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breaking overnight it's happened again. a suv driving through a crowd at a parade details coming into the newsroom as we speak. more ahead brtney griner is sentenced to nine years in a russian prison can the state department negotiate her release. political break through. kyrsten sinema gets on board with a spending bill don't hold your breath, but
we may be seeing good signs for the economy, including lower oil prices and a promising jobs report how a canine came to the rescue of a few adventure-seeking kids who put t their parents through the worry wringer. we beginning with break news from capitol hill. democrats on the brink of a major legislative win. kyrsten sinema signaled her support for the inflation reduction act, paving the way for the massive health, climate and spending bill to make it through the senate jay gray join us now from d.c. some change had to be made to get sinema on board. >> reporter: yeah, you're absolutely right they had to make a deal to move this thing forward senator sinema was against closing the so-called carried interest tax loophole. that's a measure that enables wealthy hedge fund and
investment managers to pay lower tax rates. it's not clear what pore change m other changes may have been made but senator schumer says the main issues are still in tact, including climate change, and reducing inflation president biden called it a critical step to reducing inflation. while republicans say the legislation is frankly a joke. they say that it will take even by the democratsacknowledgemento cut the same amount of inflation our country has added every week in june. and that will tell you a little bit about how rough inflation has been now schumer says that they'll have the revised version of the
bill ready for a rare saturday session. it will go through a procedural vote, and they hope to get this thing voted on and done by the august break with the support of sinema it now appears that will be the case >> okay, jay, we'll see how close they get to finding common ground, thank you. brittney griner has been sentenced to nine years in a russian prison after the verdict, her phoenix mercury teammates and the connecticut sun joined arms before their game, observing 42 seconds of silence in reference to griner's jersey number. and now, after this expected but crushing decision, high-stakes diplomacy is expected to kick off. >> reporter: caged in a russian court, brittney griner hearing the crushing verdict guilty of possessing and smuggling drugs, despite her emotional plea that it was an
accident >> i had no intent to break any russian law. i made an honest mistake and i hope that in your ruling that it doesn't end my life here i know everybody keeps talking about political pawn and politics, but i hope that that is far from this courtroom >> reporter: the judge sentenced her to nine years, just short of a ten-year maximum and a roughly $16,000 fine >> i want to apologize to my teammates, my club, the fans and the city for the mistake that i maid and the embarrassment that i brought onto them. >> reporter: the wnba superstar was arrested in february with less than one gram of cannabis oil in vape cartridges she said it was a mistake after packing in a hurry her legal team will appeal saying the court ignored russian law. minutes later, president biden
calling on russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends and teen mates secretary of state blinken and lavrov in a dinner in cambodia but not set to talk about a prisoner swap. what would be your message >> we're counting on you to have that conversation and put these wheels in motion >> reporter: president biden has proposed trading viktor bout for gr griner and paul whelan >> he's lost a lot of weight he hasn't seen a doctor in a long time. >> reporter: the counter offer, send back vadim krasikov griner's last comment? >> i love my family. >> our thanks to andrea for that report an austin jury has ordered
alex jones to pay $4.1 million to the parents of a child killed in the sandy hook massacre in 2012 jones repeatedly claimed on his info wars show that the shooting that killed him was a hoax >> today was an absolute vindication for the american legal system we're very pleased with the verdict thus far, and we look forward to present beiing the rt of the evidence >> the money would go to a charity in memory of the murdered boy >> a way to honor jesse is to know that with this money that's being disgorged from alex jones, school children across this country are going to be taught emotional social learning. >> the january 6 committee has requested the contents of alex jones' phone which was mistakenly handed over to the defense during the trial
the house panel claims that he was involved in the planning of the capitol riot this is not the end of the trial. terrifying moments during an intertribal ceremonial parade in new mexico a suv crashed through the crowd. multiple people were injured and treated at the scene there have been no reports of spectators or parade participants hit by the car. there was a secondary report of gunshots, but no weapons were found in the suv an investigation is under way. a major development in the fatal police shooting of breonna taylor four current and former louisville police officers face federal charges, including civil
rights violations and conspiracy. >> merrick garland said the officers' conduct that night led to taylor's death. >> we allege that the defendants knew their actions in falsifying the after date could create a dangerous situation and we allege these unlawful acts resulted in ms. taylor's death >> in the only previous charge, brett hankinson was found not guilty of wanton endangerment. right now there are 6,000 cases of monkeypox in the country, more than anywhere else in the world the declaration of a mhealth emergency comes after growing protests for the government to take more action and curb the spread of monkeypox. severe storms have battered parts of the east coast and more may be on the way. in washington, four people were hit by an apparent lightning strike in a park across from the
white house. according to officials, two men and two women were rushed to hospitals with critical life-threatening injuries. secret service and park officers treated the victims before emergency crews arrived. and a waterspout in maryland turned into a tornado on land, damaging homes more than 50,000 people are without electricity after powerful storms ripped through the state. michelle is tracking all these storms for us. good morning >> good morning. we are looking at the chance for more severe weather in d.c. today. it's all due to the heat and humidity 53 million americans once again under a heat advisory. we do have an excessive heat warning in the pink there. temperatures soaring into the 90s and triple digits. not as extreme as yesterday but still hot. it will feel like 100 in
salisbury, maryland. same story in d.c. it's going to feel like close to 100 degrees in new york city as we warm up in the midwest, temperatures feel like 107 in omaha, 106 in tulsa. the heat index in memphis feeling like 101 another hot weekend once again we're also watching the chance for severe weather in philly all the way to d.c norfolk, virginia, winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour. could see the chance of hail even and a hoe tlow tornado risk watching the chance for heavy rain, torrential downpours, what you get with summer-like storms across the midwest tomorrow, locally three to four inches is possible scattered storms as we head throughout the weekend on much of the east coast due to the cold front moving east with scattered storms developing in the afternoon with the daytime heating,s
well daytime heating sparking the storms in the southeast. also looking at storms in casper and salt lake city showers and storms are in your weekend forecast for many in the east we'll take a look in just a minute she's not hold ing a poker face any longer. lady gaga is giving us a look into the highly-anticipated "joker" sequel she announced her casting in the movie. joaquin phoenix will reprise his oscar-winning role, but they make no mention of who gaga's character will be. the musical sequel will open in theaters 2024. >> musical, wow. japan is joining the white house in calling on china to end
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