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Washington DC Gas Shortage: 80% of Stations Still out of Fuel
"Empty, you're gonna have to visit a few gas stations before you find one that has fuel especially true if you're in the district, Gasbuddy says 81% of stations in the nation's capital are out of gas. It says the gas crunch in the district is the worst in the nation, Maryland and Virginia faring much better, only about a third of stations of dry in those states. The loosening of
Fighting Intensifies Between Israel and Hamas
"And Hamas militants in Gaza intensified further today when Israel leveled a 12 story building that housed several media outlets, among them The Associated Press and Al Jazira. Israel gave a now hours notice before launching the Rockets that turned the high rise into rubble and the people in the building were evacuated. CBS NEWS correspondent MTs T. AP reports Israel is under increasing pressure to agree to a cease fire. We do know that Hamas said to Israel Hey, we're ready for a ceasefire in Israel said No. In fact, we spoke to Mark Regev, who's a senior adviser for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, just yesterday, and he said that's a ceasefire wasn't on the cards. But with this international pressure growing, we have a number of Arab countries really pushing for this. We have a number of European countries pushing this for this. Now the kind of concern we're hearing from Washington. There could be some sort of what's described here is the cessation of hostility, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. On social media. We have communicated directly to the Israelis that ensuring the safety and security of journalists and independent media is a paramount responsibility. The Israeli military claims it targeted the building because Hamas intelligence agencies were using the media offices as human shields. Gas supplies. They're starting to
Walmart Drops Mask Mandate Following New CDC Guidelines
"Doing now that the CDC is issued new guidelines for the fully vaccinated, the world's largest retailer, says it's allowing vaccinated shoppers and workers to go massless in its stores. This is what community looks like. WalMart announced its new policy yesterday following the CDC easing of mass guidelines on Thursday. Vaccinated workers can stop wearing masks on Tuesday. They'll get $75 if they can prove they got the vaccine as an incentive vaccinated shoppers can immediately stop wearing masks. WalMart says they'll be held to an honor system but won't be asked their vaccine status, state or local laws will still supersede the policy if they require masks. Wendy Gillette CBS News in just a
Israel Destroys AP Office, Hamas Operatives in Gaza Building
"In Israeli airstrike destroyed a high rise building where the Associated Press head offices in the Gaza Strip. The building housed the AP Al Jazeera in a number of offices and apartments. AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt calls the airstrike in incredibly disturbing development, He says the news organization is shocked and horrified. The Israeli military will target and destroy the building housing, a piece bureau and other news organizations in Gaza. He says. The military new journalists were there the game he did receive a warning that the building would be hit. Doesn't AP Journalists and freelancers were inside, but we were able to evacuate in time, Pruitt says. The world will know no less about what's happening in Gaza because of the air
Joe Biden’s Private Venmo Account Discovered in ‘Less Than 10 Minutes’
"Buzzfeed news is reporting it located President Biden's private Venmo account and that it only took 10 minutes to do so. It's reporters began the search after seeing a New York Times article about the president, sending his grandchildren money by way of the money sharing APP. Although the president's transactions were not publicly available, his friends were To reaching out to the White House for comment. Buzzfeed says Mr Biden's alleged Venmo account was wiped of any friends. Then most says the safety and privacy of its users and their information is always a top
With ‘The Underground Railroad,’ Barry Jenkins looks squarely at Black trauma
"Underground railroad was a network of abolitionists routes to free slaves. But what if it was an actual railroad with a train chugging toward freedom? That's the premise of Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, now adapted by Barry Jenkins into a 10 episode miniseries. This isn't a straightforward, inspirational narrative like Harriet. This combines the brutality of roots with the social commentary of watchman and a hint of magical realism like the Polaroids. Press to some ADO is empathetic as the lead Joe Edger tennis sinister as the villain, slave catcher and child star chased Dillon is his precocious psychic. I still have eight episodes to go. But judging by the first two were in for a powerful train ride by a master conductor. I'm Toby Toby film critic Jason Fraley, giving the underground railroad for five stars. So far, dolphin
U.S. Retail Sales Pause, Record Savings Seen Supporting Spending
"Latest round of stimulus checks burn. The hole in our wall. It's spurring and almost 11% jump in retail spending in March, and that lasted all the way through April, We bought cars spent in restaurants and bars. But April's numbers were flat because we also cut spending on clothing furniture, as well as an online and big box stores the total value of retail sales last month Oh did hit a record.
Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Bipartisan Jan. 6 Commission
"House Democrats and Republicans have announced a bipartisan agreement for a 9 11 type commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection. Legislation is expected to be taken up
North Carolina Student Made to Cut Hair During Softball Game
CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Go Maskless in Most Places
"Increasingly tired of wearing that face mask. Possible. The extraordinary success we've had in vaccinated so many Americans so quickly today. We've given out 250 million shots in 114 days, The move comes is more than 100 million Americans have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine. Remember, those state and local governments have the final word on these rules, and nothing has changed across the D. M V Tonight. In terms of mask rules, CNN senior Health editor Maggie Fox spoke the W T O P. Shawn and Hillary a little earlier about how this came about. He has been under a lot of pressure from a lot of places to go. That people can do more once they're vaccinated as a way of encouraging people to get vaccinated. The CDC has been digging in its heels. But today, Dr Wolinsky, the director of the CDC, said that enough has happened to wear her agency feels comfortable in sort of changing the guidance and lightening it up, she says. That the number of cases have been dropping. There's been more vaccine, There's more people getting vaccinated. And she says the science has shown that the vaccines are very effective that they protect people against variants and, most importantly, that people who are vaccinated are not very likely to catch the virus and spread it to people who are unvaccinated. What the CDC saying is, If you're vaccinated, your safe and the people around, you are safe. So there's no more reason for you to have to wear a mask. A final thought for us as we approach the weekend and all of a sudden we find out. Maybe we can do some more stuff. Well, probably thought but again, it's up to your local jurisdiction to decide so the CDC does not set law president Biden said. We will not be enforcing this local jurisdictions. Specially probably here in the D C area are probably going to keep some of their restrictions on people and stores. Restaurants bars places like that are very likely to keep their restrictions because there's one big issue you can't tell who has been vaccinated, then senior health editor Maggie Thoughts
Minneapolis Trial Postponed for 3 Former Police Officers in George Floyd Death
"Of three fired officers charged in the death of George Floyd has been postponed from August of this year until March next year. In his ruling, judge Peter Cahill indicated that his decision is based in large part on the fact that the three Thomas Layne Alexander King and to Tao, along with Derek Sheldon, were indicted last week on federal civil rights charges, which could bring more serious penalties than the state charges of aiding and abetting. In addition, Cahill noted that the defense team should be given More time after the recently concluded trial of showman who was found guilty of 2nd and 3rd degree murder, along with second degree manslaughter for the killing of George Floyd, Adam
Elon Musk Backtracks, Says Tesla Won't Accept Bitcoin
Biden Signs Executive Order Aimed at Boosting Cybersecurity
"Didn't signing an executive order meant to strengthen the U. S cyber security defenses in response to a syriza of headline grabbing hacking incidents that highlight how vulnerable the country's public and private sectors are too high tech spies and criminals operating from a half a world away. Now the order will require all federal agencies use basic cyber security defenses. Such as multi factor authentication and require new security standards for software makers that can contract with the federal government's. Those in charge, are hoping to leverage the federal government's massive spending power to improve software security in the private sector. We're just
Suspect in Times Square Shooting Arrested in Florida
"Knew this afternoon A man suspected of shooting Three people in New York's Times Square, including a four year old girl is now under arrest today in Florida, Farrakhan Mohammed was taken into custody near Jacksonville four days after the shooting on Saturday that rattled the New York tourist haven. Mohammed is suspected of wounding three people with stray bullets during a dispute in Times Square about five in the afternoon. On Saturday, the 23 year old tourist visiting from Rhode Island, was shot in the leg of 43 year old woman from New Jersey shot in the foot. The four year old girl from Brooklyn was shot in the
Border Apprehensions Rose Slightly in April
House GOP Expels Liz Cheney From Leadership
"House House Republicans Republicans have have voted voted to to remove remove representative representative Liz Liz Cheney Cheney as as GOP GOP conference conference chair. chair. Chaney's Chaney's been been very very vocal vocal with with her opposition of former president Trump repeatedly calling him out over his election fraud claims immediately after the vote, Cheney responded. I think that it is an indication of where the Republican Party is, and I think that the party is in a place that we've got to bring it back from and we've got to get back. Back to a position where we are a party to confide for conservative principles that can fight for substance. We cannot be dragged backward by the very dangerous lies of a former president, she says. She's not backing down. I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office. No love lost between the two in a statement. Mr Trump calls List Trainee A bitter, horrible human being. CBS News Special
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Medina Spirit Treated With Ointment Containing Anti-Inflammatory Drug
"Like you're an update to the saga of a horse on steroids at the Kentucky Derby Bomb. Bedford is changing his story. The trainer of Medina Spirit now says the horse was treated with an anti fungal ointment, which does contain the steroid Bethune methadone. That's the drug that was detected in the post race drug test. Bamford earlier said he had no idea how the drug might have gotten into the horse's system. Connect be mean. Treat him or that we don't even use that. The ointment is commonly used on some horses, but is a violation in Kentucky if detected on race
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"Largely peaceful WTOP's Alejandro Alvarez reporting the protesters momentarily turned a song it's almost nightfall and this growing crowd here has just taken a seat and turned away from the lines of military police and National Guard to turn on their phone lights raise them in the air and singing lean on me by bill withers in unison it goes to show you how it's a perfect example of how peaceful today has been and how the mood has entirely changed from the chaos and the anger and frustration that we've seen from days ago and that again is WTOP's Alondra Alvarez with the protesters new charges have been filed in connection with the death of George Floyd at the hands of those Minneapolis police the former police former officer Derek shop it now faces an upgraded charge according to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison I believe the evidence available west now supports the stronger charge of second degree murder Ellison says charges have now been filed against the three other former officers involved in Floyd staff arrest warrants were issued for former Minneapolis police officers J. A. king I was laying and to trial Ellison says he's one goal is to seek justice for George Floyd bill ray Cobb CBS news and according to a newly released autopsy report from the Hennepin county medical examiner George Floyd was known to be positive for covert nineteen on April third now to your health sponsored by my eye doctor doctors of optometry visit my eye doctor dot com the stress of the dole threats of protest and a pandemic is enough to stress out the best of us so what do you do if you just can't take it anymore first don't over expose yourself to emotionally charged news says Dr Daniel Z. Lieberman professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the George Washington University School of medicine and health sciences and author of the molecule of more you don't keep yourself informed it shouldn't take more than let's say forty five minutes a day he says people should try to keep to a schedule maintaining healthy daily routines are simply going to make them more resilient and more able to manage the stress other tips include getting outside maintaining social contact and talking with others about the tough issues of the day Hey John Aaron WTOP news it's nine twenty two we're learning tonight that that tear gas used to break up protests could put the protesters at increased risk of contracting coronavirus this according to researchers at Duke University who say the gas causes coughing which then can spread the virus from an infected person they also say it can irritate your lungs making someone more likely to get the virus use of tear gas to disperse protesters has long been criticized by organizations such as the ACLU American civil liberties union and finding covert nineteen can be tough so inner technology this is so exciting even before call of it there was so many situations when patients could not make it to that therapy appointments at Johns Hopkins hospital Dr Priti Robyn says the mind motion go gaming platform helps people with mobility issues it uses a monitor and camera to track performance the fifteen K. FS what kinds of movement problems the individual happiness it.
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"My parents listening to WTOP in the car and hearing as a kid traffic and weather together on the eggs now I get to work at what I consider the most trusted local news source in Washington I love the immediacy of radio I mean if news is breaking I can run into the studio and update you on what we know as it's happening never miss a moment check back throughout the day for WTOP updates twenty four seven three sixty five listen live on air on Alexa or on the WTOP at twelve twenty eight traffic and weather on the eight to read A. Kessler in the traffic center updating the situation in Maryland on the beltway traffic is once again moving on the inner loop of the beltway near Saint Barnabas road the accident activity remains along the right side is also blocking off the ramp from St Barnabas road onto the inner loop of the beltway not sure if they're letting that traffic kind of ICANN with everybody else getting by you may just be stopped on that ramp until they can move some things in the area as a result same part of his road trying to get onto the interleukin self is back to branch Avenue but you are staying to the far left side of the roadway if you're on the beltway to get by all the activity also the problem along I. seventy westbound I. seventy the accident happened before the exit for sixty six in Boonsboro that involved a tractor trailer on its side yeah that is still blocked at that point they may be leading on the traffic that was stopped behind it off on the right shoulder but for now they continue to divert everybody on westbound I. seventy off at seventeen in Meyersville this is because seventeen to be incredibly slow and forty is at a crawl as well trying to make your way anywhere through the area eastbound doesn't look to be affected right now in the district we have major delays along D. C. two ninety five in both directions China had near Benning road southbound delays before boroughs passed banning road northbound delay from Pennsylvania Avenue to before bending road not sure if it's work in both directions but something to keep an eye out for Johns Hopkins medicine in the greater Washington area celebrates cancer survivors during national cancer survivors month to learn more visit Hopkins cancer DC dot org I'm reading Kessler WTOP traffic our meteorologist Lauren Reckitt let's get some sunshine today with a little bit of cloud cover that's going to help he goes up into the low to mid nineties about a thirty percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm after about seven or eight o'clock tonight and that's mainly going to be north of DC and Maryland even into the Shenandoah Valley we'll keep a chance overnight and through early tomorrow morning otherwise through the day tomorrow back around ninety back to muggy conditions scattered showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon sixty percent chance some of those could be strong to severe Friday in Saturday morning's drawing afternoons showers and thunderstorms possible temperatures in the mid upper eighties Friday Saturday am storm team four meteorologist lord Ricketts eighty six and partly cloudy headed to the nineties this is WTOP your source for today's top news traffic and weather the DMV always connected and constantly updated twenty four seven three sixty five in your car at home at work and on the go WTOP this a moment good afternoon I'm Deborah fine steam Jocelyn Jessen is at the editor's desk coming up developing right now announcement expected this afternoon from the Minnesota Attorney General on additional charges for officers in the George Floyd case we'll have the latest also developing an eleven PM curfew in effect for the district tonight president trump stressing the need for a dominant force as his defense secretary rejects using active duty troops on America's streets an investigation into why helicopters were used to disperse DC protesters on the kind of life Wall Street looking good the Dow up for ten the nasdaq up forty seven the SNP up thirty five it's twelve thirty one developing news at this hour Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison will reportedly soon make a significant announcement as to whether there will be more changes in the George flow of charges rather in the George Floyd case according to CNN Ellison's office has reportedly finished an initial review of the evidence against the now former police officers involved in the case three of the four who were shown standing nearby in that viral video of Floyd's death have not yet been charged but Minneapolis's police chief says they were complicit in Floyd's death the officer who pin Floyd.
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"WTOP's continuing coverage of the protests here in DC and around the country over the death of George Floyd and a new development this afternoon on last night's protests here in the district The Washington Post reports Attorney General William Barr personally ordered law enforcement to extend the perimeter around Lafayette square right before president trump spoke in the rose garden that happened around six forty five last night just before the curfew in the city was to go into effect the paper quotes anonymous sources inside the administration it also reports bar was involved in the decision making process and that decision was made late Sunday or early Monday to extend the perimeter that's according to two federal officials we've mentioned al bar went to the scene yesterday to see if the perimeter was extended according to the post he told law enforcement officials to get it done more details soon here on WTOP two fifty two overseas there have been some new expressions of grief and horror at the death of George Floyd yes B. B. C. owned urban contemporary station among a number of British broadcasting outlets that have changed their programming today to mark blackout Tuesday reflecting on George Floyd's death and on Britain's only struggles over coming with at least one official inquire he has called institutional racism in British policing and that CBS correspondent Vicki Barker in London now destructive protests in DC following the death of George Floyd feel familiar to people who lived through the riots of nineteen sixty eight those riots took place after the assassination of Dr Martin Luther king junior I am eighty six years old and I said but Dr king and the children bone and listen so attentively as he shared his dreams co founder of Ben's chili bowl and DC Virginia alley words can't express pain that I feel and I continue to see how young people dying at the hands of the police and seeing frustration fueled riots the city twice in one lifetime alley says it's heartbreaking all these years it's just amazing to me that this is where we're continuing to go through the same thing alley says now she can only pray she lives long enough to see positive change Kristy king WTOP news two fifty three in other news this afternoon the nation's military service academies are planning to bring students back for the fall semester let's find out more from federal news networks Jared Serbu each academy sent its students home in March and quickly transition to distance learning but they're planning to have students physically present in at least some form this fall bye said Roshan Bach the superintendent of the Naval Academy says some parts of mid ship and academic work can be done virtually but other parts of their military training require them to be Indianapolis he says the academy will implement new protocols to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission Jared Serbu federales network up next the money news more beer but no Chaparro for Maryland's biggest brewer I'm Jeff label it's two fifty four school is different for us right now going to class online learning three.
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"At WTOP dot com sometimes the apple your smartphone doesn't give you the full story the crash involving the overturned tractor trailer near the Woodrow Wilson bridge the earlier flooding has receded and both of your lanes are open outer loop before river road downed tree along the right side but it's in that extra lane with a fuel leak their training the saddle tanks right now there's a hazmat crew on the scene WTOP he gives you the why behind the what your traffic woes traffic reports every ten minutes on the aids on WTOP may thirty first in just thirty first not quite may twenty four Thursday morning welcoming to WTOP and coming right up this half hour sizing up loud in the state of the county I'm Dick Ileana sports at fifteen and powered by red river technology decisions aren't black and white thank rad one fifteen time now once again for your vote for the NHL returning a right to a playoff system well according to a report from sportsnet that the two sides the image on the NHLPA are working on a twenty fourteen conference based playoff set up according to the sources in the report it would be if a two hub cities to have to wait see but their least talking in the return to play committee is getting closer and closer into making a presentation but that is the report from sportsnet the NC double a voting on Wednesday that campus activities can resume June first in football men's and women's basketball as well an Ohio state athletic director gene Smith said on Wednesday that his athletic department is run several social distancing models to consider having fans in the stands at games this fall in Ohio stadium would normally capacity of over a hundred thousand whole crowds closer twenty to twenty two thousand but up to forty to fifty thousand if the guidelines are relaxed Redskins rookie wide receiver Antonio Gandy golden said he tested positive for corona virus a March twenty fourth he said the symptoms were mild but he self quarantine for two weeks following guidelines and health experts he said he's fully cleared on April seventh and feels a hundred percent and Denny Hamlin wins his second race of the year taking the checkered flag the Toyota five hundred Darlington toward walls WTOP's warts CBS news update ten thousand evacuated up to nine feet of water in the streets days of heavy rains led to catastrophic flooding in central Michigan Midland county commissioner mark phone through the amount of water across the county will take multiple days to receive it's also possible we won't even hit a twenty four foot flood stage until the end of the weekend or later governor Gretchen Whitmer we're gonna get through this it is a tough time to be sure but we are going to get through this we know that tough times don't last but tough people do the two dams near Midland.
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"WTOP's federal government health leaders testified today before Senate panel virtually about where the US stands during the pandemic and all agree that we all need to be cautious as several states begin to re open I talked to the Washington post national political reporter Robert cost about what we learned from this hearing as president trump continues to move forward with trying to re open the nation's economy one of his top health officials Dr Anthony Fauci warned Congress on Tuesday that prematurely opening state amid this pandemic could lead to disaster he warned of gas on the horizon and this was a warning bell for Congress as it continues its probe of the trump administration's response and handling of this crisis the messages and answers were heard today offer warnings about reopening the timetable for effective treatments vaccine testing a lot caution which seems to keep contradicting what president trump continues to push which is a fast re opening nationally and across the country you still see governor struggling to get the testing capacity that they need especially in highly populated areas I spoke earlier Tuesday with governor Ralph Northam Virginia he said he still dealing with many issues but that he tried to reopen partially some restaurants and beaches and what many states of hospital capacity at this time there's still the possibility of spread it everywhere you go out you said because if social distancing is lax you could see the spread continue this feel like this hearing was away for the White House to detach itself from the initial objective of the task force by leading founding others testify on their own so that prison and trump and the rest of the administration can go all in on re opening without any more direct connections to reservations that health leaders might have this is only the beginning of congressional scrutiny and what you see here is the White House trying to manage that battleground house Democrats who run that chamber have been trying to pursue testimony from many trump administration officials including Dr Bakshi but the White House is blocked Dr couching others from testifying before the democratic controlled house they have allowed Dr Banerjee to testify before the Republican controlled Senate and it that scenario gives the White House in their view a little bit more control over the amount of time that is taking about the way the whole hearing flows so look for the white house based on my reporting to try to focus more on the Senate in the coming weeks but look the house Democrats have subpoena power and they're not going away and that's Robert constant national political reporter over the Washington post eleven thirteen here on W. T. O. P. Maryland residents telling lawmakers they are stuck in the state's unemployment system and unable to get answers while bills pile up what I want to know is how our family supposed to survive Amanda Douglas told members of two state Senate committees in Annapolis she's never been unemployed before and that navigating the state's newly created beacon portal set up by the department of labor has been an exercise in frustration I called thousands of times daily just to get the same busy signal I've emailed every email address I could find with no response more than one thousand people signed up to testify to lawmakers about the problems with the website Douglas said she found some help on Facebook pages were Marylanders shared their experiences and sympathized with others people that haven't been paid in two months or more and small businesses that are just they're they're never going to recover governor Larry Hogan he said the website was fixed and that wait times were down to zero Tuesday the department of labor posted a statement saying ninety percent of people filing claims had been paid within twenty one days Kate Ryan WTOP news prince William county is changing up its location again the house the homeless the county's going to move its overnight shelter and drop in centres of the Shomron Baulkham del city recreation center two months ago the normal shelter had to move to the for laws of building in Woodbridge but could not expand capacity beyond around fifty people and also could not stay open twenty four hours this new location is said to have more room more showers and a space for meals.
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"You're with WTOP's traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks down the building in Bethesda on the adult appreciate west of old Georgetown road continue into the big curve over to two seventy square venture down the one singling to left through the work zone but as of late you get by without delay on the analytics road north of River Road toward the two seventy Sporer eventually down to a single left lane there as well and that closure should say single right lane and that continues up this birds flying past democracy Boulevard toward to merge with the mainland again stand right to get by the whole way up once you're on two seventy proper nor found between I. three seventy and Klopp road works and blocked a single right lane and then north on south between one twenty one and route one oh nine single file right past the work in both directions and then headed up toward Fredericksburg on two seven year Bucky's town pike single left lane gets by the work there but as of late you could buy that one without delay as well I ninety five the Baltimore Washington parkway running well between the two about ways no issues on route fifty between district blind and Annapolis running well in both directions in the districts still looking good along DC two ninety five nineteen ninety five early need new windows window nation will defer your payments for two years right now get to windows with every to you by call eight six six ninety nation visit WeatherNation dot com the charter WTOP traffic a cold start on this Tuesday morning and a cool day overall with temperatures starting off in the thirties and forties and a frost advisory in effect for areas along and west of I. ninety five through nine AM after the sun comes up right around six AM will have a bit of a breeze at times today with mostly to partly sunny skies and highs in the upper fifties.
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"News with WTOP president trump may be getting ready to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn in twenty seventeen Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US president has been showing new supports for Flynn of late on Twitter after Flynn's attorneys disclosed internal FBI documents they claim shows the FBI tried to entrap him to be a senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge this morning explains how these new records first came to light earlier this year Attorney General bill Barr directed a review of the criminal case against Michael Flynn and specifically whether so called Brady material this is evidence that could be helpful to the defense had been turned over to his legal team and that's one of the responsibilities of the government in this review was carried out by the U. S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Jeffrey Jensen and what's happened is that the fruits of that servers have now been placed under seal in the federal court here in Washington and we've seen these records made public at the request of Flynn's legal team and then also at the request of the justice department what do these records show and could they have any impact on the case since it was more than two years ago that Flynn pled guilty well there are two main threads to the records that we've seen so far the first tranche of records the big headline was associated with one page of handwritten notes we don't know who the author is but it documents a high level conversation within the FBI on the day Michael Flynn was interviewed by agents at the White House January twenty fourth twenty seventeen and in those hand written notes it talks about the objective of the FBI investigation and the language was what is our goal and it says truth admission or to get him to quote life so we can prosecute him or get him fired and the second set of records speak to the fact that earlier that month so during the presidential transition there had been an open case on general slain call crossfire research and a decision was made to close that case because they had not found derogatory evidence about our relationship with Russia but at the eleventh hour FBI agent Peter Strzok intervened to keep that case open and that seemed to lay the path for that White House interview which is ultimately what Lynn played guilty to lying to federal agents about those contacts with the ambassador we had a news from the judge in this case who said that he does not want the defense to take any further action and to all of these records from the so called Jensen review so the review by the U. S. attorney in the Eastern District of Missouri are before the courts so that's the way the judge is saying I want to see all the records in front of me before we really take further steps but critics and.
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"Told I. WTOP traffic there are asking you to ours folks we are in for a scattered shower chance but we might actually be in for some increasing sunshine as well closer to sunset high temperatures drop off today in the upper fifties and low to mid sixties for some mostly cloudy overnight clouds sticking around through much of your Saturday high temperatures tomorrow will be in the low to mid sixties please note that rain chances start to rise again Saturday evening with rain showers likely tomorrow night we may even be in for a few thunderstorms Saturday night into Sunday morning it'll also be on the breezy side your Sunday looks warm highs on Sunday will be in the sixties upper sixties for some some showers are likely though early in the day and then we should start to see things improve as we head through the evening hours I'm storm team four meteorologist sympathy or and right now we do have a cloudy skies were sitting at fifty six degrees in northwest DC at two thirty to Baltimore Chesapeake to the Shenandoah WTOP Washington's top news on air and online at WTOP dot com good afternoon I'm Sean Anderson like your kite esses at the editor's desk and just ahead president trump walks back his comments on using disinfectants to fight coronavirus Georgia and two other states start to reopen businesses while other parts of the country take a go slow approach a new congressional plan that calls for a different approach to re opening states on Capitol Hill I'm Mitchell Miller another U. S. navy ship struggles with a corona virus outbreak in on Wall Street this afternoon the Dow up one thirty eight the nasdaq up ninety two the S. and P. up twenty five WTOP news time to thirty one CBS news update so businesses in Georgia re opens today as the governor ease the monthlong shutdown this man owns a barber shop is better to do this they sit at home and lose my business George.
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"Keeping you informed twenty four seven three sixty five for forty one on WTOP looking these days or something to make a smile right the story of a crafty cockatiel locally you might just be the same for you this morning is Michelle Basch shares with us a little birds birds who went on a big adventure in DC a neutral white was walking near her home in the Eckington area of northeast on Monday when out of no where a bird landed on her head she was scared at first but figured out pretty quickly this was no ordinary bird eventually it landed on her shoulder and stayed there she stood there on the street trying to figure out who it could belong to people were stopping by all my god you like doctor Doolittle I may not even actually not my birthday's in Chile she took the bird home and posted messages on Facebook and nextdoor I would importance and need for him to go back to its owner then she got word that a couple in Glover park in north west was looking for a cockatiel that had been missing since Saturday turns out this was their bird his name is mo ki and he's now home safe Michelle Basch WTOP news that's good it's four forty two on your Thursday morning this is a stressful time people are dealing with the real life and death realities of covered nineteen and that fear is palpable but living in the fear takes another kind of toll not necessarily on your physical health but your emotional well being let's check in now with clinical psychologist in Georgetown professor Dr Andrea Bonior on how this pandemic is actually impacting people this week especially I'm really hearing people struggling with just trying to manage it all I think the first couple weeks people were sort of in damage control mode they were able to be flexible with themselves because it felt like just take it one day at a time but now I think people are realising specially parents with kids okay this is the long haul and I don't know how to actually do this for the long haul because every single day is exhausting and we're being a you know force with a situation where we're worried about people in our extended family were worried about the economy were worried about the potential job loss and also minute to minute I'm hearing people just struggling how to even make it work how can I actually focus on my job when my kids have a lot of needs I'm expected to help them be with schooling right now or were all on top of each other twenty four seven we're all anxious and irritable it's been really really tough so let's start with that peace at home what are you telling people about trying to emotionally muddle through I mean really juggle a lot and keep it afloat yeah I think we really need to relax our standards because the truth is I think if you're worried about you know how your kids are doing through that's the most important thing is to realize that this is a learning experience for them in terms of some real life coping skills and that it's a time to relax your standards in terms of having to be perfect and everything having to check every single box that you would normally be careful about checking it's much more important that you focus on the emotional piece listening to each other are teaching them how to express their feelings teaching them to seek out support when they need it being compassionate with each other and be being empathetic and coming up with ways to solve problems and talk about them and communicate you know even if some things are slipping through the cracks in terms of work or school I think we are going to come out of this okay if we can teach our kids that the way of supporting each other and talking with each other honestly about our feelings is the way to go it's really hard to deal with your children's fears especially when some of the Marin masks or look at a world around them that sell wearing masks and pretty empty yes and that's why I think listening is very important at our kids could be showing anxiety in myriad ways they might be fighting with each other it might be irritable there might be nightmares but that means IT can be about a lot of different things you know some kids really are worried about their parents potentially dying other kids are worried that they're never going to see their friends again and what's going to happen to their social life or anything in between so I think the first step is really to listen you know what has been on your mind what has been hard about this what has been easier about that because you don't want to be addressing fears that they haven't really thought about yeah if you want to focus on the ones that are really affecting them let's shift to the moms and dads how are you counseling people who are either furloughed or fired and they don't have a lot of money coming in how did they manage your own anxiety and how it plays out in the household yeah you know the first step is really to label it as anxiety and to understand the part of the anxiety response is totally normal here I mean it seems are abnormal and so having anxiety in abnormal times is actually normal focus on your body's focus on how you're feeling that with increased heart rate with muscle tension focus on the things that you can do to try to relax your body and also again labeling the emotions you know talking about how this is Sam that distance scary we are grieving here we are frightened there's a lot of good data that says even just putting words to our feelings labeling them can help them feel more manageable it's also really important to be moving our bodies I think we're all a little stir crazy at this point in time so which ever way you can move your body to get a little bit of fresh air and sunshine when it's safe to do so that's gonna make a big difference to and then finally just setting up some structure in your day even if you're gonna be flexible about it it does seem to help to have a bit of a routine and some predictability Nichols I colleges to Georgetown professor 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"WTOP dean lane the WTOP car review as we this morning trying out the latest model of a well known small SUV the Toyota Rav four WTOP car guy Mike Parris a member of the Washington automotive press association says this route might give you a little revved up if you will well it's new for this year is a lot more sporty year of rap for it looks a lot different than it used to used to be very conservatively styled vehicle we're not really stands out and it looks a lot more upscale than it used to have they raise the prices result or not really too much it's about the word used to be what were the big thing is for this year at the hybrid model is about the same price as the regular gas model so you can really get some great MPG not to pay too much more so for fully loaded cross over like this about thirty eight thousand dollars which is about the same price for the gas models in this price range what does it do for you by way of safety the teller says two point now has a lot of the safety items baked in pretty much standard with all the Rav four is now so you get that radar guided cruise control do you get the automatic braking that section of the pedestrians or does all these things and you don't to pay a lot of extra force that's a very nice thing for Toyota other options you would recommend or do you recommend a more stripped down model more basic well I drove the excess C. which looks a bit more sporty dries maybe a little exporter has some bigger wheels on it so maybe if you want a more feel of the road maybe get the excess C. model but if you don't need all that luxury and fun the baseball is going to treat you very well now you mentioned the hybrid model or there's some negatives there or maybe overall negatives for this model well the necklace for the hybrid model or the brakes with the hybrid system they feel a little bit different almost fake the synthetic if you've been driving Toyota crossovers are hybrid models for awhile you get used to it but if this is your first hybrid model it does take a couple of miles to kind of get used to that weird brake pedal feel what your overall review here would you say it's worth a look if this is a type of vehicle that you're shopping for well a Toyota Rav four has been pretty much one of the top one or two of the crossover it compacts in the market right now and I can see why it's a lot better than it used to be it feels a lot nicer inside almost a touch of luxury inside and it doesn't really break the bank when you go to buy it.
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"You'll hear it live on WTOP we will carry all traffic reports at WTOP dot com let's go live now to CBS news chief Washington correspondent major Garrett who's with us on the phone and we're throwing a lot of things up in the air major including the new mask recommendation of course the jobs picture in the financial picture what are your thoughts on this early evening well right the briefing and the recommendation and it will come from the president's medical advisors about some kind of cloth mask has sort of been building in public view the last couple of days the White House and to the president and others have been more open to that and for those in the audience like myself possibly like you who are legitimately confused about this one of the things we have to admit and doctor found she has said this many times we have to be humble we're learning about this in real time and as we learn more we adapt recommendations and a week ago I was talking about elects medical experts who said emphatically no we don't need masks masks are for healthcare professionals are of a certain kind and they don't help you in the general populace will now they might so we have to adapt not only are thinking but our behavior that puts stresses and anxiety into the system the White House knows that everyone attached this knows this but it's going to come from the podium and just a couple of minutes as far as the market's reaction of very turbulent day but that's certainly been the pattern and on the jobless numbers those are real they were larger than expected and we're going to see higher ones because we are at a government level suppressing demand we are actually Sproston popping the economy and when you stop at a Connie almost with their breaks like on a train or a bus or some kind of vehicle everyone gets sort of thrown forward well that's what's happening jobless claims are being thrown forward all the huge lurch because we are dramatically suppressing the economy to get to this behavior where we can possibly flatten the curve and slow the spread it brings up the question of whether this particular economy is more like a darkened room where you flipped off the light switch and when everything gets better medicamento call wise or health wise we can just flip on that switch or whether it's more like a campfire that you know you have to tend to it and blow on it a little bit and and get those embers burning again I I fear that it's the latter and and that could be a lot of years of misery for us both are instructive metaphors I would say maybe it's a dimmer switch where you turn it on and you turn the knob and slowly the light comes back on and the dimmer switch and how rapidly it gets turned back on is it depended on many factors how successful this two point three trillion dollar intervention from Congress last week is in creating not just a safety net but our bridge how long will social distancing be required how long will it take for us to get testing across the country not just to find out who has it but who doesn't what was already had it and can go back to work that's one of the great variables in vacuums were living with we don't have the data we need to make a really informed U. S. based medical decisions that can inform our economic decisions until we get that ramped up we're still going to be a little bit more blind than we would like to be a final thought major as we wait for the White House news briefing that we'll hear live on W. T. O. P. house speaker Nancy Pelosi has started a special bipartisan select committee to look into how the trump administration has handled the pandemic how it's spending the money so a one of one of our view here is that even after impeachment and during this crisis we may be looking at more investigations well they're certainly going to be oversight the legislation from Congress has very strong oversight language the White House pushed back a little bit on the president's signing statement which you cannot allocate two point two or two point three trillion dollars and not have oversight and there's going to have to be a look back I talked to two Republicans in the last couple of days you want a look back what were the things miss what with the decisions that should have been it could have been made that weren't made wipes a stockpile the way it was why will we not better outfitted for testing at a mass level all those things have to be re appraise we can't not ask those questions the keeper Congress will be asked those questions not from a position of partisan rancor but from a clear position of what can we do better in the future that's the only way it's going to be successful and more importantly you buy all the American public not just the people who are cheering on their particular Parsons great to hear from you again thank you thank you CBS news chief Washington correspondent major Garrett the breaking news of the hour the White House is expected to soon recommend that all Americans wear some type of cloth mask to protect ourselves from the new virus we'll keep you updated including live coverage of a White House briefing when it begins five fifteen sports at fifteen and forty five powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white the rest is going to depressed the major this after it was supposed to be the home opener for the World Series champion Washington nationals and while the season remains in the land of limbo for general manager Mike Rizzo all you'll get is where the reigning world champions and are we still we've got ourselves a banner raising ceremony common we got ourselves some beautiful rings that we're going to be able to wear around the senior in the very near future for those looking for a baseball fix of retweeted our story about card carrying member of members of the nats the gum is not included and that's a good thing check out D. 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"WTOP's Washington's top news on air and online at WTOP dot com good afternoon I'm seeing because Eloise Abelson is at the editor's desk coming up a senator test positive for corona virus and now a delay related to a key Senate vote on Capitol Hill I'm Mitchell Miller coronavirus cases increase in Virginia is testing becomes more available small businesses across our region can now get help from a number of resources I'm Alyssa how WTOP news time three thirty one there are more than five hundred fifty cases of corona virus in the DC area one hundred ninety in Maryland two hundred nineteen in Virginia at ninety eight in DC Virginia governor Ralph Northam says the impact on his state's economy depends on how quickly the virus can be controlled this will have long term implications long term impacts on our economy and we're taking that seriously and and on our our day to day basis governor Ralph Northam says he's hopeful that a relief package from the federal government will help Virginians for cover once the corona virus outbreak is contained he added that he hoped the tax deadline being extended until July fifteenth will help those who owe money we have passed a collectively as as governor that a significant amount of that relief come directly to states so that we can use that to to help our businesses he said the impact of Virginia's economy is tied to how fast the curve can be flattened Valerie bonk WTOP news CBS news update senator rand Paul has tested positive for corona virus the Kentucky senators condition announced on Twitter he did not show any signs but was tested out of an abundance of caution he will now be in quarantine also in quarantine German leader Angela Merkel after a doctor she had contact with tested positive lawmakers on Capitol Hill still working on the one point four trillion dollar stimulus package they hope to have a final vote tomorrow it will then go to the White House for approval Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be voting tomorrow a minute we'll have to stop at some point treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin on fox described one of the packages benefits if you're a small business you'll get two weeks of cash flow to pay your workers you need to retain them the international Olympic committee says today it's looking into the possibility of delaying this summer's Olympics in Tokyo but the IOC says right now it's not considering a cancellation CBS news update I'm Steve Futterman and more on this from our own Capitol Hill correspondent this is Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill word that senator rand Paul has tested positive for the corona virus was quickly acknowledged by senator John Thune the Senate's number two ranking Republican who says thoughts and prayers are with him we'll consult with the attending physician here at the capitol about appropriate measures for those of us who've been in contact with the senator in the meantime intense negotiations continue on the massive economic aid package Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision to push back a key procedural vote from three PM to six tonight is a clear indication that Republicans and Democrats still have more work to do West Virginia senator Joe Manchin says more needs to be done to address the needs of the healthcare system he says negotiators also need to keep out of their worried about what happens when the markets open in the morning will work around the clock I'm fine I can stay here till seven o'clock in the morning on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news Iran is refusing U. S. assistance to fight the new coronavirus the country's supreme leader is citing an unfounded can the theory that the virus could be man made by America comments come as Iran faces crushing U. S. sanctions that country has more than twenty one thousand confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and more than sixteen hundred deaths just ahead on WTOP no Sunday mass again for area Catholics but there is a message from the pope it's three thirty four everything is a little crazy in disorienting right now dealing with the covert nineteen virus people are working from home schools are closed no gathering just social distancing at a time when you're feeling isolated it's more important than ever to.
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"Taylor WTOP trap Chuck bell we are loving the sunshine this morning yeah it is quite sunny from Washington DC north bound to the Pennsylvania line there are some extra clouds those south of town across parts of southern Maryland and the northern neck little cloud here down in Fredericksburg right now but on the whole and nice enough day no chance for rain during the day today that's for sure temperatures mostly in the forties forty five now in Gaithersburg Maryland forty nine in Clinton Maryland and forty eight at Dulles airport in northern Virginia hi today on the mild side sixty two plenty of sunshine for much of the day they'll be a gradual increase in clouds as we get into the evening maybe a drop of rain up near the Pennsylvania line late tonight before skies clear right back out again should be sunny by morning little colder though temperatures tomorrow morning in the mid thirties it'll be quite a bit chillier than it was earlier today tomorrow afternoon also not as warm fifty five tomorrow with increasing clouds later on in the day a chance for some rain drops Thursday night and then off and on through the day on Friday no heavy rain expected the big thing you'll notice about Friday and Saturday especially is the wind winds will be out of the northwest at twenty five to thirty five miles per hour Friday afternoon night and Saturday so it's going to feel quite chilly and with the rain and the rain chances in the clouds Friday if that fifty two it'll feel a lot colder than that sun is back on Saturday but still windy and chilly highs in the forties I'm struggling for meteorologist Chuck bell for WTOP tight check thank you eight fifty one president trump's campaign has sued the Washington post claiming defamation into columns published last June the campaign said the columns falsely claimed the campaign conspired with Russia one of the column said that to the president tried to conspire with sweeping and systemic could attack by Russia against the twenty sixteen U. S. presidential election another one asked who knows what sort of aid Russia and North Korea will give to the trump campaign now that he has invited them to offer their assistance in a statement an adviser said the statements were and are one hundred percent false and defamatory the lawsuit follows a similar one by the campaign a week ago against the New York times seventeenth thousand commuters a day from Maryland Virginia and West Virginia take two lane route nine through historic Hillsborough Virginia well today begins a more than one year project to improve that ride but it could cause some inconvenience along the way route nine construction begins today here in Hillsboro the road work will not require any closures until late summer or fall but there will be flagging operations and a heavy construction equipment will be moving around the first part of this project is to build roundabouts on each end of Goldsboro no major headaches expected today just awareness that the four hundred twenty eight day route nine project is now under way in Hillsboro Neolog consisting WTOP news was similar to uber and left there are apps that connect pet owners with dog walkers however consumers group is not convinced.
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"Interview with WTOP national security correspondent JJ green top Pentagon officials said Iran is one of their key concerns Iran is not a problem on the same scale as Russia and China but they are willing to be aggressive if we don't take appropriate deterrence measures and deputy secretary of defense David Norquist it's clear we don't seek a war with Iran but we need to and then everyone else does to act like a normal country Ron is trying to flex its muscles in its neighborhood and their continued efforts to to stabilizing their neighbors it's supporting a terrorist operations and others in the region those sponsorships of terrorism those activities are destructive and according to Norquist we will continue to make antenna deterrent presence in order to encourage them to take the better path at the Pentagon JJ green WTOP news North Korea fired two short range projectiles today its first launches in months the missiles did not appear to be to damage any ships or aircraft in the area it comes as the north's conducted military drills designed to test the country's combat readiness its leader Kim Jong un has expressed frustration over deadlocked nuclear diplomacy with the U. S. and after Kim said he would no longer be bound by a self imposed weapons test moratorium Russia's president meantime claims his country has developed a new class of weapons designed to maintain a strategic balance without the intention of starting a war let me Putin said in an interview yesterday the weapons will create conditions so that nobody wants to fight against Russia he said the developments force the US to catch up to Russia the Kremlin has made military modernization its top priority relations with the west soured after Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea in twenty fourteen Putin first mentioned developing some of the new hypersonic weapons in his state of the nation address in twenty eighteen where's all the money being raised by a Charles county nonprofit a lawyer is asking a judge to appoint a trustee to oversee the specialty Bar Association Salaam Howard Bar Association which awards money for students attending the college of southern Maryland questions were raised after that organization handed out only for scholarships for fifteen hundred dollars the organization is accused of being uncooperative in providing an accounting of its finances the Supreme Court today is set to hear a case involving the expedited removal of some asylum seekers if a migrant enters the United states in this card within a hundred miles of the border and claims asylum can an immigration officer based on a few questions make a quick decision that the migrant is not eligible for asylum and simply expedite his removal there is a congressional statute that permits this very thing even though such speed deportations have great potential for legal error the Supreme Court will decide whether these expedited removal should be reviewed by a federal judge CBS news legal analyst Thane Rosenbaum it's five forty four at C. AC I we encourage our people to invent their future and it makes all the difference are using cutting edge technology to deploy these systems worldwide you know our company has offered us abilities to use our research and development funds to partner with other companies or within our own company other branches to make our technology smarter more advanced yes this I really empowers.
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"Story this evening on WTOP metro transit police held a weekly contest to encourage arrest last summer top commanders found out about it shut it down The Washington Post reports the weekly competition was set up by a supervisor in the district one police station and it involved officers based at Fort talking and joining us live tonight Washington post transportation reporter Justin George who broke the story Justin tell us more about what the competition was all about yeah it was apparently to encourage you know in force meant to arrests were the main focus because there was actually a score sheet that would award participants the officers actually points based on sort of the enforcement actions they took out an arrest for instance was twenty points and then they had other things like cations tickets but those are the points for some some of those were far less I know when all the way down to sort of buy sheets and best contact sheets that were turned in his when buses stopped and also just contact cards which is basically when an officer approaches somebody or talk to somebody doesn't make an arrest but has information on that person just who they are I think a lot of contact card in a put that in the system so that they can sort of keep track of of different people who might be near crimes or has information things like that so it was you know there's several sort of categories but the focus definitely was on on the rest is that was the category that had that offer the most points is there reason to believe or evidence that some officers were much more aggressive in an effort to win this you know I don't know yet and that's something that I do want to look into further I mean the question that I have is you know exactly how much did you know if at all did arrest go up in you know it in that district in the fort Totten area so I'm not sure it's pretty unclear right now but that's a question we need to find out what is metro saying a mattress said that this is a completely unsanctioned event and that it did not come from many of sort of the top brass it came from a supervisor in the four districts are in the fort Totten district one station and that this was this person's idea and that it was disseminated about you to day shift office officers to work there they're about fifty officers I think that sort of patrol that area it's so mattresses it was limited that it started about mid July and then as soon as commanders I guess learned about it in August they shut it down this went on for about a week and the officers were sent emails sort of with instructions in and it was a you know it was a way that it was phrased in worded was that this was an incentive and not necessarily in order this the competition all police officers face tense situations always like to preface our interviews and questions like this they've got to make split second decisions so we understand that in the high pressure situation there under but there was also Justin this viral video recently of a thirteen year old handcuffed by metro transit police that was in the Shaw neighborhood in DC what are you prepared to say about what are we looking at in terms of how aggressive this foresee is the balance between protecting everyone who rides the trains and buses and our civil rights you know I think that's still under investigation to be seen but certainly you know there's a perception especially among you know black communities in in metro sort of jurisdiction that they are being selectively enforced they're being questioned a lot harder I you know the the the situation that this last incident brings up is these are you know thirteen year old boys who were either you to wrestling rounder or fighting or maybe even shoving each other around and you know they were both apparently told the officers are friends and that they were playing and the question that many have is well if this was occurring to soar to white kids who were doing the same thing in another sort of then you you know would that be the need to actually detain these kids call their parents or ask for all this information when they could have just been you know sent home or just told to stop and so you know that is a criticism that's being levied but you know clearly the situation escalated and what police are saying is that this this boy you know shoved the officer and then obviously things sort of escalated from there we really appreciate hearing from you tonight Justin George's to live from The Washington Post transportation reporter thank you for spending so much time with us tonight thanks to me all right Justin George breaking news tonight for the post ten.
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"Dot com WTOP at six thirty eight fifty nine dollar precision furnace tune up by calling eight hundred nine four eight months traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks some oxen hill to Alexandria Virginia on the on the through lanes all traffic was brought to a stop beyond the Wilson bridge in Alexandria beyond route one to consolidate a crash traffic is now beginning to move getting by by staying generally to the right but I believe there's enough room for both through lanes to get buys the consolidated the I. wrecked vehicles or at least one damaged vehicle on the left shoulder of the three lanes in Alexandria on the interlude between route one and the Eisenhower Avenue exit from the through lanes from the outer loop in the Wilson bridge local land through lanes are slow to go south on two ten there was a crash on the left side of that rampant southbound on two ten Indian Head highway beyond south capital street southern Avenue the crash should be clear Marlow heights crash on Saint Barnabas road near temple hill road causing delays both ways on same part of this road back in Virginia on sixty six west bound still slow instructions for the belt with a mass is no recent crashes report he's bound or west bound east bound the flow is so slow through falls church and Arlington as usual and the bill is running heavy from Tyson's toward an Intel as it is on the interlude from Georgetown pike toward the two seventy spar ninety five southbound is slow from Newington Woodbridge and dollars toll roads cleared out west bound through rest and crash on six oh six west bound the on the weather service is also clear in Maryland to seventy north bound it is a wet in it is slow from Rockville into Gaithersburg or Germantown toward Clarksburg ninety five is cleared out road spray will be a factor between the belt waste and Jessa Brock Bridge Road remains blocked south of one seventy five the round about because of a utility damage after an earlier collision but route thirty two and one seventy five are open and now without delay both ways Baltimore Washington parkway still slow through green dot both ways built in partnership with Boeing NASA's space launch system is the only rock it with the power and payload capacity to safely carry humans and cargo deep space and a single launch day filled on WTOP traffic it is just kind of dreary out there what you got first on camera yeah thanks guys you're still try get rain across twenty four right are and that's gonna be the case most of the evening hours tonight a little bit of a break here and there and then right back in overnight is the morning hours so your Thursday give me a rather to your Tuesday commute rather gonna be on the west side for sure so take the umbrellas tomorrow now it will not be a complete wash out on your Tuesday but we will see rain in the morning hours a little bit of a break in the afternoon before the rain tries move back and now highs.
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"To the WTOP news room the last of four men convicted of murdering to Germantown teens back in twenty seventeen has now been sentenced Roger Garcia will spend one hundred years in prison for taking part in the murders of seventeen year old shot in a jar an eighteen year old our two zero according to prosecutors the two teens were lowered into a Montgomery village neighborhood under the pretense that one of the suspects wanted to buy graduation tickets but the two instead were gunned down in a revenge killing the killing was planned according to police after one of the other men believe and you are still drugs from his future wife in other news we are getting a look at the new budget plan for Loudon county public schools it includes more money for students this proposed budget is for almost one point four billion dollars that's an increase of about one hundred thirteen million dollars compared to the current budget which constitutes an eight point nine percent increase Loudon county superintendent Eric Williams says thirty two million dollars is needed for enrollment growth anyone's fifty four million to improve salaries and benefits we've had multiple years of significant vestments in teacher salaries but it is no reason to sit back and rest on our laurels the school board has budget work sessions planned for the coming weeks and it's going to open the floor for public comment for the first time on Tuesday neckline Ellie WTOP news the future looks bleak for a bridge that is the last of its kind still standing in DC the city's department of transportation has decided not to step in and save it the foundry branch trolley trestle in northwest has been abandoned the since nineteen sixty and it's in pretty bad shape metro owns the bridge and once it torn down but did not offer to take control of it and possibly re purpose it to depart of a new walking and biking trail D. dot has now decided against that however it does have plans to upgrade a trail in the palisades neighborhood and create a new connection to the capital crescent trail from Arizona Avenue Michelle bash WTOP news days after announcing plans to step back from the royal family the Duke and Duchess of suspects are apparently whether in the fallout separately on different sides of the pond British tabloid headlines read Megan flees to Canada and queen fights to save monarchy two days after prince Harry and Meghan Markle stunned the monarchy by announcing plans to distance themselves from the royal family one day the royal family after all this long he's just talk to try again Queen Elizabeth has given royal staff just days to come up with a workable solution to hear in Megan's plans to step back well the palace tries to figure things out Megan has returned to Canada where she and Harry spent the holidays to join eight month old son Archie well Ocean City believes it's a prime destination for Megan and Harry the city's official tourism Twitter account has posted a photo with an invitation to the couple and baby Archie inviting the family to holiday along the coast the tweet reads while our castles may not be as grand as those back home Ocean City Maryland is a great place for any family looking to take a break from it all imagine sitting on your beach blanket I'm asking to borrow some suntan lotion from them depressed and up next with NFL playoff news three forty four if you're shopping for appliances go to a drug store for some aspirin for.