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. and 6.4 magnitude quake hits the island of taiwan this morning causing buildings to collapse, including this hotel, where over 100 people were staying. there are reports that some people are is trapped or missing. a frantic rescue effort continues three hours after the powerful earthquake struck in the middle of the night there. the epicenter and the bulk of the destruction is in the eastern city of hualien, about three hours from the capital of taipei. the news reports out of taiwan say hospitals are treating hundreds of patients and the south morning china post are saying at least two people have
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died. abs 7's jessica castro >> numerous rescue operations under way right now. the magnitude 6.4 quake is being blamed for partially knocking down this hotel. look at this new video we have, the associated press reporting that the ground floor caved in and in this video here, you can see people climbig out of the windows to get to safety. there are reportedly still people trapped inside. it's not just the only building that's seen damage. several high-rise buildings and roads have extensive damage. look at these pictures. you can see buckled roads there. the preliminary information suggesting the quake was about six miles deep. and listen here to an american woman who said she felt it nearly 100 miles away in the island's capital city. >> so, i am in taipei, on the
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northern side of the city. we were home in our apartment on the 12th floor. we felt the -- it's a modern apartment building. we felt more of a swaying than a jolt. >> important to know that most people were asleep when this quake hit. this also follows a 6.1 quake just two days ago. coincidentally today also marking the second anniversary of another 6.4 magnitude quake in 2016, which killed 100 people. >> jessica, thank you. the most devastating quake in recent taiwanese history was in 1999. i went there to cover the 7.6 magnitude shaker that killed more than 2400 people, destroyed thousands of buildings and left 100,000 homeless. taiwan is located off the southeastern coast of mainland china in aid seismically active zone that sees frequent earthquakes. the abc7 news app sent out push alerts after the quake hit. download the app and enable push
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alerts. the stock market is recovering just one day after the dow jones industrial average plunged nearly 1600 points. it was the worst single day point decline in history. the big board on wall street. you can see the dow is just down 74 points right now. it plunged more than that earlier at the open but then rebounded and that's where we stand right now. abc news reporter linda lopez has more. >> reporter: the snapshot after monday's jaw-dropping day on wall street, at the close the dow suffering its biggest one day point drop ever. stocks wiped out more than $1 trillion in an hour. in the last five days, the dow down 8%. rebecca jarvis says if you invested $1,000 in the market one week ago, today you would have closer to $920. >> if you put $1,000 into the market a year ago, you would
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have made of today $200 on top of that. >> meaning that money would still be ahead in spite of yesterday's losses. as for what caused the crazy ride, fear. the improving economy and wage increases have sparked fear that after a decade of rock bottom interest rates, the federal reserve will start hiking rates to prevent inflation. loans get more expensive and people and businesses spend less. greg mcbride of says the losses are just a healthy correction. >> there's this natural tendency to think, what's wrong? there's nothing wrong. the economic fundamentals are better now than they've been at any point for more than a decade. what you're seeing is profit-taking because of the fact that interest rates are going up. why are interest rates going up? because the economy is getting better. that's the big picture to focus on. >> reporter: experts say the best thing to do with your money is often the hardest, stay put. think about the long term. don't try to buy or sell because the markets are up or down. that's the best way, they say,
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to come out on top. reporting from the new york stock exchange, linda lopez, abc news. dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. as children, the white house chief of staff said dreamers are not a priority for deportation, even if the obama-era protections expire. john kelly says as long as an undocumented immigrant has no criminal record, they're likely to stay out of anyone's scope for a long time. kelly also doubts president trump will extent dreamer protections beyond march 5th because he doesn't think the president has the legal authority to prolong it. san jose, police are investigating a violent night that ended with three people dead. first a shooting at denny's in. lma and then at key's between 8th and 9.matt keller is live with more. >> reporter: police say they're
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unrelated but these two shootings overnight really stretched their resources. an ominous billboard sits above a car wash in san jose on key street. according to police, someone died there after being shot around 2:20 a.m. a man who did not want to be identified was in the area at the time of the shooting. >> i said, did somebody get hurt? they said, yes. i said, are they okay? and they said, no. so, then you kind of know that, you know, it was a fatality. >> reporter: police will only say the victim is a man. detectives and crime scene investigators were interested in this car about a block away from the car wash on humboldt street next to the spartan stadium complex. police are not saying how it's involved with the homicide or if any suspects have been arrested. >> this is too close to home. i've got kids, daughters. necessity go to school. i'm worried. pray to god nobody we know. >> reporter: san jose police
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were already busy when they got the call. at 10:50 a murder/suicide on first street and west alma avenue. a man shot and killed a woman and then shot himself. both died at the scene. >> we believe that it is going to be like a domestic violence-related homicide. >> reporter: the two homicides are the fourth and fifth of the year here in san jose. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc7 news. >> thank you. alameda county judge postponed a bail hearing for the driver charged in the christmas eve death of a highway patrol officer. muhammed ali is charged with first-degree murder. prosecutors say the 22-year-old was drunk and driving more than 120 miles her hour down interstate 880 when he struck a police cruiser, killing an officer. about aid dozen police officers traveled to dublin to attend a funeral for the widow. >> it's an opportunity for us to
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support roxie and her family as well as keep andrew alive. if this is a member of your family, you expect your family members to be the. >> also among those present was his partner, jonathan velasquez, who was interested in the accident. the suspect is expected back in court on thursday. the high-profile lawsuit involving self-driving cars tndz in san francisco with uber founder taking the stand. waymo says an employee who built the self-driving car stole trade secrets before quitting. the employee then formed his own self-driving truck company when uber bought. waymo says uber used the stolen information. the employee was later find for failing to cooperate with investigators. california's approach to wildfires has been essentially wrong. the report says instead of
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focusing on fire suppression, california should take control of controlled burns. >> i think we've seen a century of mismanagement. if you look at the difference in the cost for prescribed fire it's $200 an acre as opposed to $800 an acre fighting wildfires. >> the report claims there are 129 million dead trees in the sierra brought on by disease and five years of drought. first, hawaii, now the east coast, the false alert sent out this morning. democrats still waiting on a memo that requires the president's approval. the context it could give in a new controversy brewing between house republicans and the fbi. amazon on the rise. it's now the number one company in a major ranking. and this could be our sixth consecutive day with record high temperatures. good morning, i'm meteorologist mike nicco. let's see where we sit now compared to 24 hours ago. anywhere from 1 to 10 degrees warmer. look at these temperatures. already in the mid-70s in some
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neighborhoods. we may not stop until we get to 80. we may want stop for another three or four days. i'll talk about some big changes for the wee
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the man at the center of the controversy between house republicans and the justice department over the russia investigation is now telling his side of the story. president trump's former campaign staffer carter page claims the warrant used to surveil him was riddled with political bias.
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abc news reporter tara has more from washington. >> reporter: carter page says his constitutional rights were disregarded when the fbi obtained a warrant from the fisa court to spy on him. he's basing these claims on the republican memo released last week. it claims the warrant was on a do soier fussier funded aby the clinton campaign. >> if you think about our constitution, due process, freedom of first amendment rights, it was just shredded, the constitution. it was based on that dodgy dossier, which was a political stunt. which is unfortunate. which is false evidence. if you talk about obstruction of justice -- >> reporter: the fbi expected page was a foreign agent. the fisa court concluded the fbi met its burden and reapproved the warrant. he claims he never met or spoke to president trump. >> i never spoke with him since. i never spoke to him any time in my life. >> you've never spoken to donald trump in your life? >> nope. >> no e-mail, no text, nothing like that?
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>> never. >> reporter: less than two weeks ago president trump said he would be happy to speak with robert mueller. >> i would do it under oath. listen, i would do it volunteerry. >> reporter: his legal team advised against it. they fear he can perjure himself and would rather have the questions in writing. the president has five days to decide if he will make it public. tara palmari, abc news. another false emergency alert. people up and down the east coast received a tsunami weather on their phones from accuweather but it was just a test. accuweather sent out this tweet saying, the national weather service miscoded. the weather service has not responded to accuweather's claims. spacex founder elon musk is at cape canaveral, anxiously
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waiting for the launch of the falcon test rocket. it's scheduled to take place at 12:45 our time. the rocket is huge. at lift-off the heavy will become the world's most powerful rocket in use today with 27 engines providing 5 million pounds of thrust. that thrust is equal to 18 boeing 747 jetliners. even though the cost of the launch is $90 million. musk has a cavalier attitude. >> if the rocket succeeds or fails, it's going to be exciting. people are coming from all around the world to see what will either be a great rocket launch or the best fireworks display they've ever seen. >> ultimate goal is to orbit mars. there's only one piece of cargo on board, a cherry red tesla. the travel guide book company lonely planet says the redwood coast is the number one destination this reason.
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the reason, redwood national park, is causes to lose all track of time, including your cell phone signal. idaho is number two on the list. also on the top ten, cincinnati, minneapolis and kentucky bourbon country. fighting the backlash now over lady snacks. what doritos is saying after pep pepsi's ceo confirmed a less messy snack is in the works for women. a live look from our east bay hill camera looking across the bay. a lot of sunshine and warmth. maybe not quite as much as yesterday but we'll talk to mike nicco and get that firmed up for you in your accuweather forecast.
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good morning again. we're going to start with a beautiful picture of the golden gate bridge but it's a little breezy there as it was in our hills last night. that kept our temperatures up. one of the reasons why we're going to make a run for the sixth consecutive day at record high temperatures. my first accuweather highlight, dryer air also with that total sunshine and warmth. now, it will be cooler tonight because it won't be as breezy as it was this morning. this weekend we'll have a different kind of breeze that will bring us some cooler weather. for today, it's high pressure. notice the clockwise flow chasing all the clouds away from just about the entire state. that's why the entire state will be warmer than average. look for the asterisk. that 78 in san jose, record high. we'll go from 76 to 79 in the south bay. santa cruz at 75 degrees. most of the record highs today are up near 80 to 81. we're going to be just as warm as yesterday. probably without as many record
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high temperatures. about 75 to 76 on the peninsula. low to mid-70s along the coast until you get to the sunset at 69. downtown san francisco, a gorgeous 76 degrees today. we'll be around 76 to 80 up through the north bay valleys and along the east bay shore. 77 in richmond, record high. oakland, 75. fremont, 77. and open up to the east bay hills where it's 79 in concord and livermore, both a potential record high temperature today. doesn't look gorgeous in santa cruz. not too many people at the beach again. just like it was yesterday. let's talk about the beaches. the uv index is moderate. remember, it will reflect off that water and sand, so if you haven't been out in the sunshine for a while, wear some sunscreen. moderate pollen but that's getting more every day as more and more trees bloom and that glaring sunshine. if you have polarized sunglasses, you might want them on the bay. at noon, 76 to 72. a gorgeous evening on tap.
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upper 50s to near 60 degrees. the breezes will relax and that will drop us down to mid-50s by midnight. a lot of mid to upper 40s heading out the door tomorrow. oakland, san mateo, half moon bay, milder around 50 degrees. my accuweather seven-day forecast. that high pressure is dropping anchor and not moving. whatsoever. what it's going to do is keep us very warm. temperatures in the low to mid-70s through thursday. sea breeze kicks in friday as a cold front comes at us from the north. that will bring snow showers to the sierra saturday and sunday and bring us cooler breezes and temperatures back in the 60s for sunday and monday. unfortunately, it's going to stay in the sierra, not bring us any rain. >> too bad. thanks, mike. well, now to today's morning money report. move over microsoft. amazon is now the third most valuable company in the u.s. amazon's market value soared above $685 billion this morning, surpassing microsoft for the first time. its stock has grown 21% so far
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this year. amazon still trails behind apple, valued at $815 billion, and google's parent company, alphabet, valued at $750 billion. bud light is making good on a promise to philadelphia eagles fans. last summer an eagles lineman promised fans free beer if they won the super bowl. bud light promised to foot the bill. now that eagles fans are celebrating their championship win, bud light says it will pass out free beer during thursday's victory parade in philadelphia. fans 21 and older can redeem the offer at bars along the parade route. doritos for women may be a no go after all. the brand responded to backlash on twitter saying we have doritos for women. they're called doritos and loved by women. this is after the ceo of pepsico said men like to chomp down, and
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lick their fingers. the ceo said they're looking into quieter, less messy doritos for ladies. many called it a roadblock to gender equality. a puppy caught red-handed pawing at socks on a couch, but he's got a trick up his sleeve to get what he wants.
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a reminder. we're on 24/7 on the abc7 news app and today we posted about what you need to know about spacex's falcon heavy launch. if you're logging onto from your phone, download the app for the latest breaking news alert and tune in for our next newscast k abc7 news at 4:00. an air crew with the contra costa county sheriff's office was in the right place at the right time. they were in the middle of a training rescue when they spotted something down below. a calf got its head stuck in a tree. he h they landed nearby and the calf couldn't get out, so they broke that stump away to set the calf free. it's unclear how long it had its head stuck but the crew says it looked like it had been there for quite a while. the temptation, this bay area golden retriever named pork
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chop knows exactly what he wanted. he was determine he werd to get paws on the couch. the owner said no time and time again. pork chop wasn't going to give up that easily. he turns on the charm by looking at his owner with those sad -- >> oh, look at that. >> -- puppy eyes. why would you say no? maybe he was trying to take those dirty socks and take it to the washing machine. good dog. >> i have to get a dog then. >> right. from all of
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we have one to two fires a day and when you respond together and you put your lives on the line, you do have to surround yourself with experts. and for us the expert in gas and electric is pg&e. we run about 2,500/2,800 fire calls a year and on almost every one of those calls pg&e is responding to that call as well. and so when we show up to a fire and pg&e shows up with us it makes a tremendous team during a moment of crisis. i rely on them, the firefighters in this department rely on them, and so we have to practice safety everyday. utilizing pg&e's talent and expertise in that area trains our firefighters on the gas or electric aspect of a fire and when we have an emergency situation we are going to be much more skilled and prepared to mitigate that emergency for all concerned. the things we do every single day that puts ourselves in harm's way, and to have a partner that is so skilled at what they do is indispensable, and i couldn't ask for a better partner.
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>> welcome to whiz kids week where today our young players are about to learn that the pressure of final exams is nothing compared to staring down the barrel of a million dollar question. let's see if they're up to the challenge. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] welcome to the show. how are you guys doing today? you all ready? i know this guy is. from port washington, new york, please welcome back my man david gold. [cheers and applause] you know, by now, you have quite the following out here. >> yep. >> everybody's behind you. you're playing a great game. you're at $7,000, which is eight questions away from that $1 million, so you're playing really well, and you still have one more lifeline. you still have that 50/50 if you need it today. shall we get back to your game? >> yes, sir. >> all right, let's play "who


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