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but it will be cooler in one spot. i'll tell you where coming up. >> no delays at the toll plaza and the road work has been cleared on the upper deck but there's flint more out there. a pleat report in the a few minutes. >> muni drivers trying to stop plans for cutting service stopped in may. they've not been consulted about the changes. it's 5 a.m. this thursday. thank you for inviting us into your home. i'm eric thomas. kristen is off today. autopsies are scheduled for some of the victims of a three-city killing spree. four people are dead, another is missing and the main suspect was killed in a shoot-out with the chp. terry mcsweeney is live in hercules and, terry, investigators are trying to untangle this tangled web. >> it really is tangled but they believe that a relationship gone bad was at the beginning of all of this. as a result, five people are dead. one person is missing and they still have more questions than answers. take a look at a picture of two
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people at the heart of the matter. 38-year-old efren valdamro. tuesday he strangered her during a high-speed chase to richmond where he was killed by chp officers. they were chasing him because of what they believe he did at a house in hercules, tran, where he lived on and off. the body of 73-year-old ricardo was found there. his 35-year-old son was missing. he's still missing. police are learning more about the suspect but are far from having all the answers. >> someone you can describe as an 8:00 to 5:00, working lifestyle person. someone who had relationships with people and generally borrowed money and availed himself to the use of their vehicles and things like that. >> we always knew there was something about him. but, you know, he loved him so we loved him.
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>> the family of tran believe that valdamro, that she had broken up with valdamro and as a result he was very upset about the whole thing. another story has developed where the salas brothers was involved with tran. they're still looking for the body of frederick salas today and they're going to continue until they find him alive ideally but as time goes by they don't think there's a great deal of chance on that. two more bodies found in vallejo along with other things which makes the story bizarre. i'll tell you, eric has more on that. vallejo police are saying they are not saying who the suspect in these other killings are. eric, you have more on that. live in hercules, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, we do have more. an autopsy will be performed on the bodies of the two women found murdered in the vallejo home. investigators are trying to figure out how efren is tied to the death. the victims are two friends, 63-year-old rita allen and
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60-year-old carol smart. neighbors say for the past decade she lived on and off to the home where the two were found. adding to the confusion, allen's husband, charles rittenhouse continued to live in the house after reporting his wife missing sunday. he possessed a cache of highly explosive materials in the home. investigators are trying to determine if he played a role in the women's death. they're still actively looking for people they believe helped a gang member shoot a police officer. charged with attempted murder in last week's shooting of officer todd young in oakland. they believe he had a lot of help trying to flee to mexico after the shooting. >> anyone who came in contact with barrientos, we are charging him with a crime. anyone who assisted him, housed him, tried to take care of him, we will prosecute them to the
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fullest. i want that message out loud and clear. >> another trying to sneak barrientos across the mexican border is an accessory to attempted murder of officer young. another blood drive is being held today for him from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at fremont city hall. last night people came together to raise money for the officer and his family. here's lisa amin gulezian. >> they're buying raffle tickets, drinks and sports memorabilia all to help fremont police officer todd young. young was shot and wounded while serving a search warrant in oakland. >> still in serious condition. still improving. he still has a long road ahead of him. >> young remains at oakland's highland hospital where he'll undergo several more surgeries this week. authorities said if they hadn't rushed young to highland so quickly, he may have bled to
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death. and so the blood drives for todd young continue. this is young's alma mater, santa clara high school. several more are planned throughout the bay area which is why those here wanted to help in a different way. >> we're just trying to raise money, 100% of everything that we make is going to him and his family. >> officer young was shot friday but by sunday just two days later, the owner of this bar who was also a redwood city dispatcher started organizing this event. >> starbucks, local wine distributors and athletes donated thousands of dollars worth of items for free because they all know the money will be needed. >> from what i've been told, it's not looking good so he may have to change his entire lifestyle. the way he drives, his house. he may have to do things if he's in a wheelchair. >> tony morale list worked with officer young for two years. >> he's a fun guy. he can make it back, i'm sure
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mentally he'll rebound as well. >> meantime barrientos, the man accused of shooting young, is awaiting extradition from mexico. >> it's 5:06. muni operators are trying to stop plans to restore service cuts that are scheduled to return this weekend. the board of supervisors voted to restore more than half of the 10% cuts plus the transport workers union say muni did not properly meet with drivers about scheduling changes that include bringing back more late-night runs. muni approved an injunction to stop it this weekend. muni and the city attorney are working on filing a legal response to block the request. republican gubernatorial candidate meg whitman will find out if she has to take off the campaign trail. she reports to the courthouse in redwood city for possible jury duty. if she is chosen for a jury, she
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will hear the case of a 44-year-old man accused of molesting three boys, including a nine-year-old he was trying to adopt. the trial is expected to take a month. it is 5:07 on the abc 7 morning news. mike has date off today. lisa argen is here. temperatures not falling off at all downtown. 66 oakland. very mild. warm from fremont to antioch, in the 70s, but we are cooling to the north in novato. menlo park 69 at our coast. the coast is where you're going to see a little cooling today. so this time yesterday we weren't as warm. we're starting out warmer. the winds are calm although the northerly wind has slackened off and our on-shore flow is still missing. that means a warm day, hot inland with very little change. the changes come at the shoreline with a late-day sea breeze and a cooling trend
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really gets underway tomorrow. the fog, you're not going to see it today. you'll feel the breeze late around ocean beach and san francisco. out of the 80s today, even out of the 90s like you were yesterday at the airport. we will be looking at temperatures in the mid-90s from the santa clara valley to the north bay. this 85 and oakland, 100 in antioch. a little cooler today at our coast. cooler around the bay tomorrow and inland. everyone cools off right through labor day, our holiday monday. good morning, megan. >> good morning. happy friday eve. we're going to start with road work in please san ton now. you'll find a couple lanes blocked in both directions of 580 between hacienda drive and airway boulevard. a live look in the north bay. this is san rafael. those taillights are moving southbound right now along 101 and then the drive time from 37 to 580 just a light nine minutes. no major problems there for your north bay commute. if you're commuting through contra costa county this morning, a live look in walnut
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creek. this is 680, taillights moving southbound is problem-free as you make your way into the san ramon valley. 24 heading westbound approaching the caldecott tunnel, a ten-minute drive time from 680 to the tunnel. >> thank you very much. 5:09. still ahead on the abc 7 morning news, what new job numbers are saying about the economic recovery. cutting service or miking fares. the bumpy ride caltrain riders could be facing.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. welcome back. good morning, everyone. 5:12 this thursday. a live picture from the east bay. our ballmer peak cam shooting towards the bay bridge. once again we see traffic moving along there. megan marlena is keeping an eye on travel around the bay area. your morning commute. and she'll tell us what's going on there in a couple minutes. right now i have this story for you. caltrain is holding a 10 a.m. hearing today to get public input whether riders would
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prefer service cuts or fare increases starting next year. in june caltrain officials approved a budget with a shortfall. that will be with service reduction, fare increases or both. so far rider feedback has indicated a preference for fare increases over service cuts. private sector employment in august fell for the first time in seven months. 10,000 private sector jobs were lost last month. most economists predicted a gain of 15,000. in san francisco a new report from the labor of statistics found 260,000 temporary worker jobs were added in the u.s. over the past year. the report says temps are an important indicator of the overall job market. >> the changes in temp employment perceive changes in the broader job market. in other words, when temps begin to add or lose jobs, the overall job market in the past has
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followed. >> the labor department this morning releaseings the weekly jobless claims rating. many believe new claims for unemployment aid will rise by 2,000 to 475,000. apple has unveiled its updated i-pod along with a new tv device soon available to consumers and the pricing strategy appears to get people to buy apple products during the coming holiday season. david louie has more. >> new is the key word as apple unveiled fresh designs and features for its popular devices. >> because we have all new i-pods, all new design for every single model of i-pod. >> apple ceo steve jobs says there's the biggest changes ever in the music players. the nanosimilar to the i-phone no bigger than a man's writ watch. the shuffle has shrunk in size and price, just $49.
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the i-pod touch which has become the world's top selling hand-held game device has added face time, the ability to have two-way video call over wi-fi. i-tunes 10 has a new social net working feature that allows you to recommend music and add comments among friends you allow to follow you. as important music is to apple, the company cease -- sees a future in tv. >> a redesigned apple tv device allows users to stream from netflix and rent tv shows from abc and fox for 99 cents. the palm-size device cost $99. it will put apple in commission with google to manage media in the living room so apple is trying to coax recession-weary shoppers with tempting technology with lower prices. >> time for a look at the weather forecast. hot inland the past couple days.
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>> school's in session. >> absolutely. >> 100 degrees when the kids go back to school. unfortunately another very hot day around the bay and inland but we will feel a little cooling at that time our coast. a live look outside where things are quite mild here downtown with temperatures still in the 60s. but we have some cooling north and also along the shoreline. temperatures are ranging this morning from the upper 50s in fairfield to 68 in antioch. 62 in livermore. 58 menlo park and notice the warm numbers from oakland to san francisco with 75 in los gatos. you know when we're starting out so warm, it's gonna be a hot day. so we are 11 degrees warmer now than we were yesterday at this time. even novato, santa rosa, still warm. even though the wind slacking off. that's going to warm the temperatures in the north bay. east bay lack of a sea breeze.
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poor air quality in the east bay, also the santa clara valley and not so bad in the south bay and the north bay. so another hot day today inland. not as warm at the coast and a cooling trend getting underway a little today, mainly over the weekend. two tropical storm, fiona and gascon are weakening. not a threat to land but you heard about hurricane earl, 145 mph winds that strengthened overnight, tracking to the storm to the north and east and it will weaken but we have hurricane warnings in effect from the outer banks of north carolina and tropical storm force winds will be expected through long island and cape cod. we're looking at this to hug the coast of the eastern seaboard by tonight. you can see the gail force winds here off virginia and we will be looking at some very strong winds, a couple inches of rain throughout new york city. temperatures today then a little cooler downtown. we're out of the 80s. 78 san francisco. look for 85 in oakland.
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upper 80s through san rafael. so you'll come down around 3 degrees today. not much. and you head inland 97 in concord. look for 98 livermore, 94 san jose and down by the monterey bay. a little cooling here at our beaches, 75. but inland it's as hot today as yesterday. it was 96 in morgan hill as well as hollister. here's the look ahead. you'll notice today triple digit heat east of the caldecott tunnel with cooling at our coast. tomorrow cooling spreads around the bay and inland and over the weekend breezier through labor day and looks like we'll be back into that pattern of cooler than average into early next week. good morning, megan. >> just got word of an injury crash in concord. westbound highway 4 at willow pass road. emergency crews heading to the scene there. no word if any lanes are blocked. elsewhere quiet along the east shore freeway. a live look at interstate 80 heading through the berkeley area. headlights are moving westbound and the drive time from the
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carquinez bridge to the maze is about 19 minutes and once you reach the bay bridge toll plaza you'll find no problems making your way through the tolls and heading into san francisco. we are following road work in oakland. eastbound 24, a couple lanes are blocked between 580 and highway 13. that should be cleared by about 6 a.m.. if you're taking mass transit, some good ideas, a spare the air day and there are no delays. for the latest go to abc7news.com and click on the traffic link under abc 7 extras. eric? >> megan, thank you. it's 5:19 now. still ahead, the warning from dianne feinstein about the nation's cyber security. the search for peace in the middle east leads israel and palin leaders
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morning. you're looking live at san francisco international airport where the day is just about to get started. a humming of an airport as the things get ready to roll. no delays reported here. no clouds in the sky. lisa argen is monitoring things here and keeping an eye on hurricane earl as well. all that coming up. president obama says he's cautiously hopeful middle east leaders can settle their differences. the palestinian authorities and jordan meet in washington for the first face-to-face peace talks in two years. palestinian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is vowing to work hard for a long-lasting peace deal. he's demanding an end to israeli settlements. he said both sides deserve lasting peace on terms that are truly sustainable. >> we recognize that in other
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people shared this land with us. i came here today to find and historic compromise that would enable both our people's to live in peace and security and dignity. >> i assure you that we will do what years of experience and negotiations have benefit from. and to make these negotiations successful. >> egypt also there. president obama says the opportunity for peace may not soon come again. senator dianne feinstein is warning silicon valley leaders that cyber security is becoming the single biggest threat to national security. at a gathering of silicon valley business leaders, she says washington recognizes the threat and is taking action to protect the nation's cyber infrastructure. >> we have begun major efforts in the senate to improve cyber
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security. and we're now looking at putting together a comprehensive cyber bill that will organize the federal government to secure its own networks and work more produ produck -- productively. >> she says she's working on an international agreement among the world's biggest cyber nations. 5:25 now. opponents of smart meters may get powerful ammunition today. >> i'm terry mcsweeney with the story of love and hate that ended with five people dead, one person missing and still a lot of questions. the story coming up in a live report. >> good morning. hot temperatures on the spare the air day with thunderstorms in the upper midwest and thunderstorms reaching western
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new york state but it's hurricane earl where all eyes are today as it continues to churn up the even seaboard. hot in the northwest with the effects of strong and gusty winds from delaware, maryland and virginia today from the hurricane and a hurricane warning is in effect for the outer banks of north carolina. if you need more weather information and updates on travel delays if you're [ female announcer ] there's complete. and then there's most complete, like what you get from centrum ultra women's, the most complete multivitamin for women. it has vitamin d, which emerging science suggests supports breast health, and calcium for bone health. centrum ultra women's. pediatrician recommended pain reliever for children. plus, children's advil® brings fever down faster than children's tylenol®. choose children's advil®. relief you can trust.
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i'm terry mcsweeney live in hercules where police believe they have the motive for two of the four killings, signs of a local man. but what about the other two killings and what could explain those exemployees sieves -- explosives. >> she voted for the wall street bailout. >> barbara boxer and carly
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fiorina trade jabs in their first and only debate in the california senate race. >> a very mild start around the bay today with fog-free conditions but we will see that sea breeze kick up today. a spare the air day all throughout the bay area. >> we're following an injury crash in concord. it's westbound highway 4. all those details coming up. >> and we should get the results of an investigation into pg&e's controversial smart meters. some customers claim those devices are wildly inaccurate. good morning, everyone. 5:29 this thursday. thank you for joining us. kristen is off today. i'm eric thomas. police think they may know what caused an east bay man to snap and allegedly go on a three-city killing spree. four victims were killed and a fifth person still missing. the alleged killer died in a shoot-out with the highway patrol. terry mcsweeney is live in hercules where it all started. terry, you mentioned the killings as well as the explosives. a lot going on here. >> there is. there's an investigation going on in vallejo, one here in
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hercules. this ties up the entire east bay here but they believe that it was a relationship gone bad that kicked off the chain of events. that could explain two of the killings. the other two, they really don't know. let's start by taking a look at a picture of the suspect. this is 38-year-old efren valdamro. he was killed in richmond on tuesday night after a high-speed chase that went across four counties. she was found strangled in his car. he kidnapped her early in the day. we've gotta go back to saturday in hercules to a house owned by tran where valdamro lived on and off. they found the body of 73 ricardo and his son frederick missing then, still missing now. some say valdamro suspected one of them was dating tran and that's why they fought. >> whether that's actually founded or not, it did not appear in our investigation but
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that did seem to be the issue. >> being an acquaintance, it does not bode well for having a long life. >> today hercules police are going to continue their search for frederick salas but hope is definitely running out that they're going to be finding him alive. they're looking in places where a body might be stashed. according to the tran family, valdamro had been dumped by transom time ago. he wanted to keep the relationship going, she wanted to get back with the father of they are three children. now, again, two other bodies found in vallejo, explosives found there, too. eric has that part of the story. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you. the other two victims terry mentioned in vallejo will be autopsied in hopes of determining a specific cause of death. the victims are friends, a 63-year-old and a 60-year-old. neighbors say for the past decade valdamro lived off and on
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at the home where the two were found. that home was owned by allen and her husband 72-year-old charles rittenhouse. they're not sure what the relationship with the homeowners was but say police visited the home on several occasions and had reports that he fought with them, stole money and disturbed the neighborhood. risenhouse lived in the home after reporting his wife missing on sunday. >> what i can say is that when he was confronted, we believe he may have been involved. he did not react in the way we feel a normal person would react. >> rittenhouse was arrested yesterday morning and is being held at the solano county jail for explosive material including c-4 and dynamite. investigators are still trying to determine whether he played a role in the deaths of the two women. a group of republican lawmakers is asking governor schwarzenegger to appeal a federal ruling that struck down proposition 8. 27 members of the assembly's
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republican caucus have sent him a letter saying it's up to the governor to defend the right of voters who passed the ban on same sex marriage. a federal judge in san francisco overturned the measure as unconstitutional last month. the state has until september 11th to challenge the ruling but schwarzenegger and brown say the judge's ruling should be implemented right away. later this morning the state public utilities commission is set to release the results of a long-awaited investigation into pg&e's controversial smart meters. many consumers complain their utility bills shot way up after smart meters were installed. the puc retained a firm to test the meters and has been looking into the device for the past five months. a consumer group said no matter the result, there should be a moratorium on smart meters because of the continuing doubts about the new technology. >> when you have thousands of consumers saying wait a minute, i don't like it, i don't trust it and i'm not benefiting from
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it, those consumers' complaints should be heard. >> pg&e says its own tests show the meters are working well. 5:33 now. your meter at home may be running a little quicker today inland because you're running the air conditioner. going to be hot, lisa. >> absolutely, eric. we're an hour before sunrise. an hour after that when temperatures warm again quickly because we are warmer than we were yesterday at 68 in san francisco. good morning, oakland, 67 for you. 74 fremont, 75 los gatos. you get the idea we are warming up quickly today although we continue to cool by the delta, napa and fairfield at 57 and half moon bay at about 50 degrees. so spare the air day today with poor air quality and our east bay valley, santa clara valley and sea breeze at the coast. that's the change there with numbers coming down. san francisco, ocean beach today, half moon bay. the fog though we're gonna wait another day on that. today 78 downtown, 85 oakland,
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91 palo alto. still 90s in the north bay with 94 san jose. 98 in livermore down by the monterey bay a comfortable 75 there with 96 morgan hill so cooling coast today spreading across the bay tomorrow right through the labor day weekend. in fact, that's cooler than average by monday. megan has an update on a crash. >> following this injury crash in concord. westbound highway 4 at willow pass road. the fast lane is blocked. emergency crews are on the scene as well as a tow truck so they should have it cleared shortly. this green means that speeds are moving at the limit so not causing any major slowing through that area. let's see how long it will take you to make the commute on westbound 4 heading on antioch into concord. that's a 40-minute drive time. 19 minutes from 205 to 680. let's get a live look in san jose. this is 101 right at the 880 overcrossing. no problems heading north bond
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making your way out of morgan hill and heading all the way up the peninsula. eric. >> megan, thank you very much. still ahead, the dramatic new safety measure that little league officials are taking to protect young players. what a new study is revealing about air bart. questions about the police [ female announcer ] it's the jcpenney labor day mattress sale! all gold premium mattresses 50-60% off after $200 instant rebate. plus, get an additional $100 off beautyrest gold mattresses and $200 off beautyrest world class gold mattresses from simmons... featuring super pocketed coil springs to prevent motion disturbance and conform to your shape. after all, it's not just sleep, it's beautyrest. the jcpenney labor day mattress sale. new look. new day. who knew! jcpenney.
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welcome back. a new report finds bart's planned airport connector would cost dramatically more than originally projected a decade ago. the examiner reports the project would cost $484 million and serve only 4300 passengers a year. originally it was projected to cost $130 million and transport 13,000 passengers a year. the report was researched by an oregon-based transportation firm hired by translink which has strongly opposed the project from the coliseum station to the oakland international airport. it would replace the airbart buses. the directors reaffirmed their commitment to the project. some law enforcement experts are questioning the use of a taser on a 64-year-old marin county man who has a heart condition. this video from a camera mounted on the devise of peter mcfarlane as he's confronted by sheriffs
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deputies and inside his home. they want to take him to the hospital because they think he could be suicidal. when he ignores their orders and says he's going to bed, the deputies and taz him three times. don cameron trains on the proper use of force. >> the officers should have tried hand techniques and if those were unsuccessesful and he started to pull away, then, yes, use the taser. but why go to the taser right away. >> mcfarlane is suing marin county. it takes charges of excessive force seriously but it's confident the deputies and will be vindicated when the facts are considered. moratorium on the use of composite bats. it is similar to the one of the national federation of baseball associations. a pitcher from marin county suffered injuries after being hit by a line drive off a
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composite bat. tests show balls hit by those bats travel faster than bats made of alloy or wood. the bloomberg business record straight ahead. >> hurricane earl is moving in. people are told to move out while they can. i'm at atlantic beach, north carolina, tracking the storm coming um. >> federal immigration officials may be easing up on a controversial fingerprinting
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good morning. you're waking up to very mild temperatures this morning downtown. it's 68. 67 oakland, 50 half moon bay. a spare the air day today. hot temperatures inland, triple digits in sacramento. even our east bay valleys will see heat approaching 100 degrees but cool at the coast, 75 monterey and not too hot in los angeles at 88. the cooling gets underway today and further across the bay throughout the weekend. eric? >> all right. thank you, lisa. a look at the stories we're following. today autopsies are scheduled for three victims and the man suspected in a killing spree that hit three bay area cities.
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at least four people are dead, another is missing and the main suspect was killed in the shoot-out with the chp on tuesday night. later this morning the state public utilities commission will release the results of an investigation into pg&e's new smart meters. many consumers complain their utility bills shot up dramatically after the smart meters written stalled. a consumer group says there should be a moratorium on them. pg&e says its own tests show the meters are working well. more coming up at 6578. carly fiorina and boxer traded jabs in a debate televised statewide. fiorina teed off on boxer's tenure in the senate. boxer attack the fiorina's six years as ceo of hewlett-packard with a golden parachute. >> laying thousands and thousands of workers off, shipping their jobs overseas, making no sacrifice while she
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was doing it, taking $100 million. >> a long track record in washington d.c. is consistent and clear and the results of her policies are devastating for this state. >> boxer talked about creating jobs through government programs while fiorina promoted tax cuts. >> i've proposed a two-year payroll tax holiday for every small business that will hire an unemployed worker. i proposed five-year tax holidays for new businesses that will locate here. >> we doubled the transportation funding. that means thousands of jobs and jobs are my focus. that's why i'm working to make california the hub of the new clean energy economy. >> both candidates say they would like to have more debates and there may be at least one more before the november election. 5:46 now. federal immigration authorities have agreed to meet with san francisco sheriff mike hennessey and opting out of a fingerprint
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program. it goes directly to immigration authorities. san francisco has an ordinance which prohibits city workers from assisting immigration officials unless a felony charge is involved. the san francisco examiner reports that hennessey sent a letter to federal authorities asking to opt out of the program. some supervisors in santa clara county saying it should also opt out of the fingerprinting program. a new study says 23% of the nation's illegal immigrants live in california. a research center report estimates that 2.5 million immigrants lived in california in 2009. that's 7% of the state's population. however, the report says the number of undocumented residents actually dropped by 4% from 2008. overall the number of illegal immigrants in the u.s. in 2009 went down for the first time in 20 years. two men arrested as possible terror suspects are free this
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morning. the men from yemen were aest ared monday after u.s. security officials became suspicious of their actions. there were concern they might be conducting a dry run for an airline attack. the luggage of one man included a cellphone taped to a bottle of pepto-bismol plus a knife and boxcutter. investigators now say there is no evidence linking them to a terror plot. the yemen embassy says the arrest highlighted ongoing misunderstanding of yemen and its citizens. residents are bracing for hurricane earl. social security checks have been mailed out early. the storm is expected to reach the north carolina coast later today. that's where emily is tracking the latest conditions. >> this is the eye of hurricane earl, an area of calm in the midst of a monster category 4 storm. it's threatening more of the east coast than any hurricane in 20 years. >> he's on the way. >> and that means people are on
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their way out. >> they're gonna make us sit in this traffic. >> likely to overwash and be closed for several days. >> mandatory evacuations are spreading across north carolina. long lines of late summer tourists leaving with unexpected vacation memories. >> looking forward to a nice vacation and now our vacation's. earl-induced work is just beginning. boats pulled out of the water to safety. >> hurricane up the coast, we try to be prudent and make sure the boat doesn't get damaged. >> you never know what flying debris you're gonna get. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. >> fema is already directing food and water north to cape cod hopping to get ahead of a storm that so far shows no signs of retreat. overnight president obama signed a disaster declaration for north carolina. officials know they only have a few more hours to get in place
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for earl before all they can do is wait to see what earl has in store for them. emily schmidt, abc news, atlantic beach, north carolina. >> good morning. it's just about 5:50. nothing like that going on here but hurricane earl is sparking some concern on the east coast. >> that's right. they're going to feel the effects tonight. 6 inches of rain, outer banks of north carolina and tropical storm warnings in effect to nova scotia. we're looking at a clear start. the view from mount tam over richardson bay, no clouds at all. we'll be looking at a steed steady warm-up today. temperatures down in san francisco into the upper 70s. you were at the 90s at the airport yesterday but it's warm now, 68 there. 67 oakland. mild start for you in the livermore valley and concord with low to mid-60s. look at the 50s appearing from santa rosa and napa. that north wind has been stopped and so we're allowed to cool
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this evening as the nights are longer. 50 half moon bay and we'll see that onshore flow return at the coast today. but since yesterday we are warmer cooling through the delta, a few degrees cooler. we are looking at another very warm day today, spare the air in our east bay valleys with poor air quality. the santa clara valley. so keep that in mind as you head out to exercise or walk the dog. not as warm today at the coast but some cooling there. but we're gonna have to wait another couple of days until we get the cooling inland. a real quick update here with things heating up in the tropics although tropical storm gascon and fiona continues to strengthen overnight and earl traveling up the seaboard up to 90 miles up from the center of the storm. so we'll be looking at some high seas and, in fact, the storm surge anywhere from 3 to 4 feet
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along the coast of long island and even massachusetts today. so they're getting ready for that with some very high waves and some pretty good winds. 95 campbell, 90 redwood city today, pacifica a comfortable 70 degrees. 78 downtown south city checking in at 80 at about 3:00 today. 94 sonoma, 91 napa. maybe a couple degrees cooler in the north bay but warm in oakland, 85 for you inland valleys. 97 pleasanton and by the monterey bay, a comfortable 75 so cooling at our coast. gradual cooling throughout the rest of the work week and then by the weekend we are cooler than normal. that includes our holiday labor day. megan's got an update on an east bay crash. good morning. >> good morning. we are following this injury crash in concord. it's westbound highway 4 at willow pass. right now the past lane is blocked and emergency crews are on the scene. elsewhere as lisa said it's a spare the air day and you're encouraged to take mass transit.
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no die lays. everything operating on schedule. a live look at the san mateo bridge. traffic moving nicely here in both directions. headlights are moving eastbound into hayward and a check of other bridges this morning, the golden gate bridge. it's a beautiful ride making your way into san francisco from sausalito. for the latest traffic updates and drive times delivered to your e-mail go to our website. it's abc7news.com. >> megan, thank you. it's 5:53. new numbers just released by the labor department show a number of people requesting unemployment benefits is down for the second straight week. new benefits claims fell by 6,000 suggesting the slowing economy isn't prompting widespread job cuts. here's our "moneyscope" report. >> good morning. if you're young, female, you're making more money than men. women in their twenties in that category now out-earning their
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male counterparts. women are more than twice as likely than men to earn college degrees. investors focusing on jobs claims and that's from tomorrow's big august jobs report. ben bernanke testifying in front of the financial crisis inquiry commission on capitol hill. yesterday's trading stronger than expected reports on manufacturing in the u.s. and also in china. meantime the maker of tide isn't happy just selling the detergent you use to wash their clothes. proctor and gamble planning to open a franchise of eco friendly dry cleaners all across the country. a guilt-free alternative leaving your pet at home the next time you go to disney world. waltdyny world opening a luxury resort. walk around the exclusive dog park and outdoor play area and complete with air conditioning and a tv.
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cats have their own separate kitty pavilion. i'm courtny donahue with the bloomberg business report. >> just about 5:55 now. an 18-year-old muslim american woman is suing abercrombie and fitch. she wears a head scarf. she claims the manager told her it violated the abercrombie look. another muslim american teenager who doesn't want her identity revealed was fired by the hollister store at the hillsdale mall last february for wearing her head scarf. the rights group has filed a formal complaint. abercrombie and fitch is hollister's parent company. residents of san francisco's mission district are expressing concern that dolores park has become too popular. a group called safe, clean, green says it wants fewer events and more police. there were 25 city-sponsored
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events including cinco de mayo, gay parade party, spontaneous events like box wars. you see it there where competitors wear cardboard boxes. >> underaged drinkers, people smoking pot all day. there are kids doing heroin now. and i feel like everybody goes by my house with open containers. >> the park and rec department posted times reminding people that drinking and smoking are not allowed. some park users say they too want a safe environment but don't want a war on fun. a continuous lack of sleep is not only exhausting, it can shorten your life. a study from penn state college of medicine found men who suffer from chronic insomnia are at increased risk of death compared to those who sleep six hours or more a night and it increased if they suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure. it did not find the same impact on women however. 5:56. just ahead on abc 7 news at 6
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