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let's go straight to meterologist lawrence karnow find out what's cooking. >> we have another storm brewing out there this one winding down right now but we have yet another one a stronger storm heading toward the bay area. still a lot of clouds and now we're officially seeing delays at sfo of over an hour. so yeah, the clouds continuing around the bay area and pretty thick. we have drizzle and sprinkles in spots. but we're now really awaiting that next storm system that's going to begin to make its way into the bay area, that one sitting right in the pacific and putting itself together now. this is going to be a stronger storm system it's going to slowly slide into the bay area throughout the day today. we'll see the clouds first, and it won't be until this evening that we actually see some of the showers developing in the north bay. looks like a stormy night all around the bay area. let's check the slick roads with elizabeth. >> thank you. let's go outside towards the san mateo bridge do a bridge check to begin w everything so far, so good across the san mateo bridge.
eastbound traffic cruising. looks good past the nimitz freeway past the coliseum. no issues towards downtown oakland. there is an accident i reported earlier in the macarthur maze westbound 580 right there in the connector ramp to eastbound 80 heading towards emeryville in berkeley. that's been cleared to the shoulder. but a car did hit the wall so obviously it is still slick in spots so be extra careful this morning. a big honor right here in the bay area. a uc-berkeley scientist has just won the nobel prize for physics along with two others. >> saul perlmutter heads a supernova cosmology project. kristy seifkin has reaction. >> reporter: good morning to you, frank and grace. we were just at saul's house and as you can imagine, he is pretty elated this morning, just got the phone call several hours ago that he is in fact the winner of the nobel prize
for physics. he was working with the team of several scientists and there were actually three americans working on a project together. they were expecting to find that the energy of the -- that the universe was shrinking and they found the opposite that the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate and our kcbs team spoke with saul earlier this morning. here's what he had to say. >> we have known since oh, maybe the 1930s that the universe is getting larger and larger, which is already a mind- boggling idea and we had always thought that the universe would be slowing down. what we discovered when we went out to do the measurements of how much it was slowing down is that it's not slowing down at all; it's speeding up. >> reporter: when we spoke to saul a few minutes ago, he said this is a really great international collaboration. he will be sharing the $1.5 million in prize money with two other americans who won this year and saul is a relatively young winner, only 52. professor here in berkeley, he said he is going to be take the
day off from teaching obviously. there is a press conference and 10 a.m. where he will get to speak about the awards and they are trying to give his 8-year-old daughter a chance to sleep but i don't think she will get a chance this morning. lots of reporters and media stopping by quite happy to have a local win the nobel prize, very exciting. >> the mimosas are probably already being poured. he did get the call at 3 a.m.? >> reporter: he got the call really early this morning. he thought it was a hoax. a reporter said congratulations, for what? the wife went on the internet and poked around to find out that in fact they won and then received the call from stockholm and found out it was true. we are very happy for him. >> when you get a call at 2. a you just won the nobel prize -- oh, yeah, right. >> reporter: hard to believe. >> good for him. all right, kristy seifkin live in berkeley, great stuff, thanks, kristy. hayward police are on the scene of a murder this morning.
a man shot to death outside an apartment. this is a live picture of that apartment complex. it happened sometime before 9 a.m. near tyrell avenue. police don't believe robbery was involved but they are trying to determine motive. live pictures there. we'll have more information as soon as we get it. also new this morning, san francisco police have a suspect for a shooting in the bernal heights neighborhood. one was hit by gunfire on franconia street about 9:40 last night. the suspect was seen running into a nearby house. that person was taken into custody. police aren't releasing details on the condition though of that victim. and tonight san francisco police will hold a community meeting in the richmond district about a deadly officer- involved shooting. two people ended up dead. police discovered a husband and a wife yesterday who had been stabbed multiple times in their funston avenue home allegedly by their 44-year-old son. now, while officers tried to help the wounded couple, the suspect approached them
wielding two knives one in each hand. police opened fire. the suspect and his mother later died at the hospital. >> they appear to be related to each other. it is clear this guy has serious intent to hurt the people in the house as well as the officers when they tried to save these victims. >> the only survivor was the father, deny in us wu, the former president of the immigrant assistance group in chinatown. san leandro police need your help finding a person of interest in a triple homicide. they released this sketch a man described as black, with shoulder length dredlocks, 18 to 21 years old, 150 pounds and 5'7" tall. two teenaged girls and a man were killed at the tattoo party sunday morning. today the east palo alto city council is giving a report on the tragic death of a 6-year- old girl. sioreli torres was struck and killed in a crosswalk last week
on bay road as she walked to school. police want to hear from witnesses to the accident as they continue their investigation. the 6-year-old victim will be buried this morning. and tonight the oakland city council will consider tough new measures to crack down on gang violence. among them new injunctions in response to the murder of a 3- year-old boy in a drive-by shooting in east oakland in august. there was a lot of opposition against this but there is a new resolution that would void the original decision. a citywide curfew for youth is also up for discussion. it is 6:06. people in san carlos may smell natural gas this morning but there is no need for concern. pg&e says it's another pipeline test in the wake of last year's deadly explosion. today's pressure test will all start around 7:00 this morning
near interstate 280 and edgewood road. all right. the wait is over. apple's newest iphone will be unveiled in a few hours. >> i think you're going to go out and buy one. stephanie chuang is in cupertino with a sneak peek at the iphone 5. she joins us with more. people lining up? anyone there yet? >> reporter: not yet, just media. this is a media event at 10:00 called let's talk iphone. it is smaller because it's at the cupertino headquarters as opposed to convention centers. this is considered a delay because the unveiling usually happens sometime in the summer so lots of anticipation. there is also a lot of buzz about who is going to be leading today. that is the new ceo tim cook, who is expected to take center stage. he will lead the product unveiling. it's first time in years we won't be seeing the black turtleneck and jeans, steve jobs presenting. of course, he was a great showman. we'll have to see how cook does and what tone he sets as the company reveals its latest
iphone upgrade. >> the question is what's it called? you have heard that it might be called iphone 4s which takes the current 4 and speeds it up or an iphone 5 which to me suggests it's going to look different with a different shape and feel to it. that is not known right now. >> reporter: but here are some of the expected upgrades. the new mobile operating system, the ios5 that will include web browsing apps and content thinking. a much more powerful chip which is used in the current ipad should help with multitasking and gamers. the ipod service also so you can get music, photos, documents, wirelessly from different devices. a better rear camera up from 5 megapixels to 8. up to 64 gigs. and another feature with a lot of buzz is the assistant voice control which is you can speak
into the phone, say, i want to watch a football game on saturday a. it will find out where you are, i'm sure you know the football schedule anyway, but it can help figure out where it is. >> of course. >> what time it is. >> wow. >> reporter: it will get to know you better and improve its performance apparently so it's impressive. >> a phone with a personality. >> reporter: exactly. >> thank you. it's 6:09. amanda knox is a free woman. job offers she already getting as she comes home to seattle. >> plus an alarming discovery about breast cancer. why survival rates are expected to be lower. >> some new email shedding new light on solyndra. why president obama was warned not to visit that solar company. when we come back. these do-it-yourself
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the airport under heavy security. >> that was yesterday. the seattle woman released yesterday when -- from prison when she spent the last four years. knox and her former boyfriend were convicted two years ago of killing her british roommate. both were cleared yesterday in an appeal helped by a court ordered dna review that discredited much of the key evidence. a radio station in seattle has already offered her $10,000 to co-host the show for one week. but i would imagine she is going to make a lot more than that. jury selection is set to begin today in detroit for a man accused of trying to bring down a passenger plane with an underwear bomb. umar farouk abdulmutallab has pleaded not guilty in the case. prosecutors say he boarded the northwest airlines plane on christmas 2009 and tried to detonated a bomb before landing in detroit. two more girlfriends of
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hayward police are on the scene of a murder this morning... a hayward police on the scene of a murder this morningings a man shot to death outside an apartment near tyrell avenue. police are trying to determine motive. the east palo alto girl killed national crosswalk walking to school will be buried today. the school district is accepting donation to help pay for the funeral of 6-year-old sioreli torres. apple will unveil the iphone 5 at 10:00. it's been 14 months since the last one was introduced. new ceo tim cook will do the honors this morning in cupertino. good morning, bay area.
storm clouds beginning to pass eastward. there's another storm bearing down on the bay area. it will bring with it some more rain and this looks to be a bigger storm heading our way. clouds continuing and we have reports of drizzle and light sprinkles now but really the storm system winding down but boy, this next one looks to be a good soaker into the bay area and will bring with it heavier rainfall overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. out the door, we have delays at sfo over an hour because of the cloud cover. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. by the afternoon we may sneak in a glimmer of sunshine here but already going to begin to see some of the clouds from the next storm system in the bay area mild temperatures into the 60s and 70s. storm clouds off the coastline again and this one really just developing out there. the cold front still got a ways to go but could see some showers as we head into the north bay by this evening. and then overnight, the whole system slides through, rain going to be passing on by and some heavy snow in the sierra nevada where they have winter storm warnings up there, as well. clouds continuing to thicken up
toward the afternoon hours. the computer models picking up on the chance of showers developing at least in the north bay by about 7:00 in the evening hours. and then as we head overnight the main brunt of the storm passes through so tomorrow morning's commute will be very wet around the bay area. and then looks like it turns more into showers and the possibility of isolated thunderstorms. rainfall amounts could get interesting. maybe as much as an inch of rain in some wetter parts of the bay area. .87" in fact santa cruz mountains and the north bay of this is a better soaker than the one that just went through. mild numbers, so more stormy weather is on the way for tomorrow. chance of leftover showers into thursday but by next friday and the weekend, high pressure building in. and it looks like more sunshine returning to the bay area. all right. let's check the slick roads with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. they turned on the metering lights a little earlier than typical over at the bay bridge. so now we have stacking up in all lanes cash and fastrak
lanes just backed up to the very end. lot or almost to the end. lot. so only about a five- or ten- minute wait to get on the bridge. on the opposite side of the bridge, slower. more green on the san francisco side of the span. it's right there near the fremont street exit the first exit into san francisco. and speaking of san francisco, we still have these road closures. oracle openworld if you have been following it, this week, we have had these road closures on howard between 3rd and 4th streets. you will find detour signs in place to get around the mess by the moscone center. westbound 580 getting busy. you can see the brake lights towards the altamont pass. so pretty much stop and go this morning from mountain house parkway all the way towards 680 and the dublin interchange. our other slow spots, not the antioch bridge. bridge traffic looks okay. but it is closer until you
reach hillcrest towards railroad where again it tends to get busy in the area. speeds under 25 miles per hour in some spots. getting a check of the south bay now, roadwork won't slow you down much across the south bay. coming up the guadalupe parkway, we are still doing great. we are seeing a lot of green on our sensors across the south bay and including this live look, this snapshot of traffic here coming out of downtown san jose, on 280, but again mass transit would be a great option because it is still slick in spots. so everything is clocking in on time for bart, ace, muni and caltrain and your ferries. a pot measure is heading for the 2012 ballot in palo alto. early this morning, the city council agreed that voters should decide whether to allow up to three medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. they would be taxed athe 4% of gross -- taxed at 4% of gross receipts. nearly 40,000 women will die from cancer. death rates are increasing for
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id. the machines are also designed to verify that both those documents are authentic. the tsa hopes that the machines will improve security and shorten passengers' waiting time. >> i'm all for that. 6:26 now. a coffee giant trying to get its customers to help entrepreneurs get their business going up a little bit. >> that's right. starting next month, starbucks will be asking every customer for a $5 donation. millions could be raised and that would be used to provide loans to small businesses and they are hoping that that could create jobs all across the country but a little bit of a tough sell because you're already paying so much at starbucks. >> no kidding. if they just gave a free company of coffee for $5, you may be willing to hand over the money. stocks off to a rough start ahead of the opening bell. could we be headed for a bear market? >> plus amanda knox is coming home to seattle. the job offer waiting when she gets off the plane. and the bay area's home to
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>> it is. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:30. i wish we could guarantee a sunny forecast but it's wet. lawrence karnow has the forecast. >> we are going to get a soaker but i think the better part of the day going to be okay. a lot of clouds out there now, delays at sfo at over an hour but it's the break between now and the next storm system, that expected to move in a little later on this evening. we'll have more on that coming up in a moment. right now let's check the slick roads with elizabeth. >> it is slick in spots including across the golden gate bridge. you can see the shimmer effect that the wet roads are causing in our camera traffic heading into san francisco right now. it actually looks great across the span. but just getting word of a new problem in livermore. we'll tell you more about that coming right up. it's an international honor for the bay area, a cal scientist just won the nobel prize for physics along with two others. >> saul perlmutter heads up uc- berkeley's supernova cosmology project and kristy seifkin -- i
don't think she woke him up but she just talked to him and joins us now berkeley with some great news. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, frank and grace. yes, surprisingly, we didn't wake him up. he has been up for hours. dr. perlmutter got a call from stockholm this morning saying he was one of three winners. nobel prize, three americans winning the prize for physics this year and he has been working on this project as part of two teams who have been doing research on supernovas. what they discovered ee sently is that the university -- essentially is that the universe has been expanding at an accelerated rate and they thought they would find the opposite, a decrease. here's what he had to say. >> what could be powering the universe to make it go faster and faster? the possibility of a new form of energy called dark energy that could be 75% of the universe could be this stuff and we know nothing about it! it's also a sort of tribute to human interest in exploring what kind of world to we live in some of the ideas we are using have led to where we are
now come from all the different cultures of the world. >> reporter: when we talked to dr. perlmutter he really stressed the collaboration aspect, the fact that this was an international project and we are excited certainly though to have one of the winners right here in the bay area. the two other winners also americans brian schmidt and adam rice, he hasn't been able to talk to them their morning. their phones have been ringing off the hook. a reporter called him and he thought it was a prank. his wife went to the computer and checked the in evidence and it was confirmed that he was the winner after she checked and found it on the internet. there will be a press conference today. he will take the day off from work and just enjoy the award which he will receive on december 10, which was the anniversary of when nobel passed away. >> does he have any idea how he
will spend the third of the money? >> reporter: i don't think so. he is overwhelmed. it's split between three people maybe get together and take a fabulous trip together somewhere or maybe they will already have plans. an exciting day. >> a lot of times they just dump it back into research. he deserves little vacation. >> thank you. hayward police are on the scene of a murder this morning. a man has been shot to death outside an apartment. it happened sometime before 9:00 near tyrell avenue. police do not belief robbery was involved but they are still trying to determine a motive in the case. also new this morning, san francisco police have a suspect for a shooting in the bernal heights neighborhood. one person was hit by gunfire on franconia street around 9:40 last night. the suspect was seen running into a house nearby. that person was taken into
custody. no details on the condition of the victim. a community meeting tonight in san francisco's richmond district to discuss a deadly officer-involved shooting. two people have ended up dead and police discovered the husband and wife yesterday. they had been stabbed multiple times in their funston avenue home allegedly by their son. while officers tried to help the wounded couple, that suspect came at officers with two knives. police opened fire. the suspect and his mother later died at the hospital. >> they do appear to all be related to each other. it is clear that this person had serious intent to hurt the people in the house as well as the officers when they tried to save these victims. >> the only survivor of the attack is the father, dennis wu, the former president of an immigrant assistance group in chinatown. 6:35 now. san leandro police need some help finding a person of interest in a triple homicide. they released a sketch of a man described as a black with
shoulder length dredlocks, 18 to 21 years old, 150 pounds, 5'7" tall. two teenaged girls and a man were killed at a tattoo party on sunday morning. tonight the oakland city council will weigh some tough new measures to clamp down on gang violence in the city. among them, new injunctions in response to the murder of a 3- year-old boy in a drive-by shooting in east oakland in august. a citywide curfew for youth is also up for discussion. right now, an american foreign exchange student is flying home now that an italian appeals court overturned her murder conviction. several members of amanda knox's family were seen earlier today at the rome airport catching the first leg of their flight to london, england. knox was in a private area of the airport under heavy security. the seattle woman was released yesterday from prison where she has spent the past four years. knox and her former boyfriend were convicted two years ago of
killing her british roommate. both were cleared yesterday helped by a court ordered dna review that discredited key evidence. in the meantime a radio station in seattle already offering knox $10,000 to co-host a show for a week. it is 6:36. the wait is over for apple's newest iphone. we are finally going to find out what it's all about in just a couple hours. steph steph is in cupertino with a sneak peek at the iphone five -- stephanie chuang is in cupertino with a sneak peek at the iphone 5. >> reporter: good morning. it was former vice president al gore an a.m. board member who dropped a hint last month that the new iphones would be coming out in october. at 10 a.m. we'll get the details at the cupertino headquarters. this is also where of course the new ceo tim cook will be leading the product unveiling. so that means we will not be seeing the man with the black
turtleneck and jeans on stage a, of course, steve jobs, not presenting for the first time in years. cook is known to be noticeably less of a show man than his predecessor so we'll see how he does. there are questions about which phone carrier will get the deal for for this new phone. sprint may get in on it. let's look at the possible upgrades. the new mobile operating system ios5 that includes web browsing and other features. a more powerful chip used in the current ipad will help with multitasking with apps and good news for gamers. the icloud service so access things wirelessly on different devices. a beefed up rear camera from five to eight megapixels and not just the 16 and 32-gigabyte option but possibly up to 64 gigs offered. so at 10:00 this morning we will learn officially what is included with this new iphone.
our cnet editor brian cooley will join us at 6:45 to let us know what he expects and we'll have a crew here at this event so folks can check in on cbssf.com for the latest. >> thank you. the san francisco man who accused apple employees of impersonating police officers while searching his house might sue the company. 22-year-old sergio calderon hired a lawyer who tells cnet he is considering filing a lawsuit against apple. one of the six people who visited calderon's home in the bernal heights area said they would obtain a search warrant if they didn't let them in. they reportedly were look for that unreleased iphone 5 which got left at a bar at apple's request, looking for it. but apple didn't want them to lose the phone, obviously. >> obviously. 6:39 now. bit of a soaker yesterday but not done yet. >> yeah. let's kick it over to lawrence and find out what's going on. >> the storm door is open here in the bay area. it looks like we have another
system headed our way this one likely to be more potent than the one that just went through so yes indeed, we have some clouds continuing across our skies now. they will continue to move on through. couple of patches drizzle out there, as well. and we have delays now at sfo of over an hour. so with that in mind, we are going to keep things partly to mostly cloudy around the bay area this morning. maybe a couple of glimmers of sunshine before we get ready for the next storm system and that one looking to move in looks like as early as this evening in parts of the north bay but really the brunt of the whole storm system drops in overnight tonight. that rain is going to be a good soaker here. lots of snow in the sierra nevada maybe a foot of snow above 7,000 field. hard to believe it's coming this early in october. but here it comes. let's talk about the roads now with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. and we are just getting word of a new problem along the peninsula southbound 101 as you make your way towards palo alto. this is an accident involving sounds like a couple of cars blocking at least one lane so you can see our sensors they quickly turned to yellow as
soon as this accident was reported. so new problems on the peninsula again southbound 101 approaching university avenue. yeah, it is slick out there so be extra careful this morning. windshield wipers may be necessary because there is some drizzle in spots. and now we are going to go flying right over the altamont pass. as you pass the wind turbines, westbound 580 we have brake lights towards livermore and a new accident reported as well already cleared to the right shoulder. westbound 580 by north livermore accident noninjury hit-and-run accident but it is slow past the accident towards 680 and the dublin interchange. more traffic in a bit. back to you. 6:40. we have much more on the big iphone announcement coming up. >> brian cooley joins from us new york and will tell us about the features and what we can expect from the new ceo. >> mr. cook. and the market just opened about 10 minutes ago. a quick look at the early -- oh. early numbers aren't good. much like yesterday. out of the gate, a tough way,
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right now cloudy skies out there and it continues to see some drizzle in spots outside. so be prepared as you head out the door. delays at sfo for an hour. next storm system moving in off the pacific arrives in the evening hours. out the door, we have some drizzle and the roads are a bit wet. cloudy start all the way to the interior valleys. this afternoon we may see a glimmer of sunshine briefly and clouds then begin to pour back into our skies. it won't be long before we're talking about rain again. 70s and 60s outside. rainfall is going to put itself together very nicely as this storm system really just coming together right now in the pacific. lots of snow in the sierra nevada, about 6,000 feet. about 7,000 feet is a foot of snow a lot for this early in the season. still we have those clouds moving in for the better part
of the day. our computer models at 7:00 beginning to show some of the light showers showing up in parts of the north bay but really going to have to wait until overnight when the brunt of the storm moves through. you see the yellows and oranges passing by heavier rainfall tomorrow morning. so a very wet commute tomorrow morning early on, could be treacherous outside and yeah, the rainfall totals going to be more impressive. some places about an inch of rain in some of the wettest spots in parts of the north bay. santa cruz mountains upwards near an inch of rain, as well. a good soaker tonight. be prepared for that. by day, though, not a bad day. know not a rainout. unsettled, maybe even thunderstorms for tomorrow. a chance of some leftover showers on thursday but that storm will quickly wind down. then as we look toward this next weekend, elizabeth, a return to some sunshine and some sanity on the roads. >> yeah. i been looking forward to that actually even though i don't mind the rain, kind of hang out in a coffee shop, chill out, get all cozy with your magazine and hot cup of coffee -- [ laughter ]
>> or you can turn on those seat warmers as you're in your car. here's a live look heading towards the bay bridge. yeah, it is busy this morning heading into san francisco. it is already jammed towards the 880 overcrossing. they turned on the metering lights a little earlier a few minutes earlier than typical but elsewhere, we have been seeing a few more spinouts on the roads so be extra careful this morning. we also have street closures around san francisco oracle openworld, so howard street once again completely blocked off between 3rd and 4th. here's a spinout we have been talking about a new one down the eastshore freeway. this is westbound 80 before willow. they have two lanes blocked off and our sensors are beginning to show slowing as far backing aalmost coming off of the carquinez bridge carquinez bridge. heavy to berkeley. your drive time grows down the eastshore freeway. problems on the peninsula southbound 101 by university
avenue, solo car crash cleared to the center divide. checking out the marin county commute looks okay across the golden gate bridge. you can see how slick it is out there, though. windshield wipers may be necessary across some portions of the bay area. and we have more cameras southbound 101 near the 580 interchange through san rafael so far, so good. so maybe a good morning to use mass transit or once again just skip the work altogether and go hang out in a coffee shop with me. yeah. all right. back to you guys. >> with the slippers. >> thank you. 6:47. well, it is day 2 of the 4th quarter and not looking so good on wall street. >> no, not at all. the market could be going to the bears and we don't mean cal bears here. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com, it's looking ugly again today. >> reporter: blue faces on wall street. lots of rallying this morning, stock market approaching bear territory. the s&p 500 down another 1%, in
bear territory 20% since its high in april, the dow down about 18%. anytime an index is down 20% from a high, that is considered bear territory. mainly two reasons for this. the ongoing debt crisis in europe and the slowing economy in the united states which has resulted in the stock market sell-off over the past few months. all sorts of rumors going on with apple and its expected iphone announcement today. the fifth version of the iphone. one of them is sprint being added to the list of carriers along with at&t and verizon. "wall street journal" says sprint is going to make a heavy bet on the iphone purchasing 30 million of them over the next few years. and reportedly, sprint's ceo told the board that the company will probably lose money on the iphone through 2014. sprint hopes to close the gap
with verizon and at&t. american airlines stock coming back today. they lost a third of its value yesterday on bankruptcy fears. american airlines did not go through bankruptcy in the past decade, unlike other major u.s. carriers. it says that it's paying about $800 million more per year for labor costs compared with competitors. it says it won't file for bankruptcy. dow now 177 right now, nasdaq down by 20, s&p is off by 17. american airlines shares are up 15%. the market once again selling off on the greek debt fears. what else is new? >> not much. song remains the same. >> reporter: yeah. >> we'll cross our fingers and strap in. >> reporter: no signs of it slowing down any time soon, just all about europe and greece right now. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. as we have talked about all morning long, it's the day that apple is expected to unveil the latest version of its iphone
today. >> and cnet editor-at-large brian cooley is in new york city! he is going big time on us with a little insight. brian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so yes, we had the iphone event coming up at 10:00 this morning our time. and that's going to be a new iphone of some kind. what we don't know yet is will it be a 4s which tells us it will be an upgraded version of the same-looking iphone we have today or will it be something new, the iphone 5 which to me would suggest a completely different shape as has been rumored but we don't know at this point. so that's one of the first things to look for is will it look different? other features that might change might be a bigger screen, better battery life, better, faster, longer, that kind of thing. no disruptive technologies in this new phone, though. >> how about price? do you have any idea? they are getting a little competition and any idea when we can get our hands on one? >> reporter: price is
interesting on a smart phone of any kind. iphone, android, whatever. $200 is your standard price for any of the full featured top line phones of the where apple may go is into a lower cost phone. there may be prepaid phones a big percentage of phones right now. >> you can see more of cnet editor-at-large brian cooley at 7 a.m. >> thank you. it's a big honor for a bay area scientist. >> indeed. the shocking prediction about our universe that earned him a nobel prize. good morning, coming up on "the early show," headed home, amanda knox is finally leaving italy experiencing her first day of freedom after an italian jury acquitted her. what's next after the nightmare is over. a growing protest against a failing economy. there is fear and loathing as the country is on the edge of a double-dip recession and bear
tyrell avenue. police don't believe a robbery was involved but they are still trying to determine the motive. amanda knox headed home to the united states got out of prison in italy after an appeals court overturned her murder conviction. several members of the knox family were seen earlier today at the airport in rome. knox was in a private area at the airport under heavy security. the 24-year-old had been serving a 26 year prison sentence for killing her british roommate. she is coming home tonight to seattle. what an honor for the bay area. a cal scientist has just won the nobel prize for physics along with two others. kristy seifkin spoke with him early this morning and joins from you berkeley where i'm sure they are very excited. good morning. >> reporter: we weren't the first people to knock on his door. he was wide awake, had been doing interviews all morning, got a call this morning. saul perlmutter a professor at cal and an astrophysicist who works at berkeley livermore
labs was informed he was a winner of the nobel prize in physics along with two other americans. they have been doing research about supernovas and in their research determined that the universe is accelerating when they thought it was the opposite. here's what he had to say. >> it's a wonderful news. you can't hope for something like this as a scientist. >> reporter: he will be sharing the prize with brian schmidt and adam rees, the three of them splitting $1.5 million and a busy morning for dr. perlmutter. he will continue to talk to the media doing a press conference -- a teleconference at 7 a.m. and then a press conference at 10:00. they were trying to kept their little daughter asleep this morning but i don't think that she is get to going too much rest. certainly they are not going to get too much rest. taking the day off from teaching and from going into the lab and very excite to have
a local winner -- very excited to have a local winner. >> come on, get back to work, research to do. >> how how did you do in the crash course in physics? >> reporter: he made it very easy to understand. >> he is a cal guy so it goes with the territory. >> if only they could get one at ucla. >> cal, berkeley, rivalry here. >> give us the best forecast ever. >> a good one especially if you love the rain. [ laughter ] >> shaking your head. >> you guys from northern california, i got news from you. >> i'm going on their team. >> we have the rain bearing down on the bay area. we'll catch a break today but this evening, the rain begins to show up again in parts of the north bay. that rain really coming overnight tonight. it will be heavy at times into tomorrow morning before we start to dry out. but that's not going to happen until later thursday but toward the next weekend, yeah, that's
some california sunshine coming your way. warmer temperatures into saturday and sunday. >> northern california. >> beautiful california. yes. >> beautiful california. up and down the coast. all right. even though the rain really isn't coming until later on this afternoon and into the evening we are still dealing with problems on the roads this morning because it is still slick in spots including westbound 80 a really slow spot through hercules and it's an accident approaching willow and traffic continues to back up. in fact, the delays are growing backed up towards the carquinez bridge. so you will notice the drive time at the bottom of the screen, 35 minutes on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. at the bay bridge itself, the metering lights have been on now for 45 minutes. so that is stacked up for at least 20 minutes to get on the span. also, more problems along the peninsula, southbound 101 by university avenue that accident is still there. and it's jammed solid from willow and a new problem also reported now in mountain view on northbound 101 so again, a lot of spinouts already this morning and unfortunately, we continue to get even busier as
this morning commute gets under way. >> a little bit of rain not happy. >> i know. it makes a mess. we want to leave you with a happy story. two years, 3,000 miles, but a missing chihauhau from northern california finally home. he is probably a cal fan, too. >> it was an emotional union for cooper's family at a sacramento airport last night. cooper went missing two years ago ended up 3,000 miles away in florida. how he got there, we do not know. but cooper is finally home after he escaped during a florida storm. his microchip actually led his family to him back home here in california. >> there is the weather. le tread lightly, folks. have a great day. >> caption colorado, llc email@example.com good morning. amanda knox is on her way home to seattle this mor