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revenues for the district. >> about a third of the rate increase is driven by increases in operating costs. about a third is being driven by additional investments in infrastructure and about a third is a result of decreases in water sales that we've seen over the last several years. >> reporter: east bay mud says an average single-family home that uses 200 gallons per day would see their bills increase by just over $4 per month. each of the next two years. >> everyone conserves and then, you know, it's like a whack on the back of the head because now they're wanting to punish us. >> reporter: rates will go up immediately. 9.25% this year, and another 9% next summer. in oakland, laura anthony, abc7 news. >> new at 4:00, a mile long stretch of water off the coast of santa cruz is now closed after a shark attack. around 11:00 this morning, a great white shark bit a kayak offshore of steamer lane. the city of santa cruz is ordering everybody to stay out of the ocean between the san
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lorenzo river mouth and fair amount for the next four days. the beach itself is open. steve lawson was kayaking when he looked down to see the shark bite the front of his kayak, flipping him into the water. lawson says he has never seen anything like this in his 25 years of kayaking. >> park patrol came right out, helped me. never saw the shark again. i'm sure it was a mistake on his part. i'm sure he's saying, hey, i lost a tooth or something. >> santa cruz p.d. tweeted out this photo. lawson says he has no plans to stop kayaking despite the close encounter. >> scary. federal agents have settled in on oakland's valdez street, the scene of last week's 4 alarm fire. the atf national response team arrived yesterday. its 22 members include explosive specialists, fire protection engineers, chemists and forensic mappers. they say they assume nothing and they'll follow the evidence wherever it leads. today oakland mayor libby schaaf told abc7 news she's going to push forward with safety
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measures while this investigation continues. >> i'm not waiting. i am going to do everything i can to protect all our construction sites from intentional or accidental fires. preventive steps can be taken that can tremendously enhance the safety of the construction site from any fire regardless of the cause. >> some of those who had been evacuated were seen moving out today. these fire victims told abc7 news there was major smoke and water damage inside their homes. >> happening now, fire fighters in richmond are wrapping up a fire fight near bernard street. sky 7 was over the scene as crews put out the grass fire. the fire department says they got the call around 2:30 this afternoon. several homes were evacuated and you can see the backyard of at least one home burned, but it does not appear any homes were damaged. >> a brush fire has burned 70 acres near san jose since yesterday. it is now 80% contained. the spokesperson for cal fire says there have been no reports of injuries or damage to any of the structures. fire fighters in the area had to
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battle steep terrain as well as the fire itself. >> that massive wildfire burning near oroville in butte county has now destroyed at least 3 dozen homes. 4,000 people are still under evacuation orders. the fire has burned 5800 acres and is now 45% contained. and take a look at this time lapse video of a fire nato at the butte county fire. the nevada captured the fire a day after it started. several these fire nados have been seen at the fire. >> trimming back your trees, clearing the gutter a couple recommendations to protect your home from catching fire. >> oakland fire inspectsers say there are lots of homes in need of work. >> abc7 news reporter lonnie rivera the do's and don't's of protecting your property. >> reporter: yes, those inspectors did their first inspections with these forms back in may. homeowners have at least 30 days to make sure their properties
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comply before they are reinspected. while many are in compliance, inspectors say there are still thousands of homes in high fire severity areas like this one that need more attention. >> we're right next to vegetation. we have a vacant lot property right next door that hasn't been cleared and kept in compliance. with vegetation cut down the height of 6 inches or less. >> reporter: fire inspection supervisor vince shows us the conditions which could create a fire hazard this oakland hills home. the first one, storing recycled bins holding plastic near the entrance. >> storing that near your home especially if your home is wood construction, that can yee ate a problem. >> reporter: this wooden house has eucalyptus tree leaves hanging just above the chimney. another compliance violation. branches cannot be within 10 feet of a chimney or stove pipe outlet. >> limbing back the trees eliminates parts of the problem, but still because of the winds and the height of the trees it carries that debris down into the roof. >> reporter: that's why fire inspectors say homes in wildfire
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severity zploenz knees constant safety measures to reduce the risk. it is likely this home could have passed an inspection back in may, but now you can see the leaves have filled the gutters. >> they have to get out and clean these roof lines off of all of the debris there because one ember into that, and we have a fire. >> reporter: in wooded neighborhoods like this one, cleaning gutters on a regular basis is a good idea. bill relies on his son for that, but he's reduced the fire risk in another way. >> we converted our fireplace from wood burning to gas. >> reporter: fire inspectors say that's another sensible measure which not only reduces pollution, but the risk of spreading embers. in the east bay, lonnie rivera, abc7 news. >> head right to spencer christian now for a look at the weather and a little cooler which should help all the fire fighting efforts out there. >> absolutely. spencer? >> a bit of a cool down today. it will warm up again tomorrow and steadily warmer later in the week. let's look at what is happening now. here's live doppler 7. you can see the slightest hint
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of a patch much fog near the coast. there it is, fog moving through the golden gate from sutro tower. there isn't much of it at all. it is 63 degrees in san francisco, 72 in oengd, 59 mountain view, 83 in san jose, 69 in half moon bay. you can see it is mainly clear, a little hint of some misty fog moving through the golden gate there. it's 80 degrees in santa rosa now. 75 napa, 79 novato, 81 fairfield, 87 concord and livermore. we have a beach hazard advisory tonight through tomorrow as wave heights are growing. south facing beaches are expected to have large breakers, a possibility of sneaker waves and rip currents. bear that in mind. and evening planner shows that a little bit of fog we have right now is about all we're going to get until well after midnight, but there may be more of it to greet morning commuters. i'll show you the accuweather forecast a little later. larry? >> thank you, spencer. federal officials are now investigating this weekend's air canada incident at sfo.
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the ntsb says it will interview air traffic controllers and pilots to find out exactly why an air canada jet nearly landed on a taxi way instead of a runway. this investigation is in addition to the faa investigation that is already underway. the faa says the pilot inadvertently lined up to land on the taxi way that runs parallel to the runway. the jet did pull up and made another approach then landed without incident. >> the naacp is demanding an apology from the policy making body of california courts, the judicial council. after the abc7 eye team showed a party at the sacramento officed. >> dan joined us with a report at 6:00. dan? >> it looks like a typical halloween party with costumes. it is how one group of judicial counsel staffers dressed that prompted a demand for an apology. >> it does concern me because they have adopted in their mind and their spirits the prison
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culture. they don't ee these prisoners as being human beings. they see it as being a fun thing. >> i'll show you more of the photos and just how the counsel is handling black history month. it is also calls for complaints from its own employees. that is tonight on abc7 news at 6:00, kristen and larry. >> we'll see you at 6:00. richmond police are looking for more potential victims of a local tennis coach who they say has been sexually assaulting students for years. when normandie burgos showed up to a local tennis course yesterday he thought he was going to be giving a lesson. he was arrested instead for molesting boys for two years in private lessons at his richmond home. this is not the first time he's been charged with sexual assault. ten years ago a previous case involving multiple juvenile victims in mill valley ended in a hung jury. >> the district attorney over there in marin county, they're looking into the case, again -- cases again to see whether or
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not they're going to go forward with retrying it. >> he is currently being held on bail of 1 1/2 million dollars. >> palo alto police say they have found a pickup truck taken in a brazen car jacking. it happened sunday as the driver was filling up his truck at a gas station on embarcadero road. the vehicle was found this morning parked on the stanford campus. this is a sketch of the suspect. take a look. the victim says the man appeared to have been holding a weapon when he forcibly took the truck. >> sales ban on flavored tobacco product is on its way to passing in contra costa county. supervisors today voted in favor of a ban to end the sale of flavored and menthol tobacco products. that ban covers unincorporated areas within a thousand feet of parks and schools. it will go into effect 30 days after final approval. last month san francisco supervisors approved a sales ban on flavored tobacco to go into effect next april. >> happening tonight, the concord city council will consider letting robots deliver
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packages. groceries and restaurant orders. it will be part of a deal with a company that has created delivery robots. if approved, the one year pilot program would focus on neighborhoods around downtown concord. a man accused of a violent beating is in custody thanks to a witness who took action. casey van bean says he was getting off the bart train on montgomery street this morning when he saw someone beating a man with a cane. he knew he had to do something when no one defended the >> that memory stays in my heart. i wanted to help out somebody else, pay it forward. >> van bean says he chased the suspect to about half a mile and tackled him on the corner of market and first. construction workers helped van bean tie the suspect as they waited for police to arrive. >> well, a shocking attack caught on camera. a woman claims she was pushed
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down the stairs by her airbnb host. what the company is saying about that today. >> up next, the big change that could help more people get into affordable housing in san francisco. do you qualify? >> i'm wayne freedman on san francisco bay. you remember the barge that sunk during a storm last april? well, they're bringing it up today. and dhathat's coming up. >> also the new effort to keep plastics from polluting the ocean. the aquariums from the bay area and all across the world teaming up to make a difference. >> and let's take a live look outside for those of you driving home. san jose especially heading south, you are going to be in a lot of traffic. at least you have a nice day to enjoy as you roll down your windows and try not to yell at anybody.
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san francisco made an important commitment today vowing not to forget the middle class. ment board of supervisors passing a new policy to expand inclusionary housing for those who do earn higher incomes. >> now a family of two making, get this, up to $138,000 can qualify for affordable housing. abc7 news reporter lyanne melendez is live at city hall. lyanne? >> reporter: long, long overdue is how supervisors are describing this new legislation. the last time it was updated was back in 2002. in the meantime, we have lost thousands of people, families because they couldn't afford to live in san francisco. when you talk about housing in san francisco, it's the same sound bite over and over again. >> too high to live out here.
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$2,000, $3,000 for an apartment with one bedroom, who can afford that? >> reporter: this afternoon the board of supervisors voted to expand who qualifies for inclusionary housing. these are low income and affordable rental units mixed into private buildings. >> it can't just be market rate housing and extremely low income housing. >> reporter: until now a single person making little more than $44,000 a year and a couple earning more than 50,000 would qualify to live in one of these rental units. now that income will go up to 121,000 for a single individual and 138,000 for two people. this will make it easier to keep teachers, fire fighters and other middle class workers in san francisco. >> for the last two decades, our housing policies have not necessarily addressed the missing middle. >> reporter: san francisco will now demand that developers set aside 18% of their units towards inclusionary housing.
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up from 12%. of that 18%, 10% will go to low-income households, 4% to modest income, and another 4% to middle income households. >> we're saying you as developers have a responsibility to maintain diversity within your projects. >> reporter: the new policy will also make it more affordable for people to buy condos and become first-time homeowners. in san francisco, lyanne melendez, abc7 news. >> san francisco library patrons now have the option to check out computers as well as books. the six-month pilot program is called text out, it will allow borrowers to check out laptops equipped with mobile hot spots. 32 electronic bundles are available for check out for three weeks at a time. computers are available at the main library as well as ocean view, bview, and visitation valley. this program has the potential to expand over the next few years. >> tesla is expanding its service to meet demands for its new model 3 sedan. the lower cost line of the
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electric car will reach buyers this month. it is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of new customers to the brand. the company is adding 100 new service centers over the next year, 350 new vans to its mobile service fleet, and hiring 1400 new service technicians. tesla expects to make half a million vehicles in 2018, up from 84,000 last year. >> a bold step has just been taken by some of the nation's leading aquariums including two right here in the bay area. they are joining forces to try to reduce plastic pollution in oceans, rivers and lakes. abc7 news reporter carolyn tyler has the details. >> reporter: nearly 9 million tons of plastic wind up in the ocean every year. the equivalent of a dump truck full every minute of every day. the debris threatens creatures like this sea turtle found with pay pla straw up its nose. this week stein heart aquarium at the california academy of sciences and the monterey bay aquarium are among 19 nationwide
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taking a stand. >> the problem is accelerating. a lot of people think oh, if i recycle it's going to take care of the problem. well, telling our visitors 20 million visitors across all of our institutions, to skip the straw. >> reporter: skip the plastic straw, spoons and forks in the caves and shopping bags at the gift store. as of this week, they won't be around. and the goal is to phase out all plastic beverage bottles by 2020. aquariums say their visitors expect them to be leaders on conservation issues. the new campaign called "in our hands" lets consumers be part of the solution. >> our guests have been asking, what can we do? they know that plastic pollution in the ocean is a problem. they are looking to us for the answers, and we're hoping -- and we are committed to giving them those answers and those steps that they can take. >> reporter: and if this is the last straw for consumers, the nation's top aquarium hopes
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vendors and suppliers will come up with more alternatives to plastics. carolyn tyler, abc7 news. >> this has been alarming story. animals on earth may be in jeopardy. scientists say our planet is entering its 6th mass extinction event. a stanford professor contributed to the study this week in the proceedings of the national academy of sciences. it says climate change is fueling the mass extinction. three quarters of all species could vanish within the next few hundred years. one-third of mammals, bird, amphibian, and reptile species are at risk. i hope we're not in that one-third. >> i've got news for you. if they're at risk, you know who is next. eventually us. >> that's right. >> we may not live long enough to be in that much danger, but we'll see. >> forget climate change. let's talk about temperature change. >> yes, short term, in fact, by the weekend it will be sort of hot here. gradually warmer later in the
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week and triple digits by the weekend. here's a look at live doppler 7. right now we have mild conditions under mostly clear skies. you can barely tell with this doppler image that there is a little bit of fog right there at the golden gate because it's otherwise sunny. there is that little bit of fog as our golden gate bridge reveals. golden gate bridge camera reveals. we'll see fog near the coast. for the morning commute a warmer pattern beginning tomorrow that will take us into triple digit temperatures inland by the weekend. right now, though, we're looking at about a 31 degree spread between 63 degrees currently at half moon bay and 94 degrees at brentwood. and points in between are generally in the 70s and 80s. on we go to the forecast animation showing little development of some coastal fog during the overnight hours. it won't reach very far across the bay, but for commuters in the morning near the coastal areas there could be a little bit of reduced advise iblts. on we go to overnight lows, morning lows will be mainly in the mid 50s with not much of a range at all. but we'll have a wide range of
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highs tomorrow with breezy conditions at the coast and a little patchy fog, we'll see mainly sunny skies elsewhere. highs will reach from low and mid 60s at the coast to mid and upper 70s around the bay to upper 80s to near 90 inland. the beach forecast for tomorrow calls for some lingering patches of fog so it will be a cloudy start in the early morning hours. there is a high risk of rip currents tomorrow as we have a surf advisory in effect. so, bear that in mind if you're going to be near the coast. a look at the tropics reveals tropical storm eugene, which is well off the coast of baja, california, has sustained winds of only 15 miles per hour. it is moving northward into the cooler pacific waters where it will fizzle over the next couple of days and will pose no threat to any populated areas. so, with that good news, here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. we have seven days of mainly sunny weather coming our way. hardly a cloud to be found except a little bit of fog developing in the overnight, early morning hours as is the expected pattern this time of the year. look at the warm up at the end of the week. mid 90s inland by friday, 100
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degrees or higher saturday and sunday. temperatures will gradually moderate going into early next week. >> make you feel like you're back in hawaii? >> hawaii never gets to 100. 85, 90, that's it. >> all right. >> thanks, spencer. the olympics coming back to the u.s. but the battle between l.a. and paris not quite over yet. >> and later, wine that's almost as old as america discovered hidden away. are you listening, spencer? yes, he is. where it was found and why we'll never know how much i
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the summer olympics are coming back to the u.s. it's just not clear when. today the international olympic committee voted unanimously to streamline the selection process and award two games at once. los angeles and paris are the only two remaining candidates for 2024 so whichever city is not awarded the games for that
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year is likely to host it in 2028. l.a. last hosted the olympic games in 1984. >> the 25th annual espys are tomorrow night. golden state warriors kevin durant has been awarded most valuable player. red carpet hannah storm thinks the dubs have a good shot at taking home the hardware. >> you look at what the warriors did in the playoffs, their absolute dominance. they're one of the greatest teams to ever walk the planet. i would think the warriors had a really good chance of winning that category. >> last year steph curry took homan award of his own, best record breaking performance, but his red carpet performance is something to look forward to as well. >> i can't wait to be with steph. it's like one of my highlights and it's becoming a red carpet tradition. so, i definitely am looking forward to that tomorrow night.
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>> so am i because i'm going to be live at the espy's on the red carpet starting tomorrow at 4:00 as well as 5:00 and 6:00. you can watch the espys at 8:00 p.m. on abc7. >> should be fun. work beginning on an extreme make over of a local playground for deserving children. in san at the booker t. washington community service center where volunteers found abc7 news joined with our friends at the nonprofit kaboom lucas film and parent company disney to begin work on a new playground for the center. employees at the center are filled with anticipation. >> it means a lot to me. i've been a part of the community center for about 17 years now and i'm excited. the labor, i wasn't ready for it, but, you know, i'm here and i'm excited so i'm going to give it my all. >> you go. today was a prep day for the project. construction will begin on thursday. some of us will be out there and
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we took part in the build kaboom playground -- >> two years ago, it was great. >> so rewarding. >> spencer christian was like a man of steel on the playground. >> superman. >> it was good. donald trump, jr. shedding new light on his meeting with a russian lawyer. >> we're now beyond obstruction of justice. >> meeting with a foreign government is a whole different issue than meeting with an individual. >> the new developments and what it might mean for the investigation into russian meddling in the u.s. election. >> and how nearly 100 people gathered today or together to help res
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>> announcer: live where you live, this is abc7 news. >> and here are the stories making headlines at 4:30. federal investigators are now on the case of a runway mishap at sfo. the national transportation safety board is investigating after an air canada jet nearly landed on a crowded taxi way on friday. an air traffic controller sent the plane back around. it was able to land on a runway without incident on its second approach. cal fire tweeted this update on a wildfire that is burning in butte county near ban gor. the fire is now at 5800 acres, 45% contained. it's one of 14 major wild fires currently burning in the state. breaking news out of the east bay 20 minutes ago, abc7 news reporter laura anthony
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tweeted that east bay mud just voted to approve a water rate hike of 18% over the next two years. that increase goes into effect immediately. the first rate hike will cost the average family about $4 more per month. today donald trump, jr. released a chain of e-mails shedding new light on the nature of a meeting between president trump's top campaign staff and an influential russian lawyer. abc7 news reporter emily rowe live with the latest from washington. emily. >> reporter: larry, politicians on both sides are now weighing in on these new details, and all of it centering around the question of whether the trump campaign colluded with russia. >> on its face this is very problematic. >> reporter: the reaction rolling in tuesday afternoon after donald trump, jr. released what he claims is the entire e-mail chain leading up to the meeting last year with a russian lawyer with reported ties to the kremlin. also at the meeting, then campaign manager paul manafort
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and trump's brother-in-law jared kushner. earlier don junior says the two didn't know what the meeting was about, but these e-mails forwarded to manafort and kushner had a subject line that clearly states, russia-clinton. kushner has a high-ranking position in the trump administration. in the e-mail rob goldstone, the other kwans who set up the meeting writes, quote, this is obviously very high level and sensitive information, but it's part of russia and its government's support for mr. trump, end quote. the story unfolding as multiple investigations into possible ties between the trump campaign and russia continue. >> the investigation, it's not -- nothing is proven yet, but we're now beyond obstruction of justice in terms of what's being investigated. this is moving into perjury, false statements, and even into potentially treason. >> reporter: hillary clinton's running mate upping the accusation while some republicans are down playing the frenzy. >> meeting with a foreign
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government is a whole different issue than meeting with an individual. i have to find out all the facts. obviously it's a concern. >> reporter: both sides agreeing donald junior should be interviewed. sara huckabee sanders reading a short statement from the president. >> my son is a high-quality person and i applaud his transparency. >> reporter: huckabee sanders wouldn't answer any other questions about the issue, and she referred all inquiries to donald junior's attorney. larry? >> do we have any indication as to why donald trump, jr. did release the full e-mails? >> reporter: well, donald junior said he needed to be transparent. but "the new york times" says it only came after the times told him that they would be releasing all of those e-mails. larry? >> all right, emily, thank you very much. emily rowe reporting live in washington. senator diane feinstein also weighing in in a statement on facebook she wrote, what we know so far about the donald trump, jr. e-mails is deeply disturbing. they appear to show direct
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coordination between the trump campaign and possibly the russian government itself. >> republican lawmakers say they will delay their august recess in order to push through the new health care bill. a short time ago a leading senate republican says the revised bill will likely keep the tax boost on wealthier americans. gop legislators are working to craft a health care bill they can present on thursday. but the pressure is on to get it done. >> we'll be on health care next week. therefore we will be in session the first two weeks of august. >> i don't know many working class americans who get to take a whole month off. >> they hope to obtain a cbo, congressional budget office score, by early next week and then move to a vote on their latest version by the end of next week. >> a deadly military plane crash in la flour county, mississippi, has claimed the lives of 16 service members. abc7 news reporter maggie ruely has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: it's one of the deadliest military aviation
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accidents in recent memory. a marine corps cargo plane crashed into a field just north of jackson, mississippi on monday, killing all 15 marines and one navy corpsman on >> it was loud. >> reporter: the servicemen were based at stewart air national guard base in newburgh, new york. their flight disappeared off radar in mississippi. witnesses say they heard a loud boom around 4:00 in the afternoon. then the plane began cork screwing to the ground. >> we don't want nobody out there. we have fuel everywhere. >> reporter: an eyewitness describes what he thinks is ammunition explodesing after the crash. >> i hear pow, pow. >> reporter: wreckage was found five miles away suggesting the aircraft was at a high altitude when something went wrong. the crew was on a k c-130 known
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as a cargo work horse in the military. a plane with a strong safety record. leaving investigators scrambling to figure out what could cause such a reliable plane to drop out of the clear sky. >> everything will be looked at. if there are lessons to be learned they will be implemented. >> reporter: a marine corps spokesperson said the plane experienced a mishap, but provided no further details. maggie, abc news, new york. >> an active duty soldier is in custody on terror charges learning from his father. new details. an fbi s.w.a.t. team arrested him in hawaii saturday night. the 34-year-old serves with the 25th infantry division. he is accused of swearing allegiance to isis and attempting to pass documents to the terror group. according to fbi kang said he wanted to kill a bunch of people. his father said his son may have ptsd from his time serving in
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iraq, afghanistan and korea. >> he has everything going for him. why would he do that? i just don't understand it. >> kang's father said he also tried to give his son a copy of the qur'an, but he wouldn't read it because of his faith. >> caught on camera, an airbnb host in the netherlands may end up facing attempted murder charges because of this after he shoved a guest down a flight of stairs. >> what are you doing? oh, my god. >> ouch. >> oh, my god. help! oh, my god! >> that video was posted on the renter's facebook page. she said the host attacked her because she was late checking out of the apartment. she said she woke up in a hospital with a concussion and bruises all over her body and face. media in the netherlands reports the suspect was arrested and
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prosecutors are considering filing charges. critics are calling on airbnb to revoke the host's rights on the site. in a statement, airbnb told abc7 news, we will take the strongest actions we can against such abhornet conduct, including banning people for life from a platform and assisting law enforcement with their investigation. >> all right. you have to see this. amazing story combining quick thinking and teamwork to save lives. look at these pictures. dozens of complete strangers that came together to save a group of people from drowning in florida. this happened over the weekend on panama beach. these swimmers were getting pulled out by a rip current. police on the scene called for a rescue boat, but before that crew could arrive, about 80 people formed a human chain and they held together and pulled everybody to safety. absolutely remarkable. >> a lot of heroes. frightening warning after a 14-year-old dies while talking on her cell phone and taking a bath. we'll tell you what happened. >> plus, remember this monkey?
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back in the news again. the so-called monkey selfie and jut w just who owns the copyright. >> remember me? i'm back, too. and i'll have the accuweather forecast. no monkey business coming up. who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing.
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a los angeles county police department got a unique rescue call over the weekend. a bear can you be managed to get his head stuck, not in a honey pot, but in a plastic jug.
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a police officer helped hold the animal still while a wildlife official carefully removed the jug. the can you beub's mother watch nearby tree. she didn't interfere. then the cub ran into the woods. it wasn't injured by the ordeal, but maybe it will be careful next time. >> good thing mom stayed back. otherwise, be careful. the debate over who owns a monkey selfie is back in federal court tomorrow. remember the monkey in indonesia making headlines in 2011 when he smiled for the camera and snapped this photo? a photographer argues he owns the photo because, well, it is his camera. peta wants the u.s. court of appeals in san francisco to declare the copyright in favor of the animal. it will be the first time an animal owns property. >> all right, get ready to see even m animal on social media today. it's all american pet photo day. no matter what kind of pet or
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pets you have, it's an opportunity for you to just click and share. by the way, if you're going to do so, post your photos using the #abc7now to share them with us. you might see them on air or online. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. >> how do you follow that? here's live doppler 7. we have sunny skies across the bay area now. we have more sunny days ahead. overnight we'll see a little fog near the coast line, mainly clear inlands. low temperatures will be generally in the mid 50s and tomorrow here's your day planner. with a day like this, who needs a planner? or a plan? it's just going to be sunny throughout the day with a little patch of fog lingering near the coast line. highs will get up to about 90 degrees in the warm est inland locations tomorrow afternoon. it is certainly going to be a nice warm day and there will be warmer days ahead. the temperature spread tomorrow will look like this. low to mid 60tion near the coast. mainly mid to upper 70s near the bay. and inland areas will be generally in the 80s up to about 90 in the warm est spots. here's the accuweather seven-day
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orecast. we're going to have lots of warm spots in the days ahead. especially as the weekend approaches beginning on friday, we'll see mid to upper 90s inland. saturday and sunday inland areas the warm est ones will be at or maybe even above 100 degrees. mid to upper 80s around the bay. upper 60s on the coast. and temperatures will gradually moderate dropping off just a little bit going into early next week. >> really warm weekend. >> thanks, spencer. >> all right. hospital worker sounding the alarm about what they say is a major problem at stanford medical center. >> i'm 7 on your side's michael finney. amazon may have invented prime day, but it's not the only one with big (woman) when you have type 2 diabetes, there's a moment of truth. and now with victoza®, a better moment of proof. victoza® lowers my a1c and blood sugar better than the leading branded pill, which didn't get me to my goal. lowers my a1c better than the leading branded injectable. the one i used to take.
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internet for one everyday simple price and no extra monthly fees. a sad reminder this afternoon to keep electronic devices away from water. a texas family lost their 14-year-old daughter over the weekend. relatives say the teen was electrocuted while using her cell phone in the bathtub. the phone was plugged into a charger at the time. >> there was a burn mark on her hand, the hand that would have grabbed the phone, and that was just very obvious that that's what had happened. >> the family wants to prevent this from happening to anyone
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else. they posted a warning on facebook that's been shared thousands of times. >> all right. n new this afternoon, hospital workers in stanford released a report showing patient infections are a big problem. the report claims stanford's infection is worst among seven bay area teaching hospitals. abc7 news reporter tiffany wilson has the details. >> reporter: patients at stanford university medical center all day long. >> i'm here today because i care about the patient safety. >> reporter: he's part of the workers union that says stanford has a higher infection rate than seven other bay area teaching hospitals. >> stanford is supposed to be a world reknowned hospital. >> reporter: under staffing and lack of training for housekeepers. >> on a day-to-day basis, it seems like it's kind of a factory mentality. patients are pushed in and pushed out. everybody is rush, rush, rush, we're short staffed. housekeepers aren't given enough time to clean rooms. >> reporter: according to the
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union, stanford scored far worse than the national benchmark for patients acquiring an infection. it reduced payments to stanford in two of the last five years. stan in order university medical center says the union provided information is outdated and bargaining tactic as it negotiates union contracts. >> the data that is being presented by seiu is, in fact, not current and does misrepresent the current situation here at stanford health care. >> reporter: in a statement provided by stanford health care, they say a number of efforts have helped reduce their infection rate since 2013, and that they are on pace for 2017 to beat the national average. at stanford university medical center, tiffany wilson, abc7 news. >> an innovative new genetic test could help determine your best treatment option if you get breast cancer. mama print looks at gene patterns. if the genes are active it indicates an aggressive tumor.
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if the genes are calm then the tumor is growing slowly. "good morning america" contributor dr. jennifer ashton says treatment could then be customized for each patient. >> they found that this test could accurately place those women in the appropriate treatment group with no difference in five years survival. so, potentially could help spare women who don't really need the benefit of chemo. >> the american society of clinical oncology has published revised guidelines recommending mama print for guiding treatment decisions in certain early stage patients. >> on to consumer news now, and prime day could mean some good deals even if you're not an amazon shopper. >> 7 on your side michael finney is here with more on that. more cars affected by ongoing airbag recalls. >> unbelievable. seems like you turn around there takata recall continues to inflate another 2.7 millionaire bag inflaters have been found defective in ford, nissan and mazda vehicles. that brings the total recall to
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125 million. takata airbag inflaters are already linked to 17 deaths and more than 180 injuries worldwide. amazon may have invented prime day, but other retailers are now jumping aboard that band wagon. prime day is now in its third year, and we're seeing major chains like office depot, best buy, also offering sales to compete against amazon. jcpenney is calling it cyber in july, and offering 30% off on most of its merchandise. macy's is offering up to 60% off. many of these deals end soon so shop around and shop quickly. if your bank rips you off, consumer financial protection bureau says go to circuit court. the cfcb has changed the and our consumers will be allowed to sue financial institutions in class action lawsuits. consumers had for the most part been locked out of the courts by small print and financial service contracts who said disputes had to go to binding
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arbitration. the cfp b says those provisions are no longer allowed. the republican controlled congress has been threatening to close down the bureau. this new rule will in all likelihood speed up that process. now, i'll be in corte madera friday. i'll be at town center from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to meet you. we'll be set up between rei and urban outfiters. be sure to bring your questions and any paperwork along, and perhaps you'll ask your questions live on abc7. you can also ask those questions by the way on social media any time. just post them with the hashtag #askfinney. >> friday corte madera. thanks, michael. >> a restoration project at a new jersey museum unearthed a unique find. wine almost as old as america itself. workers at liberty hall found three full cases of madera wine dating back to 1796.
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whiskey from 1871 and bourbon bottled in 1884 was also found as well as cases of cuban cigars. museum officials say the wines were in an area that had been boarded up likely because of prohibition of course in the 1920s. the wine is worth so much, officials say they won't reveal its value. >> well, let's say your tastes are a little bit simpler. how about a slurp ee? today is july 11th. 7/11 if you're writing it down. 711 means free slurp ees if you go. don't go right now because we're doing the news. you want to keep watching that. you get your free small slurp ee until 7:00 p.m. and they expect to hand out 9 million slurp ees by the end of the day. by the way, the slurp ee was first introduced back in 1966. since then the company says it's sold more than 7 billion of its famous frozen drinks. >> wow. bringing up a barge from the bottom of the bay up next, what it takes to do all this heavy
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lifting and why it's so important. >> right now dan is here with what's ahead on abc7 news at 5:00. >> thanks, guys. next at 5:00 -- >> no parts, no equipment coming in. these vehicles will continue to sit idle. >> dozens of new police vehicles sitting on the lot, but they're not the only things parked because of tech trouble at san francisco city hall. we'll explain. plus the politics of nuts. it seems lawmakers can't pick just one. and if you feel like you need some flowers, some sun or surf, one local museum can now send those things right to your phone.
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on san francisco bay today, the post script to a story that made headlines several months ago, remember a barge sinking during a as abc7's wayne freedman reports. >> reporter: what comes up must come down. what goes down must come up. >> salvage is a very slow methodical process. >> reporter: here we are on the coast guard boat where on the morning of april 7, a 112 foot barge sank during a storm and landed atop the transbay two which its crew had been performing maintenance work for bart. >> there's 20 to 25 feet of sediment between the tube and the barge. because of that we didn't zr any structural issues.
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>> reporter: it was leaking oil and more still aboard. halftimely more than three months later salvage crews have begun pulling it out. >> i don't think i ever heard that it was going to be over in a couple of days. i think that was some very optimistic speculation. >> >> reporter: kerry walsh owns the company used to do the salvage work. they have been toiling through the water with zero visibility. today they pulled out part number one, the crane house. and if the crane house looks bad, you should have seen the rig on top of it. >> it was a mess. the barge is upside down, the crane is smashed underneath the barge. the crane boom is extended out flat on the sea floor. >> reporter: in short, imagine an erector set smashed by a 2-year-old 40 feet under the water and very heavy. >> 900, 950 tons for the three major pieces in three pieces. that's a lot. >> it's not the titanic. >> no, it's not. >> reporter: near yerba buena island, wayne freedman, abc7
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news. >> thanks for joining us for abc7 news at 4:00. i'm larry beil. abc7 news at 5:00 starts right now. >> he definitely put a hole in the boat. >> and that boat is sinking in water because of it. we are live in santa cruz where a great white goes on the attack. plus. >> no parts, no equipment coming in. these vehicles will continue to sit idle. >> from the fast track to the slow lane. new at 5:00, the hiccough behind the new computer system used by s.f.p.d. and the entire san francisco government. >> also water rates going up. who is going to have to pay nearly 10% more starting tomorrow? >> and fire and your rain gutters, big danger from little leaves. >> announcer: live where you live, this is abc7 news. >> there is an order to stay out of the water in santa cruz this evening after a great white shark attacks a kayaker. now, he's okay, but his boat sure isn't. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze.
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thanks for joining us. let's show you a live picture of the beach board walk in santa cruz. not too far away from here, ocean access is restricted and signs are going up. >> here's a map to show you exactly where this is. the attack happened in the famed steamer lane surf area. abc7 news reporter david louie is live in santa cruz with more on the story tonight. david. >> reporter: well, dan and kristen, we are at the overlook where the light house is where the surf museum is at the end of steamer lane. the attack happened at about 11:00 this morning just about a half mile out. now, that's where steve lawson was in his kayak beyond the kelt bed. when he looked down, he saw a shark bite the front of the of e kayak flipping him into water. he contacted harbor patrol using a marine radio for rescue, a nearby boat also offered assistance. now, fortunately lawson was not injured. he says he got a good look at about 25% of the shark, but isn't sure how big it really

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