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on the tarmac during yesterday's imagine landing. the wheels on aeroflot flight collapsed and the plane burst into flames. why many passengers could not escape. >> the problem in this crash was that the back end of the airplane was on fire. and so the escape chutes, the escape doors in the back of the airplane were not usable. >> the plane was headed away from moscow. it was forced to turn back about half an hour into the flight and there were concerns about this particular russian made jet called the super jet 100. a crash involving the jet in indonesia in 2012. russia has struggled to sell it. experts are concerned about the plane's parts and maintenance. again, we're still waiting on the three theories what exactly happened in the crash. so we'll be watching throughout the morning for you. >> that's terrible. jessica, thank you. it is now coming up on 4:31.
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if you're just waking up to us, good morning. a quick update on your weather and traffic. >> good morning. remember that chance of rain we were talking about last week? there it is. you see bohemian highway, bodega highway. a light shower right now. if you look to the south, .03 of an inch of rain fell overnight. you can see it's definitely a little damp. we're looking north. temperatures running in the upper 40s to mid-50s. by 9:00 this is all, for the most part, over. the clouds will start to open by noon. even with any sunshine today, cool like yesterday. 60s for the rest of us. by 7:00 we'll be barely around 60 degrees. hey, alexis. good morning. just one incident on the board so far this morning. a couple more details for this
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crash on state route 237 merge, a crash involving a big rig and a sedan. thas one rear-ended in the situation and they do have emergency crews on the scene. again, just one lane blocked. right now no major delays. dublin to mission boulevard in the green at 14. 16-minute drive between highway 101 and cupertino. developing this morning drivers for uber and lyft are planning to strike in cities across the country this week including san francisco to protest conditions and payment. >> this comes as uber gears up for its ipo on friday. jobina fortson is live with when you might need to find a different ride. jobina? >> reporter: good morning. the strike is scheduled for wednesday and uber/lyft drivers have a list of demands, a livable wage and also a cap on the company's commission.
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drivers want to guarantee that at least 80% to 85% of proceeds from the car go to the driver. they feel their working conditions are geared to corporate level employees. the director of the new york et's investors are telling uber and lyft to cut down on driver income, stop incentives and go faster to driverless cars. while some are set to walk away with billions, some drivers will be left bankrupt. uber is the latest so-called tech unicorn poised to go public. lyft make its debut in march. several people rely on uber and lyft to come and go. for now reporting live from sfo, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. appreciate it, jobina, thank you. the alabama choir whose tour bus was involved in a deadly crash on highway 101 in brisbane early saturday performed in san francisco last night.
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they sang with heavy hearts thinking of the tragedy and a life lost. ♪ we shall overcome >> reporter: songs that today gained a new meaning for the aeolians performing tonight meant they overcame. >> i get emotional thinking about it, the fact that i really could not be here right now. >> reporter: holding hands and thinking back to this fiery scene less than 48 hours ago. >> we know all the words and study texts, but texts can't have the true meaning until we have the experience. >> reporter: their bus was involved in a multicar collision where chp says the driver of an suv, which struck the bus, was killed. >> that person left home and was on the way back home and never made it home. we know that they're truly
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grieving. to them we say our condolences are with you. we've been praying for you every single day. >> reporter: authorities identified the victim as 5 1-year-old kenneth bishop. a friend identified him in this photo and says bishop leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter. more than 1,000 people including mayor london breed attended the performance. >> today they sang with a different fervor. >> reporter: where many were thinking and singing about the miracle of life. 4:35 now. happening today in the east bay witness testimony begins in the deadly ghostship warehouse trial. master tenant derick almena and creative director max harris have pleaded no contest to all 36 counts of involuntary e defense tried to block the prosecution from allowing the
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mother of one of the victims to testify as well as one of the survivors claiming their emotional testimony would prejudice the jurors. happening today b.a.r.t.'s homeless outreach team will concentrate efforts at two stations in the mission district starting today. the team will focus on the 16th street and 24th street missions with the goal of relocating homeless people out and into social services and will try to put them into single home occupancy and connect them with church programs. there's a push to name the central subway for a woman who helped shape chinatown. some leaders say that's a mistake. will be handed out today. >> there is a spaciaex capsule its way to the international space station. first, it is 4:36. you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast.
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we'll go about three hours back and here is a look at live doppler seven. put it in motion and you can see it rotated off the coast and around monterey and up in the north bay where we're going to have our best chance the next couple hours of wet weather. as you head down 680 and on 24. we'll say fair for everything this morning because of the damp ness that is out there. let's take a look at our 12-hour planner for the north bay. by 7:00 for the most part the drizzle is over. it will be patchy. you can see the clouds opening at 9:00 and then a mixture of more clouds than sunshine with temperatures trying to get into the mid-60s this afternoon. the east bay, cloudy and we'll break out in a little sunshine. wel we'll be cloudy and will have a mixture of clouds and sunshine
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and low 60s for most of us, one de even though i ran the windshield wipers, the streets didn't seem too slick. >> they really didn't. hopefully that won't be an issue. it's been a while since we have had any amount of rainfall there. it doesn't take much. we'll see. we are very quiet as far as incidents are concerned. the san mateo bridge, still nice and light volume wise and i don't have any incidents to report along that stretch and mass transit off to a good start here, too. b.a.r.t. trains begin running at 5:00 a.m. so no delays yet. ace 1 is out on time. we did check in with them. they are having some gps tracking issues. that is not reflected on their website. they assure us everything is looking okay. vta, to simone, i leave the van gogh. to harrison, the wine collection. to craig, this rock.
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the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california.
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when i have an asthma attack... i feel like a fish with no water. learn how to prevent your child's next asthma attack. because even one attack is one too many. here's a broader look at the radar. you can see the area of low pressure spinning to our south drawing that moisture in from the east. normally we would expect it from the west. because of that low down to our south, we've got that counterclockwise flow. eventually it will pull all that moisture off the coast and away from us. we'll see partly sunny conditions and 62 degrees in monterey. 71 in sacramento. mid to upper 70s, chico, fresno. expect rain if you're heading to socal. 53 in yosemite and that's san
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jose but that's lake tahoe's forecast for mother's day weekend. a chance of showers friday and mother's day sunday. the spacex dragon capsule has arrived at the international space station ready to dock after it launched on friday. the so-called grappling process will take at least two hours. it's expected to begin at 7:00 a.m. nasa says a robotic arm will be used to attack the capsule. the cargo ship took off from cape canaveral late friday after a series of delays carrying 5,500 pounds of research, cargo and supplies that nasa says will help support dozens of investigations aboard the iss. a canadian astronaut will operate the robotic arm this morning. the entire crew will be helping in the process of unpacking all of the cargo. we'll be watching. back to you. a safety alert on boeing 737 max planes is not operational. now we are learning boeing
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failed to tell il deadly crash in indonesia last year. the safety alert warns about the malfunction in the lion air crash and the ethiopian airlines crash. the function was on in previous versions of the 737 but was switched off in the 737 max. boeing says planes can be flown safely without the alert. boeing says the alert will be turned back on before 737 max planes are flown again. a battle is shaping up over whether special counsel robert mueller testifies before congress in the coming weeks. in a tweet president trump said he shouldn't testify because the report he wrote was conclusive there was no collusion. a member of the house judiciary committee says mueller is tentatively set to testify may 15th. democrats and the special counsel are still negotiating and democrats are hoping mueller will provide more details about his investigation into russian
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meddling in the 2016 election. chinatown leaders and merchants are protesting the proposed name for the neighborhood's new subway station. a supervisor introduced a resolution to name it after an advocate and political activist rose pak who died in 2016. they say pak was a notorious power broker who put together political deals to further her own interests and not those of the people. the transit agency said it would cnsider feedback from the chinatown community. in the north bay results of a half billion dollar study which looks at ways to expand smart train service, expanding to napa and solano counties and connecting smart train service to amtrak. the cost would be a billion dollars. santa clara county will unveilew progrf waed ons. the eill l pein, no questions asl is to feaut t of
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felons. the giveback is aimed at trying to avoid accidents involving children. no money will be offered for the weapons. 15 bay area chefs, restaurants and bars are finalists and they include cory lee who is up for outstanding chef. others are nominated for best new restaurant. the james beard awards are handed out on "salt, fat, acid, heat." samin nosrat hosts that. she started as a food writer. we have a full list of bay area beard award nominees on our website. go to >> is it weird that it's 4:45 and i'm ready for a half rack of ribs and all the fixings? >> that is perfectly normal. >> i'm ready to go, mike nicco. >> it sounds yummy, doesn't it? anytime of the day.
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just have enough napkins. san rafael could be getting some drizzle now. looking southbound 101. morning drizzle and then some breaks in the cloud cover. a brighter and warmer weekend on tap. a look at the big picture. you can see down to santa barbara where the wet weather is gathering. partly sunny and cool conditions. the rest of us in the mid to upper 60s and look at the coast into san francisco, upper 50s to low 50s. tonight cloud cover comes back. there may be a little drizzle along the coast. we'll have a few 40s santa rosa
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up to clover dale. watch the blips as we never quite get rid of the cloud coveo today. you can see maybe a little bit of drizzle there. for the most part the best chance is this morning. increasing sunshine, increasing warmth tomorrow. wednesday near 80 and then the next area of low pressure comes in. thursday night to friday morning like we're seeing last night to this morning that we could have a chance of a shower. 70s, 80s and sunshine for the weekend. alexis? we're looking nice and quiet. here is a pretty empty richmond/san rafael bridge. as we all know that has turned into one of the toughest commutes once we get later into the morning due to that emergency road repair. a minor issue in the milpitas area. a two vehicle collision. they're working on getting a tow truck to the scene. no delays approaching that. thanks, alexis.
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get ready for new products from google. and the upcoming ipo will be good for amazon's jeff bezos. here are your "tech bytes." in today's "tech bytes" get ready for two new smart phones from google. >> expected to announce the release of two pixel phones at its developer conference which kicks off tomorrow. also on the way a nest hub max with a ten-inch screen and stereo speakers. your iphone's battery may not be as powerful as advertised. >> nine models fall short of apple's battery life claims. one model found to underperform by 51%. apple says it stands by its claims. and the richest man in the world is about to get even richer. >> amazon founder jeff bezos was an early investor in uber putting $3 million into the company. the company is expected to go public this week. bezos stake worth $400 million. >> smart man and i hear he's available. >> those are your "tech bytes."
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okay. >> didn't see that coming. >> no. just going to move on. a new sailing league hosts its first u.s. competition in san francisco. how the u.s. fared against international competitors. >> and check your freezer. there is a recall under way involving a popular frozen entree. the death-defying stunt in the anniversary of a bridge. let's take on the issues. let's call out the problems. >> let's face it. we have a trash issue here in san francisco. >> and find real solutions. let's have hard conversations. >> i feel that the community has failed people of color. >> and hear one another. >> we can use words. we don't have to use our fists. >> our concerns might be different, but we're in this together.
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if you're like me your car was a different color over the weekend. it started to turn lime green and, unfortunately, the drizzle this morning not enough to completely get rid of that pollen but look at this, the tree pollen is down to moderate. grass pollen's moderate. mold is still low and the uv index moderate today. hopefully you're not sneezing as much as you were last week. mike, tueecl of more than 2 million pounds of p.f. chang's frozen entrees. the chicken fried rice may
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contain milk which is not indicated on the product best buy dates. so far no illnesses have been reported. there's still a lot of confusion and frustration following saturday's bizarre finish at the kentucky derby. the horse that won the race, maximum security, was disqualified for questionably crossing into the lane of other horses. that meant a long shot country house went home with the roses instead. maximum security's co-owner says he's considering an appeal. he will see a replay of the suspected interference on thursday. even president trump weighed in. police are zeroing in on bicycle and pedestrian safety. extra officers will patrol intersections where bicycle and pedestrian-related collisions have been a problem in the past. they'll watch for drivers who speed, make illegal turns and fail to stop. the city is trying to end traffic related deaths by 2024.
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"avengers: endgame" has now passed "titanic" and is closing in on avatar's record earnings. its second week pushed "endgame's" total to $2 billion right behind avatar. so it took avatar 47 days to hit the $2 billion mark. "endgame" did it in 11. it's grossed $620 million. marvel is owned by disney, the parent company of abc 7. remember there was some inflation going on there as well. >> this is true. still amazing. our director saw this on opening weekend two times. >> twice, yes. >> and i thought that was crazy until i saw it this weekend and i get it. i get it, mike. >> really? >> it's really good. >> i'm sure there's a lot of things you miss if you just watch it once. >> oh, yeah. >> you have to watch it twice. lee was saying he went to a
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theater it was on every screen. there was no other movie showing at the theater. gives you an idea how popular it is. hi, everybody, i want to talk about the weekend. if you're looking for some warmth, cool weather at the coast. an onshore breeze will keep us 59 on friday. you see mid-60s to near 70 around the bay and mid to upper 70s as you move inland. saturday some 80s show up in clover dale and fairfield. mid to upper 70s in the east bay and in the south bay and even 70s showing up around the bay and then you can see by sunday nothing gets out of control but we're seeing warmth as we should expect in the upper 60s to low 70s. it will be warmer than last weekend. here is alexis. good morning, mike. our quiet morning continues. maybe a little bit of drizzle on your windshield today. so far that hasn't caused any issues and don't have many incidents to talk about this morning. getting out of tracy, no
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surprise you're heavy here. westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze, 17 minutes for you. 11 minutes across the bay bridge and southbound 101 san francisco to sfo in the green just ten minutes. competitors from different countries hit the water for sail gp. >> people gathered on the waterfront to watch the sailing competition. the u.s. was represented along with australia, japan, france and china. the teams race in f-50 catamarans capable of hitting 60 miles an hour. spectators said it was just a blast. >> sometimes you wonder if they're going to go so fast and go straight into the water or they pull up. it's exciting. they go fast. >> team usa came in fourth while australia took home fourth place yesterday. sail gp is a fledgling racing league. a daredevil balances himself on a slack line above the
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american river. ryan robinson broke a world record by walking across a webbing that stretched more than 1,900 feet between two bridges. robinson's feat was part of the 100th anniversary of the historic rainbow bridge. >> i couldn't even do the slack line in college between two trees. >> no. >> about a foot off the ground. more power to him. governor newsom wants companies sharing information about you to share the wealth. next at 5:00 a.m., the plan he has in the works. new video shows the frantic moments after a plane skids into a river while it landed in florida. also, michael cohen, the president's former lawyer, heading to federal prison this morning. he will talk to the media right before. we're awaiting that right now. plus, a final hurrah for san francisco's fire chief. the touching tributes from a retirement party for joanne hayes-white. i'm sister roma and i would like to say thank you to abc 7 for being such an amazing ally and friend to the lgbtq
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community. happy 70th anniversary.
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good morning, it's 5:00 a.m. on this monday, may 6. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. hi there, mike nicco. take a look at my day planner i'm putting together for you. we have some drizzle through the morning commute. and then partly sunny and cooler than average afternoon. let's see what's going on with


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