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through as quickly as possible. if home owners insurance policies covered debris removal. they'll be billed for it the application process appears streamlined and most people we saw were >> we're trying to get the message out to the community to try to do everything as quick as we can. and as thoroughly as we can. >> that service center will be opened at least two weeks initially and will be open even longer than that if there's still demand for it the clean-up is scheduled to begin on november 1st. in santa rosa, eric thomas, abc7 news. their hearts may be set on bringing home a world championship, but l.a. dodgers
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players took time out to pack comfort kits of the north bay wildfires. that's former dodger nomar garciaparra taking part. and other team members joined kids from the los angeles boys and girls club and they'll be sent by a petaluma organization and donated to other boys and girls clubs in sonoma county. >> these are sketches of two people investigators want to talk with in a bizarre case of a woman that vanishedededed >> i just got home from work, and my wife wasn't there, which is unusual and my kids should have been there by now from day care. >> we're hearing a 911 call made almost a year ago in the moments after he says he realized his wife, sherry, was missing. >> i saw her phone with her head phones, she started running again and i found her phone and it's got hair ripped out of it
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in the headphones, i'm totally freaking out. >> keith papini is composed at the beginning of the call. he appears to become more concerned as the call continues. >> the fbi just released these sketches two of women suspected of kidnapping sherry papini a as she jogged near her home north of redding on november 2 of last year. she says one captor dropped her off alongside i-5 in yolo county 22 days later on thanksgiving day. a trucker spotted her and called for help. >> they cut something to free her restraint that was holding her into the vehicle. and then kind of pushed her out of the vehicle. >> papini's husband spoke exclusively to abc's matt gutman last year addressing the scrutiny his wife's case received. >> i can tell you there were guns involved. >> if someone has a gun you're going to do what they say. >> i would say it's more than
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that as well. she didn't get into a vehicle. on her own. >> the shasta county sheriff's office and planned to meet him around the time she went missing. investigators interviewed that man and said he was not involved in this case. >> law enforcement sources tell abc news there is concern about inconsistencies in sherry papini's case. she claims two women kidnapped her. but we found that investigators found male dna on papini's clothing. today is day three of the trial in the fatal shooting of kate steinlee in san francisco two years ago. several san francisco police officers testified today they described collecting evidence at the scene and the moment the defendant was arrested. the defense says the suspect,
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jose inez garcia zarate found a stolen gun under a chair on pier 14 wrapped in a piece of cloth. they went on to say they claimed he examined it and fired it and the bullet ricochetted before it hit steinlee. >> the bullet struck a place where it was pointed at. and that is 78 feet away from where miss steinlee was. >> when all the evidence is in, the baseline question for the jury is going to be, whether the defendant intended to pull the trigger. >> abc news news reporter. >> guns turning up at bay area schools, police were called to twin creeks elementary school at san ramon after a third-grade student showed off the gun 0 to
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his classmates. a middle school in santa cruz was put on lockdown after a gun was found on campus. police say there was no threat to students or staff. and a few days ago a student in pleasanton high school was arrested for allegedly bringing a gun to school. walnut creek police looking for a man who stole an expensive ring. king's jewelers on north california boulevard. the afternoon of october 12th. the man is posing as a customer and tries out the ring and then he suddenly darts out of the store. police say he gets into a two-door green saturn waiting outside. that car would speed off. the car had lasher paper plates. b.a.r.t. and berkeley police cleared out a homeless encampment this morning. >> near 63rd and martin luther king jr. people at a camp on the other side of the tracks filed a court order to stop the eviction process. tiffany wilson has more. >> early this morning residents of this homeless camp woke to an
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unwelcome announcement. >> they asked us to get up, pack your stuff and vacate the premises. >> it really just blew my mind. because at 4:30 in the morning, where do you expect them to go? >> notices to leave within 72 hours were posted saturdy on camps on both sides of the track. >> people filed a court order to delay eviction. but people on the other side did not. morgan hale said about a dozen people did not leave the camp before 72 hours ran out. james davis was one of them. >> i'm confused whatever. this is the first time i've ever been through something like this. >> a few months ago davis lost his apartment after a rent freeze and he moved to the camp. >> i work, i have a car. it's just that i couldn't afford to rent. >> b.a.r.t. employees wore hazmat suits, masks and gloves to remove the belongings left behind. several dump trucks were brought in and fences were erected to keep trespassers off the
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property. >> everyone was cooperative and left without incidents. no arrests. >> b.a.r.t. spokesperson jim allison said the land has always belonged to bart, but maintained by the city of berkeley since 1969. recent complaints by a nearby school prompted today's eviction. >> where are you going to go from here? >> i have no idea. >> a hearing on the eviction is set for tuesday, october 31st. >> vacant lots could soon turn into san francisco's newest recreation areas. the city is considering several plots of land currently leased to caltrans, mayor ed lee announced a law to create new parks under and around the city's freeways. plans envision everything from basketball courts to playgrounds. mayor lee pointed to similar projects already completed in former industrial areas like mission creek. >> and i challenge everybody to go down to the mission creek area today, and observe and
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participate. walk your dog down there. get a basketball court. get a volleyball court. maybe even want to do a little boating. kayaking, along the mission creek. >> the city is also exploring the idea of creating emergency shelters on some of the sites to help with the city's homeless crisis. >> a warning for travelers, in the civil rights group, the naacp. >> recent examples of people actually being physically and violently removed from those airplanes. zplt one airline the organization says to avoid and what that airline is saying in response. and the bat sl over between the warriors and the city of it is 4:11, time to check traffic. the afternoon commute, this is the skyway downtown san francisco. oncoming traffic going to the lower deck of the bay bridge, ultimately the east bay, it's slow going in both directions. back with
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. the naacp is urging frrmgs to stop flying on american airlines until further notice. to african-americans. they issued the advisory citing unsafe travel conditions. >> we're at san jose international airport with details. chris? >> the group cite as pattern of what they call disturbing incidents reported by african-american passengers as the reason behind that advisory. in what's become a common headline, another air carrier is now facing controversy. >> change has to happen. it has to start somewhere if we just keep giving our money to them, they're going to keep
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turning us away. >> officials with naacp say that african-americans who fly on american airlines could be subject to unsafe conditions. >> if nor any reason they're not treating you with respect and dignity that each american citizen is entitled to. they should speak out and say something. >> the civil rights group say that american has a corporate culture of racial inches insensitivity and possible racial bias. this after an incident in which an african-american was forcibly forced to give up his seat. in a letter to employees, american's ceo doug parker wrote we do not and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind. we have reached out to the naacp and are eager to meet with them to listen to their issues and concerns. >> last spring an asian-american united passenger was dragged down the aisle after refusing to deplane. so, too, was a pregnant muslim-american on southwest last month. >> if you're going to travel, you don't have that much choices. you have to go with whatever is the most convenient for you.
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and sometimes that outweighs your interest in boycotting a certain organization. >> for now, experts say the advisory likely won't have much of an effect on american's business. >> it's unclear when the two sides will eventually meet. we're live in san jose this afternoon, i'm chris nguyen, abc7 news. airport security lines are about to get even slower for international flights. starting tomorrow, passengers flying into the u.s. will be subject to new security screening procedures, that's americans and foreigners alike. in addition to tighter screening of electronic devices, six major carriers will start asking passengers security questions before they board their flights. uber is trying to jump from the car to your wallet. today the ride-hailing giant unveiled a branded credit card with barclays bank. the uber visa kartd is designed as a cash-back loyalty program. which gives cash back for taking
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uber or uber eats. the warriors have paid their tab to the city of oakland for the last nba championship parade. the check for deposited into the city of oakland account yesterday this officially ends the debate between the city and the warriors over who should pay for the parade and rally and how much that should be. back in june warriors owner joe lacob bigger than the original estimate. >> now argue about next year's parade. >> a nice problem to consider. at hot-ctober rolls along ag many may want to rethink their outfit. >> some people were breaking a sweat at the deerdon station in san jose, maybe it wasn't a planned run. but exercising early was a good
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idea. >> it's crazy. it never get so warm this time of year. >> the cool mornings meant you had to dress creatively. >> i have a t-shirt, light down jacket and a sweater. so i'm prepared for anything. >> six days before halloween should be sweater weather. not sweating weather. but the heat wave may have you reconsidering your costume. we went to the spirit halloween store at the cambrian park plaza in san jose. >> go over here to the super hero section. >> assistant manager david whale showed us some cool costumes that will keep you cool. >> there's not a lot here. but i guess that's kind of the point. you'd be cool. >> you would be cool. >> and popular. >> yeah. the wonder woman is flying off the shelves. everyone wants them zmxt makeup rather than masks help. >> witch and pirate costumes have an advantage during the day. pirate hat to protect from you the sun. >> the warm temperatures are expected to stick around for a few more days, if you are
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outside. can you find a nice tree with some shade and sit underneath it. in san jose, matt keller, abc7 news. how about spencer christian from his rooftop lair? >> it's nice up here cooler than it was yesterday at this time. we've got blue skies and warm conditions across the bay area right now. here's a look at live doppler 7, one record high, san jose 90 degrees. the view north from the sutro tower from clear blue skies, 80 degrees in san francisco, 78 across the bay. in oakland. what a wide range of temperatures and 75 at half moon bay. a view from the east hills camera. 93 in santa rosa. upper 80s in napa, novato, concord and livermore. looking down to the bank from mount tam, our forecast features, mild to warm the next two days through friday.
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that fall-like feeling will arrive over the weekend as it cools down quite a bit and we'll have bright and breezy conditions for halloween. we're at 25 days into the month of hot-ctober, 18 of those days have produced above-average temperatures, only seven have produced below-average temperatures and four of those came at the end of last week. we're likely to get more bomplg days before the month is over. above-average days. tomorrow, another sunny and mild to warm day with highs ranging from mid 70s at the coast to low to mid 80s around the bay and mainly upper 80s to near 90 in our inland areas. now let's look ahead to next thursday. our next chance of rain it looks like a good one so far. we'll start the forecast animation at 1:00 a.m. thursday, very early next thursday morning. notice how the rain comes in, through the afternoon, overnight
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into friday. it looks like it will continue through the day on friday. if this forecast model holds up. we can expect a couple of days of rainy weather at the end of next week but until that rain arrives, we have seven days of mostly sunny weather. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. warm again tomorrow, especially inland with highs around 90 degrees, mid 80s around the bay and mid 70s along the coast and very little change on friday. just a drop of a few degrees and temperatures inland and around the bay. coastal cooling begins on saturday and it will be cooler all areas on sunday. finally on monday it will feel more fall-like with highs ranging from about 60 at the coast to low 70s around the bay. mid 70s inland and tuesday it's creepy halloween as the cooler weather creeps up on us. >> more treat and that trick. >> no rain on halloween, we don't need that. >> the life and legacy of fats
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domino, the rock and roll hall of famer who was more than a musician. the michelin
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dominated in the 1960s. here's a look back at some of what fats domino gave us. >> ain't that a shame was one of the sponges put him on the musical map. catapulted this soft-spoken new orleans musician into super stardom. >> i feel much bigger when i'm
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in new orleans. >> before jazz and blues engulfed the city, it was the boogie woogie beat that had people foot tapping. domino was the best selling african-american singer in the 1950s and early 1960s. the pianist and singer sold more than 65 million albums and had more than 30 top 40 singles, including the catchy blueberry hill. ♪ i found my thrill ♪ on blueberry hill >> although domino originally signed with imperial records in the 1940s, he moved over to abc paramount records. from then on the hits slowed down. that didn't worry domino. >> i enjoyed working. i feel better when i'm working. >> fats domino's music will live forever. but that's not all he gave us.
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>> in all my life, i tried my best to make people happy with my music. [ applause ] and tonight, i want you all to know, you all made me very, very happy. thank you. god bless you. ♪ >> fats domino was 89 years old. >> the abc 7 family is celebrating major milestones for two of our wonderful colleagues. last night, david louie and stage manager joey smith were among those honored in los angeles at a service awards celebration for employees at the walt distance company. that's bill burton in the middle of them. for remarkable 45 years. i grew up watching him in the
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bay area. >> joey has been here 40 years. the big party included appearances by mickey mouse as you can see, and was hosted by tom bergeron of "dancing with the stars." >> i love when people say i've been watching you when i was a little kid. gee, thanks. it's been great. wildly different views of what is happening in the republican party right now. >> reached a tipping point of some type. >> we have great unity in the republican party. >> he is the congratulating war of words between president and he some lawmakers. >> plus, the search for the missing clue into the
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accused of obstructing justice to theat the fbinuclear war, and of violating the constitution by taking money from foreign governments and threatening to shut down news organizations that report the truth. if that isn't a case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president, then what has our government become? i'm tom steyer, and like you, i'm a citizen who knows it's up to us to do something. it's why i'm funding this effort to raise our voices together and demand that elected officials take a stand on impeachment. a republican congress once impeached a president for far less. yet today people in congress and his own administration know that this president is a clear and present danger who's mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons. and they do nothing. join us and tell your member of congress
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that they have a moral responsibility to stop doing what's political and start doing what's right. our country depends on it. here are the stories making headlines at 4:30. almost a year after the abduction of a shasta county woman, authorities released these sketches of the suspects in the kidnapping of sheri papini. they released the 911 call in which her husband reported her missing. but she was found alive three weeks after her reported abduction. and fire victims are obtaining permits to clean toxic debris
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away. the senate intelligence committee will hear from he social media facebook, twitter and google. that hearing is set for next wednesday. president trump is keeping the war with two republican senators alive today through twitter while the gop grapples with what the infighting may mean toward tax reform. our reporter is following the story from washington. >> reporter: jeff flake has declared his independence of the trump administration. >> i rise today to say, enough. >> after an impassioned speech tuesday -- >> we must stop pretending the degradation of our politics and the executive branch are normal. >> he is saying that more republicans may stand up to president trump. >> i think a lot more will stand up. >> but the president disagrees writing jeff flake with an 18% approval rating in arizona said
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a lot of my colleagues have spoken out. really, they just gave me' standing o. >> his poll numbers are terrible. he's done terrible for arizona, a state that likes donald trump very much. even you will admit. >> it is not just flake. senator corker has been indicting president trump who he supports in the election. he blamed him for the debasement. >> the constant nontruth telling, just the name calling, the things, i think the basement of our nation will be what be remembered most for. >> it comes at a crucial time for the president who is trying to woo senators to support his tax plan. the senate majority leader thinks the interparty politics won't derail the republican agenda. >> if there's anything that union identifies republicans, it is tax reform.
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>> saying that they couldn't get elected and tweeting that they are now acting hurt and wounded. abc news, washington. a new poll shows most americans don't feel president trump's tax plan will help them. the poll found only 43% of those who heard about it think it would help the middle class. there is a large partisan divide with 79% of republicans and 19% of democrats sharing that sentiment. members of both parties believe the proposed cuts would then wealthy and corporations. 60% say the wealthy would benefit, while 69% believe corporations would benefit. >> the house minority leader nancy pelosi made an urgent plea for congress to pass dak will legislation. pelosi said she wants it done before a december 8 dead line for an on the bus spending package. she had a message for the so-called d.r.e.a.m.ers.
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>> my message to you is thank you for blessing our country with your, the inspiration that you are. is that please take this message to your parents. thank them for bringing you here. because you help america dream again. >> reports say house speaker paul ryan expects the daca at the investigators are missing a key part of investigation, the laptop from the hotel room was missing the hard drive. they believe he himself removed the hard drive before fatally shooting himself. investigators are strugging to piece together what triggered the shooting rampage that killed 58 people at a country music festival on october 1st. >> as for steven paddock's brother, he was arrested as part of a child pornography investigation. bruce paddock is facing charges of sexual exploitation of a
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child and possessing more than 600 images of child pornography. the incident appears to be unrelated. >> new insight into the gunman behind the sandy hook massacre. documents show adam lanza had an interest in children that could be cat gore icesed as pedophilia but there was no proof that he ever acted on it. the heavily redacted document shows he was obsessed with mass murders and spree killings according the an unnamed female friend. in all, more than 1,500 pages of documents were released in the massacre that killed 20 first graders and six adults. a sentencing hearing continued for bo bergdahl. he was accused of endangering his comrades in afghanistan. >> he spent five years in taliban activity before being released in a prisoner exchange.
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>> the court martial is now in the sentencing phase. the sentencing was postponed on monday after the lawyers argued, president trump's pretdm commd e >> the white house says it is important to keep the military justice system independent. today witnesses described to the judge, the military's all out effort to rescue bergdahl after he disappeared from his base in afghanistan in 2009. he was caught by the taliban and held prisoner for five years. prosecutors argued that his desertion put he soldiers at risk and many were injured in the search to find him. at least one suffering from serious brain trauma. james hatch said he knew americans would be hurt or killed trying to find bergdahl. on the assistant he tears up, talking about getting shot in the leg and his service dog who
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was shot and killed in the mission. he was charged for desertion. he was a traitor and according to army officials, he tried on escape from his captors twice. as he awaits the decision, he is currently working desk duty in texas. he could be facing up to life in prison. how getting some sleep could help you earn more. plus, the top restaurant honors. how this year's stars made at this time best in the country. >> i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. listen to me right here. a sunny and warm day around the bay area. i'll tell when you to expect the cooler weather. take a look at traffic. this is the san mateo bridge.
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the folks on the left-hand side, some of those cars might be heading to the warriors/raptors game.
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a federal panel is recommending that older people get vaccinated for shingles, get a better shot approved last week. it is a painful, blistery
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condition that occurs when the chicken pox resurfaced later in life. they are saying the new vaccination is more effective. if you feel you could do better at your job if you got more sleep, you're not alone. two of three american workers would be better employees if they got more sleep. >> i would be much better. >> i know. employed americans sleep an average of 6.9 hours on work nights. pretty close to seven. the national sleep foundation recommends between seven to nine hours of sleep per night. the survey found that men get more sleep than women and married employees tend to get more sleep than single employees. in the eyes of the michelin guy, the bay area is the fine
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dining capital. at least for now. after a two-week delay because of the wildfires, the guide has released the annual list and this year seven bay area restaurants have the rating of three stars. for some, this distinction marks rent sags in the bay area's fine dining scene. >> for san francisco, i think that says something about our quality of dining, our standards, the chef talent. >> several restaurants in the wine country are stars including the single thread in sonoma county and monties in santa rosa. they say with the release, they hope foodies will turn to the region for their next meals. >> sunny skies, mild to warm conditions prevail.
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in the north bay, it will be cooler than other locations with lows in the upper 40s. most of the bay area will see lows in the mid 50s. and we'll start with clear skies. a little cooler in the early morning hours than in other locations. then we'll warm up quickly with hiss in the upper 70s by noon. mid 70s at the coast. finally we'll see the warms retreating so a closer look shows we can expect 90 at cloverdale. >> antioch, down south, a high of 87. expect a high of only 75. 76 on the coast at half moon bay. gradual cooling will be the rule through saturday.
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sharper cooler weather. and then finally that fall-like feeling on monday. a nice pleasant fall-like halloween. >> we need more sleep! >> starting today, you can be fined for texting and crossing the street in hawaii. could the law soon make its way across the pacific to california? >> we need it, actually. >> what it could mean for smartphone users. >> is it really a good time to buy airline tickets, for instance, to hawaii? we'l (avo) when you have type 2 diabetes, you manage your a1c, but you also have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. non-insulin victoza® lowers a1c, and now reduces cardiovascular risk. victoza® lowers my a1c and blood sugar better than the leading branded pill. (avo) and for people with type 2 diabetes
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♪ tomorrow, tomorrow... ♪ when can we do this again, grandpa? well, how about tomorrow? ask your doctor about entresto and help make tomorrow possible. a new law prohibiting pedestrians from texting and crossing the street goes into effect today in honolulu. a warning period began three months ago but now violators will be fined. >> it happens all too often. people unable to fight the urge to text, e-mail or cruise social media even while walking. the results at times getting a
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laugh. but it can be truly dangerous. >> when you're texting, your eyes are down. you're manipulating your phone and you're concentrating on your phone. that's a problem crossing the street. >> anyone caught could face a fine up to $35. the penalty going up for each following offense. >> i don't know about the fine but i think it is a dangerous activity. >> officials highlighting the dangers of beale being distracted by mobile devices aren't limited to drivers. the number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents nationwide has risen 22% since 2014. >> you have to pay attention to what you're doing. >> under the new law, pedestrians can still talk but they just can't look down at
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they will. other states are considering similar laws. >> i think it is smart but it will be tough on people. >> in california, there are warning signs up on in some places. this one reading, cross the street. then update facebook. >> yes. look up and live. point a similar law will go before the california legislature. today amazon introduced a new spevs will let people into your home when you're not there. amazon key delivers a package and offers keyless access. the system verifies the correct delivery driver is at the door. turns on an indoor hall monitoring camera, unlocks the door, records the package being put inside. you can watch it all from your phone. >> these the same drivers that
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you know and love to deliver your amazon pack ans today. they're back ground checked and approved. >> amazon key will be available in parts of the bay area starting next month. you do have to buy a kit which includes the camera is that the smart lock. those will be on sale for $200. time to ask finney. how does one benefit from having an annuity and does age make a difference? >> annuities are your own little personal pension. if you don't have a traditional retirement plan, a pension, many consumer advocates think you should have an annuity just your basic financial needs. the problem is they can be very
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expensive and many have been ripped off. you give an nrg insurance company a boat load of company and they give you money back for the rest of your life. but you have to be very, very careful. >> are there any safety concerns with fidget spinners? >> yeah, there are. i'm glad you're giving me an opportunity to talk about this. the consumer commission began to look at they will. small pieces might be swallowed by a young child. and then right here on abc7 news, you may have seen i recently reported that two mom hs a blue tooth fidget spinner burst into flames while it was charging. when the investigations completed, i'll report on that right here. >> the thing is, they're very
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cheap. they're flooding in. >> all right. steve asks, when is the best time to buy an airline ticket online? the prices seem to change every five minutes. >> they pretty much do change every five minutes. it is such a mess. i work on it all the time. there is a lot of confusion and controversy. let me give you the latest best practices. buying at noon pacific time on tuesdays and wednesdays. and purchase those tickets between 45 and 60 days in advance of your trip. that is truly the sweet spot. that's just an average. it is not for a specific ticket. to really get the best. use the apps, homicider or kayak or both and look for cheap flights. go online and let them know when and where you want to go. both will let when you know the
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price drops. if you see a good price, go for it. if you have a question for me, you can record a 10 to 15 seconds long video. you can also reach zpa abc7 news. >> it is such a guessing game. >> i like hopper. a chihuahua in texas has his happy face to thank for a new home. meet cheech. the animal shelter in houston, this picture on facebook. the amazing grin made him a viral sensation and helped him land a new home. shelters nationwide taking 6.5 million animals a year but only about 3 million are adopted. according to the aspca. businesses around the bay area are lending a helping hand to wildfire victims.
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>> it was a question of how we can help. >> we love each other very much. >> seniors helping seniors, evacuated from the fire zone only to find new friends. plus, president trump embraces the drone age. what that means for local neighborhoods and bay area businesses, too.
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businesses are continuing to pay it forward. if you eat out at certain restaurants, you'll be helping, too. >> feel like pasta? there's a lot to choose from. if you do eat here tonight, you'll be helping the hundreds of people who were ill pangtd by the fires in the north bay. starting at 9:00 p.m., p.m., p., restaurants will donate 100% of its proceeds to the victims. wasn't that we need to. it was how can we help? how can we be most impactful? >> they will to go readwood fire
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victims. others will go to spruce and the village pub, the village >> i've heard about it and i think it is a great thing. >> and living spaces is stepping up. >> anybody who lost their hole in the area, just come in and bring the one insurance form and we'll go ahead and we'll, no questions asked. we'll donate. >> businesses hope the help can provide some comfort in the midst of the chaos the fire has left behind. abc7 news. >> great to see so many businesses jumping in to help out. if you're unable to dine out in one of the participating restaurants, they've set up a go fund me page. find the link there for more
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information. thank you for joining us for abc7 news. abc7 news at 5:00 starts right now. >> we don't think there's any big surprise. >> and one of those bricks in the kate steinle murder case, saying the defendant -- >> and a san hoers apartment may be tied to a crime spree across the state. some find new friends in a temporary place to call home. >> we're going to begin with day three of the kate steinle murder trial. it was a sea of blue in court. good evening. >> abc7 news
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the story. >> it was a day for the men in blue. sfpd has several officers testifying today. all of them experts in their field. you have the police officer who arrested the you can and a video expert gathering all the video and pictures from different sources, all showing a lot of details. >> this is video from when the defendant was being arrested on the embarcadero. he was within walking distance of pier 14 where kate steinle was shot. andrew bryant had only his description. a man wearing a hoodie, a black coat and a black t-shirt. in court the officer said he made eye contact. adding at that moment, the

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