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good morning. i'm amy hollyfield. live in the newsroom with a look at violent video games, and who should be able to buy them. the issue will get the attention of the u.s. supreme court today. >> a shooting at union city last night put the man in the hospital while police try to connect a string of vie lect crimes in -- violent crimes in one hot spot. >> five people are still listed as unaccounted for in friday's fatal amtrak crash. >> a couple of headlines as we start monday morning with sunshine above the marine layer clouds. we have wild temperature swings in the next seven days. the reason why, rain in the forecast. i'll tell you when it gets here. >> if you headed in the city, now is the time. things still looking great at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights still up. >> it's 6:00 a.m. on monday
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morning. thank you for joining us. we thank you so much for coming back to work. >> thank you. it's my job. i like it. >> i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. thank you for joining us. kids and parents and video game sellers are watching the u.s. supreme court today. the high court is expected to rule on a california law that bans the sale of violent video games to children. our amy hollyfield is live in the newsroom with the latest. amy? >> the video game industry says governments can't monitor who buys comic books and movies so they shouldn't able to restrict who buys video games. federal judges have agreed with them. they have struck down the law. saying it violates first amendment free speech rights. but lawyers for california argue states can restrict the sale of pornography. so why not violent video games. state senator leland yee of san francisco authored the bill in 2005 and says he is cautiously optimistic about today's ruling. he believes children should be protected and parents
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should have the tool to keep them from harmful effect of ultra violent video games. the justs the seem -- justices seemed split. some were hesitant to carve out the exception. others argued that parents need help to protect the kids. senator yee scheduled a news conference to react to the ruling. how is he so sure it will come today? it 's the last day of the court's session. many will be watching for this. the gaming industry brought in $18 billion last year. what do you think? visit my facebook and twitter page. let me know. live in the newsroom, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> amy, thank you. 6:02 now. union city police are investigating a shooting at a home where two murders have taken place in the last year. witnesses tell officers a man walked up to the 22-year-old victim and opened fire on him at around 8:30 last night. the gunman remains at large. we're told the victim had to have surgery.
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it happened on a home near whiffle road near union city boarder with hayward. that is the same location someone was murdered last month. another murder took place last september. police made arrest in the september case. they don't know if the three incidents are related. in nevada, amtrak says five people are still unaccounted for from friday's deadly crash. a man working for nevada trucking company drove his big rig through a desert crossing gate and in to two double-decker train cars. the crash killed him and five people on the train. one of those killed with veteran train conductor laurette lee whose family lives in concord. >> she was comfortable as a conductor and she liked that position. she's very good at it. >> a big person with a big voice. and a heart about three times bigger than her voice. she looked out for everyone.
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>> federal investigators are looking at a number of factors that may have played a role in the crash, including fatigue. distracted driver. and drugs and alcohol. they are also looking in the john davis trucking company which employed the driver. officials say the company was cited repeatedly by nevada authorities for safety violations. 6:04 now. the coast guard plans to resume a ceremony for missing boat -- search for a missing boater who fell out of a boat yesterday afternoon near dillon's beach. the man's empty boat turned up on the shore. searchers looked for him until sunset before 9:00 last night. the coast guard believes he was not wearing a life vest. more than 500 volunteers will hit the street of santa clara county at dawn to count the number of homeless people there. as they have done in the years past, volunteers will interview homeless people and create a registry. part of the housing 1,000 campaign. it's a joint effort by santa
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clara, san jose, and homeless advocate group. the goal is to get 1,000 con cri -- chronically homeless people to housing by 2013. they say there are 7,000 homeless people in santa clara county. a foster city woman plans to go forward today with a lawsuit against abercrombie & fitch for firing her over her religious head scarf. we first told you about hani last year. she said she was fired from the hollister store in hillsdale mall in san mateo when she refused to stop wearing her hijab. she is muslim and the scar sof a religious requirement. the bay area council is suing on her behalf. equal opportunity commission also filed suit. party lasted late in the night after thousands enjoyed san francisco's gay pride parade. [ cheering ] colorful floats and costumes of all sorts provided the sights and sounds along market street yesterday.
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crowds not only cheered for the marchers and performers but for new york state decision friday to legalize same-sex marriage. >> it's about time. it's time to end discrimination no, matter where it may be. >> i support it 100%. >> i support it 100%, too. >> tell me why. >> because i'm one of them. >> i think people should just like, you know, be open the new ideals, not just judge people by the way they look and how they act. >> celebrity grand marshal transgender activist chas bono won over the crowd. ed lee and other local politicians also joined the party. >> so mike ordered up nice weather for the parades yesterday and ordered up rain for your return to the bay area. >> oh, no! not just for me, right? i hope not just for me. >> well, was it just for kristen, mike? >> she is the one that asked. >> there you go. it's just for you. >> yeah, i didn't understand your mandarin, sorry. we are looking at winds this morning above the surface,
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rather quick. that's why the marine layer has come back in, and the clouds with it. the winds tend to come back down to surface heading toward fairfield. gusting to 25 there. climb to some of the higher elevations, breezier than the lower elevation, where most of the winds are five to ten miles per hour. temperature now is 60 in antioch, 50 in santa rosa. haven't move much because of the cloud cover. most of us in 50-degree range. by the afternoon, sunshine back at the coast. low to mid-60s around half moon bay to san francisco. upper 60s to near 70 around richmond. upper 70s to north bay and low to mid-80s in east bay valley. we have increase in high clouds this afternoon. tomorrow's wet weather maker draws near. upper 60s in salinas. upper 70s at hollister. sunshine, low to mid-80s in morgan hill. accuweather seven-day forecast -- cooler in the next two days with a chance of rain tomorrow. scattered showers wednesday. then the heat is on for the
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weekend. good morning, danielle. >> good morning, mike. all right, take a live look outside. san jose, 101 at 880. a ghost town out there. traffic is moving well in both directions. we'll go over to walnut creek, 680 at north main street. taillights moving in southbound direction. we take a live look at your drive-times. westbound highway 4, starting to get sluggish out there from lone tree to 242, a 27-minute ride on the east shore freeway from the carquinez bridge to the maze, 18 minutes. the ride along westbound 580 from 205 to the dublin interchange, 29 minutes. >> thanks a lot. 6:08. >> just ahead. the government new push to force car-makers to make big improvements in gas mileage. >> the busy summer driving season this year. why are the gas prices suddenly plunging? >> flying on something but a ray of sunshine. this strange flying contraption makes flying milestone. xo
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6:12 on the abc7 morning news. a live look from the rooftop high definition camera, past the embarcadero to the bay. the bay bridge. danielle will tell you how traffic is moving there. but mike has been telling us about the clouds this morning. and the possibility of rain. in late june. in the bay area. believe it or believe it. we'll check the forecast coming up. >> i'll believe it. >> okay.
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>> the obama administration is considering requiring u.s. auto makers to nearly double the average fuel economy of the cars they make. the "wall street journal" reports the proposal would require companies to make cars that get 56 miles per gallon by 2025. u.s. auto makers say this would raise the price of a new car by thousands of dollars. the obama administration already passed legislation that requires all new cars to average 35 miles per gallon by 2016. >> you probably notice gas prices have been going down. analysts say it's due in part by last week announcement by member country of the international agency they would release 60 million barrels of oil from emergency stockpiles. according to the latest lundberg survey, the average price for gallon of regular gas, topped 11 cents a gallon in the past two weeks to $3.63. something like that. it's $4 for diesel. in california, average rate for regular is $3.82. the lowest average price in
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the state is $3.75 in fresno. the highest price is $3.86 her gallon. i'll let you guess which coastal city that would be. san francisco. >> san francisco, yeah. prototype aircraft powered solely by the sun successfully made the first demonstration flight. yesterday, the solar impulse flew for 20 minutes at the 2011 paris air show. this contraption is powered by the sun through 10,000 solar cells on the wings, which generate 40 horsepower. that is about the same power a small scooter uses. in another flight, the plane took five hours to travel from brussels to paris. and another 11 hours circling over the airport, waiting for wind conditions to settle down. so it could safely land. so it's not the speediest thing in the air, but it's kind of a proof of concept that you can -- >> yeah. the fact it can fly in the air, 40 horsepower. >> stay up there. >> awesome. for planes coming in to sfo today, looking at this, you might think delays. >> you think so, but they
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haven't said anything yet. this is usually the time they will say something. we'll keep an eye on it and let you know. here it is. the clouds that are keeping us all of us from using the solar panels. at infineon yesterday, i took my dad to see the nascar race for a late father's day present. a lot of solar panels on the building out there. that is great. good to see that. ethanol now. they use 15% ethanol. >> really? >> yeah. i have thought i'd throw that out there. >> thank you. >> everybody else is just watching the rain. you're doing all the calculations. i'm like, show me the green stuff. all right, 6:15 this morning. we are looking at clouds back from emeryville. you can see how thick they are. we will check the flight arrival delays, or you can at the move on to the temperatures. see if anything changed since the last hour. antioch is now down to 59. but then santa rosa jumped down to 48. so still, just about everybody in the 50s. around monterey bay, and inland, we have mid-50s until you get to gilroy at
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48. here are the highlights. mostly sunny, mild temperatures today. then the rain comes in tomorrow. the showers hang around wednesday. temperatures drop significantly. before a big warming trend hits for the holiday weekend. down in the south bay today, 81 in los gatos. everybody else in mid-to-upper 70s. notice clouds that roll in this afternoon. we'll have mid-to-upper 70s through most of the peninsula, as you head to south bay. los altos, 81. millbrae, 10 degrees cooler at 71. right around 60 with the clouds hugging the coast. more sunshine around downtown and south san francisco. mid-to-upper 60s. north bay, more sunshine along your coast. low to mid-60s. 70 in saucelito. upper 70s to low 80s through most of the neighborhood. who is from vallejo? jeff gordon. 76 degrees there. nascar theme is over. upper 60s for rich monday and berkeley. low to mid-70s in east bay shore. east bay valley, low to mid-80s for you. monterey bay, upper 60s. low to mid-80s for gilroy
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and morgan hill. more sunshine than everybody else with the storm from the north. we have mild temperatures, upper 60s. mid-60s in fairfield and antioch. tomorrow morning, drizzle along the coast and east bay hills. light rain starting to develop during the morning commute. in the north bay. heif pressure holding on -- high pressure holding on one more day. ahead of the cold front, strong on-shore breeze and the temperatures remain close to average today. as we head to tomorrow, you can see the rain is moving in. especially in the north bay. in fact, here it is. moving in the north bay. from 5:00 until noon. then after noon, to 5:00 in the evening. it pretty much fall apart. ten to the a quarter of an inch at most. nothing in the south bay. everybody gets cooler through wednesday. look at how hot it gets friday, saturday and sunday. away from the beaches. good morning, danielle. >> good morning. take a live look outside. here is the san mateo bridge. a bit foggy out there.
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but you are head -- the taillights are headed in the westbound direction from hayward on out to foster city. you are looking at a nice light trip. head on over to golden gate bridge, where the traffic moves well in both directions, as you make your way across the span. and over at the bay bridge toll plaza, those metering lights still off. should be turned on in the next ten minutes or so. we'll keep you updated on that. for the latest traffic, go to click on the bay area traffic link. eric, kristen? >> all right, danielle. thanks so much. 6:18 is the time. >> coming up, cutting edge of clean energy technology. thigh work to -- they work to unleash solar fuel. >> and which
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in today's tech bites, microsoft office is headed for the cloud. microsoft office 365 launches on tuesday and uses cloud technology providing a virtual environment for various devices to store and share software. it's a risky move because nearly nine of ten workplace uses office. for it to succeed, microsoft must convince companies to switch. the ring of terror appears to be over. the group that claims responsible for hacking in to websites nationwide announced they disbanded.
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nevada is the first state to make it legal to travel in the audi tt. they say they safer than traditional cards because they won't be distracted. those are the tech bites. 6:23. imagine pumping a solar-based fuel right in to your tanks. stanford researchers are taking the first step toward making that a reality with a solar panel that can make hydrogen for fuel cell cars. richard hart reports to solar gas tanks. >> there are times when you have extra sunlight and you don't need the electricity. in the middle of the day, no one has turned on the air conditioning and no one has lights on. we need way to store electricity. we need fuel. >> what if you submerge solar panels in water to turn it in to hydrogen instantly? that is what is going on in this lab at stanford university. >> we have all done the
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experiment in school. put two waters in h2o and "h" comes out of one side and the "o" out of the other. it's not very efficient. it takes more energy to do this than you get back out of gases. using a solar panel is better but still inefficient. until you put the solar panel in the water. now you're cooking with gas. >> but for just a minute. the oxygen in the water soon eats away the photo cells showing up as the blue spots. >> if it's not protected we found they last tens of minutes at best. >> so chintzy, with grad students jop that and vincent borrowed clever technology from computer chip makers. >> my colleague mcintyre took technique from semi-conductor industry atomic layer deposition and put thin but uniform layer of titanium dioxide on surface. >> just a few atoms thick. the way that intel does on theed a vanced ---ed a vanced chips.
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that did the trick. more development is needed before it's commercialized. >> this is one piece of what would be a system for generating solar-based fuels. >> it appears we'll be able to pump solar energy to fuel tankses. isn't that a gas? with the next step in energy, richard hart, abc7 news. 6:25. still ahead at 6:30 -- union city police investigate a crime hot spot in their city. last night's violence there makes three incidents in less than a year. >> and flooded north dakota city looks to recovery from unstoppable natural disaster. >> the u.s. supreme court will issue a decision today on who can buy violent video games. california state law says minors shouldn't be allowed to. but what about the first amendment? the issue straight ahead. >> a good news, bad news. bad news, flight arrival delays in sfo. good news, 20 minutes. that's not too bad. all right. the only one across the country, but more will develop and the flight
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. good morning. welcome you to the abc7 news. we welcome kristen sze back. >> thank you so much. nice to be back. a lot of news going on. so good day to get started again. there are more signs of a weakening economy recovery this morning as the stock
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market begins another week of trading. the government says americans are at the weakest pace in two years and consumer spending for may was down slightly from april when adjusted for inflation. at the same time, the incomes rose slightly, but the increase was gobbled up by the higher fuel prices. we'll go live to the new york stock exchange in 15 minutes. right now, this news for you. the video game industry calls it free speech. parents call it protecting their kids. today, the supreme court will decide who is right about banning violent video games in a case that started right here in california. abc7's amy hollyfield is in our newsroom with more. amy? >> reporter: a good debate going on, on hi twit ter feed with dave saying kids can't watch rated "r" movies so forget the first amendment in this case. a bay area mom calls herself little miss petunia says there are also a rating on the video games. that is enough. the state should not have a say. state senator leland yee authored the bill and
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scheduled a news conference this morning to react to the decision. he says he is cautiously optimistic the judges will "help protect our children from the harmful effect of ultra violent video games." they struck down the law claiming it violates the first amendment free speech rights. lawyers for the state say it's similar to past misguided efforts to protect children from comic book, music and movies. attorney for the state of california argues that states should be able to ban sale of video games to children just as they restrict sale of pornography. the supreme court justices seemed closely split when they heard the argument in november. some argue they need help protecting children from the violent games and others seemed reluctant to carve out exception to the first amendment. they waited until the last minute to decide. this is the last day of their session. more than 46 million american households have at least one video game system. the industry pulled in about
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$18 billion last year. there is a lot at stake today. what do you think? i'd love to hear your thoughts. go to my abc7 facebook page or my twitter account. live in the newsroom, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thanks a lot. union city police hope witnesses will come forward and tell them more about the shooting of a 22-year-old man. a man walked up to the victim and just started shooting at the man in front of the home on whipple road around 8:30 last night. the victim underwent surgery for his wounds. two moureders took -- murder took place in the same location. police made an arrest in the september case but they don't know if three crimes are related. five people are unaccounted for after friday's fiery crash involving a big rig and an amtrak train in theness desert. investigators say they did not find any more bodies in the wreckage. the driver of the truck and five others on the train were killed when the big rig plowed in to the california
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zephyr at highway crossing 75 miles east of reno. federal investigators looked for clues as to why the driver failed to stop before the crossing which had the gates down warning lines on. they will look at the john davis trucking company which employed the driver. >> the human performance team will be visiting the company along with the operations team. probably tuesday. we'll be at that time looking at the driver's health, medical history, as well as the training and experience. >> officials say the company has been cited repeatedly by nevada authorities for safety violations. people in minot, north dakota, started to think about rebuilding. now that floodwaters crested, but flooding persists in other part of the midwest. abc7's john hendren explains. >> reporter: nearly two dozen states are coping with rising floodwaters. near minot, north dakota, high waters have driven 11,000 people from their homes.
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>> it's to easy to just close your doors and say i'm going to go home tonight. i have thought about that last night. well, we'll go home tonight. but i don't have a home anymore. >> peaks two feet lower than expected but nearly 13 feet above flood stage. it is going to stay near that level for days. into when you actually see -- when you actually see your house and you know it's not just your basement, it's your whole house. i'm sorry. >> the river hit its peak on sunday flooding more than 4,000 homes. >> basically, i got back from year deployment from afghanistan. and coming back to this, this is honestly, to me this is worse than being over there. >> why is that? >> you have no control. >> in nebraska, power plant is surrounded by water but
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they say there is no immediate danger. the stores here are rationing bottled water and hope is not in short supply. >> failure is not an option. remember? we go on. we stay strong. we stay, we stay lions. we go on. hend john hendren, abc news. back here, thousands celebrated gay pride in market street in san francisco. [ cheering ] >> the dikes on bikes led the 41st annual gay pride parade. it attracted folks from across the bay area and the nation. they cheered for each other and for new york state decision on friday to legalize same-sex marriage. >> today we love new york because of the events of the weekend. we also love san francisco but we want to love san francisco more. c'mon people of california. time is now. let's do it already. >> celebrity grand marshal chas bono and others echoed this year's theme "no
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bullying." san francisco mayor and other local politicians also joined the party, as a move to the civic center. 6:36 now. take a look outside to see a gray start to the morning. then, later. maybe tomorrow, some sprinkles. >> we have to get the timeline on that to plan the week. mike? >> the drive to discover rain in june. that is what we should tite the weather. the system is driving straight down from the gulf of alaska. bulk of emergency will head north. we will get the tail end of the system in form of the high clouds this afternoon. and rain. might rain tomorrow. mainly in the north bay. it's warmer than it was this time yesterday, everywhere except for oakland and san francisco. one degree cooler. half moon bay and santa rosa. it's exactly the same. break down today. at 8:00, we have cloudy conditions, just about everywhere, except for the inland valleys where the clouds will be less numerous. you can see the sunshine making it 60 in antioch while the rest of us in the 50s at 8:00. by noon, sunny everywhere
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except for along the coast. low 60s from half moon bay. san francisco to oakland, upper 60s to low 70s from san rafael through the bay shore. mid-to-upper 70s inland. by 4:00, the high clouds start to take over. we have the low to mid-60s around half moon bay and san francisco. upper 60s in oakland. low to mid-70s around the bay shore and south bay. mid-to-upper 70s in north bay. upper 70s to near 80 in east bay valley. even if you don't get the rain tomorrow, south bay. it will be much cooler than it was today. and scattered showers on wednesday will be mainly over the ocean. look how hot it gets for friday, saturday, and through the holiday sunday and monday. good morning, danielle. >> good morning, mike. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are now on. traffic is backed up to the west grand overcrossing. once you get past the metering lights, though, it looks like a nice ride making your way to san francisco. we've got an accident in oakland. northbound 880 approaching fifth avenue.
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c.h.p. is on the scene. they have the right lane blocked at the time. checking in with our drive time, it doesn't appear to be affecting the ride along northbound 880 making your way from 238 to the maze. 17 minutes. sluggish for your ride along westbound 4 from lone tree to 242. a slow ride from westbound 280 to the dublin interchange. >> thank you very much. 6:38. >> trading is underway on wall street. we have a live report from the new york stock exchange straight ahead. here is a live look at the big board. the dow is up nine points. >> president obama meets today with senate leaders. what they decide could create or head off financial chaos around the world. >> also, the next generation helmet for fighter pilots. south bay company new technology that helps pilots quickly find and process information.
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your father is suffering. [ male announc ] honey nut cheerios tastes great and can help lower cholesterol. welcome back. live doppler7 h.d., quiet right now. we have flooding in yosemite that will continue. look at rain coming in to eureka this afternoon at 61. everywhere else is dry and hot. 100 near fresno. 111 in palm springs. 84 in l.a. 94 in sacramento and chico. tahoe, 75.
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kristen? >> thanks, mike. 6:42. in iowa, tea party favorite republican congresswoman michele bachmann is expected to kick off her presidential campaign at 7:00 our time. the caucus poll shows bachmann and mitt romney statistically tied among voters in the first republican contest. in an appearance on "fox news sunday," host chris wallace asked her a surprising blunt question. >> are you a flake? >> well, i think that would be insulting to say something like that, because i'm a serious person. >> you understand when i say that, that is what the rap on you is? >> wallace later apologized in a fox news video. bachmann will make her official announcement in her hometown of waterloo, iowa. president obama will meet separately with republican and democratic senators to find common ground over raising the debt
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ceiling. the goal is restart talks after republicans walked away from the bargaining table over an impasse over new taxes. democrats want to increase amount of money that government borrow to pay bills. republicans favor less government spending and they incyst there will be no -- insist there will be no deal including new taxes. the current debt creeling is $14.3 trillion. the government is expected to run out of money to pay bills on august 2. the los angeles dodgers just filed for bankruptcy a short time ago. dodgers owner frank mccourt cites selig's interference with the team and the refusal to approve the pending tv team. the team says by going to chapter 11 it can deal with long-term financial obligation and ensure the long-term financial facility. that is just coming down out of delaware where it was filed. we have more later today. 6:44. more financial news. apple may be poised to ramp up ipad and iphone production. >> bloomberg reporter jane
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king joins us live from the new york stock exchange. hi, jane. >> hi, eric, kristen. good morning to you. well, we're flat. to a little bit higher this morning. we have a drop on friday. greece is a concern then and is it a concern today as well. greece may be limiting stocks to the upside this morning. consumer spending unexpectingly stagnating last month. we see them holding op to the wallets. they will begin ramping up aggressively. they are saying that apple plans to release prepaid contract, to release $350 iphone in december. to the market, we're in green across the board with the dow up 45 minutes and nasdaq and nasdaq, everything is up so far this morning. the crude oil futures lower again this morning, down a
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buck. analysts saying we could see a further drop if they fall the way they did in 2005 when government releasing the supply following hurricane katrina. that could translate to a nice drop in prices, temporarily for the first part of the summer driving season. live from the new york stock exchange, jane king, bloomberg news. >> have a great day. >> okay. >> a second patient died after a car crashed into a nursing home. susan died from injuries yesterday. it also killed an 88-year-old. both women were residents at the home. five other patients were hurt. police believe a 90-year-old driver hit the accelerator instead of the brake before she crashed in the amber wood garden nursing home saturday morning where she was visiting a relative. >> a prayer vigil will be held tonight for danville teenager who remains in critical condition after a sand tunnel collapsed in
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church event. 17-year-old ryan was buried head first in six feet of sand for about 15 minutes before lifeguards could dig him out. air ambulance rushed him to the valley medical center in san jose. >> this morning, one of san francisco's moving landmarks will be back on the streets. a ribbon-cut willing be held at 10:00 to mark completion of the california cable car line improvement project. the line running across the street from drum to van ness avenue has been out of service since january for repairs and system upgrades. during the work, crews repaved 17 blocks of california street. >> tourists should be happy having missed out on the cool rides. >> i was thinking of writing a novel about rain in the bay area in june. but now it's non-fiction, right? >> i don't think it would be novel-length to begin with. more like a short story. good point there.
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rain on the way. we have talk about it last weekend in the forecast. looking back from volmer peak to diablo, you can see the clouds spilling through the east bay hill in the east bay valley. the shelf life is short now that the sun is up. take a look at the temperatures, everybody in the 50s except for santa rosa at 48 degrees. downtown around the monterey bay, inland to salinas, we have the mid-50s. gilroy is at 48, just like santa rosa. mostly sunny. and mild today. not too hot, not too cool. pretty close to average. rain tomorrow, lingering showers on wednesday. biggest change is in the temperatures those two days. bay area heat that is coming back for the holiday weekend. today is 1 to 2 degrees cooler in san jose, san francisco, oakland. concord, fremont. santa rosa about two degrees warmer. not much of a change since yesterday except for 18 seconds of sunshine we lose. let's start in the east bay valleys where we have the low to mid-80s this afternoon. mostly sunny. mostly sunny on the east bay
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shore. low to mid-70s here. except for berkeley and richmond in the upper 60s. mostly sunny in the south bay with the mid-70s to 81 degrees in los gatos. we have 78 in san jose. mostly sunny on the peninsula. mid-to-upper 70s here. 81 here. 71 in millbrae. cloudy along the coast to mid-to-upper 60s downtown in south san francisco. we have high clouds and sunshine through north bay valley. with the upper 70s to low 80s. at the beaches, more sunshine and low to mid-60s. mid-to-upper 60s around monterey bay. sunny here. 68 in salinas. 79 at hollister. look how quickly things change tonight. the clouds roll in and drizzle for morning commute. east bay hills. along the coast. and even some light rain starting to move in north bay. everybody is warmer tomorrow in 50s and low 60s. for today, high pressure barely holding on as it moves in to wyoming. it will keep us full of sunshine. and seasonal temperatures. the high clouds, that is
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what rolls in during afternoon hours to make us mostly sunny. tomorrow, the cold front moves in and brings rain likely to the north bay. for the rest of us, not as much. here we go. 5:00, to noon. looks healthy up in the north bay. going to get maybe a quarter to .4 of an inch. look how quickly it falls apart by 5:00. the south bay maybe getting sprinkles at best. the scattered showers continue wednesday, but mainly over the ocean. early and then by wednesday afternoon, clouds erase and we see sunshine. look at this. we get maybe .15 to .35 in north bay. about .01 to .1 around most of bay. a trace. barely getting wet in south bay. notice temperatures that will be ten degrees cooler in the next two days. 80s and 90s for bay and inland over the holiday weekend. cool 60s at the coast. have a great day. here is danielle. >> thank you, mike. all right. here is a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on. but there is literally no backup at the pay gates.
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you are in for a nice ride as you make your way across the upper deck to san francisco. head to the san mateo bridge. those taillights headed in the westbound direction from hayward to foster city. a nice quick trip. we have accident in oakland. northbound 880, before 5th avenue. you can see the seen sors are -- sensors are starting to show slow speeds approaching the scene of the crash. if you want to avoid roadways, check in with mass transit. ace train number three is five behind bart, caltrain and muni. all checking in problem-free. for the latest traffic, go to click on the bay area traffic link. >> thank you very much. the time is 6:51. despite success of missile carrying drone aircraft, the next generation of fighter plane will still need a pilot. that pilot will need to be able to quickly find and process information. south bay company is helping them do just that. by putting on their helmet.
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♪ ♪ >> 25 years ago when tom cruise's haircut was state-of-the-art, everything maverick needed to know was on the dash-mounted heads-up display. it was very useful. but you had to be looking straight ahead. flash forward to today where the first time in decades the pentagon newest fighter won't have a heads-up display. >> today's pilot has information center. within the cockpit. and what we do is we now make that information flow directly to the pilot eyes. so you never have to look inside. >> san jose based vision system international has made helmet-mounted information centers for 15 years. the one i'm wearing is for the current f-18 hornet
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fighter. looking through it, you can turn your head any direction with key information like altitude, air speed and radar tracking projected on the visor. but this helmet, for the f-35 fighter is a quantum leap ahead. >> he can pull up the radar system and electroaperture system and freeze it in different point in space. >> translated to english, do you remember the computer in the movie "minority report"? cops could grab images, move them around, freeze them on one side and come back to them? with the helmet, the pilot can do much the same with the eyes, including walking on to enemy fighter and firing a missile. he can data link with other aircraft to see what they are looking at. the system costs $140,000. since the air force, navy and marine corps are all buying the airplane, that could mean significant numbers sold. the success of unmanned drone aircraft point to a future with few and maybe no
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manned fighters. >> everybody says f-35 is going to be the last, you know, manned fighter aircraft for the foreseeable future. we have applications for helmets for even drone use. >> so a helmet for drone operators would work in the same manner to allow them to scan skies for hundreds of miles around. since drones are remote control, the operator and the mel -- helmet won't have to be on the same continent. this morning, pakistani intelligence officials say drop-fired missiles hit a pick-up truck in northwestern pakistan killing eight alleged militants. they say it occurred in an area hit twice before by suspected u.s. drones in recent months. all right. well, today, the supreme court will decide who is right about banning violent video games in a case that started here in california.
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>> amy hollyfield has more. >> i am hearing opinion on the facebook and twitter pages. the law banning minors from buying violent video games has been struck down saying it violates free speech rights but the lawyers for california took it to the u.s. supreme court to say states can restrict sale of pornography so why not video games that are violent? leland yee authored the bill in 2005 and said he's optistic about today's ruling. he said children should be protected and parents should have the tool to keep them from the harmful effects of ultraviolet video games. supreme court justices seemed split in november when they heard the argument. some seemed hesitant to carve out the exception to the first amendment and others argued parents need help protecting their kids. well, they weighed in on the twitter page and one said this is not a -- this is a family issue, not a government issue. pardon me, nathan. peggy court on facebook says
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she believes children's lives have gone downhill because of violent video games. the u.s. supreme court will have the time say today. live in the newsroom, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> definitely interesting debate going on there. amy, thanks a lot. >> mike will have the final say in weather in this newscast. sir? >> we have low clouds causing 20-minute flight arrival delays in sfo. check out the flight tracker at clouds are hanging around the bay and to the coast. keeping us in the 50s. 60 right now in antioch. by the afternoon hours we have sunshine in the peninsula coast to keep you in low to mid-60s in downtown san francisco. 67 in richmond. 70 in oakland. mid-to-upper 70s in bay shore and south bay. upper 70 to low 80s in north bay. low to mid-80s east bay valley. rain rolls in tomorrow. the best chance to see anything measurable is in the north bay. danielle? >> check the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are off. traffic moves well making your way across the upper
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and lower deck. eric, kristen? >> it is everybody. ace train, right? five minutes. everybody else is running okay. thank you very much. that's it, folks, for this edition of the kristen sze added abc7 morning news. >> oh. my goodness! special billing. thank you so much. >> you're back. >> nice to be back. >> good to see you. >> you, too. you have to pick out a tie. i saved one for you. eric tried to grab both. >> she brought us back ties. >> yeah. >> from where? >> china. this doesn't mean you ore obligated to wear them. don't thank me. thank you for joining us today. join us for midday at 11:00. >> have a great day. see you later. >> bye-bye.
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