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thoroughly vetted before being allowed into the state. tonight senator dianne feinstein is slamming silicon valley. the chair of the committee says that tech leaders are helping terrorists by failing to stop them from using social media to coordinate attacks. she says, i have met with the chief counsel of most of the big companies, i've asked for help and i haven't gotten any help. for more let's go to jonathan bloom live on treasure island tonight. >> reporter: this is the latest chapter in a debate with no easy answers. on the one side you have americans who want privacy from their government. on the other hand you have a government that says we can't protect americans unless we hand it the keys. the intelligence world calls it going dark, communicating with cyber space without leaving a trace. >> very interested to see what type of phones they were equipped with. >> reporter: they might not have theeded anything special. >> the i-message in the apple iphone is encrypted.
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many on facebook are now encrypted. >> reporter: end-to-end encryption so that not even apple can read them. it's become far more common when edward snowden revealed that the u.s. was siphoning data. >> we're not looking over everyone's shoulder all the time. that's what encryption prevents. >> reporter: for years the intelligence community has argued for a back door, a way for the nsa to get in and flush the bad guys out. >> it's got to stop. and we have to have the mechanism to fight back. >> reporter: tech companies have begun siding with companies. >> a back door doesn't know who is accessing it. if you put a master key in there, you know that will be the target of every hacker on the planet. >> reporter: but uc berkeley professor says a government master key is not unprecedented. >> even the tsa requires you to have tsa approved locks on your luggage. you can lock your luggage but not in a way the government can't look at it if it needs to.
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>> reporter: terrorists finding new ways to communicate. even burying it in video games. >> people find the way to secretly communicate if they want to. the question is should we make it easy for them to do so. >> reporter: jonathan bloom, abc 7 news. those attacks have a lot of major u.s. cities reassessing their anti-terrorism measures. in san francisco you'll now see a noticeable presence of uniformed police officers in high traffic areas. the national park service issued a statement today saying it has increased patrols. the nfl is beefing up security at games with more officers on patrol yesterday at oakland's coliseum at the raiders game. students at cal state long beach paused for a memorial for classmate nohemi gonzalez who was killed in paris. she was an industrial design student and was studying abroad in france. san francisco state university will hold a vigil at malcolm x plaza tomorrow at 5:00 in honor of gonzalez and all the victims
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of violence. >> the attacks interrupted many conventions in paris that americans were attending. we were at sfo as bay area workers returned from france. while many said they felt safe, they were glad to be home nonetheless. >> it felt somber, it felt sad, and people were grateful to be together. >> it was very quiet and the art fair was closed for the last two days. people were mourning. >> also returning today were air bnb hosts and employees who were in paris for an air bnb convention. the attacks forced it to close early. >> only on abc 7 news this evening, the united airlines is defending itself today after criticism from a livermore family upset that the airline delivered a plane load of people to paris after those terrorist attacks. wayne freedman talked to that family who flew thousands of miles only to return home in shock. >> reporter: it's one of the shorter trips that jessica
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garcia, her husband alfredo and her son jacob have taken in the last few days, home from school, still the unpacked bags and the airline tickets hint at one just completed. what we can only describe as an odyssey began last may when they went to see their favorite band u2 perform in san jose. before the concert, lead singer bono singled out jacob from the crowd. >> where are you in the show? keep an eye out for you. >> reporter: and there he is. there's jacob on stage with bono as jacob did a bono roar in a move that would send this video viral. >> i saw a lot of people like saying my name like jacob, jacob. >> reporter: jacob's stage presence won the family an invite from the band to fly to paris last weekend for a repeat performance. as the united flight left, it was bad timing, to say the least. now a bad taste. >> other flights were grounded. didn't take off. other contestant winners didn't take off. we did. >> reporter: the family landed in paris 11 hours later, the
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concert canceled. u2 arranged for the garcias to return home immediately. meantime -- >> you don't know who has got what. it's just very scary especially having my son there. >> reporter: for jessica, one looming question -- >> they should have given us the option to get off the flight. they should have grounded us in the united states and canada, in london. any of that. i felt like we were being flown -- we were -- flown into a war zone. >> reporter: to paris and back in 36 hours with an asterisk. at least jacob can say he's been there, sort of. from livermore, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. and we learned about this story through a viewer e-mail. you can tell us what's happening where you live by e-mailing abc 7 listens@kgo you'll hear from americans who were there today. that's in just a few minutes. at 5:30 on world news with david
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muir, the isis terrorist video threatening an attack on washington now. there is a lot more happening tonight including an officer-involved shooting in oakland. it happened after massive side shows plagued the city this weekend. laura anthony joins us now with more. >> reporter: hi, cheryl. police told us today they did hear chatter on social media that there might be side show activity involving motorcycles. that did happen. but what came with it, police admit, was overwhelming. city leaders say scenes like these cannot happen again. but they also admit they don't quite know how to stop them. the massive side shows that invaded oakland last weekend. >> and we had a very, very large number of cars and at one point totaling close to 700 vehicles that were engaging in side show activity in east oakland.
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>> reporter: the city of oakland will not tolerate side show activities. side shows represent an unacceptable amount of risk. >> we towed ten vehicle, we arrested ten people and issued citation. >> reporter: oakland police and the chp say they were aware and prepared for some side show activity, but nothing like what they saw. >> there is a lot of officer safety issues. we had shots being fired inside the crowd. you know, that vehicle was damaged. >> reporter: on sunday more side shows. as oakland officers were preparing to tow in motorcycles, they encountered a man with what turned out to be a replica pistol pointed in their direction. >> the group of officers then scatter and four officers discharged their firearms at the person with the replica pistol. >> reporter: it was oakland's seventh officer-involved shooting this year, fifth fatal. >> from a commonsense point of view, it makes very little sense for somebody to pull out a replica gun in the presence of
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hundreds of police officers. >> reporter: the 39-year-old man died at the scene. his name has not been released. in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. san francisco's district attorney wants a federal investigation launched in the case of two alameda county deputies accused of beating a suspect in the city. abc 7 news broke the story friday along with this video showing the beating. it followed a car chase thursday from san leandro across the bay. the man is a suspected car thief. and those deputies are now on administrative leave. vic lee spoke with the victim's mother. you're going to hear from her in a live report on abc 7 news at 6:00. abc 7 news has learned the open-top sight-seeing bus that crashed in union square friday was not registered with the california public utilities commission as it should have been. the commission says that might have kept inspectors from examining the bus for problems. supervisor jane kim tells abc 7
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news, that investigators are leaning toward a mechanical problem as the cause of the crash. >> they believe it was a mechanical failure on the part of the tour bus. they're currently just combing through mounds of evidence. >> reporter: >> the bus driver told his wife the brake on the open-top double-decker bus failed. 20 people were hurt in the crash, six are still hospitalized. three are listed in critical condition. melanie woodrow has been looking into that sightseeing company and she'll have her first report at 6:00. >> a bay area police chief may be calling it quits. is his new job a done deal? that's next. students say they're fed up. the sit-in that just got started and shows no signs of stopping. plus -- >> all natural versus organic.
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michael finney deciphers the labels on your thanksgiving turkey. every precious inch. the airlines that offer the most and the least leg room.
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east bay and all the bay area. this is abc 7 news. >> a very moving tribute tonight in paris. the eiffel tower illuminated in blue, white and red, the colors of the french flag. and a display of national pride following friday's deadly terror attacks there. now, the eiffel tower reopened today giving tourists from around the world as well as the u.s. a chance to come together and show their solidarity with the people of france. abc 7 news reporter david ono filed this report from paris a short time ago. >> reporter: in paris, in the various locations that the attacks took place, tears, people finally coming out of their homes heading to work for
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first time since the tragedy and stopping by memorials to pay their respects. one after another no longer having to hold back the sorrow. but a mere 20 minutes' drive to the iconic eiffel tower, happiness, largely tourists who are disconnected to the tragedy here on vacation. >> we did the tour of six countries with cosmos tours. we're having an awesome time. >> reporter: as nation moved closer to that moment of silence at noon in an effort to recognize the victims and mourn together, it seemed as if it would not happen here. but almost miraculously, at the stroke of noon, a gathering at the base of the enormous tower spontaneously a group from all over the world, tourists, construction workers, police join hands and fell silent. for two minutes a special moment at the most visible place in
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this country and perhaps the world. strangers became one. and then -- applause breaks out. all of the participate pabts overcome with gratitude to be able to share a special once in a lifetime moment. these two men from australia had no idea what was happening, but joined in. >> we just came out of a meeting and were just on our way walking here and we did see the crowd and did question what was the crowd about. >> the eiffel tower is a monument, obviously, and potentially a target, but to have everyone come here and just show their respect staying silent for two minutes is an awe-inspiring thing. >> reporter: on a personal note it was a remarkable thing to witness in real life. because truly just seconds before the moment of silence people didn't seem to be paying attention. then all of a sudden hundreds gathered underneath the eiffel tower, gripped each others' hands and then had that moment
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of silence. they all said, everyone that i talked to at least, said that it was a moment that they will never forget. reporting from paris, david ohno, abc 7 news. other news now. richmond's police chief could be leaving town for a new job. chris magnus has been elected in tucson, arizona. the city council still has to approve that decision. that could happen as soon as tomorrow. officers opposed his selection talking about previous lawsuits filed by richmond officers accusing him of sexual harassment and racial discrimination. at stanford students are camped outside the university's president's office to pressure the school to divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies. what they all plan to do next. >> reporter: well, dan, it looks like they're going to be here for a while because they set up a tent and brought in sleeping bags. the students originally told me they planned on doing a sit-in
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inside the president's office but campus police barred them from entering. >> we are unstoppable! >> another world is possible. >> reporter: stanford students are increasing pressure on the university's president to make good on a pledge made last year to divest its interesting in fossil fuel companies. students believe it has not moved fast enough to divest completely. >> students have spoken. this is not a controversial issue among the student population and it shouldn't be among the administration. that's why we support the students. >> reporter: about 200 students surrounded the office of president john hennessy who was not inside. a group met with him last wednesday. the protesters would like stanford to divest fully before the climate change summit in paris. >> we've been negotiating with the university for the last three years and just have been channeled through this bureaucratic processes and received no action. unfortunately, we come to the conclusion that they're not
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negotiating with us in good faith and a different kind of action is necessary. >> reporter: the process involves a detailed study of individual companies. the university has a $22.2 billion endowment. >> this is a really crucial turning point for us. if stanford is serious about keeping its mission statement and behaving in a way that's consistent with its mission, then it really has to divest in the next two weeks. >> reporter: a stanford spokesperson says the university is committed to addressing climate change and has opened a new power plant that has reduced greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel use by 65%. >> we'll follow that, of course, but on to some consumer news from flying comfortable to your thanksgiving meal. >> michael finney has a few thins to talk about tonight. >> you guys prepare the turkeys for your family? >> they don't let me. >> okay. well everybody else, listen closely, choosing a turkey based on the label can really be confusing. how do you know what it means to be all natural or cage free?
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first of all, the term "cage free" has all but no meaning. few turkeys are ever kept in a cage. mostly the big shelters with outdoor access. the term "all natural" refers to how the turkey was processed, not how it was raised or what it was fed. you may see no hormones added on the label, but the usda prohibits hormones in the poultry anyway. the term "animal welfare approved" means the turkey was able to live outdoors, spread its wings and run free. use of that term requires certification. airline passengers often complain they feel cramped in their seat. now a conde nast survey reveals which airlines are giving the most leg room and which are giving you the least. jetblue offers the most leg room in coach with 33 inches between rows. next are virgin america and southwest with 32 inches each. united, delta and american leave 31 inks between rows though you
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can pay extra for more space. spirit and fran tear offer the least amount of legroom, just 28 inches between rows. 28 -- >> not for tall guys. >> that's tough. >> michael, thank you. >> let's turn our attention to the forecast as we start another week. >> bundled up scarf and coat, sandhya. >> yes, you're probably feeling the dryness in the air, you need the gloves to protect your hands. out here there's definitely a chill, dan and cheryl, as there's a little bit of a breeze going. pack on the layers when you get going tomorrow morning because it is going to be a chilly one. right now clear except for a few high clouds to the north. now, a wind advisory is going until 6:00 for another 40 minutes or so. between 35 to 40 miles per hour making it difficult to drive around. so keep that in mind for the evening rush. down south high wind warnings and wind advisories, the same
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blustery conditions that we experienced yesterday down in southern california, but their winds are even stronger. santa clarita, 71 miles per hour. beverly hills those advisories going until early tomorrow afternoon. our winds are easing up a bit. gusts to 22 out of the north in half moon bay. but this northerly wind that's really drying out the air mass. are you feeling it? your lips are a little bit chapped. skin's feeling a little dry. right now the air is very dry. dew point between 50 and 59 is considered pleasant. most areas are in the 20s to 40s. by the way, the storm that came through over the weekend did produce a tornado. it was confirmed by the national weather service. and this was in stanislaus county yesterday afternoon. on the scale, it was basically a weak tornado. the scale goes from 0 to 5. look at the spectacular shot. after-glow of the sunset from our mount tam cam.
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oakland, mountainview, mid-50s, san jose. this is a welcome sight. tahoe reporting between 6 to 14 inches of fresh powder. we may be seeing some more. next week we'll talk about that in a moment. mid to upper 50s in santa rosa and concore and livermore. and from our emeryville camera, you'll see more of these clouds. another chilly start tomorrow. milder days into the weekend. there are signs of rain early next week. satellite radar showing no range because of this big high pressure. dry conditions all week with milder afternoons. overnight tonight you will notice that it gets a bit on the chilly side. patches of fog tomorrow morning during the commute. so be careful. fog could be on the thick side. 37 in napa when you get going. most of the rest of you in the 40s. high clouds will be around. and as we take a look at the long range forecast, this is
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what's really encouraging. hints of rain in about a week on tuesday. a week from tomorrow. and then continuing on wednesday which is a big travel day for many people heading out for thanksgiving. first a look at thanksgiving day. it is looking dry. high for your tuesday under a mix of sun and high clouds. and that accuweather seven-day forecast. you'll notice those temperatures inching up during the day. mid-60s to low 70s for a few days right on through the weekend. your weekend is dry. monday mostly cloudy cooling it down. and tuesday once again a week from tomorrow. our live doppler 7 hd may be tracking rain here and perhaps snow in the sierra nevada. cheryl, dan. >> sandhya, thanks so much. still ahead the commute in san francisco goes high tech. that's next. at 5:30 on world news with david muir. >> coming up a special edition from paris. the international manhunt for the eighth attacker. the explosions heard as they surround the neighborhood. we're there. and the new isis video praising
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the attacks here and now threatening an american city. david, thank you. new at 6:00, a milestone birthday spoiled after a heart-felt gift from mom failed to arrive. see what michael finney did to
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goep provideo shows a fire tearing through a rich mopped grocery store this morning. a firefighter captured this video. fortunately nobody was hurt. that fire caused an estimated $1.5 million damage. tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00, a bay area food truck owner says she feels taken. this woman told natasha zouves that she sold her house to pay a man for a new truck and she ended up with nothing. >> that is superdisappointing just because i worked so hard and you think you're getting somewhere and really pulled the rug out from underneath me. >> how this local case is connected to a string of strangely similar stories on the
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other side of the country. the investigation tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. the fate of the google buses will be decided tomorrow by the san francisco transportation board of directors. the shuttle program has been running since last year. head companies say they're helping the virt and traffic conditions because buses shuttle would be car drivers from san francisco to the silicon valley. there's a new app out tonight designed to help make your san francisco commute easier. it allows people to pay for bus, rail and cable car tickets on their phone. riders then get a ticket on their screen which they can show to the driver. the mta says the goal is to speed up boarding and make riding muni easier for tourists. still ahead, perhaps the greatest baseball player of all time. coming up, a new honor for a
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san francisco giant. he'll be sitting alongside with a 100% electric nissan what will you do? how far will you go? how much will you see? electrify the world. now with a class-leading 107 miles on a charge, the nissan leaf is the best selling electric car in america.
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[majestic music] [majestic music] odysseo by cavalia opens november 19th under the white big top at at&t park.
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tickets available at this thanksgiving, give where you live. >> join abc 7 as we share the joy with the communities where you live. >> we serve 82,000 people every month. >> we provide food to almost a quarter of a million people. >> 116,000 people. >> we're going to be able to provide food to more than 30,000 families. >> i've been doing this for 25 years and i love every minute of it. >> we believe in giving back to the community. >> so do we. thank you from abc 7. i'm ama daetz in the abc 7 newsroom. coming up at 6:00, new information on the union square crash and what the bus company never did. also -- >> they're frustrated. we're angry. confused as far as what they want us to do. >> on patrol but unarmed.
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officers at a bay area college campus make the case to carry guns. it's all coming up in half an hour on abc 7 news at 6:00. >> we'll see you then. the warriors are going back in time. the team converted the center logo to its original the city. >> it usually says golden state warriors. this the first time an nba team has switched out the center logo for a classics game. never been done before. >> frozen in time there. willie mays is getting a special honor at the white house next week. >> the giants hall of famer will receive the presidential medal of freedom, no less. >> given to americans who made a positive impact on our culture and our freedom. mays one of the first african-americans to play major league baseball. he was named an all-star 24 times and mvp twice. >> mays also served in the army. steven spielberg, barbra streisand and gloria estefan will be honored as well. >> that's spectacular. well deserved. that will do it for us. world news is next.
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tonight, a special edition of "world news tonight" from paris. the international manhunt right now. the race to catch the suspected eighth attacker. the explosions heard as teams converge on this neighborhood. terry moran is there. an act of war tonight. hundreds of raids and arrests across france and belgium. the president of france declarin declaring, "we're at war with isis," sending in aircraft carriers, just as new images emerge from inside the concert hall before the attack, and then after. the threat to america. the new isis video tonight, praising the attacks here in paris. and now threatening a major american city. the head of the cia saying, paris should be a wakeup call. pierre thomas tonight with the video. and coming to america, or not. the refugee


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