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now from abc 7 news live breaking news. >> that breaking news is out of washington, d.c. tonight two police officers and three pedestrians have been taken to a local hospital after being struck by a pick up truck at a busy d.c. intersection. one officer in critical condition and the other officer in serious condition. police chief says a weapon was
recovered from the suspect's vehicle. they do not yet have a motive, if it is terrorism or something else we don't know know the driver of the truck and passenger have been taken into custody. our other top one or two dw. our other top story is in washington tonight. james comey answered questions about his meeting with donald trump and tonight the white house is pushing back on capitol hill. >> all highs were centered here on capitol hill today the first time we heard from fired fbi director james comey speak out about his conversations with the president that he says made him uncomfortable and some say border on obstruction of justice. in his first public appearance since being a bruftly fired james comey described his growing unease with president trump so much so he documented their conversations. >> what is it about that meeting
that led you to determine that you need to start putting down a written record. >> i combination of things, the circumstances, subject matter and the person i was interacting with, i was concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting so i thought it was important to document. >> one of those conversations when comey says trump asked him to let go of criminal investigation against michael flynn trump saying i hope you can see your way to let him go. >> the president never directed or suggested that mr. comey stop investigating anyone including the president never suggested that mr. comey quote let flynn go, closed quote. >> comey admitting this tweet from trump that james comey better hope there's no tapes of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press prompted him to orchestrate the
release of his memo of the flynn conversation through a friend. >> so i asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter because i thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel. >> testifying if there are tapes he looks forward to their release. >> i seen the tweet about tapes lordy i hope there's tapes. >> the president commenting that the former fbi director should be investigated for other leaks. >> all right thanks. democratic certainties senan with this question. >> why didn't you stop and say mr. president this is wrong i can't discuss this with us. >> good question. if i was stronger i would have. i was so stunned. >> i think we saw confirmation
in director comey's resolute testimony detailing pt frightening reality of president trump's pattern of contempt for justice. >> director comey highlighted again just how serious russian's interference of the campaign was. >> calling for independent commission to prevent future meddling into future elections. this morning in new arc all tvs were tuned into comey's testimony. customers are usually into the nba than the fbi but the owner was the one to make this call. >> it's a big thing going on. there's some interest in it. not quite the draw of sports but it's interesting news. >> we want to show you the cover of tomorrow's daily news under the headlines paper places the word over the word liar and the white house saying the president doesn't lie.
during the comey tm we sent out alerts throughout the testimony and we had a live blog you can find on our website as well as the complete video of his owning statement, it's well worth watching. now let's turn our attention to the weather. abc 7 news was in san francisco as a light rain came down much of the day. showers tapered off as the day progressed. let's touch base with abdomnd l done doppler 7. >> we do have quite a bit of cloud cover right now. don't be surprised if you run be into drizzle out there. look at the rain fall totals. is 0.24 inch in zapa rosanta ro
that's the average for the month. at 11:00 p.m. around hampton we're looking at drizzle around 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. then around 7:00 a.m. notice the clouds are breaking up. i'll tell you about the changes heading toward your weekend. >> federal investigators looking into two fires that happened ten months apart now saying were caused by arson. here's our reporter with the photos of the suspect believed to have been involved in the most recent fire. >> jim: >> this is the closest image of the suspect atf unveiled today. investigators say may 13th the person you see on this bicycle wearing a hooded jacket, wearing a backpack can vanced the building before the fire and
then entered the building. >> after examining all of the fds of evidence atf determined the cause of the fire to be intentionally set and considered an act of arson. >> the may 13th fire was the second at this development. the inirofficial the initial fire may 6th also determined to be arson. >> this is a very violent crime. we're fortune atatee didn't lose lives. >> from the beginning rick holiday said he believes both fires were arson and he said he will build again and the mayor supports that decision. >> this incident will not call into question our overall direction of the city. >> for information about the fires being offered by atf and holiday development photoal up to $100,000. abc 7 news.
the city of hayward and bartkowski have agreed >> the city of hayward and bart reported that neither bart nor the city admitted guilt in the settlement. hundreds of people lined up in the rain today for a chance at affordable housing , you see the pictures from sky 7 capturing the line going around the block in oakland, some camped out overnight trying to get a unit in the oakland ville annual, that century old in that has been converted into affordable units for the seniors. there's more on the seniors that have to wait and hope. >> you can't put people in harm's way to secure housing. >> harm is what she feared would happen to hundreds of seniors
camped out in the cold across the street from her law office. they suffered more discomfort than actual harm. >> it's cold and maybe a little bit of rain right here. everybody's waiting. >> tim was here helping his parents to get on a waiting for an apartment in the 315 room hotel in oakland that now calls itself a senior citizen ville amg. 600 applications were handed out in hour and half and remaining seniors turned away. par for the course. >> there could be 57 units and we may get 2500 applications shows how great the need is for affordable housing. >> she's talking under section 8 program offering rent subsidies up to 70% for the poor and elderly but dwindling number of
landlords are accepting section 8 because they can make more. the housing department had two-thirds of the budget cut during the state's financial crisis. the zang family was lucky enough to get a voucher application but no idea when they might trade in for a home. >> i'm not sure maybe they'll excepted a letter or maybe phone call. >> abc 7 news. a holiday gift has gone horribly wrong and triggered a lawsuit. next you hear from plaintiff about what she got that made her sick to her stomach. and the steps berkeley is making to make the city a leader in the
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construction run by husband and wife team. >> it made me sick to my stomach. >> she said it was a holiday gift from her boss, i rhinestone person with confederate flag inside photos of the boss and wife dressed in donald trump attire with more confederate memorabilia behind him. >> my boss dressed up like trump put pictures in the confederate flag and put them in this bag. >> they appear to be taken inside an office cubicle. here is a picture of them out of costume onhaden's linkedin page. >> our client was sworn at, den greated, made to do jobs others didn't do because she's a woman and she's african-american and she said this is not zblookay. >> she said there were other
incidents. including when she and latina coworker were called into the office. >> he toeld us we were [ bleep and were going to talk to us about the project. >> we reached out to the company but no reply. the company states its core values, seeks to serve our customers, developedors and employees as we serve the lord jesus christ by displaying honesty, integrity, loyalty, respect for others and ourselves. >> they portray to be christian. i am a christian. so for them to do something like that to someone it says a lot about their character. >> in oakland abc 7 news. well there's been a setback in recovery of a goat severely burned while trying to escape a milpitas grass fire last month.
they've platesed him back on iv after he had diarrhea and drop in energy. he was brought to davis after being care for his injury we hope he will get better soon. the small herd of goats got trapped between a flame and fence on may 25th, all but one goat survived. you see them scurrying back and forth trying to figure out what in the world to do. first burky outlawed plastic bags now might ban plastic drinking straws it's about concerns about the environment an issue we've explored before here on abc 7 news. we look at what city leaders are proposing. >> what do you think of the straw? >> can't complain. >> that's because four years ago the deli here in berkeley began using straws with stainless steel. >> classy for sure. it came with something bigger.
>> 365,000 straws a year why put them in landfill. >> a question whether the disposal plastic straws should be illegal. >> whether to reduce or outright ban. >> that's what three council members have asked for study. >> the business side says stay out of it. don't impose anything on us. the problem is this scores in the ocean. >> that is what is shown in this video that went viral two years ago. >> the fish is eating the plastics and that's in our stomach. >> do have other concerns, of course there's special implements for cleaning stainless steel straws. there's glass and heavy duty paper that feels like cardboard and even out of bam boo. >> i just drink it out of the cup and it works just fine. >> every rule has its exceptions.
>> the owner of this bubble tee shot doesn't know what to do if the straws are banned those boeba straws are not wildly available. >> i can adapt i'll use a spoon. >> we were told we were sort of crazy hippies and look where we are now. >> in berkeley jonathan bloom abc 7 news. this video of a sea turtle with a straw stuck in its nose brought a lot of attention to the plastic straw debate see the full story on abc 7 news.com. back now to touch be to the weather. what a june gloom kind of day what's coming in the forecast? >> we'll get rid of some that gl gloom. if today we had dierry conditions with those showers. we're still dealing with left over clouds which is pretty heavy at this time.
looking at tahoe we're seeing showers around south lake tahoe, blue canyon, and the sierra nevada that rain is falling on top of the snow and now we're chec out what's coming tomorrow. a big day for calma high school 10:00 a.m. tomorrow those kids will be graduating. if you wonderf about showers, n, will be nice and dry, the weather will cooperate. it's going to be perfectly fine. congratulations to all of you. here's a live look right now from our golden gate bridge camera. this has really improved. we had low level moisture creating low visibility. at least there. oakland 64. san jose 66 degrees. abc 7 news explore for yum camera showing you a great view. a beautiful one towards the embark dareo.
embaadero. pretty mild from napa to navarro and temperatures in the 60s because of the blanket of clouds overhead. here's a look at the forecast. clouds and spotty drizzle tonight. cooler than average this weekend. if you hope for weekend not going to happen this weekend. after that things will change. hour by hour, 11:00 p.m. tonight, there will be cloud cover around. blips of green is isolated drizzle expected. heading into 5:00 a.m. will you be seeing the clouds and patches of fog. right now half moon bay is reporting low visibility so watch out for the morning commute. for the afternoon just about everyone seeing the sun except near the coast where we see some of the clouds. tomorrow morning in the 50s. few up ir-40s and in the afternoon bring out the shades. suchb will be out. temperature will rise.
low 60s coast side. you can download the accuweather app and keep track of the changes in time for the weekend. we are tracking changes. cooler than average heading into the weekend. between saturday night and sunday morning there's possibility of few sprinkles but not showers like what we just saw. few sprinkles may fall. next week it will warm 70s monday. 80s mid week. by thursday bring on summer. inland mid 60s coast side. well no tracks, no driver. the experimental train system promising to take passengers right into the future. we'll
a woman was injured in new jersey poor thing, falls six feet through a sidewalk accuweather doaccess door. appeared to be texting when she fell. the access doors were open due to gas line repair in that area. she's listed in serious condition she took a pretty bad fall. china is working on a train that doesn't use tracks or each be a driver it detects road dimensions while autonomous driving laufrms the train on its route plans to launch 2018. at the state capitol legislation defend the the
antiquitiy act used to protect national monuments but president trump orred review of those in past decades including six in our state like the giant sequ a sequoias in northern california. >> the work we do here to is preserve the national monuments is something we can see and feel and appreciate for years to come. >> california attorney general said the state will take legal action to preserve those monuments. why didn't you stop and say mr. president this is wrong. >> i was so stunned. >> the fired fbi director describes his meetings with president trump and accuses the white house of smearing his name. also the vote count in england tonight looks like a big loss fo
a. and good evening once again, we'll begin this half hour with former fbi director james comey's riveted testimony on capitol hill speaking under oath said it wasn't the president's firing that caused him to speak out but the shifting explanations and insults directed at him and the fbi, he called them quote, lies, plain and simple. >> today with the eyes of the nation upon him former fbi director james comey many emerged from seclusion to tell his story. his first public appearance after firing by donald trump he
describes the dismissal. >> the shifting explanation confused and concerned me he repeatedly told me i was doing a great job and told me to stay. the administration then chose to defame me and more importantly the fbi by saying the organization was in disarray. that it was poorly led. that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader. those were lies, plain and simple. >> from comey's perspective his one-on-one interactions with the president only grew more troublesome. >> he's become more famous than me. >> you've seen the picture of me walk ago cross the blue walking across the blue room what the president whispered was i really look forward to working with you. >> one week after the inauguration, a private dinner at the white house. the president said comey wanted it. >> i think he asked for the dinner. >> did you in anyway initiate
that dinner. >> no he called me at my desk at lunch time and asked me was a free for dinner that night. he said how about 6:30 i said whatever works for you, sir. then i hung up and called my wife to break a date with her. i was supposed to take her out to incident zbler that's one of the all time great excuses for breaking a dinner. >> in retrospect i love spending time with my wife i wish i would have gone on that date. >> it was at that dinner that james comey claims the president told him i expect loyalty. comey promised only to be honest. the president said honest loyalty. that's where they left it. then to comey the february 14th meeting most disturbing meeting of all. with comey and top advis the end president tells comey to stay ordering out every from the
room including attorney general jeff sessions and jared kushner. >> my impression was i need to remember every word spoken. my sense was attorney general knew he shouldn't be leaving which is why he was lingering. i don't know mr. kushner well so i think he pick the up on the same thing so i knew something was about to happen i needed to pay close attention it to. >> when they were alone comey said president trump asked him to back off the investigation against michael flynn saying he is a good guy he's been through a lot, i hope you can let it go. senators on both sides asked about that warning, the president saying i hope you can let this go. >> i took it as a direction. >> right. >> the the president of the united states with me alone saying i hope this, i took it as think is what he wants me to do. i didn't obey it but that's the way i fook it. >> why didn't you stop and say mr. president this is wrong. i cannot discuss this with you. >> that's a great question. maybe if i were stronger i would have.
i was so -- stunned by the conversation that i just took it in. look, i've seen the tweet about tapes lordy i hope there are tapes. >> three months later comey was fired. he said he quickly wanted to get his side of the story out and planned to use the detailed memos of the one-on-one conversations guys trump. >> i asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. dpbt do it myself for a variety of reasons but i thought it would prompt appointment of special counsel. >> you believe it rised to obstruction of justice. >> i don know know that's bob mueller's job to sort that out. >> no question about why he lost his job. >> you were fired, no explanation or anything else. >> there was an explanation i don't buy it. it was my judgment i was fired because of the russian investigation. i was fired in some way to change, or the endeavor was to change the russian investigation was being conducted.
that is a very big deal. >> pierre thomas reporting from washington. as you just heard comey a kudcc the trump administration from lying during his testimony. president's council marc kasowitz refutes those claims. >> the president never suggested that mr. comey quote let flynn go closed quote. >> the president chose not to respond to questions relating to comey's testimony. today was the first day since april 15th that the president did not send a single tweet. the vote count continues in england tonight in the heart of north london. residents gathered to watch the votes being counted. exit polling show theresa may's party in danger of losing majority in parliament. if confirmed the vote would be a major setback for may. she called the election three years early expecting to cruise
to victory. one person killed when a high school bus crashed 24 transported to local hospitals, at least two with serious injuries. a baltimore based pharmaceutical company is recalling? birth control pills because of the risk of contraceptive failure, saying the pills are sold under the name the bella 24 fe. the pills were shipped nationwide so check at home if this is a brand you use you will want to know about it. d the recall was discovered, the lot number of affected product is l 600518 with an expiration date of may 2018. so please check at home. former first lady bashia bush celebrated her 96 2 n
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an eight-year-old in salt lake city takes his patriotism seriously. he was capturing saying the [ pledge of allegiance ] when he thought no one was looking. >> it's a moment caught at a homestan in utah. wyatt warner was riding his bike to meet a frebd. >> i was going to see one of my best friend zplz what happens when he gets to the home and sees this u.s. flag is what is warming the hearts of millions of americans online. >> i pledge a leej to the flag. >> i thought about all offer the people that died to our country. >> even his mistake is precious. >> when i said the pledge i said with liberty of and school because we usually say it so
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abc 7 mornings has the story. >> is do you know where chocolate comes from, not the candy aisle learn about the process this weekend at golden gate park. i bet you didn't know what cal fruit looked like on the inside. >> tastes like fruit. a lot of types kids say tastes like bananas. >> try the seeds yourself. the roasted beans. and the final product. see the whole process from bean to bar this saturday from noon to three. >> i think the more that people dive into where their food is come from the more we care about all of our food and the more we can kind of make a change in the environment and in the world it auto. >> and by the way, this weekend's event is part of series of free conserve atory curiousities, hands on events
for the whole family. or go to the castro from 1ing to 2:00 for performance. string band will play blue grass and occasional 80s cover song. thousands of brave men and women will escape from alcatraz this weekend. more than 2,000 try athletes will compete with one and half mile swim, 18 mile bike ride and eight mile run. there's also a free fitness expo for all of the spec ators to purpose off some of the that chocolate for more on what to do this weekend go to our website and look for our hood line link. abc 7 news. all kinds of things going on. so will the weather cooperate. we're back with the forecast. >> it will indeed but good idea to always have that layer handy. especially this particular weekend. tell you why in a moment.
right now we're going it check live doppler 7. those clouds around will pull out of the bay area with the exception of the coast. everyone will enjoy sunshine except the coast. upper 50s mid 70s tomorrow. warmer and brighter. checking out the forecast for the graduation tomorrow night will be breezy in navarro but clear, temperatures dropping from 50s to 60s then we watch the game. warriors take on the cavs obviously in cleveland but if you watch the action 63 degrees and dropping down to 58, a little breezy outside keep that in mind. the accuweather seven day forecast. cooler than normal. not showers. upper 60s to below 70s. warm it back up next weekend.
>> thanks very much. the golden gate warriors are one win away from sweeping the cleveland cavaliers in the nba finals and one woman in cleveland supports both teams in a very sweet way. we're in cleveland. >> why does this man look like he has something to hide? it's a long story. one that in cleveland requires a trip yopbeyond the traditional tourist areas where in this house dozens of miracles occur before every nba playoff game. >> smells nice you with i don't have a sweet tooth. >> you don't have a sweet tooth? >> no ma'am. >> those small miracles taste like heaven we're told because she's known as the cleveland cookie lady, especially for players like draymond green and steph curry who likes sugar cookies. >> after the game he probably
had about ten. >> draymond favors snicker doodles. >> to me he's like a teddy bear. >> she takes no money just an occasional picture. this batch of chocolate chips will go to kevin durant. that's where the trouble started. >> you have to try my cookies before you leave this kitchen. >> rumor has it no one can eat just one. >> hm managers. . >> h many, machines. >> hmm, i'm speechless. >> hence the box bordering on sinfully good. and a suspicious looking character who doesn't have a sweet tooth. in cleveland abc 7 news. >> bring some back please. coverage ever the game starts tomorrow on abc 7. before it starts check out the pregame show brought to you by jeep live in cleveland, that
coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. let's turn things over for all of the sports tonight. of course talking aboutiors too we like to say the fat lady hasn't sung yet but she's starting to clear her throat. warping up. coming up in sports can the warriors go sweet 16 and 0 in the playoffs. we find out tomorrow.
with the win tomorrow night in cleveland the warriors will not just capture their second nba title in three years but become the first team in league history to go undefeated in the playoffs. at quicken loans arena with a preview of game four. >> cleveland has nothing to lose in game four so will come out playing without fear. meanwhile warriors looking to go 16-0 the first to do so in the post-season. >> durant for three. it's good. kevin durant from downtown and
golden state warriors take the lead. >> the warriors had a voluntary shootout and most of the team was there. one game away from the win in the post-season you tend to stay focused. >> both teams are staying he focused we know cleveland won't lie down. >> no team in all of sports have gone 16-0 in the post-season. >> i think the only reason it came up is we want to win this next game we win that it's 16-0. >> the cavaliers have nothing to lose, that's a dangerous team but they have mixed emotions on that 16-0. >> yeah, i mean, we can, we have opportunity, we have to put our best basketball out on the court. so, we bring our a-game, play smart enou, i mean, we'll do it. >> i don't think we're talking about 16-0. i don't think anyone on our care
care s about that we just want to win the championship. >> when you're one win away from an nashville tigba fz title wit your mind it's a great mind set. >> it's obtainable. we have our eye set on. >> from cleveland, abc 7 sports. last night's victory was a team effort. kevin durant made the biggest shot of the contest hitting the three pointer to put the warriors on top for good with 45 seconds left. durant averaging 34 points a game along with 10 rebounds and 6 assists. no surprise k.d. is favorite for series mvp. >> just go out and play with passion, energy, and joy. that's all i'm concerned about. it's not about me. it's about our group. so i'm just trying to putting everything together for my teammates having confidence, playing hard. >> it just looks like he
understands this is his moment. his time. he's earned it. he's been in this league for a long time and he's, i think, at the top of his game. >> following tomorrow's contest be sure to stick around after the game and we'll be many the studio with former warrior and nba scout, and will have all of the postgame reaction from cleveland. giants closer blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning but san francisco still managed win the series. in the ninth gives up solo hoerp to former athletic eric sogard. nunez with game is aftering catch. bandy can't believe it. in the tenth. mike pence pinch hit single giants take 9-5 lead.
brewers try to rally, but giants win 9-5 and split the four-game series. nho commissioner in pittsburgh for game five of the stanley cup final. it was all penguins. justin shultz with the one time made 1-0. pens would score three more in the second. the predators watch party things got kind of lonely. predators lose 6-0. on sunday the pens will try to be the first team to win back-to-back stanley cups since detroit's in 1998. world champion's patriots have signed wide receiver 31-year-old julian edelman. he led in receiving three of the past four years. finished last season with 98 catches with more than 1100 yards.
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narrator: today, an urban assassin, unleashes a maelstrom of violence on a peaceful march for justice in the heart of dallas, texas. he expressed killing white people. he expressed killing white officers. narrator: before it's over, local and federal authorities will face a standoff that holds an entire nation breathless. negotiations broke down.