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carolina, trump is leading cruz by 10%. >> nominations for both parties could come down to california's primary in june. >> laura anthony is live in walnut creek with more. laura? >> reporter: for the first time in decades, california will likely matter. it is one of the last primaries in early june. and as we said, it could help decide the nominee for both parties. it's happening on the other side of the country. but it's being closely watched by many here in the bay area who still see a protracted drama, especially on the republican side that could play out all the way to california. >> the california race is interesting, it could matter in a way that no one really expected a few months ago. it's the last day of primaries. 303 delegates are at stake during the last day on june 7, and 174 of those from
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california. >> reporter: in san francisco, there was this small anti-donald trump protest. >> this is the place, this is going to do it. >> reporter: he is expected to emerge the big winner in today's primaries. >> this country is not about us tearing one another done. >> reporter: but if john kasich wins ohio, the battle for the republican nomination could lead to a contested convention in july. >> it's a little troubling. it's always nicer when we're all on the other side. but competition is healthy, and the process will play itself out. >> i've gotten more votes than anybody. >> reporter: on the democratic side, polls show hillary clinton remains the favorite, though she may have issues in the midwest. >> bernie is the one to vote for. he's the sure winner against a trump candidacy. >> reporter: even if sanders loses his campaign is well
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financed and is expected to continue to california. in walnut creek, laura anthony, "abc7 news." obviously, results are just beginning to come in. we will stay on top of it for you, and you can, too. all of the primary results on the "abc7 news" app, download it for free and enable push alerts to get them right as they happen. new information on the sexual harassment allegations that led to the dismissal of a basketball coach. leanne melendez is live at cal. we learned details about the accuseer? >> reporter: it's very telling. the report was finished yesterday. the investigation began in august. so seven months ago. the coach tweeted yesterday, as you recall, my time to exonerate myself of a fruitless claim will come. that's what he said yesterday. but according to this
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investigation, according to that report, 90% of the harassment was via text. assistant coach first made contact with his accuser in november of 2014. she told him as a reporter she met with coaches as part of her job. in this 23-page report, the woman, whose name is blacked out, requested to meet with the coach for coffee to gather information. she claims the coach frequently turned the text conferences into sexual innuendos. she testified in february of 2015, he insisted on going to a place called jupiter. she later drove him home after he told her he was too drunk to drive home and insisted she drive him. the report says she drove her car into the am garage. she claims the conference went like this, he said, you're coming up. no, i'm going to leave now. are you thinking i'm going to
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have sex with you? yes, he answered. she responded, not going to happen. you and i are professional colleagues. not interested in you. she said she felt scared when she noticed the garage door was closed. in the same report, he says days before going to jupiter, he acknowledged texting her to go out after the game. she agreed. he says it was a sexual advance and in the back of my mind, i was like, obviously she's willing. he claims after she told him she wasn't interested, he drove her back to her car and that was the end of it. she says it was inappropriate but not sexual harassment. she claims she was let go because she could no longer cover the team properly. at uc berkeley, leanne melendez, "abc7 news." two new lawsuits accused a
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bay area celebrity chef of labor violations and harassment. two of his former servers claim they had to endure inappropriate touches and comments. they say he directed his managers not to hire women unless they wanted to have sex with them. "abc7 news" has reached out to representatives. so far they have not returned our request for comments. breaking news. "abc7 news" is now projecting winners in the florida primaries on the democratic side, you can see hillary clinton is declared the winner with 65% of the vote. with bernie sanders' 33%. and donald trump is the projected winner for the republicans. marco rubio came in second in a must-win race, because that is his home state, which will raise lots of questions whether he'll
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have to suspend his campaign. but you can see trump wins it with 45%. the man who led authorities on a high speed race last night is an uber driver. officers say he took off when they tried to pull him over for not turning off his high beams. the chase ended when he ran over a spike strip. officers still had to use a stun gun on him when he refused to surrender. he was alone in the car and it's unclear whether he was on duty. police in palo alto released this sketch of a man accused of exposing himself to a 13-year-old girl. the girl says she was walking her dogs when the man walked towards her and stopped to pet the dogs. the girl says the man then followed her for neary a block.
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a campaign is under way to speed up the process for families to receive a coroner's report for a family member killed by police. the 39-year-old was shot and killed by oakland police officers near 90th and bancroft streets last november. the family says it took 3 1/2 months for them to hand over the coroner's report. >> we want the law changed to where it's no longer than 30 days. after a terrifying ordeal. she was in her company van when someone stole it. the suspect is john lamb who is now in custody.
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janet o is live at the scene where this went down with the details. janet? >> reporter: lamb was booked on three felony counts. he ended up crashing the stolen van here and right in front of a cafe where city officials were meeting, they heard the crash and sprung into action. less than 24 hours ago, norm a gutierrez was in the back of her company's van. >> translator: he was speeding really fast and hitting cars and i thought, wait, wait, i need to get out of here. >> reporter: she thought he was another employee taking her home. she said she made a bold move. >> translator: i got the chance
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to get out of the car and i jumped out. >> reporter: she escaped with a few scratches but is okay. the suspect, however, crashed in front of the cafe and found himself surrounded by city officials. >> i was able to help that kid, hold him and restrain him on the ground. >> reporter: this photo shows them holding down the suspect until police arrived. >> certainly those kids are the real heroes of the story. >> reporter: in san jose, janet o, "abc7 news." a quiet little restaurant may not be quiet anymore. >> we have early and late reservations. >> a bay area chef hard at work. bay area traffic is awful, but how bad is it really?
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and the optioning smartphones are losing to win over the next generation. >> and we're keeping an eye out on the primaries. this is a l
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this is "abc7 news." spqr. this is the restaurant. and this is its chef. he's one of two local chefs getting a nomination from the james beard awards. wayne freedman is live in san francisco with more. wayne? >> reporter: it is one of those restaurants where if you're
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lucky you might get a reservation for a weekend one or two weekends out. this is the kitchen. we've been watching them work since 10:00 this morning. they haven't served a meal yet. they're not even open. this is a tough business. so if you even get nominated for this award, it reflects quite a lot. in a business of long hours, here's the last task matthew expected to be doing this morning. >> booking tickets to chicago. >> reporter: but that's what happens when they announce your name as one of the best chefs. in what amounts to the oscars of food, the james beard foundation awards this chicago. >> it's given amongst industry professionals to industry professionals. >> reporter: several san francisco establishments received honors. the owner and chef was working
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when his wife read about it online. >> none of this could have happened without any of the other parts of the process. >> reporter: in these places the process of your 7:00 p.m. meal off begins at 7:00 a.m. >> everything is in the details. >> reporter: so says the new jersey kid who wanted to be a professional cyclist who got addicted to cooking after recovering from a broken leg. awards are nice, but in this business, you're only as good as your last meal. >> you'll never achieve perfection or exactly the same thing every day, but you can try. >> reporter: wayne freedman, "abc7 news." let's go back to politics now and these primaries in five states. this is marco rubio. >> speaking after coming in second in florida. >> people are very frustrated about the direction of our country.
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[ crowd chanting "marco" ] >> thank you. thank you. people are frustrated. in 2007 and 2008, there was a horrible downturn in our economy. and these changes to our economy that are happening are disrupting people's lives and people are very upset about it. and they're told that, you know, people are angry, frustrated, being left behind by this economy and then told look, if you're against illegal immigration, that makes you a bigot. and if you see jobs leaving to other countries you have no right to be frustrated. they see americans spending money and losing lives and see there's little gratitude for all the sacrifice americans make. >> listening to marco rubio in miami on his apparent loss to donald trump in florida, which is a significant blow for the
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rubio campaign. we'll keep you updated. to other news. a lot of rumors about apple doing away with the headphone jack on its next iphone and they're not the only phone to change how we listen to music. >> michael finney is here with more on what this all means. >> less is more. that's what they say. consumer reports tells us why it may not be such a bad thing not having them. right now, this is how most of us listen to music on our phones. but consumer reports show soon we may see phones with no ports or jacks at all. >> the technology already exists, without ports, smartphones can be slimmer and better able to resist damage. >> reporter: no headphone jack? what about no speaker holes?
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that technology is here. how is that even possible? the technology uses your face as a conductor. >> you don't need speaker holes. on these phones, the display vibrates. >> reporter: although not very common yet, the technology works well. to eliminate the need for a charging port, there's wireless charging. wireless charging is already available on phones such as the samsung, galaxy f-2 and the motorola turbo two. but how do you connect your phone to a computer to update your music library? >> you can sync your music over wi-fi. >> reporter: some options are free, but others cost as little as $8 to $10 a month.
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if you want to listen wirelessly, consumer reports has tested wireless headphones and recommends a bluetooth. >> thank you, nigh call. some good news and bad news about the gridlock in the bay area. let's give you a live picture here. boy, that was a tough commute this morning. right now, traffic is backed up, as well. congestion in san francisco is the third worst in the country. and here's a live picture of traffic on the golden gate bridge for you. only los angeles and washington are worse than the city, although this is a little prettier. london is number one worldwide for congestion. >> i have a brother who lives in washington. it's pretty bad there. but at least we have the views and weather to enjoy while we're
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sitting in traffic. >> meteorologist sandhya patel is up on the roof enjoying it. >> that's right. it's the price we pay for this beautiful weather here in the bay area. the traffic congestion. right now it is bright outside. let me show you live doppler 7 hd. it is definitely one of those days where you can feel that the weather is changing. it's a milder day. live doppler 7 hd showing you clear skies. temperatures are up 7 degrees, compared to 24 hours ago. here's a beautiful view from our golden gate bridge camera. the tree pollen is up. so if you suffer from allergies, it's going to be a rough one. high tree pollen will continue. so looking at a gorgeous shot here of the lighthouse, the waves crashing. good place to be if you want to enjoy the warm weather. 59 in san francisco.
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and air quality looks good right now from our east bay hills camera. that will likely change. 68 in santa rosa. 67 in livermore. another live view looking at ocean beach. warmer wednesday and thursday. spring begins saturday night and spring showers in the forecast for sunday night going into monday. before we get to the wet weather, look at these temperatures for san jose. average high, 67 degrees, expected to go above normal. low to mid 70s for several days before we cool it down. we bring in our storm impact scale, 1 is light, 5 is severe. it's a one on the storm impact scale from sunday night to monday. we're expecting up to half an inch of rain with broeezy
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conditions. sunday evening, into monday morning's commute, it does look wet. monday afternoon is still raining and we switch over to showers. rainfall total also look like this. about half an inch up to the north. tomorrow morning, it will start out like this morning, cool, upper 30s to low 50s. clear conditions except for a few patches of fog. in the south bay, 73 degrees in san jose. 75 gilroy. 69 in san mateo. 65 in half moon bay. daley city 63. 74 in santa rosa. 69 for oakland. walnut creek, 71, 72. seven-day forecast, enjoy the
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sun and the warmer weather. we'll butmp you up to the low t mid 70s. by sunday night into monday, we'll have tracking a 1 on the storm impact scale. dan, kristen? >> sandhya, thanks so much. coming up next, remember that moving van, and it was stolen? >> the family had just moved to town. that moving van has been found but the question is, was their stuff still inside? and then at 5:30 -- breaking news. the first result. will trump seal the deal? and your taxes, your money, three deductions many people forget. it's free money. that's after "abc7 news." and call it an airline run
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around. new at 6:00, michael finney looks into a bay area
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now details on that moving truck we were telling you about, stolen from san francisco two weeks ago. police found it in pacifica. yesterday, we told you how jeremy and his wife erin had just moved from san diego to san francisco when somebody took the fully loaded truck. it was a budget rental truck, from in front of their parent's home. police found the truck in pacifica, but everything inside was gone. >> oh, boy. >> yeah. friends and family have donated toys and furniture. vacant hotel in san jose will be converted into a homeless shelter.
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our media partner, the mercury news, reports a housing nonprofit will manage the building under a five-year lease agreement. that hotel has sat empty since the city bought it in 2008. in san francisco, improvements will be made to a portion of lumbard street to make it safer for pedestrians and drivers. the plan includes building islands for me decembpedestrian. a homeless man who helped nab two criminals will get a hefty award. he spotted two southern california jail escapees in
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january and led police to them. he said he would use the reward money to help his son and disabled daughter. more primary results coming in. >> and marco rubio, who is speaking right now to his
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we have breaking news rig now. want to let you know that you're looking at the marco rubio camp in florida. he's announced he is suspending his presidential campaign, after losing to donald trump there. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton has won the state of florida, is the projected winner over bernie sanders in the state of florida. we'll continue to monitor this and more at 6:00. but ama daetz is in the newsroom with what else we have for you at 6:00. >> also coming up at 6:00, the effort to put the brakes on google's plans for self-driving cars. why consumer groups say the tech
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giant isn't putting safety first. and changing the academy awards. what is expected to happen today to bring more diversity to the oscars. and now, we have the opportunity to offer unprecedented gamers. >> a new reality to gamers unlike anything they've ever experienced before. >> thanks, see you at 6:00. two bald eagles are nesting and waiting for the first to hatch. >> this is from the u.s. national harbor, the eagles, named mr. president and first lady, have been nesting here since 2014. >> after all, they laid two weeks in february. the couple is the first bald eagle pair to nest in this location since 1947. >> eagle watchers have been using the #d.c.eaglecam.
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world news is next. i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm dan ashley. for all of us here, we'll see you again in half an hour at 6:00. breaking news tonight. major victories already for donald trump and hillary clinton. as we await results from the other states. what the voters are revealing already. will donald trump essentially seal the deal? >> this is the place i want to win. this is the place. >> his rivals looking to stop him tonight. all eyes on john kasich and his home state of ohio. and hillary clinton. can she finally put it away? or, another sanders surprise tonight? clinton tells us she's optimistic. >> but not confident? that's a word a lot of your supporters might want to hear you say. >> okay, i'm confident. >> our team standing by on it all. also tonight, the severe weather hitting right now in several of the states voting. new images of the tornadoes in ohio. where the storms track next. and dangerous driving for millions in the east. the alleged uber gunman. the murder spree and the new


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