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showing a team usa swimmer who is caught in a scandal in court and what he needs to do to leave brazil as the u.s. olympic committee goes into damage control. plus, confiscated. the naked donald trump statue that's caused quite a stir from san francisco to new york removed from the castro. so where is it now? and ride along. we see the damage left from the blue cut fire burning in southern california firsthand. "today in the bay" starts right now. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. you made to it friday. that is an accomplishment in it own rights. it's obviously been a warm week.
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we're going to see a cooldown in the weekend. >> we're watching the temperatures but, also, yeah, the smoke unfortunately is probably the bigger issue for the weather forecast. starting off morning looking at low clouds. you will see temperatures climbing from the 50s and 60s we're seeing right now to still some numbers in the upper 80s around the east bay. san francisco, 65. mid 80s closer to san jose. and now, mike, with a little bit of breaking news this morning in the south bay. >> that's right, rob. i do have a crash in san francisco. i'll touch on that in the next report. i want to get down here to downtown san jose where the source of the problem is located. right here, santa clara street. 87 and 280. buses will be hitting the roads instead of the light rails. the station by the children's discovery museum. they're doing repair work in the area. it's dark here. there's the center for performing arts. there's the light rail station. 901 and 902 will be delayed. both lines traveling past this area because of that power
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issue. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. more breaking news we're following this time in new jersey. rescue crews are at the scene of a crash involving two commuter buses. it's happening in newark. here's a look from above. you can see the action not too far from there i think. here we go. here's a video of what happened from our sister station wnbc. they report a new jersey transit bus t-boned another bus. at least seven people are injured. this is the peak of the morning commute there. it's about 7:30 in the morning. chopper footage showed the injured being treated on the sidewalk nearby. one bus nearly split in half like an accordion. we're talking with our new york news desk. we will continue to update this story throughout the morning. right now we are still on top of breaking news out of rio as the scandal that rocks four u.s. swimmers. one of whom james feegen appeared in court this morning in rio.
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he agreed to pay $11,000 fine to clear his involvement in what is now been determined a fabricated story about being robbed at gun point. total of four swimmers are caught up in this scandal that includes former gold medalist ryan lochte. jay gray has an update and new video showing what really happened. >> reporter: american swimmers leave rio just hours after officials released this surveillance video showing the men along with teammates were not robbed at gun point as they had said but instead confronted by security guards after damaging a gas station rest room. in a written statement the united states olympic committee apologized to the host country and said the behavior of these athletes is not acceptable, nor does it represent the values of team usa. now to the games where usain bolt dashed to a second gold
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many rio. ashton eaton with a second consecutive gold in the decathlon, matching him in the 400 hurdles. the first american woman ever to win the event. jay gray, nbc news, rio. >> as we sort through the implications of what happened with the four u.s. swimmers nbc bay area anchor jessica aguirre is in rio right now. she's keeping a close eye on this story as the world is no doubt watching. we'll have a live report coming up in our next half hour. new this morning, check out naked donald trump in this video because you won't be able to see him in the castro anymore. that statue popped up yesterday becoming an instant tourist attraction. a public works crew hauled it away just hours ago. "today in the bay's" pete suratos is live. pete, where is the statue now? >> reporter: that stt chew has been removed from market and castro and now in custody with sfpd. the group behind us could face
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vandalism charges because it was posted here without a permit and we're also learning from the department of public works that they used the glue like substance that will cost the city thousands of dollars to actually when they had to remove this statue from the area. now, the group behind it is an an art kis group and posted the five naked trump statues around the country including places such as l.a. and cleveland. we had jessica talk with them by phone and the artist who put this statue together. >> we wanted someone who could not just cast an a. likeness but also do something utterly fer fiing. that was how we feel about trump. >> art is essentially made to create conversation, to get people thinking, to get them talking and stir some type of emotion. >> reporter: those statues were posted around the country, l.a., cleveland, seattle, and new york. all of them have been taken down. this last one here in the castro
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district. there was talk that san francisco may get this statue but looks like those plans may be changing. we're live in the castro, pete suratos for "today in the bay." >> all right, created quite a spectacle in the meantime. evacuees in southern california are still being told to stay away from their homes where the blue cut wildfire is burning. that fire is up to 20% containment. >> at least 36,000 acres are burned. many homes are already destroyed. "today in the bay's" cheryl hurd went out with firefighters to assess the burn zone. >> reporter: i am standing along highway 138. many of the homes had been reduced to twisted metal and ash. i went on a ride along with the san bernardino county fire captain and i talked with the man who was very concerned about looting. >> i've been through some pretty big fires. this one kind of amazed a lot of people. >> reporter: san bernardino fire captain john garber giving us a tour of what the fire is leaving behind. he said the right wood area has been through a lot of fires. many of the people there are so
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confident that they stay when told to evacuate. at the height of the fire 82,000 people were told to leave the area. an undetermined amount of homes and structures are gone. things are not back to normal yet. people who live in right wood are working on it approximately carl smith's wife and dog left when told to evacuate but he stayed. he spends his evenings and nights patrolling the streets looking for looters. >> we just had some groups of kids that we watched. and i haven't seen anything and i haven't heard anything. but at night i just made a point of driving through the neighborhood to see if anybody was wandering around or looked like they might be up to no good. >> reporter: the sheriff's department arrested three people accuse of looting. several people are wondering what their next move will be. i talked to one family and we'll hear more from them later on in the newscast. i'm cheryl hurd, "today in the bay." >> all right, thank you have been much, cheryl.
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turns out donald trump says he has some regrets. finds out where he thinks he may have gone wrong on the campaign trail. plus -- >> ever waking up to more hazy skies around south bay. 61 degrees right now. we'll talk about air quality and a cooling trend ahead for the weekend, coming up. and a live look at san jose, 101 moves well. freeways are fine right now. it's the right rail line. we talk about the delays past children's discovery museum and talk about what's going on farther north near san francisco coming up. and socking the kardashians. a bay area woman in big trouble for allegedly doing just that. what the fbi says she did to kris jenner that led to an arrest.
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now to an investigative unit exclusive. if you've ever been caught in traffic chances are you've had motorcycles whiz past you between lanes. motorcycles say it keeps them safe from being rear-ended but cars and drivers see it as a dangerous maneuver. which is it? tonight at 11:00 we dig deeper into the controversy and uncover which the state is ignoring critical information about lane split that could help protect drivers and motorcyclists. >> is it safe? >> for years we didn't know. for all of the time that it has been legal in california, we
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couldn't really say. >> tonight at 11:00 we'll show you how california is keeping tabs on lane splitting accidents and whether the state could be putting you at risk. all of that after the olympics. and you can catch the full investigation. >> we will keep up with the kardashians now. crossing the line in the process. east bay woman is accused of stalking kris jenner. fbi agents arrested 36-year-old christina bankston. she's accuse of stalking the reality tv star for six months. authorities say that bankston sent text messages to jenner claiming she was following her, hacked into family e-mails and said a massacre was going to happen at jenner's house in southern california. coming up, we'll head out to space for an important spacewalk. we'll show you what astronauts are up to. plus, we're getting a little geeky this morning. the great animation from caltrans. it shows how the old bay bridge piers that are still in the water are about to be imploded.
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to prove how authentic my new brewhouse bacon burger is i'm going undercover, at an actual brewhouse.
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it's awesome. amazing! what if i told you, you are eating a jack's brewhouse bacon burger from jack in the box. not this one. absolutely lying. and what if i told you... that i'm jack. whaaaat?!! no way! no! didn't see that coming, did you? porter ale cheese sauce, grilled onions, and bacon on a artisan potato bun. jack's new brewhouse bacon burger, new from jack in the box. hey, where did jack go? he was just here. sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. and believe it or not, i regret it. >> donald trump says he regrets things he's said in the past, but the republican nominee did not specify which remarks he regrets. after that he stuck to the
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prompter during a rally in north carolina yesterday. trump and mike pence will be in louisiana today. hillary clinton is meeting police chief and leaders. clinton saying her goal is to, quote, repair the bonds of trust and respect between our police officers and communities. happening today, two nasa astronauts are getting ready to perform a long awaited spacewalk this morning at the international space station. their mission is to install a docking mechanism for spacecraft built bibeauing and spacex. this is the first iss spacewalk since january and nasa is going to be streaming the entire thing live. let's geek out for just a second here. >> that's right. when you got the geek, the traffic geek, guys. we have this animation you guys talked about. it's going very quickly. it's a similar situation that we had last time when they removed pier 3. finally got approval to remove piers 4 and 5 on the old span.
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blowing it up. showing that curtain that they have, the bubble curtain. that's the blast. and they're going to put that in place again. this is why i get excited about it. last time it wasn't really spectacular to see from above the water but this is what's going on below the system. it's cool. the bubble curtain will be there to reduce the impact on the local sea life and the other species through the area so that should be very cool. as always, trying to have as little impact as they can on the species through the area, the wildlife is the primary concern. >> geeky video. not geeky guy. >> no. >> i'll take the geek. >> nerd, thank you. >> yes, it's good. >> talk geek to me. talk nerdy to me. did you put that together? >> i did not. my kids did it with crayons. we put a link to that. >> let's do that. that's cool. >> talk about the kids, most people now back in school. there are still some folks -- >> yeah. we dot another half of the bay area to go.
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south bay, yes. definitely big issue. >> for those kids heading you side for recess in the afternoon, air quality has been an issue. we saw that yesterday. and this morning right now you got hazy skies in san jose. temperatures around the bay area right now, 50s and 60s to start. there you go. 61 degrees. currently in san jose. we'll take a view over at san francisco. outside at&t park right now. 59 degrees with low clouds and into the tri-valley. you got temperatures close to 60 currently in dublin. speaking of air quality. "spare the air" day today. lowest air quality will be in the east bay and south bay. this is all the smoke coming up out of the south from the morning through midday into the afternoon. notice here air quality should start to improve in terms of smoke pollution as the winds pick up out of the west. that's a change we will see as we go from friday into the start of the weekend. those winds churning onshore will slowly start to improve the air quality numbers toward saturday and sunday. highs in the low 80s. 60s closer to san francisco. north bay temperatures in the
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70s to submid 80s. around the tri-valley today. highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. from here the temperatures are going to trend cooler. onshore winds returning, san francisco cooling off in low 60s early next week and our inland temperatures dropping off even more. out of the 90s into the mid 80s by sunday and monday. but the big hope is that wind shift begins to push the smoke out of the bay area. some good news as we head through the weekend there. mike? >> all right, rob. take you down through big alert for the vta system. the speed sensors are not a problem. in the south bay, light rail will be disrupted past the children's discovery museum downtown. power issues in the area. bus bridge for the santa tar ressa alan rock line and along highway 87. we'll track that going through downtown san jose. that is the big alert for the south bay. meanwhile in san francisco we do have this crash that was active off the bay bridge at fremont. i say was because i just got word all lanes are clear.
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smooth drive into san francisco. at&t park. we have a game tonight at 7:15. after work, getting off of the bay bridge congested. live look shows you the new span of the bay bridge. this is the tower. we talked about the explosions that are going to go on in the water and that could be as early as october. that will be for the old span. the new span remains intact and nice drive right now, guys. back to you. >> i glad they're not blowing up the new span. business news, san francisco's gap in some trouble -- gap is in trouble after releasing pretty disappointing outlook. >> fill in the gap right now is landon dowdy who join us live from cnbc's world headquarters. landon, good morning. >> sam and kris, good morning. the markets could be in for a down day. futures pointing to a lower open. this is the major indexes on track for their third positive week in a row. today we'll get quarterly earnings from retailers foot locker andes st estee lauder.
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abo taking a look at the broader markets. dow closing up yesterday to 18597. nasdaq, 5240. shares of gap under pressure in early trading after the retailer delivered a disappointing outlook yesterday. reported a 43% drop in net income in its second quarter. the gap which operates old navy and banana republic has been struggling to compete with off price chains and fast fashion. and uber planning to add a self driving taxi to ferry customers around pittsburg within the next couple of weeks. the car hailing service will use specially equipped volvo suvs an ford fusions. two employees sitting in the front seat of each vehicle as emergency backup. this is the first time the autonomous technology has been offered to the general public. sam and kris, back over to you. >> landon dowdy, thank you. coming up, here's a story from l.a. someone broke into the brady bunch home.
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of course, the bradys, they don't live there anymore. we do have more news on the break-in though. first, happening right now, the charge against a man accuse of making death threats against the acting san francisco police chief are being dropped. detail on this story right now on nbcbayarea.com. plus, on our facebook page see how old pieces of the 0e8d bay bridge are being salvaged and art. we're back in just two minutes. bridge are being salvaged and art. we're back in just two minutes. bridge are being salvaged and art. we're back in just two minutes. bay bridge are being salvaged and art. we're back in just two minutes. officer "jags" on the case.
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this k-9 helped bust two men .. accused of posessing more officer jags on the case. this canine helped bust two men accuse of possessing more than 100 pounds of marijuana. sonoma deputy pulled them over this week at windsor and jags sniffed out the drugs, though they were double wrapped and covered in air freshener.
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pinecone smell. investigators say the marijuana street value is more than $5,000 a pound. >> trying to sniff out another cape there morning. all new, the famous brady bunch house became more than just a tourist attraction. police say it was a target for a couple of thieves. they broke into the north hollywood home through a sliding glass door wednesday night. the homeowner, an elderly woman, heard them down stair, flipped on a light and scared the men away. 2 woman says they didn't get away with anything. so far though there have been no arrests. if you're from costa rica, congratulations. >> not me. >> not me. you're at the top of the happy planet index according to a london based think tank. >> new economic foundation ranks costa rica first for the third time. that rank means that costa ricans live long, happy lives without a lot of harm to the planet. sustainability is a big part of the rankings on that index. >> rain forests.
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heading back to rio there are a lot of famous athletes right now but there are lots of famous tv people as well. including our very own jessica aguirre who spoke to another very famous tv man about what sport he could would do if he were in the olympics. >> i would go greco roman wrestling. in the heavyweight division. >> heavyweight? >> i would have to pack on 200 pounds. >> i picture it with al roker. >> just because how could you be a bigger bad ass, i'm a gold medalist in greco roman wrestling. >> don't mess with me. don't mess with lauer. >> he will tackle you to the ground. >> matt lauer, don't mess where the children. it is morning. you don't say that. >> we also have a local greco roman athlete doing well at the games. that was cool to see. still ahead, jessica aguirre join uks live from rio with the latest in the scandal engulfing the american athletes for swimmers this morning. >> hazy start to the morning in
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dublin. as you see, 59 degrees currently hour by hour forecast putting temperatures into the upper 80sthis afternoon. "spare the air" alert in the forecast. look at that coming up. a live look here downtown san jose. the freeways move well. vca line is not going well. we'll talk about that and how it will affect your morning drive or ride. in business news. cuber back in court fighting with its own drivers. even as it looks for robots to replace them. you're watching "today in the bay."
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breaking news in the south bay. equipment failure on a light rail train forces a bus bridge for vta passengers on a morning commute. i'm bob redell. that story coming up. breaking overnight. live uncovered and consequences unraveling. the u.s. swimmer slapped with a 15 after the truth is revealed about a confrontation with a security guard in rio. i'm pete suratos in san francisco where the naked donald trump statue has been removed. i'll tell you where it's going next, coming up. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. as a lot of folks are getting ready to plan those weekends, if they haven't already, it's kind of a smokey friday. >> it is. big change. yesterday you had all the hazy skies around the bay area for the morning. right now still seeing some hazy skies. temperatures in the 50s and 60s outside. and a little bit of a cooling
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trend getting started a bit later today. we'll have temperatures out of the upper mid 90s across the tri-valley. upper 80s to near 90 today. 60s in san francisco. and no rain is in the forecast. flooded roadway. >> yes, glad you said no rain. the bellagio. no, unfortunately is a car crash. we haven't heard about major injuries but this is in concord. that car is getting soaked. this is just off clayton road. 1600 block of ga len da. this is basically the light show rauz r because of the flashing lights. crews taking care of this water main break. but again, that car involved there so we are finding out more details. as we take the map we're going to show you where this is. this is off of clayton road over at gelinda. this is not affected by this water. we have the b.a.r.t. station nearby as well. that's not effected. that's good news. 242 and 680. we'll get a look at the big bay shot. there are no major issues. as far as the freeways

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