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torngts the tragedy on the kennedy come pound. the kennedy granddaughter found unresponsive at the kennedy home. what her granddaughter her talked overly about before. also, an recommending the firing of an officer accused of using a choke hold in the death of eric garner. what the police commissioner will do. china fighting back and saying we're not afraid to fight. the items americans could pay more for. the officer at routine spot.
the officer holds on for his life right on a busy atlanta highway. the homeowner buried alive in his explosion. he made a 911 call from his watch. explaining where he was under the rubble. the wife who suspected her was was trying to kill her. she installed cameras. the outrage he senn weekends in jail. and a bat in a cabbon. you can see the flight attendant running. and the alarms number of sharks spotted right at the peek of vacation season. good evening, great to have you with us and a being friday. we begin with the newest tragedy for the kennedy family. we have new reporting on the
death of saoirse kennedy hill. she was found unconscious at her grandmother's home and she was written to challenge where she was pronounced dead. tonight, the kennedy family is heart broken and what ethel kennedy is now saying. more from hyannisport, massachusetts. >> reporter: tonight, heartbreak on the kennedy compound as family members grieve the loss of 22-year-old saoirse kennedy hill, the granddaughter of ethel and robert f. kennedy, who sources say passed away after a possible overdose. >> 21 marchant in hyannisport for a possible o.d. >> reporter: authorities responding to emergency calls around 2:30 thursday afternoon, at the storied six-acre family estate in hyannisport, massachusetts, the same ho where her grandmother lives. >> bring that ambulance closer to the front door. >> reporter: finding the boston college student unresponsive, rushing her to the hospital, where she later was pronounced dead.
today, 91-year-old ethel kennedy seen entering the property in a golf cart. the kennedy family saying in a statement, "our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved saoirse. her life was filled with hope, promise and love." grandmother ethel adding, "the world is a little less beautiful today." saoirse wrote openly about her long battle with depression in a student newspaper three years ago, describing "bouts of deep sadness." she was the only child of paul hill and courtney kennedy hill. her death marking the latest chapter in a tragic family legacy, including the assassinations of her grandfather and president john f. kennedy. loved ones remembering her on social media. uncle rfk jr. calling her "a fearless adventurer" who "inspired curiosity" maria shriver saying, "she left a gaping hole in the lives of all of those who loved her." >> the kennedy family has dealt with so much. and whit johnson is live in hyannisport. and what authorities are investigating now, the circumstances surrounding her death and you have news about the autopsy tonight?
>> reporter: that's right. the autopsy was performed today but the medical examiner is awaiting toxicology results to determine the manner of his death. tonight, the family is remembering her as a passionate volunteer with a generous spirit. >> whit johnson. thanks to you tonight. a major headline in new york city tonight. an nypd judge is recommending the firing of an officer accused of choking eric garner. you can hear him say i can't breathe at least 11 times. he later died. tonight, it's now up to the police commissioner here in new york whether the officer will be fished. here is abc's stephanie ramos. >> reporter: this is the video that helped galvanize the black lives matter movement. nypd officer daniel pantaleo and eric garner wrestling to the ground, after he was stopped for allegedly selling cigarettes on the street. >> i can't breathe. >> reporter: garner screaming
those words "i can't breathe" 11 times moments before he stops moving. he later dies. tonight five years later a judge ruling that officer pantaleo's actions and that chokehold was reckless, recommending that he should be fired. >> we've been waiting for five years for someone to say that he did something wrong, and they finally made that decision today. >> reporter: the judge ruling that seven-second chokehold violated department policy. >> today, we finally saw a step towards justice and accountability. >> reporter: the decision coming weeks after the doj declined to press federal charges against pantaleo. the police union warning todays decision should give every officer pause. >> when someone calls 911 and dispatchers call you, and there's a circumstance when you have to put your hands on someone, call your sergeant first. because you will not have the backing of the city.
>> stephanie rams in is 4r50i6 tonight. the decision whether to firp the officer, stephanie, could take weeks? >> reporter: that is exactly right. he was suspended today but the police union is warning the commissioner he will lose his commission if he removes him from the force. tonight, the commissioner is refusing to comment until the decision is made. >> thank you. there was another story tonight involving is the police and the dangers they face during routine stops every day. the officer at a traffic stop when the officer takes off on a busy atlanta highway. we want to let you know, he does survive this. here is marcus moore now. >> reporter: dashcam video captures the dramatic incident unfolding during what started as a normal traffic stop for dunwoody police officer nathan daley. watch as the driver puts the puts the car into gear, racing
off towards the highway. officer daley, hanging on for his life. >> he's taking off on us. he's taking off on us. >> reporter: the officer still clinching the side of the car, even as it hits that grey suv, the car pulling onto atlanta's busy i-285. then as the suspect swerves towards traffic, it hits another vehicle with officer daley in between. >> officer down. officer down. 1080. 1080. >> reporter: moments later, police say, that driver would try to run, but was quickly arrested. miraculously, officer daley, the terrifying ordeal had this message for his community. >> i will bounce back ten times stronger, little nick-nack, little nick-nack. i love you guys. thank you so much for your support. >> reporter: david, the driver, who was initially pulled over for violating the hands free law now faces ten charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated battery. david? >> thank you. a major about face by
president trump. he picked a texas republican congressman john ratcliffe after the hearing with r0sh9 mueller. so sfwhapd here is kyra phillips. >> reporter: congressman john ratcliffe didn't even a make it as week as president trump's choice for director of national intelligence before the president pulled the plug. >> i asked him, i said, "do you want to go through this for two or three months or want me to maybe do something else?" he thought about it. i said, "it's going to be rough." >> reporter: ratcliffe's nomination, embattled from the start. the president picked him just four days after the congressman lashed into robert mueller. >> donald trump is not above the law. he's not, but he damn sure shouldn't be below the law. >> reporter: democrats called ratcliffe partisan and unqualified. >> the president is more interested in getting a loyalist than someone who will speak truth to power. >> reporter: republicans grew concerned as ratcliffe's resume came under scrutiny.
abc news reporting the congressman falsely claimed to have prosecuted and "convicted" people funneling money to terrorists. >> republicans did express concern about ratcliffe's experience, was that a deciding factor? >> no, i'll tell you what, i thought he would have had very good support i think he would have done fine, but it would have been a long, hard slog. >> reporter: president trump has withdrawn at least 38 nominees requiring senate confirmation, including his picks for defense secretary, labor secretary, va secretary
and u.n. ambassador. today he defended the vetting process. >> the vetting process for the white house is very good. you're part of the vetting process. you know? i give out a name to the press and they vet for me. we save a lot of money that way. >> kyra phillips live with us from the white house. president trump says he has a new short list for the director of intelligence. he says the vetting process he believes will be easier? >> reporter: that's right. the president acknowledged to me when it comes to national
intelligence, ratcliff efrks wasn't in that world that much. the president also telling me he is now considering three very well known people for the job and that is vetting process won't be an issue because 2345i are already within the intel community. david. in the meantime, the call to impreach the president is gaining ground. now half of all the democrats back impreachment. house speaker nancy pelosi making an argument to stay the course. to protect our democracy, democrats in the congress continue to legislate, investigate and litigate. adding the matter be accountable. the house caucus will lose its republican. an ex-cia under cover officer says he wasn't to work. he was one of four to condemn president trump's tweet
targeting women of color. the dow down more than 70 points in just the past five days, and tonight, china saying they are not afraid of a fight. but american consumers could pay the price. a higher one in fact. here is abc's rebecca jarvis tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the cost of those tariffs set to take effect next month. china going to retaliate. smartphones, furniture, toys, and clothes coming from china to the u.s. subject to a new 10% tax, paid to u.s. customs by u.s. businesses when the goods enter our country. while most companies believe something should be done to level the playing field, many warning customers will bear the burden. foot weir will bear the burden.
some running sneakers could spike from $150 to more than $187. iphones could see prizes rise $10 if apple decides to pass the cost to consumers. it will be a tough sell with corporate america saves about $100 billion a year because of tax cuts. either way, it hits bottom line. >> all right, thank you on a friday night. in other news here tonight, the trump administration is formally withdrawn from an arms control treaty with russia. want treaty signed by ronald reagan and mikhail gorbachev. and the u.s. says they violated the treaty. russia denies the claim there is now reporting on the deadly rampage at a food festival in california. newly released 911 calls. and something else about the
gunman and how he died. here is will carr. >> reporter: tonight, we're seeing and hearing the raw emotion that poured out just seconds after a gunman attacked a packed festival. after surviving the las vegas massacre, alicia olive once again found herself in the middle of another mass shooting. >> i can't believe this is happening again. >> reporter: also in the chaos, a nurse calls 911. with bullets flying. and her own safety at risk, that nurse stopped to help an injured man. >> i'm a nurse. he got braised in the right hip, and he has a gunshot wound to the right leg. >> okay. >> reporter: that injured man was nick mcfarland. >> i want to thank the nurse who was there at the festival that helped me. she gave me a tourniquet and stopped the bleeding. >> reporter: that appreciation mixed with sadness and strength thursday night as hundreds showed up to a downtown vigil. >> the devil came to gilroy and
gilroy pd sent him straight back to hell. >> reporter: tonight, authorities tell us they do not believe the shooter was targeting anyone specifically. as for that motive at this point it's unclear why he shot and killed three people and injured so many more. david. >> will carr on the story all week. thank you. next, the case makg national headlines. the wife suspected her husband was trying to kill her. she instald cameras and tonight, outrage over the senn tans. here is clayton sandell. >> reporter: tonight, outrage over the punishment given to brian kozlowski, seen here spiking his estranged wife's coffee with sleeping pills. >> reporter: kozlowski's now ex-wife says she installed cameras after she says the strange brew made her so drowsy she almost crashed her car. >> this was not a case of poisoning. i believe this was attempted murder. >> reporter: brian kozlowski admits he "inexplicably and most regrettably placed over-the-counter sleeping aids" in the coffee. he says he did it to make her too tired to "run around all
night" claiming she was cheating. he says he's now seeing a psychotherapist for treatment. >> he does have a sense of remorse. >> reporter: that apparent remorse was enough to convince judge anthony viviano to sentence kozlowski to just 60 days in jail, and he can serve that time on weekends. prosecutors say he could have gotten 15 years. >> this is not the kind of case you cut a break to. this is the kind of case where you hammer somebody. >> reporter: judge vivano has no comment on the sentence. prosecutors say they will appeal that sentence. david. >> the rapper asap rocky. he and two members of his entourage were arrested for a street fight. he claim he acted in self-defense. a verdict is expected august 14th. president trump game his support in the effort to free the artist. we are mon torg the images
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>> reporter: no gift registry. instead, they personalized each invitation, with a child at the bottom, this one, a boy in th 4th grade. and the response at the wedding was overwhelming. >> it was kind of a no brainer. being a teacher, i know that a lot of kids come with nothing to school. >> reporter: so many new backpacks, clothes, supplies. they'll be given to students at booker t. washington elementary when they start in a couple of weeks. and that couple, when the community heard what they did, they told us today, even people who weren't invited to the wedding are pitching in. >> school supplies have been donated to our doorstep. businesses have reached out to donate backpacks to local schools. >> when we first had this idea we could've never imagined it would've taken on a life of its own. >> reporter: but it has. kelli and matt, starting a new life together by helping young lives to >> so we choose kelli and matt cameron and all of their students. i'm david muir. good night.
now from abc7, live braving news. >> and that breaking news is out of gilroy. a live look at the gilroy police headquarters where we are expecting a major update on the shooting at the garlic festival. the "associated press" is reporting the gunman shot himself. >> police set up this news conference at the last minute. we are going to bring it to you live the moment it begins. as you can see, there's no one at the podium yet. we are monitoring this closely. for now, i'm ama daetz. >> i'm kristen sze. >> san francisco international airport is getting rid of plastic bots in a few weeks. >> they want to become the first airport in the world with zero waste going to lad fill. if you want to weigh in, go to abc7news.com/vote. >> we'll have the results on the bottom of the screen. in the meantime, abc7 news reporter melanie woodrow is live at sfo with the details. >> kristen sze and ama, you can
still bring your plastic water bottle to the airport if you choose and refill it once through security. you won't be able to purchase these inside of the terminal any longer. most of the people we spoke with here today don't seem to mind. >> these rows of plastic water bottles at sfo will soon be a thing of the past. on august 20th, plastic water bottles will no longer be for sale in airport vending machines or by retailers. they'll be removed from airline lounges. >> a single plastic bottle takes anywhere from 500 to 1,000 years to biodee grade. tremendous impact on the environment. we're talking a place that sells 10,000 per day. >> it's a good thing. we need to be more environmentally friendly and if airports don't lead the way, who will. >> you'll still be able to purchase water at sfo in recyclable aluminum, glass or compostable packaging. >> i think it's a step in the right direction. it's pretty easy to bring your