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home restaurant in the bay area. we will be here every day at 3:00, answering your questions. see you back here at tonight, an explosive day in court. kyle rittenhouse taking the stand in his own defense. at one point, breaking down in the courtroom. rittenhouse describing the moments he opened fire, claiming one of the member he shot and killed threatened to kill him. but the prosecutor pressing rittenhouse, who came to kenosha and was armed with an ar-15. did he expect to be in danger by going to kenosha? and the other moment making news, when the judge lashes out at the prosecution for something he believed they were about to do. >> don't get brazen with me. >> tonight, the defense calling for a mistrial and what the judge is saying about that. also tonight, the major news on covid. nearly 1 million children 5 to 11 have now been vaccinated and this eveng, t new covid cases with theeather
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he nown at least 20 states. and in colorado tonight, many hospitals turning to crisis standards of care. 93% of icu beds in that state now full. authorities tonight say this is a wakeup call, with the change in seasons and more americans indoors. the major news tonight on the american economy, simply confirming what millions of americans already have been seeing at the checkout. inflation soaring more than 6% now. that's the biggest jump in more than 30 years. what president biden said about this late today. tonight, the toughest sentence yet after the january 6th riot at the capitol. a gym owner from new jersey receiving more than three years in prison for assaulting an officer. the police chief in houston speaking late today. what he's now saying about the deadly concert. what he says rapper travis scott and organizers of the concert should have done. the abc news exclusive tonight. our interview with the d.a. on the case of that deadly moviewh
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unds were found on the set. and late today, for the first time, a crew member who witnessed the deadly shooting now coming forward. the chief of lighting filing a lawsuit. and among his claims, that alec baldwin wasn't supposed to fire the gun during rehearsal. we have late reporting. the severe storms moving across the country tonight. damaging winds, possible tornadoes. the severe thunderstorm watch across multiple states right now and then moving east. washington, d.c. to new york to boston late tomorrow. and the female soccer star tonight and the attack. a group of men aiming at her legs and authorities are now asking if a teammate plotted the attack. good evening and it's great to have you with us on a wednesday night. and we begin tonight with the
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trial of kyle rittenhouse in kenosha, wisconsin. rittenhouse taking the stand in his own defense. at one point, breaking down, sobbing on the stand, on trial for shooting and killing two people and jurying a third during protests against police following the police shooting of jacob blake. tonight, that daring move by the defense to put rittenhouse on the stand. and then the moment the judge lashed out at the prosecution. the defense then calling for a mistrial. kyle rittenhouse on the stand, saying he was in kenosha that night to help protect businesses and to give medical help. though on the stand, he said he is not an emt. testifying that one of the men he shot threatened to kill him. breaking down, describing that deadly encounter, rittenhouse saying he didn't intend to kill, only to, quote, stop the threat. kyle rittenhouse's mother sobbing in her seat. the judge calling for a break. the prosecutor pressing rittenhouse who came to kenosha and was armed with an ar-15, did he expect to be in danger by going to kenosha? at one point, the judge becoming furious at the prosecutor for
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something else, though, for appearing to be ready to mention something that the judge had already banned. tonight, with the judge is now saying about the defense calling for a mistrial. abc's alex perez leading us off from kenosha. >> defense will call kyle hit p house. >> reporter: tonight, an explosive day of testimony. jurors for the first time hearing from kyle rittenhouse himself about the night he shot and killed joseph rosenbaum and anthony huber and injured gaige grosskreutz. a high-stakes move from the defense to put rittenhouse on the stand. >> i didn't do anything wrong. i defended myself. >> reporter: then the dramatic moment. the now 18-year-old breaking down sobbing, unable to talk, on the witness stand after he described encountering rosenbaum, who he says was chasing him. >> mr. rosenbaum was now running from my right side and i was cornered from -- in front of me with mr. zamansky.
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and there were -- there were -- people right there -- >> take a deep breath, kyle. >> reporter: the judge calling for a break. rittenhouse also testifying that rosenbaum threatened him before the shooting. >> sorry for my language, he'd scream, "i catch any of your [ bleep ] alone, i'm going to [ bleep ] kill you." >> reporter: through testimony, the defense painting a picture of a young man who had been cleaning graffiti and wanted to offer medical help to those injured during the protests that followed the police shooting of jacob blake. >> i knew there was protests, demonstrations and riots going on. >> reporter: but in cross examination, the prosecutor pressing rittenhouse on his decision to go to kenosha in the first place. whether he was expecting to be
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in danger when he showed up with an ar-15. >> why do you need the gun when you go out there? >> i -- i need the gun because if i had to protect myself because somebody attacked me. >> why would you think anybody would do that? >> i don't know. >> reporter: and playing this video in court. >> he's an emt. >> a certified emt? >> yeah. >> reporter: attempting to dismantle rittenhouse's argument that he was in kenosha that night to offer medical help. >> you're not a certified emt. you're not an emt of any kind. you weren't on that night, correct? >> yes. >> so you lied to him, correct? >> i told him i was. i told him i was an emt, but i wasn't. >> reporter: the trial abruptly paused and jurors removed after the prosecutor seemed to allude to evidence that the judge had previously banned. >> don't get brazen with me. you knew very well -- you know very well that an attorney can't go into these types of areas when the judge has already
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ruled. >> reporter: the trial resumed. prosecutors playing videos of rittenhouse at the protest and attacking his claim he shot rosenbaum in self-defense. >> rosenbaum never touched you in any way during that incident? >> correct. >> he touched my gun. >> he didn't touch your body in any way. did he? >> no. >> to use deadly force, you have to have reasonable fear of great bodily injury or imminent death. but in the end, how that's interpreted really is up to the jurors. >> reporter: and david, the defense tiled a motion for a mistrial with prejudice, which means stld be no opportunity for a retrial. the judge says he's considering that motion. the defense says they have three more witnesses to call to the stand. david? >> alex perez outside the courthouse, thank you. now to the pandemic, and tonight, health officials are sounding the alarm with the colder weather now here. more americans, of course,
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inside. cases and hospitalizations are already on the rise in many states and what they're seeing in colorado alone right here tonight. all of this comes as the white house says nearly a million children 5 to 11 have already been vaccinated in just a week. and in colorado, one of at least 20 states where cases are rising, that state now institutes crisis of care protocols, we've heard this before. taking steps even before the fda and cdc, some authorities there are calling on people in colorado 18 and older to get boosters because of what they're seeing. 93% of icu beds in that state alone are now full. abc's kayna whitworth tonight from colorado. >> reporter: just a week after those first shots for 5 to 11-year-olds, the white house today announcing the country is on track to reach nearly a million vaccinations by the end of the day. >> pediatric vaccination holds the promise of protection for our children, their families and our communities. >> reporter: vaccines for younger kids now available at thousands of sites across the country.
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but with colder weather moving in, covid once again on the rise. and tonight, officials are sounding the alarm. >> winter is coming. i mean, covid is not taking the winter off. >> reporter: cases creeping up in 20 states with hospital admissions climbing across ten. one of the latest hotspots, colorado, where four counties have vaccination rates below 30%. >> is that we're watching a train crash in slow motion and we know exactly what to do to keep it from crashing but it still keeps going. >> reporter: hospitals have activated crisis standards of care to handle more patients. 93% of icu beds in the state are full. tonight, the situation so dire in colorado, they are urging all vaccinated adults to get the booster shot. and is that something you are encouraging people to do? >> 100% if you're over 18, and then you're over six months since their second dose, please go get a booster. >> that's something, kayna, we
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know that's ahead of the fda and cdc. any idea when federal authorities might approve that? >> reporter: right, david, so, the fda says they will make that decision as quickly as possible and while we don't have exact timing here, we do know they don't have to wait on an extra -- an expert panel to weigh in on the decision this time around. david? >> kayna whitworth live in colorado tonight. kayna, thank you. now to that major news on the american economy tonight, it will come as no surprise for so many of you at home who have taken notice of prices rising everywhere. gas and at the grocery store you as well. inflation rising 6.2% from a year ago. that's the biggest increase in more than 30 years. president biden today at the port of baltimore acknowledging the pain and the supply chain issues contributing to all of this. here's abc's stephanie ramos tonight. >> reporter: today, the government reported the largest jump in consumer prices since 1990, for almost everything.
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barbara lafleur, a mother and grandmother shopping for thanksgiving dinner says she's seeing it. >> starting with gas and then clothing in stores and food, restaurant prices. everything has gone up. >> reporter: compared to this time last year, filling up your tank costs nearly 50% more. and heating your home nearly 60% more. >> it's really crazy. i spend $350 a month on gas and it's a necessity. $350 a month is like a car payment. >> reporter: and food prices are skyrocketing. steak costs nearly 25% more than last year. have you noticed a difference in prices? have you noticed them increasing? >> oh, definitely. i got my bird, because i heard there is going to be a shortage. but i don't think there is, but they are much more expensive than they have been in past seasons. much more expensive. >> reporter: late today, president biden at the port of baltimore, acknowledging americans are feeling the inflation and pointing to the
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supply chain struggles contributing to that. promising to get to work on it. >> we're tracking the issues and trying to figure out how to tackle them head on. >> reporter: david, economists say expect inflation to get worse before it gets better. experts say the increase in inflation is costing the average american household about $175 a month. that could be a cable bill or an electric bill. and for those families living paycheck to paycheck, they are really feeling the pinch. david? >> all right, stephanie, thank you. we're going to turn next this evening to the toughest sentence yesterday in the january 6th riot at the capitol. a new jersey gym owner sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for assaulting a police officer. authorities say seen here in a frame of video from that day. here's our chief washington correspondent jonathan karl now. >> reporter: today, capitol rioter scott fairlamb, seen here posing with a police baton and
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with a pepper ball between his teeth, received the harshest sentence yet for any of the january 6th defendants. 41 months, more than three years in federal prison. fairlamb was the first to plead guilty to soughting police officers. >> usa! >> reporter: prosecutors are now seeking a more severe punishment for the most high profile rioter, 51 months, more than four years, for the so-called q shaman, jacob chansley, who marched through the capitol with face paint and viking helmet, allegedly leaving a threatening note for mike pence in the senate chamber. while the justice department goes after the marauders, the house january 6th committee is investigating what donald trump and his top advisers did to lay the groundwork for the riot and incite the violence. overnight, a federal judge ruled against trump's efforts to block the committee from getting white house documents related to what he and his aides were doing right before and during the chaos.
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the judge flatly rejected trump's claim of executive privilege, writing, "presidents are not kings, and plaintiff is not president." she called the january 6th investigation, "a matter of unsurpassed public importance" that "relates to our core democratic institutions and the public's confidence in them." trump is appealing the ruling and even if he is unlikely to win, he will do everything he can to delay and stonewall the january 6th investigation. david, it's a classic trump tactic when faced with investigations. >> jon karl live in washington. jon, thank you. new developments tonight in the deadly concert investigation in houston. the police chief before the cameras today now pledging that those who need to be held accountable will be held accountable. the police chief now saying that travis scott and producers at the astroworld festival could have stopped the concert where at least eight people died. authorities say production was told that cpr was being performed as the show was still under way. we turn now to the abc news exclusive tonight. our interview with the district attorney on the case of that deadly movie set shooting. tonight, what she says about those claims that this could
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have been sabotage. she also reveals more live rounds were found on the set. and late today, for the first time, a crew member who witnessed the deadly shooting coming forward now. the chief of lighting filing a lawsuit and among his claims, he alleges that alec baldwin wasn't supposed to fire the gun during rehearsal. here's a bc's kaylee hartung. >> reporter: tonight, for the first time, a crew member who witnessed the fatal shooting on that movie set in new mexico is speaking out. >> what a terrible tragedy and injustice when a person lose her life on film set while making art. >> reporter: rust's chief of lighting, serge svetnoy, filing the first civil lawsuit against the film's production company, and the crew members who officials say handled the gun, including alec baldwin. svetnoy alleging baldwin was negligent as a producer on the film, saying "they attempted to save money by hiring an insufficient number of crew members to safely handle the props and firearms." the lawsuit claiming the scene
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the crew was rehearsing "did not call for defendant baldwin to shoot the colt revolver" but only to draw the gun and point it in the general direction of the camera. the santa fe district attorney telling "good morning america" in an exclusive interview there were multiple levels of failure on the set. saying it could be months before she's able to determine if those failures were criminal, but she's already rejecting a theory from the attorney representing the film's armorer. do you believe sabotage is a possibility? >> no. >> reporter: last week, hannah gutierrez-reed's attorney saying the possibility of sabotage should be explored. if it were to be found that this was a case of sabotage, would you beingi at a murder charge? >> certainly a higher level of murder charge than we would potentially be looking at with the facts that we have now, yes. >> reporter: the d.a. also confirming more live rounds have been recovered from the set, in addition to the one fired by alec baldwin. >> we still don't know how they got on the set. and how they got there i think will be one of the most
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important factors going into a charging decision. >> reporter: and david, even though the d.a. said in our exclusive interview that this was not an act of sabotage, today, the armorer's attorney doubling down on his claim. he's calling for a full investigation, saying, "we are convinced this was sabotage and that hannah is being framed." david? >> all right, kaylee hartung with the interview with the d.a. tonight. kaylee, thank you. when we come back, tracking severe storms moving across the country tonight. possible tornadoes and damaging winds. then in the east tomorrow. and the female soccer star tonight and the attack. a group of men aiming at her legs and authorities now asking if a teammate was behind this. ♪ there are beautiful ideas that remain in the dark. but with our new multi-cloud experience, you have the flexibility you need
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people already. america strong. tonight, the cmas. the stars on stage. but before the show, the other stars being honored. the cma foundation celebrating music teachers across this country. their music teachers of excellent award. $5,000 grants, 30 teachers this year. >> hi, david! >> ms. foley at waverly-belmont elementary school, one of the honorees. now back to in-school learning. and loving it. are you happy to be back in the classroom? >> yes! >> hi david. >> miss taylor, too, at mt. view elementary school. >> the funds that come with that grant were able to provide my students with these ukuleles, >> hi david. >> ms. elliott -- >> hi david! >> and her class in mt. juliet, tennessee. >> the grant that we got for them is helping us to put together our recording studio. so these students can have better opportunities to create music and to earn scholarships. we are also excited that music is alive again. >> thank you, david! >> miss ingram at eagle view elementary school.
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meet her students. >> hi, i'm natalie. >> hi, i'm melvin. >> hi, i'm vianna. >> my name is martin. >> playing their brand new instruments from that grant. >> i feel fine. i feel great. >> and at nolensville high school in tennessee -- >> hi david. >> band directors benjamin easly and michael holland are grateful. >> it is so good to be back in the classroom making music together. and tonight, just listen to that class playing instruments now purchased from the new grant. and you might recognize the song, we sure did. they prepared it when they heard we'd be calling. ♪ now that is definitely a first. we love our teachers and those students and of course, the cma >> building a better bay area,
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moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> a raid today carried out at the home of the embattled former mayor of windsor in sonoma county. police seen carrying out bags of evidence, the latest in an ongoing investigation into the former mayor. i am larry beil. >> i'm kristen sze. larry: dominic resigned as mayor after he was accused of sexual assault and misconduct by several women. kristen: liz kreutz looked into today's raid and joins us with the very latest. liz: this happened around 8:40 this morning. dominic was not at home when the police showed up unannounced. they were there for two hours and investigators were seen leaving with a backpack. they hope it could be filled with evidence that may help lead
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to an arrest. this morning, investigators searched a home owned by dominic the poli, accused of sexually assaulting multiple women over a 16 year period. these photo and video show sonoma county sheriff's detectives leaving the house in this quiet windsor neighborhood with a backpack. >> the detectives were able to obtain some evidence. i don't have the information or i cannot share the information of what evidence items were confiscated at the residence. liz: police say they were not home when the warrant was served. the people staying there put up this handwritten sign, telling reporters no comment, go away. >> it has come to our attention that he is he is in italy currently. liz: spencer coven was formerly from a reality show. >> sharing the details of exactly what they are doing becomes they cannot.
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