Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – August 29, 2016


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Doctor: I wrote Trump’s bill of health in 5 minutes

Harold Bornstein, the doctor who wrote the only public medical record about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign that declared Trump to be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” said Friday that he spent only five minutes writing it. “I try to get four or five lines down as fast as possible so that they would be happy,” he told NBC News. “In the rush, I think some of those words didn’t come out exactly the way they were meant.” He said he thinks he picked up some of the exaggerated language and then interpreted it as his own. Bernstein told NBC news, “I don’t think he’s in any better or worse (shape) than the average person that goes and exercises every single day. Doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink — and that’s simply the best advantage you can have to live — and he’s got a good family history.”


Mexican music icon Juan Gabriel dead at 66

Juan Gabriel, the Latin American music icon, died Sunday in Santa Monica, California, of natural causes. Gabriel, who legal name was Alberto Aguilera Valadez, died at age 66. “The creator of Juan Gabriel — songwriter, performer, family man, philanthropist and human being, known as Alberto Aguilera Valadez—today, he ended his time here and graduated from this life,” according to a statement from his official website. “He has gone to become part of eternity and leaves us his legacy through Juan Gabriel, a character he created with the music he sang and performed across this world. Juan Gabriel hasn’t died, as Alberto would say, ‘As long as someone exists who sings my songs, Juan Gabriel will live.'”

Washington, DC

Metro holds sixth emergency response drill

Metro had an emergency training drill Sunday that simulated a train derailment on a bridge that crosses the Potomac River. The simulation took place on the Yellow Line. “This is one of our bigger ones [drills]because it involves the water aspect and then the District and also Virginia,” Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said. He said these more complicated types of training exercises are what Metro wants. Since the train derailed while it was partly in D.C. and partly in Virginia, the drill added the extra layer of multiple jurisdictions being involved. “This is one we’re really impacting the region and we want to see how the region responds,” Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik said. Metro Transit Police, Arlington Fire Department, D.C. Fire and EMS, Alexandria Fire Department, Prince George’s County Fire Department, U.S. Park Police, U.S. Park Service and the National Transportation Safety Board were all involved in Sunday’s drill.


Vegetable products recalled from stores amid listeria fears

Country Fresh, LLC, is recalling more than 30,000 cases of vegetable products because of potential listeria contamination. The products include diced onions, diced peppers, pico de gallo, fajita mix and other vegetables that were shipped to stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, no illnesses have yet been reported. Retailers where the possibly contaminated products were sold include BI-LO, Fresh Point, Harris Teeter supermarkets, Publix supermarkets, QuikTrip shops, The Spinx Company, Wal-Mart stores, and Winn Dixie markets. “We are treating this incident very seriously,” said Max Payen, Country Fresh’s director of food safety, “because we want to ensure that our customers are provided with only the safest, most wholesome, and high-quality products available.”


2 people hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning

A man and a woman were taken to a hospital Sunday afternoon after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning while boating near Havre de Grace and the Tidewater Marina. Susquehanna Deputy Fire Chief Steve Allers says they couple alerted authorities after inhaling too much exhaust from their boat’s engine. Two dogs were also on board the boat, and one of them was treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Colorado Rockies 5 – 3 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: San Antonio Stars 85 – 74 Washington Mystics

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DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

urlSept 2 8 PM Zac Brown Band, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

Sept 3 8 PM Comedy At The Howard: Cocoa Brown, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

Sept 3 7 PM I Love The 90’s Tour, Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

Sept 4 11 PM “LOVE&HIP HOP MEETS GOGO” Featuring WHAT BAND, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

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