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the history making u.s. secretary of state dead at 84. former president george w. bush just releasing a statement minutes ago. kumasi: speaking up by not showing up. parents say they are not playing games with today's threat. the statewide set out with major money impacts at play. reggie: but the rainfall down. the slick streets in wind chill wipers -- windshield wipers are going. we are live near one problem spot, the blackouts reported across the bay area. good morning, it is monday, october 18. you are watching abc 7 news, live on abc 7, hulu live, and wherever you stream. drew is here this morning. we have to get used to this rain. drew: it was such a nice site last night. we're going to get a brief break today, then more rain is coming our ways we had to tuesday night. here is live doppler 7. what is left of the cold front that moved through the overnight, one loan cell.
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i'm going to zoom in here, you can see an isolated shell -- cell pushing off to the east. some ret -- wet roadways, but that is it. we are seeing some residual fog from this front, santa rosa down to one mile of his ability. be aware. in the sierra, winter weather advisory until 9:00 this morning. later on today, feeling like winter. upper 50's to mid-60's. we talk about the rain coming our way tomorrow night. reggie: we are going to start with the breaking news we mentioned. colin powell powell complications due to covid-19. here's a look at his life and legacy. reporter: the first african-american u.s. secretary of state and advisor to numerous u.s. presidents has died. his family posted a statement on facebook saying we have lost a
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remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and great american. he was at walter reed medical center. he died of complications from covid that he was fully vaccinated. he served every president from ronald reagan through george w. bush. he was 84. reggie: former president george w. bush just released a statement saying powell was quote a great public servant, favorite of presidents and earn the medal of freedom twice. he was highly respected at home and abroad, and he was a family man and a friend. kumasi: pg&e is working to restore power to thousands of customers in the bay area. look at this. it is the latest utility outage map. in many cases, the weekend rain is what is responsible for what we are seeing here. so many people now in darkness. this is video of what happened. power poles catching on fire when the rain hit some for the first time in a while.
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how reporter is live with more on this. good morning. amy: good morning. we are watching a pg&e crew on the situation. they have been working throughout the night. look up top at the power line. that is the kind of damage they are dealing with. that happened because it has been dry for so long. look what it does to the transformer lines. this happened in south san francisco. witnesses say it sounded like a firecracker. a couple dozen transformers blue, knocking at the power to thousands of customers. pg&e reported power outages from vallejo down the insula -- the peninsula and east bay. residents described what they saw and heard. >> the explosion on the wireline, it is kind of weird. the power went out. >> half hour after that, you hear one transformer go off than
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another, then it went black. send it like a big firecracker or a bomb, something like that. ready loud. especially since he was right behind the house. -- it was right behind the house. amy: pg&e says this happened because it is been so dry. light rain because the dirt that accumulated on power lines to turn to mud, which conducts electricity and causes outages. there are 15,000 customers in the bay area without power this morning. that is down from 28,000 this morning. they made some progress. still a lot of people starting their week off in the dark. they have not said when they expect to have all of the power restored. reporting live, abc 7 news. reggie: more on this. a couple of power poles also caught fire in san francisco. abc 7 news was at 23rd street last night. firefighters shooting water onto those flames. kumasi: while there is rain in
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the bay area, there is snow in the lake tahoe area. a lot of people are excited. racing to local ski shops, gearing up for the snowy forecast. most ski resorts don't open till the middle of next month, but that is not stopping people from planning their first trips. >> i guess it just means you get to take our set up to the mounds as soon as possible. -- our son up to the mountains as soon as possible. >> getting excited, coming in. kumasi: the forecast will hotiecoving fromdedoi the caldor fire, which burned more than 200,000 acres last month. our weather team is tracking a series of storms headed our way this week, and you can track the conditions where you live with the live doppler 7. it is available right now on our app for your phone and connected tv. just search abc 7 bay area and you can start streaming now. reggie: talking about
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vaccination incentives at san francisco state university. represented is from the department of public health and san francisco unified will also be there. the city and university have not revealed any other details about the announcement. we'll be watching the news conference started new today. some parents across the state are planning to keep their kids home from school today. they are organizing on social media to protest governor newsom's covid vaccine mandate for schoolchildren. >> please realize this vaccine is not a slamdunk. you can still get the disease. we want them to know we are serious about not being forced to vaccinate our children. reggie: those who to school in person will be required to get the vaccine once it is fully approved. enforcement could begin as soon as january, but it is likely not to happen until july. you could ask our vaccine team your questions, just go to abc7news.com and click on the big blue box. kumasi: making the golden gate
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drew: grab the heavier jacket as he go out this morning. starting out in the 40's and 50's. by 9:00 am the gradually warming through the 50's. it is later this afternoon, feels more like january or february. only topping out in the low to mid 60's by about 2:00, 3:00.
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it is sweater weather for sure, feeling more like winter than fall. partly cloudy skies, we are dry today. we've the umbrella at home. the 60's around the bay shoreline. santa rosa 64 in san jose. next room arrives tomorrow night and wednesday morning, could see heavier totals in the north bay. more storms come our way on the seven day forecast. we have the in about seven minutes. jobina: s s s s s s traffic. metering lights are on, they came in at 5:44. this is the busiest spot, nice and clear at the golden gate bridge. since drew m m m showers at tahoe, i thought i would bring in the travel advisors for the area. for 80, 88, 89 and 50, chains are required. today, you can weigh in on bike safety improvements to the
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sidewalks on the golden gate bridge. officials are holding a hearing is a follow-up to recent virtual town hall where they listen to comments on what needs to be worked on. a study found were nearly 250 injury crashes involving bicyclist on theridge from 2010s to 19. speed was a factor in about 50 of those. recommendations include establishing a speed limit and increasing signage and pavement markers. kumasi: new at 6:00, there is a safe space for you to let your emotions and have a good cry. it is called a crying room. and he always she was here, but it is in madrid, spain. -- i know you wish it was here, but it is in madrid, spain. [laughter] it aims to remove the stigma attached to mental health. there are phones in the corner with the names of people you can call when feeling down, like a psychologist. there are signs that have phrases crying is for the brave oneske.li >> i think it is a really fun
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take on it, to call it the crying room. because of the spanish expression. if you want to cry, go to the crying room. it is kind of stigmatized to cry and spain, as many other countries. kumasi: last week, spain announced a $160 million mental-health care drive which will include services like a 24 hour suicide helpline. if you are so when you know needs help or wants to learn more about mental health, you can go to abc7news.com /takeaction. we have resources available right now. reggie: that is a serious thing, then you have this lady in a cage taking a picture for her instagram. did you see that? kumasi: she was doing all that in the crying room? that's not what it's for. [laughter] she is the reason people are crying. [laughter] reggie: we live in a truly wild
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time. kumasi: apple's next big thingst -- rumor tech releases being unveiled. reggie: china now showing off a nuclear capable missile. u.s. intelligence taken by surprise. kumasi: the stunning waterspout in one city giving neighbors a show from their windows. reggie: as we to break, live look outside. don't cry, dry your eyes. we will be right back.
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space station. it on a close a surgeon who rushes to the space station to save an ailing crewmember. it will be the first feature film shot in outer space. the challenge is set to be released sometime next year. kumasi: this morning, concerns over a report of a secret chinese missile test launch. the test shows progress with an advanced weapon called a hypersonic missile. details on the weapon and what launching means going forward. jobina: u.s. intelligence appears to have had no idea that china moved to this far ahead with the launch. according to a report in the financial times, this summer, china and watched a nuclear capable hypersonic missile into space. it circled the earth before cruising toward its target, but waited some 25 miles away. the missiles can travel at five times the speed of sound, fly lower than conventional missiles, and be maneuvered in the air, which makes them difficult to trace. this means china is close to being able to launch a nuclear
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warhead against any other nation without any warning, and there would be no defense against it. china is denying this, saying it was not a hypersonic missile, but a routine test to verify reasonable technology. the u.s. and russia have tried to develop the same technology. reggie: the bay area 32 years since the earthquake. it happened along the san andreas fault 32 years ago yesterday. 63 people died, then 3700 were hurt. the earthquake split part of the bay bridge and caused the cypress freeway in east bay to collapse. it happened during a live broadcast of the 1989 world series between the giants. thursday is the great california shakeout. you can download them my shake cap to take part in an earthquake drove -- cap to -- app to take part in an earthquake drill.
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the award-winning coverage is featured right now on our homepage. kumasi: apple is set to kick off the second product event of the season today. the company will be hosting its unleased virtual event, it is expected to unveil the new macbook pro along with the next generation chip. it may also be introducing an update to entry-level airpods. last month, they unveiled the iphone 13, apple watch seven and ipod mini six. 68 days until christmas, and walmart is unveiling its plan for holiday shopping deals. instead of a huge, one-day sale, walmart is spreading at the black friday deals over the month of november. this is the second year in a row the company has done it like this because of the pandemic. walmart is planning three different sales events next month. the first on november 3 and members of the walmart plus program get early access. reggie: did you even get your halloween costumes together?
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last time drew was on, we were talking about what he was going to be. drew: i can't tell you yet. it is coming together very slowly. [laughter] i've got 13 days. reggie: that's it. kumasi: i'm so behind. drew: it is almost november. [laughter] he's like, stop talking. we'll talk about the rain. certainly feels like winter this morning, temperatures in the 30's and 40's and the coolest spots. showers still lingering in the santa cruz mountains and east foothills of san jose, that is it in terms of what whether. -- wet weather. we are going to be on the chillier site for this time of year. dealing with fog in the north bay, live doppler 7 visibility mode, you can see the fog causing one mile visibility right now around 101 in santa rosa. to tahoe, snow showers still coming down. we have chain controls an effect
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on 80 and 50, winter weather advisory still in effect until 9:00. back at home, the chill in the north bay, a lot of 40's from santa rosa, low to mid 50's around the bay shoreline. grab the winter jacket if you're headed outside early this morning. this afternoon, lawyers are key. a sweater because temperatures are below average, look to mid 60's. that is it under partly cloudy skies. leave the umbrella at home. tonight, another chilly night. some of the coldest air we have seen so far this season, most of us dropping to the 40's. pockets of 40's in the north bay. -- 30's in the north bay. we find clouds first thing, the next term arrives tuesday night by 8:00. we track showers in the north bay, then they move south and east by wednesday morning. wednesday morning, the commute to looks to be on the wet side. coming away the next seven days, rayna knight tomorrow. scattered showers wednesday,
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thursday the best chance for rain will be in the north bay. by friday, we all have light showers. the weekend, look at sunday. a moderate storm, level two on the storm index scale. rain gear, you needed this week. kumasi: now we are checking in with what is coming up on gma. >> good morning. great to be with everybody, can't wait to hear what drew's costume ends up being. [laughter] do have to get to work, it is a week away. coming up on gma, american missionaries and their families. you've been telling the story, i'm sure. included five chicken kidnapped in haiti after leaving an orphanage. notorious street game -- gang is asked -- suspected. the u.s. can and will do to get the americans back home. the shipping and shopping crisis. pete buttigieg is saying it might take until next year to solve the delivering problems. this is happening as major
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retailers are telling us the bestsellers could run out for the holiday season. plus, and exclusive with the man behind the steel dossier. breaking the silence. an all-star, all live day on gma. jamie foxx and all his fun giving us his top data device, was timothy charlamagne ended zendaya telling us about their movie. that and much more coming up on gma. i am posing a question. the dance tune you remember from 2008, or anywhere around there. to me what yours was. kumasi: what was happening at 2008? reggie: as i live then? -- was i alive then? >> rihanna had disturbed via -- disturbia. they mentioned some t-pain. shiva members the club dancing
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-- she remembers the club dancing. [laughter] kumasi: what was i doing? reggie: she was getting low. [laughter] thanks for that flashback, we are going to have a dance party during the commercial break. >> do it. reggie: always a pleasure
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kumasi: look at this. new video shows a waterspout towering above lake erie near cleveland. people sought and quickly took the phone out. -- saw it and quickly took the phone out. some say freak them out, one person called it magnificent yet terrifying moment. reggie: that is a lot of emotions. kumasi: the national weather service issued a special marine warning yesterday, and waterspouts can easily overturn boats into make the water pre-dangerous.
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drew: they are pretty. kumasi: it's beautiful from here. drew: waterspouts tend to be very weak in nature. nonetheless. reggie: i've never seen this sort of parabola before. drew: look at you bringing out the big words. parabola. [laughter] reggie: and high school, these to call me magnificent yet terrifying. drew: i see that. get your ti i-81's out. [laughter] heise today feeling more like winter, january, february, low to mid 60s. today is a dry day, that is not the case for the rest of the week. this is very encouraging this early on in the storm season. level 1 do much of the week, light showers. within the weekend, we are tracking a heavier storm. download the abc 7 news app to keep yourself updated.
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reggie: the san francisco giants are holding their final news conference of the year. the president of baseball operations and manager talking about the season and looking ahead to 2022. the magical year ended last week after the tough series with the dodgers. now, they had to the off-season with a bright future into key roster decisions ahead. back to a breaking news this morning, former usa kateri of state colin powell -- secretary of state colin powell died this morning. kumasi: a warning to others from a singer-songwriter visiting san francisco for new music video. he is describing his wake-up call. booster speedbump. the new indicators that the bay area is not taking to them all too quickly. reggie: a live look outside, it is 6:27. we are coming right back.
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. kumasi: top stories right now it 130. the breaking news we have been following, colin powell has died of comp occasions from covid-19. remembering the former u.s. secretary of state's life and legacy is to beats pour in. reggie: america's supply chain in crisis leading to them to shows across the country. new estimates for the link this may last. -- length this may last. >> it was kind of weird. kumasi: much-needed needed power problems. blackouts lingering, checking the restoration times and at the chance he might have slick roads for the commute. good morning, it is monday, october 18. you are watching abc 7 news, live on abc 7, hulu live, and
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wherever you stream. a lot to get to this morning. we are starting with you, drew. drew: you can leave the umbrellas at home this morning. that the day today, we are dry. the next storm is quickly approaching tomorrow. the sticky you outside. lesh let's -- let's take you outside. live doppler 7 was tracking all the rain last night, you can see residual sour -- shower in the east foothills. some fog in the north bay, santa rosa down to zero miles of visibility. be aware. later today, sweater weather. low to mid 60's, certainly feeling more like january and february than october. kumasi: back to breaking news, former u.s. secretary of state colin powell has died. the politician, diplomat and retired four-star general was one of the highest ranking african-americans in the history of the federal exec of branch.
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the live desk is reactions point in this morning. jobina: he was the first black u.s. secretary of state. his family posted on facebook saying he died earlier this morning. they lost quote a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and great american. his leadership throughout several republican administrations helped to shape foreign policy. powell was getting treatment at walter reed national medical center. he was 84 years old. the naacp president derek thompson -- johnson just released a statement saying that general powell lived a life of honor and integrity. four-star general, the first black u.s. secretary of state, and naacp medal recipient. he was a good man who inspired many. one congressman said thank you general power for left him of service and putting country over
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party when doing so is difficult. another congressman said quote, he was a great general, distinguished combat soldier, and asked any statesmen in inspiration, leader who has transcended presence served as a beacon and rock to present and future generations. reggie: the rain last night being blamed for fires on power poles like these. this morning, thousands are still without power. here's the latest look at the pgd outage map. you can see they are all over the place. our reporter's life with more on how this happened. amy: pgd crews worked throughout the night. you can -- pg nd crews -- pg crews worked throughout the night. look up there, that is what happened in the transformer blew. serious damage after the light rain.
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here is what it looked like when the transformer blew. this happened to a couple dozen power poles from south san francisco to san mateo. witnesses say it sounded like a firecracker or explosion. it knocked power out for thousands. some tell us they are losing their patients with pg&e issues. >> it is a little frustrating. i hope this causes the city to force pg&e to put everything underground. you wouldn't have this many problems. this is in the first time since happened. that isn't the first time this is happened. amy: they did make progress overnight, restoring the power for about 13,000 customers. they still have about 15,000 customers without power this morning in the bay area. they say this happened because it is been dry for so long. they say the light rain causes the dirt that has accumulated on the power lines to turn to mud, which conducts electricity and causes outages. they have not given us an estimated time of when the power
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be turned back on for everyone. live in south san francisco abc 7 news. reggie: if you have the abc 7 news app, you are getting updates like this one when we have new information. you can get breaking news where you live by downloading the app. be sure to enable push alerts. vice president harris is going to be in nevada today. she is expected to discuss the consequences of the drought and make the case for president biden's infrastructure and lima change proposals that are currently that climate change proposals that are currently stalled congress. if passed, it would be the largest effort in u.s. history. in july, the reservoir was the lowest it has been since 1937. kumasi: jury selection begins for what is expected to be one of the biggest trials in george's history. -- georgia it is a test for rachel -- racial justice in the deep south.
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jobina: gregory ary mcmichael and their neighbor are facing charges and ahmaud arbery's death. he was a shot and killed in february of 2020 during a confrontation. bryant's record the incident on his cell phone. they told police he thought -- they thought arbery was a burglar and were trying to make a citizens arrest. 600 potential jurors are expenditure report with another 400 on standby. the massive pool reflects the challenge in finding impartial jurors for a case that sparked national outrage. >> is going to be a lot, especially if they are starting with sending out jurors from the local area. a lot of people know him, know the family. that is the difficult part, that will limit a lot of people. jobina: they were asked to fill a three page questionnaire asking if they had followed the case and what they already knew. the defendants face nine counts each, including felony murder and aggravated assault.
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they have all pleaded not guilty. reggie: former president bill clinton is back home in new york this morning. several vehicles drove up to his home yesterday afternoon. last week, he was admitted to the hospital suffering from a euro logical infection -- urological infection expert to his bloodstream. doctors say the former president is going to finish a course of anabiotic's in new york. kumasi: trick-or-treating and halloween into the holidays are around the owner. dr. anthony fauci's urging everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated to do as soon as possible. >> if you are vaccinated and family members are, you can enjoy halloween, trick-or-treating and certainly thanksgiving with your family and christmas with their families. kumasi: millions of americans who got the single dose johnson & johnson vaccine could soon get a booster shot. an fda advisory panel voted unanimously friday to pregnant authorization of boosters. dr. fauci is hoping to ease
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concerns about the vaccine. >> they should feel good about it. what the advisors to the fda felt is that, given the data they saw, very likely, this should have been the two dose vaccine to begin with. >> the best thing you can do is get out there and vaccinate as much of the population as quickly as possible with one shot. kumasi: the johnson & johnson booster can be given as early as two months after the first shot and is recommended for anyone over 18. for children ages five to 11, the fda is on track to authorize the pfizer vaccine for that group early next month. reggie: interest in booster shots is reportedly not matching the demand we saw for the initial doses earlier this year. a going to the chronicle, confusion among who is eligible and inconsistent messaging are to blame for the lag. about 10 to -- 10% to 30% of older adults have received booster shots when they were authorized in august.
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since many got the shot eight months ago, health officials say the odds of serious illness are going back up. you could ask our vaccine team your questions, just go to abc7news.com/vaccine and click on the big box. kumasi: musician robbed of his gear in san francisco. he is describing the scary moments running after the men who were breaking into his car. reggie: live at the big board at the new york stock exchange. we are down this morning. another update of how the markets are doing coming up. kumasi: health concern for kids on tiktok. the conditions that doctors across the globe say kids are developing from watching a certain kind of video. jobina: we are going to check in on traffic starting with a life picture at the toll plaza. it is the busiest spot, metering lights came on at 5:44. moving over to walnut creek rate is getting busy for the southbound traffic, that is where you see all the taillights
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fill in on 680. busy right there as well this morning. but have the drive times. tracy to dublin, 59 minutes. antioch to concord, 52. to san francisco, a 16 minute ride. since drew mentioned snow showers at tahoe, i will let you will know that chains are required for 80, 88, 89 and 50 if you are headed up that way. speaking of, good morning. drew: speaking of tahoe, with the winter weather advisory in effect until 9:00 as a show's hours -- snow showers continued to fall. back home, chilly start. in the 30's and 40's in the north bay, low to mid 50's around the bay shoreline. grab the heavier jacket first thing this morning. you will need it for the next couple hours. 10:00, gradually warming through the 50's. later on this afternoon, well below average for this time of year.
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feels really january or february with low to mid 60's. live doppler 7, here's the storm system. brought some light showers late last night. first thing tomorrow morning, pushing to the east. you can see lingering showers around tahoe, we are already tracking the next one. here's a cold front, this moves through late tomorrow night into early wednesday morning. rainfall totals with the next storm system, you can see attempt to a quarter of an inch for most of us. we will likely find a few higher amounts in the north bay, could approach more than half an inch of rain. that is a check of weather, now for other high temperatures around the bay sponsored by ron's gone wrong in theaters friday. >> halloween comes early. >> i am insane. i better look into that. >> critics love it. it is comedy gold.
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with chase security features, guidance and convenience, banking feels good. chase. make more of what's yours. reggie: hearing from the former spy by the steel dossier. they accuse president trump of conspiring with russians to tilt the outcome of the 2016 election. he sat down with abc and we have more in the exclusive interview. jobina: the unverified dossier became one of the most controversial aspects of the fbi's investigation into trump and russia. now, he is stepping out of the shadows to set the record straight.
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the dossier filled with a series of allegations surfaced in early 2017, 10 days before the former president was sworn into office. in a wide ranging interview, he said he stands by his work and sources. >> how do you respond to critics who say you are doing foreign interference in american political campaign? >> the foreign interference in 2016 was by the kremlin and russian intelligence services. >> you are british, you are not american. >> burden -- britain is america's closest ally. we voice had a track record of helping. it would be curious if we chose to do in 2016 was not tell. it would have been unthinkable. jobina: many claims were never proven and some were debunked. while he defends his investigation, he says he does except that not everything in the dossier is 100% accurate. reggie: a singer-songwriter in
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san francisco to shoot a music video for his new album says he and his crew were held at gunpoint and robbed of their gear. the australian singer has more than a hundred million streams of his music online. he arrived in the city friday afternoon. when he noticed men breaking into his car and stealing $30,000 worth of equipment, he and his friends ran after the people. that is when things took a turn. >> they'll pulled guns on us. it was me into of my mates. so much adrenaline, so much confusion. so much shock and fear. reggie: he said he didn't want to come back to san francisco after that experience, but it turns out he is coming back in december because he is on tour. when he comes back, he is not going to bring anything expensive. he reminds everyone not to keep valuables in your car. kumasi: now for the morning many report and another warning of holiday shopping. the u.s. is facing major supply
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chain issues that are leaving store shelves empty. retailers say do your shopping now. rtoi to oductsnte oressome companies sae also due to a labor shortage. transportation secretary pete buttigieg predict the supply chain issues will continue to next year. >> part of what is happening is not as the supply side, is the demand side. it is off the charts. it is through the roof. if you think about those images of ships waiting at anchor on the west coast, every one of those ships is full of record amounts of goods that americans are buying, because demand is up, because income is up. kumasi: he also says his department is working with the state dmv's to speed up the approval of commercial driver's licenses for truckers. new at 6:00, zila shares fell nearly 7% in premarket trading this morning after announcing
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is taking a break from buying new homes. the online real estate firm said it is going to stop purchasing for the remainder of the year and instead focus on clearing a black log -- backlog of properties. they acquired 3800 homes in the second quarter and says it is beyond operational capacity. amazon announced it is looking to fill 125,000 part-time positions to get ready for the holidays. the company says average pay starts at $18 an hour. the pending uncertain shifts, some workers can get another three dollars an hour. they are also offering sign-on bonuses of up to $3000 with an opportunity to transition to long-term careers. a live look at the new york stock exchange, trading gets underway this morning. this is the week of october 18 opening down 113 points. reggie: this may be one of the more unusual story sprayed more teenage girls are showing up at doctors offices with tics.
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physical jerking movements and verbal outbursts is the start of the pandemic. experts think anxiety, depression and tiktok could be playing a role. the wall street journal says movement disorder doctors were stumped at first. so experts at top pediatric hospitals in the u.s., canada australia and u.k. started consulting with each other. they found most girls had something in common. they were watching tiktok videos of people with tourette's. doctors say there are some things parents can do if they noticed their child exhibiting sudden new tics. first off, get them off social media. second, talk to a specialist. kumasi: facebook is creating thousands of jobs in the european union to help build the so-called meta-verse. they first unveiled the plans for the meta-verse back in july. it says it'll be a space for people to connect using virtual reality. facebook says it is going to hire 10,000 high skilled employees in europe over the next five years to create the program and says it is investing
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in the eu because of its large consumer market, first-class universities and top quality talent. how is this going to work? reggie: what could go wrong? drew: we can barely unmute ourselves halftime on zoom. it'll go swimmingly. kumasi: in a few years, we will have this whole newscast in the meta-verse. drew: sounds like a marvel movie. reggie: i can barely deal with taking care of a plant. drew: we will have cute avatars. we don't need the rain gear, we can leave that at home. sweaters later on today, cool day. a live look from the exploratory in camera, most of the clouds over the city have moved out this morning. the day today, dry one. live doppler 7, any showers will diminish in the next 30 minutes. it is a dry day today. also foggy, live doppler 7
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visibility -- we've been pointing at this all morning. down to zero miles with thick fog around 101 and parts of the north bay. winter weather advisory in effect until 9:00 around tahoe. showing you snow showers, we have chain controls on 80 and 50 because of slick travel. highs later on, partly cloudy skies. it is a chilly afternoon, feels more like january. low to mid 60's by this afternoon, 61 in the city. 64 in san jose, 66 in santa rosa. overnight, it is chilly. one of the colder ones we've had, widespread 40's with some pockets of 30's and the north bay. the next storm arrives tomorrow night. future weather showing you by tuesday evening, 8:00, there is the rain entering the north bay. and east. wednesday morning, prepare for what money commute. tracking a series of storms,
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this is nice to see in october. rain at night tuesday going into wednesday. best chance thursday in the north bay then friday, light showers. this weekend, saturday starts dry. by saturday night, wore a rain -- more rain moves through. we are tracking a moderate storm on the index scale. kumasi: in the east bay, there was a tribute to mark the 30th anniversary of the oakland hills fire storm. the north hills community to police a brace people who keep oakland safe and honors those who lost their lives. in 1991, the fire killed 25 people making it the third deadliest wildfire in california history. it burned more than 1500 acres, destroyed 3000 structures. oaklands fire chief lives in one of the areas hardest hit by the blaze. >> >> to prove that not only is important to me in my family, but to members of the oakland fire department, their chief lives in the highlands as a reminder of what is at stake.
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kumasi: organizers handed out information on how to prepare and stay safe during emergencies. firestorm, the east bay hills fire is the latest abc 7 original production. >> we've got at least a hundred acres burning. i don't think we are going to stop this thing. kumasi: the documentary will be released wednesday. it shows how the terrifying day unfolded. you will hear directly from the people who lived through the experience and you can stream it by downloading the abc 7 bay area news app. it is free come available for roku, amazon fire, apple tv and android tv. reggie: james bond was no match for halloween kills. the horror flick it in more than $50 million during its debut. >> he is the essence of people. -- evil. reggie: that is the best debut for horror movie. the bond movie felt a second, earning $24.3 million.
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kumasi: oakland very very own zendaya is on good morning america. the 25-year-old is starring in an epic science fiction film. it is called dune. going to actors, it is the kind of movie you have to watch at theaters. >> if you are a fan of movies, fan of cinema, this is a movie you have to see in theaters. it was designed to be in theaters. hans zimmer did the score. it is a movie that shakes the theaters. i'm not selling a piece of meat. reggie: let her talk. my gosh. kumasi: well. [laughter] they are both talking. about their friendship -- reggie: hm. kumasi: stop. on and off the set. [laughter] dune hits theaters in hbo max thursday.
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will you going to say -- were you going to say? reggie: i thought it was about zendaya, she got to say like three words. i just really like her. kumasi: that's why you have to watch the whole interview, it's like a teaser. she looked good, too. reggie: i can't believe he's only 25. -- she is only 25. maybe that's why she needed to be on vocal rest. [laughter] coming up next, seven things you need to know today. kumasi: a live look outside. something about this is magical. reggie: it's dramatic. kumasi: we like it.
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kumasi: seven things to know this morning.
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former secretary of state colin powell has died. his family made the announcement earlier this morning on social media. they say it was from complications of covid-19, although he was fully vaccinated. he was 84. reggie: the rain is causing all kinds of issues, including numerous power outages. abc 7 news was there when a power pole caught fire in south san francisco. pg&e reported outages from valeo down to the peninsula into the east bay. drew: this i i completely dry day we have this week. read the raingear at home, grab the jacket. feeling more like winter at fall -- then fall. rain returns tomorrow night. kumasi: some parents across the state are planning to keep their kids home from school today. they are organizing a social media to protest the covid vaccine mandate for schoolchildren. reggie: jury selection begins today for the murder trial of the three men accused of killing ahmaud arbery.
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25 euros was shot and killed last year will jogging through a neighborhood. -- the 25 year old was a shot and killed last year. amy: -- jobina: metering lights came on at 5:44. no other issues to report. kumasi: sip your coffee while playing squid game. a café in indonesia has re-created some of the games in this popular series. the staff dresses up like the show characters to make sure you have the full experience. drew: you don't want the full experience, have you seen it? reggie: was she holding a rifle? kumasi: you will saw that? it's a no for may. reggie: i'll be in the crying room. drew: that'll be in the -- that will be a great end for you. kumasi: i need a scream room. reggie: remember when your mom and dad would take you to the science museum? drew: and you would learn
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something hopefully? reggie: let's go back to that. [applause] good morning, america. breaking news for our viewers in the west. colin powell has passed away due to complications from covid-19. remembering colin powell. the first black man to serve as the united states secretary of state, chairman of the joint chiefs passed away at the age of 84. due to complications from covid-19. he was fully vaccinated. earning a presidential medal of freedom twice. george w. bush reacts to the news and we look back on his trail blazing career. americans kidnapped. a group of 17 missionaries, including 5 children, abducted after visiting an orphanage in haiti. the youngest just 2 years old. the next move for the u.s. to bring the victims home

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