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ralph northam. army doctor during the gulf war. volunteer director of a pediatric hospice. progressive democrat. in the senate, he passed the smoking ban in restaurants, stopped the transvaginal ultrasound anti-choice law, and stood up to the nra. as lieutenant governor, dr. northam is fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare. ralph northam believes in making progress every day. and he won't let donald trump stop us. good afternoon, and thank you for
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noon. i'mandrea roane. russia's president vladimir putin is blaming the u.s. for a global attack as thousands more computers are hit by ransomware. putin says the u.s. created the hacking software that affects microsoft computers. the wannacry virus crippled computers in 150 countries last week, and widespread disruptions are reported throughout asia today. >> the ransomware cyber attack that ravaged europe rolled into asia as workers booted up their computers this morning. in japan, at least 2,000 machines in 600 locations were reportedly hit. the frozen screen warnings were much the same that started here in britain and spread across the globe on friday. employees found their files had been encrypted, no longer readable with hackers demanding $300 in ransom
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or they'd be destroyed. security analysts say it's the largest cyber crime attack the world has ever seen. >> it spread very, very rapidly, and that is very unusual and very frightening. >> the malware program is called wannacry. it was first uncovered in documents flowing from the u.s. national security agency exposing a vulnerability to microsoft operates systems. patients expecting scheduled operations were turned away. the worldwide attack would have been far worse if not for a pair of cyber security researchers including darian huff from michigan who stumbled upon a kill switch. >> even though the kill switch has been activated there were at the very least thousands and possibly even 100,000 infections that occurred before the kill switch was activated. >> cyber security experts warn what's happened so far is nothing compared to
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be coming. that might be unstoppable. microsoft president brad smith said this should serve as a wake-up call to governments. in a scathing statement over the weekend, he said an equivalent scenario would be the u.s. military having its tomahawk missiles stolen. charlie d'agata cbs news london. >> here are three simple things you can do to protect yourself. first install any software updates often and immediately. make it a regular habit. turn on auto updaters where available. if you don't already have a backup routine, start now and regularly save copies of all of your files. that way, if your machine gets infected your photos and documents are encrypted. you won't need to worry about losing them. and finally, always stay alert. don't click on links you don't recognize or download files from people you don't know personally. new at noon, suitland parkway has reopened after
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three people this morning. the two-car crash happened along the suitland parkway near forestville road. u.s. park police investigators had closed the parkway for nearly four hours to clear the scene and construct their crash reconstruction. this is footage of the crash shortly after first responders put out the burning wreckage. a driver in one of the vehicles survived the crash and is in the hospital. suitland parkway was close inbound, but since all lanes have reopened. at least 30 people were hurt after their charter bus crashed and flipped over on i- 95 south in havre de grace maryland. maryland state police tell us 26 of the victims are children. medical helicopters airlifted two of the victims who were critically hurt to the hospital. this crash happened just before 11 a.m. 95 near exit 89 is still shut down in both directions while investigators figure
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happened and crews clear the road. here's a look at the nine people interviewed to replace james comey, the fbi director president trump fired last week. as weijia jiang reports, the decision on a new fbi director could be made as soon as this week. >> the president is the ceo of the country. he can hire and fire whoever he wants. >> the administration continues to defend president trump's decision to fire fbi director james comey, despite the fact that comey was leading an investigation into possible trump campaign ties with russia. >> highly unethical. at a minimum unethical. if you're trying to impede the investigation in any way maybe beyond unethical. >> at least eight people have been interviewed to replace comey. some democrats are threatening to block any -- >> if you have an independent special prosecutor, then you really have the ability to get to the bottom of this.
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are also warning the white house that any conversations the president may have secretly recorded need to be turned over to congressional investigators for review. >> there may exist private tapes, then we want to make sure those tapes are preserved because we're going to want to take a look at them in congress. >> if in fact, there are such recordings, i think those recordings will be subpoenaed and they'll have to turn them over. >> the president raised the possibility that he secretly recorded when he tweeted comey better hope there are no tapes of our conversations. weijia jiang cbs news the white house. >> cbs news continues to hear from white house forces who say a staff shakeup could be coming. the president is reportedly very upset with communication, including how sean spicer handled the fallout from the firing. north korea is celebrating the launch of what appeared to be the
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missile yet. dictator kim jong-un oversaw the test and state media claims the missile was capable of carrying a heavy nuclear warhead and that u.s. territories are within reach. the rocket flew higher and longer than any other from the north. this is the regime's longest test to date, and are inching closer to a missile capable of reaching the u.s. mainland. >> they saw a window of trying to negotiate with north korea and capping its nuclear missile programs at a point where it's much less of a threat to the united states. >> it was north korea's seven missile test of the year and the rocket landed in the sea of japan near russia. the company that built air force one got hit with a $4 million fine because of faulty repairs. a federal investigation says three boeing mechanics contaminated pools during testing that could have caused mid flight fires. there were no injuries and the aerospace contractor has paid
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>> always watching, always tracking, wusa9's first alert weather. >> we're kind of in the battle zone right now between the coolness up across new england. temperatures only in the low 50s there, and the heat that's building off to the west at 79. lexington kentucky 78 where we stood at 67 here. what we're dealing with now is just this storm, over the weekend, friday, friday night into saturday morning still spinning across new england and not moving very quickly, and that's driving the winds today, which is still gusting at 25, even 28 miles an hour in spots. that is going to pull out as we head towards tonight. the wind will start to relax. you see this on the futurecast. these arrows, the bigger they are, the stronger the wind. not bad at all this afternoon, we'll be in the low to mid-70s, very dry air, but still kind of breezy. tonight the winds relax. at 11:30, went to the 50s and 60s and for tuesday morning we'll see a few spots in the
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in d. c., and then tomorrow, tomorrow's my pick of the week. it's going to be beautiful. lighter winds, dry air, it's going to be warmer, by lunch time in the mid-70s, low 80s for highs in many areas. i urge you to take advantage of it. by wednesday heat and humidity will drive temperatures i think above 90. the chance for an afternoon storm is going to feel like mid- july. we'll let you know how long that heat's going to be around and a reminder of the wusa9 app. the family of a 19-year-old penn state student who died at a fraternity house is speaking out. the parents of timothy piazza say their son was tortured and left to die a slow, painful death. prosecutors say piazza fell down a flight of stairs after drinking heavy amounts of alcohol as part of a hazing ritual. help wasn't called for nearly 12 hours. 18 fraternity members face charges. piazza's parents have advice
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about joining a fraternity or sorority. >> if anybody tries to make you do something that's illegal, don't do it. >> walk away. >> walk away. you don't want to be brothers with those guys. >> they permanently banned beta theta pi in march accusing it of a persistent pattern of excessive drinking, drug use and hazing. you might think miss usa is just a beauty pageant but not only is this year's winner gorgeous, she could kick your butt on a science quiz and she's from here. >> miss usa 2017 is district of columbia >> kara mccullough took the crown last night in las vegas. mccullough is a chemist working for the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission. she will go on to compete in the miss universe contest, and she's
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footsteps of last year's miss d. c. deshauna barber. and breaking news right now president trump is speaking at a ceremony honoring fallen officers killed in the line of duty. these are live pictures from the memorial service. prince george's -- is among those being hoped was he was killed in a shootout. >> fathers, sons, and daughters. you return into unknown danger, risking your lives for people you have never met, people you don't know, performing your duty utmost difficult conditions, and often without any thanks at all. because you do not hear -- >> this is president trump speaking live at the ceremony honoring fallen police officers. we also heard from vice president mike pence earlier. we'll have more for you on this
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on social media and in our later newscast. a shortage of workers is making it tough for farmers to harvest their crops and that could cause produce prices to skyrocket. next find out why some are saying the president's immigration policies are making a bad situation even worse. >> this gulf war veteran didn't think anyone cared about him, then a band of military brothers came to his aid. veterans helping veterans on wusa9 at 11 tonight.
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as harvest season gets underway many farmers in california say they're facing a labor shortage which could translate to higher
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prices for all of us. many farmers suspect it will only get worse. >> for more than 120 years every last lemon from the orchard has been picked by hand. >> we're looking for the right size and the right grade. >> but limon era's ceo says he has fewer workers than ever,. >> with a lot of the rhetoric about building the wall, a lot of those laborers who felt comfortable coming before now don't feel comfortable so they're not coming. >> the lack of labor began with a tightening of the u.s. mexican border under president obama, but many farmers say the trump administration's immigration crackdown has made matters worse making working on u.s. farms less attractive to foreign-borne workers. a typical sized work crew used to be nearly 30 people. >> now we're looking at crews that are 18. >> john crist with the farm bureau of ventura county says other factors are adding to that critical shortage including many
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moving their operations to mexico. >> they take advantage of fewer environmental regulations, cheaper land. >> that's left farmers having to increase incentives to lure in labor like better wages and benefits. some even importing workers under special visas. at limonera on site lodging for crews and their families is helping to sweeten the working environment. >> there's nothing worse than losing your crop because owe can't get -- because you can't get it off the trees. >> and keeping more migrant workers from souring on coming north. chris martinez cbs news. >> some farmers in california are now experimenting with robotic replacements for farm workers to help pick crops that are traditionally only picked by hand. now migrant workers are key in getting our food from the farm to the table, and that includes those in virginia and maryland. the national center for farm worker health reports of the 3 million seasonal workers in the country, 32% of them
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making only 10 to $12,000 a year, and 30% of all farm workers had total family incomes below government poverty guidelines. if you notice more cyclists on the roads this morning you're not mistaken. it is national bike week. some 6,000 people got an early start when they participated in a 20-mile ride on mother's day. >> in 2014 my mom had a stroke, and she was at george washington university hospital. it was about $22 a day to park, so i decided i would ride my bike to see her, so i rode my bike every day up there. it was great exercise. it was very therapeutic. >> i try to stay faster than traffic a lot of times because it's easier to maneuver in between cars. >> the kickoff event also included safety demonstrations on navigating your bike through traffic. >> now wusa9's first alert weather rated d. c.'s
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>> absolutely gorgeous day yesterday for anything you wanted to do outside. >> the wind is the only challenge today, yesterday, even that's going to lay down. >> exactly. you say tomorrow is going to be your pick of the week. >> tomorrow is my pick of the week, exactly when we have warm, dry air and lighter winds and sunshine. yeah, it doesn't get much better than that. one thing that might be bothering you, it's a beautiful day but the allergens, the tree pollen, the grass pollen, enough already. mold spores are high. as we dry out the mold spore levels should be dropping. beautiful looking sky on our michael & son weather camera. will stay with the wall to wall sunshine all afternoon effort breezy, highs in the low to mid- 70s. at times those winds are going to gust over 25 miles an hour. you see the rain that's still affecting areas in eastern new england. we've got some gusts over 25 miles an hour, near 30 in baltimore. 26 here in
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these winds will slowly die off later this afternoon. tonight they'll be lighter and much more reasonable. temps in the 60s. 67 in d. c. only in the low 60s in winchester still in the 50s in the mountains. a bright, brisk day. at national officially 67. dry air, humidity's only 37% percent. a dew point of 40 when we cut the winds down, we get some radiational cooling tonight and some of the outer suburbs will be in the low to mid-40s for lows. other than the chilly night tonight with lighter wind a gorgeous tuesday. it's going to be my pick of the week. hot and humid by wednesday. 90-plus, probably our second, third 90 day of the year. we had one april 29th. with the heat and humidity will be pop-up summer-like thunderstorms, wednesday and thursday afternoon, maybe a better chance for a few on friday with the front. big area of warmth. the warm air is building, a lot of heat there, some humidity. it's just being held at
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this storm. once this guy pulls out, that will allow the warmth and the humidity to move in, and we're seeing this on the futurecast. tonight quieter. the storm pulls away. the winds get lighter. tomorrow high pressure off to the south. it will be beautiful, and then here comes the warm air in on tuesday into wednesday. wednesday afternoon, though, we'll watch out for some isolated pop-up showers and storms in the afternoon and evening. today's 75, breezy, 56 tonight in town, 40s in many of the suburbs. 83 tomorrow it's going to be gorgeous with a hot and humid wednesday. 91 with a stray storm, tuesday about the same, 92, on thursday that is, excuse me. friday 87 with scattered mainly afternoon storms and then just an isolated shower chance saturday, a little cooler and right now sunday's looking a little unsettled. high temperature is 84. we'll be back with more in just
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ralph northam: being a pediatrician has taught me to listen carefully. i'm ralph northam, and when survivors of the virginia tech shooting asked me to support an assault weapons ban and close the gun show loophole, i took on the fight. i saw what those weapons can do as an army doctor during the gulf war. now, i'm listening carefully to donald trump, and i think he's a narcissistic maniac. whatever you call him, we're not letting him bring his hate into virginia.
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a crazy case of road rage that is all caught on camera. this one happened in florida on a tampa highway and another driver started recording on his cell phone. >> you almost ran me off! are you okay? are you serious man? >> the angry driver sped in front of the driver, then hit the brakes causing the van to hit his jeep. the man then allegedly smashed the van's driver side window and sped off. that very angry motorist is now facing charges. and it's pretty alarming when you wake up to the sound of your car horn blaring, but one man found a 200-pound bear was causing his to go off. in fact, the bear was sitting in the front seat of his car. the bear busted in through the back window and then got stuck inside. police were able
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back door, and then the bear ran off in the woods. the bear was after some snacks he saw in the car. a pizza man is being hailed a hero after he went above and beyond to help the hungry passengers on an amtrak train stranded between d. c. and new york. video shows the pizza delivery man walking along the tracks with a bag full of pizza while the track was stuck somewhere en route to the big apple yesterday afternoon. people were stuck for three hours before a replacement train came. we'll have one final look at the forecast when we come back. vo: at dominion, we have a long history of providing reliable energy and that'll never change. what is changing, is our name to dominion energy.
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side today, low to mid-70s. tomorrow is the pick of the week, 83, dry air, sunshine, but the heat and humidity build in midweek. >> that's it for wusa9
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♪ >> welcome to the beverly palm hotel. >> victoria: thank you so much. would you have our bags brought up to our room? we have a meeting upstairs shortly. >> of course, ms. newman. >> victoria: thank you. okay, here we go. your room. >> billy: thank you. >> victoria: yours. >> juliet: thank you. not that we'll see much of them. >> billy: no, no. we got big plans, big commercial shoots. sleep is for wimps. >> victoria: yeah. >> juliet: i have to say it makes me laugh to be doing a hockey/dare body spray commercial in sunny los angeles. >> billy: what are you talking about? we got everything we need. we got sun, we got directors, we got fired up hockey fans. >> victoria: i'm still so surprised you pulled this off on such short notice. >> billy: yeah, believe me, i was a little freaked out when we had to move the shoot date. >> juliet: a little? >> billy: in the meantime, i added a boat load of stuff to your to-do list. once we meet with the director, i'm gonna need you to get on that. >> juliet: i'm ready. whatever it takes. >> victoria: i worked the entire


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