<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usFri, 30 Sep 2016 13:00:10 -0400Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:00:10 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Prince George's to Fund New Program to Continue Head Start]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:06:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/kindergarten+generic.jpg
Prince George's County is starting a new educational program for pre-school children after the county's Head Start program was stripped of a $6.5 million federal grant following allegations of abuse.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged With DUI After Driving Car Off White's Ferry]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:19:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/222*120/2016-09-30_0745.png
White's Ferry in Dickerson, Maryland, is back open after an intoxicated man drove his car off the ferry and into the river below, Montgomery County police say.

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<![CDATA[White Helmets Video Shows Despair]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:55:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16253598019602.jpg
The volunteer group known as the White Helmets are not immune to the tragedies they face while trying to save civilians in Syria, NBC News reported.Aleppo has been the target of airstrikes and bombs...

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<![CDATA['Great Man': Obama, Clinton Pay Tribute to Shimon Peres]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:57:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611524328.jpg
Former Israeli president Shimon Peres was remembered as a "great man" as scores of world leaders attended his funeral Friday, NBC News reported.President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton...

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<![CDATA[Suspect in Viral Purse-Snatching Video Arrested]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:15:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Frederic+Mordon+Mug+Video.jpg
A man suspected of stealing a purse from a Florida woman's car in a viral video has been arrested, authorities said. He is also accused of stealing an SUV with a baby inside in North Lauderdale days later...

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<![CDATA[Man Murdered Inside Temple Hills Motel]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:47:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/2016-09-30_0537.png
A man was murdered inside a Temple Hills, Maryland, motel Friday morning, and now police are looking for his killer.]]>
<![CDATA[23 Giant Panda Cubs Make Public Debut]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:38:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019152209_1200x675_775774275956.jpg
Twenty-three giant panda cubs made their public debut at a panda base in Southwest China on Thursday, offering the cutest scene one can imagine. The baby pandas, aged one to four months, were all born at...]]>
<![CDATA[Put a Ring On It: Cavs' Arena Staff Get Championship Rings]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:32:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dan-gilbert1.jpg
Like the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child,” the same could be said about the staff that supported the 2016 NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers.Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert has announced that...

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<![CDATA[Power Back After Universal Orlando Hit With Outage]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:23:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/universal.jpg
Universal Studios Florida was hit by a power outage Friday, prompting the Orlando Fire Department to help remove passengers from two rides, NBC affiliate WESH reported. The Orlando Fire Department said...

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<![CDATA[Third Day of Protests in El Cajon Turn Violent; 2 Arrested]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:54:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611495506.jpg
At least two people were arrested after tensions flared in a small San Diego suburb Thursday night as demonstrators gathered for a third night of protests over the shooting death of an unarmed black man.

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<![CDATA[New Mom Welcomes Twins, at 60!]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:45:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_60twins0929_1920x1080.jpg
Last year, Claudette Cook and her husband decided to start a family, but they knew they'd have to deal with a few bumps in the road. Now, she's a mother for the first time, after her 60th birthday."Isaiah...

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<![CDATA[Conn. Home of Woman Lost at Sea Searched]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:04:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Linda+Carman+house+Middletown+daylight.jpg
A search warrant has been executed at the home of a Middletown, Connecticut woman who is presumed dead after disappearing during a fishing trip with her son, a source close to the investigation said.

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<![CDATA[Cause of Minnesota Sisters' Sudden Vacation Deaths Revealed]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:40:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sisters.png
An autopsy report reveals two sisters who were found dead while vacationing on a tropical African island had died from fluid in their lungs, a condition commonly known as acute pulmonary edema.Police in...

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<![CDATA[Baby Monitor? There's an App for That]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:36:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/BabyMonitor0930_MP4-147523889415700001.jpg
Tech companies are trying to help parents breathe easier knowing that their newborns are doing just fine. Devices like the "Owlet Bootie" can track your child's breathing, making sure you know if anything...]]>
<![CDATA[Phoenix Demands Its Cops Be Removed From Trump Ad]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:19:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/trump_chicago_2.png
Furious Phoenix officials published a letter to Donald Trump on Thursday night, demanding his campaign ad showing city police officers be taken down immediately. The ad, titled “Movement,” shows Trump meeting...

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<![CDATA[No 'Red Flags' for Engineer in NJ Train Crash: Sources]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:42:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/thomas+gallagher+operator.jpg
The engineer aboard the NJ Transit train that plowed through walls at the century-old Hoboken Terminal Thursday morning has no infractions, medical episodes or criminal history, sources familiar with situation...

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<![CDATA[USA Today Breaks With Tradition to Oppose Trump]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:33:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/donald-trump10.jpg
For the first time in 34 years, USA Today's editorial board declared sides in a presidential race, calling Trump “unfit for the presidency,” NBC News reported. The board encouraged voters to “resist the siren...

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<![CDATA[Couple Assaulted by Intruder Inside Gaithersburg Apartment]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:49:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Gaithersburg+Suspect.jpg
An elderly couple says they are too traumatized to go back to their apartment after someone attacked them there.

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<![CDATA[Mother-Daughter Team Dedicated to Fighting Breast Cancer ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:36:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/breastcancer3.jpg
For Dr. Rachel Brem, diagnosing and treating breast cancer is personal. Brem, like her mother, is a breast cancer survivor, and it was her mother's diagnosis that inspired her to found The Brem Foundation.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Accidentally Tells 5,700 Voters They're Not Registered]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:44:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Voter+Mailer.jpg
"I've been registered to vote here and I've voted in every election during that time. So, clearly this is not right."]]>
<![CDATA[Hackers Target Election Systems in More Than 20 States: Official]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:24:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/computer+generic2.JPG
Election systems in more than 20 states have been targeted in hacking attempts — far more than had been previously acknowledged — a senior Department of Homeland Security official told NBC News Thursday.The...

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<![CDATA[Kerry Threatens to End Syria Cease-Fire Talks With Russia]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:24:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16253812205126.jpg
The United States is on the verge of ending its Syria discussions with Russia over continued bombing of the besieged city of Aleppo, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, NBC News.The U.S.

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<![CDATA[New Jersey Train Crash Alarms DC Rail Commuters]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:09:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/092916+amtrak+passenger.jpg
D.C. commuters said the deadly train crash in New Jersey Thursday morning was on their minds as they headed home Thursday evening. News4's Chris Gordon reports.

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<![CDATA[US Could Pull Out of Syria Cease-Fire Talks: Kerry]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:42:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Kerry-Lavrov-Syria-Talks-AP_897609403882.jpg
Appalled by the continued bombing of a besieged Syrian city, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that the United States is on the verge of ending negotiations with Russia over a cease-fire in the nation,...

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<![CDATA[Md. Sheriff Refuses to Resign Despite Discrimination Claims]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:51:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Sheriff+James+Fitzgerald.jpg
Howard County Sheriff James F. Fitzgerald says he will not resign despite accusations that he has discriminated against his employees and created a hostile work environment.]]>
<![CDATA[Doctors Warn Zika Could Spread in Sweat and Tears]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:27:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16201766112052-zika-utah-mosquito.jpg
Doctors who treated a strange case of Zika say sweat and tears may be able to transmit the virus, NBC News reports.A team at the University of Utah School of Medicine said their case, of a man who infected his...

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<![CDATA[Documentary Honors Forgotten Olympians]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:48:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Forgotten+Olympian.jpg
Jesse Owens' legacy is stamped in history, but a new documentary tells the untold story of the other African Americans who participated in the 1936 Olympics. News4's Kristin Wright reports.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Restaurant Specializes in Mole, Mezcal, Masa]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/092916+Alexis+Samayoa.jpg
The executive chef of the Southern Mexican restaurant Espita Mezcaleria, located in the Shaw neighborhood of D.C., visited News4 to talk about his three specialties: mole, mezcal and masa.

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<![CDATA[Police: Maryland Man Kills Wife, Son and Then Himself]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:02:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/092916+siddique+family.jpg
A retired Army officer killed his wife in their Harford County, Maryland, home and then drove to his son's home near the University of Maryland and killed him and then himself, police say.

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