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today politically. more marines are on the way, our teams are on the ground. we'll have there is no justification for this. none. violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith. >> we are following the developing story in libya after protesters killed four u.s. diploma diplomats, including the u.s. ambassador. also, the man acquitted of beating an elderly priest. why he is pursuing perjury charges. and it is official. the new iphone is unveiled. we are live at the keynote this morning. coming up on nbc bay area news.
good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. we begin with the violent protest in libya killing four americans, including bay area native and u.s. ambassador john christopher stevens. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton are calling it an act of senseless violence. >> video from last night shows the scene with the compound and several vehicles in flames. stevens was leaving the consulate as it was stormed by protesters as they were upset over the video of prophet muhammad. stevens was named ambassador to libya this year.
both president obama and hillary clinton praised his efforts to help the new libyan government. >> at the height of the libyan revolution, chris led our diplomatic post in benghazi with skill, courage and resolve. he built partnerships. >> i risked his life to stop a tyrant and gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris stevens'. >> libya's interim government has condemned the attack. >> marla, as we mentioned, the death of stevens has hit close to home in the bay area. >> he was a graduate of piedmont high school and u.c. berkeley. we have christie smith live from cal with more on his life and service. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla.
shock and outrage. that is what i heard from one professor here. she had been communicating with chris stevens. he graduated from piedmont high school and graduated from u.c. berkeley in 1982. the spokesperson said they will release a statement about this very soon because u.c. berkeley has been fielding calls over the ambassador who was killed when he and others went to the embassy to evacuate staff as they came under attack. in the video introducing stevens, he mentioned growing up in california saying i did not know much about the arab world. he traveled to africa as a peace corps volunteer. a statement was released offering condolences to the family. the two communicated when he was
appointed ambassador. >> to have served as a united states ambassador is the highest honor and for a lawyer to engage in that type of public service and to have made a career in public service, that is what the profession is about at its best. >> reporter: now the professor i spoke with by phone is with the center for middle eastern studies for berkeley. the two were communicating by e-mail about the future and possible academic center in libya. she could not believe it. he was steeped in the region and spoke arabic. she calls him a true intellectual and brilliant man. reporting live, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> president obama spoke this morning over the attacks in libya and cairo. >> the world remains a dangerous
place. the american leadership is still sorely needed. in the face of the violence, america cannot shrink from the responsibility to lead. >> mr. romney is facing criticism for his comments which came even before the president spoke on this issue this morning. many critics say he should have waited to comment until the white house had made an official statement. others were critical of romney's tone saying he may politicize a tragedy. security on high alert in cairo after a group of protesters there raided the compound. demonstrators scaling the walls and tearing down the american flag and they burned it. it was covered in anti-american graffiti and protesters remained outside this morning. riot police are stationed outside the embassy. stay with nbc bay area for all of the latest developments on this story. we will have complete coverage at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 and
online at nbcbayarea.com. a big decision on santa clara's judge. the d.a. is meeting later today with william lynch with one of the abused victims and the same man accused of beating up the priest. we have damian with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, marla. the charge of perjury looms over lintner. william lynch was on trial a few months ago for beating up the priest 37 years after the alleged assault. beating lynch flatly admitted in court. when the father said he never molested anybody, lynch's lawyer jumped up and urged to get the
priest a lawyer because he perjered himself. it is the d.a.'s office that put father lindner in the way with the opening statements where it was confirmed. now a retired priest waits wondering if the d.a. will haul him back in court. >> the district attorney will tread carefully here. many people feel he got away with many serious crimes and has never been brought to justice. this perjury prosecution could be the vehicle to put him behind bars. >> reporter: perjury is a felony and the maximum sentence is four years in prison. now a trial would give other alleged abuse victims a chance to take the stand. unlike the beating trial against william lynch. we understand this meeting will
take place at 1:00 here. the d.a. should make his decision by tomorrow afternoon. live in san jose, damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. another south bay man is coming forward in a sexual abuse case. this time in a prep school. the alleged victim says the brother william farrington abused him in the '60s. this is not the first. the california society of jesuits sent a letter to faculty and staff that reads, brother farrington was removed from ministry. he now exercises no power. and happening right now,
apple has just unveiled the latest product. the highly anticipated iphone 5. the worst kept secret. scott budman has been listening to the keynote address in san francisco. he has latest. how is it, scott? >> reporter: it is looking good, jon. you said it right. a badly kept secret. that is all right for apple. people excited. let's take a look at it. it is brand new. it is available september 21st. it is called the iphone 5. the four inch screen. giving you a half inch more. all aluminum and glass. it has an updated software system inside. a faster chip will let you take better graphics, better pictures because it has a new camera. apple has been surpassed by many smartphones when it comes to cameras. it comes with an 8 mega pixel camera to allow you to take panoramic pictures.
there is an update to the software, including siri. it will allow you to update your facebook updates. here is the bottom line. how much does this cost? the pricing similar to previous iphones. it will debut at $199 for the basic model. if you double the storage to 32, it will cost you $299. a 64 version of the iphone 5 will be available for $399. they go on sale september 21st. we are learning more about software updates to the operating system and also to itunes and we expect to see some new ipods as well. the big headline today, the iphone 5. it should be for sale in a couple of weeks. that is the latest in san francisco. i'm scott budman. back to you. >> an apple a day.
sales of the current phone are strong, but did you know the company lost its lead to samsung. samsung sales surged thanks to the galaxy s-iii which sold in june. meantime, amazon, nokia and motorola have tried to steal the spotlight from apple by debuting products. >> tried to steal the spotlight. still ahead, a warning from palo alto police after a spike in burglaries there. and vintage planes are racing through the sky in reno. what's changed this year at the air race. and the train in yosemite is an historic landmark. we will check it out. and we are near triple digit heat as we kick off thursday. lots to talk about in the full
right now, we are following breaking news. it is under way in southern california. this is video in the newsroom of the police chase happening near downtown los angeles. as police pursue an alleged armed bank robber. you can see the black suv makes its way in and out of surface streets. this is near downtown los angeles. police say there may be multiple suspects in the vehicle. as we have been watching this unfold, we have actually seen money being tossed out of the suv. so, again, police in pursuit of the alleged armed bank robber. there may be more suspects in the black suv under way near downtown los angeles. in other news. the popular airs in reno get started today. just one year after the very deadly crash out there.
the world war ii era plane crashed into the stands last september killing a total of 11 people. the organizers have new changes recommended by the ntsb. including the adjustments to the course to make the turns less sharp and keep planes at a distance. there is a focus on pilot training. day three of the chicago school strike and still no end in sight. negotiators for the district and teachers are still talking. they say, yes, there is some progress, but both sides admit no deal appearss eminent. about 25,000 teachers walked off the job monday affecting 400,000 students. we are getting our first look at the chevron refinery fire. it shows a vapor cloud released before the fire in richmond last
month. investigators are trying to determine what this cloud cov consisted of. at least 18 employees were exposed to it. parts of the steel pipe where the fire began had sand the thick of a penny. officials wanted to know why chevron did not inspect it back in november. a spike in burglaries has people in one city are making sure their doors are windows are locked. palo alto police released new crime information. burglaries have hit a five-year high. most are happening in the northwest and southeast parts of the city. 26 burglaries in august alone. five so far in september. that's a jump of more than 50% over last year. police are reminding everyone to look their windows and doors. they are increasing patrols in the daytime when they say these
burglaries are happening. also at night, when car break ins are also on the rise. we have been listening and checking in with christina loren all morning long. we are in the middle of the bounce. the weather term bounce. >> we will see a nice rebound. chilly in some cities bottoming out in the 40s. the cloud cover will not clear some parts of the bay area. starting to get sunshine over the greater bay area. that was the bay bridge. beautiful picturesque shot there. nice sunshine coming in. we are at 66 in san jose. 65 in fairfield. 59 in santa rosa. uniform numbers. not a lot of separation with the temperatures in san francisco and san jose. that is indicative of the cloud cover that would not budge. it is starting to lift. the one kilometer visible satellite from santa luma.
you will get sunshine. by tomorrow, temperatures soar. 66 degrees in san francisco. 72, great beach weather in santa cruz. it just gets better as we head through thursday and friday. high pressure drives the winds offshore. they warm up and dry out along the way. we have to deal with the elevated fire danger. we will get temperatures close to triple digit heat as we get closer and closer to fall. this may be the last chance to hit the beach. looking much cooler than cloudier. you can catch the giants. espn says it is a 90% chance they will make the playoffs. friday night at 6:00. they will take on the diamondbacks. you can watch it here on nbc. back to you.
good baseball weather. a try slice of heaven. nearly 100 years after they were installed, the cables have made their way on the national register. the sierra club installed them in 1919 to assist visitors in the 400 foot ascent. it still remains over weather or not to severely limit access to that dome. this year, the park has instituted a lottery of 400 permits per climbers in the past. a san francisco bay environmental group has just released the list of the biggest trash hot spots ahead of the annual coastal clean up day. save the bay says the worst spots include damon slough and baxter creek and then hayward
shore line and coyote creek. they violate the clean water act. the clean up day is this saturday, september 15th. several volunteer events are scheduled throughout the bay area. you can visit coastal.ca.gov. still ahead, a tiny community going hollywood. we will show you the mill valley film festival. and the bus monitor who gained national attention after the bullying video is now using her experience to help others. we will tell you how.
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donations are still rolling in for a new york grandmother bullied by students on board a school bus. karen klein's ordeal was posted on youtube where millions watched it. one person set up an online fund-raiser for her which has raked in $700,000 for her. the man who started the site says he only expected to raise about $5,000 tops. >> i could not expect anything close to this. within a few hours, we beat the goal. everyone started showing so much support. >> klein has received the money. she paid off her home and car and plans to take a vacation. she started an anti-bullying foundation. we can tell you one of tvs hottest stars is adding buzz to a theater company. "mad men" actor is signed on to
the theater. the man who plays pete campbell signed on. he will have eight shows per week. he says no sweat at all. he has been in theater since he was 6 years old. he is well aware of the drill. this show runs through the 22nd. then he returns to his regular gig on "mad men" in october. up in marin, the stars expected for the 35th mill valley film festival. dustin hoffman and ben affleck will be there. the festival will run from october 4th through the 14th. "on the road" is based by a classic and will open the festivities. the final curtain is "the life
okay. giving you another live look on the breaking news we have been following. the mob scene in downtown los angeles. this is the end of a police chase that ended in downtown l.a. they were after alleged armed bank robbers. we understand that at least two people have been taken into custody. this started, the chase started in santa clarita and wound on surface streets in downtown l.a. here is the result. >> the vehicle was zooming in and out of surface streets in l.a. police caught up with them. police apprehended two people. we will keep you posted on the details. >> no word of injuries. that is the best news we can share. thanks for being with us.