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ahead of schedule. >> those are the headlines now. that's all for the moment. >> live coverage of the president's address on afghanistan is next. this is an abc news special. nw reporting george stephanopoulos. >> we are coming on the air now because trump is about to address the nation for the first time on the war in afghanistan. it is already america's longest war, almost 16 years. more than 2,000 americans have sacrificed their lives in that country, more than 20,000 wounded. and with a new strategy, president trump will announce for the troops gathered there, america's longest war is all but certain to continue for several more years with several thousand more american troops. for years, the president called for the u.s. to get out of afghanistan all through the campaign. he complained our troops are stuck in a war we are not winning, sugge.
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our senior white house correspondent, the three generals playing suchl prominent roles, james mattis, h.r. mcmaster, and john kelly, have apparently persuaded the president against his gut to do more, not less. >> reporter: this was not an easy decision for president trump and in fact, fellow republicans have blasted him for taking so long to make up his mind. increased troops, if he does that, would mark a major shift. in 2013, before he announced his candidacy, he said we should withdraw. afghanistan is a waste of money. as president, he's taken a much more measured meeting at camp david on friday where he finally made up his minds and he was surrounded by those generals and his national security team. >> the president of the united states. >> let me bring in martha rad at as well.
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the influence of these generals cannot be overstated. >> it can't. and also the influence of iraq. i think donald trump remembers what happened in iraq, that barack obama took those troops out and isis moved in. >> now the president. >> vice president pence, secretary of state tillerson, members of the cabinet, general dunford, deputy secretary shanahan. and to all of the military at home and abroad, we send our thoughts and prayers to the families of our brave sailors who were injured and lost after a tragic collision at sea as well as to those conducting the search and recovery efforts. i am here tonight to lay out our
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path forward in afghanistan and south asia. but before i provide the details of our new strategy, i want to say a few words to the service members here with us tonight. to those watching from their posts, and to all americans listening at home, since the founding of our republic, our country has produced a special class of heroes whose selflessness, courage and resolve is unmatched in human history. american patriots, from every generation, have given their last breath on the battlefield for our nation and for our freedom. through their lives and though their lives were cut short, in their deeds they achieved total
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immortality by following the heroic example of those who fought to preserve our republic, we can find the inspiration our country needs to unify, to heal and to remain one nation under god. the men and women of our military operate as one team with one shared mission and one shared sense of purpose. they transcend every line of race, ethnicity, creed and color to serve together and sacrifice together in absolutely perfect cohesion. that is because all service members are brothers and sisters. they're all part of the same family. it's called the american family. they take the same oath, fight
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for the same flag and live according to the same law. they're bound together by common purpose, mutual trust and selfless devotion to our nation and to each other. the soldier understands what we as a nation too often forget, that a wound inflicted upon a single member of our community is a wound inflicted upon us all. when one part of america hurts, we all hurt. and when one citizen suffers an injustice, we all suffer together. loyalty to our nation demands loyalty to one another. love for america requires love for all of its people. when we open our hearts to
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patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry and no tolerance for hate. the young men and women we send to fight our wars abroad deserve to return to a country that is not at war with itself at home. we cannot remain a force for peace in the world if we are not at peace with each other. as we send our bravest to defeat our enemies overseas, and we will always win, let us find the courage to heal our divisions within. let us make a simple promise to the men and women we ask to fight in our name, that when they return home from battle, they will find a country that has renewed the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that unite us
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together as one. thanks to the vigilance and skill of the american military and of our many allies throughout the world, horrors on the scale of september 11th nobody can ever forget that have not been repeated on our shores. but we must acknowledge the reality i'm here to talk about tonight, that nearly 16 years after september 11th attacks, after the extraordinary sacrifice of blood and treasure, the american people are weary of war without victory. nowhere is this more evident than with the war in afghanistan. the longest war in american history, 17 years. i share the american people's frustration. i also share their frustration
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over a foreign policy that has spent too much time, energy, money and, most importantly, lives trying to rebuild countries in our own image instead of pursuing our security interests above all other considerations. that is why shortly after my inauguration i directed secretary of defense mattis and my national security team to undertake a comprehensive review of all strategic options in afghanistan and south asia. my original instinct was to pull out, and historically i like following my instincts. but all my life i've heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the oval office. in other words, when you're
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president of the united states. so i studied afghanistan in great deal, and from every conceivable angle. after many meetings over many months we held our final meeting last friday at camp david with my cabinet and generals to complete our strategy. i arrived at three fundamental conclusions about america's core interests in afghanistan. first, our nation must seek an honorable and enduring outcome worthy of the tremendous sacrifices that have been made especially the sacrifices of lives. the men and women who serve our nation in combat deserve a plan for victory. they deserve the tools they need and the trust they have earned to fight and to win.
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second, the consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable. 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in our history, was planned and directed from afghanistan because that country was ruled by a government that gave comfort and shelter to terrorists. a hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that terrorists, including isis and al qaeda, would instantly fill just as happened before september 11th. and as we know, in 2011, america hastily and mistakenly withdrew from iraq. as a result, our hard-won gains slipped back into the hands of
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terrorists enemies. our soldiers watched as cities they had fought for and bled to liberate and won were occupied by a terrorist group called isis. the vacuum we created by leaving too soon gave safe haven for isis to spread, to grow, recruit and launch attacks. we cannot repeat in afghanistan the mistake our leaders made in iraq. third and finally, i concluded that the security threat wes face in afghanistan and the broader region are immense. today, 20 u.s. designated foreign terrorist organizations are active in afghanistan and pakistan. the highest concentration in any region anywhere in the world. for its part pakistan often
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gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror. the threat is worse because pakistan and india are two nuclear armed states whose tense relations threaten to spiral into conflict, and that could happen. no one denies that we have inherited a challenging and troubling situation in afghanistan and south asia. but we do not have the luxury of going back in time and making different or better decisions. when i became president, i was given a bad and very complex hand, but i fully knew what i was getting into. big and intricate problems. but one way or another, these problems will be solved. i'm a problem solver. and in the end we will win. we must address the reality of
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the world as it exists right now. the threats we face and the confronting of all of the problems of today, and extremely predictable consequences of a hasty withdrawal. we need look no further than last week's vile, vicious attack in barcelona to understand that terror groups will stop at nothing to commit the mass murder of innocent men, women and children. you saw it for yourself. horrible. as i outlined in my speech in saudi arabia three months ago, america and her partners are committed to stripping terrorists of their territory, cutting off their funding and exposing the false allure of their evil ideology. terrorists who slaughter innocent people will find no
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glory in this life or the next. they are nothing but thugs and criminals and predators, and, that's right, losers. working alongside our allies, we will break their will, dry up their recruitment, keep them from crossing our borders and, yes, we will defeat them and we will defeat them handily. in afghanistan and pakistan, america's interests are clear. we must stop the resurgence of safe havens that enable terrorists who threaten america. and we must prevent nuclear weapons and materials from coming into the hands of terrorists and being used against us or anywhere in the world, for that matter. but to prosecute this war, we will learn from history as a result of our comprehensive review, american strategy in
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afghanistan and south asia will change dramatically in the following ways. a core pillar of our new strategy is a shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions. i've said it many times, how counterproductive it is for the united states to announce in advance the dates we intend to begin or end military options. we will not talk about numbers of troops or our plans for further military activities. conditions on the ground, not arbitrary timetables, will guide our strategy from now on. america's enemies must never know our plans or believe they can wait us out. i will not say when we are going to attack, but attack we will. another fundamental pillar of our new strategy is the
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integration of all instruments of american power. diplomatic, economic and military toward a successful outcome. some day after an effective military effort, perhaps it will be possible to have a political settlement that includes elements of the taliban and afghanistan, but nobody knows if or when that will ever happen. america will continue its support for the afghan government and the afghan military as they confront the taliban in the field. ultimately it is up to the people of afghanistan to take ownership of their future, to govern their society and to achieve an everlasting peace. we are a partner and a friend, but we will not dictate to the afghan people how to live or how to govern their own complex
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society. we are not nation building again. we are killing terrorists. the next pillar of our new strategy is to change the approach in how to deal with pakistan. we can no longer be silent about pakistan's safe havens for terror organizations, the taliban and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond. pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in afghanistan. it has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists. in the past, pakistan has been a valued partner. our militaries have worked together against common enemies. the pakistani people have suffered greatly from terrorism and extremism. we recognize those contributions and those sacrifices.
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but pakistan has also sheltered the same organizations that try every single day to kill our people. we have been paying pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they're housing the very terrorists that we are fighting, but that will have to change, and that will change immediately. no partnership can survive a country's harboring of militants and terrorists who target u.s. service members and officials. it is time for pakistan to demonstrate its commitment to civilization, order and to peace. another critical part of the south asia strategy for america is to further develop its strategic partnership with india, the world's largest democracy and a key security and economic partner of the united states. we appreciate india's important
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contributions to stability in afghanistan, but india makes billions of dollars in trade with the united states, and we want them to help us more with afghanistan especially in the area of economic assistance and development. we are committed to pursuing our shared objectives for peace and security in south asia and the broader indo-pacific region. finally, my administration will ensure that you, the brave defenders of the american people, will have the necessary tools and rules of engagement to make this strategy work and work effectively and work quickly. i've already lifted restrictions the previous administration placed on our war fighters that prevented the secretary of defense and our commanders in the field from fully and swiftly waging battle against the enemy.
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micro management from washington, d.c., does not win battles. they're one in the field drawing upon the judgment and expertise of wartime commanders and frontline soldiers, acting in realtime with real authority and with a clear mission to defeat the enemy. that's why we will also expand authority for american armed forces to target the terrorist and criminal networks that sow violence and chaos throughout afghanistan. these killers need to know they have nowhere to hide, that no place is beyond the reach of american might and american arms. retribution will be fast and powerful. as we lift restrictions and expand authorities in the field, we're already seeing dramatic results in the campaign to
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defeat isis including the liberation of mosul in iraq. since my inauguration, we have achieved record breaking success in that regard. we will also maximize sanctions and other financial and law enforcement actions against these networks to eliminate their ability to export terror. when america commits its warriors to battle, we must ensure they have every weapon to apply swift, decisive and overwhelming force. our troops will fight to win. we will fight to win. from now on, victory will have a clear definition. attacking our enemies, obliterating isis, crushing al qaeda, preventing the taliban from taking over afghanistan, and stopping mass terror attacks against america before they emerge. we will ask our nato allies and
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local partners to support our new strategy with additional troop and funding increases in line with our own. we are confident they will. since taking office, i have made clear that our allies and partners must contribute much more money to our collective defense. and they have done so. in this struggle, the heaviest burden will continue to be borne by the good people of afghanistan and their courageous armed forces. as the prime minister of afghanistan has promised, we are going to participate in economic development to help defray the cost of this war to us. afghanistan is fighting to defend and secure their country against the same enemies who threaten us. the stronger the afghan security forces become, the less we will
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have to do. aft after gap afghans will secure and build their own nation and define their own future. we want them to succeed but we will no longer use american military might to construct democracies in faraway lands or try to rebuild other countries in our own image. those days are over. we are not asking them to change their way of life but to pursue goals that allow our children to live better and safer lives. this principled realism will guide our decisions moving forward. military power alone will not bring peace to afghanistan or stop the terrorist threat arising in that country. but strategically applied force aims to create the conditions for a political process to achieve a lasting peace.
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america will work with the afghan government as long as we see determination and progress. however, our commitment is not unlimited and our support is not a blank check. the government of afghanistan must carry their share of the military, political and economic burden. the american people expect to see real reforms, real progress and real results. our patience is not unlimited. we will keep our eyes wide open in abiding by the oath i took on january 20th. i will remain steadfast in protecting american lives and american interests. in this effort, we will make common cause with any nation that chooses to stand and fight alongside us against this global
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threat. terrorists take heed. america will never let up until you are dealt a lasting defeat. under my administration, many billions of dollars more is being spent on our military. and this includes vast amounts being spent on our nuclear arsenal and missile defense. in every generation, we have faced down evil, and we have always prevailed. we prevailed because we know who we are and what we are fighting for. not far from where we are gathered tonight hundreds of thousands of america's greatest patriots lay in eternal rest at arlington national cemetery. there is more courage, sacrifice and love in those hallowed grounds than in any other spot on the face of the earth. many of those who have fought
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and died in afghanistan enlisted in the months after september 11th, 2001. they volunteered for a simple reason -- they loved america, and they were determined to protect her. now we must secure the cause for which they gave their lives. we must unite to defend america from its enemies abroad. we must restore the bonds of loyalty among our citizens at home, and we must achieve an honorable and enduring outcome worthy of the enormous price that so many have paid. our actions and in months to come all of them will honor the sacrifice of every fallen hero, every family who lost a loved one and every wounded warrior who shed their blood in defense of our great nation.
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with our resolve, we will ensure that your service and that your families will bring about the defeat of our enemies and the arrival of peace. we will push onward to victory with power in our hearts, courage in our souls and everlasting pride in each and every one of you. thank you. may god bless our military, and may god bless the united states of america. thank you very much. thank you. >> president trump laying out what he calls a new path forward in afghanistan. no more deadlines, no more timetables. tough conditions on afghanistan and pakistan. he didn't say so in his speech, but this will require more troops. his generals have already recommended that about 4,000 more troops. but this was also a plea for xwrunty here at home. that's how the president began the speech. i want to start with our chief
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political analyst matthew dowd. something of a make good there after the remarks about the charlottesville violence that were widely criticizeded in the united states. we have a poll showing 2-1 disapproval. the president said we cannot remain a force for peace in the world if we do not have peace at home. >> this is a very unpopular president engaging in a very unpopular war with a president has a huge trust deficit in this. now he owns this war now he didn't start. but the first five minutes of his speech was about -- it was obviously post-charlotte -- charlottesville. it was about racism, bigotry. he and his staff understood before he could even get to talking about the strategy in the war, he had to figure out a way to go back to his monday talking points before his disastrous press conference. he had to figure out a way to go back before he could go forward on this war.
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>> martha raddatz, our chief global affairs reporter, this is not a blank check, an open-ended commitment. i noticed the tough words about pakistan but not spelling out exactly what the consequences of noncooperation would be. >> he didn't. and if it's a national security threat, you certainly want to stay there. there have been threats before to pakistan. we sat here eight years ago listening to barack obama saying he would add troops to afghanistan and wanting to bring the war to a successful conclusion. so i really do think the biggest difference here is the timetable. but i think americans may be confused about how many troops he wants to add because he says he wants overwhelming force. >> we'll return now to our regular programming. that is president trump's new strategy. for many of you on the west coast, that will be "world news." and i'll see you tomorrow on "good morning america." have a good night. >> this has been a special report from abc news.
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this is "abc7 news." good evening. thanks for staying with us. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz. you just heard the president speaking, talking about his strategy for afghanistan. we want to get to our local news. san francisco is expected to hear the final word as early as tomorrow about saturday's m planned right wing rally. >> caroline tyler has the latest. >> reporter: a diverse group of san franciscoens met with the mayor this afternoon to talk strategy in the wake of saturday's planned right wing rally at chrissy field. the city plans to sponsor two counter events to condemn hate and bigotry. chrissy field is under federal jurisdiction, not local control. and the park service has approved a permit for a group
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called patriot mare. t -- patriot prayer. but the mayor wants restrictions. >> my concern is guns. guns and weapons of any kind, be it concealed weapons, sticks, poles. >> reporter: other redirections could include a limit on the participants and how much of the field they can occupy. and the group's request for live music could be denied. they are expecting san francisco police to help with security, which the mayor calls unfair. even if the event is canceled at the last minute, officers could still face chaos. >> the possibility that event does not go through, we will be prepared for protests, demonstrations, that type of thing, throughout san francisco. >> reporter: the city hopes the unity rallies will offer a peaceful outlet. one at noon friday on the steps of city hall.
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the other saturday afternoon at civic city plaza. representative nancy skinner filed a bill to strengthen california's hate crime statue to include those acting in defense of protected groups, not just those members of a protected group. a local san francisco law group has started a go fund me page called adopt a nazi. it's not what you think. the campaign is raising money to benefit the southern poverty law center. leeann melendez explains what they want to achieve. >> reporter: the jewish bar soergs of san francisco thought its campaign would raise only $10,000. they have now received more than $85,000. >> the rally is still five days away. so the sky is the limit. >> reporter: the rally is being organized by patriot prayer, known to attract white
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supremacists and neo-nazis. the organizer said they don't want to clash with far left militant groups, either. the strategy is similar to what adopted in 2014 by the residents of a small german town who wanted to get rid of neo-nazi marchers. >> one year they came up with the idea to sponsor each marcher. i thought i wonder if we can do something similar here. >> reporter: all the money raised will go to the southern poverty law center, an organization in alabama fighting bigotry and hate. >> i'm excited and grateful that activists are countering white supremacy and hate by raising money for organizations that do important work. >> reporter: the law group is how vowing to intensify its social media campaign through the saturday. in san francisco, leeann melendez, "abc7 news." new at 6:00, a federal court
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dismissed a lawsuit today by the city of richmond against the trump administration over richmond's sanctuary city policy. richmond filed the suit in march. they argued that the trump administration's threat to withhold federal money from sanctuary communities that do not cooperate with officials was unconstitutional. but the court determined that richmond did not have standing to challenge the president's order because they don't have a history of actively not cooperating with immigration officials. richmond has thee weeks to file a new suit. for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse passed across the u.s. from coast to coast. california relies on solar power more than any other state. and during the eclipse, solar power dipped dramatically. >> reporter: the eclipse didn't plunge the golden state into
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darkness but caused a dramatic drop in solar power. pg&e spent an entire year for statewide shifts in energy production. the results -- >> providing safe and reliable electric service is something we do every day and happy to say that the solar eclipse didn't change that. >> reporter: customers were not impacted because the company was able to remace what was lost with a combination of other sources. the grid worked just as they hoped. >> it's a great test that the grid can balance the renewables with other sources of power. >> reporter: pg&e saw a sharp drop on the grid. the company lost about 2,000 mega watts of solar power during the peak of the eclipse. to put that into perspective, one mega watt can power a thousand homes. this picture was taken at the iso home. it shows that sudden dip, which
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started just after 9:00 a.m. >> as soon as the eclipse was over, generation spiked. steven greenly says there were no problems. >> we were worried, it was going to be a heat wave or a hot day. that isn't occur, so we got lucky on the weather. >> reporter: pg&e and the iso prepared for an entire year. alyssa harrington, "abc7 news." >> an "abc7 news" captured great images of the eclipse. show us your pictures on social media. some great shots today. it's hard to see what's left of the eastern span of the bay bridge, but it is still there. next, the demolition plans for the final pieces that will impact drivers. i'm spencer christian. many of the clouds that hung around on eclipse monday are departing the day after. i'll have the forecast coming up.
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we'll move now to developing news. the search is on for a suspect who shot an east bay rapper several times early this morning at a richmond gas station. the rapper survived. melanie woodrow has the story. >> reporter: tonight, the artist is this stable condition. right now, police say they do not have a suspect or a getaway vehicle description. but what they do have is surveillance video and they're going through it. he's well known for his contribution to "tell me when to go." the shooting happened at 5:30 this morning at a gas station on carlson boulevard and imperial avenue. a spokesperson says someone shot williams multiple times in his upper torso.
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police are investigating the motive and say there were few witnesses. >> what we know is he was most likely targeted, and it wasn't a random shooting. it kind of underscores the fact that he's probably the person who did this was intending to take his life. because you just don't shoot multiple times not intending for the person to die. >> reporter: a bay area music blog is sending its prayers and positive energy to the artist and his family. police say the artist had a show in oakland sunday night. as part of their investigation, they're now hooking to what if any ties he has here in richmond. melanie woodrow, "abc7 news." >> thank you, melanie. demolition work on what remains of the old bay bridge will continue this fall and the implosion work will affect bikers, pedestrians and drivers on the bridge.
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leslie brinkley explains what to expect. >> reporter: starting next weekend, and on into november, caltrans will be packing explosives and imploding 13 marine foundations still standing five stories tall under the bay. those are mid span along the eastern half of the bay bridge. the implosions went so well in 2015, and in 2016, they're now accelerating the final stage. so plan ahead. chp will impose rolling 20-minute traffic blocks on the triple dig bridge. the implosions are scheduled every other saturday. >> yes, we want to do this. we're not cutting any corners that comes down to protection. >> reporter: marine biologists will be on hand if harbor seals are spotted in the area. and air bubbles will be bumped
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into the watt tore cushion the explosions. >> we're able to save a year and nearly $10 million off of the implosion work planned instead of 13 times we have a blast event, we're talking about only six times we have a blast event. >> reporter: the implosions will affect pedestrians and bicyclists the most. the span will close the entire week before each set of blasts, starting sunday, august 27. so one week open, one week closed through the fall. caltrans hopes to convert cement peers and convert them into a board walk. leslie brinkley, "abc7 news." >> we have the dates for the bike path and bridge closures posted at the market didn't move much today overall, but stocks for foot locker, underarmor and nike
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dropped on concerns about sneaker sales. today, the dow gained 29 points, closing around 21,700. the nasdaq lost thee points. the s&p moved up by two. a pilot program between walmart and uber is doubling in size. walmart is testing out using uber to deliver groceries. it will expand to dallas and orlando. it's been in effect in phoenix and tampa. walmart provides its own grocery delivery service. grocery shoppers have a lot of options to choose from, including amazon and insta cart. coming up next, a look at the forecast. >> right now, enjoy a live look at the
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but most of all... for the this. internet for one everyday simple price and no extra monthly fees. drone view 7 here at pier 15 to catch a glimpse of the eclipse. some people were disappointed they didn't have a clearer view. >> but not all. wayne freedman has the story and some perspective from san francisco's civic center plaza. >> at san francisco city hall, it was a perfect day for a wedding? oh, what a day and what a couple of hours. can you believe that it started right on time? >> not at all. >> reporter: in a world ever
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more connected and yet also more fragmented, here is something to marvel at that humans did not make. >> i'm about to start crying. >> reporter: in a troubled time, what can getter contextualize our place in the universe than a solar eclipse. is it a gift? >> it's really cool thinking it's only happening in the states right now. i don't know, that makes it extra special. >> reporter: for her. for you. for tens of millions of us who donned glasses and stared at the sun at the same moment across this land. for a couple of blessed hours, all of our problems, our worries, burned away in a shared experience. >> we're going through a lot of stuff right now, and this is the atmosphere is so calm. everybody is nice and friendly right now. >> reporter: was there a takeaway? let's ask the groom. it's a once-in-a-lifetime
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eclipse and this is a once-in-a-lifetime -- >> yeah. a great day. >> reporter: you're supposed to say marriage. [ laughter ] >> reporter: fair warned. next year, he gets no anniversary reminder from above. in san francisco, wayne freedman, "abc7 news." . >> and the warnings were widespread, don't look at the eclipse without safety glasses. what happened if you did look at the sun without safety glasses in we've done a followup story and it's on our website, >> you can glance quickly. fendi i defending on where you were, you got an okay view of the eclipse. >> i was in the wrong place at the wrong time. i got a foggy view. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. lots of fog around the bay area right now, low clouds and moisture. some of which may produce a little drizzle. some blue skies looking
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southeast. 65 degrees in san francisco right now. oakland 67. low to mid 70s mountain view and gilroy. and here's a great view of the skies, looking from emeryville. currently 67 in santa rosa. low to mid 70s in fairfield, concord and livermore. looking at the fog rolling in, these are the forecast futures. low and high clouds developing overnight. a little milder tomorrow than today. we'll have a warming trend hate -- late in the week. you see the fog backing off early tomorrow morning, leaving us with lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. mild overnight. tomorrow, look at this. mainly sunny skies, with highs ranging from mid and upper 60s on the coast. low to mid 70s around the bay. inland, one or two places may top out at 90 degrees.
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it's going get warmer over the weekend. mid to upper 70s inland. sunday, a similar range of highs. and here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. a pleasant week, just a little below average. mild temperatures wednesday through friday. beginning to warm up friday to the mid 90s. upper 90s inland on saturday and sunday. then the heat will begin to taper off gradually next week. so we'll get some summer weather. >> all right. thank you, spencer. >> hope larry saw the eclipse today. i saw it through the clouds, but not great. >> we're all about the eclipse in sports. join me on a march into totality. aaron rodgers, who was
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good evening. the a's opened a three-game series in baltimore tonight. another chance for 36-year-old chris smith to get his first major league victory. he started seven games for the
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a's, even when he's pitched well, something goes well. the bullpen blows the lead. starting with a time lapse. well, that's not the eclipse. that's people eating food. matt chapman off the wall here. brian healey scores. the a's up 1-0. 1-1 in the fourth. adam jones gets all of this smith offering. nice catch by a fan out there. in the fifth, tim beckham. this is popped up. look at ryan heelly, hustling and sliding and makes the catch in foul ground. and lucky did not hurt himself. jonathan scope, that went out like a rocket. baltimore up 5-1. that would be smith's last batter faced. next pitcher, same results. adam jones is hitting ore .500 against the a's this year. 6-3 orioles in the eighth. the giants will play milwaukee tonight.
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college football season almost here. stanford ranked 14th. in australia, taking on rice this saturday. you can see that game on espn. a look at the top teams in the poll. alabama had 52 first place votes with ohio state, florida state, usc. alabama and florida state will kick off the season here on abc 7, saturday, september 2, followed by after the games you take a look at the top 25 there. some nfl news. the broncos have named trifer simeon as their starting quarterback. denver went 1-1 against the raiders last season. we saw the big eclipse, and like the rest of us, pro sports athletes dropped everything they were doing. some of them were even on the practice field to soak it all in. the tennessee titans took in the
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eclipse. nashville was in the path the ph totality. lights out on the practice field. former cal star aaron rodgers posted this shot via instagram, rocking the safety glasses. smart man, went to cal, wears his glasses. how about the next clip, not so smart. >> how long are you supposed to look? >> can you see it? >> how long are you supposed to look at it? >> until your retina is burned. zero seconds is how long you're supposed to look without the glasses. he's laughing there. he's being evaluated for what might be a seriou ankle sprain, as well as a concussion. so we'll update that at 9:00 and 11:00. so we have seven more years before we have to warn people
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♪ this is the "jeopardy!" college championship. here is our first group of semi-finalists -- a junior at caltech, from potomac, maryland... a senior at m.i.t., from decatur, georgia... and a senior at georgetown university, from brookfield, wisconsin... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] hey, johnny, thank you. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. something interesting happened on our show last week. all five of the winners in the quarter-final games were from large, well-known, nationally known colleges and universities. the four wild card spots, with the exception of the naval academy, went to smaller, specialized schools.
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