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weekend, i shall see you on monday morning. >> that's what's making the news in america in have a fantastic weekend, everyone. making news in america this morning, shooting investigation. the fbi now focusing on a murky lake looking for evidence in the san bernardino terror attack. the connection to the shooters plus survivors returning to the scene for the very first time since the rampage. the new threat to homeland security. isis made and authentic looking with boxes of blank passports andable to print phony ones. caught on camera. a man on a bike ignoring a crossing gate and heading right toward a speeding train. and sky high. a stunt a daredevil flipping, spinning and hopping on rooftops.
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well, good friday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm richard bacon and start with the chilling developments from san bernardino. workers who survived last week's attack have been allowed back into the building where it happened in order to retrieve the belongings they left behind. >> just a few miles away fbi divers are expected back in the water today. searching for evidence linked to the couple responsible for the attack. abc's lana zak has details. >> we will leave no stone unturned. >> reporter: the fbi is exhaustively searching a small lake where they believe the killers came on the same day that they massacred 14 people in san bernardino. >> we are building a time line of everything we know to ensure that we can retrace every step they took. >> reporter: while the fbi would not say what they're looking for, there are reports that they hope to recover a digital device from the lake located just three miles from the site of the shooting. that's where more survivors gathered re-entering their workplace, everything as it was.
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>> scary. real sad and looking at my co-wos co-work co-worker's desk. >> reporter: yesterday the first of 14 funerals was held for 27-year-old yvette velasco among the youngest killed in last week's attack. >> just full of life. full of energy and just being who she was. not trying to be someone else. >> reporter: and as the investigation continues, new word that enrique marquez, the friend of the killer who supplied the assault rifles may have lived a double life. his family members tell abc news they didn't know he had converted to islam or married to a woman with ties to the killer's family. lana zak, abc news, washington. as we grapple with isis inspiring americans to carry out attacks at home, there is a new warning about isis. >> the group creating fake passports to potentially get terrorists into the u.s. brian ross has details.
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>> reporter: with the u.s. and other countries on high alert for isis attacks, american authorities are warning the terror group may have infiltrated followers into this country with authentic-looking passports it has printed itself almost impossible to detect. >> if isis has been able to acquire legitimate passports or machines that create legitimate passports, this would represent a major security risk to the united states. >> reporter: authorities say as isis swept through major syrian cities last year it was able to seize government passport printing machines of a kind used by major governments around the world. a homeland security investigation's bulletin sent to law enforcement in the last week and obtained by abc news showed examples of suspect passports and said isis may have boxes full of blank passports. the bulletin warned individuals from syria with passports issued in these isis controlled cities
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or who have passport blanks may have traveled to the u.s. several of the fraudulent passports have already been discovered in europe. most notably in the paris attacks when authorities said one of the suicide bombers used this forged syrian passport to come to europe as a refugee. brian ross, abc news, new york. well, there's a chilling link between last month's paris attack and the u.s. one of the guns used was sold by its manufacturer to an online firearms dealer in florida. 2 1/2 years ago. no word how it ended up back in europe. connecticut will be the first state to close a loophole. the governor will block the sale of firearms to anyone on the no-fly list. a new poll shows just how concerned americans are right now about terrorism. it finds 79% saying a terrorist attack is very or somewhat likely in the next few months. the same level, the exact same level it was at after the 9/11 attacks.
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and that fear is said to be fueling donald trump's rising poll numbers. he now has a 19-point lead over his rivals. that's up 13 since october. ted cruz is second followed by ben carson, marco rubio and then jeb bush. a different poll has 57% of americans objecting to trump's proposed ban on muslims. that survey also finds nearly 40% of republicans supporting it. in sharp contrast to trump and other republicans' calls to stop the arrival of syrian refugees on u.s. soil, canada is welcoming them with open arms. a plane carrying 163 syrian refugees arrived in toronto overnight. justin trud dough was there greeting them with winter coats. he is vowing to resettle 25,000 syrian refugees by the end of february. a second group set to arrive in montreal tomorrow. the federal government is giving state and local authorities more say in education. president obama yesterday signed
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a sweeping rewrite of the often criticized no child left behind law state and local officials now have more say on how to fix underperforming schools. firefighters have confirmed a medical helicopter has crashed on its way to a hospital in california's central valley. all four people on board were killed. the pilot, a night nurse, paramedic and patient. it was flying from porterville to bakersfield, the cause of the crash is under investigation. the chopper did go down in dense fog. the worst may be over for the pacific northwest after four days of severe storms. the region has seen flooding, mudslides, power outages and at least one tornado. transportation is a mess with major highways closed or partially blocked. at least two people were killed in storm-related accidents. a state of emergency has been declared in 13 oregon counties. and as you can seen 0 the weather radar there, there will still be some rain in oregon and
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washington, but not as. . the heavy rain shifting into northern california. let's get the full forecast now from accuweather meteorologist justin povick. >> reena and richard, thanks and good morning to you, as well. we do have winter somewhere this morning across the country. out west and here the snows are falling at a very heavy clip. all the way from the washington cascades down into the sierra and more so travel will be impacted along 80 toward donner pass up around 7,000 feet but could see one to two feet of snow before it's all said and done. so slippery conditions for sure. out east it feels more like late september, early to mid-october. unbelievable warmth on the way. high pressure continues to strengthen and then we are going to be concerned about flash flooding later on this weekend along with some severe weather mostly over texas and into louisiana and arkansas. reena and richard, back to you. >> okay, justin, thanks so much. and still ahead, america's
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biggest airlines taking a stand against one of the holiday's hottest toys. a police officer sobs in court after being found guilty of serious crimes. plus, runaway train packed with passengers and no conductor. how it sped away on its own.
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well, fired oklahoma city police officer could spend the rest of his life behind bars a day after his 29th birthday. he was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting eight women. the attacks happened in a low income minority neighborhood on his beat. he sobbed as the verdict was read.
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he will be sentenced next month. well, another scandal is rocking one of america's top military colleges. eight cadets have been suspended pending an investigation after images popped up showing them all in white with pillowcases over their heads. the students said they were portraying ghosts of christmas past and singing christmas carols but the school president called it offensive and disturbing. if you have hoverboards on your shopping list, be warned they are banned from most commercial planes. delta, american and united say the popular motorized scooters are not allowed on their flights in checked or carry-on luggage. the concern is that the hoverboard's lithium battery can catch fire. if you're shopping to are a plane ticket do not buy it today. analysts say plane tickets bought on fridays are about 13% higher. 13% higher on average than those purchased sundays. overall they say you can find the best airfare deals on
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saturdays and sunday. >> weekend shopping, it is. yahoo's ceo marissa mayer has given birth to identical twins. only taking two weeks of maternity leave and some say it sets a bad example. mark zuckerberg in contrast has a new baby and he is taking two months of paternity leave. when we come back, breaking silence. sergeant bowe bergdahl talking about why he left his afghanistan base. and collision course, a man on a bike heading right into the path of a speeding train. who wants to try? before earning enough cash back from bank of america to stir up the holidays, before earning 1% cash back everywhere, every time and 2% back at the grocery store, even before they got 3% back on gas, all with no hoops to jump through,
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not a good day when you end up like this. a driver in youngstown, ohio, driving right up a guy wire. she said she turned around for a moment to give her son a snack, neither of them was hurt but it took two tow trucks to get the car down. drivers in the west will need to pay attention this morning because roads are likely to be wet and slippery. there could be ice and snow in north dakota, wet roads in the ohio valley. if you're flying airport delays likeliest in san francisco, los angeles, las vegas and salt lake city. for the first time since he was released from captivity by the taliban in afghanistan we're hearing from u.s. army sergeant
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berg bow daal in his own words. >> bergdahl has spoken to a screenwriter and some of his comments are now part of the serial podcast. bergdahl claims he walked away to draw attention to bad leadership in the army, he calls it. >> all i was seeing was basically leadership failure to the point that the lives of the guys standing next to me were literally in danger. >> bergdahl says his other reason for leaving whats to prove that he could be more like real-life action hero namely jason bourne. the army is still deciding whether he should face a court-martial. kristin cavallari says a body found in utah is that of her older brother michael missing for nearly two weeks. medical examiners say it could take two months before they know how he died. his sister sent out a tweet
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saying, my heart is in a million pieces. >> investigators are leaning toward operator error as a cause of a runaway commuter train in suburban boston. the six-car train carrying 50 passengers left a transit station without a driver. then it went through four stations without stopping. scaring everyone on board. >> the guy trying to open the doors, he even tried to break one of the windows because he goes, i don't know what's going on. i just want to get out of here. >> scary to know that what if -- i don't know. what if they weren't able to stop it emergency. >> they were flying. it was flying. >> wow, that is remarkable. they all came away without any injuries. the operator told investigators that he had stepped off the train to deal with a signal issue. now on administrative leave. also escaping with only minor injuries, bicyclist who tangled with a train in poland. the dramatic video shows him approaching the railroad crossing at a pretty good clip as the train appears to run him
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right over, but another camera angle shows what really happened. the train just clipping the cyclist who just a split second earlier would clearly have been killed. >> sports news. there are now two teams live qualified for the nfl playoff. >> i know that. as usual, love these guys. as usual. we get our highlights from the guys at espn. >> good morning, america. he's stan. i'm neil. thursday meant thursday night football even though it's friday morning now. >> arizona and minnesota. vikings, they roll with adrian peterson. vikings won four in a row on the road coming into this game. this is late fourth quarter. chandler catanzaro, knocks it through. time to work with. check out teddy bridgewater.
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sacked. and stripped by dwight freeney and the cardinals hang on to win it, 23-20. kevin durant gave $35,000 to a local school there and the video of the kids when he came to the classroom was absolutely memorable. as was that shot. durant, by the way, he was drafted by the seattle -- >> i'm familiar with that. >> now playing -- >> now in oklahoma city. >> westbrook too. >> triple-double. >> he did. he had a triple-double. >> we have so much we can talk about, jessica has been in our ear all night. now when we need her to count us down she's silent so we'll say good-bye. >> i'd rather they kept talking but thank you. the boston red sox by the way are making amends to a fan who was seriously injured this past summer at fenway park. >> we're talking about stefanie
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>> he has asked to remain anonymous because having that much money is dangerous in iraq plus you don't want all your relatives from the woodworks coming in asking for a bit. right? >> yeah. well, up next, happy birthday ol' blue eyes. >> yeah, frank sinatra would have turned 100 tomorrow. ♪ i ate it up and spit it out took the blow and did it my way ♪ >> sure did, mr. sinatra. and little-known facts about frank, that song "my way," one of his biggest hits, sinatra disliked it because he thought the song was self-indulgent. >> it is a bit self-indulgent. don't you think? >> i think he's standing up for the way he likes to do things. nothing wrong with that. >> no, but i can see what he means about that song. and sinatra wore lifts in his shoes.
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at 5'7" he was sensitive about his height. >> okay. who knew. he also was a big baby. sinatra weighed 13 pounds at birth, his poor momma. >> i thought you meant he was a big baby because he was sensitive about his height. >> no, no, he was born big. and also from the don't try this anywhere category, a vertigo-inducing display from the canary islands. >> this is amazing. so this is cycling superstar danny macaskill, he descended the beach town of los palmas and jumped from one rooftop to another and he does a loop de loop from one roof to another. it's one of the most astonishing things i've seen in a long, long time between those roofs there and he ends i think by launching himself off a cliff into the sea. >> gopro sponsored this video. >> reena, this bit, this bit. >> oh, oh, oh. boom. it's an initial concept to ask for roof access from every one of those homeowners, that's really, really tough.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good friday morning. >> we made it to friday. >> the bad news another grind driving to work. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. meteorologist mike nicco will tell us more on the weather. >> nice to see you. some of the shows are still left over. right between the san mateo and the dumbarton bridge heading out to dublin to the east and along redwood city and palo alto and stanford to the west. more is moving into the north bay. we will have waves of lighter showers. maybe not the thunder you heard but there is rain through the commute and it is raining now on the san mateo bridge. still wet. you will notice when you step outside it is 10-20 degrees cooler this morning. in the 40s. show showers are possible in the
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afternoon. the chances will fade this the afternoon with temperatures into the 40s and low 50s. sue, how is the commute? >> it is wet. a lost solo spinouts. when you get standing waters in the areas of flooding you he drove plane and hit it too fast. it is dangerous. golden gate bridge shows slick roads. we do not have problems. no delays. three lanes in the southbound direction. there is flooding north 101 at licky drive. that is typical in the area. 87, with flooding at s.a.p. center. it is light traffic. you hit the standing water at high speeds and it is dangerous. when the sun comes up more you will see it in advance. use extra caution. kristen and eric? >> in the east bay, pg&e crews are telling with power outages, one in oakland right now. we have word that four blocks on international boulevard and no word on when the power isr.
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back on. at the same time, clean up crews out dealing with downed fences. janet o will have a full report in 15 minutes. >> pg&e is reports 2,100 customers without power. the east bay has the most out agencies, more than 1,500. 205 customers on the pens particular impacted. the south and not bay report 150 outages. in san francisco, 57 customs are in the dark. >> as mike told us, a high subwarning is in affect along the cost with the warning not stopping people from heading to pacifica. it will expire at 5:00 p.m. mike will monitor that. matt will have more on that. >> walnut creek say low visibility caused a driver to accidentally hit an officer before 5:00 p.m. yesterday. the officer was


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