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at 6:00 this morning, we're waiting f a major announcement in the impeachment inquiry. minutes from now democrats are expected to unveil at least two articles of impeachment against president trump. debate and final approval of the articles could happen by thursday. a full house vote is expected as soon as next week. an hour before president trump will meet with russia's foreign minister at the white house. i'm monitoring the news conference for you. we will bring that you abc news special report as soon as it starts. it is tuesday, december 10th. we're tracking showers headed back to the bay area. mike is here with what we need to know before we head out this
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morning. >> we'll take a look at live doppler 7. this morning will be a lot like yesterday morning as far as the fog goes and it just isn't. there's a little bit trying to sneak in from the central valley along highway 4 heading to discovery bay, oakley, brentwood, byron, apartmentioch. let's talk about the light offshore breeze that may bring some of that farther to the east as we head deeper into the forecast. it's mainly cloudy as we the ex mr. speakploratoriuexplo. spreading southward as we head to 7:00. jobina? thank you, mike. good morning, everyone. we are starting off with a look at our overall map here, hot spots and areas looking good. we just have this little patch here as people approach the bay bridge toll plaza and will move over this way. the usual slow spot there. moving on to our cameras now.
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a shout out to my friend mike nicco for this. this is our 880 camera. now you all know what you're looking at here as our headlights move further south. 280 is looking good. this morning we're learning about one company's plan to ban all single use cups by the end of next year. >> the goal is for everyone to bring their own cup or pay to use one of theirs. first the company is testing the program here in the bay area. abc 7 news reporter julian glover joins us live in palo alto with more. good morning, julian. >> reporter: good morning to you, kumasi and reggie. soon you'll have to bring your own cup to any of the blue bottle coffee shops that you might visit here across the bay area or you'll have to put down your own deposit to use one of their cups or mugs. the ceo announcing overnight all of its nearly 90 locations, many
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here in the bay area, others across the world, will be going to a zero waste initiative and getting away from the single use products. blue bottle coffee ceo bryan meehan says each coffee shop goes through about 15,000 of those disposable cups a month, more than 12 million of them a year. you can see how this adds up. the company will stop handing out single use paper cups and are asking that you bring your own mug or use one of theirs. it is one of the latest to working to end the endless cycle of thoughtless consumption. several other local shops and chains have swapped single use plastic they have several dozen other locations all across the world,
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in tokyo, in seoul, new york and d.c. as they move to the zero waste initiative. they have not announced which of their coffee shops they will be testing that. y byom, bring your own mug. reporting live in palo alto, i'm julian glover. >> here on the set we have our mugs ready to go. >> we are ready. >> we want to welcome you to abc 7 mornings. it's nice to have you onboard. we'll have to get you a mug, too. cheers, friends. >> cheers to julian. we're happy to have him here. >> we love to have new friends. a san jose mayor sam liccardo has endorsed michael
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bloomberg. he says his tenure tackling public housing a reasons for his endorsement. bloomberg appointed liccardo as a california co-chair to his campaign. rris' mp.previously supportedcaa of course she suspended her bid for the democratic nomination last week. new protections for renters in palo alto. they just passed an ordinance for rent hikes and evictions before a new state law takes effect in january. the state law caps rent increases at 5% each year. some landlords are raising rents in the final months of the year. some people are facing 30% increases. rescue operations have turned to recovery following this terrifying volcanic explosion in new zealand. the death toll has risen to six. eight are missing, presumed to be dead. it is on white island a little ways away from the north island
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including the city of auckland. tweeted out. 47 people were on or near the island. nine of them american. now to our special report. >> announcer: this is an abc news special report.s an abc now reporting, george stephanopoulos. good morning and welcome to our special coverage of the impeachment of president trump. let's go right to capitol hill where the house speaker is expected in just moments to formally unveil articles of impeachment against president trump. you see the chairman in charge of this investigation and the speaker of the house now comes to the podium. >> good morning, everyone. on this solemn day, i recall that the first order of business for members of congress is the solemn act to take an oath to protect and defend the
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thratudeiha the c e united stats ho o oath of office. i also want to thank the staff of those committees and the committee members for all of their work over this period of time to help us protect and defend. i want to thank the chairman of the judiciary committee, mr. nadler, chair of the intelligence committee, mr. schiff, chair of the ways and means committee, all of these chairmen, chairman richie neil of massachusetts, the chair of foreign affairs committee, elliott engle of new york, the chair of the financial services committee, maxine waters of california, the chair of the committee on government reform and oversight, congresswoman carolyn maloney.
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i also want to acknowledge the important work that was done by our dear and departed, may he rest in peace, elijah cummings, as chair of the oversight committee. now pleased to yield to the distinguished chair of the judiciary committee, mr. nadler. >> thank you, madam speaker. over the last several months the investigate tiive committees of house have been engaged in an impeachment inquiry into president donald trump's efforts to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 elections, efforts that compromised our national security and threatened the integrity of our elections. throughout this inquiry, he has attempted to conceal the evidence from congress and from the american people. our president holds the ultimate public trust.
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when he betrays that trust and puts himself before country, he endangers the constitution, he endangers our democracy, and he endangers our national security. the framers of the constitution prescribed a clear remedy for presidents who so violate their oath of office. that is the power of impeachment. today, in service to our duty to the constitution and to our country, the house committee on the judiciary is introducing two articles of impeachment charging the president of the united states, donald j. trump, with committing high crimes and misdemeanors. the first article is for abuse of power. it is an impeachable offense for the president to exercise the powers of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or
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injuring the national interests. that is exactly what president trump did when he solicited and pressured ukraine to interfere in your 2020 presidential election, thus damaging our national security, undermining the integrity of the next election, and violating his oath to the american people. these actions, moreover, are consistent with president trump's previous invitations of foreign interference in our 2016 presidential election. when he was caught, when the house investigated and opened an impeachment inquiry, president trump engaged in unprecedented, categorical, and indiscriminate defines of the impeachment inquiry. this gives rise to the second article of impeachment for obstruction of congress. here too we see a familiar
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pattern in president trump's misconduct. a president who declares himself above accountability, above the american people, and above congress' power of impeachment which is meant to protect against threats to our democratic institutions is a present who sees himself as above the law. we must be clear, no one, not even the president, is above the law. i want to recognize the great contributions of the investigative chairs, particularly intelligence committee chairman adam schiff, foreign affairs chairman elliott engle, committee and oversight former chairman, the late elijah cummings, and new chairwoman carolyn maloney, financial services chairwoman maxine waters and chairman richard neil who helped lay the foundation for the articles we are introducing today. i also want to thank my judiciary committee colleagues
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who were critical in our work to hold the president accountable and in the draft of these articles. later this week the judiciary committee will meet to consider these articles of impeachment and to make a recommendation to the full house of representatives. we do not take this action lightly, but we have taken an oath to defend the constitution and unlike president trump, we understand that our duty first and foremost is to protect the constitution and to protect the interests of the american people. that is why we must take this solemn step today. elections are the cornerstone of democracy and are foundational to the rule of law but the integrity of our next election is at risk from a president who has already sought foreign interference in the 2016 and 2020 elections and who consistently puts himself above country. that is why we must act now. i want to turn now to chairman
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schiff who will explain the evidence that supports these articles and the need for us to act with such urgency today. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you, madam speaker. and to my colleagues, good morning. the framers of the constitution recognized that some day a president might come to office who would abuse that office, betray the public trust, and undermine national security to secure foreign help in his re-election and who would seek to abrogate the powers of congress to hold him accountable. they recognized this danger and they prescribed a remedy and that remedy is impeachment. it is an extraordinary remedy and one i have been reluctant to recommend until congress was given no alternative.
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the president's continuing abuse of his power has left us no choice. to do nothing would make ourselves complicit in the president's abuse of his high office, the public trust, and our national security. the president's misconduct is as simple and as terrible as this. president trump solicited a foreign nation, ukraine, to publicly announce investigations into his opponent and a baseless conspiracy theory promoted by russia to help his re-election campaign. president trump abused the power of his office by conditioning two official acts to get ukraine to help his re-election, the release of hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid that nation desperately needed and a white house meeting with an ally trying to fend off russian aggression. in so doing, he undermined our national security and jeopardized the integrity of our next election.
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and he does so still. the evidence of the president's misconduct is overwhelming and uncontested, and how could it not be when the president's own words on july 25th, i would like you to do us a favor, lays his intentions, his willingness to sacrifice national security for his own personal interest. and when the president got caught, he committed his second impeachable act, obstruction of congress, of the very ability to make sure that no one is above the law, not even the president of the united states. the evidence is every bit as strong that president trump has obstructed congress fully, without precedent, and without basis in law. if allowed to stand, it would decimate congress' ability to conduct oversight of this president or any other in the future, leaving this president and those who follow to be free to be as corrupt, mall fees ent
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or incompetent as they would like with no prospect of discovery or accountability. some would argue, why don't you just wait. why don't you just wait until you get these witnesses the white house refuses to produce. why don't you just wait until you get the documents the white house refuses to turn over. people should understand what that argument really means. it has taken us eight months to get a lower court ruling that don mcgahn has no absolute right to defy congress, eight months for one court decision. if it takes another eight months to get a second court or maybe a supreme court decision, people need to understand that is not the end of the process. it comes back to we ask questions because he no longer has absolute immunity, and then ght or 16 months.
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the argument, why don't you just wait amounts to this, why don't us just let him cheat in one more election. why not let him cheat just one more time. why not let him have foreign help just one more time. that is what that argument amounts to. the president's misconduct goes to the heart of whether we can conduct a free and fair election in 2020. it is bad enough for a candidate to invite foreign interference in our political process, but it is far more corrosive for a president to do so and who abuses power to make it so. despite everything we have uncovered, the president's misconduct continues to this day unapologetically and right now. as we saw when he stood on the white house lawn and he was asked what did you want in that july 25th call and he said the
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answer was a simple one. and not just a simple one on july 25th but a simple one today and that is he still wants ukraine to interfere in our election to help his campaign. even this week the president's lawyer was back in ukraine seeking to revive the same debunked conspiracy theory promoted at the president's behest, which gets to the final and most pernicious of the arguments that we have heard in the president's defense, that the president can do whatever he wants under article two, including get foreigners involved in our elections and we should just, to quote the president's chief of staff, get over it. ben franklin said we have a republic if we can keep it. the president and his men say you can't keep it and americans should just get over it. americans don't get to decide american elections anymore, not
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by themselves, not without foreign help. for the members of congress this is not a question of fact because the facts are not seriously contested. it is, rather, a question of duty. the president's oath of office appears to mean very little to him, but the articles put forward today will give us a chance to show that we will defend the constitution and that our oath means something to us. i thank you, mr. chairman. it appears the members will not take questions. there you have it, the drive to impeachment full speed ahead right now. democrats led by house speaker nancy pelosi saying the evidence is overwhelming and uncontested, have now unveiled two formal
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articles of impeachment against president trump, both connected to his efforts, they say, to pressure ukraine to open investigations into joe biden and the democrats and then prevent congress from looking into it. i want to go to our chief white house correspondent, jon karl, in washington right now. the day president trump has rueed for a long time. >> it's something he wanted to avoid and also something he knew was coming, increasingly obvious in recent weeks, and before this press conference he tweeted his response because he knew this was coming this morning. take a look at this, george. the president -- and this is the line we will hear from them for a long, long time. to impeach a president who has proven through results including producing perhaps the strongest economy in our country's history, to have one of the most successful presidencies ever and most importantly who has done nothing wrong is sheer political madness. so the president will portray this as a political act, as a biased act by democrats, and the point right now as you saw right
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there, those were democrats announcing those articles of impeachment and as of right now only democrats publicly supporting them. >> led by house speaker nancy pelosi, she was reluctant to pursue impeachment during the mueller investigation and after the mueller report but in the wake of the reports on this ukraine phone call, she did come forward. terry moran who's up there on capitol hill was inside the rayburn room. nancy pelosi didn't say much this morning but no question she wanted to be there to show that she is driving and in charge of this process. >> reporter: in charge of the process and the tone of the process. she wants this to be not typical partisan politics. she knows the democrats, some members, have been eager to impeach this president from the moment he got into office. one of the challenges is for the democrats to persuade people this time it's different. one of the ways you can tell she is insistent that it is a solemn process, it is constitutional and it is a duty the democrats are doing, not a weapon in their
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partisan war, so they lay out the rationale, they lay out the evidence and they make the case constitutionally. as i said, i think they do have a bit of a problem, but she now is in control of this process, its pace which is lick ety split and its tone. >> this is a fast process although the number of days they've considered impeachment longer than the days committed to bill clinton after the starr report. david muir, adam schiff did directly address that question as to why they're going so fast, it's to protect the next election. >> we heard it all day yesterday in those nine hours of contentious hearings, republicans making their final case before this was to happen, along with democrats as well, but the republican argument has been a fast track of impeachment, even though you point out the clinton impeachment was fewer days. you heard adam schiff say the central argument for republicans have been why not just wait until you get the witnesses that you want from the white house.
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he tried to draw parallel to don mcgahn waiting eight months. we know they could probably speed that up in an impeachment inquiry but he said if we wait several more months for these witnesses, these documents, essentially the argument amounts to why deent yon't you let him in one more election. >> let's bring in our legal team. terry moran mentioned it, we saw the speaker go straight to the constitution. the democrats want to explain to the american people now this is what the founders envisioned when they were talking about impeachable offenses. >> she was the proponent of originalism. the framers said there would be a president at some point in history whose ambitions would go beyond what the oath of office required and there had to be a congressional remedy to check that and that 'remedy was impeachment. this is not a witch hunt, this is their solemn duty.
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>> dan abrams, this is a dist l distilled case, down to two articles of impeachment. i think there were three articles against richard nixon, four for bill clinton. >> i think they're trying to make them as understandable as possible based on the facts as we know them. once you get into bribery for example, you get into a debate about the constitutional version versus the federal statute, et cetera. this is simple and easy to understand. the democrats are saying he abused his power. he's trying to cheat. he's trying to win the next election by cheating. that's an abuse of power. you know what else he did, they say? he obstructed congress' effort to investigate once he got caught. eats it's an easy to understand narrative, rather than going broader or adding other articles. but it will be interesting to see how detailed, for example, abuse of power gets or obstruction of congress gets. are they going to lay out evidence that happened in the mueller investigation even though it's not a specific article in and of itself? >> terry moran, one of the ways
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they seem that perhaps they're open to shoe horn ing of the facts of the mueller investigation, they talk about a familiar pattern of conduct. >> precisely, what they want in these impeachment articles is to demonstrate not just the ukraine controversy and scandal is worthy of impeachment but that it echoechos, the way he has governed since then. on the obstruction of congress, they're essentially saying if the president goes to court to defend the presidential prerogative of privilege over his are advisers, that's a trickier argument. >> i wanted to pick up on that because i noticed that i think it was jerry nadler and let me bring this to the legal team added a word when he was ascribing the obstruction. he used indiscriminate. i think that was the point that terry was making. yeah, presidents go to court all the time but used in a blanket way, that's where you see the violation. >> the whole idea is that the
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president doesn't have to do anything that the president doesn't want and that leads to an indiscriminate determination. and that's very different than what we've seen in other impeachment situations. >> we zawahsaw the point adam s was making that if they let this blanket refusal to work with congress, that would decimate the congress to conduct oversight in the future. >> you're right but i think when you look at what happened here, for example, comparing it to the don mcgahn case which did take eight months to get a district court ruling and the question was does don mcgahn have immunity and that didn't even address the question of, okay, now that he doesn't have immunity, what privileges might he try and invoke. so he's got a fair argument that that has taken a long time. on the flip side, in impeachment proceedings, david pointed out, you could expedite it. you could certainly get an expedited ruling. >> that happens in the nixon
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case. >> correct. the problem is it would still be two levels. it would be the argument that he's basically saying the president thus far, no one can u furs heirst have to address t question of full immunity. they show up and invoke privilege and you have to go back to the courts to determine what would be privileged and what wouldn't be privileged. so it is fair to say that even expedited it would still take a while. >> cecilia vega, they're looking ahead to the senate. >> the president has said that he would like to see his top officials there testify. he has floated the idea of he himself testifying. no one really thinks that is actually going to happen but we are now one step closer to president trump becoming the third president in american history to have this impeachment stain on his legacy, and while he told me publicly just the other day that he is not worried about this being on his legacy, george, we know privately he is
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very much concerned about this going rwuls abuse of power and obstruction of congress are the two articles of impeachment. it is still something to actually see it happen live on television and realize that this is history that is being made. >> right now still so much more that has to happen in the process. they have to vote in the judiciary committee whether or not that impeachment can happen. after that a full vote in the house that could be next week. >> there's a lot of argument while that happens which we'll be watching here. plenty more to come on that. by the way, good morning. it is tuesday, december 10. 6:28. we were just in that special report, so that ate up some of our time. we still have plenty of time to talk about local news, weather and traffic. we'll start with mike nicco.
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good morning. let's take a look at what's going on with the fog and the lack thereof this morning. valley now and heading down to the altamont pass in discovery bay and 580. the heaviest, the thicke, rema t central valley. you can see the winds are trying to leak offshore. we'll keep an eye on that to see if it does come in through the delta and the altamont pass. if you're stepping out right now temperatures in the mid-40s to low 50s. here is a look at the cloud cover from the exploratorium. what temperatures will do at 7:00. most of us will drop into the upper 40s. mostly cloudy at noon. mid-50s. the mid to upper 50s at 4:00. it will be cloudy once again with showers starting in the north bay and then will start spreading south after 7:00. outside the north bay most of us
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will have dry commutes. e.ter that all bets are off. i we will start off with a two-car crash we're following in san pablo westbound 80. we know that at least one lane blocked right now. we're going to keep following that. backup is extending. the speeds are about 19 miles an hour in that area. a three-car crash has been moved off to the shoulder. the backup is there. it is certainly slow as you approach the toll plaza. tracy to dublin. highway 101 to cupertino. 23 minutes. thanks, jobina. new this morning a search overnight for a man with a gun in san francisco's inner sunset neighborhood. the man is in custody and more details. amy hollyfield is live with what you are learning from police.
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good morning, amy. >> reporter: hi, good morning. it sounded it was intense. they had to call in the s.w.a.t. team for them to get to this guy and get him into custody. this started around 2:00 this morning. three women who said that they went home with the man -- they went to his home willingly -- but they tell police when they decided they wanted to leave he did not want them to leave and pulled a gun on them. this happened in his apartment at 425 judah here in san francisco sunset. they manage to escape the home and waved down police. officers say they surrounded his apartment. they tried to communicate with him. he was unresponsive for a couple hours so they think he was under the influence, maybe passed out. the s.w.a.t. team came in. they went ahead and went to the door and say he surrendered. the captain says he's a 35-year-old man. didn't give his name but says they also confiscated a gun.
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we did see the officers interviewing the women. they set kind of a staging area in a doughnut shop here at 9th and judah, interviewed the women who looked like they were okay. reporting live, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> that is a relief. thank you. he may look like a salesman peering into a vallejo home, but police say this man is about to commit a crime. >> and he had help. police say this intruder was on the phone with an accomplice. >> don't come here -- >> i understand. >> you can see the intruder used a window punch to shatter a sliding glass window. it happened on skyline drive two days before thanksgiving. investigators say the elderly resident inside interrupted him after hearing the glass break. the man ran away. he hasn't been caught. police say the man was posing as
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a salesman to determine which homes were empty during the holidays. a cal football player accused of trying to carjack a police officer sunday morning. "the daily california yeah" reports joseph ogunbanjo is no longer on the team. a statement from the athletic department said it found the allegations troubling and was concerned about ogunbanjo's well-being. he faces charges of carjacking and battery of a police officer. abc 7 news learned a woman who delivers dogs for a living will be cited after someone stole her van filled with pups. the van disappeared early yesterday morning from a hotel parking lot in fremont. hours later it was located in oakland. there were 24 dogs inside, most rescue animals. police are still trying to determine if any dogs are missing. bingham says the van w locked but had it running so the animals had ventilation, food and water. >> i don't know what i could have done differently. i couldn't drive anywhere else.
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i was exhausted. >> oakland police arrested a person in the van. they say the accused thief was trying to sell the dogs. officers detained a second man who said he was trying to buy one. we've learned a lab test led to a hazmat situation. people had to evacuate in emeryville. the alameda fire department says someone put a chemical in a tub of water which created a reaction sparking a fire and making the room really hot. a hazardous materials team was called in. no one was hurt. people are demanding answers after their homes were swamped saturday in san francisco. this interception is 15th avenue in the west portal neighborhood. it turned into a small lake. several residents told abc 7 they tried contacting the cityi the mess left behind cleaned up. >> she's wearing hazmat suit to stuck up stuff in the intersection. that was a foot deep in my master bedroom.
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why am i not in a hazmat suit? >> the san francisco public utilities commission tells abc 7 the drain system in the neighborhood is not big enough to handle all of the water. it plans to increase the size starting in 2021. and right now you are taking a live look at the big board at the new york stock exchange. we are starting down this morning about 35 points. another update on how the markets are doing next. also, a big change for your morning routine. why blue bottle coffee is getting rid of single use cups and what it could mean for you. a pigeon problem in las vegas. the birds showing up with tiny cowboy hats and no one knows why. however, some people are concerned. that's ahead. i mean, i'm intrigued. >> absolutely. >> i'm going to stick around. >> i hope they didn't hurt rnd.y. let's move on and talk about the weather. you can see from our south beach
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camera that you can see this morning. we couldn't see the bay bridge and we're dealing with a commute that's going to be mainly void of fog. rain for the evening commute. i don't think it will get to our ferries until after the evening commute is over. mid-50s from 11:00 to 5:00. that's when the rain starts to get going. for our east bay valleys, mid-50s most of the day until 5:00. the rain starts to pick up. let's look at the east bay shore and we'll hit the upper 50s. and then by 7:00 we're starting to get wet there. as far as the peninsula we're 49 this morning and mid-50s from 11:00 to 7:00 when you get your first chances of rain.
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the south bay, you'll be the last to see the rain. it will be rather scattered. you reach near 60 with the most amount of sunshine today. mid-50s from 9:00 and scattered showers becoming steadier at 7:00. it's an evening event and tomorrow morning event. first back to jobina. a live look in oakland right now. this is at the coliseum. we have this red circle at the top because we do have a two-car crash on northbound 880 that is blocking one lane right now. injuries have been reported so you can see the slowdown. that's beginning to form. be aware of that when you head out this morning. if we can get this going here, all right. dublin to mission boulevard a 25-minute ride there. i'm going to show you the
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let's take a look at some neighborhood temperatures. most of us in the mid to upper 40s until we get to santa rosa and hayward at 50. concord, oakland, san francisco,
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51. san mateo at about 52 degrees. let's move on and show you where the fog is thickest this morning. it's out in the central valley and will be around sacramento until noon and down around fresno and bakersfield until 11:00. 5.5 million people dealing with that. 60 in monterey. the rain has your attention up near eureka. it will not quite make it to the sierra. thursday and friday a wintry mix there. just cold and dry sunday and monday. here is a recap of this morning's historic step by democrats, two articles of impeachment against president trump just a few minutes ago at the live desk, looking at the two charges. they are abuse of power and obstruction of justice. they were announced minutes ago by house democratic leadership. democrats have been investigating the president's dealings with ukraine and pressure he allegedly put on his
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ukrainian they said they have overwhelming and uncontestable evidence to impeac saying no one is above the law. >> the oath of office means little to him but the articles will give us a chance to show that we will defend the constitution and that our oath means something to us. >> president trump called it sheer political madness. the white house has declined to take part in the process. the president denied exerting pressure on ukraine's president. the house judiciary committee will take up the articles for debate. approval could come as soon as thursday. kumasi? what are the next big steps in the impeachment battle? democrats are pushing to have a full vote in the house by the end of the month. here is reporter karen travers
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with how the process will play out. >> reporter: the first formal vote in the judiciary committee, a simple majority of members would have to approve an article in order to send it to the full house. from there each article would get a vote on the house floor. if any gets a simple majority, 50% of present lawmakers plus one, the president would be impeached. then it's over to the senate for an impeachment trial. the majority leader mitch mcconnell said senators would work six days a week until it's finished. supreme court chief justice john roberts would preside over each session. republican leaders would set the ground rules but house democrats would serve in the role of prosecutors laying out their case for impeachment. president trump would be represented by lawyers. the bar is higher in the senate, two-thirds of senators present must vote in favor of removing the president from office. this morning the novato police department is joining what's becoming known as the amazon surveillance network.
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police will be able to ask for ring doorbell surveillance video. detectives can use it to solve crim crimes. they are the first and one of eight in the bay area. >> you already have your reusable shopping bag, a water bottle, get ready to carry one of these, too. at least if you go to blue bottle. they are pushing to become zero waste. that means no more paper or plastic cups. reporter julian glover live with what this means for you. >> reporter: we all have to get used to the big change there. out with those single use cups. your own mug or favorite mug that you decorate. they're saying you have to do that or put down a modest deposit.
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it is open this morning. it's just way back in the back there. back to what the ceo said. bryan meehan says he's not afraid to admit they are a part of the problem with endless thoughtless consumption. they go through about 15,000 disposable cups per cafe per month. they'll be testing out the concept in the bay area. >> recycle, reduce, reuse, save the world. that's how i feel about it. i have a cup already. let's do it. i usually use a cup or my thermos.
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>> reporter: the ceo said in a blog post we're proud to announce an experiment that may not work, that may cost us money, and that we may have to get used to eventually. we should point out this decision is not all about goodwill. getting ahead of a lot of ordinances passed by cities to cut down on those single use products. you said i have 20 get my mug. i do have my mug with me here. it's just not one of those fancy abc 7 mugs like the ones you have back in the studio. reporting live, i'm julian glover, abc 7 news. >> we have one for you, friend. don't worry. >> it's coming. >> cheers to you in your first week here. we're excited to have you. now to your money report. instagr
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instagram. >> they are using data to tailor the products you see on your feed. look at this, celine dion just walking around being fabulous. she is going on a little shopping spree on instagram. the items she sees are, what, reggie -- ♪ all coming back coming back to her now ♪ >> yes, yes. the video, the singer is demonstrating how she shops on the app and how you can do it, too. shopping experts explain how instagram is trying to rebrand. >> instagram is trying to position themselves in the retail world as the digital model of the future. the price of the item, you tap the item you want. i would like this glittery turtleneck sweater, yes, please. check out on instagram and, boom, you're done. >> and it's there. updates on your purchases in the app. it will send you a notification when shipped.
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more coming up at 7:00 on "gma" right after abc 7 mornings. >> i can't get over "it's coming back to me." you can see we are down this morning about 56 points. please explain what is happening in las vegas. it is like the wild west. the new sheriff in town may be a pigeon. >> people are coming across pigeons wearing cowboys hats. this was posted on facebook last week. he says he has no clue why they're wearing the hats although he suspects it may have to do with a rodeo that's in town. the pigeon advocate group lofty hope says it's concerned that the hats may actuall hurt the pigeons. and they're trying to remove them. how do they get them on? >> how are they stuck on there? >> i don't know. >> how did the pigeon sit there, okay, i'm ready. put my hat on.
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they look like they don't ever want to be bothered. >> they do look regal but i don't think you should force animals to wear hats. you didn't think the pigeon looked -- >> no, reggie. >> no? >> leave the pigeons alone. i'm not encouraging it. >> feed them and move on. you want to put cool sweaters on your dog or cat. what's going on weatherwise and here we are and this is mt. tam. that cloud deck moving off and creating that gorgeous sun rise, you can see some of the lower clouds starting to take over. they're not the showers -- not the clouds that can bring us the showers. those are still offshore and they'll come in during the afternoon and evening hours and spread north to south. more chances through saturday.
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very light rain amounts. we have a 1 today. for the rest of today we're going to see a little bit of sunshine and then clouds will increase. 59 in antioch. that's our spread. tonight the showers and the clouds are out there from 6 in lake port to 51 in oakland, san francisco and half moon bay. scattered showers. light to even a few moderate possible. not the umbrella. by 5:00 the light rain is moving into the north bay. you can see the scattered nation as we head up to midnight. more waves of showers by 9:00 those are starting to taper. thursday a 1 on the storm impact scale.
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any rain, a glancing blow for the north bay. have a great day. here is jobina. good morning, everyone. a slowdown in oakland that we're following because of a two-car crash here. one lane is blocked right now if i take you to the coliseum, look at that. all of those brake lights. it is causing a backup. if you are heading that way or trying to get out as well. there's that on looker traffic. to dublin 16 minutes. a slowdown from highway 1 to los gatos at 30 minutes.
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with dovato is right for you. it is 6:54. here are the 7 things you need to know before you go. in the last hour democrats unveiled articles of impeachment against president trump charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of justice.
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the president tweeted this morning the proceedings are, quote, sheer political madness. good news, we do not have thick, widespread fog this morning. we do have a canopy of clouds that's keeping us in the 40s this morning. mid to upper 50s with rains starting in north bay and heading south. it's a 1, light on our storm impact scale. number three, a san francisco neighborhood is dealing with flood damage after the week rain. at least 12 homes flooded. people say water from storm drains and the sewer system got into their homes. number four, sam liccardo has formaly endorsed presidential candidate michael bloomberg. liccardo previously supported california senator kamala harris but she suspended her bid for the democratic nomination last week. number five, police looking for this guy who broke in a home two days before thanksgiving. the intruder was posing as a sales person when scoping out the neighborhood.
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if you are traveling north, you see the brake lights. there are residual delays after a two-car crash just past fruitvale. number seven, blue bottle is pledging to become fully zero waste by the end of 2020. they'll first test the concept at a couple of bay area locations. you either bring your own coffee cup or you pay for one of their reusable cups. we've talked about this in hot topics before. there are more businesses doing this. there's a juice place that doing it in san francisco. that cup you get from them that you rent is like $3, $5, $6. so when you see a $12 coffee -- >> that's why. >> that's a lot. >> then you return it and you get your money back. >> i'm the kind of person who would forget to return. mike, would you return it? >> yes. >> i guess it's just me. >> i would go out of my way to get my money back.
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