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coach jerry sandusky is in jail tonight on 12 new charges of child sex abuse. police arrested him at his home in afternoon. prosecutors filed the new charges after two new accusers showed up and testified that sandusky had abused or molested them. now he faces 52 child sex abuse charges. a judge set the bail at $250,000 in cash. sandusky not able to do that. but they have ordered him under -- the u.s. attorney's office in the meantime will not be pressing charges in patrick casey's death. the grad student and army veteran died in september after a fight outside a mcdonald's on m street. police initially thought that casey was trying to stop the fight but later on the story changed. police say they believe he might have started it. the washington reports police will rule casey's death a just final homicide by citizen and the case will be closed.
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roads in downtown dc finally back to normal after an all out gridlock down along k street. it was created by thousands of protestors targeting firms. >> reporter: i'm delia gongalves with the latest. from capitol tax partners on constitution to john's lobbying firm, protestors blanketed dc. two different groups, one message. end corporate greed and bring jobs back to the people. >> it's note in favor of the people. >> we want to work. there is no good jobs out here for dc residents, especially ward eight. >> reporter: the group occupy dc. and union reps and employees from across the area rallying. today united to occupy k street
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sending a message to lawmakers even if that meant arrest. >> one and five americans cannot find full-time work right now. and we have a crisis going on in our country. we're here to amplify their voices. well, tim allen and george cain holding nothing back. the two former governors are running for the seat being vacated by senator jim webb and both stood their ground on taxes and raising debt. even makaka came up. >> reporter: the makaka incident --. >> let's give a hello to makaka. >> when he singled out a young man and said welcome to america, welcome to the real virginia, there was no mistake about what those words meant. >> it was a mistake. i never should have singled out that young man.
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he was simply doing his job. >> reporter: allen stressed his concern for working families and rising debt blaming the obama administration. he criticized cain for his allegiance to obama and taking the chair of the democratic national committee while fill governor. >> policies and agenda of president obama nancy pelosi and harry reid were you or were you not advocating for their agenda? and their agenda surely wasn't consistent with what is in the best interest. >> wiping out al qaeda. >> reporter: allen tried to paint cane as a liberal spend er. >> and voting for these big tax increases, the deficit has ballooned because of policies that george allen pursued when he was a u.s. senator. >> reporter: they were asked to face a personhood law. >> i do not believe the state should define life beginning at perception because if they did the outcome would be to
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criminalize contraception. >> i don't see life beginning at conception as preventing contraception. >> peggy fox, 9news now. >> six others failed to meet the qualifications. here in dc, six of the republican presidential candidates made their pitch for support at the republican forum. each candidate spent 30-45 minutes addressing the crowd and taking questions. front runners newt gingrich and mitt romney criticized how president obama has done in his first three years in office. >> american prosperity is fully dependent upon having an opportunity society. i don't think president obama understands that. i don't think he understands. [ cheers and applause ] >> i don't think think he understands why our economy is the most successful in the world. i don't think he understands america. >> and i believe that if president obama is reelected
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after this mess, that eight years of obama will truly make the country dramatically more difficult and have dramatically greater problem. >> the gop candidates will continue their push for support with another debate in saturday -- this saturday in iowa. that state kicks off its primary season in january. 14 years in prison. that is the sentence for rod blagojevich, the former governor of illinois. he was convicted on charges of corruption, including his efforts to sell president obama's old senate seat. moments before today's sentencing blagojevich addressed the judge and he apologized for what he called his own stupidity. he is letting blagojevich spend the holiday with his family. he will have to report in the middle of january. meanwhile jackson is saying perhaps race played a role in his seven year sentence issued yesterday, but one law professor says they're just wrong. here is the way the debate played out with our supporters
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scott broom today. >> what generally happens to african-americans versus non-african-americans. >> reporter: you think he was treated far more harshly. >> than he should have been. than he should have been. >> there are racial disparities in criminal justice, especially with regard to drug crimes. but here i don't think mr. johnson has much of a case. he was caught red handed on fbi videotape saying and doing things that are clearly against the law. the judge could have sentenced him to 14 years in prison, but the sentence is actually relatively lenient. he gets seven years and $100,000 fine. that doesn't sound like racial discrimination. >> reporter: johnson's wife lesli is scheduld for sentencing on friday. she faces up to 18 months in prison. >> so do you think the judge came down too hard on jack johnson because of his race or did he make a fair ruling
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considering he could have sentenced him up to 14 years. you can be clear in your thoughts. still to come, 70 years after the attack on pearl harbor, americans take a pause to remember those who lost their lives that fateful day. but first the alec baldwin american airlines saga goes on and on. why they kicked the star off the flight and what he had to say about it. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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the washington dc veterans affair and wusa thank all that serve abroad this season. >> hi, this is clermont barnes with the dc national guard giving a big shout out to my wife colleen and my folks at the department of veteran affairs. happy holidays. love you guys. well, now to that mess with actor alec baldwin getting booted off an american airlines flight. tonight the airline is offering its side of the story. first we'll talk about what sides agree on. baldwin was playing a game on his cell phone. a flight attendant asked him to turn off the phone and that led to some words. now, american says with the seatbelt light on for departure, baldwin jumped out of his chair and headed to the restaurant and slammed the door so hard the cockpit crew heard it to see what was going on. then he launched into some salty language so the captain had him kicked out. the rain just keeps coming
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and coming, so when will it go away. top has the answer in his forecast. that is coming your way in minutes. but first it was called the day that will live in in fa me. the day pearl harbor was attacked next. famy. the day pearl harbor was attacked next.
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a moment of silence in honolulu this morning at the
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precise moment of the attack on pearl harbor. it was 70 years ago today the japanese plane bombed the u.s. ship. a day the u.s. would live in infamy. the impact cannot be measured in just one day. december 7th lives in infamy, but the entire month of december 1941 is the subject of a new book from arthur craig shirley. it's called december 1941, 31 days that changed american and saved the world. and craig joindz joins us here -- joins us here to talk about the book. you want to give us a sense of the day and the day-to-day events as they unfolded. but i was struck on how much it reminds me of 9/11. >> there were similarities as we had a lot of pieces. even if you put all of the peetss of the puzzle -- pieces of the puzzle together, i don't
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think it would have added up to the knowledge of the precise attack. there was still a lot of missing pieces to the puzzle. so president bush was as much in the dark as franklin roosevelt was about the impending attack. >> this country paid a terrible cost in the war, but the war revived a dying wandering and meandering america. >> yes. >> it made me say that you are almost saying it's a good thing. >> i think it was a good in some ways. i think it was good for the people behind the iron curtain because we become an internationalist power. before december 7th, 1941, we were an isolationist power. everything changes. we rebuild europe. we rebuild japan after world war ii. we put military bases around the world. we become the global leader in the fight against soviet communism, which results in the
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veenlt destruction. >> -- eventual destruction. >> right. we had national goals before. the creation of the constitution in the country manifest, destiny, the opening up of the the west. those had all been national goals. by 1941, we had no national goal because we were still staggering through the great depression. the war gives america a new purpose. >> now, as you read through this book and you do get a sense of sort of how different it was in 1941. >> right. >> you say we were a whole different country? >> yes. >> even though there was unity after 9/11, it can't be compared to december 7th. >> december 7th stands as a singular event because even july 14th, 1776, we're a divided country. benjamin franklin's own son was i am prisoned. we're obviously divided at the beginning of the civil war because it was about the division of the country. the entry into world war i we're divided. 50 members of congress voted against division of the country.
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even after september 11th we became divided quickly. only in world war ii we completely united and stay united for three years and eight months. >> wow. what do you want folks to take away? >> i hope they buy a lot of them. >> what do you want them to know? >> history. the great historian, those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it and we need to study our own history so we know more about ourselves but also know about future problems that we might confront. >> all right. craig shirley. his book is called december 1941. very appropriate to see on the anniversary. >> thank you. well, again, this is the anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor and the school where the first daughters eat their lunch and get education served with items that may be considered japanese. some say they're chinese and some folks have left a lot of comments saying the menu is
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insensitive. it was an unfortunate coincidence. they're catering company plans the menu. we went to the world war ii memorial to find out what people there would think. >> this is sort of irrelevant to feeding kid. it looks like a healthy diet to me. it was over a long time ago, let's leave it over. >> so do you have an issue with the school serving an asian-themed food on the anniversary of haerl harbor? do -- pearl harbor? do you think it's an offense or overblown? weigh in at or you can join the ongoing conversation on our facebook page. and, believe me, all you have to do is get to the page. it's all over the place. now, let's get to topper. top, i looked at the window, it's pouring rain. >> it's unbelievable. i spoke to some folks down in southern maryland who have had three inches of rain. i told them you're going to get another inch, possibly two inches. we have red now showing up. that is rainfall rates 1-2 inches an hour. a lot of yellow which is an inch
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per hour. it's going to continue for two or three hours. the good news, it's moving out pretty quickly. flooding is occurring in most of the metro area in the light green, and that will continue for the next several hours. a lot of rivers are running high, a lot of ponding on the road. we talked about that. if you're loved one isn't home yet, make sure they take it easy. look at the rainfall so far dulles airport one and a third. that is good enough for a daily rainfall record. almost two at national. that's almost a record. look at baden. three and a quarter inches. bwi and dunkirk 3.4 inches. loudoun county north and west, i really don't think it's going to be a huge deal in montgomery county or even most of loudoun county. changeover time hagerstown 9:00 goes to snow. but i think the duration will only last about three hours. in frederick it goes to snow about ten. the duration only about two hours.
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if it goes to snow in rockville, it will be around 11:00, the duration will be an hour and quite possibly less than that because the storm pulls out as the cold air gets here. no changeover south and east of town and east of 95. you can see the white, though. that's the snow moving eastward. but look at all of the moisture still down to the south. there is even a severe thunderstorm watch just kind of touching extreme southern part of the delmarva. very dynamic system here. 48 downtown now. 45 in gaithersburg. 45 in frederick. now we're in the 30s up towards hagerstown, martinsburg and winchester. you folks will have a couple of inches before all of a sudden it's said and done west of i81. evening commute still a mess. flood warnings until 8:00. rain to snow briefly north and west. the good news, if there is any on this, thursday's commute will be fine. partly cloudy and just cold. here is our future cast. 11:00 tonight the changeover now is into central montgomery county around clarksburg and still raining south of town. in an hour, look what happens.
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it goes up into howard county to baltimore and another hour it's gone. this may be a little over done. but you kind of make the point this is not going to stick around long. when the cold air gets here, we're not going to have much snow. rain to snow north and west of i95. the changeover 9:00 p.m. to about 1:00 a.m. next seven days, we're in pretty good shape tomorrow. returning partly cloudy, 45. near 50 on friday. clouds come in. another cold front comes through. this is going to be dry. but it will set the stage for a rather chilly weekend. in fact, only in the low 40s on saturday. if you're planning ongoing to the army-navy game, bundle up. fedex is also right here on channel nine. a little better for the redskins game, upper 40s. and then we're kind of tick willing 50s monday, tuesday and wednesday next week. >> nice. >>. we'll be back in a couple of minutes. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪
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in the mail bag tonight, some push back. last night craig from king george virginia argued the redskins need to dump trent williams and tight end davis since they have been suspended for the season for smoking spot. i said that makes -- smoking pot. i said that makes no sense at all. these guys are out of control. before the lockout they failed a first test and then after the lockout they failed a second
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test which was negotiated away then they failed a third test when they had to know they were the center of attention after failing the first two. if our future is dependent on them, then it is a bleak future. and, do you know what, craig, you have some support tonight from sharon in frederick, maryland. these players are no different than any other worker in any other work force. they knew the rules and they violated them. they should be let go as would you or i if we disregarded company policy. okay, guys, think about this. davis and williams are already paying a pretty serious price for their foolishness in both cash and public humiliation, if it happens again you give up on them. i bet they come back next year hungrier and better and they'll come back better not wanting another team to get the benefit. a viewer complained that topper's references to a 1 or 2 blanket nighttime temperature make no sense at all in the age of central heat. i think topper's number of blankets and brett-o-meter is
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what makes him different, fun and interesting. news is news. it's the tv personality that makes the news. it's the two of you that keep everyone watching. do you know what, kristine, you made our night, though i have to wonder about the blankets myself. and especially after topper says he turns the thermostat down to 64, which sounds to me like every night is a two blanket night. the address mail bog at that is our broadcast. i'll be right back here tonight at 11:00, so we'll see you then. bye-bye.
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now, "entertainment tonight," the most watched entertainment newsmagazine in the world. alec baldwin! alec baldwin! >> angry alec after being kicked off of an airplane. new eyewitness reports. >> two trusted sources were on the flight with alec. >> what really happened and why do some stars think they're above the rules? tom cruise with mark steines in dubai. his big "mission impossible: ghost protocol" world premiere. >> and what tom told me about risking his life from here outside the world's tallest building. was there ever a moment where you went, bad idea, i could die doing this? marg helgenberger's "csi" good-bye. >> it's been quite a ride. i'm sorry, i didn't mean to get so emotional.
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>> 12 years, 263 shows, three leading men, why she's calling it quits now. new george and stacy mobbed. plus, is duchess kate pregnant? and "what to expect when you're expecting." see it here first. >> pregnancy sucks. >> care bear all i want to do is punch you in the face. now in depth on the biggest entertainment stories from around the world. hi, everybody, and welcome to "entertainment tonight." i'm nancy o'dell. >> and i'm mark steines in dubai. by now, you're aware of the burj khalifa. tom is suspending outside of this building in one unbelievable stunt. here on the 124th floor, the observation deck, i can confirm the view is spectacular, but it's also the last place that i would want to be if i were hanging outside of this glass. that's why i think tom is a little crazy. but mr. cruise sees it differently. >> well, you'll hear what tom has to say about that stunt in just minutes. but first, alec behaving badly? by


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