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neglect. 32-year-old zarida hernandez was arrested friday after she took her child to the hospital. the baby boy was in the car for six hours while she worked in arlington. once she realized the baby was still in the car she rushed him to the hospital but it was too late. the high temperature friday was 90 degrees. we're still waiting to find out if charges will be filed in bat mar against the man -- baltimore against a man who left a 16-month-old girl inside a hot car. the relative was supposed to take the baby to day care but forgot. it was only when he went to pick her up several hours later when he realized she had been in the car the entire time. she was rubbed to the hospital but died. -- rushed to the hospital but died. three women held for a decade are new speaking publicly. they release add youtube video at midnight where they attachinged the community for -- thanked the community for their support after their escape. we're seeing their voices and
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hearing their voices for the first time. >> first and foremost, i want everyone to know how happy i am to be home with my family and my friends. it's been unbelievable. i want to thank everyone who has helped me and my family through this entire ordeal. >> the women went missing separately between 2002 and 2004 when they were 14, 16 and 20 years old. ariel castro has since pleaded not guilty to a 320-count indictment. he kidnapped them off the streets and held them captive in his two hon story home -- two-story home. there are still many questions how a korean airline missed the runway and crashed over the weekend. melanie woodrow is in san fran. -- in san fan. she -- san francisco. she has the very latest.
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>> reporter: the investigation shifts to the cockpit today. all four pilots will be interviewed to find out what they were doing in the moments leading up to the crash. >> we're going to get a lot more activity abouts their activities -- activities about their work, their training, the pilot flying, who was the pilot in command in the cockpit at the time of the accident. >> reporter: preliminary evidence shows the plane was flying too low and almost 40 miles an hour slower than what is recommended for a landing. >> there are so many backup systems. it's hard for a professional aviator to understand why they could get so low and so slow before they got to the runway. >> reporter: another investigation is under way, this one to determine if one of the crash victims died outside the plane after it came to a stop. this video shows the moments immediately following the crash. you can see the emergency chutes deploy as the first survivors escape the wreckage. >> they're running out. >> reporter: passengers were reasoning in all directions as
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the emergency vehicle began to arrive. officials believe it's possible one of the fire trucks may have sit a 16-year-old chinese girl and killed her. >>it's a very dynamic environment dealing with an active aircraft fire and trying to rescue somewhere in the realm of 300 victims. >> reporter: autopsy results are still pending. melanie woodrow for cbs news, san francisco. more than 50 supporters of former egyptian president mohamed morsi were killed. egypt's interim president has announced plans for new parliamentary and presidential elections for early next year. "the new york times" is reporting that the white house is considering a proposal to pull troops out of afghanistan even earlier than initially planned. the united states previously said it would withdraw from afghanistan by the end of 2024
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leaving a small contingent behind. now the united states is considering a plan to speed up the withdrawal and leaving no troops behind. >> the death toll will surely rise from the weekend crash of a runaway train which derailed. 13 bodies have been recovered but about 50 350e78 ever -- 50 people are still missing. [ stand by for captions ] >> thc is a chemical found in marijuana. the prosecution argued that the amount was too small to know what effect it had on martin but the defense argued the amount found in his system would have affected his
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judgment. a politically explosive criminal case is taking shape in richmond that may threaten the reputation of republican governor bob mcdonnell and one of the men who wants to take over that job. the embezzlement trial of the governor's former chef is scheduled to take place coming up in october, just three weeks before virginians elect a new governor. peggy fox was there. she has the story. >> reporter: todd, the tall one on the left has got to be the most famous governor's ex-chef. he's charged with four felony counts of taking food and supplies from the governor's kitchen. >> all i can say at this point is that the court heard our motion to dismiss the indictment today. she has taken the motion under advisement and is expected to rule by the end of the week. >> reporter: he argues mansion staff told him to take the food in lieu of payments. he said there were jobs that
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went way beyond the scope of his official duties. >> the job is behind feeding just the first family. it's, you know, providing meals for all events that are held at the mansion. >> reporter: in the motion to dismiss the case, his team argues that attorney attorney general ken cuccinelli was not an impartial person in the case because he represented the governor and took gifts from johnny williams. schneider had alerted the attorney general's office about gifts they had taken from johnny williams and not reported. because of that tie, a cuccinelli campaign spokesperson says his office walled him off from the todd schneider investigation. >> this was not the only case that ken cuccinelli had to recuse himself from with respect to johnny williams there. was a case of unpaid taxes that he also couldn't do his job in that case. >> reporter: in richmond, peggy fox, wusa9. >> the judge did allow attorney
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general cuccinelli to withdraw from the schneider case and appoint underwood to the case. he sees no reason to dismiss the case. the judge will decide on the motion by the end of the week. a judge in massachusetts has ruled that the public should know exactly what investigators seized from the home of former new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez. the 23-year-old has been charged with premeditated murder in the death of 27-year- old odin lloyd. the judge ordered the documents to be made available this afternoon. the documents include search warrants, police affidavits explaining what they were looking for and what was taken away as possible evidence. at hernandez' arraignment last month, prosecutors say they had examined his cell phones and 14 camera home surveillance systems. hernandez has pleaded not guilty. also on monday ernest wallace, one of two men police say was in the car with hernandez the
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night lloyd was called was in court. he has pleaded not guilty. talking about politics making strange bed fellows. the woman who claims she provided -- [ inaudible ] kristin davis is campaigning for comptroller. davis says she has more financial experience. how do you like them apples? she's pushing to make marijuana legal in new york city. spitzer stepped down as governor five years ago because of a major prostitution scandal. teresa heinz kerry is improving. she's listed in fair condition at massachusetts general hospital. john kerry's wife suffered a possible seizure on nantucket this weekend and was in critical condition initially. she was flown to mass general where at this point she's still undergoing tests. john kerry and several members
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of the family have been with her. the 74-year-old has also fought breast cancer in 2009. a huge setback for a 10- year-old pennsylvania girl whose parents fought so she could get an adult lung transplant. the child has developed pneumonia in one of her new lungs and her mom said sunday was tough but that sarah was more stable monday. she's been hospitalized for mondays with end stage cystic fibrosis. on june 12 she had a lung transplant but they failed within hours. she had a second lung transplant on june 15. they were infected with pneumonia but doctors removed the infected portion. we have an update on rusty the red panda. today he will return to his exhibit. on june 24 he escaped the zoo and hit the town for several hours. his adventures ended when he was spotted in adams morgan and brought back home. >> it's 4:40. americans are borrowing more and twinkiies will have an even
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longer shelf life once they hit the stores next week. >> weather wise we're in the green but it is going to be humid today and possible showers. howard has the
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4:43 on this tuesday morning. we've got fair conditions in town so clouds out there but it's quiet on the radar now, except in toward western maryland. it's going to be a warm to hot afternoon, humid too. isolated shower this morning. a few storms this afternoon. highs between 85 and 90. i'll be back in a few minutes with the seven-day forecast and we have some relief coming our way. i'll tell you when that's going to arrive when i return. right now over to beverly
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farmer with timesaver traffic. traffic relief out there most of the construction zones picking up. the pace good for you if you're east on 66 heading in from front royal, manassas, the trip in towards centreville continuing on to the beltway in falls church. incident free. so is the virginia beltway for that matter. 95 and 395. back to you. >> thank you, beverly. coming up on 4:44. it's time for the first your money segment of the morning. jessica doyle is off this morning. here are today's headlines glit' earnings season -- it's earnings season. the aluminum company reported better than expected quarterly profits and sales. analysts agreed growings slowed to about 3% in the second quarter. traders will be looking for evidence that the companies are increasing revenues and not just cutting costs to boost profits. let's take a look at the numbers. the dow rose 88 points yesterday. the s&p was up by 8. the nasdaq added 5 points. there's a sign that consumers are feeling more confident.
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the federal reserve says americans borrowed in may at the fastest pace of the year. borrowing in the category that includes credit cards reached its highest point since the fall of 2010. twinkiies have an even longer shelf life when they return to the store next week. the revamped hostess brand says the spongy cake with the cream filling will have a life expectancy of 45 days, up from the original 26 days. i bet it's longer than that actually. the hostess company made some changes and introduced the longer lasting tbirchg twinkiies -- lasting twinkiies shortly before the company was liquidated. >> you wonder what they put in them to make them last that long. there's something new with the washington monument. it's getting a multimillion dollar makeup. you know about that but when we come back, see the man paying for it. >> hot, muggy, showers possible too. we have the seven-day forecast
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hazy, hot and humid. howard says the color is green today. >> i think the color is pink today. >> that is well too. >> it's going to be a day sort of like yesterday. we'll have a few showers and storms here and there. i don't think it will be too widespread. if you get one of those showers, they'll put a heavy young pour -- they'll put down a heavy rain pretty quickly. temperatures by noon about 84 degrees. we'll have quite a bit of cloudiness around i think early today. some breaks here and there and then the threat for a couple of storms this afternoon into early this evening. we'll top out in the upper 80s to near 90. i'm forecasting 88 at national airport. yesterday we got to 87 degrees. winds out of the south, southwest at 10 miles an hour. some showers and storms in ohio and pennsylvania, west virginia trying to move in our
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direction. i think the park here is a little worse than -- the bark here is a little worse than the bite. as we look toward western maryland, we're seeing some of this activity here, especially on i-68 in garrett county when you get across the boarder there from allegheny county seeing those showers. romney back toward harrisonburg, i-81, this may be a couple of very light sprinkles out of that. that is the worst of it. a little yellow showing up in the far eastern part of allegheny county. so this would be west of hancock and interstate 68, north west of berkley springs. we've got temperatures this morning muggy once again. they're in the upper 60s and low 70s. 72 for waldorf and ashburn. baltimore 73. on the bay we've got mid-70s. north beach 74 this morning. and in town it is balmy out there. a temperature of 77 degrees. dew points near 70 with the
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humidity at 76%. so we've been watching and i said pieces of energy yesterday. one of my meteorologist friends says energy can't have pieces. you are correct. let's put it in a different frame. little impulses. how about that? some upper level storms or short waves as they're called helping to kick up the instability here. that's why we get clusters of storms here. clupsers of storms -- clusters of storms there. that will be the case, these clusters of storms from time to time with the daytime heating. by lunch time mostly cloudy, not too much going on in the ray car. -- radar. in the afternoon a couple of showers and storms coming through the region during the afternoon hours. things quiet down tonight and tomorrow we'll do the same thing again in the afternoon. want to take you over to the tropics because we're still watching chantal. tropical storm chantal moving toward the lesser antilles. winds up to 50 miles per hour. this was found from a hurricane hunter plane. gusts to 65. it will be crossing this
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afternoon just south of martinique and st. lucia. now it could be close to hurricane strength. a strong tropical storm wednesday at noon with winds potentially near 70 miles an hour before it makes landfall somewhere near the dominican republic. probably losing a lot of steam over hispaniola over the mountains. our forecast 88, some afternoon storms. tomorrow 90, scattered afternoon storms. thursday 87 with scattered storms. let's go over to beverly farmer with your latest look at timesaver traffic. actually pretty good out there on the roadways. overnight road work had been north of andrews on the beltway north of route 4 near richie marlboro road. picking up the barrels and no delays here on the beltway either way at route 4. beltway across the wilson bridge and into alexandria has been accident free. downtown anacostia river routes, the early trip north east is in good same.
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westbound on route 50 emergency road work in the left lane right now. so far the work crew on the eastbound side of the bay bridge should be picking up. they've been working in the right lane. if you're making the drive in virginia east 066, that is still -- east on 66, that is still good. northbound 95 heading toward springfield, lanes are open. the hov lanes not fully open into dumfries but they're working on that. should have them open in the next few minutes. back to you. >> thanks, bev. no doubt you've seen the scaffolding around the washington monument driving by. we showed you just a little while during the newscast. last night it got a new makeover sort of. it's beautiful now. it's covered of course with the scaffolding. you see the fabric from behind and last night they lighted it. there is a multimillion dollar fix under way after the earthquake a couple years ago. debra alfarone has the man who is dedicated a lot of money
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toward this. >> three, two, one. >> happy new year. >> amazing. >> reporter: everyone has a picture. everyone has a story but not everyone has $7.5 million to donate to fix the washington monument. this man does. >> i've been very fortunate to come from mod test circumstances and make -- modest circumstances and make more money than i need to spend. i want to give it away to help this country. >> reporter: david rubinstein is donating the moment. >> it's a large contribution we've received. >> they're beautiful. i'm so impressed. >> reporter: hundreds came to see the 488 lights that climb up the 555-foot tall monument including kevin and his family. >> it's special, our first year in d.c. we wanted to come out and celebrate. they finally put the lights on
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and here it. >> it's just very special. we're just honored to live here and we enjoy learning about all the history of our nation. >> reporter: and for some, a simpler outlook. >> very cool looking. >> reporter: if you're wondering when the work is going to be finished, they're saying spring 2014 and they are on schedule. at the washington monument, debra alfarone, wusa9. today is the 9th of the month. don't forget to follow the steps to help prevent a breast cancer diagnosis or find a cancer at its earliest, most treesable stage. -- treatable stage. one woman watches our news every morning and had listened to the message but had not shared it with a buddy. >> do a self-breast exam and actually talk to the women in your life about it. it's it's incredibly important. it really is. and now that i'm in this journey, i realize because i'm living it, how important it
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really is. >> we'll have more on her journey on 9news about 5:48 later this morning. it is 4:54. time for today's question of the morning. according to a survey by simple skin care, women do which of the following eight times a day? >> is it a, check their bank account, is it b,ing onle at -- b, ogle themselves in the mirror or c, post on facebook? i bet that's the answer. let us know. we'll have the correct answer in
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4:57. we've looking at mostly cloudy skies. we've seen some showers in western maryland. they'll have a tougher time making it closer to us. i doubt they'll make it to 81. we'll have spotty showers and storms moving across the region. high temperature today 88 degrees. so i think most of your outdoor activities will be able to get in. beverly farmer, good morning. >> we'll be able to get into work this morning so far. outer loop of the beltway moving freely as you head past new hampshire avenue and on to silver spring. beltway construction near richie marlboro road should be out of your way. a good start for you. sing errandy travis is in critical condition at a texas hospital. according to a release from his public relations team, travis is suffering from complications
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from viral cardiomyopathy. that's a disorder where the virus attacks the heart muscles causing the heart to beat slower and in some cases to stop beating. the grammy winner was admitted to the hospital sunday. john bon jovi went back to jersey monday with a check for a million bucks all to benefit the state's sandy relief fund. he's an honorary board member for the organization that's raised more than $38 million so far to help the vehicle tips and residents there. he -- victims and residents there. he visited the area after the hurricane hit and once again with governor christie after issuing the check. lauryn hill report todz prison -- reported to prison on monday. she's serving time for not paying federal income taxes from 2005 to 2007. >> how do you get a bill that high? >> the education of lauryn hill was her famous cd.
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>> miss education. >> good point. >> thank you for being an educated audience and choosing us at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. monika is out. beverly farmer has traffic today. mr. bernstein is going to start it off with a green day. >> it's still kind of muggy. we are looking at showers and storms in pennsylvania and just slipping into western maryland. for us the isolated to scattered storm this afternoon is what we'll be worried about, kind of like yesterday but a quiet morning. we don't have the wet streets like yesterday so beverly said it's better than yesterday. i agree with her. 84 by noon. we'll get sunny breaks. then thank the threat for the passing shower or storm. high of 88. back to 87 at 5:00. south winds at 10. your outdoor plans, you want to get them in, get the outdoor run in, probably better early than late because. the temperatures. here's the moisture we're watching in ohio, pennsylvania, west virginia. it's moving southeast. some of this is not even reaching the ground. some is. some lighter sprinkles may be


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