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jeff: the commonwealth attorney releasing the report today that determined the shooter fired 70 to 80 rounds through the chain link fence. it also concludes the gunman took action after expressing he was unhappy about the 2016 election results. >> the final report from the june 14 shooting determines it was an active terror based on james hodgkinson rage toward republicans. he told the police he had seen hodgkinson in the stands watching the team practice the day before the shooting. the analysis of the phone shows he had taken video of the field two months before the incident. >> that was the genesis. that was the motivation. so therefore he decided he was going to
the people he perceived to be the political enemies. as gun control advocates call for action for congress in the aftermath of las vegas. today, mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords joined others pushing for tighter gun regulation. >> the thoughts and players won't stop the shooting. >> now a bipartisan movement is growing demand bump stocks. a tool used to allow semi-automatic weapons to work like automatic weapons. >> this might be a small but a very important step to moving to a more rational conversation about sensible gun policy in this country. >> the report determines they were justified shooting at the gunman that resulted in the death. the commonwealth attorney believes the heroic actio
the officers likely saved lives. live in alexandria, jeff goldberg, abc7 news. >> thank you. now to the las vegas massacre where evidence indicates the gunman may not have acted alone because someone other than the gunman stephen paddock bought some of the ammo used in the attack. but police add they are confident no one else was inside the room at the mandalay bay when the shots were ringing out. they continue to run into dead ends when they try to find out who motivated the attack. >> we have looked at everything to include the suspect's personal life, any political affiliation. social behaviors. economic situation. jonathan: the police say they are confident he had no connection to isis despite the terror group claims. outpouring of love following the attack is engulfing the infamed "welcome to the fabulous las vegas" sign. they put up 58 crosses
person killed in this attack. nancy: at home, montgomery county police looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman near a bus stop. this happened at 5:30 this morning. am woman was waiting for a bus and a man dragged her off and assaulted her. she was drugged an she had to walk to a nearby home half naked to call police. there have been no arrests so far. the trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of the health insurance birth control mandate. under affordable care act they must include free health control. but today they span exemption that covered houses of worship, religiously affiliated non-profit and closely held private companies. jonathan: let's talk baseball. washington road to the championship begins tonight. it starts in 90 minutes at nats park. the defending world champion
the nats. q mccray is outside nats park. q: they opened the gates 30 minutes ago. now look at the fangs out here. -- the fans out here. there are some nats fans in the background. you have to forgive people in pinstripes now. i have great nats fans to my left. i have a family here from raleigh. i know who you are rooting for. you make it obvious. why do you think your team will win today? >> we have experience. we have been here. we have done this. so i feel like the nationals are like afraid of us so we'll just come in and we will beat them.
she said the nats are afraid of the champions. >> i disagree. we have a powerful lineup from tray turner to the pitcher. we have a stellar defense. the pitchers are stellar. q: there you have it. i'll let the crowd decide. cubs fans let me hear you. [cheering] nats fans let me hear you in thes fans. [cheers & applause] the crowd has anything to say about it. nats win. i'm going for the nats, too. not sure about you. nancy: of course. jonathan: and bowser has something riding on the series. nancy: she and rahm emanuel have a bet. the nats win bowser will feast on chicago sausage, prime rib from the harry caray restaurant and the chicago made beer. jonathan: if the cubs pull it off mayor manassas get half smokes from ben's chili
and d.c. beer. whoever loses will make acontrie maria relief. nancy: that sounds like a good deal. abc7 sports team live on the field at nats park. scott abraham tell us what the players are thinking going in and what could be the nationals' key to victory. jonathan: texas size mystery after a man buys a home to discover the walkway is tombstones. no kidding. the explanation coming up. nancy: caught on video, a pure white knuckle landing. how it ends and what caused it in the first place. look at that. that is next. steve: good looking everything now. temperatures holding in the upper 70's and the lower 80's. we have a cool down on the way. looking at the much ne
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nancy: take a look here. boston market in woodbridge becoming a driver threw this afternoon. aftermath after a car crashed through the window. no one was hurt but it's not clear how the car ended up out of control. jonathan: show you crazy video out of germany. this is a huge plane. the winds shove him to
side. this is a handy piece of flying. that is a good landing. nobody was hurt. frightening landing in illinois that turned into hide-and-seek. the pilot crash landed when the plane conked out. he called for help, the firefighters couldn't find the small plane in the enormous corn field. so firefighters lifted the ladder on the truck to allow the pilot to see them and tell them how to get to them. nancy: army sergeant bowe bergdahl agreed to a plea deal. he was held by the taliban for five years before being freed in a prisoner exchange. bergdahl will be sentenced this month and could face five years for desertion and life in prison for misbehavior ar
bizarre discovery outside of dallas. head markers as you can see. you know where they were? outside. he was renovating the home in the yard and he discovered the sidewalk leading to the front door. it wasn't a sidewalk. they were upside down headstones. >> it's unusual for someone to use headstones for walkways. that is creepy in my opinion. that is just me. jonathan: no, that is really creepy. police confirm it's not a graveyard. they believe they were never used because of the mistakes chiseled in the stones. >> a homework assignment where students were told to draw a nazi mascot in yom kippur. jonathan: first, a judge's message to a man accused of killing a woman and sending her carraway rining in an sweet 4k tv, mr. peterson. thanks. pretty psyched. did you get fios too? no. mr. peterson, fios is a 100% fiber optic-network.
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the police threw the man a life ring but instead he yelledr the officer shot that man to death. police have not revealed what prompted that officer to open fire. nancy: new developments in a horrifying crime. in this video, a car slamming right into a building. part of the building in district heights moments earlier a man inside the car shot the driver and jumped out as it careened into someone's home. brad bell reports that a judge sent that gunman to prison for life. >> it was a bizarre and a terrible crime much of it caught on camera. >> a car crashed in the building. >> by people who lit up the 911 switchboard. the car speeding through a fence and crackerring into a building -- crashing into a building. >> i don't know if it will blow up. inside the out of control car, the driver shot in the winds by her boyfriend passenger. he w
car after the crash. today, after two yethe sentenced to life plus 20 years. >> i am relieved that the individuals who hurt my daughter and killed her cannot be out here to hurt anyone else. >> he was convicted in june of first-degree murder. prosecutors believe the crime stems from the argument between them who was involved with another woman at the time. in court today he continued to deny his guilt. even as he apologized for what happened. >> that didn't sit right with me. i know he did it. >> the sentence is the maximum. the judge saying he deserves every minute. brad bell, abc7 news. jonathan: this is a homework assignment raising a bunch of eyebrows. middle school teache
students to draw a nazi party mascot. it happened last week near atlanta and the assignment to create colorful illustration to represent mascot for the nazi party at political rallies and coincided with yom kippur, the high jewish holiday. >> i don't understand it. in the day and rage going into 2018 we are actually createing a mascot for an individual that murdered thousands of people. jonathan: millions. the father says he wants the district to apologize and discipline the teacher. the district says it is looking into the matter. nancy: now to the crisis in the caribbean where vice president mike pence is defending the government response to the aftermath of hurricane maria. the vice president in puerto rico tonight hours after seeing damage firsthand in the u.s. virgin islands. he called the damage he saw "overwhelming." some charles county health departments on a mission of mercy.
services strike team heading to st. croix. they are in need of medical help after being deavor stated by hurricanes irma and maria. the team will be there for two weeks. jonathan: new video. this is from nicaragua. we have images of tropical storm nate battering the coastline. flooding is a major problem as it has been through central america. at this hour the storm blamed for 21 deaths. >> the u.s. gulf coast meantime racing to prepare for whatever nate brings. that means clearing storm drains and making sure the emergency pumps are working. with could see rain from this as well. >> significant rain. it hasn't rained for three
weeks. >> get an updoubt with trap call storm -- update on tropical storm nate. the latest track that came in at 5:00, once it does reach the warmer waters of the gulf of mexico. it's expected to intensify in a low grade category one hurricane. once it does make landfall late saturday night and sunday morning it's going to weaken. bring us the beneficial rain by sunday night. and into monday. it's out of here by late tuesday and the skies will clear. talk about what is going out there. clouds filter in. the view from national harbor but it will stay dry overnight. the temperatures now are looking great for the start of the baseball game in an hour. 79 degrees at the reagan
77 in manassas. the lower 80's in cullen and luray -- culpeper and luray. forecast this everything falling through the 70's. we'll see mix of stars and clouds. moon rise past 7:00. waking up early in the morning 61 in columbia. grabbing coffee and take the dog out for a walk. 61 in fairfax. a nice start to the day. it will warm up nicely as it moves through the afternoon hours. highs make it in the middle 80's. the average is 72 degrees. we will cool things down moving in the day on sunday. for tomorrow, the second game of the playoffs. another win in the book. temperatures are in 80's for the upper 70's at the time the game comes to an end. the next best chance of rain. it will arrive here on sunday. this right here looking at the light rain sunday morning moving through the afternoon hours and the early everything.
us. through the early morning hours of monday t monday afternoon. look for the heaviest rain. upward of an inch or two by the time the system moves out of here. on top of the rain it's on the breezy time. not looking for anything to become severe across the metro area next week. once we get through the upsettalled weather sunday and monday and clear it out tuesday with a high of 85. chance of showers on wednesday. to the end of next week, falling to the near average temperatures. lower 70's. we warm things up for the following weekend. nancy: thank you. it seems like a good night. jonathan: great night for baseball. wearing nats red. nancy: i am. jonathan: scott abraham joining us live at nats park. let's get the ballgame going on here. scott: that is right. you can feel it in the air. the excitement building inside the ballpark. we will get ready for first pitch game one,
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nationals. strasburg making his first start in the postseason since 2014. this is only his second career start in the playoffs. game one is usually a tone setter. the nationals are not worried about getting a win tonight. they want to win the series in general. >> you have to win three in a sears. however you get to three doesn't matter. the focus on the game is what you prepare for. >> you come out and you want to win everything. the biggest thing is not to get down two games. worst case we take the field to win every game. take no prisoners. go out and win every game you can win. >> keep an eye on trey turner. he could be the x-factor around the bases. in the regular season he stole seven bases in a four-game series at nats
speed is a weapon. turner will use it to the advantage. >> speed in general in the postseason is important, it may be an error. a pick off that is thrown away. so unless you have speak it won't happen. whatever it will be. i think it helps us a lot. >> all right. the excitement palpable inside the ballpark. the first pitch 7:30 at nats park. now we just need the big old curly "w" against cubs. jonathan: we need four in a row. i made a bet they will sweep. nancy: $5. >> i'm invested. scott: just win. steve: doesn't have to be in four. just win it. >> the whole series? >> the whole thing. >> we shall see. beautiful tonight.
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tonight, breaking news, the u.s. bracing for a hurricane. mandatory evacuations. hurricane warnings in effect right now. states of emergency in several states. nate, already deadly, now taking aim at the gulf tonight. the track then has the storm moving right up through the northeast. also breaking from las vegas tonight. what police have just revealed about the security guard who approached that door. what led him there in the first place. and what was written on the gunman's note. president trump suddenly summoning reporters, telling them they're witnessing the "calm before the storm." our reporter asks the white house tonight -- what is he talking about? a famous dallas cowboys star and his son.