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Local teen takes selfie with President Obama

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A local school girl visiting the White House snapped a quick selfie with President Obama.

Colleen McMahon, a soccer player at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, was on a field trip with her team when she took the photo.

The team was invited to the White House to watch the 2013 MLS League champion Sporting Kansas City be recognized by President Obama.

President Obama stopped and talked with the Stone Ridge girls on his way out, and that's when Colleen took her presidential selfie!

Apple releases iPhone 6 to enthusiastic fans lined for hours

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- The line began when he arrived at the Apple Store at 11 a.m. Thursday for an 8 a.m. release the following day. Michael Taylor planned to purchase one iPhone 6 plus for himself and another for his daughter.

The 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus and 4.7 inch iPhone 6 released Friday morning in retail stores are Apple's largest phones to date. Apple announced the phone's release on September 9 in Cupertino, Ca. Apple made history September 12 when it recorded four million preorder sales for new units in just 24 hours.

"Too large? Not possible. Go big or go home," Taylor joked of his decision to buy the larger iPhone 6 Plus model.

Md. propane leak could take hours to 'burn off'

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- The propane leak that caused several homes to be evacuated in Montgomery County on Monday is over, fire officials said.

The leak began when construction workers who were building a house between two other houses were using a skid loader when it hit a propane tank in the ground in the 7100 block of Fairfax Street in Bethesda.

A large propane tank was actively leaking, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Peter Piringer said.

HazMat crews had to wait for more than 400 gallons of propane to "burn-off", a process which lasted from about 2 p.m. to just before 8 on Monday.

Developers seek new name for White Flint/North Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- A shopping corridor in downtown Bethesda needs a new name, according to Bethesda Magazine.

It's commonly referred to as White Flint or North Bethesda. But developers who are transforming the area between the Beltway and Montrose Parkway in Montgomery County into an urban neighborhood are looking for a new name.

Bethesda Magazine says these 10 names, proposed during a meeting Thursday, are in the running:

Ebola vaccine to be tested in Maryland next week

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline. Beginning Tuesday, it will test 20 healthy adult volunteers to see if the virus is safe and triggers an adequate response in their immune systems.

Even though NIH has been testing other Ebola vaccines in people since 2003, this is a first for this vaccine and its trial has been speeded up because the outbreak in West Africa "is a public health emergency that demands an all-hands-on-deck response," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the NIAID.

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

Dump truck overturns on I-270, 5 lanes closed

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- A dump truck overturned on I-270 in Bethesda, Maryland on Wednesday, State Police said.

The dump truck overturned on I-270 North prior to exit 4 MD 927 Montrose Road around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The truck swerved to avoid a vehicle that cut him off and spilled its load of sand across the road, authorities said.

The truck driver got trapped in the dump truck and had to be pulled out of of the vehicle, Maryland State Police said.

According to the Maryland Department of Transportation's website, all lanes reopened before 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday.

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