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good morning. the morning hours will be the yellow alert. by lunch time no problem. we'll see a nice afternoon. tog is going to be a big concern this morning. areas of concern with very low visibility with the dense fog. orange you have a quarter mile visibility. warren about half a mile. up through gaithersburg just about a mile. frederick three-quarters of a mile. annapolis and baltimore at a half a mile. not only are we dealing with fog but drizzle. after this gets out of the way, that's when we'll see improvements. watch out for slick spots, especially through northern virginia as well. we'll see sunshine this afternoon. we still have vre train 322 that's running 50 minutes late with fire activity and ems activity going on in the area. elwhere we're looking pretty decent. i do have a report now of a disabled vehicle that's going to be blocking the center right lane on the outer loop of the beltway. if we could take our first live look outside. we'll move to our trafficland
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cameras. here's a look at maryland. this is the outer loop here. you can see brake lights are starting to stack up a bit and it's blocking the right center lane so you want to stay to the left. we're following breaking news out of prince william county that was just alluded to in traffic. that's where a pedestrian was struck by a train around 3:45. >> this happened near quarry road. delia goncalves joins us live at the scene. so far what do we know, delia? >> reporter: we gist arrived here at the manassas park station a short time ago and immediately heard on the overhead speaker and saw a sign on the electronic billboard that the manassas train to union station delayed at least an hour. the first train was expected at 5:15. our last announcement we just heard was another ten minutes. but listen, this is going to be a delay that's really going to tie things up much longer than that because you can actually see where this freight train about a mile down -- [ no audio
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] crews on the scene. i can say seeing the activity there and that train obviously stopped on the tracks going to be sometime before the manassas line does come down to pick up folks heading into washington, d.c. another update in a half- hour. back to you in the studio. >> all right, delia goncalves reporting live from manassas, virginia. today federal and local investigators are going to return to the site of that burned down mansion in annapolis. >> they're expected to resume searching for four people who are still unaccounted for after monday's massive fire. nikki burdine is live near the scene of the home with more. good morning, nikki. >> reporter: good morning. it's hard to imagine what these families must be going through. yes, two victims were found yesterday but the fact remains there are still four people that are missing. investigators plan to come back out here today. but i've been speaking with investigators and firefighters over the past few days.
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they say they want to try and get this resolved and find these victims if they are in these ruins as quickly as possible to at least give some closure to these families but at the end of the day this is still a crime scene because there are fatalities here and until they can discover what their cause of death was, we don't know if there was any foul play and they can't give these families any conclusions. this is the scene that we've been seeing since we've been out here. investigators, a.t.f. acts, they've -- agents, they've all been out here using cadaver dogs. yesterday afternoon they found two victims. we don't know the identities of these victims, if it was a man, woman or children. we do know the people who owned this home were donald and sandy pyle. neighbors and friends tell us they fear the other four people who are missing from this fire were the couple's grandchildren. we will keep you updated on this from the scene as investigators plan to resume their search at 8:00 this morning. meanwhile the to bodies that were recovered yesterday have been sent to the baltimore medical examiner's office. back to you in the the studio.
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>> thank you, nikki. federal safety investigators could release new information this morning about the crisis near the l'enfant plaza metro station. the national transportation safety board planned a briefing at metro headquarters at 9:00 a.m. meanwhile new questions are being raised about communications problems which might have contributed to the death of a woman on a yellow line train after smoke inhalation. d.c. fire had recently encrifted its communication -- encrypted its communication system but that information was never relayed to metro. >> that ought to be an immediate red flag in terms of making sure that intraoperability is maintained. we've invested literally hundreds of millions of dollars in radio systems if they don't talk to each other in a moment of crisis, they don't do much good. >> anomalies in the ventilation system may also have played a role in the tragedy. some metro passengers we spoke to are not happy about a possible fare hike. metro is considering raising rail and bus fares by 10 cents per ride. the transit agency also wants to reduce the frequency of
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trains during peak hours. >> it's not fair at all because it takes me $15 to get from maryland to here and back and the parking. it's a lot of money. >> metro says the fare increase would produce about 22 million in revenue. a man accused of opening fire inside a metro bus is in custody this morning. police say delonte brown of southeast walked off a bus near h street and union station turned around and fired at least one shot into the bus. two people were hurt. they are expected to be okay. so far no word on a motive. a $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in a prince george's county murder case. police say the shooting of earl ross in capitol heights was not a random act. ross was found outside a house on carl gordon court with gunshot wounds. he was 24 years old. a virginia delegate at the center of a sex scandal is facing new felony charges this
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morning. delegate joseph morrissey is now accused of submitting a forged document as evidence and lying under oath. morrissey has been spending his days in the legislature and his nights in jail. this all after being accused of having sex with a 17-year-old receptionist at his law office. he denies all the charges. coming up, hundreds of people are without a home this morning after an apartment complex burst into flames. >> it's the happiest place on earth or maybe it's the germest place on earth. the link between disneyland and measles and it here you go. wow! thanks! get a free beverage in any size for enrolling in dd perks, and start earning points towards more rewards with every purchase. join today for a free beverage on us. america runs on dunkin'.
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>> 6:08. we have temperatures in the low 30s. some 30, 31. we have a few slick spots. doppler 9000 is tracking this area of light flurry/sprinkle/snow shower activity coming through. another hour for this. fog in some places like hagerstown down to a quarter mile. we'll be in the 40s later o. i'll be back with the full weekend forecast looking at a couple of systems that could bring us wintry weather friday night, saturday and again on monday. see you at about 6:16. right knew trenice with timesaver traffic. good morning. time 16:09. we're looking good -- is 6:09. we're looking good on the betway. we're seeing volume through dale city and across the occoquan towards woodbridge and on towards the springfield mixing bowl. some patchy areas of stop and go volume but elsewhere not looking too bad. we still have the disabled car that's blocking the right center lane on the outer loop of the beltway between new hampshire avenue and 95. here's a live look at that car that's out there or the volume rather that's here at the new
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hampshire avenue camera. mike, back to you. >> just about 6:10. a local state of emergency has been declared in edge diss water, -- edgewater, new jersey following a huge apartment fire which forced hundreds of people out of their homes. it started yesterday evening and burned through the entire apartment complex. the flames lit up the night sky and can be seen from the manhattan side of the hudson river. about 400 people had to be taken to shelters. there is no word on what caused the fire. but this is the second major fire at the same apartment complex since 2000. also in new jersey, two police officers in bridgetown are under investigation in the shooting death of a man during a traffic stop. >> the entire incident was recorded on a police dashboard camera. michele miller with more. >> reporter: it was 9:20 p.m. on december 30 when who officers from the bridgeton police department pulled over a car with two men inside. >> reason i'm pulling you over, you went right through that stop sign. >> reporter: the officer approached the car on the
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passenger side where 36-year- old jerome reed was sitting. after the officer requested a driver's license, the situation quickly escalated. >> show me your hands. she me [ bleep ] hands. slow me your hands. don't you [ bleep ] move. don't you [ bleep ] move. get him out of the car. >> reporter: the officer appears to reach into the car, removing a silver object. >> you reach for something, you're going to be [ bleep ] dead. he's reaching. show me your [ bleep ] hand. no, you're not. don't move. >> reporter: reed was shot multiple times and later died. maria is the dean of john jay college of criminal justice in new york and an expert in use of force by police. >> the traffic stop is the most dangerous encounter police officers have with the public. >> reporter: what went wrong there? >> instead of sitting calmly as
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the police officer is telling him, don't move, don't do anything because i'm going to shoot you, he continues to move. >> reporter: is this a justified shooting? >> in my mind, yes. >> both police officers are on paid leave. the county prosecutor is investigating. the dead man's family wants the state attorney general to take case. a man is lucky to be alive after a car plowed into a bus shelter and hit him. it happened last night on inwood avenue in wheaton near university boulevard. the driver remained on the scene. it's still unclear why his car slammed into that bus stop. a inside a georgetown home is being examined now at fort belvoir. the owner of the home says workers found it in the chimney during some renovations last month. he kempt it in his home office for a little while and moved it to his backyard shed. his wife called in some experts to check it out. 56:12, here's another -- at 6:12, here's another look at the question of the morning. >> 38% of football fans check this before a game.
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is it a, fantasy football ranking, b, team facebook pages or c, player statistics? >> laura says a, fantasy football rankings. i know i do hoping to score a touchdown with that an
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welcome back. aim nick giovanni live in the news -- i'm nick giovanni live in the newsroom. here is what is in the news
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right now. the f.b.i. has wrapped up its investigation into the shooting death of michael brown at the hands of former ferguson police officer darren wilson. after interviewing more than 100 people and looking at videos, they found wilson did not violate brown's rights. the justice department could soon close its investigation as well. wilson is still expected to face a wrongful death lawsuit from the brown family. potentially up against the clock, japan is still trying to make contact with isis who's holding a pair of japanese citizens hostage. the militants are threatening to kill those hostages tomorrow unles together crow pays a $200 million ransom. the japanese government claims so far it's heard nothing from isis. the governor says it's trying to reach the capitallors through third parties. -- captors through third parties. new violence broke out in ukraine. shelling at a bus stop has killed at least injuries have also been reported.
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the fighting comes as the military admits to losing the airport to pro-russia rebels. the latest violence figures to cr inease tension as well despite russia and ukraine agreeing on a dividing line to pull back heavy weapons. a duke university fraternity has been suspended in the wake of rape allegations. investigators say the incident took place a week ago in an off campus house beloning to alpha delta phi. the woman who was allegedly attacked said she was served hot chocolate and the next thing they remembers is waking up with her leggings torn and on the ground. the measles outbreak linked to disney theme parks in california is still growing. so far 59 people have contracted the disease. 42 of those cases have been traced back to the disneyland outbreak, including seven disney employees. a handful of cases linked to disney have been reported in utah, washington, colorado, oregon and mexico. the measles is so contagious that 90% of people who are not
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vaccinated and come in contact with an infected person will become infected. finally later today, the agriculture department is expected to introduce new sol ter standards for -- voluntary standards for the poultry industry designed to decrease the incidence of salmonella. we'll wait and see what that advice is and keep you posted. >> thank you very much. it is 6:18 on this thursday morning. fog is going to be a problem for a lot of you this morning. >> we have a little bit of precip coming through in the form of flurries, light snow, maybe a few sprinkles. i think most of this is in the form of flurries and light snow but a short period. we have a few school delays from yesterday and this morning with a couple of slick spots. you see them listed at the bottom of the screen. for closures but delays, more so in virginia. let's get you going here this thursday morning, friday eve as we like to call it. temperatures this morning are in the low 30s hovering even below freezing in a couple of spots but only the mid-40s this afternoon. expecting sunshine later this
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morning into the afternoon. so it will be a much better finish and a little breezy at times. could get gusting 15, 20 mile an hour range. what i'm tracking here, this is a line i think mainly snow. even though it's green, i think it's more snow than rain. temperatures again at or just below freezing in a few spots. anything that's not treated is going to be a little slick. you see it coming past germantown now into rockville, headed toward bethesda, d.c., all the way to fairfax out 66 in toward warrenton and passing baltimore at this moment. so out route 50, yeah, you may get a couple of flurries or sprinkles. this will be around another hour, 90 minutes. i want to put the temperatures on because you see annapolis is below freezing. easton at 32. 32 baltimore. this is why i'm concerned that any of those neighborhood streets that didn't get touched with any salt or anything, they're definitely going to be slick. maybe your driveway could be dangerous. warrenton at 30. manassas and stafford both at 32 this morning. fog the other issue that andrea
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was talking about a second ago. visibilities down to a quarter mile in hagerstown. now up to one at annapolis. a half mile orange. luray has increased from a quarter to a half. those are the morning problems. as we go through the weekend, we'll have another system tomorrow night into saturday. it will bring a little bit of a wintry mix and rain. monday a chance for some snow. 46 this afternoon. once we clear out, 31 tonight with mid-20s north and west. tomorrow 45. clouds increase late. tomorrow night into saturday, a and rain. kind of a raw day on saturday. east of 95 more likely just rain with mixing west. upper 30s for the plunge west at sandy point state park, special olympics. sunday good. monday potentially a few inches of snow and 35. trenice bishop, we're doing all right for the 6:00 hour or we have problems? >> certainly problems on the vre line through manassas. they are reporting undetermined delay times at this time for the ems activity, a pedestrian
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was struck on the rails there. delia goncalves is live at the scene and will have more information in a bit. if you generally travel on vre, i would find an alternate route to and from work. train delay times up to two hours for some trains. that's definitely -- you definitely want to find yourself another way to work. we're looking decent around most ever the area. go have delays on the capital beltway. not looking too good from 95 towards 495, the outer loop. still the disabled car that will be blocking you up. taking a live look outside, we can see the delays, volume building, volume delays only on 270 southbound making your way through montgomery county. thanks so much for waking up with us. we'll be right
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at 6:24 here are stories you may have missed. president obama speaks to students at kansas state university. lecontinue to push the agenda he laid out in his state of the union speech. yesterday he spoke to a crowd of students at boise state university in iowa. he focused on his middle class economic plan including a proposal to make community college free for students who maintain a certain gpa. the president says he's still hopeful democrats and republicans can work together but he says washington must do more to help working americans. >> let's make sure all our people have the tools and the support that they need to go as far as their dreams and their
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efforts will take them. that's what middle class economics is. >> all the president really offered last night was more taxes, more government, more of the same approach that has failed the middle class for decades. >> they're also focused on helping america's middle class but they say less government is the answer. the white house is accusing speaker john boehner of breaching diplomatic protocol. he invited israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to address the joint session of congress coming up on february 11. the white house says it did not hear about this invitation until shortly before the speaker announced it. diplomatic protocol requires all foreign leaders contact the white house and notify them about trips to the united states. john baner disagrees with that assessment. -- john boehner disagrees with that assessment. a bill authorizes $10 billion in new fences and technology for the border. some conservatives are opposed saying it does not do enough to
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curb illegal immigration. an ohio man was indict bid a federal grand jury in cincinnati. the 20-year-old is charged with attempting to kill u.s. officials and employees at the u.s. capitol. he was arrested outside a gun shop a week ago. the f.b.i. says christopher cornell planned to attack the capitol with pipe bombs and shooting government officials and employees. the navy captain in charge of the naval station at guantanamo bay, cuba, has been fired. captain john r. nettleton was relieved of duty due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command. nettleton is under investigation in the con-- in connection with the death of christopher terr found dead by the coast guard january 11. history is being made in havana. a second day of talks between the u.s. and cuban diplomats is expected to go today.
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diplomats from both nations are trying to iron out some specifics when it comes to reestablishing diplomatic ties it the two countries. so far the talks have focused on easing travel restrictions on u.s. diplomats in cuba and coordinating immigration policies. >> despite the clear differences that remain between our countries, the united states and cuba can find opportunities to advance our mutually shared interests as well as engage in a respectful and thoughtful dialogue. >> talks will also address reestablishing an official u.s. embassy in cuba. there's also an existing office there which handles some of the diplomatic issues, but the u.s. wants to increase staffing there. yesterday snow was a beautiful nuisance but there's some consequences happening this morning. we're waking up to some fog and icy spots out there today. >> because of that and the refreezing that's happening in some places, it's a yellow alert day, at least for the
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morning hours. allyson rae joins us live on the weather terrace. as you head out the door, it's a good idea to be careful. good morning, allyson. >> reporter: good morning. lots of weather activity going on. we have some fog and outside right now there's a little bit of light rain. it's not enough for the umbrella but it is a nuisance for sure. take a look at our biggest concern this morning, the fog. we have about a three fourth of a mile visibility in baltimore. about a mile for gaithersburg and it gets pretty bad through warrenton. a half a mile in orange. some drizzle and flurries out there. watch out for the refreezing. temperatures just about the freezing mark but we will warm up and see a nice afternoon with sunshine and temperatures above average. let's go over to traffic with trenice. thank you, allyson. we're starting to see volume build especially for folks in southern maryland. good morning you to. looking good on 301. not so much northbound trying to get to branch avenue. going to be slow there.
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20 -- 2010 also seeing volume -- 210 also seeing volume. regular delays on 295, southbound lanes trying to make your way to the 11th street bridge. you'll slow ear. here are your -- here. here are your delays. typical for any morning that ends in y if you're traveling through the d.c. northeast corridor. 270 somebody not too terrible. some delays here, 210 -- i'm sorry 270 to 109 down from hyattstown. i'm in pg county today. not looking good for folks there trying to make their way towards the beltway. mike, andrea? >> thanks, trenice. we continue to follow breaks news out of manassas, virginia. a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train around 3:45 this morning. vre's twitter page says it was an amtrak train. >> delia goncalves is live near wary road where this -- wary road where this happened -- quarry road where . what do we know so far? >> the platform here at clear out because a lot of passengers received the latest tweet from vre saying they
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don't know how long this delay will take. they suggest that passengers find alternate routes of transportation heading into washington, d.c. about a mile down the tracks here from manassas park, you can see the headlight of that freight train that struck the passenger early this morning. and that is what's causing these major delays. we are told that the vre train that was heading this way has now returned to the broad run station. so that's an indication that even vre of course not certain when this will clear up on the tracks and when they can start running again to get these folks to washington, d.c. we talked to a commuter who was here waiting patiently for some time as opposed to driving or metroing into d.c. saying it boils down to communication because he believes that perhaps vre wasn't told of the situation immediately and that
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is perhaps why the information came down, so late to a lot of these customers. it was nearly 5:30, about two hours or so after the incident until folks here at manassas park were told there was a delay. of course now the platform beginning to clear as folks are getting this latest information that vre is not certain when this will clear up and when they can get their train running again. the vre train heading to manassas park has now returned so broad run. that's the very latest here from manassas, delia goncalves, wusa9. >> delia, have we been able to find anything out about the pedestrian, if they are alive or not? >> reporter: we don't have that information. we're told the location is around 8500 block of quarry road. we did go by that location when we first arrived here about an hour or so ago. couldn't see any activity. but what you do see behind me
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is kind of in a wooded area off quarry road. so we're not certain. we haven't had access to that scene. we have seen some police activity through our photographer's zoom lens so we can see it's still an active investigation but we don't have any information in regards to the pedestrian. we do know that the initial calls that came in was for emergency services but there was no transport to the hospital once the emergency personnel did arrive. >> thank you, delia, live in manassas this morning. the bodies of two people have been found in the charred remains of an annapolis area mansion which burned to the ground on monday. >> four people at this point are unaccounted for. six people were in the house. a husband, wife and four grand children. nikki burdine joins us live with more. do we know who those bodies were that were found, nikki?
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>> reporter: they don't know when we'll know the identities. we know the people who own the home were donald and sandy pyle. friends and neighbors tell us the four potential victims they are looking for could be the couple's grandchildren. they of course made that discovery yesterday of to bodies. investigators were out here all day and then they briefed us yesterday. it was a very brief press conference where they told us they were able to use cadaver dogs and they made that discovery. still four victims unaccounted for. police will be back out here starting at 8:00 to start searching through the ruins. it's a very tedious process. this is a 16,000 square foot house. on top of digging up all these massive pieces of debris and these large-scale beams and making it safe for investigators to come through, they have about five houses worth of stuff to dig through and try to find out if there are any victims here. again, investigators will be
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back out here but i've been speaking to them the past couple of days and they are trying their best to give these families closure because this is a very difficult part of this, just not knowing but they have to be as careful as to be very meticulous as they are investigating the scene because at the end of the day this is still a crime scene because there are fatalities here. until we know how these people died, we don't know if there was any foul play or not. those bodies taken yesterday to the medical examiner's office. we'll keep you updated when they find anything here. back to you in the studio. >> nikki burdine following this story from annapolis, maryland. late last night house republican leaders killed an abortion bill. the measure would have banned virtually all late-term abortions. the g.o.p. had planned to push that legislation through today but the plan was dropped after meetings with women republican lawmakers and others who oppose that measure. the house vote was supposed to coincide with today's march for life in washington. thousands of antiabortion
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protesters will mark the anniversary of the 1973 supreme court decision which legalized abortion. the house now plans to vote on legislation that would ban taxpayer funding for abortion. that's a measure that's already largely in effect. a youth rally aimed at ending legalized abortion isle planned today in washington. the archdiocese of washington is organizing the event. it takes place at verizon center starting at 7:30 this morning. more than 28,000 cast lick teenagers from around the country are -- catholic teenagers from around the country are expected to attend and join the march afterwards. we want to congratulate our facebook fan of the day john houk from falls church, virginia. he says, i really enjoy waking up to the wusa9 news team. you guys know how to start my day off right from the traffic to the weather to the local news, i can't go a day without you. i also like the question of the day. my wife and i compete for the correct answer. keep it up. >> you think john is at the kentucky derby with that hat?
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we're going to see much better conditions here by late morning into the the afternoon as sun returns. you'll notice an area of light snow showers, a couple of sprinkles coming through now. it is starting to clear out in loudoun and montgomery counties all moving to the east, southeast. just an isolated slick spot and fog. sunny and 40 later. your seven-day in about five minutes. now trenice and timesaver traffic. virginia is for lovers but folks on 66 not loving the commute this morning. slow and stop and go most of wait from manassas inbound toward centreville and fairfax and on towards the beltway. elsewhere we're also slow on the beltway. just volume delays on 495 north of the american legion bridge trying to make your way from virginia to maryland or vice versa. a bit of a slow ride now this morning. mike, andrea? microsoft has unveiled a new device which lets you see holograms or 3-d images in space which you can interact with and manipulate.
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>> we have more on a new hollowed lens which is built on microsoft's new windows 10 operating system. it comes with an upgrade. >> welcome to windows hall graphic. >> reporter: microsoft unveil add new device that does away with the computer screen. the lens is a wearable computer that aims to map the world around you and is enabled by the new windows 10 operating ing your living room into a surreal gaming environment. >> reporter: while we're halo lens, you can access studio software to design their own holo grams. holo lens wasn't the only new damage jet announced while microsoft rolled out new details about windows 10. the display uses the new software and is designed to making meetings and group projects more productive. besides being completely touch enabled, the microsoft surface hub pairs up for --
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[indiscernible] when it's designed to seamlessly work across all devices through a program they called continuum. >> windows 10 will support the broadest device family ever. >> reporter: it will also put their digital personal assistant for mobile into pcs. >> great. i'll remind you. >> reporter: microsoft is banking on these updates plus the return of some familiar features like the start button to gain 10 more widespread adoption after windows 8 failed to do so. >> we want to move from people needing windows to choosing windows to loving windows. >> reporter: the new software and products won't be available till later this year but we now know what microsoft's vision of the future looks like. in redmond, washington, for cbs news. >> windows 10 will be a free upgrade within the first year for existing windows 8, windows 7 and windows phone users. the hollo lens and surface hub will be available later this year. >> you feeling the love for
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windows? >> no. we have good news and bad news about employment numbers as we begin our look at thursday's money. >> nick giovanni is here with those stories and more. >> reporter: we'll start with the bad news. american expression is planning to cut -- express is planning to cut more than 4,000 jobs which makes up 6% of the work force. it will take place in the u.s. and internationally. american express will offset the layoffs by hiring in other sections of the big. if you happen to be looking for work, meanwhile, break out that suit because we have got a winter community job fair to report. it's happening today if 10:00 a.m. till 1:30 this afternoon insides the jcm center at american university in manassas, virginia. it's located at 9705 liberia avenue. job seekers are encouraged to dress in professional attire and bring several copies of their resume. if you plan on parking it at the house for a while, consider this a multipurpose man cave. a company in st. george, utah is selling storage units that double as a man cave.
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the 25 by 50 foot space comes with all the comforts of home you can customize to your taste starting with ac. a base model costs around $150,000. you are looking at it right there. also a place to park your toys if you will. talk about customizing. it's also equipped to include a kitchen and a bathroom inside a storage unit. >> those are necessities, my friend. >> absolutely. $100,000. >> a pretty penny. >>
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it is time to see what our partners at cbs are covering. >> lovely gayle king joins us live from new york. >> yes, i am here, mike and andrea. good to see you ahead. we'll take you live to havana where historic talks are under way to improve relations between the u.s. and cuba. plus, the healing power of the human voice, only on cbs this morning. i like it any time we can say that by the way. a groundbreaking study that could unlock the key to helping
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coma patients and we'll talk with oscar nominee benedict cumberbatch and how it fees to suddenly be considered a sex symbol. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. andrea, what's it like for you every day to work with a sex symbol? look to your side. >> i am humbled to be in this position here. it's amazing. >> check is in the mail. thank you. >> you know what it's like working next to charlie. >> yes, i absolutely do know. it's such an honor and a privilege. humble is the world i would not use. i would just say yippee. >> thank you, gayle. >> we'll be watching. have a great morning. it is 6:47. time to answer our question of the morning. 38% of football fans check this before a game. is it a, fantasy football rankings, b, the team's facebook page or c, player statistics? >> rita maria love says b, team facebook page to see what they've got to say about their team. she's right. the answer is b, the facebook
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page. here's a man with all the answers, howard bernstein, on our yellow alert morning. >> we've got some fog, a couple of areas of light snow, sleet coming through. a little coating being put down. >> like half a dozen two-hour delays? >> six, seven of them. more in virginia than maryland. we're talking about -- i know loudoun was one of them. >> you can see them at the bottom of the screen. >> a couple hours conditions will be a lot better. i think everybody is making a good call this morning, whether ir' going on time or -- whether they're going on time or two- hour delay. we'll get a lot better later this morning into the afternoon. clouds are thick. they'll be slow to break this morning but this afternoon expecting sunshine. partly to mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid-40s. fredricksburg area you'll be closer to 50 this afternoon and breezy at time. some of the northwesterly winds could gust toward 20 miles an hour. this is what's coming through now. just the last little bit of lie snow, snow shower activity coming through. i know you're seeing more green but i think this is actually
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wet snow, sleet across parts of anne arund county coming right through d.c. and out 66 here. fort of 66 we're starting to clear out as we see this passing through us. if you're down through calvert county, st. mary's county, charles county, this is all going to be tracking toward you. same story as we head toward dale city, quantico, stafford, fredricksburg. this still has to come through your neck of the woods. if you have a brief period of snow showers, that will put just a coating. fog still a problem. we have visibility as quarter mile this westminster and hagerstown. half mile at pax river naval air staying and orange right now one-quarter of a mile with temps this morning running 30'ish. reagan national up to 37 with cloudy skies and just a little fog in washington. our forecast calls for temps in the 40s today with sunshine returning later this morning into the afternoon. mid-40s tomorrow with clouds increasing. tomorrow night into saturday the system is going to bring a wintry mix and rain. potentially more rain east of i-
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95. we'll watch that in case it changes but a yellow alert for saturday. sunday is okay. then monday a clipper will bring some snow and then some cold behind that. tuesday a windy, cold day with flurries high of 32. it's 6:50. good thursday morning. howard bernstein, good thursday morning to you as well. not too tough for a thursday but activity northbound branch avenue, left lane crowded. a bit of a correction of location. the left lane will be slow making your way northbound from branch avenue towards the beltway. elsewhere more issues for folks trying to take vre trains through manassas. trains 322, 324 and 326 are all holding at broad run this morning. unexpected delay types. i would advise driving to work if you generally take vre. not too shabby out here. this is the beltway at branch avenue. volume delays. no reports of any issues. lanes are open. thanks so much for
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altercation last august. a mtz ms. grand jury refuse -- missouri grand jury refused to indict him. after conducting interviews with more than 200 people and reviewing surveillance tapes and cell phone videos the f.b.i. said it found no evidence to show wilson intentionally violated brown's civil rights. the shooting sparked widespread protests and accusations that the officer had used unjustifiable force. president obama addressed the issue in his state of the union address. >> surely we can understand a father who fears his son can't walk home without being harassed. >> reporter: a broader investigation by the justice department into the practices of the ferguson police department continues. prosecutors are trying to determine if the largely white ferguson force has demonstrated a history of racial profiling and discrimination. in his state of the state address, missouri governor jay nixon spoke of the need for reform. >> we need to sup portlipo cies that foster racial understanding and compassion. and we must recruit, train, and certify professional law enforcement that reflects the diversity of the community it serves.
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>> reporter: authorities again released video of more than a hundred people wanted for looting at a local market during the height of the violence. >> that was susan mcginnis reporting. in arlington right now crews are on the scene of a two- alarm house fire. one person has been rescued and taken to the hospital. this is on south randolph street. crews got the victim out of the house into the hospital but the condition of the person is not known. we'll bring you more information as soon as we get it. new england patriots coach bill belichick hold as free- super bowl news conference this morning and he'll likely face questions for the investigation of the team for underinflated footballs. 116 the 12 -- 11 of the 12 footballs did not have enough air making them easier to grip and to throw in sunday's afc championship game. weather wise we have a little snow shower activity and fog this morning. better afternoon. we'll be in the mid-40s.
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tomorrow no problems. tomorrow night, saturday, wintry mix and rain. the plunge fest, nick giovanni, you're going to be a trooper to get out and do that for the special olympics on saturday. good for you. at sandy point. some snow friday into saturday and another clipper system. trains 324, 322 and 326 all holding this morning with the incident with the pedestrian struck in manassas. delays up to at least two hours for some trains. cbs this morning is next. online privacy, just how cure is your password as hack attacks get more sophisticated. find out what you need to know to keep your identity safe. >> where's the beef? barbecue problems in texas. >> what? >> yeah. >> no way. >> trenice and i will be back in just 25 minutes with traffic and weather updates. >> for news, weather and traffic 24 hours a day, just use our mobile app. >> who's doing noon with me?
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glil' be there-- >> >> i'll be there. >> i'll see you then and hope to should you, too. >> have a good thursday.
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