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among the topics, surging gas pric tonight, pfizer is now asking for authorization for the booster for millions more americans. pfizer officially requesting the fda authorize booster shots for all adults 18 and older. they say the data shows the third covid shot, the booster, offering 95% protection against symptomatic infections regardless of age. how soon could this happen? also on vaccinations tonight, news this evening involving nfl star aaron rodgers facing backlash after saying months ago he was immunized. tonight, he says he takes full responsibility for comments that he says some might have felt were misleading. tonight, one big sports name not having it. chilling new images of the deadly chaos at that concert in houston. screaming fans trapped. tonight, what the fire chief is now saying. also tonight, new drone
video revealed for the first time at the kyle rittenhouse trial in kenosha, wisconsin. what prosecutors say it shows. what the medical naexaminer sai in court today about the gunshot and what it could show. and what the m.e. said when pressed by the defense. news tonight in the january 6th investigation. that select committee with ten new subpoenas, closing in on former president trump's inner circle. who is on the list and will they cooperate? jonathan karl standing by. we're tracking a new coast to coast storm tonight. from the northwest to the rockies and this system then headed to the northeast by thursday night into friday and we'll time it out. your money tonight and your car. used cars in high demand. prices soaring 25% in a year. dealers running out of vehicles. could your car suddenly be worth more than it was a year or two
ago? the number they said you could buy it for. what to look for tonight. and the tributes tonight for a popular actor. his career spanning more than 70 years. good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a very busy tuesday night. and we begin tonight with that major news involving the potential for booster shots for millions more americans, younger americans. tonight, pfizer officially asking the fda to expand authorization for its booster to include all adults 18 years and older. pfizer now submitting new data, they say showing the third shot increases protection to 95% against symptomatic disease for all age groups. and we have taken note in recent days, health officials have been signaling that boosters could be authorized for all adults. what dr. anthony fauci is now saying.
and with the seasons changing and more people indoors, authorities are seeing new cases now up more than 10% in 21 states in just the past two weeks. and hospitalizations are ticking up for the first time since early september. so, how soon can we expect the fda to weigh in on expanding the pfizer booster shot in abc's stephanie ramos leading us off tonight. >> reporter: tonight, pfizer asking the fda to expand authorization for its booster for all americans 18 and over, pointing to fresh data showing a third shot increased protection against symptomatic disease to 95% across all age groups. it comes nearly two months after a public debate over boosters for all americans, when an fda advisory committee voted down a similar request from pfizer. >> dr. pearlman voted no, dr. ganz voted no. >> reporter: the cdc instead limiting pfizer and moderna boosters for people 65 and over and adults at high risk from
health conditions or work. >> people should be reassured that these vaccines continue to work and are working well. and if you've gotten two doses of the vaccine, and if you're not currently eligible for a booster, you're protected. >> reporter: for now, o.j. people who got the johnson & johnson one shot are eligible for a booster, regardless of age. but in recent days, health officials signaling all vaccinated americans can expect a green light for booster shots soon. >> it will be very likely that everyone will be able to get a booster within a reasonable amount of time. >> all right, so, let's get to stephanie ramos back with us again tonight. stephanie, there is some reporting tonight that this decision, that this time, pfizer boosters for millions more, of course, 18 and older now is what they're asking for, could actually come more quickly than the decisions we've waited for in the past. >> reporter: exactly, david. "the new york times" is reporting the fda is now expected to call for another advisory panel and will likely just authorize the request, possibly before thanksgiving. but tonight, we are waiting for official word from the fda.
david? >> stephanie ramos leading us off tonight from nng new jersew one more headline involving coe have and vaccines. nfl star aaron rodgers, in recent days, confirming he was unvaccinated, tonight, rodgers now saying he takes full responsibility to anybody who felt misled. here's abc's trevor ault. >> reporter: mvp quarterback aaron rodgers is playing defense tonight. >> i made some comments that people may have felt were misleading, and to anybody who felt misled by those comments, i take full responsibility for those comments. >> reporter: after testing positive for covid last week, the nfl superstar igniting a firestorm friday when he confirmed he was unvaccinated, claiming to be "in the crosshairs of the woke mob," and saying when he was asked about his vaccine status in august, this answer wasn't a lie. >> are you vaccinated, and what's your status on
vaccinations? >> yeah, i've been immunized. >> reporter: in the fallout, health care company prevea ending its partnership with rodgers. and state farm insurance standing by the qb, but significantly scaling back his appearances in their commercials this past weekend. rodgers has also been eviscerated by some prominent athletes. basketball legend kareem abdul jabar writing, "aaron rodgers didn't just lie and threaten the health of those around him, he also damaged professional sports." and while rodgers is not only a top athlete, he expanded his already high profile this year by substituting as host of "jeopardy!" but tonight, saying he wants to get back to basics. >> i'm an athlete, not an activist, so i'm going to get back to what i do best, and that's playing ball. >> reporter: and rodgers says he's now feeling better but there's still a small responsibility he won't play this sunday. he still thinks the decision not to get the vaccine was in his body's best interest, but he says he knows not everybody is
going to understand that. david? >> all right, trevor, thank you. now to the investigation into that deadly concert in houston, the astroworld festi festival. eight people killed, many others injuries and some still fighting for their lives tonight. now the fire chief saying travis scott and others should have called an end to the concert. and tonight, new and troubling video here showing the crush of people. one person trapped in a pile of others, but still managing to dial 911 at the same time. an ambulance trying to get to the injured. you can see the flashing red lights. someone jumping right on top of it. and those images showing 18-year-old aiden cruz climbing a camera platform, pleading with the crew to get help. abc news tonight obtaining a copy of the operations plan. did it account for any possible crowd surge? we know dozens of lawsuits already filed tonight. and abc's marcus moore from houston again tonight. >> reporter: tonight, new videos from the astroworld music festival revealing just how
tightly packed fans were near the stage to see travis scott. in their criminal investigation, authorities in houston are trying to figure out what led to the surge that has now killed at least eight people, all younger than 30. houston's mayor telling me every aspect of the disaster is under review. >> looking at the security operation plan, looking at where people were positioned, looking at how this whole area was designed. >> reporter: at what is now a crime scene, investigators today poring over mounds of personal belongings left behind. 50,000 people watched as scott hit the stage just after 9:00 p.m. friday. fans swarming to the front to see the rapper. concertgoers said they had very little room to move or breathe. this video shows him climbing a platform to plead with the camera operator to stop the show. >> i went up to him, you know, begging him because my friend's in that pit. it was just fear.
>> reporter: these new images from inside a heap of trapped bodies shows concertgoers crying out for help. one person seen dialing 911. the show continuing until 10:10, nearly 40 minutes after police say reports of injuries started coming in. tonight, new documents obtained by abc news showing the festival's operations plans did not specifically account for a crowd surge. and that only the executive producer and festival director had the authority to stop the show. but today, houston's fire chief saying scott should have called an end to the concert once he saw what was taking place in front of the stage. >> if he notices something that's going on, he can certainly pause that performance, turn on the lights and say, hey, we're not going to continue until -- until this thing is resolved. >> reporter: it wasn't clear if scott was aware or informed or the severity of the situation. and 9-year-old ezra blount was trampled by the crowd. he's now in the hospital, fighting for his life. >> he's a small, innocent child.
he didn't deserve that. he didn't deserve it all all. he's just coming into town to see one of his favorite artists. >> reporter: and david, officials here in houston are still fielding questions about whether this concert should have been stopped sooner. the mayor and police chief both said that abruptly trying to tell a crowd of 50,000 people to leave could have made things worse. david? >> all right, marcus moore tonight. thank you, marcus. we turn next this evening to the trial of kiyle rittenhouse, the young man across state lines and took up an ar-15, saying he was showing up at police protests to protect businesses from those protesters in kenosha, wisconsin. tonight here, the new drone video shown in court. prosecutors say it shows hs rittenhouse turning and running. also tonight, what the medical examiner said, and what his response whe the defense. here's alex perez. >> reporter: prosecutors showing jurors today key new evidence in
kyle rittenhouse's murder trial. tonight, drone video that kp sured the moments rittenhouse shot and killed joseph rosenbaum at close range. rosenbaum was shot several times. but today, the medical examiner who performed rosenbaum's autopsy testifying he believes the shot that killed him hit him in the back. >> if an individual is moving forward and they sustained that injury that entered by the groin and went to the hip, could that cause them to fold forward? >> that's possible. >> reporter: but the defense then disputing that notion, suggesting rosenbaum wasn't falling, but instead lunging for rittenhouse's gun, asking the medical examiner if that was a possibility. >> okay. if i was charging like a bull and diving, that would be consistent? >> it would be. >> reporter: rittenhouse looking away when jurors were showed graphic autopsy pictures today. prosecutors resting their case
this afternoon. the defense calling to the stand others who say they were there to patrol the streets alongside rittenhouse. nicholas smith saw rittenhouse after the shooting, describing him as sweating and pale. >> he repeats, "i just shot someone" over and over, and i believe at some point he said he had to shoot someone. >> reporter: defense also calling joanne fiedler, who testified that rosenbaum made threats that evening. >> rosenbaum started shouting back at us that he's going -- pardon me judge for saying this and everybody else, but he was going to kill us [ bleep ] -- and cut our hearts out. >> reporter: and david, the jury today taking a lot of notes during that testimony from the medical examiner. it remains unclear if rittenhouse will take the stand. david? >> alex perez, thank you. now to the news coming in tonight from capitol hill and the january 6th investigation. that select committee with ten new subpoenas.
so, tonight, who is on that list and will they cooperate? here's our chief washington correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: the january 6th committee is zeroing in on donald trump's inner circle, issuing subpoenas today for close advisers who spent the most time with him in the white house. who saw and heard what he did right before and during the capitol riot. among them, some familiar faces. kaylie mack anmy, the former white house press secretary. she was pushing lies about voter fraud in the days after the election. >> there are very real claims out there that the campaign is pursuing. >> reporter: also senior adviser stephen miller, john mcentee, who just at 29 years old, became one of trump's most powerful and loyal aides. and molly michael, his personal secretary. today's subpoenas followed those issued yesterday for michael flynn, rudy giuliani's associate bernie kerik.
and a woman named angela mccallum. citing this voicemail to a michigan state representative. >> you do have the power to reclaim your authority and send a slate of electors that will support president trump and vice president pence. >> reporter: the question now is whether those subpoenaed today and yesterday will actually testify. the answer to that may depend on what happens with steve bannon. bannon defied his subpoena. he's been held in contempt. if the justice department prosecutors him, the others will see that they could go to jail for failing to cooperate. if justice does not cooperate, the others will see there is no price to pay for defying congress. david? >> all right, jon karl back with us tonight. jon, thank you. we're going to turn next tonight to your money and more specifically, to your car. we are in a red hot market right now and tonight here, the reason why. and this question -- is your car suddenly worth more than it was a couple of years ago? and if you leased your car, why you should look at that number
in the lease they offered to sell it to you for at the end of the lease, it might be a deal now. abc's erielle reshef tonight helping to save your money. >> reporter: tonight, if you're looking to make some extra cash, you might start by looking in your garage. this dealer says this car is worth more now than when it was nw. >> a model like this two or three years ago was probably somewhere around $29,000, maybe $30,000. right now it's worth $34,000. >> reporter: you can make a pretty good profit on a used pc? >> you can make a good profit on a used car. >> reporter: used car prices have soared nearly 25% in the past year. part of the reason? the pandemic caused a shortage of semiconductors -- those chips essential to making just about everything, from toys to refrigerators to, yes, cars, work. before the pandemic, dealers had 3.5 million cars on their lots. by july of this year, that
number had shrunk to just 1.2 million. the old rule that you lose 30% of your car's value once you drive off the lot no longer the case, at least for now. >> unprecedented. i've been in the car business almost 30 years, i've never seen anything like this before. >> we know this will shift at some point, but take advantage of the window while it's here. on those car leases, we know there's that precalculated number, they put it in writer offer, to sell you the car at the end of the lease and often people think it's not worth it, but now some of these cars are actually worth more than that precalculated price? >> reporter: that's right, david. if you are leasing your car and near the end of your lease, you may want to consider buying it from your leasing company. most of your contracts will allow you to buy that car at that prenegotiated price and normally it may not have been such a great deal, but in this market, you could turn around and sell your car for a profit. david? >> at the very least, it's worth checking out that number. erielle, thank you. we do have a passing to note
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announcer: building a better bay area. moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> the c.h.p. takes it very seriously. >> it's going to continue happening. it's been happening in san francisco and the peninsula. we can stop it, but we can give the officers the tools, and those tools are working. larry: a call for help of were shot and killed on the east bay freeway, the effort to prevent shootings on the freeway. thank you for joining us, i am larry beil. kristen: and i am kristen sze. larry: the california highway patrol is asking for the public's help after the total was killed by a stray bullet as his family drove along 880 in oakland over the weekend. jasper wu was shot in the forehead, caught in gang crossfire on saturday. c.h.p. is asking a new this is or anybody who may have their own dash cam video to please come forward.
kristen: this was the 76th freeway shooting in alameda county in the last 12 months according to c.h.p., most have happened. on 880 and 580. detectives confirm casper was not target -- confirmed that jasper wu was not the target. larry: luz pena kansas. in the newsroom. luz: the line i keep hearing from viewers is, if 23-year--- if a 23 month hold is not safe with his family driving on the freeway, then who is? i talked to police about their efforts to combat freeway shootings. during the press conference after 23 month old desperate who was shot and killed by a stray bullet on i-880, c.h.p. officers revealed a shocking data point. >> over the past 12 months,