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the presidents day event is on now at havertys. life looks good. >> now abc 7 news at noon. on your side. >> happening now, a press conference at the white house as president trump meets with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. we're showing you a live picture of the white house and will take you inside once the special news conference begins so stay with us here on abc 7 news at noon. meanwhile, we know president trump and his white house are dealing with a new bombshell. allegations that members of his campaign were in touch with russian intelligence officials before the election. the developments come a day after trump's national scurelt advisor -- security advisor resigned. we go to kenneth in washington. kenneth: president trump, his associates and the russians, "the new york times" reports
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people inside and outside trump's campaign have repeated contacts with russian intelligence officials in the year leading up to the election. the times doesn't go into detail about the conversations but does give one name, paul manafort, his former campaign chairman fired over the summer. this morning manafort called the report ridiculous and said he never knowingly talked to russian officers. they said they didn't know they were talking to russian officials and the paper reported u.s. officials haven't seen any evidence that the trump team cooperated with russia in the hack of the democrats or had anything to do with it. contact with russian officials during the campaign would contradict what the white house said yesterday. >> there's nothing that would conclude nothing changed with respect to that time period. kenneth: president trump hosting prime minister netanyahu tweeted his defense and called the report fake news and conspiracy theories. on capitol hill, outrage over ex-national security advisor michael flynn discussing
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>> flynn was secretly communicating with russian officials at the same time that russia was attacking our democracy. >> if there's contact between the trump campaign and russian intelligence officials outside the norm is not only big league bad but a game changer. kenneth: lindsey graham is calling for a bipartisan committee to investigate if allegations are true. congressional democrats and republicans introduced a bill to make it harder for president trump to relax sanctions against russia. kenneth moten, abc news, washington. >> new overnight, a woman arrested with connection to the apparent assassination of the half brother of north korea's lead leader. his death came at the hands of two women. days before he died, medical crews say he was attacked by a chemical spray at a malaysian airport. officials at north korea are
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report. a woman carrying a vietnamese travel document was arrested at quala lumpur. out of this rapidly changing story out of the white house and overseas as well with the latest online at as well as our news app. let's talk about the weather. another breezy day in our area. chief meteorologist doug hill with the forecast. doug: we're waiting for a cold front to come through and skies are cleared with a sprinkle or two upstream from us but a big change comings. it's mild at the noon hour. 45 in washington and winchester westchester.s in these winds developing are and a f the cold front 28-mile-per-hour wind gusts reported in leesburg and lighter winds here due t
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81 with a few snowflakes mixed in. the story for the rest of the afternoon will be sun and clouds and sprinkle and gusty winds and sunshine with a little bit of a mini cold snap for a couple days and then a bigtime warm-up on track, all included in our 10-day outlook and i'll share in 10 minutes, jummy. jummy: thank you, doug. following breaking news, the man charged in the murder of a 3-year-old, knijah bibb after firing in the home of prince george's in 2015, we learned davon wallace was sentenced to 45 years behind bars. bibb was shot after a fight broke out between wallace and a resident in the home in landover where she was visiting. developing now, police in fairfax county connecting the dots in a homicide investigation. the victim's friend who was missing for a month returned home late last night only to be taken away by police. our john gonzalez live for us this noon and he explains why. john?
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not exactly a sweet homecoming for this 17-year-old. we just got an update from fairfax county police. they have nine people in custody. six of them juveniles connected to gang activity and now linked to a murder here in fairfax county. one of those juveniles is the 17-year-old who went missing from her apartment in ?4 alexandria back on january 15. well, we've been speaking to and she r this morning was pleading for the daughter to come home. last night she did and walked in the door of the apartment and the mother was emotional and elated but says quite frankly she's terrified and said she only had 10 minutes with her daughter last night and didn't have time to figure out where she was for the past 30 days before detectives took the teen away in handcuffs. police say venus ran away with a backpack full of clothes and now she's being questioned about the murder of her 15-year-old
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was found on saturday at a park ear springfield. [speaking in foreign language] >> that girl also was reported missing for two months before her body was found. now, this mother, the mother of venus, arietta, said a detective called her early this morning. the daughter was held overnight. the detectives telling her to come to the detention center at 1:00 this afternoon and when police are also giving us a briefing on the latest on the charges. my colleague jeff goldberg will be at that press conference to tell us more about the people that are detained and we under 10 have now been identified. the mother here saying that it's been a roller coaster of
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that her daughter is alive but now very confused about these charges. reporting live, john gonzalez, abc 7 news. jummy: arlington authorities are trying to determine what caused a car to break through a guardrail and crash right on to the street below it. it happened overnight i-395 near the pentagon parking lot. the car's driver was taken to a hospital with significant injuries but the victim's condition right now is unknown. in the meantime we switch gears to cover metro. now at noon metro's 4,000 series railcars are being taken off the rails and hitting the roads. it's the end of an era for the troubled train car. our sam sweeney is in green belt with the details. sam: they're not the oldest but they are certainly the most troubled trained on metro's rails, talking about the 4,000 series train cars, responsible for 2/3 of metro rail breakdowns. >> it goes about 25,000 miles before some sort of failure. and
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times better and the 7,000 is doing almost 165,000 miles before failure. sam: early this morning the first,000 series cars rolled off the rails and on to this truck. by 9:00 a.m. it was on route 1 headed to its final stop in baltimore. the old 4,000 series cars and its little sister, the 1,000 series cars will be retired by the end of the year. the new 7,000 series trains are coming online regularly as replacements. >> getting about 20 in a row and started out at eight a month last year and improved that quite a bit. sam: if you're wondering what happens to the train cars once they arrive in baltimore, one, they're not dumped into the ocean and two, they will not be turned into a diner. they will be scrapped up and recycled and in some cases people all over the world even buy the old rusted parts. reporting in green belt, i'm sam sweeney, back to you in the studio. jummy: coming up on abc 7 news at noon.
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while you were on a holiday, a 2-year-old boy was shot and killed. jummy: a toddler caught in the crossfire. chicago reeling from another senseless shooting. plus, we continue to watch the white house and wait for that press conference between president trump and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to begin. we'll take you there live as soon as it begins in the meantime we'll get a check of traffic with angela foster. angela: on the roads for this midday, it's cones and barrels. midday road operations in a few locations, one on the beltway causing major problems but on the map, mostly you're going to see green, especially inside the beltway in the district we have a work zone near the u.s. capitol. third street tunnel delays from the capital. heading towards the southeast-southwest freeway. now a peek outside at those delays on the capital beltway.
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enter loop delays on your approach to the american legion bridge. the work zone it blocking the transition lane as you approach the cabin john parkway and top from the tyson's area and slower traffic once you get to the bethesda area between 355 where you'll see a work zone as well. that's the latest from traffic watch. we have more news coming up after the break.
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>> you're watching abc 7 news at noon on your side. jummy: right now you're looking at the white house. we have several angles for you this noon. we're moments from now president trump will hold the joint press conference with israel's prime minister
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their seats there. starting to fill in. we'll take you there live as soon as we see the two world leaders again to speak. in the meantime we have must-see video you need to see out of australia where a train nearly struck a biker that was on the tracks. take a look. the biker moves out of the way in the nick of time. the biker jumped to avoid being hit by the train. the bike was crushed as the fellow bikers looked on. luckily no one was injured. another it close call, this time on an ape for harrison ford, landing his own aircraft in orange county, california when he flew over an american airlines 737 waiting to take off. the jet with 110 passengers onboard left without incident. the faa is looking into this
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mishaps piloting on his own. in 2014 he crash landed his single engine world war ii era plane right on a golf course. this noon we have another heartbreaking story to tell you out of chicago. a toddler gunned down in an ambush style triple shooting. the 2-year-old was killed along with a 26-year-old man believed to be the target of that gang related shooting on the city's west side. a woman also shot. all three were hit by bullets while sitting in a car. that entire incident was captured on facebook live. >> i'm sick of it and i know chicago is sick of it. i just hope our legislative partners are sick of it. jummy: that toddler is the second child killed in chicago since saturday. a dairy queen manager in missouri is charged with manslaughter at her teen employee committed suicide. 17-year-old kenny sutner killed
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and prosecutors say his 21-year-old supervisor harley branham bullied and after the move the coroner determined if charges should be filed against her. >> each witness was able to testify to different and specific instances in which they had knowledge of kenny being bullied. jummy: several co-workers testified he was a target because of his weight and speech impediment. she made her first appearance in court yesterday and denied bullying him. surprisingly rookie drivers are not the worst behind the wheel these days. suzanne kennedy shows us it's millenials you need to watch out for when you're on the roads. suzanne: this triple-a survey out today is highly critical of millenial drivers even going so far as to call them highway hazards. here are the biggest issues, texting while driving, speeding and red light running. the biggest offender according to the sury,
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followed behind by 25-39-year-olds. millenials acknowledge -- jummy: we're breaking in on the package to go to the white house on the press conference. president trump: prime minister benjamin netanyahu to the white house. with this visit, the united states again reaffirmed our unbreakable bond with our cherished ally israel. the partnership between our two countries built on our shared values has advanced the cause of human freedom, dignity, and peace. these are the building blocks of democracy. the state of israel is a symbol to the world of resilience in the face of oppression. i can think of no other state that's gone through what they've gone. and of survival in the face of genocide. we will never forget what the
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your perseverance in the face of hostility, your open democracy in the face of violence, and your success in he face of hardship is truly inspirational. the security challenges faced by israel are enormous, including the threat of iran's nuclear ambitions which have talked a lot about. one of the worst deals i've ever seen. is the iran deal. my administration has already imposed new sanctions on iran and i will do more to prevent iran from ever developing -- i mean ever, a nuclear weapon. our security assistance to israel is currently at an all-time high, ensuring that israel has the ability to defend itself from threats, of which there are
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many. both of our countries will continue and grow. we have a long history of cooperation in the fight against terrorism and the fight against those who do not value human life. america and israel are two nations that cherish the value of all human life. this is one more reason -- jummy: the president speaking at the white house and next to him israel's benjamin netanyahu. if you want to watch the entire news conference, head over to our sister station news channel 8 to see the entire thing. here we'll get a check of the forecast with doug hanging out with us. another chilly day. you're saying the 10-day forecast? doug: we have a mini cold snap tonight, tomorrow and tomorrow night and friday before it warms up. cold front on the way in right now. let's start with that and look around the area at the moment. you see the skies now. this is the view from bell haven countr
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alexandria. there are breaks of blue sky developing ahead of the cold front and at the moment are at 49 degrees at reagan international and winds are light at 5 miles per hour but the winds become gusty out of the northwest once the front goes through. we're seeing wind gusts 30 miles per hour well to the north and west of the metro area out around the vicinity and behind the cold front and we'll see our winds increase, too. plenty of winds over southern maryland and eastern north carolina this morning and now shreds of snow showers and some colder air with a few sprinkles associated with a cold front. not sure we'll see any of that and is a possibility but we'll say it's partly cloudy with temperatures dropping behind the front and be clear and it will be colder tonight. our future cast shows temperatures by 7:00 tonight about 40 degrees in the metro area and they'll continue to drop through the overnight into the 30's and eventually upper 20's by early tomorrow morning. north and west of the city with crystal clear
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looks good, sunny, chilly, 32 to start the day, only 40 for a high, 7 degrees below average and the extended outlook shows the warm-up beginning over the weekend. check it out. 64, 63 saturday and sunday with plenty of sunshine and the warm weather continues into president's day on monday if you're lucky enough for a three-day weekend and 65 and temperatures will stay mild next week and we fall by next friday and still above average temperatures. jummy: loving those 63, 64, 65. doug: good numbers. jummy: doug, thank you. a cat fight has erupted in the nation's capital over what to do with the estimated 40,000 farrell felines that live on the streets of d.c. district biologists say the cats spread to protective wildlife areas and killing off native species of birds, small mammals and reptiles and something needs to be done soon to protect the native animals. the cats have a strong and well-funded lobby determined to protect them and keep them alive. what's the solution
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this? our 7 on your side i-team investigator chris papst investigate in a report you'll see only here on abc 7 at 11:00. here's a preview of what's coming up tonight on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> good afternoon. tonight on abc 7 news at 5:00, i'll introduce you to an inspiring virtuoso who played the kennedy center and royalty and how he played at metro stops and how he turned an instrument once he couldn't afford into an instrument of
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i think we could finally get youra bigger place. yeah, let me check my score too. try credit karma. it's free. credit karma. give yourself some credit. jummy: hard to believe looking at this video she's been here at the national zoo for nearly four years. the giant panda cub is heading back to china on the 21st, part of the agreement that requires
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china before they turn 4. farewell celebrations start tomorrow and good morning washington will be there. tune right in starting at 4:25. well, rumor, the german shepherd is this year's westminister dog show best in show. rumor wins the title after falling short in the finals last year. she's the second ever german shepherd to win best no show. she's 5 years old and named after adelle's song "rumor has it." it's the last time she'll compete. 2,500 dogs over 200 different breeds competed in this year's show. congrats. we're now halfway through the workweek on that hump day. stick with us. doug will have a final check of your forecast right after the break.
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jummy: want to take you to the white house with the news conference with president trump and israel president prime minister is happening. reporter: mr. prime minister, president that you're backing off the two state solution? thank you. >> so i'm looking at two state and one state and i like the one that both parties like. i'm very happy with the one that both parties like. i could live with either one. i thought for a while the two state looked like it may be the easier of the two but honestly if bb and if the palestinians -- isra a
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happy i'm happy with the one they like the best. as far as the embassy moving to jerusalem, i would love to see that happen. we're looking at it very, very strongly. we're looking at it with great care, great care, believe me. we'll see what happens. okay. >> thank you. i read yesterday that an american official said if you ask five people what two states would look like you would get eight different answers. mr. president, if you ask five israelis, you would get 12 different answers but rather than deal with labels, i want to deal with substance. and something i've hoped to do for years in a world that's absolutely fixated on labels and not on substance. so here's the substance. there are two prerecry sits for peace that i laid out several years a
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changed. first the palestinians must recognize the jewish state. they have to stop calling for israel's destruction. they have to stop educating their people. for israel's destruction. second, in any peace agreement israel must retain the overriding security control over the entire area west of the jordan river because if we don't, we know what will happen. because otherwise we'll get another radical islamic terrorist state in the palestinian areas exploding the peace, exploding the middle east. now unfortunately the palestinians reject both prerequisites for peace continuing to call for israel's destruction inside their schools, inside their mosques, inside the textbooks. you have to read it to believe it. they even deny, mr. president, our historical connection to our homeland. i suppose you have to ask
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jews. well the chinese are called chinese because they come from china. the japanese because they come from japan. jews are not foreign in judea. they not only deny the past, they also poison the present. and public squares in honor of mask murderers who murdered israelis and americans, they pay monthly salaries to the families of murderers like the family of the terrorist who killed taylor force, a wonderful american, a west point graduate stabbed to death while visiting israel. this is the source of the conflict. the persistent palestinian refusal to recognize a jewish state. that's


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