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alison: right now the search is on for a man police believe put up a confederate flag posters with cotton on them at the american university campus. nancy: police released surveillance video of him a few hours ago and richard reeve joins us live with what the students are now asking for. richard? richard: in a word -- "security." they are concerned about their safety, especially at night. they wonder how this guy got on the campus, undefected and planted posters on several buildings around campus. this is a wide open campus here. there are no locked gates. this is the video that the authorities want you to see. this man wearing what appears to be construction clothing. described as a white male, 40 years old, 5'10". the police say this is the man who brought posters on campus. placed them bulletin boards in four buildings. it was just last night the same evening, they dedicated the antiracist research a
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but the school says it does have leads in the criminal case. >> we have a suspect, not a person of interest. a suspect. for all of those who are watching and listening we would ask that you view the videos. that you look at the photos. because those levels of security have gotten us to the point within this quick period of time that we actually know this is a suspect. >> i was shocked because it was so soon at the semester. i was angry, frustrated. i didn't want to leave my room. late at night and i'm scared. what if this person is still out here. richard: they have more security on campus and they have added more police over the summer. big town hall on campus. substitutes saying what is next, how will we be made safe and what the school response
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reporting live, richard reeve, abc7 news. nancy: rich, thank you. new information this afternoon after this deadly fire in bethesda. it turned out the person who died inside did not live in the house. montgomery county reporter kevin lewis is there live. that isn't the only peculiar part of the story as the investigators piece it together. kevin: yeah. odd, bizarre, puzzling are words tossed around in the bethesda neighborhood. the officials are confirming tunnels and the chemicals have been found below the modest one-story home where a fatal fire occurred on september 10. it was a sunday, around 4:30 in the afternoon. now police have identified fire victim as 21-year-old askia khafra of silver spring. khafra's mother and father spoke with me at their front door explaining that their son knew the 26-year-old bethesda homeowner who we have identified viac
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as daniel beckwith. khafra's father described daniel as an extremely bright but extremely dangerous guy and added the circumstances surrounding his son's death are suspicious. to that point, the montgomery county police kept an officer posted outside the house 24/7 for the last 17 days. the house surrounded by a chain link fence and yellow police tape. but so far, no criminal charges have been filed. and there is no word as to where beckwithis now living. live in bethesda, kevin lewis, abc7 news. >> it's completely unacceptable. we are human beings. we are not animals. alison: but people at the san juan airport in puerto rico say that is what they are treated like nearly a week after hurricane maria hit. few flights are getting out. after damage to radar and other airport equipment. this aerial report sy
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of the island population is still without water or power. >> one week after hurricane maria carved this path of destruction, puerto rico is in peril. more than 3 million americans living in the u.s. territories now in the grips of a humanitarian crisis. the electrical grid devastated. residents without power, food or clean water. conditions are growing more dire by the day. the mayor of san juan begging for help. >> president trump, please, whatever you need to do. >> president trump addressed the disaster today. >> it was just destroyed. that is not a question of gee, let's dry up the water or do this or th
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>> planning to visit next tuesday. u.s. navy ships are assisting with the relief efforts bringing in meals and supplies. >> i have not heard from my grand mother since hurricane maria. >> i want to hear his voice. >> loved ones are still in the dark amid a mounting catastrophe. >> one of the biggest hurdles is transporting aid from san juan is puerto rico. several areas are inundated by the floodwaters to make travel nearly impossible. in new york, abc7 news. nancy: closer to home now, ocean city feeling the impact of maria. people have been warned, warned to stay out of the water because of those powerful winds. >> my sister
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with me and she had a chance to stand up. i took her down. >> it looks dangerous out there. nancy: heed the advice to stay away. the director of emergency services in florida helping with the recovery effort from hurricane irma and he expects that ocean city will see minimal impact from maria. >> the outer band brought clouds to our area and plenty of stickiness for the rest of the day. meteorologist steve rudin in the stormwatch7 weather center for a check when it might start to feel like fall. steve? steve: it will happen sooner rather than later. we have a cold front later tonight that will sweep the heat and the humidity off the coast and take maria with it. looking outside now, a gorgeous afternoon. it feels more like the middle of summer out there. check out the temperatures. 91 degrees at reagan national airport. martinsburg at 91. 88 degrees over at ashburn. hagerstown at
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the heat and the humidity is with us for a few hours. if you have outdoor plans, dress for comfort. the sun will set a little bit before 7:00. look at the temperatures, falling in the middle 70's by 9:00 p.m. the outdoor activities for tonight a firm go. coming up in a few minutes we will talk more about the cold front that will push maria out to sea. we are looking ahead to the upcoming weekend. get ready. it will be gorgeous out there. nancy? nancy: steve, thank you. now to the aftermath of hurricane harvey. officials in the houston area county spending $20 million to buy out more than 200 homes. they approved the funds to speed up the buy-out process. homeowners refuse to sell they have to raise their homes more than a foot above the base flood level >> new developments now in the death of a 5-month-old boy who was hit by a car while his
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mother pushed his stroller through a crosswalk. we learned the driver in the crash, john miller, will plead guilty to reckless driving charges and also plead guilty for failing to yield. he could face up to a year in jail once he enters the pleas next month. nancy: new at 4:00, a mother stabbed and killed in the district. police are searching for answers as well as a suspect. d.c. bureau chief sam ford is live in southeast. what can you tell us, sam? sam: well, this startled i guess before 10:00 this morning. you can see one officer here on the scene. slew of officers just left. they have been here for all the day and the situation. we are just on 30th street southeast. just inside the maryland line. a man attacked a woman inside the apartment building with a knife, stabbing her multiple times. the police chief on the scene said they believed it to be domestic in nature. they have been to the location
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they are not saying yet whether they believe the killer was the victim's husband or boyfriend. >> horrible. this violence in the city has to come to a stop. particularly in the domestic situations, if this is a domestic. people have to find another way to resolve this. this is horrible. this is a young mother who lost her life unnecessarily. sam: the woman had at least one child and they are looking for the killer who remains at large. sam ford, abc7 news. alison: a new york city high school turned into a crime scene after a student was stabbed and died at the hospital. a 16-year-old was stab and is now in critical condition. an 18-year-old is in cus
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they say it all started after a fight between teens. nancy: a messy ride on metro. police say that woman admitted to spraying a metrobus driver with juice over an argument about driving off of a stop before she could find a seat. this was on the w1 route along m.l.k. avenue southwest yesterday everything. alison thomas now charged with assault. but could be double trouble. that is because she was picked up as a fugitive for outstanding assault warrant out of prince george's county. alison: developing now, the g.o.p. tax plan unveiling in indiana today. in it, slashing the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20%. president trump said that is a red line with no negotiating. it will reduce the number of the income brackets capping the individual tax rate at 35% for the top bracket. preserve or expand some deductions and eliminating some l
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president trump: we are doing everything we can to reduce the tax burden on you and your family. the framework has the exclusive commitment to protect middle and low income tax codes, not the wealthy and well connected. i'm doing the right thing. it's not good for me. believe me. alison: so if it passes it would be the first major revision to the u.s. tax code in three decades. nancy: president trump saying he remains optimistic about healthcare. despite the latest setback in the senate he said moments ago "we have the votes and it will get done. just not tomorrow." friday is the deadline to pass changes with just 50 votes plus the vice president tie-breaker in the senate. president trump tweeting to get rid of the filibuster rule which will come in play here. he pledged a vote early next year. alison: coming up at 4:00, fall out for the ravens after the team took a
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with the team after the protest. nancy: plus, how this morning's fire at the embassy of ecuador is the latest hit for an embattledded building. >> this stretch of highway frustrates commuters every day. now it's being recognizedded nationally as the single worst stretch of highway in the country. coming up, we will tell you where it is and how bad it is when "abc7 news at 4:00" continues after the
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alison: we are back for birthday wishes for rock creek park. established december 27, 1890, making today its 127th birthday. nancy: heads up for those who like to use the prince william chair. find another place to walk, bike or run. at least now. they are repairing the area between woodbridge and manassas. the project is expected to be finished sometime in the next few months. vdot meantime, encouraging people to use alternates. lindsey: i'm lindsey mastis at the "live desk." following a developing story out of b.w.i. where police dragged a woman off of a southwest airlines flight on tuesday. this video just in the abc7 newsroom in the last hour.
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the woman claimed to have a life threatening pet allergy and asked for two comfort dogs to be removed from the plane but she didn't have a doctor's photoabout the allergies so the crew told her, she would have to be one to get off the plane. she wasn't happy with that. police were called. when she refused to leave southwest issued a statement today publicly apologizing and saying it will be contacting the woman directly. at the "live desk," i'm lindsey mastis, abc7 news. alison: all right. i'm sure we will hear more about that soon. thank you. well, the evening rush just getting underway. but it doesn't seem to matter what time of day it is for there to be traffic awe long one stretch of interstate 95. but this stretch between the fairfax county parkway and fredericksburg is now getting the dubious distinction of being the worst stretch of road for traffic in the entire country. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg live in springfield to explain what it is costing you. hi, jeff. jeff:
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fame. rush hour is just starting. it's slowing down for the next hour and will probably get worse. if you talk to commuters and let them know this stretch of highway is worst in the country and they have no trouble believing it. the findings of the study, they are saying the 40-mile stretch between the fairfax county parkway and the exit 133 in fredericksburg is considered the most congested stretch of highway in the country. hot spot averaging 23 traffic jams a day. 95 south especially bad with the commuters losing an average of about a half hour backup and brake lights. the study was coun ducted by a traffic data firm out of seattle who also concluded in the next decade -- get this -- this stretch of 95 could cost drivers $2.3 billion in lost time, lost gas money and more carbon emissions. people we spoke with today have absolutely agreed this stretch of
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worst. >> absolutely believe it. >> there is no accident, no nothing, no reason for the accident. >> what do you think it is? >> people can't drive. people driving too slow. people braking for no reason. people can't drive. >> it is frustrated drivers using the stretch of highway every day. number nine on the list in the study of the worst congested area in country is in maryland between the wilson bridge and penworth avenue. people who drive that stretch every day are not surprised either. the big question is what can be done about the congestion? at 6:00 we will have answers that may help. live in fairfax county, jeff goldberg, abc7 news. alison: anybody driving that stretch of road is like tell me something i don't know. nancy: it's where you turn up the a.c., put on good m
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sitting there for a long time. steve: dream about the ocean. but today you don't want to dream about the ocean. rehoboth beach, dewey and bethany is not picture perfect beach days. some of the best time to do to the delmarva beaches after labor day because the crowds are gone. enjoy it. this is a live picture of rehoboth beach, delaware. thankfully no one is in the water. but a few people are dipping their feet. the surf is rough thanks to what is left of maria. maria will continue to track on toward the east. the latest for you as of 2:00. waiting for another update to come in the next hour or so. winds are at 75 miles per hour and it's now a hurricane and it will continue to weaken a little bit as we move through the next 24 hours and it will become a
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notice what happens as it moves east. it diminishes the wind and it's good news. it's not moving north or east. it's beginning to make the turn. cold front set to arrive here later tonight is going to act as a push. 91 degrees at the reagan national airport. cooler in winchester. a lot cooler to the west. oakland, maryland is 73. the feels like temperatures don't usually show you this. this feels like 96 degrees in downtown d.c. stormwatch7 satellite and radar, plenty of sunshine for the next couple of hours. you might want to keep the a.c. on. waking up tomorrow, to the work or the school or the metro stop. here is the cold front that slides through.
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heat and the humidity. you will notice the difference. 2 hours from now and more of a difference as we move into the day on friday. highs tomorrow in the upper 70's. grab the sunglasses and head out the door. it's 70 for saturday and sunday. moving through the weekend, next week. around 73 on monday. 75 on tuesday. wednesday is fantastic at 77 degrees. keep the temperatures in the 70's for most of next week. i will stay dry and picture perfect as we welcome october. alison: can you believe it? steve: it will be christmas. >> halloween candy is there. that is my favorite. candy corn all around. >> still ahead at 4:00 -- panda! all right. do you need a reason to enjoy the video of the panda cub? we
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in the show. alison: plus a serial robber strikes again. the new surveillance video that police release hoping to catch the guy. sweet 4k tv, mr. peterson. thanks. pretty psyched. did you get fios too? no. mr. peterson, fios is a 100% fiber optic-network. what does that mean? think about it. if you got an awesome new car you'd put the best gas in it, right.
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alison: right now a search for a serial armed robber in prince george's county. nancy: look at him.
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stores this month alone. alison: brad bell has the latest on the investigation. the video is the definition of suspicious behavior. the man in the hoodie is watching, waiting for something and doesn't want to be seen. the police say this is the same man in action with a gun robbing the cell phone store he had been casing in that video. one of the three p.c.s. stores he hit since the start of november. >> he is coward. >> he works in the store the gunman hit two weeks ago. >> life and death situation. you can do the wrong thing and the trigger could be pulled. >> police say the man in the video robbed this store next and recently this one on branch avenue.
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>> he described it as terrifying. the gun was pointed at him and the robber said, "if you turn around again i will shoot you." so far nobody has been hurt but they fear what will happen if the serial robber continues the crime spree. >> the more he commits the robberies the likelihood someone getting injured increases. we want him off the street as quick as possible. brad: so you are asked to look at the video and call police if you know who the guy is. brad bell, abc7 news. >> the fire at the embassy of ecuador. we are learning more about the future of the building. i'm cheryl conner. coming up, why this is déjà vu for the embassy. >> new tonight, a new study finds the elderly friends and family are having trouble sleeping and turning to medicine for quality z's but find out why
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dangerous choice. that's
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nancy: two firefighters had injuries after battling the flames at the embassy of ecuador. michelle: the building is located at 15th in d.c. that is where we find cheryl
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latest on this. cheryl? >> this building was damaged when it hit the area. it was closed for 2011. now the restoration crews are here again after the overnight fire. we just got off the phone and spokeswoman for the embassy told us it is possible that the workers may not be able to use the building again. >> it's in need of repairs. it's badly damaged. no one was inside at the time. the building on 15th street in northwest is used for business affairs. no one lives here. a spokesman for d.c. fire says it took more than 100 firefighters to knock it down just after midnight.
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35 people work at the embassy. they stood outside with facebooks as they tried to figure out the next step. >> it was inside the building. cheryl: sources tell us that the cause of the fire is accidental. the big concern here is to continue to provide services like passports and work visas. coming up at 5:00, we will bring you more on what the embassy plans to do to provide services. live in northwest, cheryl conner, abc7 news. michelle: we have breaking news in the newsroom. lindsey mastis is at the "live desk" with the latest. lindsey: breaking news out of miami right now. if we take a look at what is going on there, there is a tv
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there were several people working on the you toer. three people are dead. it's not clear how many people were working on it at the time. this transmits signals for tv stations in miami-dade county. we will let you know when we get more information in newsroom. nancy: thank you. we are in the weather center now. it's incredibly warm day outside now. steve: a lot of people are saying when will the leafs start to change? late october, early november for the d.c., metro area. if you want to check out the change early, head to the west. out to the mountains early to
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for us around the immediate metro, not yet. hang on. it's nice out there but you have to wait until the end of october to early november. >> take a look at the temperatures out there. it's 91 at the reagan national airport. 89 at quantico. fredericksburg at 89. we are going to stay warm and humid through the everything hours. we have a cold front later tonight. look at the temperatures at 7:00, 83 degrees. the sun will have set at that point. 9:00 is at 80. talk about the wakeup temperatures tomorrow morning for thursday. made it through half the work and the school week already. temperatures will be in the upper 60's to around 70. tomorrow, the daytime highs refreshing change. only in the upper 70's. it's a bit breezy out there. the wind gusts are upward of 25 to 30 miles per hour. that will help usher in the drier and the cooler air. for the weekend,
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changes on the way. nancy? nancy: steve, thank you. developing right now, maryland suing the environmental protection agency over the air coming in from other states. governor hogan's office says 70% of the maryland ozone comes from the power plant in neighboring states. last year maryland petitioned the e.p.a. to find out the impact of 36 power plants in indiana, kentucky, ohio, pennsylvania, and west virginia on maryland's air. but the e.p.a. had yet to act on the request. so now maryland is suing. michelle: joey od toems at the national guard has been singing the national anthem at the ravens game for years but now he is resigning. he calls it an ethical decision. he doesn't want to be caught up in the controversy. he said he is not offended by the protests. he supports them and adds it's something he personally fought for. nancy: o.j. simpson could be a free man in a matter of days. nevada prison official said the plan is in place for the 70-year-old to be released
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parole as early as monday. michelle: after 27 years they have cracked bizarre murder case in florida. in 1990, the florida woman was shot to death in her home by someone dressed as a clown and holding balloons. the police reopened the case three years ago and collected new d.n.a. evidence. that led them to sheila warren of virginia who is now married to that victim's husband. >> it took us 27 years to get close to the family. the murder cases never go away. never go away. michelle: the police say that warren had been having an affair with the victim's husband at the time of the shooting. she is being e
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to florida. nancy: coming up, the world's first drone taxi gets a test run and how soon we could see them flying around. >> what does it smell like? >> it smells like a bottom. michelle: you didn't see that coming, right? but first, out of the mouths of cureos babies. what was filling the noses with i'll have the langoustine lobster ravioli. for you, sir? the original call was for langoustine ravioli. a langoustine is a tiny kind of lobster. a slight shellfish allergy rules that out, plus my wife ordered the langoustine. i will have chicken tenders and tater tots. if you're a ref, you way over-explain things. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance you switch to geico. sir, we don't have tater tots. it's what you do. i will have nachos!
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ralphcandidate for governor,rtham, and i sponsored is ad. they're studying for 21st century jobs., but ed gillespie supports donald trump's plan to take money out of virginia public schools
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ed gillespie worked for lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. and ed gillespie's plan to cut taxes for the wealthy could cut virginia school funding, too. ed doesn't stand for education.
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snee all bash nancy: back now wh been a das. four, in fact -- with pandas. four making public appearance at a panda zoo in china. two of them are twins, giving us a show. >> any opportunity to show a panda video is a good one. all right. how would you like to fly around without a pilot on board? nancy: nope. michelle: no thank you. but in dubai they are testing the first drone taxi. if you are wondering who is the unlucky person to be the first test passenger, it turns out it's dubai's crown prince who popped in for the maiden voyage.
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drone's manufacturer wants the passenger flights to begin in five years. nancy: i bet his security was happy, too. delta is going to offer free texting while flying. starting sunday you can keep in touch with your friends and family on the ground or back in coach if you are in first or they are not. that seems mean. service will be for free using the internet access but only for texts. no pictures, videos or searching the web. it will still cost you money to do that. you can text which is nice for long flights. horace: if you have an iphone, we have a "7 on your side" consumer alert that you need to hear about something called "cyber flashing." we'll fill you in coming in. nancy: but first, a warning about fees you could face the next time you rent a car so you don't waste y
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michelle: "7 on your side" with an important penalty that you could be hit with the next time you respect a -- rent a
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two days through traffic to evacuate a hurricane. now imagine turning in the rental car to be hit with a penalty for leaving it too dirty. to kieran, her dog and cat are family. so when she had to evacuate the napals apartment for hurricane irma there was no question that she -- >> was bringing my dog and my cat with me. we began our journey on wednesday. horace: she respected a car from hertz and bought seat protectors for the beloved pets. >> i purchased a seat cover for the front seat where my dog would sit and i purchased an entire backseat cover. horace: after 25-hour drive from southwest florida to escape the storm, she couldn't believe what arrived in the inbox. a $300 cleaning charge for pet hair. >> paying $300 in emergency situation like hurricane irma is unfathomable.
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she protect the car with the seat covers and blankets but before she turned it in she gave it a high powered vacuuming to make sure she got the last of the hair. >> we worked very hard to clean the entire car. horace: we checked with hertz who says the policy is posted and it says no stains, no smoking and no pet hair. ask about the rules before you rent a car. some are stricter than others. she feels that hurricane evacuees and their pets should get extra understanding after all they went to. after we contacted them they removed the cleaning charge because of the state of emergency surrounding the hurricane. but this is a warning to check all the rules before you respect a car so you don't waste your money. i'm john matarese, abc7 news. nancy: "7 on your side" with a smart phone warning. iphone feature could leave or your children open to receiving unwanted and explicit images.
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so how can you prevent it? abc7 on your side troubleshooter horace holmes has the answer here. horace: the function there, the icon for it is right there. i am within 30 feet of you, i can send you a picture, video or a file. i don't even need to know your telephone number. the problem is cyber flashing -- michelle: there you go. you just flashed us. nancy: it's g-rated. horace: the problem is cyber flashing where the dangers who see your phone is receiving air drop and they send you inappropriate pictures. this is how it works. swipe up on the home page of your phone and you see air drop. now it says air drop everyone. anyone with an iphone or ipad close
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picture, any picture. that is the problem. how to defeat this is simple. hit the box, drop down menu comes giving you options. receiving off, contact only or everyone. it's contact only and only those in the contact list can air drop you. if you don't want the function operating hit receiving off. if you want to contact someone not in the contact list you need the everyone function. if you forget to change it. you are open for anything. the other issues, i'm 30 feet away from you in a crowded room. i send you a picture. my name is attached but i could call my phone anything. but my telephone number doesn't come up. nancy: so instead you just get pictures of this, selfies of horace. that is remarkable. that is remarkable how eas
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i don't even have to give you permission for you to send pictures. horace: that is right. files or videos. michelle: a great warning. if you missed that process it's on the website as well. great stuff. nancy: thank you very much. out of the world lesson to tell you about at the smithsonian national air and space museum. today a group of middle school students spoke with a crew member aboard the international space station. among the questions that were asked is what do you do for fun up in space? >> we can watch tv. we watch it on the computer. we have a big screen to watch movies on friday night. youtube, the internet, capability is here. but there is so much interesting stuff going on up here, i haven't taken the time to look at any youtube stuff. i'll save that when i'm back on the ground and i don't have immask view of earth -- magnificent view of earth up here. nancy:
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science, math and technology. a great resource. michelle: absolutely. a whale washed up the beach and the two 4-year-olds had questions why does he have bugs all over him? >> where is his eyes? >> where does he smell? >> oh did they die? >> scientists say they don't know how the whale died but they understand the interest since it's rare to be so close to an animal that size. nancy: they asked a lot of
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smith at the "live desk" for a look at what is coming up next at 5:00. larry: a couple of future reporters in 20 years there. in the last story. popular fast food restaurant chain dealing with a data breach. and plus a burning man on the mall. look at the 45-foot tall structure organizers want to put up on the national mall. we will tell you why you might find green in a new hotel taking over an old factory still to come at 5:00 when alison join you in studio. see you in a bit. michelle: we have breaking news now. the student that police say brought a gun to school yesterday is being charged as an adult. also accused of assaulting an officer. 17-year-old xavier matthews who is from temple hills and was identified by a resource officer. they found the gun on matthews after finding him and a trespasser. the whole incident put the school on lockdown yesterday
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nancy: overseas now. right now a mass exodus in indonesia. 100,000 people fleeing bali because of a volcano threatening there. the tremors are intensifying. they reported 800 earthquakes so far on wednesday. it could erupt but they don't know when. michelle: take a look at this. it might look like a tornado. it's a dust devil. it was spotted near a highway in tempe, arizona. tight spirals of dust and winds are a common sight in the desert but they are not usually that big. nancy: remarkable to see. tasmanian devil. steve: you look at that and you don't want to get too close. michelle: listen to the sound of it. almost sounds like a tornado roaring. b
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we're spoiled. nancy: i can't believe it's fall. steve: i don't mind the heat and the humidity. it will slowly fade in the next 24 hours and it will be history by this time tomorrow. how is that? we showed you a picture earlier. rehoboth beach, delaware. it looks gloomy but the sun is out. surf is rough but people trying to get the feet wet. would won't go in the ocean yet. by friday, it should look better out there. the weekend looks awesome. 5:00 update is in early. hurricane maria is still a hurricane with the winds at 75 miles per hour. wind gusts at 90 miles per hour. starting to take a turn off toward the north/northeast at 7. it will weaken by this time tomorrow. back to a trop -- tropical storm. to the mainland of the united states. so good news on the way with maria. look at the temperatures out there. if you are walking the dog make sure the pet h
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tonight. tomorrow looking good. scattered clouds in the afternoon hours. cooler and the highs will be in the upper 70's. it will be breezy out there. the winds will ease. tomorrow night's baseball looks good. and this weekend is fantastic. 70 saturday and sunday inside the beltway. a nice mix of sun and clouds. a quick look at the ten-day outlook from stormwatch7. once we get through the weekend, it's fantastic for next week. 73 on monday. 75 on tuesday.
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michelle: much of washington in a abuzz after what happened where the candidate that trump supported didn't win. someone seen as more anti-establishment. chief political correspondent scott thuman explains why some on the hill sees roy moore's win as a possible turning point. >> this is time to remember the struggles we went through
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god. scott: does a roy moore win mean that times are changing? the ways of washington are giving way. as ultra conservative candidates like moore are bucking the system. parking a horse to vote, pulling a gun on stage and getting stephen bannon's the seal of approval. >> sometimes there is a time for peace. sometimes there is a time for war. >> it is considered defeat for trump who rallied for luther strange. trump expected a loss reflected poorly on him. president trump: they will say donald trump, the president of the united states, was unable to pull his candidate across the line. scott: afterwards deleted tweets once supporting strange. >> endorsements are overrated. people will decide who they'd like to have. >> this is an ominous development. it fuels the energy for the
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breitbart of the world that said they will target republican incumbents next year. >> the victory could serve as the inspiration. some wonder if the shift from the usual capitol hill makeup is on the horizon. >> and stephen bannon said state after state you will see people follow moore's lead. scott thuman, abc7 news. larry: a mystery inside a maryland home after a fire and a person found dead inside. what they located in the whatsment. >> i was angry and didn't want to leave my room. larry: tonight the video that police hope leads them to a
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being dragged off a plane at b.w.i. airport. >> what are you doing? announcer: now "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. >> a mystery is unraffling two weeks after a house -- unraveling two weeks after a caught fire in bethesda and a man died. alison: today the police revealed the victim did not live in the home and there is a secret below ground. larry: kevin lewis is live with the details in the developing story. kevin? kevin: yeah, larry. you wouldn't know it from standing on the street but the authorities now confirming there are a series of tunnels below this home. odd. bizarre. puzzling. all words being tossed around the neighborhood now as the residents clueless as to how this man died. askia khafra's mother and father claim to framed photo of their son who was found dead in the basement of the bethesda home following a september 10 pyre.
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the afternoon. they have located tunnels below the house and that led them to post officeer on scene around the clock. house surrounded by a barbed wire chain link fence. khafra's parents explain their son befriended the 26-year-old bethesda homeowner who we identified via online court records as daniel beckwitt. khafra's father saying daniel is bright but adding the circumstances surrounding his son's death are suspicious. khafra participated in the r.o.t.c., graduated from high school in silver spring and aspirations of attaining a m.b.a. degree. he wanted to build a company from the ground up. we are back out live. you can see the office


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