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broadcast center, this is abc7 news. >> undoubtedly they are heros and they tackled them and they got his weapon. >> that's the sacramento mother of the heros of this morning's attack on a train in europe. tonight we are learning more about the three men who prevented a masacre. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. three americans with ties to northern california helped stop a potential terror attack in france. >> melanie woodrow has more on this amazing story. >> tonight they are being called heros in the right place at the right time potentially saving hundreds of lives. >> in this dramatic exclow sigh sigh -- exclusive video you can see the gunman bound and those injured while taking him down. the potential terror attack happened on a train happening from amsterdam to paris.
and two u.s. servicemen are both with sacramento ties and the gunman loading a weapon on the train. the gunman then reportedly came out shirtless with a rifle slung over his shoulder. that's when the men sprang into action wrestling the gunman to the ground. their mothers relieved. >> and if they hadn't stepped up there could have been uh rot of death. >> we were both very proud of them. >> the sac state seen yes -- senior was the third man who helped thwart the attack. three people were injured including spencer. his mother says the gunman slashed him. >> they almost cut his eye out. >> he took the gunman's weapon, and they each credit the others for saving his life. >> i would have been killed if it wasn't for alex.
>> i talked with alex and he said the same thing. he said if it wasn't for spencer i would have been dead. >> local authorities took him into custody. a potentially deadly train ride that ended much differently because of the her row -- heroic efforts of three men. >> he is hospitalized and reportedly doing okay. france's anti-terror unit is now investigating. abc7 news. >> thank you, melanie. a brutal finish to the workweek on wall street. stocks plummeted on fears that china's economy is slowing and because of a dip in oil prices. the dow plunged 530 points. the index lost more than 1,000 points this week alone. the nasdaq lost more than 170 points. the s&p 500 dropped 64. investors worried particularly for those at or near retirement age. >> in the last year or so we had quite a few increases in stock. i hope it didn't take it all away.
>> economists warn the worst thing a person can do is bail out now. >> you have to look through the ups and downs in the market. strategically you should be diversifying your markets. this is blocking and tackling. >> the recent reduction weighed heavily on how the market reacted this week. >> a planned parenthood clinic is accused of harvesting organs from a late term fetus that was aborted and used it for research. the allegations come from a pro-life group called center for medical progress that recorded the clinic in san jose. the group has been posting videos from interviews that planned parenthood claimed to have recorded illegally. the court ruled the anti--abortion videos can be shown publicly. a couple is attacked, they say, by a pack of raccoons. and if it were not for a neighbor who came to their rescue, they believe they may have been injured seriously.
sergio is live in the richmond area. they have a wild story to tell. >> and they don't like going out past 11:00 p.m. in this neighborhood not because they worry about getting mugged, but they worry about a confrontation with raccoons. patty says she and her husband went out on monday night to let their dog get one more walk and that's when the raccoon pounced. >> i started swinging it around. >> then a pack of raccoons attacked. >> i got another one on my other leg. at this point i am looking in the middle of the street and i look for my husband and the raccoons are jumping on him. >> it lasted for a few seconds until their neighbor came to their rescue with the golf club. >> wong says he used his club
to bang on the garbage cans left out for trash collection night. patty suffered several wounds and scratches. they are going through a series of anti-rabies treatments. melanie is an urban wildlife expert and said people shouldn't be worried about raccoons attacking. this is unusual. >> typically the only time they will come in contact with a problem animal again is if somebody has been hand-feeding them and they are used to people or if it is a mom defending young and she feels threatened. >> her that i bores can probably -- neighbors can probably do pour if they lock their garbage cans and stop feeding the raccoons. >> daly city police are on the lookout for an older man who molested a child at a popular mall. a surveillance photo from the shopping center shows the man they are looking for. police said he inappropriately touched a juvenile in the restroom. he is described as 70 to 80 years old and seen driving
away in a silver honda. tonight san francisco police released surveillance video we want to show you to help find six people who attacked a man on a muni bus. this assault happened early morning july 24th on the five bus which was stopped at fulton and masonic. three people punched or smacked the man as they left. one came back on and threw a beer bottle at the victim. police identified one suspect, 18-year-old donald scobi, but he has not been arrested. the nfl season hasn't started and we are seeing turf trouble again at levi stadium in santa clara. why opposing teams are concerned about playing there. katie? >> hi, uh paw. uh -- hi, ama. opposing teams are worried loose sod could lead to injuries. but they pack it to the brink with concerts and nfl games. it appears that replacing sod is the cost of doing business. you just hope it sticks.
taylor swift's two concerts shook the grass right out of the dirt at levi stadium in santa clara. now as the 49ers banners go up, the dallas cowboys are questioning whether the new turf will stay down. >> honestly, i don't know the first thing about grass. >> head coach addressed the concerns. >> every day i walk on fields that are perfect and i have no reason to question him or anything about the grass. i am confident. >> but fans and sports bloggers are more skeptical. >> it is a $1.3 billion stadium, but apparently $1.3 billion does president go as far as it used to. >> money can buy you a nice home, but the lawn is extra. and for some reason it does president stick at levi's. >> they had their first practice and they had to go at half speed because the turf was coming out of the ground. >> the install went well, said management, and they expect a great playing surface on sunday and nearby restaurants expect business to triple. >> we are only a mile from the
park which is just pho nome that will. people love the walk to the stadium. >> as one fan puts it. >> it will be unpredictable. >> it may be the least of the challenges facing the faithful. there is a new coach and a drastically different roster this season. in santa clara, abc7 news. still to come here on abc7 news at 11:00, the biggest turnout yet for presidential candidate donald trump. why he says he is ready for the election right now. >> and the bugs taking over the playa and are spreading to california. >> i am meteorologist sandhya patel. going into tomorrow morning with cloudy skies. i'll let you know if you will see clearing and warming conditions. >> first a look at what is coming up tonight on "jimmy kimmel live." >> thanks. this is what we have in store for you tonight. >> you look so good in that beard. >> oh, thank you. >> don't you think?
entire bay area. abc7 news. >> trump took his presidential campaign to alabama. it was the biggest rally yet of the campaign. dierdra bryant has the story. >> ♪ sweet home alabama >> it was another trump triumph. >> usa! usa! >> beautiful. >> donald trump gave his republican rivals a fresh lesson in leading the pack. drawing thousands of cheering supporters to mobile, alabama. so many they had to move this rally to a football stadium.
>> i love donald trump. i don't care what they say about him. >> he says it like it is. that's what we want to hear. >> trump gave them what they wanted to hear, tough talk on legal immigration. >> a woman 66 years old, a veteran, raped, sodomized, tortured and killed by an illegal immigrant. >> trump's wow factor again leaving his opponents to grope for the spotlight. jeb bush tweeted his immigration plan is not conservative and does not reflect our nation's valueses. >> i would like to have our election tomorrow. i don't want to wait. >> for his gop rivals, the campaign trail is looking like a long, hard road. abc news, new york. >> senator ted cruz got into a heated argument at the iowa state fair tonight with an oscar nominated actress. >> what about the question about -- [inyouinaudible]. >> what we are seeing right now is actually -- we are seeing bible-believing
christians being persecuted. >> people are discriminating. >> for living according to their faith. >> that is ellen page in the hat and sunglasses. you can kind of see her there asking the questions. she believes the republican candidate discriminates against gays. the exchange went nearly five minutes and cruz said he didn't recognize the actress. the american legion is offering a reward after someone ripped off two flags. it shows a small tattered piece of flag on pearl street. they cut a pow-mia flag off the pole for some reason. the flags had only been up for three wriex. >> a flood of insects that invaded the desert is being spread to california. the state agricultural department took samples and
found out they were false >> with the weather patterns it changed the food source so they grew and produced the insects and now we have them at this time of year. >> they expect their numbers to drop before burning man starts on august 30th. >> which would be nice for all of the participants out there. >> let's talk about the weekend weather forecast. >> sandhya patel has what is next. >> it is going to be a great looking weekend. tomorrow morning the breast cancer challenge and i know dan ashley will be there along with carolyn tyler and it should be perfect weather for it. live doppler 7hd showing you the overcast skies in the east bay and into the north bay. expect another round of low cloudiness. temperatures in the 60s and a couple of upper 50s.
here is a view of what is to come 20r78 morning. overcast conditions and looking at the exploratorium from our exploratorium camera. mostly cloudy and mild to warm. it will be a little warmer this upcoming weekend, but we'll have to wait until next week before we return to normal. the quiet pattern is continuing right on through next week with a steady on shore flow. afternoons will feature the sea breeze which will keep you nice and comfortable if you are not a real big fan of hot weather. speaking of heating up, i want to show uh couple of systems. the first is tropical depression kilo. it is packing winds of 35 miles an hour. it is well south for the time being. not for long. it is going to make a track back toward the hawaiian islands and strengthen to a category 1. by wednesday afternoon kauaiy -- kauai could get a dose of rain and swells. you notice the lines here. most are taking it toward kauai.
not all. we'll keep you posted on that. in the atlantic we have a stronger system. it is very compact. it is the first hurricane of the atlantic season. it is packing wind of 110 miles an hour. a category 2. this one will move westward and toward the leeward islands and making its way to san juan puerto rico. it will affect the other areas in the caribbean. tomorrow morning the temperatures are mostly in the mid50s to the low 60s. clouds and a little spotty drizzle. you know the drill. the last few mornings we have had the dampness or feeling of mist and drizzle. 84 in the south bay and gilroy. 80 in san jose tomorrow. 79 santa clara and 77 sunnyvale. on the peninsula, upper 70s and palo alto, redwood city. 73 in san mateo. 78 in loss lossal -- loss altos. 68 downtown san francisco. and if you like it cool, well
you're in luck. coast side it will be in the mid60s. 76 san rafael. 79 napa. 73 in oakland. 72 berkeley. inland spots are warm. mid80s fairfield, liver pour. 81 in walnut creek. accu-weather seven-day forecast. you can pretty much duplicate that on sunday. mid60s to mid80s. a little warmer and putting us back up to normal. midweek particularly tuesday and wednesday. ama and dan. >> thank you, sandhya. just ahead here on the run -- >> check out the chase after this giant red ball. >> it was so hard and so loud. >> we had a 6.0 earthquake at about 3:20 this morning. >> it shook me out of bed and on to the floor. >> we are seeing this all over the streets. >> take a look at this track. >> the facade is starting to pull away from the church. >> we could really see the toe tall tee of the damage. >> we got here quickly, and it
is a mess here in downtown napa. >> this is what we are seeing. >> the crews have been busy all night. >> you have questions about the disaster relief, we have answers. 7 on your side is set up in napa. >> abc7 is where you live as people begin to clean up from this earthquake. >> there is a lot of good work to be done and we'll do it altogether. i know you're staying golden by managing your energy use...ns which means managing water too,
5-year-old colton gara challenged him to a dance off yesterday. the intoi battling uh -- the intoi battling aggressive nerve cancer. this afternoon he paid a special visit as well. that's sweet. >> really sweet. >> remembers that 70s movie "attack of the killer tomatoes"? this ball is a 250-pound piece of art that broke free and rolled down the street. the storm knocked it loose. you can see them trying to chase it down. they got uh hold of it a block away. it is now tied to a car to make sure it doesn't break free. >> as long as it doesn't take the car with it. >> remember that scene in indian ma jones where the ball chases harrison ford. >> it is coming over the top of him. i thought it was cool. it is moving art. it's alive. bring it to the people. sports, it was not a little red ball, but it was a
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have it. one out away from history and he is a jour fee -- journeyman. he had never thrown a complete game before, but his fourth start for houston is a no hitter. 3-0 astros and party time in houston. >> this game is all about playing for your teammates. everybody here, it is like a team win, man. it feels good to perform and do that for the team. >> the giants were all watching the dodgers get no hits on tv. they were in pittsburgh where there was a spectacular debut. mad bum was mad bum. first at bat as a giant. here it comes and there it goes. three hits in this game. his debut game, welcome. the ledge end continues to grow. a rocket who said after the game he would like to see him in the homerun derby. giants up tiff-1 and bumgarner
went six and a third inning. the giants win it 6-4 and they are a game and a half behind. how about the a's and the ray's at the coliseum. desmond jennings and that is crushed. a solo blast. the a's get one back. they had the winning run if scoring position and he flies to left. a's fall 2-1. the second round of the wyndham championship and the grass has unleashed the tiger. we had a winner come in second and he would advance on 13 and reading the break perfectly. moves to a tie for the lead. teeinger on top of the leader board for the first time in almost two years. he didn't make the cut in denmark, but he did pick up a wife. he sank his birdie putt and
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