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i'm leslie brinkley live in pacific stock exchange. the world is market and global stocks have take an nose dive. i have a live report. >> police are investigating shooting death of a man killed while driving on city streets. >> decision day for interim mayor ed lee. he has set a time and place to let everyone know whether he is ready to run for a full term. >> weatherwise, look at the thick clouds. we have drizzle and cool conditions. i do see a slight warming trend in our forecast. >> good morning. i'm sue hall in the traffic center. we have fog to affect the morning commute. we'll talk about that and look at the monday morning drive times. 6:00 a.m. on monday morning. thank you for watching. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. from wall street to main
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street, worry is building ahead of the stock market opening in a half hour from now. this is the first trading day after the unprecedented downgrade of the credit rating. abc7's leslie brinkley is live in san francisco. >> just 30 minutes and counting until the stock exchange in the u.s. opens. it's first ever downgrade of the credit rating jolted the system spanning fears of the global recession. the result is overall two% in market value in japan and hong kong. shanghai lost 4%. trading in europe so far, sees london exchange down 1.77. some say the reaction is better than expected and all eyes are now on wall street. >> the big issue will be how the u.s. trades tonight.
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>> you have a 401(k), and you may hold your breath until monday but i tell you, you should chail. over the long-term, this is a bump in the road for the country. >> very bumpy now. wall street stocks dropped 5.75% last week. the stocks are expected to open 2.4% lower on the dow jones/industrials today. the markets uneasy could turn to queasiness. >> buckle yourself in. san francisco firefighters say a lit cigarette may have started a fire in a pacific heights home that left two women in sere cross condition. firefighters put out the blaze on the top floor of
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the home on jackson before octavia before midnight. elderly woman and her care-giver were inside. crews rush them to st. francis hospital where they are treated for serious burns and smoke inhalation. >> vallejo police are trying to track down suspects of shooting of a man who died in a pick-up truck in middle of the sonoma boulevard. police say it started with an argue in the parking lot of mcdonald's where the victim tried to drive off where he was shot. and the truck crushed in the center divider with the driver dead inside. investigators kept sonoma boulevard closed for most of the night, gathering evidence. this is the 12th homicide of the year for the city. doctors say a young baseball fan injured in hit-and-run accident in san francisco is make improvement but 9-year-old ryan white is in critical condition. last thursday night, white was struck while crossing mission street at new montgomery at san francisco. white and his family live near philadelphia but were
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in san francisco visiting family. they credit the bystanders helping them track down the vehicle they say hit white. they arrested vargas in hayward a few hours after the accident and he is in custody at the san francisco county jail. another patient at problem-plagued napa state hospital attacked another staff member. the latest attack took place last night. the union representing the psychiatric technician tells abc7 that the worker was punched and hoped. they kept the-unit t-3 locked down until yesterday morning. it comes after a patient killed a staff member last october. massey pleaded no contest to murder in death of tech donna grove. two other employees were assaulted in separate incidents after that murder. the hospital said that it continues to increase security. continues to re-examine the safety protocol. >> our time is 6:04. the loss of a team of u.s. navy seals killed in afghanistan over the weekend
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is hitting a bay area town particularly hard. because one of the seals grew up there. derek benson was born and raised in the napa county town of angwin. he went to pacific union college elementary school and pacific union college prep school. he was one of 19 of 209 candidates to finish his seal training class. one of 30 u.s. service members sent to help army rangers who were pinned down by the enemy fire. rocket-propelled grenade hit the chinook helicopter killing everyone on board. in angwin, the town newspaper editor says everyone is taking it personally. >> my reaction to this is one of deep sadness. because this young man enjoyed a wonderful reputation. in angwin. his loss is felt be my people. >> taliban took credit for the weekend attack.
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just about 6:06. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that pg&e officials were warned months ahead of last september's san bruno explosion the pipeline that ruptured was at high risk of disaster. they all but predicted the fatal calamity in an internal report. it says pg&e's emergency response plan had unacceptable risk and said accident would raise questions about what the top executives knew about the vulnerability in the natural gas distribution system. pg&e is advising residents in palo alto they could smell natural gas today. as they are prepping for the high-pressure testing. the project could begin this morning and run for two
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months. they say it will not disrupt the gas service but could lead to traffic detours and smell of natural gas. the regulators ordered the test done in the wake of the san bruno pipeline explosion. this morning, the san francisco interim mayor ed lee is expected to announce he is running for the full term. he is set to turn in paperwork to turn in candidacy. lee was appointed to serve out gavin newsom's term and said in the past he wouldn't run for a full term but he tells the "san francisco chronicle" he changed his mind so he can do what is best for the city. he is expected to join nine other candidates in the race at forum. >> it's drizzly and muggy out there. see if the low clouds are for the interim. >> delays are developing as
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we speak at sfo. a frizzy forecast with the mist and drizzle. we have sharp on shore winds. we will see a small warning trend compared to yesterday. good morning. we have temperatures that are waiting for you, as you step outside this morning. we have mid-to-upper 60s in most neighborhood to mountain view around 60 degrees. by the afternoon, clouds are back at the coast. stubborn there. upper 60s to low -- upper 50s to low 60s. we have a few clouds straggling through san francisco to head to oakland and richmond. you are in the mid-to-upper 60s. low to mid-70s for the rest of the bay shore. low to mid-80s east bay. low to mid-80s in morgan hill. 70s salina, watsonville, santa cruz and monterey. patches of sunshine and 64. right now, you have the clouds and drizzle also. a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast -- a slight warming trend. those are warm as it gets.
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may hit 90 inland, 80 around the bay. low to mid-60s around the coast. >> do you have an update? >> i have update. we have a lot of fog. look at the drive time. antioch, westbound highway 4. not bad. travelling from lone tree to 242. 101 from marin county. 37 to 580. 580 out of the central valley. your bay bridge toll plaza, minor backup now. a little fog on the span. >> thank you. 6:09. the bay area county that is ready to offer homeowners thousands of dollars to make homes energy efficient. >> mixed messages. conflicting message about
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ber one. good morning. 6:13 on the abc7 morning news. a live look at the fog as mike is telling us about. i decreed that this is tam cam. whether it is or not. they tell me it is. you will see that covering of fog there. it could make airplane
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landing landings at sfo interesting and the drive interesting. mike will tell us more coming up. >> harder to tell when you can't see the land mark below. >> conflicting report about the possible release of the hikers held in iran. they are rejecting reports that shane bauer and josh fattal's release is innocent, saying that the judiciary is still investigating the case. the foreign minister said he expected a final court verdict would lead to their release. they were detained two years ago after crossing the iran-iraq border on a hike. they were charged with spying. sarah shourd was released last year on humanitarian ground. the latest sales report show toyota is not the best selling auto maker and it's not number. two they're number three in the global sales. mostly because of the
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production problems and bottlenecks due to the march earthquake and tsunami in northeastern japan. toyota expects a comeback led by growth in emerging markets like india. >> san mateo county officials are set to announce a program to give eligible homeowners up to 8,000 in rebate if homes are made energy efficient. they are matching the $4,000 in incentives through a statewide program that aims to help the homeowners save money. the rebates would be available to qualified homeowners until march of next year. if you are waiting to tack a project, look into it now. >> indeed! we showed you a picture of mount tam and fog covering the area. >> flight arrival delays to sfo.
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the faa is having an issue to keep up with delays. also in bogston. we have specific flights that are affected by the fog. we look from volmer peak, beautiful picture from the tower cam around the city and bay area. newly updated temperatures though everybody in the mid-to-upper 50s, except for mountain view in 60 and monterey bay. 55 to 56 degrees with clouds and lot of drizzle in the neighborhood. sunny and school today. cloudy and cool at the coast. clouds come back and will bring drizzle with them. the temperatures are struggling to get back to
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average. oakland and san jose are four degrees warmer. 13 hours and 52 minutes of sunshine before it will set at 10 minutes after 8:00. the clouds increase from 5 to 7:00. you can see by 9:00, the inland valley in east bay. the first to start clearing. south bay and north bay and the bay itself will clear around noon. back to coast at 1:00 or 2:00. partial clearing but mostly fogged in with clouds. south bay, 80 to los gatos. 68 in millbrae. low to mid-70s for the peninsula. behalf moon bay -- half moon bay making it to 60s. sunset will be 58 to 59 degrees. downtown, south san francisco, sauce saushgs mid-to-upper 60s. or mid-60s. 63 to 66. 50s in north bay beaches
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with the low to mid-70s in the valley. east bay shore, hayward, oakland, berkeley, mid-to-upper 60s. everybody else in low to mid-70s. east bay, we have upper 70s, walnut creek and dublin. low to mid-80s elsewhere. best area for warmest weather is antioch and brentwood. morgan hill and gilroy. low to mid-80s. the pirates are in town to take on the giants at t(7:15, the first pitch. a cool breeze that drop down clouds in the later part of the game. it will bring in drizzle. east bay hill and along peninsula again. as we head to tomorrow afternoon and the next couple of days we may see a few degrees of warm in the ó[ forecast. the temperatures should hold steady through the weekend. good morning, sue. >> good morning, mike, good morning, everyone. another hot spot this morning, the second problem in this vicinity.
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westbound 580. 680 junction. the dublin area. this is involving a big rig. slow traffic approaching the scene. down to 7 miles per hour. vasco road to the dublin interchange again. accident, big rig. we'll follow it for you. public transis it a good way to go. everybody is running on time. ace train is number one and three out of the central valley looking good. look at the east shore freeway. westbound, fog. headlight to macarthur maze. traffic is bunching up at the toll plaza as well. metering lights are off but traffic is bunched up to pay the toll. is the website and click on bay area traffic before you leave the house. >> thank you. a faye pous long distance -- famous long distance swimmer facing a
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dangerous swim. 62-year-old diana niayad trying to swim 103 miles from cuba to florida without a shark cage. instead she is protected by an electric field. they will scout ahead for the sharks and drive them away. she has been in training for this, for the past two years. >> you reach this stage, you still have a body that is strong and a better mind. a mind that is full of courage and not afraid. now it's dead flat calm. this is my day. i don't know, talk to me in 24 hours and 48 hours and 60 hours. >> the high winds and bad weather forced her out of the water in 1978 attempt. australian woman made the swim successfully in 1997, but using a shark cage. nayad is 13 hours in the 60-hour swim. follow the journey on switter. the user name is at diana
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nayad. coming up, the hack attack that targets dozen of the law enforcement agencies and what they had in common. >> most sites pay big money to protect a pbpbpbpbpbpbpbqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq
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welcome back. 6:24. facebook is putting out unusual help wanted sign for hackers. the security team wants hackers to attack the social networking website as a way
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to find security flaws and fixing them. the palo alto company will pay $500 or more for valuable information. the catch is the hacker has to promise not to disclose the flaw until facebook fixed it. facebook already paid one bounty topping $3,000. microsoft and google are also paying researchers to find security flaws. a hacker group says it broke in 40 websites in rural part of country. they report that sensitive information was posted online, including crime tip, gang member profile and credit card numbers. many department outsourced the website management. is the crib you are buying for your baby safe? still ahead at 6:30, the thousands of recalled cribs sold every day. and what you need to watch out for to avoid buying one. >> plus, dramatic rescue after early morning fire in one of the san francisco most exclusive neighborhoods
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but police say may be to blame for the blaze. >> a stunning stunt with a big downside. what happens next? >> we are look at san francisco and boston. flight arrival delay at the airports. check out the flight tracker
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. 6:29. the opening bell is going to
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ring right now to start the trading day. folks are lukewarm up there, because things could get ugly today. stock futures went in a freefall as traders prepare for the first market action after learning the u.s. had the credit rating downgraded by standard & poor's. asian markets tumbled overnight and futures fell 200 points. we'll brace ourselves and go live to the new york stock exchange coming up in 15 minutes. it looked like nervous applause there. 6:30 now, as the stock traders brace themselves for potential wild ride. some say it could have been worse, though. karen travers picks up the story. >> all eyes are on wall street today. if the asian markets are an indicator of what is to come, we may be in for a wild ride. markets in hong kong, korea dropped sharply but analysts say it could have been worse. >> i think the reaction in asia has been much better than expected.
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it's muted. >> across the globe, investors are concerned not just because of the u.s. credit downgrade but the general economic slowdown in u.s. and across europe. in the u.s., the obama administration continued to hammer s&p for the credit downgrade. >> s&p has shown terrible judgment. they handled themselves poorly and shown stunning lack of knowledge. >> s&p officials continue to fiercely defend their decision. >> our job is to hope -- [inaudible ] >> the credit agency warned the u.s. could drop another level if debt crisis isn't fixed if two years. >> what should the average investor do? analysts say don't panic. >> you have a 401(k) and you may hold your breath until monday but you should exhale. over the long term, this is a bump in the road for the country. >> in the midst of the
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anxiety, steady news for the white house. treasury secretary tim geithner told president obama he is staying on the job after weeks of rumors he would be moving on. carn trav -- karen traverse. let's see how big the bump in the market is. stock market gets off to 222 point drop in early trading on the dow. we'll monitor this and take you back live to the new york stock exchange in a few minutes for analysis. more news now. this morning, the san francisco interim mayor ed lee is expected to announce he is running for full term. he scheduled 9:00 a.m. meeting with reporters at the san francisco election department where he is set to turn in paperwork declaring his candidacy. lee said in the past he wouldn't run for a full term, but tells the "san francisco chronicle" he changed his mind because he wants to do what is best for the city. lee was the city administrator until he was appointed to serve out term of gavin newsom when newsom was elected lieutenant governor. lee is expected to join nine
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other candidates in the race at forum at the castro theater. lee's announcement comes hours before a local ethics commission is expected to recommend that some of the people who push hardest for him to enter the race shouldn't join his campaign. the "san francisco chronicle" reports the ethics commission boss will recommend the chamber of commerce advisor, rose pack and others be barred from the official campaign, saying it could constitute collusion. san jose police look for suspects in deadly weekend stabbing in roosevelt park. they received 911 call from a man who said he was stabbed near south 19 and santa clara streets and he was pronounced dead at the scene. no suspects identified and it's the city 30th homicide of the year compared to just 20 at the same time last year. oakland police are investigating whether robbery attempt may have
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lead to the shooting of a man late last night, a few blocks from police headquarters. a man was found shot in the head on fifth near franklin, off the nimitz freeway and jack london square. police say it's too soon to tell what happened. he was rushed to a local hospital. police are not releasing suspect information. 6:34 now. the painful loss of 30 elite american troops in afghanistan over the weekend is hitting home in bay area. man who grew up in a napa county town among the navy seals killed when a rocket propelled grenade brought down the helicopter. lilian kim tells us more about benson and the grieving hometown of angwin. >> benson was born and raised in angwin, a small town in napa county. he went to pacific union college elementary and pacific union college prep. those who knew him were aware how special the navy seals training was.
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of those picked by the navy tone roll, only 19 finished and benson was one of them but he was low-key about it all. duane cronk is publisher of the "angwin reporter." >> he was not the kind of person who talked a lot about himself. >> benson was one of the 22 navy seals killed when the chinook helicopter was shot down in afternoon. eight other american service members and eight afghans also died in a crash. the u.s. military finished the painful job of recovering what is left of the downed helicopter. firefight continued as the u.s. forces sought out taliban fighters responsible for shooting down the chinook. >> events like this where their brothers are shot down that build resolve and come back stronger. >> navy seals and other service members were sent to help the army rangers who had come under fire. as is the case, clandestine dangerous mission. cronk says the town of angwin is now grieving over
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benson's death. >> my reaction to this is one of deep sadness. this young man enjoyed a wonderful reputation in angwin. and his loss is felt by many, many people. who knew him very well. >> lilian kim, abc7 news. san francisco firefighters rescued an elderly woman and her care-giver battling an overnight fire in pacific heights neighborhood. crews were first called out to the fire before midnight at the single family home on jackson near octavia street. the victims, a woman in her 80s and another woman in her 60s were taken to the hospital to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation. >> the unions got in quick, brought down the fire and located them, brought them out. they were on oxygen, they were not alert. paramedics were working on them. one had burns on the body and the other one was being
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bagged with oxygen. >> they say it could have been linked to lit cigarettes. investigators are trying to figure out cause of a grass fire that threatened home in benicia. smoke and flames rose behind the home on carney street yesterday afternoon. the fire started near benicia community park. benicia firefighters called in reinforcement from other cities in solano county and department in napa and cost cost counties. >> i just heard some fire crackling. i opened the window and saw the fire going over the hill coming toward the house. it went outside, all the neighbors went outside. the kids cries. we started praying. >> they came so fast. if the fire department were not as fast as they were, we'd have nothing right now. >> benicia firefighters brought the wildfire under control in an hour-and-a-half. no one was hurt. 6:37. not just the way we normally
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feel on a monday morning it truly is foggy out there. >> yeah. >> we just changed the shot because you know from the bridge you couldn't see a thing. >> yeah, already having effect at the airport. >> flight arrival delays in sfo. check out the flight tracker at good morning. trough of low pressure. you can see the north, northwesterly, westerly winds at time. taking a left-hand turn and shoots in the bay area. that is what is going to keep us cooler than average today. why we have fog and driz this morning. winds fast around oakland. fairfield have winds at 18. winds are shooting through the golden gate, making a turn to san pablo bay and delta community. that is what is pulling in the cool, wet air this morning. napa, redwood city, livermore, one to two degrees warmer than yesterday. everybody else at yesterday's temperature or one to four degrees cooler. off to a cooler start today. we'll see the sunshine tad faster.
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by 8:00, you can see it's pulling out of the east bay valley. everybody else is cloudy. 50s. by noon, clouds are back to the coast. still hanging out in bay. mid-to-up 50s, half moon bay. low 60s in oakland. rest in 60s and 70s. by 4:00, clouds along the coast. low 60s, half moon bayed san francisco. oakland, 66. more sunshine and 70-degree weather until you get to east bay valley. antioch and fairfield around low 80s. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- hope for a minimal warming trend this week. look for more drizzle. fog tonight through tomorrow morning commute. good morning. good morning, mike. good morning, everyone. hot spot is the dublin interchange. the decade problem we have had there. this is finally out of lanes and clear shoulder. westbound 580. 680. big rig involved. slow traffic on the drive from livermore to pleasanton and dublin area. once you're past the scene you can see the traffic speeds pick up better
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heading westbound toward castro valley. san rafael, look at the moving at the limit. southbound, highway 37 down through the central san rafael area. all the way to the golden gate bridge. fog up and over the waldo grade. thick fog, limited visibility on the span. windshield wipers are need and it will stay with you. fog through san francisco. take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. a little fog at the bay bridge. not so bad. the metering lights are on. traffic looks like it's back now at least to west grand overcrossing, heading westbound to metering lights that are on. kristen, eric? >> sue, thanks. 6:40. >> still ahead, safety concerns for one of the more popular sports car. >> curious reception for the h.p. touch pad. live look right here for you at the big board. the dow plunging today. but not as bad as it was a little earlier. rebounding up to 149 points
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now we're watching live doppler7 h.d., which is quiet. which is what you expect this time of the year. we have drizzle along the coast from big sur, all the way to eureka, which will become cloudy. 72 to 61. upper 80s chico and sacramento. upper 70s around tahoe. warm spot, palm spring and 108. morning clouds and afternoon sunshine. mid-to-upper 70s, san diego and l.a. 6:45 now. investigators are looking in to possible safety problems with more than 66,000 cars on the road. the national highway traffic safety administration is checking reports of transmission problems in 2011 and 2012. ford mustangs. regulators received reports that drivers cannot shift gears while accelerating in mustangs with manual transmissions. the federal investigators are looking into fuel line problem in 2011 volkswagen jettas. there are complaint of fuel leakage. now that the senate
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approved a bill ending the faa shutdown, dozens of local construction workers will return to their job at the oakland international airport this week. the $31 million new control tower project ground to a halt two weeks ago when they gridlocked over the faa budget. even with that resolved, work can't resume as quickly as it shut down. a contractor was three days away using a giant crane when the work stopped. that is not available now. getting another one on short notice is expensive. while the workers are glad to get back on the job, the effort to save money only drove the cost of the project higher. 6:46 now. the question on wall street, how low can we go? >> bloomberg reporter jane king joins us live from the new york stock exchange. what is the mood like on wall street this morning? >> what are traders telling you? >> interesting. you know, eric, kristen, a lot of things here. you get an earful when we have the situations. of course, as you mention, standard & poor's cutting the u.s. triple-a credit rating for the first time in
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history. traders i talked to pointing finger at washington. not a partisan thing but just saying that there is a wake-up call here. there is no political will, no political leadership to lead the country. finance on the right path and everybody is blaming everybody else in washington. i am hearing that the selling is overdone. many think the market may rally today but it hasn't happened yesterday. the dow at the moment is down sharply, 227 points. that is near the low of the day. s&p and nasdaq, trading down 2% this morning. bloomberg silicon valley index down 2% almost. hewlett-packard touch pad tablet can't touch the popularity of the ipad. a month after the launch, h.p. discounting it on the h.p. website with $50 instant rebate. staples is running in-store sale of 16-gig version for $100 off. the new york daily news has the price cut wondering if h.p. is giving up on the bid
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to bite in the tablet stronghold. cotton prices. we talked about this. sky high last spring. retail pass higher cost to us with the higher t-shirt and the jean prices. now they're off the high and you think prices we pay is left, but that is not the case. they'd rather pocket the profit. levi strauss and the company behind tommy hill figger are boosting the prices. i'm jane king, bloomberg news. >> wait. you got kristen to admit she is wearing polyester to save money. >> i don't blame you. you know what? it works well on tv, too. no wrinkles. >> thank you, jane. the latest numbers we are hearing the dow is off 203 points. we'll keep checking numbers for you. other news, baby cribs that are thought to be too dangerous to sell and retail stores are available online at ebay and craigslist,
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including drop-side crib banned a month ago because infants could get trapped in them and die. san jose based ebay reached a deal with the consumer product safety commission to shut down the used crib auction in a few weeks. san francisco craigslist will update the warning about the used cribs but removing the listings is difficult because they are moderated by the site users. nation's leading pediatrician group has a new recommendation on children playing sports in hot weather. american academy of pediatrician says it is safe for healthy children and teenage athlete to play sport in hot and humid weather if precautions are taken. the new guidelines are less restricktive on old policy based on thinking that young people were more vulnerable to heat stress than adult. academy says new research shows that is not true. >> speaking of young people, would you like to meet someone new? the newest member of the
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abc7 family. >> yea. our own frances dinglasan welcomed a beautiful 7-pound, 2-ounce baby boy in the world after 8:30 last night. she doesn't have a name -- he doesn't have a name yet and he doesn't need one. he's so good. carson or landon, can't decide are the front-runners. mom and baby are doing well. >> we like detour. but that will be discussed. >> detour? >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> 6:50 is the time now. >> congratulations. she had a lot of challenges with that one. >> yeah. all worth it. yea. >> absolutely. take a look outside. challenges this morning because of this. the wonderful cloud cover that is out there. in the waves cascading over the east bay hills looking northbound over, almost northeastbound to mount tamalpais from volmer peak. move on and talk about temperatures. it'd love to sit and watch the beautiful picture, but you expect a forecast while i'm here to deliver. mid-to-upper 50s everywhere.
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mountain view at 60. monterey bay, clouds. drizzle. temperatures are around 55 to 56 degrees. highlight, sunny and cool. clouds and drizzle tonight. a slight warming trend. oakland, san jose, five degrees cooler than average. the sun sets at 8:11. low to mid-80s for the rest of the east bay valley. we have a mid-to-upper 60s, richmond, berkeley, oakland, hayward. low to mid-70s for the rest of the east bay shore. south bay, mid-to-upper 70s. 80 in los gatos. cupertino, 75 degrees. 68 in millbrae. low to mid-70s for the peninsula. upper 50s to near 60 along the coast. mid-60s downtown, south san francisco and saucelito. low to mid-70s through the north bay valley, with the
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upper 50s at your beaches. we'll have the 64 in monterey, near 70 in watsonville. low to mid-80s morgan hill and gilroy. excuse me, i have to cough. sorry about that. all right. at&t park, 7:15 first pitch. cool breeze. temperature is 60. dropping to 57 with an increase in clouds. temperatures tonight will be in the 50s again. look at the drizzle along the coast. east bay hills. look at area of low pressure coming in from north and west. that will reinforce the cooling sea breeze. minimal weather around the bay. brentwood we may see warmer weather toward the weekend. i was lucky. i was at the 30th annual charity golf classic at half moon bay. that is the old course, the 18th fairway isn't that
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beautiful? ritz carlton in the background. happy to raise money. thank you very much. thank you laurie putting on a great event. she was sicker than i was and she did a great job. go to or e-mail at good morning, sue. >> good morning, mike. hope you're feeling better. we have a problem now westbound at 580. the recent is dublin interchange with a big rig accident. federal valley, up to tracy and over the altamont pass. slow traffic to livermore and approaching the scene of the accident. but the good news is the accident is cleared to the shoulder. a big rig involved. slow traffic getting to the scene of the 580, 680 junction. once you head to castro valley, the speeds pick up a bit.
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westbound 92 to foster city. we have report of accident blocking the right lane. before you hit this westbound traffic here. in the san mateo bridge. berkeley, fog there. here is what you find getting to the toll plaza. the metering lights are on. the traffic back to the west grand overcrossing. is the website. check the bay area traffic before leaving the house to get details. kristen, eric? >> thanks a lot. chinese tightrope walker is counting his blessings. >> on saturday, he tried to walk across a wire connected to two air balloons, 328 feet above the ground no nets, no fear. look at that. enough wind to turn the stunt to a fight for his life. as you can see, he managed to grab the line at the last moment.
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he inched his way to the balloon basket. he said he'd pay attention to winds next time. how about insist on a net. we'll be impressed, still. i promise. >> glad you made it. recapping the top stories, wall street already seeing big losses off 250 points on the first trading day since -- excuse me. 215 points down at this moment. since the u.s. saw its credit rating cut for the first time in history. >> a lot of fluctuations. >> after the u.s. stocks dropped 5% last week, the eyes of the world are focussed on the united states, as you said on the first trading day since the credit downgrade. [ bell ringing ] >> that is the opening bell on the san francisco floor of the new york stock exchange. about 25 minutes ago.
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plenty of nervous energy in anticipation of bumpy ride of a day. the u.s. stocks opened significantly down, 227 points. then improved a bit. asia, a 2% drop in japan and hong kong, the shanghai is down. europe, market drops in london 2.27% to germany over a 3% drop. gold is soaring above $1700. investors are flocking there. the ultimate fear, of course, a global recession. we have yet to see it will be a rough day probably with the stocks up and down. a day that investors have to stay calm and keep nerves away. outside the pacific stock exchange, i'm leslie brinkley, abc7 news. >> the dow is off 217. thank you. "good morning america" will keep a close eye on the market as well. >> final weather numbers now. mike? >> the temperatures are holding steady. mid-to-upper 50s. 60 at mountain view. watch out for the fog,
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drizzle, flight arrival delays. in sfo. by the afternoon hours low 60s along the coast and up 50s there. 60s and 70s through the bay shore. 70s and 80s inland. the accuweather seven-day forecast -- the temperatures are below average. sue? >> we have a hot spot out of the livermore area, up and over the altamont pass. earlier big rig accident is slow approaching the 680 junction. speeds of 30 miles per hour there. >> all right. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us with the abc7 news morning news. >> and join us for midday at 1111111111111111111111111111111x
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