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it says they're carcinogenic on evidence of colorectal cancer and higher instances of stomach cancer. this man quit smoking but says he's not quite ready to quitçó processed meats. >> i'm not sure if i'm ready to give up bacon sandwiches. >> reporter: he may not have to. >> it's not that you can't have any. but you want to reduce the amount of processed meat you're taking in. go with broiling, with baking. those things will not release some of the chemicals. >> reporter: the world health organization has come out and said red meat carries a slightly lower risk but is probably still carcinogenic. >> there's always going to be a report that finds something in our lifestyles that aren't healthy and then we just make our own decisions. and there's more news about processed foods like hot dogs. a menlo park company says that 2% of hot dogs and sausages they tested contained human dna.
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it's unclear where that dna came from. clear food also says 10% of all vegetarian hot dogs appear to contain meat. the company looked at 75 different brands. if you pay more, you can avoid this? they say there's no correlation between price and product. and the number of victims continues to grow in that san jose restaurant shigella outbreak. public officials say there are more 182 suspected cases in six counties, marin and merced are the latest ones joining santa clara, ama leed me da and santa cruz. most say they ate at mariscos number three and that restaurant remains closed. a boss on the whaler overturned after receiving a distress call. this video was taken.
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tough to see. but crews did find the body of one man in the water about 10:30 this morning while a second man was found safe on the shore. a third man remains missing. it happened at the mouth of tomales bay. that accident killed four on a fishing trip from bodega bay. traffic is a mess right now in oakland because of a crash involving a big rig and several car. it was over 880 and hagenberger road. things have not improved much since then. the truck jackknifed then slammed into the center barrier. three northbound lanes are blocked. no estimate on when they will reopen. all those injuries are minor. the backup is so bad that the highway patrol is allowing big trucks to use 580 until further notice. trucks that weigh 4 1/2 tons are forbidden on 580 through oakland. they're trying to find out who is at fault in a head-on
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crash that involved one bay area woman. five were killed in the collision between an suv and a car on highway 120 near groveland in the sierra foothill. four women were killed in the suv that was registered in san jose. we still don't know their injuries. the driver of the other car, a 22-year-old man from merced died at the scene. the second victim of a deadly shooting outside the livermore cvs remains hospitalized in critical condition. one of the suspects jason alexander brown is armed and dangerous. investigators believe a second person was in the car with brown. police have not released an i.d. on that person. authorities believe the two used an assault rifle to shoot into a car in a parking lot on first street saturday night, killing one person. brown is also wanted more murder
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in fr fres no and is being investigated by police there. last night police served a warrant on brown's home, but he was not there. a san francisco woman was taken off life support over the weekend after suffering a traumatic injury stemming if an argument on a muni bus. police say nancy tynan was fighting with a man and woman on board the bus on october 15th. that argument spilled on to the street in the mission district where officers say the other woman hit tynan in the head. tynan collapsed on to the sidewalk, she never regained consciousness. her family decide to take her off life support on saturday. police say they immediately went to work looking for suspects. >> this investigation was spearheaded by our department and essentially reviewed video surveillance from muni to try to identify who the suspects are or was in this case. >> authorities arrested a woman
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believed to be responsible for that attack. we don't know her identity right now. a third man was found to have no involvement in the crime. the suspect being held in county jail on manslaughter charges. a child chase in san francisco ended on the bay bridge and left the victim in a financial jam. >> reporter: that treasure island resident got sent to the hospital, was released saturday. this morning he was able to get his car back. he wants to know how it's possible that someone was able to steal a police vehicle and get into this accident. this is video you will see only on abc 7 news. 26-year-old randall maka pirks, t was arrested after leading officers on a chase in a stolen patrol vehicle. he faces carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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moments before this arrest, he rear-ended mohammed tijani's clalgdz cadillac then attempted to ran away. >> this is where the gentleman jumped over my vehicle. >> reporter: tijani was sent to the hospital. his car was towed to an impound lot in daly city. the rear end is badly damaged and the bills are starting to stack up. he's still trying to understand why makapit was able to steal the police cruiser in first place. >> to have your key running in the ignition while pursuing a criminal, i believe that's negligence. >> reporter: police say they were called to the marina district because makapit was waving a knife. he hopped in the police cruiser before they could arrest him. during a news conference on mental health services in the city, the mayor said they're lucky this situation wasn't worse including for the suspect. >> all the things he did, including crashing into, what was it, seven different vehicles at the time would have ven taken
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out any individual. >> reporter: tijani feels he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and now he's paying a hefty price. sergio quintana. crews are looking for two masked men who tried to rob a home this morning. abc news was there this morning. investigators say the would-be robbers pepper sprayed one of the men who lives there. that man hurt his hand fighting them off. police took that victim for questioning about marijuana plants inside his home. >> the president of ireland is in the bay area. the irish students killed in a balcony collapse. we're joined with more on the president's visit. >> reporter: as you can see, the balconies have been ripped down. below them a small memorial for those students which includes pictures and candles. i interviewed the irish president and asked how he plans to honor those victims duringñr
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his visit. it has been five months since the students were killed when the balcony they were on collapsed below their feet. irish president michael higgins and his wife are here to honor the victims. >> they were looking forward to long and happy lives. socializing together. for something like this to happen. >> reporter: he told me he wants to thank the first responders. on wednesday he'll plant two trees to honor those lives lost. the president's west coast visit includes stops in seattle and sacramento. today he had lunch with members of san francisco's arts community. they talked about the bridge between arts and technology. displaced. >> reporter: higgins is a writer and poet and human rights activist. at uc berkeley he gave a speech
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about poverty and the role to end world hunger. he hopes speaking at the university inspires a younger generation to make those changes like providing more affordable housing. elisa harrington, absec 7 news. the beating death of an inmate and a new effort to make sure it didn't happen in vain. what the government says you can no longer pack in your bags. plus if you want to get rich, and who doesn't, one bay area city you may want to avoid area city you may want to avoid living in.ally a hug. this toy is a reminder that someone cares. these are a chance to be part of a team. and this is the chance to succeed. female announcer: with your support, everyone at sleep train proudly dedicates their time, hearts, and resources to giving local foster children one important thing: - hope... - hope... hope...
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new grading system just started this year. they say they're lowering the bar and doing a disservice to students while the district insists it's motivating kids to do better. abc 7 reporter. >> reporter: it's interesting to see how they can be with the new curriculum h curriculums, the school district wanted to experiment with several of these grading systems. so far the results have been mixed. ever notice how in school an "a" grade has a ten-point range meaning 90 to 100. it applies to an a, b, c, and d, but not an f. f has a 60 point range. they're now using a modified grading scale that treats an f somewhat differently. all failing grades have a floor of 50. you can never get below that. >> so this is that area that
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we're talking about, where students can be in afá deep hol. what we're saying is, okay, we don't want you so deep in this hole that you can never pass. >> the school districts believe by eliminating that huge gap students will be more motivated to work harder to increase their grades. but some parents believe the district is lowering the bar. >> the kids can show up, they get their 50 and then they're done. >> an f is an f is an f. while it's still an f, the parents say students should get what they earn. new grading systems including one that's based on a points scale. most teachers are stopped using it. on this test the student received a c minus after getting only 85 out of 200. the superintendent told us the student should have gotten an f. >> and we're kind of on a learning curve. but we're seeing benefits with the students and their increased
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motivation. >> only time will tell how successful these new grading systems will be. in rohnert park, reporting for abc 7 news. startingñr next week, peopl will have a new place to go to get help for a loved one that has mental issues. the mayor got a tour of the new outpatient treatment program. it's set to open next monday. it be part of a newly enacted law that allows facilities to offer court ordered outpatient care. >> we see too many people on our streets that have the symptoms. we wonder if there's anything we can do about it, yes, we can. >> the program is only for adults with documented cases of severe mental illness who are not actively in care or in declining condition and have a history of not cooperating with
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treatment. the law was named for a 19-year-old shot to death by a psychiatric patient who resisted his family's efforts to get him care. tonight santa clara county is trying to prove it's serious about fixing its troubled jails. they'll chair a jail commission. they'll choose when the 25-member panel will meet. the meetings will be open to the public. the creation of that panel comes after three guards were charged with murder after the beating death of michael tyree back in august. the highway patrol investigating whether fog was a factor in this morning's fatal motorcyclist crash in petaluma. it happened on the off ramp from southbound highway 101. the motorcycle collided with an suv. right now we don't know which driver was at fault. a problem with the brakes filled up a san francisco b.a.r.t. train with smoke today. passengers had to cover their faces because the smoke was so
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thick. this happened about 10:00 this morning between glen park and 24th street mission stations. b.a.r.t. calls it a typical propulsion problem and says there was never any flames. thankfully nobody was hurt. when you see news where you live, please take a picture or video and share it with us using # abc 7s now. we may show it on the air. a new study says they may want to look somewhere else. >> houston is a top pick. >> this is amazing isn't it? here we are in the high-tech capital of the world. if you want to know what the wealthy advice is? go to texas. looked at the top 18 metropolitan areas looking for the best places to build wealth. houston came in on top followed by washington, d.c., cleveland and detroit. the san francisco bay area came in at number 13.
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>> what hurts san francisco in the rankings was a lack of saveable income. at the end of the day, after everything is paid out, poem didn't have as much money relative to the other places to, you know, help them save. >> housing is a major drag on wealth building here since rent is so expensive and buying is out of reach for so many. as warnings of el nino driven storms causing possible flooding are broadcast daily, the california insurance commissioner dave jones is reminding consumers flood damage is not covered by traditional homeowners insurance. it's only available through the federal flood insurance program and must be enforced for 30 days prior to a flood. experts are urging consumers to consider purchasing coverage well before the storms hit. the commissioner said flood insurance may be all that stands between you and devastating financial losses. are you an anthem blue cross patient? if so, you may have some money coming your way.
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under a class-action lawsuit to be announced tomorrow, anthem blue cross in california will refund more than $8 million to individual consumers. the company is also expected to agree to no longer make midyear changes to individual customers deductions, co-pays and other out of pocket expenses. the settlement involves two lawsuits challenging midyear changing anthem made back in 2011. >> i'm not moving back to houston. i've been there, i've done that and i'm here now. >> that talks about money, not quality of life. >> thank you. >> thanks a lot, michael. let's head outside right now. >> meteorologist sandhya patel. looks like another beautiful day. >> it is a beautiful day. a mix of sun and high clouds with a very gentle wind. things will look nice throughout the week. we'll talk about when that rain is coming. right now a little bit of fogginess along the coast with high clouds up above, but not
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nearly as bad as it was this morning when we had dense fog. we are expecting higher than normal tides this week. we had one, 6.5 feet at 11:00 this morning. tuesday, wednesday, about the time you might be heading to lunch. low lying areas such as the parking lot, manzanita park and ride, might experience some flooding. keep that in mind. in the low to mid-70s from san francisco to oakland, mountainview, highs so far in the 60s to low 80s. and seeing plenty of blue sky from our camera. 77 in santa rosa, novato, 81 degrees right now in livermore. check out the skies, it will turn mostly cloudy tomorrow. rain likely on wednesday with sunny and mild conditions just in time for halloween. satellite radar showing you what's going on. we've been waiting for tropical storm olaf. moisture from it is ahead of the
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cold front. it's really going to continue to head in our direction, the moisture that is, but the two are not going to do a direct connection. olaf will head more to the south of the bay area, but we'll have some leftover moisture with that cold front coming in. that means we'll get rain. here's what we'll end up with. tuesday night, 11:00. we wednesday in the wee hours of the morning, you might hear the rain falling. 5:00 a.m. wednesday commute, a few showers develop. and by 7:00 a.m., they're starting to increase. you're taking the kids off to school.lpa5 8:00 a.m. continuing 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. expect scattered showers. really 3:00, then 4:00, 5:00 it winds down. rainfall totals for the wettest spots on the order of about a half an inch. for the rest of you, you're looking about a tenth of an inch to 0.4 inches. tomorrow morning, i'm not
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expecting the fog to be quite as widespread because we have quite a bit of high cloud cover coming in, but we'll have fog. upper 40s to the upper 50s when you get going. then for the afternoon, 76 in the south bay. and 80 degrees in gilroy. redwood city on the peninsula, menlo park as well. 72 san mateo, 65 pacifica. cloudy day in daly city. north bay 74 napa novato 73 san rafael east bay berkeley low 70s expect the cloud cover to be on the cloudy sky inland east bay with mild wh 78 livermore 76 in concord. accuweather seven-day forecast, now, you will notice that we'll cool things down to your wednesday with the rain coming in. breezy, and then windy over the higher elevations on thursday. so breezy at the lower elevations. sun comes out friday nine and hauntingly saturday for another chance of showers coming in on
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sunday possibly lingering into monday morning. we're just welcoming the rain and the great news is for all the trick or treaters out there, the rain will be in and out before kids' festive tis begin. reggie, cheryl? >> thank you so much. passengers describe some really scary moments as landing gear fail on an overseas flight. that's next. and on "world news" -- >> a new poll is eye opening. and the invisible danger in your home. the homeowner and what she did that led to her home explosion. and you'll see it. >> david, thank you. new at 6:00, a point and shoot virtual reality camera at a point and shoot price.
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[majestic music] [majestic music] odysseo by cavalia opens november 19th under the white big top at at&t park. tickets available at cavalia.net.
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passengers are calling a british airways pilot a hero after he managed to land their plane in south africa without any landing gear. when the plane landed in
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johannesburg this morning, the left landing gear of that 737 collapsed. one passenger says the jet skidded down did runway for about 20 seconds before the plane nearly slid into a side spin. thankfully, the 100 passengers and crew on board are all fine. what a story. transportation officials will soon ban e-cigarettes and other battery operated smoking devices from checked bags. it is going into effect to prevent against inflight fires in the cargo hold. passengers will still be allowed to bring e-cigarettes in their carry-ons but can't charge them in flight. a san francisco at 11:35 this morning. the area has been hit by hundreds of small quakes in recent weeks. one of those jolts. seismologists say the cal la veras fault is releasing
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tension. hillary clinton will be in the bay area for two fund-raisers. one will be at the home of the co-founder of the genome company. this will be hillary clinton's fifth bay area funding visit since may. the earnings reports are due at the close of business tomorrow. the cupertino tech firm's shares dropped 3% today after one of its key iphone chip suppliers posted a weaker outlook. that could mean that amle's fourth quarter earnings won't be as strong as people hope. you won't be able to shop at any rei store on black friday today. the company announced its closing all its stores the day after thanksgiving so all its employees can enjoy the outdoors. they started a social media campaign to encourage everyone
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to enjoy the outdoors on black friday instead of shopping. >> good for them. >> i've never heard of such a thing. >> it will be a tough sell. all right. still ahead, the joke on jeopardy that some say was also an insult. you'll see
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the drought is affecting at pg&e we've definitely put a focus on helping our agricultural customers through the drought. when they do an energy efficiency project and save that money they feel it right in their pocket book. it's exciting to help a customer with an energy efficiency project because not only are they saving energy but they are saving water. we have a lot of projects at pg&e that can help them with that and that's extremely important while we're in a drought. it's a win for the customer and it's a win for california. together, we're building a better california.
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this is abc 7 news. coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00, pastors packing heat. tonight the new program designed to help keep places of worship from becoming criminal targets. imagine spending big money on a big screen and it's broken right out of the box. that wasn't the only problem. michael finney clears up the static. >> that's all coming up in a half hour at 6:00. every once in a while, "jeopardy" and that certainly happened during a recent episode. >> on friday, the show's final clue stumped a contestant who managed to turn it into a about
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it of a political commentary. >> the flower pictured here is called this, also a disparaging term for people on the political left. >> i have a feeling that you have -- you may have found a way to insult liberals in this country. what is a pansy? >> yep, you found a way to insult liberals in this country. >> oh. >> he did not say that. the show was looking for what is a bleeding heart. she bet and lost money on that one. >> it is theft curry dishes. >> that is clever. it airs right after the news here on abc 7. >> that is so cool. you know his wife's a great cook, too. that the it for us. >> thanks for inviting us into
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your home tonight. see you back here at 6:00. always connect with us 24/7 at abc 7 news.com. tonight, the eye-opening new cancer warning. hot dogs, processed meat and bacon, now put in the same category as cigarettes and asbestos. the world health organization and their new findings. dr. besser is standing by with the bottom line. how much should you and your family eat? breaking now. the new poll out. trump in trouble, slipping even further in the key first state of iowa. trump now attacking the polls, and his new comments tonight on religion. the driver who crashed into the homecoming parade. four people killed, including this 2-year-old boy. tonight, we have new details about the driver before the crash. the tourist boat sinking. 27 people floating in the water until rescuers can arrive. we're on the scene. and the invisible danger in your home. >> the house just exploded! >> tonight, authorities and the

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