In the News @ 5pm

Washingtonians Hit The Road

Washingtonians are hitting the road for the holidays.  The getaway is in full effect, and transportation officials expect today and tomorrow will be quite busy on the region’s interstates.  Many people say the lower gas prices are also calling their name, no matter how far they have to travel.  Many are also deciding to hit the road today in advance of a storm system.

East Coast Gun Running Arrests

The FBI is accusing a Delta Air Lines employee of smuggling firearms onto planes.  An affidavit says Eugene Harvey, a worker based out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, helped another man put more than a dozen firearms onto a jet bound for JFK Airport on December 10.  Harvey has been charged with gun trafficking following an undercover investigation.

Sony Confirms Limited Theatrical Release Of “The Interview”

 The curtain will go up for a Christmas Day showing of “The Interview” after all.  Sony Pictures is shifting gears and now plans to show the controversial film in select theaters after yanking it just last week due to terror threats.  The White House is applauding the move.  In a statement today, spokesman Eric Schultz said the U.S. is a country that believes in free speech and the right of artistic expression. 

Wall Street Record

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is above the 18-thousand mark at the closing bell for the first time in history.  The gains come after a government report showing the GDP grew at a five-percent annual rate in the third quarter.  The Dow gained 65 points today to 18-024



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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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