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>> reporter: mr. trump was asked if there were tapes of his conversations with comey as he hinted that on twitter. >> i will tell you about it. you will be disappointed when you hear the answer. there his attorney will file a complaint with the justice department and senate judiciary committee against comey. the legal threats are not surprising to some on capitol hill. he's following suit. he is uniform and true to his nature. that's not how a democracy works. it may be how a bully works.>> reporter: he said he leaked in hopes of prompting the appointment of a special counsel. some question comey's judgment. >> he chose instead a surprising route for someone who understandably has ruled against others who have disclose government documents.>> reporter: president trump also says he's 100% willing to testify to the special counsel under oath. back to you.>> caroline, that
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was a peculiar answer about whether there are tapes are not. maybe there are or there aren't and he said you will be disappointed when you hear the answer. what are people taking that to mean? are there or aren't there quick >> i took that to mean best guess, no. i'm sure we all want the tapes. my guess is that there are no tapes. that was twitter bluster by mr. trump trying to tell comey hey man, watch out. he says we will have the real answer soon. the nielsen ratings service says nearly 20 million people tuned in to watch the comey hearing yesterday. that number includes cable and broadcast network that our -- that aired three hours the testimony. it doesn't include live streaming or the many people who may have watched that restaurants and bars like this one in san francisco.
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you will find the full text of his opening statement along with video highlights in a photo gallery from yesterday's testimony. we're following breaking news. the san mateo sheriff says a homeless man stabbed the 13- year-old boy several times and what appears to be in unprovoked attack. it happened around 2:30 outside millbrae's public library on library avenue. the boy was taken to the hospital. he is expected to survive. police say the 40-year-old suspect has been taken into custody. a briefing by the sheriff is expected any moment now. investigators will release more information about what happened. sacramento county sheriffs have arrested a man after he allegedly shot at a deputy.
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the 34-year-old from sacramento was arrested last night after an 18 hour search. deputies say he was a passenger in a car pulled over earlier in the day. they say he started shooting and that bullets hit the patrol car. he took off on foot and the driver of the car led police on a high-speed chase and that driver was detained. jimmy vang is charged for attempted murder. criminal charges in the ghost ship warehouse fire. the defense team representing derick almena fired back of prosecutors. he's one of two men charged with involuntary manslaughter following the deadliest fire in oakland's history. henry lee is in our newsroom with today's passionate and pointed rebuttal. henry? >> reporter: three attorneys including tony sarah point the finger of blame at everyone except their client. his wife was shaken as she addressed the media saying her husband is a good man. >> he should have no criminal responsibility in this is a way to protect those who are afraid
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of getting sued for billions of dollars. >> strong words of the half of ghost ship leader derick almena charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter . he and two other attorneys all working for free said that pg&e, oakland building inspectors, firefighters in the warehouse landlord and not the client are to blame for the tragedy that took 36 lives. >> we believe that he is being made a scapegoat. for persons and entities comparable for this great tragedy.>> reporter: the landlord was warned on several occasions. that there may be issues or there were issues with the electrical wiring in the response from the landlord was the same on every occasion. i don't care. pay the rent. >> one of the most startling accusations was against the oakland fire department.
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firefighters made a mistake by cutting a hole in the roof and drug smoke and fire upwards to the second floor where many died. >> this is one of the issues that may have accelerated the deaths. there could've been more survivors. a high level source with oakland fire told me the accusation was preposterous and the lawyer was quote rapping at straws. the source says firefighters repeatedly ventilate from the top. attorneys accuse pg&e of allowing faulty wiring into the building>> the line from the tower to the building was insufficient to handle the voltage for the meter that was installed in that building. >> pg&e said that we have seen no evidence to date that would lead us to believe our facilities were the cause of the fire. derick almena is being diminished -- demonized. >> she wants to portray herself through high media events like
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this litigation as the avenging angel. the das office said they file criminal charges against derick almena and max harris . >> my husband is a good man max harris is a good man. >> they are not greedy. they are not selfish. or reckless. >> so the big takeaway today is that the defense believes this case belongs in civil court. in oakland mayor released a statement saying that while it is a defense attorney's job to redirect attention away from the client, it is the das duty to hold those responsible for
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this tragedy accountable. we're following direct -- developing news for crews are battling a warehouse fire. it's at the american chemical and sanitary supplies warehouse. it went to five alarms and sent lock smoke hundreds of feet into the air and cause a roof to collapse. at least one worker was injured and taken to the hospital. police are urging people to stay away from the area since there may be hazardous materials burning. chevron is trying to determine the source of a hazardous bill in the bay. officials say the spill was discovered this morning. chevron put booms around the area to keep it from spreading. the substances of blackstone like material and in the water alongside the refineries long war. chevron issued a statement saying the refinery has conducted a thorough check of the wharf operations is does not believe it is a source of material. chevron is working to consider
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other sources. a woman accused of abandoning her five-year-old daughter in san francisco appeared in court this afternoon and pleaded not guilty to child endangerment charges. we're joined live at the hall of justice where the attorney asked the judge to release her. christina? >> the judge denied that request to release samantha patton on her own recognizance siding public safety concerns. >> cameras were not allowed inside the court when the 22- year-old appeared before a judge in san francisco. she pleaded not guilty. one felony and one misdemeanor. witnesses saw her on monday throwing items out of her car and screaming at her five-year- old daughter to quote get out and that she didn't want to be her mommy anymore. patton is accused of shoving the child out and driving away recklessly with her son in the backseat. >> this child was all by
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yourself right by the sue. the facts speak for themselves. >> patton shook her head saying it wasn't true. her attorney declined to speak on camera. >> patton's fianci had no comment outside of court. we found her facebook patient showing pictures of her and her children. she's never been convicted of a violent crime and she seeking employment. she is not a flight risk. the five-year-old girl and one- year-old boy are in the custody of child protective services. the das office is looking to play some with family members. >> we are looking for any relatives that can best care for these children. there patton is being held on $100,000 bail and she is due back in court in two weeks.>> christina, does she live in san
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francisco? do we know?>> we know she's from out-of-state. she has lived in san francisco for several years and she does have a residence here. her attorney says her fianci's parents of here in the city and she does have ties to san francisco. coming up, preparations are underway for political protest in the south bay. at 6:30 why the subject of tomorrow's demonstrations is prompting such a big response. lots of sunshine today in the bay area. we are tracking a cooler weather system for your weekend. we will track a few showers as well. we will update your forecast coming up. details on the gas tax from a new poll. >> i can't find anyone who says this is awesome. no one likes it. a lot of
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pictures of the friday evening commute. it almost looks like a morning commute there is folks head into the city for friday night. this is the macarthur maze. the cards on the left heading towards richmond and el cerrito. very slow in that direction. cars on the right heading toward the bay bridge, a little bit better at this time of night. we will be back with more right after this.
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a sacramento man is facing federal bank robbery charges for crimes dating back to 1995 including two robberies this year in the east bay. police say the 44-year-old has confessed to robbing the same u.s. bank branch in san ramon twice. once in february and once in march. investigators say they spotted his car on a home security camera after a bank robbery in fulsome and tracked his license plate number. smith told him he robbed the san ramon banks to pay off a gambling debt. voters oppose the states recently passed gas tax increase. the pole was conducted by the institute of governmental studies at uc berkeley. they found 58% of the states registered voters oppose the new tax. only 35% support them. in april state lawmakers approved brown's call for the higher gas tax to pay for highway repairs the mass transit. the gas tax and vehicle the
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highs will generate more than $50 billion over the next 10 years. one lawmaker says she's not surprised by the results of the study. >> i can't find anyone who says this is awesome that they passed the gas tax. no one likes it. while governor brown and the democrats say we had a passes bill because we have these needs, i agree. we have knees in a been neglected for years and not by the republicans by the democrats. the same study found a large majority of respondents who identified themselves as strongly liberal supported the tax and the new vehicle fee. governor brown and tax -- the plan includes money for medical doctors, afterschool programs and higher education. it expands a tax credit for the poor. there is disagreement over how to distribute $1.2 billion from
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a voter improved increase in the tobacco tax. the governor is pushing ahead with its efforts a fight, change. as lee martinez reports, this comes after brown's trip to china where he promised california's cooperation in cutting omissions. >> it wasn't too many years ago the climate change could barely make it in the newspaper. with president trump taking such an outlandish position, he is actually heightening the focus on climate change. >> reporter: brown's the baha'i -- stood beside germany's minister of environment discussing a joint goal of cutting omissions by the year 2050. >> it is urgent, fundamentally important but extremely
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difficult and it requires heroic effort. >> the german minister speaking through a translator says california is with 11 other states committed to the paris agreement after trump pulled america out last week. >> it is a clear signal this alliance shows that the withdrawal from the paris agreement was a decision of the administration trump and not the whole american society>> reporter: california leads the nation in renewable energy. since 2015 california's call use drop to nearly 0. oil fracking is still allowed in the state. >> we provide 30% of our oil consumption from our own drilling. a very small part of that 30% involves the fracking process. we have imposed strict rules and how we handle that going forward will depend on what results we see as disclosed by
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the very tight regulations. >> reporter: california's assembly recently rejected an extension and more rules to the cap and trade program that will limit greenhouse gas emissions and force businesses to pay for pollution permits if they exceed the limit. the debate over is expected to last throughout the summer. a vote on it is not likely to happen before the state budget deadline. in san francisco, lee martinez, ktvu fox2 news . it's nice to see the sunshine this afternoon. temperatures are pretty comfortable. some 70s to show you for the warmest spots. san jose max out to 71. pacifica, 61. here's the big view at here in the pacific. showers in our north between reading and red bluff. isolated storms for this part of northern california. sunshine across a good portion of the bay area and we will check-in on some of the current numbers. san francisco, 59.
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lots of 60s. san jose, 67. oakland westerly 23 miles per hour. look at this sfo observation. winds gusting to 36 miles per hour. >> were looking out toward the golden gate in the marin headlands and there are some clouds building up around the bay area hells. a bit breezy this evening but not too bad for your friday. first thing tomorrow morning, cloudy skies and patchy fog. if you exit clouds and 55 degrees. tomorrow we will go to partly cloudy skies into the afternoon hours. here's the forecast model generating clouds tomorrow morning. skies becoming partly cloudy for the afternoon hours. we will take this into sunday
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and we could be talking about shower chances moving in and -- from the north. we will have your five day in a few minutes. burglaries are on the rise in one bay area city>> they get in and out really fast. a warning from police and the homes that are most vulnerable extract a game- winning kick from midfield in the world cup qualifying match. mark will have that and much more coming up. we will explain what sent a car crashing into a store in the east bay.
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pg&e learned a tragic lesson we can never forget. this gas pipeline ruptured in san bruno. the explosion and fire killed eight people. pg&e was convicted of six felony charges including
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five violations of the u.s. pipeline safety act and obstructing an ntsb investigation. pg&e was fined, placed under an outside monitor, given five years of probation, and required to perform 10,000 hours of community service. we are deeply sorry. we failed our customers in san bruno. while an apology alone will never be enough, actions can make pg&e safer. and that's why we've replaced hundreds of miles of gas pipeline, adopted new leak detection technology that is one-thousand times more sensitive, and built a state-of-the-art gas operations center. we can never forget what happened in san bruno. that's why we're working every day to make pg&e the safest energy company in the nation.
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an out-of-control car plowed right through the front window of a camera store in downtown oakland today. the video that you are seeing here is from an eye witness. the accident happened at a: 30 this morning at 12th and franklin. two cars collided in the intersection and then one driver veered into the camera store. no one was in the store at the time. police say the people in the cars were not seriously hurt. fairfield police are warning residents who live close to i-80 to be on alert for burglars who have been active in the past few months. we hear about some neighborhoods that have been hit hard. >> reporter: fairfield is one
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of several cities in the region that is bordered by freeways and highways. is not a surprise that home burglaries were all close to freeways>> they get in and out. >> you can hear interstate 680 from this woman's house. her husband's car was burglarized. many residents commute to work in the bay area. >> a lot of us work during the day. >> reporter: the mo are fairly common. >> the houses are selected carefully. watch out for strange cars or cruz your streets. >> they will driver walked past the home and get an idea of the layout of the home and whether or not they think anyone is inside.>> reporter: often times they will parked cars around the corner and walked back. >> things that they can hide behind or use a concealed are proud towards the home are into the backyard. >> reporter: neighborhood watch groups as one of the best defenses. >> burglars have gone on the
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records that when they see those neighborhood watch signs, people are paying attention and so they will pass on the once a think are actively being watched>> reporter: our community actually communicates quite often on our next-door online where we post a lot of things that we see. cars coming in and cars hanging out. >> reporter: police are not just relying on neighbors. >> sometimes it means doing undercover work or other tactics that i don't want to divulge. >> reporter: the goal is to arrest the culprits and restore the stolen items. dueling protest are planned in the south bay. >> an attack against one is an attack against all.>> the stunning outcome in the british selection. pressure is mounting for the prime minister to resign.
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boy. it happened outside the millbrae public library. the boy is a student at millbrae's middle school. he suffered injuries to both of his arms and is at the hospital. the suspect has been taken into custody. tracked the defense team representing derick almena lashed on a prosecutors today. derick almena is facing 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter following that fire last december. today his lawyer called charges against his client phony and said they were filed to protect pg&e in the city of oakland from billions of dollars in lawsuits. president trump fired back saying james comey like to congress in his testimony yesterday. he also said the hearing showed there was no collusion or obstruction in his meetings or conversations with call me. the president refused to say of
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the private conversations had been taped as he suggested on twitter saying he would revealed that information soon extract you are watching ktvu fox2 news at 6:30. police officers are preparing for two competing political rallies tomorrow at the san jose santa clara city line. a group known as act! for america is bringing their views on muslims to the area and local leaders have set up a counter rally in response.>> reporter: like boxers facing off opposing rallies will take the corners on saturday. on the santa clara side of the street, act! for america a national nonprofit coming to oppose islamic street -- extremism. on the san jose side, 113 groups call act! for america anti-muslim. >> this is our chance to show that an attack against one is an attack against all. >> act! for america is putting on 30


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