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coffee. it's going to feel like fall. >> that pumpkin spice latte. >> i can smell it right now. bone dry out there. look at the gorgeous sunrise from our exploratorium camera. there's our feathered friend. you can barely see him underneath the ticker there. he's got the right attitude this morning, just kind of sitting there watching the sun come up over the calm by a waters, for the rest of us hurrying to get outside, 43 to 53, dress for those temperatures. 58 to the coast to 78 inland. a little warmer than yesterday. 58 at the coast to 83. our last warm afternoon. enjoy a comfortable evening. we'll talk about how much the temperatures will drop and how windy it will be and if there will be any rain. a small chance in the north bay coming up, here's alexis. taking a live look outside at golden gate bridge, a little haziness that we had yesterday but not quite as much. so visibility should not be an issue for you and wide open southbound 101 if you are coming from marin county.
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a quick check of drive times. tracy to dublin, we have a minor issue. you're in the yellow at 51 minutes. westbound antioch to concord 24 in the yellow as well. and san rafael to san francisco we just saw that on the golden gate camera that looks good. we have one crash involving a motorcycle in the south bay. i'll talk about that coming up next. >> alexis, thank you. breaking news in the east bay, a big power outage after this tree fell on to power lines overnight in danville on verde mesa drive. pg&e is working to get it restored. the number without power is down to 480. some street lights may be out so a heads up if you're taking your child to school. the jury in the sierra lamar murder trial will announce whether antolin garcia-torres is guilty of murdering her. >> let's look at the hall of justice in san jose where the verdict will come down in just a few hours at 9:00.
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garcia-torres is charged with first degree murder. if found guilty he faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole. the prosecution says dna evidence found on her clothing links garcia torrez to her disappearance. the defense argues dna evidence is flawed and since lamar's body has never been found this is nothing more than a missings person's case. >> let's give you a time line of the case, march 16, 2012, sierra lamar disappears to a morgan hill bus stop. march 18 her pink bag is found down the road. may 21, sheriff's deputies arrest garcia-torres. fast forward nearly two years to february, 2014, garcia torres pleads not guilty to murdering sierra lamar. on january 30 of this year the trial finally got under way. closing arguments wrapped up last week and it took the jury after all this time just two days to reach a verdict. now today more than five years after sierra lamar disappeared
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that verdict will be announced. >> we'll have a special report as soon as the verdicts come in. you'll find it on comcast channel 7:15 or over the air digital channel 7.2. we'll also stream coverage live on abc7news.com and on the go on our abc 7 news app. new details that could affect you the next time you fly. the electronics ban affecting anything larger than a smartphone could expand to flights to and from europe and that could be announced by the end of the week. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield live at sfo. good morning, amy. >> good morning, reggie. you can see behind me that sfo is lit up in blue and gold celebrating our warriors doing so well in the playoffs but the idea of a laptop ban is bringing down the mood here. you asked travelers about it, they don't like it. government officials are thinking about banning electronics on flights to and from europe. this includes anything larger than a smartphone. they're looking into it for security reasons. travelers say expect a negative
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response from passengers. >> it gives people something to do while they're flying. it's such a long flight sometimes. it does keep you busy so i think -- i don't think it's a good idea to ban it. >> there is already a ban in place for electronics for some airports in the middle east. some are predicting that the european airplanes will be next, that it could happen within the next few weeks so it might be a good time to pick out a good book for your summer flights. reporting live at sfo, amy holyfield. >> time to go old school. pg&e's plan to cut down hundreds of trees in lafayette is on hold for now. the company wants to shut down 272 trees for a gas pipeline safety project. the utility wants 10 feet of clearance on both sides of the line to have space for a machine that would pinch off the pipe in an the event of an emergency. residents believe pg&e and find other measures that prevent spills from happening in the first place. a concerned crowd voiced its concerns during last night's
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city council meeting. >> this is not happening anyone be safer. they need to do more inspections. they need to do more safety valves. they have other ways to do safety initiatives and nothing is going to be improved with cutting trees. >> the council postponed the project. pg&e's program spans from bakersfield to eureka so other communities are tackling the same issue. san francisco police officers are using force on suspects less often according to a new report. chief bill scott calls it proof the department's efforts to train officers on tactics such as deescalation are paying off. the report found a nearly 16% drop in reportable uses of force in the first quarter of 2017 compared to a year ago. officers used force in less thanl 1% of incidents and the report found a 45% drop in assaults on officers. frightening moments for costco shoppers when three men tried to smash their way into the store's jewelry case. abc 7 news was in danville on a story in camino ramon where this
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happened last night. one of the suspect is in custody. police say the man used a hammer to smash a jewelry case. store employees were able to hold down a suspect until police got there. the search is continuing for the other two. investigators in san rafael say there may be more victims in a scam involving a man offering sex in exchange for a fake apartment. a woman reported she answered ad in a laundromat for an apartment to rent. the man said she was a building manager and if she had sex with him he would overlook a late payment or two. police say the suspect is free on bail. he admitted to not being an employee of any apartment complex or property management firm. investigators are hoping other potential victims come forward before they turn the case over to the d.a. happening today, wells fargo will be back in court. there will be a hearing on whether to dismiss a law against the san francisco-based bank. employees accuse wells fargo of targeting and urging undocumented immigrants to open new accounts. wells fargo strongly denied
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a live look at former president barack obama. he is in milan. he was speaki ining about climae change and food supply. he was the keynote speaker and he said just moments ago "if we seize the future there is nothing we cannot do." and he went on to say climate change is "created by man and it can be solved by man." i'm going to keep listening in. those are the highlights but you know what i've noticed? he looks pretty relaxed! he's not wearing a tie. a lot different than we've seen him when he was president. back to you,
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>> he does. >> he does. great observation. let's talk about pollen, maybe not so good if you have allergies. tree pollen, grass pallen high. we're in the mid to upper 40s along the coast. woodside menlo park 50 to 52. low to mid-50s in most neighborhoods, san jose 47. a quick look at our next couple days from 60s to 80s and barely 70 by thursday. here's alexis. >> i want to take you back to the south bay. we have a crash involving a motorcycle. it it doesn't sound like any it it doesn't sound like any other vehicls were involved
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we'll see if we can get this in the clearing stages any time soon. the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights on at 5:22 so congested through the maze. we have a slight slowdown if you're traveling through the tri-valley. we'll look at that at 6:20. a plan to extend car pool lane hours in the north bay is hitting a roadblock. why some say the proposal won't ease traffic troubles. plus, something many men if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis like me, and you're talking to your rheumatologist about a medication... ...this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain... ...and protect my joints from further damage. humira has been clinically studied for over 18 years. humira works by targeting and helping to... ...block a specific source... ...of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain and... ...stop further joint damage in many adults. humira can lower your ability to fight infections,
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6:15. i bet you'll watch this video and shake your head. do you see this? this is a florida woman. she was first thrown on the ground and then thrown into a pool after she went to a pool party asking the teens to please turn down the music. the cell phone video shows a 16-year-old boy picking up the 68-year-old woman and tossing her into the water. you see first she lands on the pool deck so it's unclear if she was trying to do that or if he slipped and that that fall was accidental. the teen turned himself in after the video went viral. >> no one should ever, ever, ever have to go through that. i didn't even really get to walk in and this kid comes from behind, picks me up, drops me and drags me into the pool. just shouldn't happen. he's -- the kid has not evolved
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yet into what you're supposed to be as a human being. >> was one of about 200 people at the party. he faces battery charges. happening county supervisors are expected to work on a deal with an ambulance provider. the contract includes decreasing fines for response delays from paramedics plus. firefighters are not happy about that. they say they wait a significant amount of time for an ambulance to arrive at a scene. the supervisors are scheduled to vote at 9:30. new details at the tuition of city college of san francisco. the examiner reports tuition will be free starting next semester regardless of your grades. the college was debating whether students would have to maintain a 2.0 gpa in order to get that tuition for free. new students can enroll starting may 24. a new report reveals the healthiest housing markets among america's largest cities and four of the top ten are here in
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the bay area. fremont takes the top spot. san jose is number four followed by santa rosa, oakland is number seven. personal finance tech company smart assets says its findings are based on a number of factors including affordability, stability, risk and ease of sale. for example, homes listed for sale in these areas get snapped up quickly, they're on the market for less than 3 1 days before they're sold. >> so good for the seller. >> exactly. new details about the sudden closure of one of the bay area's best-known breweries. speakeasy ales and lagers has been purchased by san francisco-based you want hunter's point brewery. the owner says he didn't want to see the brand disappear. into eck easy closed in march because of financial problems. officials say they hope to have speakeasy's tap room back open as soon as possible. scientists in dallas may have just pulled a share cher b discovering a way to. ♪ turn back time at least for men. scientists were discovering how
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cancer tumors form when they discovered cells that create hair and give it color. when the cells were removed in mice they became bald and delete ago gene in the cells turn the mice's hair white. they say the break through could lead to the creation of treatments for balding and graying. let's be clear. this is preliminary research so don't get too excited. it's interesting. >> can you sing that line one more time? ♪ if i could turn back time >> so good. >> and it works for the weather. turn back time to last fall. >> that's why i wanted you to sing it again. let's move on and talk about the east bay hills camera. almost as hazy as yesterday where we almost reached winter spare the air levels with fine particulate matter. you're thinking wait, summer spare the air we deal with ozone. exactly. that gives you an idea of how retro this air mass is. today warmest this week and
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sunny, albeit hazy. springing back or turning back time to highs that will be more like late winter than late spring and mother's day weekend breezy and cool. take a mom on a picnic and it will be brisk. make sure you bring her something to stay warm. so visibility is normally 10, you can see they're belo that but not too much in the way of thick fog. san francisco 68 but along the coast 63. east bay shore will be mainly in the mid to upper 70s with oakland 75 degrees. down in the south bay warn sunshine, 80 to 82. 82 in san jose. we'll have our warmest temperatures 85 to 88 with concord at 87. on the peninsula upper 60s in the coast. mid to upper 70s on the bay side with san mateo 75. north bay mid to upper 80s. near the water sausalito 75 santa rosa 86. drizzle along the coast and
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upper 40s tonight. a chance of sprinkles to drizzle across the north bay thursday. quite wind friday through mother's day. >> i want to take you to san francisco airport. sounds like we have a new crash and just sorting out the details. initially this was reported on the northbound side on the ramp to sfo. there's also a report that says there's one on the southbound side. i'm not sure if it's the same crash and they're confused or two collisions. i'm not seeing a backup but i'll check out that in ten minutes. before the 680 interchange on 580, our backup is gone from that one. a quick check of drive times. 680 highway 4 to walnut creek 7 minutes. westbound 24 walnut creek to 13, nine minutes and 580 tracy to dublin, 54 minute. drivers are questioning a plan to extend the car pool
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hours on southbound 101 in marin county. hours are 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. according to marin ij, the metropolitan transportation committee wants to extend the time to 10:00 a.m. to improve the flow of traffic. it would be a pilot program kicking off next month. a chp captain in marin believes commuters trying to take advantage of the extended time will caused more congestion as well as increase the risk of accidents. no word on when an official decision will be made. next, 7 on your side's michael finney has tips if you're planning a trip to the holy land. and new video showing the and new video showing the
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how far would you go to save an animal in distress? this man jumped into the sea from the deck of a ship to help untangle a whale in an syria ya. the man spotted the whale trapped in the fishing net. the crew banned together to save the whale. it took a little more maneuvering before they freed the creature. we're getting a look at the car that could take on tesla. faraday future is trying to show off their ff 91 electric supercar. they first unveiled the car in january but this is the first time we're seeing it on the road. faraday says it plans to start
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production on the car next year. it will have a range of 378 miles but the car won't be cheap. faraday has not given us a price but rumorse it as high as $300,000. 625. time to ask finney. this morning philip from south san francisco has a question about airline tickets, he spoke at our ask finney event in daly city. michael finney has his answer. >> any question is i want to travel to the holy land and i was wondering what's the best way to find the best deals for airline tickets. >> there are some great deals to the holy land, all the problem there is make travel inexpensive at times. now october is the cheapest month to travel to tel aviv while july is the most expensive. weather wise, it's mild from october to november but keep in mind any religious holidays during that time of year as it can be really crowded. have fun and thanks for your question. >> if you have a question for michael finney, record it on your phone and share it on
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social media just use the hashtag "ask finney" or go to our web site, you may see your question answered right here on abc 7 mornings. the mounting cost for fixing the oroville dam spillway. who could be left to pick up the tab. two men die in a small plane crash in napa county. the appeal investigators are making to the public. and i'm tracking the chaos with the spirit airlines ticket at ft. lauderdale and i was able to get new video of what happened. an june date next. and we have a crash around sfo right now. initially it was reported on the northbound side, now it's sounding like it was on the southbound side around the sfo exit. exit. more d
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at 66:30, airport anger. fights break up after the airline cancels dozens of flights. guilty or not guilty? less than three hours to go before a verdict comes down in the sierra lamar murder case. and richard simmons lawyer revealing in details about the fitness guru's lawsuit targeting tabloid reports that he is transgender. good morning on this tuesday may 9. thanks for being there. >> a lot going on this morning and we'll start with meteorologist mike nicco. >> a little hazy once again but
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it's not a spare the air day. we'll deal with our warmest day moving forward. live doppler 7 is dry and you can see a little finger of fog trying to role across the golden gate. the atmosphere is capped hanks to high pressure so the warm side. pretty close to yesterday. the same coat may work, unless you're fashionable and have two for that temperature 58 to 78 at noon. a little warmer than we were at noon yesterday. 58 at the coast but 77 to 83 as highs climb through 4:00. 50s, 6s and 70s at 7:00. how about your commute this morning? any comfort to be found in? >> not too bad so far. i want to head back up to the sfo area. not seeing much of a backup. we are trying to get more information about the crash
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initially reported on the northbound side of the road. now it sounds like it's southbound 101 at the sfo exit. one of the vehicles left the roadway and they have called for an ambulance to the scene. not sure about the extent of those injuries. quickly want to mention a ten-minute bart delay at balboa park due to an equipment problem on the train in the sfo and east bay dredgeirections. we'll check on drive times coming up next. happening today, the verdict in the murder trial of the man accused of killing sierra lamar. >> she disappeared five years ago on her way to school now a long trial ends with a quick deliberation. matt keller is live for us in san jose. matt? >> reporter: good morning, reggie and natasha. more than three months for the trial and less than two days for the deliberations and this morning the jury is expected to announce that verdict in about two and a half hours here in this courthouse. antolin garcia-torres is charged with first degree murder for
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murdering sierra lamar, accused of doing that. he faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole if he is convicted. the prosecution says he killed the 15-year-old and that his dna was found on her discarded clothing and her dna was found in his car. the defense says the dna evidence is flawed and since sierra's body has not been found, this is nothing more than a missing person's case. here's legal analyst steven clark. >> is it possible sierra lamar could still be alive? if that is the case that would then explain why they came back so quickly if they felt the d.a. didn't prove that sierra lamar was, in fact, dead. >> garcia torres is on also trial for the attempted kidnappings of three women in a safeway parking lot. there will be four separate verdicts read at 9:00 this morning. if he is convicted, the penalty phase of the trial comes next. reporting live from san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> matt, thank you. we'll have a special report as soon as the verdicts come in. you'll find it on comcast 715 or
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digital channel 7.2. and also complete coverage at abc7news.com and on the go with our abc 7 news app. investigators need the public's help to figure out what went wrong minutes before a plane crashed in napa county. the two men who died are identified as jon karkow and cagri sever. both work for icon aircraft in vacaville. karkow piloted the plane when it went down in a remote section of lace bare y lake barryessa. >> we have no witnesses to the accident sequence itself. we are looking for witnesses. it's a tremendous hit, a very devastating event to the industry and the company so we do offer condolences. >> the plane was a single engine light sport amphibious aircraft. federal investigators say they should have a preliminary report by the end of the week. an update on the chaos that broke out at the ft. lauderdale
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airport. huge fights breaking out after days of cancellations and delays on spirit airlines. i found out it started when passengers already seated on one plane heard their flight was being canceled. that i raced off the plane to the ticket counter where a long line of custer ins were waiting for their flights and boy it didn't go well. you can see the kay yosz that broke out there. several passengers ended up arrested. spirit is blaming flight issues on a pilot labor dispute. i just checked on my computer they have about 50 flights canceled or delayed out of that airport. so not getting much better. >> what a messy situation. i can't believe that video. jess, thank you. happening today, the san jose city council is expected to vote whether to fast-track an emergency ordnance against no-cause evictions. this comes after accusations landlords are sending out a flurry of these notices because of the new law and not knowing when it will be enacted.
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the mercury news reports the measure appears to have the eight votes needed to end no cause evictions immediately. also happening today, the advisory committee for lum elementary school in alameda will present a report to the school board about how the building can be fixed. last week the school district said unstable soil underneath the school puts it at risk of collapsing during an earthquake. they say more testing needs to be done before the school can be closed outright they plan to present at a meeting at 6:30 at alameda city hall. a dublin family caught in the middle of a violent mob attack on bart has file 3d million in claims against the agency. the claim is the first step to claims against the lawsuit. you may remember dozens of teenagers jumped the gates and robbed and beat people on the train. the family on the train accuses bart of 11 safety failures including lax security. >> two individuals jumped on me and started beating me. i laid back on the seat to cover up. a third individual joined in and
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started kicking me. my wife fell over on top of my daughter to cover her up. >> the three claims were filed yesterday on behalf of the father, mother and daughter. investigators have arrested two people in connection with the attack and have identified several others. >> we're finally getting an idea of how the state plans to pay for the failing spillways at oroville dam. they're borrowing up to $500 million to repair the dam. they're expected toe reimbursed. the federal government is expected to cover 75% of the cost. the sacramento bee reports water agencies like the santa clara water district are asked to cover the rest. the dam's main and emergency spillways started to fail in february prompting the evacuation of almost 180,000 people. 6:36. president trump is using twitter in a different way -- to fight reports his campaign was linked to return. for a few hours yesterday he changed his twitter header to read "director clapper reiterated what everybody including the fake media already knows. there is no evidence of
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collusion with russia and trump." this morning that message is gone. former director of national intelligence james clapper testified before the senate about russia's involvement in the lejs. former acting attorney general sally yates also testified saying she warned the white house about national security adviser michael flynn. she said he could be blackmailed because he lied about his contacts with russia's ambassador to the u.s. >> the vice president was unknowingly making false statements to the public and because we believed general flynn was compromised with respect to the russians. >> flynn was forced to resign in february after yates' warning became public. happening now, the first exit polling in south korea show liberal candidate moon jae-in the likely winner of the country's presidential election. if he wins it could change how they could deal with the country's nuclear crisis with north korea. he favors a softer approach. official results a few hours away. the winner will be sworn in
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after the result is confirmed. new details on a proposal to eliminate sales tax on personal care items including tampons and diapers. the proposal has been struck dun, not even making it out of a legislative committee yesterday. it would have raised the liquor tax on distributors by $1.20 per gallon. that money would recoup lost revenue from tax cuts on tampons and diapers. alcohol companies and lobbyists representing restaurants fought hard against the bill. the warriors are heading to the western conference finals for the third year in a row after sweeping the utah jazz. >> this is the first time golden state has swept two series and the first time they swept back-to-back series. draymond green had a big night with a triple-double, his throughout his career in the post-season. >> i think we've imposed our will on eight games. that's important on the offensive and defensive end. if you can do that with the talent and experience that we have it will be tough to beat
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us. >> the warriors will play the winners of the rockets first series. the first game should be sunday or tuesday if the series goes to seven games. >> dub nation, share your photos and video with us. use the hashtag "dubs on 7" and we'll look for them and post them here on air and online. i'm not sure if this has anything to do with how well the team is playing but people talking about steph curry's beard. steph says it doesn't have anything to do withthe playoffs. >> he simply says "happy wife, happy life." aisha likes the scruff so steph will keep growing it out. so much for the baby-faced assassin. >> beard-faced assassin works, too. >> i thought it was a hockey beard thing but i guess not. let's talk about how murky it is looking at the bay from east to west across san mateo bridge. it will be dry and sunny. our warmest stops are today.
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49 saratoga. most of us 50 to 52 in the south bay. low to mid-50s just about everywhere and we have mid to upper 40s through the north bay valleys. 68 in san francisco to 88 inland. tomorrow 55 to 72. and 58 to even 70 on thursday. and that weak cold front at 4:00 thursday morning, light showers up in mendocino county, drizzle in the east bay hills and that will continue through noon. so we could have a weather damp morning for the commute. does that mean it's better? >> things have been pretty quiet overall. i want to head back to the south bay where i have good news northbound 880. that off ramp to first street is fully back open that's where we had a crash involving a motorcycle. turns out that was minor there so they have that back open and
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everything has cleared. also westbound 205 to 580 one of our heavier spots out of tracy you're down to 9 or 15 miles an hour as we approach altamont pass and westbound highway 4 between pittsburgh and the bay point area averaging 15, 16 miles an hour. drive times westbound 80 highway 4 to the maze 32 minutes, 14 across the bay bridge and southbound 101 even with the crash at the exit we have one lane blocked but if you're heading to sfo that's still in the green. good news for bart riders. i'll talk about that next. >> thanks, alexis. 49ers legend joe montana suing over the sinking millennial tower. the claims he is making against the developers. >> plus target is making on amazon. the new shipping competition between the retailers. >> that's not it. that's just a brawl at the airport. but maybe, i guess, a symbolic fight between companies? here's george stephanopoulos with a look at what's ahead on
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good morning america at 7:00 a.m. coming up on gma, the dramatic testimony yesterday, sally yates talked about the warning she gave the white house about general flynn saying he could be vulnerable to russian blackmail. this morning governor chris christie, who headed the transition for donald trump said transition for donald trump said reports are he warned a
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out of spain. an explosion rocked madrid. security cameras capturing this whole thing the moment the explosion hit last thursday. it burned an industrial waste factory. 30 people were hurt. you can see people milling around, somehow no one was killed. the cause of the incident is under investigation. turns out the same factory was destroyed in a fire four years ago. >> you're not going to like this. new details on the electronics ban on flights. that ban on anything larger than a smartphone could soon expand to flights to and from europe. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield live at sfo. amy? >> reporter: as you can imagine this idea is not popular with travelers. with the u.s. department of homeland security is considering banning electronics on flights to and from europe. that's anything larger than your smartphone so laptops and tablets would be out. travelers say that would really
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change their trip. >> i think it's a problem. i travel all the time. i need a laptop on the plane, i do work on the plane. you're sitting on the plane for five hours, it's a perfect place to do work. there has to be a way to figure out how to not have that happen. >> reporter: government officials say they are evaluating whether electronic are a threat. they haven't made a decision on whether to ban them but in march electronics were banned from several airports in the middle east and some are predicting the europan airports will be next and that this could happen in the next few weeks. live at sfo, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy, thank you. check out this fire burning next to the union pacific train tracks in union city. you can see the trees burning in a dry field. this video was taken from a nearby home. the fire started at 8:00 at a homeless encampment. a person set a fire that got out of control. took firefighters about 30 minutes to get that under
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control. >> and we are marking wildfire awareness week and cal fire officials are discussing how to get ready for a busy fire season. i know you're saying didn't it rain so much? wouldn't that make it not busy? apparently the experts say the risk is still exceptionally high because once the new grass cries out it becomes fire fuel. cal fire hope this is decreases the number of damagesing wildfires by informing the community how to stay safe. today's event starts at 10:00 this morning at the shakespeare theaters in orinda. >> reporter: joe montana owns a 2$2.7 million in the millennial building and he is suing them. the lawsuit claims the developers knew the condo was sinking and concealed it. he and his wife got the condo at a discount. the tower has sunk 16 inches since 2005 and is leaning towards a neighboring skyscraper. earlier this year, a group of condo owners announced another
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lawsuit over the sinking issue. richard simmons is taking over the tabloids over or the industries he's transitioning from male to female. the 68-year-old fitness guru filed a lawsuit against the "national enquirer" and radar online for reporting he is undergoing gender assignment surgery living as a woman named fiona. he calls the claims cruel and hurtful. his lawyer spoke to "good morning america." >> he's going to have to see an independent medical doctor and appear at a trial in front of strangers and the world. >> t inquirer claims its story was based on credible sources. simmons' attorney says the lawsuit seeks compensation and a big apology. the famous mavericks surf competition that draws cop surfers to the san mateo county coast is going up for auction. they plan to sell their assets to the highest bidder as part of an ongoing bankruptcy proceeding. the event was canceled but the sale may include a pending
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permit to hold the contest again. the minimum bid is set at a million dollars. you could soon have another option to shopping online. target is testing a service called target restock. customers can choose from 8,000 items and get delivery the next day for a flat fee. they're trying to better compete with mall mart and amazon. >> but amazon is now changing its game, too. it will make it easier to get free shipping. if you don't get amazon prime it will go from $30 to a $25 purchase. video you have to see that came into the live desk a few moments ago. watch as this man here calmly walks up -- did you see it? just smashed that pie into a qantas airline's executive's face. he was speaking at a breakfast in australia. there were about 500 people
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until the crowd. we'll watch it again in slow-mo. guy was quickly captured by security but i have never seen anything like this. he just calmly walked up there. no one stopped him, there you go. >> just to be clear. that man was taken into custardy. >> good one, reggie. >> i stole that from jack gibson on twitter. jack, i like it. >> let's get over to meteorologist mike nicco. i can't think of weather puns. >> thank goodness. >> you guys stay arm distance if you are thinking about a pie to the face. i have eyes going both ways right now. here's walnut creek, hazy sunshine as we look south on 680. today is our warmest day of the week. much cooler six days the rest of my accuweather seven-day forecast. it will be brisk for mother's day. light and variable winds showing up right now 80 to 82 in the south bay with 82 in san jose, 69 in santa cruz. 73 to 80 on the peninsula 62 at
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half moon bay. the sunset downtown at 68. mid to upper 80s in your valley. oakland, fremont and union city at 78 and 85 in livermore to antioch and fairfield. low temperatures low to mid-50s but marine layer clouds come back and that means drizzle along the coast and east bay hill. the drizzle the measurable in san francisco thursday morning and a light shower is possible across the north bay around santa rosa. what that cold front will do is take tomorrow's dramatic drop in temperatures and add to it. 50s and 60s for friday after being in the 80s today? 50s and mainly 60s for saturday and sunday. the difference, it will be windy all three days. you know who's had good news for us this morning who normally doesn't?
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just the nature of your job, what's going on now? not too much. let's take you to the peninsula. we had a brief crash here on northbound 101 before san antonio road. you can see the red approaching. two left lanes were blocked for five minutes we had three vehicles involved but you are coming up from state route 37. you can see a little delay, but that will thin out quickly. a quick checkout side, folks coming into san francisco you're looking great. we are stacked up through the maze and good news if you're using mass transit. the only issue was a 10-minute bart delay at balboa park due to an equipment problem on a train. that has been resolved so normal service is resuming. we will look at a crash still we will look at a crash still lick
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6:54. here are the seven things you o know before you go. number one, we are two hours now from the verdict that will be announced in the sierra lamar murder trial. antolin garcia-torres is charged with the death of the morgan hill teen who disappeared five years ago. he faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole if he's found guilty. number two from the live desk, 482 customers still without power in danville after a tree crashed on power lines on verde mesa near green valley road. at one point 3,000 customers were without power. number three, san jose city council expected to vote whether
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to fast track an emergency ordnance against no-cause evictions. some landlords are being accused of sending out eviction notices to beat the enactment of the new law. it's a one-time engagement. looking at the sunshine from our exploratorium camera. two to 12 degrees warmer than average. 10 to 20 degrees cooler than this tomorrow. number five, it's been a fairly quiet morning on the roads. we have a crash if you have an early morning flight. southbound 101 at the sfo exit. one vehicle went off the roadway. we have the fire department on the scene blocking the far right lane so a little under a two-mile backup. a chaotic scene at a spirit airlines ticket counter in ft. lauderdale. passengers broke out into a big brawl after flights got canceled. they've had days of delays and cancellations and this is being blamed on a pilot labor issue. number seven, "american idol" is coming back next year to right here on abc.
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we just said good-bye. it hasn't been announced who will be the host or judge it. the reboot billed as bigger, bolder, better than ever idol. a moment like this coming back. >> some peemt wait a lifetime for a moment like this. >> who should host? >> can we get simon cowell back? ! >> bring him back? >> he was the best part about the show. >> what about paula? >> paula. >> is she stock? >> ryan seacrest, maybe he needs another job. gma is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes.
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good morning, america. dramatic accusations. >> the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the russians. >> the former acting attorney general sally yates revealed she warned the white house about michael flynn weeks before he was fired. >> we believe that general flynn was compromised. >> why did the president wait 18 days to take action? he is firing back and the former head of the transition team governor chris christie here live. breaking news, the new report that president trump's advisers want to send thousands of american troops to afghanistan reversing former president obama's plan and putting the u.s. back on a war footing with the taliban. jimmy kimmel returning to tv for the first time since opening up about his son's emergency surgery and his emotional plea. taking on his critics. >> and i would like to apologize for saying that childr

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