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♪ police need your help in solvin a brazen home invasion in clinton hill where two gunmen broke in wearing police jackets. >> the victims were stunned. it happened 11:30 last night at 131 single parkway. theresa garcia ishere and joins us now. police are looking for three suspects, theresa. >> that'right, cheryl. investigators say three suects were involved, all in their wentties two did go enside the home, the third waiting in a getawa car. they believe this was a targeted home invasion although residents
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tell me th have no targets. >> g on the ground! >> get the "f" on the ground and a big bang. i immediately just wento my door and locked the door and i started jumpinout of the window. >> she and her boyfriend jumped out of a first-floor window of their pleasant hill apartment when they heard the chaos from their bedroom last night. it was a home invasion. >> two suspects entered the apartment from an unsecured sliding glass door and identified themselves as police and had a couple police insignia on the shirt or something similar to that and told everybody to get on the ground. >> the two police impersonators entered the home around 11:30 last night surising some of the resides playing video games in the living room. the suspects were carrying what looked to be real handguns and a taser. >> they had a handgun with a glued on lase actually broke off when they hit somebody with it. >> we believthe suspects were familiar with one of the victims and also the layout of th apartment. one of the victims was struck in
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the head with a gun. and i think the was a laceration and a chipped toh from the assault. >> no one else was hurt but the suspec rummaged through the apartment and stole electrocs. they called for help but as police arrived the two suspects ran off and drove away with a third person. the getaway car is described as a brown late model s.u.v., possibly a chevy with plates 4 te 960 or 4 tez 690. >> i hopes they find tm quick. >> the suspect used the taser on two of the residents. they believe it was an older model one that just zapped, didn't actually shoot out the prongs and luckily the residents did not need medical care. anyone with information e urged to cal pleasant hill police. theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> theresa, thanks a lot. san francisco police an federal authorities are vestigating an
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attempted robbery on the wrong person. an irs agent while she was on duty. that agent ultimately sho and wounded one of the suspects. it happened around midnight on marlin court in the bayview district. robbers approached the irs agent. she opened fire and hit one in the torso. he's expected to be okay. a second person has not been arrested. >> this morning supporter of california same sex marriage ban have formally appealed a federal judge's ruling striking down proposition 8. yesterday judge vaughan walker ruled the voter-approved law violates federal equal protections. he's also expected to rule as early as tomorrow whher to lift a temporary stay which prohibits same sex couples from going ahead and getting married. supporters passed castro street in san francisco celebrating the judge's historic ruling. the arguments will outline what
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they think the federa judge should lift the day. >> a heated debay hotter by the minute. a meeting on th plan to build a california high-speed rail. not everyone is on board. someone put on the brakes and the accusations are getting sharper. terry mcsweeney is live in san francisco. several peninsula cies are concerned. >> you have business leaders from san jose county calling oppones obstrtionists and leaders of san mateo communities calling the business leaders bullies. the issue didn't get resolved today though some tried. >> i call state holders to dial down the rhetoric. it's really time we come togeth and figure this out. >> she's referring to the verbal bonds exchanged religion between jim wonderman, ceo of the bay area council and san mateo assemblyman jerry hill who represents residents of seven communities located along the high-speed rail right of way. >> some supporters unfairly criticize such efforts as
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obstructionist. that is not so. elected officials in these cities are simply exercising thei responsibility to be active participants in the planning process. >> he represents 275 corporate members of ceo as the bay area counciling. he sees the call to slo down the planning process as a dea for the $43 billion high-speed connection between san fraisco and l.a. and the tens of thousands of js it would create. he says some city officials are paying too much attentiono the minori of naysayers. >> have heard from some very loud vocal individuals who don't benefit, w don't want a tra coming through the peninsul even though the train comes through the peninsu and these the way things were when they boug thlouse and they'd rather see it stop. >> voters approved the bond measure to build high-speed rail. polls ow they still do. assemblyman hill says he wants to build it but build it right. it cou take billions of state
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and federal funding elsewhere. he says it's not a vision. he's seen what high-speed rail can do in china shortening two and three-hour drives to 30 minutes. >> it brings labor markets togeth. it makes economic activity possible that's otherwise impossible. the chinese have looked very, very carefully at this and been able to look at what's done in japan, very close by. >> another disagreement surfaced today. president of the san francisco board of supervisors david chew is here and looked at the san jose city officials and said if you haveny thought of ending this high-speed rail in san francisco, notsan francisco, forget about it. i guess that's why they call it the high-speed rail instead of the love train. terry mcsween, abc 7 news. >> all right, terry, thanks very much. the u.s.enate passed legislation that would prevent the layoff of thousands of teachers, poli officers and other public workers. appred by a 61-39 vote after republicanblocked it for months. the measure would help states and school boards dealing with
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severe budget problems. it would preserve the jobs of about 300,000 public employees nationwide by extending programs and last year's stimulus law. >> they've always been there for us. the teachers, the civil servants, police and fir the least that we can do is be there for them. >> san francisco school superintendent carlos garcia says the bill could help his district rehire some 300 laid off teachers and emplees. but the district would first have to cancel four plann furloughdays. that bill now goes to the house. speaker nancy pelosi is callin lawmakers back from their summer vacation next week to cast the final votes to deliver that bill to president obama. >> still ahead, the problem that has cable cars stopped on a busy san francisco street. plus... >> well, she was whisperin diamonds may be a girl's best friend but not for naomi
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campbell. she was forced to testif in an international court today. >> a heated exchange between a white house party crasher and day time talk show host.
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a deadly school bus crash in missouri this morning. two people were killed and dozens injud when two buses carrying high scho band members an 18 wheeler crashed on interstate 44 west of st. louis.
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and we have a live picture of the devastating scene right now. you can see the school bus is just about to be towed away, still sitti on top of that big rig honor the 18-wheeler. authorities can't say whether the victs were riders on the bus. they are sorting out how the accident happened. they know one buhit the big rig an the second bus smashed into the rear of the first bus. most of th injured appear in good condition. the students were headed to an amusement park. >> british supermodel naomi campbell took on a new role as a witness testifyi in a war crimes trial. she s reluctant to appear. ruler charles taylor is on trial. >> arriving at the court fashioly late, naomi campbell made her appearance as a prosecution witness in the trial of former liberian leader charles taylor who stands accused of human rights abuses and head of state to stand trial
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in an international war crimes court. at today's hearing, campbell was questioned aut receiving a pouch of uncut diamonds, allegedly from taylor after a celebrity dinn at the home of former south afric president nelson mandela in 1997. >> i had my jels and opened my jewels and two men were there and gave me a pouch and said a gift for you. i'm used to seeing diamonds shiny and i a box, you know. >> charles taylor who is charged with 11 counts of war crimes including murder, rape, mutilation and child soldiers were not received such high profile interest since it game. they claim taylor used diamds to fund the beutel civil war. it may not have been campbell's first appearce inside a courtroom but she was a reluctant witness rebuffing
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initial requests to testify until the tribunal ordered here to appear or face contem of court charges. >> a bit inconnient for me. >> why did you not want -- >> because i really don't want anythingo do with this and i care about the protection of my family. and, as i said, on television before i didn't want to have anything to do with it. >> campbell's appearanc as a prosecution tness is unlikely to affect the course of the trial but that didn't stop a huge press turnout. the largest media presence so far in this year long trial. abc news, london. >> today whoopie goldberg hosted abc talk show "thview" respontdz -- responded to white house saladdy's claim that she hit her. >> okay? salahi appeared on "the view" yesterday. the show released a statement showing the vid proved sal lan hi's accusations are erroneous and coletely unfounded.
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things got heated after the taping. >> so i went up to her and i told her that she knew i didn't hit her. and, yes, you know how i said it. choice words. (laughte >> whoopie said she's not sorry for what she said. salahi and her husband made headlines after showing up unyou invited on a white house state dinner. she maintains that her clients are not party crashs but victims of a communication error. >> meteorologist mike nicco has the forecast. >> a little communication error. somebody forgot to tell mother natu, hello! take a look outside, show you what's going on. clouds thick over sfo. we have an hour for flight arrival delays there. we'll talk about how some parts won't ev see the sun around the bay and how that could lead to record cold temperatures.
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>> we have new security concerns for apple's new i-phe. >> and more space for a price. the new deal that could change
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♪ san francisco a dozen community escorts will be available to accompa muni riders home from major transits stops in bayview and mission
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valley neighbors. high crime safety teams in neon vests and armed with cellphoning will be waitg for passengers getting off at the muni stations. the number to call for an escort will be released later today by george gascon. it's from federal stimulus money. >> cable car service on high street in san francis is stopped right now because of this a tree limb fell on a car and is now blocking the street. a viewer says a large truck knocked over the tree when it drove by and this video was sent to our abc 7 you report powered by if you have video you'd like to share with us upload it. or e-mail it. >> she did a goo job, held that shot nice and steady so we could get that word to people out there. >> practically professional. >> wouldn't minds to see weather videos either. that would be kindf nice, too.
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>> or more fun, perhaps. >> yeah! all of us dressed fo the grayness. that's when we're seeing from south beach looking toward the northeast this morning. way up there you see the richmond san rafael bridge. look where it isunny. what a contrast in san jose. sunshine is out. it's out in the east bay valleys and just now starting to move into the north bay valleys. you can see the differce here on our visible satellite. also notice the curl of clouds near the marin county coast and its counterclockwise flow that's going to push the cloud cover over towards oland as we head towards the afternoon. here's a look at temperatures. let me get out of the way. mid to upper 50s along the coast into downtown san francisco. oakland up in the north bay valleys low to mid-60s. most other neighborhoods, antioch leading the charge at 71. sunshine breaking out gilroy, 62. mid to upper 50s around the montey bay and salinas. still pretty cloudy there. clouds hol on longer today.
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that will lead to record cold temperatures. cloudy, misty, drizz developing tonight. it will remain cooler than average all through the weekend. 58 in san francisco. that's cooler than yesterday. oakland and santa rosa 2 degrees cooler. 63 is a record cold high temperature. that's one of the records we can set today. san jose 3 degrees cold colder than yesterday. the reason why, this bowl of cooler air coming from canada and the factit coming off the 50 degree ocean water and going to continue coming off there. so it's got a long trip along this cold water. as it does that it gathers moisture. that's why the marine layer is so deep and why we're seeing these unusually cool temperatures. 10 degrees cooler than average in most areas with low to mid-70s in the south bay. mid-50s along the coast. downtown and south san francisco, 61 sausalito. low to mid-70s the north bay valleys. a wealth of 60s on the east bay shore and over into the east bay
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valleys it upper 70s. here's a lookt your seven-day forecast. expect 50 degree temperatures and cloudy conditions tomorrow morning. temperatur that will fluctuate just a few degrees depending how quickly we get rid of the sunshine. that's ay from the coast. we won't get rid of thelouds at the coast. it will be in the mid to upper 50s there, near 70 arounds the bay and near 80 inland. >> normal. thanks, mike. still a bay-area based virus software maker say there's a securitylaw in apple newest i-phone. hackers can install unwanted applications and get your personal information. the flaw could also allow hackers to read passwords, e-mails, eavesdrop on phone calls. and use the built-in cameras on the device. apple's awar of the problem and investigating. >> google and verizon are set to be working on an agreement that would give speci priority of what we view and download online if the companies are willing to pay extra.
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it would mean sites like could pay more so people usinghe site would see faster result such a deal flies in the face that no content is favored over the other. consumer advocates say it could mean higher fees for all of us. >> where you can catch a >> where you can catch a shakespearean tragedy with
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we all know haiti was hit by a devastating earquake. tens of thousands of haitians haveied, and that number is rising. we don't have time to sitround and talk about what we can do to help. you can help by donating today.
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>> today on oprah at 4:00, inside the home of a horder. we'll show you the public service positions that could b restored in th bay area.'s life in a day project and the extraordinary number of submissions it received from around thworld. we'll have those stors and more later toy at 5:00. >> what's so funny about a shakespeare tragedy? arts and entertainment don sanchez has what's hot. >> in shakespeare tragedy with laughs. rick miller stars in the hit comedy back homer. backed by the simpsons in amphitheater. >> join carol channing with rich little for a sit-down convsation. legends of comedy sunday in the theater. ♪ >> for ever land is the micel jackson tribute band. a free concert tonight in san jose's plaza downtn.
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>> get a little round up. >> dan hoy is arrive voting. now his critically acaimed one-man show, life in a small town at the march. >> the annual carnivalf stars is a belly dancin spectacular and comic book conveion in one. the art of big stars, 29 years of classic works from the east bay animation studio now showing oakland museumf california. the 20th anniversary helping young scholars heading to university. the windsham hotel. the new burlingame saturdaysfest offers one of the kind art and plenty to eat and drink it's lively and for everyon ♪ >> celebrating 25 years of the miss asian american pageant, a
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showcase of beauty, elegance and culture. a spectacular evening at the palace of fine arts saturday. i'm don sanchez, a 7 news. >> want to see regal, that event this saturday. >> sunshine tomorr. half moon bay with parking lot medical center, their big fund-raiser,he annual golf tournament. overcast and chilly but we'll be raising money for a good cause. >> thanks for joining us. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> bye-bye. ♪ hey, at&t u-verse tv? yeah, it's our new tv service. every day thousands customers across the nation are itching to at&t u-verse. [ female announcer ] visit a store day. hurry d take advantage of our summer sale on u-verse t just $29 aonth for six months. plus for a limited time, get a 30-day money-back guarantee, and a dvr is incded.
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