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keep calm, you internet's on. breaking news happening in daly city where a car has struck a child in a crosswalk. this is a live look at the espn. at west moor and south may fair avenue which is shut down in the area. there is a tow truck trying to get the car out of the way. police tell us this happened before 2:00. the child was transported with potentially life-threatening injuries. the driver stayed at the espn and is cooperating with authorities. vic lee just arrived on scene. he'll have much more on abc 7 news at 5:00. follow him on twitter for breaking updates. for now. good afternoon, i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. larry beil is on assignment at espn. we'll turn to the wildfires
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burning in napa county, dull doubling in side overnight growing in acres. we caught the aerial assault west of winters. duane freedman is live with the latest. >> reporter: good afternoon, dan, it did double in size. but it was a estimate. last night they were estimated 2200 acres and when the smoke cleared this morning they saw it burned much more. behind me the northeast corner of the fire, the line where they want to keep. it the cold far as they call it has burned all of those acres, mostly brush. and they were fortunate because so far the winds have stayed down. >> it has been a long and hot 24 hours in the cattle lands of the yo lo county. and the action hot above as cal fire spent the day trying to keep the cold fire -- as they call it -- contained from people and structures. so far so good.
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>> i didn't think it would spread that fast. >> and then when it did? >> and when it did, i was shocked. >> reporter: it forced evacuations from home and campgrounds as soon as it broke out yesterday. one campground was empty this morning. no people, just traces of people, leaving in a hurry. then we discovered it wasn't quite a ghost town. >> you could still see the smoke but they had the back five up the hill. >> steve and his wife pauline never left. >> i want out of here, you don't know how badly. >> must wife was pretty skittish. and she was wanting to leave. and i sort of talked her out of it. >> i can't go anywhere because he drives. >> tbts they have the campground to themselves, out of harm's way. meantime the battle rages with boots on the ground and aircraft in the sky, a few ridgelines over. and as you look at the ridgelines, one is familiar territory for the men battling
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flames. this fire it burning in the same footprint as the monticello fire did two years ago. there is an advantage to that. the firefighters know the geography and in some cases they have cuts of the land made by bulldozers they could use today to fight that fire as it moves on. live in yo lo county, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. now dry conditions helped a wildfire in monterey grow. the soberain grew 5500 acres. containment is only 25%. it has burned homes and threatened 2,000 others. a illegal campfire sparked the fire. the fire is now 72 square miles. the governor has declared a state of emergency. right now there are eight major fires burning across california. hot, dry temperatures often combined with winds have made fire fighting conditions very difficult at times. >> let's check in with abc 7
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news meteorologist sandhya patel with a look at what we can expect here in the bay area. >> dan and ama, right now we're seeing hazy skies behind me and across the bay area because of both of those hires that wayne talked about and that you talked about, ama. let's check out live doppler 7 hd and we'll look at how it looks right now. it is foggy along the coastline and the rest of you are seeing the sun. now near the cold fire here are the conditions. at the lower elevations, 74 degrees with a south wind to 15. that is pushing that smoke up north. and then at the higher elevations, near the fire line, 90 degrees. so it is hot. winds are very light. radar is picking up some of that smoke from the fire. the next 24 hours we are expecting the temperature -- the wind trend to look like this. it gets breezy at 5:00 p.m., about 17 mile-per-hour and then the winds will decrease but they will continue to drop off into the morning hours. golden gate bridge camera showing you the fog that is lingering. we'll go with the coastal fog in the 50s to mid-70s tomorrow morning, over cast skies and
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drizzling and upper 40s to 50s and a cooler and breezy afternoon with low 60s to the mid-80s. temperatures will be dropping below where they need to be for this time of the year. i'll let you know if this will continue for the upcoming weekend. >> thank you so much. well aviation officials are trying to determine what caused a hard landing of an emirates airline jet. >> after that landing there was an explosion that left ten people hospitalized and one firefighter dead. >> ray raimundi has the latest developments on this. >> reporter: an explosion right in the middle of a runway in dubai. emirates airlines flight 521 erupting in smoke and flames. the incident coming after a hard landing at dubai international airport. at least one firefighter losing his life while battling the flames. among the passengers, six americans, all 300 passengers and crew feeling lucky to be
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alive. >> reporter: the boeing 77 traveling from south india to dubai and everything appeared normal just before touchdown and then the hard landing and dubai international the busiest airport in the middle east shut down for hours. the emirates chairman addressing speculation on what caused the crash. >> it could be a wind shear in that kind of area. it is not clear. >> but the pieltss had expense -- the pilots had extensive experience flying but the question now what happened in the final moments before landing. for passengers, there is only relief. >> our family is safe. we have our lives. >> reporter: the ntsb is sending five investigators to the crash sight and boeing is launching a team to serve aztec nickal advisers supporting the
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investigation. abc news, new york. several homes have been evacuated after a backhoe hit a gas line and started a fire in the woodland hills area and the fire is still burning now. firefighters are working to keep the flames from spreading. the gas line was expected to be shut off at about 2:00 but crews are still working to shut it down. the death toll from yesterday's charter bus accident in merced county was resized today to four victims. yesterday authorities had said five people died. officials released the identity of the four people who died. they are a 68-year-old from california which is located on catalina island and 38-year-old de los santos and a couple from mexico fernandez ramirez and a 64-year-old and the ntsb is on scene investigating the crash. >> was the driver fatigued? was there a potential medical
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episode? was there some type of distraction by a phone or some other means? >> the ntsb said it will be in central california for the next five to seven days. the highway patrol is also investigating. the 29-year-old driver of this nissan that plunged off a cliff along highway 9 in saratoga overnight turned himself into police after running away from the wreck. a woman who was a passenger in the car was killed. another teenage girl was badly hurt. first responders thought the driver was ejected and used heat-seeking cameras to search the area. >> the fire department, including our guys, did an extensive search of the area using floor cameras and we searched -- i mean, as far as we think a body could be projected out of the vehicle with no luck. >> at 8:30 this morning, the driver alex eduardo garcia surrendered to police and the highway patrol said he will be booked for felony hit-and-run,
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vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license. and the suspected killer of a woman shot in austin, texas, over the weekend has been arrested in atlanta. the school bus driver was not the intended target of the accused gunman, the 24-year-old. mccray was arrested this morning in atlanta by the u.s. marshal service. she was visiting her wife's family when she was killed on the austin famed sixth street and they believe the gunman was aiming at someone else. courts in santa clara scramble to fill in when court workers went on strike. >> and david louie is live outside of the santa clara count hall of justice where the picket line is noisy and disruptive. david? >> reporter: disruptive is a good term to describe the impact this strike has had on court operations. an attorney with business here today called it chaotic. the walk-out by court clerks and janitors has to do with money
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and an offer they find unacceptable. they make a lot of noise for people who speak in hushed tones in courtrooms. they are raising voices in the court of public opinion, arguing they deserve a better deal after no pay raises for eight years. their absence left a void inside of the courts. >> my judge in that department decided to fill out -- a minute order herself, so she had that extra responsible this morning. >> reporter: with pay frozen in the $50,000 range, many have had to take a second job. she works as a wine steward on the weekends. >> i had to move away to a city called newman, california, to support the rent on my own. >> the san jose police officers
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association brought bottle to the strikers and they hope for a fast resolution because of the impact on obtaining arrest warrants. the union president and courtroom clerk told us the last offer of 5% now and 5% later isn't good enough. >> we are willing to go back to the table. i mean, we don't want to go on strike. but we had no choice after eight years of no cola. >> reporter: the court's media representative did not respond requests for interviews. one of the picket claims that a new court family building is opulent and offendive. >> they imported marble and wood from south america and they are wondering what is going on with the priorities. take care of the workers or have a taj mahal to work in. >> reporter: day two of the strike is set for thursday. david louie, abc 7 news. i always wanted to get the purple heart. >> he's not going into ukraine.
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>> there is concern over the donald trump candidacy for president. the back-up plans party is making right now. and the carning for cal -- warning tor cal students after a series of armed robberies. >> and new progress on an
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just two weeks before the beginning of classes students at berkeley are being told to take precautions for personal safety. >> because on monday night two armed went on a crime spree
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stealing cell phones blocks away from campus. >> we are live from berkeley with what students are being told. >> reporter: well berkeley police are just as surprised as you are. now five robberies in a span of two hours is highly unusual. now 24 hours later, students were told what to do. one day after two men committed a series of robberies, cal students received an alert from campus police with safety tips. >> i got this yesterday at 4:55 p.m. it just comes a notification as an e-mail and you just read it. >> reporter: berkeley police said the cell phones were reported stolen at 10:02, 10:15 and 10:19 and all in the evening. >> they gave the same description for all suspects. >> both are described as african-american and in their
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teens or early 20s and wearing gray and black sweatshirts. witnesses say they saw a gun. one of the crimes was reported on derby streets and four minutes later on channing way and dana street. this woman lives nearby and always carries mace. >> it makes you aware of what is going on and i'm sure there are other places where they have issues like these but it is important to keep the students aware of what is around them. >> reporter: berkeley claims to be the number one public institution in the country, home of 22 noble laureates but it also has a reputation for the crime rate. a recent department of education report found berkeley among college campuses with the most reported robberies. >> if you are traveling at night, traveling in a group is always a better idea. maybe take that cell phone or that smart device and put it in a pocket until you get on where you are going and focus on your surroundings. >> we are taking advantage of the bus that comes at nights because that is a lot safer than just walking around campus at night.
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>> reporter: police are still asking the public to help them find those responsible for the robberies. in berkeley, leen mel mel, abc 7 news. police say they are going to increase the number of officers patrolling this weekend's outside lands music festival in golden gate park. today crews set up for the three-day festival. it ends on sunday and officers will be out in force both in uniform and in plain clothes to make sure that tens of thousands expected to attend stay safe. this year police will be keeping a close eye on each other. >> obviously it is a heightened alert for terrorism and for attacks on police officers nationwide so we are going to be out there in force making sure that we protect the public and ourselves as much as we possibly can. >> radiohead and lcd and elena del ray and lionel ritchie top this year's acts. del ray and richie will close out the festival on sunday. a long time veteran of the san francisco police force
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trotted offer to retirement. gunny was treated to a special party at leftoyo tool's this morning and he had carrot and apples. it was all in celebration of his seven-year tenure with the force. the former mayor highlighted his role in protecting the public. >> all of us in the public seem to respond very kwkly if it is -- quickly if it is in any method of use of the horse. crowd control and otherwise. >> the 19-year-old tennessee walker will become a pasture mate to his feller mate strider who retired a couple of years ago. china is making progress on a bus that could revolutionize public transportation. the government contested a test run of the elevated bus that straddles roads. here is a photo. it rides over traffic on tracks. it is about 70 feet long and carries up to 300 passengers. this is a model built by the
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government. officials say the bus runs on electricity and solar power and could replace 40 standard buses. the aim is to ease both traffic congestion and pollution. that is the wildest looking thing ever. >> it certainly is. it is time to check on the weather. it looks breezy out there. >> sandhya patel is here with the forecast. >> i'm going for the wind-swept look. it is breezy out here ama and dan. right now behind me, seeing the hazy conditions to the north and the low clouds are making a quick push. let me show you live doppler 7 hd and we'll talk about what is ahead. get used to the breezy weather because it is going to be with us for the rest of the workweek. and our radar is tracking the fog along the coastline, along with this smoke. you could see it here. from the mt. tam cam, down below the marine layer is shallow but it will be deepening. the smoke from the soberanes and cold fire impacting air quality today. moderate air quality in the east bay and good nor the north bay
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and the south central bay and from the sfo camera, low cloudiness today and more tonight along with fog and patchy morning drizzle. cooler weather and temperatures rebound early next week. tomorrow morning, we will see some spotty drizzle, upper 40s to the upper 50s. low clouds and fog will be pretty widespread with the exception of our inland valleys so here is your hour-by-hour forecast. 7:00 tonight it is socked in along the coastline. the low clouds will push in toward the bay for 5:00 a.m. commute time. you notice the green, that is drizzle. and now at 10:00 a.m., the gray skies don't completely pull away from the bay or the coast. inland areas will see the sun. but slower clearing means the temperatures drop tomorrow afternoon. and the coastal areas will never quite see the sun. so highs for your thursday, mild inland. below normal for this time of year. 82 in livermore and antioch. 85 in concord and fairfield. 68 in oakland. 62 san francisco. 73 in san mateo.
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74 in san rafael, mid-70s around palo alto and 62 in san francisco. here is a look the at accuweather seven-day forecast. below average right on through saturday, only low to mid-80s inland. upper 50s along the coastline. and then we'll notice the temperatures come up a few degrees on sunday. mid-80s inland and low 60s coast. back to the typical summer spread like today, we've had most of the temperatures in the low 60s to low 90s. that is what we're expecting monday through wednesday of next week with mid-60s along the coastline but today so far, like i said, it was warmer today because of the marine layer compressing so it is not reaching some of our inland valleys and it is allowed things to warm up around here. >> thank you, sandhya. ♪ the magic of harry potter's world is coming back to theaters and it won't be the only movie.
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harry potter is still on top. the script to the london stage production sold more than 2 million copies in just two days. abc 7 news was there was the book went on sale over the weekend. it based on the series but went written by her. sales were well below the 8.3 million for the finale but experts say it is a remarkable number for a script to a play. the latest movie from the harry potter universe isn't even out yet but a sequel has been given a green light. it hits theater in november. it stars eddy redmaine and set
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in magical new york city. it marks j.k. rowling writing. and country music is serenading a packed house in nashville. 88,000 fans will catch the cma music festival. ♪ >> there is cool surprises, feral is singing with little big town and also martina mcbride and the country superstars like luke brian and keith urban. >> and you watch the whole stadium kind of come alive, it is so powerful and so inspiring. >> you don't have to go all the way to nashville. catch the music festival tonight here on abc 7 at 8:00 p.m. followed by abc 7 news at 11:00. for now, abc 7 news at 4:00 continues. stunning revelations from inside of the gop today. why abc news has learned about
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and here is what is making headlines at 4:30. a firefighter died today in dubai responding to an emirates airline plane crash. the accident happened as the boeing 777 was arriving from south india. 300 people on board. all of them escaping the burning plane. witnesses reported a problem with the landing gear. and new information about the man driving the chaert bus that crashed in merced county killing four people. melanie woodrow looks into the driver's past violations. firefighters are trying to contain what they are calling the cold fire, west of winters in yo lo county. right now the fire is about 4,000 acres and 5% contains. at 5:00, wayne freedman will have the latest on the firefighter efforts to slow the growing wildfire. an oakland boy hopes his bad
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experience for a special school will help other kids. the department of education found he was the victim of discrimination because he was physically restrained nearly 100 times in just one school year. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony has the story live from oakland. >> reporter: well the school at the center of the case is in concord. we tried to contact them but they are closed for the summer session. ultimately, the federal agency found that it was the oakland school district because they placed the boy there that was responsible for what happened to him. >> they were using it as a means of a time-out or something. >> reporter: stewart is 12 now but remembers well what happened three years ago when he was a student at concord center for education. >> they took me out of the classroom into a restraint room and held me down there. >> and an adult held you down? >> it was two, three or four. >> he has autism.
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when he was nine he was placed there by the oakland school district. during the 11 months for the high functioning school for autism, stewart was physically restrained and held down face down on the floor 92 types for up to 90 minutes at a time. >> we do come back to them several times and say he is telling us it hurts. >> bonnie told us she was deeply bothered by what was happening but at the same time put her trust in thein ova staff. >> when i went to the school, they presented themself as experts and so i trusted them. because at some point you have to do that. you have to trust somebody else. >> reporter: now the u.s. department of education office of civil rights has ruled they discriminated against stewart and ordered the district to receiver all ties with schools that use certain restraint practices. a spokesperson told us ousd is actively complying with the terms of the resolution which we
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believe will positively impact students with special needs who are placed in nonpublic schools. stewart is now attending a school in hayward where physical restraint is rarely used. in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. a washington, d.c. police officer is in custody accused of trying to help the islamic state. nicholas young is the first u.s. police officers to face a terror related charge. the fbi arrested him today in a sting operation. prosecutors say he bought gift cards for mobile messaging accounts used by islamic recruiters. he has been under surveillance since 2010. now to your voice, your vote. and the latest in the political campaign that continues to amaze. abc news has learned republican officials are exploring what would happen if donald trump were to drop out of the race. abc news reporter lorna zack has the latest developments. >> reporter: just 13 days after accepting the republican nomination for president, new
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words of the stunning lack of confidence in the nominee making contingency plans should donald trump drop out of the race. reince priebus calling him personally to express frustration after a series of controversial remarks. >> i always wanted to get the purple heart. >> reporter: a flub on foreign affairs and putin. >> and a feud with the muslim parents of a fallen soldier. >> what sacrifice have you made? >> i think i have made a lot of sacrifices. >> reporter: and advising sexual harassment victims to try to get another job and the opposite of baby kissing. but this may have been the final straw for republican leaders. trump speaking on fox news. with holding his endorsement of john mccain and paul ryan who was the chairman of his convention. high-profile republicans defecting to the hillary clinton camp. gop fundraiser meg whitman the
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latest to announce she will support clinton. and while clinton has been absent from the trail, her campaign releasing this new ad. >> republican leaders cannot force donald trump out and he has no known plans to drop out. so this may be wishful thinking on their partme, however they tl abc news this campaign has been so erratic they feel they need to be prepared for any possibility. lorna zack, abc 7 news. the white house is dismissing any connection to a $400 million cash payment to iran and january release of jailed americans. they airlifted $400 million to iran around the same time that bay area native jason resee an and three others were released. the report said the money represented the first installment of $1.7 billion settlement the administration reached with iran to resolve a dispute over a failed arms deal in 1979. >> so what the united states did
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was resolve a long-standing claim at the hague that saved the american people potentially billions of dollars. >> in fact, josh earnest openly acknowledged the payment agreement in a news conference in january. president obama granted clemency to 214 inmates today. the president has now commuted the sentences of 562 federal inmates. more than the previous nine presidents combined. according to usa today, this is the largest one-day grant in history. the president will continue granting clemency but wants congress to pass meaningful criminal justice reform. thomas ross of fairfield had his sentence commuted and he was serving a 20-year sentence for drug charges. tropical storm earl has been upgraded to a category one hurricane. it is closing in on honduras and beli belize. belize has closed the international airport and opened storm shelters for possible high
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winds and flooding to come. a hurricane warning has been issued for part of mexico. well still to come on abc 7 news at 4:00 -- >> a mother and her children were caught on camera verbally abusing a fast food worker. the couple who came to his rescue. >> i'm michael finney. ask finney is just ahead. i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. just post them with the hashtag ask finney. i'll answer your questions right here live in just a little bit. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. we're seeing limited marine influence right now about that changes starting tomorrow and that means much cooler weather is ahead. is ahead. i' is ahead. i' honey, is the internet back yet? yes!! i need to let her know that i like this! i like, like, like, like... i haven't seen a movie based on a comic book in so long. i know. we're over here internet people!
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[snoring.] ♪ don't fear my darling... ♪ the lion sleeps tonight. [snoring.] take the roar out of snore. yet another innovation only at a sleep number store. enough was enough and moved to stop the teasing of a young man with bipolar disorder working at a taco bell. >> garcia has endured verbal abuse for most of his young life and the couple who came to his defense seen her believe people shouldn't be treated that way. a mother and two kids who were harassing him fired back. >> his mom saw the video after it was posted on facebook and
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thanked the couple for sticking up for her son. some window washers went the extra mile to make sick kids feel better. check this out. two workers at missouri children's hospital in springfield dressed up at captain america and spiderman yesterday. they bounced around outside as kids inside looked on, super excited. after they were done they went inside of the hospital and posed for pictures with those kids. that is a fun idea. >> that is cute. time to turn to the weather on this wednesday. >> meteorologist sandhya patel is here with the forecast. >> and dan and ama, the weather is just so beautiful for our kids outside today. behind me along the embarcadero, people are enjoying it. check out live doppler 7 hd and we'll talk about what is ahead. the fog at the coastline will expand overnight. cooler weather tomorrow if you are heading up to tahoe, 82 degrees tomorrow. los angeles 81. and the deserts will deal with the hot weather. no heat here. but we will have some real mild conditions inland.
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low 80s there. you'll notice along the coastline, low 60s. so looking at a narrow range of temperatures with hazy skies around parts of the south bay because of the smoke from the soberanes fire and some of that smoke from the cold fire drifting toward winters area and outside of winters. but we are expecting the air quality to be good tomorrow. at least at the lower levels from the air district. here is a look at temperature trends for san jose. average high is 82 degrees. you are running cooler than average for the next several days. it is not until monday and tuesday next week that you bounce back to normal for this time of year. so we are definitely in for some changes beginning tomorrow. i'll have the full accuweather seven-day forecast coming up in at 5:00. >> thanks. still ahead on abc # news at 4:00. florida's mission to stop zika in its tracks. i'm michael finney. can you make some money by getting rid of an old appliance and are there rebates
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and let's take a live look at breaking news. this is the cold fire burning near the napa county and yo lo county borter. and you could see all of the smoke in the air.
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the fire has burned more than 4,000 acres so far. wayne freedman will join us live from the scene with an update coming up at 5:00. but we are always keeping tabs on the latest on twitter at abc 7 news bay area as we watch the cold fire and the smoke it is giving off. >> boy, it sure is. a vaccine for zika is being tested in the united states as they ramp up the efforts to stop the virus. the number of cases in florida is now at 15 and puerto rico is in the midst of an epidemic. here is elizabeth hur. >> miami on a mission. spraying and misting and pumping to stop zika in its tracks. >> it is serious enough that it is getting all of this attention. >> reporter: bug repellent being handed out on the street and at clinics. the virus linked to severe birth defects prompted the cdc to warn
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pregnant women to stay away. >> i'm going to stay home and have the a.c. on blast and try not to go outside. >> unsettling for this unexpected mother and this mother of three just landing in miami. >> we are doing a lot of bug repellent and that is the best we can do. >> puerto rico fighting an uphill battle against zika with more than 55 people diagnosed so far. of those, nearly 700 are pregnant women. >> there is no place in the world prepare for that. not even here or anywhere else. >> reporter: and according to medical experts, it is only a matter of time the situation there impacts stateside. >> with all of the travel to puerto rico and other places where there is a lot of zika, we'll see more outbreaks like miami. it is only a matter of time, and so what can you do to protect yourself? we are told it really is as simple as using one of these. bug repellent to keep the mosquitos at bay. elizabeth hur, abc news, miami.
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it is not zika but the west nile virus is causing concern in san mateo spraying for west nile will get in the county tomorrow night at 9:00 and end early on friday morning. the treatment area will cover a whole avenue and cammino del laggo and austin avenue. it is time now to ask finney and michael finney is here answering questions sent to him via facebook, twitter and e-mail. and michael from san francisco e-mailed. >> i have a lot of foreign currency coins but can't find anyone to exchange for u.s. dollars. they all want paper currency. can you help? >> you are right about that. i don't know any currency change with coins. they are a hassle and they are heavy. here is how you get rid of them. go on to craig's list or e-bay and sell them there or you can go to unicef, how they do the coins for kids, they do that in all currency so it is a good way
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to do it so you could get a tax write off but other than that, put them in your top drawer and ignore them. >> well a viewer asked this question. if i wash my car at home, will i get a ticket. hashtag drought. >> you can if you don't did it right. the law is clear. this came into effect because of the drought. you have to have a shut-off nozzle when you are washing your car. if you don't and you are caught, you could be fined $500. so go spend a few bucks and get a shutoff valve and that way you won't get a ticket. >> and pg&e gave $50 rebates for recycling old frigs and are there similar programs still going on? >> yeah. actually, right now they are giving -- the last time i checked they were giving a $50 rebate on old refrigerators and $75 when you bought an energy store new one. let me give you other examples. $150 for buying energy efficient clothes washers and $500 for
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energy efficient water heater and $100 for a pool pump which will save you a fortune and pog for those that install water heaters which could reduce the bill as much as 80% and these come and go. so you need to go on line to pge.com and check out what you are looking for and see what rebates and deals they have going on then. back to you. >> thanks, michael. fitbit is hinting at new products coming out this year. >> and some studies say flossing is a complete waste of time. here is jane king. >> fitbit said two more products will ship by the end of the year but the ceo park failed to hint on what they will be. last year fitbit launched three new devices. the charge, the charge hr and the surge activity tracker. this year it rolls out two. the ulta and blaze. it is one of the most universal recommendations in dental health. floss daily. but there is little evident that
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flossing actually helps. the associated press asked the government for data on why they still recommend daily flossing. and when the government issued latest dietary guidelines, flossing had been removed but the american dental association recommends flossing every day. airplanes may be dirtier than you expected. a professor and the author of a book says the tray table has the most germs and suggested toting hand wipes to put over the surface and the bathroom door and the touchscreen had more. and a study said genetic tweaks that produce plump tomatoes with longer shelf life and it is unclear how they taste but it was funded by a chemical company. i'm jane king. here's to your health. it appears some shoppers think the self-service check out stands give them a license to steal. a new study finds some people
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resort to stealing because it is so easy and the technology is so frustrating. researchers also found the automatic systems raise the rate of loss to retailers by 122%. some supermarkets are doing random checks and technology is being developed to tag items so they set off alarms if they haven't been scanned. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues. on board the international space station with napa native kate rubens. >> every time we have a pass over the u.s. and over california, i try to make sure and look out and wave a little bit to everybody down below. >> what she's learned so far and how she'll connect with a napa high school from the space station. and on abc 7 news at 5:00, tutor in trouble. why was the convicted molester working with children again. and calle thompson and the team on the way to rio and where they are staying, not in the olympics village. and a man who earns a dollar
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above the earth. a story only on abc 7 news. >> this is kgo. >> happy to have you on board the station. >> jeff williams welcomed the newest space traveller after a two-day journey from earth. >> she spent seven years preparing but there is nothing quite like space. >> it is absolutely fantastic up here. everything is surprising. it feels like the laws of physics have either changed or been extremely reinforced. >> objects in motion stay in motion and sometimes hit you in the face. she did finally get that microscope set up to discover how it affected heart cells. >> the gravity is no longer draining fluid into your legs and that affects the cardiovascular system. >> fluids sit there, including milk. and honey. but rubin is beyond happy with the cuisine. >> it is really phenomenal food
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up here. so we get russian food and we could eat with our colleagues and we all share food together and we get american foods and my japanese mate has brought some. >> but something from her home is missing. >> did you happen to bring any nap a valley wine with you. >> there is no wine here. >> and she does say hello where teachers remember her passion for science. >> when i was a kid i had a list of career golds and astronaut was one of them. >> she will answer questions from space at a school assembly. >> when you get to talk to students, it is fantastic and inspiring to us and we draw from their enthusiasm. >> and they inspire teens to reach for the stars. in san francisco, here on earth, jonathan bloom, abc 7 news. >> really cool. coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00, you'll hear more from jonathan's interview with the astronaut as she gets ready for her first
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space walk. >> that is neat. well that will do it for abc 7 news at 4:00. thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right now. >> sexual relationship with the 15-year-old victim. >> a san jose tutor is accused of sex crimes and it is not the first time he was working with children. on the peninsula, doctors are trying to save the life of a child just hit by a car in a neighborhood that has a history of speeding. >> and flames lick the edge of napa county. we are live as firefighters try to keep this latest fire from growing any bigger. i'm sandhya patel. a deeper marine layer in the day as head will mean a drop in temperatures. i'll show you how much cooler and how they might help those firefighters coming a jacket and a pair of tennis shoes are all that is left behind after a driver hit a
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12-year-old in daly city at a intersection that neighbors tell us has a history of problems. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. a map where this happened. at west moor and skyline. >> vic lee is live for us tonight. >> reporter: police just opened up the street across from the skyline shopping center. the car was towed, also just a little while ago. now the accident happened just down this block over here at an uncontrolled crosswalk. police say the driver is cooperating, that he stayed with his vehicle after the accident. police also tell us that the victim is a girl, about 12 years old and that she is at a hospital fighting for her life. the young girl was hit just before 2:00 this afternoon, here as she was walking across west moor in the crosswalk at may fire avenue just down from busy
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skyline boulevard, the blue station wagon is stopped about where the collision happened. a long-time resident lives across the street from the crosswalk. >> i'm not surprised that that happened. unfortunately, that is a really awful intersection. i never drive and make a left or right turn on it. i always go the opposite way. i don't even like to cross the street because they are coming around skyline, it gets foggy, people are in a hurry. >> reporter: he tells us skyline mall is a busy place at all hours of the day and that drivers speed as they make the turn from skyline on to westmoo r. >> when they come around the corner, there is no stop sign or no nothing. and if you are not -- you could be in the crosswalk and if you are not looking left or right, many, many times -- i'm half way out and people don't care. they make the right turn into the market and it is unfortunate but a bad, bad intersection and they need to do something about

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