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bell. hello i'm andrea roane. the 1000-point drop represents a 10 point low but numbers appear to be settling down. it is now down just 233 points, much better than the start of the day. >> reporter: the dow plummeted again at the opening bell, dropping more than 1000 points if the first few minutes of trading. >> for me it felt like the crash of 87. >> reporter: the sell off continued last week's tumble on wall street. the dow plunged 530 points friday its worst session in four years and the market's worst week since 2011. fears of china's economic slow down are shaking investors. stocks fell across asia monday morning with kline's main index tumbling 8.5%, its biggest one day loss in eight years. >> there is the repricing of the global stock markets. >> reporter: adding to the slide is the plunging price of oil. prices fell below $40 a barrel
for the first time since 2009. the stock exchange is prepared to halt trading for 15 minutes if the s & p 500 falls to 7%. wall street is now on what is called a correction, a fall of 10% or more from its high. corrections are natural in a bull market and most analysts say this one was long overdue. >> long-term, i'm still bullish, i still believe in the united states of america first and foremost as an investing opportunity. >> reporter: the last correction came nearly four years ago. jill wagner, cbs news, manhattan. >> and the numbers keep changing. here we go again. still just down under 300 points which is a significant stabilization from the opening bell of over 1000-point drops. today in court a former camp counselor faces charges he sexually abused children. 26-year-old sanders price jr. was a camp counselor.
one of the victims was 13 years old. he is being held without bond. we continue to take a look at the growing violence and the growing concern now that hundreds of students are returning to school today. delia goncalves has the latest on where we are and what you can do to help. >> reporter: we begin this work week with concern. not only here, at dc police headquarters, but in homes throughout the district of columbia. the murder rate continues to swell and homicide detectives are working four new cases from this weekend alone. the latest murder happened sunday afternoon in northeast washington. police say a man was stabbed to death during a basketball game. the suspect still on the run, described as a man in his 40s, with a full beard. four people were killed since friday, several others hurt, and gun fire has affected every quadrant of the city. over northeast, david smith,
president of the dean wood's citizen's association says the problem goes beyond drugs and guns. >> those aren't new issues. i say the number one issue is still poverty and unemployment. i don't have an option to sit back and do nothing. none of us do. >> the mayor will be adding more outreach in neighborhoods affected by violence. police stepping up patrols now. they need you to call if you have information, tips leading to the arrest of someone involved in a murder, $25,000. you can text your anonymous tips to 50411. outside dc police headquarters, delia goncalves wusa9. police say if this keeps up we will be on pace to have the deadliest year in the district since 2008. a former baltimore raven
faces auto theft charges linked to the purchase of a 2015 range rover from a clarksville dealership. as many as 60 people are homeless this afternoon after fire ripped through their apartment in woodbridge, virginia. flames broke out at the lakeridge apartment overnight. no residents were hurt, but two firefighters did have minor burn injuries. ready or not, some areas youngsters are back on the job, back to the school books. the nearly 50,000 students enrolled in dc public schools will see lots of changes this academic year. nikki burdine was at one school to hear all about it. >> reporter: it is the first day in school in dc and yes there is the usual first digitizer but lots of excitement around the city. especially atwood son high school. asia hicks and her siblings, believe it or not, are excited. >> i get to go to a different
place. >> reporter: kids aren't the only ones ready to get back. >> it is a good thing for granted may. >> reporter: why is that? >> i don't have to babysit and i know exactly where they are. >> reporter: there is a lot to look forward to. four new schools, including the brand new brooklyn middle. this morning there is a line out the door. enrollment is 1500 more students are enrolled this year. there are ap classes available for those kids and anyone can take them. atwood son, more positive news. >> graduation rates are up. last year's football and basketball city champs, so we have a lot to brag about here. >> reporter: the metro is free for all students too, but parents are still concerned for their kids' safety, especially in the middle of the crime search. >> we go to school and come home, i know they are worried about the crime rate increasing but i think they should be safe during the course of the school year. >> reporter: you can follow all the fun on twitter using #dc ts
rising. i'm nikki burdine, wusa9. mayor bowser also stopped by woodson high school this morning and we'll have more on her visit on wusa9 news this evening. we have an update on the twin panda cubs born this team. the team is trying to care for each cub swapping them out. last night maeshong did not saturday one one of her cubs all night long. the zoo said both are feeding very well. will he or won't he run for president? vice president joe biden's aides say we should have an answer to the burning question by the end of this month. the weekend meeting with a key liberal democrat, senator
elizabeth warren, sparked even more speculation that he has already made a decision. this comes just weeks after the vice president casts himself as a champion for the working class. >> the reason i talk about the working class is simple the poor have a way up. >> reporter: the vice president's deliberations over a presidential run are tied to concerns about hillary clinton's declining numbers. rain could be moving in just in time for the evening commute. allison ray joins us with her first alert forecast. >> reporter: today is the only day we are going to have a chance for showers and thunderstorms. we are at 84 degrees, and it feels 87. it is hot and it is humid, and today we are headed to the lower 90s. also the only day we are going to see temperatures into the 90s. we are in store for a good looking week, we just have to get through today where we are going to be dodging a few showers this afternoon. winds out of the south
southeast adding in more humidity throughout the day. we are into the 80s already for everybody. 84 for martinsburg, leesburg. 84 right here in the district, 85 through culpepper. you can see the showers actually the cloud cover starting to form here in west virginia. after lunch time we'll start to see showers pop up east of 81 suburb along 95. andrea, over to you. it is being called the loss for the international community. find out what heinous act isis militants are accused of now. i'm charlie d'agata in paris where three americans every cup has a story.
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reduced to rubble. activists blew up the temple at the ancient ruins of palmyra. this comes days after they beheaded a palmyra scholar. the blast damaged some of the famed columns and it is a loss for all in syria and for the international community. look at there fire at a warehouse in japan. flames shot into the building near tokyo. it took about two hours to get this blaze under control. so far there are no reports of any injuries. parents in peril on a new jersey highway got much needed help from a good samaritan who helped deliver their baby. >> she but the the seat in recline, took her pants off and i saw the baby's head. >> reporter: bella rosa bud was born on the side of the road in the front seat of the car saturday night. traffic kept her parents from
making it to the hospital in time. but local medics who happened to be nearby helped to deliver the baby who just wouldn't wait. soon after an ambulance rushed mom and daughter to the loss. bella is the couple's second child. more rain could be moving in just in time for the evening commute, allison is up next. >> reporter: when you step outside, it is very sunny. not even a cloud and the sky is hot and humid. the stage is set for showers
the president of france says the three americans who stopped a potential terror attack on a paris-bound train last friday are heroes. he honored the men as a ceremony today in-patient paris. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: france's biggest heroes bestowed the biggest honors. specialist alec scarlet, spencer stone and anthony sadler, three ordinary guys who did an extraordinary thing. spencer stone described for the
first time the moments he and his friends faced a heavily armed gunman, head on. >> i saw he had looked to be an ak-47. alec came up and grabbed the gun out of his hand. i put him in a chokehold. he kept pulling more weapons left and right. took out a box cut and started jabbing at me with that. >> reporter: jabbing that cut spencer's left thumb clean to the bone and yet, so badly injured, he then helped save the life of another passenger. the suspect denied a terror attack, saying he just wanted to rob passengers. >> it doesn't take eight magazines to rob a train. >> reporter: anthony sadler, the man you saw at the friend, summed it up best when he said hiding or sitting back is not going to accomplish anything in times of terror. don't just sit by and watch. charlie d'agata, cbs news, paris. a british passenger was also honored for his role in
subduing the gunman. antiterror investigators in france are still questioning the suspect. the french president said the whole world admires the men for their courage and cool composure. fresh crews are on the front lines battling the largest wildfire in washington state near the canadian border. the fires have burned more than 375 square miles. the fire is only 10% contained. >> it is just a home. >> we have everything important. so it is just a home. >> we have everybody out that was important to us. we start and rebuild. in california planes and helicopters are making major liquid drops on a wildfire that broke out near a ski resort in the san bernadino mountains. one california entrepreneur knows no bounds when it comes to business. will marshall, a former nasa scientist is now the ceo of
planet labs. the company send toaster-sized satellites into space. the goal is to take a picture of every place on earth, every single day. >> we can trach deforestation, the ice caps melting. help respond to natural disasters, fires, earthquakes, floods. >> the lab's images taken before and after the earthquake in nepal revealed two towns. aid workers were able to reach these villages with medical assistance and supplies. all that is left now are remnants. hurricane danny is no more. but here's what it looked like at full strength from the international space station. nasa said the storm is moving west at 9 miles per hour. danny's remnants could hit the leeward islands. by tuesday some bands of much needed heavy rain will fall on parts of the virgin islands and puerto rico and then out to sea
by tonight. we have some rain that could be moving in for the evening commute. but right now it is humid and hot. >> we got away with such a nice weekend. wasn't it beautiful? that weather is back in the forecast before you know it we just have to get through today. today is going to be our hottest day of the week. we are headed to the 90s. let's talk about that. 3-degree guarantee. we are headed to 91. that is our forecasted high. we are on a roll. we've hit 12 in a row. tonight lucky 13. join howard at 11:00 to see if we make that 91-degree forecasted high. we just mentioned the remnants of danny and fly just to the south of hispaniola. not going to make it to cuba or the bahamas. we are still getting in the midst of hurricane season. it has been a quiet season. last year was somewhat of a quiet season. but you can't let your guard down, it only takes one storm
and through the end of august, and early september, that is going to be the peak of hurricane season. we are going to keep you up to date as needed. 84 degrees out there, sunny, hot, humid. i was just outside, it is very uncomfortable. these winds out of the south southeast are going to keep fueling in all the humidity. the front is going to make all the difference for the rest of the week. the weekend forecast and the whole week is actually looking pretty good. you can see the front starting to form clouds here through west virginia, through the mountains. that is going to head our way. we'll see increasing clouds throughout the afternoon, and then the chance for rain will start to increase as well. areas along 81 and just to the east of 81. you have the best chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms then you'll push on through the 95 corridor just after the evening rush and around dinner time. here's what we are expecting for the rest of the week though. see those 50s. this is the dew point.
50s, very comfortable. looking at refreshing air after this front pushes on through and after the showers arrive. by 1:00 today even through the maryland panhandle, things will start to move through frederick, leesburg. some of them will impact 66 and 95. spotty, not enough to issue the weather alert. by 93:00, just to the east of 95, then they get out of here before you know it so it is not going to rain all evening, just showers. of quick passing by first thing tomorrow morning, breezy, clear skies, the low humidity is working its way in. now by tomorrow morning, warm, but by wednesday morning and thereafter each morning, it is going to feel quite nice. through wednesday evening the winds last and sunshine hold. wednesday the hottest day of
the week. the summer we are getting interest good weather here. 91 where showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. 87 for tomorrow. it will be breezy at times. a little bit lower humidity and it continues to drop for wednesday. 86 for wednesday. the nats are home all week and today is the only day we are expecting showers and the nats don't have a game. perfect timing. perfect weather. and the ravens are home. seriously?
there is a soldout crowd at madison square garden and the cheering is almost deafening. but this crowd didn't come to see the knicks, they came to see 10 people facing off in front of computers in the video championship. they even dressed up as game characters. >> there is no better way to appreciate a character than to be that character for a day. >> not just the league of legends, there are more than a dozen other video games played on the professional level. >> just watching somebody else do it is kind of crazy. that's it for wusa 9 news
>> paul: we can settle this without any more bloodshed. you surrender to me now, and i'll see that you're treated fairly. >> harding: yeah. i've said those words myself, chief. i'm not gonna fall for that. >> paul: you know me, mark! come on! i'm a man of my word! we can salvage this! it's not too late! >> harding: with three people dead?! i'm looking at the rest of my life in prison! >> dylan: so, you're saying you did it? >> harding: the only way that dylan gets out of here alive is if you let me go. >> paul: oh, man. you know i can't do that. >> harding: well, then say goodbye to your son. >> paul: no, no, no. no shot! i'll lower my gun. i swear. >> harding: nice and slow. then kick it over here. >> dylan: paul, don't do it. he's gonna shoot us both. >> harding: shut your mouth. lower the gun, chief. >> dylan: paul, don't do it! >> harding: lower the gun! [ grunts ] >> paul: dylan! [ gunshot ] >> sharon: aaaah! aaaah! [ gasping ] >> harding: [ grunting ] >> paul: you okay? >>