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hand, singing and live streaming on instagram. this just moments leading up to friday's deadly crash near stockton. two 14-year-old girls in the back, including her sister jacqueline were not wearing seat belts. the chp said not only was sanchez on instagram, she was under the influence when she rolled her buick into a barbed wire fence, then into a field. her sister died. the other girl was badly injured. the disturbing video continues with sanchez standing over her sister's body. >> jacqueline! please wake up! >> the family has confirmed its authenticity. >> i [ bleep ] killed my sister, i understand i'm going to jail for that. i understand that. this is the last thing i wanted to happen, okay? all right?
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i don't [ bleep ] care. i'm going to hold you down. >> the chp said accidents like that are preventable. >> unfortunately people make a conscious choice to use their cell phones or to create another distraction while they're driving, and unfortunately we see the tragedies of these events. >> sanchez is now in the merced county jail booked on charges of vehicular manslaughter, and suspicion of driving under the influence. carolyn tyler, abc 7 news. palo alto woman has been arrested accused in a drunk driving collision that killed one person, and injured another. 53-year-old vera spillman faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and causing injury while under the influence of the police say she was driving a car when it drifted and hit a car. her car was then hit by another vehicle. the accident happened saturday night in the 3300 block of el camino real. niles canyon is closed and likely won't reopen until 6:00
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tonight because of a fatal accident. it happened just after 12:30 this afternoon. no details about the accident have been released thus far, but take a look at our drive time traffic map. niles canyon road closed from mission boulevard in fremont to main street in simole. four people escaped injury after their single-engine plane crashed as they landed at the hayward airport this morning. the nose gear just collapsed when the plane touched down on the runway. the plane skidded to a stop. sky 7 flew over the accident just minutes after it happened. there was minor damage to the plane and it was towed away for repairs. we're learning more about an early-morning shooting in san jose. police have someone in custody. matt keller talked with police about the investigation. >> reporter: santana row in san jose bills itself as the ultimate destination for style. but today many unusual visitors,
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san jose police officers armed with rifles and s.w.a.t. gear. >> there were shots fired in an apartment. they're trying to secure the area and we can't go in until they do. >> reporter: santana row security called police after they were contacted by several residents in the apartments. >> the call was that neighbors heard gunshots coming from what they believed was inside one of the units. it appeared that a bullet had passed through the wall from one unit to another. >> reporter: officers arrived not knowing what they were facing. they evacuated several units around the townhome where the shots appeared to be fired in. police made contact with the two men inside. >> he said he was fine and would come out. >> reporter: no one was hurt in the shooting. officers detained two men and ended up arresting one. no word on the charges. workers at pete's coffee had to delay opening up until they got the all clear. >> i'm glad they're here, because i know that we're safe. >> reporter: san jose police are looking into whether alcohol or drugs were a factor. police are also not releasing right now whether or not they
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believe the shooting was indention al or accidental. matt keller, abc 7 news. a hazmat evacuated the extended stay america in san jose today. firefighters say it turns out the source of the hazmat was pepper spray. one person was treated at the scene. 29 people on the first floor were evacuated. castro valley police do not suspect foul play after a man was found dead near redwood canyon golf course. emergency crews searched for 3 1/2 hours before they discovered the body. a hiker first reported seeing the body at 6:30 last night. the victim's identity has not yet been released. now, your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. after a very warm weekend, we're off to a cool start this week. you can see we have fog back at the coastline which is providing the cooling. we have a mixed bag in terms of a temperature change. significant cooling in the
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inland areas. temperatures right now, 7 to 20 degrees cooler in many inland areas than we were this hour yesterday. some locations near the coast are a degree or two milder than they were at this hour yesterday. here's the view from the emoryville camera looking at low clouds about to overtake san francisco where it's 66 degrees right now. mid-80s at san jose. half moon bay 62. check out the fog at the golden gate as we look at more temperature readings. 72 in napa. 81 novato. 78 concord. 88 at livermore. this will be our pattern. the fog surging across the bay. by 9:00 or so we'll see fairly cool conditions in most locations. tomorrow morning, fog around the bay and near the coast. early morning lows in the mid-50s. how warm will it get tomorrow? we'll have a look at the accuweather forecast in just a few minutes. >> spencer, thank you. lightning could be a big
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problem for firefighters battling that wildfire burning near yosemite national park. that fire in the sierra nevada foothills is 50% contained but officials say it could take another two weeks to fully surround it. 63 homes and 68 other structures have been destroyed. about 1,500 structures are still threatened. a grass fire that burned near gilroy is now 70% contained. the fire has burned about 150 acres since it broke out yesterday afternoon. it's in southern santa clara county. chevron settled another series of complaints that stem from the 2012 refinery fire. the smoke sickened about 15,000 people. a corroded pipe was blamed for the fire. chevron will upgrade its facility. chevron settled other claims brought by people who were hurt by the smoke. it also paid $2 million in fines
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and restitution as part of a criminal case. protesters blocked the front gates of richmond refinery this morning. they're demanding a halt to the company's transmountain pipeline in canada. the protesters secured themselves to oil barrels in a mock 12-foot-long pipeline. it would triple the capacity of the pipeline that runs from edmonton and calgary to british columbia. b.a.r.t. is showing off its new train cars, part of a last stage of testing before they officially go online in the fall. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony went along for the ride and joins us with the dublin pleasantton station. laura? >> hi, larry. until now, the pilot cars as they're calling them were confined to the test tracks, or if they were tested on the main tracks that was done in the overnight hours when the system was closed. starting today, those cars will
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be tested on the main tracks. although they will not carry the public for at least a couple of months. though they're not quite ready for primetime, b.a.r.t.'s new train cars will be arriving soon. as soon as one more round of testing during normal service hours is completed. on this test run, there were a couple of rough stops. but for the most part, the trains are quieter and smoother than the current fleet of 40-year-old cars. there are fewer seats, but only about two less than on the current cars. and there are three doors on each side instead of two. >> i think overall, the customer experience on these cars is going to be a lot better. i think people are going to appreciate the three doors, which means the trains will be able to load and unload a little bit quicker. the seats are comfortable. you know, it's a nice car. >> reporter: now, after the
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final round of testing, b.a.r.t. will begin integrating the new cars into the existing system, hopefully they say by september. you won't see the new cars mixed in with the old cars, you'll see a train that is made up entirely of new cars. that's what riders can expect. larry, ama? >> laura, these cars were first delivered more than a year ago. why so many delays? >> reporter: well, b.a.r.t. acknowledges that there have been a lot of delays, there have been some glitches, and they say they have had to make 3,000 software modifications, that is to get the new cars which were delivered from overseas to work with the current computer system. so that's just one of the issues. another is that they came in, the test cars anyway, at about 2,000 pounds over the weight that was expected, or was outlined in the contract. b.a.r.t. is insisting that that extra weight will not cause any problems with service, or the
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infrastructure of the system, but it is something they are working with the manufacturer with to try to reduce that weight going forward. >> laura, thank you. laura anthony live in dublin. late night muni metro riders will face deltonight. every week night for the next month because of subway closures. starting at 9:00 the metro will close between em bard der oh and portal station. the tracks will be closed at night and all day on weekends, bus shuttles will be provided. baseball gets unionized. who's part of the deal. i was immensely gratified when immediately afterward the rest of the world redoubled their commitment. >> former vice president al gore bringing his fight against climate change to the bay area. and off leash versus on leash. the ban at bay area parks that some people want to see overturned. at 4:10, the first live look
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at the afternoon commute. this looks like the approach to the bay bridge. and the metering lights. the metering lights are obviously off because there's no traffic. looks like a breeze into san francisco this afternoon. enjoy it while you can. back with more on abc 7 news at 4:00 right after the break.
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former vice president al gore has brought his fight against climate change to san francisco. gore answered a question about president trump pulling the u.s. out of the paris climate accord in a forum that was streamed live by the commonwealth club. >> when he did make his speech, i was deeply concerned that
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other countries might have used it as an excuse to pull out of the paris agreement themselves. but i was immensely gratified when almost immediately afterward, the entire rest of the world redoubled their commitment to the paris agreement. >> gore's latest movie on climate change will premiere tonight called "an inconvenient sequel: truth to power." his first film debuted more than a decade ago. celebrating a victory today more than 500 cafeteria workers at facebook have voted to join a union. >> that vote is expected to lead to higher wages and other benefits. abc 7 news reporter david louie near facebook in menlo park. david? >> reporter: well, larry and ama, you know across silicon valley you can find employees who commute here from the san joaquin valley. you can also find workers who
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work two and three jobs just to make ends meet. the campaign to organize them is gaining both traction and momentum. a 500 cafeteria workers at facebook gaining union recognition puts the service employees to over 5,000 who have successfully organized. that puts the campaign by the group silicon valley rising just over its halfway goal to unionize 10,000 workers. jesse was part of the organizer for 150 workers last fall at cisco, where she's been a barista for three years. she said it's difficult to survive in silicon valley. >> i know sometimes my co-workers might have two jobs. they have to support their kids, everything, you know. it's very hard. >> reporter: these are photos from a number of organizing rallies, since they started the campaign three years ago. in that time, it has paved the way for 3,000 security offersers to join united service workers west and 1,000 shuttle
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to become taeamsters. they're going from $12 to $17.48 an hour, plus se bat cal for workers. >> it shows there's a trend toward increasingly allowing the workers who are the poorest paid, the least well compensated and don't have good benefits, to get the essentials that they need to survive in silicon valley. >> reporter: success is leading to organize others. >> i want to help other people organize. and organize themselves. i know this is a big -- like a big community. so people need to come together to help organize other people. >> reporter: in menlo park, david louie, abc 7 news. looks like the end is near for one of microsoft's most iconic and beloved programs. microsoft paint has been bundled with every version of windows since 1985, but that drawing program has reportedly been deemed as deprecated in the next update. a fancy way of saying it's not
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an active development and probably going to be removed down the road. the designation not a surprise. this year microsoft introduced paint 3-d in a bid to transform the program. an oakland native and america's oldest man has died. clarence francis matthews was 111 years and 82 days old. he lived through both world wars and supported his family during the depression. he outlived two ways. he passed away saturday in riverside county surrounded by his family. the solar eclipse will happen four weeks from today. you'll need to be in oregon or one of 13 other states along a 70-mile wide path to see the total eclipse on august 21st. we'll still see a partial eclipse of about 75% of the sun obscured by our moon. abc news space and science center today they're planning an eclipse watch party.
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>> even down here, we expect big crowds, with this kind of a thing. it just attracts people like no other events really. its an amazing shared experience. even the partial eclipse here. it's thrilling and awe-inspiring. >> the watch party is free, starts at 9:00 a.m. the eclipse peaks at about 11:20. they'll have their telescopes trained on the event. nasa's hubble space telescope has captured one of the smallest moons in the solar system. this tiny moon appeared. it looks like the gravitational pull of mars is tearing it apart. the moon will crash into the red planet within 30 to 50 million years. >> i'll set my watch. >> definitely. >> not something we're going to have to worry about, unless something changes dramatically. that's really the long-range
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forecast there. >> much longer range forecast than i can provide. >> why don't we focus on the next seven days. >> let's do that. here's live doppler 7. sunny skies everywhere except right along the coastline. whereas you can see, we have a fairly prominent marine layer right now that's providing us a little bit of welcome cooling from the high temperatures we saw over the weekend. this is looking westward frl the low clouds stacking up at the coastline. these are our forecast features. foggy conditions at the coast and bay overnight. warmer pattern begins on wednesday. and it will be mild to warm in the, well, all the way through the weekend into early next week. we're looking at a temperature range from 62 degrees the coolest of the current readings at half moon bay to 88 degrees at livermore, the warmest location currently on the map. overnight, we'll see fog moving from the coast locally across the bay, and inland. low temperatures will be mainly in the mid to upper 50s near the bay and inland.
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near the coast low 50s overnight. early tomorrow morning we have a mix of low clouds and few high clouds. temperatures just about everywhere will be in the 50s. by noon, we'll see mostly sunny skies with the fog pulling back to the coastline. temperatures beginning to climb a bit. by late afternoon, upper 70s around the bay. low 60s on the coast. gradual cooling into the evening hours. more specifically, looking at highs tomorrow, 63 degrees at half moon bay. 66 here in san francisco. up in the north bay, 78 at napa. 78 at fremont. the inland east bay will warm into the mid to upper 80s. south bay 81 at san jose. 86 at morgan hill. on the beaches tomorrow we'll see partly cloudy to partly sunny skies with a bit of a sea breeze up to 15 miles per hour. high temperatures generally in the low to mid-60s, although up to about 70 at santa cruz. in the afternoon highs on thursday, we start moving up toward 100 degrees in the
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warmest spots to the north. inland and east bay locations as well, just about that warm on thursday. on friday, rather. then on saturday, we'll see slight cooling with inland highs reaching only into the mid to upper 90s in most locations, but probably up to about 100 at clear lake and cloverdale. the seven-day forecast, again, mainly sunny skies. just a little coastal fog. maybe a few high clouds early tomorrow morning. we'll see high temperatures pretty steady range once the warm-up begins on wednesday. inland highs generally in the low to mid-90s. wednesday through next monday, around the bay, look for highs generally in the low 80s. not much variation from day to day. it's going to be mild to warm. and that's what you might expect this time of the year. >> perfect. >> call it summer. >> call it summer, there you go. >> thank you, sir.
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fans go crazy for warriors star steph curry in china. to give you a glimpse at what he's up to over there. remembering princess diana, the touching exhibit about the late princess. at 4:22, here's a live look at the traffic situation in san jose. this is 101 southbound, backed up as always. car pool lane is moving, though. 880 over the top moving nicely as well. at at&t, we believe in access.
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personal items are on display at buckingham palace this summer. it includes photographs of her sons, prince william and prince harry, diana's school trunk and a box of cassettes with classics by lionel richie and elton john, and a special place on the desk. also on display a silver cartier calendar given to her by president ronald reagan. just like here in the bay area, cheering crowds keep
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appearing in china to greet warriors superstar steph curry. curry touring asia for a third year in a row serving as a spokesman for under armour. his latest stop in china'schinas province. >> it's been a really cool experience. we tried to get more immersed in the culture of each city, and try different things in our down time. last night, going to get some hot pots, things like that, where you can understand exactly the characteristics of each city that you're going to. >> good life being steph curry. he also met with youth basketball players in the area. and visited china's capital beijing over the weekend. what about curry's teammates? kevin durant, he's in new york with a message of, if you build it, they will ball. in new york city, look at that, big mural up there. he unveiled a renovated basketball court on manhattan's
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lower east side. durant's charitable foundation paid to upgrade the court. not orange and blue of the big apple knicks who aren't very good. jared kushner was on the hot seat today. >> i did not collude with russia, nor do i know if anyone else in the campaign who did so. >> the president's son-in-law says he has nothing to hide. plus, new developments in a deadly human trafficking case in texas. the horrific conditions the victims faced inside the tractor-trailer. where ten people died.
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here are the stories making headlines at 4:30. an 18-year-old stockton woman is under arrest after a dui accident friday that claimed the life of her younger sister. sanchez was live streaming on instagram while she drove, and was still live as she stood over her sister's dead body. firefighters are gaining ground in containing
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california's largest wildfire. it's burned more than 76,000 acres and is now 50% contained. world news tonight about two jordanians killed. what led to the shooting is still under investigation. back in the u.s., president trump's son-in-law and close adviser jared kushner said he has nothing to hide in the contacts between the trump campaign and russia intensifies. megan hughes is live with the details. megan? >> reporter: ama, good afternoon. kushner, who rarely speaks publicly, really embracing the spotlight today. his message, number one, he is cooperating. number two, he says the president's win had nothing to do with russia. after more than two and a half hours, jared kushner emerging from his meeting with the senate intelligence committee, upbeat. >> how did the temperature go?
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>> very well. >> reporter: wasting no time stepping in front of the cameras back at the white house. >> let me be very clear. i did not collude with russia nor do i know if anyone else in the campaign who did so. >> reporter: the president's son-in-law trying to control the narrative from the outset, with an 11-page statement detailing his meetings with russians, including that meeting with donald trump jr., former campaign manager paul manafort and a russian lawyer reportedly linked to the kremlin. kushner said he didn't know who would be attending. he also gave more details with the russian ambassador and russian banker, meetings he didn't initially disclose. >> i have not relied on russian funds for my businesses. and i have been fully transparent in providing all requested information. >> reporter: senator ron wyden says kushner has concealed financial information in the past, and there should be no presume sgs kushner is telling the truth. others argue the transcript of
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the interview should be public. >> we should make everything as public as possible. >> reporter: kushner will be in the hot seat again tomorrow appearing before house investigators. donald trump jr. and paul manafort are also expected to answer questions in the days to come. on capitol hill, megan hughes, abc 7 news. amay? >> megan, why was this meeting done behind closed doors? will anybody be testifying publicly? >> reporter: that's a very good question. here on capitol hill, it is customary and really seen as a courtesy when it's a member of the administration, someone who works at the white house at this level, for them to come in and do these sorts of behind closed doors interviews, at least initially. now, when it comes to donald trump jr., and paul manafort, they were actually invited to testify publicly at a hearing this wednesday. they're now negotiating to do these behind closed door interviews, also to provide documents and to generally cooperate. now, members of the committee have been very clear they still
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reserve the right to subpoena them if necessary down the road. ama? >> megan hughes live from washington, d.c., thank you megan. on the eve of a senate's critical vote on republican efforts to repeal obamacare, president trump turned up the heat on gop lawmakers. the president today called on republicans to repeal and replace the affordable care act, saying they failed at their jobs. the senate is poised to take a procedural vote tomorrow to advance the bill, but it's unclear if republicans have the simple majority needed to pass the motion. >> so far, senate republicans have not done their job in ending the obamacare nightmare. they now have a chance, however, to hopefully, hopefully fix what has been so badly broken for such a long time. >> now, also unclear is what version of the bill lawmakers will actually be voting on, with republican senator john mccain remaining at home after a cancer diagnosis, the gop can only afford to lose two votes.
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a tenth person has died after a case of human smuggling in san antonio. up to 100 people were found inside a tractor-trailer. >> today the man authorities say was driving that truck appeared in federal court. abc news reporter is with us with the latest from san antonio. >> reporter: immigration agents say as many as 100 undocumented immigrants were crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer, the air conditioning not working. parked outside a san antonio walmart. dozens suffering from the intense triple-digit heat. i woke up and wanted to run, but felt faint so i fell. i was very weak. today the driver, 60-year-old james bradley of florida, was in federal court. his criminal complaint detailing the treacherous journey that left ten people dead. one person onboard telling investigators that there was a hole in the trailer wall to provide ventilation, and they took turns breathing from the hole. people were hitting the trailer walls and making noise to get
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the driver's attention. but federal investigators say bradley never stopped. also according to the complaint, the driver told authorities he did not know anyone was in the trailer until he got out of the truck at walmart. saying that he opened the trailer after hearing banging inside. and apparently did not call 911, even after he found out at least one person was dead. >> these people were in that trailer without any signs of any type of water. so you're looking at a lot of heatstroke, a lot of dehydration. >> reporter: the immigrants were reportedly from mexico and central america, and the complaint says that they paid thousands to get to san antonio and other destinations. one saying he paid $5,500 to cross into laredo and be smuggled. officials say 30 people, including 2 people were returned to the hospital, some suffering from traumatic brain injuries. a walmart employee called 911 when he spotted a disoriented man who was desperate for water. that suspected smuggler james bradley could face life in prison or the death penalty.
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they're continuing to search for anyone involved in this operation. in san antonio, texas, abc news. there are two new developments in the police shooting death of an unarmed yoga instructor by a minnesota police officer last week. the is providing an attorney. the uproar over her death has led to the fake street sign reading, warning, twin city police easily startled. state investigators say minneapolis police officer muhammad noor shot justine after being startled by a loud noise. a chain saw attack in a northern swiss town. the attacker escaped into the woods outside the city where he lives. the suspect launched his rampage at a local health insurance
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german border. two people were seriously hurt. at least 100 police officers are searching for the 51-year-old suspect. authorities say the incident was not an act of terror. very sad day for the family of 11-month-old charlie guard. they're giving up a court fight in britain to keep their son alive. he suffers from a rare disease that causes irreversible brain damage. the hospital argued the baby should have been allowed to die with dignity. charlie's parents wanted to get experimental treatment in the united states. they said new tests show that treatment would not help at this point. that time has run out. >> we've decided it's no longer in charlie's best interest to receive treatment. we will let him go. and be with the angels. >> charlie could die in a matter of days. he's not expected to see his first birthday on august 4th. >> so sad. they tried so hard. >> they did. well, other medical news. the big news giving hope to aids
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patients. what medical researchers have discovered. plus -- >> severe weather continues to pound the country. i'm abc's maggie ruly, we'll have the latest from the southwest, and here in the northeast, coming up. i'm spencer christian. here comes the cooling fog. but not for long. the cooling part not for long. another warm-up is about to start. the forecast coming up. i'm michael finney. ask finney is just ahead. just post the #askfinney and i'll answer your questions h who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california
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dangerous weather continues to rip across the country from arizona to pennsylvania, flash floods and high winds have destroyed neighborhoods. abc news reporter maggie ruley with the latest. >> reporter: severe storms continue to hammer much of the country. flash floods are once again ripping through arizona. submerging cars in apache jupgs. pounding rain continues to pummel the northeast. in bradford county, pennsylvania, the water rose to dangerous levels in just minutes. >> don't panic. >> reporter: the rush of water so powerful, it tore apart houses. >> it was a little different. a river all the way around us. things started cracking. >> reporter: in maryland, high winds leveling neighborhoods. tossing people's bedrooms right
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into their front yard. >> things hitting the house. >> reporter: and leaving thousands without power. parts of new jersey remain under water. firefighters desperately pumping water out of flooded areas. and in the midwest, the fox river's record-breaking rise is finally receding.% >> we just stood here and we're kind of like, oh, my god, when is it going to stop. it just kept raining and raining. >> reporter: just as the nearby rock river threatened to overflow. expected to rise 2 feet over the next few hours. storms in new york bringing more heavy rain to the northeast. another storm is threatening the southwest with even more flash flood warnings. and on tuesday, we expect to get another severe storm that slams into the upper midwest. maggie ruley, abc news, new york. a storm is bearing down on vietnam. this is nasa satellite image of tropical storm sanga along the coast of vietnam. sanka is expected to strengthen
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as it makes landfall on the northcentral coast. warning and watches are up for the entire country. we have calm conditions here in the bay area. deepening marine layer has brought significant cooling in most locations around the bay area today. skies are sunny over the bay, as we take a look at conditions. san francisco this evening for the giants game at at&t park, pirates, game time 7:15. partly cloudy skies under bright sunshine at 7:15. and then partly cloudy skies under darkness by about 10:00 tonight, dropping into the mid-50s. fog moving beyond the coast, low temperatures in the early morning hours will be in the mid to upper 50s. high temperatures tomorrow in the afternoon will range from low 60s, to upper 80s inland. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. tomorrow will be much like today. a bit cooler than average. but we'll see temperatures moving back into the 90s.
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low to mid-90s through the remainder of the seven-day period. >> thanks, spencer. hope for a cure. the 9-year-old hiv patient who was beating the odds. i'm michael finney. how do you know if you're getting the best deal from your mechanic? or raw i work overtime when i can get it. i need my blood sugar to stay in control. so i asked about tresiba®. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ tresiba® is a once-daily, long-acting insulin that lasts even longer than 24 hours. i need to cut my a1c. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ tresiba® works like my body's insulin. releases slow and steady. providing powerful a1c reduction. my week? hectic. my weekends? my time. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ i can take tresiba® any time of day. so if i sleep in, and delay my dose, i take it as soon as i can, as long as there's at least 8 hours between doses. once in use, tresiba® lasts 8 weeks, with or without refrigeration,
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a sign of hope for people with hiv. a 9-year-old south africa girl has surprised aids researchers as she continues to show no symptoms of the hiv virus. >> the girl was born with the virus but received early treatment. the case was presented today at the aids conference in paris. the implications of her early treatment. >> ama, there have been other cases where treatment didn't work or the virus eventually reappeared. now, this case is rare, but it seems to suggest that babies who are infected and treated right away may some day not need a life of treatment. at the aids conference in paris, it was reported that the number of people living with hiv is startling. according to the united nations as of 2016, more than 36 million
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around the world. only about half ur able to have access to treatment. the results of one of the most promising studies came out today, a 9-year-old south african girl was diagnosed when she was only 30 days old, a newborn. treatment began at 8 1/2 weeks, then continued for a total of 40 weeks. >> went on treatment for about 40 weeks. and then treatment was interrupted. and the child has had undetectable viral load until now. >> reporter: the child was part of a clinical trial to see the effects of treating hiv positive babies in the first weeks of life. today it raises the possibility that treating babies early could prevent them from taking hiv drugs their entire lives. >> it doesn't have specific relevance to infants in san francisco, but you're right, throughout the world, there are many, many millions of infants who become infected. >> reporter: researchers say other unknown factors may have contributed to the child's remission. >> i think the challenge is to
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try to pin down exactly what were the events that led to this, in this child, and what it is that's very special about this case. >> reporter: this is the third case of a child in remission using very early treatment. there are two somewhat similar cases in france and the united states. leeann melendez, abc 7 news. just days after revealing his brain cancer diagnosis, senator john mccain spent part of the weekend enjoying life with his family. senator mccain went on a hike with his pal joe harper and daughter megan. photos of the outing were posted on twitter. mccain announced last week he was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor. the 80-year-old plans to return to the senate but it's unclear when. michael finney is here answering questions sent to him via facebook, twitter and e-mail. when i take my car to a mechanic, how can i know if the estimate given and the repair
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suggested is correct and honest? >> that's a tough one, isn't it. okay. so the best way for you to check on this is to check online at auto and me.com. diagnose your car issues. find out what the issue your car has and only go to a shop that gets good reviews online. if you feel ripped off, i want you to file a complaint with the california bureau of automotive repair. i'll post both links, auto md, and the state agency online at abc7news.com. boy, it's tough. you never know, right? >> a good mechanic is worth his weight in gold. really. where's the best place to buy a car? >> wherever you can get the best deal. a lot of people say it's only here, only there, they're all wrong, it changes all the time. go online and check prices at edmond.com or kelly blue book, and look around online for the car you want. make some offers and take the best one. shopping for a car has never
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been easier than it is today. i've got to warn you, it is a large purchase and it is difficult under any condition, it's not an easy thing to do, that a good way to go about it especially if you don't like to bargain, e-mail out some quotes. this is how much i'll give you. what car do you have. they'll deal with you then. >> i feel like our landlords aren't getting maintenance done like fixing a simple light bulb. what can i do first? >> this is a landlord's market. even if it wasn't, they're allowed to be lousy at their jobs. here in america we're's all allowed to be lousy at our jobs. by law, however, they must keep your rental unit safe. so check in with the tenant's union and seek advice for little things. i've got to tell you, if things are basically okay, i wouldn't mess with them right now. you may find yourself out on the street. if you have a question for me, you can record a 15-second-long
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video, and you can also reach me through my facebook page and abc7news.com. also, find out if where you live, are there rental regulations. >> perfect. thank you, michael. if you have a can of bush's baked beans in the house, check the label. the manufacturer has issued a voluntary recall of three flavors because cans may have defective seams. that means they're not air tight. the product inside may be spoiled. it's brown sugar hick other, country style and original. i'll three have different lot numbers. to find out exactly what they are, go to abc7news.com. money may actually be able to buy happiness. sort of. a new study out today said spending money on time-saving services may result in greater life satisfaction. the study followed 6,000 people in four countries. they found those who paid others to do cleaning or cooking reported greater happiness.
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overall income did not make a difference. >> having money better than the opposite, i believe. why so many dog owners are against new rules about dogs in bay area parks and why e-mails from the national park service employee could be at the heart of the problem. dan's here with a look at what's coming up at 5:00. thanks very much. coming up, new at 5:00, a peninsula neighborhood in shock after a woman is accused of stabbing a man to death in burlingame. we'll have that story. this issues. >> a concert rescheduled and he can't go or get a refund. the warning the next time you buy a ticket. a south bay city is getting its first image makeover in 46 years. you might be surprised at how much it costs. those stories and a lot more when ama and i see you for abc 7 news at 5:00.
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coming up tonight in primetime on abc 7 at 8:00, t"te
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bachelorett bachelorette", including somewhere between at 10:00, and stay with us for abc 7 news at 11:00. new concerns over leash laws, bay area national parks, the issue is whether e-mails sent by a former park service employee had undue influence when it comes to where people can walk their dogs. kate larson explains how the proposed plan would work at one of san francisco's most popular dog walking locations. >> reporter: a fight for freedom in the canine world is picking up speed, as more than 40,000 people signed this petition to secretary of the interior ryan zinke that would restrict access for dogs to the marin and san mateo counties. >> people love to walk their dogs in open spaces. and the rules are ridiculously prohibitive. there's just no need for it. >> reporter: martha walters helped found the dog group and fighting the restrictions for years. >> here at the field, one
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proposal was to close down the east beach entirely to dogs. >> reporter: dogs are allowed on or off leash at east beach. but according to the proposal no dogs would be allowed here. in order to further protect wildlife, the park service would like to shut it down to dogs and right now, the grassy airfield is available to dogs on or off leash. but under the proposal the majority of the airfield would be only for dogs on leash or under voice control. central beach would be the only part of chrissie remaining to dogs off leash. >> i think we could probably use our resources better to -- than to police dogs, you know, in our neighborhoods. >> reporter: several dog groups filed a lawsuit against the national park service. in san francisco, kate larson, abc 7 news. get the latest news anytime with the abc 7 news app. download it for free and be sure
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to enable push alerts to get breaking news. abc 7 news at 5:00 starts right now. tonight on abc 7 news at 5:00, a settlement five years after an east bay refinery fire, the changes now being ordered. shock in a community after a woman was accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death. plus -- >> i paid for the whole thing. >> hard-earned money spent on a concert ticket for a show he can't go to. the warning you need to hear tonight. why some are calling fremont the safest community in the bay area. relief from our weekend warmth arrived today. but not sticking around for long. i'll explain in the accuweather forecast. live, where you live, this is abc 7 news. you know, if you've got a child who showed up in the emergency room with their asthma that day, i think you're going to be disappointed that there's not a bigger settlement. >> anger in the east bay tonight
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as some people think a settlement for a 2012 refinery fire isn't nearly big enough. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama daetz. chevron has just been ordered to pay $2 million for the incident in 2012. >> that fire in august of 2012 caused a lot of health issues, and a lot of anger at the company. >> it happened at the richmond plant and sent huge plumes of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles. elissa harrington has more of the reaction. elissa? >> reporter: this settlement includes changes to the refinery that would cost in excess of $15 million. this is the largest penalty in settlement in cal ocean's history, but for a company that's worth billions of dollars, a lot of people say this is not enough. and they don't feel any safer. this is the scene the bay area never wants to see again. august 2012, a pipe ruptured at the chevron rin

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