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to sue hall. a major delay on bart. sue, what can people do if they need to use bart? >> they're going to have to wait. right now they're saying 20-minute delays. they've upgraded that from major. more than 20 minutes to 20 minutes. if you take bart expect delays as this is right near the bay fair station. you can see the track repair. looks like they're testing the track now to see if it's train worthy. as soon as they reopen that track they -- for a time we're single tracking through there. that looks like they are still doing that which is causing the delays. we'll check back in a couple minutes. here's drew with a look at your weather. >> good morning, sue. we're taking a look outside right now from our rooftop camera along the embarcadero in san francisco. what we're noticing we already have holes in our cloud cover s atheloud aquicko car t more sund to yesterday. so your 12 hour delay planner, mix of sun and clouds, sunshine effective at warming us up later on this afternoon, especially
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inland. we're going close to 90s degrees in our warmest spots. download the accuweather app and track the temperatures hour by hour. >> thank you. a warning about measles this morning. there's been an outbreak of the disease in 21 states including california just as kids are going back to school. >> abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live at the santa clara health department with tips on how to keep you and your kids healthy. matt? >> yeah. good morning, jessica and reggie. health officials are warning people to not mess around and to get vaccinated. >> measles spread like wildfire among people that aren't vaccinated. >> reporter: new numbers from the centers for disease control and prevention shows at least 107 people across the country have already reported getting the measles with eight of them reported here in santa clara county. measles is a highly contagious airborne virus spread through coughing and sneezing. with school starting in most places this week health officials are reminding parents
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state law requires kindergarten through 12th grade students to get the vaccine unless there's a medical reason. >> i think it's important for parents to understand that when we have immunization requirements it's for a reason. and it's just the measle outbreak that is why the state requires immunizations for students. students who are immunized seldom get measles. >> reporter: county health officials say the vaccine can help protect people including young children and people with cancer. reporting live matt keller, abc 7 news. >> thank you. a suspected isis member who lives in northern california is in custody accused of murdering a police officer in iraq in 2014. court documents show omar ameen committed several acts of violence on behalf of the terrorist organization. everything from murder to planting ieds. he was tracked down to sacramento yesterday. a man described him as a nice
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man and another neighbor described what she saw. >> there was a family with children about 10 to 15 people huddled upstairs on the patio. there was several fbis, highway patrols, several undercovers. there was a woman that looked like they were up there talking to the family. >> ameen is an iraqi refugee who was in the process of ob take a green card. documents show iraq has made a formal extradition request for him. now an abc 7 news live desk update. china announcing it will send a delegation to the u.s. for trade talks. we have not heard yet a specific date but the chinese commerce ministry says it should happen this month. the plan is to discuss economic and trade issues between china and the u.s. both countries have imposed billions of dollars in tariffs recently and president trump has threatened to slap tariffs on all chinese imports. another round of tariffs is scheduled to start one week from today and if we hear specific date for this trade meeting
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during the next hour we will let you know. one of the busiest ports on the west coast may feel the effects of the trade war. the port of oakland said last month exports fell 7.3% compared to the previous year. sf gate reports it is the fifth monthly drop in a row. a port spokesman says it's still too early to tell if the tariffs are the main reason for the drop. for the second time in a week monsanto lost a court case over the main ingredient in its weed killer roundup. california's supreme court has rejected a request to challenge a lower court ruling that allowed the state to add glyphosate to a list of chemicals that caused cancer. the ruling comes days after a san francisco jury ruled in favor of a former school groundskeeper who said exposure to roundup caused his terminal cancer. last week's verdict opens the door for thousands of other claims involving roundup. starting school and setting a legal precedent at the same
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time. a north bay family's fight to get their daughter's cannabis medication on campus. from straws to where they're about to be banned. a look at your 12-hour planner for the east bay. the takeaway today, the cloud cover going to break down faster compared to yesterday going into the low 70s. we'll take a look at warmer air arriving in time for the weekend after the break. >> it is 6:05. a live look from sky 7 and this is a truck that is attempting to repair a track issue on the fremont line of bart. sue has been tracking this major delay all morning long and she will keep looking at what's happening for riders this mo this is not a bed. it's a revolution in sleep. the new sleep number 360 smart bed is on sale now, from $899, during sleep number's 'biggest sale of the year'. it senses your movement, and automatically adjusts to keep you both comfortable. it even helps with this. so you wake up ready to put your pedal to the metal. and now, all beds are on sale.
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you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> we're going hour by hour on future weather timing out that cloud cover. at 7:00 this morning there is cloud cover around the bay shoreline but watch what happens. by 9:00, 10:00 in the morning, we're seeing that cloud cover quickly pull back to the coasts and what that means it will be a warmer afternoon today compared you can start to see holes in the cloud cover from our rooftop camera. live look comfortable in most
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spots. inland east bay approaching 90s degrees. warmer than yesterday but the warmer air moves in here and by the start of the weekend away from the coast, we are warm to hot for most 80s and 90s wide spread. we'll look at the heat that hangs around the second half of the weekend in seven minutes. major delays on bart. here's sue. >> a commuter alert because of a track repair. sky 7 over bay fair and hayward. you can see 880 moving pretty nicely past the scene. looks like they might have just been in the final stages of wrapping up that track inspection so that they can begin getting trains through the area. for a time they were single tracking, so now we're looking at a systemwide bart delay of about 20 minutes. so once we get word that tracks are running through that area once again, we will let you know. guys? >> all right. thank you. first strauws and now balloons are on the way out. college powerhouse clemson university ending its tradition of releasing 10,000 balloons
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into the air before games and in virginia a campaign urging an alternative at weddings is expanding. rhode island banned the sale of balloons citing harm to marine life. environmentalists have opposed the release of balloons saying they can be deadly to sea birds and turtles that eat them. balloons are a burden anyway. you have to hold on to it. >> you do. i hate seeing balloons in the bay. >> it's terrible. >> makes me cringe. coming up new at 6:00 a crash test rating for popular minivans. which are the safest for your family. >> the state lottery taking action after some employees were accused of lewd behavior during a work trip. >> 6:10. we are keeping up sky 7 as we we are keeping up sky 7 as we are watching the repairs well, here's to first dates! you look amazing. and you look amazingly comfortable. when your v-neck looks more like a u-neck...
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"abc 7 mornings" all news. >> we have an update to our breaking news. there are system wide bart delays. >> amanda del castillo is live at the haywar bart station with a situation she is seeing right now. amanda on the phone with us. >> you know, everyone seems to be calm out here at the hayward station. i know that, you know, it's going to take them a while to get where they're going, so i can understand, you know, the stwiays up to 20 re s minutes in some areas.
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it's due to a repair between hayward station where i am right now. sky 7 over the work happening in san leandro, much closer to the bay fair station. crews have been single tracking between the two stations this morning. then in san francisco, a train possibly ran over some debris in an underground tunnel between 16th and civic center causing delays in that region and finally in downtown oakland bart says it's dealing with false occupancy. we're monitoring your commute throughout the system but people heading up to the platform seem calm. there's no rush this morning with the major delays across the board. jessica, reggie? >> there's not much you can do but hang out and hope it gets fixed. amanda del castillo will let people know when this is all clear. thank you. speaking of bart, a photo taken on one of the trains is going viral and here it is. it's an unusual sight.
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a great dane standing on the train. shawn of berkely shared the photo took it at the 19th street station in oakland. he said the dog and its owner got on the packed train so the dog stood up on its back feet and leaned against its owner to make room for other passengers. >> looks like a human. i mean it's almost the size of a human. >> it's a great dane. >> huge. >> massive. weather wise, sunnier quicker today. a lot of people will like that. it will be warmer too. we will start the warming trend and into the weekend it will just continue to warm up. we'll take you outside, sutro tower showing you we've got the nice morning glow as the sun is about to come up. notice the marine layer not as thick. holes in it already. that means that sun will come out quicker in spots compared to yesterday. temperature wise on this thursday morning pretty much either side of 60 degrees. light jacket as you step out the door. your 12-hour planner on your thursday it will be a blend of
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sun and clouds out there early on this morning. sunnier skies prevail midday and into the afternoon that sun it will be pretty effective at warming us up especially away from the coast inland. we're approaching 90s degrees in our warmest spots. closer look at the afternoon highs in the south bay, 83 for san jose, 80 santa clara, about 77 for sunnyvale. along the peninsula, 75 palo alto, 71 san mateo. downtown san francisco, 64 degrees. 66 for south san francisco. into the north bay 82 for petaluma. 84 for napa. into the east bay, we're in the 70s to low 80s with afternoon sunshine and we're warmer inland compared to yesterday. mid 80s to low 90s. accuweather seven-day forecast, the warming trend continues into the weekend and by saturday away from the coast we are warm to hot. that's weather. we have some issues on bart. a commuter alert. here's sue on that. >> we're checking thou. bart trains moving through the area at the hayward station now. we had a track repair, emergency track repir that had major delays most of the ear
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this morning. they're saying 20-minute delays. you can see the train moving through the station there. we will keep checking back. they may be on the mend and in a few minutes we'll check back with bart and hopefully that will be getting you through and on to your commute this morning. otherwise, we're looking at pretty light conditions. some of the bridges are a little heavier due to bart delays. we will check back in just a few and take a look at the bay bridge and the san mateo bridge. >> fingers crossed the problem is resolved soon. thank you. "good morning america" coming up at 7:00 here on abc 7. >> let's check in with rob live from new york city with a look at what's on the show. hey, rob. >> good morning, reggie. hello jessica. great to be with you today. coming up on "gma" president trump showdown with former cia director john brennan, stripping his security clearance and threatening others. the white house citing what it calls erratic behavior.
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critics say the president is trying to silence those who speak out against him. breaking news in the search for a missing pregnant mother and her young daughters disappearing in the early morning hours. mismaking an arrest overnight. a concerning report about popular baby foods, what consumer reports found in dozens of packaged products when testing for trace materials of heavy metals. and it's deals and steals day. we have savings on strollers, on jewelry, and it's all with free shipping which is key. that's coming up and a whole lot more. i will be hunting down your high maintenance partner texted me the other day, friends in town, going to be in the studio audience, make them feel special. we're on it and going to harass them and haze them like no other. >> looking forward to that. >> they'll have a story to tell. >> they will? >> rob, you're the best. i got a text already and i think they wrote, omg we just walked past rob. so -- >> you're right, he is a little
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. it is back to school for a lot of students today. a look at afternoon high temperatures, cupertino up to 78, north bay warmer at 83 and pacifica cooler on the coast in the upper 50s. good luck to all the students out there. i know you used to live in d.c. and bet you never saw this, reagan international airport blacked out. a major outage caused issues last night. airport officials say two power feeds just stopped providing power and they don't know why. the airport continued operations on generators but it did slow things down. we have new developments on protected bike lanes along the embarcadero. this what is it looks like along fulsome street right now. take a look here this is how the city envisions the embarcadero once its projects to add protective bike lanes is complete.
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it would have two lanes plus areas for cars to pull over. the timeline is catching criticism. engineering and an environmental review are scheduled to run through 2019. detailed design work until 2022 when construction would begin. the city has not secured any funding yet. "the examiner" reports cyclists are frustrated with delays and say the new timetable isn't fast enough. some of them were friends with the pedicab operator who was hit and killed along the embarcadero last month. an activist group calling on officials to investigate catholic priests in california. members of the survivors network of those abused by priests want a grand jury to examine child abuse in several dioceses including in oakland, san francisco, and stockton. the request comes after a grand jury report in pennsylvania found the catholic church
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covered up more than 1,000 cases of abuse. ey anyare aceou n addsshe a potential or ongoing investigation. new developments after a scandal involving the california lottery. the department is postponing a conference that was supposed to take place in sacramento next week. the sacramento bee reports the lottery is reworking its conference training to focus on human resources and nondiscrimination policies. earlier this month a letter with photos sent to the governor accused lottery management of inappropriate and lewd behavior while traveling on the state's dime. right wing conspiracy theorist alex jones his voice first on social media and now on the radio. the fcc has shut down a radio station that served as the flagship outlet for jones. a lawsuit filed in austin, texas, says liberty radio has been operating without a license since 2013. the fcc says station operators are refusing to pay the $15,000 fine.
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a 5-year-old north bay girl is allowed to attend public school through a temporary court order. brook suffers a rare form of epilepsy and takes cannabis based medication for treatment. state and federal law bans that type of drug from school campuses but for now the temporary court order does allow brook to stay inside the classroom with her medicine administered by a nurse at valley elementary in santa rosa. the union school district officials say they are caught in the middle. >> absolutely want to serve this student. she's a wonderful student and a wonderful family. however, we have laws that dictate we cannot have that medication on campus. >> it would be devastating for her to be able to start here and th pull h out and have her stay at home until we figure out what the next step would be. >> but all of this is not a done deal yet. a final ruling on whether brook can remain at public school
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september 26th. next, a prediction about the possibility that apple is working on a car. >> and we are looking at recovering bart delays which is better news. we had an earlier track repair emergency under way. that's been completed and now trains are running again, but significant delays along the fremont line. >> and oakland mayor libby schaaf has an idea to slow down illegal dumping in the city and it involves throwing a party. >> plus, that scare overnight on an american airlines plane that left l.a. why it had to sit on the tarmac for hours in nashville. >> as we head to break a live look at the east bay hills. very beautiful sunrise this morning. we're helping you have a better day. you know when you're at ross shopping for backpacks... ...and mom also gets a back-to-school bag? that's yes for less. ross has the brands you want for back to school. and it feels even better when you find them for less. at ross. yes for less.
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prepared a special tribute to madonna on this big day for her. >> i wonder who it was. >> who's the fan here? >> me. >> we'll find out. >> thursday, august 16th. mike, alexis and natasha are off. have no fear the rest of us are here including drew tuma. >> good morning. a beautiful shot right now. a live look from our east bay hills camera. that sunshine is up. that marine layer is with us in parts of the region but not as thick as previous mornings. that means sunshine will prevail quicker than yesterday. midday we're already in the 70s inland and that sun going to warm us us up more. our hottest spot near 90 around the bay. a lot of 70s along the coast. we will be in the upper 60s. by 7:00 at night still mild inland and temperatures along the coast cooling off. it will be breezy out there later today. that's weather. we have a commuter alert with sue. >> it is improving. we had an emergency track repair at bart between hayward and bay
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fair repaired and looks like trains are running again with sky 7 live over the bay fair and hayward stations. trains are there and so we are -- they are seeing they are recovering with 20-minute delays. that hopefully is diminishing through the rest of your morning commute. i did take a look at some of the bridges, volume on the san mateo bridge specifically looks a little heavier this morning. coming into san francisco we had an accident in the center divide apparently partially blocking the left lane. slow traffic northbound begins 101 approaching third street backed up through brisbane. guys? >> sue, thank you. this morning san mateo police are warning us of a man posing as a ride share driver. he is accused of sexually assaulting a passenger. >> the victim was able to escape. the suspect is still out there. so here's the sketch from police. investigators say the driver picked up the woman in san mateo around highway 92 tuesday night. the victim was found near fashion island boulevard. she tells police the man drove
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her to a secluded area and then assaulted her. investigators say the attacker was driving a gray four-door car. it's not clear if it had a ride share decal on it. >> we've had investigators working around the clock because we know that, you know, time is very sensitive in this and we want to make sure that there's someone out there that's dangerous, we want to make sure we get this person before they victimize anyone else. >> so here's another look at the suspect. he is in his late 30s. police are reminding people to double check your ride share app to make sure the license plate, make, model and color is the car assigned by the app. this morning all evacuation orders in the carr fire have been lifted. the carr fire has burned 214,000 acres of land since it began july 23rd in shasta county. it is 69% contained. the carr fire has destroyed more
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than 11,000 structures and killed eight people that includes firefighter jeremy stoke. a new report says stoke died after getting trapped in a fire tornado. cal fire says stoke made an emergency call the evening of july 26th saying he was getting burned over and needed a water drop. then the call abruptly dropped. cal fire says a swirling monster wall of flames and ash swept down on stoke in seconds. this video shows the ferocity of the inferno. search teams did not find stoke's body until the next morning. he was a redding fire inspector. >> let's talk about this for a second. we have talked in the past about how these fires can create their own weather system. >> we're always tracking that when the fires start. they can get so intensely hot that when that fire explodes it creates a vacuum because hot air rises and it sucks all that air up into a vortex. that's what you're seeing right now in that video from the carr fire. just an intense flame creates conditions in excess of 1,000
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degrees fahrenheit and the national weather service they did go out there and they estimated that winds within that fire tornado were in excess of 143 miles an hour. so to kind of put that in perspective that's about as fast as a commercial airplane takes off at that incredible video right there. and our own laura anthony was on the ground near the carr fire and she has incredible pictures on her twitter page where trees have just been snapped in half because those winds just rushed in and they can do so in just a matter of minutes. guys. it's incredible. >> the winds equivalent to a wind tornado we see a lot of people know what that is. >> equivalent to an ef-3 tornado something you see in the mid western and plains states that time of year. >> thank you. >> new this morning, the chp investigating a crash in cupertino involving a prius and a caltrans bulldozer around 12:30. the video shows the driver of the prius appears to be okay.
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now the front driver's side of the car suffered damage when it hit a bulldozer on northbound 85. this afternoon a sacramento area man scheduled to be arraigned on manslaughter charges accused of driving recklessly leading to a crash that killed two people. kirks griess and jamie manuel were killed on friday. yesterday the district attorney announced that 36-year-old sean matthew walker from rocklin was arrested. authorities say griess was making a traffic stop on interstate 80 last friday when walker hit them with his chevy pick-up at high speed. they say they have evidence that walker was distracted by his phone at the time of the collision. >> we want the message to be sent that your actions have consequences, that answering a phone or sending or answering a text can result in the tragic consequences we witnessed this last week and lives can be changed because of those actions. >> walker is being held at the
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solano county jail and could face eight years in prison if convicted. more twists in the ghost ship warehouse fire case. the attorney for max harris wants to separate his client's case from that of derick almena's case. a judge rejected a plea deal between prosecutors and the men last friday. he said almena wasn't remorseful enough and ordered the case to go to trial. harris and almena face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. harris' attorney plans to make a motion to separate the cases at a hearing tomorrow. >> based on even what a lot of the victims' families said, max harris was in a much different position than almena. max harris saved lives, took immediate accountability. immediate accountability. >> meanwhile derick almena's whc combat legal dumping.
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they will have a chance to dispose of unwanted items at no charge. the bulky block parties will be held two weeks apart part of an effort to educate residents about the city's bulky waste pick-up service that allows people to schedule a curbside pick-up. and in accuweather, live look outside, beautiful right now as time is 6:37 in the morning. you can see already have holes in our cloud cover so that means we're going to see sunshine a lot quicker than we did see close to the coast today compared to yesterday. right now temperature wise upper 50s to low 60s at this hour. so we're taking a look at your 12-hour planner, mix of sun and clouds today. sunnier skies prevail by the lunch time hour and the sun will warm us up quicker inland compared to yesterday, near 90s degrees in our warmest spots around the bay. download the accuweather app and track temperatures hour by hour as they warm up later on today. so highs inland going near 90s.
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89 in concord, 88 livermore, into the south bay it will be a mild day, 83 degrees for san jose, about 85 in santa rosa with afternoon sunshine. san francisco you're going to see the sun quicker today. 64 degrees. it's about 61 the high in half moon bay. so it will be a nice afternoon out there, but traffic wise we have certainly had some issues with bart. how is that looking right now? >> ber. >> that's good. >> the track repair has been complete. there were earlier debris issues on track that's cleared out. they are still in the recovery mode. that means still delays on the fremont line. i thought we would take a look. see the san mateo bridge is bearing the brunt of a lot of the traffic that folks did not take bart because of those delays. very heavy here. we have sort of a pedestrian walking on the shoulder. that is a dangerous situation. we'll check in with the chp on that. for now, take a look. bumper to bum per across the san mateo bridge. once again earlier bart delays in the recovery phase. that's affecting the fremont line at this point.
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you're looking at an hour drive up and over the altamont and still roadwork in the eastbound direction of 580. the accident in san francisco north 101 before third street. still very slow and go all the way back through brisbane. we'll take a look at some of your drive times. there we go, tracy to dublin, 580, an hour, antioch to concord, getting jammed. san rafael into san francisco a nice ride except for the fog across the golden gate. >> now, a live desk update. >> from "abc 7 mornings." we are tracking developing news from our live desk. a quarantine has been lifted for passengers on an american airlines flight in tennessee. the flight from los angeles was held on arrival at the nashville international airport this morning because of a sick passenger. former arkansas governor mike huckabee was on the flight. he tweeted about it saying everyone had to be quarantined. again the airport says all passengers have been checked out and released to continue on to their travels. of course safety is key when picking out a minivan for your family and the insurance
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institute for highway safety put three popular vehicles to the test with a head-on crash. here are the results. the honda odyssey scored the best earning a good rating and almost every category. the chrysler pacifica did not score as high but still earned a good rating overall. the toyota siena only scored an acceptable rating. researchers say safety on the front passenger side of that vehicle can be improved. coming up at 7:00 on "gma" the safety concern researchers are focused on when conducting these crash tests. a warning before you pour your morning bowl of cereal or oatmeal. the dangerous chemical one group claims is in popular breakfast foods. >> the big board at the new york stock exchange and we are up significantly this morning, up 286 points. we'll do another check of the markets next. >> state lawmakers have an answer to the wait times at the dmv that comes with a lot of dollar signs. >> a look as the sun is coming up over the city from our sutro tower. tower. as you get your day
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you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> 6:43 a.m. hour by hour on future weather. i want to show you how quickly our marine layer the cloud cover breaks down. by 11:00 this morning the majority of the region is seeing sunshine. we will see a warmer afternoon on the way compared to
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yesterday. three-day forecast going near 90s in our warmest spots inland. turning hotter by friday and saturday away from the coast. it's 80s and 90s widespread. we'll take a look if the heat hangs on for the second half of the weekend in seven minutes. >> thanks. a measles outbreak is impacting 21 states including california and comes as kids are going back to school. >> abc 7 news reporter matt keller live at the santa clara health department with more on that. matt? >> good morning, reggie and jessica. most schools start here in the south bay this week so health officials want to make sure everyone is vaccinated. this could be a rough year for this disease. new numbers from the centers for disease control and prevention show that so far this year at least 107 people across the country have already reported getting the measles with eight of them reported here in santa clara county. measles is a highly contagious airborne virus spread through coughing and sneezing. >> someone else who might not be able to get vaccinated, babies too young to be vaccinated,
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people with cancer who can't be vaccinated. >> health officials are reminding parents state law requires all kindergarten through 12th grade students to get the vaccine unless they have a medical reason not to. live in san jose, matt keller, abc ne abc 7 news. your favorite breakfast cereal could have weed killer in them. that is the claim. the chemical at issue is made by monsanto. the environmental working group tested 45 products including cereals, oatmeal and snack bars and found 30 had higher levels of glyphosate than what some consider safe and these are brand names you know. among them quaker old fashioned oats, cheer yols and nature valley gra noll lo. we have the list on and our abc 7 news app. the food companies claim this morning their products are safe
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and you'll recall that this is the second time in recent days that glyphosate has made headlines. just last week a bay area jury awarded $289 million to a school groundskeeper who claimed that glyphosate gave him lymphoma. now an abc 7 news live desk update. >> this story getting attention this morning across the nation. a colorado man in custody this morning after reportedly confessing to murdering his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. the abc affiliate in denver is reporting christopher watts allegedly told investigators he would lead them to the bodies of his wife shanann watts and their girls 3-year-old celeste and 4-year-old bela. the mother was 15 weeks pregnant and her two daughters were also reported missing in the town of frederick last monday. officials are planning to provide an update on the case later this morning. new developments concerning long dmv wait times.
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state lawmakers have passed a bill giving the dmv up to $26 million to speed up the process. the rush to get real i.d.s is crowding field offices across the state. some people say they've had to wait six hours for service. yesterday the assembly budget committee voted in favor of giving the dmv extra funding as long as the agency provides a report on how the money is spent. the bill barely passed 15 to 10. many republican lawmakers opposed this saying there need to be more oversight. uber investors reportedly want to self-ol off the self-driving units. uber has invested $200 million per quarter in the last 18 months and $2 billion since the program was started three years ago. the self-driving units has reportedly accounted for between 15 and 30% of uber's quarterly losses. uber halted its self-driving operations in arizona and march and stopped nationwide testing after a vehicle was involved in a fatal collision.
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and now your morning money report tesla stock taking a beating after reports that sec served it with a subpoena. they report the security and exchange commission is looking into a tweet that he had funding to take the company private. the tweet impacted tesla stock and sent company leadership scrambling. the statement that musk had funding secured may have violated an sec rule that says public statements made by company executives must be true. tesla trades on the nasdaq. here's a look at the stock, down 4 points right now. we're going to keep an eye on things throughout the day. a prediction about the apple car an analyst expects it to roll out between 2023 and 2025. and he's been right about other predictions. he's calling the car apple's next star product. and as you might imagine no comment from apple. if you've ever wanted to be a flight attendant here's your chance. delta is hiring more than 1,000
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flight attendants next year. applicants must be 21 years old and have a high school degree or ged. getting the job won't be that easy. last year delta received more than 270,000 applications for the just 1,700 openings they have. it's stiff competition. >> that's harder than getting into harvard. it's practically winning the lottery. live look at the new york stock exchange as trading gets under way. as you can see we are up more now, 303 points this morning. investors reacting to news overnight that china and the u.s. will resume trade talks. the east contra costa fire protection district giving the city of oakley a nearly $2 million loan to build a new fire station. our media partner the east bay times reports the no interest loan will cover a funding shortfall to build station 55 on east cyprus road. the developer shay homes has previously agreed to pay the original cost of $3.6 million
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for the building, the lot and an engine. but the rising costs of construction escalated the price of the proposed station. in case you didn't know it is madonna's birthday. we are celebrating. >> it is? the queen of pop is 60 and she is celebrating in she says in her caption, in case someone forget. typical madonna. i'm a fan. >> no, really? >> we made this special tribute to her and okay background first of all i look be ridiculous. i've been doing this dance in my bedroom since eighth grade. benur otit. >> perfect. >> and she's doing it in heels. >> need a backup dancer. >> maybe you should practice
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more. >> in heels? >> with francis. >> both. >> we're talking about a nice start to date out there. live look at sfo. sunny skies already. just looked, neither sfo or oakland even san jose have delays. we're good across the skies. temperature wise we're in the upper 50s to low 60s. just before 7:00 this morning. we're taking a look at highs later on today. a lot of sunshine in the south ba in mgan hi sunnyvale 77. towards the peninsula, 76 mountain view, cooler on the coast. half moon bay breezy 61. san francisco sunshine quicker than yesterday. 64 for the high. 58 for daly city. into the north bay a lot of 80s on the board. 84 for napa later today and same in novato. 92 the high in lakeport. east bay 76 for fremont. oakland lot of sunshine 71. 72 that high in richmond.
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inland it will feel warmer today compared to yesterday. we're well into the 80s if not low 90s, 92 brentwood, 85 san ramon. if you are traveling so cal in the mid 80s for l.a. hot inland. accuweather seven-day forecast warmer afternoon today, turning hot inland tomorrow. look at the weekend, started off in the summer heat away from the coast and is still mild to hot to finish out the weekend on sunday. we are tracking those issues on bart. here's sue with an update on the commute loop. >> they are in recovery mode and following bart trains along the tracks at the hayward station. earlier problems with emergency track repair between bay fair and hayward. those have been completed but recovery mode, still major delays on the fremont line. not system wide as we had earlier. we checked the volume of the san mateo bridge a bit ago. that has increased. a lot of folks decided to opt out of bart this morning and now here's a look, metering lights at the bay bridge toll plaza.
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we are looking backed up there all the way towards the macarthur maze for 15 minute delay behind the tolls to get on to the span and a little sluggish on the span. earlier accident approaching san francisco north bay 101 near third that's been cleared but the damage is done. look at the slow traffic backed up through brisbane. as you make your way into san francisco, your drive time over the altamont pass at this hour is just about one hour into livermore. >> thank you. republicans are condemning a poster by the rock group earl jam that shows the white house in flames. >> the poster shows a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton which critics say is meant to de picture president trump. the pearl jam bassist is unapologetic saying he was the sole person for the poster. some republicans compare the poster to the infamous photo of comedian kathy griffin holding a fake trump head. berkeley police want neighbors to register their security cameras. the department says its registry could help them identify and
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capture suspects recorded committing a crime. all you to do is let the berkeley pd know you may be willing to share your footage. the department says registering does not give them direct access to your camera. san jose, sausalito and fremont already have similar programs. we're getting an idea of the possible new emojis for 2019. >> they released images of 179 possible emojis it's going to consider. it seems it will be a big year for recognizing people with physical challenges. we don't have those on the screen but i can tell you that emoji candidates include a deaf person, one with mechanical limbs, now you can see them, also emoji couples holding hands. the finalist of new emojis will be decided next month. coming up next, seven things you need to know before you go. >> first our instagram picture of the day, if you haven't yet of the day, if you haven't yet follow us at abc bay
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good morning. whether just joining us or heading out the door the seven things you need to know before you go. number one bart is in recovery mode after major delays this
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morning due to several issues. one being an emergency track repair that seems to have cleared. trains are running. for the fremont line they're in recovery mode and still major delays. number two, we're learning the redding fire inspector killed in the carr fire died in a fire tornado. cal fire says jeremy stoke made an emergency call the evening of july 26th saying he was getting burned over and needed a water drop and then the call abruptly stopped. number three san mateo police want to find this man who pretended to be a ride share driver and sexually assaulted a woman and released a sketch and say the victim was able to escape after he drove her to a secluded area. number four this afternoon a 36-year-old rocklin man scheduled to be arraigned on vehicular manslaughter charges in the deaths of a chp officer and motorist. authority says sean matthew walker was speeding and driving while distracted when he crashed into them on interstate 80 in fairfield last friday. number five, the all clear given in nashville this morning after passengers on an american
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airlines plane that took off from los angeles had to be quarantined. a passenger on board fell ill. the nature of the illness still unclear. number six in accuweather lie look san jose seeing sunshine. it will be a sunnier and warmer day. our warmest spots inland going near 90s degrees later today. sad news to pass along we just learned moments ago the queen of soul aretha franklin has passed away. her publicist confirming she died today. of course we've known for the past few days she's been sick and that she was in home hospice care. a lot of people who care deeply about her have been visiting her at home. and, of course, the world will mourn her and remember her as one of the absolute greats in music. >> absolutely. she will definitely be and died at her home. yes. >> more on that throughout the day here on abc 7. thanks for joining us today. sorry to end on such a sorry note but hopefully we'll remember the great times she brought us in our
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good morning, america. and security showdown. the fallout this morning after president trump takes an unprecedented step, revoking the clearance of one of his fiercest critics, former cia director john brennan, even though he hasn't committed a crime. the white house then issuing a list of others warning they could be next. is the president abusing his power? breaking overnight, airport blackout. power going out at one of the busiest airports in the country for more than an hour, plunging travelers into darkness. the investigation right now. also breaking news, a stunning development this morning in that missing mom mystery. this pregnant mother and her two young daughters disappearing from their home. the father pleading for their return. then what he allegedly told police overnight.


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