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Sep 25, 2015 4:00pm EDT
the typical 100 days to name a panda at the zoo. michelle obama joined china's first lady today to unveil the name. jeanette reyes was there for the big reveal. jeanette: one thing china and the u.s. agree with, the pandas are absolutely adorable. today the first lady broke tradition naming the youngest cub bei bei. the first lady michelle obama and peng liyuan stopped by the panda house to recognize 40 years of scientific collaboration between the united states and china around giant panda conservation. mei xiang was brought from china over 50 years ago. they were accompanied from the first school in washington, d.c. to teach chinese using immersion model. mrs. obama briefly had a visit to china last year. the students were present in the announcement. >> the first ladies chose baby i bei. it was chosen because it means "precious treasure." jeanette: jeanette reyes, abc7 news. alison: very cute. it took a real prank to make it happen but russian president vladimir putin and sir elton john are talking about gay rights. earlier this month john said he wanted to meet with putin to ta
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Dec 26, 2016 4:00pm EST
in syria. the choir was going to perform for new years. michelle: tension is bubbling between china and taiwan. china's aircraft carrier flanked by other warships in the contested china sea. china is calling this a routine exercise but they do consider taiwan part of if territory. you might recall that president-elect trump sparked controversy with the call to the taiwan president a couple weeks ago. we are getting new video after a super typhoon made christmas landfall over philippines. hundreds of thousands were evacuated. you can see why. air and sea ports were shut down. no word on injuries now. next for us at abc7 news she is demanding her money back. the bad toe malis -- bad tomales blamed for ruining christmas dinner out west. the owner responds. next. >> they are drowning. kellye: boat capsizes and witnesses jump to action. we show you how many people were on the small boat when "abc7 news at 4:00" returns. kellye: tamale, a christmas staple ruining christmas. michelle: those from a market in southern california were bad and some got really sick. angry customers lined up out
ABC
Aug 24, 2015 4:00pm EDT
returns to the white house, there is work on his arrival. channel one, wall street. china's uncertain economy led to volty any the stock market -- volatility in the stock market. the dow jones/industrials lost 1,000 points before bouncing back. they argue the glitch in the market is not a sign of a bigger problem. china is not the only worry. growing tension on north and south korea is a concern. even though both sides seem to have come to a deal. an issue for the u.s. is 28,000 troops stationed in south korea. >> nobody wants to see this come to blow on the korean peninsula. there is a growing number of senators are backing the agreement and among them harry reid. this is all against the backdrop of the election to remace him. the president could soon be in an awkward position. a source says joe biden is leading toward challenging hillary clinton in the democratic primary. >> the president indicated his view that the decision he made to add joe biden as the ticket it was smartest decision he made in politics. >> the stage set for a busy fall. in washington, ryan nobles, abc news. kel
ABC
Jul 3, 2017 4:00pm EDT
: stunning to see. this weekend saw a blow to china's space program. after liftoff. it was carrying experimental communication satellite. china has not said what happened but it fell to earth an hour after the launch. michelle: china has cute elephants. coming up at 4:00, how this baby elephant stole the show. that's next. >> this is what is left of the annual burger eating contest today. coming up, find out how many burgers the winner eight in ten minutes. it wa foa side effect ofuffer frtheir medication... is something called "akathisia." it's time we took notice. michelle: back now slide for the ages. this baby elephant caught on camera sliding down a mudgy hill in china. no slip-and-slide required there. free for all! keepers at the breeding center say the 2-year-old stretched out her front legs and went down the mudgy slope on her belly -- muddy slope on her belly and she did it over and over. she also enjoys splashing water, rolling in the grass and playing football when she has time. those are her hobbies. jonathan: mine, too. good for her. a slide from bridge gate to beach g
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Nov 10, 2016 4:00pm EST
with our allies. even those like china and russia to defeat isis. >> russia is currently testing u.s. forces against the assad regime in war-torn syria. to mending ties with the new president. >> russia is ready. and wants to restore the full-fledged relations with the united states. i repeat we understand this will -- repeat we understand this will be difficult but we are ready to play our part in it. >> china is spreading the economic influence worldwide. a nation candidate trump blamed for devaluing the currentsy. still another billionaire says there is plenty of room for profit in the two largest economies in the world. >> p healthy and positive china-u.s. relationship is so critical especially in this century. >> political experts say trump may need china and russia to help eradicate isis which will require delicating balancing act and possibly one of the most important deals mr. trump has made. in washington, i'm jeff barnd reporting. michelle: all right. we are going to lighten the mood with trivia this afternoon. jonathan: we haven't done well in the last few weeks. michelle:
ABC
Jul 26, 2017 4:00pm EDT
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Aug 8, 2017 4:00pm EDT
was unanimous including support from china and russia. moments ago, president trump with this warning for north korea. here is the full president trump: north korea best not make any more threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. he has been very threatening beyond a normal state. they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before. thank you. michelle: very strong rhetoric from the president there. the report from the "post" says north korea controls up to 60 nuclear weapons. be sure to stay with abc7 throughout the evening as we gather more information on this breaking story. at the "live desk," michelle marsh, abc7 news. jonathan: thanks. even if you have to stem away from the tv, you -- step away from the tv, you can get updates on the story and the breaking news. just log on to wjla.com/text want straight to your phone and to your pad. also happening moments ago in d.c., police are briefing reporters about two new murder arrests. stephen tschida right now at the headquarters
ABC
May 25, 2016 4:00pm EDT
wrist with a flexible touch screen. the screen right now is only black and white. only in china right now. the chinese startup group is hoping to have a color version of the screen by 2018. the cost by the way is $760. if you want perspective, the cheapest iphone 6 come all over china. get them for $800. this is in the same ballpark in the iphone in china. michelle: no color. i don't know. >> it's coming. but it is bendable. michelle: that is cool. jonathan: gaudy wrist. kind of big. michelle: i have small wrist. i wouldn't see much real estate on there. jonathan: falling on the floor. still ahead at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- should sk in school? we let you know which ones say yes. they are too revealing. the debate coming up. michelle: we showed you the home where the obamas will move after leaving the white house. where it look like we could see them around town. we head back to kalorama and show you the hotting spot there. ♪ what are you doing? sara, i love you, and... [phone rings] ah, it's my brother. keep going... sara, will you marry... [phone rings again] what do you want, todd
ABC
Jan 7, 2016 4:00pm EST
was halted for the second time this week in china. stocks there lost more than 7% in the first hour of trading. fears about china's economic health are fueling the loss. alison: now a developing story in france where police shot and killed a man wielding a meat cleaver after he tried to enter a police station. it happened north of paris and the man wore what turned out to be a fake suicide belt. image on the isis flag on paper was also found on the man's body. this happened one year to the date of the "charlie hebdo" massacre where they stormed the office of the magazine. 12 people were killed including some of france's most famous cartoonists. five for lives lost in the subsequent attacks attacks in fe in the following days. al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula claimed responsibility for the attacks. jonathan: covering metro today in a series of attacks on passengers in the last few weeks. so some riders are expreing security about riding the rail. stephen tschida has details for us. stephen: beefed up police presence here but it isn't necessarily because of what is going on, on metro
ABC
Feb 15, 2017 4:00pm EST
to china but sad to see her go. show you video of her in the enclosure. plenty of media here as well and visitors. coming around the world to see bao bao in her last week by long standing agreement bao bao will leave next tuesday. the deal with the chinese government means pandas raised here are sent to china to begin the breeding process before their fourth birthday. so this week is a long goodbye. plenty of events before the sendoff. a lot of emotions here. >> this is like sending your kids off to college. you are excited for them to make that next step. and see what they can do with their life. we are sad to see her go but happy for the opportunity. richard: can you believe it? bao bao born in august 2013. there will be a big sendoff at dulles airport. we hope to be there. coming up at 5:00, what makes people want to see pandas at the zoo and how many people actually come here to do that. reporting live, richard reeve, abc7 news. michelle: abc7 is on traffic watch, trenice bishop with a look at the evening commute. trenice? trenice: hi, michelle. this evening we have got w keeping
ABC
Feb 16, 2017 4:00pm EST
road in china. there it is. a jeep back manage the vehicle. they fall to the ground below. and right as the jeep is about to fall on them, see the people there? the mother grabs her child and miraculously avoids being hit. can you believe that? jonathan: it looks like she backed right off the road there. alison: terrifying. jonathan: every now and then everybody gets lost on the road. i just happens. once you see this, that is a big old attack helicopter. that is a military grade attack helicopter. missiles on the wings of it. the pilot lands in front of the truck. this is kazakhstan. he runs over to the truck driver to ask for directions. kid you not. you would think the sophisticated piece of equipment would have ways to get you where you need to go. no. a truck driver on the side of the road in kazakhstan helped the pilot get where he needed to go. michelle: no g.p.s.? insane. jonathan: maybe he doesn't know how to read the g.p.s. michelle: weird. good stuff. a deer in road island -- a deer in rhode island lost its footing. a woman called for help and a crew was able to ride a can
ABC
Nov 14, 2016 4:00pm EST
sanctioning or china or russia that were still abiding ing by the deal because from their perspective, iran had done what they're supposed to do. it becomes more difficult, i think to undo something that's working than undo something that's not working. and, when you are not responsible for it and i thi you can call it a terrible deal. when you are responsible for the deal then preventing iran from getting nuclear weapon, you are more likely to look at the facts. that's going to be true in other circumstances, for example, the paris agreement. there is been a lot of talks about the possibility of undoing this international agreement. you got 200 countries that have and, the good news is that what we have been able to show the last five-six or eight years it is possible to grow the economy really fast and possible to bring down carbon emissions as well. it is not just a bunch of rules that we set up. you got in solar panels and creating jobs. you got the big three automakers who have seen record sales and are over achieving on the fuel efficiency standards that we set. turns out that p
ABC
Apr 18, 2017 4:00pm EDT
called the president to shift posture toward china. on the campaign trail -- >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country. that is what they are doing. >> after the leading in mar-a-largo with the chinese president, president trump tells fox news. >> what am i going to do? start a trade war in china with him working on a bigger problem with north korea? >> the missile test was a failure but a reckless provocation. >> i think ratcheting up the issue and the pressure is important >> tonight we expect to hear more about the u.s. military role in the region. they will visit the service members on board the uss ronald reagan in tokyo bay. michelle: ivanka trump's brand seeing major success. the first daughter's company has won four trademarks and applied for nine new trademarks around the world. now a stunning request from theresa may. an early general election. by early we are talking years. the next scheduled general election is set for 2020. may says that the successful early election would give her government a mandate in the talks to leave european union. jonathan: voting
ABC
Feb 22, 2017 4:00pm EST
s.a.t. michelle: plus bao bao's perfect landing in china. jonathan: also next the reason pipeline protesters are setting their own tents on fire. we will show you why. >> the museum. check it out. it goes on and on and on. i'm stephen tschida. live tell you all jonathan: take a look at this. protesters against the dakota access pipeline are setting their own tents on fire. this is on the same day they are ordered to leave the property. the fires are reportedly part of the native american tradition. most demonstrators have left but a few vowed to stay no matter what. >> three. two. one. >> ignition. lift off. jonathan: lift off to the wrong location. they didn't have the right coordinates in the computer so get the space station. it's delayed. they have a planned rendezvous away andlich up tomorrow. they are up there going where are the slides? we sent it -- anyway. get your selfie sticks and phones out. alison: a new exhibit at the smithsonian museum. michelle: you will be blown away. stephen tschida is live there now to show us what to expect. stephen: this is so cool. we are in
ABC
Jul 5, 2017 4:00pm EDT
china for failing to restrain north korea tweeting so much for china working with us. this as north korean leader continues to taunt america saying this was a package of gifts on independence day and a final step to create a confident and a powerful nuclear state that can strike anywhere on earth. for now north korea is vowing no negotiations. according to a top american commander in south korea, the only thing keeping the u.s. from going to war with north korea right now is self-restraint. in new york, i'm elizabeth hur for abc7 news. jonathan: scholarships are supposed to help ease the burden of paying for college. alison: still ahead at 4:00, find out how they can hurt your chances for financial aid. >> i was uncomfortable. my hand, my arm, my left arm was smashed up wall. nancy: plus, why this mother was forced to hold her 27-month-old on her lap for a nearly four-hour flight even though she bought him a seat. >> hold on. i think something is going on over here. either he is playing around with an 18-wheeler. crazy place to be playing around. jonathan: later what this driver did
ABC
Jul 4, 2017 4:00pm EDT
months trump tried to get china, north korea's most important ally to intervene and help deescalate the situation but so far it hasn't slowed the missile tests. abc news, washington. nancy: tomorrow, president trump heads to europe for the g20 summit. among the leaders at the summit is russian president vladimir putin. syria is at the top of the agenda as well as russia's military action in ukraine. no word if they will talk about russian interference in the u.s. presidential election. "abc7 news at 4:00" -- they are credited with stopping a complete massacre. but today, special honors for the capitol police officers who fired back after being shot during last month's ballpark ambush. plus -- >> after this intense town home fire, what fire officials now want you to know ahead of your cookouts tonight on this independence day. the story coming up. >> and two wheels are sometimes better than four. at least here in takoma park. i'm kevin lewis. i'll explain why when "ab extreme anxiety.... pacing... a constant urge to move. if someone you know is suffering from schizophrenia they may a
ABC
Jan 5, 2017 4:00pm EST
china to the united kingdom. we know this because this train started in china and on the way to britain. it left on an 138-day journey. carrying 68 containers with it. michelle: the payload mostly daily necessities like clothing, bags and suitcases. it will arrive in london after traveling through russia, poland and france. jonathan: some trip. michelle: yeah. 18 days. next for us at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- a marching band from alabama taking heat for accepting an invitation to perform in the inauguration day parade. the historically black college's final decision next. jonathan: plus a savage beating broadcast live on facebook. questions about the live feature, the charges and now hate crime investigation is underway. this story is horrib anything with a screen is a tv. stream 130 live channels. plus 40,000 on demand tv shows and movies, all on the go. you can even download from your x1 dvr and watch it offline. only xfinity gives you more to stream to any screen. download the xfinity tv app today. jonathan: the marching band of talladeg
ABC
Mar 24, 2017 4:00pm EDT
debut at her new home. very cute. the panda club cleared quarantine in china this morning. she was born at the national zoo in d.c. zoo but as part of a breeding program she was sent back to china last month. alison: here is what is winning the web tonight. this kind of video just tends to rule facebook. look how cute this is. this is a dog named murphy >> my gosh. alison: his owner turned the cone of shame into a horn of plenty. murphy has found everything from pasta to popcorn in his cone. he just eats it up. michelle: what a mess. look at that couch! my gosh. he needs a bath after that. alison: i wonder if people could have those. michelle: on super bowl sunday. you just eat snacks that way. alison: very funny. michelle: very cute. now to this. a woman who works at a mcdonald's in indiana may b spot as ronald mcdonald himself. 94-year-old miss lorraine have been working for the company for 44 years. alison: wow! michelle: she needed something to do after her husband retired and became a fan favorite. she knows the regulars so well, she has the orders ready to go before they walk in.
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Jan 24, 2017 4:00pm EST
communication satellite to orbit and the point is to upgrade the network as china is increasing the presence of the waters between the countries. it could track north korea's missile threats. this is just the fist of three satellites that will replace older ones that are orbiting. check this out. discovery from china. look closely and use your imagination. this cute otters. they don't believe it was cute or cuddly. the 6 million an sessor probably looked more like a wolf with a strong jaw, huge teeth. this was twice the size of an otter. it was six feet big. the otter family goes back 18 million years. the otter is cute. this one not so much. michelle: no. don't want to cozy up with that one. stormwatch7 is tracking nor'easter as it moves through new england. the system is the same one that spawned deadly tornadoes in the southeast over the weekend. people along the jersey shore woke up to flooding. in pennsylvania, high winds uprooted trees and smashed them into homes. >> three houses in a row. one came down at 50:00 a.m. we heard it and woke us up. another came down at 9:00 a.m. i thought
ABC
May 29, 2017 4:00pm EDT
for the neighbor china but shooting off yet another ballistic missile. the missile launch landed in water off japan. it's the third missile test in as many weeks and it follows testing of the missiles supervised by the leader kim jong un. nancy: the chestertown bombing was -- the manchester bombing was a week ago today. the police are searching for anyone who had seen salman abedi with a blue suitcase which has vanished. this is as another man was arrested bringing the people in custody to 14. the 23-year-old was arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity over the weekend. 22 people were killed in attack outside a concert. combating terror around the world, secretary of defense james mattis said we cannot become complacent but said he is not the one who should be afraid. >> what keeps you awake at night? >> nothing. i keep other people awake at night. michelle: that was on "face the nation" yesterday when he was asked about confronting and defeating terror networks and groups. nancy: next at 4:00, a terrifying ride at a water park. the fall putting parents on edge at the start of s
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Oct 9, 2015 4:00pm EDT
accepted it i felt 110% confident. never questioned it. john: what arrived in a bag from china is nothing like what she saw online. >> three are the wrong side. one is damaged. i got five instead of six. >> the package was shipped by d.h.l. but there is no return label oreesy way to cheap it back. >> the shipping is $99. >> it would cost almost as much to ship them back as she paid. two years ago a new bride told me a similar story. she ended up with awful bridesmaid dresses from the same website. >> the color is not at all what i wanted. >> the better business bureau gives them an f rating. it has not responded to the b.b.b. inquiry or ours. while paypal has buyer protection if you are disappointed. >> if they take paypal i'm covered. >> but it doesn't recover the shipping fees and it's not worth her time or money to ship it back to china. >> my advice is look into retailer for complaints and find out where they are located. paypal offers some protection but you can still be disappointed. so be careful and don't waste your money. i'm john matarese, abc7 news. alison: right now on
ABC
Apr 20, 2017 4:00pm EDT
largely credited to help keep the newspapers popular in the recession. and you got to see this. china launching the cargo spacecraft. it's a crucial step to develop a space station in the future. they have an ambitious space program with a goal of landing on the moon by 2018 and on mars by 2020. >> and lift off! they are on their way to the international space station. michelle: on board an american astronaut and a russian cosmonaut on the way to the international space station. the soyuz space capsule lifting off from a launch facility in kazakhstan. the american astronaut is jack fisher and that is his first trip to space. jonathan: just in time for summer. speaking of the wild rides. hello! nancy: awesome! jonathan: this is a new ride at six flags jackson, new jersey. called the drop of doom v.r.! not sure what v.r. stands for. nancy: virtual reality. jonathan: no. it will plunge 41 stories at speeds up to 90 mi check that out. you get a view of baby spiders crawling all over your body. michelle: itching. jonathan: you have a helmet on as you are dropped 91 miles per hour from 41 s
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Feb 15, 2016 4:00pm EST
her own sled having fun. d.c. is a tourist town. among the visitors the tourists from china stood out in a colorful dress. one visitor said the snow is welcome. >> we love it. they don't have snow where they live in china. sam: okay. is this the first time they have seen it? >> it has been a long time. of public works say they basically satisfied with how things have gone thus far and now they have got to concern themselves with this evening. they have a good base of the roads. the question is how to deal with it. they started last night at 11:00. one shift worked at 11:00 today. another shift working until 11:00 tonight. they are going to keep this up until they have a full deployment of 200 pieces of equipment. reporting live from northwest washington, i'm sam ford, abc7 news. jonathan: all right, sam. while we talk about getting around, metro buses are on a severe snow service plan so it's limited to major corridors only with some detours. the only exception to that is the 1a service not operating because of the snow conditions. 52 and 54 service is only operating between color
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Dec 5, 2016 4:00pm EST
, former ambassador to china appointed by president obama. >> there is an expanded list. i'm honored and thrilled to be on the list. >> huntsman downplayed trump's doesn't represent a shift in the u.s.-china policy. there are no questions about dr. ben carson's role in the upcoming trump administration. president-elect trump announced that dr. carson is his pick to head up the housing and the urban developments writing on facebook he is "passionate" about strengthening communities. and jill stein challenging the president-elect to allow efforts at a recount to continue. >> so we are here to assure donald trump that there is if you believe in democracy, if you believe in the credibility of your victory. >> democrats are indicating they may challenge dr. carson over his qualifications to lead housing and urban development but mike huckabee has come to his defense saying he is the only potential secretary who has lived in public housing. lana zack, abc news, washington. jonathan: "7 on your side" with a consumer alert. son, major league baseball under armour striking their first big lea
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Apr 22, 2016 4:00pm EDT
some tools and found an ebay seller in china selling some for well below hardware store prices. so he ordered a couple of items but nothing ever showed up. >> i filed a dispute with ebay. they offered the seller -- the seller offered to send a replacement. john: but then the replacement for the lost tools failed to arrive as well. >> neither the first item or the second item showed up. john: by the time he filed a second dispute it was too late. >> so they said we refunded your money. check your paypal account. i checked. and there was no refunds. john: we checked checked with ey that e money back guarantee. paypal gives you six months to dispute a charge. but endless promises can make the deadline slip by, too. >> i'm out what i spent on it. john: what can you do? see where it's coming from. if it says china it might raise red flags. some chinese sellers are fine. but this particular seller offers thousands of tools, electronics and even clothing items and prices that seem too good to be true. that is why it's essential to use paypal to pay. read the seller feedback carefully. if the
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Jul 27, 2017 4:00pm EDT
will be published soon. and work like this has been tried in china recently. nancy: vaporizer may be easier to quit than the old fashioned cigarette. two-third of the ecig tried to quick smoking. but the long-term effects remain to be seen. jonathan: two-year debate of whether to change the name of a high school will likely come to the head. >> the sign says we are one. the to a head as they make a final decision to rename the falls church high school. it was named in 1958 after jeb stewart. a petition was started in 2015 by julianne moore and a hollywood producer to change the school's name. they both attended the school. those who want the name to remain say the issue is an attack on the southern heritage. another issue is it would cost upward of $700,000 to change the name. the vote takes place tonight. larry: i'm larry smith. coming up at program that is designed to help young people work toward a new life. but a report says job corps has plagued with violence. and we look into whether warning signs were missed in a fair accident in ohio. district neighborhood with the 24 ribb
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May 30, 2016 4:00pm EDT
base jumper. michelle: the wing suit pilot performed human arrow stunt at the great wall of china over the weekend. he dropped from a helicopter at 6,000 feet and flew through the air at 120 miles per hour. hitting a target suspended over the great wall. this is incredible. the attempt was planned for saturday but he postponed it because of strong winds at the site. you need everything to be exact for it to go off without a hitch. >> this is a project that is ten years in the making. it's something i have been dreaming about for a long time. i feel really, really relieved we were able to do it. was hard. super hard. michelle: that is incredible. this is just the latest jump in his long history of stunts. he has already jumped from the needle, and christ the redeemer statue in rio. scott: add it to the resume. michelle: zero room for error with the stunts. scott: amazing. still ahead at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- a teen has been bitten by a shark in the waters off of florida. why experts say we could break last year's record for shark bites. and one reason it's not all bad news. kellye: i'm
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May 23, 2016 4:00pm EDT
education tab. michelle: hopefully travelers are safer than what was caught on camera in china. take a look. four cars and a tree. suddenly collapsed to a sinkhole. people were eating lunch across the street when this happened. the whole was more than 16 feet long, and nearly nine feet deep. fortunately no one was hurt. jonathan: can you imagine sitting across the street having lunch and it was your car that went in there. oh, no! how is your insurance doing? michelle: look at all the spectators. jonathan: talk about our monday. not that great weather wise. steve: it is not. we had sunshine, a few shower and thunderstorms. once we get rid of all of this, tomorrow and the rest of the week it will warm up and look fantastic. this is the camera from nationals park. if you are heading to the game, bring an umbrella or parka. 68 degrees right now at reagan national airport. moving through the game time hours we'll see the scattered showers. thunderstorms. dropping in the lower 60's. moving toward the end of the game. hopefully it will be a winning game in d.c. inside the capital beltway. he
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Jun 22, 2016 4:00pm EDT
the u.s. from as far away as china. alison: wow! all right, lisa. thank you. pro golfer rory mcilroy is saying he will not play in the summer olympics. the reason? zika. in a statement he said he is protecting not just his health but his family's health as well. he is not alone turning down the olympics. today arguably the most famous golfer tiger woods addressed the issue ahead of his tournament at congressional. >> it will be a spectacular event because it's the olympics. it would be better if we had more top heavy field. i understand that, i wish for me personally i wish they would have gone the top 50 guys in the world. alison: so there you have it. everybody is starting to weigh in. we have to see ahead of the olympics how this all plays out. jonathan: i guess you can't blame the athletes given the fact a lot of them aren't getting the signs have taken to assure your safety. that is just not happening so the athletes are saying pass. alison: i know. especially if they have done these kind of things before. jonathan: right. alison: you can imagine for a first-time olympic athlete
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Aug 21, 2015 4:00pm EDT
began falling after china announced the surprise devaluation of their country. and investors took this as a sign the slowdown could be more than they thought. jonathan: the man accused of killing american university graduate is scheduled to make a court appearance this an. marcus king charged with the death of matthew swansky last week in northwest d.c. swansky was caught in the cross fire. stephen tschida has the latest on this. he turned himself this morning, right? stephen: earlier this morning. king is expected to appear any minute. two court documents we are learning more about what the prosecutors believe went down on seventh street, saturday about 5:00 at night. we also have learned what witnesses say happened. they say matt just got out of a cab, walked up 7th street with friends. the friends say they heard barrage of gunfire and they realized that he had collapsed. he was fatally shot. the autopsy report says that the bullet tore through his chest. the bullet went through his heart and claimed his life. king said he was shot a few days before in the neck, minor injury. bu
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Jun 15, 2016 4:00pm EDT
. the bus carried 18 parms and a drive all -- passengers and a driver all from china. the bus tipped over on the left side. witnesses say six to 20 passerbys, possibly military members stopped at the scene and lifted the bus back to the wheels and administered aid to victims until emergency personnel arrive. park police say the heroic actions undoubtedly helped the safety of those injured. >> to have people participate like that is great. >> i'm proud of them. they should have. i would expect it. >> the u.s. park police are still following up on leads to hidefy the heroic individual -- to identify the heroic individuals. we did get in touch with public affairs officer and they are or not the individuals who were heroic are based at the base. a big question is what is it like for the bus drives to drive on the road? we are live in north r fort hunt section of alexandria. jeff goldberg, abc7 news. scott: coming up at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- next to a news crew a car and a cyclist collide. what the driver says happened before the accident. kess i'm kevin lewis live in rockville where foo
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Jun 23, 2017 4:00pm EDT
selling u.s. secrets to china. the case has been continued and he will remain behind bars for the next hearing scheduled six days from now. overnight a deadly crash on new york avenue in the northeast area at the south dakota avenue. a person kill and two others injured. they are expected to make it. this shut down the road throughout the early rush hour. all lanes are back open. nancy: on the fairfax parkway the lanes reopening after a big wreck there. a person was killed in the crash. jonathan: dozens were killed when a fire spread through 20-story tower started on the fourth floor and went up. inspections are mandated. those are happening now. nancy: russia has an app to share the user information with the government. the app company telegraham prides itself on privacy -- telegram prides itself on privacy but they do threaten to block the app if information is withheld. jonathan: they are outraged in north korea over the missile tests. the launches that end up in the see between the peninsula and the island nation are close to the fisherman. heads from 100 cooperatives spoke at an e
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Jan 9, 2017 4:00pm EST
jumped 15% last month. it was fueled by the growth in china. u.s. sales increase 20% over november but they dropped down 14% in germany, v.w.'s home market. did you know that today is the national clean off your desk day. look at this is the day you clean out the work area. not because you are fired or pink slip. it just helps you get a fresh start to the new year. it's clean your desk day. it may be another day in the long list of the meaningless day for many but if you did it, perhaps the neighbors and the boss might appreciate it. michelle: your desk is well organized. you are okay. seating in traditional chairs is no longer the norm. in the "spotlight on education" we have the unconventional approach that enhances learning. >> the snow globe family. kellye: at a distance the fifth grade classroom doesn't look out of the ordinary. look closer at what the children are seating on. >> this is a rocker. it's sort of fun because like when you are just working you can rock back in it. >> it's called flexible seating. the goal is to make the center and comfortable. >> we have rocker, f
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Apr 24, 2017 4:00pm EDT
other large animals. the d.e.a. says it made its way to china, through mexico and is appearing on the street in the u.s. on april 7, 53-year-old frederick man found dead in the apartment. the car-fentanyl in the system. they are investigating two other cases in pasadena and lindsey linhium. >> we told the officers if they have come into a white powder substance unknown to them, take precautions. richard: that includes any skin contact, inhaling the stuff. coming up, are ordinary citizens paying attention to this. richard reeve, abc7 news. jonathan: a man hurt badly. a trench collapsed on h street. trapping four in the ditch. they got three out but the other worker is in critical condition. nancy: president trump reaching the 100 day mark this weekend. the deadline holds special meeting. it's the same day the government would shut down if no budget plan is approved. we are a look on what is happening on the hill. >> a push to push points on the board ahead of trump's 10 o days. >> this is an exciting time for the country. you see what happens with the country in terms of jobs and busin
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Mar 16, 2016 4:00pm EDT
can't yet buy a cheap smartphone in the u.s. doesn't that stink? customers in india, china and other developing countries have the option of basic smartphones for $25 or less. the best we can do is low-end android for $100. customers are learning they are carrying a miniature laptop computer with them. take good care of yours so you don't waste your money. leon: tonight, tales of the great metro shut down. team coverage of who had it the worst. what the inspectors found so far. the possible effects on tomorrow's commute. and what it's like out there right now. plus -- president obama: presidents do not stop working in the final year of their term. neither should a senator. leon: tough talk from president obama as he tries to get a supreme court nominee through the red tape on capitol hill. announcer: now, "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. leon: some people say it was a disaster. others say it wasn't as bad as they expected. but the bottom line, metro is not an option tonight for the hundred of thousands who rely on the system each day. we have team coverage of the unprecedented safe
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Dec 8, 2015 4:00pm EST
. alison: the head of china delegation to the united nations climate talk in paris says the smog in beijing the last few days shows how important is it to find clean source of energy. they had the first red alert for the air quality monday. today president obama called in to discuss the climate talks and the white house will make similar calls the other leaders in the next few days. meanwhile at home, tonight, you have a chance to weigh in on the dominion, virginia, power plan to dump coal ash in the dumphries. the meeting is at 7:00 at the virginia department of environmental quality at 13901 crown court in woodbridge. jonathan: devastating flooding causes around the world. start in western norway. the powerful floodwaters sweeping the house away. the flooding was caused by a storm over the weekend. many people forced to evacuate. meteorologist call it a 200-year event and say it could get worse as the affected areas could be in for more downpours. the flood watch in portland, oregon is in effect through thursday. it's easy to see why. the streets look like rivers. heavy vain trigg
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Jan 11, 2017 4:00pm EST
overwhelming. >> the two 10-year-olds originally from china were adopted by separate families on opposit country. audrey living in wisconsin, gracie in washington state. both girls were born with a heart condition and last month audrey's mother became curious about her daughter's past. with the help of the chinese ceremonyer, she discovered this photo that shows audrey on her chinese foster mother's knee with another baby that looks just like her. >> as san as i had the picture i was desperate to find out who the other child was. >> with the help of the social media, the families connected. >> it was so crazy to be looking at what looked like gracie but knowing that it wasn't gracie. yeah, surreal. brianne: now a decade later the girls reunitednited in a face-to-face meeting. >> i felt like there was something missing. now it's complete. brianne: brianne carter, abc7 news. michelle: they handled it so well. they are so young. so much attention. they are on national tv. meeting your other half. jonathan: there are so many parts of the story that tup you. one, they haven't seen each other.
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May 26, 2017 4:00pm EDT
this year. at the giant panda breeding center in china. they are nine weeks old and they are said to be doing really well. alison: wow! we go crazy for pandas around here. the national zoo is hoping for a little butter stick of its own before the end of end of the year. mei xiang was artificially inseminated this week. >> it's an exciting time here. a busy afternoon. yesterday at 2:00, mei xiang was artificially inseminated for the first time and then again at 11:00 last night. we can see her through the woods. she is running around. she came out of the procedure with no issues. this is a major event. zoo officials have been watching her behavior. now that this is breeding many people don't know that pandas can only get pregnant one time for them to get pregnant is 24 to 72 hours. so scientists have been watching her to make sure that she is ready. they had to collect samples to deposit into her. this happened again yet. we caught up with the people in charge. let's listen. >> we were watching her. she shows clear signals that she is coming in. we see a tail up, and she is recepti
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Jan 11, 2016 4:00pm EST
the blues ♪ alison by the early 1980's he was top 40 material. thanks to tracks like "china girl." always suave and seemed one step ahead. joining with the band queen on the now classic "under pressure." his unearthly image made him an ideal leading man for movies as "the hunger" and "the man who fell to earth." yet, he could be playful, too, joining jagger for the cover of "dancing in the streets" to raise money for charity. he died of cancer late sunday night at the age of 69. survived by his wife the model imam, son and a daughter. so many for whom he was an artistic true north, true hero of rock 'n' roll. ♪ ♪ alison: his last album "black star" was getting rave reviews. he is set to be honored at an all-star concert at carnegie hall and now it will be a memorial with performances. jonathan: thank you. so sad. you think about this is a guy who literally transformed himself every decade. there is only a few bands that say they have done it. u2, aerosmith. he was phenomenal. michelle: what a gift for him to leave another album for all of his fans and new fans we are just hea
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Oct 19, 2016 4:00pm EDT
astronauts are expected to remain in space for 30 days to make it china's long e and most ambitious mission to date. jonathan: well, crime alert in prince george's county. two people were found shot in a car overnight in largo. both victims were taken to the hospital. the female is 18-year-old allyssa banks later died. made. no motive offered up. remember, you can get crime alerts in your area by going to wjla.com/enews. you can sign up for "7 on your side" fighting back against crime newsletter. we are getting answers about an electric box that is an eyesore. kevin lewis explains why a homeown believes she is deceived by the developer and >> the main piece of greenery in her front yard. this potomac edison electric box. she works for a government contractor signed this purchase agreement for her three bedroom german town, town home in june of 2014. but it wasn't until days before closing eight months later that the builder ryan bucannon partners revealed their plan for the unsightly utility box. >> i knelt i was locked in. >> stroud spent a year and a half to fight to get it removed. she n
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Mar 7, 2017 4:00pm EST
coastline. even china has spoken out about the latest move by north korea. jonathan: coming up next, first for the new york fire department. talking about the drones. now this helps save lives. the device that helped get the building just in time. that's coming up next. alison: surprise! it's the president. tours are back on at the white house. we will tell you meet and greet and how it played out in social media coming up. alison: check this out. for the first time the new york city fire department used a drone to help fight a fire. jonathan: this has thermal imaging. high-def cameras. infrared. it has determine the condition as they fight the fire. the chief on the scene said they were able to see the roof beginning to fail that allowed them to order the guys off the roof to safety. alison: fantastic. jonathan: lifesaver. stranded alone at sea. a florida boater sunday morning ride ended with the engine failing. not just the engine. the rudder went out. alison: it happened 18 miles west of clearwater beach. a crew found the man monday morning. they brought him aboard and towed the boat to
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Dec 29, 2016 4:00pm EST
linking two provinces in china. look at that. construction began in 2013. the cost is the equivalent of $150 million. if you are afraid of heights forget about it. michelle: i would stay on the other side of the bridge. >> next at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- tracking terror suspects in the wake of berlin and what can be done to prevent a wanted man from crossing borders next. michelle: new at 5:00 -- sketches offering a glimpse in the future. how hamson plans to use the blimps like these to revolutionize how y jonathan: everyone is wondering how the suspect in last week's truck attack crossed borders without raising red flags. we look at how the attacker navigated under the radar. >> according to the immigration experts, last week's prechristmas touch attack is a tragic case study in the europe failing immigration policy. >> it does speak to the importance of getting that vetting done right on the front end like we doing in the united states. that europe isn't doing. >> anis amri came to italy five years ago in the arab spring. he pledged allegiance to the isis leader and serve
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Oct 20, 2015 4:00pm EDT
introduced the deluxe in china a few years ago and huge success. 14 billion people there. alison: neat. jonathan: moving on now. alison: all right. coming up at 5:00, you will see what happened when abc7 calls police about the medical waste we showed you at the beginning of our newscast. including needles. they were all over the side of the local road. jonathan: two women, one banned. find out the music that brought them together that saved a life. great story. chris: "7 on your side" with the phone lines right now. 703-236-9220. 703-236-9220. taking your calls, your questions, your concerns about h.i.v. prevention and awareness. we have nine wonderful volunteers here from two fantastic d.c. organization. whitman walker health and the women's collective. we will be here until 6:30 tonight. another hour and a half. answering your questions. h.i.v. prevention and awareness. i'm chris papst. "7 on your side." back to you. jonathan: thank you. turn the attention to weather. a chill in the air. although it warmed up nice. alison: sunny! brian: got to 70 draes this afternoon. after the weeke
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Feb 23, 2017 4:00pm EST
is the 11th panda born overseas and return to china. jonathan: she is saying wait a minute i went all that way for more bamboo? i had this set up before i was in a plane. michelle: she looks happy. jonathan: if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. that is what space-x capsule did. this morning it successfully docked with the international space station a day after an attempted dock because it had the wrong directions. lost if space. wasn't there a movie? "lost in space." it's carrying 5,000 pounds of experiments and supplies. all astronauts saying please, come to the international space station. the juneau space probe arrived at jupiter in july. now nasa says something is wrong with int -- wrong with it. it is take 53 days and it has sent back incredible images. the problem is the sticky valves. michelle: someone got carried away with the peanut butter and jelly. jonathan: they will have a hard time with an oil can to give it oil. >> s a strong hers now -- astronomers now found seven earth-size planets. alison: this is really big. they are 40 lightyears away. michelle: this is
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Dec 16, 2016 4:00pm EST
analysis. on putin, president obama revealing back in september the two met in a trip to china. obama says during that one-on-one he told putin to cut it out. threatening revenge if the russian-led hacking antics continued. on russia, obama saying they can't change us, they are a smaller country, a weaker country. that unless we as americans allow the scales to tip. president obama: over a third of republican voters approve of vladimir putin. the former head of the k.g.b. ronald reagan would roll over in his grave. kevin: has for donald trump, president obama said the two spoke again only a few days ago. obama says trump listened earnestly to his advice. it's the acting on that advice which remains i'm kevin lewis, abc7 news. jonathan: a lot yet to see ahead. thanks. next at 4:00 for us, the list of counties in the d.c. area happy to be on. this is an important list. alison: yeah. jonathan: nothing good comes from this. behind the tree making that noise is a deer. he busted through a maryland family front door. went right for the tree. one of the family members got out his phon
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Apr 21, 2016 4:00pm EDT
inundated with and deadly flooding in some areas. michelle: another sight to see. this in china. a school sporting event was cut short when a whirlwind formed in the middle of the field. the third one formedded and forced a student airborne before tossing him to the ground. the student was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. i chatted to you about this, doug and you said they're not uncommon. doug: they're common. but those of that velocity are on the rare side. michelle: pick a person up. doug: usually 25 to 30-mile-per-hour winds. jonathan: i grew up in the desert and we saw them all the time. but didn't pick people up. doug: different meteorology involved in that. rain, we have gone ten and a half days without a drop and it's on the way. michelle: we have a friend. jonathan: monster bug. is that a mosquito? michelle: it's alive! doug: hold on. jonathan: do you have control of the camera? doug: try to flick him off. get! get! get! boo! didn't work. 73 in leesburg right now. 76 in kulbir. we have showers west of skyline driver. a few showers. but they're north of the area burning.
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Jul 25, 2017 4:00pm EDT
in the new playground. how cute are they? the sisters live in china conservation and research center for the giant researchers at the center saw how competitive they were and it be them a set. the cubs love it so far. i could watch this all day. >> i don't think they figure out how the hoop works for basketball. jonathan: putting herself through it. >> where, there it goes! let it go! >> gets one and a half and makes it -- two points. nancy: hang on. shoots and she -- almost -- jonathan: hangs on it to. nancy: there she goes. >> how cute is that? steve: sam dunk! awesome. nancy: slam dunk weather, too. steve: it's nice. baseball back tonight. jonathan: perfect for that. steve: it will be dry and low humidity. speaking of the dry and the comfortable, rehoboth beach, delaware, looks fantastic. if you are planning to sneak away tomorrow you will see add clouds. before the weekend we are looking at a better chance for showers. especially as we move into the not working. go figure on that. take a break for a second and walk on back to the weather computer to get it moving here. as you mov
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Aug 17, 2017 4:00pm EDT
behind after china was hit very hard with several days of a whole lot of rain. this is the scene. the area has been engulfed with a sea of. why clouds -- been engulfed with a sea white clouds. it is known as heavenly king avenue. a heaven-linking avenue. jonathan: not my kind of driving. alison: steve is here now to talk about our weather. today was the oppressive heat. we have not had much of that. steve: all of a sudden, the floodgates were open. heat and humidity. typical washington summer weather is back. a lot of people will try to escape out of town. the beaches are packed. this is will hopefully become a delaware. lots of sunshine. temperatures on the comfortable side.humidity not so bad out there . if you are outside in the dmv, feels like the lower 90's across much of the area. beach forecast for this weekend, ocean city, bethany around 85 degrees. a nice mix of sun and clouds. if you can get out there, i would take advantage of it because summer is when doing. here are temperatures outside. 85 dulles. national, where we had a passing shower. radar, shower activity north
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Aug 3, 2017 4:00pm EDT
. having a blast. staying in china. look at this. incredible video of a strong sand storm. that is big. sand and dust blanketing streets of building. it made it hard to see to create poor air quality. we have s they have them in arizona. they are extraordinarily dangerous. they create and the vizn't goes from you can see as long as you can to nothing. matter of no time. nancy: if you are on the street, that is not something to drive around in. jonathan: dangerous. nancy: back at home. we have more storms popping up. doug: brand new one. we have two thunderstorm warnings in the area. let's get to the first one. east of the metro. severe thunderstorm warning that is in effect until 4:45 this afternoon. that is for mostly just anne arundel county. it's moved out now to prince george's county across the putuxon river. we have heavy rain and it is moving northeast to 15 miles per hour. this is moving northeast at 20 miles per hour. the difference is these storms have momentum to them. down on the flooding potential. more and more popping up. another is southwest of gaithersburg. keep an eye
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Oct 20, 2016 4:00pm EDT
dream come true. the giant panda is moving to china in early 20137. >> we know her better than anyone but it is exciting to return her to china and she can join the breeding program there. amy: part of the agreement with the association is all cubs born at the zoo move to china by the time they are 4. >> you understand it but you're sad. we don't have that many pandas. >> i'm sad. i didn't know they had to go back. amy: for bao bao's biggest fans saying goodbye is bitter-sweet. >> it's a good thing. but i am hoping china will have a live cam and i can see her. >> the zoo is planning goodbye events for bao bao but no dates have been announced. at the smithsonian national zoo, amy aubert, abc7 news. alison: when bao bao was born it was the biggest deal ever. now. michelle: see her one more time. jonathan: coming up next at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- former congresswoman gabrielle giffords in loudoun county and the message she delivered to a crowd. plus -- >> m.p.d. investigating two indecent exposure cases. one outside an elementary school. the suspect right inside this house. we will expla
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