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chiefs. supporters say the change in the roles in the army national guard and international guard have been dramatic since the 9- 11 attacks. the service chief says there is no reason to change the current situation. montgomery county police believe they're close to identifying a man wanted for abducting and robbing three elderly men this wheaton. the suspect is targeting shoppers who are busy putting bags in their car. >> we wanted to see just how aware or distracted other people are when leaving a store. we sent delia gonsalvess to find out. >> reporter: we approached unsuspecting shoppers inside this dark parking lot. >> excuse me, sir -- >> reporter: blocks from police say this man abducted and robbed three people. >> you appear to be a little unaware that i was nearby. >> well, um, i guess not. once you're in here, you sort of feel like you're ok. >> reporter: but when i walked up to margaret upton's car, she quickly walked away and then
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locked her door. >> it appeared like i was lurking, i was. >> the i locked my car. >> this kensington mom acts quickly, something she learned while getting her black belt. >> martial arts training, they teach you to be more aware. i have two children. probably more so when i have my children with me. >> april o'connor spotted me immediately. >> but i mean, it is definitely scary when you're alone. i usually don't come to the grocery store at night. >> the three kidnappings all occurred in the middle of the afternoon and are becoming increasingly more violent. they were forced to withdraw money from nearby atms. police are asking that we all become more vigilant. >> especially around thanksgiving and probably with the holidays coming up, people are more friendly so they might be more apt to talk to a stranger that they wouldn't. you can be friendly but never let your guard down. >> be safe, sir. >> you, too.
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>> reporter: as investigators work to get this man off the streets. delia gonsalvess, 9news now. delia adds security at westfield mall has increased since the last attack and police are asking anyone with information on this suspected kidnapper to give them a call. the 26-year-old police say is responsible for a string of robberies in northern virginia has struck again. this time, in maryland. police say stephanie schwab is wanted for an attempted carjacking in baltimore caught. they say she stopped a driver on thanksgiving day at a safeway parking lot. the female driver fought back and was stabbed in the hand during the scuffle. her attacker ran away. schwab is also wanted for two bank robberies in northern virginia. these are surveillance pictures from one of the crimes in fairfax county. schwab is also wanted for an armed car jacking that happened in the tysons corner two parking lot. a man accused of shooting at the white house is, indeed, competent to stand trial. that's the finding of dr. elizabeth teagarden of
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alexanderry ya, the court- appointed psychiatrist who evaluated oscar ortega hernandez for about 50 minutes. she said he understands what's going on in the courtroom and can help his own defense. despite her findings though, prosecutors want a more thorough psychiatric workdown to be performed. gary giordano, the man accused of the disappearance of robyn gardner in aruba could be back home after being released by an aruban judge. he's the main suspect in the disappearance of robyn gardner. he's been in an aruban jail since august 5th. says gardner was swept out to sea while they were snorkeling. her body has not been found. giordano would have to be extradited back to aruba once he leaves. virginia is getting some federal money to help repair roads and bridges damaged by hurricane irene and tropical storm lee. the announcement was made yesterday by transportation secretary ray lahood. virginia will seymour than $2.1
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million from the federal highway administration's emergency relief program. here is a look at other news making news now. pakistan is considering pulling out of next week's international conference on afghanistan. the move would be in response to a weekend nato air strike which killed 24 pakistani soldiers. the strike happened after a joint u.s. afghan special operations team came under attack by militants in afghanistan. they called in an air strike which was across the border and that turned out to be a military border post. a united nations investigation accusing syrian forces of crimes against humanity. investigators say the crimes include torture and murder of children as well as several sexual assaults and murders. the u.n. report says the crimes had taken place during the last eight months. the findings only add to international pressure for assad to step down.
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millions of egyptians cast ballots in that country's first election since the ouster of former president hosni mubarak. a number waited in hours for lines which stretched around several blocks to vote. a number of people refused to vote and remained in tahrir square to continue their protest. 1/3 of the nation's regions are casting ballots. the rest will go to the polls over the next eight weeks. 4:36 now. coming up at 4:41, an effort to bring more big box stores to montgomery could be hitting a legal snag. cyber monday may be over but there are still plenty of holiday shopping deals for you to take advantage of. >> if you're out on the streets to do a little shopping, what is your weather going to be like? we'll have your weather first in two minutes. keep it here
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it is 4:39 on this tuesday morning. grab the rain gear. we've had showers around. we can get into a period of heavier rain into the afternoon. temperatures will be dropping from the low to mid-60s for highs into the 50s by the time we head home. we've got cooler days ahead as we finish up the month of november. >> we'll take a live look in bethesda. here on old georgetown road at arlington road, other than wet road conditions, very quiet here. no problems on 270 or route 355. coming up, another look into maryland at 4:47.
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andrea and mike? >> thank you, monika. time for the first "your money" report of the morning. >> it was sure fun to be on the roller coaster up yesterday. >> that's right. well, if you like online shopping then yesterday was certainly your day! that was the case for a lot of folks, more than 120 million americans took advantage of cyber monday, bargains, nearly 80% of retailers offered some sort of promotion and they used social media like facebook as well as the daily deals site. more people shopped using smart phones, mobile devices than last year. cyber monday showing a record breaking weekend of sales at the stores. with the holiday season off to a solid start, investors celebrated monday by sending wall street a lot higher. the broader market jumped about 3%. stocks are higher around the world today on hopes the european leaders are considering new radical proposals to fix the debt crisis. the dow stands this morning after climbing -- let's take a look there. i can't see the numbers.
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11,523. thank you. my eyes are not so great. nasdaq was up by 85 points. s&p 500 was better by 33. in the meantime, the ratings agency, fitch, has cut its outlook for the aaa credit rating from stable to negative. that's after congressional committee failed last week to agree on $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction measures. in the meantime, montgomery county's top legal legal says a bill aimed at regulating large retailers like walmart and costco is unconstitutional. multiple news reports say that has led some of the lawmakers behind the measure to declare it dead. the bill would require retailers that are the primary occupants of buildings with a footprint of at least 75,000 square feet to make a good faith effort to enter into a community benefits agreement with at least three civic organizations before opening. the topics in the negotiations could have included hiring practices, operating hours, traffic control, environmental
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impact and noise but it looks like at this point that measure is dead because it just was a little bit too restrictive on the businesses. >> all right. >> all right, jess. >> we could use the jobs and the tax revenue. main it will happen some day. thanks, jess. >> sure. >> researchers are now using computer simulation to help plan for any possible problems during some high risk deliveries. >> thanksgiving appears to be a day to dread if you're the coach of the washington capitals. we're back with your weather first in less than two minutes.
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good morning. it is 4:43. coming up on 4:44. tuesday morning. another mild morning but changes are happening today. >> i only have the rain jacket with me today. tomorrow though, i'm going to have the winter coat with the gloves. >> no kidding. that drastic. >> we'll be in the 30st and low 40s tomorrow morning. >> ok. >> tomorrow morning. much colder air coming in. which is actually going to get us back to normal. highs in the low 50s. low 70s the last couple of days. that is over. today, we're in the low 60s. there have been showers out there. we'll get to the bus stop forecast, pretty hefty band of rain coming into parts of the shenandoah valley down toward the raleigh area crossing 85 down there. areas from the system in alabama had over five inches of
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rain, some areas in tennessee that have reported five inches of snow on the back side of this system and around here, we've got some showers. here is a look at live doppler 9000 hd, the leftier stuff from charlottesville over toward harrisonburg and new market. locally, we've seen showers in howard and montgomery counties. these things are quickly moving off toward the north racing at about 40 miles per hour or more. most of it is north of interstate 70 in howard and carroll counties and extending up toward may not airy. williamsport to, you have showers. probably into chambersburg, pennsylvania. then in the valley, west of woodstock, south on 81 as you go through newmarket and down toward harrisonburg and charlottesville. that's where we're picking up the heavier rains. we've got a few showers out there on our bus stop forecast. but it is a mild start for sure. temperatures are running
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anywhere from 58 to 64 at the bus stop. things will be pretty close to the highs for today with the sunrise just after 7:00. about 7:05. some lighter rains this morning. they'll pick up later this morning. 63 degrees. notice the winds southeast 10 to 15. gusting 20 to 25 early at the airport. then this afternoon, still some moderate rain at times through mid afternoon. temperatures dropping into the mid-50s. drive home, still some showers around. low to mid 50s here by 5:00. yes, we're the warm part of the day. you can see it by our temps. 62 in washington. 63 in richmond. 61 in easton. even to the north and west, we have temps in the low 60s. luray at 62 degrees. officially, it is 62 at reagan national. the storm system, we'll watch it come out of the south. some of the snows by the way in madison county, tennessee. five inches. just saw a report on that. that's about the leftiest we're
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seeing. we'll see snows continue back through with the rain moving in here. we'll head through the noon hour. look at the heavy band of rain on top of us that will sweep north and east during the afternoon hours. as we go into the west, we'll see some breaks certainly in the rain, get into the mid afternoon. might see a peek of sunshine. the winds will pick up. a few more showers can't be ruled out before midnight north and west. tonight, clear and breezy and colder. a chillier day on wednesday with highs in the lower 50s, main upper 40s in the potomac highlands. as we head toward thursday, high pressure builds in. very chilly in the morning. 20s and 30s. daytime highs around 30. here's a look at the forecast for the next three days. today, 64 but dropping this afternoon. 36 to 42 tonight, tomorrow, 52. a little blustery. winds out of the west-northwest 10 to 15. a chilly thursday around 50. as we head toward the second half of the week, friday, 54.
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it looks ok for the 'skins home game on sunday. showers return monday. temps in the 50s. not a bad start to december, monika. >> that's good to hear. we had kind of a bad start to the tuesday morning early on on the northbound side of 395. there was a serious accident right at the 14th street bridge. that's been cleared. now, there is an incident on the left side of the roadway. i'll get to that as soon as i get more information. but in the meantime, we're going to go to the beltway on the northside of town. everything is looking good between college park and bethesda. let's take a live look into college park. all lanes are open as you leave route one heading toward 95 and over in toward bethesda. we'll take a look at 95 coming in from calverton up north. everything is fine from baltimore past route 200 all the way down through calverton and the point where it hits the beltway. now, we'll go to the wilson bridge on the south side of town. all lanes are open on the bridge span between oxon hill and alexandria. coming up, we'll go into
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virginia at 4:55. mike and andrea? >> thank you, monika. shoppers were just as enthusiastic about shopping online or on their smart phones on cyber monday as they were heading out early for the black friday deals as well. and cyber monday, in fact, the sales were up about 20% over a year ago. >> amazing. even though the name shopping days are over, there are still sales and deals to be found online. yesterday, i spoke to kristen, the editor and chief of the retail me not.com about consumer-friendly discounts. >> cyber monday is over but there are still plenty of deals to be found online. joining us this morning is kristin with the site retail me not.com. kristin, thank you very much for being here with us. tough economic times but people are spending more and they're using coupons even more. what are some of the big deal trends? >> yeah, right now, we took a look at our shopper's trend report and it said exactly what you just said. about 662% of people -- about 62% of people said they're
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going to spend as much or more than last year. we're not out of the woods yet but that's a good sign of things to come. what's driving the sales is coupon usage up about 23% in the months leading into the holiday shopping season. so, it is all about savings this season. >> you know, we've heard incredible stories, people stealing newspapers in order to get the coupons but you're saying you've got a site you don't need to steal coupons. it is right there, main many that you want at retailme not. how does it work? you just need a computer or a smart phone. it is very easy. go online, you type in retailmenot.com and put in the merchant name. it can be anything from amazon to victoria's secret, walmart. look at the coupons that come up. if i'm looking for a particular item and i know three merchants sell the item, i'll look at the coupons offered for each merchant and see which deal is better for me. by using a coupon through retailmenot, you're guaranteed to save on average about $20
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but if you're making a larger purchase, you can really save a lot more money than that. tigerdirect is one of the places that one of our merchants, they have a deal right now for $430 off of a flat screen television. so, the deals are out there and they're huge sometimes. >> again, what are some of the things we're buying online using our coupons for? >> gift lists right now, it looks as if apparel is at the top of the list. apparel and accessories. consumer electronics are always big. that's about number three. at the very bottom of the list would be jewelry and travel. so, the deals are still out there for those things but it looks like people aren't shopping really for those things as much this season. >> kristin, thanks for giving us the heads up on using coupons and where to find the great deals. >> thanks for having me. >> kristin told me retail me not has looked at the top states for using coupons. virginia is number three behind new york and massachusetts. >> wow! considering the most wealthily people live in this general
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area. >> they're saving money using coupons. >> a new study says women need to stick to getting a mammogram every year after they turn 40. >> doctors in new york studied the data from over 1,000 patients and found that women in their 40s who had no family history of breast cancer were just as likely to develop invasive breast cancer as women with the family history. researchers say the findings indicate women in this age group would benefit from annual mammograms. a federal government task force sparked a huge controversy in 2009 when it advised against routine mammograms to women in their 40s in a recent study said the same thing. the controversy is there. the american academy of pediatrics is releasing a report on how to prevent and treat flat head syndrome in babies. pediatricians have seen an increase in the number of kids with flat heads since the app recommended infants sleep on their back in order to reduce the risk of sids. most flat head cases can be
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corrected with physical therapy and noninvasive measures. doctors say if the flat head appears to get worse over six months, parents should be seeing an expert. computers simulating childbirth could help millions of women facing high risk deliveries. doctors in france have developed a new software program that creates a 3d image of the mother's pelvis and predicts how the baby's head will move through the birth canal. they believe it will help physicians identify potential problems ahead of time and hopefully reduce the number of emergency c-sections. good morning if you're just joining us. before we head to break, the question of the morning. >> here is washington capitals forward matt hendricks with today's question. >> a recent survey revealed most americans have one of these but never use it. a, a dishwasher, b, a land line, c, a blender. >> definitely c, a blender. >> and here's that question
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again. >> we want you to weigh in. leave your response. we'll have the answer coming up in our 6:00 hour. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 4:56 this tuesday morning. howard bernstein here with your weather fist. we're watching rain in the
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shenandoah valley. couple sprinkles knot of 770. we'll see more showers as the morning wears on. as we head toward the 9:00 hour, temps low to mid-60s. about the warmest we'll be all day. heavier rains move in by lunchtime. with us for the afternoon, at least the first half of the afternoon, potentially a little bit of breaks out to the west by mid afternoon. monika samtani got some spots on the road. >> on the northbound side of 395, we had a couple of separate incidents. right now, we'll take a look live. everything is looking fine across the bridge span into the downtown area. coming up, we'll take another look into virginia at 5:01. mike, back to you. thank you, monika. on thanksgiving day, 2007, the washington capitals fired the coach and brought in bruce boudreau. now, four years later to the day, the caps fire biewd row. hunter is now the new coach. he played 12 seasons with the capitals and was a 1997 all- star and his number 32 jersey
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is retired hanging from the reaforts at verizon center. he will make his nhl coaching debut when the caps host st. louis. maguire has agreed to pay back money he won in a poker game. >> another star is hanging up his cape for good. manuel gallegus has more in this look at entertainment. >> it is payback time for spider-man star tobey maguire. he is being forced to give back $80,000 he won playing in high stakes underground poker games. a bankruptcy trustee sued maguire and 21 other poker players to give back the money they won from bradley rudderman. he is in jail for running an investment ponzi scheme and the money will go to his victims. >> here in new york city, charlize theron and gary oldman were among those honored at the gotham independent film awards. both stars did the meet and greet at last night's event. >> i feel amazing. i mean this is overwhelming. and really nice. like i always say, to have
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gotten to work with the people i have gotten to work with has been mind-blowing. >> theron won an academy award for best actress in 2003 for her role in monster. she has a new film out next month called young adult. oldman is best known for his work in harry potter and batman. >> if you devote yourself to an ideal -- >> the actor playing batman alongside oldman says the third film will be his last as the caped crusader. christian bale said he's taking off his batman hood for the final time after wrapping filming of the dark knight rises. bale's co-star anne hathaway could soon be hearing wedding bells. the 29-year-old said she's engaged to her boyfriend, adam schulman. manuel gallegus, cbs news, new york. good morning. thank you for keeping your eye on us at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> even if only one of them is open. >> i'm mike hydeck. here's monika samtani. >> try really hard. >> have some coffee.
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they'll open. howard bernstein has your weather first. boy, howard, it is warm for november. >> it is warm for november. it is just about over, unfortunately. 70s the last couple of days. today we're looking at 60s this morning. 50s this afternoon. grab the rain gear. we've had a few showers overnight and early this morning. steadier rains will head this way in the next few hours. here is a look at your day planner. we start with the showers lighter, middle of the day, we've got some heavier rains and some areas could pick up a quick inch or so today. and by this afternoon, showers will be getting more scattered about again as temperatures drop by 5:00 into the lower 50s in many areas. winds most of the day out of the south. cold air is actually coming from the south and southwest where it is snowing this morning in parts of alabama, mississippi and tennessee and arkansas. the cold is going to come up and passes to the west for the most part. here is the rain we're looking at this morning. rather hefty between roanoke and charlottesville down toward raleigh. this will be rotatito

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