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>> announcer: live from the kgo-tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. the circus has come to town. >> oh, boy, i felt like i was crossing the border, actually. >> it wasn't exactly a border crossing but donald trump had a tough time getting to the gop convention today all in an effort to avoid hundreds of protesters. despite their best efforts, those protests turned violent, punches thrown, several people taken into custody. good afternoon, everybody. i'm larry biel. >> i'm ama daetz. let's look near the hyatt reese enescy in burlingame where the california republican convention is under way right now. you see a lot of people out there. the protesters have dispersed but there is still a heaviy police present.
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what's what you're looking at right now. >> lots of police on the scene. the protests got under way early this morning, hours before donald trump arrived, continued long after he left the bay area. we are rilive from burlingame. some tense moments outside earlier today. >> reporter: very tough day, larry. very tense out here. a total of five people were arrested, one injured. we're not sure if that one person was actually a civilian or a police officer. now, let me tell you that security was not about to allow donald trump to get even close to those protesters. today we saw something that we've sell bomb ever seen this is what happened when republican supporter nick tried to cross a line full of trump protesters. eventually, protesters pushed him him away as he said he should be
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allowed to enter through the hotel. >> who are you to tell me that? >> you know what? i'm telling you that. >> i have the right. >> if you don't like a candidate, by all means you don't have to like them. but to block people on a public sidewalk is utterly absurd. >> this is peaceful. we are not here to assault anyone. we are here to make a presence, to make us known, to raise black people's voices. >> reporter: protesters chainlinked themselves in front of the hyatt reese enescy in burlingame, forcing the closure of old bay shore highway. a small army of law enforcement and private security kept everyone a very tense distance away. a few were pushed back. >> as we were able to go up there, they were pushed us and grabbing us for no reason. >> reporter: with this amount of protesters, republican candidate donald trump and his entourage were forced to stop their cars on highway 101. from sky7 hd, they are seen walking through two concrete barriers and entering through the back of the hotel.
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trump quickly departed the hotel following his speech, yet the demonstrations continued. at one point a protester tried to burn an american flag. the flag was eventually taken away by another demonstrator. >> this is not the america we want. we want inclusion, love, kindness, compassion. >> reporter: this weekend's convention is expected to attract more protesters. in burlingame, abc 7 news. >> once trump actually did get inside, he gave a speech roughly 25 minutes long. trump blasted ted cruz and john kasich and touched on many of his core campaign issues. he also very briefly talked about the importance of the upcoming california primary. >> you people have been fantastic. on june 7th, you have a big, big day because the world is going to be watching. the world is watching pretty much every tuesday. >> ohio governor john kasich will speak at the convention tonight. this afternoon he held a town hall at san francisco's
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commonwealth club, had a heated exchange with somebody who asked him about his views on marriage equality. >> i'm not in favor of -- >> our next questioner -- >> no. let me finish. i'm not in favor of that. i'm not in favor of discrimination against anybody. >> they're using religion. >> but they are not me, okay? they are not me. i'm telling you my view. >> kasich's address tonight at the state gop convention is at 7:00. ted cruz will speak tomorrow at noon. >> donald trump's appearance in burlingame caused a stir both in person and on social media. >> kristen sze is here with some of the reaction. >> i can tell you law enforcement was ready for any type of reaction. san mateo county sheriff's office tweeted this picture of their morning briefing along with police. they were ready when things started to heat up between trump supporters and protesters. abc 7 news reporter matt keller was live on facebook with one confrontation. >> [ bleep ]!
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[ bleep ]! >> no violence! >> reporter: maybe we've found the one trump supporter who decided to walk through the trump protesters. that's what happens. >> as you might imagine, there are polarizing comments on social media about the protests. plain as day that trump is reviled in california aside from paid fans. dan says, when you burn american flags and fly mexican flags, that is anti-american. the trump protests are really scary. our country is so divided. no matter what happens in november, we're all losers. some of the reactions out there. ama? hillary clinton's daughter chelsea traveled to lexington, kentucky, to open her mother's headquarters there. democrats vote there next month. the stanford grad touted her mom's campaign ideas and called the republican rhetoric, quote,
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racist, sexist and iz laum aphobic. >> bernie sanders rallied outside the indiana statehouse. the vermont senator blasted what he called bad trade policies that he says enable corporations to move work to countries with lower wages. that rally was organized by unions protesting the decision by air conditioning giant carrier to close two indiana plants and shiflt that work to mexico. be the first to know when news breaks by downloading the abdz 7 news app. the app is free for apple and android devices. a car fire briefly blocked all of the eastbound lanes of the san mateo hayward bridge this afternoon. sky7 hd was overhead earlier showing the backup there. that accident occurred when a white pickup truck hit the right side of the wall of the bridge and then caught fire. the resulting backup stretched for miles into san mateo, all lanes have sense reopened. let's check on our weather now on this friday. this is a live look from our east bay hills camera. >> spencer christian now here
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with the accuweather forecast and our upcoming weekend. >> larry and ama, i have to hold on to the hail up here on the roof. it is so windy, although we have pleasantly clear skies across the area. here's live doppler 7 hd. some beautiful but breezy afternoons, almost blustery across the bay area. we have a wind advisory from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for the bay area hills. that's all of the higher elevations above 1,000 feet and all the way into the central valley, in fact, gusts may reach or exceed 45 miles per hour and there's a possibility of downed trees and local power outages. here is a look at current wind gusts, 41 miles per hour at sfo right now where we also have an airport weather warning for high winds. delays only 15 minutes or less. as you can see, many other locations have gusts between 20, 25, even higher miles per hour. the view from our rooftop shows clear skies, 60 degrees here in san francisco, mid to upper 60s, 55 at half moon bay.
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here's the view, blue skies over the bay from mt. tam, currently 76 in santa rosa, 70 novato, low 70s in fairfield and concord and 68 at livermore. i'll show you in just a minute the warm weekend oming our way along with the continuation of some pretty breezy weather. larry and ama? >> thank you. santa clara county prosecutors say one of two brothers accused of kiing their parents shot his father at least a dozen times inside the garage. 22-year-old hasib golam rabbi then shot his mother. both boys were charged with the murder of their parents. both pleaded not guilty and remain held without bail. coming up on abc 7 news at 5, the prayer service held today for victims. a santa clara county inmate housed at the ellwood correctional facility in
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milpitas died after falling from a second story walkway this morning. the 72-year-old was taken to a medical center where he was pronounced dead. the sheriff's office said the inmate left a suicide note. a spokesperson says the agency will conduct an investigation into the death to confirm it was a suicide. a san jose man with several outstanding warrants is expected to survive after he was shot by police during a traffic stop in milpitas. milpitas police say this happened around 1:00 a.m. investigators say the suspect had several outstanding warrants. he tried to run away, soon was arrested at interstate 680. an investigation into why the officer shot the suspect is under way. today san jose police selected a company to supply the department's controversial body cameras. the city recommended the contract go to taser international. the decision still needs final approval from the city council. officers will start wearing cameras under a pilot program in june. a magnitude 2.9 earthquake
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shook the east bay just after 2:00 this afternoon. the epicenter was in san leandro near 580. no damage reported. a northern california seismic expert is back from ecuador after surveying damage caused by this month's 7.8 magnitude earthquake. structural engineer kit knee area moto says half of the country's infrastructure saw damage from the april 16th kuwait. nia moto says should a quake of a similar magnitude happen here, residents will have a better chance of surviving but will need a place to live when the shaking stops. >> move and shake and actually design to have certain permanent displacement. if that happens, obviously no one can live in those buildings or work in the buildings. so, yeah, i mean, you're going to see the exact same things here. >> niamoto frequently travels worldwide to city hit by earthquakes to provide guidance to local officials. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4, winning back the community's
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trust after a widespread texting scandal. coming up, san francisco's police chief takes swift action to address racist and homophobic messages shared by his officers. and -- >> somebody hacks my account, you know, i made that mistake. >> the social media video that caused the top nfl draft pick millions and the explanation about how it went public. new at 4:30, cracking open prince's secret vault without a combination that only the late singer knew. at 4:11, a live look at i-80 through berkeley. really slow in both directions. your eastbound traffic is on the right-hand side. st
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>> announcer: santa clara, san francisco, east bay and all the bay area. this is abc 7 news. i've got some sports to talk about here. the san jose sharks continuing the quest for their first stanley cup, playing the predators in the second round of the playoffs. >> david louie is live in san jose with that for us this afternoon. hi, david. >> reporter: hi there. how can i be here and larry is back there? in any event, welcome to the shark tank. as you see, they're still in the preparation stage of putting together a big fan rally that starts at 5:00 and runs until 7:00. they've got food trucks, of course. djs playing music and $5 beer that will help support the sharks foundation. neighboring bars and restaurants are also gearing up for all the fans that will show up tonight. this is patty's inn on montgomery street. look at that six-foot-long sub sandwich. it's a work of john wells who says this won't last long as fans come in early to get
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something to eat and drink before the game. now, some fans took the afternoon off so they could arrive early and gear up for an exciting evening at the shark tank. a season ticket holder says he's confident it will be a blowout tonight against nashville. >> there's really nothing like a sharks game. 17,000 people will sound like 170,000 people. it will be fantastic. >> really looking forward to it. >> reporter: whatcñr coudo you the outcome? >> 1-0, 2-0 sharks. san jose is so much deeper than nashville. >> reporter: other downtown establishments say they're stocked up on plenty of beer and ice, of course. the brit on santa clara street expects 500 to 600 people over a 2 1/2 hours. this is only what could be part one of a very exciting sports weekend for the bay area. the sharks have another game on sunday and hopefully so will the warriors have a game. i've got my sandwich, the sub you saw earlier, i've got one
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handy. i'm ready for the evening. live in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. >> you're right, i should be down there helping him with the sandwich and beverages. david was talking about the warriors and the playoffs. if the portland trail blazers beat the l.a. clippers tonight as expected portland would play the warriors at oracle sunday at 12:30. here on abc 7. after that, join me along with mike shumann for "after the game" shu will be at the arena and i'll be joined by an ex-warrior here in the studio. the nfl draft began last night with something we've never seen before, a star player's social media profile crushed his draft, costing him millions. >> this is unbelievable. mississippi lineman laremy tunsil left the world with images of him in a gas mask that will never be forgotten. here's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: a game changer for one star during last night's nfl
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draft. >> with the second pick -- >> reporter: team after team overlooking offensive tackle laremy tunsil touted as one of the best players in college football after this. this video showing tunsil smoking out of a bong posted to his twitter page just minutes before the draft began. >> man, somebody hacks my account. you know imade that mistake several years ago and somehow somebody got in my photos and hacked my account. >> reporter: the video and tunsil's twitter account quickly deleted but the hack-attack continuing. tunsil who was once considered a potential top pick sat waiting, more images uploaded of text messages allegedly showing tunsil asking his college coach for help paying bills and rent. >> i have to say yeah. >> reporter: an admission that could potentially get ole miss in trouble with the ncaa. >> the miami dolphins select
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laremy tunsil. >> reporter: tunsil eventually the 13th overall draft pick. the average salary about $15 million less than a first overall pick. officials for the miami dolphins saying, despite the controversy, they stand by their new player. >> obviously, there were some mistakes he had made in his past. we were obviously familiar with the video. but for us it was -- the decision we felt it was right. >> still no word on who may have hacked the accounts and why. as for the ole miss money issue, school officials are investigating. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. back here, raider fans are hoping to send owner mark davis a message tomorrow to keep the team in oakland. organizers are calling on fans to attend a rally outside team headquarters in alameda planned for 11:00 a.m. they say if mark davis is sincere on his desire to actually keep the team in oakland, it's time for him to present a stadium plan. the effort comes only a day after davis pledged to move the raiders to las vegas if funding for a new domed stadium is
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approved there. mitsubishi says american owners of its vehicles have nothing to worry about. last week the japanese auto make iradmitted to rigging fuel economy tests on japanese cars. the audit shows u.s. vehicles are not impacting. the company claims its testing data here is accurate and complies with epa procedures. mitsz beesh didn't say if the information has been independently verified. a major deal was made today between two bay area companies. digital tv listing company rovi of santa clara is buying tivo in a deal valued at $1.1 billion. tivo, of course, is the digital video recording company. the combined business will use the tivo name. let's check the weather again. earlier we checked in with spencer christian. he said it was really windy. a lot of wind and the heat is coming, too, right? >> that's true. a strange combination but that's what we've got. live doppler 7 hd shows sunny skies across the bay area right now and it is quite windy.
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smaflt, i mentioned earlier wind advisories you can see the flag flapping in the breeze at the golden gate bridge. here is a live view. gusty winds over the hills tonight. warmer days lie ahead this weekend. it will turn cooler, though, early next week. let's take a look at our wind gust animation starting 11:00 p.m. we'll see gusts over 40 miles per hour in some coastal locations. gusts remain strong overnight into the early morning hours and then start to taper off rather significantly into the midday. it won't be this windy later in the afternoon tomorrow. tonight clear skies, breezy condition, low temperatures mainly in the upper fortt 40s to right around 50. here is a look at our mic microclimate at tomorrow, half moon bay high of 71, milder in downtown san francisco, 74, oakland milder than that, 78. warm over the hills in walnut creek at 82 and even warmer farther east at antioch a high of 86. here is a closer look at tomorrow's highs in the south bay. we'll see upper 70s to right around 80, 79 in san jose,
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mainly upper 70s on the peninsula as well. we'll see low 70s in some coastal locations and a high of 74 in downtown san francisco tomorrow up in the north bay highs of 83 in santa rosa, 81 at novato 83 at napa east bay highs 78 at oakland and union city 79 at fremont and in the inland east bay we'll see mid-80s. there's a chance we could see mid to upper 80s. right now 85 at fairfield, 86 at antioch. if you're looking for something fun filled to do this weekend, how about sunday the how weird street fare on howard street. how weird. we'll see a sunny day with mild conditions, highs in the mid-70s in the city on sunday. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. your weekend of high temperatures reaching mid to upper 80s inland, a sharp cooldown on monday, midweek next week a few extra clouds will gather in the sky. there's a slight chance of light rain by next thursday. how quickly things change. larry and ama?
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>> spencer, are you going to the how weird festival in. >> i'm already so weird i don't have to go. >> thank you. up next, do you look older than you feel? it might not be anything you're doing. what could be behind it all. >> bad g
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vice president joe biden and pope francis teamed up today against cancer. biden met the pope at a vatican at a conference about regenerative medicine. the pope called cancer a scourge with no boundaries and called for a global commitment to fund research. joe lost his son beau to cancer and is leading the fight to find a cure calling for a cancer moon shoot. brain damage in zika babies is far worst than first thought. >> and coffee and wine could be good for your gut. here's jane king with a wellness report. the severity of prenatal damage caused by the zika virus
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are worse than microeven recenr aly. scans and autopsies shows zika eats away at a fetal brawn r brain, affecting thought, vision and basic functions as it forms. the birth rate among american teenagers at crisis levels in the 1990s as fallen to an all time low according to the cdc. the decline in the past decade has kurpoccurred in all regions the country and among all races. the most radical changes are among hispanic and black teens birth rates dropping 50%. do you look older than you feel? it may be be your jeans. a new report says a gene known as mc1-r can add as much as two years to the face. they did find there's a link between how old you look and how healthy you are. and go ahead and drink that cup of coffee and glass of wine. it could be good for your gut. two new studies say foods like fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea,
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wine and yogurt can increase the diversity of bacteria in a person's intestines which can ward off illnesses. surg, sweet and high-fat whole milk can reduce the variety of healthy gut bacteria. jane king, here's to your health. tough talk from san francisco's mayor over that ongoing texting controversy rolfing the police department. plus, new surveillance video of the man he claimed he had a bomb at an east coast tv station. power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. >> the growing family drama within scientology and the man who's calling his own son
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>> announcer: live from the kgo-tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. here are the headlines at 4:30. there was pushing, shoving and several arrests outside the hyatt reese enescy hotel in burlingame this afternoon, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the republican state convention where donald trump was speaking. officers were in riot gear and the protests delayed the start of trump's speech by nearly an hour. the secret service escorted trump in and out through the back of the hotel. he flew out of sfo just after 2:00 this afternoon. his next scheduled event is sunday in indiana. protesters were trying to block trump supporters from getting inside. abc 7 news reporter lyanne
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melendez tweeted this video showing them holding back a supporter dressed in a suit. police eventually broke it up. laura anthony was inside the hotel for the front-runner's speech. he told supporters he doesn't care whether senator ted cruz or jeb bush ever give him an endorsement. coming up at 5, why some in the crowd were disappointed with what trump had to say. san francisco police chief greg suhr announced a plan today for all city police officers to start anti-bias training. it comes after a scandal invo e involving four officers accuse of sending text messages. abc 7 news reporter vic lee is live at police headquarters with the story. vic? >> reporter: more bad news, i'm afraid, for the department. chief greg suhr today released another batch and we are told this is the last batch of offensive text messages related to the scandal. now all officers will have to take a two-hour course on workplace discrimination and
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harassment. the text messages released by chief greg suhr are just as offensive as the first batch given to reporters by public defender jeff adachi earlier this week. >> they are clear examples of explicit bias existing in the san francisco police officer. >> reporter: text t texts contain racial slurs and disparage african-americans and other racial and ethnic groups an gays. this time there are even photos with offensive captions, a picture of a fire, the sender says maybe it's a korean barbecue or a slave ship ablaze. officer jason lai and two other officers are imapply kated in the latest scandal who quit the force. the fourth is fighting termination. today suhr ordered sensitivity training for all 2,000-plus officers beginning next month. >> no one can say they didn't know what was or wasn't acceptable in the workplace. >> reporter: community members stood behind the chief as he made his announcement, all supporting his actions. >> we stand in unity against
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this ugly poison that has infected our great city of san francisco. >> reporter: among them, officers for justice, the group representing african-americans on the force. >> it has been a problem that's been kind of glossed over for years, and now it's brought to the light. >> reporter: the police union is also behind suhr's move but wants to make one thing clear ff's only a small fraction of members that have brought discredit to the product. >> reporter: ed lee e-mailed this letter to every officer in the department, a letter urging them to fight intolerance and turn in bigoted co eed eed cop california voters will decide if they want more gun control in the state. abc 7 news was in san francisco's financial district as lieutenant governor gavin newsom announced the safety for all campaign has gathered enough signatures to put the initiative on the ballot. it would require gun owners to
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report stolen or lost guns, prohibit the possession of high capacity magazines and required background checks for ammunition sales. >> it's the ammunition that kills. yet we don't have any background chekzs for ammunition. in fact, ammunition sales can occur anywhere, at your local grocery store. there's no licensing requirements. >> the national rifle association says the initiative takes guns away from regular people without taking them away from criminals. there's new video today of the man who was shot by police after he stormed a baltimore television station yesterday and threatened to set off explosives. surveillance video shows the man, 25-year-old alex brizy, walking in and unzipping the hedgehog onesie he was wearing. he said he wanted to get the contents of a flash drive on television and claimed he had explosives. his father said he son was having a hard time. >> he had a vision from god that
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the world was going to end he thought on june 3rd. so i think that's probably on the flash drive, something about the end of the world. >> police shot brizy four times after he walked out of the station. he will survive. the explosives were later determined to be chocolate bars wrapped in foil disguised to look like a bomb. a florida judge today ruled that a heavily salt water damaged iphone be sent to apple headquarters to see if it holds clues into last year's disappearance of two boys. austin sta fawn noes and perry cohen were last seen july 24th, vanishing during a boating trip. their boat was found, an iphone belonging to sta fawn noes was found. the cohen family sued the sta fawn noes family demanding it be turned over to authorities. >> happening you now in oklahoma, strong storms are producing hail, damaging winds and have spawned at least two
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tornadoes. a picture shows one of those funnel clouds that touched down near the city of lawton. trucks flipped over. look at that. some areas are flooded, and there are reports of at least one mobile home being destroyed. the oklahoma city area is under a tornado watch. >> scary. still to come on abc 7 news at 4, why police suspect that prince may have died from a drug overdose. and more on that secret vault inside his home. i'm michael finney. "ask finney" is just ahead. i'm taking your questions on twitter and facebook. just post them with the hash tag ask finney. i'll answer them here live a little later. i'm spencer christian. here's the view at lake tahoe right now where a lake wind advisory is in effect overnight and there may even be mixed precipitation out there. meantime, i'll show you what's
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can i touch it? yeah, get in there. that feels really good. nature's care organic garden soil. that's some good dirt. and that's some other good stuff too. new details are emerging about prince's death investigation as his family now discusses how to handle his fast estate and never released music. the famous singer owned a large secured vault full of songs that has now been crack open. abc news reporter brandi hitt has the latest. ♪ kiss >> reporter: prince's death is now being investigated as a possible drug overdose. according to the associated press, authorities are looking into whether a doctor was prescribing the superstar drugs and may have been on a plane with prince when it was forced to land for a medical emergency just six days before his death.
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>> his energy was inexhaustible, and we could put out more work in a month than most people could do in a yeear more. >> reporter: in fact, prince created so much music never released he stored it inside this vault with a secret code that only he knew. these pictures reportedly showing the door that minneapolis' kstp says has now been drilled open by the company handling his estate. >> one day someone will release them. i don't know that i'll get to release them. >> reporter: prince's former recording engineer describes the vault as a giant room with floor to ceiling shelves packed with so many song his estate could reportedly release an album a year for the next century. >> these songs woi argue are not of lesser quality. there's great stuff. i think it was just not the right time. >> reporter: with no will left behind, the seven-time grammy winner's siblings say they've met to discuss what to do with his more than $300 million estate. law enforcement sources tell abc news prescription drugs were found in prince's possession.
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investigators are awaiting toxicology result that's could take weeks to complete. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> and a rare piece of prince memorabilia is up for grabs. prince's black and white blazer from the movie "purple rain" will hit the auction block in june. profiles in history which is selling the piece expect it's to go for $8,000 in the auction on june 20th. i would think it would go for more. >> definitely. it's time to find out about the weather heading into the weekend. >> it will be a warm one. skies are clear now, just breezy and a bit cooler. let's look at statewide conditions tomorrow. it will be nice and mild up in the northern part of the state, interior areas like chico, sacramento will sees highs at 85, 81 at fresno. down south a few more clouds, cooler, 58 in los angeles and showery conditions over the southern part of the state. in the bay area, it will remain
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breezy at the coast tomorrow. gusts may diminish. highs will range from 70s to mid-80s inland. if you're thinking about the beach tomorrow, we've got the beach forecast for you, santa cr cruz, high of 76, 71 at half moon bay, 70 at ocean beach and 68 at bodega bay. a week to get out and enjoy beach weather because it will cool down again early next week. larry and ama? still ahead on abc 7 news at 4, it's the religion that tom cruise really put on the map and others. new details coming to light about the feud between scientology leader and his father. just ahead, how the church is now hitting back. i'm "7 on your side's" michael finney. michael finney. from drones to cable tv, vo: across america, people are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes with non-insulin victoza®. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar. but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza®.
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. >> announcer: santa rosa, berkeley, san jose and all the bay area. this is abc 7 news. right now, new details from that explosive new book about the churchf scientology called uthless" written by a former scientologist who's also the father of the church's leader. >> and now the church is hitting back hard with allegations against the author. here's abc 7 news reporter dan
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harris. >> reporter: it's the summer of 2004 and there's a special event taking place on board the luxury scientology cruise ship known as the free wind. it's the 42nd birthday celebration for the church's most prominent parishioner. rocking out right alongside the star, the undisputed leader of scientology the chairman of the board, david miscavige. but look in the background. that older gentleman playing the horn, that's ron miscavige, david's dad, who now much to the chagrin of the church has decided to step out and play so solo. >> what's the relationship between your son and tom cruise? >> tom cruise thinks that david is the top spiritual being on this planet. >> the top spiritual being on the planet. >> ron miscavige now 80 is now speaking out about why he decided to leave the church and write a book about his own son
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called "ruthless". >> power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. that taste of power i think is what changed david. >> reporter: ron spent threely three decades working in the religious order of the church where he says he witnesses hi son's volcanic temper. >> david is backstage literally tearing me apart verbally for 55 minutes, cursing, yelling, screaming at me. >> reporter: for six years ron lived on a sprawling steintology base in hemmette, california, known as gold. >> it got worse and worse and worse. >> reporter: ron blame his son for what he calls an intensely stressful atmosphere at the base and says overtime the crushing work load, discipline and lack of sleep became unbearable. >> they work hard. they work really long hours, even longer than we do. but they enjoy it. >> reporter: the church is pushing back hard against these allegations, providing abc news with pictures of ron at leisure,
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enjoying fancy birthday meals provided by his son. >> he was working with first-class musicians in one of the best studios in the world. he had nothing to complain about. >> reporter: the church sent us letters from ron's formerer bandmates calling him lazy, saying he used ethnic slurs, was a poor musician and a disgusting pig. >> my name is peter sh lets, i'm a songwriter. >> reporter: what's more, the church conducted its own interviews with people who used to work with ron and gave them to us. >> ron was an embarrassment to me personally. >> reporter: ron says these charges are trumped up. he says if he was really as bad as his former colleagues now insist, why was he right there at this celebration for scientology star? >> tonight on "20/20" you'll hear much more of ron's story, what he calls the escape of gold base and the private investigators hired by the church to follow him for more than a year. tonight 10:00 p.m. right here on abc 7 followed by abc 7 news at
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11. stitime for "ask finney." michael finney answering questions. i have a drone that's more of a toy. should i have registered it? if so, where do i do it now? >> here are the rules. if your drone is under half a pound, 0.55 pounds, to be exact, then you don't need to register it. if it's more than that, up to 55 pounds, you have to register it. go online, fill out awe form, pay $5. if it's more than 55 pounds they look at it more like an aircraft and there's a lot you have to do. go to faa and check it o >> judy g. e-mails, i'm on a limited income. which carrier would you recommend if i'm only looking for the cable tv option? >> you know, all of them offer a cable only and basic cable
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option. at&t, comcast, whoever is servicing your area. the best thing is to call up and say, what's the deal for basic cable? then find out how long the deal will last. this isn't the old days where that's what you pay every month. you often sign up, they give a deal that lasts for 12 months. sometimes it doesn't last but you have to sign up for 24 months so you pay a bunch more the second 12. and sometimes it just ends at 12 months and your price goes up. but if you call up and say, my price went up, then it comes back down. you have to keep track. >> rue p. of san jose e-mails, i want to print out a coupon. why does the store want to install a printer plug-in on my computer? >> it makes it easier for them to scan it. my understand is it's safe software. there's nothing to worry about it. it's more on their end than yours. i'm not worried about it. but i'm not a computer expert. i'm told not to worry about it. >> thank you, michael. we've all heard about maternity leave.
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but what about me-ternity. >> some women got pregnant. i got promotions. >> for the past decade, author megan foy worked long hours and put all her energy and focus on work. she was burned out. then she decided to take what she called a me-ternity leave. she now recommends it for childless women. she wrote an article for the "new york post." >> maternity leave is not a time of play and reflection. it's a time of you bonding, time of being sleep deprived. but it's all about the child and attachment. >> psychiatrist janet taylor believes this discussion shouldn't pit childless women against working moms and says me-ternity is perhaps just not the best term to use. >> what about for guys? i don't know what it should be called. we call it just vacation, if you can get it. abc 7 news at 4 continues.
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up next, a new lease on life for a famous east bay tree. how the tree outside jack london's historic house is now making a difference for a whole new generation. kristen is here with a look at what's ahead at 5. coming up, what may or may not have happened inside this house and the police investigation that followed. plus, the plan to prevent backups on the golden gate bridge. these stories and more when dan and i join you for abc 7 news at 5.
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here is your friday night prime-time lineup. shark tank comes on at 8:00, then 20/20 at 10:00, then be sure to join us for abc 7 news at 11:00. tomorrow in sonoma county there's a tree planting in honor of arbor day. but this is not just any tree. >> this comes with a literary heritage. wayne friedman has the story from jack london state park. >> reporter: it's almost as if jack bond r london never left this small office filled with tools of the trade, all of this stuff. just outside the window, a mighty oak. it's been said that beneath this tree london wrote 10 of his 60 books and plays. >> he loved that tree. he loved the view from here. this ranch inspired him. >> reporter: it takes a jack london fan to appreciate the connection and chuck lavine is one of them. a volunteer here at the state park where people come to visit london's home and see the famous tree. >> amazing that something can even live 500 years. >> reporter: the question has been, how much longer? jack london's oak has been
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showing its age to the point where a few years ago the state considered cutting it down. the end appeared imminent. but even if the tree had to come down, it was still producing acorns and that meant hope. >> oaks don't do well from asexual reproduction so acorns were our only shot of maintaining the genetics of this tree. >> reporter: enter sam miry who manages the nursery at the nearby botanical gardens. she helped with the acorn effort, but to everyone it felt like a long shot. >> the tree was so old, most of the acorns were unlikely to be viable. >> reporter: so take a look and read this tag beneath a new sapling. >> miracle? >> a minor one, yeah. >> reporter: this weekend, the miracle sapling with the old dna moves to sonoma's mon teeny open space preserve. but there's a dwubl twist to this because it turns out that after ju dishs trimming rumors of the big tree's death may have
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been greatly exaggerated. >> it won't be here forever but we can't tell you how long it will be here. it could be another 100 years. >> reporter: meantime back in the nursery, an unexpected bounty. read the tags beneath these other saplings. jack london. jack london. >> there are 15 here. >> reporter: how perfect. from the home of a prolific writer a most prolific tree. at jack london state park in sonoma county, wayne friedman, abc 7 news. finally, some majestic creatures will be be taking their final bow thz weekend. the elephants in the wringling brothers circus are getting an early retirement. circus retirement are bowing to pressure to animal right activists. the final performance is tomorrow night in rhode island. >> wow. well, that is going to do it for this edition of abc 7 news at 4 on this friday. thank you for joining us today. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm lara biel. abc 7 news at 5 begins now with
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kristen and dan. [ bleep ]! >> on june 7th, you have a big, big day because the world is going to be watching. >> high stakes as protesters greet donald trump on his first bay area visit as a presidential candidate. how demonstrators managed to change his plans. for the first time, we're seeing the san jose brothers accused of killing their parents. what one son is admitting to in a newly released document. plus -- >> new chp officers sworn in for duty. why this class is different from any other before it. >> announcer: live from the kgo-tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. >> stop! >> guys we have protest rz trying to rush a different side of the hotel. >> a wild scene outside the hyatt region rey jenscy in burlingame. an inside a warm welcome for a presidential candidate. good evening, i'm dan ashley.
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>> i'm kristen sze. when donald trump arrives at his speeches is usually chauffeured through crowds of protesters. not today. >> his motorcade stopped on the freeway and trump and his entourage walked from highway 101 across a grassy strip and into the back of the hotel. >> that was not the easiest entrance i've ever made. we went under a fence and through a fence. oh, boy, i felt like i was crossing the border actually. >> trump used the same route to leave the hotel and dodged protesters a second time. >> we have team coverage on mr. trump's bay area visit. >> reporter: i have to say that protesters also thought it was amusing when they heard that donald trump had to do what he did to get here. now, it started as a peaceful zmon straigs and ended with five people being arrested.
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protesters chainlinked themselves in front of the hyatt reese enescy in burlingame, forcing the closure of old bay shore highway. republican supporters tried to get through, being forced to turn back. >> that's not necessarily a good thing, but it was harmless. that's no big deal. i'm on my way. >> reporter: but not every attendee agreed with their demands. this is what happened when republican supporter nick st. royale of orange county tried to cross a line full of trump protesters. >> get your hand off of me! >> reporter: eventually protesters pushed him away as st. royale demanded that he should be allowed to enter through the front of the hotel. >> if you don't like a candidate, by all means you don't have to like them. but to block people from walking on a public sidewalk is just utterly absurd. >> we're trying to block donald trump from speaking at the convention here today. we don't want to give him a platform for his hateful, racist, anti-muslim, anti-migrant, anti-black rhetoric. >>


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