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tonight the fbi takes on apple. has silon valley gone too far trying to protect your privacy? >> department store footage leads police wanted for groping two little girls. >> and an arson suspect whose alibi suggests he didn't do it. >> and growing concern that the eeb yoel yoo crisis could strike here. it could be dangerous. >> the fbi takes aim a silicon
valley and laws he says are keeping agen in the dark. good eveng. >> i'm dan ashley. he said new laws may be required to break privacy technology contained in the iphone and other devices. abc7ews is live in cupertino at the headquarters of apple, one of the companies in the cross hairs tonight. >> that is right. they're in the cross hairs but so is google. fbi director says they're good companies responding to wha consumers want, but thinks both may be protectg the bad guys. two out of every three americans uses a smart phone, but the fbi is complaining is making it impossible for them to tap into datea.ome companies such as apple he taken a strong stand on consumer privacy.
silicon valley technology analysts think the fbi is going to face strong resistance. >> everything is going to make information available to the fbi you know for the sake of catching tiny percentage of the population. >> director james comb argues smaurt phoneses help criminals and called for a national conversation about law enforcement acss. >> we're strugglg to keep up with changing technology. >> this issue is going to come up time and time again the government wants more oversight into what they're doing but people are leery of giving that. >> apple's positions clear. ceo tim cook posted kwoek apple has never worketo create a
backoor in products and services and some userses say the access issue will be difficult to resolve. >> if using it inood thingses like i can see it being okay. but some people don't trust the government. and thingses out ofheir hands. >> when it comes do to things suchs murder or a serious case, it should be available to the fbior whoever is investigating. to get information they need. >> in san jose, abc7 news >> pice arrested a man accused of molesting two girls at two stores. the surveillance video of the man, abc7 news joins us live from police headquarterses with what she's learned. laura? >> lease are not releasing the identity othe suspect but it's being held on two felony counts of child molestation z
investigators think there may be more victims out there. >> i would say it's bold. >> police say the 20-year-old suspect showedin this video was arrested this morning. on the peninsula. >> today t man was arested in place of empyment. it's 20 owe 30 other employees, all dssed the same. >> investigators say the break came just hours after releasing a video from monday night. one from a local walmart, another from target showing th suspect after he allegedly assaulted two different girls within 15 minutes of each other. the break came en a berkeley community services ofgser stopped to get morning coffee and a 7-11 across the street.
>> by the time officers got there, the suspect fled >> thanks to piures including a license plate, police were able to track down the suspect and arrest him in work a few hours later. >> one of two men accused of setting fires is now free on $150,000 bond. he left jail this morning and spoke to abc7 news reporter nick smith. he says he s in the wrong place at the wrg time. he thanks those supporting him. >> i have love for everybody. to know that is what we know we're going to beat this. i know i'm innent. i just want to thank everybody.
>> the fire damaged or destroyed several homes andbusinesses. peterson. he admitted to set one fire >> a a.css the country there is growing fear the ebola virus can read. nurse nina pham is being flown to the hospital. the head of the cdc was on capitol hill today. lawmaks calling for new travel restrictions to west africa. the president calling up reserve troops to fight the outbreak in africa. we have team coverage for y on the ebola crisis let'start with you, please there is a new protocol in san fransco. tell us about that. >> that is right. dan. first of all ci all wants to
reiterate to the public there have been no reported cases of ebola here. like any other, they want frst responders to be prepared so starting tonight, 911 dispatchers here in the city will be asng questions to caller who's say they're very sick. questions like, do you have a high fever? aryou vomiting? wher have you been traveling? >> if there is any -- say an individual had beenn west afca and feeling sick in west africa, the dispatcher to s would say be aware you need to wear protective equipment when you go to this call because it's aossible case. >> last night, the mayor met with numerous department heads to make sure that the city is preparing adequate protocols. >> we have briefings from the
public health experts and have been in constant contact with state and federal officials to make sure we understand what the issues are and that we're responding appropriately. >> the city is inhe final stages to deal with ebola cases, including new training or retraining first responders. in 1995, a group of men released sarin gas in a tokyo subway station, sickening passengers after that, every member of the police force went through a day-long tining session on how to wear protective clothi. the training this time may not be as wide spread, but the city just wants to make sure that they're prepared for e possibility that there may be an ebola case they want everyone to know they are. >> we want peopleo sent out memos to employees. we're going to send something
out, a general press relse letting folks know this. >> a more present danger is tting the flu. advice is don't worry about ebola. get your flu shots. vic lee, abc7 news. >> nurses negotiating a new contract with kaiser have taken everything off the table and are demanding only discussing eebella safety and training. the nurses were joined by a vermont senator. abc7 news has the latest. vermont senator was in negotiation was kaiser, he is demanding proper training and gear for nurses in a last minute move,
california nurses' association made changes to demands. >> sother proposals are open the table. this is a tarringin. >> this evening, kaiser issued this statement. we communicated to the union we'll udy their proposal immediaty, asking they engage with us in a small group to work together on identifying ways we can best protect the staff. kaiser said its possibles have been training the emergency room staff. because rses want same protective gear and guide lines issued by the cdc. there have been no cases of ebola in california, still, nurses here say they're concerned. >> with two nurses now sick with ebola, we're all going to be possibly infected as well. >> nina pham isone of the nurse that's treated thomas duncan.
house speaker john boehner is on capitol hill supporting a travel ban on people coming from the affected couries. >> speaker boehner has his own point of view we need to look at how to make sure we address ebola in the countries most affected, develop health care systems, and treatment, and care and stop it. >> congress woman barbara lee is pushing for heangs on how to restore funding to the cdc after years of budget cuts. lee meets tomorrow with the nurses'union. >> we've posted a link of seven things you need to know. >> check that out if you have time. still aheadhere tonight, some very good news for north bay commuters the deal that ends the threat of a golden gate transit strike.
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in vallejo, crews are putting out a big fire. ere is evidence it could have been startedy squatters. two buildgs are being hosed down. >> a relief for commuters a strike affecting the golden gate bridg district has been called off. a short time ago, the district reached an agreement with the 13 unions, aerting the work stoppage, sayg the deal got done after the governor's office stepped in. >> wereached out to the governor's office last week. it seemed like negotiations had stalled the governor's office counselled us, gave us advice, we found that of benefit. >> both sides compromised on health care which had been the main sticking point. it still has to be ratified
>> san francisco is changing rules governing city soccer fields because of a viral video showing a confrontation between young people and tech workers. >> adults will no longer be able to pay to play for reserving the soccer field the city chaed the roles after this video surfaced of aust up between local kids and high tech guides from drop work. an employee has apologized saying he is quote, deeply sorry about the mission playground incident i care about the community but ak untilind a broader discussion on the steps of city hall. and in testimony before the recreation and parks commission. >> rec and parks should be funded by tax dollars.
>> they have come under criticism for revenue generating ideas. and charging nonresidents to visit the gardens. >> you t to provide low cost services and free services to communities. >> h says all of the kids are the priorities in this city. everyone agrees needs more open space >> from 7:00 to 9:00 you rent to adults. there are not community parks. our community does not have access to them. >> dozens spoke iluding kids in that viral video. and now here at the mission playground there is more community controls, including
free games every day from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m . in san francisco, abc7 news. >> city workers say they've been hit, spit on for doing jobs. they want authorities to do something about it. workers picketed outside of the hall of justice a showed examples of abuse. another worker says he wrote a parking ticket then got assaulted. . >> i fell on my face to see who is yelling he was behind me. a hot cup of coffee thrown in my face. knocked me out. >> the workers want the district attorney to pursue harsher charges. the san francisco district attorney's office says it files charges when it has evidence against an aggressor. >> if you're hoping this winter will bring an end to drought,
don't coun on it. saying today there is a t out of three chance california will be getting a near, or above normal amount of precipitation. however, if it's a wet winter, recovery is highlyunlikely. we can report tonight that is water leak in san jose has been bubbling up like this. the person reportg the leak on tuesday has now sent us this video showing water company crews out at work. they had to tear up a sidewalk. >> good to hear. every drop counts. >> yes. >> we're watching a little bit of rain here. >> that is true. >> there is more headed our way. we love sprinkles high clouds, skies are bright. because it's not cloudy. and here is how it looks from our roof top camera.
there are blue skies with clouds. mid-60s in oakland. 70 degrees in morgan hill. this view of the clouds it's cloudier in this drection as well. mid-60s now. 70 degrees in fairfield. 67 concord. 69 livermore. here is a look at lots of blue over the bay. cloudy tomorrow, there is a slight charz tomorrow into early saturday morning looks like a mild, dry rest of the weekend. a frontalsystem with cludz moving through the area. front will weaken approaching tomorrow but could produce just light scattered showers.
so we'll have passing hi clouds. later in the day, it could produce wet spots into saturday mosh morning. tropical storm anna moving towards hawaiia islands. looks like it's taking a track we'll keep tracking that for you. it's a look at the bay area, high clouds, clear spots, low temperatures d to upper 50s tomorrow, filtered sunshine.
73 in san jose. and downtown san francisco, a high of 69 torrow. 70 in south san francisco. into east bay, low 70s as well. heres the accu-weather forecast. nice, mainly sunny y, weekend after a chance of showers overnight tomorrow night into saturday morning. maybe sprinkles tuesday and wednesday. yes. >> thank you. >> okay. >> up next, san francisco police prepare for aity celebration. prepare for aity celebration. >> goal is let everyone have hey sweetie.
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arsons aren't going to be tolerated we want fans to enjoy the game. >> muni is prepared as well. if giants win, buses woulde deenergized. in case sunshine decides to hop on top of a bus >> tonight another volatile day on wall street. dow jones recovered from a drop of 200 poents in the first hour trading to close only 24 points on the end of the day. google stock lost ground in after hours trading. >> gap said it plans to hire more than 63,000 seasonal workers around the country this year. they'll hold a holiday hiring
details on ebola in america. the second nurse was feeling sick as early as friday, the day she t on the plane. the cdc is now contacting paengers on that plane. a short time ago, nina pham, the first texas nurse to test positive was moved to a national institutes of health facility officials say pham is in good condition. lawmakers are criticizing the
response to the arril of ebola in the u.s. >> people are scared. we need all hands on deck. and we need to protect the american people. we should not panic we know how to stop ebola outbreaks by isolating patients. >> this hearing call forward a travel ban the president said there are better ways to fight ebola. >> it is important for us to lo at the history of how these infectious diseases are best dealt w it's the judgment of those involved that a flat out travel ban is not the best way to go. >> t president gave approval to call up troops if needed to help if the response. u.s. committed to sending 4,000 troop roprovide logistics >> here at me, santa clara
county health department rorts four new cases of enterovirus. new cases were confirmed and all patients are under age 18. there have been a total of 15 confirmed cases in in the bay area, police say they've arrested a man for a road rage shooting. police say ez change faces attempted murder, officers say he almostit a pedestrian when the pedestrian yelled police say he stopped, shot the man, drove back, shot him again before driving away the victim survived. >> a oakland teenager who s another teen's clothes on fire is headed to prison. he set sasha fleeshman's skirt
on fire. sasha isender neutral and does not identify male orfeel yale. hate crime charge wasropped as part of the plea deal. 's expected to be sentenced to seven years in prison. >> a handful of people took part in an earthquake drill today. >> the drill was held at city hall. a hanfull of volume will you please tears and local residents. people rlize they might be on their own fore maybe three day s. >> building was warren hall, last year it was rated the least-save building by the
seismic review board. >> tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the loma prieta quake. their school is in the mari district. abc7 news has the story. >> earth can move x feet per second. >> wise words from peter sage. >> i learned there is more to earthquakes than i thought it was. >> the great california shake out starts with getting under desks. ed lee join students for that then, everyone was outside for more drills like parent pick up. in 1989 marina district was devastated by t loma prieta
earthquake. some buildings crumbled and others burned to the ground marina middle school survived. >> we invest public money the right way to get all buiings safe. >> one of the oldest businesses added steel reenforcements. >> it's probably the big factor. >> whether at work, home, school, planning d practice is key. it's repetition hopefully ensuring they don't pan. >> a lot of injuries come from
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>> however, months later they're stillatching their rug unravel. clai keep calling home depot. >> finally they contacted home depot. we contacted home depot. a manager came the same day. >> she came t same day. she said this is not right. home depot has to make this right. iet does. a new carpet. . >> i said wow. the power of 7 on your side and consumer advocacy. >> home depot says we're sorry for the difficulty mr. and mrs. swartz had but hap to have responded with a replacement. now, this carpet covring their floors, boy, are they happy. >> thank you to 7 on your side i'm a firm believer no
>> see? see? i'd like to thank home depot they stepped up quickly. the schwartzs are pleased with the immediate action. and the new flooring and i'm happy, too. to see our reports goo abc7 news.com click on sections tab, then select 7 on your se you'll find information there. thank you very much >> up next sounds of silence. ♪ ♪
it was written and paid for by the trial lawyers to make them millions... while, for the rest of us, health care costs go up. no wonder every major newspaper in the state opposes prop 46. they say 46 "overreached in a decidedly cynical way." it's a ploy "for trial lawyers to enrich themselves." and prop 46 has "too many potential drawbacks to be worth the risk." time to vote no on prop 46. a bay area company is helping launch new technology that could help thousands of patients silence an irritating and debilitating condition. imagine having ringing in
your ears sufferers of tinnitus. >> this is similar to what people describe as ringing in the ears. he made it his mison to keep down the volume. >> hardest part wasn't producing sounds but finding the right type that would interfere in a specific way. >> i hopes to understand the condition caused by the brain therapies counter act thesound. first sting patients to try to identify the sound being produced by the tinnitus.
software then helps gerate a tone designed to distract the brain from that sound. then delivered throu a device a study found a majority of the patients were able to produce half of the volume of the normal tinnitus. >> it means sounds can be effective. >> it was founded by ceo bill perry suffering affects himse. >> patients describe not being able to work. >> results can be dramatic. >> relief produced by one.
>> that is awful. >> i'll try that. >> let's turn to weather. >> yes. how about sound of a little rain? >> yes. comforting as well. high clouds but they're rain-free clouds for winter wetter than normal conditions in the u.s. and along atlantic coast. and here in california, chances of a wetter or drier winter. over california cooler than average. morrow here in the bay area, we'll see cloudy skies and they'll be bright skies with sun
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sunday. offense unleased and good to see darren mcfadden back in the saddle. the most important thing for run dmc is that he remains healthy. >> i believe since've been here when he's had the fall scored fds. that is a strength. the other thing is that he protects wem. you know? >> saturday, a huge day at memorial stadium. fighting irish in tallahassee
tallahassee and following the game covering the day's action after the game. sharks second stop over on this road trip against new york i'll landers. in front of the net they want to pass to tie the game a o. sharks on the power play. thats his second of the season. that is our score right now in overtime. this abc7 sports report brought to y by orchard supply hardware so we'll have those highlights 9:00 and 11:00. >> save the day. >> yes. >> thank you. >> too much tension. >> thank you. >> wl, join us tonight on 9:00
excessive force. family of a hostage shot by police after a bank robbery how officers are defendi their response tonight >> she's the real life fixer >> tgit tonight. new episodes of grey's anatomy and series how to get away with murder. then stay with us go to watch abc.com. >> tonight a few thougs about what matters i was lucky as a kid teased some, but never bullied nor did i bully anyone i've been sad how cruel young people can be. what's happening in person and online is so far beyond that.
what is it about children that turns sweetness of children into meanness of the teenager years. this station is raising awareness after aroblem that ruins what should be a wonderful life. this is spirit day. you'll see purple being born. many of us are taking part in a social media campaign. just go to our web site and check it out. what matters is that all children are with out torture of being bullied and we raise a generation that know better. let me know what you think.
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