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>> we'll be getting a little bit warmer. >> come over to the east bay. leave the city. >> is that an invite? maybe your husband could have me over. >> i'm in! >> i'm making alexis food to lure me over to her side. >> me, too! >> i'm for pizza. satellite shows we have a lot of clouds out there. live look outside, east bay hills. we've got the fog. do not worry, it's going to burn off. afternoon sunshine. really comfortable. 0i78z around the bay and our warmer spots only going to 90 degrees, so enjoy. that's weather. let's get a check of the roads right now from alexis. good morning. >> hey, good morning. and yeah, definitely don't mind hosting a pizza party for you this morning. i think a lot of folks are off, so we shouldn't have any issues if we are trying to get to a pizza party or work or school or whatever you have to do today. a minor problem, northbound 880 just before the 80 merge, within the maze. we have reports of a crash. sounds like everything is off on the shoulder. it's very minor. no injuries reported there either. we do have some mist and drizzle in some areas. i'll talk more about that coming up next. >> alexis, thank you. developing news. the host of msnbc's "morning
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joe" are firing back this morning after president trump launched a personal attack against them on twitter. >> the president called mika brzezinski "low iq, crazy mika," and her co-host, joe scarborough, "psycho joe." the string of insults came after brazinski criticized the president on her show. this morning, she and her co-host hit back hard. >> i will insult him over the muslim ban or say that he's a racist. i'll say he's a racist with what he said about david duke. all of these things through the year. and for some reason, he always goes after mika. >> mm-hmm. >> and it's always personal with mika. he attacks women because he fears women. >> he has a fixation. >> brazinski and scarborough were supposed to be on vacation today. they postponed that to go on the air and respond to the president this morning. they also wrote an opinion piece. do you see the title there? "donald trump is not well." the article says "our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal.
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america's leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president." this morning, the president's counselor, kellyanne conway, came to the president's defense on "good morning america." >> do you endorse what the president sent out in those tweets? >> i endorse the president's right to fight back when he is being mercilessly attacked and when the airwaves are filled with raw sewage about him and his fitness for office. >> conway continues to say the media should focus on all the good the president is doing as well as the policies he's working on. >> okay, and the president has stayed silent for most of the morning until just this last commercial break. he tweeted out this response, saying "watched low-rated "morning joe" for the first time in a long time. fake news." and then "he called me to stop a national enquirer article. i said no. bad show." okay, and in other news relating to the president, but not this particular tweet scandal, hawaii has filed a federal court challenge to the president's latest travel ban as
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it rolls out for its first full day today. the state is asking a federal judge to clarify the scope of the ban and who it actually applies to. the ban states people traveling to the u.s. from six mostly muslim countries now have to prove a "bona fide relationship to someone in the u.s.," but that doesn't include some relationships like a granddaughter and a grandmother, for example. so, on monday, the supreme court allowed parts of that travel ban to go into effect. immigration attorneys plan to be on standby again today at airports across the country, including here at sfo to help international travelers with any issues. >> and speaking of traveling, happening right now, the fourth of july weekend is upon us. a lot of people happy about that. and despite the holiday actually falling on a tuesday, it is going to be historic. >> aaa is predicting this will be the most traveled independence day weekend we have ever seen. abc7 news reporter tiffany wilson standing by with a peek of travel times. hi, tiffany. >> reporter: hey, there, reggie and jessica. yes, red, white and blue means
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skies, roads and rails for millions of americans. about 44.2 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles away from their homes, and that is 3% more than last year. now, the vast majority of those people are expected to drive. aaa credits the bump in holiday travelers to a couple of things. there's cheaper gas, stronger employment, and higher consumer confidence than one year ago. >> it's a good year for me, so i would imagine that -- economically -- so i would imagine for the rest of the folks in the bay area, those folks are probably ready to go out and play. >> reporter: the folks at popular traffic app waze analyzed the busiest times on the roads. the data they looked at is from the greater boston region, but it should hold true here in the bay area as well. the worst times to travel are today from 2:00 until 4:00, tomorrow, sunday and monday, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. on tuesday, the fourth of july. so, the best thing to do if you plan on being out on the roads during those peak travel times,
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stay safe and enjoy the ride. live in castro valley, tiffany wilson, abc7 news. >> thank you, tiffany. new developments this morning regarding a sexual harassment claim filed against a former commander at the san francisco fire department. the city has now agreed to pay $375,000 to settle that claim. sf fire department analyst jessica kennedy charged that she was sexually harassed by former assistant deputy chief kenneth lombardi after she was hired four years ago. details of the alleged harassment have not been released. lombardi resigned in october. happening today, planned parenthood is closing three clinics in the bay area. the locations are in richmond, vacaville, and pittsburg. the closures are largely due to low reimbursement rates in california for providers that serve medical patients. today's closures will leave 20 planned parenthood clinics in its northern california district. fire officials in san jose investigating four fires on mt. hamilton yesterday.
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in total, 85 acres burned. it took firefighters about two hours to bring those flames under control. you can see the location of the fire zone along mt. hamilton road near grant lake. that area had burned -- the area that burned had been targeted by fire crews to be used for a controlled burn later this summer to help reduce fire danger. and fast-acting neighbors in san jose pitched in to save homes from a five-acre fire. flames were coming close to a neighborhood just off north capital avenue, a few blocks from mayberry road. neighbors didn't wait for firefighters. instead, they jumped into action. >> we all grabbed hoses for our neighbors who weren't home. we called them to tell them to come home, and we all grabbed each other's hoses. i just hoped that nobody's home would burn and that the wind kept shifting, so you never knew where it was going. >> i want those people as my neighbors. they're looking out. that's great. the fire department did not evacuate any homes but gave the wildlife center of silicon valley a mandatory order. animals, including birds, pos m possu
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possums, and ducklings were boxed up and taken away. the san jose fire department says the flames didn't damage any structures or homes. former president barack obama is in indonesia this morning. this is new video that's just coming into our live desk. look at this. it shows him being greeted by indonesia's president in jakarta. this is the last stop for obama and his family on a ten-day vacation to the country. prior to arriving in jakarta, the obamas spent time in bali. obama very popular in indonesia, many seeing him as a symbol of hope and religious tolerance. a warning for parents this morning. those popular fidget spinner toys could have a hidden danger. >> an unexpected surprise in the north bay. the reason a hot air balloon had to make a sudden landing in a santa rosa neighborhood. it is 6:07. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, as it looks like some people do have to go to work today. to work today. all right, you can get a
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♪ ♪ ♪ good morning. time now 6:10 a.m. a live look at sfo. we've got foggy skies, and that is creating delays at this hour. look at this. sfo averaging 78-minute arrival
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delays. oakland, san jose, doing a okay, so check with your air carriers. in and out of sfo, issues already. future weather. by 9:00, 10:00, we expect any fog to pull back to the coast and temperatures very summerlike for this time of the year. 66 the high in san francisco, 81 san jose, 72 oakland, 89 concord and santa rosa up to 88 degrees. let's check on traffic with alexis. good morning. >> good morning, drew. i have an update on the crash i told you about a few minutes ago, northbound 880 connector to westbound 80. for folks trying to get to the bay bridge. if you look carefully, off on your left, you can see a semi with its hazards on. it's a light blue cab and a white trailer. that was the semi involved in the crash, so that is in the clearing stages, although it does look like the exit ramp for that lot is blocked. everyone else looking pretty typical. we have had those metering lights on since 5:28 this morning. we'll have drive times at 6:20. >> alexis, thank you. a very unusual sight landed on the streets of a north
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baytown. take a look here. yes, this is a hot air balloon. an unexpected shift in the wind forced the balloon operator to make a surprise landing in front of a sears in santa rosa just before 10:00 yesterday morning. no one was hurt. the operators were able to pack up the balloon and leave quickly. here's a health alert. the cdc warning about lyme disease after a tick bite. why you may need to retake a medical test. >> earlier this week, we showed you this tiny kitten rescued you this tiny kitten rescued from the golden gate be the youho doesn't cover your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. be theou who shows up in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara® just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections and cance some serious infections require hospitalization. before treatment, get tested for tuberculosis. before starting stelara® tell your doctor if you think you have an infection or have symptoms such as: fever, sweats, chills, muscle aches or cough.
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6:15 now. the u.s. senate will now consider two immigration laws, one named after kate steinle, a woman murdered in san francisco nearly two years ago. the house passed kate's law yesterday, which would enhance penalties for convicted and deported criminals who re-enter the country illegally. the man who confessed to killing steinle was a mexican national convicted of seven felonies. he had been deported five times. president trump argues the law makes our country safer. again, critics say it's just going to do the opposite. the other bill would withhold certain federal funds from sanctuary cities like san francisco. that bill passed the house as well. new this morning, san francisco police warning the public about a consumer scam with callers posing as police officers. authorities say callers claim
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they have a warrant for the resident's arrest, and then they demand payment in gift cards in order to avoid arrest. investigators say the scammers alter the caller i.d. to make it appear the call is coming from the sfpd nonemergency number. authorities say they would never call to demand payment and threaten to arrest you. if you receive one of those calls, you're asked to immediately hang up and then call 311 to file a harassing phone report. we have a health alert from the cdc. officials say one test may not be enough if you get a tick bite. rough ly 300,000 people are diagnosed with lyme disease every year, with the number on the rise. right now, tests don't always detect the disease in the early stage. in the first three weeks of infection, the test only detects lyme disease 29% to 40% of the time. >> i was so weak, i couldn't walk, i couldn't chew my food, i couldn't dress myself some of the time, i couldn't get off the couch and walk from one room to the other.
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i had problems just finding words. i had cognitive issues. finally, after about seven or eight tests, the lime test came back positive. >> when diagnosed and treated quickly, the infection is pretty easy to get rid of, but if it's left untreated, it can cause debilitating effects from severe arthritis to short-term memory loss. new details on a kitten that was trapped and then rescued from inside the median barrier of the golden gate bridge. here he is. he's adorable, and his name is bridges. he is now up for adoption. according to the gate, one of those officers that was there when he was rescued has now been taking care of him, and he has been microchiped. so if you would like adoption information, he needs a good home. we have the information on abc7news.com. sony music entertainment going old-school. the legendary record label will start pressing vinyl records again. sony stopped making vinyl records in the year 1989 when
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cds took over and became more popular. now many music fans, though, once again getting interested in those records. analysts say vinyl sales could reach 900 million bucks in the year 2017. >> wow. >> so, that's your flashback friday. >> if you walk along valencia, you will find multiple record stores. >> totally. everything so cyclical. >> yeah, a niche. >> i'm still waiting for beanie babies, oh, my gosh, please! i need to sell them to pay off my student loans. i'm waiting for that moment. >> i love it. >> i know. let's talk about weather. outside we go, the live picture from walnut creek. we're seeing some sunshine! we are. one of the few spots right now that's actually getting that golden sunshine, because most spots are covered in fog this hour. 50s the name of the game no matter where you live right now. 56 san ramon, 59 brentwood, 58 mountain view, 52 san francisco and novato. let's plan your day. hour by hour we go, your friday
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planner. cloud cover along the coast. i wouldn't be surprised if we have just a little drizzle. you might need your wipers for a couple minutes. nothing to worry about after that, because by noon and the afternoon, a lot of sunshine. it will be a breezy afternoon, but 70's the name of the game around the bay. our warmest spots just topping out at 90 degrees. a live look from santa cruz. really pleasant morning right there. it's quiet on the beach. it probably will get rather active later on today, because we will see sunshine this afternoon. temperature of 73 in santa cruz, about 62 ocean beach. ocean water temperature about 56 degrees. extreme uv index today. wear that sunscreen. you can burn unprotected in less than about 15 minutes. here's your accuweather seven-day forecast. let's plan the next seven days for you. you really do just notice minor fluctuations in temperatures. as we go to the fourth of july, yes, do expect fog in the evening for fireworks around the bay. that's weather. let's get a check of traffic with alexis. good morning. >> good morning, drew. i want to take you into an issue around sfo. doesn't sound like a huge problem, but we know it's going to be a very busy day at the airports. so, the sfo on-ramp to
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southbound 101, sounds like those metering lights are malfunctioning, so maybe one side is working, the other side isn't. chp does know about it. and looks like they're going to get out there, someone out there to take a look at that but i'm not seeing any big delays at the moment. here's that fog that drew was talking about. check out golden gate bridge right now. we are socked in as you head across the span. probably going to have to flip on the wipers a time or two. i definitely had to this morning, too. so, we do have some mist and drizzle out there as well. quick check of drive times. highway 680 highway 208 walnut creek seven minutes. walnut creek to highway 13 on 24 very light, and so far in the yellow tracy to dublin on 580. >> the start of the marin county fair is today. act fast because it ends tuesday. if you're looking for a new way to get there, the smart train has started limited service and has a stop that drops you off at the marin civic center. >> that ride looked fun. "7 on your side's" michael finney is next with the surprising facts about american
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abc7news.com/askfinney. you may see your question answered here on "abc7 mornings." new investigation is under way on sexual misconduct within the police department. and the first full day of the travel ban. the protests you could see at sfo today if you're heading out of town. too close for comfort. the warning for boaters this morning as whales migrate up the california coast. and i'm meteorologist drew tuma. starting out with fog this morning, but we will see some sunshine this afternoon, but we'll take a look at how your holiday weekend is shaping up in that full accuweather forecast, ahead. >> yes, we will check in with drew in just a second, but as you get your day into gear, we're going to keep your weather what if there was a paint... ...that had the power to awaken something old... ...or painfully dated... ...or something you simply thought was lost forever... ...because it could form a strong bond, regardless of age... if a paint could give any time-worn
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now at 6:00, firing back. the cable news hosts targeted by president trump in a series of tweets is responding this morning. and so is the president. plus, the desperate search for a bay area man missing for a month. the clue bringing search teams to a popular peninsula beach today. and here's a live look from our mt. tam cam this morning. we have made it to the holiday weekend. will the weather cooperate for the fourth of july? drew, don't applaud yourself just yet. >> why not? >> i want to see the forecast. >> my job is the forecast. i know what it's going to be, and it's going to be great!
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so nice, today included in that forecast. we have the morning clouds and summerlike pattern right now, issue with visibility at half moon bay. live doppler 7 showing you 2 1/2 miles visibility at half moon bay, but the fog is going to pull back. live look at the exploratorium camera showing the skyline cut in half by the fog. coastal drizzle possible. by the afternoon, really nice, a lot of sunshine, mid-70s around the bay, low 90s in the warmest spots. let's check on the roads with alexis. good morning. >> good morning. i think these are the only people on the road right now, sitting in the bay bridge toll plaza, because everyone else is really, really light this morning. an issue northbound 880 connector to westbound 80 and it involved a semi. they have almost have that cleared off to the lot there and that's not causing any slowdowns at this point. so for all intents and purposes, that has cleared. we also have a ten-minute b.a.r.t. delay at san bruno station due to an earlier equipment problem and that should thin out very soon. we'll look at drive times coming up next. >> thanks, alexis. president trump is back on twitter this morning taking aim at the hosts of msnbc's "morning
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joe." >> in fact, he tweeted just as we came on the air at 6:00 a.m., saying "watched low-rated "morning joe" for first time in a long time. fake news." saying "he called me to stop a national enquirer article. i said no. bad show." the string of twitter insults, though, began yesterday. the president lashed out against host mika brzezinski, calling her "low iq, crazy mika" and co-host joe scarborough "psycho joe" after they criticized him on their show. brazinski has fired back. >> he seems to have a fragile, impetuous, childlike ego that we've seen over and over again, especially with women. it's like he can't take it. the white house claims that we attack him. no. we report on his lies. we are upset when he doesn't tell the truth and he bullies people. that is true. >> brzezinski and scarborough were supposed to be away on
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vacation today, but because this is such a big deal, they postponed their trip and this morning took time to respond to the president's tweets this morning. >> and important to point out that they're also upset because the president was saying that mika brzezinski was bleeding from her face. >> correct. >> he claims she had just had a face-lift. pictures show that she, in fact, wasn't bleeding. >> yeah, and she clarified that this morning, saying she did not. so what about the white house? members of the president's camp are now coming to his defense. this morning his counselor, kellyanne conway, went on "good morning america," saying that she endorses the president's right to fight back and questions all the media's coverage. >> it doesn't help the american people to have a president covered in this light. i'm sorry. it's neither productive nor patriotic -- >> kelly yawn, as you know -- >> the toxicity is over the top. >> now, conway said the president is simply using his social media platform to connect with the american people. many critics of the president saying that his rant is beneath the dignity of the office. and look at today's "daily
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news." front page. it shows an eagle, head bowed, and the headline "humiliation." on a separate note, one of the year's busiest travel days, and protesters are expected back at sfo this morning to demonstrate against the president's revised travel ban. that ban has not even been in effect for a full day. already, though, there is a lawsuit filed against it. abc7 news reporter janine de la vega is live at sfo this morning. janine? >> reporter: jessica, under the new guidelines, you need to have a bona fide relationship with someone from the u.s. in order to enter. well, hawaii's attorney general just filed an emergency motion asking for clarification. there have been protests here at sfo in the international terminal for people rallying against president trump's travel ban, and it prohibits people from libya, iran, somalia, sudan, syria, and yemen from entering the u.s. unless they meet certain criteria. those protesters are vowing to
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come back to the airport again today. under the new guidelines, visa applicants who have close family members in the u.s., such as a parent or a child, will be allowed to come, but other relatives like grandparents and cousins are excluded. >> all week we've been hearing from people who have relatives that are considering travel, from community groups that are wondering what this means for people who come from the same country as them, and so on. and so, the confusion has been ongoing. >> reporter: late yesterday, the trump administration made a change to the policy, saying fiances will now be considered close family members and allowed to travel to the u.s. lawyers and civil rights activists have been at sfo, offering help to anyone with questions or is encountering trouble at the airport. the federal judge is not expected to respond to the challenge in hawaii until next week. reporting live at sfo, janine de la vega, abc7 news. >> janine, thank you. california secretary of state alex padilla is now refusing to turn over voter data
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to an election commission created by president trump. the panel wants all 50 states to hand over the names, addresses, and political parties of their registered voters. that is 19.4 million people in california alone. the president said he wants the commission to determine how widespread voter fraud is in the u.s. but padilla says that he will not provide any sensitive voter information to a commission that he believes already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of californians voted illegally. last november, president trump tweeted california was one of several states where "serious voter fraud" took place, but no official at the state or local level has found any evidence to back up the president's assertion. developing news. it appears another investigation is under way involving oakland police and sexual misconduct. sources tell "the east bay express," an officer is accused of having sex with a civilian in the basement of police headquarters. and during that investigation,
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officers found $100,000 of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana stashed in a basement locker. that locker has been traced to a lieutenant in internal affairs who used the drugs for a training exercise 12 years ago. so, this is all unfolding as opd deals with fallout from the ongoing sex scandal involving a teenage prostitute formerly known as celeste gaup, and multiple officers. happening today, search parties will be meeting in san mateo county. they are looking for a missing 22-year-old man. yesterday a woman found a aaa card in good condition, and it belongs to richard moss at montero state beach. he's been missing since may 25th. we have a photo on the screen there. he left his montara home -- i should say, he left his home, and now today's search at montero state beach begins at 10:00 a.m. the sheriff's office will also
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fly search planes overhead. new details of a carjacking in castro valley, so scary. a father and a daughter had to jump out of a moving car to get out. it started on redwood road late wednesday night when a 23-year-old man commandeered an suv with a father and his 14-year-old daughter inside. so, the father gets out of the car, and just as the car begins to speed away, his daughter has to jump out, too. the driver didn't know the suv was equipped with onstar. alameda county sheriffs tracked it to a gas station in fremont and williams is now charged with kidnapping, carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon, held in santa rita jail with no bail. a b.a.r.t. passenger is recovering this morning after getting attacked and robbed on a dublin-bound train. the attack happened wednesday night on the same day that b.a.r.t. bart announced it finished replacing decoy cameras with real ones. they are reviewing footage that shows four suspects attacking the person and taking their cell
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phone. whale watchers are coming to golden gate bridge. many people are being treated to close encounters. some experts say it's too noaa says there have been at least two incidents in the past 11 days of small boats making contact with humpback whales. in some cases, the whales which have been feeding near the golden gate bridge are in danger of being threatened. noaa says kite surfers are intentionally getting too close. >> we feel these are a result of carelessness and lack of self-control, actually. i think in some of these cases, people absolutely know better than to do what they are doing. >> noaa says it's keeping a watchful eye and plans to enforce fines. for just the fourth time ever, skiers and snowboarders will be able to hit the slopes at squaw valley for the july 4th holiday. the lake tahoe resort is staying open for what it is calling an
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endless season. skra squaw valley received over 700 inches from the winter storms. officials say there's still 100 inches of snow at the summit. in addition, starting tomorrow, squaw valley is holding a freedom fest with three days of live music paying tribute to the jerry garcia band. there will also be a fireworks show monday evening. sounds like a great time, right, drew? >> yeah, it's going to be picture perfect if you're going to tahoe over the weekend. lots of sunshine, mild temperatures. where it's not picture perfect right now, sfo. your arrival delays right now, 78 minutes. you may have some issues later on today, as it kind of has a domino effect with flights getting in and out of the airport. 50st the name of the game from the coast, to the bay and inland. so those are the starting temperatures. later today, very summerlike pattern. any fog right now will pull back to the coast. 81 in san francisco for a high, 86 in san francisco, 88 santa rosa and 90 the warmer spots in fairfield and antioch. here's the seven-day forecast.
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minor fluctuations over the weekend in temperatures, but fourth of july evening will feature fog around the bay and on the coast for the fireworks. that's the weather. let's check on your roads with alexis. good morning. >> oh, boy. it is so quiet out there this morning, drew. i don't think many folks are working today, stretching out that long holiday weekend. and as we've been hearing from tiffany wilson, we are expecting a travel rush later on, peak time between 2:00 and 4:00 this afternoon. 101 and 880 wide open in san jose this mo you can see some clouds. doesn't liook like we're having visibility issues in the area. checking out the traffic maps for the south bay, we're seeing a little delay in the typical spots for northbound 101 as you approach the 286/80 merge and just past that up to 880 and then just a little bit of a delay through morgan hill as well, 22-mile-per-hour average. that's about it, though. it really has been quiet this morning. check out the bridge drive times. richmond/san frafl bridge, six minutes, 15 minutes across the san mateo bridge and in the green for the dumbarton. >> thank you.
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everyone's still sleeping in because of the holiday. >> that sounds nice. new this morning, jay z's bombshell. overnight, the rapper responding to beyonce's "lemonade" album. what he's revealing about his family. hitting the road. a record-breaking number of americans traveling this holiday weekend. what you need know before leaving the house. and we're keeping you up to the minute on weather and
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6:43 now. historic news out of germany this morning.
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parliament has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. this is video of members dropping their ballots. interesting that chancellor angela merkel voted against the measure. she says that she believes that marriage should be a union between a man and a woman and also says the opposite view must be respected. in any case, this measure is expected to face legal challenges, but also open the door for gay couples to adopt, which merkel says she supports. if you're planning to hit the road for the july 4th holiday weekend, you probably want to go right now. >> that's right. aaa predicts this is going to be the most traveled independence day weekend we've ever seen. abc7 news reporter tiffany wilson is live in castro valley with more on what you need to know before you go. hey, tiffany. >> reporter: hey, good morning, reggie and jessica. if you want an indication of how busy this holiday weekend is going to be, take a look behind me. nearly every single pump is packed. about 44.2 million americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles away from their home this weekend. that's about 3% more than last
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year. now, aaa credits the bump to higher consumer confidence and lower gas prices. you won't find it around here, but the national average for a gallon of gas is just $2.28. now, the vast majority of people are expected to drive. the particular traffic app waze analyzed the busiest times to be on the road. the data they looked at is actually from the boston area but should hold true in the bay area as well. the worst times to travel -- pay attention -- are today from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m., tomorrow, sunday and monday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on tuesday, the fourth of july, around a lot of the popular barbecue times. if you are going to go, good luck and godspeed. live in castro valley, tiffany wilson, abc7 news. >> tiffany, we appreciate that. thank you. a crash on highway 37 took the life of a passenger yesterday afternoon, just after 3:00 on the eastbound lanes near atherton avenue. traffic was stopped between the on and the off-ramp.
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boy, that looks so bad. a ford pickup couldn't stop in time. it smashed into the back of a red lexus sedan. the passenger in the lexus was killed. the driver sustained major issues. traffic got backed up all the way to highway 101. new details, gun owners and advocates in california are celebrating an 11th-hour victory. a federal judge in san diego blocked the state's ban on high-capacity magazines yesterday, two days before it was supposed to go into effect. the law would have barred anyone from possessing magazines that would have held ten bullets. the judge ruled the law takes away second amendment rights and amounts to the government taking people's private property without compensation. advocates plan to appeal. anger over the republican effort to repeal and replace obamacare is building in washington, d.c. protesters united with democratic lawmakers demonstrated outside the capitol yesterday amid reports that gop senators are struggling to revise the bill that failed to win support from nine republican senators, including nevada's
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dean heller. he is part of the negotiations but is not showing his hand. >> i'm not going to negotiate with the press here on what it's going to take to get to something favorable for the state of nevada. >> a new report by the non-partisan congressional budget office says the republican plan would cut medicaid spending by 35% by the year 2036. estimates the republican bill would mean millions tewer recipients by 2026. starting tomorrow, a lot of us will see a rise in our credit scores. about half of tax liens and almost all civil judgments will be erased from consumer files july 1st. this is of course a big deal for a lot of us. the top three credit bureaus, experian, equifax and transunion, made the move after pressure from regulators to improve the accuracy of credit reporting. an estimated 15 million people will see a boost in their scores. there's a new number one hottest real estate market in the nation and it is solano
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county. the vallejo/fairfield market is the new king of the hill, according to realtor,.com. $365,000 will get you a single-family home, but houses for sale are on the market for an average of just one month. the bay area and central california have a lock on the top real estate markets. san francisco/oakland/hayward is number two. number four is sacramento/roseville. santa rosa comes in at number 17. what if you could go to bed and then wake up in a different city? it is not magic. it is the new start-up called cabin that's building what it calls hotels on wheels. abc7 news got a private tour from the company's founders. they call it cabin. it sleeps 24 guests in those cabins, and it's a new kind of bus that comes with an attendant that's there serving you complimentary chamomile at night and espresso in the morning. >> start off with a memory foam bed that's super comfy, pressed sheets, same sheets that the
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ritz carlton actually uses. >> -- trains drivers with ipads to make sure they have a smooth ride. the smoother the ride, better their grade. on their inaugural route between san francisco and santa monica, they intentionally slowed the ride down, avoided the bumps and you can have a longer sleep period. about 100 bucks to go. >> that's the price. i would almost pay that just to get sleep at this point. you could actually quote me any amount and i would probably just give you my credit card. >> on this schedule, i believe it. >> can't blame me. can you hear it, the beehive? it's a buzzing this morning. >> that's right. jay z's new album dropped at midnight. it's called "444," and its title track with the same name is said to be an apology to beyonce. >> so, who could forget in her album "lemonade," she strongly hinted at infidelity. i would say it was much more than that. she basically just said it happened. in 4:44, jay says "i apologize,
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often womanize, took from my child to be born to see through a woman's eyes." that's a good flow there. he also talks about the infamous elevator incident with beyonce's sister. the album is being sold exclusively on title. by the way, 4:44 refers to the time jay woke up one morning to write the title track. i should also mention, i just read this, that he and his mom are on a track together and his mom reveals that she's a lesbian. >> yeah. he reveals a ton on this album. >> yeah. >> worth a listen, for sure. >> super personal. and you know who's really excited about it? drew tuma. >> mm-hmm. and i'll be listening to it at -- >> you're a fan, right? >> 6:59 a.m., i'll be there on title going for "4:44." 6:50 a.m. see the gray shading on your screen? that's the low cloud cover and fog this morning. it's patchy in spots but dense along the coast. 50s across the region. 56 oakland, 59 san jose, 56 that current number in livermore. so, later on today, tons of sunshine away from the coast.
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a very typical summerlike day. wide range in temperatures, about 30-degree spread from the coast to inland. 90 our warmest spot from fairfield to antioch. about 78 in richmond, 72 oakland, 81 for san jose, 88 in santa rosa. we have the marin county fair kicking off today. really nice start to the fair. sunny skies, comfortable temperatures. by 3:00, a temperature right around 79 degrees, so enjoy. a's game tonight. we have the braves in town. 66 degrees first pitch, a mixture of sunshine and clouds. and as the game wraps up by 10:00, temperatures cooling off to around 59 degrees. if you are headed to tahoe over this holiday weekend, nothing but sunshine out there. beautiful looking. temperatures nice and comfortable in the 80s, even the fourth of july on tuesday equally as beautiful. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. back in the bay area, minor fluctuations in our temperatures. the fourth of july looking great, but there will be fog around the bay and the coast for the fireworks. all right, that's the weather. let's get a check of traffic with alexis. good morning. >> good morning, drew. we really have not had much to
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talk about in the traffic department so far today. i want to head out to tracy where we have delays on westbound 580 before 205. looks like we may have some late construction, so i would definitely stick to 205 out of tracy. and just checking that speed, 5 miles an hour, so that is tough on what really has been a very light volume day here. we also do still have a high wind advisory for altamont pass this morning. so, if you're in a truck, you're in a high-profile vehicle, slow down and drive for conditions. looking ahead to the fourth of july holiday on tuesday, july 4th, b.a.r.t. will be operating on a sunday schedule. a.c.e. rail, no service actually monday or tuesday, and today a modified schedule, so no a.c.e. 7 or 10 today. and then capitol corridor for the fourth will be on a weekend holiday schedule. next traffic update coming up just before 7:00. >> thanks, alexis. we're back in 90 seconds with the seven things you should know before you go. >> but first, our instagram picture of the day. if you haven't seen us yet, follow us at abc7 news bay area. you can see more great pictures like this, of course, folks riding the iconic cable cars
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msnbc's "morning joe." he called it fake news and a bad show. host mika brzezinski and joe scarborough say the president's fragile ego is concerning. number two, the trump administration is planning to arrest parents and relatives who authorities believe smuggled their kids into the u.s. immigration advocates say it will send a wave of fear through vulnerable communities. number three, the president's new travel ban is facing its first court challenge. hawaii is asking a federal judge to clarify who is impacted by the ban as protesters and immigration attorneys pack airports like sfo to help travelers. number four, if you plan on traveling this july 4th weekend, get started early. aaa estimates more than 44 million people are going to travel this weekend. that's up 3% from last year. >> and number five, i'm meteorologist drew tuma. a little drizzle along the coast, but day planner later today, tons of sunshine, 70s around the bay, 90s in our warmest spots. >> number six, we've had crickets for the morning commute so far today.
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really light volumes. here's a live look at the bay bridge. very light as you head into san francisco. expect those volumes to really ramp up between 2:00 and 4:00 this afternoon. number seven, hans solo fans are getting a first glimpse of the new movie. director ron howard tweeting this picture, saying this was the most revealing image i dare to share. as you can see, it's just a bunch of bottles of water on the set. hmm. >> but you know people are going to read into that. >> yes. >> oh, i know the plot lines now! has something to do with aqua. >> water. a new character. >> new character! >> ooh. >> have a great day.
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good morning, america. firing back, brand-new response from the cable tv host targeting president trump's vicious twitter attack as republicans blast the president's tweets. >> obviously i don't see that as an appropriate comment. >> the white house not backing down as the gop's push to repeal and replace obamacare stalls. now the president's counselor kellyanne conway here live. holiday travel alert. a record number of americans hitting the roads and sky for the fourth of july. the best time to drive and how to beat those airport lines of what could be the busiest flight day of the year. as severe storms move east and those wildfires spark a state of emergency out west. abc news exclusive. venus williams now blamed in a car crash that led to a death. what she's saying about the accident. an investigation under way as

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