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render aid is when he noticed the driver of the tow truck climbed out and essentially jumped over the railing and then climbed up to center anchorage. >> reporter: the man initially refused to talk to negotiators. a team of s.f.p.d. negotiators with expertise were called in to assist. around 1:00 p.m., the man climbed down. chp tweeted this picture of him hugging his girlfriend. chp says he'll receive a mental psych evaluation and could face charges. >> he could face from resisting arrest to delaying, blocking traffic. >> reporter: meantime drivers in san leandro were still caught in traffic after a big rig overturned on a connector from northbound highway 880 to southbound highway 238. chp says the big rig spilled a hazardous material resulting in a shelter in place at a cal trans building. the driver had minor injuries. because there was a transof a second spill when crews right the overturned vehicle, part of the traffic back up was those
crews trying to block off a storm drain first so as to limit the spread of the hazardous acid. in san leandro, melanie woodrow, abc7 news. >> and this is a look at our drive time traffic map. you can see the area in red is the area that is still affected by the closure. you can see a couple of those red spots there. we will keep you updated throughout the evening and let you know just as soon as that road reopens. >> the oakland city council approved a million dollar settlement after a police sex scandal that involved several of their former officers and a young woman who identified herself as an under age prostitute. >> this afternoon we heard from the young woman at the center of the case. abc7 news reporter laura anthony joins us live from oakland city hall. laura? >> reporter: alma, the settlement reached with the city of oakland is much lower than what jasmine or her original attorney originally asked for, but she told us today she is satisfied with it nonetheless. the morning after the oakland city council approved the nearly
$1 million settlement in her favor, the young woman at the center of an east bay sex scandal appeared before reporters. >> i feel happy that i can close this chapter and move on with my life. >> reporter: now 19, jasmine was just 17 when she began having sex she claims with more than a dozen police officers, including some oakland, richmond and livermore. and alameda and contra costa county sheriffs. in a late night session, the oakland city council approved a $989,000 settlement with jasmine. about a third of that will go to attorney's fees. >> most importantly, this case is about bad, bad outrageous behavior on the part of people who are police officers who were sworn to uphold the law and engage in regular conduct, violating the very oath of law enforcement they had taken. >> it was in the best interest of the city to settle this matter quickly and fairly. we need to focus our attention
on rebuilding the public trust that was so damaged by this incident. >> reporter: five of the oakland officers allegedly involved with jasmine are facing criminal charges. the original claim against the city of oakland filed by a prior attorney with $66 million. >> i never came up with those numbers, large numbers, i never came up with those. >> reporter: jasmine said she had great support from her family. plans to return to school and hopes to pursue a career working with animals. in oakland, laura anthony, abc7 news. >> a woman accused of trying to kidnap a child at san francisco's ferry building denied the charges today in court. police arrested jessica nine days ago. after officers say witnesses stopped her from snatching a 2-year-old boy from his mother, she is accuse of approaching the victim's family then shouting that's my son and grabbing the child. the judge today denied a request to release phoebe and kept her bail at $365,000. >> today was the first full day of deliberations in the penalty phase of the sierra lamar murder
trial. jurors are deciding whether to sentence antolin garcia torres to death or life in prison. prosecutors said garcia torres showed no mercy and should get the death penalty. the defense argues that garcia torres had a tortured childhood and should be spared. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. >> well now, after overnight fog and drizzle it lasted into the early morning hours, we now have sunny and milder weather. here is a look at live doppler 7. we have sunny skies virtually all across the bay area except a little fog is beginning to reform at the coast line. check out the 24-hour temperature change. it is much warmer anywhere from 7 to 10 degrees warmer now in most bay area locations than at this hour yesterday. here is a view from our rooftop camera abc7 looking out over blue skies. 62 in san francisco, 69 in oaland. we have mid to upper 70s at mountain view, san jose and gilroy. 59 at half moon bay. and this is a view looking westward showing the fog is returning. beginning to push out over the bay again from the coast. we have temperatures in the
upper 70s santa rosa, napa, 73 in know sato, 78 in fairfield. the fog spreading out over the bay and inland once again later tonight and overnight. so, tomorrow we'll begin much as today did with lots of fog around the bay and inland areas but it will pull back to the so, will it warm up again tomorrow? will that warming last till the weekend? on the accuweather forecast for coming up later. larry? >> see you in a few minutes. los angeles police are investigating a possible hate crime at the home of lebron james in brentwood. investigators say somebody painted a racial slur on the front gate of the home. this as lebron of course is here in the bay area for the nba finals which you can see starting tomorrow night on abc7. rob hayes shows us what happened. >> reporter: he may be just one day away from the start of the nba finals, but lebron james finds himself talking about something far from basketball. >> hate, you know, in america, especially for african americans, is living every day.
>> reporter: james is referring to what police are calling a racially motivated slur that was spray painted on the nba star's property. l.a.p.d. investigators say it was spray painted on the front gate of his brentwood estate. a property manager painted over the slur before police arrived this morning. today, james talked about the effects something like this could have on his children and why he talks with them about the challenges they may face concerning the color of their skin. >> my family is safe. at the end of the day they're safe and that's the most important. but it just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of america. >> reporter: l.a.p.d. is now pouring over surveillance video trying to figure out who was behind this act. in brentwood, rob hayes, abc7 news. >> new details if not to come out about tiger woods's dui arrest. police in jupiter, florida released these photos when they found woods asleep at the wheel.
9 picture shows sometime damage with his car and tires you see there. police say woods had extremely slow and slurred speech. fellow golfers including legendary jack nicklaus expressed concern. >> tiger is a friend. he's been great for the game of golf. and i think he needs all our help and we wish him well. >> woods issued a statement saying alcohol was not involved, but that he had a, quote, unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. >> new details now on a story we first told you about on abc7 news at 11:00 last night. a plane heading to san francisco had to be diverted after a lithium battery caught fire on the plane. this morning those passengers finally arrived here at s.f.o. abc7 news reporter matt keller has the details. >> reporter: 158 passengers on board jetblue flight 915 arrived at s.f.o. just after midnight this morning. after an unexpected three-hour lay over in grand rapids, michigan. >> they said that something was going on in the back and that
they needed emergency action crews go back there really quick. >> reporter: the flight was on its way from jfk airport in new york to s.f.o. a lithium battery stored in the back caught fire. >> we're at 35,000 feet all of a sudden we hear an announcement and we look back at row 25. standing up and smoke coming around. >> the stewardess was trying to -- she was trying to get the back pack to get the fire out. you could see smoke and smell it. >> reporter: the fire was put out before the plane landed around 8:00 p.m. in michigan. no one was hurt and no damage done to the plane. once maintenance crews inexpected the aircraft, it took off again for san francisco. this time reaching its destination. >> i'm relieved to be back home. >> what happens happens. >> reporter: the plane moved on quickly. jetblue sent on to the next
flight from s.f.o. to florida earlier this morning. a.s.f.o., matt keller abc7 news. >> the faa says it is still investigating that incident. >> a baby goat burned last week in milpitas has died. they captured the dramatic image of the small herd of goats that got trapped between the flames and the fence. the injuries were much more significant. she died last night. another goat was transported to u.c. davis and remains in very critical condition. all the other goats are doing well and may and have been taken in by farm sanctuaries or private citizens. >> some help to ease your traffic pain. >> the commute has become onerous. >> anything is worth trying. >> the new effort to get more cars off the road. plus. >> a tv sale i'm an nba fan so they let me interview some of
the players. >> not just the nba is center stage this weekend. the stars of the small screen making an appearance at the nba finals. >> and the kerfuffle over the word covfefe or however you pronounce it. the late night tweet that got a lot of attention today. >> and taking a live look at our traffic through berkeley, it is slow going on 80 in both directions on the right-hand side that is your eastbound traffic. westbound coming toward us. stay with us. back after this.
peppered by reporters literally from all over the world. draymond green thinks the warriors don't need any extra motivation. steph curry reflecting on winning versus blowing a 3-1 with the cavs last season. >> great memories, terrible memories last year, knowing what it takes to win, how important every possession is. >> coming into the season, i don't know if 3-1 has been mentioned in our locker room one time this year. it's not something that -- when you're chasing greatness, that's the expectation. >> reporter: good afternoon, larry. tose were some of the more serious questions. we're on the backside of oracle right now. the working side. tomorrow this place becomes the center of the basketball
universe. before you get a universe, you need a big bang. in this case the big bang was, as you said, media day. you might call this the exhibition after the practice. that time between when the warriors perfect whatever spells they intend to spin against cleveland tomorrow followed by a media onslaught by insightful questions. >> i don't understand. it's like what are they going to do, what are they hiding? they don't have no secrets. >> reporter: among the hungry media plem berz, a former security guard turned tv personal at. i go air mow rodery guess from the jimmy kimmel show. they threw relative soft balls at players. >> are you nervous? >> me? no, i don't think anybody in this thing is nervous. i think everyone is anxious. >> reporter: he was throwing change up curves. >> you're a good basketball player. can you tell me which is the best movie or basketball? which one? >> frazier. >> no, wrong. it's tim wolf.
you haven't seen that one? >> i haven't seen that one. evgen >> it's real good. it's about a wolf that plays basketball. it's real good. >> reporter: a feeding frenzy, small and close pace. darwinism meets sports journalism, they learn to adapt and survive. how do you think that went? >> it went great. >> you're a busy man. with that away went guillermo for another scoop at oracle a rin arena, wayne freedman abc7 news. >> i'm sure he learned something about journalism. the game starts tomorrow at 5:30 on abc7 right before game one. join me and mike shumann for the #dubson7 pregame show brought to you by jeep. we'll be live at oracle tomorrow at 5:00 as the three pete finals again. the lead singer of the bay area band train will take the court tomorrow at oracle. he will perform the national anthem before the tip-off. save me san francisco and hey
soul sister. >> steph curry gearing up for game one of the nba finals tomorrow, but he took some time to speak exclusively to abc7 news. he shared the biggest challenge of being in the spotlight. >> it's obviously about our fans. on a daily basis that's the hardest thing, go to the grocery store and pickup some stuff and not run into anybody, have to talk about basketball, something like that. >> curry said he had a discussion about the struggles of losing your anonymity with the former president obama. you can catch it right here on abc7 tomorrow beginning at 7:00 a.m. >> s.f.o. is showing its dub nation pride. matt keller took this video at the airport this morning. decked out in the blue and gold. you can see the international terminal right there looking good. dub nation, want to see your pride? post photos on social media by warriors fans use the #dubson7. when you post your showtime owes we may show them on tv, abc7 news or on the website,
abc7news.com. >> if there is anything generating more buzz today than the nba finals it's the string of letters tweeted out by president trump. >> abc7 news anchor kristen sze here with the president's word or nonword that set the internet on fire last night, kristen. >> fire, larry and alma. the tweet that started it all, president trump at midnight sending out this phrase, despite the constant negative press, and then what is that? covfefe? take your pick. the tweet went viral, getting nearly 120,000 retweets and 150,000 likes in six hours. reporters asked white house press secretary sean spicer what does it mean? >> the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant. >> what does it mean? >> is he suggesting it's a code? well, the president deleted the original tweet and sent out this new one who can figure out the true meaning of covfefe?
enjoy. well, enjoy they did. jimmy kimmel tweeted what makes me sad is i know i'll never write anything funnier than covfefe. hillary clinton speaking at the recode code conference in southern california i thought covfefe was a message to the russians. air france u.k. tweeted breaking a new destination sunny covfefe. maybe. didn't take long before someone registered a domain name covfefe.com and selling t-shirts such as make covfefe great again. take a look at amazon real quick. shows many items that are on sale with the name covfefe or the word including, there you go. a covfefe mug. larry and alma? >> thank you, kristen. it is amazing within an hour, all of these like mini businesses started brand name, don't talk to me until i've had my covfefe. it shows you how connected we are at this point. >> how things just take off, too. >> very quickly. spencer christian ready to take off with sunnier warmer weather,
spencer. >> yes, sunnier and warmer a few days. we have the #dubson7 coming up, the nba finals beginning tomorrow evening. the dubs taking on the cavaliers the third consecutive year for the nba title. game one tomorrow evening right here in oakland at the coliseum. sunny and mild in the evening hours as you are headed over to the coliseum in your car or public transportation or in larry's limo. so, enjoy. here's a look at live doppler 7. mainly sunny skies across the bay area. away from the coast line, near the coast it looks a lot like this right now as you see fog has set ltd in over the golden gate. these are our forecast features. sunny and mild conditions tomorrow and friday. it will be a little bit cooler this weekend. actually than we had expected. it will be warming up next week. just a brief cool down. right now we're looking at gusty wind once again. this has been the pattern the last several days. 25 mile per hour gusts at novato right now. 20 mile per hour winds at s.f.o. 24 down at san jose. so -- down in san jose.
pardon my reach. breezy all around the bay area. and it's comfortably mild again away from the coast line. we have current temperature readings around the bay in the upper 60s to low 70tion. we've got upper 70s to 80s inland. in the coast upper 50s to low 60s right now. overnight look for fog reaching out over the bay extending inland much as it has been the last several overnight periods. mild overnight temperatures in the mid upper 50s. here's a little day planner for tomorrow. start the day off with lots of clouds hanging around the early morning hours, we'll have bright sunny skies midday. temperatures warming up to about 80 inland. in the afternoon hours low 70s around the bay, only upper 50s to near 60s on the coast. now let's look at highs, specific location, santa rosa 79 tomorrow. 77 in vallejo, concord 80, 73 fremont. 77 livermore, 76 in san jose. coming up on the peninsula 68, expected high at san mateo here in the city, 65 degrees
tomorrow. and the three-day forecast as we go into the weekend shows that little drop in temperature that i was talking about. highs over the weekend inland will reach only into the mid to upper 70s and only 60s around the bay. but those temperatures will rebound early next week. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. we're looking at mainly sunny skies through the entire period even with the cool down over the weekend. it will be dry and sunny, but much warmer on monday and even warmer still on tuesday and wednesday of next week as high temperatures inland move back into the upper 80s to around 90 which is actually a little bit above average for this time of year. but, hey, it will be the first week in june and we will experience some june warmth. >> all right. >> always room in the limo for you, spencer. >> considering i used to drive yours. >> oh, wow. [ laughter ] >> clearly he go the a better offer. >> thanks, spencer. >> all right. is it the end of the line for the long lunch? why eating out may be going out of style. plus. >> f-u-r-e-t-y.
surety. >> correct. >> two bay area kids go for the national spelling bee championship, but someone else stole the show. >> in honor of asian pacific american heritage month we're using our abc7 news bay area instagram feed to focus on people in the spotlight where you live. play right han ong new work premiers tonight at the magic theater in san francisco. this is the return to the magic after a 25-year absence. you can learn more on instagram abc7 news bay area.
fuller from tulsa, oklahoma. she spelled both of her words correctly but did not move on because her scores in the preliminary rounds weren't high enough. two contest abts from the bay area did move on, 13-year-old shrindi g opal spelled surety correctly in the third round and 13 year old of san jose got peremptory right. you can watch the national spelling bee streamed live on the watch espn app. >> incredible kids. students at two richmond elementary schools are going to be eating healthier soon. abc7 news was at paris elementary school along with chef alice waters when the kids found out that conscious kitchen program is on the way. the program aims to do away with the standard school lunch and make everything served from scratch. the chicken and salad was a hit today as was one idea, alice waters is now pushing. >> we want a free school lunch for every kid in this country. that begins in california.
[ applause ] >> and, of course, everything is fresh and organic. madera elementary will also be part of the program. >> speaking of eating lunch, eating out is going out of style. according to a market research firm, americans made 433 million fewer trips to restaurants for lunch this time last year. the lowest level of lunch traffic in 40 years. one analyst said it is because people are eating healthier or companies provide employees with free food. researchers say it translates to $3.2 billion in lost business in lunch at restaurants. >> well, when will president trump make a decision on the paris climate agreement? >> very soon. >> but climate isn't the only thing on the president's mind today. >> and the new nasa mission not to mars but to the sun, what the space agency is hoping to learn.
afternoon. hours after a truck leaked hazardous material. authorities closed the ramp around noon after a big rig overturned. the truck driver suffered minor injuries and the chp just announced that connector is going to be closed for hours more. the oakland city council has approved a nearly $1 million settlement with a woman formerly known as laura anthony was there. she spoke to the media today. she was at the center of a sex scandal that rocked the oakland police department and four officers were fired. president trump has not made a final decision on whether to pull out of the paris climate accord. business leaders including exxon/mobil and tesla's ceo elon musk have urged the president to remain a part of that deal. this comes as more of the president's associates are being caught up in the russia investigation. new subpoenas just issued a short time ago. abc7 news reporter lana zach joins us live from washington, d.c. with the story. lana?
>> reporter: hi there, larry. several new subpoenas coming from congress from it appears congressman devin nunes who recused himself from the russia investigation. so, there are a lot of kbez about that right now. and white house press spokesman sean spicer was asked several questions about that russia investigation. he declined largely to answer saying now all of those questions should be referred to outside counsel. democrats are pushing back on allegations that they are delaying the public testimony of carter page. a former foreign policy advisor for the trump campaign. page sent a letter to the intelligence committee reiterating his eagerness to have an open meeting to address what he called false or misleading testimony about him. the president tweeted his support for page wednesday morning, once again calling the investigation a witch hunt. but adam schiff, the ranking democrat on the house intelligence committee pushed back, saying the committee intends to review documents before calling witnesses and, quote, the pace of those interviews will be dictated by the needs of the investigation and not the preferences of outside parties. also haunting the white house,
questions about the president's son-in-law jared kushner and his dealings with the russian bank known to the fbi as a base for russian spies, including this one, who is back in moscow after pleading guilty and spending time in a u.s. prison. >> this was an actual trained operative spy operation in new york targeting humana sets. >> reporter: the president maintains the russian investigations are a lame excuse for democrats for why they lost the election, a sentiment echoed by vladimir putin. he told reporters the allegations against his government are a fictional excuse by those who lost the election. and a new development out of washington here tonight, the former fbi director, the fired james comey has been given the green light to testify publicly before the senate intelligence committee and we are told, larry, that can happen as early as next week. he said he wants to do it publicly so that he can clear the air about his reputation and answer some of those questions
about the conversations he had with the president. larry? >> that will be interesting. also, president trump is expected to make a decision on the paris climate agreement. when might we hear something and there have been reports that [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: i lost you there, larry. but the president has said that he intends to make a decision sometime this week. he is being lobbied, he says, by both sides, including by his secretary of state and former exxon/mobil ceo rex tillerson. he is strongly in favor of staying in the paris accord. we do understand, though, that at this moment the president is said to be leaning towards pulling out. larry? >> all right, lana, thank you. lana zach in washington. a new york based group investigating a chinese company that produces ivanka trump brand shoes is calling for the release of three of its investigators. one was detained and two went missing while working under cover at two factories in china. china labor watch believes the missing men are being held by
police or perhaps the factory. the men found evidence that employees were working for as many as 18 hours a day for little pay. the company also produces footwear sold by other brands such as coach. >> a congressional leader is cautioning that america's $40 billion missile defense system still has a long way to go before it can be considered fully developed. the remark comes a day after the pentagon says it successfully shot down a test inter-continental ballistic missile using a long-range intercepter missile filed from van den berg air force base. the test cost $244 million. adam smith praised the test but says more needs to be done to ensure the system is reliable and effective. some experts believe north korea might be able to build a missile advanced enough to reach the u.s. west coast in two to three years. >> at least 90 people have been killed by a suicide truck bomb in afghanistan, more than 400 others were injured. it happened in one of the most
secure areas of kabul, not far from the u.s. embassy. abc7 news reporter molly hunter has the details. >> reporter: the deadly est attack in the afghan capital in years, during the muslim holy month of ramadan, and during the heart of rush hour traffic. here, this is the moment the massive car bomb explodes, captured by an office camera. striking in one of the most secure, most heavily fortified neighborhoods in kabul. right near the british and german embassies, just a mile from the u.s. embassy. the death toll, more than 80 people, and nearly 400 others wounded. there are people inside this car. he says they're still alive, but the car door is stuck and we can't get them out. medical teams on the scene but not enough. the injured being taken away in any available vehicles. he says, i heard a terrible sound. when i opened my eyes, there was blood coming out of my shoulder.
and the u.s. embassy condemning the attack. the death toll sure to rise the agony of a city that has suffered so much. neither isis nor the taliban has claimed responsibility yet. surprisingly, though, the taliban immediately condemned the attack, but who is behind today's carnage, we still don't know. in london, molly hunter, abc news. >> the property close to where suspect salman with the attack. abedi acted mainly alone and purchased most of the bomb materials himself. 22 people were killed while leaving an ariana grande concert on may 22nd. grande is returning to manchester sunday to headline a benefit concert for the victims. this afternoon we have a new look inside the pulse night club the night of that deadly shooting almost a year ago.
abc news has obtained footage from the body cameras of the first responders at the scene. omar mateen ran into the night club june 12 of last year. he opened fire, killing 49 people. the local community is planning an orlando united day for the one-year anniversary. >> car pooling to curb congestion, new program that could help save you money as another car pool program gets even bigger. >> i'm michael finney, #askfinney is just ahead. i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. post them with the hashtag, #askfinney and i'll answer them right here in a few minutes. >> a great place to be today, sunny skies and mild conditions. this kind of weather may not
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♪ tomorrow, tomorrow i love ya, tomorrow ♪ ask your heart doctor about entresto. and help make tomorrow possible. ♪ you're only a day away. a bay area county is taking big steps to get people to car pool. contra costa county wants you to hitch a ride. >> it's teaming up with an app called scoop and abc7 news reporter amy holly field shows you how it can save you money. >> reporter: they are so determined to unclog these highways, they are willing to pay you to car pool. >> there are so many empty seats in cars, you know, that could be filled. and for every filled seat we're essentially taking another car off the road. >> reporter: they have partnered with the app scoop finding commuters going to the same place at the same time and connects them.
it costs $5 per ride. but the county will now pay $2 each ride each direction. >> we were thinking about more and scoop said no, let's start with $2. they've done similar things in other bay area communities and feel like $2 has made a difference. >> reporter: they just started car pooling and says he likes it. >> car pooling is a tremendous alternative to bart and other ways to commute to the city. the commute has become onerous and overcrowded. >> reporter: other commuters tell us it sounds like a good idea. >> traffic is insane and anything -- it's worth trying. >> reporter: but they aren't sure it would work for them. >> it depends on how many people are on this app and where people are going. >> reporter: you have to use the scoop app. that's how they track that you did car pool and that's how they get you your money. in walnut creek, amy holly field, abc7 news. >> google is expanding its paid car pool service into southern california. much like scoop, the service lets commuters pickup extra
passengers going in the same direction for a small fee. google began the program a year ago in northern california and israel through its ways unit known for navigation and traffic yap r app. the expansion could pose a threat to uber and lyft. they get paid less, a maximum of 54 cents per mile. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. >> okay. after a day that has been most lie bright and sunny you can see here on live doppler 7 fog has concerned to the coast line. it will continue spreading over the bay and inland. that has been the pattern all week long. it will be mild overnight with temperatures mainly in the mid to upper 50s and tomorrow we'll see a day much like today with the fog pulling back to the coast line. it will be sunny and relatively mild away from the coast with highs around the bae in the upper 60s to low 70tion. upper 70s to near 80 inland. and tomorrow is graduation day. well, in lots of places. specifically, though, at fremont high school in sunnyvale. graduation starts at 5:00 p.m. it will be sunny and bright in the afternoon and early evening hours with temperatures in the
70s. until oh, almost sunset. so, lovely weather for getting out to celebrate the graduates and their accomplishments. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll have mainly sunny skies through the seven-day period. little bit of cool down is going to come our way this weekend. temperatures dropping a few degrees below average but it will be nice and sunny and dry and then we'll start warming up rather significantly early next week. it will feel like summer a little bit in advance of summer. >> all right, thanks, spencer. >> speaking of sunny, heading straight for the sun. nasa's red hot mission and what they expect to learn from flying so close to the sun. >> i'm 7 on your side's michael finney. you and your money, how can you find a good financial planner and who can you turn to for a personal loan? i'll have the
a nasa spacecraft will be taking aim at the sun. the space agency announced the 2018 mission today at the university of chicago. abc7 news reporter martha gonzalez is live in los angeles with the details. hi, marcy. >> reporter: hi, alma. this is something scientists have been working on in some fashion for about 60 years. but they weren't able to create materials that can we stand the extreme temperatures of the
sun's radiation atmosphere until now. >> it's a mission of extremes. >> reporter: it may seem like the trailer for a sci-fi block buster. >> humanity's first mission to touch the sun. >> reporter: but there is nothing fictional about this. nasa's newly unveiled plan to enter the sun's atmosphere. >> it is going to be the hottest, fastest mission. >> reporter: the parker solar probe named after and honoring researcher dr. eugene parker. >> hooray for solar probe. >> reporter: will launch in the summer of 2018. at its fastest, traveling 430,000 miles an hour. >> flight traveling to tokyo in less than a minute. >> reporter: the unmanned probe will get 7 times closer to the sun than any spacecraft in history, reaching the outer atmosphere called the corona to study why it is even hotter than the surface of the sun. collecting data to give scientists a better understanding of how stars work and to help predict major space
weather events that impact technology and satellite. >> until you actually go there and touch the sun, you really can't answer these questions. >> reporter: and testing is still underway ahead of next year's launch. live in los angeles, marcy gonzalez, abc7 news. alma, back to you. >> all right, marcy gonzalez, thank you. >> the airline boarding pass could be going the way of the dinosaur on jetblue. the carrier plans to begin testing a facial recognition check-in program next month. passengers will step up to a camera and the kiosk will compare that facial scan to the person's passport photo. if the match is made, the passenger can get on the plane. delta plans to test its own face scanning technology this summer that will focus on checking in luggage. nest is unveiling its own facial recognition system. the nest cam iq zoom feature activates when a person walks by and follows them to capture a clear shot. this is video by the way from nest. the indoor camera will send an alert to a phone with a picture
of that person's face. the $299 camera will start shipping out at the end of june. face detection is only available with a paid monthly video storage subscription. >> it is time now for #askfinney, 7 on your side michael finney is here. questions facebook, twitter and e-mail. mae sends the first one. how do you find a good ask reliable financial plan er? >> that's a great question. look for a certified financial planner. that means they're licensed and regulated and they have to take yearly classes on different aspects of financial planning. look for the word also fiduciary. that means they are required to look after your best interest, not their own. also look for a planner who has clients like you, if you don't have a ton of cash, you don't want to do business with a planner who is mainly working with millionaires. finally, ask friends who they use. that is one of the best ways. >> william from san francisco asks, i found out my
put into service 7 months befor. how do i get the full information on the car? >> they assume the warranty begins when they buy the car. sometimes that's not the case. and a lot of car dealers won't tell you this. so, you'll need to check the fine print in your purchase agreement. many car companies set the warranty wheels in motion on the date when the vehicle is marked as sold or put in service. some dealerships consider a car sold when they buy it or they start using it as a demo, which could be weeks or months before you purchase the vehicle. now, if you think your service warranty is ending early, look at your contract. contact the dealer and see if he can work things out. if not, i want you to call my hot line here at the station. we'll give them a call and go, what gives? >> all right. deb from alameda asks, does the consumer who spends money, if i want to seek out a personal loan, what do you recommend? >> you know, the deal is, financial institutions are
changing their offerings all the time so you'll need to shop around. and to do that you need to know your credit score. that will determine your interest rate. so, if you have a good score, i want you to consider a zero percent interest credit card. some are offering 0% for nearly two years now. 21 months is one i just saw. that's a yield really tough to beat. now, if you have a question for me, record a short question and share it on social media using the #askfinney. you can go through facebook na abc7 news.com. >> thanks, michael. >> christy's sold this crocodile diamond for $377,000. >> wow. >> yeah. shattering the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction. it was purchasd by an unidentified buyer after 15 minutes of intense bidding. it also features 18 carrot white
gold and diamond hardware, just one or two of these bags made each year and there is a six-year waiting list to buy a new one. >> what do you put in a handbag that sells for $377,000? >> more jewels. >> the handbag is 377 grand. >> beyond me. >> yeah. coming up, party of sorts today at the since flcincinnati zoo a botanical garden. >> the hip owe made her debut. >> getting bigger. >> she's a little bit shy. she entered the nine-foot deep hip owe cove pool. >> fee own a became a star after she was born in january. back then she weighed only 29 pounds. now tipping the scales at more than 100 pounds and getting bigger by the day. the zoo has yet to set a date for her public debut. >> well, students at a peninsula school are learning a lesson you can't find in any book. ahead, life lesson, a teacher's critical need for a new kidney is inspiring kindness and
compassion. >> right now dan is here with what's ahead on abc7 news at 5:00, dan? >> larry, alma, thanks very much. labor officials call it a question of fairness. >> if they get taxpayer dollars to help them build, they ought to give something back to the community. >> they have a demand for developers. if you build it, have locals do the work. elon musk challenges president trump why a strained relationship may be nearing the breaking point. we'll have the latest on that. and nestled among the high rises is san francisco's only black smith. now the fires are being snuffed so others can light up. we'll explain. those stories and a lot more when kristen and i see you for abc7 news at 5:00.
stay with us for abc7 news at 11:00. >> a beloved teacher is in urgent need of a kid me. >> she is turning her ordeal into a lesson for gratitude. chris nguyen has a story you'll see only on 7. >> making a prototype? >> that's what we're doing now. >> reporter: at the school in san mateo -- >> hope is a beautiful thing. >> reporter: kim is in a race against time. >> i decided i have to do everything i possibly can right now. >> reporter: she is suffering from end stage renal failure and needs a kidney transplant to survive. late last week the former engineer turned educator broke the news to her campus community. >> right after the shock, it was how do i be there for her? and how do i help her in a time where she needs me? because she's been there really for me. >> reporter: and the outpouring of support has been huge. so far dozens of people have stepped up to see if their kidneys could be a match for sacks, but some know it might not be enough. >> i felt an obligation, an obligation simply to do
something that was really not that difficult for me, and yet utterly critical for kim. >> reporter: sacks is among more than 120,000 people in the country who are currently waiting for a kidney transplant. the parents tell us she's glad she's opening up about such a personal experience. >> she has always been true to the idea that the best exists in each one of her students, identifying that and giving voice to it. >> reporter: those who know her best. >> kim is part of something larger. >> reporter: say she's down right inspiring. >> i think she's aware that doing this she's spreading the word for not only herself, but a whole community. everybody looking for an organ. >> reporter: she is now embracing some of the strength and support she never expected to come her way. >> people who are probably out there like me who thinks there is no one who would do this for them, i'm telling you, they're like angels on earth and there are many of them. >> reporter: on the peninsula, chris nguyen, abc7 news. >> and to learn more about how you can become an organ donor go
to the abc7news.com. >> all right. thanks for joining us. i'm larry beil. >> and i'm alma daetz. abc7 news at 5:00 starts now. >> california, we're going the opposite direction of trump. >> from paris to pariah, and from california to the bay area, the president's reported plan to leave a climate deal has local officials ready to fight. >> bad day for two men affects thousands of others. how their actions had one truck driver going in reverse and other drivers going nowhere fast. >> and at san jose, the pickets come out. workers want jobs, but they need a little help to make that happen. >> more and more people are being pushed out of the very cities where they were raised. >> announcer: now from abc7 news, live breaking news. >> and that breaking news is in san leandro. sky 7 is live over the scene where traffic is brutal all because of this. a big rig toppled over and spilled acid on the roadway. >> hours later the road is still closed and traffic is still a mess. it's been a real problem.
good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us. from interstate 880 to >> abc7 news reporter melanie woodrow is there live with what's happening now. melanie? >> reporter: well, this investigation and clean up is taking longer than usual because of the hazardous material spill and chp says it could be several more hours. this was one of two major back ups in the bay area today. negotiators spent at least two hours talking with the man who climbed the bay bridge today. chp says it was a bridge tow truck driver who noticed the man's truck initially broken down on the bridge. >> when he pulled in behind to render aid is when he noticed the driver of the tow truck climbed out and essentially jumped over the railing and then climbed up to center anchorage. >> reporter: bay bridge traffic was backed up frustrating drivers. the man initially refused to talk to negotiators. a team of s.f.p.d.eg
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