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right now on nbc bay area news a possible b.a.r.t. strike is eight hours away and counting. we have team coverage this afternoon, including where negotiations stand and how riders are feeling the pressure. plus, new information in san jose's latest homicide. the victim, a 19-year-old college student. embassies had shut down across the middle east today. we will have the latest on what the state department is revealing about the terror threat. good afternoon, i'm diane dwyer. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. we are on early because of the nfl preseason game at 5:00. midnight tonight is weighing on people's finds aft near when b.a.r.t. workers say they will launch another strike a
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last-minute contract deal is not reached. we have coverage of the looming strike. testifiny trang in fremont, talking to b.a.r.t. riders and kimberly tere monitoring negotiations in oakland a b.a.r.t. union called a news conference and then called it off at 1:30 this afternoon. do we read much into that? >> reporter: no you really can't read much into it. i can tell you both sides showed up here at 11:00 this morning. that's when they told us about the 1:30 press conference. and at 1:30, someone did come down and we were told at that time that the lead negotiator for the amalgamated transit union was tied up, "working diligently to get a contract." that's all the union worker would say. she gave no indication how the talks are going right now. meantime that clock is ticking down to that midnight deadline you can the two sides need do one of three things, come up with a new contract, extend the current one or the unions could decide to go ahead with that strike. >> the big thing i think everybody knows, everybody wants a solution. nobody's up there saying, you
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know, we are gonna just -- gonna strike, not saying we are not going to bargain anymore. everybody wants a solution. as long as everybody keeps thinking they want or saying they want a solution, that's positive. >> i think most things are gonna happen today, so i think there are different people involved. wither hoping to hear something decent. we haven't seen -- as you know, we haven't seen much progress up to this point. >> reporter: big sticking points here have been salary, pension and health care, last night, after a marathon negotiating session we did hear that these major issues were, in fact, being discussed and proposals were being sent bang and forth between the two sides. the negotiations have been going on for five hours today and there's no telling how late they will continue, but we will be here. we will keep you apprised, should any new information become available. live in oakland, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> kimberly, thank you for the update. most people used b.a.r.t. have been hoping no to the have to use backup plans tomorrow and now the scram bell is, of course, down to the wire. nbc bay area's stephanie trang
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joins us from fremont with more on that. hello, stephanie. >> reporter: good afternoon, diane. plenty examplein willins of imp b.a.r.t. rider protest at union square in san francisco. thousand once willing to work for b.a.r.t. for less pay i took b.a.r.t. yesterday and plenty of chatter on the trains about a possible strike and here at fremont park station. a lot of people coming up asking what is going on? so, lots of anxious people, hopeful that the unions and b.a.r.t. will strike a deal. now, b.a.r.t. has an estimated 400,000 riders every day who would be impacted. the question is how are they feeling about this? are they supporting that? a poll of 475 people release friday by the bay area council said 69% disagree b.a.r.t. workers are not paid enough and those we spoke with here had a split reaction. >> i think they already get paid a decent amount considering their job. but i mean, i think that we both have to come to some sort of median and compromise. >> but they make excellent, good
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money. i'm not saying they should be satisfied with that but they haven't received anything, the people behind the scenes haven't received anything in six years and that's just unjust. >> reporter: what people did agree on, that a strike will happen. everyone said the two sides have been so far apart that they are all planning on what to do in case of a strike. now, b.a.r.t. is set to offer some free bus service during peak commute hours and that is expected to take care of about 4,000 riders. again, these out of an estimated 400,000 daily riders. another alternative is carpooling, b.a.r.t. really suggesting that. if the strike does happen, sbart opening every single one of its 11 station's parking lots, including this one in fremont, open free to riders who want to carpool. a lot of different options out there you can check and our website,, just search b.a.r.t. strike resources.
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we have some new information tonight on the hit and run at venice beach boardwalk this weekend that killed one person and injured nearly a dozen others. police say the woman killed in yesterday's crash was on her honeymoon after getting married just two weeks ago. authorities identified her as a 32-year-old woman. she divide her injured husband at her side at a los angeles hospital. police have identified the suspected driver, 38-year-old nathan campbell. police say he fled the scene and then about an hour later, walked into the station and turned himself in. a surveillance camera captured images of the speeding car and pedestrians franticly trying to get out of the way. >> all i saw was a car emerging from the crowd, driving southbound on the boardwalk, just plowing through whomever was in its way. >> campbell has been booked for investigation of murder and being held on $1 million bail. investigators don't yet have a motive there. two homes were damaged this morning in a two-alarm fire in oakland. firefighters say they were called to a home at the intersection of 19th and west streets in west oakland, about
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7:00 this morning. took crews nearly 2 1/2 hours to put that fire out. during that time, flames spread to a building next door, as you can see. no one injured, the cause under investigation. in the face of worldwide terror alert, u.s. embassies and consulates close third doors today in 17 countries across the middle east and africa. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the latest on what u.s. officials are calling a serious and specific al qaeda threat and what's being done about it. >> reporter: nearly two dozen diplomatic posts across the muslim world were closed on this sunday because of what's being described as the most serious al qaeda terror threat in years. >> conversation among terrorists about the planning that's going on, very reminiscent of what we saw pre- 9/11. >> reporter: lawmakers say the threat is detailed enough to warrant alarm and action. >> the when was very specific in terms of a sunday. obviously that may continue and the closures may continue. >> reporter: the state department later announced several embassies would remain
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closed through next saturday. haunteded by last year's deadly september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, u.s. officials are take nothing chances. the state department is warning americans traveling abroad to remain on alert th2jxx$out the month of august. supporters of the nsa suggested the embattled agency is the source of the intelligence. >> the goods news is we have picked up intelligence what we do what nsa does. >> the nsa program is proving its worth yet again. >> reporter: the threat is said to have originated in yemen, where the u.s. embassy now looks more like a fortress. in the face of terror, americans on high alert. though the alerts are focused overseas, washington and new york are stepping up security as a precaution. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. coming up next, a shift in power in iran, could be a big change in the country's nuclear
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ambitions. bay area gas stations won bragging rights this weekend, a lucky powerball player who bought a tick threat won quite a bit more than that we will show you. and we are watching low clouds spilling back across san francisco, which will bring us some drizzle as we head into tomorrow morning and it could also bring temperatures that are even cooler than the ones we are seeing outside right now. pretty mild this time of year. look at your 7-day forecast when we come right back. [ female announcer ] when you asked us to remove high fructose corn syrup from yoplait original and light, we were like, "sure. no problem!" and you were like, "thanks, but what about thick & creamy and whips!" and we were like, "done and done! now it's out of everything yoplait makes." and you were all, "yum!" and we're like, "is it just us, or has this been a really good conversation?" and you were like, "i would talk, but my mouth is full of yogurt."
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police have released the identity of the 19-year-old woman who was shot to death in downtown san joser y yesterday morning, her name, kimberly joyce estrada. she was killed when police opened fire on her car on south third streets. the victim was a college student, not the intended target. homicide marks the city's 30th homicide of the year. iran swore in a new
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president today, a moderate cleric called for dialogue with the west. rowhani won in a land side in june, he replaces mahmoud ahmadinejad, known for his hard line approach in the u.s. for his nuclear program and iran's relationship with israel. after taking his oath of office, rowhani called for respect and moderation. the ayatollah has final say in all government deslice. iran's economy has been suffered under tough international sanctions because of its nuclear ambitions. here in the united states, president obama celebrated his birthday this weekend. he turned 52 today. yesterday, he played golf with a couple of friends. this week, the president's plans include a trip to california to visit troops at camp pendleton and an appearance on "the tonight show" with jay leno. we have a winner but not the big, big winner in last night's powerball drawing. ticket sold at this arco station in milpitas is worth more than $1 million. had five of the six numbers so
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close, but no one had all six numbers, the jackpot rolls over to about $400 million for wednesday night's drawing. the winning numbers last night -- ♪
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long-time innocence newsman john palmer died this weekend after a brief illness. and nbc's andrea mitchell has a look back at his life and career. >> now the fighting has spread from this area in the southeastern suburbs -- >> reporter: from beirut to washington, john palmer was that rare soul in the rough and tumble world of television news. smart, brave, but always
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courtly, a southern gentleman cloaked in the trench coat of a dashing foreign correspondent. >> as one person put it paris without the eiffel tower is like a frenchman without wine. >> reporter: for 50 years, he covered wars, summits and politics from the field as well as his anchor desk. assignments were grippy, based in tel aviv, beirut and paris, cover the arab/israeli wars and the civil with a north korea lebanon. until 1979 when he was named nbc news white house correspondent, ultimately covering five presidents, jimmy carter, ronald reagan, both bushes and bill clinton, but it may have been this moment that defined his career, april 25, 1980. >> this san nbc news special report. >> reporter: john learned that the carter administration was attempting to rescue the american hostages in iran and it failed. the president asked him to hold the story until the teams were safely out of iranian territory. >> the rescue mission had been aborted and eight americans had died. >> reporter: in 1982, john joined the "today" show family,
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where he spent seven years alongside bryant gumble and jane pauley, guiding us all through moments. triumph and tragedy. >> and there was a huge, bright ball of fire. >> reporter: john loved sinatra, golf and fishing but his most treasured role that was of husband and father. he met his wife, nancy, at nbc's washington pure flow 1979, where she worked for nightly news. now a freelance journalist and writer, nancy and john have three daughters. ♪ fly me to th moon >> reporter: a week ago, john was singing "fly me to the moon." now, after a short, sudden illness, he is playing among the stars. for "today," andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. in san francisco today, 20,000 people took to the streets for the giant race, a fund-raiser for prornject open hand. serious runners and those who wanted to work out with a whole lot of company came to run in the 10k, 5 k and kids' race. it started and ended where the
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giants play you at&t park. runners with he spoke with say they love it had and the folks the project open hand loved it even more. >> it was awesome. really great weather for it. kept us nice and cool. >> run the full or half marathon? >> the 10k, my second time, happy about it. >> project open hand can provide a meal for just $2 for someone in need. so that's 125,000 meals we are going to be able to bring to the community to the sick and elderly. >> project open hand raising about $250,000 in this sold-out event. giants enterprises, the group that organizes non-baseball events at at&t. and a shoutout for a couple of our fellow colleagues. >> at least three. >> yes. >> on this shift. working right now. >> who are a little smelly. >> we are getting into a leeway, he did a job good job for charity. >> aaron, really, you're good. >> yes. >> all right, rob what do you have? >> that's good. aaron, finishing, 17th in her age group.
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>> yes. nice. congratulations, erin. >> a young age group, too. >> she works the teleprompter for us. >> absolutely. makes sure everything comes off cleanly on the air, so erin, running earlier today with our director there, will, and phillip too. we had 60 degrees earlier this morning it is still 60 in san francisco, the fog, 73 degrees right now in san jose. temperatures cooling down a little bit now as the seabreeze turns stronger, get into the first half of the week the reason why inland spots, including fairfield and livermore, gonna see highs only in the 70s as we approach the middle part of the week. right now, sure enough, the fog just spin around san francisco throughout the day, push into oakland and hay ward, in ex-two to three hours a little bit of sun in santa cruz that is going to fill in with more fog as we head into tonight. satellite view shows you all the sea of stratus here offshore, the onshore winds increasing, the marine layer deepening. this is going to set us up for a cool start to the week. this trough, which is offshore here, has some midlevel moisture
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with it and we will watch to see as this approaches the coast later this week to see if it tosses any mountain thunder our way. meantime, low clouds and drizzle outside for the morning this will table news your monday morning commute, you can see the fog into stockton briefly tomorrow morning. so, fairfield, livermore, you will see the low clouds and some drizzle again possible tomorrow morning. just like we saw today, we are going to get the sunshine inland, cool temperatures on the coast, low clouds try to sweep back in. temperatures for tomorrow morning should be in the mid to upper 50s. it's one thing about the low clouds at least, they keep the temperatures up overnight. mostly in the 50s for the morning. high temperatures again tomorrow, upper 70s to near 80 in downtown san jose, mid to upper 80s south of downtown. mid-80s pleasanton, pretty comfortable, windy at times from dublin through castro valley, hayward, 63 for san francisco and the north bay, once again, throw mid-70s, not much change. inland temperatures we think toward the middle part of the week are going to cool off a bit. definitely cool by august
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standards. we head to next weekend, high pressure builds in, going to see those numbers climbing at this point, next saturday and sunday, should see some mid to upper 80s coming back, but again, by august standards, this is pretty mild. no 90s out there, but i'm sure runners in san francisco appreciated that weather today. nice and comfortable. >> great morning for t thanks, rob. now for a look at what's coming up in sports, here is henry wofford of comcast sports net. hello, henry. >> hey, terry, diane, we are going to have fun in sports. tiger sets his sights on that elusive 15th major. the giants wrap up their series in tampa, but first, temps flared in saturday's a's victory over the rangers. we will break down how one texas player found himself in very hot water after a controversial twitter rant. it's all next in sports. ♪
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come back to nbc bay area. texas rangers pitcher matt garza caused something of a stir on twitter last night,ing anered it attempts to play small ball and bunt over runners against them, the former fresno state starter took his anger out on a player and his wife on twitter. this is what he had to same it might blow you away. over to the action, rangers and a's in a rubber match, game
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three of a four-game set. 2-0 rangers the seventh, mitch moreland, two-run homer to right, griffin won his 28th homer of the season, leads the majors, bottom of the inning, two on, two out for josh reddick, he is upset, slams the bat, drops the helmet like it's hot. rangers shut out the a's, 4-0. giants and rays, moscoso replacing barry zito on the mound. bottom of the first, meyers, just the rookie, two-run home run to left. rays take a 2-1 lead. to the fourth we go two on for brandon crawford. triples to right center. giants take the lead. they are up 3-2. but in the bottom of the sixth, sam fuld singles to right, yunel escobar would score. three leadoff walks hurt the
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giants. they all scored. giants fall, 4-3. to golf, wgc bridgestone invitational. tiger woods atop the leader board, 15 -- 52-4 when leading after 54 holes. tenth hole, woods, second shot, lands on the green. this birdie shot would also drop. only bird don't day. 16 under, however, at this point. and to the 18th hole, it was woods at 15 under, finishes with a par. his 79th career win, second most all time. before we get out of here, another splash in the pool. incoming cal freshman and american swimming sensation, missy franklin, won a record sixth gold medal at the world championships in barcelona. she is only 18 years old. she becomes the winningest female ever. this performance on the heels of the london olympics last summer
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when franklin won four gold medals and one bronze. she cannot outdo herself. she keeps wing, winning and winning. cal is gonna have a superstar on their hands this year. it's unbelievable what she is doing in the swimming pool. whenever you say cal -- >> i get happy. >> she lights up. >> missy seems like such a darn, nice, normal person allowing the way, which makes her more likable. gfrnltsing to stanford, would you feel that way? >> i would, actually. >> she wouldn't root for her at all. believe me. >> thank you, henry. all right. we are going back to the b.a.r.t. coverage for a bit n event of a strike the 400,000 rider who typically use b.a.r.t. each week day would put extra pressure on freeways and public transit system. caltrans and 5 0 are u people to plan ahead, consider telecommuting, carpooling or riding why you are bike tomorrow if possible if there's a strike. another suggestion, adjusting your work thundershowers leave
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early or stay late. caltrans says no matter what, allow some extra time to get to where you need to go tomorrow. that is if there's a strike. >> if there is one, b.a.r.t. plans to offer limited bus service during the peak commute hours. charter buss willer is before 4,000 passengers each day. you may remember this from the last b.a.r.t. strike, wasn't that long ago. go to after 3:00 this afternoon, which is now, update for charter bus service the following day in the event of a strike or go to for the latest information. also count on nbc bay area for what you need to do you, a strike. tomorrow morning, the "today in the bay" team will start at 4 a.m. to help you avoid traffic as much as possible. that's half-hour earlier than usual. coverage throughout the day on air and online at but right now, check in with rob right now, see what the weather is going to be like, no matter if there is a strike or not. >> the seabreeze not backing off, doing its work, cooling us off as we go into tomorrow
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morning, drizzle at times, temperatures, 70s, low 80s inland for the warmest temperatures, well inland, 64 in san francisco. 67 degrees in oakland for tomorrow. so, look at those highs inland. 70s for places like livermore and out toward fairfield, head toward next weekend, temperatures start climb on up, approaching next saturday and sunday. >> all right, rob, thanks very much. "nbc nightly news" coming up next, followed by -- >> the nfl game on nbc, dallas cowboys and miami dolphins, hall of fame game coming up at 5:00. [ woman ] dear chex cereal, i've never written a fan letter before,
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on this sunday night -- on alert. after almost two dozen american embassies are closed, the u.s. goes further, tonight broadening its order in what some call the most serious terror threat since the 9/11 attacks. boardwalk rampage. a california man faces a charge of murder after allegedly driving his car into a crowdof hundreds, killing a woman on her honeymoon and injuring 11 others. up in the air. yankees slugger add ex-rodriguez about to find out how long he'll be suspended in baseball's highest profile scandal involving performance enhancing drugs. back to school. means a big tax break for many parents shopping for school supplies, but not everyone thinks it's a good


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