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thousands of people took to the streets in oakland today to march in honor of dr. martin luther king jr. this peaceful march shut down several streets this afternoon. good afternoon, everybody. welcome in. i'm larry beil. >> and i'm ama daetz. it was just one of many event today to honor dr. martin luther king jr. abc 7 news reporter sergio quintana joins us from oakland where protesters say then to reclaim the civil rights leader's radical legacy. sergio. >> reporter: this is a group that remains here at lake merritt, but this is actually an event that started a few hours ago after marching through the city streets of oakland. they actually started out at oakland city hall.
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this rally and march was not only a commemoration of martin luther king's legacy, it was also a lesson for many young people about his activism. >> to reclaim what martin luther king's vision was, was not only about passive resistance but also about active resistance. >> reporter: for many in this crowd there is a renewed urgency to teach young people about king's efforts in the '60s to create a coalition of people that pushed for change. >> i've been active since 1968 in the height of the vietnam war. i never felt as frightened about democracy and our country in the world. >> reporter: in this crowd of hundreds of people, there were about as many martin luther king signs as there were anti-donald trump signs. some parents made it a point to bring their kids to experience a lesson that cannot be learned online. tell me about having the family do it. >> this is what we do. we show up and we stand up and we speak up. >> reporter: oakland prides
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itself as a city of many cultures, communities and causes. this peaceful crowd was a reflection of that. on this day many celebrated a man whose legacy was about unity. >> martin walked to the top, the top of the mountain. he wants us all to walk together to the top of the mountain. >> reporter: he says king sought to bring people together for equality and justice for all. in oakland, sergio quintana, abc 7 news. biloxi, mississippi, just reversed decades to recognize today martin luther king jr. day. they voted 6-0 to rename what had been called great americans day. last week the city ignited a social media firestorm after posting certain offices would be closed on great americans day. they also honor robert e. lee on the third monday in january. we'll have more on the dr. martin luther king jr. day celebrations around the bay area
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coming up, including the annual tradition that got rolling this morning. the wife of the man who killed 49 people in that deadly terrorist attack last june in orlando, florida, has been arrested here in the bay area. noor salman was taken into custody this morning in rodeo in contra costa county. she's now in jail waiting for her court appearance, which is tomorrow. abc news reporter has the latest. >> reporter: noor salman is locked in a california jail, charged with aiding her husband's massacre. last juno mar mateen walked into pulse and opened fire with a military-style rifle. this murder spree lasted hours before s.w.a.t. teams moved in, shot and killed him. 49 people were dead, more than 50 wounded. now mateen's widow is in federal custody, accused of being his accomplice. federal agents arrested noor salman at her home in san francisco. >> hello? >> a person inside that home would not open the door on
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monday. >> just realized something happened after we turned on the tv because of the one of the reporters knocked on my door and said your neighbor was arrested this morning. >> reporter: salman is charged with aiding and abetting and obstruction of justice. she has previously denied any knowledge of or involvement in her husband's crimes. her attorney, linda moreno, said in a statement to abc news noor salman had no foreknowledge nor could she predict what omar mateen intended to do that tragic fight. omar made a number of phone calls during the siege, in one of them ploej pledging to isis. noor salman had been in court just last month to ask a judge to change the name of the son she had with omar mateen. news reports in turkey say police have caught the man suspected of kill 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in istanbul during new year's eve celebrations. that man was caught today.
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the islamic state group has claimed responsibility saying the attack was in reprisal for turkish military operations in northern syria. authorities are confirming that an off-duty contra costa county sheriff's deputy was arrested and then fired after firing his gun during a house party in sacramento. 23-year-old kyle roland remains in jail, booked on suspicion of attempted murder. police say he left the party early friday, then returned with two guns. it's not clear if the guns were his or issued by the sheriff's department. it's also not clear how rowland hurt his face. take a look at that. he joined the sheriff's office in october. we've got a beautiful monday afternoon out there rounding out just a superb holiday weekend. live doppler 7 showing you it's quiet as could be. trying to search for some rain, coming up empty-handed for now. one of the issues we have in the north bay, the fog has been slow to clear today. even santa rosa right now down to 6 miles of visibility.
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the big story tomorrow, air quality will decline, especially in the north bay and inland. a spare the air day has been issued for tuesday. and tomorrow is your final dry day in the next seven, so enjoy pau because the rain returns wednesday and that storm door stays open through the weekend. let's talk about what you can expect for wednesday. this will be a moderate storm on wednesday, a 2 on the storm impact scale. showers turning to downpours. the winds will turn strong in the evening so we'll take a much closer look at the rainfall and time out how high those winds get and the concerns we have midweek this week in that fall accuweather forecast. larry. last week's storm broad flooding, landslides and buried the sierra in snow. now the sierra is expected to see up to 10 more feet of snow. yes, 10 more by next monday. >> it's another warm one so we're going to start with high snow levels, meaning rain on top of snow before the snow level crashes. so it could be another messy week next week.
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>> sounds like it. last week federal weather experts declared northern california free from the five-year drought. the remainder of the state continues to see very dry conditions. westbound highway 37 remains closed in novato. it was closed between 101 and atherton avenue because of flooding. the highway patrol posted this video over the weekend. caltrans crews are working to pump the water out. one eastbound lane reopened on friday. by the way, you can keep tabs on the late' storms with live doppler 7. just download the abc 7 news app and enable the push alerts so you get advisories sent straight to your phone or tablet. two members of tower of power remain in the hospital five days after being hit by a train in oakland. the drummer and bassist are listed in critical condition. they were hit by an amtrak train last thursday as they tried to cross the tracks and get for yoshi's nightclub.
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fellow band members say the outpouring of love and support has been amazing and they're urging fans to contribute to a go fund me account set up for the two men. antioch police are trying to find the people who started a fire last night. you can see a firefighter pushing a shopping cart filled with burning items out of the store on summersville road. somebody lit paper towels on fire and the flames spread to other displays. a smart & final employee suffered some minor injuries. they are expected to legalize marking in medians. it would allow parking between 14th and 18th streets. many people already do this when going to churches in the area. the new law would legalize the practice on friday evenings, saturday mornings and all day on sunday. still to come on abc 7 news at 4:00, celebrating the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. >> i want my children to know that they have a voice. >> taking a ride on the annual
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celebration train here in the bay area. plus -- >> doing some pretty good signings on monday and tuesday and wednesday and thursday and friday. >> a look at president-elect trump's promises and plans for what appears to be a very packed first week. hello, i'm mike shumann live at oracle. we have a postseason feel for a regular season game. cavaliers and warriors. we have a preview coming up on abc 7 news at 4:00. and a live look at your afternoon traffic. it's a light holiday traffic situation, as we look out at the san mateo bridge. looks kind of hazy from this shot right there. people on the left-hand side heading to the east bay. maybe some of them are going to that warriors game at oracle with the early tipoff at 5:00. back wit
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i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed. >> people around the country and here in california are coming together to commemorate dr. martin luther king jr. mlk's birthday became a national holiday following an act of congress in 1986. in washington, d.c., dozens of people gathered at the martin luther king jr. memorial to lay a wreath to honor and celebrate the life of dr. king. >> just many events around the country held today, including the celebration train ride, which was right here in the bay area. lyanne melendez is live in san francisco with more. >> reporter: hi.
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well, the march ended here and this is where the celebration and entertainment began. they're still here, they won't go yet. now honestly this has to be one of my favorite holidays because people from all walks of life show how much they care for each other. spiritual hymns carried the many onboard the celebration train from san jose to san francisco. everyone came with a purpose and most everyone left with a lesson learned about the many teachings of civil rights leader martin luther king. >> i want my baby right here, i want him to know all about how we struggled in the world. >> i want my children to know that they have a voice, that they have a strong and huge voice that they need to tell people. >> reporter: at the san mateo train stop, people were anxiously waiting at the station to greet those making the journey. >> it just brings the whole community together and we have a good celebration. >> reporter: last stop, san francisco, where they were joined by others in a march for
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freedom. this year a divided nation and how to come together in these trying times was on everyone's mind. >> we want to remember what mlk did for us 50 or 60 years ago in terms of remembering that civil rights are important, equality is important. >> with the past election, especially with the spew of racist and women's rights just being attacked for me personally, i wanted to make sure that i was counted. >> he made it so everyone would come together, black and white. >> reporter: a dream that many still today hope for. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. abc 7 news was at the san francisco food bank as families used the holiday to volunteer their time. at the food bank volunteering families helped separate and bag frozen green beans and box up food. more than 100 people volunteered today. the san francisco food bank provides meals to 30,000 households every week.
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steph curry is honoring both dr. king and president obama ahead of tonight's huge game against cleveland at oracle arena. >> he tweeted this picture of a pair of shoes signed by the president, writing he embodies the inspiration, faith and hope dr. king stood for. >> mike shumann is joining us live at oracle leading to tonight's showdown with the cavs. >> reporter: if there's anybody presidential in the bay area, it's steph curry. the cavaliers beat the warriors three straight and beat them on christmas day. this definitely has a playoff feel and the warriors go into every game with confidence that they can beat anybody. >> our team is very confident, regardless of who we're playing. you know, it's a good thing as long as we're locked in and ready to roll. >> the biggest thing with those
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guys is their team, they play every night. you know, they don't rest, they play every single night and they're ready to go. so their chemistry is down, they're playing at a high level right now. it will be a good game. >> the warriors are starting to gel with their new addition, kevin durant, and lebron james has taken notice. >> they're a great team, they're a hell of a team, probably one of the best teams ever assembled. they're going to continue to get better and better as the season goes on. >> when steph and k.d. are hitting on all cylinders, this is a scary team. >> making sure that we're both aggressive all the time, whether it's i'm shooting or him shooting or someone else, our aggression will usually open up something for either ourselves or a teammate. >> k.d. claims this is not a bigger game with everyone watching on martin luther king day. >> my mom watched me every night so i've got to play. when they watch me, that's more pressure than anything else. yeah, shoot, like i said, man, i keep saying, this is going to be a great, great atmosphere against a great ball club.
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we'll see how it plays out. >> reporter: all right. when your grandma and your mom are your biggest critics, you better play well every night. now, the warriors talk like they don't need a win but they lose five straight to cleveland, that sort of gets in your head. it should be a great game. it's a great feeling out here. reporting live at oracle areapa, i'm mike shumann, abc 7 news. >> everybody says it's not a big game except to the rest of the world. >> right. >> maybe to k.d. and king james it's not. the universe thinks it's big. don't forget today is the last day to dub the vote for the all-star game. it means it's your last chance to vote for your personal players, your selections for the all star squad. the warriors have four candidates. to cast your vote log on to, search warriors. you'll fine the link and you have until 9:00 tonight. president obama is a
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lifelong chicago white sox fan, but today he celebrated their crosstown rivals world series victory. the chicago cubs visited the white house. they were armed with all sorts of gifts, trying to possibly persuade the president to become more of a cubs fan. included a panel from the wrig low scoreboard, a jersey signed by the players and a lifetime pass to wrigley field. >> even i am not crazy enough to suggest that during these eight years we would see the cubs win the world series. but i did say that there has never been anything false about hope. >> the cubs' celebration is the last white house event of mr. obama's presidency and the president said today they have probably hosted about 50 teams that have been national champions. this is the first one that michelle came to because she was a lifelong cubs fan. so this was big. >> that's awesome. >> big deal. >> all right. we have meteorologist drew tuma in for spencer today. nice outside.
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a little chilly. >> a little chilly. squeeze out one more dry day. >> it was cold. it wasn't chilly administrat yc >> i can never please larry. >> it was cold for them too. i can see them shivering. >> we've got to find larry some hawaii weather. >> maybe i should go to hawaii. >> there you go. live doppler 7 showing you it's quiet out there. i'll show you the picture outside. to walnut creek we go, just soaked in sunshine on this monday afternoon. we'll repeat this dry weather tomorrow and then wednesday it turns wet. current temperatures, this is cold for larry, but it's typical for this time of the year. we're in the 50s. 53 in oakland and san francisco, 57 at san jose, 51 in santa rosa and livermore 49 degrees. so overnight it will be a chilly night, seasonably cool. but the bigger story overnight tonight, you can see that fog becomes more widespread overnight. that's something to deal with for the tuesday morning commute as many of us are going back to school and work. so your tuesday planner, we'll show you areas of dense fog
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early on. it's going to be very slow to depart, even midday. we have a lot of cloud cover out there. it's not going to be as bright of a day tomorrow as it is today. those clouds are all ahead of that storm system we're tracking moving in on wednesday. so the storm impact scale, we bring it back on wednesday. this will be a moderate storm, a 2 on the storm impact scale. the winds will turn strong and gusty into the evening as well and there will be a wide range in the rainfall. future weather showing you as we go into the wednesday morning commute we'll likely have some light showers moving into the region. they're really scattered in nature for the first half of your day on wednesday. then wednesday afternoon you notice the pops of weather on your screen. that's when we see the downpours first arrive in the north bay, slowly get to the center of the bay but it does lose a lot of its punch late wednesday into early thursday. that's why we have a wide range in rainfall. the north bay certainly will see the heaviest of the rain. 1 to perhaps 2 inches of rain on wednesday. once that system becomes its
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trek south, it's going to do so rather quickly so the heart of the region about a half of an inch to an inch of rain. there is that pocket, about a tenth to a half of an inch of rain. what will be widespread, the wind gusts. future tracker wind gusts along the coast first in the afternoon. over 40 miles per hour. but then ahead of that cold front wednesday evening, the winds turn rather gusty across the region so the threat is there for power outages wednesday evening. accuweather seven-day forecast will show you tomorrow enjoy it. increasing clouds. wednesday it's wet and windy. thursday scattered showers. more heavy rain friday morning and another storm coming on saturday morning. >> thank you, drew. >> sure. coming up, the big top is coming down for good. today ringling bros. officials tell us why they're closing down after nearly 150 years.
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. biologists are racing to save about a dozen whales after
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they stranded themselves off the florida everglades. 81 of the so-called false killer whales have already died. they resemble orcas but only grow to about 17 feet. a dozen groups including the coast guard are helping in the search. we're learning more about the end of the greatest show on earth. >> jessica castro from abc 7 mornings explains why ringling bros., barnum & bailey circus is dropping its curtain after nearly 150 years. >> reporter: the greatest show on earth is no more, leaving more than 400 people without jobs and hundreds of animals without homes. today the historic brands executive spoke to the public about what's next for the circus animals so many of us grew up watching. >> our job now is to find suitable homes for all of our animals in the next few months. >> reporter: but they didn't elaborate on exactly where they would go. there's 50 to 60 of each species per traveling unit. the circus animals were integral to ringling bros. barnum &
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bailey's success. the writing was on the wall, though, when the famous elephants were dropped from the shows last may. execs said ticket sales dropped significantly after that change. more than initially estimated, and something they couldn't overcome. ringling bros. says it wasn't just that, they have gone through nearly a decade of decline. they expressed sadness for the end of an extremely long 146-year run. >> it was the foundation not just of our company, but also of live entertainment in america. and the things that came out of ringling bros. have inspired entertainment and also simple everyday things like the light bulb that was first exhibited at ringling bros. 100 years ago. >> reporter: feld entertainment owns other live shows, including super cross, monster jam and disney on ice. they say they're always looking into the future, although for
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the circus, it is the final act. >> it is the future until may, and then it will be part of our glorious past. >> reporter: one reporter asked if this is the end of the ringling bros. brand altogether. they would only say it's the end of the touring unit and wouldn't speculate further, but frankly the tone of the announcement seemed conclusive, not to mention the brand and live shows go hand to hand. jessica castro, abc 7 news. people on social media going bananas about a massive gator in florida. take a look at this guy. kim joyner says he's the real deal. she spotted this animal -- wait until you see his whole body. he looks like he swallowed a volkswagen, making its way around a giant nature reserve in florida. he's just passing through. >> nothing to see here. >> look how long his tail is. just going about his business, paying no attention to the people nearby taking photos. don't make him angry. you won't like that boy when he
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gets angry. coming up next on abc 7 news at 4:00 -- >> in the heat of emotion, a lot of things get said on both sides. >> the son of civil rights icon dr. martin luther king jr. on the growing feud between the president-elect and georgia congressman john lewis. plus the growing number of bay area politicians who are boycotting mr. trump's inauguration. why they say it's an important thing to do. and the battle that's brewing over the union square bar, lefty
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here are the stories making headlines at 4:30. the wife of a man who killed 49 people at a florida nightclub is in jail in the bay area tonight. authorities arrested noor salman in rodeo in contra costa county. she moved there right after the shooting. she's accused of aiding and abetting a terrorist organization as well as obstruction of justice. coming up at 5:00, a firsthand account of the arrest as seen from a neighbor. world news tweeted an incredible statistic. the nonprofit oxfan reported eight people, a total of eight are worth as much as half of the world's population. that means 3.6 billion people are worth just $76 billion, same as these guys according to the
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data. sergio quintana tweeted that hundreds of people, maybe as many as thousands marched in oakland in honor of dr. martin luther king jr. today. organizers said they want to reclaim the civil rights icon's radical legacy. meanwhile, president-elect donald trump today met with dr. king's son, an attempt to bridge the divide after spending the weekend clashing with civil rights leader john lewis. abc news reporter stephanie ramos is live in washington, d.c., with more. stephanie? >> reporter: larry, on this martin luther king jr. day the son of the civil rights leader says he is a bridge builder, working to bring americaing to, and that's what he said just moments after meeting with president-elect trump. today at trump tower in new york city, president-elect donald trump making an appearance in the lobby after his meeting with martin luther king iii. king saying he and trump had a constructive meeting discussing vot voting rights and voter i.d. >> it is very clear the system is not working at its maximum.
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through an op-ed that you may have seen, we provided at least a solution to begin to address a broken voting system. >> reporter: and when asked whether he was offended by trump's twitter rampage against georgia congressman john lewis -- >> i think that in the heat of emotion, a lot of things get said on both sides. and i think that at some point i am, as john lewis and many others are, a bridge builder. the goal is to bring america together. >> reporter: it was just a few days ago when lewis took the spotlight by calling trump an illegitimate president. >> i think the russians participated in helping this man get elected. >> reporter: trump firing back at lewis on twitter, saying he is all talk talk talk, no action. lewis is a civil rights leader who became nationally known for his prominent role in the selma to montgomery marches in the 1960s, fighting for civil rights alongside martin luther king jr. today lewis making his first
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appearance since the dust-up not mentioning trump by name but calling the crowd to action. >> when you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something, to say something and not be quiet. >> reporter: when asked what his father's message would be to president-elect trump, there was no mention of any of the tweets, the health care law repeal or russia's hacking. king says his father would be most concerned with the millions of americans living in poverty. in washington, stephanie ramos, abc 7 news. back over to you. >> stephanie, tell us about the final preparations that are going on now in washington for friday's inauguration. >> reporter: well, a lot of work is going on here in d.c., nearly a million visitors are expected here in d.c. for trump's swearing-in. about the same amount of protesters are also expected, so a lot of security will be in place. more than 47 -- about 47 federal
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agencies will be protecting a lot of the public that's taking part in the inaugural events. we've seen a lot of the gates going up around capitol hill and an entire media village is being constructed on the national mall, so a lot of work going into this. it's not cheap. it will all cost about $175 million, so it's a pretty hefty price tag. >> wow, $175 million. stephanie, thank you. stephanie ramos in washington. this is going to be a one of its kind type inauguration. nearly three dozen members of congress say they won't be attending friday's inauguration in protest. >> and that includes four congressmen an women who represent districts here in the bay area. laura anthony has the story live from walnut creek. laura? >> reporter: larry, so far of those 30 or so congress members who have decided to boycott the trump inauguration, about a third of them are from california. while some are saying it does have to do with trump's feud with john lewis, others told us
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today they decided before that. in oakland to celebrate martin luther king jr. day, bay area congresswoman barbara lee reaffirmed her position that she sees no reason to do the same at friday's inauguration of president-elect donald trump. >> when you look at the campaign of divisiveness and bigotry and when you look at the fact that nothing has changed since the campaign, you know, i don't think that's something that i need to do in terms of celebrating. >> reporter: lee was one of the first congress members in the country to announce she will boycott the trump inauguration. >> it doesn't look like he's going to change and grow into the office. >> reporter: concord democrat, mark desonia was quick to follow. >> if people say if hillary clinton can go and george bush can go, why can't you go? >> i think it's a personal decision. the personal decision is not to go. i'm not secretary clinton, i'm not bill clinton, i'm not a former president, i'm a member of congress. >> reporter: jared huffman says
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he too will not attend, while eric swalwell will be joining the festivities. >> i think it's a personal choice. at this point i intend to go but i really understand and respect my colleagues who are choogsz not to. >> reporter: new u.s. senator kamala harris has confirmed she will also be there. dianne feinstein has yet to commit, but so far no u.s. senators have announced they will not be attending the formal transition to the trump presidency. in walnut creek, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> and abc 7 news anchor dan ashley will be in washington, d.c., on thursday and friday with live reports on president-elect trump's inauguration. authorities in mexico are trying to identify the gunmen in a deadly nightclub shooting in a resort town on the yucatan peninsula. you're looking at video taken moments after the shooting in playa del carmen. at least four were killed by gunfire. four others were injured, including four americans.
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one died in the attempt to escape the gunshot. three security guards were killed trying to protect people inside. take a look at the moment the roof collapsed in a newly opened sports arena in the czech republic. you see people inside running to get out of the way just before -- look at that, the roof starts to fall down. there were 80 people inside at the time. all of them, though, did manage to escape. you can see it collapsing there. two teenagers did suffer minor injuries. prosecutors in south korea issued an arrest warrant today for samsung's heir apparent over allegations of bribery, perjury and embezzlement. the move against the samsung vice chairman is part of an investigation into a massive corruption scandal that has shaken south korea's political and business elites. lee will appear wednesday before a judge and decide whether the arrest warrant is valid. if it is, the man who's tapped
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to head the country's biggest conglomerate will be taken into detention. rain and freezing temperatures, it's a nightmare combination for millions of people across the u.s. the dangers facing drivers and pedestrians and when things are expected to warm up. and i'm meteorologist drew tuma. nothing but sunshine here. a live look from our east bay hills camera. don't get used to this image. we have not one but three storms on the horizon. the
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now to the latest on the deadly ice storm hitting the midwest and targeting new england. nine people have died and millions more are under winter weather alerts. here's elizabeth hur. >> reporter: a winter storm that turned sidewalks into ice skating rinks. >> oh, are you okay? >> reporter: meant walking in the salted streets in chicago. >> you can't walk on the sidewalk because it's black ice and you'll slip and fall. >> it was really bad. i almost slipped myself on that sidewalk. >> reporter: it was an ugly morning for pedestrians, for road crews and business owners, busy trying to stay ahead of mother nature. >> they're all frozen, so the first thing i did, we open at 8:00. so i started throwing some salt for the protections of the customers. >> reporter: it's all a part of the same system that caked trees, power lines, homes and highways in ice from oklahoma to missouri and nebraska. in some parts of the country, the ice up to an inch thick
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sending drivers sliding and so many close calls caught on camera. meanwhile, in texas, the national weather service is now on the ground checking on reports of tornados that tore through the area. and forecasters say that storm is now headed toward the new england area. in the meantime out west there is a new storm brewing which could mean more rain, up to 6 inches in parts of washington and oregon. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. check this out, an amazing sight drawing tourists to a suburb of beijing. these are ice crystal cascades at the entrance to the scenic spot. these are man made from ice-covered vines. here locally all things are quiet this afternoon. live doppler 7 giving us the all clear but an issue we will have tuesday morning is some widespread dense fog.
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future weather showing you this gray shading on your green. that is the fog and it's going to be very slow to depart. even by the lunchtime area we still have areas to contend with. this is all ahead of a storm system we are tracking on wednesday. on a storm impact scale, this is a 2. showers to downpours and strong winds developing in the evening. so some concerns we have with this midweek system as those winds pick up, certainly more power lines to come down, so power outages could be an issue. as the rain picks up in the evening, rush could be an issue but it's a quick moving system so river flooding, stream and creek flooding, debris flows all look low with this system on wednesday. we'll show you one more dry day on the way for your tuesday and then wet and windy on wednesday, scattered showers thursday, another moderate storm moves in friday morning and the third one we're tracking sunday with more wind and more rain. >> all right, thank you so much, drew. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, what will happen once president-elect trump takes
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donald trump made a lot of promises on the campaign trail and now is pledging quick action on those top priorities as soon as he takes office. so what will he focus on first and what comes after that? karen travers takes a look at trump's agenda right out of the gate. >> reporter: donald trump knew how to rev up a crowd at a campaign rally. >> unbelievable! we will make america great again. >> reporter: but now his challenge is to take those promises and turn them into action. the president-elect laying out a packed first week's schedule. >> we'll be doing some pretty good signings on monday and tuesday and wednesday and thursday and friday, and then also the next week. and you're all invited. >> reporter: trump's agenda for the start of his presidency is ambitious. the top priority for him and congressional republicans, repeal and replace obamacare. >> we're going to get a health bill passed. we're going to get health care taken care of in this country. > reporter: trump has pledged to enact the biggest tax cut since ronald reagan and a simplification of the tax code. part of his agenda to boost the
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economy. >> we're going to create jobs. i said that i will be the greatest jobs producer that god ever created. >> reporter: and of course that border wall. >> i want to get the wall started. i don't want to wait a year and a half until i make my deal with mexico. >> reporter: some of trump's biggest applause lines during the campaign came when he slammed u.s. trade policies. >> a trump administration will stop the transpacific partnership, and we're going to have trade. >> reporter: he's promised to pull the u.s. out of the transpacific partnership and pursue action against china for currency manipulation. he'll also have a supreme court vacancy to fill after senate republicans declined to act on president obama's nomination of judge merrick garland. >> i have a list of 20. i've gone through them. we've met with numerous candidates. they're outstanding in every case. >> reporter: trump supporters will be looking for results. karen travers, abc news, washington. coming up tomorrow, a closer
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look at the new first family, how will melania trump and the trump children factor into the new administration. time now for ask finney. 7 on your side's michael finney is here answering questions sent in by facebook, twitter and e-mail. juan carlos says i was at a hospital and my wife came to visit me. she ran into a door and she was injured. they treated her. now the hospital is sending us a bill. what can i do about this? i don't think it's fair. she was injured in the hospital. >> here's what i want you to do. every hospital has an ombudsman. i want you to call them, whoever that person is, find out who it is. say that i sent you to the ombudsman to have them take a look at this and see if they thought it was fair. go through the process. they may make you do it writing, but go ahead. start verbally on the phone, then put it in writing. if that doesn't work, then call the hotline and i'll give them a call. malina asked if you're a
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middle class student denied financial aid for college, what are other options? >> scholarships and grants. they're there for very good reasons and odd reasons that are hard for you and i to understand but the person putting up the money was very serious about it. how do you find them? back in the day you would have these huge books. now it's all computerized. all you have to do is go to the financial aid office of the school that you want to go to. if that happens to be far away, go to your local community college. that's a good starting point. start digging through and find out what money is available for you. you may have to get student loans. remember that up to 17 grand a yore. you've got to pay it back, that's a bummer. but once you get it, there are ways to avoid paying it back, going into government service or nonprofit service. and it is better to have a college education than not. >> all right. david asks when you're looking to buy a new car, how do you know you're getting a good deal? different dealerships offer different prices on the same
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car. >> they absolutely do. the good thing is, again, you can go online and there's a ton of information there. a good starting point, kelley blue book and true car. true car is interesting because they take a look at your exact car and tell you what it's selling for locally. okay, so you take those two places, you can also go to and then you put all that information together and then contact dealerships. you can do it online if you want, just send them an e-mail and say these are the cars i'm looking for, these are the prices i think i should pay, what are you guys going to charge me. >> how do people get ahold of you? >> 7 on your side hotline open monday through friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 415-954-8151. you can also reach me on the facebook page or the abc 7 website. are you having children later in life? could the reason possibly be in your dna? with more here's abc news senior medical contributor, dr. timothy johnson. >> our genetic code determines
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more than our eye color and height. it also includes our ability to acquire information, to learn. now new research looks at the genes that seem to be involved in educational achievement, and there may be a connection to having fewer babies at a later age. the researchers looked at information on over 100,000 people through eight decades. the higher the learning, the older the mother. so if easier learning is somehow genetically linked to having fewer children, could we as a species be losing more smart folks, in other words, losing small amounts of human iq every passing year? ultimately decreasing our reasoning power over time. fortunately, our intelligence is determined by much more than just our genetics. environment plays a huge role in shaping our minds. so don't worry that fewer later children are hurting the human race. for one thing, researchers point to the so-called flynn effect, the idea that improvement in our
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economic and social circumstances and the help of technology have together increased our population's intelligence. luckily, the very dna that decides how smart we are seems to have made up for any genetic losses in human iq. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. scientists worldwide are gawking at a new image of the planet venus. a japanese space probe orbiting venus in 2015 spotted what's believed to be the largest gravity wave ever recorded. that's what the large slash there represents. an atmosphere gravity wave is similar to a ripple in the water. this one stretched for more than 6,000 miles. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues. up next, two businessmen going head to head. who really owns lefty o'doul's? the latest. and dan is here with a look at what's coming up at 5:00. >> thanks very much. coming up next, the struggle for equality hits the california surf. >> this isn't my beach, this
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isn't their beach, this is all of our beach. >> a man takes a stand against beach bullies and -- when homegrown is your homework. a new class at a local college takes higher education to a new level. plus, get your milk money. michael finney tells us about a deal that is giving cash back to people who bought milk. that's his 7 on your side segment. game night is our daughter allie's favorite night. and knowing that her favorite general mills big g cereals are gluten-free, like honey nut cheerios, rice chex and lucky charms, she can enjoy it her way.
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he's a look at tonight's primetime lineup. at 8:00 it's the bachelor followed by back-to-back episodes of big fan starting at 10:00 and then stay with us for abc 7 news at 11:00. the fate of an iconic san francisco restaurant is unclear tonight. the lease on lefty o'doul's will end on february the 3rd leaving the future very much in question. wayne freedman has the story. 7. >> reporter: it is a san francisco icon with a proverbial dearth of memorabilia that has disappeared from the walls. >> that i have no idea. i came in and it was gone. >> reporter: lefty o'doul's taken over today by pr people, lawyers and politicians. >> san francisco is a museum and we are the curators. >> reporter: it is another case of rising real estates in san francisco. the man who leases this property actually owns most of the block,
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including the hotel over there. what he wants to do is close this restaurant and then reopen it under the same name. >> the current operator is in fact just a lessee, a manager of a business. >> reporter: it's the kind of thing that gets real estate attorneys licking their chops and that prompted the so-called lessee to fight back. >> i just want to keep the tradition going, that's all. >> reporter: the memorabilia, he says, is his. the name with trademarks he says is his. the press conference they threw today, a who's who included lefty o'doul's cousin, pat o'doul. so it's quite the show and apparently only just the beginning. nick says he'll move and keep the lefty's name. >> we will be defending our rights and our operations. >> reporter: sounds like a donnybrook over a bar. in san francisco, wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> oh, boy. thanks for joining us for abc 7
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news at 4:00. i'm larry beil. abc 7 news at 5:00 starts right now. we show up and we stand up and we speak up. >> standing up for equality on this martin luther king jr. holiday and making it a lesson for the next generation. it's the final days for the circus. hear from those who performed for the greatest show on earth. a big scare for parents at a northern california park. a man struggles with a would be kidnapper over his young granddaughter. and wave wars. a prime surf spot becomes the spite of a dr. martin luther king jr. day event for equality. and our window for dry weather is closing. we're tracking three storms in the next seven days. the changing forecast in accuweather ahead. a house in a quiet east bay neighborhood becomes ground zero in the investigation into one of the deadliest mass shootings in u.s. history.
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good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm ama daetz in for kristen sze. seven months ago 49 people died and dozens others were injured when a gunman attacked the orlando nightclub and opened fire. >> now this morning in the east bay fbi agents arrested the gunman's wife. >> leslie brinkley is covering this developing story from where the arrest took place. leslie. >> reporter: good evening. this is the rodeo home where the fbi raided this morning. noor salman was taken into custody in connection with the orlando nightclub shooting after a seven-month exhaustive investigation by the fbi. 30-year-old noor salman grew up in rodeo and married the orlando nightclub gunman, omar mateen, in 2011 in the bay area. after the biggest mass shooting in u.s. history at the pulse nightclub in june of 2016, her husband dead, salman became the target of an intense fbi investigation. today


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