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>> protesters set up camp outside this building in the east bay. >> the charges a driver could face after a crash that killed a woman this morning. two security officers attacked by a gunman at a bay area home depot and that man is on the loose. right now people are camped out in the east bay, fighting to keep historic post office from being shut down. let's go live to lillian kim who is at the post office rally in berkeley right now.
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reporter: we're at the owes office on alston way where protesters have been her since yesterday and have no plans to leave. they're here for the long haul. 15 people spent the night in one of the nine tents set up in front of the building. the group is against plans to sell the building. postal officials say it needs to sell because the postal service is in bad financial shape. the protesters say the building belongs to the people. the berkeley post office was built in 1914 and is on the register of historic places and one of hundreds of post offices across the country slated to close. protesters say the camp is off to a good start. >> slept like a log. it was great. and you see we have food. we got up and somebody brought grits, and we're eatle well. last night we had a movie. the postman.
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>> how long are you going to do this? >> as long as we can, until we can stop the sale of the post office. it's the will of the people. the will of the representatives in city council, to save this post office. it's not necessary. >> berkeley city leaders are doing what they took prevent the sale of the building. the fight to save the post office is on many levels. officers have encouraged people to stay out of the the street but that's the extent of it. >> police in hayward are looking for a suspect out thief who wounded two store security officers. the suspect tried to walk out of home depot without paying for items when the loss prevention officers confronted hem. the suspect shot one officer in the shoulder and pistol-whipped the other. across the street police found a bloody shirt and what looked like human hair. they believe the suspect cut his hair.
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both security officers are going to be okay. >> tonight, man is likely to face charges after a allegedly causing a car crash that killed a woman in san san leandro. the crash happened at 2:30 this morning on washington boulevard. we talked with neighbors about the 57-year-old woman who died. >> it was a head-on collision that took the woman's life and left her husband with life-threatening injuries. police tell me the driver of the other car was going 100-miles-an-hour down this street and they tell me they do believe he was driving drunk. >> very caring. went to church every sunday. >> neighbor spent the day consoling one another after their beloved neighbor was killed and her husband leftfighting for his life. >> her husband, ron, and mia, they were very, very, very nice people, very friendly. they would barbecue, and
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barbecue for everybody. >> the woman was in the passenger seat when the couple were driving north. another car speeding southbound at 100 miles-per-hour hit them head-on. moments before that a police officer saw the slow low driver speed past hem but lost sight of him. >> as he appalled -- pulled off on washington he noticed the vehicle has struck another vehicle head-on. >> the scene shows the victims' car totaled, the front of the car crushed. the officers pulled the man who was speeding from his car moments bit of caught fire. he is in the hospital in serious condition. the other driver is in critical condition but his wife died at the escape. police continue to investigate the crash. eight hours later. investigators don't know if the speeding driver crossed the line but they say they believe alcohol was involved.
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>> if it is found he caused the collision, and alcohol was a factor, he can be facing a dui with enhancement of causing serious bodily injury and death. >> it will take a few weeks for blood-alcohol tests to come back. abc7 news. >> b.a.r.t. trains are running on time tonight after an electrical fire stopped service in richmond. the fire happened inside a substation in the richmond maintenance yard. flames knocked out power to the entire yard which meant the trains couldn't move. the line was shut down for 45 minutes. investigators are looking into the cause of the fire. b.a.r.t. officials are confident the monday morning commutes will be normal. >> contract talks between b.a.r.t. and the employee unions are set to resume tomorrow. both sides have until next sunday to avert another strike. yesterday both sides met and discussed some issues, including worker safety, but not the major sticking points like salary and benefits. a spokesman for the transit
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agency says they're optimistic a strike won't happen. a four-day strike halted service earlier this morning and agemen5 poe-day contract extension. >> team new zealand is moving on. it took a quick lead over italy today and eventually won by more than three minutes. it would 5-0 sweep. the winner of the race in august will race new zealand next month and whoever emerges victorious will take on oracle team u.s.a. in the america's cup, beginning in september. new zealand's skipper says his crew will use the time to practice. >> it makes a lot more sense for us to use the time between now and the 17th to make changes, and then we can control a little bit of our own destiny with who we -- how we use our time on the water. >> the new zealand team gave
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actor tom cruise a ride around san francisco bay. cruise wearing sun glasses and no helmet. cruise is not just a wannabe sailor in this video he is wearing a green helmet -- helmet with a green t and you can see him taking turns working what is called the handle bars of the catamaran. still ahead as 6:00, how a new documentary may have sparked a boycott against sea world. >> is a little league team from the bay area moving on to the regionals? >> and how a national audience responded to fruitvale station, movie about the oscar grant shooting. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. it's been a cooler than usual weekend, but there is some warming in the next seven
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for rates as low as $115 per night at an embassy suites. book now at >> animal rights activist staged a protest in front of sea world. 100 people lined the walk asking the public to boycott the park.
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they're criticized for keeping whales in captivity for life. and saying it's a human. two former sea world trainers are featured in a film speaking out about the safety of staff who work with the whales. >> activity without a doubt increases the stress level of these animals, and stress leads to frustration, frustration leads to aggression. >> sea world criticized the film, calling it misleading and scientifically inaccurate and went ton say sea world is proud of what it does to support marine science and enhance environmental awareness. >> some peninsula little leagues have a huge reason to celebrate. they won the northern california championship this afternoon. a proud parent says -- this is the final out. they beat santa cruz. and now head to san bernardino,
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going head-to-head with the teams from southern california, arizona and hawai'i. >> coming up next at 6:00, a look at the destruction caused by wild weather on the east coast. and meteorologist leigh glaser well tell you what kind of weather we'll be seeing monday in the bay area. >> mike: the a's this team of destiny spot the angels
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heavy rains that cased flashflooding in north carolina are being blamed for two deaths. the bodies of a ten-year-old girl and a 48-year-old man were pulled from a creek. a wide part of the western part of the state got more than a foot of rain, causing major flooding. homes, apartment, and some business were soaked. >> i just started over and just started over and got stuff in here and lost everything again.
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>> residents fear with the atlantic hurricane season intensifying more nasty weather could hit the region in the coming weeks. >> bad weather could be aoblem . flood warnings have been issued. residents are bracing for gusty winds and the rainfall the storm could bring. they filled propane tanks and stocked up with emergency supplies over the weekend. the national weather service says flooding is possible especially in the mountain areas of the islands. >> the watch abc live stream is now available here in the bay area. watch abc is a new way to experience abc. anytime, anywhere. whether you're at home or out and about you can enjoy your favorite abc7 newscast, tv shows and sports on your smartphone, computer, on demand. ritz brought you by abc, charter community, comcast, and at&t universe at no additional cost.
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just enter your tv provider account information to log in and get the watch abc live stream, or search watch abc, to download the app. >> a lot of wild weather in some places. for us, just a cooldown. >> leigh: you're exactly right, and we just have a couple more days of this below normal temperature pattern, guess you could say, and then we'll start to warm things up and finally start to feel like summer again. live doppler 7hd, the strong onshore winds just pushing that fog well inland right now, and this is a pretty good example of what you will wake up to tomorrow morning, already the golden gate bridge reporting quite a bit of drizzle and mist, the marina district, overcast skies, over to emeryville and berkly and oakland. thunderstorm activity, most of it has been cop -- confined in
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nevada and lightning strikes in yosemite but moe of the moisture is pushing out of the area. winds a big factor. gusts to 33 at fairfield. napa, pretty good gusts at 28. anytime we get the strong southwesterly winds you better believe the low overcast will move in further inland. san jose, sunshine right now. 72. 58 in san francisco. santa cruz, 65. this is what it looks like high above mt. tam right now. just a wall of fog. napa, 63. we have 74 in livermore. emeryville cam you can see the clouds moving over the bay, and that will be what you can expect overnight tonight. that mist and drizzle. another cool day for your monday and then start to warm things up as we head into thursday, friday, and next weekend. overnight temperatures tonight with dense overcast, and also that drizzle generally in the mid-to-upper 50s across much of the region, and the reason for all of this is that we do
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have low pressure sitting just off the coast, and it continues to drive the strong west to southwesterly winds in our direction, and any kind of low cloudiness for fog just off the coast, just going to pick it up and move it further inland, so another cool day tomorrow and then trend into some warmer temperatures. we just mentioned tropical storm. i want to show it too you here. 550-miles to the southeast of honolulu. the wind right now, 60 miles-per-hour. the gusts to 70. and here's the projected path of this system. it should be just a together the north of hilo. by monday morning, and then it will just strike right over honolulu and then head out by tuesday to the south of the islands there close to 12 inches of rain expected. so it's really going to be a lot of flooding there, not as much wind but more of a heavy rainmake their. tonight, 11:00, the low clouds and fog really moving toward
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this delta by 5:00 a.m. commute, and then look for all of that to breck back to unear the bay and the coast. so, cooler tomorrow, with those low clouds and mist and drizzle coastside. here's a look at the highs. 77, mortgage gap hill. 77, cooper teen -- cupertino. san francisco, 62. low 70s in the north by. oakland, 67. east bay, temperatures upper 70s to near 80. the seven-day forecast, we'll start to warm back up thursday and friday, back into the 90s. >> thank you for that. >> lots of baseball. >> mike: might have another world series team in the bay area. the a's, a resilient bunch. battle back to take three out of four in the series with nerd
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power. jarred parker gave up found in the first inning. two driven home, angels up 2-0, and then in the fifth cespedes pops up to center. should be the third out. mike trout loses it in the sun. it drops. now 65 angels. bottom sixth, trout collide with hamilton. and then next batter, sogard, five-run sixth. 14th five-run inning for the a's, most in the american league and we call this nerd power with sogard fans, including his team mates. >> giants and cubs. how cute is this little girl. don't eat the peanut off the ground. too late. four or the first five hits were by the parting pitchers, and travis wood had this home run
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off lincecum. in the seventh, castillo, see ya. solo shot. lincecum, ten ks, two hits, four runs, seven innings, cubs beat the giants with the three-one win. they're now ten back of the dodgers. >> in dennis allen's first year as head coach of the raiders they went from 8-8 to 4-12. you can bet his seat feels warm trying to turn the team around. raiders put on the pads in napa today and with so many roster and starting spots up for grab, things going to get testy. a little pushing and shoving and a couple of fights. allen done want to see anyone hurt but knows that hitting is a must in practice. >> it's football. okay? it's football. at the end of the day we got understand we can't hurt our team. we need everybody out there. but you have to practice football. you have to practice it tough. practice it physical, and never going to be able to run the ball if you don't come off the ball
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and try to knock the heck out of people. >> mike: it is a contact sport. stanford, bank of the west tennis. cibulkova with the nice drop shot. third and final set. radwanska took the lead. cibulkova comes back. then on fifth match point, a long rally and cibulkova with the winner right there. she is your bank of the west champion in three sets. >> a little golf, canadian open. hunter mahan pulled out of the lead yesterday as his wife went into labor. they had a baby girl. dustin johnson tied for the lead with brandt snedeker. facing the bunker, trip bogey. snedeker wins. second pga win this season.
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>> final round of the senior british open. mark wiebe, this birdie on 12, bernhard langer, two-shot lead through 18 but double-bogeys 18. forces the playoff between langer and wiebe. played two holes. play suspended due to darkness, continues tomorrow. >> going to indianapolis motor speedway, nascar's brick yard 400. jimmie johnson dominated the race but with 27 to go, he needed to pet. ryan newman takes the lead, never looks back. the kid from south bend indiana fulfilled a childhood dream, gets to kiss the bricks at indy. what a thrill. >> to the pitch. u.s.a. facing panama. 69th minute, padoya, to the front of the net. 1-0 united states. and that's all the scoring. u.s. wins the gold cup. champions of north and central
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>> join us tonight at 9:00, on cable 13. what has scientist buzzing about the return of a species of bumblebee to the pacific northwest, and then at 11:00, bizarre discovery, these excel tops -- skeletons uncovered prove vampires really exist. we have the answer. that's at 9:00. >> the newest marvel comic book movie has made back its entire budget in its first weekend. the wolverine follows the -- retreats to japan to cope with a friend's death. the wolverine racked up $86 million in international ticket sales sales and earned 55 million in the u.s. to claim the top spot. the conjuring pulled in 22.
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disspeaksable me, turbo, and grownups, round out the top five. fruitvale station was in tenth place with $4.65 million. >> i think the wolverine was hugh jackman's first movie in america and it's made him a huge star. >> have you seen it? >> never. have to good see it. >> me neither. we need a movie field trip. thanks for joining us. we'll be back
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