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>> now abc 7 news at noon on your side. >> we begin this noon with the latest on capitol hill. the senate intelligence committee is set to hold two highly anticipated hearings with top intel officials about that russian probe. the main event is tomorrow with fired f.b.i. director james comey expected to testify. e want to know will you watch? go to wjla.com. we head to the newsroom where sam sweeney is breaking down what's happening on the hill. sam: the top chiefs of the intelligence community are
hearing. this hearing has been underway for two hours and the intel chiefs are being very tight-lipped, unwilling to answer a good majority of the questions related to their conversations with the president. these are live pictures right now coming in from capitol hill. both the directors of the national intelligence agency and the national security agency say they never felt pressure from the president to intervene into investigations into russian meddling. dan coats, the director of national intelligence did say, however, he would address certain specific questions in a closed hearing. the lack of answers from all four men has been frustrating on republicans, democrats and even independents. let's listen to one of those interactions. >> i'm not satisfied with i do not believe it's appropriate or i do not feel i should answer. i want to understand the legal basis. you swore that oath to tell
nothing but the truth and today you are refusing to do so. what's the legal basis for your refusal to testify to this committee? >> i'm not sure i have a legal basis but i'm more than willing to sit before this committee and during its investigative process in a closed session and answer your questions. >> and a closed hearing is scheduled for later on this afternoon but it remains unclear if these men will discuss private conversations with the president even in that closed setting. we'll have to wait and see. in the newsroom, i'm sam sweeney, abc 7 news. amber: thanks for the update, sam. overseas, terror striking again, this time twin attacks on iran's capital, leashing at least a dozen people dead. the attacks began when the gunmen stormed the parliament building in dehran and one of the assailants blew himself inside the building. the suicide bomber and another attacker targeted a shrine inside the capital and all
another 42 were wounded and isis has claimed responsibility. today we are seeing the moments a hammer-wielding man attacks police officers in paris yesterday. those officers were patroling in front of the notre dame cathedral there in paris. while the police officers fired shots at the suspect, one officer was slightly injured in the assault, while no group claimed responsibility, investigators say while searching his home, they found a declaration of allegiance to the islamic state group. well, closer to home here, two maryland high school students gunned down the night before graduation. and right now police are still trying to figure out who fired the fatal shots and why. suzanne kennedy has the very latest now from montgomery county. suzanne: i talked with contacts here at the police department this morning and they tell me montgomery county detectives have had a productive 24 hours but they aren't yet ready to release details on a possible suspect or a motive in this case.
artem ziberov were shot to death in najjar's honda parked in a montgomery village neighborhood. the car idling and windows shot out. neighbors reported hearing gunfire. the teens were to graduate on tuesday. they told their parents when they went out monday night that they were going to sell some extra graduation tickets. their friends and families are now left mourning their deaths. >> why would somebody kill my boy, my beautiful boy two days before graduation? as a father, i need to know what's happened to my son. why somebody shot him, what did he do wrong? >> supposed to be a day to remember for your life for good reasons and this just is very upsetting to hear about, the situation that happened last night. >> it just was not something you'd ever expect from them. you never expect to see them on the news for something like this. they probably were just minding their own business and really scary. suzanne: ziberov's birthday is
old and was to attend the university of maryland at college park. he was an eagle scout. najjar was an honor role student going to attend montgomery college and transfer to the university of maryland. his funeral is scheduled for later today. in gaithersburg, suzanne kennedy, abc 7 news. adriana: back to the anticipation on capitol hill. fired f.b.i. director james comey set to appear tomorrow. here's abc's stephanie ramos with this story. stephanie: today as president trump heads to ohio to talk infrastructure, in washington lawmakers are grilling top national security and law enforcement officials about the foreign intelligence servileance act but the investigation into russian interference came up almost immediately. >> each of you here today we all know have taken an oath to defend the constitution. stephanie: "the washington post" is reporting the director of national intelligence, dan coats, said trump asked him to get former f.b.i
comey to back off on the investigation into former national security advisor michael flynn and russia. >> any attempt by the white house or even the president himself to exploit this community as a tool for political purposes is deeply, deeply troubling. >> i've never been pressured, i've never felt pressure to intervene. stephanie: the main event is slated for tomorrow when comey testifies before the senate. comey is expected to talk about his conversations with president trump who allegedly asked comey to end the investigation into trump campaign ties to russia. >> he had told me in general terms that the president is uncomfortable with me because he asked for loyalty and i told him i could only give him honesty. stephanie: in a new "washington post"/abc news poll, a 56% majority of u.s. adults say trump is interfering with such investigations rather than cooperating, while 61% say trump fired
rather than for the good of the country. the president is said to be blaming attorney general jeff sessions decision to recuse himself on russia for many of their current problems. when asked by a reporter if he'll resign, the a.g. says -- >> no. stephanie: on the eve of james comey's testimony, president trump tweets he's nominating chris wray to be the new director. he's a former senior justice department official. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. adriana: a firefighter reporting after he fell through a floor battling a house fire in reston. john gonzalez is at the scene where crews are dousing those hot spots. john: at the height of this there were a hundred fire fax county firefighters in greenbriar court in reston. right now they're keeping about three fire trucks and crews here at the scene because hot spots continue to flare up. now, during this there was one firefighter
hospital because the floor, the main floor of this town home collapsed. that firefighter ended up falling all the way to the basement of the home. he was taken to the hospital, treated, we've been told he has been released. suffered serious but nonlife-threatening injuries. now, the cause of this fire is still under investigation. firefighters have gone in with ladders and shovels to try to sift through the debris and make a clear path for some of the fire investigators to go inside and try to determine where this fire started and what exactly caused it. >> the line was being stretched in by one of our engine companies and one of the firefighters on that hand line actually fell through the floor. it was reported to command and that firefighter was quickly rescued. >> they arrived a short time later after receiving that dreadful phone call. we did get a chance to talk to them off camera. they were visibley distraught and very upset. the woman telling me they were not doing well. they
their insurance trying to figure out what the next step is. in reston, john gonzalez, abc 7 ews. adrianna: turning to the weather, an unseasonably cool day and much different feel from yesterday. the sun has come and gone all day long. and we may see a few showers throughout the day. chief meteorologist doug hill is here with a look at your forecast. good afternoon, doug. doug: hey there, adrianna. we're looking at blue sky from portions of our home here in arlington but the majority just clouds. there will be more of that through the day and a couple showers, most of that continues to develop and push west of the metro area. let's go over and check out the numbers for you now. for this june 7, kind of impressively low at midday. our average high is 82. 67 right now in warrenton. 70 in culpepper and 64 at annapolis and quantity go at 68 and 66 at reagan international airport. most areas will stay in the 60's and maybe getting close to the 70-degree mark. radar way up here to the right-hand side of
that's the metro washington area and most of the rain you go well to the west to find the showers where they'll continue, a few brief heavier downpours and most of it with light rain or drizzly conditions, mother from the north or west and hagerstown to midway and lots of showers showing up just west of the blue ridge and that i think will be an established pattern for this afternoon. we'll pull back and give you a good look. a couple days ago the weather was from new england and it's pushing the low pressure off the outer banks and is the mechanism to draw in the cool and damp area. the more is spins drier air will be pulled in and will happen as early as tomorrow. the afternoon outlook, peeks of sunshine and upper 60's in the metro area and more sunshine closer to the pay to the east and better chances to the east of the metro region. overnight temperatures will fall 50-56 and showers end and we'll see clearing. waking up tomorrow morning, 50-56 is really some
numbers and a good 10-14 degrees below average for wakeup temperatures but we'll make a nice recovery into the lower 70's tomorrow afternoon. but once again at this hour, remarkably low numbers with the cloud cover, holding only in the mid 60's. the warming trend, the heat wave and more to share in a few minutes. back to you. adrianna: coming up at news at noon, emotional testimony as bill cosby's accuser returns to the stand. talk about an unwanted guest, the adventure this bear went on. it was all caught on camera. but first let's check the traffic with angela foster. angela: adrianna, on the roads this midday we're dealing with trouble spots in chance actually, northbound 28 heading towards the air and space museum parkway, we're dealing with a work zone, pleasant valley road has been closed throughout the morning for an early morning accident we had wires down across the roadway and we're shut dow
on our traffic line cameras, we're looking at the traffic on interstate 95 and heading towards newington with a northbound delay passing the portig overcast and work zone at connecticut avenue through chevy chase and left lane is blocked on the approach to connecticut avenue. that's the latest from traffic watch. we'll be back with more news and
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is back on the stand today. lindsey: it was arguably the post anticipated moment of the trial. andrea constand walking into the courtroom where she gave a tearful testimony. >> we're proud of her for containing her composure. lindsey: the former temple university employee testified what she says happened in 2004 at cosby's pennsylvania home. she says she saw cosby as a mentor and when he gave her three blue pills to ease her stress she took them but quickly started feeling dizzy. i was trying to get my hands or legs to move, she said but i was frozen. constand said cosby sexually assaulted her and wanted it to stop as she cried on the stand. cosby, who said their encounter was consensual, sat stoically from her testimony until one point she got graphic and he bega
head in disagreement. constand's attorney said she was amazed at her composure and doesn't think inaccuracies in her story are problematic. >> do you think it will be problematic with the inaccuracies in her statement? >> i was a prosecutor for a long time and it's not uncommon. police officers and lawyers and judges make mistakes. we all do. lindsey: and another high profile trial is underway in massachusetts. as a woman is facing manslaughter charges for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide. prosecutors say 20-year-old michelle carter was texting 18-year-old conrad roy iii in 201, convincing him to take his life. the two exchanged text messages as roy locked himself in his truck, killing himself, using carbon monoxide poisoning. carter also ordered roy back into the truck when he had second thoughts. >> it was the defendant who
listened for 20 minutes as he cried in pain, took his last breath and died. >> the defense argued carter tried before to talk roy out of harming himself and blames her behavior on her depression medication and say even if somebody supports another individual in suicide, it does not make that a homicide. must-see video of a bear breaking into a apartment in colorado. once inls that bear takes his time sniffing around the place and taking a peek inside and then has a little bit of fun. that bear pounced on the piano before making its way out. no one was at home at the time thank goodness and that bear has not been seen or heard from since. >> that was an apartment so we're assuming that's a ground floor apartment or the bear took the elevator. adrianna: or has a key to get in. he's wondering around like he knows the place.
every day for sure and you don't see this every day in june 7, seeing cloudy skies and chilly temperatures but it's only temporary because the warm-up and heat wave is coming, first one of the season. let's give you a time lapse, this from the nist from gaithersburg, 58 degrees, or does it say 68? adrianna: 58. doug: good, i don't need a new prescription. little breaks of blue sky now and then. most of the rain we associated with the flow of wind off the atlantic ocean is west of the metro area and there it shall stay most of the day. this on doppler to the north and northwest at frederick and well north of gaithersburg and south-southwest and all that as the moisture comes out of the hills in the northeast and pushing the moisture westward and finding the showers develop. most are light every now and then and a brief heavier downpour, no lightning or thunder or gusty winds, just an unseasonably chilly day and stay in the 60's. in th
break but the farther east, a better chance of few sunny breaks and best west of the city, the more likely you'll be stuck in cloudy skies throughout. the future cast shows the temperatures not doing a lot, about 70 in some spots but most everybody in the 60's with the moisture coming from the northeast and most the rain winding up from the south-southwest of the metro area. we'll see clearing tomorrow night and tomorrow looks good, it will be partly cloudy or become partly cloudy with temperatures in the lower 0 middle 70's for the afternoon and only beginning of a warming trend. the nats in a makeup game with the orioles at the park tomorrow night down on south capital street, 71 degrees, partly cloudy skies at first pitch and celebrate fairfax gets off to great weather friday, sunshine and 80 and warmer in the sun, 85 on saturday, still low humidity but on sunday, 90 degrees and hot and humid weather and the extended outlook show the numbers make a precipitous climb here, 60's, 70's, mid 80's and low humidity saturday afternoon for the capital
92 on sunday and early next week, those are big numbers for the first half of june here and even by the end of next week when we cool off a bit, cooling to 90 which will be seven degrees above average so not unusual to have these heat snaps and mini heat waves. this is the first one of the season. adrianna: so pack sun glasses, sunscreen. doug: all good tools at your disposal. adrianna
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twins ella and alexander in the u.k. they say ella, alexander and amal are happy, healthy and doing fine. george is sedated and should recover in a few days. >> it's classic george clooney to have a wit and sense of humor about life. diane: clooney tied the knott with amal at 53 and admitted being a first time dad later in life has made him the butt of his friends' jokes. george: a table of eight guys and all their kids are away in college and we're sitting there and they're all being very supportive, it's going to be fine, it will be great, you'll love it and then it got really quiet and they all started making baby crying, and the whole table just busted up laughing. diane: here's his friend matt damon talking about george and fatherhood on "ellen." >> he says to me you have four, i said yeah, but not at once. we had them one at a time. i don't know how anybody does twins. diane: clooney has been very
george: we're really happy and excited and it's going to be an adventure. diane: the best wishes are pouring in from so many including ellen who says from now on she's calling them ocean 4s and clooney's business partner randy gerber who showed off a special delivery, diapers and tequilla. cindy crawford and her husband along with george and amal posted a picture, here's to moms and moms to be. as for the happy family's future, clooney has spoken out about what life may look like. known for their humanitarian work around the world are giving up life on the edge, and saying, we decided to be more responsible to avoid danger. i won't go to south sudan or congo anymore and amal won't go to iraq and avoid places she knows she's not welcomed. george: it will change a lot of things but that's life and what it's supposed to be. adrianna: congrats to them. still to come on abc 7 news at noon, cloudy and cool with spots of rain but the sun is peeking in and out. fi
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