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be prepared and be aware. richard: hundreds of thousands of tourists are beginning to arrive for the holiday weekend. u.s. park police caution no guns, no alcohol, no marijuana and no glass containers are allowed. another banned item, drones. in october they took howard solomon iii of d.c. into custody for flying a drone near the white house. he did it again this past week in anacostia park. each offense an $85 fine. in wake of what happened this morning at joint base andrews, and in istanbul on tuesday, park police say they are ready to deal with security issues. >> among the national mall here the daily security presence is always robust. however if you have been here for one of the large scale special events it's dramatically increased. precautions have been taken. planning has been going on for months. >> with the unmanned aircraft
we have seen enough video on the website whether people are trying to mount weapons or explosives on the unmanned aircraft. it could come in from any angle for law enforcement officer. richard: then there is the question everyone is asking. what about the weather? what if something happens? they have used the emergency protocols and had people go in the smithsonian museum because of inclement weather. in the last 25 years they have not canceled the fireworks because of a weather situation. live there the national mall, richard reeve, abc7 news. maureen: thank you, richard. the abc7 instapoll is up and running tonight. we want to know how concerned you are about security for july fourth. weigh in now on wjla.com/votenow. you will also find a guide on what you should know i
mall on the 4th. that is on wjla.com. leon? leon: there was no shortage of concern this morning. for 90 minutes fear this morning after someone reported seeing a gunman at joint base andrews. >> the messages that were coming through on my phone were this is not a drill. this is real. if you are on base, shelter in place. if you are trying to get on base, turn around and leave immediately. leon: that call triggered an immediate response as the police swarmed the area, searching for a gunman. but it all turned out to be a false alarm. blamed in part on simple miscommunication. tonight many are questioning how a mistake could happen? in fact at the base that is very home of air force one. our chief political correspondent scott thuman explains how the top echelon of the federal government are responding. scott: with hands in the air people are ushered out of buildings at joint base andrews over fear of active shooter. at the same time
there halted and homeland security secretary jeh johnson warned he may have to leave a hearing on the hill. >> we do have as reflected on the news an unfolding situation at andrews air base. which may require i take a break from the session. scott: the military tweeted out the lockdown. facebook alerts and national media swarmed. turned out it was all a false alarm. a distress call after someone seeing routine inspection on base, perceiving it at as a threat, at the same time there was a active shooter drill. but the mass confusion that came after orlando and istanbul is cause for different concern. worry communication even at the base most often used by the president could be lacking on the most critical levels. >> a situation where people are distracted or nervous or anxious they will make mistake s.
it's complicated. we have to be on our toes. this is a critical time for all of us. >> the response was strong and solid. that is the good news. the bad news is it appears to be a mistake and we'd like to reduce the number of mistakes. >> indicated for some more room for improvement and speculation over if all agencies are ready and on the same page should next time it be the real thing? senator langford of the homeland security committee told us people should not be deferred by what happened today and instead should continue to call in anything suspicious because the threat is always there. on capitol hill, scott thuman, abc7 news. maureen: this has been a day of rapid developments in the search for those behind tuesday's terror attack in istanbul. in the past hours we have learned a 44th person has died. new video was also released showing one of the gunman opening fire as people fled. turkish authorities say the three suicide
from russia, uzbekistan and kyrgyzstan. overnight, turkish police arrested 13 people in a series of raids and police say all 13 have ties to isis. russian president vladimir putin says as many as 7,000 people from former sew yet republics -- soviet republics have now joined isis. the u.s. releasing powerful video showing an air assault on isis fighters fleeing fallujah on wednesday. attack helicopters destroyed more than 130 vehicles and killed dozens of fighters. iraq has declared fallujah liberated after two years of isis occupation. leon? leon: maureen, tips from the community are being credited for helping police capture a man suspected of killing three people and wounding two others in district heights. lawrence rogers, jr., facing three counts of first and second-degree murder. police say he is the man captured on surveillance video the night that carlina gray, jan parks and
so far they don't have a motive. it blocked off the connector for hours this afternoon. after 1:00 an m.t.a. officer pulled over a driver for speeding and the police says that the driver pulled a knife. that forced the officer to fire his weapon. the driver surrendered. no one was hurt. maureen: a new recall and the seven car models you should not drive until they are fixed. leon: and the pentagon with a policy change to break down another barrier. maureen: first a scathing report on an incident when ten american sailors were captured by iran. the three big mistakes they made next on "abc7 news at 6:00". doug: we're gearing up for the big 4th of july holiday weekend. we have the forecast for the mountains, beaches and at home at "abc7 news at 6:00".
u.s. did not violate international law but iran did by using the sailors for propaganda purposes. leon: the military is tearing down one of the last remaining barriers for those who wish to serve, it's eliminating a ban on transgender people serving. it's -- >> it's the right thing to do and another step to recruit and retain the most qualified people. good people are the key to the best military in the world. leon: officially it will be implemented over the next year. but effective right now, defense secretary ash carter says the service members cannot be involuntarily separated, discharged for being transgender. maureen: with the military opening combat to women, the army could get a female tanks commander. sergeant first class erin smith of the idaho national guard is the first woman to graduate from the m1
school. she learned how to drive the abe rams tank and to load and fire the weapons. >> my leadership put a lot of faith in me. i feel honored they would do that and allow me the opportunity to be the first. maureen: she served as a medic. previously women were only allowed to serve in combat zones in support roles. leon: way to go erin smith. don't think we want to see erin hawksworth in a tank. maureen: no. she responds right here. leon: i want her here doing sports. coming up, new warning about the defective car air bags. the seven different car models the government says need to stay off the road until they are fixed. maureen: the new weather that could bring changes to the 4th of july plans. erin: i'm erin hawksworth with sports. nba free agency is set to begin. kevin durant has a busy weekend ahead of him. do the plans include a visit to d.c.? the answer when "abc7 news at
trump is suing the district of columbia over his tax bill for his new hotel. that hotel you might remember is set to open at the old post office pavilion in september. politico reports feels the property is worth $7 million less than the city says it is worth. trump has already filed two lawsuits against restaurant owners who backed out of the hotel deal after trump criticized mexican immigrants. leon: now to the race for the white house. the democratic presumptive nominee is still being investigated for using her personal e-mail server. now hillary clinton is defending a secret meeting between her husband former president bill clinton and u.s. attorney general loretta lynch. we detail how some are criticizing the so-called impromptu gathering. >> former president bill clinton and attorney general loretta lynch both in phoenix earlier this week. that led to a private meeting on board her plane. >> our conversation was a great deal about his grandchildren. it was
reporter: lynch says there was no discuss of hillary clinton's state department e-mail or benghazi. regardless, some think it sent the wrong signal. >> she should have said listen, i recognize you have a long record of leadership on fighting crime but this is not the time to have the conversation. reporter: other refused to condemn the meeting. >> her ethics is above reproach. reporter: in new hampshire donald trump tells abc he was disappointed. >> it's just something you don't do from an ethical standpoint. who would think that when you have this massive investigation going on, on e-mails which is so serious they'd have a meeting like this? i was very surprised. reporter: meanwhile, donald trump has a slew of problems of his own. in the ad wars, hillary clinton and her allies outspending trump 12-1 in june. clinton will have a new weapon on the campaign trail. next week for the first time
her. abc political analyst says trump needs more support. >> he has to figure out a way to get another or more people involved in this against hillary clinton. reporter: a strong running mate could be a boost to trump. chris christie is being vetted for the role. maureen: turning of the calendar tomorrow brings new laws in the area. in virginia some parents have to snuff out the cigarettes. smoking with a child under 8 years of age inside your car can bring you a $100 fine. it will also be a misdemeanor to falsely claim a dog is a service dog. maryland laws will affect your wallet. the gas tax will rise .9 of a cent to 33.5 cents per gallon. the minimum wage will also increase from $8.25 an hour to $8.75 an hour.
alert tonight from "7 on your side." the government is urging owners of some hondas and acuras to stop driving them immediately. the older model vehicles face higher risk of exploding air bag inflators in a crash. this is worse than previously thought. it goes back to the takata air bag recall. drivers need to get these vehicles in the shop as soon as possible. here is the list -- maureen: looking forward to a long weekend coming up. good weather. what about that? doug: it will be okay. saturday, sunday and monday. sunday is the only -- sunday and monday are the only days of concern. saturday and sunday are the better two for sure. i want to get you going. start with a time lapse in churchill high sc
80 degrees you will notice. in the morning we had higher level fair weather clouds. the cirrus variety. in the early afternoon winds turn south. we start to pick up more cumulus clouds as a result of the added moisture in the air. you will feel it tonight. holding in the 70's tonight on the radar. few showers popping up to the southerly winds. sayf the next night and evening hours southerly maryland may see scattered showers. later tonight and after midnight more scattered showers and the moisture develop from a region with a warm front moving through. tomorrow morning showers and then we hit the early afternoon. scattered thunderstorms are a possibility. this is depicted around 2:30. they will be increasing cloudiness and it's warm and muggy in the upper 80's. feeling like summer. a cold front will swing in tomorrow night. ahead of the cold front we will see more showers and thunderstorms
overnight. that sets the stage for a pleasant saturday and sunday in the local area. but increasing chances of showers and thunderstorms late monday afternoon and evening through monday night. the temperatures will be comfortably warm. if you are headed to the beaches for the weekend, the same story there. a lot of sunshine saturday. a little more cloudiness on sunday. lower 80's. the chances of showers and the storms will increase through the day and the evening hours on monday. headed through the mountains. cooler. a lot of sunshine. mid-70's for the highs. that is comfortable. through the day on monday, the same drill. showers and thunderstorms that could start armier in the afternoon as the next frontal system comes in. highs to 76 degrees. for the day on monday. the fourth. our forecast for the next seven days then, a 40% chance of showers heading through later tomorrow night. it dries out here on saturday and sunday. then monday 40% chance of showers in the afternoon. up to 60% on monday night and tuesday. still showers around storms on the wednesday outlook. thursday, partly cloudy skies
leon, maureen and erin. leon: looking sunny for the nba free agents now for sure. erin: get your popcorn ready. it will be fun! all eyes are on kevin durant. he is not the only free agent worth following. bradley beal is getting a lot of attention. what the wizards are doing to keep him in d.c. when we come back. whatcha' doin? just checking my free credit score at credit karma. what the??? you're welcome. i just helped you dodge a bullet. but i was just checking my... shhh... don't you know that checking your credit score lowers it! just be cool. actually, checking your credit score with credit karma doesn't affect it at all. are you sure? positive. so i guess i can just check my credit score then? oooh "check out credit karma today. credit karma. give yourself some credit." sorry about that.
erin: six teams have a chance to talk to k.d. when free agency starts friday. derecho is -- durant is giving oklahoma city first crack. i appears that he doesn't want the meetings to drag on all summer. so he is making a weekend out of it. here is the reported itinerary. after meeting with the thunder he will fly to new york for the meetings with the remaining five teams. friday is warriors and clippers. saturday he will reportedly meet with the spurs and the celtics in the hamptons and followed by the heat on sunday. we spoke to the wizards today who tell us they don't have meetings scheduled with kevin durant. what is next for the wizards? we confirmed a report
the wizards made bradley beal a $14.2 million qualifying offer last night to keep him a restricted free agency. so they can match any offer that beal gets from other clubs so stay tuned on the latest on that. to baseball. nationals will begin their series with the reds. one guy that you won't see in the line-up is harper. it's a regular day off for harper as he started each of the previous 16 games. the nats won again last night. the offense seems to have found itself again. one player who has been making consistent con -- con -- contributions is espinoza. he has 13 r.b.i. and an identical 13 homers. >> it's contagious. it is. when you get a few guys going, it helps you. ben revere gets on base four times. there is a differ
line-up. the way guys get pitched to is differently, too. it could give them fastballs. >> good to see danny doing well. >> gio gonzalez gets the start for washington. the left-hander has lost the last six decisions. nice to see him do well. leon: gio likes to make things interesting. erin: he does. doug: the weather will be great at the park. delightful. overnight later on. more clouds rolling on. there could be isolated shoulders. 64 to 70 degrees. for the day tomorrow it will be warm and humid for the upper 80's. showers and thunderstorms are possible in the late morning and the early afternoon and likely tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. we have more on the timing and the chances of storms tomorrow and update the 4th of july forecast. maureen: great. "world news tonight" with david muir up next. leon: all right. have a good one. see you back at 11:00. maureen: have a good night.
tonight, holiday high alert. stepped up security from coast to coast. heavily armed police at major airports. millions hit the road this fourth of july weekend. and another warning tonight, the severe weather on the way. the new image of the suicide bombers, smiling moments before the massacre. and the hunt for isis. the u.s. unleashing air strikes. tonight, donald trump telling our tom llamas how he would fight the terror group. the new report slamming the navy. those ten american sailors captured by iran. one sailor praised. what she managed to do while guarded at gun point. the man swinging wildly in the city square, beating victims 0 the ground. what some say is to blame for the rise in violence. and was it an am