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proposition 11 "a common sense solution" to protect public safety. it ensures the closest ambulance remains on-call during paid breaks "so that they can respond immediately when needed." vote yes on 11. now from abc 7 news, live breaking news. >> the biggest names in the democratic party as well as media targeted this morning by potentially explosive devices. abc news obtained this picture of the one sent to cnn. all the devices have been intercepted in the mail. but the threat has law enforcement on high alert. thanks for joining us. i'm christian zee. journalists and major political figures found themselves targeted this morning in just the past hour, abc news confirmed former attorney general eric holder, new york governor andrew cuomo and former southern congressman maxine waters all received suspicious packages, as well. that's on top of other devices we learned about earlier this
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morni morning. in chappaqua, new york, a suspicious device was sent to the home of former president bill clinton and former secretary of state hillary clinton. the former president was home at the time. we're told he was never in any danger. in washington, d.c., a suspicious device was addressed to the home of former president barack obama. that device was intercepted before it ever arrived at his home. in new york city, a metal pipe with wires was discovered inside the time warner center, home of cnn. cnn anchors on-air, live and forced to evacuate. suspicious white powder was also found. and in florida, another device, that one addressed to democratic congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz. and closer to home, a scare at "the san diego union-tribune". it turned out to be a false alarm. senator kamala harris, though, has an office in that same building. the search is on for the sender of these packages. abc 7 news reporter maggie ruly has the>>eporter: the secret s intercepted suspicious packages
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addressed to former president obama and hillary clinton. the package addressed to clinton was sent to her home in westchester county, new york, and discovered late tuesday night. the package sent to obama was sent to washington, d.c., and intercepted wednesday morning. >> we are fine thanks to the men and women of the secret service, who intercepted the package addressed to us, long before it made its way to our home. >> the nypd bomb squads responding to suspicious package in the time warner center mailroom. the building that houses cnn. >> this clearly is an act of terror, attempting to undermine our free press and leaders of this country through acts of violence. >> reporter: the incidents come two days after an explosive device was found in the mailbox of a home owned by billionaire philanthropist and liberal political activist, george soros. soros, who donates to liberal causes, has been a target
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holding a sign who gets paid by soros or somebody, right? that's what happens. >> reporter: the white house released a statement condemning the attacks, saying law enforcement will take all appropriate actions to protect anyone threatened by these cowards. the head of cnn told employees that the building was evacuated out of an abundance of caution and they are starting to slowly let people back inside, but there is still a heavy police presence here in front of cnn headquarters, as authorities remain on guard, trying to figure out who sent these packages and if anymore were made. maggie ruly, abc news, new york. >> maggie, thank you. the abc news app first alerted you to the suspicious devices earlier this morning. download the app for free and stay up to date on this breaking story, as new developments happen, just be ensure to enable push alerts. other news now, federal agents have now arrived at the scene of that massive fire at a new housing development in oakland. the mysterious blaze marks the sixth fire at a construction site in the city in the past few ye arson.abc 7 news reporter
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hofid isll. >> reporter: hi, good morning, kristen. they're off to a slow start. look behind me, you can see we've got some officials, we have an atf agent heading in and some local officials look like they're about to launch a drone. atf agents have been arriving all morning. they're coming from across the country. there was a meeting this morning at 9:00 at the federal building. so they're just getting started. it does look like this is going to be a slow, but very methodical investigation. this atf agent from sacramento started taking pictures of the devastation in oakland first thing this morning. a national response team started ariving this morning. one agent came in from chicago. the agents are all here to help oakland investigators figure out why this fire started and if o.meone did start here is frorone view 7 of all the ground they have to cover. not only will they look and hear for clues, they also have footage from surveillance cameras to go through, and
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witnesses to question. as they do their work here, residents who live near the construction site at west grand be on the lookout, too. authorities have not said this was arson, but people seem to think it probably was, since this is the sixth fire at a construction site in oakland. residents say it could go up in flames again, so they will be diligent. >> more so, like, alert, kind of want to start looking around, walk out at night, see what's going on sometimes. >> reporter: the builder promises he will continue with this project. >> we'll be working very closely with all of the departments in oakland to continue the development and the building of this project. this project is not about the buildings, it's about people. >> reporter: neighbors of thirn won't ging rll he n fix it and it will be nice for the community. it's not a lot of things around here for people. and every time something gets built, it gets teared back down and gets burned down and i think it's unfair to oakland.
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>> reporter: the atf agents who are here on the scene who i've talked to throughout the morning seem to think that their supervisors and a spokesperson will be out here later today to brief reporters on the very latest and what they found and what their plan is. so stay with abc 7 news as we continue to follow this story. live in oakland, amy holyfield, abc 7 news. >> all right, amy, thank you. now you're looking at what firefighters faced as they battled a house fire that was sparked by the inferno at the construction site several blocks away that amy is at. flyi ining embers ignited two h. everyone inside managed to get out safely. neighbors described the embers as just raining down on them while they escaped from their homes. stay on top of the latest developments on the oakland fire with the abc 7 news app. it has enhanced live video features and personalized push alerts to get more of the news you want delivered to your phone in realtime. the diocese of san jose is expected to release and expand a
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statement today after a new report revealed hundreds of bay area catholic priests accused of child sex abuse. the report named 135 accused predator priests at the archdiocese of san francisco. 95 at the diocese of eoaklaoakld 33 at the diocese of san jose. in total, 263 alleged offenders. the san jose diocese tells abc 7 news it is heartbreaking to see the list of so many who have betrayed and abused innocent children in these horrific ways. it says it is reviewing the names on the lists and you can find the entire report by our dan noyes at abc7news.com. all right. we're going to shift gears. time to break out the short sleeves. it feels like the warming trend, mike, has started. >> it's definitely warmer outside already. let's take a look at some of those numbers. you can see, we're flat right now in san francisco and hayward. everywhere else, up to 7 degrees warmer. so where does that put us? if you're heading out right now, low to mid-60s in just about all of our neighborhoods, from 60 in
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oakland and pacifica to about 66 in brentwood. we've got 64 in san jose. let's take a look at what's going to happen as we look from our roof camera, some of that hazy sunshine out there. notice that flag there at pier 9, not really moving. there's not much of a sea breeze. with all of this sunshine, we're within 1 degree of average this afternoon. moving forward, oh, doesn't the beach look so inviting, so tranquil and peaceful? temperatures are going to keep rising. we've got 60s with, 70s, and 80s tomorrow. the first time the 80s returned. and look at, that even more 80s coming friday and the weekend. if ywa,t ast oneadar 90. i' talk abou that coming up.ris more news. >> mike, thank. this morning, the nation is waiting to find out the identity of the lucky winner of that $1.5 billion mega millions lottery. one single winning ticket was sold in simpsonville, south carolina, for last night's massive drawing. here are the numbers. 5, 28, 62, 65, 70, and the
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megaball, 5. and someone is a half million dollars richer in the bay area. a ticket matching 5 of the 6 numbers was sold at the safeway on tara bell street in san francisco. that's where we abc 7s reporter matt keller. >> reporter: did you wake up energy ho this morning hoping you won the mega millions jackpot? me too. time for a reality check. we most likely have something else in common. >> sorry, not a winner. i guess those weren't my lucky numbers. >> reporter: but someone did get lucky here in san francisco. a mega millions ticket matching five of six winning numbers from tuesday night's drawing was sold here. according to the california lottery, that person wins $562,472. >> yeah, pretty amazing. >> i would rather it be me, but good for them. >> reporter: it there must be something about safeway, at least in san francisco. just last week, an employee at a safeway in the marina picked five of the six winning numbers. the bakery clerk took home more than $1.9 million. theins may have inspired zack
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wolf and zack green to start buying their lottery tickets at the lucky retailer. >> we might jump on the bandwagon. >> that sounds like sound logic, considering it's completely irrelevant anyway, it's nice to have something to hold on to like that. >> if you didn't win the mega millions, you still have the powerball drawing tonight. that jackpot is worth $620 million. in san francisco, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> in an exclusive interview, apple's ceo tim cook opens up about coming out of the closet. the reason he went public with something he wanted to keep private. and the way one man's effort 10:00, nash is doing this. >> luckily, it happens at 10:00 and not 7:00. >> luckily, it happens at 10:00 and noproposition 11 solves two issues. first, it continues to pay paramedics while we're on break. second, it ensures the closest ambulance can respond if you call 9-1-1. vote yes on 11.
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proposition 11 "a common sense solution" to protect public safety. it ensures the closest ambulance remains on-call during paid breaks "so that they can respond immediately when needed." vote yes on 11.
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a fresno man trying to kill spiders with a blow torch ended up setting his parent's house on fire. more than two dozen firefighters responded last night and were able to put out the fire pretty quickly. no one was hurt, but much of the home was damaged. fire officials say you definitely should not use a employblow torch to get rid of spiders or otherpests. in an exclusive interview with cnn's christiane amanpour, in his position, it wasn't the right thing to do. >> i started thinking, you know, that is a selfish thing to do at this point. i need to be bigger than that. i need to do something for them. and show them that you can be gay and still go on and do some big jobs in life. that there's a path there. and so that is the reason thatty
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did it. >> but you're proud of it? >> i'm very proud of it. i am very proud of it, yes, absolutely. to me, it is god's greatest gift to me. >> and in regard to the trump administration considering a new move that would essentially undermine federal civil rights protections for the transgender community, cook says he believes everyone should be treated equally with dignity and respect. new this morning, some americans may not vote in the upcoming midterm elections because of concerns over hacker. that'sording a news survey from unisis security. 19% of people or have a high likelihood of not voting. 86% express concerns over the prospect of u.s. election voting systems being compromised by outsiders. construction in one san francisco neighborhood is affecting more than just well. the way one owner plans to fight back. we'll explain. and good morning again from
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the weather center. i want to open up the weather window and show you what i captured t cruz. the jelly fish clouds are back. a dry cold front rolled through. and you know what that means? no, not cooler weather, when you would normally expect with a cold
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"look what she's accomplished... she authored the ban on assault weapons... pushed the desert protection act through congress, and steered billions of federal dollars to california projects such as subway construction and wildfire restoration." "she... played an important role in fighting off ...trump's efforts to kill the affordable care act." california news papers endorse dianne feinstein for us senate. california values senator dianne feinstein
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now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> thought we would start with a gorgeous shot of the golden gate bridge. not too many people out there. now would be a great time. you've got sunshine, relatively clean air, still a little hazy, and looks like we have to go to a special report right now.
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good afternoon, president trump is about to address this series of devices suspicious devices sent to a number of prominent officials and former president obama over the last couple of days. you see the list of people who have received these suspicious packages. it includes george soros, the billionaire kplant ro mi philanthropist, debbie wasserman schultz, all who have been verbal targets of vocal critics of president trump. the white house have already called these acts despicable. the fbi, secret service investigating, the president has received a briefing from his national security team on the incidents. let's listen in. a moment to ta about today's news and the attempted attacks on president clinton, president obama, their
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families, public officials, individuals, and organizations. we cannot tolerate those cowardly attacks and i strongly condemn all who choose violence. i'm grateful to the secret service, as well as the local and federal law enforcement for all they do on a daily basis to keep us safe and encourage people across the country to choose kindness over hatred. i want to welcome you all to the white house, to reflect on the progress this administration has made in tackling the opioid crisis and more importantly, to look ahead at the work still to be done. we are here to talk about the continued actions we are taking to combat the opioid epidemic, which my husband will talk about in a few minutes. i must say, i'm proud of our president and the work being
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done in the white house, and across so many agency to help those affected by drug abuse and addiction. just last week, i visited thomas jefferson university hospital to learn about the maternal addiction treatment, education, and research program called matter. this program supports families and babies born with neonatal absence syndrome and providing mothers with the tools they need to help become successful parents. my campaign, be best, is committed to children on the many issues they face as they grow up. and sadly, drug abuse is one of that matter and demonstrate positive results for children. over the past year, i have traveled both nationally and internationally, learning about many of the programs offered through private organizations,
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schools, and hospitals, which are meant to help children and families, as they deal with drug addiction. what i constantly here is the need for support at all levels, law enforcement needs our support and the resources necessary to stop criminals from putting drugs on the streets. families need the resources to get treatment and care for loved ones. those who are addicted need the support and resources and guidance to know they are fighting aashamed. young mothers need the support necessary to not only beat thei to becomsos for treatment, but also need follow up care for years to come.
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i was honored to be part of a roundtable comprised of several experts at thomas jefferson university hospital that was convened to help with the design and implementation of a new initiative the department of health and human services is working on to measure the long-term health outcomes and needs of infants suffering from neonatal absence syndrome. as a nation, we must come togeig ts epidemic by providing aesrc longusband is in in fighting opioi abuse g ss par thk u a abeing part of the figh this epidemic. it is now my h the esident of the united states.
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[ applause ] >> i want to thank you very much, melania, i know how hard you've worked on this, and that's just one of many languages that you know, it's just amazing the way you can do it. thank you very much, darling. appreciate it. also, i want to thank mrs.ce g you have been just so terrific, working alongside of our great vice president and thank you very much, karen. really appreciate it. [ applause ] today's
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remarks by providing an update on the suspicious packages and devices mailed to current and former high-ranking government officials. the safety of the american people is my highest and absolute priority. i have just concluded a briefing with the fbi, department of justice, department of homeland security, and the u.s. secret service. as we speak, the packages are being inspected by top explosive experts and a major federal investigation is now underway. the full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice. we will spare noes expense in this effort. and i just want to tell you that in these times, we have to
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unify, we have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the united states of america. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you. >> i would say a very bipartisan statement, i can tell you from both sides, we both agree on that. this egregious conduct is abhorrent to everything we hold dear and sacred as americans. my administration will provide additional updates as they become available and i just want to thank everybody for their
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understanding. we are extremely angry, upset, unhappy about what we witnessed this morning and we will get to the bottom of it. we are gathered together today -- >> president trump condemning what he calls despicable acts, the targeting of several prominent officials, including former presidents obama and clinton with explosive devices, suspicious packages sent to a series of officials over the last 24 hours, including the former presidents, congresswoman m maxine waters and eric holder. i want to bring in our justice correspondent, pierre thomas for more on this. pierre, we know at least two of the devices, three of the devices, also the one sent to cnn along with the ones to the former presidents, live explosives. >> george, this is why all of these officials are taking this so seriously. and i think that's why you heard such a strong statement by the president. we don't know how viable these devices were, but i can tell you
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this. they contain explosive material. that from the nypd and the d.c. police chief, who just spoke a few moments ago. so, whatever this is, this person or these people who are sending out these packages have access to explosive materials and it is being treated extremely seriously, george. >> extremely seriously. do they assume that more are in the pipeline? >> my sources i spoke to earlier today were a concern, even when we just learned about the clinton package and also package to president obama, that more could be in the pipeline and that proved to be prophetic. law enforcement officials say today and over the next 24 hours, they will continue to look for potential packages coming into elected officials and others throughout the country, george. >> okay. let me bring in my senior white house correspondent, cecilia ve vega. to go on, the president says that threats of political violence have no place in the united states. a subdued president, what he calls angry, quite different from what we've seen on the
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stump? >> reporter: exactly, he's now saying, we have to unify and come together, but we have to say, we have no idea what the motive is or who the suspects is or are, but the targets -- all the common thread here is that these people are all frequent targets of or critics of the president. and frankly, also of very conservative political attacks. maxine waters is someone that the president repeatedly calls low-iq. cnn just at his rally on monday night, became the point of a chant that the whole arena stopped and shouted, anti-cnn slurs. so certainly, this is giving pause to journalistsand public officials here in this city, likely all around the coyes on president trump tonight as he heads to wisconsin for another political rally to see whether he tamps down this tone in the middle of this very george, of d midterm race. >> right now, the president determined to get to the bottom of this. he says the full weight of the government is now being deployed to find out who is behind these potential attacks.
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we're going to stay on top of it all day. you can follow us all day long on abc7news.com. and there'll be a full report with david muir. >> this has been a special report from abc news. >> all right.we interrupted our the abc news special report, of course, on this morning's discoveries of potentially explosive devices sent to top democrats, including former president bill clinton, secretary hillary clinton, and of course, former president barack obama. cnn, as well, will have a lot more on these developments as a search continues for who did this. today on and the abc 7 news app. we are going to extend the window of our normal newscast here to bring you the rest of our local news, including of course, meteorologist mike ni o nicco's weather forecast. >> hi, everybody. we'll jump back in at the golden gate bridge, where we left off. mostly sunny and seasonal temperatures. a warming trend that peaks
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saturday, cooler next week, but still no chance of rain. it's the number one question i'm getting asked on social media. mid- to upper 60s along the dos, san francisco at 68. same thing in san mateo, 69 in oakland, also in palo alto. 68 in santa cruz. everybody else, pretty much in the low to mid-70s in our inland neighborhoods. here's a look from the east bay hills, and you can see, just a lot of sunshine. a little bit of haze as high pressure comes in and starts to stagnate the area. low to mid-60s as we head through the lunch hour. that's everywhere. we'll go down to 60 at the host, a slight sea breeze there. 69 to 76 around the bay and inland around 4:00. and then we've got the moonrise at 6:51, right after it sets at 6:21. and we'll drop back into the upper 50s, the low 60s at 8:00 and mid-50s by

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