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many passengers say they already carry the laptops with them so the ban if adopted won't be inconvenient. >> i wouldn't want to check it. it's a company laptop. it has data i wouldn't want anyone else to get to. >> united nations will take up the proposed bans in the days ahead. it will be up to the individual countries to determine whether or not to impose it. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc7 news. jonathan: thanks. "7 on your side" raced the alarm ab
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batteries this past year and now the consumer product safety commission taking additional steps to protect people. these batteries are in most electronics. they have been linked to major property damage even death in the united states. here is what you should know to protect yourself. don't charge electronic next to carpet or anything flammable. don't leave electronics charging overnight. also, look for a u.l. logo on the back of the battery if you can take it out. it shows that it has been tested by an independent laboratory. >> this weekend, thousands will lace up for 4 42nd marine corps marathon. it will wind through arlington and d.c. early sunday morning and final preparations are complete. runners have been checking in all day long. q mccray talked to the runners and he is live at the national harbor tonight. hi, q. q: this is a matter of time before thousands, tens of thousands of runners make their way through maryland, virginia and d.c. for
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marine corps marathon. you mentioned the registration going on behind me at the gaylord hotel at national harbor. a lot of money are running to raise money. others are doing it because they have stories of strength and courage to share. then there are friends like these three right here. how are you? >> i'm good. susan. >> karen. >> melissa. q: from? >> from long island. q: they are running this year for fun. and why? >> my dad, my dear friend were both marines. q: okay. >> supporting our friend sue. just running with the crew. q: okay. marathon is something you do together frequently? >> no. we have done a lot of halfs together. half lair -- half marathons. >> what is so special about m.c.m.? >> it's super challenging. we feel like if we do it, we run with the best. >> the people's marathon. >> that is exactly what it thank you for
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go inside and get registered. if you will at home and you haven't picked up the registration packet, you still have time. you have until 8:00 tonight to do so. that is the latest live from national harbor. i'm q mccray with new friends. back to you inside. alison: thank you. thank you so much. we have a full list of road closures and metro time for sunday's marathon. download the abc7 news app for everything you need to know. >> a gorgeous friday everything out there around the d.m.v. temperatures are still holding in the 70's around the capital beltway. 75 degrees. reagan national airport. cooler at leesburg. 26 at this hour in fredericksburg. for this evening, if you are out and about, the temperatures will drop quickly once the sun does set. that happens 20 minutes after 6:00. 7:00 p.m., middle 60's. lower 60's by 8:00. upper 50's by 9:00 p.m. looking ahead to the upcoming weekend, temperatures are well
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year. a big warm-up. not just on sunday but during the time that the marine corps marathon takes place. if you are running in it, don't miss this in a few minutes. alison: all right, steve. thank you very much. we are following breaking news right now from harper's ferry national historical park. skytrak7, you can see here, flying over the scene. we are told that a person died after falling off a cliff in this area. emergency crews are on the scene. this is knoxville, maryland. no word yet if this person was a climber or perhaps just visiting the park for the day. we will continue to follow the breaking news out of knoxville, maryland. jonathan: if you are a fan of the nats, perhaps you have heard already. dusty baker is out as a skipper. nationals are searching for another manager. the two-year deal expiring. it comes a week after the nationals eliminated from the division series from chicago cubs in game five. melissa dipane is getting reaction from fans tonight.
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decision ever in nats history. >> why? >> he was the best man for the job. >> i'm shocked to hear that. melissa: a decision not sitting well with many nats fans. the club decision to let go of nationals manager dusty baker. >> he had the team playing and upbeat. who else do you replace him with? >> it doesn't seem like the smartest move. >> i feel like they should have kept him around. it was a tough year but they haven't gotten past with any other managers. >> other fans optimistic that a baker replacement could be a winning bet for the nats. >> i like dusty baker a right. i don't know if he was the right fit for the team. maybe go a little younger. >> i saw him with the cubs and he could never push them over the top. nats thought the same thing. melissa: this man thinks the problem with the nats isn't the manager. >> the guy before has done a great job. dusty doing a good job. baseball is fickle. >> 192 wins over two seasons. the search for a new manager
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at nats stadium in southeast, melissa dipane, abc7 news. alison: an update about the human remains that washed ashore in anne arundel county. police believe it's a white or asian woman. mid-20's to early 30's. who went missing in the past year. the remains were found wednesday afternoon near holly and chesapeake drive in shady side. new at 5:00 tonight, there were arrests after white nationalists at richard spener's speech at the university of florida yesterday. three men were taken into custody after a shot was fired at a group of people but hit a nearby building. they are charged with attempted murder. authorities say the guys made nazi salutes and shouted hitler chants. jonathan: now the crisis in the caribbean. the death toll in puerto rico is going up tonight. a month after hurricane maria slammed the island. 49 people have been killed. the latest death, though, came from bacterial disease that is spread through animals'
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there are cases that are linked to dirty drinking water. they are getting desperate for water. growing concern of sanitation after the storm washed out the water. 30% is without clean water. alison: today, superior court judge rejected a request for a new trial for a man convicted of double murder. the case came to be known as the male love triangle. sam ford live at the courthouse with the latest tonight. sam? sam: well, alison, originally this was to have been jeffrey neil's sentencing date for the double murder conviction. but instead chief judge listened to arguments for a new trial. defense attorney argued the prosecution violated agreements and created facts and closing arguments against the 24-year-old neil that turned the jury against him. neil and two roommates live in a rooming house, row house in northwest washington. the defense argued they had a love strangle. jealousy led
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kill wingfield and then try to kill neil but lost the fight. prosecutors convince a jury that neil killed both of them for whatever reason and tried to lie his way out of it. while judge moran seemed to agree that the defense had reason to complain he did not believe a new trial would change the result. >> the client is extremely heartbroken. we actually thought we had enough here for a new trial. i think the court evaluatedded it closely and came very delosse to granting a new trial. and chose not to do it -- and chose not to do it. sam: the judge rescheduled stensing for october 30. he will face minimum, minimum of 60 years for the two murder convictions. his attorney says neil's family already hired him to file an appeal with the
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s court should the judge not change the decision by the date of sentencing. reporting live, sam ford, abc7 news. alison: camming up at "abc7 news at 5:00" -- good news for a local mobile home park. the group stepping in to hopefully save families from getting evicted. jonathan: plus a vendor at the eastern market is retiring after nearly 50 years. his incredible story. we have it for you coming up. >> coming up, we are live from the largest homecoming in the nation. you don't want to miss this (upbeat music) - [announcer] presenting the shark ion flex 2x. the free-standing, cord free vacuum that can live anywhere because it has two rechargeable batteries. that means you can always be charging, even while you're cleaning. with duo clean, multiflex, and powerful suction so you can go, and go, and go again.
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jonathan: president trump held his first extended meeting with u.n. secretary general antonio gutierrez today. he said he had tremendous potential and praised the work done by u.n. ambassador nikki haley but president trump said he would like to see reform at the u.n. but he doesn't appear that it will happen quickly saying i'll report back to you in seven years. alison: catholics for housing is buying a mobile home park in manassas for nearly $1.5 million. the deal will avoid the eviction of nearly 60 families from the east end
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the city council says the organization, though, must fix water and sewer problems that have plagued that community for years. jonathan: a historic homecoming this weekend at howard university. the school celebrating the 150th anniversary. alison: that is right. congress chartered howard in 1867. we will talk now to the anna-lysa gayle with the festivities. oh, we'll try to check in with her. too much fun down there, we can't connect with the signal. we'll try to do in a little bit. we don't want to miss it. jonathan: wait. she is back. try it again. you're having too much fun. all right. see what happens? alison: help us out. jonathan: too much going on out. steve: the irs with -- the issue with my computer has moved to howard university. it's a beautiful evening. not a cloud in the sky. thin clouds will overspread the area tonight but a quiet and a dry evening ahead. tem
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it. 74 degrees at dallas. 75 at reagan national. 76 at culpeper. even though we are in the 70's now at 5:15. once the sun sets in an hour or so, the temperatures are going to drop by 5:00 to 8 degrees. relatively quickly. so if you have plans, make sure you have a light jacket on hand moving to the 7:00 8:00, 10:00 hour tonight. the forecast looks like moving through the next few hours, 72 degrees by 6:00 p.m. upper 60's by 7:00. middle 60's by 8:00. there is the sunset time at 6:22. show you what is going on with the satellite and radar. there is not a lot to talk about. it's been so quiet and so dry. today and yesterday and for the most part the past week. it will continue for the upcoming weekend. bigger changes on the way moving to monday and tuesday. overnight is 45 to 53 degrees. the coolest temperatures around the i-81 corridor. milder. closer to the district.
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around 51, 52. winds out of the north at 5 to 8 miles per hour. waking up tomorrow morning looks good out there. a little chill in the air. if you are taking your dog out for a walk, have a jacket. sunglasses for that matter. 50 degrees in bethesda. upper 40's in fairfax. we will see 45 in middleburg. farmer's market tomorrow morning. old town alexandria. great place to go if you are looking for something to do on a saturday morning. temperatures rebounds for the up 50's to 60 by 9:00. by 11:00, we are taking a big upby ten degrees in the upper 60's to 70. out to lunch, we will see the temperatures to start around 70. noontime hour, warming to the middle 70's by 2:00. we will continue to build temperatures moving through the afternoon hours until we make it to the upper 70's. flirting the the 80-degree mark. western zone for tomorrow, looks good. 75 in martinsburg. 75 in charlestown. leesburg at 76. closer to the d.c. metro area. 75,
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not out of the question. low humidity. lots of sunshine. southern maryland, repeat performance from today. middle 70's. upper 70's to fredericksburg. farther to the west of us looking at 78 in culpeper and orange at around 75 for the daytime high on saturday. howard university, the homecoming is tomorrow. against morgan state letter. highs make it to the middle 70's. if you can't make it to a game in person at 1:00 tomorrow afternoon, you can watch it live on newschannel8. it promises to be a really good game. marine corps marathon this sunday is mostly sunny. mild out there. although a little bit of a cool start. 8:00, the temperatures are around 57 degrees. 10:00, lower 60's. by the noontime hour many runners will finish up at that point. temperatures are around 71. good time to download the stormwatch7 weather app. if you are staying in town or check out the fall color change, not only can you track the temperatures, you can track the showers. coming in from the
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that's what happened on monday. the fall color change looks good. moderate color for us now. i say moderate color. if you look out your window and you are watching us, it doesn't look so great. it's been so dry around here. higher colors, garrett county, around the frostburg area to petersburg. then higher elevations -- highest elevations i should say across the blue ridge. the ten-day outlook for stormwatch7. once we get through the weekend, added clouds later on monday. temperatures make it to the upper 70's. monday not only do we look at the temperatures that are 10 to 12 degree above average but it will feel more humid. cold front arriving tuesday to bring us clouds, better chance of rain. i could pick up, upward of a half inch of rain by the time it moves out of here. 70 degrees is it for a high on tuesday. behind the front, cooler, drier air. overspread the mid-atlantic. lower 60's wednesday, thursday, friday. look at the wakeup temperatures in the middle to the
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these are in town temperatures for the weekend, not the weekend, for next week. colder temperatures out to the west and the mountains. but the fall color change this year, has been disaimportantment for a lot of folks. however -- disappointment for a lot of folks. it appears that the leaves here will go from green to brown. then they fall on the ground. not really pretty slow change to yellow and to red. it's just -- alison: we had visitors in from florida today and they said the leaves respected changing around here. we thought we'd -- the leaves aren't changing around here. we thought we'd see colors. steve: would you rather have dry conditions or color change? >> i'll go with the warm temperatures this year because we had color change last year. every other year! there is a new apple store enhancing the shopping experience and how it's revolutionizing the future of retail. plus this -- >> making private school possible for
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students. i'm kellye lynn in northwest. i'll tell you about a one of a kind scholarship making that possible in "spotlight on education." alison: later tonight on abc7 abc7 -- a look at what is coming up monday on "good morning washington." >> thanks, guys. monday on "good morning washington" -- with redumbing down the kids in school? why some say educational technology is doing more harm than good. keep it here for traffic and
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alison: in tonight's "spotlight on education," improving education options for low-income students. our kellye lynn highlights a scholarship program that is the only one of its kind in the country. >> america, the dream. the dreamers. dream. kellye: at 16, poetry lover trevor williams is experiencing his first year of private school at emerson prep in northwest. his favorite class, 20th century american literature. >> it really helps me to build my ideas
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kellye: he attends the private school with the support of the opportunity scholarship. 24-year-old jennifer lopez is also a graduate of two private schools. enunciation catholic school and archbishop carroll high thanks to the opportunity scholarship. >> we give the low-income families school choice or the aim opportunities that the upper income affluent families have had to choose the local public school or choose private school. >> the nation's only federally funded voucher program that assisted more than 7900 students in d.c. since 2004. earlier this year, federal analysis found students in the program performed worse on the standardized test than the peers a year after entering school. still, current scholars stress the benefit. >> i love it. it's
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you gave a poor girl lake me a chance at education and change the world one day. >> in northwest, kellye lynn, abc7 news. alison: more than half of the opportunity scholars live in d.c. ward four, seven and eight. the average scholarship about $10,000. >> in the last hour apple plans to issue the much anticipated new york store revealed. it will be the first in the new generation of the outlet stores featuring the apple town square concept which abandons traditional retail experience in favor of community inclusive approach. shoppers do everything from creating the own music to designing their own artwork. >> our job is carry apple legacy forward. jonathan: it will be made
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diamondbacks -- exterior of glass. alison: coming up -- >> it's an institution at eastern market. no question about it. jonathan: a well-known vendor retiring after decades. his story you don't want to miss this. sweet 4k tv, mr. peterson. thanks. i'm pretty psyched. did you get fios too? no, was i supposed to get fios? mr. peterson. fios is a 100% fiber-optic network. it's like it was invented to stream 4k movies and shows. how do you know so much about tv and internet? the internet. right. streaming is only as good as your internet. so get the best internet - with the 100% fiber-optic network - get fios - now just $79.99 per month for fios gigabit connection plus tv and phone.
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announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. nancy: i'm nancy chen at the "live desk." following breaking news, the shooting from d.c. we confirmed a teenager was shot in the back in d.c. 1900 block of t street northeast in the brentwood area. a teenager, a man, male shot in the back this afternoon. we understand that he is conscious and breathing. when paramedics got to him. he was taken to the hospital. at this hour, authorities, law enforcement are looking for two men driving a gray honda with the virginia license plate tag. something to be aware of. that is the breaking news at this hour. we have confirmed it was a teenager shot in the back in d.c. alison: keep us posted on that breaking news. thank you. so now days most people enjoy the convenience of a smart phone. but few want the antennas that supp
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in their front yard. montgomery county reporter kevin lewis explains the challenge of enhancing service while keeping homeowners happy. >> antennas like this one pray proud up along montgomery county. it's due to the telephone providers wanting denser coverage for growing customer base. >> most of the towers proposedded are intrusive and ugly. >> rick, member of the coalition of control of cell towers isn't a fan. >> we are concerned that this is a gold rush. folks aren't paying attention on the rules. they aren't paying attention to the character of the neighborhood or safety. they are just putting the technologies out there as quick as they can. >> there are pros and cons. positive is enhanced connectivity. ike leggett requested more research be done on radio
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makes it challenging to block telecom service. community activist says the laws should change. >> the industry trumps residents' interest. >> on monday they will hold the fifth of five peb lick hearing on the matter. it will start at 7:00 p.m. and it will be streamed online. in montgomery county, i'm kevin lewis, abc7 news. jonathan: minutes ago the u.s. court of appeals in d.c. blocked a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant from getting an abortion. the court gave the teen and her lawyer until the end of the month to find sponsor to take custody of her go home. her lawyers say her parents abusessed her and she cannot return home. she is being held at a juvenile facility in texas. alison: now we turn to the latest from california where a night of rain did help firefighters. but they are still battling the wildfires north of san francisco. look at this video. unbelievable. the fiv
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least 75% contained now. the numbers of destroyed buildings jumped to 7700. construction was amplified by a whirl wind of flames. known as a fire devil or fire nado. it's estimated at $1 billion damage. jonathan: the house voting next week on sanctions against iran that seek to punish iran for the ballistic missile program and the support of hezbollah. president trump refused to recertify that iran was come playing with the nuclear deal. congress has less than two months to reimpose sanctions or come up with sanctions that don't violate the 2015 agreement. checking the top stories. air safety panel considering f.a.a. proposal to ban laptops and other devices from checked bags. they say fairs c
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endanger the aircraft. even if it approved it could be up to the regulators to enforce it. alison: the 42nd annual marine corps marathon is sunday. streets in d.c. and arlington will be closed for most of the days so drivers should plan accordingly. some 30,000 runner expected along the route. metro is opening at 6:00 a.m. sunday to accommodate all the crowds. for specific road closures and the forecast download our app. or check with wjla.com. jonathan: it appears that it is two and out for dusty baker. the skipper gone. the nats say baker won't return for a third season as the manager. the team won at least 95 games each year of baker's tenure on the way to back-to-back division titles. that is the good news. bad news they never made it out of the first round of the playoffs. it means the rest of the coaching staff is done. the nats were eliminated from the playoffs last week. jonathan: a well-known vendor in ea
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is handling in his apron tonight. the only poultry vendor there. he walks in the market at the age of 19 and now at 66, he is walking out. >> sam ford has the incredible story. sam: for 47 years, he has worked the poultry stand at eastern market. >> purveyor of fine poultry and game birds. sam: the last 45 as the owner. >> partridge, quail. sam: he decided at age 66, it's time to go. >> i seen julia childs do this on tv. sam: as the customers learn the news they give hugs and regrets. >> i'm sad. >> i'll miss you. >> let me give you a hug. god bless you. a number of years. >> it has. zach they began coming here with their mothers who have gone on. he has
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he suffered through the 2007 fire that destroyed the market and was among those struggling to bring it back. redskins fanatic. his signed sonny juergenson poster survived. the manageer brought him the final paperwork today. >> mel is an institution at eastern market. no question about it. sam: he says the sale has been finalized but he will hang around for a while to help the new owner transition. he said there is life after eastern market. >> i have a life to live. i have a wife to love. i have a god to serve. i will do all the above before i leave here. sam: in southeast washington, i'm sam ford, abc7 news. alison: you don't see that as much as you used to. you know, the shop vendors who really over the decade develop friendships with the clients.
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eastern market and see the stand there, so meticulous. everything perfectly put out there. he was so happy at the job. enjoy retirement. gold star families talked about a lot lately. tonight a mother reaching out to 7 salutes hoping to honor her son. her emotional story coming up. alison: tragic developments tonight. ikea dresser recalled more than a year ago has killed another child. what parents need to know in the consumer alert. jonathan: i head at 6:00, stop and check this out. deputy driving in an absolute fire storm. the one moment he said he feared for his life and what he did
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steve: the weekend is here. going to the wizards game, they are playing the detroit pistons. it's mai
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forget the cox farm fall fest now until october 31. the temperatures are lower to middle 60's. added clouds. temperature trend moving through the next several days looking at the daytime highs in the upper 70's on monday. then we cool things down as the lower 60's on thursday of next week. we are back after this.
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typically the only phone calls a family receive are the only important phone calls they can imagine. from the buddies. after my son was killed, his friends were calls us from afghanistan telling us what a great guy he was. those are the only phone calls that really matter. jonathan: that was yesterday. president trump's chief of staff general john kelly speaking about the pain for gold star families. these are families that sacrificed so much. have lost so much. a few days before they were in the headlines talking about gold star families and president trump, i got an e-mail from a woman in stafford. she is a gold star mother. she asked if we would is a lawsuit -- would salute her son. like any suburb. but at this home in stafford there is a pain that never goes away. >> sergeanter van par
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he joined the army in may of 1999. >> right out of high school, evan enlisted. athlete. scraper. a hard worker. >> i was really proud that he had chose to do that. i felt good things coming from it. jonathan: in 1999, we weren't at war. two years later that changed. in 2004 evan was shipped overseas as part of operation iraqi freedom. >> i don't think that any of us had a worry that he would not come home. >> he called nearly every day. one call she remembers thinking that something wasn't right. her son said. >> i just want you to know that i love you. i said, "honey, i love you too. are you sure everything is okay?" he said, "we're going out on night patrol. then i'm off for three days. i'll call you when i get done." jonathan: but the call she got came from one of the commanders. his patrol had been
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>> your son took a piece of i.e.d. shrapnel to the head. he said, "ma'am, it doesn't look good." jonathan: she was flown to germany to be with her son. >> we removed him from life support. he was gone. loss. shock. are do i go from here. jonathan: she made him a promise. >> i said you will never be forgotten. you will always be remembered. your name will constantly be spoken. 12 years later i have kept that promise to him. >> pieces of the past are preserved. medals. pictures. the flag that was on his casket. she knows sadly she is connected to other families who have sacrificed and suffered just the
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we want our loved ones to be remembered, never forgotten. jonathan: she told me her son would be very proud. i'm sure he would. if you have someone that you think we should salute, tweet me at the station. i want to show you something, too. today i was out with the army air guard. we were flying over air space that is completely off-limits to anybody in helicopters, drones or anything. but the air guard patrol the skies. these are people, this is their second job. but their job is to keep us safe. we got to see the air guard come opponent of this. the army air -- component. the army air guard and i'm working on this for the my next salute. they are brave and selfless and do it as part-time work to keep us
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alison: we want to look forward to that and thank you for telling us the story. jonathan: so much strength there as well. she wanted to make sure that people knew don't politicize the whole gold star family. it's nothing to politicize. these are folks that should be remembered and in our thoughts and players at all time. alison: strong lady. jonathan: very strong. alison: still to come here, an uplifting story tonight out of stafford county. a mother winning a lease for a brand new car but she ditched it to make a big donation. scott: i'm scott abraham. the washington nationals back to square one. dusty baker out of here. coming up in sports, g.m. mike rizzo will explain what went sweet 4k tv, mr. peterson. thanks. i'm pretty psyched. did you get fios too? no, was i supposed to get fios? mr. peterson. fios is a 100% fiber-optic network. it's like it was invented to stream 4k movies and shows. how do you know so much about tv and internet?
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jonathan: we have a "7 on your side" consumer alert. ikea dresser recalled a year ago killed yet another child. alison: you will remember we have covered the ikea dressers that can tip over injuring and killing toddlers. senior investigative reporter lisa fletcher has details. >> california toddler is the eighth child to die after ikea dresser toppled over on
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2-year-old joseph dudek dried after a three-drawer dresser tipped over on him in the naptime. the family attorney says no one else was in the room with the child when it happened. the child died in may. bonnets of the story is just now coming to light as the family's attorney released some of the details. 29 million of the dressers, part of the mom line at ikea were recalled because of the furniture likelihood to tip forward if not secured to the wall. the consumer product safety commission estimates every 24 minutes a child goes to the emergency room as a result of a tip over incident. despite ikea's recall and public awareness campaign estimated as few as 3% of the owners of the million of recalled dresser got the repair it can or a re -- repair kit or refund. if you have a dresser, get the free anchoring kit. you can install it yourself or ikea will do it for f
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go to wjla.com and click on "7 on your side" for details. jonathan: breaking news ahead at 6:00. new details from northeast d.c. where a teenager was shot walking home from school. plus, caught on video. wild bores on a rampage. they left casualties in their wake. what brought the rampage to an end? how they got in the store in we tell you about that. maryland clean line hyper look that claims to get from d.c. to new york in less time than it takes to get a pizza delivered. alison: a woman who won a new car saw the prize as a vehicle to fight autism. april burch won the car from a video station. but rather than taking the new wheels she asked the dealership to make a donation to her son's school. connelly elementary school. today, they delivered a $5,000 check to the school's autism and development delay program which includes burch's
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>> i was floored. i didn't expect a donation that large. second of all, i didn't expect him to say yes. that is a tremendous act to change something from going from a car to a cash donation. that is amazing. >> one thing i learned from my dad and i took inspiration from him, you want to put more in a community than you ever take out. that another way we try to do that. alison: get this. they donated $5,000 to the center for autism research at virginia commonwealth. jonathan: we love to see that kind of thing. alison: a wonderful story. jonathan: good stuff. let's talk about the weather situation. steve is in the stormwatch7 center. thank goodness no storms in the forecast. beautiful weather. steve: it is only going to get better and better as we move through the next day or two. sunday. then it will even feel more humid by monday. it won't last terribly long. look at the temperatures. this is almost 6:00, october 20. 70 degrees.
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77 in quantico. 75 at reagan national airport. 10 to 12 degrees above average for this time of year. not going to complain. few high clouds out there right now. it will stay dry for overnight. if you are planning to check out the wharf or oldtown alexandria or getting ready for the big marine corps marathon, it's looking good. it will fall in the 60s and the 50s eventually. sunset 6:20. temperatures tonight 48 to 55 degrees. there are the thin clouds. it shouldn't cause problems at all. winds at the northwest at 3 to 8 miles per hour. waking up tomorrow morning it will be cool. tomorrow the highs back in the mid-to-upper 70's. here is your marine corp marathon forecast. 4:00 p.m., temperatures are 77 degrees. but at that point everyone should be done. jonathan: all right, steve. thank you very much. time for high school football. alison: scott abraham is live in clifton, virginia. a
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nats today. they have stolen the headlines. scott: yeah, you are right. the washington nationals have a history of going through managers rather quickly. this time around, dusty baker shown the door. his contract not renewed. his time in washington is finished. dusty spent two seasons with the washington nationals. he led the club to two division titles. 192 total wins. in fact his .593 winning percentage was the best in nats franchise history. but it's hard to forget the two devastating game five losses at home in the nlds. the lerner family and mike rizzo turning the page and starting fresh in 2018. >> our expectations have grown to the fact winning a lot of regular season games and winning divisions are not enough. our goal is to win the world championship. to that end, we made a decision late last night and alerted dusty this
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secretary of state ris ris said the search for a new manager has already started. they are hoping to find the right person that comes in here and turns the franchise to potential world championship. getting over the hump in the playoffs. the reason we are here at centreville high school. look at this. high school football. friday night lights. the game of the week features the wildcats and westfield. this is a rivalry game. separated by only seven miles. the two teams get after it on the football field. westfield is undefeated and centreville has only one loss on the season. wildcats head coach knows this will be a battle tonight. >> i think tonight might come down to whose quarterback play is the best? we both have young guys. talented kids. they will be guys that people will watch in the next couple of years. we are both going to try to run the ball. that is tough sledding.
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his best game might be the difference. >> these wildcats are hungry. they have not beaten westfield since 2014. opening tickoff is set for 7:00. we'll have the highlights and post game reaction tonight at 11:00 right here on abc7. alison: all right. have a good time. thanks, scott. jonathan: still to come here for us at 5:00, a big move on the hill. alison: the vote that could clear the way for tax reform. alex: when i was 11 years old, a man broke into the house and he sexually assaulted me. thankfully, in my case, the police caught him, but there are so many survivors that live knowing that their attacker is still out there. ♪ thank you mark herring, for taking this seriously, and for making this a priority, for all of the victims out there. mark: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad.
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alison: today's spacewalk ended early because of a problem with one of the emergency jet packs. nasa says there was no danger and the astronauts completed the last of several repairs. update to the station robotic arm. today's spacewalk was the third in the past month. well, on the hill now, major tax reform move a step closer to reality after the u.s. senate passed federal budget overnight.
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president and the republicans to inch closer to passing the first piece of major legislation this session. we explain what it could mean for you. >> the con current resolution as -- concurrent resolution as amended is agreed to. reporter: after passing a budget republicans are a step closer to fulfilling the campaign promise to overhaul the tax code. >> we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to replace a failing tax code that holds americans back with one that works for them. >> president trump praised the senate in a tweet thursday morning. this now allows for the passage of large scale tax cuts and reform, which will be the biggest in the history of the country. >> kentucky senator rapid paul was the only -- rand paul was the only g.o.p. senator to vote against the budget because it increases the deficit by $1.5 trillion in the next ten years. because the senate passed it
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the republicans can now push through a tax bill without a democrat. they only need a simple majority. now the plan will go back to the house where the lower chamber has to pass a budget first before they move to tax reform. >> they are a step closer but there are more obstacles they have. >> fiscal hawks in the house might not sign up on the bill because it's not revenue neutral. >> there are a lot of actual deficit hawks in the house. we have to see if they put the money where the mouth is next week. there is concern that the tax bill will raise taxes on the middle class families, particularly states that use the local state production. >> they argue the budget is bad for the middle class. they hope to vote in early november. on capitol hill, michelle macaluos. announcer: from abc7 news, this is a breaking news alert. jonathan: breaking news as we come on the air. a teenager
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coming home from school. the police converged on the crime scene near the corner of third and t street in northeast washington. that teen was conscious when he was taken to the hospital. police say they are looking for a couple of men. they don't know if they are older or younger. perhaps younger. driving a gray honda with virginia tags. our reporter tom roussey is almost to the scene. as soon as he gets there we'll check in with him to get upexit on the breaking news. michelle: tonight a demand for answers after four americans killed in an ambush in niger. that hunt for answers has many frustrated. defense secretary james mattis met with senate armed services chairman john mccain. mccain said it may take subpoenas to get more information. today the pentagon denied reports that sergeant la david johnson's both was left behind. >> it took us a little while to do that. we didn't leave him behind. we sea
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and we brought him home. michelle: senator lindsey graham says the full armed services committee will be briefed on the niger ambush next week. meanwhile, somalia's leader plans to announce a state of war against the al-shabaab extremist group that is blamed for saturday's truck bombing that killed more than 350 people. somali official says the u.s. military will play a support role in the new offensive. >> now a "7 on your side" consumer alert. this affects people two travel and there are a lot of you. f.a. is calling for a global ban on lithium batteries in all checked bags. the batteries are found in everything from e cigarettes to laptops. stephen tschida is joining us live from reagan national airport. this could make a mess of travel for a lot of folks. stephen: it could mean a slowdown but we want to clarify first. checked bags. checked bags. not carry on. we are talking abot

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