Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – August 18, 2016


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Jill Stein: I will have trouble sleeping at night if either Trump or Clinton is elected

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein said Wednesday she doesn’t believe either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is fit to serve in the White House. “I will have trouble sleeping at night if Donald Trump is elected. I will also have trouble sleeping at night if Hillary Clinton is elected. And as despicable as Donald Trump’s words are, I find Hillary Clinton’s actions and track record is very troubling,” said Stein. She said voters shouldn’t discount her candidacy and that her party stood alone on the national scene. “We have the unique ability to actually stand up for what it is that the American people want, what everyday people want,” Stein said.


Blake Shelton apologizes for homophobic and racist tweets

Country star Blake Shelton took to Twitter on Wednesday to apologize for a series of offensive tweets that he has since deleted from his account. “Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it’s always been out there for anyone to see,” he tweeted. “That said anyone that knows me also knows I have no tolerance for hate of any kind or form. Can my humor at times be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said I deeply apologize to anybody who may have been offended.” The tweets in question resurfaced after @MusicFactsTea on Twitter posted a screenshot of them.

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Washington Monument closed again due to elevator problems

The Washington Monument has closed again after experiencing problems with its elevator. National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said in a statement that the service interruption occurred late Wednesday morning and that one employee was on board at the time but no visitors. The 84 visitors at the monument walked down the stairs without incident, the statement said. Litterst said the elevator car stopped between the 490-foot and 500-foot levels after its compensating cable broke loose. The monument will remain closed on Thursday while the elevator is repaired, Litterst said.


Franklin County man to serve jail time for starving horses

A Hardy man has been ordered to serve 20 days in jail after several malnourished horses were found on his property. Sixty-three-year-old Michael W. Cabbler pleaded guilty to seven counts of animal cruelty in Franklin County Circuit Court on Tuesday. In February, Cabbler’s property was inspected and animal control officers said they found his horses eating bark off trees, while two others were found inside the barn, wading in mud and manure. Cabbler testified that he had been feeding and taking care of the horses after being given them by other owners who hadn’t wanted them. In addition to jail time, Cabbler will no longer have any claim to the horses and will not be permitted to own any animals for five years.


Potentially deadly bacteria found at Maryland hospital

Officials say they’ve found another instance of potentially deadly bacterium inside a Maryland hospital. The hospital had been shut down earlier this month. Tuesday evening Prince George’s Hospital Center officials announced that the presence of the bacterium Pseudomonas was discovered outside of the neonatal intensive care unit in at least one patient care area. The bacterium was first found in the water pipes on Aug. 9 after two newborns died. An infectious disease expert is investigating whether the two deaths were caused by Pseudomonas. As a precaution, a number of babies were transferred out of the NICU. On Wednesday, crews worked to disinfect the plumbing infrastructure of the entire hospital. It is not known where the bacteria came from.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Colorado Rockies 12 – 10 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: Los Angeles Sparks 95 – 75 Washington Mystics

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DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

Aug 18 9 PM Barbra Streisand, Verizon Center, Washington, DC

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Aug 19 7 PM Prophets of Rage ‑ Make America Rage Again Tour, Eagle Bank Arena, Fairfax, VA

Aug 20 8 PM Dru Hill, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

Aug 20 8 PM Bob Saget, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

Aug 20 8 PM Chrisette Michele, The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD99_logo

Aug 21 8:30 PM Black Sabbath, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

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