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day of sweltering heat. what power ovgz are asking all of us to do to help out today. good morning on this tuesday june 20th. for some of you it was a cooler night, congratulations. for others like sue hal, it was a little warmer. >> do you have ac at home? >> we don't. we only need it like ten days a year, but this is one of those ten. >> yeah. >> when you need it you need it, mike. >> she's still very chippy -- cheery i should say. everybody seems to be in a better mood today, hopefully that will last tomorrow and the next day as it gets even hotter. here's a look at live do lar 7, little bit of marine layer out there about a thousand feet deep and clouds along the coast. neither of those are going to hang around very long today. temperatures, we're mainly in the 50s, upper 50s to low 60s through about 7:00 today, but look by noon already 80s inland and 60s and 70s around the bay and by 4:00 we still got 70s and 80s around the bay but 80s and 90s inland. and by 7:00 if you're heading
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out stay hydrated and keep in the shade, 60s and 70s around the bay and 80s inland. sioux. cheery and happy because things are looking pretty good on the roads this morning. just minor delays cass krogs cross-ing the sab mateo bridge with a 20 listen minute drive over ate eight to san rafael. hazy skies going to warm urp there as mike has been telling us in the next couple of days, but no trafbl delays as you make your way all the way to the golden gate bridge. it's looking really good this morning. we'll take a quick look at some of your drive times if you're heading out now. it is a bit of a haul from 580 over towards dublin. that's typical. highway 4 and 101 there's your drive time from san francisco to san rafael. thank you. pg&e has seen the most heat-relate the outages in a decade. >> they say that more than 1200 customers are still without power, most of them in the south bay. we haven't hit the hottest part of the week yet. >> tiffany wilson with what the
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flechlt alert means for all of us. >> reporter: good morning to you. well, in a nutshell the flex alert means cut back on your energy usage. cal isois asking all of us to limit the usage between:00 and 9:00 both today and tomorrow. officials suggest you run major appliances like your dishwasher, washing machine and drier earlier on in the day. turn off all unnecessary lights and set your therm stat to 78 degrees or higher. we've already seen some power outages around the bay area and this flex alert is meant to avoid widespread issues by reducing the stress on the grid. >> a multi-day event you're going to have time and so we seen them produce some outages which we responded to and then we're expecting another rise in temperatures coming this thursday so we're anticipating basically more
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power outages. >> official predict usage could reach more than 90 % of the all time peak demand for electricity that was setback in 2006. and they are already moving crews around the state to make sure they can work on those power outages as they happen. life in berkeley, tiffany wilson. >> thank you. pg&e says the heat wave is having the biggest impact on our power grid that we've seen since 2006. in livermore many businesses around first street were closed yesterday. there's been intermittent electricity since sunday. >> problem is once the power goes off the heat rises really fast. >> the stress because you don't know when the power's coming back, you don't know if you're sending employees home. >> they were all really focused on right now is thursday. it's spoegsed to be the hottest day of the week. pg&e is trying to stage its crews in the hot spots so they can quickly sfond outages.
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investigator willing back out in moraga today to try to determine what caused the 16-acre grass fire. it happened near a high school. it started at 2:30 yesterday afternoon and threatened about 20 to 30 homes. residents were asked to either shemter in place chose to evacuate entirely. crews were able to containt flames within a few hours. they say it startsed some where on private property on the hillside. you can stay on top of the heat waive with the abc 7 accuweather app. you can download the app and track your forecast on the go. more than six months after the deadly ghost ship fire in oakland they find the cause of the fire is undermtd. these two photos show before the and after of one of the areas inside. investigators found the electrical systems were modified but they can't say if that is the cause of the fire. they haven't reel ruled anything out because of the extensive damage. the 36 people who died, died of smoke inhalation. the coast ship founder and the second in charge face manslaughter charges in seks
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connection well, the fire in the is that 50-page report i was just talking about and you can look at this online if you'd like to, it's on our website, santa rosa detectives are now charge a man with homicide after a fire killed his mother. officers say 32-year-old ian stamp lit the fire sunday at the santa rosa mobile estates. it spread through the home trapping his 66-year-old mother. firefighters found her body in a rear bathroom. even though detectives believed he did not intend ton kill his mother, they booked stamp for arson and homicide. happening today, activists plan to hold two protests trying to urge city leaders in berkeley to block local police to taking part in urban shield exercise. they take part in the this large exercise every year. some community leaders fear s.w.a.t. training leads to the mill tarzation of local police. today's first protest takes place at 10:00 a.m. before they hold a hearing on urban shield. traffic is throwing this
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morning after a massive delay on i-6080. they detoured cars off the freeway at landis exit and monta cue last night. they say someone was threatening to jump from the next overpass. lanes opened just before 10:00 a.m. and no one was hurt. the u.s. senate plans to be on a road of passing a healthcare bill aimed at repealing obamacare. gop leaders are crafting the obamacare replacement bill until closed meetings. democrats spoke against it for several hours on the senate floor yesterday and they promised to use procedural moves to slow the bill's pro guess. a vote could take place next week. mflz americans could lose their health c coverage. well, new details about the future of a former important production studio in san francisco. a decision today could anger nearby neighbors but make some party goers pretty happy. protecting your bike at bart, the new security measures at some stations. live look outside at the bay
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bridge toll plaza soichl 6 in the morning and temperature looks hot. this is one of the cooler days this week. this week. we're keeping
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now a live desk update. welcome back.
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this heat also stopping flights all across the west coast today, tons of cancellations in phoenix because of the heat an american airlines this morning has already cancelled 43 flights today. that is up from only seven yesterday. american officials say their jets can't fly when it gets hotter than 118 degrees and, get this, it's going to be a whopping 120 today and tomorrow in phoenix. those cancellations mostly from smaller regional flights to los angeles, palm springs and other california airports. by the way, palm springs also dealing with major heat. haven't seen any flights from the bay area affected. i've been watching but you're going to want to check throughout the day. things continue to heat up here and there. let's check in with mike. thank a lot. i was looking at the temperature in palm springs, 122 today. not a record. it ties a record that was set last year. 122 and it's not a record high. wow. 58 in berkeley right now, 60 in
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oakland were cat ter valley, union city, 61. those are the warm spots. we've got 50s around san carlos, 71 in antioch, 64 in san jose. here's a look at assistant an cruz. marine layer and the clouds there early that's your best bet if you're going for exercising today. beaches will see more sunshine but cool in the low to mid-60s and staying cool just remember strong sunshine out there today high burn factor and remember listen to your body. that's the biggest thing i can say moving forward. sioux. we'll take a look at san jose for your compute this morning. this is 101, 88 over crossing the headlights heading in the northbound direction and it's looking great for your tuesday morning commute. let's go across town to 280, that too is moving nicely that's at the 17880 overcross. and here's a look at some of your issues in san francisco with the. we do have a big rig that's hauling an oversized trailer and that apparently is take upg two
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lanes southbound 101 near paul street. guys. all right. thank you. happening today, san francisco's entertainment commission will consider allowing the san francisco armory to host events until 2:00 a.m. seven days a week. right now it can only do that on fridays and saturdays so neighbors are against erp against the idea because of noise and traffic. the armory received a special permit to host a pride event until 4:00 a.m. on sunday. as many as 4,000 people are expected to attend. they sell the san francisco "examiner" they've spent more than $8 million on sound proofing the building. a man killed while his tesla was in auto pilot mode. what they're revealing before that crash. that crash. retail terror
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abc 7 mornings, all news. all morning. you're looking at surveillance video from southern california. it shows a woman fighting a man who suddenly attacked her inside a store. they say he preyed upon that woman working alone. he tried to pull her by her hair into a storage room on saturday. detectives are calling the crime an attempted kidnapping. the predator got away. the the store has now changed its schedule so employees never have to work alone. new details havee merged in
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the death of a tesla driver killed while using his car's out u autopilot mowed. you're looking at video of joshua brown after buying the tesla. he died after colliding with a large fluk florida last year. from the investigators discovered brown kept his hands off the car's steering wheel even though onboard warnings told him to grab the wheel. they report that are tesla declined to comment on the federal report. bart says it's continuing to make it easier for riders to store their bikes or take them on trains. new more secure bike racks are being tested at the 16th street and pleasant hill stations. the bike frame and one wheel are locked way mechanism significantly stronger than the traditional bike rack com bah inflation and an alarm will sound if anyone tampers with the bike. he they are installing mini ramps on some of the handrails to allow passengers to roll their bikes as they walk up or down. imagine you have a pool, it's oceanside and you look in that pool and there's a sea turtle i side p. animal experts believe the 250 pound turtle
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climbed up on the beach to lay eggs and then got a little disoriented and confused, i don't blame her, it's close to the beach, and so she went into the pool thinking i'm back at home in the ocean. or maybe she just liekds pools, i don't know. >> she likes that saltwater pool. >> she does. they deemed her healthy so they carried her back into the atlantic. one guess where this happened. >> florida. >> because all crazy animal stories happen in the great state of florida. >> tls it's actually accurate, that's true. >> that's a beautiful pool. i don't fooind mind that. i mean, you know, i wouldn't find that actually. >> i would have charged my neighbors. come swim with the turt. >> yes. bring over your snork he will, it will be great. >> it will be fun. >> call him crush. >> i'd like to be in that pool today. sniend heat relief again today an it's going to get hoert tomorrow and thursday. summer begins this even about 9:24 and today probably one of our cooler today until we get to the weekend. here a look at walnut creek, i started with you, east bay,
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valleys because this is as nice as it gets today. now that the sun up, the heating is on. and you're going to reach triple digits. so our most daylight of the entire year, today and tomorrow. now the heat will build to record levels tomorrow into thursday, but it will also break for all of us by sunday. look at the winds. there is a little bit of a marine layer out there, about a thousand feet deep, a few clouds along the coast, but these winds are not going to transport. anywhere past the bay shoreline. so san francisco not bad, 71 today to 72 in the mission, possibly 73. and south san francisco but about 63 in ocean beach. 78 today in oakland, but there are some warm spots castro valley 85, union city 84 with free monday. 24 degree spread from 61 in pacifica to about 85 in red wood city. half moon bay about 62 degrees today. south bay warm to hot, 88 in san jose but we'll have some 90s in places like loss kallos about
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91, gilroy about 96 degrees. up north 92 summer heat in assistant rosa, 87? san rafael. 72 in sauls lito and i know complaining will the ac ever stop running is not endearing. 98 to about 102 in our east bay valley. quickly want to show you tonight's temperatures. 50s and 60s for most of us. so some good sleeping. if you slept well last night he'll sleep well tonight. he'll sleep well tonight. accuweather 100 inland in the valley. 10-minute drive from the toll plasa, if that's your commute this morning it's not bad. to the golden gate, look at at that, talk about refreshing. you've got a bit of clouds but not hampering your visibility. trafbl is flowing very nicely through there. we do have a stall in san
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francisco, this is a big rig that is hauling oversized trailer and apparently it's taking up two lanes so if you're find being yourself south of 280, if you travel on 101 that's what the slowed traffic is all about. we're going to check back with that and your bay bridge backup in just a few minutes. good morning america at 7:00 right here on abc 7. >> and we're live with a look at what's ahead. good morning, amy. >> good morning to you natasha and wrejgy. coming up next on gma the bat is brewing in both chambers of congress this morning as democrats launch a marathon protest overnight demanding republicans be more clear on the bill they are draftding to replace the affordable care act. while voting is under way in georgia special election for a house see the that the could have i national impact. and then o.j. simpson up for parole, the former nfl star serve a 33-year sentence could have a chance to walk free. we'll tell you how life has been
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behind bars for him and this morning whichbz closest friends speak out. an abc exclusive bachelorette star speaking for the first time about her big healthcare overseas. what she's saying and what you need to know about the warning signs all coming up next here on gma. back to you. >> sounds good. see you at 7:00. coming up next, it's time to ask about car warrantsty, what you can do if you need a repund. a health alert for anyone with back problems. you may twoopt consider a yoga class. it is 6:21. there's a look at the sun com ♪ ♪ (vo) you can pass down a subaru forester. (dad) she's all yours. (vo) but you get to keep the memories.
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sun salutation i know a lot of you love yoga and if you have chronic back pain, doing yoga could be as good as therapy. 320 adults with moderate to severe chronic low pain were studied. participants, divided into three groups. one was assigned toy weekly yoeg ago class, another made physical their pif visits and the third received an educational book and news letters. at the end of the stud dit yoga group had about the same amounts of improvement in pain and functioning as the group getting physical therapy. time to ask glen from south san francisco a question about car warranty refunds. he spoke with us in daly city.
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michael finney has his answer. >> i bought a van, i was offered a warranty and i was advised that i could cancel it within a year. so the year hasn't passed yet and i tried to cancel it and i called again today and they said, they don't have any clue what i'm talking about. how i can get my money back? >> hey, glen, i'm so sorry to hear about your situation. that's not fair. you did all the right things. you asked in the beginning, you called them back, you followd up with a paperwork. i want to make sure you get your money back. now what's going to be crucial is proving that you tried to cancel that warranty. that means you're going neetd paperwork if the if you have that or even if you don't i want to you call my hotline here at the station. we're open monday through friday from 10:00 to 2:00. glen, good luck and i'll help. >> you there's no one fwoert have on your side than michael finney. if you have a question for him, share it on social media or call
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him and use the #askfinney. according to new the best vacation spot is sonoma. >> they say sonoma is the best calling it, quote, napa's rustic, less refined and more relaxed sister. monterey, by the way, ranked sixth. >> you just might not want to good on thursday because it's going to be super hot. especially in the north bay. but otherwise it's really great. next at 6:30 it pays to the governor. how much jerry brown is going to be earning come the end of the year. >> plus heat wave. the damage this week's weather is leaving in the bay area. and what if you saw someone breaking into your home on your cell phone? we have the answer out of new mexico. eye just gretting crazy surveillance video here on my commuteder i'm sthaegt up next. it's going ton 100 today, what wine would you pair with that? hi, everybody. summer begins this evening and
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today's one of our cooler days. today's one of our cooler days. we're s
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good morning east bay. let's get up and get going. this is abc 7 mornings. now at 6:30, google wants to build a big new campus in san jose. today the city could take a major step toward the future. some residents have big
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concerns. but first heat wave. our camera showing us the sunrising on what will be another hot day here in the bay area. this is going to be where you want to be, right? the beach. a cool and comfortable start there, let's get right to mike neek co. >> you can imagine just kind of snug eling into that cool stand this morning, that would feel great. hi, everybody. here's a look at live do lar seven. there's clouds along the coast. they're not going to last long because there no clouds on the north bay coast and that dry air is going to filter down to the rest of us. with total sunshine about everywhere it's up to the breeze to cool us off and it's going to do that along the coast and into the san francisco shore bay line. for the rest of us it's going to be hot again. mid 50s to upper 60s 7:00. we'll stay into 60s at the coast, the 80s around the bay and 90s to 100 inland. sioux. we've got slow traffic on the western side of the bay bring. it's actually picking up quite nicely as you make your way into san francisco. the eastern side, though, we've
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got big delays as we had earlier problems behind the toll plaza in a stall. metering lights were turned on we'll check that in a minute. it's a great commute through san rafael all the way to the bridge where you'll find a little bit of refreshing fog. we have an accident on the sa knoll grade i'll update that in our next report. we do face several more days of the staggers temperatures. how do we beat this heat? tiffany live for us in berkeley. >> reporter: good morning, one way to beat the heat is to get outside right now because it's actually quite pleasant here in berkeley. that is all going to change in just a few short hours. the extreme heat is back today and throughout much of the workweek. and as you know, triple digits temperatures aren't just uncomfortable, they can be down right dangerous, especially for the oldest and youngest among us. doctors warn that dehydration can include many different symptoms including muscle cramps, push thatta, fatigue and vomiting. staying hydrated, grab a snack
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and resting in a shady spot are some of the best things you can do if you're out work organize playing in the sun. around the bay area people have found other ways to beat the heat including splashing in fountains, snacking on ice cream and stocking up on extra fans. >> i always love ice water constantly just drinking ice water is what i like do. we also just freeze a lot of gator aids. >> icy beverages are definitely a big hit at one phil's coffee location customers order so many frozen mint mow heat toes the shop ran out of ice and had to send an employee out for an emergency troun stock up on more. live in berkeley, tiffany wilson, abc 7 news. all right. thank you. california is under a flex alert this morning and we're all advised to conserve election tris sit toy ease the pressure on our power gritd. look at that graph. the agency that that oversees our statewide system prepared this. we're still at the lowest point right now but it's all expected
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to peak between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. it could be extended with temperatures r temps expected to climb higher on thursday. they say this heat wave is the biggest single heat event affecting our power use since 2006. the heat is also posing problems for our roads. in santa rosa part of the sidewalk along shah nay road buckled under the trim digit temperatures. this happens when concrete expands because of prolonged heat. neighbors first spotted the buckled sidewalk yesterday, street crews weren't able -- i should say saturday. they weren't able to get to it until yesterday. stores across the bay area there is a run on fans and air conditioners. abc 7 news was at the orchard supply hardware on royal avenue where shelves, nearly empty. one lucky customer was getting the last air conditioner as we were there. the manager says they have more acs and fans arriving regularly. a wildfire is forcing voluntary evacuations this morning. the whole come fire is burning
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near big bear lake. it started yesterday around 3:00 and jumped to 850 acres in a number of hours. the fire is 0% contained. four hundred 50 firefighters are working that fire. you can track it with the accuweather app, you can find it free in your phone's app store. download it you'll be instaptdly notified about heat alerts and advisories. google wants to build a mega campus in downtown san jose and today the city will decide whether to take the next step and enter into talks. >> it could mean thousands of jobs but not everybody is happy about this development. matt. >> reporter: good morning, reggie and natasha. google has big plans for this area here in downtown san jose but community activists want to make sure that they are their say. the city sees big opportunity here in this area, the tech giant wants to build a mega campus between 6 million to 8 million square feet near the diridon station, caltrain light rail amtrak and eventually the
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bart extension. google has started buying up parcels. today the council will decide if it wants to move fofrd with an exclusive agreement with google for some the city-own and agency-owned properties. concerned residents willing left out activists say. they want several things including the city to use local workers and hire local people to work many this when its complete. >> there's a substantial risk that it will exacerbate income equality. there's a substantial risk it will make the housing crisis worse than it already is. >> this will abe long process. they predict it could take a decade to complete. today's council meeting starts at 1:30 afternoon. >> matt, thank you. police in santa rosa say a father killed his two children before killing himself. the bodies of alvara camara his
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6-year-old daughter and 18 maryland son were found in his harold on slater street. he was separated from his wife and she called the sheriff's department and she called to say he failed to meet her to hand over the children. they say they tried several times to check object kids. they had to climb through a bathroom window yesterday morning. neighbors say he was a good father but appeared to be on edge in recent days. >> he was having a hard time going through a divorce and there was wishtz kids and custody and all that. >> police say that tler going to be going through court records and family history as part of their investigation. >> a group of jewish students and visitors is suing san francisco state university over alleged anti-semitism and discrimination. the lawsuit centers on a confrontation from last april when the mayor of jerusalem was invited to speak on campus. the suit claims protesters shouted offensive chants and used bull horns while school officialsaldly told police to stand down. the protest successfully interrupted the mayor's speech and the group who hosted him says its first amendment right
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to the free speech was violated. now a live desk update with jessica castro. >> just into our live desk just crazy security volunteered i have have to show you. it's from albuquerque, new mexico, a thief caught red handed by neighbors. this guy on the left there going into the house, putting on a jacket, even grab a beer. okay. he was being watched, though. a homeowner got the alert on his phone, called neighbors and look at that the group go inside with weapons drawn. one of the neighbors, named sandra actually grabbed two pistols from her own garage to run over there and you see the group tie the guy up. there's the picture. police eventually got there and arrested him but you see that large group coming to help and that neighbor that grabbed the two pistols, she said, quote, neighbors always have each other's back. they sure did. back to you guys. >> the kind of neighbor you want to have. thanks. governor brown and other state leaders are getting
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another raise. yesterday the california citizens compensation commission approved a 3% pay hike. that snarts december. it's the fitchth raise in as many years for lawmakers that pushes governor brown's salary up to $195,000 and that makes him the highest paid governor in the country. happening today, san francisco super advisor said to vote on a proposal to ban the sale of flavored toy backco. it would prohibit retailers from selling menthol cigarettes, flavored chewing tobacco and lick kids containing nicotine. they say they target minority communities and teenagers. small business owners say the ban is going to hurt them and only promote a black market of flavored tobacco products. millions of dollars in relief is coming to san jose to help flood victims. they passed a bill allotting $5.4 million for flood relief. they say the money will go to how'sing for flood victims. days of heavy rain caused coyote creek to overflow in february. it caused at least whun million dollars in damage to homes and
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businesses in low-lying neighborhoods along the creek. now your accuweather forecast with mike neek co. >> did you sleep better this morning? hopefully this helped a little bit. temperatures about 2 to 7 degrees cooler than time yesterday. let's take a look down in the south bay. a lot of low to mid-60s to san jose at about 64 degrees. same thing in santa clear are san teresa neighborhood. warm around dan ville at 72. 69 be in brentwood and laugh yet. 58 in alameda. 67, napa 63. memory ville you can he soot sunshine breaching the east bay hills. mass transit i there will be warm stations inland. on the water it's not going to be as warm as the last couple days. that asphalt could get up to 145 degrees today on the roads. here's the latest on our heat advisory. it continues until 9:00 nurse. it does not inclutd the san francisco shoreline near the coast. you are less susceptible to heat injuries. the most susceptible is san
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mateo to fairfield. i'll give awe i quick looks 60s at the coast to 100 inland but warmer kurming up in my fen-day forecast. we're going to the san mateo bridge where it's about a 20-minute dive from 880 over towards 101. no stalls or accidents just a lot of folks out at 6:40 in the morning try to get from the east bay to the peninsula. southbound 680 this is your live shot past north main and walnut creek towards 24th a little sluggish for about a ten-minute drive from concord to the 24 interchange. you can see up and over the at mont pass typically slow and we have a five-car accident on the the sa knoll grade. it cleared out of lanes but that damage done. you are slow and go southbound 680 from dublin all the way to sa knoll boulevard. >> a warning for drone own thers morning. the bay area city that could soon crack down on where you can fly. >> and just coming into our live desk, big developments after the
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death of a u.s. student otto warmbier after his time in north korea. what is happening this morning into the search for what went wrong. and the holidays are still months away but this year you're going to have to pay more to get your gifts delivered. it's 6:41 mike and sioux working on the forecast, look at working on the forecast, look at that traffic and
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this morning questions still remain over the death of otto warmbier the american student who was held captive by north korea. the 22-year-old died yesterday, days after he returned home in a coma. he was released from north korea unconscious and unresponsive. the country claims that he contracted botulism. his family said, quote, the awful tortious mistreatment our son received at the hands of the north koreans ensured no other outcome was possible. >> even if you believe their explanation of botulism and a sleeping pill causing the coma, and we don't, there is no excuse for any civilized nation to have kept his condition secret. >> the china-based tour group that took warmbier to north korea said it will no longer take americans there. i do want to jump in with a quick update here. the coroner's office in syne syne ju -- cincinnati saying it's going to officially investigate his death. it will be done at the
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cincinnati hospital where he died. and we do expect a little bit more information later today. the coroner's office says they will address the media this afternoon. important to note we haven't heard anything official about his injuries september from cincinnati doctors who said there was evidence his brain had been deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time and that he definitely did not have botulism, as his parents were told from north korea. back to you. the whole thing is just so sad. thank you. senatoree elizabeth warren wants most of wells fargo's board of directors thrown out. massachusetts democrat has written a letter demanding the federal reserve remove the 12 directors who served during the bank's fake account scandal. she says the fed has to hold board members accountable. 2 million client accounts were created without the customers's knowledge. last year wells fargo agreed to pay a $185 million fine. banktion experts it's unlike lit fed will remove those board members. house speaker paul ryan says congress going to overhaul the tax code by the end of the year,
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despite the visions among republicans. in a speech he's set to give today, ryan says republicans and the white house can't blow the chance to simplify and make the tax system more efficient. ryan says he'll oppose any attempt by republicans to just cut taxes. 6:46 now and santa cruz considering a new drone law to protect the safety of the community, it says. according to assistant cruz sentinel, the new law stems from complaints about invasion of privacy. the first draft wads introduced yesterday. proposed ideas include needing consent from owners to fly over their property to stay away from police investigation dollars and medical emergencies. if the city council approved the law at two public readings, it would go into effect 30 days later. japanese air bag maker takata like tlily to seek bankruptcy protection. legal experts say that will leave little money for those who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by exploding air bag inflators. at least 16 people died. it touched off the biggest recall in u.s. auto history. takata pleaded guilty to fraud
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and agreed to a $1 billion settlement. one lawyer says victims will now get 5 to 10 cents on the dollar compared with what they would have been get if they sued a healthy company the. happening today a vote on money for the controversial expansion of the west county detention center in richmond. protests are expected as the contra cost of board of supervisor is set to vote on allocating $25 million from the general fund to the project. they voted to pursue the expansion to alleviate overcrowding in the martinez jail. opponents say the money would be better spent on ment and other services. loss cot goes tose police are investigating a rob relationship at an 'em store. witnesses tell police four men went into the store and took a variety of display merchandise before running out. police say the suspects were seen leaving downtown loss gat dos in a black charge dodger driving towards highway 17 on a ramp. sending a gift through ups
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for christmas to cost more. they'll range from 27 cents for ground shipments early in the season to 97 cents for faster air delivery the. surcharges begin november of nine teenl there is a window between december 3 reasonable doubt and the seven teeth when the charge will not apply. they say the surcharges will help cover the costsch hiring additional workers and he renting more trucks and planes during the holiday season. filming hasn't officially started yet for the next movie in the "star wars" saga. >> but some footage for that film has been shot thanks to the directedtor of the last "star wars" installment. the crew of the last jedi got the request for one extra thing from the director of "star wars" episode nine. no one can revealing what was shot. production is due to begin next january with the film set to hit theettors in may, 2019. it is now owned by disney which is the parent company of abc 7. i'm obsessed with when "star
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wars" land is going to be opening because i watch conconstruction of that on blogs on a daily basis. >> this is a true dis dieslyland fan right over here. >> you just took it up a notch. >> he did. >> watching it daily? >> i'm telling the truth on myself and our executive produce ker attest this is true because she's seen me do it. >> i admire you more and more every day. as a fan of ""star wars"" you hit it right there. winds are out of the west at about 19 miles per hour and look at that, the fog trying to make more of a dent into our heat wave. for the bay and for the coast but not inland today. in fact, you can see it from the tower. summer's longest days are today and tomorrow. heat builds tomorrow, watching for records thursday and then relief coming this weekend. let's take a look at our temperatures. down in the south bay closer you are to the water the cooler it is 84 in sunnyvale, 880 ailt in san jose.
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70 nait santa cruzzed to today with afternoon sunshine. 75 millbrae, 81 ton 85 for the rest of us. low 60s along the coast with mostly sunny sky today, 66 in the is unshet to 71 in downtown san francisco. 72 in sauls leeta. everybody else upper 80s to low 90s through the north bay. low to mid 80s on the east bay. tonight's swim team night. you don't have to wear your goggles, your suit, or your cap, that's what i hear. so first pitch 72, ril cold if you're wearing your swimsuit if it's 65. upper 90s to low 100s in our east bay valleys. lows tonight mid-50s to mid-60s, maybe a few 70s around antioch but that will be the exception. seven-day forecast, look at that just sweltering to even dangerous heat thursday we'll hold on to the 100s one more day inland and friday 90s as we head through the weekend.
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looks like it will be in the 60s for the pride parade and san francisco sunday. sioux. chp updating this accident we have a traffic alert on the sa knoll grade. six cars involved one lane is blocked and i put some road says enzers on there skou see how slow. you get to about 14 miles per hour just a ground from dub wlin all the way towards highway 84. that might be your good alternate out of livermore, highway 84. it's kind of clug sluggish but it's not nearly as bad as snoel grade this morning. avoid that if at all possible. we have a highway closure highway 9 spring creek before barreled creek, power pole repair there they had to shut it down since 11:30 last night. they should reopen the eto is about 8:00 this morning. so we'll be following that four guys as well. more on the sa knoll grade upgrades when we come back. multiple agencies in san francisco are teaming up to help all of us that go to the beach about potential problems there.
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official plan to address several issues about beach conditions and public safety where there are dangerous rip kurntsz. water rescue teams will conduct a mock rescue to teach people how they can hech. activities start at 10:00 this morning near ocean 3w50e67. we're back in 90 seconds with the seven things you need to know before you go. look at the instagram picture for the day if the george nus. you can follow us at abc 7 news bay area and you can share your pictures by using the >> you can see, the sun support here in the bay area. here in the bay area. we're keeping you up to date
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it is 6:54 here the seven things. number one, two new power outages have just popped up. they say more than 10,000 customers in concord and union city are impacted. california is under a flex alert today and tomorrow. that means everyone is advised to save power to prevent even more outages. >> especially from 2:00 to 9 clock during the evening hours. i did a load of laundry this morning. here's a look at just how hot it's going to be. today your 12-hour day planner 50s and 60s this morning, great start. we'll stay in the 60s at the coast but hit the 80s around the bay. mid-90s continue to low 100s inland. number three the heat wave affect the the entire west
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coast, es specially the narpt arizona already 50 flights cancelled today by american airlines. the planes can't fly in heat more than 118 degrees and it's going to hit 120. they will consider entering into talks with going the during the diridon station. part of that profoes buy city-owned land. they worry it could squeeze out working san jose residents. number five, sioux hal following your tuesday morning commute with an accident on the sa knoll grade. as many as six cars involved, left lane is blocked here. you might want to take highway 84 it's looking a lot better. speeds of less than 20 miles per hour on the sa knoll grade this morning. number six take a look at these new bike racks bart is testing at the six teeth street and pleasant hill stations. a mechanism locks the bike's frame and one mooel wheel more securely than traditional back racks and locks.
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number seven as we prepare for fs pride this weekend take a look at that couple's photo from washington, d.c. pride going viral right now taken in 1993. and this year they took the same exact picture at the dc celebration. more than 20,000 people have shared it on facebook. that guy's sun glass game is strong and consistent. congrats to them. >> i was wondering how did you survive heat in the los angeles when you lived there that was like 110 degrees. >> lots of pool time. >> see, that's what you need. have a great day. keep cool if you can. >> gma is next. good-bye.
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good morning, america. wild weather coast to coast. severe thunderstorms sweeping across the east bringing torrential downpours. flash flooding and damaging winds all caught on camera. as a massive dust storm leads to a deadly 25-car pileup in new mexico. the southwest now baking under historic heat, bracing for scorching triple-digit temperatures already canceling flights this morning. also this morning, the election showdown. all eyes on the most expensive house race ever as voters now head to the polls this morning. president trump watching closely, already up early tweeting about it and the health care battle takes a turn overnight. senate democrats protesting late past midnight, what they call secrecy.


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