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home and across the atlantic. at what appeared to be improvized explosives were discovered on board cargo planes in england and dubai. both packages came from yemen, bound for the united states. >> we'll continue to pursue additional measures for as long as this takes to ensure the safety and security of citizens. i am directed we spare no effort in investigating the origins of the packages. >> it was late last night when the president was notified a suspicious discovery. toner cartridges with wires sticking out of them inside of the packages. >> the source of the alleged threat would be parcels flying from yemen to europe, then, transfered to the united states and as a result, flights at newark and philadelphia airports this morning moved to remote locations. authorities feared more than a dozen bombs were distributed
on cargo trucks in new york and possibly new jersey. but no active explosives were ever found. a passenger flied from new york to jfk was escorted by jets. and carried cargo that originated yemen across the atlantic other devices were tracked in london. and ron wilson says the vast majority of cargo aren't ever screened. >> u.s. falls far short of the biggest threat of threats in security, checking cargo luggage. >> not only on plane buzz passenger planes that carry cargo luggage. >> so, we now know that saudi arabia was the country alerting the united states. and today, the white house national security advisor thanked intelligence for helping to identify the threat. al qaeda in the arabian
peninsula as seen by the kingdom as a major security threat. >> starting today, security checks are going to get more personal for airport travelers getting pulled out of line for further screening. critics say it's going too far. passengers can choose from either the full body scan or a pat down. security officials have been doing pat downs for years. and this will include checking under bra areas and using the front of the hands searching you instead of the back, used before. itics say they're highly invasive and unnecessary rye here in san francisco, police closed down several streets for hours this morning to investigate a double bag. the passerby saw the bag this morning. the bomb squad call md and ran the bag through an x ray machine. they found clothing inside of the bag.
police don't know who owned it. the streets reopened about 11:30. >> part of a daily city apartment complex had to be evacuated today because of a hazardouses materials incident. firefighters responded to reports of an odor at the west lake apartments about 11:15 this morning reporting a toxic taste in the back of their throats. the hazmat team is trying to figure out what caused that odor. >> there is a local man accused of tracking down a priest and severely beating him over something that happened decades ago. and tonight we have the story. >> deputies say the assault was on i a father and happened here in los gatos on may 10th about 2:30 in the afternoon. a 44-year-old from san francisco was arrested today and charged with the beating.
he long maintained the father molested him and his younger brother in 1975, while on camping trips to the santa cruz mountains. deputies say that was motivation for coming here. sacred heart is a retirement home and asised living facility to 75 retired priests including father lindner. investigators say lynch came to the lobby a half hour after calling and confirming the father was here. >> so the receptionist pages the father, father showed up in the lobby. at which point was asked by the suspect if she knew who he was when the father answered no, that is when the suspect began attacking the father with both fists. >> one of the things making it easy to go after my client he was quoted back in 2002 as saying he fantasized about beating him up. my suspicion is that he saw
that article that. is something they're focusing on. >> lynch is expected to be released from jail on $25,000 bail, sometime tonight. lynch and his brother did receive a $625,000 settlement from the jesuits in 1998. the father has been accused in about a dozen cases, some before he was ordained. and some of them were settled in the landmark $660 million settlement with the church in 2007. reporting live in los gatos abc 7 news. >> thank you. and cal train passengers reviewing delays after a man was killed on the tracks this afternoon. and it happened in the belmont station. the tracks will be closed until the body can be removed. trains are being ree routed on the northbound track and that is creating back ups there. is no word on hout victim
ended up on the tracks. >> weather has been changing around today. sun peeking out today. >> and there is a is sandhya patel. >> you're going to think wow. it's raining everywhere. not all of this is reaching the ground. we have light showers being reported around places like santa rosa now. some sprinkles that a lot of this is evaporating before it reaches the ground. you may run into wet pavement with the commute. you can see here there is moisture moving just on to san francisco pacifica coastline. san jose area there is most of this moisture nupt clouds. we'll see showers through the overnight showers and into tomorrow. here are the rainfall totals. there is almost an inch. santa rosa three-quarters of an inch. look at san francisco. it's only trace in san jose.
nothing measurable in livermore. heading towards tomorrow, first half of the day is wet, then, they get a chance to dry out. a look at the forecast is coming up. >> giants band wagon gaining speed with good reason. giants just two games from wing their first world series title in 56 years. and everyone wants to climb on board. there is two reports for you tonight. game three happens tomorrow. and we begin with wayne freedman here and excitement that is spreading. >> dan, they're calling it a fever. fans are saying it's a good fever. the kind they hope doesn't break for another two games, maybe. except for air force one, it's been a long time since a charter flight drew as much interest as a certain plane bound for dallas this morning. those are the giants getting on board who can't go anywhere now without us.
and encouraginged them. >> what more can you ask for? go, giants. go, giants! >> after the win in game two, san francisco said good bounces were being overdue keeps getting stronger. the band wagon, more crowded. >> i'm a band wagoner. >> there is a line out of the door in the dugout store this morning. and a frenzy inside. 45 minutes, just to paint. >> they have one residence there. do what you've got to do. >> why not? san francisco giants never won a world series in three tries. after the disappoint nmt twut against angels... maybe this fourth time can be a charm. it's for the biggest stakes in the world but still, four balls, three strikes and you better turn double plays and better throw out a base steeler. it's steel stil the same game. >> not here, not anymore.
too many memories, dreams, hopes on that airplane to dallas. among people we spoke with today a converted red sox fan, converted longer-suffering red sox fan wearing giants gear. i candidate im -- asked him what we might suspect if they do win the world series. he said relief. then, went on and said they can never take a championship away. then, paused again and told me when the red sox won after that time, it was restoring his faith in the all mighty. that is the latest from san francisco. >> all right. and everybody loves a winner. taking you to the ballpark now, giants take on the rangers tomorrow afternoon. mike shumann is there. you're in enemy territory. >> true. we're outside of the ballpark at arlington with rangers. games three, four, five set for this weekend. saturday, sunday, monday. and the giants lead this two games to none.
wayne just said they came to the ballpark for a light workout. they're loose and confident. and and this group of giants has been characterized as a band of misfits. a perfect blend of experienced and youthful players so appealing for the fans. >> this is not a single super star. some heroes are home grown. that is a very sticky relationship. i was there with buster hitting the first home run. there when matt cane came up. there is a lot of -- typically to multiple people on the roster. these are players to watch. they loved this game. they wanted to play it the right way. that is contagious as well.
>> it's been exciting. you know, i had about 45 seconds after the last pitch from game two. and how important it was for this it's like with baseball and the next game. >> and he wore his lucky cowboy boots. it would be this week. we'll have to wait ask see, game three tomorrow night. we'll hear from the manager bruce bochy and starter jonathan sanchez coming up at 6:00. cheryl? dan? >> giants fans having fun incorporating their team into the halloween holiday. take a look at the pumpkin pictures sent to us. nate send thus carved kbrin wilson pumpkin so trick or treaters can fear the beard. >> there is a san francisco giants logo on her pumpkin.
how long do you think it took her? >> also, the texas rangers were dragged into the act. the caption on this picture from cynthia reads boo. hoo. >> another viewer sent us an illuminated pumpkin with a giants logo right from their porch. >> we'd love to see your photos or video. e mail them to you report at kgo-tv.com. >> and fun for halloween to do this pumpkin. clever. continuing tonight a reprieve of sorts for east bay child care program. up next announcement today that made some workers cheer and others cried. >> also, the rude welcome meg whitman received in a campaign whitman received in a campaign
i'm among 30,000 employees who used to work for hp. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. fiorina laid off 30,000 people and she shipped our jobs to china and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld.
late today an oakland judge issued a temporary injunction. 8,000 kids and low income working families depend on that support. abc 7 explains today's temporary reprieve. >> from tears... >> i don't want to be on welfare too-to-cheers. that is how hundreds who showed up for a meeting on child care cuts reacted when learning a judge issued a reprieve. >> i'm thrilled to hear that. it's buying us more time apparently there will be another hearing next week. >> this month the governor eliminated $256 million from funding in the program. saying waits a tough choice that had to be made to bolster reserves. in contra costa county there are 900 families in the three programs including single working mothers. >> i'm not asking for a hand
out. i work. i don't get welfare. i pay for that on my own. i want to know what other options doi have as a parent? >> families will lose care and workers will be losing their jobs. 11 of the 4 kids funded by stage three, the kids care in richmond may have to close. >> what concerns me is children. what are they going to do now? and the parents that loses the day care? >> the hope is that first five commission can come up with bridge funding to keep the program funded but it would be limited. the hope is california legislature provides lasting relief, restoring the funding when they can convene in january. >> meg whitman met by a rude crowd today p a campaign stop. listen. some yelled "leave and go
home". she smiled through it and stopped to visit a popular pastry shop. a crowd of 100 surrounded whitman. she tried to greet customers. they chanted "save our schools" in reverence to proposals to cut state spending. she made no attempt to address the crowd. jerry brown is laumpbling a tour he plans to attend 13 events in 12 city as cross the state. >> in the senate race so hotly contested a field poll shows barbara boxer with an eight-point lead and found 49% of likely voters support boxer compared with 41%. she was on the campaign trail today in menlo park this, week had been hospitalized overnight for an infection linked to the reconstructive surgery she had after being diagnosed with breast cancer. she says the poll is inconsistent with others showing race is in a dead heat. senator boxer made appearances
today seen here discussing today's terror threat that we began at the stop of the broadcast tonight. >> and there is santa patel back now. >> first half of the weekend, wet, second half is looking dry. second half is important. >> there is a live look from our south beach camera. there is a lot of cloud cover out there. has been a cloudy afternoon there. has been breaks. there is a live doppler 7. you can see moisture right now. in the north bay we've seen in reports of light showers and sprinkles in the petaluma area. you can see here moisture just off the coastline. a lot of this is not reaching the ground. it's up into clouds around the south bay.
watch what happens. i loop this. last few hours. moisture is moving in from the south. so... the south and the east bay will have a gi chance of seeing showers into overnight hours and into tomorrow. numbers now into 50s. and the 60s, here are the highlights. scattered showers overnight. lingering into saturday afternoon. there is the satellite and radar. there is a cold front we've been watching. this system has not cooperated. can i just say that? there has been doing its own thing had a mind of its own for a few days and now, it's finally starting to inch east. so there is a slow going system. showers into the morning hours and into early part of the day. high pressure starts to build in heading towards sunday. this will allow the next sits tim that stays north. it's a dry sunday, milder with
more sunshine. sunday night is looking fabulous. there is showers towards morgan hill. we'll see the wet pavement into morning hours. and then, by tomorrow afternoon south bay a lot of cloud cover. 67 in san jose. 65 in cupertino. you're looking at mid-60s from redwood city. and folks into low 60s. downtown san francisco, 62 degrees, mostly cloudy skies. 61 and out in the north bay, upper 50s around bodega bay. around santa rosa into 60s narrow range of temperatures. and there is oakland, 64 degrees. so we'll keep the forecast a little bit on the set side there. around the monterey bay, 63 for newmont rai. here is the accu-weather forecast.
saturday, part of it is well. the second half of the day is dry. and halloween is dry. it's milder during the day. looking at temperatures heading towards next week. getting up into upper 70s by wednesday. inland near 80 degrees. temperatures along the coast into upper 60s by wednesday. first week of november is looking fabulous. mild weather. >> does look nice. >> october weather, right? >> right. >> just keep flip flopping here. >> and when we come back we're going to be joined by michael finney with
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coming up at 6:00 the moral dilemma facing thousands of homeowners. should you walk away from your mortgage? part of an abc 7 news i team investigation. dan noyes let's us know why many growers get away. also, what you can do to prevent gay teenagers from being bullied. its coming up at 6:00. >> and there is some good news for commuter autos bart officials have broken ground on an extension leading to antioch. the project will stand 10 miles between the pittsburgh station and hill crest avenue. >> passengers will be able to travel from antioch to the bay point station within 10 minutes. >> saying the trains are smaller than regular tlain trains and have comfortable seats. >> the project going to provide more than 600 jobs during construction.