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just a moment. in the meantime, a nice chance to dry out from all the rain. >> yes. if we don't hit any fire hydrants or anything. that would be a good thing. yeah, we are starting out with dry conditions. now more sunshine today. and temperatures will be even warmer this afternoon. it is still that same old start we have had all week long. 36 in the tri-valley. some patchy frost. also frost in the north bay. 46 degrees now as you step out the door in san francisco. highs today reaching the upper 60s in the south bay. 70 in the north bay. mike, you're tracking the impact of the commute. >> that's right. the impact is affecting some commutes. this is the fire hydrant over on the peninsula. great start. coming through belmont, a problem towards 101. harbor boulevard. we will show you what's going
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on. shy between industrial and el camino. if you're headed to the freeway, use ralston. it's a much clearer route. hopefully we'll be staying dry today. pete, what's going on? >> reporter: good morning to you, mike. staying dry so far. here on harbor and industrial road. we show you these images all morning line. the water shooting 200 feet in the air from the fire hydrant. i had a chance to speak to chp. at 3:00 a.m. on this road, a driver losing control of this u-haul on industrial. that's what you're seeing right now. the water is hitting power lines in front of me. i have a chance to speak to a driver off camera. he tells me he lost control trying to avoid an animal. san mateo trying to turn off the water slowly in this area. they don't want to cut off water to the whole area.
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i did have a chance to speak to a man who was in front of the storage facility when this all happened. he called 911. we'll have his interview in the next hour. pete suratos, today in the bay. hopefully they can get that under control. 5:02 on your thursday morning. we are following a developing story out of washington. details coming in minute by minute. possible connections between attorney general jeff sessions and russian connections are all coming to light. now there is a call for his resignation. edward lawrence live at our nation's capital monitoring all the fallout for us this morning. edward, sessions is responding. exactly. within the last 30 minutes actually he came out of his house and said that he did not meet any russian talking about the campaign last year he had the accusations are false.
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this morning a possible bombshell first reported by the "washington post" that attorney general jeff sessions had conversations with the russians last year during the campaign. aides to the attorney general confirm he spoke to the russian ambassador twice last september and never disclosed it during his confirmation hearing. here's what he said under oath. >> if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the trump campaign communicated with the russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do? >> senator franken, i'm not aware of any of those activities. i have been called a surrogate a time or two and i did not have communications with the russians. >> how can we expect him to keep our citizens safe and protect our democracy if he will criticize all of our friends around the globe but continues to praise russia. >> reporter: sessions says he
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spoke to the ambassador in his role as senate armed services committee, not representing mr. trump. some democrats are calling for the attorney general to resign. you may remember former national security adviser michael flynn resigned because of his conversations with the russian ambassador last year. edward lawrence. now back to you. edward, thank you very much. new this morning, a story we have been following for hours overnight. police in oakland are looking for a driver that opened fire at an off-duty oak land police officer. you see them canvassing the highway. in the video they are using flash lights to search that closed freeway for evident. the off-duty police officer said he was in an unmarked car when a ford explorer cut him off on the road and then in explicably started firing at him. the police officer started pursuing the driver.
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the suv was later found abandoned. looking for three suspects. >> new details right now is and perhaps a new clue to help solve a deadly shooting on san francisco's waterfront. it happened last august at aquatic park. he was playing pokemon go. police have issued new videos of a car. it is is a white four door hyundai sonata. riley was a former sarah high school athlete playing college baseball in stockton. we are learning about the heroic efforts of firefighters in southern california after this deadly, fiery plane wreck. they entered a burning home to rescue stacy pierce. rescuers still managed to hear
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the mother of four groaning inside one of the homes. with little visibility and a lot of heat, firefighters rushed in and brought her out to safety. one firefighter dropped to his knees when he knew she was safe. >> i was physically and emotionally exhausted. i dropped to my knees for a moment to catch my breath, regain my composure. almost immediately my next thought was, is anybody else in the house? >> there was no one else to rescue. the only other crash survivor was already getting emergency care. loved ones have started go fund me pages to support both families stpwhraofp families. a billionaire philanthropist is throwing a life line to
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people in the coyote creek. he wrote a $5 million to the flood relief fund. he owns a health care and nutritional company and a vineyard in napa. he felt a kinship with the vietnamese community. >> make sure that people, if they need another apartment, can-can get what they need. san jose leaders are calling this one of the largest private donations in the city's history. they are promising to direct every penny to flood victims. 5:07. happening today, we are wait to go get a status report on the emergency repairs and response after an east bay community was cut off by last week's storm. a mudslide broke a water line
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taking out much of the road. 90 homes are without water. residents have to use a narrow service road to get in and out. >> it is officially birthing season for harbor seals. it means a new advisory from rangers. stay away at least 100 yards from seals and their pups. parts of the shoreline are closed to visitors. 20% of the population breed and raise their pups at point reyes. restrictions will stay in effect through june. it's 5:08 on this thursday morning with clear skies and dry road conditions once again this morning. it is very cold. we will still be in the mid-40s at 8:00 this morning. temperatures rising quickly. lunchtime temperature is 62 degrees. upper 60s and even low 70s in
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parts of the bay area today. it will feel much more comfortable after this morning's start. so the best way to address will be with some layers. we will continue to see very nice weather into the day tomorrow. and then rain this weekend. i'll talk more about that. also the squaw valley report in five minutes. heading over to mike now, water falling but not because of rain. >> i'm talk building a guyser report. most of the bay area freeways are okay. clear chp blotter. harvard between industrial and el camino, major roadways are all clear. so is the bay shore freeway i want to show you the reason why we continue to watch the neighborhood. there you go. 30 feet plus of water up into power lines. belmont storage for those familiar in the area.
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take ralston. over at the bay bridge, we have a smooth drive as well. back to you. >> looking smooth, mike. thank you very much. coming up, a little critter creates a big problem. why it could cost an airline big bucks. >> they probably gave a cookie. the trump rally continues. new records. we'll take a look coming up in business and tech.
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=kari/ck= kari wx ase it is 5:13 on this thursday morning. if you're planning to head towards were squaw valley and alpine meadows, expect all clear road conditions for now. we continue with mild temperatures reaching into the low 40s today. morning temperatures in the teens and trending into the 20s as we head into the weekend, there will be more snow showers moving in. the potential of at least half a foot to a foot in parts of the sierra. i'll have a look at what the bay area can expect in the microclimate forecast. a nice and easy drive-through the tri-valley. that's what you would expect.
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unexpected flooding from the fire hydrant. mike, kari. in florida, police near pensacola are trying to figure out how a second story balcony collapsed injuring people in their 70s and 80s. all are expected to survive. a similar event happened in berkeley two years ago. business and tech news, yahoo! has already made history as victims of the world's largest hack. scott, new documents show top leaders knew they had been hacked and did nothing. one leader lost his job after 17 years. documents come from yahoo! in a financial filing with the deposit. they had the top leaders knew
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about the massive hack in 2014 that exposed hundreds of millions of customer accounts but failed to properly comprehend or investigate. the top lawyer resigned over those accusations. the board will withhold bonuses to the ceo marissa myer. former yahoo! employees have taken to twitter or called me to voice their anger that myer did not take more responsibility in all of this. she knew, but she did not take sufficient action. not clear if laws were broken. california, for instance, requires that customers be notified as soon as possible their accounts were hacked. yahoo! knew but didn't. tim sloane will not either. he was the head of wells fargo. he was there when people were cheated by phantom accounts. there may be more accounts
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affected than wells fargo first let on. the federal agency is the target of a white house and congressional republicans who want to weaken it or close it down. stock markets roared ahead wednesday following president trump's speech. the dow crossed 21,000 for the first time ever. up better than 300 points. president trump tweeting about it this morning. analysts giving reasons why the markets move. this one is a stumper. one governor talked about the improving economy. i don't think that accounts for 300 points on the you to. which means this was based on president trump giving a presidential speech, which presidents give all the time. apparently the reaction of that speech was enough to push the dow 300 points. >> didn't he tweet jobs this morning too? >> he's taking credit for all of this, which is, you know, is dangerous. because the stock market moves.
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>> it is reacting to what he says he's going to do. it still has to get through congress. we'll see. >> quite the ride. all right. keep watching that. it is 5:17. who knew something so small could cause something so big to go nowhere. that's what some airline passengers were asking themselves yesterday when their 777 jet from london to sfo was delayed four hours by a tiny mouse spotted on board. the young stoweaway created a bit of a buzz on social media. >> some people around me were saying is literally can't they just kill the mouse or what's the problem? >> they kept us on the plane 15 minutes. then told us to get off the plane because we couldn't fly with a mouse. >> the airline saying
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regulations prevent them from riding with a potentially rowdy rodent. there is a big danger pause it could chew on the wiring. you don't want that as well. >> or chew on your leg. >> just a little nibble. >> honestpretty sure there is n crew in the airport. we're on fun patrol for the moment. that will only last a couple more days. >> yeah. we have the window of closing of sunshine as we head into the weekend. we are going to see much cooler air moving in. and i know anything cooler than this will be unbearable. 42 degrees in the peninsula. 44 in the east bay. sunrise 6:38. and today's forecast, look at this. up to 65 degrees in the peninsula. tri-valley, 66. and 70 in the north bay. it is going to be a gorgeous
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day. as the seven-take forecast comes up at the bottom of the screen you will see there is some rain in the weekend forecast. here it is. we are seeing showers well to the north of us. that's where it has been the last couple of days. i will make progression to the south. some of the showers into the bay area by as early as saturday morning. the rest of the bay area stays dry and cloudy. then we will see the rain moving in. as it gets heavier moving into san francisco right at about dinner time on saturday. and the peninsula will start to see some of the showers moving in, getting heavier as it moves through the south pay, east bay, and the peninsula late saturday night into sunday. by sunday, when the cold air mixes in, there may be lowell vacation snow 3,000 feet or above. looking at the potential of half an inch of rain for the bay area. and yesterday the surveyors went out across the sierra, took
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measurements and found that the statewide average for snowpack is at 185%. and at about 48 feet. so those snow totals so far in some parts up to 578 inches. unreal. if you're following me on facebook and twitter, i'll keep you up to date on what's happening this weekend as rain moves in. off and on showers expected as temperatures drop. by sunday, we may see the high up to 51 degrees. and showers through the inland area. but then warming up. next week we'll be back into the upper 60s inland. i'll have another look at the forecast coming up. mike, you're on pfizer control. in that was a weird silhouette. over 180. hydrant was busted out after a van ran into a u-haul van.
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expect that on harbor boulevard. let me show you where that is. locals already know that landmark. overall, the freeways, nothing expected. just off highway 101 where you will avoid this section of harbor boulevard and el camino right there. use ralston a couple blocks to the north. el camino is fine as well. starting in the north bay and the east shore, not a major concern. i'll track it. we also have a smooth flow of traffic and travel times 16 minutes past the stall. metering lights should be on the next few minutes. no delays for mass transit. >> we'll take the good stuff. we like that. good books that you liked to read when you were a kid? coming together for the love of
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nbc bay area responds the a san jose woman who is not a sports fan but somehow ended up paying for a bunch of extra sports channels her cable bill. chris chmura said our team called foul on this one and helped her out. >> nancy vieira spotted a $25 sports package charge on her at&t cable bill. nancy says she doesn't watch sports and never ordered the package and she had no idea how long she had been paying for it. she called and asked for a retroactive refund. she said the company declined saying she should have noticed it when it first appeared on her bill. she said at&t, however, did offer her a three-month credit for premium channels. but nancy said that simply was not good enough. so she reached out to us. we called at&t and they sent nancy a check for $270. in a statement at&t said, we worked with the customer to resolve her billing concern and
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apologized for the in convenience. if you have a consumer complaint call us at 888-996-tips or nbcbayarea.com/responds. thanks so much, chris. you know, it is is such a great day today one of my favorites is read across america day. sam will be read to go kids. >> something you have a lot of experience in? >> every day. >> three kids, every single day. i will read at livermore st. michael's at 1:00. a lot of other events going on throughout the bay area for read across america. san jose, 28 judges will be reading at bachrodt elementary. and 50 officials at sunset elementary. all walks of life. the read across america falls on march 2nd because it is also dr. seuss's birthday. he of course and still was and is a beloved children's book author. >> it is such a great thing to do to read to a kid.
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get a camera there. it is 5:26 right now. pier 1 imports is recalling hundreds of thousands of glass knobs because they can break in your hands. it involves the decorative glass knobs for dressers, cabinets and small drawers. it was sold in 26 styles. two people had cuts from the knobs. you can return to the store for a full refund or merchandise credit. >> all right. 5:27 on your thursday morning. we are following breaking news that we continue to track on the peninsula. where a fire hydrant continues to gush water in belmont after a u-haul truck sheered it. pete suratos has a live update in three minutes. gunfire on highway 880. the target, an off-duty oakland police officer. the event that led up to the shooting.
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many of us send work-related e-mails from our personal devices. but should our city leaders be subject to public records requests if they do that. the supreme court of california weighs it.
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good morning on your thursday as we look at a pretty smoothly flowing bay bridge right now. pretty clear out there and nice
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weather in store. good morning and thank you so much for us. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. we like to call it friday eve around here. which is a great day ahead for us. >> it is is cold right now. you want roll back over and try to warm up. as we go through the day, it is is going to be a very nice one. temperatures that will start out in the 30s and 40s. then how about upper 60s today. and a few of us will be hitting 70 degrees. oakland, 34. san francisco 43 degrees. san jose, after a morning start in the low 40s, we will make it up to 61 degrees already by lunchtime. and upper 60s during the afternoon and into the evening commute. heading into the weekend, big changes way. cooler temperatures and rain. i'll talk more that in about seven minutes. over to mike now. tracking two crashes.
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>> the first one over here i'm showing you, i want to start with dramatic pictures of this fire hydrant. i want to show you a newer crash. there was a disabled vehicle. now the updated report. we see over here westbound 80. it sound like one lane is blocked by a crash. i don't know if that's an update to the earlier crash or if that is a separate crash in the same area. now back over toward belmont. harbor is one to avoid. off the bay shore freeway. to and from highway 101. pete has a lot more details. >> reporter: yeah. good morning to you, mike. we're here harbor road, as you mention mentioned, in belmont. we are confined to the sidewalk. you see this u-haul van about to get towed away. it hit the fire hydrant to the
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left. you can see the water shooting in the air 70 feet in front of the storage facility. a number of folks on the scene. chp, belmont fire and the water district. they are saying the crash happened around 3:00 a.m. in front on the storage facility. i spoke to the driver of the u-haul van who said he was traveling down harbor road trying to avoid an animal in the street when he lost control, eventually hitting that fire hydrant. there was a man in the nearby van who called the accident and called 911. i spoke to him and here's what he had to say. >> i heard this crashing sounbe. it was coming closer is and closer. it sounded like it was ripping everything away. i heard a big metal object by on the ground. >> you can see the water shooting up about 70 feet, guys, hitting the power lines.
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power has been turned off in this area. a pretty industrial area. mid peninsula water district is on the scene work to go shut the water off. it could take time because of all the water pressure. as we get more details, we will bring those to you in the next hour. pete suratos, today in the bay. pete, thank you very much. >> a story we have been following hours overnight. police in oakland looking for a driver that opened fire at an off-duty oakland police officer. >> bob redell is joining us live with what we know so far. bob, this was quite the search. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, sam and laura. yes, this off-doubt oakland police officer was heading southbound on 880. it was midnight last night when three people in a gray ford explorer caught the officer's vehicle, unmarked vehicle. the driver of the explorer then started firing at the off-duty
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officer. fortunately missed this officer. the officer did call for from his or her colleagues from opd. they started chasing the explorer. the suspectseneded up abandoning their suv at 5 a e a5th and bro. they brought in a canine. the trail eventually went cold and the search was called off. not clear if any suspects were taken into custody. they searched 880 by flashlight looking for bullet casings. bob redell, today in the bay. >> thank you, bob. our private e-mail accounts of government officials considered public record? that's what the court will decide today. this comes after private e-mails caused controversy recently but locally too. kris sanchez joining us with
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details on the local impact of this case, kris. >> reporter: good morning to you, sam. this is the case dating back to. e-mails and text messages sent on personal devices related to san pedro square. again, 2009. it was filed by ted smith after being told by city attorney those records were not accessible via the public records law because they were sent on personal devices. chuck reed and the council, including the current mayor and the head of the redevelopment agency, which no longer exists. that this california supreme court will decide today, whether they can conduct government business out of the citizens's view. many consider it part of the public record, even if they're on personal devices. but it is like asking government officials to hand over their house keys and monitoring
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personal accounts would be difficult and expensive. the california supreme court will take up the matter today. in case you're wondering, if our city leaders use their personal devices for work-related e-mails and texts today, those are subject to public records requests because in 2010, the city enacted sunshine reform to make things a little more transparent. kris sanchez, today in the bay. >> thanks for the latest, chris. 5:37. this morning u.c. berkeley is looking for suspects who destroyed a trump sign on campus last night. this is a photo of the aftermath. the sign was put up by campus republicans. they say two people took it down and shredded it. it has happened before. we have video posted on social media of another sign being destroyed on tuesday. republicans say they are increasingly under siege for their conservative views. >> two individual came to our table, destroyed our trump yard sign, completely ripping it to shreds. i chased them down and took
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photos of them. that's when they decided to corner me. one of the individuals on a bike tried to ram into me. >> tensions have grown since they decided to allow milo yiannopolous to give a speech. he later resigned from breitbart news and was dropped from his book detail. cal republicans want him back on campus. happening today, san francisco supervisor peskin is address too few ambulances per city. one friday night, five people were left with no ambulances to transport them to the hospital. some of the shortage had to do with an unforeseen surge in 911 calls. they will host a meeting looking into reasons the problem and what to do about it.
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>> if your bart train a little extra crowded you can thank google for it. why a pilot program that eased crowding is not moving forward. the program ended last month. bart was hoping to continue but google bought urban engines and decided not to move forward. they question as to why the partnership ended. parking lot is looking for another tech company. it is 5:39. getting ready for weekend rain. even though the rain holds off today, it will be here for the weekend, moving north to south. we are looking at the potential for getting half an inch of rain. there may be more farther to the north as the rain moves in between saturday night and early sunday. as we get a look at the current reservoir levels, anderson reservoir just below that 100%.
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it has stopped spilling over. with an additional half an inch of rain, it may cause minor problems. they're not expecting any major problems as the rain moves in for the weekend. but we will continue to monitor this and what else to expect as we head into the next weather system. i'll talk more about this. let's head over to mike now for a crash in san pablo >> that's right. as far back as pinole. we are showing a smooth flow of traffic. nothing unexpected anywhere south of the bay bridge as far as the freeways are concerned. a broken hydrant and water on the roadway in belmont. westbound 80, a crash blocking a couple of lanes. the lanes are cleared but there may be another fender-bender in the backup. we will continue to track that and highway 4. traffic flows well. except for the one exception in pinole, san pablo.
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travel time a half an hour. back to you. okay, mike, thanks so much. coming up, in the first national attempt the state is moving forward with allowing marijuana in clubs. new allegations with connections to russia and the white house on this day 42. two become one. then you're a couple. think of all you'll share... like snoring. does your bed do that? the dual adjustability of a sleep number bed allows you each to choose the firmness and comfort you want. so every couple can get the best sleep ever. does your bed do that? only at a sleep number store, where queen mattresses start at just $899. and right now save $400 on our most popular mattresses.
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kari wther tee it is now 5:44 with clear skies as you head out the door early on this thursday morning. we will see the sunrise happening in san jose at 6:48. and as we go through the day, look to see the temperatures making it into the mid to upper 60s. and in santa clara, up to 64 degrees during the middle of the day. the rest of the forecast works much cooler for the weekend. i'll talk about that, what to expect as rain moves in at 5:48. sthrao and a li sthrao. and a live look at this big geyser. we'll talk about your alternates. although the roadway is open. unless you want a car wash, you will avoid this. we have an erupting volcano here. new video showing mt. etna lighting up the skies on the
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eastern coast of sicily. it is showing no signs of stopping right now. just spewing orange. the orange fountain of lava is continuing to aoe representater. no danger to the surrounding communities. they are safe. as for some controlled feed now. ocean beach, come on, baby, light fire. probably shouldn't have gone for that line. recreational fire season is will resume after a four month hiatus. grab the graham crackers and marshmallows and let's make some s'mores. it is all first come, first served. >> you read it like such a news
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guy. colorado may be poised to take its legalized marijuana law one step further allowing private clubs where people can smoke. colorado state senate committee last night approved the measure to allow indoor pot smoking at approved clubs. food and beverages would not be allowed. it has to be approved by the full state senate and colorado house of representatives. >> the supreme court will take on a transgender bathroom space despite the guidance on that very herb. the advertises will be hearing a case from virginia after both sides agree to move forward. a transgender student wants to use the boys bathroom and a federal appeals court has ruled in its favor. president trump new policy says it does not violate policy. scott mcgrew has been examining the president's first 100 days
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in office. today, day 42. >> big trouble for attorney general jeff sessions. >> new allegations jeff sessions, our attorney general, met with russian ambassador during trump campaign. it was donald trump's first supporter at the time and worked with the campaign. nbc cameras caught up with sessions this morning. >> well, i have not met with any russians at any time to discuss any political campaign and those remarks are unbelievable to me. and anything else to say about that. so thank you. >> now, sessions has said in the past under oath he had no contact with the russians. let's go back and the first part of that sound bite from this morning if we could. >> well, i have not met with any russians at any time to discuss any political campaign. >> so we've got two different things. in early january under he said i
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have no connection with the russians. this morning he said he didn't talk to the russians about the campaign. let's go to the confirmation. >> i have been called a surrogate a time two in that campaign and i did not have communications with the russians. and i'm unable to comment on it. >> i did not have communications with the russians during that senate testimony. no contact with the russians. i didn't talk to them about the campaign. democrats are calling for sessions to resign. what if anything happens to sessions over this is probably less than what happens with the investigation itself. sessions will almost certainly have to recuse himself. he will have to appoint a special prosecutor instead. the stock markets roared ahead after president trump's speech. he gave a traditional speech. very few surprises.
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nothing like his inaugural address. the stock market posted 3.2 trillion in gains and consumer confidence is at a 15 year high. jobs! we'll find out about jobs for sure this coming friday. one to watch. thanks so much, scott. >> scott will be looking at president trump's tweets, executive orders and speeches throughout the first 100 days on today in the bay. he would like to hear from you. share your thoughts with scott on twitter, @scottmcdrew, and the latest political news on nbcbayarea.com. you may think an adult concert is about heartbreak. you don't know what adele might say or do. the singer violated a local to join her on stage. ♪
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>> yeah. it turns out the look alike has been impersonating adele for some time now. 65,000 people filled the stadium just to see adele. i saw her a video once of people auditioning to perform and she showed up and just belted it out. >> she's a beautiful woman, adele. i would like to sound like adele i would want to look like adele. >> pretty good attempt there. >> you sound like adele. >> you don't to hear my singing voi voice. >> rumor has it it's going to be a great day. >> it is. that is all we'll be talking about today. and the rumor is correct we will
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continue to see the temperatures reaching into the 60s and 70s with sunshine today. 41 degrees right now in the south bay as you head out the door. but we do have 30s some of the valleys. 37 in the north bay with patchy frost. come over and take a look at the seven-day forecast. it is now scrolling at the bottom of the screen. starting out with rain this weekend. as we go through the day, no worries about that just yet. going to see the temperatures reaching into the mid to upper 60s. a few spots hitting the low 60s for today. it will be very comfortable. as you you get up and about to wake the kids up, getting them ready for school, it will definitely be a hot chocolate warning and a hat needed along with the coat. it warms up at recess. six today with a light wind by
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the time they get out of school. a cold front will bring in rain late evening. saturday morning we will start to see rain into santa rosa and areas farther north. during dinner time it starts to approach san francisco. and during the evening, late saturday night, the movies, or going to visit a friend it will be definitely raining across the east bay, south bay, and the peninsula. on the back edge of that, we could see light snow showers on sunday, especially for the lowell vacations spots in the north bay. if you're following me on facebook and twitter, i'll keep you up to date on what's going on. dryer air returning early next week as the temperatures warm up. now as we head over to mike updating us with the upper east shore freeway. >> right on schedule and an
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earlier crash. you have a standard flow of traffic. earlier crash in a couple of. highway 4, a little extra. 35 minutes to the bay bridge. and the backup at the toll plaza. traffic can get through. let me show you why you can avoid there. 40 feet, maybe more, water up in the air. closer to 70 at times. it fluctuates. traffic gets by on harbor. use ralston to get to highway 101. a smoother flow of traffic for the rest of the day. 45 bart trains running on time. back to you. thanks so much, mike. 5:53. a third world problem here in california. we investigate why hundreds of thousands of californians currently don't have access to fresh, clean drinking water.
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granted-- our investigativeut fs while most of us may take it for granted our investigative unit found hundreds of thousands of our neighbors to the floor access to safe, reliable clean drinking water. >> steven stock reports. well, good morning, guys. we're not talk building some third world country but we are talking about right here in california where we discovered 300 communities exposed to contaminated water. even more have dry wells. abouting in 2012, the state of california formally recognized the human right to clean, safe drinking water. the first state in the country to do that. but our investigation discovered for many rural poor communities
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like eastporterville that promise has yet to be delivered. as of last month, 3,500 california households reported having wells dry. another problem nearly 700 how people are exposed to contaminated water at home or at school. the tainted water contains everything naturally occurring arsenic to fry traits from fertilizer and dairy farm waste runoff. because isolated private well systems are not counted in those numbers, the actual number of people drinking contaminated water could be closer to 1 million people. to industry the state's response go to by area.com/we investigate. steven, thank you. if you have a tip, give us a call 888-996-tips or send an e-mail to
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theunit@nbcbayarea.com. earlier this week we told you about one of the shortest flights from san francisco to santa rosa. angels flight in los angeles was featured in lala land. it used to haul people 298 feet up bunker hill. it was shut down because of safety problems. now the l.a. mayor says those issues are being resolved and the cars will be back in service by labor take. the railroad opened new year's day in 1901. so a cool tradition comes back. right now, 6:00. we're following breaking news on the peninsula. the driver of a u-haul van lost control some belmont and hits the fire hydrant you see be me. the issue it's causing for a nearby business. we are also following breaking news from oakland.
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shots at an off-duty police officer. preventing abuse. the steps twitter is taking to stop is people from harassing other users on the social media site. today in the bay continues right now. good thursday morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura tkpwar garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. i have a feeling we will see warmer temperatures here than in d.c. it is nice to say that. >> cool start to the morning but what a great finish. >> thursday makes it easier to get up and get moving. if you can keep warm because it is so very cold you step out the door. and clear skies will lead us into sunshine later today. 40 in san jose. san francisco, 44 degrees. here's a live look outside over san jose. the sun begins to rise. evergreen, mid-50s by 10:00. a quick warmup throughout the

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