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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. the manhunt is on after another terror attack in london, we learn more about the people hurt and the device used to hurt them, the bay area makes changes to keep our commuters safe. 29 people were hurt when what's being called an improvised bomb exploded aboard a subway train in london this morning. that explosion happened during the victims suffered suffered sd flash burns. the smoldering device was captured on cell phone video. some commuters peered into the train's window before being asked to get ut of there. investigators say it appears the
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device did not fully detonate. >> like a big, like a fireball, fire blast, went up quickly. as soon as it went up, people left. >> i would emphasize that lon n londoners particularly can an enhanced police presence. ed police >> terror threat level has been at severe meaning an attack is highly likely. this morning's incident did not change that level. happening now, b.a.r.t. reacts quickly to the attack in london beefing up security and reminding us all of the part we play to keep safe. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live in walnut creek. hey, amy. >> reporter: hi, reggie, yeah, you know, this happened while we were sleeping. the acting deputy chief said he couldn't bring in extra officers today for overtime but did redeploy the officers he has today to help keep the system safe. some b.a.r.t. riders had the london attack on their minds this morning as they headed in to catch their train. >> i've been to london. i've been on the tube. i've often wondered how secure our transit system is.
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>> reporter: b.a.r.t. officials are thinking about it, too. they pulled officers from other assignments today to focus on patrol and being visible to their customers. they also deployed their k-9 units to sniff for explosive devices. >> we've had a lot of suppresupe suppressant teams working overtime. today we diverted them back to being highly visible, being inside stations are. >> reporter: we asked riders about the thaulgtss thoughts o increase of officers. >> i don't have a problem. people out here trying to keep people safe. maybe if we could get the b.a.r.t. cleaner, it would be better. >> it should be on an ongoing basis, not just after something happens. >> i don't really believe that, like, too many mpolice or too much security is necessary. you know, i think keeping an eye out is a good idea. >> reporter: police say they also need your help. they're asking riders to give them a call if they see anything
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suspicious. >> go with your gut feeling, if you see something that looks out of place, call it in. better to have us check it and not be nothing than not say anything and let it be something. >> reporter: he emphasizes it's not a response to a threat. there are no current credible threats to the b.a.r.t. system. he also doesn't know how long he's going to do this. this is brand new this morning. no date set on when he'll pull these patrols, but if you see them out today, you know why. reporting live from walnut creek, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you, amy. developing news in san francisco. police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian. this happened before 8:15 this morning at brannen and dory streets under highway 101. it's unclear whether the victim had the right of way when they were hit. police say the driver has been located and is cooperating with the investigation. the chp is investigating after a car went off the side of the dumbarton bridge and flipped earlier this morning. see the car's wheel in shallow
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water. the driver was able to climb out the window and is okay. he claims he got cut off. the incident was slowing down traffic heading westbound toward the peninsula. nine arrests, no serious injuries, for a berkeley protest in this political climate, that is largely being considered today a success. we do have five of those mugshots to show you. 20-year-old hannah benjamin of fremont, 44-year-old eddy robinson of oakland are accused of battery against a police officer. they're also accused of carrying a banned weapon. sarah rock and michael sullivan face the same charge. carim celik accused of disturbing the peace. we're working to get the other four mugshots. mostly peaceful protest was sparked by a speech of ben shapiro. the hall and sprawl plaza were surrounded by barricades and there was a massive police presence. there were no issues inside the hall where ben shapiro was speaking. this is video of the 1,000 attendees leaving after it was over. shapiro and others mentioned
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more than 3,000 people wanted to attend and try to get tickets, but according to the university, the crowd was limited because of safety concerns. shapiro and those who attended share the same message, their conservative views which are in the minority in the area should still be heard. >> there are students who do want to hear differing views. who don't want do be told that they can only hear one view. who don't believe that the 1st amendment should die under the birkenstocks of a na anarchist pieces of garbage. >> to find out more, watch it on the abc news app and abc7news.com, put together a special video regarding his background. new details in a series of earthquakes a lot have been feeling in the south bay. matt keller live for us at usgs in menlo park. matt? >> reporter: reggie, i was in the south bay yesterday when the earthquakes hit. and guess what, i didn't feel a thing and i know a lot of other people didn't feel a thing,
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either. but we all wapt nt to know, is s a sign a bigger earthquake is on the way? here's usgs geophysicist brian kilgo kilgore. >> fore shocks exist, they're real. unfortunately the science and technology today don't allow us to look at any one earthquake and say, yes, this is a foreshock of something larger to come. unfortunately, the foreshock determination comes after the larger earthquake occurred. >> reporter: yeah, you won't know if it's a foreshock until after the big quake. the first quake, though, yesterday, a 3.3, hit around 9:30 yesterday morning. seven aftershocks followed ranging from 1.9 and 3.3. kilgore says the cluster of quakes occurred between the calaveras fault and hayward fault in the eastern foothills of san jose. the hayward fault is very active and smaller earthquakes thick this are to be expected. he said the hayward fault is capable of a much bigger earthquake. in fact, the usgs says there's a 72% probability over the next 26
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years that a 6.7 magnitude quake will happen here in the bay area. that's a good reminder to make sure you have your emergency plan and your emergency supplies. reporting live in menlo park, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> matt, thanks for that reminder. it's a good time to check to see what the supplies need to be. so if you're looking ining for guidelines for stocking an earthquake survival kit, go to our website, abc7news.com and look under prepare norcal. more trouble for google this morning, faces a new lawsuit, claiming they discriminate against women by paying them less than men for similar work. now, three women are going after the tech company including former google employee kelly ellis. abc 7 news spoke to her attorney. he says ellis wases being paid less than a male counterpart even though she had more experience. >> she applied for promotion and the promotion request was denied. she was told you haven't been
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here long enough to be promoted. so she started behind, and she stayed behind. >> that suit was filed in federal court in san francisco. attorney james finburg hopes it will become a class action suit. so we'll wait and see if that happens. google issued a statement saying "job level and promotions are determined through rigorous hiring and promotion committees and must pass multiple levels of review including checks to make sure there is no gender bias in these decisions." we're also right now tracking developing news out of missouri. hundreds of people on the streets protesting a judge's verdict in the death of a black map man at the hands of police. this morning a white former officer was found not guilty in the murder of anthony lamar smith. the officer testified he was acting in self-defense. arrested in may of last year after being accused of planting a gun in smith's car. >> to find not guilty, not guilty as to any charges, is a
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socker. family clearly is sorely disappointed. >> right now, people in missouri concerned about potential unrest, several businesses and schools have closed early. the governor has activated the national guard and the st. louis metropolitan police department has put officers on 12-hour shifts today. they're fearing a repeat of the violence that we saw in ferguson after the 2014 deadly shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager, michael brown. former 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick is honored for his work off the field. now he is giving back. then, a $1 billion investment on the table for google's parent company. why it's raising some eyebrows. plus, i know, it seems very early to say this, but it's beginning to look a lot hike christmas at walt disney world. what you're going to find if you're taking for family for a visit during the holidays. i know, we haven't even gotten to the next holiday, right? halloween? >> yeah. normally i'd be upset about that, since it's disney world, you hooked me. >> you're on swrn board.
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>> feels like fall outside today. hi, everybody. let's take a look this morning temperature about the same in san rafael. ae everybody else 2 to 7 i am a first responder tor and i'emergencies 24 hours a day, everyday of the year. my children and my family are on my mind when i'm working all the time. my neighbors are here, my friends and family live here, so it's important for me to respond as quickly as possible and get the power back on. it's an amazing feeling turning those lights back on. be informed about outages in your area. sign up for outage alerts at pge.com/outagealerts. together, we're building a better california. (con artists...) they'll try anything to get your medicare card number. so they can steal your identity, commit medicare fraud. what can you do? guard your card?
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free agent quarterback colin kaepernick recognized for his off the field work. kaepernick has been named week one nfl p.a. community mvp. kaepernick announced his latest round of $100,000 donations.
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the former 49er star gave $25,000 donations to four charities, they include d.r.e.a.m., which provides after-school program and youth sports opportunities in new york city, as well as the coalition for the homeless, which is also based in new york. an now to your morning money report. alphabet, parent company of google, is reportedly in talks invest up to $1 billion in lyft. bloomberg reports the two companies held talks in recent weeks. what makes this pretty interesting, alphabet is a shareholder and lynt's competitor, uber. alphabet and lyft declined comment. netflix rolling out a new feature called birthdays on demand. it allows parents to surprise their kids with a happy birthday video wish from their favorite characters. like barbie and lego friends. the videos are two minutes each. all it take is one click for the character to appear. and they deliver the special bif birthday message. speaking of celebrating, the holidays at the happiest place on earth. coming up on abc 7 news, special
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features coming to walt disney world that might have you planning your next family vacation. should say the most magical place on earth. the happiest place on earth is disneyland. i always like to make sure i know that distinction. mowing the white house lawn. this young entrepreneur offers to do it for free. the best part is when the president shows up. his price electiless reaction cp next. live look at the east bay hills
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we have breaking news now in berkeley. sky 7 over berkeley high school right now. we're told the entire student body has walked out. they're forming a human chain
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outside the school as you can see. now this is in their support for daca. the walkout is sj eis scheduled just the third period. all students are ex. ebted to return to class at 11:30. we'll be watching to see how this plays out. a little l boy from virginia takes his lawn mowing business very serious and there's no distracting him. his name is frank giaccio. here he is mowing the lawn at the white house this morning. 11 years old. he booked the job after writing president trump a letter offering to do it for free. usually he charges s l bucks. >> what? >> yes. that's the price. in the letter he told the president he admired his business background and started his own business. see frank is very focused. the president walks up. and he doesn't even stop. eventually the president was able to get frank's attention. he asked him what you want to be when you grow up? >> this is frank. he's going to be very famous. going to be a navy s.e.a.l. someday. going to do great things for our
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country. thank you, man. you take care of yourself, okay? >> the best part, see, that's frank's dad in the blue shirt. the best part is watching the dad try and get the kid to stop, like, the president is here. >> dad, i'm super focused. >> so the president invited frank and his dad to the oval office. frank agreed he would go. once he was finished mowing the lawn. >> i like that. >> that's a kid with a mission. >> yeah. >> he's going to be all of our boss es one day. >> see why he's going to be a navy stee.e.a.l. really focused. >> that was fun to see. you know what's fun to see? be able to breathe and enjoy life again now that it's not 106 in my house. >> sleeping better? >> yes. >> you seem more chipper now. >> i'm back to being human. >> it was a groiind. it will get warmer but not that warm again. hi, everybody. let's take a look, show you what's going on. our east bay hills camera, hazy out there, offshore breeze up above the winds that we were feeling this morning. that's why we're seeing a little
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haze out there. mostly sunny. comfortable today, though. a little bit warmer this weekend. then mother nature sends us another push of autumn air from alaska for monday. unfortunately the transition is looking pretty dry. we could use more -- could always use more rain this time of year. here are your temperatures. look how comfortable it is outside from the mid 60s to about 70 in concord and fairfield. brent wood, 68. san jose, fremont, mountain view. 64 in oakland. 66 in san francisco. dropping down to 44 degrees this morning in santa rosa, first time since june 10th you've been that cold, up to 67. catching up with everybody else. breezy at the beaches today until about 3:00. watch out for that. breezy south of the bray bridge until 9:00. small craft advisories if you're heading out on the water this afternoon. mid to upper 60s from half moon bay to san francisco. 71 to 74 around the bay. see upper 70s in the south bay. 79, 78, to 81 in the north bay.
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about the 79 to 83 in our inland east bay neighborhoods. nobody should need an air conditioner today. gorgeous day to walk across the golden gate bridge with fairly light winds and fact there's no fog to deal with. here's your 12 hour day planner. mid 60s at the coast. 61 to 71 around the bay and inland. mostly sunny. awesome afternoon. 63 at the coast. 8:00, to noon, we're back in the 60s. even 50s. i should say by midnight. make sure you grab a coat if you're heading out this evening. we'll down from 52 to 59 degrees. there's a whole lot of activities. i'm going to circle them around sports. diamondbacks in town to take on the giants. first pitch 7:15. breezy at at&t park. tomorrow evening, ole miss in town to take on cal. that kickoff at 7:30. 65. dropping down to about 61. little cool there. the raiders have their home opener at the coliseum, sunday,
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1:05. kickoff 72 to 74 with a lot of sunshine. let's go through the accuweather seven day -- i'm sorry, the thee-day forecast for tahoe. scattered thunderstorms today. touch of autumn saturday and sunday. temperatures in the upper 60s instead of the mid 70s. all right. here you go. a little warmer. nothing out of the ordinary. saturday and sunday. breezy and much cooler for monday and tuesday and calmer and a little bit warmer wednesday and thursday. hope you enjoy it, reggie. >> thanks, mike. okay. i know it sounds really early to be saying this but the countdown to christmas is already on. 130 days and counting. if you're looking for family fun, disney world in orlando talking about celebration. mick c mickey's very her are r merry c. disney's hollywood studios will host the jingle bell jingle band projection show for a second year. i like saying that. epcot will get a makeover with
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15 holiday kitchens featuring food from all over the world. disney is the parent company of abc 7. all right. finally friday and you know what that means. hopefully it's time for our perfect pet. this lovable dog needs a place to stay forever. mike is back
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coming up on abc 7 news at 4:00, its final dive. here are the last moments casini was in contact with nasa scientists and see the final picture it sent back off al these years. a bay area college does the unthinkable, cutting tuition by more than a third. the reasons for the rollback. that's tonight on abc 7 news at 5:00. okay. time for one of my favorite segments of the week, perfect pet. as promised, mike is introducing us to a real cutie. >> welcome agnew perfect pet partner also today. let me introduce you to the green dog rescue project. thanks for joining us. we're going a feature a dog from them named bones. he's been at the shelter for several months. bones is a real athlete, could keep up with anyone on long walks, hikes or playing fetch. he's also good at taking commands and is very loyal. i like that. to make bones part of your family, call the green dog rescue project at the number on your screen, 707-433-4377.
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again, welcome green dog rescue project. we're honored to have you with us on perfect pet. let's find bones that forever home. look at him. >> bones looks like a lot of fun. >> he's fun but can also be a lap dog if need be. >> a big old smile, too. i'm into bones. you know something else i'm looking forward to is today there's a bunch of animals who are coming from the miami area. they're flying, they should be doing it right now, they're flying to oakland. >> okay. >> the miami heat players put the dogs on the plane. >> oh, yeah. >> and then when they come here, golden state warriors are going to greet them and welcome to the bay area. these are all animals that need to be moved out of the miami area shelters. so they could make room for those animals that have been abandoned during the hurricane. >> wow. >> so hopefully a lot of you out there, if you're looking for animals to adopt, that you'll be willing to check these guys out. they're going to be sent all over the place to shelters we talk about all the time. >> that's great we can do that. great the warriors are a part of it, too. >> i like it. >> yeah. >> it's really nice.
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>> let's find them all forever homes. >> sounds like a pretty nice weekend on tap. >> great weekend to be outside, maybe if you adopt bones, take him for a walk especially with the temperatures near 70s and 80s. coast going to be pretty nice. another look at the berkeley high school as they do a walkout in protest of daca.
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>> over the past 15 years, this stage has seen a lot of great moments, and nothing would make me happier than to make some more history here today. right here, right now on "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ welcome, to "who wants to be a millionaire." we have a great show already under way 'cause she's our returning contestant who's been living paycheck to paycheck. from brooklyn, new york, please welcome back ren peir. [cheers and applause] >> [laughs] >> and we're right in the middle of your game. you're at $10,000. right now you're unemployed. >> yes. >> living paycheck to paycheck. you don't have a paycheck. >> yes--no, yeah, exactly. i don't. >> so this means a lot. $10,000 could be life-changing. >> yeah, i mean, you're gonna make me--mm. um,

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