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or snow. so subtle differences for tomorrow. today we're looking at 45 degrees for downtown d.c. with some sunshine. just a few clouds and breezy conditions. upper 40s as you head farther south. let's get a check on your traffic with beverly. >> reporter: a couple of challenges this morning. out of accokeek, waldorf and accokeek on the westbound side of 228 berry road at the ramp for 210 at that merge, a vehicle slid off the roadway into the trees. on the ramp itself only single file gets by to the left backing things up on 228. thru lanes are on 210 or open. the mist, fog, slick pavement, it's not wet but potentially ice. virginia 95 you've had volume delays in stafford. much better with the crash cleared near 60. lanes are open into dale city where it's sluggish and newington a little more volume getting into springfield. inner loop of the beltway ramp that will take you to the dulles toll road remains blocked off as they retrieve a crash. thru lanes open on the inner loop tysons. 66 has been doing well. into manassas, fake oaks, vienna, light volume and pretty
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much at speed. back to you. >> thank you, beverly. belgium authorities say 13 people have been detained in belgium and two arrested in france in an antiterrorist sweep following a firefight in which two suspected terrorists were killed. >> this investigation continues. belgium authorities say a dozen search tz led to the discovery of -- searches led to the discovery of four military style weapons. belgium police moved in on suspected terrorist hideouts killing two suspects and wounding and arresting a third. the two terror suspects yesterday that were killed planned to kill police on the street or even in their offices. an ohio man arrested by the fbi and accused of plotting to set off pipe bombs at the capitol building is scheduled to appear in court for the first time today. >> nikki burdine is live in our newsroom with a look at the details in the case. nikki? >> reporter: we are learning new and disturbing details about the alleged terror plot. f.b.i. agents say christopher cornell had planned for d.c. that he
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wanted to kill as many people as possible all in the name of isis. cornell will be in an ohio scour room this afternoon for his -- courtroom this afternoon for his first appearance. court documents show cornell had planned to set up a pipe bomb at the u.s. capitol and shoot employees and lawmakers as they ran to safety. we also know from court documents that cornell had bought ar-15 semiautomatic rifles much like this one and 600 rounds of ammunition. he had been on the f.b.i.'s radar for months after he pledged his support to isis on twitter. an undercover f.b.i. agent befriended cornell and helped bring him in. cornell's parents say their son was set up by the f.b.i. and they plan to fight the charges. >> he was like a big kid. his best friend is his cat mikey. and his mom. glg. >> reporter: coming up at 6:30, hear more from the sheriff at the jail where cornell is being head. he had some interesting things to say about his behavior. we'll also keep you updated on
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what happens this afternoon in court. mike, andrea, back to you. >> nikki, thank you. a rally against terrorism is set for this evening in dupont circle. demonstrators are taking part in worldwide protests by pakistanis against terrorism and extremism. there will also be a vigil to remember the children and the teachers who were killed in that school attack in peshawar. the taliban has claimed responsibility for that attack. this evening's rally takes place from 6:00 to 7:00 at the dupont circle fountain. a memorial will be held for the only passenger who died after inhaling smoke during the metro incident. she died from accuse respiratory failure. r hedeath has been ruled an accident. the metro accident is likely to cause millions in liability. a d.c. attorney says seven people have contacted her to file a lawsuit against the transit agency. the suit is expected to be
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filed in d.c. superior court today alleging negligence. malbert rich, a metro rider said he thought all hope was gone. >> i told my mother that i loved being her son and i told my kids i love being their dad. >> the attorney filing this suit is a former assistant general counsel for the metro system. vice president joe biden and d.c.'s new mayor will be touring the underground tunnel ten stories below the potomac river. >> delia goncalves is live to tell us why they are touring the anacostia river tunnel project. good morning, delia. so what's up some. >> reporter: good morning. well, you know, they're touring the tunnel to talk about the importance of really investing in our country's infrastructure. there really is no better example than this massive project that is happening underground which is really all designed to kind of keep this beautiful river clean and
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beautiful for many more general rations to come. -- more generations to come. the $2.6 billion project is the largest project since metro. it's designed to catch all the storm water that usually pollutes our waterways, the potomac and anacostia river but it's not just storm water. d.c. is just one of several hundred communities in the country that still have a combined sewer overflow system. that essentially means rainwater and suer water -- sewer water, everything we flush down the toilet all goes through the same pipes. the tunnel will catch all of that water instead of it spilling into and polluting our river. >> so the solution we have to come up with is how to handle that peak flow in the big storms, when it's coursing out the streets. where do we put all that throw in something big enough? >> reporter: when we talk about the peak flow and flooding on the street, i know folks remember all the flooding that
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we usually see on rhode island avenue in northeast when there's a big heavy rainfall. that is part of the problem. the rain, the flooding, the polluting of our rivers, it's all combined and hopefully it will all be solved by the end of this project in 2025. back to you in the studio. >> all right, delia goncalves. we'll wait on that. >> we have agent time to discuss this. 6:06 now. environmentalists will soon have a new weapon in their fight to pick up the chesapeake bay. more money. they plan to announce a $20 million infusion of money for the cleanup. it takes place at the howard county conservancy today on old frederick road in woodstock. two parents from montgomery county, they're being investigated for child neglect but this isn't as clear-cut a case as you might think. find out why it's sparking a lot of debate. >> we're taking a live look at the lincoln memorial where a
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people of the coffee-drinking world, dunkin' has a dark roast coffee that's deliciously roasted just right, for a bold start and smooth finish that's never bitter -- put down the dark roast you've been putting up with and reach for the one you deserve. welcome back. i'm meteorologist allyson rae. not a bad start at all. it is a little chilly out there. only 28 degrees, feeling 23. we have a breezy day. temperatures will be mild. temperatures 19 if manassas. 24 for fairfax. 25 for andrews. one thing to note, if you have any leftover snow around, you may also be having fog and visibility issues. quarter mile to visibility through manassas. lots of sunshine this afternoon. we'll see temperatures in the mid-40s. not a bad friday at all. we'll talk about the cooldown
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coming up. first, let's get a check on traffic with beverly. >> reporter: good morning. the issues we had clearing up which is a good way to start friday. northbound 95 all open in stafford. you don't have to worry about that the ramp from the inner loop to go west on the dulles toll road has been reopened from a crash. 66 sky 9 showing the picture eastbound 66 vienna heading into the beltway. that is looking good right now. cautious westbound 228 berry road, accokeek, leaving waldorf to get on northbound 210, single file gets by on the ramp with a crash cleanup. beltway in greenbelt is looking fine. a new incident southbound bw parkway in riverdale. services are planned this morning for remember the late west virginia governor arch moore, jr. the republican governor died at age 91 on january 7. a memorial service is planned for 11:00 this morning at the norman fagan state theater in the state capitol complex in charleston. the funeral takes lace tomorrow at simpson united med dis
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church. one of the most prominent rabbis in our area barry fruendel is due back in court. the 62-year-old from kesher israel synagogue in georgetown is facing voyeurism charges. es ea accused of -- he's accused of secretly videotaping women who were in a ritual bath at the synagogue. he was arrested from his house -- at his house just blocks from the synagogue. he's been suspended without pay. bishop heather cook is free on bond. she is ea accused of hitting and killing a -- she's accused of hitting and killing a man on a bicycle. she was charged with manslaughter, texting while driving and dui. she blew a .22, more than twice the legal limit. her attorney says she's headed to an in-patient treatment facility and is not allowed to drive. the case of two parents accused of neglect for letting their children walk alone is sparking debate all over town. people in our area are weighing in on social media about the
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case. they have children ages 10 and 6. the parents are being investigated for allowing them to walk around their neighborhood unsupervised. they walk together up to a mile from their home. >> they were trying to dig for basically something to opinion a case on us. >> statistics show there has been a decline in violence and abuse against children over the past two decades. 6:12 now. we have a live look at the lincoln memorial. a special event is taking place there today, one of the great events of the year on the birthday of dr. martin luther king, jr. d.c. students will take part in the 11th annual reading of king's i have a dream speech. starting at 1:00 this afternoon. 100 fifth graders from watkins elementary in northeast d.c. will take part in the ceremony. each student will get to read one line on the site where king stood during the march on washington. coming up on 6:13, here's
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another look at the question of the morning. it's estimated you will eat 6,000 of these in your lifetime. is it a, hershey kisses, b, slices of pizza, or c, hot dogs? >> i'm going with terry moen, one of our regulars, i'm going with pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner. you've got that right. we'll have the correct answer in about
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welcome back. i'm nick giovanni in the newsroom. coming up here is what is in the news right now. top of the list pope francis calling for the end of what he termed scandalous poverty and social injustice in the philippines. he made the statement today during a mass at manila cathedral. he also added it's now more than ever necessary for everyone at all levels of society to reject every form of corruption which diverts resources from the poor. the philippines is home to asia's largest catholic population. back stateside duke university has canceled a plan to use its chapel bell tower for a weekly amplified call to prayer for muslims. the director of the university islamic studies center says credible threats to the safety of students, satisfy and took culty prompted the cans -- faculty prompted the cancellation. evangelist franklin graham urged alumni to hold support for the school. >> i don't feel i owe an apology to anybody. i think duke university, they owe an apology.
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they're the ones who owe the apology to the christian students and donors who gave the money to the chapel. >> for now those weekly prayer services will be held inside the chapel. more than 700 of its 15,000 undergrad and grad students identify themselves as muslims at duke. meanwhile there's word of a settlement this morning in the indication of former baltimore ravens running back ray rice. rice has filed a grievance against the ravens after they terminated his $35 million contract at the beginning of the season. he was released by the team a few hours after the tmz released the infamous elevator inside a casino. rice had been asking for $3.5 million in back pay. later today, boston great mohammad ali is expected to be released from a louisville hospital. he was admitted for follow-up care linked to a severe urinary tract infection. he will accept great his 73rd birthday at home tomorrow with
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his family. [indiscernible] he was walking around australia dressed as a storm trooper when tacked by a venemous snake. he said the snake tried to sink his teeth into his shins only to be stopped short by the plastic armor of his costume. he's been walking across australia for almost 300 days for charity. he has that costume to thank. he's trying to raise $100,000 for a children's hospital in australia. certainly took one for the team right there. >> he did. >> i was wondering why he dressed up in that get up that's why. >> ended up working out. >> allyson asked the question, nick. is the polar plunge tomorrow? >> that will be a week from tomorrow. we'll be watching that forecast very closely as the week goes o. we'll say that -- goes on. we'll say that. >> thank you, nick. as we said, no alerts today and that is a good thing. >> i was going to ask. tomorrow morning will be kind of chilly. we'll look forward to next saturday. it is going to be a nice weekend. we will see the temperatures dip agent bit tomorrow but not by much. it's a good holiday weekend.
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let's take a look how we're starting. look at the satellite and radar. this will tell you what's headed our way. today no problems. we'll see a lot of sunshine out there. we're starting off with clear skies. it's chilly out there. we'll warm up nicely with the sunshine in place and agent breezy at times but, hey -- and a little breezy at times, but, hey, a little wind won't bother us. we do see a little wind headed our way. we'll have mid-20s overnight tonight and first thing saturday morning. by saturday afternoon, only into the upper 30s. it's a good looking day. slightly cooler. we're at 45 for this afternoon. 39 for gaithersburg. near 50 if you travel farther south on 95. and then look at the dip for tomorrow. mid- to upper 30s across the area. you'll get down to the 40s as you head farther south through fredricksburg and into orange. we do have rain headed your way for sunday but not everybody sees it. we do see very warm temperatures sunday morning near 50 degrees. then the temperatures start to plunge as we see the rain
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arrive. notice how it's mainly just east of 95 for sunday and then we'll start to see a drier monday for martin luther king day. 45 today. 39 for saturday. near 50 for sunday but not for long. we'll be near 40 by monday. let's go over to beverly with traffic. we've had a couple of issues out there. southbound 295, bw parkway, there's been a crash inside the beltway just past riverdale along the ride side of the roadway. delays are growing down to the beltway on the southbound lanes of the bw parkway coming down out of greenbelt to that point. beltway over in maryland not bad. outer loop building volume into silver spring. accokeek, waldorf to accokeek specifically, westbound 228, an accident at berry road at 210 right on the ramp has only one lane squeezing by. slick roadways there. some of the mist and fog settled on the roadway may have frozen. 395 north a volume delay into landmark for you. thanks for joining wusa9 this friday morning. we'll
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at 6:23, here are some stories you may have missed. new findings are out about exactly how much oil leaked into the gulf of mexico from the bp spill in 2010. a federal judge says it was just over three million barrels and that is less than government estimates of just over four million, but more than bp estimates. the finding sets the stage for next week's trial to determine bp clean water act fine.
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it makes you wonder if this percentage is an all-time low. the centers for disease prevention says this year's flu vaccine is only 23% effective. the centers for disease control realized this year's vaccine was poorly matched to the strain of the virus that is making most people sick this year. but they say it was too late to change it. >> it was like a waste of six doctors appointments for my whole family and time and of course lots of tears from little girls who don't want to get shots. >> we look over the course of time that we've been vaccine effectiveness. effectiveness can range from 10% to 60%. >> it's not too late to get the flu shot despite the efficacy. there's still value to the flu shot. if you don't get the flu shot, you won't have any protection. >> the flu is now considered widespread in half of the united states. federal workers have more
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time to care for a new child or sick family members. >> as major garrett reports, the president is making the family medical leave a priority. >> reporter: with his signature president obama ordered federal agencies to provide six weeks of paid leave for any employee who needs time off to care for a newborn, an adopted child or sick family member. the president ate lunch today with three working mothers in baltimore to sip lietz his interest in workplace issues. >> one of the biggest problems we have is there are 43 million americans who don't get paid sick leave. >> reporter: in 60% of families, both parents work. that's up from 40% in 1965. the white house wants states to create more earned sick leave and congress to require companies to provide at least seven day as year of earned maternity or sick leave. kateland butler is expected her first child, a boy this spring. a lawyer who now works a part-
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time retail job, she said unpaid leave creates anxiety for all working moms. >> i think when you are taking unpaid leave, it sends a message that what you've done isn't of any value, that the work you've done prior isn't of any value and what you're going to do isn't of any value. >> reporter: republican congresswoman martha robia introduced a bill allowing employees to trade overtime hours for either pay or time off. she oppose as federal mandate for paid leave. >> this is about flexibility for hard-working americans that just want the government to get out of the way. >> reporter: the white house says the federal cost of paid leave is $250 million a year and the private sector the tab runs $2.5 billion a year. major garrett, cbs news, the white house. momentum is building for a law in maryland designed to
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extend school summer vacation at least until labor day or until after labor day so resorts can cash in. the plan is favored by incoming governor larry hogan and ocean city mayor rick lee han is on board. some parents we talked to are opposed. >> i would say child care, that is the biggest challenge. >> i'm absolutely opposed to the idea. i'm for more school for children. >> provide small businesses, the heart of our tourism-based economy, a tremendous economic boost. i think it will have quite a bit of momentum. >> peter franchot says an extra week of vacation could generate as much as $74.3 million in new economic activity and $7.7 million in state and local tax revenue. it is 6:27. this is a look outside. it is cold, still, but a slight warm-up is heading our way. >> sunshine is on the way. allyson rae joins us with the details from the terrace. >> reporter: it is definitely
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chilly out here. you'll want to bundle up. we do have sunshine and mild temperatures this afternoon. not too bad at all to end the workweek. kind of a rough weather week as well. let's take a look how we're starting off. 28 degrees. that's pretty chilly. we have a lot of spots into the teens. one thing to note, areas that have a little leftover snow, you have some fog as well down through st. mary's county and northern neck of virginia. today we'll see sunshine, mid- 40s. breezy. tonight cold again. and we are going to see a little dip in the the temperatures for tomorrow. i'll get you the details of your holiday weekend forecast coming up. fir, let's get a check on your traffic with beverly. >> reporter: sky 9 has been checking out the ride in virginia this morning. i-95 northbound, the volume delays getting into newington towards springfield, lanes are open, though, to the capital beltway. early morning crashes have long been cleared. that's better news out of fredericksburg. the ride 066, only slowdowns we're seeing briefly in the centreville interchange 29 to 28 to make the slow merge on 28 north, getting into fair oaks. but lanes are open into the beltway in falls church. bw parkway hit out of greenbelt
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with the delays. the crash south of 410 is blocking the right side of the roadway. accokeek they're still cleaning up the crash westbound 228 ramp to northbound 210. back to you mierks, andrea? -- to you, mike, an today ya? -- >> andrea? >> thank you. the man planning to head to this area is due in court today. >> we're learning more about 20- year-old christopher cornell. it's shocking to hear about some of the things he was trying to get done. >> reporter: it's shocking and disturbing. according to court documents he planned to kill as many people as possible all in the name of isis. the 20-year-old sin natty native was a-- cincinnati native was arrested wednesday afternoon and will be in a ohio courtroom this afternoon. the f.b.i. has been monitoring him for a weil now. they -- for a while now. they say he pledged his support for isis on twitter. he had planned to set off a pipe bomb and killing lawmakers and employees as they ran to safety. when the f.b.i.
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closed in on cornell, he was reportedly carrying two ar-14 semiautomatic rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition. a gun shop owner who told the weapons said at the time cornell was acting normal and a little bit shy. the sheriff in ohio says cornell has been acting very strange in jail. >> he talks with a fake accent right now, as though he's from the middle east. and he's a different kind of individual. i went back and looked at him today and observed him. he doesn't look like anybody that has any remorse or as far as what i've seen and i've been doing this for almost 40 years. >> reporter: cornell's parents have also been talking to the media. they say they are devastated but they also believe their son has been set up by the fbi. they plan to fight the charges. they also call him a loving man and a momma's boy. we'll keep you updated on everything that happens in the
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courtroom in ohio. >> it's amazing the tale of two perceptions on the whole thing. >> reporter: you never know. >> thank you, nikki. house speaker john boehner credits government surveillance for helping to uncover that alleged threat to bomb the capitol. boehner specifically mentioned foreign intelligence surveillance act. that is of course the controversial program that gives the government authority to eavesdrop under certain conditions like this one. a new report found there is just no better way to investigate terror suspects other than collecting a lot of data. the national research center released an 85-page report in response to all of that outrage. former nsa contractor edward snowden sparked last year. the president wanted an outside group to see if there was an alternative to bulk data collection. the research group concluded there is not, especially when the nsa wants to investigate the past communication of a new terror suspect. the united states and
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britain plan to stage joint cyberwar games later this year. british prime minister dave cameron says the goal is to stay one step ahead of hackers. he says the first round will simulate an attack on the financial sector in london and new york. other exercises will test the resilience of national infrastructure. changes to some long- standing trade and travel run the united states and cuba take effect today. we're all now permitted to visit cuba without special permits as long as the visit is for religious, educational or other approved purposes. we can also bring back up to $100 worth of alcohol and tobacco products. americans can use credit cards and u.s. companies can export some technologies to the island nation. president obama ordered the moves late last year but only congress can lift the overall embargo. former state senator david brinkley will play a key role in governor larry hogan's administration in maryland. the new market legislator is hogan's pick for budget secretary. he'll be facing a pretty tough
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challenge. maryland is facing a projected $750 million budget gap upcoming for the next fiscal year. a frederick county, maryland delegate is stepping down now after four years on the job. kelly schultz is resigning. governor-elect hogan appointed to a new position last month. d.c.'s mayor muriel bowser will tour a massive underground tunnel ten stories below the anacostia river. >> delia goncalves joins us live to tell us why. >> reporter: the vice president and mayor will be donning their hard-hats and going 100 feet underground to tour a massive project that really is an example as to where the vice president says we should be investing in our country's infrastructure. this project costs $2.6 billion. it's called the anacostia river tunnel project. it is the largest since metro
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in fact. it's designed to catch all the storm water that usually pollutes our waterways like the potomac and the anacostia river, but it's not just storm water. we're talking about sewer water. d.c. is one of several hundred communities in the country that has a combined sewer overflow system which means rainwater and our sewer water, everything that we flush down the toilet all goes through the same pipe. so this tunnel is designed to catch all of that and keep our rivers clean. >> wssc would lower its product ow of the treatment plant we have in laurel at patuxent and more water would come from the potomac treatment plant. this will enable us to handle those kinds of demands under those situations. >> reporter: even though the tunnel won't be complete until 2025, the city is taking several measures to keep the rivers including the anacostia g distributing rain barrels and charges residents 10 cents for those
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grocery bags, the plastic grocery bags that used to fill and pollute the river. back to you in the studio. >> thank you, live at the anacostia river tunnel project. 6:35 now. city leaders in baltimore are discussing a new proposal which would allow developers to build a new arena at inner harbor according to the "baltimore sun." it would cost about $450 million. the city has been looking for a place to build the new arena for about two decades now. that is because the current arena, the baltimore civic center was built back in 1962. it 16:35 -- it 16:35. we want to con-- it is 6:35. we want to congratulate our fan of the day, steven darakshan. he says i love switching on wusa9 first thing in the the important local and global news. he wins a $90 gift card to the hand & stone massage and facial spa. >> congratulations. thanks for watching. next week's winners will get
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good morning. i'm meteorologist allyson rae. just about 20 minutes to 7:00. no clouds out there. itfor sure. only 28 degrees. a little frosty on some of the windshields. we also have a little bit of fog for st. mary's county and areas that did see snow on wednesday. 21 for reston. 29 for rockville. laurel you're at 31. it's a good friday. we're going to see sunshine, breezy. temperatures all the way to the upper 40s me areas. i'll talk about the cooldown headed your way for tomorrow and what about sunday. a couple of rain showers headed your way as well. let's get a check on traffic with beverly. good morning. >> reporter: southbound baltimore-washington parkway out of greenbelt inside the beltway, a delay due to a crash. it was blocking the right side of the roadway. 50 may save you some time heading into cheverly. 395 thru lanes are open
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approaching king street. they're looking for a new crash on the eastbound freeway near the waterfront off the 14th street bridge. eastbound king street, water main break between bow road and 395. north from the the beltway just the volume as you head past edsall and landmark. again eastbound king street going to be impacted trying to get over to 395 with the new water main break. back to you. >> all right, beverly, thank you. anything but affordable, that's what many of you are saying about the recent rise in health insurance premiums and deductibles. a huge settlement from silicon valley. >> there is a huge settlement. we're talking about radio shack. let's toss it over to nick giovanni in the newsroom. >> reporter: there's certainly no shortage of business headlines right now. we're going to start with apple and google, two of our silicon valley companies that have agreed to pay a grand total of $415 million we're told to resolve a class action lawsuit.
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the suit claims apple, google, intel and adobe systems secretly agreed not to recruit each other's employees from the period between 2005 and 2009. it potentially thwarted 60,000 of their combined employees leaving for better paying jobs we're told. this is certainly significant. the settlement is pending judicial approval. a brand new state of the art medical center is set to especial its doors in just a matter of weeks out in san francisco. take a look at this thing. it's pretty impressive. in a matter of weeks doctors and nurses at the university of california, san francisco's medical center will work alongside the single largest fleet of automated robots in the country. their main task? relieving staff from tedious tasks like deliveries. >> that allows our staff to focus on the things that people do so well, caring, decision making, supporting. >> the robots can carry up to a
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thousand pounds we're told. they deliver half a dozen supplies, lab specimens, surgical instruments, bed linens, meals, waste and medication. on the subject of inknow vagues, ail culture joint monsanta has been given the go ahead to -- [ inaudible ] certainly we'll see how it ends up playing a role in the agriculture world. meanwhile according to reports, radio shack is gearing up to file for bankruptcy. the 94-year-old electronics retailer once valued at some $3 billion is currently valued at just $29 million. radio shack failed to thrive facing increased competition from online electronics vendors and chains like best buy. the company is not commenting, though, on the potential bankruptcy. finally the u.s. postal service is proposing new rate increases but just for mailing international letters and
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sending postcards. first class forever stamps would stay at their present 49 cents but postcard stamps would go up by a penny from 34 cents to 35 cents. letters to international destinations would rise from $1.15 to $1.20. certainly not saying go out and he owe go rush out and getting as many -- not saying go rush out and get those stamps. 6:43. time to answer the question of the morning. it's estimated you will eat 6,000 of these in your lifetime. is it a, hershey kisses, b, slices of pizza, or c, hot dogs? >> our facebook friend sharon wouldland kelly says a, kisses. it's something you don't eat all the time but when you do, it's always more than one. but you know what? the answer is b, slices of pizza. 6,000 in your lifetime you'll eat. i think i've done that in the last
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6:47. time to see what our partners at cbs this morning are covering. >> norah o'donnell joining us live from new york with a preview. >> good morning, norah. >> good morning to you, mike and andrea. we have news just coming into cbs. cbs news is reporting there's a manhunt under way in belgium. they believe there are more suspects still at large who have been trained by isis. that's an ongoing situation. plus, we're on the duke campus where critics say the university tried to an iconic chapel into a muslim minaret. the controversy over the plan to sound the call to prayer. and then george lucas is going to be right here in studio 57 to tell us about the new movie he's been working on for 15 years. it's called strange magic. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you guys right at 7:00. >> all right, norah. have a great weekend. we'll be watching. >> , you too. take care. friday is here.
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weather time. >> it's been a long couple of weeks with the weather we've had. we've hat a lot of storms -- not storms but a nuisance. we get a nice break for the holiday weekend. we'll see a little rain heading your way but not everyone will see it. starting off your friday morning, look at that. that's the way to start the morning. lots of sunshine out there. it is a little chilly. you're going to need the heavier coat this morning. you won't need the heavier coat by sunday morning. 28 degrees and it feels a bit cooler than that one thing to note, we do have fog issues as you head to st. mary's county. everyone else no problems. we are going to see sunshine hold for this afternoon. look off to the north. you see that little bit of snow going through buffalo but we see the clouds through ohio and pennsylvania. that's all behind a cold front headed our way for tonight. it will drop our temperatures again. so a little bit after cooldown for tonight and tomorrow after a nice mild and breezy friday. but it's knoll drastic. sunday -- nothing drastic. sunday morning warm ahead of some rain. it's east of 95 through the
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delmarva. that's where we're going for see the rain. everyone else stays dry but everyone sees the temperature drop. we'll be in the upper 30s for saturday. near 50 by sunday and then we'll see the temperatures drop for martin luther king day. let's go to beverly with traffic. >> reporter: good morning, allyson. friday commute has had a few problems. a new one will involve a water main break in alexandria. 395 thru later thans not impacted but they're slow merging adding frup edsall road, sky 9 has been looking at that ride in toward landmark. at the exit ramp for 395, king street, you can see the eastbound side of king street is for the going to be able to access 395. looks like westbound king street may also be impacted to head toward beauregard street. seminary road going to pick up the heat from
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people of the coffee-drinking world, dunkin' has a dark roast coffee that's deliciously roasted just right, for a bold start and smooth finish that's never bitter -- put down the dark roast you've been putting up with and reach for the one you deserve. in the news right now at 6:52, fremple officials say ten -- french officials say ten people connected to the gunmen in the paris attacks have been arrested. a manhunt is under way for people who may be tied to a police firefight in belgium with suspected terrorists in the country yesterday. world leaders are on high alert. >> reporter: europe is on high alert this morning. in a series of raids in germany, authorities in berlin arrested two men on suspicion of recruiting fighters for the islamic state in syria. the arrests came as police in belgium search for more
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suspects possibly involved in a plot to attack police buildings in the country. yesterday they preempted what officials say was an imminent plot killing two heavily armed suspects with ties to syria during a fierce firefight in the eastern city of viervers. it follows last week's terror spree in paris that left 17 dead dead. british prime minister david cameron says europe and the u.s. face a major threat from islamic extremism. >> we have to remain extremely vigilant and we have to take all the steps we came to beat this evil. >> reporter: prime minister cameron meets with president obama at the oval office today with talks on terror and islamic extremism high on the agenda. secretary of state john kerry is in paris to show washington's support.
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he met with president hollande this morning and placed wreaths at last week's deadly attacks. in april the army will begin allowing women to be trained to be rangers. as many as 60 women are scheduled to participate. the two-month combat school is considered one of the first steps toward entering the military's special operations field. this is the latest decision in the pentagon's push to open as many combat jobs as possible to women. the settlement has been reached in the case of two maryland teenagers killed when a csx train derailed. 19-year-old rose mehrer and elizabeth mass were sitting on the rails. the derailment was caused by a broken rail on a section of track which had a history of problems. the terms of the settlement were kept confidential. a judge has revoked a probation for singer chris
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brown but at the -- but the same judge gave him a temporary stay out of jail card. it was broke after he failed to complete community service on time and traveled without the approval of the court for a concert. the judge is allowing brown to remain free at least until a hearing in march. chris brown has been on probation for his attack on his ex-girlfriend rihanna back in 2009. looks like redskins coach jay gruden is following on his promise to give the team a new look. they have hired bill callahan to run the offensive line. he's credited with helping to turn the cowboys' o line around to one of the best in the league. callahan also worked as john gruden's offensive coordinator in oakland. today is going to be pretty nice. also note that you do have some fog for areas farther south through southern maryland. 45 degrees though this afternoon. it will be breezy. we do get cold again for tonight and into tomorrow.
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chilly i should say. warm for sunday. then temperatures fall as we see a little bit of rain push off to the east. martin luther y looks pretty nice. let's go to beverly with traffic. >> reporter: not looking so nice in alexandria right now. a water main break we're told king street just to the west of 395. at least the eastbound lanes are being detoured. back near beauregard street. to get to and from 395, i rely on king. seminary and duke street seem to be the best, at least from what we can see in the cameras. looks like they're trying to that would leave 395 to go west on king street as well. across the 14th street bridge jammed due to a crash at the water front before you reach the exit for 12th street. that was blocking a portion of the parkway. much better inside the beltway. a crash cleared at riverdale. andrea, mike, back to you. cbs this morning is next. 12 earthquakes in one week in a state which rarely sees seismic activity. one section of connecticut is shaking. >> it's the eastern side of the state. what do you do when nature
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calls during a movie? >> perfect segue. there's an app for that the best time to take a bathroom break during the movies and you can check it out on your cell phone to find out how. >> beverly and i will be back in 25 minutes with traffic and weather. >> for news, weather and traffic 24 hours a day, just use
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good morning. it is friday january 16th 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." europe on high alert. new arrests this morning after police in belgium say they stopped an imminent attack. we're atuk de university with a call to prayer igniting controversy. critics say the uniitversy tried to turn the iconic chapel into a muslim minuet. why he's gone from "star wars" to an animated musical. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds.


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