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and we brought him home. michelle: senator lindsey graham says the full armed services committee will be briefed on the niger ambush next week. meanwhile, somalia's leader plans to announce a state of war against the al-shabaab extremist group that is blamed for saturday's truck bombing that killed more than 350 people. somali official says the u.s. military will play a support role in the new offensive. >> now a "7 on your side" consumer alert. this affects people two travel and there are a lot of you. f.a. is calling for a global ban on lithium batteries in all checked bags. the batteries are found in everything from e cigarettes to laptops. stephen tschida is joining us live from reagan national airport. this could make a mess of travel for a lot of folks. stephen: it could mean a slowdown but we want to clarify first. checked bags. checked bags. not carry on. we are talking abot
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electronics. those like laptops that have these babies. lithium ion batteries. the f.a.a. wants a global ban on checking electronics such as laptops. the concern, lithium ion batteries in close contact with aerosol cans such as hair spray and deodorant. potentially combustible combination. >> it could explode. stephen: it comes after a various suggestions regarding electronics and air travel. >> you hear different news of what you can and can't do. there is a lot of confusion and whatnot. >> the current recommendation follows studies which indicate an overheated battery near an aerosol can could cause an explosion large enough to bring a plane down. many passengers say they already carry their laptops with them. so the ban if adopted won't
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inconvenient. >> i wouldn't want to check it because it's a company laptop. being a company laptop it has data i wouldn't want anyone else to get to. >> now this is again one of those lithium ion batteries that we are talking about. if adopted, it would be by a country-by-country basis. one analyst says the reason he doesn't believe we have seen more problems from the larger lithium batteries is most people already carry on their electronics. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc7 news. jonathan: thanks. "7 on your side" i-team has been chronicling the dangers of lithium batteries for months. you can find stories on the web site wjla.com. and the abc7 app. download that by clicking on "7 on your side." michelle: new tonight, d.c. police say they caught a thief red handed stopping a one-man crime wave. johnson is accused of breaking into five se
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in the past 30 weeks. officers arrested him yesterday. inside the second of two businesses hit on capitol hill. just three days after false reports of an active shooter sparked panic at howard university, students are getting a chance to cut loose. home coming celebration is well underway. this is a glimpse inside yard-fest, a massive concert on campus. among those performing, rick ross and dougie fresh. watch the homecoming football game tomorrow on newschannel8. jonathan: all right. we are just a little more than 36 hours from the 42nd running of the marine corps marathon. the festivities already well underway. in fact, at this hour, the runners are getting what they need before race day. q mccray is joining us from the national harbor with a buildup to the race. is it true? you just had a change of heart in the last second and you decided you will run the race? q: [laughter] you know what? yes. that is the case. actually, i think i'm covering it come sunday morning
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either way. whether i decide to run it or not. right now we are live outside the convention room at the gaylord hotel at national harbor. you will notice people out here getting ready for the big marathon on sunday. they are checking out booths on display. headbands out here. most of the people are here to pick up registration packets. maybe taste a couple of new protein bars. "good morning washington" reporter suzanne kennedy spoke to a group of three family members who have been waiting for marathon for a couple of years. suzanne: this is where the runners will mark off the first mile in the 26.2 mile adventure that is the marine corps marathon. three of the 30,000 participants are sibling. they race with a special person in mind. >> he is with us every step. it will be incredibly emotional. probably won't cross the finish line
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>> her father was avid runner that taught her and her siblings everything they know about the sport. he died in an accident. his passion lives on in the three kids. >> i'm excited. nervous. >> they claim to have a dozen marathons. >> he has always run them with us but to do it start to finish and earn the medal will be an incredible day for us. >> they will meet up to the mothers here to celebrate a milestone for their family and honor the man who got them here. >> some people looking o
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to bring awareness to autism. if you going to run, do it before 8:00 p.m. that is when the registration stops. jonathan: steve rudin is here. the weather will be warmer than some will like. >> it starts off on the cool side. 53 degrees through the mid-morning hours. the temperatures will rebound through the 60s and eventually the 70's. most if not all runners will be done by 4:00. we are tracking a cold front next week to bring us a chance of rain. more on that and a look at the ten-day outlook if a few minutes. michelle: driving in
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caught on video the deputy's race to save lives and
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a woman's right to choose. ed giof a woman'sd put thpersonal decisions,rge not women and their doctors. as governor, ed gillespie says, i would like to see abortion be banned. if ed gillespie would like to see abortion banned, i would like to see i would like to see i would like to see that ed gillespie never becomes governor. jonathan: back to the breaking news. teenager shot in the back walking down the street of northeast washington. tom roussey just got on the scene. what can you tell us? tom: this is in the eckington neighborhood. near the corner of t street
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can see d.c. police on scene. we were told by the students at mckinley tech just down the street from this. they got out of school the way it happened. the investigation. shorter at the shorter of the two brick apartments up the hill. they are looking at the dogs in that area. according to a neighborhood i talked to, she heard three shots when this happened this afternoon. we don't know the exact age of the victim but we know a teenager apparently shot in the back. who has been taken to the hospital. we don't have a condition at this time. we'll find out more as we stay on the scene. this happened in the middle of the day in the eckington neighborhood. a block or two from mckinley tech down that way to the west. reporting live in the eckington neighborhood of northeast, i'm tom roussey. abc7 news. michelle: tom, thank you. new video showing the act of heroism as th
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through fire to try to get people out of the path of a wildfire. take a look at this. this is from the police dash cam video. you can see how close of a call this was. >> the sheriff office. evacuation order. leave your home. /michelle: the officer wearing body camera and he helped several people caught afraid of going the wrong way. you have to imagine he had the same fear but he went in any way. >> i'm driving further into this fire. i need an out. an exit. i'm in a bad spot. i need to turn around. >>t
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destroyed 8,400 homes and businesses. jonathan: that is terrifying. just ahead for us, maryland to new york in 30 minutes. they greenlight the project that is promising to make it a reality. michelle: wild moments on video. walking boars on a rampage in
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michelle: wild moments caught on video in germany, where two wild boars went on a rampage and one even got in a bank and even bit a customer. the customer was able to put one down and the other ran off back to the countryside. jonathan: right now there is a hunt for the person who hung up a noose at a gaithersburg post office. they found the symbol inside a garage that services all of the mail trucks. tonight, the postal inspector office going through the surveillance video looking for the person responsible. michelle: family members are outraged after a nursing home billed their loved one after she died. albertina we have ga was one of the residents who died when a florida nursing hm
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aftermath. despite that, the facility automatic billing took nearly $1,000 from the woman's bank account. adding insult to injury the fees were taken out on what would have been her 100th birthday. >> i hate to say that but they killed her. they still charge her. michelle: a spokesperson says since the nursing home is closed, employees didn't have access to the computers and couldn't stop the billing. she says a refund is on the way. jonathan: maryland pepco cust pers are paying more for electricity but not as much as pepco wanted. they signed off on a rate increase that will mean $4 more per month for average customer. pepco wanted close to double that. the in rate took effect today. you will see it on the next bill. michelle: touted as the next giant leap
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than it takes to get a pizza delivered. brad bell has already given the green light for construction on elon musk's hyper loop. brad: governor hogan made the surprise announcement yesterday. maryland granted permits to begin digging the first ten miles of the super fast, underground hyper loop dreamed up by tesla founder elon musk. the underground vacuum tube and pod system promises to take people from d.c. to new york in 29 minutes. >> it's real. brad: maryland transportation secretary was with the governor in the tour of the initial boring site in jessup yesterday. still short on detail, the planned initial d.c. to baltimore link is a game changer and won't involve tax dollars. >> the idea that one can travel unimpeded at very high speeds, i think will offer the benefit to a lot of p
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maryland for the support, musk's boring company isn't saying much. no schedule, no cost estimates. just that promise of speed. and for amtrak riders we spoke to, that is enough. >> it strikes me as amazing. we will be on that every weekend. we take the bus or the amtrak train and this is going to change the way everyone travels. >> that would change a lot. i would come home a lot more. >> so right now there is not much to see of the hyper loop. just this fencedded off area in a field. but we are told the project will move ahead rapidly. not as fast as a pod in a tube but pretty darn fast. in jessup, brad bell, abc7 news. michelle: that is exciting news. we are all chatting we wonder what it feels like to ride in the hyper loop. >> a great perspective on it. you can go to the new york city in the dinner break and come back. >> that would be fun. jonathan: unless they had a problem on the track somewhere. we got repairs. steve: got to stay in new york. jonathan: beautiful weather.
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tonight. steve: we had a lot of golfers taking advantage of the nice weather. bringing it indoors. they are all gone right now. we have been looking at the shot. this is my favorite view of belle haven country club. milky clouds out there now. but other than that it will stay dry. 73 at reagan national airport. the high hit 77. that is 12 dries above average for where we -- 12 degrees above average where we normally are on 20 of october. moving through the evening, the temperatures once the sun set will fall through the 60s and the 50's by 9:00. if you have plans outdoors tonight a light jacket or fleece. you will need it later this everything. it's mainly clear skies out there. temperature range is 45 to 53 degrees. the coldest air to the west of us. i-81 corridor 50 to 53 in downtown d.c. closer to the chesapeake bay. all right. ki
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saturday morning. if you have anything to do outdoors. once again a light jacket. you won't need it terribly long. the sunglasses absolutely. you will need it through the morning hours in the afternoon even. early evening the temperatures will rebound. 7:00 a.m. around 55 degrees. farmers market in oldtown alexandria. by 11:00. upper 60s to close to 70. it's better than that. it feels like temperatures tomorrow will be in the middle to the upper 70's later in the afternoon. the forecast shows the temperatures across the entire area well above average yet again. around 75 in berkeley springs. walkerville looking at 77 degrees for a high. closer to the d.c. metro anywhere between 76 to 77 degrees expected with brilliant sunshine across southern maryland. lower to middle 70's. closer to the water around 77 degrees in fredericksburg. a little bit warmer as you head to culpeper and orange. temperatures around 75 to 78 degrees. beautiful weekend ahead. howard university. football game tomorrow.
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you will see temperatures around 76 degrees. you can watch it on newschannel8. the marine corps marathon looks good. on the warm side. we move toward the middle and the end of the race. temperatures will rebound to 70 by the 12:00 noontime hour. and highs approach 77 to 80 degrees. warmer and more sticky on monday. cold front arrives on tuesday. that does bring added clouds. i brings windy conditions. much needed rain but not a washout. cooler behind the front mauving to wednesday, thursday, friday next week. highs in lower 60's. morning lows in town in the middle 40's. michelle: nice. thank you, steve. jonathan: get to scott abraham who is live in clifton, virginia, for the game of the week. this is great weather for high school football. you are cozy. [laughter] secretary ofscott: i tell you w. i have the best seat in the house. friday night lights at centreville high school. the wildcats taking on
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week. we'll break it all down for you next in sports.
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announcer: now the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealer. scott: hello, everybody. i'm scott abraham live at centreville high school. it is a big night for high school football. we will get to that in a moment. the big story of the day involving the wash
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search of a new manager. dusty baker is out after two seasons in washington. his contract has not been renewed. his time in washington now finished. the nationals will now have the seventh manager in 14 seasons. the lerner family and g.m. mike rizzo clearly starting fresh for the 2018 season. now dusty baker told "usa today" earlier today, "shocked and disappointed by the nats decision. it's hard to understand." back at the centreville high school, high school football game of the week. the wildcats of centreville taking on the rivals westfield. two of the best teams in the area. centreville, starving for a win against the rival. 2014 was the last time the wildcats beat the bulldogs. centreville head coach knows this is a big game for his team.
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build this week to today. we have had a spirit week this week in school and done a lot of neat things here. i think day-by-day i think we have gotten more confident. we feel good about the game plan. i think the kids are excited to play the best game of the year. scott: get your popcorn ready, my friends. this is going to be a terrific football game. we'll have highlights and post game reaction from this game tonight at 11:00 right here on abc7. it should be a good one. jonathan: look forward to it. michelle: thank you, scott. steve: nice. the weather, gosh, perfect. michelle: dine out tonight. steve: it's nice. looking at temperatures now, the sun set for the day. we are going to see temperatures fall in 60's. highs tomorrow in the middle 70's. mid-to-upper 70's on sunday. by monday it will feel sticky out there. cold front late monday. cools us down tuesday. much cooler wednesday, thursday, friday. michelle: all right. "world news tonight" with david muir is coming up next. jonathan: that will do it for us.
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cnarrator: ed gillespie and i wants to endis ad. a woman's right to choose. ed giof a woman'sd put thpersonal decisions,rge not women and their doctors. as governor, ed gillespie says, i would like to see abortion be banned. if ed gillespie would like to see abortion banned, i would like to see i would like to see i would like to see that ed gillespie never becomes governor.
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tonight breaking news as we come on the air. what abc news has just learned about the deadly ambush. the four special ops soldiers and why is president trump not talking about the mission. >> mr. president did you authorize the mission in niger? >> thank you all very much. >> then asked the white house today how they respond. also, at this hour, the search for a killer. one american city, three suspicious deaths in ten days and the new surveillance they put out. who they would like to speak to and the latest victim overnight. a young man with autism shot and killed. the hidden arsenal, police revealing

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