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businesses today. another step in recovering and healing and maintaining the mantra of "boston strong." a private funeral was held this morning for the youngest victim, 8-year-old martin richard. the family said they will hold a public memorial service in the coming weeks. back to you. >> the man who said he was carjacked by the two suspects is talking about his ordeal. what is he saying? that must be a frightening thing to think about. absolutely. he spoke with a local station off camera and he says one of the brothers approached him at gunpoint and admitted to being one of the bombers and threatened to kill him. they drove off and picked up the other brother and he was finally able to escape when they stopped at a gas station, he opened the car door and made a run for it. he says one of the brothers
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actually tried to reach for him and grab him but he says he just ran quickly, got somewhere safe and called 9-1-1. quite a scare. quite a story. >> absolutely, thank you. have a good day. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage on the boston bombings. we have the latest on our website at and you can get instant updates around the clock by following us on twitter@abcnewsbayarea. >> sigh before attack hit the largest media organizations, sending the storm plunging at the associated press. they said president obama was injured. the account was suspended and the dow plunged after the tweet by 130 points before quickly rebounding on word that it was a hacking. >> a man arrested in canada on suspicion of planning to attack a passenger train traveling from
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the united states to canada, made the first court appearance. the 35-year-old did not enter a plea during the brief appearance in toronto, and the other suspect will appear before a judge if montreal tomorrow. law enforcement officials say the suspects intended to plant bombs to destroy the tracks, derailing the canadian trains which partners with amtrak to provide service between canada and new york. it is the first plot tied to al qaeda to target canada. >> new this morning, officials in libya are looking for whoever is behind a deadly car bomb that exploded just outside the french embassy in tripoli. the explosion killed two french guards and a libyan teen. libya and france have condemned the attack. >> oakland police want to fine the person who spray painted racist graffiti on a woman's car this morning. the vandal targeted this white bmw on 56th which included two racial slurs.
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the car's owner said she was awakened by the sound of someone spray painting her car. >> it is ridiculous we have people in this day and age walking around with this mentality. i grew up in this neighborhood, i have been here for over 40 years and i never seen figure -- anything like this. >> the owner has to find out how much it will cost to have the car repainted. >> oak police are look for a shooting suspect would got away after a stand off. police believe the man was barricaded inside the home near 65th but the s.w.a.t. officers did not find him after 6:00 this morning. the suspect is wanted for a shooting on 90th avenue that happened 10:30 last night. the victim is expected to die. california highway patrol is planning to boost its presence in oakland. the c.h.p. and the city reached a new deal for expand patrols to four day as week up from the two days they currently patrol. the contract was set to expire on friday but the city council
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will vote on the new deal at the may 7 meeting. the alameda county sheriff stopped its patrol from oakland last weekend. >> new bill aimed at giving more rights to the homeless in california is out of committee and on the way to the next step. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield joins us in san francisco. this bill would also create local centers. >> it is a wide, sweeping bill and the city of san francisco has an ordinance in place saying you cannot sleep on this sidewalk or panhandle and the state is closer to saying, yes, you can. when people think about whether homeless people should be allowed to panhandle and sleep on the sidewalk, some say, it is complicated. >> it is allowed. if it is not allowed, where would they go? it is kind is happening now. i don't know. >> a bill in sacramento is
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advancing toward becoming law. assemblyman is trying to pass a homeless bill of rights, which would allow. (piano music) telling and sleeping on the sidewalk and would nut allow police to enforce local ordinances. >> we are pledged to work with the officers. this is not either/or but sometimes it is portrayed that way. we are doing everything we can to change that perception. i respectfully ask for an aye vote. >> this man delighted to hear someone is fighting for him. he says he is harmless. i am not out breaking into cars or committing crime. i just sitting here, i panhandle, and that is it. >> the owner of a coffee in the mission said, businesses must be considered. he says he is not antihomeless. >> i get it, i understand, everyone has to sleep somewhere. if they need to sleep on the
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sidewalk, if that is the only option, you cannot make it somewhere else, i get it, fine. >> he says when homeless people impact customers business owner need an enforcement option. >> if they are outfront and bothering people it needs to be taken care of, and the businesses need to be respected. >> in -- it passed through the judiciary committee this morning, with members from san francisco's homeless coalition advocating for the bill and cheers went up in the room when it passed. live in san francisco for use -- abc7 news. >> a new fight over building a new school with ground breaking having some peninsula neighbors unneighbor limit. >> the latest nation to
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>> breaking news in oakland. we are over the scene at 7th under 880 where there is a big rig that is overturned and zooming in closer to see that seen you can see the bart tracks above it. what we know at this point, heavy rescue equipment is responding to 7th street under 880 for a rescue for the overturned rig. i apologize we are not in closer on the shot but this is an accident. it is an overdowned big rig and
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a rescue is about to take place. we will follow this at >> ground break was held for the first new school in half a century for one peninsula city but as leaders came out to celebrate some in the community are sounding the alarm. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is on the scene. >> the ground breaking happening a few moments ago at the site of the new and improved hoover elementary school despite efforts by neighbors to stop it. a ground breaking for the newest school in burlingame in 50 years, declining enrollment forced officials to close the school in the 70's but that is all changed now. >> this summer alone we have over 200 students that are coming to the burlingame school district over and above what was predicted three years ago. we need a new school. >> the school straddled the border and some neighbors do not want the school back because of
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narrow streets and sidewalks not able to handle more traffic. >> this is a very narrow street and all the streets leading into it or tight and getting kids in and south a big concern. >> one of 20 neighbors have filed suit against the district to stop the re-development of the school. others say that cars go way too fast through the hills. >> they speed as soon as they stop, there is a stop sign, they go fast because -- we have had near misses with our dog. >> this is one of the main routes into hoover school and driving in requires your full attention. there are lots of twists and turns, bridges, as you can see, and a lot of neighbors say this is no place if a kid to be walking. >> i have been traveling the canyon with my kids for the last 15 years and i end up with near misses every day. >> the district says that the
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studies have found no safety issues. others say more schools are needed. >> it is good for the neighborhood because the schools and here are overloaded. >> a restraining order filed by neighbors to stop development of the school rejected by a judge last week and another hearing is held next week but if now the new school project is on track. >> four of the top high schools in the united states are in our region. that is according to the rankings by u.s. news and world report with santa cruz getting top high school in california and top five charter schools in the entire country. and american indian public high school in oakland was number 38, nationally. lowell high school if san francisco, number 48. mission san jose high school in fremont number 79. the magazine says california has nearly a third of the schools
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that earned a gold or silver medal in national rankings. >> a lot of people will be moving your way. >> it is a great day out there, right? >> so far away from the coast. i will give you an example why the winds are important and why we watched the fog like we are seeing from mount tamalpais. the temperature dropped 12 degrees in ten minutes at ocean beach today because of the wind shift. i will show you the cooling trend in the forecast. >> plus, residents in the mid-west face the worst flooding in recorded history and the worst could be yet to come. >> boys or girls? scientists determined the sex of xá0?xñxx/÷(úúúxñúx!
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>> covering daly city, dublin/pleasanton, los gatos, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> new this morning, french lawmakers have voted to legalize same-sex marriage. the country's president is expected it sign the bill into law. today's decision comes after months of debate and strict protests have brought hundreds of thousands to paris.
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the justice minister says the first weddings could take place in june. france is the 14th country to legalize gay marriage. last week, new zealand allowed same-sex marriage to take place. >> at home it is called the worst flood in recorded history in the midwest and today they are bracing for even more rain. right now, flooding along the mississippi is causing massive problems from illinois to iowa and south in missouri. shipping has resumed along the 15-mile stretch near st. louis. the coast guard says barges that sank last week will not interfere with navigation. but in michigan, kayaks outnumber cars on the street. >> hard to imagine and we have not seen rain if some time. >> feast or famine in the forecast. they are getting too much. we don't have enough. it is the way things are going with climate change. >> here is what is going on on live doppler 7 hd. can you see how dry it is. that is one of the reasons we
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are seeing such wild temperature swings, the dry ground cannot hole the heat from the sun as well and the moist ground can without giving it back to us. that is a reason why we see tremendous fluctuation and the wind, at half moon bay they are coming from the southwest and that is why you are cooler than everyone else by a good 20 degrees with gusty winds up north and no trees or power power lines down since this morning and the gusts are fastest at fairly at 26 and conquered at 21 and napa at 20. half moon bay is 52. that is the same thing in ocean beach right now, but it is 20 degrees warmer headed to downtown san francisco at 72. that is the same temperature in oakland and san carlos and 75 in san jose, and los gatos and mountain view. today, we are going do have warm temperatures again but just not record-setting. we will have more clouds and cooler conditions tonight, we are in the 50's and 60's talking
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about it being a warm morning and it was, tomorrow morning, not is much, so easier to sleep tone. milder, warm and dry for the weekend. walnut creek, the neighbor to the north, concord, set a high yesterday with a reporting station with 30 years of data before it was official but it set a record high at 89. 87 in oakland and none in santa rosa and all the temperatures are six to nine degrees cooler. san francisco is about 12 degrees cooler than year at 74. here is what is happening in the south bay, temperatures are above average with low-to-mid 80's, and san jose at 83 along with cupertino, and peninsula started at 80 at palo alto and 74 in millbrae and along the coast, spotty clouds and sunshine and mid-60's, and the 68 in the sunset was from this morning, the high, as we know, you are at 52. so the highs are already, and 74 in downtown and a couple more degrees before we level off. 68 in sausalito, and upper 70's
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to low 80's through most of the north bay valley and warmer in napa at 84, and at the beaches, mid-70's around hayward and upper 70's for the rest of the east bay short and low-to-mid 80's inland where we do not need the air conditioning and congratulations if you did not turn it on year. back home, it is going to be more normal, more breezy, cool we, 63, dropping to a light jacket needed. temperatures are 20 degrees cooler in some areas like the north bay, and low 50's around the bay. the seven-day outlook drops four to six degrees tomorrow, another four to six degrees on tuesday which is the coolest and wake up to cloud cover on thursday morning. then it evaporates and our temperatures are warm ever-so-slightly away from the coast we are above average through the weekend. >> thank you, mike. coming up, the big reveal. are the begin falcons on
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>> breaking news in milpitas, this is a picture of fire at an apartment building on the upper floors, you can see the smoke, the white smoke on the left half of the screen amid the trees. that is traffic at 680 that is not affected but you can see the smoke as they fight the we fire. >> we will follow that on abc7 news and we will lighten it up because back in the bay area we have learned the three falcon chicks living on san jose city hall are all...boys! get the blue stuff ready, right? finding out their gender was not
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easy. a biologist put i.d. bands on the falcons. >> this is video from the santa cruz predatory research website, the boys now need names so a contest is underway as you might imagine. this is only open to students, to kids, all right? the information is on that and a link to the camera on our website at and click on "see it on tv." >> it was not easy for them to figure out the sex of the falcons. >> one of the parents was chipping away and he was upsetting everyone and they were mad but he said that the way you tell between the boys and the girls is the boys legs are longer so it was easy in that regard. captioned by, closed captioning services, inc.
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[dramatic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire. today's first contestant is an analyst for a living, so when it comes to this show, he is confident he can decide when to take the big risks. from chicago, illinois, please welcome mitch perkal. hey, mitch. >> how you doing? >> so you think being an analyst gives you an edge when it comes to playing this game? >> yeah, you know, whenever i'm watching at home, i always pause the show before, you know, the contestant responds, always make sure i lock in my answer, always looking at how much money i got left, weighing the odds there.
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so, you know, you can try to pick your spots--when to get risky, when to, you know, back off a little bit. >> so when it comes to round 1, how risky do you plan to be? >> i'd like to walk away with no less than $20,000, so i think i'll probably be pretty aggressive. if, you know, some big money comes off the board, i think i'm gonna go for it. >> okay, good. i like that. let's see the money in round 1. we'll see if that holds true. okay, computer, please randomize the dollar amounts. now here are the categories to your questions. computer, please randomize those categories for us. and now that everything is all shuffled, mitch, are you ready? >> yes, i am. >> audience, are you ready? [cheers and applause] then let's play millionaire. [dramatic musical flourish] all right, mitch. a "whoopee cushion" is a fun novelty item, but a "whoopi cushion" could be a term used to describe a comfy pillow for one of the hosts of which tv show? >> well, um, i would like to usi could, but i don't think i have that lifeline, so i'll go with
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"c," the view, final answer. >> yeah, whoopi goldberg. absolutely. [cheers and applause] we love whoopi. how much money is behind this question? $7,000. [cheers and applause] >> okay. >> a nice way to start. >> good start. good start. >> absolutely. 1 down, 13 to go. "title holder" is your next category. if she's good at her job, which of these people is often described to be "with the mostess"? >> uh, "c," final answer. >> yes, hostess was-- [cheers and applause] let's add some more money to that bank of yours, mitch. we are talking about $1,000. up to $8,000. >> okay, you got to get it sometime. >> absolutely. 12 away from the million. "shake, rattle, and candy." what candy brand says its switch from polystyrene to polypropylene containers makes its rattled candy have a "softer, muted tone"?


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