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calling it "an immense tragedy." more than 40 people are dead, many of them elderly after a bus crashed into a logging truck in france. and catastrophic conditions expected in mexico. hurricane patricia is barrelling towards land breaking records and measurements in the process. "today in the bay" starts right now. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> i'm kris sanchez. to that breaking news, right now hurricane patricia building up steam, becoming the strongest storm ever measured in the western hemisphere overnight and it only continues to strengthen as we speak this morning. communities are being told to brace for 200-mile-per-hour winds and weathers that could be as massive as 39 feet. >> across the world, folks are holding their breaths as this plays out. we have team coverage on this storm from its path to how it's having a trickle effect at
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airports across the country. first to anthony slaughter who has been on top of this all morning. >> good morning to both of you. we're looking at the satellite imagery right now. this is hurricane patricia. it's a category 5 hurricane, the strongest that you can get. winds are up to 200 miles per hour. this is expected to make landfall later this morning and this afternoon towards puerto vallarta and they have already had mandatory evacuations in place for some resorts there. as it moves on towards land, we are expecting about 6 to 12 inches of rain from the flooding there and that's going to continue to make its way into texas. the leftovers of it. at home, we're looking at quiet conditions today and through the next couple of days. temperatures tranquil. low 80s for the inland valleys and a chance of rain next week. we'll talk about that in a little while. >> so there's definitely impact
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here locally at sfo. in fact, the last airlines flight from puerto vallarta here to sfo that was due back here tonight canceled, so some people from the bay area may be stuck there. another flight from alaska airlines that was supposed to leave at 10:45 this morning also canceled. let's look at this from youtube, this is from web cams in mexico. it appears calm there, patricia is not expected to hit for many hours. some residents are preparing for the worst case scenario. for a state of emergency already declared there in mexico possibly 40-foot waves along the coast, life threatening flash flooding. popular beach resort towns are in the path of hurricane patricia. puerto vallarta has a population of 200,000. hurricane patricia is at a
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category 5 with winds of about 200 miles per hour. hurricane katrina was category 3, with winds of 125 miles per hour at landfall. so we'll have to see the speeds at landfall today. the damage to the gulf coast was devastating. a lot because of the flooding which is, of course, a big problem in mexico with patricia today. remember katrina nearly 2,000 people died. we are talking about different topography and population, but what is clear is that the people in mexico are being told to take every precaution necessary. if you're flying to mexico, to puerto vallarta today, check with your airline. a lot of flights from sfo don't actually go directly to puerto vallarta. so check with the carrier. the airport in pv has been shut down today. live at sfo, stephanie chuang, "today in the bay." >> we will be monitoring this and update this story across our digital platforms all day long. go to nbcbayarea.com and
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download the free app to get the latest information 24/7. more breaking news now to report. a chaotic scene playing out in the streets of france. more than 40 people dead after a bus colliding with a truck. new information continuing to trickle in to the newsroom. the bus was carrying primarily an elderly population. emergency workers say the death toll may be so high because the bus burst into flames. that crash happening near the city of bordeaux. authorities are not releasing information about the victims, we do have calls placed to our nbc news international desk and we'll update you with the latest information as soon as we get it. >> breaking news this morning. firefighters now at scene of a big apartment fire in solano county. this is video just in to the newsroom in the last few minutes. you can see the flames shooting from the buildings there. firefighters tell us it is burning on sunset avenue in
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susun city and it started about 2:30 this morning and they're still hard at work trying to put it out. a sign indicates this is the village green apartment complex. we don't know how many units are compromised, or whether or not anyone was injured. we are keeping an eye on the situation and we'll have updates on the story as soon as we get them. firefighters are mopping up after an early morning house fire that left five people and seven dogs with no place to live. this happened on sun down lane around 2:00 this morning near south capital avenue and highway 680 in east san jose. no word yet on what caused the fire. it did cause severe damage to the home but all the dogs and people got out safely. to a developing story in the east bay, three people were stabbed at a bay area grocery store and the suspect is still on the run this morning. bob redell is live in pittsburg where the search continues.
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you say this stabbing all started from a confrontation over a toiletry item. >> reporter: yes. five winco store employees in pittsburg tried to stop a man who was shoplifting razor blades. this was around 8:20, 8:30 last night at the store here. the surveillance camera not only caught him -- an image of him but caught him shoplifting. this is what he looks like. apparently as he left the store, those five employees confronted him, and unfortunately that's when this man pulled out a medium sized knife and started stabbing. he stabbed three employees. here's what one witness had to say about what they saw. >> i just seen one of the guys on the floor. he was stabbed. the other security guard he got stabbed. then the guy took off. i work here, somebody comes in here with a knife, trying to
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stea steal. >> reporter: of the five employees who con fronted the suspect, three were stabbed, one in the back, the other two in the arm. all injuries are nonlife threatening. during that sound bite you probably heard a helicopter in the background. law enforcement had a chopper ups well as canines trying to find the suspect. they had no luck last night, that's why they released this image of him in case you recognize him. police would love to have you call them. reporting from pittsburg, bob redell, "today in the bay." a wanted felon behind bars thanks to the work of a palo alto police dog. christopher snyder had multiple warrants out for his arrest. police tracked him down earlier in the week. he tried to run away but was not fast enough for the police dog. the dog chased snyder and bit him. snyder was taken to jail. in the north bay, helicopter is on the way for people who need to evacuate large animals
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during wildfires or other disasters. solano county leaders say all too often horse and livestock owns are forced to scramble when there's a major wildfire. now the county's animal control division will have a specifically designed trailer to help and it's paid for with fema funding it has space for animal equipment, storage and corral panels to hold large animal during evacuations. we will keep you updated throughout the morning on hurricane patricia. let's find out what it's looking like outside your doorstep this morning. nice and clear. >>y. no fog this morning. no cloud cover. things will start off bright, once we see the sun come up. temperatures are cool. you can tell it is fall out there. right in the 50s for the most part. as we head through the day, temperatures will rebound. we'll feel more summerlike heading towards the afternoon hours. back to the 70s for many of us. inland valleys in the low to mid 80s. north bay, tri valley. we are talking about cooling ahead. you will notice as the seven-day
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forecast cops up, the approaching storm system will make its way towards us as we head towards the next couple of days. we'll continue to track cloud cover as it moves through. high and mid level clouds, so not overly sunny. by the time we get into sunday morning, we will see a few showers. temperatures comfortable today, 60s and 70s at the coastline. 80s for the inland valleys. let's talk to mike. >> very calm in the traffic center. looking at this map of the bay, no major concerns. where it's not green, it's down to about 60 for the yellow. a little slowing for the altamont pass in towards liv livermore. we have 24 and 980, the slowing we saw there, that's cleared from the sensors. looking at the bay bridge toll plaza, a live camera there. we see the cash lanes on the left, starting a little cash backup. the north bay a little slowing. a few more cars hit the road. nothing big. no problems. back to you.
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standing desks? maybe we've seen them in your workplace, but could they work in schools? what research is telling us next. and a mystery emoji has been solved. we'll show it to you coming up in business and tech. and grilled for 11 hours. the exhausting late night for hillary clinton as she answers questions about the deadly bengahzi attacks. did we learn anything new? she testified before the
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congressional committee investigating the deadly bengh a late night for hillary
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clinton. she testified before the congressional committee investigating the deadly bengahzi attacks that killed four americans. tracie potts joining us now from washington, d.c. we thought this hearing could last eight hours. it went much longer than that. really we heard a lot of the same dialogue about bengahzi. >> reporter: exactly. over and over and over from different lawmakers. a lot of them asking clinton when she was secretary of state why she didn't provide more security for her team in bengahzi when they were asking for it. >> i don't know how you're doing, i'm exhausted. >> reporter: after 11 hours, republicans admit they didn't learn much. >> i don't know she testified that much differently today than she has previous times she testified. >> reporter: it went on and on and on. >> how late are we going tonight? >> y'all serving breakfast? >> reporter: so long at one point clinton could barely talk. >> you need some water? >> reporter: this time clinton kept her cool.
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>> i've done everything i know to do. >> reporter: republicans honed in on e-mails, what's there and what's missing. >> i didn't conduct the business that i did primarily on e-mail. >> it's not a matter if you knew about them, it's a matter of what you did about them. to us, the answer to that is nothing. >> reporter: democrats accused the republican chair of creating an unnecessary show. >> do we want to badger you over and over again until you get tired until we get the got you moment he's talking about? >> reporter: clinton focused on the four americans killed in the attacks on bengahzi. >> i lost more sleep than all of you put together. >> reporter: it quickly deteriorated into partisan bickering. >> you need to make sure the record is correct. >> that's exactly what i want to do. >> reporter: hundreds of security requests from ambassador chris stevens never reached clinton's desk. >> over 600 requests. you testified this morning you had none of those reach your desk? is that correct? >> that's correct. >> reporter: half a day under the microscope and still no resolution.
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still this committee is not done. because at the end of that marathon hearing, the chair they still got more witnesses to interview. sam? >> tracie potts, thank you very much for that report. and new details on the first u.s. soldier to die in iraq in four years. killed during what's being called one of the largest hostage rescues in recent memory. this nbc animation shows what happened as u.s. commandos led the storming of an isis prison yesterday in northeastern iraq. the unidentified u.s. soldier who died is the first to be killed in american combat against isis. commandos stormed that prison before dawn and the raid led to the rescue of some 75 hostages. about a dozen isis fighters were killed. he made it official. paul ryan in a letter to his gop colleagues declared his candidacy for speaker of the house. the wisconsin congressman wrote "i'm ready and eager to be your speaker."
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he has support from the republican party's most conservative area, the tea party or the house freedom caucus. two-thirds of that party's members agreed to back him. the full house votes on a speaker next thursday. turning to business news, amazon surprised investors by making a profit. scott mcgrew, that's what businesses are supposed to do. >> if your lips to the cfo's ear. amazon generally doesn't make a profit, and they wouldn't have except for this, the cloud. i can't show you the amazon cloud, but amazon's cloud is making a ton of money. technically it's called amazon web services. it is one of the most brilliant things amazon has done. years ago it started renting computer time and service space to other companies. if you want to start a software company or an app, tinder or netflix, you just create the program but it runs on amazon's cloud. all kind of companies you use every day do this. i this quote from this analyst,
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amazon looks less like a store and more like a quite profitable computer server farm that happens to ship toilet paper. to the products side, you can get your products more quickly. the company announced yesterday it would offer one-hour delivery in san jose and parts of san francisco for an $8 fee, two-hour delivery for free for prime customers. let's check the news before the bell. landon dowdy is live at cnbc headquarters. good morning. >> good morning to you. the markets look to end the week on a positive note. futures moving higher on news that china's central bank cutting interest rates. on thursday the averages ending on some of their highest levels, with sharp gains driven by positive earnings news. the dow closing up 320 points to 17,489. the nasdaq up 79 to 4,920. stocks are on pace for their first full week winning streak this year. scott, back over to you. >> have a great weekend. the mystery is over. we know what the new eyeball
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emoji is for. this emoji popped up on various phones, people couldn't figure out why. is it a luminati thing? it's an effort against online bullying. you will use this to indicate to someone being mean i saw you. i saw do you this. this is a plan with apple and google and the ad council. they will speak more about it in the coming days. it's a way to say to somebody being mean online, hey, i saw that. >> it's a watchful eye. so many mindless -- no offense -- >> this is a good one. >> yes. >> as soon as we all know what it is. >> right. >> will be great to use. hopefully we continue have much opportunity to use it. bay area school is solving the age old problem of getting kids to sit still, pay attention and not wiggal in their seatses by not having them sit at all. students at this elementary school in san rafael are stepping up to standing desks.
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after testing the in a few classrooms last year, the school dumped all of the old-fashioned desks and replaced them with taller models. studies have long documented the many health problems tied to sitting too much and teachers say they're seeing a big difference in the behavior of students. >> i notice that i can hold their attention for longer. i feel like they're brains and bodies are active and more awake. >> in case you are wondering, students can take a see the if they start to feel tired. the biggest challenge is the cost. parents had to raise $110,000 to help pay for those new desks. my older daughter would have loved that one. she's so wiggly, she falls out of her see the sometimes. >> we still have a couple wiggle worms. >> if you don't have nervous energy, what's the point of being a kid. >> that's it. >> that's when you play dodge ball. >> and the little swivel at the
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bottom of the desk. >> this morning we've been talking about hurricane patricia. i want to off with this shot from puerto vallarta, just to give you a glimpse what's happening there. we have some cloud cover, maybe you're wiggling in your chair, wanting to hit the beach, you can do that at home but they'll be wigglingxño#=?#j)q)e across ports of puerto vallarta. they're talking about a category 5, the strongest recorded in the western hemisphere. if you are doing traveling across this location, you may want to change plans. they'll be left with catastrophic devastation. winds now, 200 miles per hour. as this thing moves inland t will weaken but it's expected to make landfall just south of puerto vallarta later this afternoon and eventually moving into texas. they are expecting 6 to 12 inches of on top of strong winds. here at home, a nice day. waking up to clear skies across the bay area. 50s across the entire bay. heading into today, temperatures will rebound to 74 for san francisco. 77 for the east bay.
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79 for the peninsula the tri valley will be warm, 86. the north bay and south bay will be back to the low to mid 80s. over the next couple of days, tracking this storm system which will move in primarily offering cloud cover and cooling. for some of us across the north bay we will see a few light showers, mainly across the north bay. not expecting a wide range of rainfall this go-around, as we move towards next we will look at a stronger system that could bring rain by wednesday. your micro climate forecast for today, 82 for san jose, 78 for san mateo. in the north day, 85 for santa rosa. walnut creek, 85. the tri valley, temperatures ranging into the mid 80s. that next storm system will move in for wednesday, bringing in a better chance of rain. more on that coming up in my next report. mike, how are the roads? >> you have your micro climate, i have a micro commute this is oakland past the coliseum up north. let's look at that same flow of traffic on the maps. green all over, including just a
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little slowing, but that construction zone, the overnight road work for 580, around 24, that's just about completely cleared so has the slowing we saw. the dublin interchange, a little bit of a build as the morning commute comes over. the altamont pass, nothing big for the tri valley. slowdown for 84. more cars coming through the area. looking to the south bay, a live look at palo alto, the peninsula drive is a cinch. there's northbound through palo alto up through san mateo. >> we'll talk to you in an hour and see how that is flowing. we have new information about a domestic violence center for families in the south bay. there's a new safe haven for
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victims of domestic violence in the south bay. ==vo== a "family justice center" o welcome back. there's a new safe haven for victims of domestic violence in the south bay. a family justice center opened yesterday in san jose. it is a place where victims can stay while they figure out what their next move will be they can also get legal advice there. for instance, they can get help in filing a restraining order. this is a center jointly run by asian americans for community involvement and the santa clara county district attorney's office. >> imagine coming to this country, being new to the united states, being new to the community, not speaking english, having little or no income, not understanding your rights, and then being abused by a person
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who claims to love you. >> the d.a.'s office says there is a high rate of domestic violence cases within east san jose's asian community. all of the center's services are free. coming up, a trend in local high schools that keeps on growing. five east bay students hospitalized for using legal drugs in destructive ways. and tragedy on the streets of france. more than 40 people dead after a bus crash overnight. the new details trickling in this morning. [female announcer] if the most challenging part of your day
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=kris/2shot= and i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia cannon. ==kris/anim== breaking news: ==kris/topvo== in just the past few hours-- hurricane patricia has become the strongest sxwlo. good friday morning to you. i'm sam brock. >> i'm kris sanchez. in the last few hours, hurricane patricia has become the largest storm ever measured in the western hemisphere. it only continues to strengthen this morning forcing communities in mexico to board up windows and prepare for the worst. experts are warning it could trigger some 39-foot waves and life-threatening flash flooding. we have team coverage on this historic storm from its path to how it's having a trickle effect at airports across the country. first, let's go to meteorologist
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anthony slaughter. the location of the storm just as critical as the strength. patricia heading for a dense, populated area. >> puerto vallarta has already issued mand evatory evacuations. this is a category 5, the highest you can get on the saffir-simpson scale. it is going to make landfall just south of puerto vallarta this afternoon and this evening. they expect to see 6 to 12 inches of rain along with very deadly winds. along with that, the remnants of this thing will make its way over towards texas. they expect to see 5 to 8 inches, maybe 10 inches in some places. today, we'll see a few high thin passing clouds. there's a chance of rain in the seven-day forecast. >> aot of fallout from patricia. thank you very much. let's turn to "today in the bay's" stephanie chuang live at sfo. we know the storm already having
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an impact on airports across the nation. you are looking at sfo. also comparing the size with hurricane katrina. >> reporter: that's right. just to compare, to give you the peoples perspective on impact, but definite impact to people who are traveling. of course in puerto vallarta there have been flights canceled to and from because the airport there is closed. it's shut down, including one that was supposed to leave sfo at 10:45 this morning. that's been canceled. looking at web cams from mexico, this is streaming on youtube. it's calm there. but as we heard anthony say puerto vallarta under mandatory evacuations. resorts have been evacuated. residents are preparing for the worst case scenario. a state of emergency already declared in mexico. possibly 40-foot waves along the coast and life threatening flash flooding. puerto vallarta, 200,000 people
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there. to put this in perspective, patricia's winds are about 200 miles per hour, expected to remain at category 5 through landfall. hurricane katrina was a category 3, with winds of 125 miles per hour at landfall. the damage to the gulf coast was devastating, a lot of it due to flooding which is a big problem in mexico. nearly 2,000 people died in katrina. we're talking about different kinds of areas, populations, but it's clear people in mexico today are being told to take every precaution to keep themselves safe. people from the bay area may be stuck down there and some alaska airlines flights that were supposed to land have been canceled. we'll keep checking to see the status of the flights back here at sfo. stephanie chuang, "today in the bay." >> thank you very much. steph will stay at sfo
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monitoring flight delays and we will update the story across our digital platforms, just going to nbcbayarea.com and download our free app to find the latest information 24/7. we have more breaking news to report. a chaotic scene playing out in the streets of france. more than 40 people have died after a bus collided with a log tru truck. new information continuing to come in. we know that bus was carrying an elderly population of people and that emergency workers say the death toll may be so because the bus burst into flames after the crash it happened near the of bordeaux. police are not releasing information about the victims or their backgrounds. we do have calls placed to our nbc news international desk and we'll update you with the latest information as soon as we get it. >> breaking news this morning. firefighters now at scene of a big apartment fire in solano county. this is video from earlier this morning. you can see the flames shooting
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from the buildings there. firefighters say this started around 2:30 this morning on sunset avenue at the village green apartments. firefighters are not saying anything about injuries or how many families may be displaced. we're working with them to get you information. we are keeping an eye on the situation and we'll have updates on the story as soon as we get them. about five people and seven dogs lost their homes several hours ago. firefighters are still mopping up after the fire that made that house unlivable for that family. this happened on sun down lane around 2:00 this morning near south capital avenue and highway 680 in east san jose. no word yet on what caused the fire. investigators say it did cause severe damage to that home. to a developing story in the east bay now, a man is accused of stabbing three grocery store workers in the east bay late last night and he's still on the loose this morning. bob redell is live in pittsburg
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where police continue to search for that suspect. they're cautioning the community there that this man is considered armed and dangerous. >> reporter: what makes pittsburg police so concerned, kris, is the fact that this man was able to stab three employees at the winco food store in pittsburg and get away with. store surveillance camera captured this image of the man. police want you to look to see if you recognize him. it also captured him shoplifting shaving razors. as he tried to leave the store, five employees of the winco store confronted him, tried to stop him from leaving, that's when the suspect pulled out a medium sized knife. >> about 8:30, they were watching some guy, i guess he was going to attempt to steal something. he went through one of the lines. he was walking out. they tried to stop him. he pulled out a knife and started stabbing everybody.
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>> reporter: the suspect stabbed one employee in the back, the other two in the arms. even though the employees had to be taken to the hospital, none of the injuries are life threatening. the suspect did flee the area. police put up choppers, they had canines out here looking for him. if you recognize him from that image, the police would like you to call 911. reporting live in pittsburg, bob redell, "today in the bay." san jose police searching for three burglars this morning after a bloody confrontation with a homeowner in san jose. 29-year-old albert soumountha says that he arrived at his greenpark way home in south san jose earlier then usual yesterday. when he walked inside the house, he found three burglars inside. >> at that point, i told them get the hell out of my house. one of them decided to fight with me. so i fought with him for a little bit. he ran out. i ran out to see if i could get a license plate.
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that's when one shot me. it happened so fast. my arm dropped. that's it. >> brave to confront them. luckily soumountha was not seriously injured. all three suspects got away in a blue honda accord. a bay area murder suspect is on the run -- was on the run for 18 years, but is now in cuffs in mexico. the fbi tracked down ruben lopez ramirez to the guadalajara area. he was arrested last week. ramirez and his brother hired three mexican mafia members to kill a san jose man back in 1997. the three were arrested and found guilty, but the ramirez brothers fled the country. ruben ramirez will be tried in mexico. the search for his brother continue continues. >> happening today, the man accused of groping several children while they were swimming at uc berkeley's pool will answer to those charges in
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court today. ryan mccorvey was arrested wednesday morning. he is accused of swimming up to the victims, grabbing them inpro inappropriately and swimming away. police say there still could be more victims. five east bay students are out of the hospital recovering this morning after taking the prescription drug xanax. this is the second incident just this week where local high school students have overdosed on legal drugs. the latest incident happened yesterday at lunch time in pinole valley high school. teachers were watching students stumbling around acting as if they were intoxicated. they called an ambulance and police. >> it was found the students were under the influence of a controlled substance, which was later confirmed to be xanax. >> when i talked to one of the students, they said, man, i'm on a xanax. i said whoa, dude, you are crazy? you can really get sick and die. >> xanax is a prescription drug
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used to treat anxiety. five students were rushed to the hospital. two were released to their parents. earlier this week, three students in mill valley were also hospitalized after they overdosed on an over-the-counter cough medicine that in high doses can cause hallucinations. continuing coverage now, the shigella outbreak has spread to four bay area counties. the latest area to get hit, alameda. alameda joins santa clara, san mateo and santa cruz counties. the major cull mitt is here, mariscos san juan number 3 in san jose. the first few people who got sick ate at that restaurant on friday or saturday last weekend and the illness quickly spread from there. at last update, 110 cases have been reported. 12 people had go to the icu for treatment. one bay area county is taking drastic stepses ahead of what could be a stormy winter.
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right now, a legion of local volunteers in marin county are training for a critical mission that could save lives. the community collaborative rain, hail snow network is recruiting more than 1300 so-called weather watchers to gather and share vital weather information for first responders. this is all in hopes of preparing far inned advance of potential flooding. >> in marin, you can get a huge spread one mile away. it's hard to anticipate unless we have people on the ground verifying what they're seeing. >> so far marin county has doubled the number of weather watchers, but they do want more in other counties. if you would like more information on how you can set up to be a weather watcher go to our website, nbcbayarea.com and search the key words el nino help. horrified watching what's happening now off the coast of mexico. the latest on breaking news we've been following all
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morning. hurricane patricia now continuing to barrel towards mex and it's being considered, according to meteorologists, the strongest storm recorded in the western hemisphere. they're bracing for massive waves up to 40 feet high and bad weather conditions. anthony slaughter is tracking the path. what can you tell us? >> this storm system is a category 5. you compare this to previous hurricanes, you have go back to 1949 to see anything that rivals this. we're talking about there hurricane making its way towards puerto vallarta. later on this afternoon. they have not seen this, again, since 1949. it's been quite some time since we've seen a hurricane this magnitude. again, it goes down right now as the strongest in the western hemisphere as far as the pacific storms go. we are expecting flooding rains from that across parts of mexico. 6 to 12 inches of rain across
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parts of texas over the weekend into next week. they're expecting catastrophic flooding there as well. for us at home, just quiet. a few high, thin clouds passing by. temperatures back into the 70s and 80s. we have a chance of rain in the seven-day forecast. more on that in a bit. let's go to mike and see how the roads are going. >> that was jarring, the size of that hurricane in relation to the size of mexico. this change at the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are on. even on friday we have that. the backup fills in the toll plaza. it's a lighter friday commute, no slowing for the east shore freeway, 880 coming into the area that will start to build over the next half hour. we have mild slowing for bay point and also for antioch highway 4. at the bottom of the screen a little slowdown approaching the dublin interchange. the volume is building. a slowdown for 101 north of 680. i'll give it ten minutes then we'll look at the live camera right now it's not exciting. that's great for the morning
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commute. back to you. >> thank you very much. accused of more than just little tampering. the dietary supplement retailer that is being sued for spiking their products with illegal drugs. and a big change to facebook which i think you'll like. i'll walk you through it. lumber liquidators will pay
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massive penalties- after pleading guilty to a slew of environmental crimes. ==take vo== the company admitted in . lumber liquidators will pay massive penalties. the company admitted in court to importing hardwood flooring
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manufactured in china from timber that was illegallied in eastern russia. the company will now pay $13 million in fines. that is the largest penalty ever under a federal act which bans trafficking of illegally sourced timber. one of the world's largest retailers of dietary supplements is accused of selling products spiked with illegal drugs. the suit filed by oregon's attorney general alleges that gnc new as early as 2007 that it was sell thousands of supplements containing two illegal synthetic ingredients. those are picamilon and bmpea which are not approved in the u.s. and considered potentially dangerous. gnc says the claims are without merit. airbnb is apologizing after an ad campaign fell flat with some san franciscan. look at this ad on market street. it says dear board of education use some of the $12 million in hotel taxes to keep music in schools. airbnb was trying to suggest how
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the city should use the money the company generates in hotel taxes, there were a few other ads focused on parks as well. people took their outrage to social media. >> it really attacks a lot of individuals that try to keep the schools in place. so, yeah. i think it's totally inappropriate. >> i thought it was a weird tone-deaf response. and kind of strangely jabby. >> airbnb took the ads down quickly, saying briefly the intent was to show how the taxes could be used for the city. >> the people they offended will be the same ones voting for more regulation for airbnb. >> i think they said stick to your business. facebook just quietly
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changed the way we search its site. >> scott mcgrew no fanfare but this is a big change. >> you can search global rly fo things in the news feed. you can find anything people are talking about on facebook whether you know them or not this makes the news feed much more powerful. trillions of postings can be searched. let me point out your old posts can be searched there as well. you can use this new search feature to figure out what people are talking about, find new friends that are into the same things you are. here's an example. let's say you want to try out that vietnamese restaurant in the ferry building, the slanted door. when you search slanted door in facebook, you will find not just their facebook page but people talking about the restaurant, whether you're friends with them or not. mark zuckerberg and his wife are launching a school in palo alto. we don't have video of that school specifically. it's not open yet, but it's similar to this idea called alt
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school, which was opened by a guy who worked for google. small classes, low student/teacher rare yo. the zuckerberg school will be for disadvantaged kids. jack dorsey is giving some of his ownership of twitter to his employees. he will move about one-third of his shares to an equity pool that can be given as bonuses. google is buying back some of its stock. more than $5 billion worth. how did they come up with that number? we will make math fun coming up in the 6:00 hour. >> the fact they have that much money that they can buy back 5 billion. >> they have like 70 billion sitting in couches, suit pockets. 70. >> i want to sit on that couch. >> yeah. let's get to weather and traffic. we know that things are friday light on the roadways. >> we have some slow spots. >> yes, friday light. i want to make sure there's a reason for me to be here. >> of course. >> always. >> but not friday light on the
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radar. it's exploding with colors we don't usually see together. >> we usually don't see these colors, not down here in the bay area. i want to start off with this shot from puerto vallarta this is from the sky cam. waves not so bad, but off in the distance, some gray sky. that storm is approaching. are expected to see landfall from hurricane patricia later this afternoon. let's switch over and show you what we were talking about. all theses. the red here is denoted by cloud tops. it measures the temperature in the clouds and when you get these reds, that denotes high clouds, thick clouds, and so that's why you see the red here on the map this morning. again, satellite radar showing that. it is a category 5 hurricane. the strongest you can get on the saffir-simpson scale with winds up to 200 miles per hour. as the thing moves into land t will eventually weaken, but still expecting about 6 to 12 inches of rain on top of very strong winds. now, for the part of the bay area here at home, we're noting
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about anything like that. no rain like that. no high cloud tops like we were showing. we expect a nice rebound to the day with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. storm system off the coastline will give us some cooling. today temperatures will be summer-like. heading into the weekend, temperatures cool off for the inland valleys. we will see rain across the north bay on sunday, but that's where it will stay, across the bay. temperatures today back into the 80s for the south bay. a range of 60s to 80s for the peninsula. same for san francisco. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. santa rosa up to 85, same for walnut creek and 58 for livermore. we have a chance of on sunday and wednesday. we will talk more about that later. let's toss things over to mike. >> i have to apologize, i spoke boldly that there was a reason for me to be here, perhaps not. looking at 101, i thought it
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would be more crowded than this. look at that. look at your map. still just a mild slowdown north of 680 towards 880. the typical pattern, so we have the slow spots there, slowing for the sensors a build here for 880 southbound through hayward and union city. west 580 seeing more volume of traffic and more slowing over the last ten as you approach the dublin interchange by the b.a.r.t. station. that's where things jam up a bit. the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are on. highway 4 builds out in pittsburg. we have a good volume of traffic on the roadways. we will skip that shot and send it back to you. oakland, very smooth but we have cars. >> 5:52 right now. some secondary school students in the east bay may be eligible for a free ride when it comes to ac transit bus service. commission members yesterday voted to approve a pilot program that will offer free bus passes to students at selected middle schools and high schools. that program launches next fall
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and it will run for threes. if it works, it could be expanded across all of alameda county. coming up, the ultimate hot see the. imagine being grilled for 11 hours. hillary clinton doesn't have to imagine it. that's what happened yesterday. it was the hearing to discuss the deadly bengahzi attacks what was revealed during that lengthy session? just into our newsroom:
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==kris/cu== one less contender - in the race for the democratic
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prid just in to our newsroom, one less contender in the race for the democratic presidential nomination. about 30 minuteses ago, former rhode island governor, lincoln chafee announced he is ending his campaign. he did not score well with voters in the first debate. his poll numbers were sitting less than 1%. so he wouldn't have made the stage in the next debate. >> no joe, no lincoln. it went on all morning, all day, and women into the night for 11 hours. hillary clinton went back and forth with members of the select house committee investigating the deadly attack in bengahzi. tracie potts takes us inside of that congressional hearing. >> i don't know how you're doing, i'm exhausted. >> reporter: after 11 hours, republicans admit they didn't learn much. >> i don't know she testified that much differently today than she has previous times she
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testified. >> reporter: it went on and on and on. >> how late are we going tonight? >> y'all serving breakfast? >> reporter: so long at one point clinton could barely talk. >> you need some water? >> reporter: this time clinton kept her cool. >> i've done everything i know to do. >> reporter: republicans honed in on e-mails, what's there and what's missing. >> i didn't conduct the business that i did primarily on e-mail. >> it's not a matter if you knew about them, it's a matter of what you did about them. to us, the answer to that is nothing. >> reporter: democrats accused the republican chair of creating an unnecessary show. >> do we want to badger you over and over again until you get tired until we get the got you moment he's talking about? >> reporter: clinton focused on the four americans killed in the attacks on bengahzi. >> i lost more sleep than all of you put together. >> reporter: it quickly deteriorated into partisan bickering. >> you need to make sure the
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record is correct. >> that's exactly what i want to do. >> reporter: hundreds of security requests from ambassador chris stevens never reached clinton's desk. >> over 600 requests. you testified this morning you had none of those reach your desk? is that correct? >> that's correct. >> reporter: half a day under the microscope and still no resolution. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. new details this morning on the death of a u.s. soldier during what is being called one of the largest hostage rescues in recent memory. this nbc animation shows us what went down as u.s. commandos led the storming of an isis prison yesterday in northeastern iraq. the soldier who was from oklahoma died, he is the first to be killed in american combat against isis. commandos stormed that prison before dawn and the raid led to the rescue of some 75 hostages. about a dozen isis fighters were killed. back in washington, wisconsin congressman paul ryan officially declaring his
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candidacy for speak every of the house. in a letter to his colleagues yesterday, ryan wrote "i'm ready and eager to be your speaker." he has support from the republican party's most conservative wing, the house freedom caucus or the tea party. two-thirds of that party's members agreed to back him. the full house votes on a right now we are tracking several breaking stories, both local and international. this one up in flames. firefighters battling a massive fire in the bay area. and they already called for backup three times. and a deadly morning in france. dozens killed when a bus collides with a truck. what the bus driver did moments the crash may have helped those who survived. and a potential catastrophe what is being called the strongest storm ever recorded in the pacific heading straight towards mexico. we're already seeing its impact here in the bay area. "today in the bay" starts right now. good morning, i'm kris
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sanchez. laura garcia-cannon is off this friday. >> i'm sam brock. high drama on the pacific ocean. we want to get to that breaking news. powerful and only getting stronger. within the past three hour, hurricane patricia has gained strength and is being called strongest storm ever measured in the western hemisphere. the category 5 hurricane is barrelling towards mexico. it's expected to hit the puerto vallarta area within the next 12 hours. >> we have team coverage of this breaking story. stephanie chuang is live at sfo, but we want to get to anthony and the radar that is so impressive. >> you have to go back to 1949 to get anything that rivals this sto storm. this is the strongest hurne

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