. now, things change though tomorrow night. the line of storms come in. 6:00. around the d.c. area. then overnight, tuesday into wednesday, see some thunderstorms acting up. here is 6:00 on wednesday morning. so, it will be a lot cooler once this cold front comes on through. we'll really feel the effects of that on wednesday. but for today, becoming partly cloudy, breezy and warmer. highs around near 75. southeast winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. your next three days, we're warming up tomorrow into the 80s. we start out pretty nice. again, showers, rain coming tuesday night into wednesday. that cold front comes through.
and yeah, from 80s on tuesday down to lower 60s on wednesday. stays cool through thursday. on friday, we finish off the work week, partly cloudy. a slight chance of some showers later in the day on friday and during the evening hours. here's angie with your traffic. >> thank you, anny. right now, 18 minutes after the 6:00 hour. for the first time this morning, we turn on the yellow light because we're dealing with our first accident of the morning. it comes to us from 395. this is going southbound. the accident is at the 14th street bridge. overall though, not too much going on going that way. it is northbound where the delays have already started to set in. tracking the taillights starting to stack up from duke over to seminary. it is growing. moving back over to the maps, we'll keep it in virginia. 66. notice the yellow on the screen because we are starting to use the brakes more between 234 over to route 29 centerville. pretty much stop and go. over to our travel times, maryland on the outer loop from
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detainee being held by the u.n. >> the president made the decision to attack the compound friday morning. he did it on his way to the tornado damage in alabama. >> now to some other stories making news today. >> d.c. council chair kwame brown will be deposed later this morning. >> the deposition is part of a campaign finance probe into how he spent money raced in his 2008 election campaign. >> a recent audit found irregularities in how brown kept track of hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions and expenses. the audit alleges one of brown's campaign consultants subcontracted with his brother. however, none of those payments were reported on brown's campaign finance form. >> the number of confirmed tornadoes in virginia last week is now growing. the national weather service is reporting 15 tornadoes hit the commonwealth. washington and halifax counties were hardest hit. those twisters killed five people and hurt at least 75 more. more than 300 people were killed across the country in last week's swarm of tornadoes.
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overnight. house speaker john boehner issued a statement commending armed forces and intelligence personnel as well as president obama and former president george w. bush. >> we'll have much more on the death of osama bin laden coming up. first though, we want to get you ready for your day. >> anny hong is in for howard bernstein on the weather terrace with our forecast. good morning, anny. >> grab the little umbrella for today because we do see some light rain on doppler radar. some really light stuff. here is a look at your day planner for today. we'll stay cloudy for much of the day. i think late this afternoon, we'll start to clear out a little bit for partly cloudy conditions. highs will be near mid-70s, currently 56 degrees at reagan national. here is a look at live doppler 9000 hd. some light scattered rain this morning. and we'll probably see this stick around for the next hour or so. highs for today, near mid-70s in downtown. a little warmer in manassas. 80 degrees. culpepper, 82. luray, warming up to 79 degrees. here is a look at the next
three days. showers and thunderstorms, tuesday night into wednesday if you want to keep the umbrellas handy, the next couple of days. as i'm standing out here, i do see a few drops coming out. a little umbrella tucked away as you're heading out this morning. here's angie with your traffic. >> hurry back in, anny. we're halfway through the 6:00 hour. we're back with a green light because it looks like the accident on 395 southbound at the 14th street bridge is clear. mean while, we want to focus on your d.c. drive. outside live. show you the conditions out in northwest d.c. very nice and quiet. this is your live shot at pennsylvania avenue. where it meets 21st street. moving over to the southeast side of things, we're live from independence and 7th. everything is a go out here. if you're looking to avoid the inbound new york avenue construction project, it looks like bening road here where we're live near 36th street is a good alternative. we do have a train delay to tell you about. we'll finally get it on our marc camden line. 841 is running about 20 minutes
behind. train number 843 is running about 10 minutes behind. metro vre, you're doing ok. still ahead, we'll look at more roads across the region. that's at 6:46. mike, andrea, back to you. thank you, angie. there is no other way to put it. the world is celebrating the death of osama bin laden. >> after nearly two decades of terrorizing the globe, american forces took him out. president obama made the announcement just before midnight last night. >> in a speech be broadcast nationwide, the president said americans understand the cost of war on terror. >> we will never tolerate our security being threatened. nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. we will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. we will be true to the values that make us who we are. and on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al- qaeda's terror, justice has
been done. >> video from pakistan shows a fire at the mansion where bin laden was killed. it is not yet known what caused that fire though. bin laden and al-qaeda are linked to more than just the 9- 11 attacks. in 1992, bin laden targeted american troops in yemen. they were heading to somalia but he bombed the wrong hotel. in 1998, al-qaeda killed more than 220 people in bombings on the u.s. embassies in kenya and tanzania. two years later, they killed 17 american sailors on the u.s.s. cole. in 2002, more than 200 people died in the al-qaeda attack on a pub in bali. many of them australian tourists. the scene outside the white house overnight was one of fewer jubilations, people flocked to lafayette square to celebrate. >> thousands of people streamed there even though it was midnight on a sunday night. many brought u.s. flags and cheered the announcement of bin laden's death. >> surae chinn is there live
with more on the big, spontaneous celebration. good morning, surae. >> good morning to both of you. apparently twitter was the first to break the news to and lenged to the masses even before the president made his announcement that osama bin laden had been killed. after the announcement, people gathered here at the white house to celebrate. >> u.s.a., u.s.a., u.s.a.! >> reporter: cheering, chanting, flags waving for this historic moment. people had a chance to express their emotions. ten years after a globalwide manhunt, the president announces the master mind behind the 9-11 terror attacks has been killed. immediately following that announcement, the patriotism trickled in then flowed and grew in front of the white house. all sorts of people, young and old expressed their voy at the news. -- their joy at the news. >> we are over here celebrating with our cia, god bless america. >> this is a big victory, man.
this is symbolic, you know. we've been after this dude for ten years. >> proud of our president, proud of our armed forces for going in there, courageous moment for our country. it is a national moment of pride. >> reporter: back out here live, i'm not sure if you can see it, we're zoomed in front of the white house. and small group has gathered. we're across from lafayette park because the enormous crowds overnight had pushed us all the way back here. we expect that more spontaneous crowds will gather hered a they digest what exactly what this means for the war on terror. back to you, mike. >> we'll be covering it all day. surae chinn live, not far from the white house this morning. times square looked like a party as well as the word spread that bin laden was killed. many were stopped in their tracks as they read the ticker reporting of bin laden's demise. thousands watched american flags and the national anthem and they sang it and they chanted u.s.a. >> we understand the celebrations, police across the nation are asking people to be
slightly more vigilant this morning. >> that's right. there is raised fear that al- qaeda could secretribution for the u.s. forces taking out its leader. you'll see increased security around town today. >> jessica doyle is live at the pentagon city metro station with more on that. good morning, jess. >> good morning to you both. good morning, everybody. not far from the pentagon, commuters are starting their monday morning. they're encouraged, some even happy at the news of the death of osama bin laden, they're also taking to heart the words from the president last night that americans need to be extra vigilant that americans need to know al-qaeda has not been dismantled because of the death of osama bin laden. a short time ago, we caught up with larry kaplan, he was at work on 9-11 at the pentagon. he feels vindicated. he feels that it was only a matter of time until america caught or killed osama bin laden and he shared some other sentiments in regards to the news. president in his speech last
night warned americans to be extra vigilant in the days ahead that, al-qaeda is not a dead organization. how are you feeling about your safety today? >> i feel safe. i think the security people in this country have done a splendid job and have been very vigilant. it is just the fact of the matter is just killing osama bin laden doesn't end the war on terrorism. but it is a significant milestone. so, we're just going to have to wait and be vigilant and continue with our security measures. >> as we continue with our security measures here in the united states, we want to warn you some of the things you might see on your commute to work today and in the days ahead, extra security on metro. extra security at federal buildings, at hotels, at military installations so if you go through a checkpoint, just know it might take you a little extra time to get to work on your morning commute. and with that, i'll send it back to you in the studio. >> thank you, jessica doyle reporting live from pentagon city this morning. >> the state department has
u.s. embassies overseas on alert. it wants to be ready just in case al-qaeda decides to secretribution. bob talked about how this affects the war on terror. >> this gives us a restart in a campaign that was in some danger, i would say of being sidetracked politically. this isn't an end. people can celebrate this. this is not an end. we have very real enemies on a number of fronts in yemen and in somalia and also still in the pakistan afghanistan region. >> so far, no specific threats have been made against u.s. interests. keep it here on 9news now as we learn more about the death of this terrorist leader. up next, we're going to get reaction from d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton. our partners at the early show will have coverage. >> our coverage continues at wusa9.com. learn more about the raid that ended in bin laden being killed. you can see photos from last night's celebrations outside
the white house. >> we want to get your reaction to all of this news. leave your comments on our facebook page. it is facebook.com/wusa9. we have 56 degrees. we're headed to a high in the mid-70s today. there is a cooldown coming up by the middle of the week. anny tells us about that coming up next. >> here is a live look at the beltway in silver spring, maryland. cars are moving smoothly right now. angie's next timesaver traffic report is 7 minutes away. we'll be right back. my diet? well yesterday i had an apple turnover.
welcome back. coming up on 6:44. anny hong is in for howard this morning. she says sunshine eventually but going to be a chilly start, huh? >> kind of a damp, drizzly start. >> raw. >> we're definitely seeing some light rain out there on live doppler 9000 hd. if you're headed out the door, grab the umbrella. tuck it away. not the heavy duty storm umbrella, just the little one.
you've got umbrellas for different types of events, right? we're looking at cloudy skies. maybe areas of fog. light rain also possible depending on where you're at. temperatures in the 50s and 60s as you're heading out the door. live doppler 9000 hd, we have some light, very light showers from hagerstown, frederick, around the beltway as well.and also just south along interstate 95. again, this is really light stuff. we're not really expecting a lot as far as accumulations are concerned. visibility, we do see some areas of fog. frederick, down to 3 miles. martinsburg, 5 miles. d.c., no problems. cumberland, down to half a mile. our temperatures right now, cumberland at 50 degrees. hagerstown, 53. leesburg around 54. d.c., 56 degrees at this hour. it is a bit chilly outside. the future cast shows us we're going to clear out by midday around to partly cloudy conditions and then tonight, really the showers staying well to the north of us and west
into parts of west virginia. we'll probably see cloudy conditions overnight. then on tuesday, look at that. the showers come through. and then tuesday night into wednesday, we even have a chance for some thunderstorms. look at wednesday morning here. we could see some gusty hail, gusty winds and some hail with the storms. but for today, for the rest of today, after the light showers, becoming partly cloudy, breezy and warmer. highs near 75 degrees. southeast winds at 10 to 15 miles per hour. your next three days, we're warming up tuesday to 80. we start out pretty nice. partly cloudy. but showers and rain and thunderstorms come in for tuesday night into wednesday, the cold front comes through. we'll really feel that effect by wednesday where you see the cooling down to 62. here is your seven-day outlook. we finish off the work week mostly sunny by thursday. around 69 friday. we see increasing clouds friday and then also some showers possibly later in the day on friday. otherwise, highs back into the 70s.
friday and even saturday. here's angie with your traffic. >> sounds good to me. 14 minutes away from the 7:00 hour. so glad you could join us early on this monday. green light kicks in. no incidents or accidents to tell you about. we want to focus in on the beltway. tracking a lot of yellow. drivers are below speed as we open the door and move you outside. we're looking at a sluggish commute that's building from new hampshire avenue over to georgia. this shot right here, live from university. let's move it back to the maps and focus on 95 headed northbound. a bit of a tough drive this morning. we're below speed from fairfax up to the mixing bowl. outside, the delay continues if you're going on to 395. bumper to bumper from the beltway over to seminary. your travel times for 66 reveal drivers there in the yellow. it is taking them about 5 to 6 more minutes longer than it usually does to get from fairfax over to the capital beltway. inner loop checking out ok from 395 over to the doell road. no complaints. your biggest delays across the
viewing area, andrea, i'll have that in my next traffic reports two minutes before 7:00. back to you. it is 6:47. reaction to the death of osama bin laden is coming in from our lawmakers. joining us on the phone this morning is d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton. thank you so much for being with us this morning. how surprised were you when you got the call saying osama bin laden was dead, delegate norton? >> i was stunned and i got the call from the press so that's how i learned about it. i was stunned but grateful because this region and this city has been seeking justice for now almost ten years. we, afterall, as a city, especially, certainly as a region, targeted, were defined by 9-11. i think we're also grateful that the president of the united states, despite being involved in two wars and
memory, kept his focus on 9-11 and kept his focus on our pledge to in fact get bin laden and in fact, succeeded in doing it. we're very grateful for that. we know they're grateful in washington but here, where we were targeted, we are just as grateful. >> we're losing your signal, i don't know if you can hear me, are you still there? i just wanted to ask you, you do represent the district and everyone is saying we must be vigilant. does the city need any additional resources from the federal government in order to maintain the vigilant status with the police or communications that was a problem during the 9-11 attack? >> i hope we can have a day of
celebration but i can tell you -- a possibility of -- >> we're having a problem with our phone connection with d.c. delegate norton. we apologize for that but as she said, time for celebration but again agreeing with everyone else that vigilance is something that must be maintained. >> absolutely. of course, this is the top story on newscasts and web sites and newspapers across the globe. here is the cover of "the washington post." justice has been done. u.s. forces kill osama bin laden. there is a picture of bin laden on the left. president obama giving his speech last night. "the washington examiner" headline, osama bin laden slain in pakistan. the same quote from the president. justice has been done. >> to the "denver post," bin laden dead. you can see a big photo. people celebrating and that's from right here in washington. finally, the "new york post" taking the quote from when saddam hussein was captured.
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>> bring out the umbrella. very light rain. otherwise, look at cloudy skies for the next several hours. and a chance for basically -- we'll be clearing out a little bit to partly cloudy conditions. highs will be near mid-70s. here is andrea and mike. >> thank you, anny. it is monday, may 2nd. the death of terror leader osama bin laden is the news you need to know before you go. terrorist leader bin laden is dead. u.s. forces killed him in a raid in pakistan. his body was taken and we're told it was buried at sea
sometime overnight. >> the news late last night brought a huge crowd outside the white house. hundreds people gathered on the north lawn waving american flags and chanting u.s.a. >> the death of bin laden is expected to have a positive impact on wall street. most of the asian and european markets are up in trading today while the price of crude oil is down. >> up next, angie will have one more check of timesaver traffic. >> anny gives us a check on the seven-day forecast. you're watching 9news now. ow
>> we want to get you up to speed on the story everyone will be talking about today, of course, the death of osama bin laden. american forces took out the leader at his hideout in pakistan. he was shot to death with at least one of his adult sons. no americans were hurt in the raid. >> u.s. intelligence has been working on tracking down the lead for about two years. president obama learned bin laden was there and made the call to take him out. >> bin laden's body has been buried at sea. no official pictures have been released there. is at least one on some of the web sites overseas. anny? >> we're talking about some light rain this morning. very light. it is actually moving over to the east. for the rest of today, we're going to look at mostly cloudy conditions. by this afternoon, we do see partly cloudy skies. highs near mid-70s. on tuesday, warming up to 80. showers, thunderstorms tuesday night into wednesday. much cooler by wednesday. >> really, the name of the game are delays right now. no major problems out there. other than the slow go back on
66 and 234 to 28 bumper to bumper. same situation approaching 50 to 123. on the inner loop from slow from braddock. using the brakes from 124 to the split and also slow out of urbana. >> "the early show" is next. of course, they'll have much more on the death of osama bin laden. a series of live reports from around the country coming up. >> anny and i are back in 25 minutes with another weather and traffic update. >> get news, weather and traffic while you're at work by