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suspects are linked with an extremist paris mosque and a network named after a paris clark where radicals were trained dan recruited. -- a network named after a paris clerk where radicals were trained. the two brothers had been in a standoff with the police and tactical units all day, hold up inside of a printing shop. they reportedly said they were ready to die for their cause. shortly before 6 p.m. paris time, i witnesses say the brothers came out firing and were quickly gunned down. french officials announcing both brothers were killed. minutes later, heavily armed french swat teams swarmed a kosher market in paris. one suspect was killed. for hostages also died. several hostages, most of them women, ran to safety. a fourth suspect escaped in the chaos, the 26-year-old
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girlfriend of one of the men. the couple were linked to the brothers through the same radical paris mosque where the shoe bomber prayed. both are accused of being organizers in a french terror network that recruited young frenchman to train and fight overseas. the kosher store was targeted just as jewish families were buying groceries for the sabbath. as the hunt continues for the fourth suspect, french officials are warning people to stay home from neighborhood synagogues tonight. benjamin netanyahu has called for tighter security through all of france. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> earlier this afternoon, president obama offered condolences and support to france while on the road in tennessee. >> i want the people of france to know that the united states stands with you today and was
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with you tomorrow -- and is with you tomorrow. >> british prime minister david cameron and other world leaders will join francois hollande at a unity ceremony on sunday. karen said -- cameron said they will be celebrating the values of the newspaper that was attacked. earlier today a moment of silence in the house. at the french embassy in london, britain's prince harry signed a book of condolences. in front of the prince, photos of a dozen people that were killed. book 14 coverage of the deadly raids in france on world news tonight with david muirir, right after this newscast. new developments in a hit and run and run that killed a bicyclist in baltimore two weeks ago. the police this afternoon say that bishop heather cook surrendered on charges of
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vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving, and other counts. cook is the second-highest leader testable -- of the episcopal diocese in maryland. she left the crash scene for about 20 minutes and return. bicyclist tom palermo 41, died of head injuries. the unemployment rate in the u.s. is at a six year low. the labor department says that employers added 252,000 jobs last month, dropping unemployment rate to 5.6%, the lowest level since june 2008. turning to the weather, we had a bit of a warm-up today, but nothing to get used to. doug hill has what to expect tonight. >> it was better today. tomorrow you might shake a little bit if you are sensitive to the cold weather. much colder temperatures moving in behind the cold front.
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36 at reagan national, 25 hagerstown. during the evening, the temperatures will drop, the windchill will drop. feels like 19 winchester, 29 at the nation's capital. the next several hours we will drop into the 20's with northwesterly wind and clear skies. tomorrow morning, it will be bright and sunny and clear. it will be a clear morning, but the temperatures six to 16 above. sunny and cold. sunday, the possibility of ice on monday morning. >> a woman whose water was shut off just days after moving into an apartment has reached out to 7 on your side. the past month, she has been trying to get her water back on with no luck. chris, what is this about? >> maureen, the woman who moved
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in here just a few months ago moved in without water. what has happened has really become quite the mystery in those five months. d.c. water is trying to figure it out, and so is 7 on your side . filling her toilet and warming her own bathwater. this has been her life for the past month. on december 2, her water was shut off. >> this is hot water so we can wash hands. >> the 61-year-old grandmother lives in this home with her two grandchildren. she is raising them alone. in june, according to d.c. property records, her daughter bought this home which sat vacant for a few months. the water bill reflects an anti-property, about $18 per month. in september, the water bill spiked to over $1000. then nearly $2300 in october.
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it equates to 54,000 gallons of water. when brinkley moved in in november, she learned of the bill she inherited. >> she said it was $7,000. i almost broke down. i refuse to let the devil steal my julie. >> brinkley said she nor her daughter never receive notification about the bill. 7 on your side contacted the utility, which said, "we cannot determine if this was a plumbing failure or unauthorized use of water. we do not control security or access to a property. d.c. water holds the property owner responsible for bill payment." >> i'm a grandmother with two kids am trying to raise. i cannot afford it. >> brinkley has asked d.c. water
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to come to the property and inspect her water meter and the pipes to see if they are linking. -- to see if they are leaking. the seawater said there is nothing wrong. they said during the month it was billing, it was pumping water into this house. the question is, where did that 540,000 gallons of water go and how will this woman pay the bill? we will stay on the story. chris pabst, abc 7 news. >> this report started with calls to our 7 on your side tip line. if you see something you want us to investigate, call us at 1-866-236-3401 or email tips@wjla.com. major developments in the fight over the construction of the keystone xl pipeline.
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with the house of representatives decided today and how the white house is responding. and reaction to president obama's plan for two years of free community college.
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>> officials have picked up signals in the area where the air asia flight went down, but they say it is not clear if the signals are from the airplane. searchers have been searching
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the java sea since the airplane went down. yesterday, sonar detected part of the airplane's tail on the seafloor. the world health organization says that two leading ebola vaccines appear to be safe and will be tested on healthy volunteers in west africa. health care professionals plan to volunteer for the tests. one of the vaccines was made by glaxosmithkline. the other is licensed by merck. the house passed a bill approving construction of the keystone xl pipeline. all members except one republican along with 28 democrats voted for the bill. the white house issued a veto threat this week. it says its position in posture remain unchanged. this comes after the nebraska supreme court threw out a lawsuit challenging the pipeline's proposed route through the state. still ahead -- maryland governor martin o'malley is opening up
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about what he will do after he leaves office. when he plans to announce whether he will run for president next year. and get ready for much colder weather. >> coming up and sports, a new face in ashburn.
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>> president obama announced a plan for to years of community college for anybody who wants it. he talked about the idea during a visit to tennessee. caroline tucker tells us with local schools think about the idea. >> this person graduated from northern virginia community college in may. >> it was definitely stressful having to work a part-time job. i think i worked three part-time jobs at once just to be up to make it through school and take care of my kid. >> president obama wants to help students. >> america's college promise will make two years free to
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responsible students were willing to work for it. >> students have to study at least part-time and keep a 2.5 gpa. it would need to congressional support. >> i'm one of those people who says nothing is impossible until it is proven to be so. i think this has some viability in it. >> the proposal is expected to cost $60 billion over 10 years. the federal government would pay 75% of the cost, leaving the state with the rest. at montgomery college, the president says financial aid requests have gone up in the last five years. >> we know this type of commitment is something that is welcomed by the community. >> his family education was covered because he served in the navy. >> they get two years free and get started and get going. it's a great opportunity. >> he is now studying at george mason university. the president is expected to say
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how he will pay for the plan next month. caroline tucker, abc 7 news. >> president obama's plan has generated a lot of feedback on our facebook page. go to facebook.com/whljlatv. maryland governor martin o'malley said he will decide in the spring whether to seek the democratic nomination for president. the outgoing governor says he is not waiting for former secretary of state hillary clinton to announce whether she will run. she is considered the leading contender for the democratic nomination. three possible gop candidates presidential candidates will speak at next week's national republican committee meeting. dr. ben carson, wisconsin governor scott walker, and texas governor rick perry will address
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the media. the rnc may also discuss its 2016 primary debate schedule. still cold, still winter. >> yes, still winter. >> still freezing. >> we have a long way to go, but it was nice to get a break from the extreme cold today. let's get started with the numbers friday evening. 36 at reagan national, west northwest wind that nine. the dew point temperature tells us how dry the areas. we have the potential to go a lot lower on the thermometer. the numbers, if you are keeping score, officially 42 and 26 the high-end low. below average, but warmer than it has been in recent days. 36 right now at reagan national, 30 winchester, 28 gaithersburg. the temperatures will drop tonight. the wind is picking up.
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these are the current windchill values, ranging from the upper teens to lower 20's. the clouds cleared out nicely. it was bright and sunny and mild. now we have clouds in the late afternoon. we are just waiting for the cold front to move through. it will be c temperatures will get colder overnight. by early tomoring, under clear skies at sunrise, this is where it will be. seven degrees leesburg, nine degrees gaithersburg, eight manassas, 16 arlington, 11 bowie. it will be a very cold start. plenty of sunshine in the futurecast. we are under the influence of high pressure. gusty breezes through the day. temperatures only in the lower to middle 20's. lower tony'sr 20's tomorrow. sunday we start with bright sunshine through the morning. clouds move in from the south and west. we will hit the mid to upper 30's.
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in the news gets more testing. several computer models are suggesting a storm system will move across moisture from the gulf coast and intensify the storm system of the carolina coast. depending on the computer model, some of the precipitation is further north, some is further south and east. the potential is there for this precipitation to begin as sleet or freezing rain monday morning. that could eventually change terrain is the system moves out in the temperatures warm. there is a window during the morning rush-hour i could be an issue. stay up-to-date date all weekend. eileen whelan will have the computer updates. tomorrow we know will be sunny and cold 22 to 28. we are warmer on sunday. monday 70% probability of precipitation. all weekend long when we are not on the air, keep up to date at wjla.com. >> thank you, doug. new leadership?
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>> and he won the press conference today. now he has to win some games. bruce allen can finally take a load off. he is not the president and gm anymore. sports is coming up.
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cia director david pretorius. prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against him. prosecutors say it is for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the cia. petreus denies the allegations and his lawyer refuses to comment on the case. >> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> more changes to the redskins staff. scot mccloughan was introduced as the new general manager. mccloughan brings his talent from seattle where he was the senior personnel executive. he has a super bowl to brag about that. before that he was the general manager of the 49ers. today we went one-on-one with mccloughan. >> i know is a rookie to take the team to thenew
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him coming out of baylor and i liked him a lot. i know that you cannot give up on young quarterbacks. with him right now, it's not that way. i'm coming in with my eyes open a positive manner. same with colt. you need quarterbacks in this league and they are not easy to find. >> at verizon, the wizards hosting the bulls. last time they hooked up derrick rose led the bulls to a victory. to make matters worse, chicago was starving for a victory after getting smacked by 20 against the utah jazz. be another tough one to get chicago at the phone booth. >> we just have to know what our mindset is and what we have to do to come out on top. >> we just have to play the best basketball. they are a very good team and we have to bring it. >> these fans are more devoted.
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hundreds of packers fans lined up outside, and it was not for a lifetime supply of cheese, it was to shovel snow. they got paid. fans were paid $10 per hour. >> and they are the owners of the team. >> true. about 300 fans were on duty today. the packers play the cowboys on sunday. the ravens play the patriots in foxborough tomorrow. make sure you check that game out. >> wouldn't that be interesting if every team ownership of snow? >> they would probably make you paid a shovel. >> no snow for us. >>
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on this friday night -- the breaking news. al qaeda now taking credit for the terror in paris. after a dramatic takedown of the terrorists, s.w.a.t. teams storming in to save the hostages. the fear -- the shoppers running for their lives. two separate scenes. the terrorists shot and killed. tonight, the urgent search for this woman. the new images coming in. and the warning this evening -- where they're concerned the next attack could come. also tonight -- the deadly 170-car pile-up in this country. the ice. a terrible scene. and the next system moving in. taken. the 3-year-old girl snatched through her bedroom window. and what her courageous family did next. and caught on tape. what bill cosby said to a woman last night in front of a huge crowd.

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