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>> announcer: good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. 5:00 a.m. on monday, january 30th. glad you're here. i'm natasha zouves. >> i'm reggie aqui alongside mike nicco, alexis smith. does jessica come back tomorrow? >> i hope so. we miss her. >> hopefully she comes back. had too great of a time on vacation. >> she's never coming back. >> supposed to be nice today. >> maybe not as nice as where she was but still nice. let's look at one concern for your morning commute. santa rosa and windsor, thick fog there. here's a look at the roof camera.
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you see how quiet it is. flags barely flying. 31 to 50. all the microclimates this morning. 59 to 63 at 4:00. mild evening, 50 to 54. high clouds and sunshine. spare the air day. i'll talk about that next. alexis? i'll take you back to orinda, where we have a sig alert. it is on the eastbound side, the lighter side this time of day. eastbound 24 near the orinda exit is where we had a tree fall early this morning. cal trans is working on picking up the branches. we have the two left lanes open. the two right lanes are closed. we'll look at video from that in less than ten. mosques across canada, and some in the u.s., are on heightened alert this morning following what is called a terror attack on muslims. six people are dead, and eight are hurt in a mass shooting on a mosque in quebec city last night. this morning, police announced they have arrested two suspects.
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canadian prime minister justin trudeau called the shooting heart wrenching and said religious tolerance is a value canadians hold dear. flags have been ordered at half-staff today. the bay area's busiest airport is bracing for what could be another day of protests against the president's immigrant ban. >> if you have a flight today, there is a warning to know pabout. abc 7's amy hollyfield is live at sfo. amy? >> hi, natasha. officials yesterday were saying, you might want to get here three hours before you flight today just in case. as of right now, there are no protesters here. it is a quiet morning. but officials say they don't know what to expect today. they don't have any information that there will be protests here today. but they aren't sure. they are on alert just in case. here is what it looked like yesterday. more than 1,000 protesters descended on the international terminal to show outrage over the executive order from president trump. banning refugees and people from seven muslim majority countries
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from entering the united states. the protests were large. at one point, they shut down the security checkpoint. but they were peaceful. some found it very touching. >> it is beautiful. it made me feel that we are one in the united states and good citizen. not terrorists. as mr. trump is profiling >> there were tense hours for people at sfo as they waited for loved ones who had been detained because of the executive order. but airport officials here say all of the five people who had been detained have been released. but the aclu is watching today to make sure nothing else like this happens again. they're asking that any of you who have people visiting from the seven countries listed in the executive order, and if you haven't heard from them, contact the aclu so they can look into it. protesters left here last night about 10:00. flights and the terminal all running normal. reporting live at sfo, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you, amy. the department of homeland
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security says there are no detainees remaining at u.s. airports this morning. however, look at how many people were stopped over the weekend. 735 people questioned at ports of entry. just 392 were permitted to get into the u.s. overseas, 348 were denied boarding at foreign airports. >> president trump taking to twitter early this morning already and he blames the delays in airports yesterday not on his order but first on delta's computer outage and then protesters and, finally, quote, the tears of senator schumer. the white house saying the ban is already having positive effect. many across america and around the world seeing it very differently. here's abc's elizabeth hur. >> good morning. white house officials maintain this is about protecting america but protesters aren't buying it. some are even taking their fight to the courts. so far, lawsuit have been filed in four states and counting. >> reporter: from los angeles to chicago, detroit and new york.
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>> trump's america is not my america. >> reporter: protesters sounding off, slamming president trump's travel ban. >> the president's executive order is unconstitutional. it is discriminating against muslims. >> reporter: but in a statement, the trump administration fired back, saying this is not about religion. this is about terror and keeping our country safe. the white house, not apologizing, even though the seven countries on trump's list were not involved in a single major terror attack on u.s. soil. some are stand bing by the president. >> take care of our own first, and then take care of others. >> reporter: thanks in part from intervention to the courts, now, there is some clarification. green card holders, lawful, permanent residents from the several countries being targeted, won't be denied entry but they will likely face extra questions. >> at least 16 state attorneys general are vowing to take action, calling this un-american
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and legal experts say some of these cases could end up in the supreme court. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. it was quite a weekend for the aclu. it received more than 350,000 online donations. when you add it up, $24 million. people donating since saturday morning. normally, the aclu receives $3 million to $4 million in a whole year. its membership has doubled to 1 million just since the november election. google is creating a crisis fund to help the aclu and three other organizations that help refugees. the company is putting $2 million into the fund, which can be matched with up to $2 million in donations from employees. it is google's largest crisis campaign ever. this weekend, google co-founder took part in a protest at sfo. we have a closer look at the impact of and reaction to the president's executive order on our website and news app. download it for free.
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i'm showing this article where you can see coach kerr responding. he calls the travel ban a horrible idea. stay on top of the latest developments and download the app right now. you'll get push alerts as they happen. president trump could announce his supreme court pick as soon as today. neil gorsuch, thomas hardiman and william pryor, the front runners, all federal court judges. one once said roh was an abomination. the death of antonin scalia was a year ago. by the end of the day, an apartment will be no more. >> the apartments are teetering on the edge of a cliff here but won't be here much longer. demolition begins at 8:00 a.m. they're being knocked down for a few reasons. the building is at risk of
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collapsing into the ocean. here's some drone video of the cliff they are on. literally crumbling and eroding. this video was taken last year. now, here is a look at what the cliff looks like now. sky 7 shows how the ground beneath the building has vanished. the building is vacant. the city evacuated residents a year ago after deeming the apartment uninhabitable. not only is it at risk of falling but it is full of hazardous materials like asbest asbestos, which could be a hazard to the public. this is a one-day project so the city plans to be done by the end of the day, just with knocking it down. the heavy machinery is already out here. they'll spend a few days cleaning up the debris. elissa hairington, abc 7 news. >> thank you. happening today, annual reminder of loss and hope in one east bay community. today is the 28th anniversary of the disappearance of
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she was walking to an ice skating lesson when she vanished in 1989 and hasn't been seen or heard from since. her parents, supporters and family members held a vigil every year. her father has not given up hope. dublin police say the case is still open. change in ferry service to and from the north bay is on hold this morning. the golden gate bridge district put off a vote on friday because of a possible lawsuit. the angel island tiburon ferry company threatened to sue if the service started today as planned. it operates ferry service to angel island from near where golden gate would operate. the company is claiming there are safety issues because of the size of the ferries. the 49ers have a new general manager. the team announced that hall of fame candidate john lynch has been named the new gm. the niners and lynch agreed to a six-year deal. he won a super bowl ring with the tampa bay buccaneers in
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2003. he has no front office experience of any kind. the niners plan to introduce him on a media conference today. for the head coach job, atlanta offensive coordinator, kyle shanah shanahan, is expected to be named after the super bowl. >> announcer: now, your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> i hear the scan fotanford gre smart people so maybe on the job training will work out well. let's look at our spare the air for today. the north bay is supposed to have the poorest air quality. the rest of us, moderate. we're all lumped in. we may have one tomorrow, too. the air mass isn't going to modify much the next two days. it is chilly inland. you love to burn a fire when it is freezing cold there, but you can't. pleasanton at 35. 36 at livermore. we have 40 at san jose. los gatos, 58. santa rosa,
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let's look at today's forecast. 60 to 67 degrees, a little above average. tomorrow, 70 in san jose. when the storm arrives wednesday, we'll pull the temperatures back to closer to average. 55 to 64. i'll show you when the rain gets here and how much to expect and how long it'll last. i want to take you to video from 2:30 this morning. this is eastbound 24, just before you get to the orinda exit. big tree down, as you can see, across highway 24. unfortunately, three vehicles hit that. two cars and a motorcycle. all of the drivers were okay. there were no injuries reported. but this turned out to be a big mess this morning. the only good thing is it is on the eastbound side so it is the countercommute this time of side. we have the sig alert from chp. we have the two right lanes blocked. left lanes are open. cal trans is working on getting the debris out there.
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quiet this morning. only a couple other slow spots. i'll talk about those at 5:20. hollywood is responding. politically charged speeches at the screen actor's guild awards, as celebrities take aim at trump. you'll want to hear the exact words that warriors coach steve kerr said about the president's immigration order. why this is hitting close to home for him. 5:12 in the morning on a monday. you're with us. we appreciate it. you see the bay area glittering right now. right now. stay anything with a screen is a tv. stream 130 live channels,
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no ban, no wall. >> abc 7 news was in san jose, where 100 people at city hall chanted "no ban, no wall." the group is called together, we will. it organized the event on facebook in one day. it says the president's policy could hurt the diversity of cities like san jose. as reggie mentioned, warriors head coach steve kerr is speaking out against president trump's restrictions on immigration. a reporter with our sister network espn tweeted video of kerr speaking following last night's game. >> someone whose family member was a victim of terrorism, i lost my father, if we're trying to combat terrorism by people from coming to count country, i -- really going
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against the schools of what our country is about. >> he went on to say, if anything, we could be breeding anger and terror. his father, malcolm, served as the president of the american university of beirut. muslim extremists murdered him in 1984. in today's gma first look, hollywood stars weren't afraid to bring politics to center stage at the screen actor's guild awards. >> here is lindsay davis. >> reporter: in this morning's gma first look, the stars weren't afraid to bring politics center stage to the screen actor's guild awards. >> a lot of people are saying right now that actors shouldn't express their opinions when it comes to politics. but the truth is, actors are activists because we embody the worth and humanity of all people. >> reporter: star after star, from supporting male actor winner, and speech after speech. >> we will shelter freaks and outcasts. those who have no homes. >> reporter: some even let their film's stories do the talking for them. >> this is about what happens
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when we put our differences asi aside. >> yes. >> and we come together as a human race. we win. love wins. every time. >> reporter: and coming up at 7:00 a.m., we'll hear more reactions from hollywood. with your gma first look, i'm lindsay davis, abc news, new york. a family is back on dry land this morning after a nine-hour ordeal in the waters off texas. this is video of a man and his three children being welcomed back by their family. the four had gone fishing saturday night from galveston. soon after, their boat started to sink. the dad called 911 at 2:00 yesterday morning. by the time they got to them, the boat drifted ten miles. the four had been on the water nine hours. wine country is celebrating a surge of visitors to sonoma county. revenue rose 9.5% last year to $183 million. officials in the hospitality industry say graton resort and
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casino is a reason so many are heading to sonoma county. they're great places to hike. the airport is also growing with american airlines adding new routes next month. let's look at how your weather is looking today. whether you're in sonoma or elsewhere. >> notice mustard popping up around because of all the rain we've had and now the mild temperatures? high clouds is what we're seeing let's talk about what's going on outside from the roof camera. the flags are pointing to the ocean, offshore breeze. it puts a cap on the atmosphere. doesn't let us vent our, well, poor air quality as easily as we normally would. that's why we have a spare the air, burning of wood ban all 24 hours. umbrella wednesday through friday. a dry and mild weekend follows that. wednesday night through friday, some scattered showers. breezy at times. minor flooding concerns. it's just a one, the least
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amount of damage we could have from any storm. here we are at noon, increasing clouds, southerly wind. it'll be warm, even if we don't see the sunshine. by 5:00, scattered, light showers out there. all the way through 7:00. then they'll pick up in intensity as we heard toward midnight. yellows and oranges, especially in the north bay, will sweep across the west of it. our first issue will be thursday's morning commute. by the time we get through this system, 1 to 2 inches of rain possible. my accuweather seven-day forecast, you'll notice a lot of upper 50s to low 60s wednesday through friday. then we'll see more 60s as we head throughout the weekend. alexis? >> we'll take it, mike. looking at the bay bridge toll plaza, heavy through the cash lanes. looked like they needed to open a few more of the booths there to make them cash. that really hasn't happened for the last half hour or so. no metering lights yet. boy, if you're paying cash, it'll be a longer wait. almaden expressway in the south
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bay, we have road work on northbound 85 at almaden, scheduled until 6:00 a.m. not many folks there right now. tracy to dublin, 45 minutes for you. little slow out of the central valley. westbound antioch to concord, 15 minutes. san rafael to san francisco in the green at 17 minutes. still have the tree slowing you down on eastbound 24 at orinda. an effort to bring the world's fair back to the united states gives san francisco a preview of the future. pier 70, people were checking out all sorts of gadgets and inventions over the weekend. this is an effort by two college friends. they live in new york. they organized something called world's fair nano. the exhibit is traveling the u.s. they're hoping to raise interest and billions of dollars that would take to put on an actual fair. >> drones will be flying. you can also make it to do laser vetting with each other, using
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the sensors on the drones. >> so there is lots of cool stuff. history, well, it is not exactly on their side. the united states last hosted a world's fair in new orleans in 1984. it went bankrupt. they have a mission ahead of them. a day in the water turned into something simply magical for marine mammal lovers in new zealand. orcas frolics off the coast. they think the whales were spotting stingrays. at first, the fish weren't biting but the killer whales made up for it. >> yes. seven things you need to know as you start your day. why animal rights activists called for a boycott of one of the box office contenders. here's a live look outside. here's a live look outside. keep
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5:23 here. seven thins you need to know. president trump is defending his immigration restriction as protests continue throughout the country. he says it is not a ban on muslims and it is about keeping the country the government will soon retaliate by implementing visa restrictions on americans visiting iraq. not clear if the retaliation includes american civilians and military working in iraq. number three, sfo officials are warning travelers get to the airport early. three hours, they're saying, for international flights. two hours for domestic. there are no protests that are planned today, but demonstrators could, of course, show up at the airport at any time. number four, while we're sitting in warm sunshine the next couple of days, think ahead to when you're going to need the umbrella and patience. rain rolls into the forecast wednesday and hangs around through friday. and taking a look at traffic, number five this morning, we do have a tree down
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still, eastbound 24 in orinda. that is blocking the two right lanes. two left lanes are open. that is the lighter side this time of day so no major backup. number six, a murder trial is set to begin today with opening statements. the morgan hill teen disappeared in 2012 and her body hasn't been found. prosecutors say garcia torres is linked to the murder through dna. super bowl week kicks off in houston. the falcons arrived in town yesterday. tom brady and the rest of the patriots will arrive later today. both teams will take part in a q&a tonight. super bowl li is happening sunday. "a dog's purpose" failed to take top spot at the box office following a controversy. a video surfaced, showing what appears to be a frightened dog forced into rushing water. it was shot during the making of the movie. the studio cancelled the media
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tour and hollywood premier. it came in second behind "split." $26 million. hidden figures and "la la land" were in the top five. watch the oscars on sunday, february 26th. jimmy kimmel is hosting for the first time. check out the website for a list of nominees. a wounded warrior found a way to enjoy one of america's beautiful sights though he can't see some of the scenery. he looks like any other skier at lake tahoe, except he needs help from a guide because he is visually impaired. he suffered a brain injury while serving in iraq. he doesn't let double and blurred vision stop him. >> you lose the vision and pick up on other senses. i feel people coming up. >> a guide helps him navigate
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down the mountain. he can hear instructions through the headset you saw him wearing. we're coming back with 90 minutes of news, including more on the president's executive order on travel restrictions. we'll clear up confusion about what this means for green card holders. and delta says it fixed its computer issue that caused problems over the ♪ ♪ that's life. you diet. you exercise. and if you still need help lowering your blood sugar... ...this is jardiance. along with diet and exercise... jardiance lowers blood sugar and a1c in adults with type 2 diabetes. jardiance is also the only type 2 diabetes treatment with heart- proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. jardiance can cause serious side effects, including dehydration. this may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, or lightheaded, or weak upon standing.
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>> announcer: good morning, south bay. let get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning on monday, january 30th. i'm reggie aqui. >> natasha zouves. alexis smith is tracking the roads. and mike nicco is bringing us dry weather before we get more wetness out there. >> a little touch of spring and then we'll have spring showers. technically still winter. but it won't get exceptionally cold with this next system. we're watching fog anywhere from
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about novato up 101. looking pretty good. 35 to 51, quite a spread this morning. we have frost in some of the deeper valleys. temperatures in the upper 50s to mid 60s from noon to 4:00. mild evening in the low to mid 50s. it is a spare the air. we'll talk about that. let's talk about the commute now with alexis. >> we've been tracking this in orinda since 4:30 this morning. before the exit on eastbound 24, we had a tree down. three vehicles hit it around 2:30 this morning. no injuries reported. crews have been on the scene cleaning that up. sounds like they reopened all lanes and we didn't have a big talking to chp, working to confirm it. we're looking at the bay bridge, filling in approaching the toll plaza, as well. next traffic update at 5:40. >> thank you. breaking news. iraq is now banning us from going there. of course, this is in response to president trump's executive
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order temporarily banning citizens from seven muslim majority countries from entering the u.s. iraq's parliament approved a reciprocity measure this morning that restricts americans from entering iraq. itit is not clear yet if it applies to all americans or just certain groups. the president's order imposed a 90-day ban on u.s. travel by citizens of iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia and yemen. and a 120-day suspension of the entire u.s. refugee program. a warning for travelers this morning after a weekend of impassioned protests at sfo. >> hundreds of people packed the international terminal, denouncing president trump's order. abc 7's amy hollyfield is live at sfo. amy? >> hi, reggie. it is quiet right now. airport officials aren't sure what to expect so they've cancelled police officers' days off until further know fnotice, case there will be more
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protests. you might want to think about getting here a few hours early for your flights just in case. here's what it looks like now, quiet. if you're about to head this way, this is what you can expect. here is what it looked like yesterday. more than 1,000 protesters packed into the international terminal at sfo. so many people were here, officials at one point shut down the security checkpoint. officers tell me some people did miss their flights. they're protesting over the executive order issued by president donald trump that focuses on who can come into the country. it says no refugees will be allowed for the next four months. it places an indefinite ban on syrian refugees and bars people from seven muslim majority countries. people here say it is unaccepted. >> i don't know what my life would be like if i hadn't been allowed to come into this country, and i want to make sure that other people have the same right, to a good life as i did when i came here. it is very important. >> there were travelers at sfo who were detained for hours.
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officials say five of them, all of them, have been released. there is a request for people here in the bay area. if you have someone coming from one of the countries, and if you're having trouble reaching them at all, the aclu is asking you contact them so they can help you out. reporting live at sfo, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you. among the protesters was a small army of lawyers and law students. they were there to offer legal counsel for travelers who may be caught up in a confusing border security situation. >> there is a lot of confusion about that. there's also confusion about who is controlling the people that board overseas that come here, with what types of documentation. green cards versus non-immigrant visas, refugees. >> organizers tell us the international passengers they'd been tracking made it through customs and have been reunited with loved ones. >> where does this stand legally? federal judges were quick to react to the executive order over the weekend after suits were filed in four states on
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behalf of the detainees. in all four cases, the district court judge issued emergency stays, including one in new york, who issued a nationwide stay. important to note here, these cases only apply to people already in the u.s. or are in transit. not those who are still hoping to come here. next, the cases for preliminary injunction will be heard. that would be temporary. if appealed, a trial at the federal appellate court level could stop the enforcement all together. while getting all the way to the supreme court normally takes years, a yale professor says in rare cases of, quote, paramount importance, cases can skip the appellate court level and go to the nation's highest. u.s. senators are pledging efforts in response to president trump's order. diane feinstein plans to introduce a pair of bills today, one of which would rescind the order. feinstein would need republican support for the bill to pass since the gop holds 52 of the senate's 100 seats.
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at least four republican senators said the order is extreme. house minority leader nancy pelosi says house democrats will introduce their own bill to rescind the ban, which will be led by representative jo jose. freshman senator harris is embracing the effort and emerging as a protest leader. she joined protesters outside of the white house yesterday demanding anyone detained at a u.s. port of entry has access to legal counsel. >> we are going to fight for ourselves. we are going to fight for our muslim brothers and sisters. we are going to fight for our immigrant brothers and sisters because they and we are what makes this country great. >> harris says no matter what the white house calls it, the president's executive order is a muslim ban. president trump released a statement about the ban late yesterday. it reads, in part, this is not about religion. this is about terror and keeping our country safe. there are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority muslim that are not affected by this order.
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we will be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over >> fellow republicans are fearing the ban could backfire, changing how people in the muslim world view america. mccain and graham say it could give isis more propaganda. president trump said, the two senators should focus energies on isis, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start world war 3. >> the head of starbucks is doubling down to hire refugees. he writes, we are developing plans to hire 10,000 refugees in the 75 countries around the world where starbucks does business. in the u.s., it'll start with workers who helped the u.s. troops as translators. the uber president will talk to president trump this week about the ban. he sits on a business advisory board that will meet with the president the first time on
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friday. the san francisco based company plans to compensate drivers for lost earnings and create a $3 million defense fund. thousands deleted the app over the weekend after uber provided rides to jfk airport saturday in the middle of a related taxi strike. a backlash against a planned summer visit by the president in britain. millions signed a petition asking for the trip to be cancelled. more than 1,000 people a minute were adding their names. parliament is debating suspending the visit so it doesn't embarrass the queen. immigration continues to play a key role in contributing to canada's well-being. to our economic prosperity and to our success as a nation. we're confident in our programs and will continue to ensure that our immigration system is about compassion, efficiency and
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economic opportunity, and the protection of the health, safety and security of canadians. >> the man you heard speak is canada's top immigration official. he was born in somalia, one of the nations on president trump's list. on our app, we have a closer look at the impact the president's executive order is having on people in the bay area and across the country. download the app for free. enable push alerts and you'll get news alerts as they happen. in developing news, prime minister justin trudeau of canada is calling a deadly attack at a quebec mosque a terror attack against muslims. witnesses say at least two gunmen dressed in black fired randomly into a crowd of worshippers. >> saw three men walk in. they shouted allahu akbar a fired. two people standing next to me praying were killed. there were a lot of shots going on. i couldn't count. >> six people died.
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eight more were hurt. when eyewitness tells abc news the gunmen sounded like they had regional accents from quebec. two men in their 20s have been arrested. delta airlines is cancelling flights as it deals with automation issue. this is the second day of trouble after the atlanta-based carrier was forced to ground domestic flights yesterday. 68 flights have been cancelled this foreigning imorning have b cancelled. more are possible. a similar problem grounded flights in august on a larger scale. that's when a computer breakdown forced delta to cancel 3,000 flights over two days. an apartment complex will be knocked down today teetering on a cliff in pacifica. you see how the ground vanished. this is a look from sky 7. officials decided last year no one could actually live in the buildings. crews have already knocked down two other apartment buildings on
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the avenue. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> that is sad. the next storm won't provide a lot of damage but it is possible we could see erosion at the coast. we'll talk about that in the next weather. let's focus on what's happening now. hayward, oakland, berkeley, cool spots until union city is at 38. orinda, a warm spot. san jose at 40. look at this, pleasanton, 34 degrees. 37 in novato. pacifica, 45. we have a east-northeast wind blowing across the golden gate bridge at 17 miles per hour. it is one of the reasons we have a spare the air today. if you're out and about, there could be poor air quality for those of us most susceptible to it. it is good and dry for driving both times today. light breezes on the water. here's a look from our east bay hills where we have a southwest wind. 14 to 24 miles per hour.
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62 to 67. the next chance of rain begins on wednesday and will last through friday. we'll look at that next and how much to expect. alexis? good news if you're going to be traveling the counter commute on highway 24. we talked to chp and confirmed all lanes are back open. we had the large tree down near the orinda exit. crews cleared that and all lanes are open as of ten minutes ago. since it is the lighter side for the morning commute, we didn't see terrible backup. we have confirmed we have the metering lights on for the bay bridge toll plaza. that's been slow this morning but it is one of the only slow spots. the only is getting out of the central valley. tracy to castro valley, 1 hour 6 minutes. 85 to san jose airport, 13 minutes. northbound 280 between highway 1 and san francisco, in the green at ten minutes. we may have a problem at 880 and
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hayward. we'll check on that next. president trump's immigration order creates all kinds of confusion among americaning holding green cards. you'll meet a husband waiting for his wife to return from iran. trayvon martin's death sparked the black live's matter movement. now his parents are fighting the white house. 5:42. 5:42. you can see what's
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>> announcer: abc 7 mornings. >> all news. >> all morning. >> 5:44. president trump's executive order banning people from certain countries from entering the u.s. has created confusion for people who hold green cards. one man we spoke with from walnut creek is waiting for his wife to arrive at sfo. after visiting family in iran the past month, she tried to come home friday but she was told she couldn't. even though she has a green card. >> i haven't slept for like two days. i was just hearing contradictory stories. went to the airport, i spoke with three officers. border protection. every single one of them gave me an entirely different answer. >> we're going to be awaiting to see what happens today. she waited two days and was allowed to board her flight. she's supposed to arrive at sfo this afternoon. homeland security declared permanent residents are exempt from the order. if you have questions about who the ban applies to, we have a full list of resources on our
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website, abc 7 concern is growing among the u.s. olympic committee and our olympic athletes following president trump's order. the u.s. is worried the bid to host the 2024 games cou jeopardized. athletes are concerned it would make the international travel impossible. the committee is working closely with the trump administration to understand the new rules. the parents of trayvon martin are weighing in on president trump's rhetoric and are appalled. so much so, they may both seek political office. the martin family has been in the spotlight since 2012 when trayvon martin was shot and killed while he was unarmed. his parents say they are worried the trump administration will make it easier for officers and others to justify violence against minorities by claiming they feel threatened. >> if you haven't signed up for health insurance under cover california yet, you have one more day. the deadline to enroll for coverage is tomorrow. that coverage will go into effect on march 1st. nearly 3 million californians
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applied for health insurance through cover california. the cdc reports the uninsured rate has fallen from 17% in 2013 to just over 7% last year. this morning, another state is ushering legalized recreational marijuana. maine made it legal for speak to smoke, grow and possess up to 2.5 ounces of weed. voters approved pot in november, the same day as massachusetts and nevada and california. it had to wait the longest to see it happen. spacex is scheduled to launch from where shuttles used to launch from before the space program was shut down. it's been remodelled for the falcon rocket. addicts are excited to see the old launch pad used for trips to the moon back in operation. spacex has exclusive use of the space center through 2034. take a look at your weather
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with mike nicco. >> i'll open the weather window dou down in san jose. we have the poorest air quality. all are below spare the air levels. this is the sixth winter spare the air day, the poorest air quality forecasted to be in the north bay. be careful if you're outside. i'm turning the attention to the low later on this week. it'll bring us periods of rain wednesday through friday. until we get to that, we have a nice southerly wind. you can see the counterclockwise flow that'll bring mild temperatures. this is a warm system. we won't see have thunderstorms. not likely. snow levels well above any peaks. here's a look from the exploratorium. san francisco, looking good. spare the air, warm again today. wet pattern wednesday through friday. this weekend, mild. there may be fog. we will have an east to west wind today. chilly inland with 30s.
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p close to average for the rest of us. storm impact scale, light wednesday through friday. just because of the scattered showers. there is going to be breezy condition, especially thursdays morning. the rainfall totals are going to be impressive. i'll show you those in the next weather. they're not going to come down so hard that i'm expecting a lot of flooding. in fact, evening showers wednesday. the fastest breeze is thursday morning. lighter showers friday. peeks of sunshine throughout the weekend. alexis? i want to take you to san leandro. we do have this new problem on northbound 880. it is at the davis street off ramp. it is currently closed along with the right lane of the main line due to a disabled tractor trailer. also sounds like that tractor trailer is possibly leaking fuel. working to get more details. we know we've got the right lane and the off ramp fully blocked. this is south of 237 on northbound 880. the inbound traffic coming towards us. not a huge back upb but it is
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stop and go for a few miles. westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze, 23 minutes. bay bridge, 14 minutes. san francisco to sfo, nine minutes. new at 6:00, what santa clara officials are saying about christmas gifts fur ch s purcha donations but never made it to families in need. putting tomatoes in the fridge can rob them of their flavor. scientists came up with a way to put it back. how donated sports gear is helping those in need. >> here's abc 7 news now. our way to share information our way to share information abou
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5:52. you're looking at what happened when a driver ignored a do not enter sign in san francisco. kelly groth captured this image saturday night. this is at least the second time in a week that a driver has gotten stuck inside of the tunnel used by the light rail line. this has happened 24 times since 2010. >> that's horrifying. >> yeah. neighbors in a north bay community are helping out two young girls whose lemonade stand was hit by a berg lurglar. who does this? many a picture shows donations. the girls went inside for a moment on saturday and someone grabbed their lemons, a stuffed animal and cash. in response, whole foods donated the crate of lemons you see there. sebastopol toy works donated a stuffed alligator. neighbors and police donated $70. >> who does that? >> why are you stealing the stuffed animal?
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>> 5:53. february around the morning. the month could see new taxes by amazon. online retailers aren't required to charge tax where they don't have a presence. with amazon's plan to hire more employees, it is about to change. customers in mississippi, south dakota, rhode island, vermont are about to pay up. amazon already charge s tax in california. st. anthony's is going to give away sports gear thanks to your generosity. one warm shirt. the idea? provide one piece of clothing to people having a tough time of it. and so many of you donated your fan gear over the holidays. here is how it is going to be awarded to people. they'll be handing out t-shirts, hoodies and other gear today. it is happening at 10:00 this morning. next storm is coming in wednesday but the wednesday
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evening commute, minimally affected. 1/100th inch of rain. we're going to get an inch in the south bay. inch to an inch and a half for the rest of us. about an inch and a half to three inches across the north bay and the santa cruz mountains. mid to upper 70s in the southern parts. low to mid 60s through the central valley. 50 in tahoe. same thing tomorrow. 48 wednesday. rain to snow thursday. moderate to heavy snow on friday. hey, leandro. we have the blocking issue at northbound 880. the davis street off ramp. the ramp the is blocked with the right lane on the main line. there is a disabled tractor trailer. you are slow for a mile and a half and down to 15 miles an hour. 580 is wide open. trucks, you can't use that. if you are in a regular vehicle, it is a decent option for an
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alternate. quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights since 5:30. the other mass transits are on time. back to you. happening today, the navy will hold a ceremony to mark a milestone in the construction of the final stealth destroyer. uss lyndon b. johnson will be laid with the help of the president's two daughters. the destroyer has a wave piercing haul, stealthy shape. lbj used an unverified attack on a destroyer in 1964 to launch the vietnam war. if you're tired of your tomatoes tasting bland, food scientists are coming to the rescue. over the years, tomatoes have gotten bigger but less flavorful. they can produce so much sugar. the bigger it i gets, the taste is spread out over that circumference. >> there you go. sure. >> scientists are using natural
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cross breeding methods to build a better tomato. some cases, using an electric toothbrush to spread the pollen. here's a tip. if you want maximum flavor, don't refrigerate your tomatoes. >> good tip. the 49ers have hired a new general manager. new at 6:00, the team's likely new head coach is reacting to the news. fallout nationwide from the president't's executive order banning refugees from certain countries. countries. he is
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>> announcer: good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> abc 7 mornings. >> i'm natasha zouves. >> reggie aqui. mike nicco
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>> jessica castro is enjoying the last day of her vacation. >> hopefully she can enjoy it, like you can, too, hopefully. concern in sonoma mountain parkway, daniel drive, 116 and 101 coming together, old abode road, 1/4 mile visibility. dangerous there. one mile in santa rosa. it is how it looks from the sutro tower. frost in the inland valleys. 58 to 62 at noon. you'll need the sunglasses all day. look how mild this evening, 50 to 54. spare the air and rain on the way. all next. we have refused visibility this morning. so far, i have not heard of that causing issues, especially in the north bay. if you have any problems, certainly let me know. alexis abc 7. we have a blocking incident northbound 880 leandro area at the davis off ramp. the ramp is closed as well as the right lane main line. we're up to two mil


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