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now on abc7 news at 5. still talking as the b.a.r.t. deadline approaches. >> and we learn more about a credible terrorism threat. the places are where you could e extra security. >> and a man who ran down people on a so-california boardwalk. abc7 news begins right now. >> the tone of the talk depends on which side you're asking as negotiations good down to the wire in an effort to avoid another b.a.r.t. strike. good evening, i'm ama daetz. this could be the last day we see b.a.r.t. trains running for a while, with a deadline just seven hours away. if no labor agreement is reached b.a.r.t. workers will walk
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monday morning. we have been monitoring the negotiations in oakland. here's the latest. reporter: bottom line is, no settlement yet, and that midnight deadlines closing in fast. both sides are still talking here at the caltrans building you can see some members of the atu taking a break. tonight it's a last-ditch effort to avoid a b.a.r.t. strike. >> with the deadline clock ticking both sides were back the bargaining table sunday morning to try and aindividual a b.a.r.t. strike. b.a.r.t. negotiator said there's reason to be hopeful. >> nobody is saying we're -- we're not saying we're not go to strike, and everyone wants a solution, and that's positive. >> but members of the amalgamated transit union seem
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less opt mystic. talks are focused on wages, pensions, health care, and safety. >> right now we have more money than have ever had before. they're ignoring our safety issues. we haved a 99 people attacked. >> the atu seemed to be done dar gaining after scheduling a press conference. but cancelled. >> the parties are diligently working to attempt to get a contract. >> right now b.a.r.t. riders are in commute limbo. wondering what monday morning will bring. >> i take b.a.r.t. every day for going to work, and this just -- without it, everything just breaks down for me. and i really hope that they get everything settled. >> couldn't work if b.a.r.t. stops, but i worry about people who can't worry from home. >> a scaryjf reminder of the beautal four-day b.a.r.t. strike in judgment many hope this item
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history does not repeat itself. >> b.a.r.t. officials had nothing to say but did text me they hope a solution and settlement can be reached by knight. lead negotiator for atu, antoinette bryan grabbed something from her cars. she was all smiles saying the talks continue and they're going pretty well. but she would say nothing else. if there is a settlement, you'll be the first to know. live in downtown oakland, abc7 news. >> ama: other public transit agencies are prepared for a possible b.a.r.t. strike. san francisco transit officials are expanding casual car tool locations, ac transit will run the regular service in the east bay to san francisco and will provide all the extra service possible. the san francisco bay ferry will increase the number of ferries and on the peninsula, buses will
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be making temporary stops outside the san mateo county b.a.r.t. station. b.a.r.t. will offer three charter bus service from the seven bay area locations on the map, and if there's a victory commuters can park in any b.a.r.t. station parking lot for free. we have information on our web site,, and a look at real-time traffic maps, and you can also follow us on twitter for breaking news updates. to help accommodate b.a.r.t. passengers if there's a strike, the san lee andre main library will provide a designated seating area and work space with free wi-fi. people are invited to use the area to telecommute. the work space will be available tomorrow and tuesday from 80:00 in the morning to 5:00'm in the carp room. >> we will continue to monitor the negotiations and have live updates at 6:00 and 11:00. and stay with abc7 news the
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moment they go on strike or a deal is reached, we'll let now know. join us for live coverage tomorrow morning starting at 4:00 with the morning news anchors, and traffic reporter. >> abc news has learned the federal government is boosting security measures at airports, train stations, and other transportation hubs after a credible terrorism threat. the san francisco police department says they're aware of the state department's terror alert status. police say they're monitoring various areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. golden gate bridge officials would only say they remain on alert at all times. we will have a live report on the security measures on 6:00. >> as for the threat, a u.s. intelligence reports al qaeda is planning a massive attack somewhere against the united states. the terror plot is called, very active, led by osama bin laden's former personal secretary.
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u.s. embassies in the middle east shut their doors today and a travel alert is in effect for americans traveling abroad. devin dwyer has more. >> u.s. ben biases today looked like siege behinds across the middle east. in yemen, american troops ring the compound, patting down passersby. from western africa to bangladesh, a 7,000-mile security belt was pulled tight. leaving 22 u.s. embassies and consulates dark and empty. >> there's a significant threat stream, and we're reacting to it. >> u.s. intelligence has intercepted al qaeda communications about an attack on strategic significant american interests but the exact target remains unclear. >> we received information that high-level people from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula are talking about a major attack. >> one official told abc news the part that is alarming is the confidence they showed while communicating and the air of certainty. one major worry, explosives
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placed inside suicide bombers. we're concerned about century include implanted devices, an official said. these are guys who developed the techniques to defeat our detection methods. the official terror alert now extends to all americans traveling abroad. >> it could be europe, united states, a series of combined attacks. >> for americans on foreign soil, means treading carefully. >> i keep to myself and stay in my neighborhood. >> the travel warning is in effect through the end of august. >> a senior official says terror operatives have been selected and been placed in yemen for an attack at any time. 19 u.s. embassies will remain closed through august 10th. >> ama: engine failure forced a united flight from sfo to make acknowledge emergency landing. it took off with 342 people onboard just before knight last
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night. they were bound sydney but forced to return to the airport after one of the four engines failed. no word on the calls of that. >> panic on the boardwalk at venice beach when a car runs into the crowd. >> coming out of the movie, people flying. >> up next, new information tonight, what police are revealing about the suspect who they say was bent on doing evil. >> it's a basic rule of the road hat some drivers ignore, and now police are on the lookout. the focus of the crackdown, ahead. >> i'm in for leigh glaser. while it's been pleasantly cool for some, it's been downright chilly for most. i'll let you know when
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>> new details from los angeles this evening, police plan to ask prosecutors to charge a hit-and-run suspect with murder after it appeared he aimed his car at people along venice beach. the surveillance video captured a black car speak into a crowded boardwalk. one woman from italy died. the 32-year-old came to california on her honeymoon. 11 others were taken to the hospital. >> it was intentionally doing it. hoe wasn't honking his horne. just doing 40-miles-an-hour and just hitting people. i've never seen anything like that. >> ama: here's another view of the tragedy unfolding. the suspect turned himself in a few hours later, 38-year-old nathan campbell remains in japan. -- remains in jail. bail is $1 million.
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>> there's a basic rule of the road next week, stop at redlights and stop signs. sometimes the most dangerous accidents involve vehicles speeding through red lights. mose red-light runners do so because they're in a hurry. in 2011, 193 fatal accidents involved red-light runners here in california. >> now you can see the city of glove a whole new way. we're going to show you next. and no ticket matched all six powerball numbers but one in the bay area got very close. >> and taking a peek live now outside, temperatures are going to head down before they go book up again. a look at the highs and lows ahead in the
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>> more than 5,000 runners hit the pavement on san francisco's embarcadero for the giant race.
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this is video this morning from our news roofcam. the half marathon and 5k and 10k reached capacity. the san francisco giants sponsored the race that started and finished at at&t park. it benefits project open hand that provides meals to the sick and elderly. >> if you're feeling lucky, buy a powerball ticket because no one won last night but someone in the bay area did win more than a million dollars. one lucky player bought a ticket at landis arco station in milpitas with five of six winning numbers and the ticket is worth more than $1.1 million. the big jackpot, now at 400 million texas is still up for grabs. here's the winning numbers: 21, 24, 36, 42, 45. powerball, 15. the next drawing is wednesday night. >> there's a new way for tourists to see the french
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countryside. a helium filled zeppelin. this is a 250-foot long airship, over paris today. has room for 12 passengers and is the first commercial airship in the paris region for 30 years. expect to pay $330 for a half hour trip. >> the watch abc live stream is now available in the bay area. abc7abc7 is the first local stan and abc is the first broadcast network to bring you a live stream of your local network and abc tv shows. now you never have to miss a minute of the shows. you can bring abc7 with you wherever you want to be. a special new benefit brought to you by abc, comcast, charter communications and at&t universe at no additional cost go to abc
5:17 pm enter your tv account provider information to log in and download the app. >> leigh glaser is off today, and lisa is here with the forecast. hi, lease -- lisa, sorry. >> we're looking at the usual pattern with the low clouds and fog, and temperatures running cooler. live doppler 7hd, all is clear, and you'll notice the clear sky here from the roof camera. temperatures are cool downtown, 6 1. looking at a gusty wind out of the airport. 30-miles-an-hour. and the delta has a breeze over 25-miles-an-hour, so, mid-60s, oakland, los gatos, 55. and the view from the golden gate bridge, pretty gray, and the winds have been breezy, berkeley, it has been cool today. 72, novato. 80, fairfield.
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livermore, 80. we're looking at temperatures today anywhere from two to five degrees cooler than yesterday, so if you thought it felt cooler, you're right. we're running well below spank little system off the coast is gene to enhance the cool air for much of the upcoming work week. here's a look at the forecast. low clouds and fog tonight, migs and drizzle on the coast. gray sky in the morning and then afternoon sunshine. and in the middle of the week we go down, more 60s around the bay area. a couple 70s. hard-pressed to even reach 80 inland for the middle of the week. so overnight lows with the fog and low clouds, low fifth 50s, santa cruz. the fog footprint generous this morning, then we'll look for the numbers to stay status quo before we begin to drop another
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two to four degrees by wednesday and thursday. the high pressure still off the coast, an upper level low moving over the bay area, perhaps initiate some showers and thunderstorms in the sierra nevada, and then once we get behind it come friday, we'll warm up. tomorrow, we're looking at mid-70 sd. on the peninsula, waking up to gray skies and 67. san mateo. that is cool for this time of year. mountain view, you should be in the upper 70s. 74 tomorrow. san francisco, low 60s, five degrees below average. afternoon sun. 74 in vallejo. upper 60s, oakland, and you head inland, here's where it feels pretty good and you're thinking, not bad, another warm afternoon. you can turn off the ac but we are trending just a few degrees cooler than the average inland but overall everyone is going to feel the cooling effects towards the midful of -- middle of the
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week. saturday and sunday, we warm up, mid-to-upper 80s. so nothing extreme, just keep your jacket with you. >> ama: definitely. thank you. shu is here with sports and not so good for the bay area. >> mike: i thought the a's and giants find the loss column today. and on the links, lewis, the player of the year, held on to win the women's british open. what a
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>> mike: the a's and rangers
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in the rubber match. an important matchup between the top two teams in the al west and green continues to give up the long ball, 26 home runs coming into today. nelson cruz could be suspended tomorrow due to the biogenesis scandal. derek holland, allowed just four hits, seventh inning, rich moreland, see ya. griff allowed 28 home runs. now 10-8 on the year. a 4-0 victory. >> i feel like i pitched really well all game, and pretty frustrated like you said, but that's how it goes. they have a good lineup. i felt like i dominated them for 6-2/3 and then one hit a homer. >> mike: giants and rays ending their three-game set in tampa.
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then in the sixth, the base hit, escobar beats the throw. giants now 12 back of the dodgers, rays win 4-3. >> little league action, belmont shores in hawai'i. an rbi single gives belmont a 2-0 lead, and then pitcher, nicholas lopez, nine strikeouts, allowed one hit. belmont advancing with a 3-0 victory. >> welcoming another superstar, missy franklin will be on the berkeley campus this fall. today she set a new standard at the word championship. 400 medley relay. missy, slapped the first leg for the united states, backstroke. she helped get her team in front and they never look back. the u.s. wins, giving missy
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franklin her sixth goal, the first woman to ever win six medals at the world, gold, that is, not a bad summer before she starts her career at cal this fall. >> final two rounds at st. andrews. park comes up short. 6-over on the day. choy had a 3-streak lead but stacy lewis. look at this. makes that for birdie, then finishes with the lead. her second career major. final round of the brickstone. only thing stopping tiger from winning was the squirrel. tigerred shot an even par 70. 15-under for the tournament. won by seven strokes, 79th 79th career win, eight of them here at firestone. match thing record he has for victories in a single event. >> the track, go bowling 400 at
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pocono. jeff gordon look like he would win but kasey kahne gets the checkered.
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at 6:00, details of a plan to run the bulls here in the u.s., including one event in the bay area.
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why a well-known u.s. band was beaten up at a russian airport but russian nationalist. >> president obama is celebrating his 52nd birthday today. the white house has been hush hush how he is celebrating. we know he reunited with several friends from hawai'i and chicago for a round of golf. the celebration won't last long. the president has a trip to arizona and los angeles this week. and that will do it for us here at 5:00. i'm ama daetz. for lisa argen and mike shumann, we'll be back at 6:00.
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welcome to "world news." tonight, terror threat. chilling new details the al qaeda plot triggering a global alert for americans. tonight, reports that they are planning, quote, a big strike, and that operatives are right now in place. boardwalk nightmare. a pleasant evening on a beachside boardwalk turns deadly. a driver plowing through the crowds. a bride on her honeymoon left dead. extreme weather. heavy rains and dangerously high waters forcing evacuations. a reported tornado tossing a truck. and enough hail to plow. ginger zee with the outlook tonight. and chicago hope. the basketball league helping gang members get off the street and how little ralph escaped his fortress of locks and barricades.


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