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area. >> let's go, central, let's go. >> little leaguers from around the world descend on livermore. >> livermore has proven itself on the world stage. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning, everyone. tuesday is here. it's july 30. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. let's get a look at weather with lawrence. hey, lawrence. >> hey, guys. yeah, we're going to see temperatures below average again today. low clouds and fog sweeping onshore so we're starting out mostly cloudy over the bay and the coastline, partly cloudy in some of the valleys. temperature-wise in the 50s right now. not seeing drizzle this morning. but it is going to stay cool especially out toward the beaches today. you're going to see the sea breeze kicking in keeping the fog along the coastline. and it will be a slow burnoff today so these numbers running well below the average for this time of year. in fact, as much as 4 to 13
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degrees below the average. going to settle in at about 81 degrees still warm into livermore, 75 in concord and a cool 62 and breezy ee in san francisco. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thank you, lawrence. they will probably turn on the metering lights here any minute if you are heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza. in the cash lanes it look like it's backing up to the 880 overcrossing. but there is a nice large wide gap in the middle in the fastrak lanes once you get past the delays coming through the macarthur maze. let's go to our maps and check our roads. if you are traveling out of walnut creek looks good at this hour now off 24 and towards the caldecott tunnel. along the peninsula near sfo 101 and 280 are both moving at the limit. no delay through san mateo. and let's check the south bay now. if you are driving near 101 and trimble, we are seeing brake lights closer to mckee. everything looking good from trimble through santa clara. back to you guys. we're following developing
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news as you wake up this morning. loud explosions rock a community in florida and create a fireball in the sky. this morning, fire officials say equipment failure and human error may have led to the blast at a gas plant. 7 people were injured. here's a look this morning at what's left of the blue rhino plant. it was still smoldering hours after the initial explosions. it started last night near tarvaris northwest of orlando. as tara mergener reports, it appears everyone survived. >> reporter: a huge fireball went into the sky as a propane company was rocked by explosions. >> a big circle of fire. >> reporter: the blast started around 10:30 at the blue rhino propane facility, a company that exchanges and cleans propane tanks. at least 2 dozen employees were in the building at the time of the blast. >> i heard the explosion and it threw me back about 3 feet. i landed on my butt and then my sight was blurry and my ears
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were ringing real bad and everyone was running. i just got up and ran. >> reporter: there were more than 53,000 tanks at the facility. >> sounded like a bomb going off. and hundreds of them. >> reporter: some of the 20- pound canisters ignited shooting into the sky. >> we started seeing those gas tanks flying up in the air and it literally, it had be at least 300 feet in the air. >> reporter: the blast could be felt for miles very far away. >> people in towns 10 miles from here were reporting feeling the homes shaking. >> reporter: officials initially evacuated all homes within a mile radius. >> it was shaking everything in the house. >> reporter: the evacuation order has since been lifted. the cause of the fire is still undetermined. tara mergener for cbs news. >> the plant was built in 2004 and employs about 50 people.
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new this morning, in san francisco firefighters stumble on a pot grow operation while battling a fire at a visitacion valley home. it appeared it happened on tucker avenue a little after midnight. investigators found about 60 small plants on the top floor of the home. the fire department says it was especially risky because of illegal wiring and boarded-up windows. surf's up along the shores of the hawaiian islands even though flossie is not a tropical storm any longer. oahu as tropical depression intocy continues churning out waves there even though the storm is downgraded this morning. it's still threatening power outages and minor damage as it heads for the big island in maui. in anticipation of the storm, airlines have canceled several flights out of hawaii including some heading for san jose and san francisco. >> we are hoping to get in on another flight but there's nothing going out of here so
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we're stuck here. >> the national weather service says the flash flood watch remains in effect through tonight. a bay area man who was the spokesman for the california department of fish and wildlife has died in hawaii. 51-year-old michael taugher of benicia was snorkeling near a spot called black rock when he became separated from his family. he was later found unresponsive in the water. taugher was the assistant deputy director of communications at the wildlife agency and previously was a newspaper reporter. the clock is ticking and today union workers and bart leaders hope to hammer out key sticking points in the contract negotiations. today is the lead negotiator's first day back from vacation. he has until sunday at 11:59 p.m. to get the two sides to reach an agreement or the bay area will face another strike. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in millbrae with where things stand. cate. >> reporter: as you mentioned, now that bart's chief negotiator is back, both sides are hoping that they can make
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progress on those major sticking points. >> what do we wanted? >> contract. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> reporter: that was from yesterday morning when union workers interrupted bart general manager's speech to the american public transportation association. the unions are calling for bart's chief negotiator tom hawk to step down after missing 10 negotiating days. the union says they have not been able to touch the major issues without him. >> bart has had a very sort of laid back approach to it which makes us suspicious of their intentions. >> reporter: now, one of those major issuing is still salary. according to the bay area news group, the average pay for a bart union worker is $76,000. bart has offered a 5 to 8% raise if employees contribute to healthcare and pension. and the unions countered with a 20% pay hike over the next three years. bart says if it caves to union
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demands it means raising fares by 18%. talks are expected to continue today and we are hearing from both sides they will continue every day until sunday to the deadline. live in millbrae, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> union officials say if another strike is necessary, they will give 72 hours' notice. today the oakland city council will consider a measure aimed to reduce violence and vandalism at protests. demonstrators smashed windows during recent protests of george zimmerman's acquittal. the measure would ban possession of 4578 miles an hour, wrenches and -- hammers, wrenches and slingshots and other items that could cause damage at demonstrations. today a military judge will announce the verdict in the trial of a u.s. soldier accused of helping the enemy. we have live pictures where we are waiting for bradley manning's arrival at fort meade, maryland. he is on trial for giving classified national security documents to the website wikileaks. he charged with several counts of espionage, computer fraud
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and theft. manning says he did it to encourage debate over america's conduct at war. he could face a life sentence. a homecoming 62 years in the making. this morning, the remains of a san francisco soldier held as prisoner of war will arrive at san jose international airport. sergeant first class joseph steinberg was captured during the korean war and starved to death in enemy hands. he will be laid to rest at golden gate national cemetery thursday with full military honors. a united airlines baggage handler and his wife are accused of stealing luggage after the july 6 crash at sfo. police say sean crudup and his wife raychas thomas were caught on surveillance video taking luggage that was sent to sfo while its owners were diverted. they say thomas was caught returning items from the bags at nordstrom. the followedder head of the ross valley -- the former head of the ross valley sanitary district is going to the could
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he is charged with misusing $350,000 in public funds. he was loaned the money to find a place to live. instead, brett nelson richards is accused of keeping the money, quitting his job and fleeing the country. he was eventually arrested in the philippines. up next following the trail of green paint. the first arrest in vandalism attacks on the nation's capital. >> love yosemite? leave it alone. the new plan that would drastically change how tourists enjoy the park. >> let go, central, let's go! >> and a field of dreams for little leaguers all around the worm. how livermore is making some history later today. >> clouds rolling back into the bay area. will we see a heat wave on the horizon? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and a mass transit check. so far bart, ace, caltrain and your ferries are all running on time. we'll have more "timesaver traffic" coming up. ,, ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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jewelry heist in the french riviera resort of can. it's now estimated a burglar some new details in a hollywood style jewelry heist in the french river area cannes. they stole $136 million worth of jewelry. the largest heist in french history. investigators say the thief armed with a gun held up employees at the carlton hotel sunday on the french riviera in broad daylight, walked out with a briefcase stuffed full of 72 pieces of rings, diamond earrings and jewels. washington, d.c. police have arrested a woman who they believe was involved in vandalism at the national cathedral. park police say green paint was still wet when they discovered it splashed on the organ console as well as paint on a
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statute outside the smithsonian. we are starting to heat up over at the bay bridge. so unfortunately, it's too late to beat the morning rush because you can see it is backed up now in all lanes. the fastrak lanes are beginning to fill in because of course the metering lights have been turned on. they were turned on this morning at 6:04 and it's backed up to the west grand overcrossessing. an earlier stall on incline is cleared. let's go out towards the dublin interchange. westbound 580 pretty crowded once again this morning and the delays begin through the livermore valley towards isabel and that's what it looks like into the dublin-pleasanton area. let's get a drive time and show you what it looks like on our sensors, as well. 26 miles per hour now coming through the altamont pass. drive time is more than a half hour out towards 680 and the dublin interchange. westbound 4, the two areas are competing for the longest drive times now. antioch is backed up as well like it usually is at this time of the morning. "a" street to somersville those red sensors by the way 25 miles
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per hour or less. along the peninsula though maybe you got to head towards sfo no problems right now on 101 either direction between san mateo and san bruno. and it continues to be a quick ride towards san francisco. let's -- i think that was my last thing. okay, a check of my traffic. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> i'll take over from here, elizabeth. [ laughter ] we are starting out with low clouds and fog along the coastline and inside the bay. looking towards the valleys our mount vaca high clouds in the distance you can see the sun just beginning to come up. we are expecting nice weather ahead today although it's going to be cooler than average. a lot of sunshine inland. mild temperatures in many spots. so minor changes over the workweek here. on the weekend high pressure builds in. low pressure and this whole trough is camped out along the west coast ushering in low clouds and the sea breeze and cool air filtering in so these
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temperatures staying on the cool side again for today. some of these numbers a good 4 to 13 degrees below the average. reports of delays of over an hour on arriving flights at sfo. 67 degrees, partly cloudy this afternoon as low clouds begin to lift. houston 97, possibility of showers in chicago at 75 degrees. mostly sunny towards denver at 84. 82 sunny in new york. around the bay this afternoon sunshine, temperatures comfortable, 74 milpitas, 77 in san jose, and a warm 83 in morgan hill. 60s as you head toward pacifica and half moon bay. east bay numbers in the 70s and maybe a few low 80s. inside the bay it will take a little longer for the low clouds to break up so a cool 62 into san francisco but only 59 in daly city and 70 and sunny this afternoon in santa rosa. next couple of days minor fluctuations. warming up on the weekend. more sunshine on the way. then looks like the temperatures are going to heat
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up maybe near normal as we get towards sunday and monday. >> good sleeping weather, though. >> it is. >> it was nice last night. exact-exactly what i would like to be doing. >> next update in 10 minutes. [ laughter ] san francisco's desire for healthy foods even extents to inmates. low sodium meals and a minimum of two servings of fresh fruitdale are already offered at county jails but they could soon be eating locally grown vegetables. each meal would cost $1.56. the push is to help combat inmate obesity. >> gloria stein happen, jesse jackson and others are supporting prison hunger strikes in california calling for an end of the state's user solitary confinement to control prison gang violence. a group of "a" listers sent a petition to governor brown yesterday. prison officials say 385
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inmates have refused to eat since july 8. the national park service is proposing a makeover for yosemite to restore more than 200 acres of meadows and reorganize transportation, reduce traffic congestion in the park. it also proposes closing nearby rental facilities for bicyclists, horseback riding and rafters. the goal is to shrink the human presence along the merced river. some conservationists want more restrictions. a new plan for the park was due tomorrow but the deadline was extended for five months. little league baseball creating quite a buzz here in the bay area. >> it was just last year petaluma's nationals reached the championship game of the little legal world series in williams ported, pennsylvania. petaluma's nationals reached the championship game of the little league world series in williamsport, pennsylvania. this week, young ballplayers are in livermore for the first- ever little league intermediate division world series. this tournament involves 10 times from asia, canada, latin america, puerto rico and six regions of the mainland u.s. each team brought about 50 people for the eight-day event and will boost the livermore economy.
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>> this is very exciting event. this is unbelievable. >> it is exciting, isn't it? >> the field includes a host team from pleasanton. the tournament begins today at max baer park. extra eyes for law enforcement. coming up how a plan for a citywide surveillance system in oakland is now raising privacy concerns. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. the as continue to light up the scoreboard and the defending champions get their day in the sun at the white house. coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning, everybody. this time last year, the as were clawing their way up the division ladder. last night they had a six-game cushion over the rangers in the american league west. there is no sign of losing it. the as welcomed the blue jays to the coliseum. yoenis cespedes still trying to get that average up and here we
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go. past third base, two-run score, cespedes digs out his third triple of the season. 3-0 as. josh reddick found it. the gap, rolls to the wall. the as take a 7-1 lead and win 9-4. and aj griffin picks up his tenth win of the year. ryan braun suspended for the season for using performance-enhancing drugs. but the team is also paying the price. milwaukee will offer its fans $10 vouchers for anybody attending a home game in august. and giants met with president obama yesterday on the white house lawn for winning the world series. vern glenn caught up with two white house employees who grew up giants fans. >> i was just in san francisco, flew back last night with my brother just to come here and see the ceremony. >> it was pretty cool. it was really cool. huge giants fan, grew up going to the stick, then they moved. so it was wonderful to be here. >> unfortunately, the giants are 12 games under .500, 10
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games out of first place, they were not granted a presidential pardon. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. thank you, dennis. play of the day, last night in oakland, brett lowry with a ballet move the pirouette before throwing out josh donaldson to first. not enough to beat the first place as. they beat up on the jays 9-4. a san jose state alum has won the senior british open. mark wiebe clinched the victory on the fifth play-off hole using a superb approach shot from the rough to set up a two- putt for a par besting his play- off rival bernhard langer of germany. he led by two shots in the final hole of regulation but settled for a double bogey. 6:24, trucks erupting in fireballs. how employees escaped a series of big explosions at a florida
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gas plant. >> it's one of the most feared words in medicine, how doctors say rethinking the name cancer could change how patients are treated. >> stop driving around my neighborhood. that's what the neighbors here in marinwood are saying. i'll tell you about the crackdown on freeway jumping coming up. ♪
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and no payments for 90 days >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald the explosion was so bad that i literally -- the shock wave and the heat threw me back three feet with my trash can. >> explosions felt for miles. what we're now learning about the cause of the powerful blast at a florida propane plant. >> reporter: i'm sue kwon in
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marinwood. i'll tell you about the tricky maneuvers drivers are making to avoid traffic on 101. the crackdown coming up. >> here come the clouds. temperatures run well below the average. when will we heat up again? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we got a traffic jam over at the bay bridge toll plaza. how far it's backed up plus your longest bay area drive time. we'll have that coming up. >> good morning. it's tuesday, july 30. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. time now is almost 6:30. we're following the latest developments out of florida. towering flames filled the sky after several explosions at a gas plant. this morning, we're learning equipment failure and human error may be to blame. today crews will be sifting through the destruction including these trucks that were engulfed at the propane facility. here's a look this morning at what's left of the blue rhino plant. smoke is still spewing out even though it's been hours after the initial explosion. it started late last night near tarvaris a city northwest of
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orlando. at least two dozen workers were in the building when the explosions began. >> we started seeing those grills tanks, gas tanks, flying up in the air and it had to be 300 feet in the air. >> evacuations were lifted this morning. the plant refilled propane tanks typically used for barbecues. and new this morning a marijuana grow house catching fire in san francisco about 12:30 this morning on tucker avenue in the visitacion valley. investigators found about 60 small plants on the top floor of the home. the fire department says fighting the fire was especially risky because of the illegal wiring and boarded-up windows at that grow house. bart's lead negotiator finally back from vacation and only has until sunday at midnight to give both sides to reach an agreement and avoid another bay area-wide bart strike. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in millbrae with the main sticking points that all need to be hammered out. they're a ways away, i guess, right, cate?
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>> reporter: that's right, frank. you know, bart says if they do concede to union demands, it will be the riders who will have to pay. >> what do we want? >> contract. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> tensions between the two sides are extending beyond the bargaining table. union workers interrupted bart general manager grace kernikan at a speech in san francisco yesterday, an indication that the two sides are still far apart. bart and the two unions will address major issues today. one of them is pay. the average pay for a bart union worker is $76,000. bart offered a 5 to 8% raise only if workers agreed to pick up healthcare and pension costs. the unions want a 20% pay hike over three years. bart says this will come out of riders' pockets. >> that's going to cost our
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riders 18% fare increases. >> reporter: both sides say they have made progress on smaller issues but they have yet to touch those major issues of salary, pension and healthcare costs. part of that was because the union said that bart's chief negotiatedder was on vacation for 10 days but as we mentioned, he is back and will be at the table today. live in millbrae, we'll be right back. >> if the two sides don't reach an agreement by sunday is striking their only option? >> reporter: no. there is good news. both sides have agreed if progress continues at the table then they will explore extending that temporary contract until they reach an agreement or until the negotiations fall through but that's if progress continues at the table. we have yet to see that. >> a lot of work to do. cate caugiran live for us in millbrae, thanks. in other bay area news, protestors plan to be and the tonight's city council meeting to oppose a surveillance have for the port of oakland. 2 will consider taking -- it
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will consider taking a $2 million federal grant for a location to check the ports and police departments surveillance cameras. the polls open less than a half hour from now in santa clara county's district 2. the runoff will decide who replaces that man, george shirakawa, jr. on the board of supervisors there. shirakawa resigned back in march before pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of public and campaign funds. cindy chavez was the top vote- getter last month in the special election and she will face teresa alvarado. the san jose earthquakes' new stadium won't be open for the start of the 2014 season after all. there are unforeseen delays in excavating the site near mineta international airport. construction crews discovered used munitions, concrete vaults and other surprises. the quakes will keep playing at santa clara's buckshaw stadium for the first half of next
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season. lawrence is here to tell us about a beautiful day. >> i was there for the groundbreaking. it used to be a tank making facility. >> they are finding all kinds of things. >> no surprise. we have low clouds and fog onshore into the bay this morning and some of the valleys. delays at sfo of over an hour on arriving flights now. those clouds are going to be breaking up and this is a nice shot from our mount vaca cam. the sun coming up there. you can see some of the smoke there in the distance making for a beautiful sunrise. out over the bay you have some cloudy skies and, well, looks like it is going to stay cloudy for quite a while this morning then break up toward the afternoon. but the temperatures are going to be cooler. numbers now mainly in the 50s. by the afternoon, we'll keep you down but comfortable inland. 77 degrees in san jose. 83 in morgan hill. and 77 degrees in santa clara. east bay temperatures 70s and some low 80s. these numbers as much as 13 degrees below average for this time of year and into san francisco, a cool and breezy 62 degrees. partly cloudy into the
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afternoon. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thank you, lawrence. >> we have a lot of slow areas but fortunately no huge hot spots. let's take you towards the east bay. nimitz 880 in oakland, right there by the oakland coliseum. >> it's farther south. we have overnight roadwork southbound 880 between 237 and great mall parkway. that is scheduled to wrap up here in the next 25 minutes. out to the bay bridge, a slow drive time now, stacking up towards the foot of the maze at least 15 minutes to get you on to the bay bridge. fortunately they cleared that earlier stall on the incline section. past treasure island, then our speed sensors really improve toward san francisco. and now to the san mateo bridge. both directions still holding steady. that 15-minute drive time is what you got right now between hayward and foster city. so no delay at all over the high-rise. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. some north bay commuters are trying to skip traffic jams by driving into a neighborhood along highway 101.
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the neighbors aren't happy about the extra cars filling up their streets. kpix 5 reporter sue kwon is live in marinwood checking the commuters trying to find a shortcut to beat the freeway traffic. >> reporter: good morning. this is ground zero for where these commuters are annoying the neighbors here in marinwood. i'm a couple of hundred yards away from highway 101. it is time for the migration south and some of the commuters think they have it all figured out. marin county is putting the brakes on freeway jumpers. these are the people driving south on 101. they see the backup ahead and then they get off just north of here at miller creek road and think i'm going to scream through the neighborhood roads and pop back on the freeway here at marinwood. today county supervisors are going to review an ordinance that would ban u-turns at the intersections in the area that enable these renegades. >> i think it's a psychological thing. they just want to feel that they're moving and that they are getting somewhere when they
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aren't. >> people are making u-turns so they are backing up the intersection fairly badly and actually blocking other traffic. so people get kind of upset. >> reporter: so bottom line, for motorists, no u-turns between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. cutting off that maneuver in this intersection and enforcing the 25-mile-an-hour speed limit should help squash some of the activity in this area. now, it only gets really bad when there's a bad backup. right now, traffic is flowing smoothly. live in marinwood, sue kwon, kpix 5. a public hearing on the issue is scheduled for august 6. just moments ago, accused u.s. military intelligence leaker bradley manning arrived at fort meade, maryland. manning is accused of giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents and videos to the website wikileaks. he has pleaded guilty to nearly a dozen lesser charges but not the most serious one aiding the enemy. if the judge finds him guilty of that later today, manning
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could face life in prison. time now 6:37. incredible video of a tornado tearing through an italian city. the trail of destruction at an industrial park. >> and going back to school with the hottest toys. donald bell has the best buys for parents that are on a budget. >> and bringing sexy back so soon? why not? justin timberlake's encore performance in the bay area. >> and the market opened up just about 10 minutes ago on this tuesday. take a quick check of the early numbers. and it's all looking mighty good. everything is green. we'll crunch the numbers with kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks coming up. ,,,,
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for over 60,000 california foster children, having necessary school supplies can mean the difference between success and failure. the day i start, i'm already behind. i never know what i'm gonna need. new school, new classes, new kids. it's hard starting over. to help, sleep train is collecting school supplies for local foster children. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help a foster child start the school year right. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. industrial region of northe italy. cell phone video capd the twister as it destroyed cars, new this morning, watch as
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a tornado tears through an industrial region, this is out of northern italy of all places. cell phone video captured the twister as it destroyed cars turned trucks over uprooted telegraph poles there but some buildings no longer have roofs or doors. 12 people were hurt, nobody was killed. high hopes are mixing with caution this morning in washington. secretary of state john kerry is hosting peace talks with israeli and palestinian negotiators. he hosted a dinner last night at the state department. it will be hard to get a long- term deal. >> i know the negotiations will be tough. but i also know that the consequences of not trying could be worse. >> the plan is for negotiations to continue for at least nine months. >> the u.s. senate has confirmed james comey as the new director of the fbi. the 93-1 vote came yesterday after republican rand paul of kentucky dropped his filibuster. paul was the only senator to
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vote against the confirmation. comey is a former deputy attorney general who worked in the george w. bush administration. it's the word nobody wants to hear from a doctor, cancer. and now there's a proposal to redefine the disease. national cancer institute says some precancerous conditions should be renamed. that way, patients could avoid treatments that are unnecessary. they say some precancer never develops into full-blown cancer. the final decision is years away. and more u.s. families are struggling now to pay for diapers. the journal "pediatrics" found 1 in 3 poor families cannot afford to buy diapers. so babies sit longer in dirty diapers getting rashes and infections. now parents are getting him from nonprofits. >> reporter: how does that make you feel as a mom? >> not good, i don't have diapers to take care of my
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children. >> they cost up to 32 a box and since government programs don't pay for diapers, nonprofits like help a mother out have been stockpiling donated diapers by the hundreds of thousands. almost time to send the kids back to school. it's almost august. >> i know. remember when it was number 2 pencils and trapper keepers? >> what's that? where you keep your stuff? >> no one knows what a trapper keeper is. i had one. shopping for school supplies is more advanced. cnet editor donald bell has more. >> what's a trapper key? >> a folder that holds other folders. >> we called those peachy folders. >> reporter: back to school tech ideas from our big wrap-up at cnet. all of our tech gifts that we think are exciting or kind of like a nice treat for a kid going back to high school or
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college. a $50 bluetooth speaker the cambridge sound works untz. and it's oddly named but great sounding speaker you can find under $50. kids these days they don't keep their music on their ipods or their walkmans. they keep it on their phones so they need a bluetooth speaker to be able to get that music playing in their dorm room and this is a great option and not that much money and stylish. cambridge soundworks not a company that's done a lot of consumer technology in this space but they do it right. >> do they sound good? >> great for $50. it's hard just physically to get that kind of sound out of something that small. but they do a good job and it works as a speaker upon, as well. >> don't know if you should have this in a dorm room but a tv? that's important, too, right? >> reporter: yeah. we have a pick here called the vizio 320iao is a $400 speaker. it's like your -- not speaker. television. it's your best budget
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television option we have seen at cnet. this still has all the bells and whistles that vizio is known for, for the smart tvs so you can connect this during the internet. . it's a starter tv for 32". >> sounds like the bmw. >> the how much is it? >> around $400. >> not going to break the bank. >> you brought a little prop. you have a phone. >> this is our number one pick. this is the samsung galaxy s4 smartphone. it's available on every carrier now. it was samsung's flagship phone for last year, the s3 now it's the s4. slightly larger screen 5", beautiful screen, great camera, android 4.2 so you get the android apps and google services built in. you think about how you used to carry around a calculator and everything. it's a computer in the pocket. the future is here. >> i was in an airport a couple
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of days ago in boston. everyone waiting to get on the plane, right in their phones. >> i know. >> now it's all changed. >> one last item the macbook. >> the macbook air is our best choice for back-to-school laptop. $1,000 is the basic configuration. it's extremely light. that's why we like it especially for students that are still carrying a backpack full of books. this is very light and inspite of that, it has all day battery life. so it doesn't have to be recharged all day. >> how much? >> $1,000. >> that's expensive. >> if you have a couple of kids. >> laptops back in my days were still multithousand dollars devices. you would not even think about it. >> you needed a wheelbarrow to bring them into your dorm room. >> i had a word processor in college. donald bell from cnet, thank you. the bay area's leading the way as home prices recover nationwide. >> here now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this shouldn't be a surprise if anybody has been looking to buy
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a house around the bay area. prices have been surging and according to the latest kay schiller report they are up across the country but no place is outpacing the nine-county region in the bay area. in may from april, prices were up 4.3%. biggest month over month gain. year-over-year, bay area up 24.5%. 3 other metro areas were up around 20% including vegas, phoenix and atlanta. overall in the 20-city region that the kay schiller checked it was up 12.2% from a year ago. the economy in focus all week. a lot of big reports. the federal reserve starts its two-day policy meeting today wraps it up tomorrow. investors looking for further clarification as to when the central bank will start to taper its massive monthly bond purchases. also want to get some further clarification about interest rates. the fed has maintained its federal funds rate at a record low for several years now. stock market off to a good start, usually cautious ahead of a fed meeting.
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the numbers are up after a losing day yesterday. dow up 39. nasdaq up 13. s&p higher by 4 points. back to you. >> thank you. time now for a look at what's coming up in 10 minutes on "cbs this morning." >> gayle king is usually standing by the big wall but you're sitting down today. >> good morning. >> reporter: you know, because we have lots of stuff to do today and i wanted to be here at the desk so we could get to it quickly. hello, michelle, frank, good to see you. >> good morning. >> reporter: ahead -- good morning. ahead are changes coming to the catholic church after the pope's comment on gays? the archbishop of new york cardinal dolan joins us in studio 57. plus experts want to stop calling some conditions cancer altogether. top oncologist dr. david a. gus on how we treat the disease. >> we'll take you up in the air alongside a man with jet propelled wings. we are calling him jetman as he
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prepares to fly over u.s. crowds for the first time. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. frank, does that look like fun? >> i wasn't sure if he was strapped to the plane. that looks fun. >> i will stay on the ground, thank you very much. >> reporter: me, too. >> all right. >> see you at 7:00. time for weather, mr. karnow are you delivering the goods? >> i think so. going to be a decent day although these temperatures still below average but it's comfortable in many spots. clouds early on inside the bay filtering into the north bay valleys, as well. in the afternoon, that will breakaway back toward the coastline. cool at the beaches and mild in many spots in the interior valleys, it will be warm some low 80s possible. still minor changes over the next few days. low pressure camping out along the coastline. a whole trough is ushering in the cool air keeping the temperatures down again today on the cool side toward the coastline and inside the bay some of these temperatures
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running a good 13 degrees below the average. 99 degrees hot in the central valley in fresno. 86 in sacramento. 96 in yosemite. sunny around the bay. you will see temperatures soaring to the 70s and low 80s in the south bay. 50s and 60s out toward the coastline. east bay temperatures only in the 70s and low 80s this afternoon. but comfortable. inside the bay cool into san francisco a little breezy too. 62 degrees there. about 59 lots of clouds into daly city. next couple of days we are going to watch temperatures fluctuate a little bit then toward the weekend high pressure sneaks in. those temperatures finally beginning to warm back up. let's check the roads now with elizabeth. we have new problems this morning on westbound 580. we have a couple of cars involved in a crash. it is westbound right there approaching north livermore avenue. so you can see the slowing just behind it. 33 miles an hour. our sensors are picking up slowing from at least the livermore truck scales. and we'll check out a drive time if you are coming from the altamont pass, it is in the heavy category now almost 40
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minutes in those westbound lanes from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. it's heavy traffic towards hacienda. also very sluggish this morning through antioch at "a" street and heavy towards pittsburg. highway 37 seeing our usual slow-and-go as you pass mare island. there was an earlier crash westbound 37 approaching 121 but it looks like that's cleared to the right shoulder. let's go outside show you a couple of live traffic cameras. at the bay bridge they turned on the metering lights 6:04 just the usual commute jamming up towards the maze in all lanes filling in in the fastrak lanes as well and out towards the golden gate bridge looks good free and clear this morning all the way down 101 from san rafael into sausalito and across the span. back to you. >> thank you. he was just here last weekend and justin timberlake is bringing sexy back to the bay area. friday he appeared with rapper jay-z but when he performs at san jose's newly renamed sap center the singer will be a
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solo act. tickets for his january 19 20/20 experience tour go on sale. tickets are between 50 and $175. coming up on kpix 5, time is ticking for a new bart contract. bart says they can't afford what the union wants. how the costs may fall on the riders. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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can see it out there. crews are preparing to take the coffin off of the plane and there is a reception line there waiting for the flag-draped coffin to come off of the plane. the san francisco native was captured 62 years ago during the korean war. he starved to death in enemy hands. steinberg will be laid to rest at golden gate national cemetery on thursday with full military honors. >> reporter: i'm cate caugiran. bart talks will resume in a few hours and now that bart's chief negotiator is back, bart and the two unions will start work on major issues. still, the unions are call for the bart chief negotiator to step down after missing 10 negotiating days saying talks are set back. they made progress on smaller issue but still need to tackle big ones like salary. the average pay for a bart union worker is $76,000. bart has offered a 5 to 8%
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raise if they contribute to healthcare and pensions. the unions want a 20% pay hike over the next three years. if the bart caves to the union demands, they say they will have to raise fares by 18%. cate caugiran, kpix 5. authorities in florida now say 8 people were hurt after a series of explosions at a propane plant. >> flames could be seen for miles after the blast began late last night at the blue rhino facility near tarvaris. the investigation still is in its early stages but it appears equipment failure and human error may have been factors in the explosion. taking a last check of traffic this morning, our biggest drive time once again the altamont pass commute. up to 36 minutes now just changed between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. and, of course, we had this accident two cars in the center "twilight" -- in the center lane stacked up at the struck
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scales. san mateo bridge crowded in the westbound lanes of 92. drive time up to 20 minutes out of hayward heading towards foster city. obviously very gray start to our morning. lawrence has the forecast. >> a little cloudy now across much of the bay area. looks like the clouds will be slow to break up again. that strong sea breeze blowing out ther right now. 50s at this hour. this afternoon it will be pleasant inland. 70s and low 80s. we have 60s and a few 70s around the bay but cool 60sty coastline and breezy too. the next couple of days, just minor changes. then we'll warm up over the weekend. >> suddenly we're in grammar school. can we share your notes? >> so good to see you again, frank. [ laughter ] >> we're so glad you're back. [ laughter ] >> all right. thanks for joining us. thank you for watching kpix 5 news this morning. your next local update is 7:25. >> i'm going to take the rest of the week off. are you okay with that? >> thanks a lot. >> have a great morning. "cbs this morning" is next. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, july 30th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." boom after boom. massive explosions rock a florida propane plant overnight. plus, new york archbishop timothy dolan in studio 57 on the pope's historic comments about gay priests. when is cancer not cancer? the push to redefine the disease. and only on cbs this morning, we fly along with jet man as he attempts to make aviation history. we begin with a look at today's eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> this fire is actually growing, flames hundreds of feet in the air. any one of these tank disgo off at any time. >> explosions rock a florida gas plant.

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