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waited for years to here. most intense manhunt in history comes to an end after osama bin laden was killed not in a cave but in a mansion yards from a training facility. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. >> military officials announced that the body had already been buried at sea in accordance with islamic tradition, officials say the burial did not occur after detailed photographs and dna samples to ensure they got the right man. these are exclusive pictures that abc news obtained from inside bin laden's compound. new details are emerging this morning on the elite u.s. military raid including the fact that the world's most wanted terrorist was never actually seen going in or out of the compound before the mission was approved. abc news is reporting that president obama cancelled a previous bombing raid on the
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compound over concerns that bin laden was killed there would be no proof. we are hearing that he died of a gunshot wound to the head during a fire fight with u.s. navy seals. >> lated is sn night they delivered the stunning announcement. >> the united states has conducted an operation that has killed osama bin laden the liter of al-qaeda. >> a small team of commandos carried out the mission according to the president killing bin laden in a mansion in abbottabad. footage from scene showed motor vehicle smoking and fire from the compound. cheers erupted from ground zero and outside the white house as the news spread. >> on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al-qaeda's terrorists justice has been done. >> the death marks the end of a
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ten-year worldwide manhunt. in a statement george w. bush says the this achievement marks a victory for america for people that seek peace around the world and all those that lost loved ones on 9/11. they say they will step up security at diplomatic facilities all over the world. one terrorism expert says they will be watching who succeeds bin lad again. >> the successor will nothing on the scale of what we've seen with osama bin laden. >> details are still meeshlg go about the special forces operation in pakistan. we know the seals raided the compound and a fire fight begin. bin laden fired back after 40 minutes of fighting, bin laden, two guards and one of bin laden's on sons was killed and along with a woman that was used
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a shield. they are vowing for avenge that is first admission of the militant leader's death. they include a long eulogy for bin laden and promise to i avenge the killings. they also wrote think that jihad had ended, quote, has to wait a little bit. >> we are getting poignant local reaction directly from those that lost family members on 9/11. bay area resident has every reason to celebrate the death of bin laden. his pregnant wife died on 9/11 but today is not a day for celebrating. his wife was board flight 93 bound for san francisco when it crashed in rural pennsylvania as passengers tried to retake control from the terrorists.
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symbolic that people need to come together on this one. there is too much of death destruction and despair, the differences of this world has shrunk so much and we all need to come together. >> he says its lesson the world can learn from the death this hitler like figure. he considers the death a chapter in his personal journey toward closure but final closure will only come diet he dies. >> security concerns are already being raised. u.s. embassies worldwide are placed on high alert and a travel alert has been issued for americans overseas. in the meantime, many police departments and transit systems are stepping up security out of an abundance of caution.
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bart riders can expect to see a stipulated up police presence today. amy hollyfield is live at embarcadero with more on that part of the story. >> bart police cancelled scheduled training exercises for today because they wanted to pull all the police together and get them out on the rails. they want them patrolling trains. it started about 30 minutes ago. this is a precautionary move. they have not received any threats or heard any possible attacks but there is a concern around the world of retaliatory attacks so bart police want to be prepared. riders say they like it but some don't. >> i think everybody is relieved. i don't know there is any immediate security concerns. it's a little bit in the back of your mind but they already have processes in place. >> i think it's a lot of overhype. i think we have gotten one out
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of hornet's nest but i am hoping for the best. >> they are getting special attention and keeping an eye out of places of worship and where people can demonstrate. again, no threats have been reported but police say they want to be visible and aware. bin laden was the founder of al-qaeda. among the attacks by the terrorist group, 1993 trade center bombing, 1998 bombing in tanzania and bombing of cole and 9/11 attack that has killed 2974 people in new york at the pentagon and when flight 93 crashed in the rural pennsylvania field. u.s. government had offered a $25 million reward for
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information leading to his capture. >> turning to local headlines, a san jose woman and three passengers are all in custody after their car crashed its way through a san jose neighborhood and killed a pedestrian. this was the scene where the victim was killed. the damage to the house shows the force of the collision. investigators say the driver was attempting to leave the scene of another accident when she lost control of her car. >> in the process of making that left turn, ran up on the sidewalk and struck a pedestrian and drove up into the house located on the corner and pinned the victim up against the house. >> the suspect put cart in reverse and backed away and fled again. >> the incident was just one part of a trail of destruction. investigators say the suspect first hit a parked car around 9:45 yesterday morning. a few blocks later she hit the woman and crashed into the home. then drove into a second car
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before police were able to stop her. local pools are starting to open up just in time for the warmer temperatures. >> warmer temperatures except for the coast today. you may have noticed the clouds are out there. summer type pattern and not a strong push of marine layer clouds. you see the winds picking up in oakland, northwest at 7. so some of the marine layer starting to make it to your neighborhood. everybody else calm until fairfield with a west wind at 13. temperatures compared to 24 hours ago, just about everybody warmer, except for antioch and half moon bay, 1-2 degrees cooler. so let's talk about those temperatures. we're running in the low to mid-50s in many areas. otherwise, we're in the mid to upper 40s. mild start for today and temperatures in the mid to upper
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50s around half moon bay and richmond. low to mid-70s until the east bay valleys, upper 70s to near 80 degrees. ten degrees warmer by wednesday and then look at the cooling trend, 10-20 degrees cooler by the end of the weekend. >> we've got a monday morning commute. we had earlier bart delays, equipment problems have been cleared up but we have delay, 10-15, richmond, daly city direction. san francisco, mission street closed between 22nd and 24th and also 23rd is closed between bartlett and cap streets due to the accident. debris of the lanes at dublin interchange, traffic is slow to get around that. traffic is moving smoothly through the maze. no delays, we had an earlier problem at 880 off-ramp, that is now cleared. >> just ahead, big change coming
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>> good morning, monday, the live picture of the bay bridge
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from the embarcadero. you can see across the bay where the sun is about to rise. gorgeous shot. mike is going to tell us when the heat wave peaks and more. >> a remarkable discovery at the bottom of the ocean. right now 447 an airbus 330 was on its way from rio de janeiro to paris when it went down in a report part of the atlantic in a thunderstorm. all people were killed. recently deep sea search crews found the bulk of the wreckage. a mini sub probing at 13,000 feet found one of flight data recorders. they hope it will explain why the aircraft went down. >> nasa space shortlys are going
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into retirement. final voyage of endeavour has been postponed until next sunday. they are expected to replace a switch box and nasa needs two more days to test it. commander mark kelly and his five crew mates are headed back to houston after a second attempt was scrubbed. kelly's wife gabrielle giffords also left to continue her rehab. from a gunshot wound she suffered in last january in an attack in tucson. >> if you are signing up for the first timer for social security or other federal benefits, you no longer have the option of receiving paper checks. the treasury department is gradually eliminating checks. so if you are new applicant for social security, veterans benefits or other benefits you have to choose direct deposit or a prepaid debit card. if you are already getting checks, you have until may 1st,
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2013 to switch to electronic payments. >> we'll pull back a little bit especially closer to the ocean but real surge is one wed and thursday. summer heat, a pool may be good to find especially away from the coast or tip your toe in the 50 degree ocean water. look at a beautiful sunrise, clouds along the coast. trying to spill into san francisco and then right over mount diablo. you can see the sun coming up right on cue. nice job guys. beautiful job from our ever changing weather. notice we're still in the low 40s around santa rosa and napa. half moon bay at 43. livermore at 46. everybody else in the upper 40s to low 50s until you get to oakland, fairfield and antioch, mid-50s.
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monterey bay, 50 in monterey. upper 40s from santa cruz and salinas. gilroy, 39 degrees this morning. watch out for those clouds around the coast. it will break up a little bit this afternoon. you will see sunshine from time to time. warmest afternoons wednesday and thursday, temperatures nearing record highs and cooling and clouds during the week. an area of low pressure trailing cold front that is coming through over the next few days. this will switch our winds from land breeze to a cooler sea breeze. that is why the biggest change will be along the coast in the next few days and into san francisco for the cooling trend. we'll start down in the south bay, mid to upper 70s here. 77 in saratoga. peninsula, upper 70s and drop to the mid-70s around millbrae. notice the clouds hanging around half moon way and pacifica, to a lesser extent in the sunset.
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sausalito mid to upper 60s. the low mid-70s in the north bay valleys. low to mid-50s and breezy conditions at your beaches. over on the east bay shore, from berkeley southward, low to mid-70s. richmond area, 68 degrees. mid to upper 70s throughout the east bay valleys. look at the sunshine around fairfield and temperature nearing 80 degrees. brentwood, same thing for gilroy and hollister. mid to upper 70s for the rest of the inland neighborhoods. low to mid 60s for carmel and monterey. 12:35. game out the coliseum, great day to watch baseball, sunshine and mild temperatures 69 up to 73 degrees. for tonight, be back in the 40s inland, 50 around antioch and san francisco. accu-weather seven-day forecast, 70s and 90s. that is the split from the coast to inland areas, wednesday and thursday. you can see the 10-20 degree drop by the end of the weekend.
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we have a busy commute this morning. first reports of a new accident in the livermore area, westbound 580 just past north livermore with possible lane blockages. reports of debris in lanes as you approach the 680 junction. bart still experiencing delays due to equipment problems, 10-15 minutes bay fair, hayward, castro valley stations and richmond san francisco and daly city directions. speaking of daly city, an accident 280 northbound, john daly boulevard. looks like car is in a ditch and might find some slowing. westbound, no problems at all reported. metering lights remain off. if you want to check out all the traffic hot spots before you
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leave the house, go to abc7news.com and click on bay area traffic. california's salmon season has opened to low numbers. a few boats out yesterday despite rough seas. one boat caught 12 salmon by noon. california salmon council says the boats may be fishing in the wrong place. they are expected to five to six dollars a pound. >> coming up, an apology and more. >> freebies that sony is tovg millions whose online game accounts were hacked.
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good monday morning. a podium at washington, d.c. where we expect hillary clinton to address reporters. this after the death of osama bin laden which will undoubtedly be the topic. they have issued a travel warning because there have been warnings from al-qaeda about retribution. >> sony is expecting to get
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service for their hacked play station. during a conference, company officials apologized and admitted they still don't know who was behind the outage. in an effort to make it out to the customers, they will be offer 30 days of free play station plus and unlimited service. >> still ahead at 6:30. we'll continue to bring you new details on the death of osama bin laden. >> we'll take a closer look at the man experts say will succeed osama bin laden as the new leader of al-qaeda. >> commute lanes look a little different. how bart police are responding to the death of osama bin laden. >> and 15 minute flight delays in dallas and fort worth. cñcñ
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thank you very much. we'll bring the latest from new york stock exchange. >> security is being stepped up along u.s. airports for as news spreads that 9/11 mastermind is dead. in fact his body was buried at sea overnight in accordance accordance with islamic tradition. but the burial did not occur after detailed photographs and dna samples were collected to ensure they've got the right man. new details are emerging on the elite military raid on his fortified hideout in pakistan. you are looking at exclusive pictures from inside the compound. navy seals in the confrontation with him recognized him right away. they had practiced in a replica compound and he died of a gunshot wound to the head. no americans why injured in the
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raid. president obama cancelled a previous bombing raid on the compound because he wanted proof. emily schmidt is live. >> for months, u.s. intelligence focused a pictures mansion in pakistan. on friday president obama authorized a mission to find out and yesterday, sources found out they killed their number one target. >> in a nine minute statement last night, president obama announced the end of nearly ten-year manhunt. >> the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden the leader of al-qaeda. in a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. >> nearly 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks. by the end of 2001, u.s. forces were bombing in afghanistan searching for bin laden. they raid this had mansion in abbottabad, pakistan.
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35 minutes later he was dead. >> we are once remind that had america can do whatever we set our mind to. >> within minutes, jubilant crowds gathered outside the white house. >> celebration continued in times square and the first family members of 9/11 victims begin to weigh in. his wife died at the trade center. >> we beat them at their own game. >> i think clearly the death of a osama bin laden will allow people to justify attacking even if they weren't prepared to attack us. >> reporter: overnight the zept state department issued a worldwide travel alert and police departments are stepping up security but as of now, officials tell abc news there is no evidence that anybody is targeting any specific targets at this time.
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we have more on the celebrations now in new york and washington after news broke of bin laden's death. at ground zero, people waved american flags and chanted pro-american slogans. they even sang the national anthem. the crowd was pleased to hear the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks on the world trade center and pentagon and flight united 93 is dead. this was the scene outside the white house after president obama announced his death on national tv last night. people waving american flags and shouting pro-american patriotic slogans. >> this morning, san francisco police are stepping up patrols around transit and places of worship. bart is also taking precautions in the wake of bin laden's death. amy hollyfield joins us life.
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amy, it's important to note there is no specific threat? >> no threats they are reporting but things have definitely changed in downtown san francisco. check out all the police officers here at the san francisco embarcadero bart station. san francisco police put the word out that officers need to be alert around transit centers, also around places of worship, places that people demonstrate and gather and here they are. bart police are also sponge with more officers. they added extra police at 5:30 this morning pael they'll be in place for at least until next week. they have not received any word that an attack has been planned but they want to be cautious. >> we wanted to make sure, if anybody was going to try to do us harm, we're going to have lots and lots of visible officers out there and encouraging our passengers to be
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aware. >> better safe than sorry. i think i will make us feel a lot better. >> bart police had a training scheduled for today but they cancelled that and putting all their efforts in being visible on the trains. all their officers contributing to this effort right now. san francisco police say they have reached out to the department of homeland security after hearing bin laden's death. they don't have any major changes at this point but they have an extra focus on certain parts of the city including bart stations. we do want to emphasize they have not received any threats. they are just being precautionary. the president says he received a tip on bin laden's whereabouts back in august which eventually led intelligence to a mansion in abbottabad, pakistan. f.b.i. has now added deceased to
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bin laden's name. the body was handled in accordance with islamic practice and tradition specifically that he be buried within 24 hours of dying. egyptian born anwar al-awlaki is d -- and he is major role in the september 11th attacks. this morning, top al-qaeda members, promised revenge for the killing of bin laden. it's the first jihadist admission of the terrorist leader's death. going by alad posted an eulogy promised to avenge his killings. >> some in the twitter world was following the raid after it happened after a pakistani
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computer program they're lived close to the compound. he recently moved there and he heard helicopters over head. he was sending tweets and then door to door searches and eventually his tweet, i think a helicopter crashed in abbottabad and president obama's address is connected. his last tweet was please, let me sleep now. reuters did get to talk with him. we're going to catch up on a little weather, mike? >> time to look a little like summer. we had marine layer clouds lining up around the coast. it's pushing over to oakland but having a hard time. so it looks like the biggest cooling from this cold front in
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the onshore breeze, will be along the coast and into san francisco. 8:00 this morning. still everybody in the upper 40s to low 50s. north bay valleys will be a little bit cool where low to mid 40s for you. by noon, high clouds and sunshine with low to mid-50s around half moon bay, san francisco, oakland and upper 60s to low 70s until you get to antioch, 75. by 4:00, low to mid 70s with low to mid-50s around half moon bay and san francisco and oakland. mid to upper 60s for everybody else. watch out for the pollen, tree is going to be high, not high like it was over the weekend. let's look at seven-day forecast temperatures will peak around 10 degrees warmer wednesday and thursday and then drop off 10-20 degrees by end of the weekend. >> problems through livermore, 580 westbound commute has an accident. north of livermore avenue
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blocking the left lane. very slow has as you head into dublin interchange. just past 580, reports of debris in lanes. bart reporting delays, 10-15 delays. bay fair, hayward, castro valley stations are involved. no other public transit delays at this point. an accident on mission street on 22nd and 24th and on 23rd, bartlett and cap streets is closed. this is maze and it's really going spootdzly through the area there. no problems westbound on the upper deck. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is speaking in washington, d.c.. this is the first we've heard
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from her since the death of osama bin laden. >> let's get in where she has to say. history will record that bin laden's death came at a time of great most of the time of freedom and democracy. at a time when people across the middle east and north africa are rejecting extremists and charted ago path of peaceful progress based on universal rights and aspirations. there is no better rebuke to al-qaeda and heinous ideology. >> that hillary clinton speaking about the death of osama bin laden. you'll be hearing more from here her at midday. >> we'll see how markets are reacting to the news and we'll check in at the new york stock exchange. here is a quick look at the big board. the dow is up 35 points. >> and latest on an early
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good morning to you. live doppler 7 hd. it's clear across the state. a lot of sunshine today and temperatures above average just about everywhere. low to mid-80s through the central valley. breezy 50 in tahoe. mid to upper 80s around palm springs and san diego. clouds, maybe drizzle around eureka and around 59 degrees. we're following developing news out of unincorporated san leandro where right now firefighters are investigating an early morning firing at medical marijuana club. it started around 1:00 this morning at grower's choice on east 14th street. they managed to knock the fire before it can spread to nearby businesses. police are hoping security camera video will help them find
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two suspects that vandalized a medical marijuana dispensary. two suspects threw a molotov cocktail inside the store. one suspect used a hammer to break the door and the other threw the molotov cocktail inside. >> we changed the market for medical marijuana. when we opened they charged 65 and we charged 54, no tax and everyone had to adopted their prices after us. >> capitola healing association says they serve about 1200 patients. the owner hopes to have it open again by friday. investors are reacting positively over news to osama bin laden's death.
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>> good morning. we are going to be higher but reaction, we were strong overnight. but we still have housing market issues. people still need to find jobs. we've got a lot of debt, both public and private. we still have a lot of big issues. traders are happy about osama bin laden's death. ground zero is few blocks away. they are worried about retaliation attacks, as well. interesting to watch crude oil. it has been down sharply overnight. it just turned positive here today. we saw very briefly some kind of risk taken off the table by crude oil but that has built up again. aaa says as of yesterday prices were inching up and as i mentioned oil has started
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trading higher. >> let's take a look at the numbers. response was positive. dow is up 25 points and bloomberg silicon valley index trading down. airline stocks, higher on the word that the mastermind of superintendent se9dz attacks have been killed by u.s. forces. you can see dpel that shares, ual all trading higher and security has been stepped up at the airlines today. i'm jane king, bloomberg news. >> water officials will take a snow survey near lake tahoe today. as expected the snow pack is beginning to melt and so it should be lower than last month's reading. it should 165% but today's reading is expected to be lower
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151%. april's precipitation was down compared to february and march which is good because it eased up pressure on downstream reservoirs. >> if you haven't had your air conditioner to check out for the summer. this may be the time to do it. >> wednesday or thursday by the weekend, free a.c. just like we're see along the coast. you can see the clouds spilling from the coast over san francisco having a hard time making it to the east bay shore but expect a little finger fog. that is the big change compared to yesterday. we had yed we had a warming land breeze and we'll have a cooler breeze inland valleys. expect another warm day. talk about temperatures as you step out right now. low 40s around napa and santa rosa. a lot of mid to upper 40s until you get to san francisco,
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mountain view, fairfield and antioch, with low low to mid-50s gilroy cool spot at 39. along the bay, monterey, warmest spot at 50. so not quite as warm as yesterday. we'll have those clouds that will break out from time to time. along the peninsula they will stick a little longer than anywhere else. warmest afternoons begins wednesday and thursday and cooling and clouds during the weekend. so complete opposite of what we went through with the warming trend. oakland, redwood city, san jose about 3. livermore, 4, napa 5 and sun will set at 8:01. east bay valleys, warmest weather, brentwood and fairfield mid to upper 70s. low to mid-70s in the east bay shore. with mid to upper 70s in the south bay. we'll have mid to upper 70s on the peninsula. low to mid-50s along the coast.
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with fog clinging into south san francisco. 69. low to mid-70s but beaches will be cool with low to mid-50s. low to mid-50s around carmel. low to mid-70s, santa cruz and watsonville. low 80s as you move inland. calmer conditions tonight. pretty chilly in the north bay valleys. mid to upper 40s for the rest of us then around 50 in san francisco and antioch. here is a look at the cold front that is switching our winds and bringing us high clouds to mix with our sunshine. not only today but also tomorrow. once we get past this high pressure is going to build and winds are going switch offshore. it will push up to near on the wednesday and thursday, near record highs there. possibly records around the bay, throw mid 80s and at the coast. near 70 degrees and look at that huge drop, 10-20 degrees cooler by the end of the weekend.
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>> update for you. out of livermore we've got an accident cleared out of lanes but damage is done as you head westbound 580 through livermore and onto dublin. bart is back on time. goo had news. an earlier problem with the equipment on the tracks has been cleared up and no delays and all other mass transit is running on time. san francisco mission street stall, pardon me -- an accident between 22nd and 24th, got it closed on mission street. and 23rd between bartlett and cap streets. sun is right on the camera so we'll show you maze, it is flowing smoothly as you head toward the toll plaza. this is southbound san rafael from terra linda, no reports of stalls or accident. abc7news.com one stop shop for
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all traffic updates. a new alternative is on the table for the california high speed rail route through the peninsula. this week project leaders will consider running the bullet trains on two tracks instead of four. under this plan, state would eastbound tri-my the two existing tracks between san francisco and san jose instead of demolishing them and building four new lines. this plan could win over opponents fighting the project over potential impact on their neighborhoods but it does mean fewer and slower service. u.s. officials say that a hunt that begin even before the 9/11 attacks has ended finally with the death of osama bin laden in a u.s. raid. families who lost loved ones are reacting. >> terry mcsweeney joins us live in the newsroom with that part of the story. >> many of those united flight
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93 from newark to san francisco were from the bay area. his pregnant wife was on board as flight 93 went down in pennsylvania. they will not be celebrating today. >> it's bittersweet. i don't want the euphoria of someone who was killed, even to her a hitler type individual to outweigh the importance of what the message is. it's symbolic that people need to come together. >> the message as far as he says the symbolism of the death of terrorist lead could be the lessening of terrorism. it does not bring closure for him and nothing ever will. on bart and across our city, things have changed here in downtown san francisco since bin laden's death. check out all the police officers in san francisco.
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we are at the embarcadero bart station. san francisco police have been told to be alert around transit centers and places of worship, places where people demonstrate and gather, bart police are responding with more officers. they added extra police at 5:30 this morning and say they will be in place for the next week. this is not in response to any threats. this police have not received any word that an attack has been planned. they just want to be cautious. bart police actually had a training session planned for today but they cancelled it by putting all their efforts into being visible on the trains. san francisco police they have reached out to the department of homeland security, think are not making any major changes at this point, that there is an extra focus on certain parts of the city. do expect to see them in various areas of the city. they say this is not a response to tony threat but they are just being careful.
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you saw barricades. they are not for security reasons we were talking about. >> a little fog rolling into san francisco. >> looks like summer outside. when you look at the coast, a system from sutro the fog rolling over our hills and mountains. it's going to have a minimal effect. temperatures for the most part, 40s and 50s all over the scale from about 41 in napa. to nearly 50 in antioch. mid to upper 50s along the coast. low to mid-70s along east bay shore with mid to upper 70s along the peninsula down into the south bay. and upper 70s in the east bay valleys. accu-weather seven-day forecast, same tomorrow before the warming trend and then a big cooling trend over the weekend. we still got major problem
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in livermore, back-up remains. westbound 580 very slow as you approach livermore. an accident on a shoulder north main very congested. wall nut kreeng, pretty bunched up as you head toward the 24 junction. month no major shortfalls or accidents. metering lights are on and traffic is jammed back into the maze. you can see 580 is slow, 80 and 880 on the approach to the bay bridge. metering lights are on. slow, sluggish traffic coming through. >> sue, thank you very much. thank you for joining us. >> stay tuned for gma.
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