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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> any threat to the united states territories including guam or our allies will be met with a massive military response. anchor: north korea sending shockwaves around the world. north korea claims it has a powerful nuclear. tonight, the white house response. news at someing hotel. a heavy police presence after a crash. on the scene. texas still reeling. more volunteers from our area are heading south now. a closer look at the road to recovery. now, abc 7 news at 6:00
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anchor: a crash in front of the trump hotel, causing a heavy police presence on pennsylvania avenue near 12th street northwest. that is where we find cheryl conner, live. i understand pennsylvania avenue just reopened? >> yeah, kimberly, it has. was shutt 5:00, it down. within the past half an hour. car thato show you the police say crashed into several vehicles in the 3:00 hour before coming to a stop. police tell us the suspect was wanted for assault with a deadly .eapon, which was a knife five people were taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries, and that includes the suspect. we talked to a witness who was having lunch at the trump international hotel. he shot video of the suspect as he was loaded into an ambulance.
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what was happening, especially at the president's hotel. >> so moment got out of her car. they were yelling at her to move. her baby was in the car, so we her baby, run across the street, and in the police were all over the sky. -- this guy. cheryl: another witness shared a police company a child who was involved in the crash. five people were taken to the hospital with injuries that are said to be non-life-threatening. we asked police if there was a chasebefore this -- before the suspect crashed into several vehicles. all they tell us right now is that this is under investigation. in northwest washington, cheryl conner, abc 7 news. kimberly: police are on another scene. this time, it was a shooting in southeast.
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test late this afternoon. -- in the chest late this afternoon. he was conscious and breathing when he was taken away by ambulance. at this time, no word on who pulled the trigger. now, two major developments out of north korea. the nation claiming it has a powerful hydrogen bomb, possibly five times stronger than the one dropped on the other sake, japan in 1945. images show leader kim jong-un inspecting the bomb, which may be fitted for an intercontinental ballistic missile. president trump saying "the united states is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with north korea." his defense secretary also speaking out tonight. should take heed of the united nations security council's unified voice because we are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely north korea.
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options to do so. kimberly: this latest test further highlighting the tensions between the u.s. and north korea. the u.n. is holding an emergency security council meeting tomorrow morning. turning now to our weather, a live look outside. you can see the sun shining down on capitol hill. is it going to last? meteorologist josh knight has great news as he looks at your forecast. josh: we are really settling into what is probably the best part of our holiday weekend so far. it took us a little while to get here today. you can see this from chesapeake beach. the cloud cover holding strong for the first half of the day. blue skies as we work our way closer to sunset and satellite and radar showing some rain and cloud cover much farther north out that of our area. pennsylvania, new york, and new england. we have seen the cloud cover breakdown. that will lead to clear skies
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some of us back into the 50's and 60's by the time you get into tomorrow morning. 79 degrees for d.c. 75 degrees for hagerstown. temperatures closer today to what is normal for this time of year. as we go throughout the evening, if you have plans, take a jacket or sweatshirt. we are looking at numbers in the mid 60's by 10:00. tomorrow morning, starting off in the 50's. coming up in 10 minutes, we will dive deeper into your labor day. it is looking good. it also into hurricane, good what it could mean for our area -- hurricane irma and what it could mean for our area. kimberly: now to the edge of have -- to the aftermath of hurricane party. more houston neighborhoods are in danger of flooding, not from the storm, but from controlled releases of the swollen reservoirs. authorities went door-to-door today giving everyone a warning.
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service to those communities, trying to push people who live there to get out and get to safety. floodedon homes never before. they are flooded because of the release of the water from the reservoir. another rising concern -- clean drinking water. the national guard flying over the flooded town of beaumont, where people start to line up to get bottled water. a local church and it prisoners are helping texas. a truck full of supplies and donations, so many it was tough to get the door shut. they hit the road a few hours ago. it was a 1400 mile drive, after all. the pastor says it is well worth it. own a bus company, so i used to do evacuation efforts. hurricane katrina and rita. i understand. kimberly: the pastors is the idea of collecting donations
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so many people responded, they had trouble fitting it all in. another truck full of supplies is set to go down next week. volunteers from our area have been on the ground in texas and louisiana since harvey hit, but less than 24 hours after landing back home in bc, one vote--- in d.c., one volunteers has been has been deployed. ryan hughes introduces us to the couple both committed to helping out. >> it is just solid rain all the time. ryan: rebecca callahan saw firsthand the devastation, but also the resilience at their hearty -- after harvey slammed into the gulf coast. she volunteered with the american red cross, leading a team in opening a shelter in louisiana. >> it, frankly, was remarkably calm most of the time, because so many were in shock that it was not at the point that anyone had time to think. ryan: rebecca said that there were fears of the shelte
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it was hard to tell how many homes were destroyed. >> it varied by street a lot. there was so many that were just totally gone. and: now, exhausted sore, she is back in bc -- in d.c. her husband is getting his bags ready. he is flying out to texas tonight. 9/11,h of us, since decided if something major was going to happen, we were not going to sit on the sidelines. the: he is deploying with capacity force. he will be on the ground in texas for 45 day, assisting fema with financial issues to help people get back on their feet. iswhen it comes down to helping people. helping the most number of people in the shortest amount of time. ryan: a couple spending time apart to help put the gulf coast back together. in northeast, ryan hughes, abc 7 news. kimberly: right
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now, virginia task force one is helping out in passes. they have been there for over a week now. the fairfax fire and rescue crews tweeted out these new photos today. the team is in katy, texas, west of houston. that in washington, d.c., new developments about ag homicide in southeast. toice are offering a reward anyone with information about the arrest. 19-year-old unique davis was shot and killed on to tubman road. she has been released from a hospital. he is still recovering. she wasamily tells us celebrated her 19th birthday. a fire ripped through a home in alexandria. the flames broke out this morning on north columbus street. officials tell us the family of four made it out safely, and so did the family dog. that fire may have started in the basement. now, to an historic win from howard univers
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the stunning win is the largest upset in cause football history based on pointspreads. howard was a 45 point underdog in that game. with more highlights, coming up in sports. but first, coming up on abc seven news at six: 30, president trump facing pressure to keep a program for undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. as children. when a decision from the white house is expected. plus, it is a white house tradition. what president obama wrote to president trump. (woman) when you have type 2 diabetes, there's a moment of truth. and now with victoza®, a better moment of proof. victoza® lowers my a1c and blood sugar better than the leading branded pill, which didn't get me to my goal.
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now's the time for a better moment of proof. ask your doctor about victoza®. kimberly: president trump is facing pressure to keep the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, better known as daca.
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undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. as children to remain here in the country. among those who support keeping the program, house speaker paul ryan, business leaders, and most democrats in congress. is a tradition that the outgoing president leave a letter for his or her successor. exactly whatnow president obama wrote to president trump. obama congratulated his "remarkable run." he also offered reflection on what he learned over eight years, including that "american leadership in the world is indispensable." you can read the entire letter at wjla.com. only aup next, not massive fire raging in california, the biggest ever. the new warnings from the governor. plus, taking a live look outside, a gorgeous holiday weekend ahead for you. josh
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new developments in california, were governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency in los angeles county as crews battle the largest fire in that county's history. the fire in the hills above 6000nk has burned nearly acres. two firefighters have been treated for heat related illnesses. four homes have either been burned or destroyed. the biggest in their history! josh: temperatures have been national model a lot of places breaking all-time record highs up and down california. kimberly: we have beautiful, mild weather out here. josh: we are on the flipside of what they are seeing out there, so that allows us to get temperatures that top out in the upper 70's. it does n
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happened right now. we will show you this beautiful picture. some people are golfing, enjoying this sunday evening. 79 degrees. the west-northwesterly breeze keeping things on the drier side. not to monday. that goes up for us as we get closer to tuesday. is 15ed yesterday, d.c. degrees warmer. 14 degrees for manassas. it is a very big change once you break down the cloud cover and get sunshine in here. it sets us up for a cool evening. you might want to take a sweatshirt, jacket. onis going to be a little the poolside. we are down into the 50's to low 60's, so very similar to where you woke up this morning, except it is more refreshing. clear skies to start the day. a lot of sunshine helping temperatures up to right around average this time of year, 83-80 four degrees. lo
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spf.t forget the across the area, mostly sunny. seasonably warm. theuesday, that is when heat and humidity start to come back in here. when you talk about your heat index, temperatures feel like they are in the low 90's for all the kids who have been soaking up all of last bits of summer, going back to school tuesday, it feels like summer just rolls on. let us talk about the latest with hurricane irma, category 3 with 115 mile-per-hour winds, getting closer to the island area let us put a track on this. a lot of models in agreement for the next three to five days. expecting strengthening as we get closer to the islands, moving past puerto rico and ideally to the north and taking aim at nassau. after that, where it goes is a big question mark. let us talk about what we do know. a very powerful hurricane and more than likely goi t
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northwest, but now is the time to prepare up and down the east coast because we do not know exactly where it will go. we don't know if it will make landfall in the united states. it could turn out to sea just in time. which get a better idea of when that will be, next week. still no, to deal with around here. a few thunderstorms late tuesday. thursday, friday, saturday, sunday. into next week, monday and tuesday, that will be the timeframe we could see some impacts from irma, but that is really up in the air. over to you. big news out of the redskins camp today. a player plans to retire right before the sea
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desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. thert: the big story today, redskins with a shocker. he has reportedly been placed on an event list. scott abraham has more. scott: it was back to work today at the burgundy and gold redskins park. the big storyline of the day involving second-year pro -- who .as been out with a knee injury according to multiple media reports, he told some within the organization this weekend that he is planning to retire, but a meeting with the teams coaches and executives has changed his mind for now. his redskins teammates hoping to have the safety back in the locker room soon. >> i heard he had some things going on. i'm going to just pray and reach out for him. him.m going to support at the same time, you know, we have got to work. have folks on football, and that is it. >>
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man, the way of the business. we are just going to move forward and strong, solid. that is what we want to be. scott: the countdown is on. week one officially one week away. the skins starting to get ready for the philadelphia eagles. >> we get ready to go into regular season and approach this thing the same way we approached it all season through training camp ota's, sticking together, making practice. these wins and losses cap. scott: i asked if the week leading up to the season opener feels a little bit like the week before christmas. he told me the feeling never gets old, and he appreciates every day he is out there on the field. now, the redskins are off tomorrow. they will be back here on preparing for philly. scott abraham, abc 7 sports. robert: scott, thanks.
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win on saturday, so a huge day for domingo santana. in the second and in the fourth, santana gets a hold of another one. that is the second homer of the game. the nats lose this one 7-2. they drop three out of four to milwaukee. late last night, when most of you were knocked out, our football team hold off a stunning upset on the road against unlv. 43-40. the biggest upset in college football history. howard with a 45 point underdog. look at the locker room television afterwards. incredible win from mike london and his team. hopefully whatever happens in vegas does not they in vegas, meaning that winning culture. off virginia and tech kicks at 7:30. kimberly: i saw 200 jerseys. robert: it is the rivalry renewed. kimberly:
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kimberly: we hope you got a chance to get outside today, because it was a beauty. keeps ons evening chugging along. temperatures settling in the 70's and 60's. tomorrow, even better than today. mostly sunny. 84 degrees. by tuesday, back to work and school. that will be a rough one. it is hot and we will be tracking a few thunderstorms for the afternoon. your wettest day of the week should be wednesday. a high of 72 degrees. we are quiet heading to the end of the weekend. early next week, we could be watching some impact from irma getting closer to us. if it makes landfall, where it makes landfall -- that sort of stuff is uncertain. keeping your updated. kimberly:
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cedric, i'm super excited 'cause i didn't come to this party last year. this is my first one. oh, well, the abc end of summer barbecue is always a blast. i don't want to brag, but, uh, this is my second. i don't understand, 'cause "american housewife" premiered last year. why wasn't i invited? my man, that is a question i cannot answer. but i will tell you this -- you're gonna love it. i'm super-duper pumped because "american housewife" is moving to wednesday night after "modern fa--" wednesday night -- we're both on wednesday night. it's like we're the same guy! cedric: nope. not at all. yeah. just like that. i just have one question, though. what's that? why are these guys following us? because it is the "abc fall preview special." so we get to meet the stars and learn about the new shows? that's right. [ giggles ] [ laughs ] listen, you just stick with me... yeah. ...and it's gonna be all righ

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