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>> kristen: good morning, i'm kristen sze. >> cheryl: i'm cheryl jennings. there is mysterious questions surrounding a mass murder last friday even after police arrested this man in the brutal killings of five people. amy hollyfield joins us live. >> reporter: they still have crime tape up at this house, police say there are multiple crime scenes inside this home and they want to thoroughly process it. they have no estimated time when they will be finished inside. outside they are remembering the
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five victims with flowers. police think the victims did know their killer and the attack was not random. they have arrest dead binh thai luc and booked him for murder. they are starting to piece the victims how they were killed. they have unand questions about what the motive was behind the murder. all these unanswered questions have neighbors full of concern. >> they say they have someone in custody, it's not like for thur necessity they know who did it. >> there was blunt trauma to the victims. we don't know anything more than that, there was an edged weapon involved. we don't know the circumstances until we get that from medical examiner. >> reporter: he here is the cellphone video of viewer sent to us of the s.w.a.t. team moving in.
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the suspect has possible gang ties but they haven't said was the motive was behind these murders. we asked the jail this morning for an interview with the suspect, but they say he is housed in a special observation section of the jail so interviews are not allowed in that area. they say no problems have been reported with him. as to the victims they have not been identified yet. coroner is working on the autopsies now and possibly be able to identify the victims later this afternoon. the scene was shocking in its brutality. they have 40 investigators assigned to the case. they say it's a tough one but working to get it all figured out. amy hollyfield, "abc 7 news". >> kristen: a major search is being planned tomorrow for the morgan hill teenager missing for ten days now. leading advocacy group is helping volunteers to in the latest search for sierra lamar.
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live with the very latest. >> we're at the bus stop where sierra would have been headed on the morning she disappeared. it's quiet as far as active search goes, as you can see from the missing posters that mark the intersection, her case is very much in the forefront in community. santa clara county spokesperson say they are working in the field and in their offices. tomorrow will mark a new chapter in all of this. klas kids foundation is organizing searches for days on end. sierra's mother asked them and mark klas said they were more than happy to do so. they will be searching morning and afternoon rain or shine, staging at elementary school on tilton road. i talked with mark klass this morning and they are hoping for a good turnout of volunteers. i use the word hope because he says nobody should give up hope that sierra can still be found
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alive and well. >> instead of statistics on you, elizabeth smart was recovered many months. jaycee dugard was recovered after two decades. hope remains alive until somebody can prove otherwise. >> you can looking of video at a vigil that was held last night. the 15-year-old disappeared a week ago friday. she would have been walking from home to the bus stop and she never made it to school. police have sense found her bag with clothes neatly folded inside and her cellphone. they do not believe that she ran away. so again the search is imperative to help bring sierra home safely. if you would like to help, here are the rules for the foundation search. you need to be at least 18 years
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old and bring with you photo identification. and dress appropriately, comfortable and warm and it might be raining. they can't tell us where they will be searching. that information is confidential tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. starting here at elementary school in morgan hill. >> workers who keep the facilities running, a medical center walked off the job today. 72 members of the local 39 are now walking ticket lines at all four of those campuses in san francisco. they had been working without a contract since october of 2010 and finally decided to strike after negotiations broke down. >> altogether, sutter hospital got a deal with local 39 and the hospital which is the richest of the federal hospitals is trying to under cut all the other deals they have. >> we have differences but we are hoping that the membership
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and leaders can go back to the table so we can resolve this. >> california pacific medical center officials do not expect them to disrupt services. they plan to stay out until the company offers them a contract similar to others. mitt romney is in the bay area tonight holding a fund-raising reception at hotel in redwood shores. he is starting his day in san diego. it's his only public appearance of the day. california is the second largest source of campaign cash for romney. tickets range from $1,000 to $2500. it will be hosted by ceo meg whitman. santorum will be in the bay area this week. he will attend a fund-raiser on thursday in alamo.
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a new poll finds mitt romney has the greatest support out of california raps with 42% of registered voters. santorum is trailing by 19 points with 23% and newt gingrich and ron paul are distant third and fourth. >> labor activists have launched a campaign to encourage companies not to send jobs overseas. locally they have targeted the bay bridge. members of the alliance for american manufacturing paid for two billboards, should be made in america. they have placed those signs off of 880 in oakland and near the bay bridge toll plaza. they say similar ads will be placed nationwide around dozens of projects so that federal and state leaders can see them. >> kristen: we're enjoying a brief break from the rain but another storm is coming in.
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looks like we have things, very dry and wet and cold since spring started. good morning. you see it's very quiet around our neighborhood. as we head to the north, few radar returns around lake county and up towards eureka. put it in motion, last two hours showers are heading southwest to northeast. this is the moist flow that vunk all the moisture back to our neighborhood. we could have a sprinkle across the north bay. for the most part wee it will be dry in to tomorrow. healthy, up to 4 inches in north bay mountains. half an inch on the peninsula. slightly more, half an inch in the east bay valleys. quarter to three-quarters in the south bay. we'll talk about when it gets to your neighborhood and how long it will last in the seven-day forecast. still ahead an open mic
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catches a private conversation between president obama and russia's president. >> the battle over health care has hit the supreme court. i'll have the latest on the argument. >> also the commander in chief opens up what it's like to be a coach for his daughter's basketball team.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> cheryl: supreme court is in the first day of the three-day
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hearings in health care. demonstrators made their case outside course. >> reporter: the bitter battle over healthcare has reached the supreme court. the affordable care act is the signature legislation of president obama's administration and the most controversial. law requires all americans to buy health insurance by 2014 or else pay a penalty. the central question for the supreme court is that mandate constitutional. if it isn't, what does it mean for rest of the law? two years ago president obama signed the legislation with great fanfare. >> health insurance becomes law in the united states of america. >> reporter: but before the ink was dry legal fight began. >> i'm confident the court is going to declare the new law unconstitutional. >> 26 states filed suit. their argument, congress doesn't have the authority to force an individual to buy something.
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if the insurance is mandate is constitutional there is no limit to what the federal government can force americans can do. but lawyers for the obama administration say that congress was well within its authority under the commerce clause. they will argue that the millions of uninsured americans pass hundred billion dollars in health care costs and mandate is only way to finance something that everybody will need. americans remain deeply divided. >> i believe it's something that the government has the power to regulate. >> it will bankrupt our country. it's an assault on freedom. >> a new poll found that two-thirds of american they want the court to strike down the entire law or the individual mandate. >> kristen: president obama made a comment to dmitry medvedev was caught on a live microphone. the two met in seoul, south korea, listen closely
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>>. >> kristen: president obama was saying after he is reelecting he'll have more flexibility on the nato defense system in europe. dmitry medvedev is leaving office himself. vladimir putin becomes president in may. nato and u.s. says it's designed to protect against iran and would not be used against russia. russian leaders argue that it will be too close to the border. >> president obama wears a lot of different hats. on the weekend he is first coach. he talked about one of his many job duties. he volunteers to coach his daughter's team. they do the basics and he says sports are good especially girls because it builds confidence.
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>> how do they respond when you take your time out to make sure you are there as a parent volunteer? >> with the girls, they take it for grand. what was fun. this is not the third year the team has played together but to see them all developed and pick each other up when something is not going well, you can't beat it. >> president obama is a big basketball fan playing for his high school in hawaii. now, he plays regularly for fun and exercise. >> can you imagine a parent, go talk to coach. >> maybe not. >> mike nicco has the forecast. mike you play sports with the kids. >> absolutely. steady rain for tomorrow. we'll talk about when it will get to your neighborhood and how
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much snow it's going to bring to the sierra. >> cheryl: he is now king of the ocean. hollywood director james cameron journey and what he says it will like. >> and new research doctors say could reverse and possibly cure diabetes.
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is my dentures. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip. some cheers there as james cameron came out of a specially designed submarine. he dove nearly seven miles to the bottom of the mariana trench. he says he felt like going to another planet. it's featureless and like an alien world. he is the first person to reach that depth since the trench was initially explored in 1960. can you imagine the pressure. >> he is so great. you don't know. >> one mistake and you are gone,
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you are crushed. >> crushing, we don't have anything like that. we do have rain on the way and steady rain and rain that will bring levels up once again as we try to make up for the dry winter. first, we see a few snow showers they are still lingering that brought us a few showers yesterday. heaviest will move in tomorrow and wednesday. if you can get up there later this week, you'll have some nice fresh powder to ski on. vollmer peak back toward san francisco, you can see some of the vertically stacked clouds, you may get a sprinkle out of these. live doppler, best radar returns off to the north, willits, crescent city and eureka, storms are moving away from us right now. that entire system is coming our way. until it does it's going to be mild outside. temperatures are going to run into the 40s and 50s next hour.
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then we'll be in the 50s and 60s in the afternoon hours. we'll see an increase in those clouds. rain through wednesday morning. saturday another soaking is possible for the weekend. stronger temperatures today even though we are warmer still below average. that has been the combatant in the forecast since spring begin. livermore is two degrees cooler. san jose 63. 4 degrees. redwood city, 5 degrees. napa 8 degrees cooler than average. it will be increasingly cloudy during the afternoon hours. temperatures in the upper 50s along the coast. north bay, low 50s and the rest of us in the low to mid-50s. low to mid-50s as you head through the rest of the bay toward the inland. southerly flow coming in. 50 in richmond and san francisco and san mateo. mid to upper 40s and notice where it is raining up in the north bay. we'll get the first part of the
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storm to come in during the overnight hours with this bathroom front. north bay will get rain. not today. we have clouds on the increase through 6:00, nice commute home and by 1:00, all the way through most of the rain stays in the north bay by 12:00, in the north bay and moves down to the south through the evening commute. finally gets down to the south bay and hangs into the bay through wednesday morning. by noon it starts to shift by the south bay and wednesday afternoon it is finally over. up to four inches in the north bay mountains. half an inch around the bay. quarter to three-quarters in the south bay. as you look at the sierra, winter storm watch tomorrow afternoon through wednesday afternoon, a couple feet above 7500 feet. look at accu-weather forecast, we pretty much stay at the 50s at the coast. low to mid-50s for the rest of
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us. most of the showers will stay north of the bay area. slight chance of some rain saturday but only saturday, sunday could be the better day to be outside this weekend. >> cheryl: groundbreaking research that weight loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes. it should be offer sooner, not just as a last resort. two studies compared it with medicine for obese people with type two diabetes and surgery helped them achieve normal blood sugar levels than drugs. some people were able to stop taking insulin as soon as three days after the surgery. new study suggests cellphone users are less and less loyal between service providers. it fell to an all-time low of 48 months last year. new figures have cel cellphone
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service providers rethinking how they do business. bmw is recalling one million cars worldwide. it affects five and six from 2003 to 2010 model years. a battery cable covering could have been installed improperly that will prevent the car from starting and could lead to a fire. no accidents or injuries have been reported. they say owners can take their vehicle to a dealer for repairs which should take about 30 minutes. >> cheryl: we'll be back in just a moment.
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today at 3:00, italian cooking how to. then at 4:00, prank phone call that is going nationwide costing tens of thousands dollars. and jamba juice with a group of people getting squeezed. we'll have those stories at 4:00 and 5:00. >> thanks so much for joining us. who wants to be a millionaire is coming up next. >> all right. keep track of the latest breaking news on twitter and talk about it at facebook/abc7news.com. >> thanks for joining us.
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