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gun and his badge. alet the warming begin. warming trend will carry us into the weekend, then we have fog and showers on the way in your seven-day forecast. more on that in just moments. >> who says we don't ever get any kind of weather, right, christina? i'm anthony slaughter in for mike inouye tracking your morning drive. the more metering lights are on at the bay bridge. we'll let you know what is happening across other bay area highways. >> the skies are lightning behind anthony but from our san bruno mountain camera dark as far as the eyes can see. sunrise is coming on this thursday, april 9th. this is "today in the bay." good morning and thanks for joining us on this thursday. i'm kris sanchez. >> and i'm scott mcgrew. sam and laura are sleeping in this morning. happening today, a four and a half year investigation finally coming to a close, in just a matter of hours the cpuc will
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vote on an historic fine against pg&e for its involvement in the deadly explosion in san bruno. "today in the bay's" stephanie chuang live in san francisco this morning. steph, this fine could be $1.5 billion or more. >> reporter: that's right, good morning, scott and kris. it could be, although in a prepared statement obtained by the associated press ahead of this morning's hearing the commission president asked about the fine and whether it would be enough to impact pg&e, the state's largest power utility, which earns $1.6 billion last year alone. so $1.6 billion is the figure commission president michael picker is proposing as the fine against pg&e for the 2010 deadly san bruno explosion that killed eight people. picker's recommendation adds $200 million to what administrative law judges decided a few months ago with the other major change being hundreds of millions of dollars devoted specific dloi pipeline safety upgrades instead of the
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safe general fund which could pay for anything. san bruno city leaders also want to establish a pipeline safety trust and an independent monitor. this especially after 65,000 e-mails came to light during this process that showed what may have been a cozy relationship between pg&e and the cpuc which is of course supposeded to regulate it. there are federal and state investigations into this right now. pg&e on the other hand says it has redoubled safety training, carried out 9 of 12 specific safety upgrades recommended by federal transportation officials and changed top executives, but the investigations have already impacted this morning's hearing because one commissioner, mike florio, accused himself after e-mails came to light showing private communication between him and pg&e. live in san francisco this morning, stephanie chuang, "today in the bay." >> we'll have updates all morning, thank you very much. 6:02 and a party bus owner is going to prison three years after a young woman fell out the door of a bus and died. yesterday a jury found john reno
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st. james guilty of involuntaryminvoluntary manslaughter in the death of 25-year-old natasha nolan. the santa cruz woman fell out of a party bus door on highway 17 in los gatos back in 2012. jurors found the owner guilty because he knew about the door and ignored it. nolan's death led to a new law requiring i.d.s to be checked if alcohol is consumed on the bus. also new police believe the same man may be behind two strongarm robberies minutes apart near the uc berkeley campus. police say two men were mugged within a six-minute period before 1:00 a.m. yesterday. the first attack happened at parker and college avenue, the second at rrohring and parker. the victim was punched in the case. police say four men were involved in the attack. a policy change to fight sexual assault on campus. this fall any stanford student found responsible of sexual assault by the university will be expelled from the school.
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"today in the bay's" bob redell is live on the stanford campus and bob, while many people are applauding this change, many students say they're surprised this rule was not already in place. >> reporter: right, but they're glad that the campus is finally doing something about this. stanford university, kris, becoming one of the first campuses nationwide to move forward with this expulsion policy, after criticism for, and a federal investigation into its past handling of sexual assaults. member task force made up of faculty, administration and students outlined the new rules in a report released yesterday, calls for students to be better educated about sexual assault, a streamlined investigative process and better resources for victims and a requirement that students now be expelled if a three-member panel finds them responsible for committing sexual assault. at least one student we spoke with was surprised. just can't believe this is just becoming policy now.
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>> i thought it was in place in years past. i think it kind of blew up this past spring with the case that became a poster child case for the entire university. >> reporter: that poster child is leah francis, who says she was sexually assaulted by another student while both of them were back home over school break, school break last year. students protested when the university suspended that student for five quarters. that student, however, was never charged in court for lack of evidence. the feds have since placed stanford on a list of about 100 schools nationwide under investigation for the way they handle sexual assaults. since 2005 courts convicted nine stanford students of sexual assault. of the nine students the campus has only expelled one. this new expulsion policy goes into effect this fall. reporting live here at stanford, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> i would assume the burden of proof is a little different for
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someone found responsible by a three-person committee versus going to court and being found guilty and heading to jail, right? >> reporter: we would imagine the burden of proof is not going to be beyond a reasonable doubt, as you would find in a criminal court, perhaps more like a civil court, preponderance of evidence. >> we'll see how that shakes out. thank you, bob. more trouble for the secret service, a top ranking member is under fire accused of sexually assaulting a female employee. secret service supervisor javier morales is accused of making unwanted advances on a co-worker, that included kissing her and trying to grab her at the agency's headquarters. secret service director joseph clancy says morales turned in his badge and gun and now on administrative leave. this is just the latest hit to the agency's already blemished reputation. secret service has been rocked by a series of high-profile security breaches as well as accusations of a drunk driving crash at the white house.
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guilty on all counts, as early as next week, jurors could decide whether convicted boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev will pay for his crimes with his life. the penalty phase of the trial could begin as early as monday. after nearly 12 hours of deliberations it took a jury 26 minutes to read its verdict yesterday. jurors found tsarnaev guilty of 30 counts, including conspiracy and deadly use of a weapon of mass destruction. 17 of those counts are punishable by death. now, for now the guilty verdict is a small victory for those affected by the terror attacks. >> i may be standing on one fake leg but i'm standing here stronger than ever, because someone tried to destroy me and he failed. >> for me, the mom of two boys that were hurt so bad and to see so many injuries that day andñy% see what they suffered and go eath penalty. suffered and go
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>> the state of massachusetts has no death penalty,(kp but th trial is in the federal system. so if the jury decides that tsarnaev should be put to death that will happen in the federal government's lethal injection chamber in indiana. the other option, life in prison, most likely a penitentiary in colorado. nbc's pete williams has been covering this trial since it began. he'll have much more about what happens next coming up on the "today" show at 7:00 this morning. it is 6:08 right now. time to check that microclimate forecast. as we look out our window over the bay bridge, and this is one of the prettiest parts of the day as the sun starts to rise over the bay area. meteorologist christina loren is watching that and she's watching the radar which is not busy today. >> not busy today, which means an easier drive for everybody headed outdoors right now. kris, scott, everybody at home, good morning to you. temperatures are chilly to start. we have some high, thin clouds
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out there, as we get into your afternoon, that cool start will make way for a warm and sunny finish to the day. let me show you your day part forecast into the low to mid-60s by noon today, and then rounding out the day, maybe you get off work at about 4:00 p.m., temperatures will be nice and comfortable at that point. 70 degrees in the south bay. 68 degrees at 4:00 p.m., on the peninsula, you will hit a high of 67 degrees today on the east shore. so temps are going to stay steady, more of the same for tomorrow. overall about five to eight degrees warmer than where we were yesterday and then for this weekend, just some subtle changes coming your way. especially on saturday, we're going to boost those numbers up. 72 degrees for your saturday, here in the south bay down to 70 degrees, with clouds increasing for sunday, a little patchy drizzle possible at the immediate coast and the forecast also calls for some afternoon clouds, sup at times, we'll see the intervals by sunday. we'd like to tell you what's happening across the bay area, get your mind set on the upcoming weekend. this is pretty cool, massive
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sand art creation, sand artists andres almador will create a large scale work of art, ocean beach below the cliffhouse. you can look over, it's absolutely free and temperatures will be comfortable for this. he puts together some pretty amazing works of art. so that's going to be cool. the whole thing takes place over the course of about two to three hours. so if you want something to do, that's a little bit out of the ordinary. we'll tell you what else is going on as we get into your weekend coming up. right now here's anthony and your drive. >> things are much more quiet because we're not dealing with the rain and traffic is fairly light. we want to start you off with an accident in the south bay, right off lawrence expressway, right at art head avenue. it's right off of 101, not on the highway. if you use lawrence near 101 keep in mind there's an accident, a car overturned so crews trying to get that off the road. ooebd 8 east bay 808 looking good. small accident dumbarton bridge
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past the toll plaza on the eastbound side. approaching the bay bridge maze, not that bad. in fact, as you get towards the maze itself, the metering lights are on right now and you can see for yourself traffic stop and go. as we like to point out this time of morning at least you got a nice sunrise. >> it is pretty out. >> sunny disposition. >> glass half full? >> gas half full always, always. it is 6:11 right now. still ahead on "today in the bay," hackers take control of a french television network overnight. speaking of night, let's take you to a pretty sky over san jose, as you get your thursday started. it's 6:11.
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6:15, this morning pg&e will learn its punishment for the deadly san bruno pipeline
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explosion. californ california ic california's public utility will vote on the fine. dash cam video could be released today showing the moments before a south carolina police officer gunned down an unarmed black man. officer michael pfleger has been fired and is facing murder charges. stanford university overhauling its response to campus sexual assaults. yesterday the school's task force on sexual assault recommended expulsion for any student found responsible of sexual assault by a campus tribunal. a developing story for you, hackers claiming allegiance to isis seized control of a french television network for several hours last night. the hackers cut transmission of 11 channels and took other the network's websites and social media accounts. the network has restored its signal but can only broadcast recorded programs. this morning, the french cultural minister has called an urgent meeting of media groups to assess their vulnerability to
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future attacks. for the first time rising radon levels are being tied to the process of fracking. radon is an odorless gas the second leading cause of lung cancer. it occurs naturally but researchers in pennsylvania say higher levels of radon have been found in homes where unconventional drilling has gone on nearby. recertainers have not yet found a direct link between fracking and higher radon levels but they are advising residents near fracking sites to be aware of the radon levels in their home. now to an exclusive investigative unit report, they're not paying taxes and san jose's mayor is turning up the heat. last month the nbc bay area investigative unit discovered more than $2 million in unpaid taxes by medical marijuana sellers in san jose. two of those facilities have not paid since opening several years ago. the city has responded sending cease and desist orders and issuing fines to landlords for
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noncompliance. >> reporter: are you confident your doors will be open in 60, 90 days? >> no. you know, it's really one of those situations where at any point they could come in and shut us down and raid us. we're well aware of that. >> reporter: do you think you're going to be in business in 60, 90 days? >> oh yeah. i mean, unless -- >> reporter: you're not worried? >> unless the tanks roll in. >> tonight at 11:00, tony kovaleski will take you inside that conflict and anniversacont. you'll hear from the mayor and get insight from the marijuana businesses. if you have a tip for the investigative unit call tips or e-mail us at theunit@nbcbayarea.com. a live look from our san bruno mountain camera, a beautiful way to start the day and you might need a sweater as you're getting dressed this morning. >> christina loren joins us. >> yes, you might need a sweater but something you can peel off later. temperatures will end up in the
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70s, so good morning to you, kris, scott, everybody at home. 6:15 now. getting into the final days of your work week, and weather is on your side this morning. we don't have any wind, and the only place you might find some patchy fog is up in the north bay, that will develop as we head throughout the next couple hours. otherwise it is as clear as a bell. just some high, wispy clouds out there painting a pretty sunrise for you this morning. temperatures will be in the low to mid-60s by this afternoon, and then you'll get into your nice warm car later on today, heading off back to your house before kicking off friday that will stay nice and steady. more of the same for tomorrow. 70 degrees in the north bay today, that's the forecast high for tomorrow as well, sunny and comfortable weather will persist, a little bit warmer through this weekend, and then we have another storm on the way, this one not as strong as that which came through earlier this week. i'm going to show you your futurecast in one moment. first let me give you an idea of the temperature trends as we
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head throughout the next couple days. low 70s for your thursday into your friday here in the south bay. we'll be in the low to mid-70s in some of your inland valley spots on saturday and what you'll notice about monday, giants home opener day, temperatures are going to drop off. we'll get a little drizzle in the morning and then maybe a litt little bit of snowfall and rainfall on tuesday. we want to keep you up to date on the drought situation. this is kind of cool. this was the actual snow, all we had as of last saturday. let me show you what one storm can do here in the bay area and you can see quite a bit more, 55.8% covered at this time. so for us, we picked up over an inch and a half of rain in some spots, two inches in santa cruz mountains. three-quarters of anen inch to inch. if you're headed out to tahoe,
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you don't need chains but you'll have decent skiing conditions and that will be the case for at least the next week. some resorts hoping to stay open until the 15th of this month. here is the reality check. we only climb from 5% to 8% of your april average. we need that snowpack desperately. we're at about 100% of average though here in the south bay, courtesy of that last storm system for this year. still digging out of four years of drought. the next best rain chance comes through throughout your tuesday at 6:00 a.m. you can see widespread activity, nothing heavy but definitely enough to keep our hillsides nice and green and that should hopefully prolong that fire season from kicking off, we need as many storms as possible. it could be a tough season if not. we'll keep you updated. here's slg slgt and your morning drive. >> keeping you updated on the drive. >> starting to see the slowing through the altamont pass no, accidents 580 or 680 at this hour. pleasanton starting to see
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slowing through 680, same deal for 84, this has been just building very slowly all morning long but no concerns there. 880 looking good northbound but 880 starting to slow southbound side hayward and fremont and also as we get into the south bay you'll notice we are starting to see some slowing on 101. this is just past the 280 connector, where we have our camera passioned. notice traffic is starting to build there. we show you what it's look like. no real concerns really even at this hour. traffic moving fairly lightly here this morning. guys back over to you. >> how is this story for a horrible commute. this is the subway in new york city, manmade storm that left the subway cars drenched. it started last night as crews were trying to repair a water main that broke in greenwich village. the break also flooded city streets and still causing headaches this morning and that's because workers are still trying to replace that water. >> the man needs to turn around
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and do some work there. time is 6:20. the golfer everybody is going to be watching at the masters coming up. >> and looking live at the golden gate bridge this morning and a nice clear start to the day, so you might just want to start it.
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welcome back. live look at oracle arena this morning. tonight the arena will be rockin' as the post season-bound warriors kick off their final home stand of the regular season. tip-off tonight 7:30 against the trailblazers. before that, the a's will square off at the coliseum this afternoon against the rangers. last night the a's bats came alive, and the a's led a 10-0 victory. first pitch of the day 12:35. >> i love a's games. the orange and black chris heston gave a shot in the arm to arizona. the rookie pitched six complete innings allowing no earned runs, striking out five. the giants beat the diamondbacks
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5-2. now in san diego they'll take on the padres today, first pitch at petco at 3:40 this afternoon. first baseman brandon bell could take batting practice after the strain in his grown is shown to be a mild one. he could be available off the bench if he feels good to go and pitcher jake peavy is in line to make his scheduled start on sunday. he through a bull pen session yesterday and says he feels no pain in his back. tiger woods is getting ready to go back into action. woods tees off at the masters in augusta later this morning. it's his first tournament since a series of back problems. while tiger woods is trying to get back into the swing of things, rory mcilroy is swinging for history. >> that's right, trying to complete golf's grand slam, winning the masters, british open, u.s. open, and pg&e championship all within a 12-month span. all that's left for him is the masters. no modern xwofler has accomplished the feat though woods go win all four consecutive will you but did it
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over two calendar years. mcilroy is the number one golfer in the world. >> isn't he like 30-something years old? >> he has a long way to go. fast food is going to the dogs. we like this story. one out of every six american house holds orders fast food for their dog, at least some of them some of the time during a drive-thru visit. about four out of five pet owners admit they order something even special, not the regular stuff, for their four-legged friends. according to the survey people visit mcdonald's most often with their dogs followed by burger king and wendy's. >> i guess you have to order animal style or they stare at you, you're going to eat that, you're going to eat that? time now is 6:26. still ahead, trading on wall street getting under way in a matter of minutes. we'll look at the numbers coming up. also chaos in the courtroom. people run for their lives as a gunman opens fire, killing a judge in italy. let's take you live to san jose this morning as the sun begins to peek out.
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it's going to be another wonderful day in a wonderful place to live. 6:2.
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the man who caught a police officer shooting a suspect in the back on camera tells us what he saw before he started rolling. and we have some warm spring weather that's going to take us into the weekend, but early next week fog and showers return to the forecast. more on that in moments.
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and traffic starting to build approaching the bay bridge maze. we're going to take you outside and let you know what's happening with the area roads. i'm anthony slaughter in for mike inouye this morning. and let's take you out live to the markets this morning, the nyse as we begin to ring the opening bell. over to the nasdaq as well, the mets, yes, they're having a losing season so far -- again -- as business gets under way. today is thursday, april 9th. this is "today in the bay." well, good morning everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew. >> and i'm kris sanchez. laura and sam are off this morning. new this morning, three people are dead including an italian judge in a shooting at a courthouse in milan. reports indicate the gunman was the defendant in a bankruptcy fraud hearing. initially escaped, the police caught up to him in a town nearby.
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authorities not calling this an act of terror. the mayor of north charleston, south carolina, says he woonts every uniformed police officer on his streets equipped with a body camera. this comes video of an officer shooting a man as he was running away. tracie potts is live in washington. the witness who caught the shooting on camera spoke ek clufl to nbc news. >> that's right. we have heard from him and you'll also hear him again on the "today" show today. he says he was just walking to work, talking to someone on his cell phone, when he saw what happened. >> i thought about -- >> reporter: here's what hayden santana saw. >> i saw he was trying to get away from the police officer. >> reporter: a murder charge against officer michael pfleger has been fired. police can't explain what he picked up and dropped by walter
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scott's body. >>is' my child. i saw him running like you would kill an animal. i couldn't watch it anymore. >> this is not an isolated incident. >> reporter: 100 people protested last night. . hillary clinton tweeted "we can do better." >> a certain atmosphere seems to be created in this country that gives license to this. >> now there is more video to come, because we are told that there is dash cam video from the police officer's cruiser and that the north charleston police department might release this as soon as today. >> tracie, they fired officer pfleger but paying his medical benefits still? >> reporter: right, they are. his wife is 8 months pregnant. you can imagine the stress on her with this situation, her husband now in jail on a murder charge, in a very high-profile
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situation like this, but the police chief said that they thought it was the humane thing to do so they are still paying the medical benefits for that baby that's due in a few weeks. >> it sounds like north charleston is handling this very well. tracie potts live in washington, thank you. other news making headlines across the nation the penalty phase in the boston marathon bombing trial expected to begin in a week. jurors found dzhokhar tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts yesterday and 17 are punishable by death. a top ranking member of the u.s. secret service is under fire accused of sexually assaulting a female employee. secret service supervisor javier morales is accused of making unwanted advances on a co-worker, that included kissing her and trying to grab her at the agency's headquarters. morales is on administrative leave. this tornado in kansas, the storms are bearing down on chicago, detroit, and other cities in the midwest.
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57 million people are now in the storm's path. plus we take you out live to our own weather and take a look at this in san francisco, another lovely day in the city by the bay. let's check in with christina loren. >> good morning to you, scott, kris, everybody at home. we do have some chilly conditions to start the day, but the weather story is that cool and clear start will make way for a beautiful, warm and sunny afternoon. temperatures at lunch time beautiful conditions for your outdoor plans. you might need a light jacket or a sweater up until about 10:00 a.m. could you possibly ditch it between noon and 4:00 p.m. with temperatures climbing in the low 70s. lovely day for us in the south bay. 70 degrees. 68 degrees on the peninsula and 67 degrees for the east bay today. tomorrow, more of the same, temperatures staying nice and steady as we finish off the work week and for this weekend, i want to give you a preview of what you can expect. saturday will be the better
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beach day. temperatures in the low 70s for the south bay, the peninsula, upper 60s meanwhile for san francisco and the east shore. you'll be in the mid-70s meanwhile, ooh, what a nice day coming your way in the tri valley and out in the north bay on saturday. then sunday, some changes coming through, more clouds, a little bit of morning drizzle and then we get a chance for showers early next week. i'll take a deeper dive into that coming up in your next report. tuesday is the day that we're watching for, but i'm going to show you the timing and let you know how much we're expecting coming up in just moments. right now checking your drive with anthony slaughter. >> thanks, christina. things are looking light this morning. we don't have any major accidents. i want to focus on the east shore freeway coming through the berkeley curve, there is some extra traffic here because of an earlier accident just past that, near the state route 4 connector. otherwise things look good, the bay bridge toll plaza the lights have been on for about an hour so we start to see the typical slowing. we switch over to the maps on the 580/24 connector, there was
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just an accident but not causing any slowdowns at least from our maps perspective. as we look down the east bay 880, things moving pretty good there, we did have one earlier accident on the dumbarton bridge, not causing any problems, off on the shoulder and things in the south bay looking good. we just had an accident into the chp on the 87 and 101 connector, already a slow spot as 87 turns into 101 and when you head down 101 talking the lawrence expressway keep in mind there was an earlier accident a car overturned on east arc head avenue. you may want to use the exit before or after. they have crews on the scene of that trying to get the overturned car right side up. >> thanks very much, anthony. let's take you out to the markets this morning, dow industrials gaining 52 points, further convincing that the fed may not raise interest rates any time soon. i want to take you back over to the nasdaq as well. did i mention the mets had a
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losing season, actually they're 1-1, so they'll have a losing season soon i'm sure. also zynga, the founder is going to take over as ceo once again, mark pinkus is taking the role of ceo for the second time. 6:37 right now. check your fridge, the recall that may have you tossing some stuff out before you pack the lunch box today. let's take you live at 6:37 with our san bruno camera looking into the city. little bit of mist out there, but christina says it's going to be a perfect day.
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well if you have hummus in your fridge, you better check the label. sabra dipping company is voluntarying recalling its classic hummus because of a possible listeria contamination. the tainted containers have a best before may 11th or may 15th
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stamp. the company will give you a full refund if you take it back to where you bought it. a new genetic test could play a key role identifying which women are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. the tests screened 77 separate letters of dna code which is then translated into a so-called risk score. the risk score of top 20% were twice as likely to develop breast cancer than the arming woman. women in the top 1% were three times more likely to get breast cancer. a follow-up to a bill that would make it harder to avoid getting your children vaccinated passed its first hurd. . the senate health committee approved a bill which would remove california's so-called personal belief exemption. the bill moves to several other committees before a vote on the state senate floor. one of the nation's largest suppliers of hiv and aids medical care is accused of
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bilking medicare in an elaborate million-dollar scam. it spanned 12 states according to a lawsuit filed in florida federal court. three former managers of the aids health care foundation said the company paid kickbacks for referrals, part of an effort to boost funding from federal health programs. it's 6:41. coming up, the secret is in hot water again. >> say it isn't so. and paying the price, the vote that could cause pg&e more than $1 billion. plus a change in policy, what stanford is doing to curb sexual assaults on campus. looking live at the south bay this morning, beautiful sunrise over san jose. the clouds will be a little hazy this morning but they're not dropping any rain. we're back with 15 minutes of nonstop news, traffic and weather after the break.
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xfinity is perfect for people who love fast. don't miss furious 7, in theaters now. happening today a four and a half year investigation is coming to a close and in just a matter of hours, the cpuc will vote on an historic fine against pg&e for its involvement in that deadly explosion in san bruno. "today in the bay's" stephanie chuang is live in san francisco this morning, and steph, we're talking about a fine that could top $1.5 billion. >> reporter: that's right, good morning, kris. the question is which of the two proposed fine amounts. very importantly pg&e shareholders will be footing the bill and not the customers, not the people. the cpuc's president, commission
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president michael picker has a proposal that adds $200 million to what judges came up with last year, his plan would cut the payment into the state general fund from $950 million to $300 million but it would add $850 million to go directly to pipeline safety improvements and that is in addition to $400 million that would go in a refund back to rate payers as well as $50 million to implement more than 75 safety improvements. on top of the money, though, san bruno mayor jim ruane says there needs to be additional safety improvements, including a pipeline safety trust and independent monitor to ensure more oversight and to ensure that what happened in 2010 the deadly explosion won't happen again. especially after 65,000 e-mails came to light revealing what may have been a cozy relationship between the pg&e officials and the cpuc. in fact, one commissioner has recused himself from this morning's hearing because of e-mails showing private communication between him and pg&e. meantime, the utility says it already dedicated $2.8 billion
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to natural gas safety enhancement since san bruno has redoubled safety trainings, carried out 9 of 12 specific safety recommendations by the federal transportation official, and changed some of the top executives. we'll see what happens in the hearing set to be at 9:30 this morning. we'll be here, check for our coverage during our midday newscast at 11:00 this morning. live in san francisco, stephanie chuang, "today in the bay." >> thanks for being there for us, steph. let's check your microclimate forecast, with your live look outside at&t park. the giants are down in san diego today, but it would be a lovely day for a ball game. in fact the a's it's what, 2:00 or so? >> yes, midday, it will be beautiful out there. temperatures in the mid-60s out there on the east shore for today, and then yes, our giants are back on monday, the home opener, and it looks pretty good, although it will be cooler. i'm going to show you the changing trend in just moments. this morning, similar to what we woke up with yesterday, that's a mostly cloudy sky and
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temperatures in the 40s and low 50s generally speaking. we want to show you this breath-taking shot from beller have deer just gorgeous. you can see for five to ten miles here and what a pretty part of the bay area. as we head throughout the morning this is what you can expect, sunrise just happened one minute ago. 6:46 a.m., mainly clear and cool to start. afternoon sunshine temps right around average for this time of year so when you walk out your office building later on today, 4:00, that's when it should feel like this time of year, that's our average temperature, low 70s inland, mid to upper 60s at the coast. sun will set tonight at about 7:40, so comfortable conditions there. looking toward 68 on the peninsula, 67 degrees on the east bay side and 70 degrees in the north bay. we are excited about that giants home opener. in fact, on monday, i can't tell you much, very secretive at this point, but "today in the bay" has something definitely cooking for that home opener. you do not want to miss that
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broadcast. 70s for today, same for tomorrow, 72 by saturday. little bit cooler, cloudier, as we head throughout your sunday. monday we stay dry, and let me show you what's working its way down the coastline as we head throughout your tuesday. that's another storm system, not expecting anything like the storm that came through earlier this week. nonetheless, we are expecting widespread light rainfall from santa rosa all the way south to san jose and we could measure anywhere between 0.05 of an inch to maybe 0.1 of an inch if everything stays organized. then i'm really watching the week of the 20th, that's looking really good on all the long range models. we'll keep you up to date. any time i see something i will let you know. let's check your drive, always watching that closely, hi, anthony. >> i see something, right there. look. yes, slowing on the san mateo bridge. you can see this is just past the toll plaza, and actually stays slow as you get toward the incline. they just finished up with overnight construction on the eastbound side moving smoothly.
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i want to switch over to fremont and show you what it's looking like there. slowing through the 880 southbound corridor. northbound moving good, just typical slowing. as we get into san jose this is what i want to show you on the maps, we are starting to find some accidents backing up. in fact around the 87 / 101 corridor, this is always a slow spot especially towards 7:00 and 8:00, so 87 right at the 101 connector there was an accident and actually on 101, so you can see the slowing continues back towards 101 and past that right at tremble, an exit after that another accident, a stall and as you make your way towards lawrence expressway another accident there, not on the highway but the lawrence expressway so if you are using lawrence expressway right at east arc head avenue an overturned car there. you want to avoid that. as we make our way towards 101 approaching the area we are already starting to see slowing outside as we take you to the camera there. not too bad. roads are wide open from this vantage point but as you get
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past 280, approaching that scene i just showed you, it will be very slow this morning. back over to you guys. >> anthony, thank you. new this morning, police believe the same man may be behind two strongarm robberies, minutes apart, near the uc berkeley campus. berkeley police say two men were mugged within a six-minute period before 1:00 a.m. yesterday. the first attack happened on parker and college avenue. the second on warring and parker. in one case the victim was punched in the face. police say four men were involved in the attack. a college aims to fight sexual assault on camp us. any student found responsible of sexuality assault by the university will be expelled by the school. "today in the bay's" bob redell is live on the stanford campus this morning. bob, many people are applauding the change but many students say they're surprised this was not already a fact. >> reporter: yes, some students are surprised to hear that stanford university, kris, didn't have this expulsion policy in place for students who
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commit a sexual assault. it just hasn't. you might recall a case of leah francis, a stanford student who said another student sexually assaulted her last year while both were home other break. there were protests when the university didn't expel, but instead suspended that student for five quarters. that student it must be noted was never charged in court because of lack of evidence. more recently a swimmer accused of sexual assault was not expelled but voluntarily left campus while his case is in the courts. yesterday an 18-member task force here on the campus made up of the administration, faculty and students did change campus policy. students will now be expelled from school of a three-member panel finds they committed a sexual assault. >> certainly i think there's precedent for this and over the next two, three years there's going to be big, big changes happening across the country. >> it's something that's very practical. i think it makes a lot of people feel safe. >> reporter: recently the
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federal government added stanford university to a list of around 100 schools nationwide under investigation for the way they handle sexual assault. of the nine stanford students convicted of sexual assault since 2005, only one was been expelled. that's about to change with this new policy that goes into effect starting this fall. reporting live here at stanford, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> some folks are criticizing this, bob, saying it doesn't respect the process of law but this is different from a courtroom process. >> reporter: as we were mentioning earlier, if you look at a criminal court, you must be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. we expect with the three-member panel it will be more like a civil situation, where they're trying to find you responsible and that burden of proof is less, it's usually a preponderance of evidence. >> thank you very much, bob. more trouble for the secret service. a top ranking member is under fire accused of sexually assaulting a female employee. secret service supervisor javier morales is accused of making
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unwanted advances on a co-worker who was actually one of his underlings. that included kissing her and trying to grab her at the agency's headquarters. secret service director joseph clancy says morales turned in his badge and gun and now on administrative leave. this is just the latest hit to the agency's already blemished reputation. secret service has been rocked by a series of high-profile security breaches as well as accusations of a drunk driving crash at the white house. guilty on all counts, as early as next week, jurors could decide whether convicted boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev will pay for his crimes with his life. the penalty phase of the trial could begin as early as monday. after nearly 12 hours of deliberations it took a jury 26 minutes to read its verdict yesterday. jurors found tsarnaev guilty of 30 counts, including conspiracy and deadly use of a weapon of mass destruction.
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17 of those counts are punishable by death. now, for now the guilty verdict is a small victory for those affected by the terror attacks. >> i may be standing on one fake leg but i'm standing here stronger than ever, because someone tried to destroy me and he failed. >> for me, the mom of two boys that were hurt so bad and to see so many injuries that day and see what they suffered and go through, i speak for myself, i want the death penalty. >> the state of massachusetts has no death penalty, but this trial is in the federal system. so if the jury decides that tsarnaev should be put to death that will happen in the federal government's lethal injection chamber in indiana. the other option, life in prison, most likely a penitentiary in colorado. nbc's pete williams has been covering this trial since it began. he'll have much more about what happens next coming up on the
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"today" show. a party bus owner is going to prison three years after a young woman fell out of the door of a bus and died. yesterday a jury found john reno st. james guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 25-year-old natasha nolan. the santa cruz woman fell out of a faulty party bus door on highway 17 in los gatos back in 2012. jurors found the owner guilty because he allegedly knew about the door and ignored it. nolan's death led to a new law requiring i.d.s to be checked if alcohol is going to be consumed on buses. this afternoon the chp will reveal new details about a deadly hit-and-run crash on the peninsula, in hopes someone can help officers track down the driver. motorcyclist was on highway 101 near 92 and san mateo last thursday when he hit a concrete barrier and flew off the on-ramp. witnesses say they saw an suv or
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jeep stop, then head east on 92. officers say that vehicle may have been involved in the crash, and it may have damage to illustrates right side. the san jose police department plans to use a drone, getting closer to takeoff. "mercury news" reports the city's neighborhoods commission this week issued a report endorsing use of a drone as part of a one-year pilot program. the department acquired the drone last year through a homeland security grant. another committee must still  sign off on the plan and then it has to go before the full city council. they would need permission from the feds as well. sfo stepping up security following a string of breaches at bay area airports. last month a homeless woman managed to walk onto a runway at sfo with plans to stowaway on a plane headed to central america. this morning, airport managers are holding a news conference. they're going to talk about improvements to security around runways. they'll also give an overview of already completed security enhancements.
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the meeting at sfo comes a little more than a week after a woman was stress pag the at mineta san jose. she scaled the fence and walked on to the air field marking the fifth security breach at that airport in less than a year. it includes several high profile incidents like a teenager who stowed away in a wheel well of a flight to hawaii, and breaches by serial stowaway marilyn hartman. airport officials currently reviewing their security as well. state lawmakers are getting closer to preventing the student fee hike now looming over the entire uc system. uc president janet napolitano and governor brown currently negotiating an increase approved by uc regents. it would raise tuition 5% a year over the next five years. yesterday a state senate committee unanimously approved a bill to give $150 million to uc and cal state schools to limit owe limb nate eliminate that hike.
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vice president joe biden will be in the bay area tonight before arriving, the vice president will deliver remarks at the national defense university in washington about the u.s. policy in iraq. he'll also talk about iraq's political military progress, as well as ongoing fight against isis. the vice president is expected to arrive in the bay area this afternoon. to the he'll attend a private event for a campaign committee as well. pg&e expects to learn how much it will pay in penalties for the tedly san bruno pipeline explosion in 2010. california's public utilities commission is voting on historic fines likely in the neighborhood of $1.5 billion. there is dash cam video showing the moments just before a south carolina police officer gunned down an unarmed black man, that video could be released as soon as today. michael slater has been fired and facing murder charges. stanford university overhauling its response to campus sex assaults. yesterday the school's task force on sexual assault
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recommended expulsion for any student found responsible of sexual assault by a three-person campus tribunal. let's check your weather as we head out the door this morning. >> chilly, pretty out there by now. by lunch time today temperatures into the mid-60s and a nice finish to your thursday, 70 degrees in the north bay, 69 degrees on the peninsula today and 65 in san francisco. for us here in the silicon valley, what a treat, 70 degrees. not bad. >> and traffic looking? >> it was looking good about five minutes ago but just about five minutes ago we had a slew of accidents on san jose 101, this is zoomed in around 101 past mckee and julian, stop and go approaching the area. switch over to the maps, unfortunately this is already a slow spot but you can see what i'm talking about, not only one accident but two accidents right at the 87/101 corridor, on 101 so that will continue to remain slow. if you're using lawrence expressway, the car that we're talking about overturned still overturned so just avoid that area at all costs and of course
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we have the bay bridge approach. >> all right, sounds good. that is what's happening "today in the bay." we will be back with you at 7:25 with live local news, weather and traffic. >> join us for the bay area news at 11:00 as well. have a great day. >> we'll be back. >> good morning, outbreak. up to ten tornadoes touched down in the heartland. heavy rain, damaging hail in a dozen states. nearly 60 million people facing yet another severe weather threat today. "today" exclusive, behind the lens, we'll talk to the man live recording the moment that a south carolina police officer opened fire on walter scott and this morning we are learning video from the officer's own car could be released as early as today. spying for scientology, did the leader of the church hire a private detective to track his own father?

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