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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. more reaction pouring in from 49ers past and present about colin kaepernick sitting through the national anthem in protest. thanks for joining us. >> they're practicing for the first time since the controversy and we're hearing this morning from the team's fencive coordinator for the first time. >> matt is live for us at the niner's training facility. >> they're practicing now, but the recent protest by cappkaepek is taking away the attention tr the team on the field.
sitting down during "the national anthem" is making many people stand up and pay attention to the 49ers quarterback. he received support from jerome bettis on this morning's first take on espn. >> what he decided to do was a, was to create a peaceful protest that would be a lightning rod, okay, that would force you to talk about the issue at hand. and that is the issues that african-american are facing in this country. >> kaepernick's former teep mate, alex boon, said they would have had a problem on the sideline if they were still playing together. >> it's almost like disrespectful to you know, you see these pictures of these veterans and the legs and they're standing up in their wheelchair. i had a brother that served. it's shameful. >> so far, his teammate are fending his decision. he say he understands there could be consequences like be
cut from team or losing sponsor, but will continue to sit during "the national anthem" as long as he feels it's appropriate. his offensive coordinator had this to say. >> i support our flag, but i also support someone's right to show how they feel. >> they have one more preseason game to go. they'll p be taking on the chargers this thursday in san diego. >> thank you. you can watch kaepernick's entire 18-minute interview on our website. the top story, just click on the raw link. you can watch it on the go on the app, download it for free through your phone's app store. happening today, the way overbudget and overpromised california high speed rail project gets a congressional hearing in san francisco. amy is live from the federal building. what is this meeting about?
>> account bability. this is largest project the u.s. transportation committee has going right now. in the nation. so officials wanted to check in and know how it's going. federal lawmakers went into the hearing with questions about costs. a high speed rail project that was going to cost $33 billion is projected to be as high as $118 billion. >> they expanded their cost, so that's one of the thipgs we're talking about today. going from 33 billion to over 100 billion and it has a lot of people concerned. >> they want to know about the route through the central valley and if the trip will now take longer. >> two and a half hour trip from l.a. to san francisco, so if you're slowing the train down and not runni int at ultimate speed, that's going to affect the travel time, which two things were promised to voters.
>> the chairman of the board assured the panel, the trip time has not changed. >> right now, engineers are telling us the current design would get you from los angeles to san francisco with the point of service in about two hours and 33 minutes. we're about seven minutes ahead, so that has never been a concern we've had. >> high speed rail officials incei insist the project is financially sound and that it will generate ridership revenue. even after the hearing, officials say they'll be watching the project. >> after that, we're going to hold them accountable. >> the plan as of now, for high speed rail service by 2025. live in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> thank you. now to a developing story in san francisco. investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire in a vacant building. it happened around 5:00 this morning at 6th street. several floors of the four-story building caught fire.
crews quickly contained it and no reported injuries. now to the huge panic at lax after false reports of an active shooter sent passengers running in all directions. the scare is raising big questions once again about airport security. >> reports of gunfire bringing lax to a standstill. >> all of a sudden, there was a flood of people that came running into the bathroom saying there's a shooter. i mean, everyone is in a huge panic. >> sending passengers running for cover out on to the tarmac. >> we immediately r started running. went to emergency exit that was close to a gate. ran down on to the runway. >> according to police, false alarm that started with 911s about this man. dressed in a costume believed to be b armed with a cord, which police determined was plastic. >> they let me go.
didn't arrest me. explained to me it was -- zpl the man wished to remain anonymous and turned out to be nothing more than loud noises, but this comes just weeks after chaos erupted at in new york. that scare prompted by loud noises from limb p pixel bush administrations. now, one lawmaker is calling for a federal investigation into air force emergency responses. >> the sense this was a blessing because without anyone being hurt, we got to see the weaknesses in our response to a would be terrorist incident. but we've got to learn from it. >> no one hurt in new york, but we are told one person was injured in los angeles. and police there are still trying to determine the source of those loud noises. abc new, new york. city council will vote tomorrow on declaring a public safety emergency. because of an -- eddie garcia
tells our media partner at the mercury news the department will not have enough officers to patrol the city next month. the emergency declaration would let the chief override the police union contract to reassign investigative officers to patrol. happening today in oakland, the search begins again for a new police chief. mayor shaft and other city leaders are going to hold a 2:00 news conference. he's expected to outline what he's looking for in a new chief. the department is being overseen by a city administrator and david downing is handling day o day-to-day operations amaid a scandal involving saufrss. shaft named three acting chiefs in a nine-day period and each stepped down within a few days. today is the deadline so apply for the job. the chronicle reports 25 people including acting chief chaplain and two deputies are in the
competition. now, the police commissioner is going to narrow down to two or three, then lee will have the choice. the commission is is hosting its live public meeting tonight to get in put from the community on what you want to see. that meeting is tonight at 6:00 p.m. at st. mary's cathedral. walnut creek police say they've taken a suspected murderer off the street. this man was cap which ared in bay point last night. he's being held in martinez. detectives believe griffin shot and killed quourtny brown, a father of two. he was killed after leaving a sports bar saturday morning. this was one f iowa hirs homicides of the year. new on this midday, another sex scandal involving anthony weiner. the fallout happening now surrounding the former congressman. >> then donald trump returns to the bay area, hoping to avoid a shake up like last time between supporters and protesters. and a meeting of the minds a t the vatican. how mark zuckerberg is hoping to
clinton's top aide says she is nowi now leaving her husband after another sexual revelation. she said this morning she came decision after long and painful consideration and work on her marriage. weiner had exchanged suktive images with a woman while the couple's young son was in bed next to him. the democrat quit congress in 2011 following revelations he was sending women sexually explicit messages. donald trump is in the bay area for the day for a couple of fund-raisers. in june, the last time trump was here, protesters attacked trurp supporters outside his rally in san jose. no rallies this time, just two private fund-raisers. one is a $25,000 per person ooent and the other in napa. he is preparing for a major speech on wednesday.
hillary clinton is scheduled for a fund-raiser in pensacola, florida today. she reportedly raised millions yesterday in long island and the hamptons. politico reports she made more than $3 million in the hamptons. abc news is rereeling very questions about whether they receive preferential treatment and political favors while she was secretary of state. facebook ce oh, mark zuckerberg talked technology with pope francis, trying to solve a global issue both men care a great deal about. jessica castro has the story. >> that's right. take a look at this new video from this morning. mark zuckerberg and his visited with the pope at the vatican, but it wasn't all just for show. they talked about ways to help people all over the world through tech being developed here in the bay area. of course, facebook had a -- an accord tog a statement from the
vatican press service, they talked with the pontiff about how communication tonl could help in fighting poverty. he gave the pope a model of a aircraft that facebook hopes will expand internet access. check out his post. suk ser berg writes that they admire the pope's message of mercy and tenderness and then at the end, he also says that it's a meeting he'll never forget. you can see feel the wormt and kindness and how deeply the pope cares about helping people. that's the model of ocala, right here. no word on when it will be in global use, but the aircraft was tested last month. >> in all of your skills, thank you. very nice. >> i'm sure it helps a lot.
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producting all the homes around. no injuries were reported. the cause is under investigation. >> looking at our -- looks like this day is shaping up to be something. >> a lot quicker today. looks nice for one of these last days in august. this started with a beautiful sunrise. you can see the sun coming over the thinner lair of marine layer clouds. there's the mid andupper level moisture that could spark a shower. grab the sun block. high clouds and a cooling breeze. that will last through our extended september those are your high lights. we've got other things to talk about. for every body of water around the bay, the delta and out towards ocean from 3:00 this afternoon to 3:00 tomorrow morning, winds this to 38 means it's going to be choppy and breezy. we're going get rid of the cloud
cover much quicker today. a gorgeous sun filled day at the coast. that's what we have coming at you. temperatures, 63 right now. that's warmer than san francisco's 61. same temperature in hayward, fremont and san swroes. 72 in antioch. we'll keep our temperatures below average. los gatos, morgan hill and gilroy in the mid-80s. up the peninsula, 69 degrees, that's the cool spot. 77 in redwood city. that's warmer. 66 today and pacifica, 63 in the sunset. near average downtown. upper 60s to near 70. plus, the mid-60s, mid-70s, excuse me, to low 80ss up across the north bay valley. 69 in ridgemond. free air-conditioning from the low 80s to walnut creek at 83, so about in pittsburgh.
hurricane, churning, you see hawaii kind of in the path and sure enough, this hurricane has eyes for the island. it's going weaken. it's going to be a rainmaker and wave make for them, but the moisture is sliding off and that's why we're seeing the high mid level cloud and it may create a dry shower, maybe a dry thunderstorm. the best just to the north of us possibly clipping the north bay. that's why i put the stray shower in there. here's a look at my sempb-day forecast. last couple of days in august, 1 to 2 degrees warmer. really won't notice. we see a slow warming trend sat and sunday but, the temperatures about 2 to 4 degrees cooler than average. >> had my heart pounding when i saw the hurricane going toward hawaii. talk beyonce. stealing the show and making history at this year's video music awards. >> officially the most decorated
artist after breaking madonna's record for most vmas. >> sarah was there for it all. ♪ >> this year's vma's, it was all about girl power. live on stage in an epic 15-minute performance. beyonce walking the red carpet with mothers who have lost children to gun violence and police killings. ♪ paying tribute on stage to the lives lost. ♪ >> rihanna kicked off the night with a medley of her greatest hits. ♪ >> she's someone i've been in love with since i was 22 years old. >> rihanna's good friend drake presenting the star with with a
video began guard award. >> i have to thank you guys for supporting me over and over. >> ar yan kanye west grabbed the mike with a 12 movie minute rant. >> before i do that, i'm going to talk. >> one of the most anticipated performances of the night fell a little flat. britney taking the stage for the first time since 2007. the big night belonged to b and b. by the close of the show, she earned her place in vma history, taking home eight awards ending the as the most decorated winner. >> without you guys. god bless you guys, thank you. >> next, a little girl has a case of the giggles. >> why a trip to the store for one back to school essential left this preschooler in stitches.
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>> it can be or dreadful, but at least one florida girl who spotted a lunchbox at a store. >> let me see the lunchbox. oh, my gosh. >> her name is blaze and she has a serious case of the giggles. she was shopping for her first lunchbox when she saw one that said pizza is my boyfriend. >> pizza? >> could look at that all day. now, a social media star thanks to her aunt and mom. it has more than 1.5 million views. i hope she still thinks pizza is all she needs for a boyfriend when she's in high school. as a mom, all i'm saying. >> if it's obvious -- zpl of course. fz. >> dupt need to worry about
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