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if good morning. frances in for mike, sue in for frances you are in for kristen you need a score book to keep track. thanks for joining us i'm eric thomas. >> gentleman and i'm carolyn tyler, thank you for -- thank you for joining us. prosecutors set to file formal charges in a few hours against 24-year-old james holmes, including a dozen first degree murder counts. he is, as you know, accused of killing 12 and injuring 60 at a move think theater for the showing of the new batman movie in aurora, colorado, 10 days ago. attorneys will argue for information about a notebook that he allegedly delivered to his psychiatrist. the defense contends it is privilegeed dr. -patient communication. legal analysts expect the case will be come dated by argument
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over holmes' sanity. people in san francisco expressing their sorrow for the tragedy in colorado. members of jesse jackson's rainbow coalition held a prayer vigil outside a theater. >> this assault weapon issue is something we need to bring back to the take revising of the ban on assault weapons is something that should be considered. we understand the second amendment and right to bear arms assault weapon is a different type of artillery. >> nra member and gun rights supporter of san francisco says a ban is not answer and it won't work. 5:02. another milestone in the construction of the new 49ers' stadium. a special delivery ans today. -- arrives today. sue thompson is in santa clara to bring the details. >> reporter: good morning live
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from the south bay where the san francisco 49ers are very excited, they are getting ready to set another big mile style as their new stadium is beginning to take shape. you may remember a few months ago in april the 49ers launched that big grand opening, groundbreaking party of what will be a 1.2 billion dollar state-of-the-art, nfl stadium nothing else like it in the country. not long after that the cement truck started to roll in and they set to work to build the foundation that. is finished. now today the next phase happens with the very first load of steel arriving here in a few hours. that steel will be used to create the framework structure for the new stadium. we understand the santa clara mayor will be here with top stadium project executives. for 49er fans be sure to mark your cal -- your calendar, 49ers tell us the stadium will
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be ready by 2014 p in just a couple of years. sue thompson, abc7 news. the newest rollercoaster at vallejo's discovery kingdom is shutdown indefinitely after a dozen people got stuck on the ride yesterday. one of the cars stopped at the top of the ride, 15 stories from the ground. crews and engineers used a large crane to get to the righters and pass out water and sunscreen. it -- riders and pass out water and sunscreen. with the plan of releasing the train our first plan of action, the safest. second would be to rescue them individually, if we had to. we were able to fortunately, go ahead and release the train. >> everyone on the ride was checked by paramedics and given season passes to the park. officials say the problem doesn't appear to be mechanical, the cause is under investigation and the superman
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coaster remains closed. two titans set to go to court in san jose in a pat dispute. apple is suing samsung for allegedly copying its iphone and ipad design. a jury is expected to be selected today. apple is demanding 2.5 billion dollars in damages. apple says it intends to push for more injunctions to block u.s. sale of samsung's phones and tablets, those devices are powered by google's android operating system. authorities are trying to determine their next step in the search for a missing woman who suffers from dementia. 76-year-old maria jansen vanished from her home in pacifica sometime last wednesday. especially trained dogs joined search volunteers this weekend looking for jansen. no indication they found any
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clues to her where abouts. pg&e says mill valley residents might smell natural gas in morning. the utility plans to vent a pipeline there, they've been doing similar venting to repair pipelineses throughout the bay area. -- pipelines throughout the bay area. pg&e says, any gas smell or sound near the work is harmless. folks may be outside and smelling that today, because the weather is supposed to be nice. >> frances dinglasan is in for mike nicco with the forecast. yeah, great day to get out. we'll see a lot of sunshine, even more today with compressed marine layer. we start off with low clouds and fog again developing in some of the areas. temperatures near the mid 50s to low 60s around 7:00 this morning by lunchtime, sunny skies for almost all of us with just the exception of parts along the peninsula coast, temperatures climbing
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into the mid 80s in the interior valleys then a good range of temperatures almost a 30° spread by this afternoon when we hit our highs near 4:00, mid 60s along the coast to low 90s inland. it will be clear this evening before the clouds move in overnight, temperatures will drop to the mid 80s interior areas. this is what you can expect, we do have temperatures warming a little today compared to yesterday. slight dip tomorrow with an increased sea breeze and then a warm-up wednesday into thursday i'll have the seven day forecast in my next report. good morning. live shot now of the macarthur maze you can see coming from 880, 580 and 80 traffic flowing smoothly into the bay bridge toll, metering lights off, very light, so far, so good. live look at the golden gate bridge traffic nonexistent
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over the waldo grade, fog is very thick, i had to use windshield wipe there's morning out of the waldo tunnel into the span. then it clears, no visibility problems on the golden gate bridge. getting ready to configure southbound commute to four lanes, two lanes northbound. car fire 880 northbound before davis on the right shoulder, no significant slowing. i checked in with all mass transit, everybody is on time so far this monday morning. 5:08. washington has concerns about a new passenger yet. the america's money report is next. the new job state treasurer bill lockyer is lobbying for. another fiscal crunch for the u.s. postal service. the big bill coming due. encouraging news for the economy as housing sales jump.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. good morning. homecoming for the dow for the first time in almost three months it opens above the 13,000 level. dow gained 188 points friday because of encouraging news from europe and the u.s.. federal investigators looking into potential problem with bow news high-tech 787 dream liner debris from an engine sparked a grass fire during preflight testing in south carolina boeing says it
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still has confidence in the jet. watch for air fares to come down soon for a little while. 10 to 20% drop in about a month as we need the fall travel season when fares typically go down. that's america's money, i'm rob nelson. contra costa county deputies are asking for the public's help in finding the person who opened fire on a home in bay point. the gun fire wounded an 8-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man, bottle are pecked to recover. investigators think -- both are expected to recover. investigators think a man drove up to the home saturday night, got out and started shooting. the girl's mother spoke to abc7 news but asked us to disguise her face. >> i'm still nervous, like it is still, i don't know it is shocking my daughter only 8-years-old and she has been shot. i don't know how to dale with it. >> we are hoping for any witnesses to -- to come forward and tell us what happened without their help we can't do our job the best that
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we want to do our job. >> deputies state man who was wounded refused to answer questions from investigators. investigators want to know if underaged drinking might have played a role in a fight on a party bus that ended in a woman's death when two people fell from the moving bus on highway 17 in los gatos. a group of about a dozen people were on their way home to santa cruz, after a concert at shoreline ampitheater, two women got into a fight. investigators want to know how the bus' emergency door opened. 25-year-old natasha nolan died when the bus ran over. the other woman a 20-year-old went to the hospital, expected to be okay. the bus driver is not being charged. school superintendent has stepped down over allegations that he harassed a teacher because she was pregnant. tom cooper has resigned from the district in santa barbara county, teachers say he talked about putting birth control in
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the water in the staff lounge. apologized and said he now realizes that some may have taken offense to his comments. 5:13. state treasurer bill lockyer trying to become the next chancellor of the california state university system. the chronicle reports the 71-year-old former state senate leader is lob big the 25-member board of trustees to become -- become the replacing for retiring charles reed that will give lockyer a substantial raise his job as $139,000 a year, csu chancellor earned more than $1 --
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. >> the postal service has said they are going to continue to pay employees and their bills and subcontractors. in some respects this default is symbolic. >> i think there's got to be some closings and consolidations. >> doesn't need to be as draconian and as quickly done. >> postal service has offered retirement packages to employees and wants to eliminate saturday serviceses away to save money. sales of new homes nation wood slumped in june. still running about 15% higher than a year ago according to a new report out this morning from the department of commerce. the report says the increase is true in the northeast where home sales in massachusetts have jumped nearly 20% over last year. the number of homes sold is far below what is needed for a healthy new home con string dust street. economists say the low
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interest rates are pushing thins in the right direction. so far neither carolyn or anybody else has come forward to redeem that winning lottery ticket sold in fremont. somebody bought the winning mega millions on walnut avenue the ticket matched all five numbers and the mega number in friday night's drawing the er has 180 days to claim the 52 million dollar jackpot. for the recorder -- for the record here are the winning numbers: >> they are probably lining up their attorneys and legal advisers and you know. >> which firm hire? [ laughing ] >> smart thing to do if you win. >> exactly. time for a look pat forecast. frances is in for mike. i'm in for mike enjoy the day we have a wonderful day head with lots of sun here's a live view in san francisco,
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winds light and we have overcast conditions, but not as thick, live doppler 7 hd will show you how quiet it is now around the bay area just low clouds at this point. fog also reported in parts of monterey bay. temperatures right now, near the mid 50s for most everyone with the exception of santa rosa, 51, antioch dropped to 58. 58 in san jose. you can expect a very similar pattern today, low clouds patchy dense fog developing, sue ran into thick fog through the waldo grade. so far, no major visibility problems reported around the bay area. sunny and mild today, warming inland midweek. look for temperatures to climb up a few more degrees in the south bay as well, 83 in san jose, plenty of sun, 86 the warm spot in los gatos. 79 in palo alto, the sea breeze keeping it cool along
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the coast low 60s there 63 in the sunset district partly cloudy as well. but, sunnier in the north bay temperatures ranging from 64 along the beach up to 94 in clear lake. look for 70s in the east bay, 76 in castro valley and here's where we'll see more 90s interior valleys, 93 in brentwood, 90 in concord, gilroy 89, 76 in santa cruz, 66 in monterey, around the state hot in southern california near palm springs at 103, here's the seven day forcast, area of low pressure is going to come in and bring a sea breeze tomorrow, slight dip, warming inland with thursday being the warmest day, sunshine all week. good morning. good news earlier car fire 880 north before days cleared out they got that car taken care
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of 101 northbound not the commute direction in novato at rowland accident cleared off to the right shoulder not showing slowing, a little slowing on highway 37 towards 101 in novato. southbound 680 before chico first reports of an accident out of lanes now -- ton the right shoulder. traveling towards the bay bridge on 80 past the golden gate fields into emeryville and berkeley, moving at the limit, no problems in company no issues as you approach the toll plaza. metering lights off, light traffic as you head through the toll on to the upper deck in san francisco. 5:19. we want to thank some of the people helping bay area foster kids in need by liking us on facebook. some of our new friends include: melissa p from fairfield, sally l from walnut creek you
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can help and maybe get your name on the news just like abc7 news on facebook for each like a dollar gets donated to the sleep train dream campaign. >> we appreciate the support. next, more drivers are heeding the warning about distracted driving. now there's a new concern. >> the effort to help save the life of a young girl if the east bay. find out who came ahead at good morning! wow.
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host mets 7:15 tonight. orioles beat the a's 6-1. a's host rays tonight at 7:05. after years of concentrating on dangers of distracted driving government officials and safety experts sadist tracked walking is become -- becoming almost as big a problem. people strolling talking on phones, listening to music, texting or playing video games. reporters of distracted walkers have quadrupled in recent years. lawmakers are reluctant to consider legislation. beyer has hundreds more registered bone marrow donors, a lot people turned out at st. elizabeth church in oakland yesterday to remster as donor. the drive was specifically set-up to help 14-year-old cynthia rodriguez of oakland. the need for donors is much broader, especially in
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minority communities. >> it is extremely important that we not only get latinos, that we get african-americans, caucasians the more people we get the higher the pool goes which increases survival rate. >> drive officials say marrow donations does not involve long needles in your spine contrary to what you think. it is similar to a blood donation. hundreds of kids and grown-ups spent part of their weekend looking to the sky in berkeley lots of kites flying at 27th annual berkeley kite festival, featured bidding -- building lessons. organizers say 35,000 were expected to attend. 5:24. dark knight rises number one at the box office for the
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second week in a row. it brought in another 64 million dollars this weekend. total take 289 million in the first 10 days of release. the movie is still lacking behind the staggering numbers of its predecessor, dark night. ice age finished second with 13.3, the watch opened in third with 13 million. step-up revolution the fourth fill in the franchise opened at number four with 12 million toll followed by ted with 7 million dollars. -- there's an amber alert in the bay area for a missing monterey county girl. new details police are releasing about the car they say the suspects may be driving. legal tactics the defense may be preparing as the suspect in the colorado shooting rampage goes back to court. major change drivers in downtown san francisco will have to get used to, starting today as construction of the
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thank you sue. good morning i'm carolyn tyler sitting in for kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. we begin with the latest on the shooting tragedy in colorado. in two hours prosecutors are expected to formally file charges against james holmes the suspect. attorneys are pecked to argue about a package he allegedly sent to his psychiatrist. brandy has more from the court mouse in centennial, colorado. >> reporter: the prosecution is expected to lay down the hammer on 24-years-old james holmes, 10 days after the movie theater massacre. holmes could face hundreds of charges, including 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts after tempted murder, first degree assault and reckless endangerment for the explosives in his apartment. >> i don't care what your motive is, he knew what he was doing. that's it. i want to see justice.
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>> reporter: ashley's stepmother says she will be in the courtroom. ashley not only lost her 6-year-old daughter veronica, she too was shot several times and has suffered a miscarriage. >> it was because of stress. because of trauma. ashley has been through a >> reporter: so have the victims' families. many buried their loved ones over the weekend. now at the center of this investigation, a notebook holmes sent to his psychiatrist, dr. lynn fenton police intercepted that book which reportedly includes plans for a massacre. >> if a psychologist or psychiatrist feels someone they are treating, may pose a threat in most states they are obligated to do something. >> reporter: holmes' attorneys claim the seizure of that notebook is a breach of confidentiality between the doctor and patient and they will argue to get that notebook back, in court. abc news, colorado.
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the time now is 5:30. the newest ride at the six flag as musement park in vallejo is out of service today the superman rollercoaster became super statistic for about two hours yesterday, leaving riders stranded on top. amy hollyfield joins us live from the park with what officials are saying went wrong. >> reporter: they don't know for sure they say as best as they can tell there was no mechanical issues, they are still trying to figure it out it just suddenly stopped with 12 people onboard they were stuck 150 feet up in the air. fortunately they were upright they were not dangling upside down. firefighters used a crane to get to them, check on them, give them water taking them down in the bucket was going to be the last resort the hope is the coaster would bring them down. visitors had to sit for two hours while the crews had to
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figure out how to do that visitors said they did what they could to pass the time i was trying to keep calm at one point i brought out my rosary and said a prayer. >> they were telling us to shake back and forth it felt like it wasn't moving. >> reporter: mechanics shook the car it did shake it loose and got going but it went backwards. authorities said that was fine, i was a safe way for them to come down. everyone was checked out once on the ground and determined they were fine. they were given a season pass and fast pass so they can jump to the front of the line whenever they want to, from here on out. officials say it will usually stop because it has detected something is wrong. they will spend today trying to figure out what that is. this ride is now closed until further notice. amy hollyfield, abc7 news.
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when everything goes right, a ride aboard superman ultimate flight lasts a minute and reaches speeds of up to 62 miles per hour. terry mcsweeney, something of a daredevil got a sneak peek of the ride last month. it features plenty of twists and turns this is not the first time riders found themselves stranded on a rollercoaster at discovery kingdom. 28 escaped using a cat walk when the boomerang got stuck in august of 2010. it also stranded riders in 1999. in 2009, air pressure problem caused the roar to shutdown, no one was hurt in any of those incidents. new development in the amber alert for a teenaged girl from monterey county. she believed to have been kidnapped from her home where the bodies of two men were found over the weekend. an amber alert has been issued
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for the 16-year-old who is believed to be with her boyfriend and his father, she is 5'5 weighs, 130 pounds. police say say they may be heading towards mexico. -- another car they've been looking for was found abandoned. san francisco police are trying to determine the identity of a man whose body was found in the backyard of's house in the diamond heights neighborhood. a resident -- a resident discovered the victim yesterday morning outside a home off diamond heights boulevard. police say the man had been shot. one neighbor thought he heard gunshots 11:00 saturday night. the medical examiner will check the man's fingerprints in hopes of identifying him. this morning a pit bull that mauled a two year boiled remains in the custody of
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animal control. abc7 news crews were on the scene this weekend on california street the boy was attacked at the home of his babysitter. doctors had to reattach the youngster's eyelid yesterday and determined he was well enough to go home. right now pg&e crews working to get final 106 customers in daly city back online after 3600 lost power last night. the outage affected customers in south san francisco and colma. crews found downed wires near the intersection of clay avenue in daly city after 8:00 last night crews say a metallic balloon hitting power lines caused that outage. the power at the south san francisco bart was intentionally shun down as a precaution. three people got -- people got stuck in an elevator and had to be rescued. power at that bart station back on this morning. more traffic delays around
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union square today when stockton will be closed to all considers crews have been relocating utility projects underground to prepare for construction of the 1.6 billion dollar central subway project. saturday part of grant street was converted to two-way traffic. stockton street closure expected to remain in effect until 2017 except during holiday shopping season. 5:36. this morning firefighters on guard for flare-ups from a stubborn grass fire in benicia it broke out near the entrance of the state park off columbus parkway on-ramp of eastbound 780. the fire burned about two acres of vegetation and 20 feet of fencing, it took fire crews two hours to put the fire out. meantime, 420 acre wildfire in mendocino county
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is 80% contained. the fire broke out saturday afternoon near mill creek road. a viewer sent us this video shortly after the fire broke out. no homes threatened, several road closures. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. 5:37. mike is off today, time for a look at our forecast. >> frances dinglasan is here. nice day ahead, i hope mike is enjoying the day off. here's live doppler 7 hd, mild and quiet around the bay area. we are starting off with low clouds once again. could you run into patchy dense fog during the morning hours, even coastal drizzle not as much as yesterday, temperatures in the mid 50s to low 60s by 7:00 this morning. mainly sunny for most everyone, lunchtime in the 60s along the coast to mid 80s inland. then the wide range of
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temperatures during our highs at 4:00, 65 along the coast to low 90s inland. a lot of sunshine today slightly warmer in some areas. this evening clear by dinnertime, things start to drop to the mid 80s. it going to be warm all week. tomorrow we'll see a slight dip in temperatures as we see a stronger sea breeze. you will notice inland and around the bay will drop down a bit. warmer again wednesday into thursday. good morning sue, new crash? i do. first update on this northbound 101 in rowland that accident off to the right shoulder. once again northbound direction, not affecting your southbound commute. southbound 680 before chico, off to the shoulder -- off pacheco.
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205 before 580 accident from the central valley a look at drive time up and over the altamont pass into the livermore dublin pleasanton area over 15 minutes not a bad drive if you are leaving central valley towards the altamont. golden gate bridge fog on the waldo grade up and over and through the tunnel, on the span no visibility problems, no traffic across the golden gate bridge heading into san francisco at this hour. san jose commute starting to pick up with traffic flowing smoothly between san jose and cupertino on 280 north. 5:39. police call it a heartless act that shocked the people who watched it happen. the search for the driver who witnesses say deliberately ran over a box filled with kittens. dramatic end to a high speed police chase in southern california. what it took to stop a very determined driver. here you go little man.
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the taillights are going southbound, not too much traffic yet this morning. we've got sue hall in to tell you all the traffic details, about 88°, frances dinglasan in for mike nicco with a full forecast coming up. right now more news. sacramento police searching for the suspect in what they call an inexplicable case of animal cruelty. a man left a box of kittens in front of an animal shelter then ran them over in his vehicle. six of the eight kittens in the box survived. the shelter officials at the shelter say witnesses saw the man leave the box in a gutter when somebody tried to get his attention he got into his car backed up on to the box and sped off. >> we are open at 9 a.m., it was already 10:00, we were instead walking 'em into the building, he operated to drop 'em off -- he opted to
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drop 'em off in the gutter without alerting anybody. >> they will bottle feed the kitten until they are big enough for adoption. dramatic video out of southern california showing quite the arrest yesterday. highway patrol officers confronted a driver in orange county, a couple of officers tried to smash in the truck's windows as dozens of officers waited with their guns drawn. the driver took off, he was taken into custody of an a crash with patrol cars. investigators are not commenting on his identity or the charges. gas prices are on the rise and so are corn prices as this year's terrible drought continues. bloomberg business report is next. mitt romney wrapping up his trip to israel with a fundraiser. why he says the people of israel are more economically
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successful than the palestinians. unusual reason behind blood shortage.
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good morning i'm frances dinglasan in for mike nicco.
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92 in fairfield and antioch. 68 in san francisco, 83 in san jose. climbing up a few more degrees in some locations less dense marine layer and also around the state, lookézz for hot weather in fresno 101, 104 in palm springs. . 5:48. in syria the country's foreign minister is accuse some of its neighbors of conspiring against it. qatar, saudi arabia, turkey all backing rebels trying to overthrow president assad. meantime, government and rebels have issued conflicting claims in the battle over the country's third largest city aleppo. each side saying it holds a key neighborhood. the international community has expressed fears the uprising in the region that began 10 days ago could end with a possible massacre. u.s. defense secretary panetta is on a trip to the mideast
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and says assad's decision to use helicopter gunships against its own people is hastening his my. >> if they continue -- hastening his demise. >> if they continue this kind of tragic attack on their own people, in aleppo, i think it ultimately will be a nail in assad's coffin. >> panetta is on his way to taunuu shah, israel and jordan he says he will use meetings to reinforce an international consensus that assad must step down. republican presidential candidate mitt romney headed to poland today after a morning fundraiser in jerusalem. he told donors their culture is part of what has an allowed them to be more economically successful than the palestinians. those comments have outraged palestinian leaders. romney received a warm welcome he he arrived in israel yesterday from prime minister
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netanyahu. agrees with romney's position that iran possessing a nuclear capability is the greatest danger facing the world now. romney has said he would back israel, if it took action on is own to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >> it is my firm -- conviction the security of israel is in the vital national security interests of the united states. israel faces enemies who have denied past crimes against the jewish people and seek to commit new ones. netanyahu's warm embrace to romney is in contrast to his cool area approach to president obama's diplomatic efforts and sanctions again iran. arizona residents cleaning up -- cleaning up after another massive dust storm the second to blanket phoenix in less than a week. the cloud -- the region was hit with heavy rain and flash flooding after all that dust cleared up. what a scene there. >> indeed.
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5:50. nothing like that around here. a little fog, might appear like that this morning. a little fog. use my wipers this morning. that's a little -- i didn't use my wipers this morning. that's a little different compared to last week. we are starting off grey once again, low clouds it is going to warm up nicely, after the sunrise in fact clouds will clear a little faster as we take a look at live doppler 7 hd, sweeping around the bay area, it is already clear in some parts of the interior valleys still in the 50s for the most part 55 san francisco, cool spot 51 santa rosa. mid-50s through monterey bay. fog already reported in watsonville, salinas and monterey. there could be patchy dense fog in some areas right now visibility around the bay area good, down to nine miles in
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santa rosa, novato, napa not a big factor. three miles in half moon bay, sue encountered thick fog through the waldo grade on your way to the golden gate bridge, low clouds and patchy fogs developing through the morning, sunny and mild today, warming inland midweek, a slight dip in numbers tomorrow, i'll tell you why. highs today to be just a few degrees warmer in some locations, 68 in san francisco, sorry about that i don't know why it did a loop. 83 san jose, upper mid 90s rather and low 90s inland. look for 88 in morgan hill, 89 in gilroy and 76 in santa cruz. also heading to the a's game tonight going to be sunny and then clear this evening after the sunsets at 8:20. temperatures start off near 63°, dropping down to 56, of course you will need a jacket.
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although we are seeing low 90s, we'll dip inland tomorrow with a stronger sea breeze. warming up with a warm day thursday and lots of sunshine. if you are heading to the bay bridge, gotta listen to sue. thank you. right now, behind the toll plaza looking good metering lights still off upper deck before treasure island stall center lane traffic heading into the tunnel a little slow on the upper deck voice flowing smoothly up to the span. out of the central valley 205 west before 580 still an accident there speeds beginning to slow significantly towards the altamont pass, over to 680 and the dublin pleasanton area less than 20 minutes for your ride westbound. southbound 680 before pacheco accident cleared past the scene not too bad. we've been talking about this,
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ongoing construction now big project at union square stockton as of today will be closed between ellis and geary for the next ongoing while they are building that subway project in san francisco. here's a look at drive times 80 carquinez bridge to the maze, under 20 minutes. highway 4 out of antioch not bad towards concord area and 580, over to the altamont pass into dublin pleasanton still less than 20 minutes. 5:54. bad news for drivers this morning. >> here's jane king with the bloomberg business report. good morning pump prices on the rise, not as bad as last year average price of a gallon up 10 cents in the past two weeks to $3.51 for a gallon of regular. still 20 cents lower than a year ago, rise coming as underlying crude oil futures climb. worst drought in more than a half century diving corn
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futures to new record highs, corn has judgment -- jumped 60% since mid june. fans line-up for tickets at the olympic, large crowds gathered for free events seats should be full to fans if they are empty half hour an event starts the chairman says the problem is temporary. seats being filled temporarily by students, teachers and military personnel guarding the games. government looking into whether the empty seats are held by corporate sponsors. jane king with the bloomberg business report. critical shortage in the nation's blood supply this summer worst in more than a decade, officials say some elective surgeries may be cancelled. red cross says august is traditionally the slowest month for donations any way this summer the supply is
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lowest in 15 years due to severe weather. emergencies increase the need for blood while power outages cancelled many blood drives. the medical community is trying to get the word out early. >> it puts our community in a difficult situation. patients don't get vacation they are in the hospital and need blood. >> you never know who going to be next person that needs blood, it might be your next door neighbor, it might be your child and it might be you. >> doctors tell us even more serious surgeries like liver transplants are being put on hold because they require so much blood to perform. 5:56. first a move against supervised soft drinks now new york city's mayor has launched a campaign against baby formula. the new policy is called latch on nyc the gel to encourage new -- the goal to encourage new moms to breast-feed, keeping formula unlock and key like medicine.
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mothers who prefer bottle feeding can still do so but the nurses will have to document that request. the program is voluntary, expected to take effect in september. newest addition to the san diego doo doing well. panda mom gave birth to her -- sixth cup. he -- sixth cub. the cub weighs four ounces gender won't be known for weeks. the panda is 20-years-old one of the oldest giant pandas ever to give birth in captivity. knicks, construction of the new 49ers' stadium is moving ahead in the south bay. the milestone installation taking place this morning. later frozen food looks great on the packaging. are you pointed when you open it up? michael finney is straight ahead with the products that
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