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>> fire danger elevated the next couple of days. we are seeing gusty winds likely to develop over the mountaintops. so above 1,000 feet or so, some red flag warnings are going up. down below, we'll see some winds developing around the bay area today. in fact, already seeing a little bit of a breeze this morning. we have 10 miles per hour out of the west at sfo. 12 out of the northwest in oakland. and north-northwestly winds at 8 miles per hour in vallejo. so a gentle breeze this morning but over the mountaintops already a little more windy. those red flag warnings extending around most bay area mountaintops. above 1,000 feet or so. strong gusty winds expected there. maybe as much as 45 miles per hour. of course, humidity coming down, as well. some of those winds out of the northerly direction so humidity down to about 30 to 40% so not the worst fire conditions that we have ever seen. yet still elevated fire danger over the next couple of days. temperature-wise starting out a little cool this morning in the 40s and the 50s. we'll have more on your weather coming up. right now let's go live to cate caugiran out in the hills
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talking about fire danger. reporter: lawrence, i have spoken with firefighters about those red flag warnings in the past. they do agree that these are the days that they are on high alert because as you mentioned, the conditions today are going to be gusty winds and low humidity. now, we may be at the beginning of fall, but according to the national weather service and firefighters, we're still in the middle of fire season. it's right before that rainy season when we're at our driest, which really makes the area most vulnerable to fires. and just earlier this month, we saw those same conditions before the morgan fire. that started from target shooting but that spark to brush from a dry summer was enough to burn thousands of acres costing millions of dollars. today the big areas of concern are those high areas in the north bay, east bay and also in the santa cruz mountains. live in orinda, cate caugiran,
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kpix 5. a brush fire along caltrains' broadway station in burlingame stopped trains in their tracks for hours during the evening commute last night. police asked caltrain to halt service shortly after 6:00. firefighters had to drag hoses across the tracks to get to the fire. tracks remained closed for more than two hours. . [ inaudible ] >> otherwise just go back to work tomorrow morning. >> samtrans buses provided free service along san mateo, burlingame and millbrae during the shutdown. bart and vta accepted caltrains tickets last night, as well. okay. time for a little traffic. what time we got here? 5:02. liza is in for liz. >> good morning. caltrain is back to normal this morning after that bear of a commute last night because of that brush fire in the burlingame area. so they are offering full service this morning. no delays reported across the board for local transit including bart, golden gate
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ferries and the altamont commuter express. we have good news for the oil spill in walnut creek. it's all clear. traffic has recovered for the northbound drive leaving the san ramon valley bound for walnut creek. now, it is a windy thursday out there and the chp has issued a high wind advisory for drivers heading across the richmond/san rafael bridge. you will feel the winds especially if you drive a high- profile vehicle like a pickup truck so take it easy out there. the bay bridge commute is fine. westbound traffic still looking okay approaching the pay gates. all of the other bridges trouble-free, as well. that's a look at your thursday drive. now to frank. new this morning, a suspect has been arrested for setting half a dozen large fires in the l.a. area overnight. check out the flames whipping around the strip mall. that fire knocked down quickly though. but the building was badly damaged. the fires were started in trash bins in the sherman oaks area. nobody was injured. the america's cup could return to san francisco bay in
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four years. larry ellison and the sailors from oracle team usa celebrated their amazing comeback with a drink of champagne from the cup of course. they won 8 races in a row for the victory giving ellison the power to decide where to hold the next event. >> i'm so excited for the team. i know all the hard work to put in to get this. >> usa, usa. >> thousands of fans packed the waterfront to watch oracle cross the finish line for the historic comeback. even the fans from new zealand were excited after watching races day after day. >> 12 days, 12 mornings, 12 early starts. we won. we didn't win but we still won. >> it's been a wonderful roller coaster. we have a lot of new friends. >> kpix 5's elizabeth wenger will have larry ellison's reaction in just about half an
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hour. and check out our website, kpix.com for all things america's cup including a photo gallery with hundreds of pictures from this year's races. >> it was crazy on the bay. a lot of fun yesterday. health officials are searching for the source of a potential e. coli outbreak up in marin county that sent two children to the hospital. three people got sick in tiburon. there's another case in inverness and doctors believe the patients were exposed to the bacteria between september 11 and 15. a man is in jail. 20-year-old justin valdez was shot and killed after he got on a muni light rail. he was on the water polo team in the college and environmental club once voted most likely to change the world. >> he would have done very in this world and done great things for a lot of people. he is just a good loving caring person.
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>> police arrested 30-year-old nikhom thephakaysone hours after they released this surveillance video yesterday. investigators believe the attack was random and unprovoked. we expect to learn more about the arrest today. pleasanton police have identified four people they believe were there when a father was beaten into a coma in front of his home. police say 51-year-old david lamont was attacked saturday night after asking a group of teens outside his house to quiet down. they are considering an 18-year- old as a person of interest right now and they also have three underaged witnesses. so far no one has been named a suspect. new this morning, from kenya, video showing the full extent of the destruction at the mall attacked by terrorists. three floors collapsed after a fire and series of explosions rocked part of the shopping complex. at least 67 people died in the attack. fbi experts have arrived in nairobi to help with the investigation. they will help determine the nationalities of the victims and also the terrorists. the state department has issued a global terror alert because
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of the attack. officials are monitoring sporting events and other places where large numbers of americans gather. the u.s. senate is pushing legislation that could help the u.s. avoid a government shutdown. the deadline is tuesday. cbs reporter susan mcginnis with the debate shaping up on capitol hill. reporter: texas senator ted cruz joined every one of his senate colleagues 100 in all in voting to begin debate on a bill to keep the government funded. cruz voted "yes" after spending 21 hours on the senate floor to try to preserve part of the bills that would defund obamacare. cruz's republican colleagues conceded they don't have the votes to eliminate the president's healthcare law. >> we will need 13 democrats to override a presidential veto. >> reporter: a final vote is expected in the senate tomorrow and then the bill heads back to the house where anything could happen. >> it's really unclear how the house is going to react.
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>> reporter: democrats and republicans are meeting to figure out their next moves. democrats had dinner here on capitol hill last night and afternooned to be on the same page. where are you all that contains a limit on obamacare. >> against. >> reporter: republicans meet today and while some want to keep up the fight, gop leadership may be willing to deal. >> i think these guys are smart enough to see what the polls show and that they will take a brunt of the blame if government does shut down. >> reporter: a new cbs news/new york times poll shows 44% of americans would blame republicans for a shutdown. 35% would blame president obama and democrats. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> cbs news has learned republicans are considering another attempt at delaying the president's healthcare law when he gets the bill back from the senate. that decision will likely be made in today's meeting. 5:08. millions of californians will officially get a pay raise starting next year.
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the governor signed a bill yesterday that will increase state minimum wage from $8 to $10 eventually. >> they get more money themselves, then that's going to be more shopping. that's going to be more stores. that's going to be more goods in the stores. >> it goes up one dollar in july of 2014 and another dollar in january of 2016. the last statewide increase 50 cents back in 2008. time now 5:09. coming up, another mapping mess for apple. the turn-by-turn directions sending drivers across an airport runway. >> every year she does something amazing. she never says no. >> apparently not. from eating corrects to being turned know a human sun -- from eating crickets to being turned into a human sundae, why this principal is into education. >> winds kicking up. we have more sunshine we'll talk about it coming up.
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>> and traffic so far doing just fine heading heading to and through the south bay with no delays for the sell sill freeways. i'll have an -- for the silicon valley freeways. i'll have an update on your drive into work in a few minutes. stay with us. ,,,, female announcer: female announcer: save up to 35% on a huge selection of clearance mattresses. get two years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. sleep train's inventory clearance sale is on now.
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deer is caught on camera. a golden eagle dug its talonso ian nature a rare astonishing moment of an eagle attacking a deer is
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caught on camera. a golden eagle dug its talons into the deer in a russian nature preserve. researchers found the deer' reese mains a few yards away from the camera. the bird can dive at speeds up to 150 miles per hour to catch its prey. the pictures are now getting hundreds of hits on the internet. poor little deer, though. >> yeah. well, also trending now michael jackson. closing arguments are set to wrap up in the singer's wrongful death trial. the kindle fire amazon's ceo unveiled two new devices and dropped the price of its 7" model. cost of a letter. the u.s. postal service wants to raise the price of a stamp by three cents to 49 cents. and hashtag enough already. and others. here's an example of why
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very slow traffic. this is along 580 leaving the altamont pass bound for livermore because a big rig broke down about 30 minutes ago. it's long gone but traffic as a result is backed up from beyond the altamont pass. the altamont pass crowded from the 205 interchange and those delays stay with you until you reach the livermore valley. so set aside extra time for that commute. the rest of the commutes into work are okay even the bay bridge. it is wide open with no delays leaving oakland heading into san francisco. if you are heading for the oakland area though along the nimitz, roadwork is being picked up along 880 approaching high street. 101 heading across the golden gate bridge, that is fine. remember chp still has a high wind advisory in place for the richmond/san rafael bridge between marin county and the east bay. highway 92 san mateo bridge holding steady with still no major delays, no problems for the drive leaving hayward bound for the peninsula. and the 880/237 interchange in milpitas, that has been trouble-
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free, all silicon valley roadways still moving at the speed limit even mass transit looking good no problems this morning on caltrain or bart. all local transit checking in with no delays on the system. so that's a look at the drive into work. now to lawrence. all right. we have some sunshine expected around the bay area today but the winds going to be picking up and many a little bit of a concern as the fire danger is going to be running high. out the door, we have mostly clear skies a little chilly this morning and breezy in spots over the hills already. 40s and some 50s by the afternoon. plenty of sunshine all the way to the coastline again but some gusty winds toward the beaches. 60s there. sunny and breezy inside the bay. and you will see some upper 70s in the warmer spots inland. the winds gusting over the mountaintops too. low pressure kicking eastward but as high pressure builds in beginning to see more of a northerly component to the wind a dry wind so the fire danger going to be elevated it looks like for the next couple of days. we'll see some warmer temperatures outside, as well. the winds fairly calm in parts of the south bay now but breezy in along the coast coast as we head throughout the day. likely to see that breeze picking up. in fact, about 18 to 20 plus
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miles per hour down below and higher than that gusts to 45 over the mountaintops. temperature-wise not all that bad. we are going to warm things up today. 76 degrees in morgan hill. 74 in mountain view. about 67 degrees and sunny in pacifica. but windy. you will see a lot of 70s showing up in the interior valleys and inside the bay. we're look at those numbers in the 60s and the 70s. plenty of sunshine but those winds will be blowing in the afternoon. next couple of days though as high pressure builds in, looks like the winds will start to calm down and the weekend looking spectacular with some mid-80s in the warmest spots. then there's a slight chance of showers though as we head into monday. the next few days look good and the weekend looking spectacular. >> did i hear the word weekend? >> can't wait! >> me either. >> sleep is not overrated. [ laughter ] it is 5:16. here's an example why you should make sure you know where you're going even when you're using apple maps to get somewhere. a glitch in the app is taking people to a runway at fairbanks international airport of all
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places. most people turn around but a few drives across the runway. it happened between flights. the airport blocked the entrance and asked apple to correct the app. and they are. if you want to know how it feels to drive a tesla without paying $70,000, now you can rent one but it's still not cheap. hertz is adding the all- electric model to its dream cars high-end line. it's going to cost you $500 a day to rent one. for now hertz will only carry the tesla in san francisco and in l.a. kissing a pig or dressing like a turkey doesn't sound like what typical school principals would do. but that's what's going on at valle vista elementary school in petaluma. and it's all part of an effort to get kids away from the tv and reading more books. that's what makes it this week's "cool school." >> come to california, my dears. >> reporter: the library at valle vista in petaluma is a popular place. >> the best librarian you could
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have. >> reporter: the librarian has been here 20 years and every year comes up with a theme to get kids reading. >> he this like to be encouraged. they like to be rewarded. they like to feel like they have accomplished something. >> reporter: this year's theme is oh, the places we'll go. kids get a reading passport to travel around the world reading a different genre on even continent. >> the kids need to get back to using their imaginations and books provide a vessel for that. >> reporter: on top of that, if by november every student reads 4 hours outside of school, the principal will sit on the roof for an entire day and read to kids from there. >> i will be headed to the roof for a day with a lounge chair, some sunscreen, but also books in hand. >> she obviously cares about us reading. every year she does something amazing. she never says no. >> reporter: the messier the better. >> i like when she turned into a human sundae because i got to put a cherry on top of her head. >> i had to borrow a teacher's wet suit and we brought in a
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children's wading pool and i sat in the ice cream. >> reporter: one year she dressed as a princess and kissed a pig. another year she ate 25 crickets. >> it's a little embarrassing for the principal? >> yeah. >> does that make it fun? >> yeah. >> reporter: embarrassing fates for the principal and rewards for traveling the world are a winning combination. >> i think kids really step up when you create something that will be fun for them. >> the kids need a little incentive. >> they need it. what better incentive than seeing your principal eating crickets! what's cool about your school? email your nomination to us at kpix.com/coolschool. we may come and feature your school on the show. 5:19. don't be moved. hikers stumble upon a grow
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plants using a wood chipper but instead of burying it as they typically do, deputies just left them in the tahoe national forest. >> because of all the product that went through there and how the machinery breaks it down, it would be use less to the general public who may wander by. >> but even so, the sheriff says they will never do that again and bury all confiscated plants. good morning, everybody. the america's cup started with a thud and ended with a bang. the greatest comeback in sports history. fans caught on late, but like team usa, they finished strong. usa and new zealand would split off the gate and for the second day in a row, team usa made a better tactical decision to catch the wind. the stars and stripes were waiting at the finish line and the cup is staying put. team usa won 8 straight races to complete the incredible comeback. larry ellison hopes to bring it back in 2017. barry zito made his final start as a giant last night.
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he got carl crawford to fly out to end the fifth. as he got to the dugout, his night was over. 5 innings, one run, 77 pitches. a conversation with bruce bochy, they were not on the same page. giants win, 6-4. fortunately for the a's they won't have to face weaver. bottom of the fifth, eric aybar singles back up the box. angels win 3-1. oakland has lost back-to-back games for the first time all month. and they trail boston by the way for home field advantage throughout the play-offs. important because the a's are a much better baseball team in the home confines of the oakland coliseum. that's it. i'm dennis o'donnell. we'll see you tonight. thank you, dennis. play of the daytime now from last night's giants game at at&t park. a fan near the dugout has a chance for a foul ball, oh, right off the shoulder takes a tumble. but how about take two? give him a second chance.
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he is sitting there. same guy, second chance, foul ball, got it! that is sweet! nice catch. a happy guy got the souvenir and he is our play of the day part deux. 5:25 now. coming up, charlie rose sits down with iranian president hassan rouhani. what needs to happen before he can meet president obama. >> plus, arming officers. the renewed push to give stun guns to bay area cops. >> reporter: it was a hollywood ending to a very dramatic america's cup finale. how did team oracle pull off this win and will san francisco ever host america's cup again? we'll have those answers coming up.
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" "liz ad-libs" there is a red flag warning issued in the bay area. what this means and why firefighters say we're still in the middle of fire season. and just one day now after team oracle pulled off an amazing upset in the america's cup, the city has wasted no time tearing down the grandstands. we'll have a live report from the waterfront coming up. >> winds likely to be picking up again. the temperatures going to be warming up but the fire danger also going to be running higher today. we'll talk about it coming up. we're still looking at an easy commute approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. it's windy out there, though. i'll tell you where the high wind advisories are for the bridges in just a few minutes. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, september 26. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:29 now. much of the bay area under a high fire danger right now. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is live in orinda with more on the alert in the east bay. cate. >> reporter: frank, michelle,
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we're in one of those areas those high fire -- or red flag warnings have been issued. we know that today's weather conditions have firefighters here at the moraga-orinda fire station on high alert as well as other places in the bay area. now, over the next couple of days we are expected to have gusty winds and low humidity and you have prime fire conditions. this is right before the rainy season when experts say we are most vulnerable to fire. there is similar to what we saw on mount diablo. any new sparks have the potential to start wind driven fires like this one earlier in the month. we know that that red flag warning will affect the areas of here in the east bay, the north bay also, the santa cruz mountains. reporting live in orinda, cate caugiran, kpix 5. thank you, cate. looks like we are going to see those windy conditions. we are seeing gusty winds already over some of the
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mountaintops. mount diablo some gusts over 30 miles per hour already. so the winds are up. humidity is down. the fire danger going to be running higher the next couple of days. going to see some of those winds around the bay area today. just some gentle winds this morning at 6 miles per hour right now at north-northwest in redwood city but 12 at sfo and 12 now out of the northwest into oakland. those are more northerly winds over the mountaintops. and that's why the humidity levels are dropping so yeah fire danger going to be elevated. the next couple of days red flag warnings will stay in effect through friday. we could see some strong gusty winds about 1,000 feet or so up to 45 miles per hour. so be very, very careful if you are doing anything outside today. fires can start easily. mostly clear around the bay area this morning. and it looks like it's going to stay that way all day long. temperatures chilly 40s and 50s now. i think by the afternoon we'll see some warmer temperatures outside. warmer than yesterday, but still windy in spots toward the coastline. numbers-wise, we'll be in the mid- to upper 70s inland. still some 60s into san francisco and at the coastline.
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let's check the roads with liza battalones. >> it's a slow drive at this early hour for highway 4 commuters leaving the antioch area bound for pittsburg so you're going to see that slow traffic on westbound highway 4 from beyond "a" street. stays heavy to pittsburg but it picks up down the willow pass. and high wind advisory in place. the chp has issued this advisory for 580 heading across the richmond/san rafael bridge. you're going to feel those gusty winds. chp telling us especially if you drive a high-profile vehicle. the 580 commute leaving the altamont pass has been extremely rough because of the big rig which stalled out in livermore. the big rig is gone. but residual delays continue for westbound 580 beyond the 205 interchange. now, mass transit wise holding steady still no delays for bart. the ferries, caltrain or the altamont commuter express. 5:32 now. the champagne is extra sweet for sailors who get to drink it from america's cup. and for the second time in a
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row, team usa is celebrating. they are doing just that. the oracle sailors pulling off an amazing comeback winning eight races in a row to take home the big prize. kpix 5 reporter elizabeth wenger is at america's cup headquarters here in san francisco. liz, there's now talk of the bay area doing it all over again in four years. why not, right? >> reporter: i know. can you believe it? yeah. there's people on both sides of that, by the way. right now, the focus is on tearing all this down. they wasted no time before the race was over tearing down the grandstand. a truck just took out the porta- potties even though we still have the fancy yachts even larry ellison's behind me on pier 27. of course the america's cup was not without controversy. we mostly heard about the wind delays, the underwhelming crowds and the race lacking in drama. so would san francisco and oracle's ceo larry ellison who bankrolled much of it push to host it here ever again? some folks think it came with too high a price tag and the
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city didn't see the huge economic boost. and just four not the estimated 15 boats participated. but everything looked a whole lot better in the end as of course the home team won. so we asked the man himself larry ellison how did he do it? he says team ceo made crucial adjustments to the boat. >> we're down 8-1 and russell says, you know, it doesn't make sense that they are faster than us upwind. we just had to configure the boat properly. our engineering team, the guys on the water, finally broke the code finally figured out what we had to do. >> reporter: so in the end, money-wise, some officials speculate that the city will actually break even. maybe even come out a little bit ahead in the end. frank, back to you. >> it would help to have the extra racers. what did mr. ellison say about perhaps hosting it again. >> reporter: well, he said that he would like to. some reporters asked him yesterday.
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but he was still a little noncommittal. and he recently bought an island in hawaii so there's speculation he could bring it there. but those are all just rumors. so we did ask the man himself just that very question. we'll have that for you in about an hour from now at 6:30. >> the will. elizabeth wenger live for us in san francisco, thank you. after oracle sailed through the finish line and docked the winning boat, they took a final victory swim. san francisco is already cleaning up along the waterfront. before the races were even over, trucks moved in to break down the grandstands at the marina green. chances of another bay area bart strike are getting higher with each passing day now. so plan b is in the works now for bart. here's what you can expect if there is another strike. additional ferry service, extended carpool lanes on the freeways to encourage carpool lanes, and 200 extra buses for a free shuttle service in and out of san francisco. states in antioch there could be a decision on two dogs
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behind a vicious attack. the dogs belong to a couple. they repeatedly bit a 10-year- old martinez boy last month. that boy is recovering well. the dogs' owner's son was also bitten as he tried to stop the attack. george shirakawa says he is broke since he resigned as a santa clara county supervisor in march and wants a public defender. he pleaded guilty to a dozen political crimes. he is still facing charges. san francisco businesses will honor officers and firefighters today who helped save lives after the crash of asiana flight 2 14. the plane hit the runway at sfo on july 6. three chinese students were killed and dozens more hurt. geary boulevard merchants association will honor first responders with his humanitarian award. police are asking for tasers. the head of the police officers union points to two recent incidents where he says the stun guns could have helped.
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the police union had a news conference in may about a survey that said most berkeley residents support letting their police use those tasers. san francisco state university police officers will be getting tasers soon. they started training with them earlier this month. the state university's chancellor's office recently called for officers on campus to have them. the 28 officers at san francisco state will get them after rules are in place. happening today, secretary of state john kerry and u.n. leaders will meet with iran's top diplomat to discuss that country's nuclear program. meanwhile iran's new president told charlie rose from "cbs this morning" why he did not meet with president obama. >> we're speaking of two countries who have had no relation for 35 years. so it's clear that to begin talks requires some preparation work. and whenever the prep work is completed, i believe that it's
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possible to have a meeting. >> the iranian president says he believes negotiations will solve the nuclear issue possibly by the end of the year. secretary of state john kerry and his iranian counterpart will meet today at the united nations. this comes as russia agrees to three basic points on a possible resolution on syria. first, to hold syria accountable for attacks on august 21. the second, measures against syria if it uses chemical weapons. and third, the council will expedite their discussion of the matter. this comes one day after the president addressed the united nations. >> the syrian government took a first step by giving an accounting of its stockpiles. now there must be a strong security council resolution to verify that the assad government is keeping its commitments and there must be consequences if they fail to do so. >> today's meeting would be the
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highest level direct u.s. and iranian meeting since 1979. 5:38 now. d.c. lawmakers are trying to fix a terrorist loophole. today the senate intelligence committee will consider a proposal to expand the government's spying power allowing them to electronically monitor terror suspects who travel here to the u.s. if they are already under surveillance overseas by the nsa. that doesn't always happen due to various legal standards between the nsa and the fbi. 5:39 now. coming up, surprising supporters. the prominent republicans spotted at a same-sex wedding over the weekend. >> and some disturbing new video that navy yard shooter in action. what surveillance cameras captured and what we're now learning about his mindset. >> and special delivery from google. we put the tech giant's new door-to-door service to the test. [ female announcer ] these are the crescents you love on a holiday.
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good morning, jill. >> reporter: good morning. >> what do we need to do? >> all right. relax, first of all. for those who currently have health insurance coverage through their employers or through a government plan like medicare or medicaid or chip, even those on cobra or already have private insurance, there's nothing to do. however, if you are an uninsured u.s. citizen or legal resident as of next tuesday, you must start shopping for health insurance or a state or federally run marketplace. just go to hhs.gov or you can call 800-318-2596. this is just your shopping phase, okay? remember, you have to be enrolled in some sort of qualifying coverage next year or you will face a penalty. this is known as the individual mandate. >> what is the penalty? >> reporter: excellent question. not so bad next year. it's a formula of the greater of $95 per uninsured adults or
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1% of your household income. watch what happens in the next couple of years. penalties jump in 2015 to $325 per uninsured adult all the way up to $695 per person in 2016. now, listen, there's a couple of exemptions that you need to know. not everyone pays that penalty. those who are uninsured for less than three months of the year they don't have to pay the penalty. if you have very low income and there are some formulas for that, people who are part of a federally recognize indian tribe or members of a religious organization that has objections to health insurance, all are exempt from the penalty. >> how about the government? are they going to help out? will they provide subsidies? >> reporter: absolutely. tax credits are available for individuals and families. but it's one of these weird formulas between 100 and 400% of the federal poverty level. so let me tell you how that works out. let's say you're a family of four. the credit would be available
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for household income ranging from about $23,500 all the way up to $94,200. now, look, gang, i know it's a little confusing but i have a lengthy healthcare q & a, lots of helpful links. go to jillonmoney.com. monday is just the start. >> thank you. it is 5:45. the fbi has released surveillance video from that navy yard shooting in washington, d.c. it shows the gunman aaron alexis here roaming the halls holding the shotgun. investigators say he didn't target anyone specifically. and he was prepared to die that day. he left a note saying he was being bombarded by ultralow frequency radiowaves that drove him to kill. 12 people died in the attack. we might eventually get to see and hear evidence from the shooting at sandy hook elementary school. the connecticut freedom of information commission voted unanimously to allow access to 911 calls and some other evidence in the case.
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but it could be a while before anything is released. the commission is sending its report now to newtown officials first. they will have 45 days to appeal. former president george h.w. bush attended a same-sex wedding. he was an official witness to the union. mr. and mrs. bush attended their friends' wedding in maine this past weekend. former president signed the marriage license after an impromptu request from the couple. one of the brides posted this picture on facebook. >> he is 89 and hanging in there. >> yeah. looking good. all right. time for traffic now at 5:46. liza, take it away. >> good morning. we are going to take folks first to san jose. that's where chp's checking on reports of an accident. we have a live camera there along 101 approaching mckee. reports of an accident blocking a middle lane but it looks like right here traffic is still flowing well in both directions of 101 approaching mckee road in san jose. the 880/237 interchange in the milpitas area also moving well. but take a look at highway 4.
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very slow in that westbound direction down to 27 miles per hour. and we are getting reports of an accident westbound 4 at somersville. still good through pittsburg and concord. 580 commute windy out there chp still has a high wind advisory in place for the richmond/san rafael bridge. so take it easy if you plan on making that commute. the 580 altamont pass drive, we had a big rig which stalled in the 4:00 hour. it's done now. but west -- it's gone now. but westbound traffic still recovering from beyond the 205 interchange approaching the altamont pass. the bridge commutes have been fine in terms of traffic delays. you can see right here westbound traffic at the bay bridge is looking a-okay with no problems approaching san francisco. same story for the golden gate. great visibility this morning because it's been so windy. chp saying again, no high wind advisory for the golden gate. looking okay over at the beijing and the san mateo bridge traffic moving at the speed limit from end to end with no major problems approaching the toll plaza. that's a look at traffic.
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now to lawrence. the winds going to be the concern again today. and they are going to turn north over the mountaintops. that means the fire danger will be elevated probably the next couple of days. out the door, it is mostly clear just a gentle breeze blowing in some spots although we have seen some stronger gusty winds over the mountaintops over 30 miles per hour and stronger gusts into fairfield and vacaville. we are going to see 60s and 70s. temperatures warming up. but again, it will be gusty winds toward the coastline breezy inside the bay and some windy spots even in the valleys. high pressure trying to build in now as low pressure kicks on eastward. this ridge going to take a couple of days to settle down and before it does, we are going to see more of the breezy conditions to windy spots toward the coastline. and then as we settle in for the weekend, looking very good. moderate warming today for most of the bay area. high fire danger across the mountaintops above 1,000 feet or so. that's where we're seeing some of the northerly winds and some low humidity. temperature-wise you will see 70s into the central valley. a chance of some leftover
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showers wraparound moisture into lake tahoe 54 there. around the bay today 60s and 70s so some warmer weather but again, those winds will continue to blow. next couple of days, those winds will start to settle down a bit. by the weekend, looking great. in fact, some mid-80s expected in much of the interior valleys and plenty of 60s at the coastline. by monday, though, slight chance of showers coming in our direction. a schoolcast in gilroy from christopher high school. what a nice picture. looks like a great school. the home of the cougars! yeah. good for them. yeah. all that garlic down there in gilroy. the forecast, you know what? we are going to see about 47 degrees a chilly start for them early on today, warming up to 70 by the time they get out. 76 degrees by the time they get out, sunny and warm. if you would like us to do a forecast for your school, go to kpix.com/schoolcast and we would love to put that on the air and do a forecast especially for you. >> they just have to layer up today. >> just in the morning.
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by the afternoon no problem. 5:49. a new study on the dangers of football might have parents thinking twice about the pee wee leagues. the study says hits absorbed by kids as young as 7 have the same impact as those of teenagers and adults. the virginia tech wake forest study found most of the danger though doesn't happen during the game. it's during practice. researchers say youth leagues should kind of ease up on the contact drills during practices. bullying and bad grades are keeping a high school football team in utah off the field this week. union high's entire varsity team was suspended following complaints about players. instead of practicing for the homecoming game, the team has been doing community service all week. some teammates think the message is sinking in. >> hopefully it's going to show to everybody that football is not about just playing the game. you have to learn and being a great person is really what all this amounts to when you get older. >> the coach says he has a team of good boys but said he is trying to make them into good men. a woman in bakersfield happened to be at the right
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restaurant at the very right time when she started choking on a piece of steak. the restaurant apparently full of doctors in town in for a conference. diners watched in amazement as a ucla doctor jumped to the rescue used a steak knife to open paula's throat. >> so finally found an old pen, took the ink out, put it in there, gave her the cpr -- the mouth to mouth -- cpr that way you know. she was -- it took a little bit but finally the gasp comes. >> how about that. the procedure did the trick. and larwood was rushed to a nearby hospital. her son says she is doing fine now. google as new home delivery service is now available for bay area shoppers. you can get nearly anything delivered for five bucks from beef jerky to even underwear. google's partnering with more than 15 local retailers. and it will deliver your online purchase within three to five hours. >> google's big sell is that we give you these services that you love and in exchange we show you ads.
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so now they are going to be getting information on what people are buying in local areas. >> we testinged it out in san jose. -- we tested it out in san jose. one delivery came from a sunnyvale target and another from redwood city. google says it's because they partnered with just a few predesk nature stores. plans on adding more stores over time to improve selection and efficiency. it is 5:52. prepare for launch. where you can go on a $250,000 plane ticket. >> a cut above the rest. the flawless gem that could break records. you get out of it, what you put into it. chevron with techron.
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international space station. they took off from kazakhstan yesterday. six hours later they docked at the station. the new crewmembers one american and two russians will stay on board until march. the three-man team that was already at the station since may will return in november. 250,000 for one ticket on an aircraft, it may sound absurd but maybe not if that aircraft actually takes you into outer space. 600 people have already signed up with richard branson's newest venture space tourism are virgin galactic. they are awaiting for the go ahead from the faa. >> people risk a lot to get off the ground in the first place. unless you risk something, the world stays still. >> the entire experience will last just three days including training and health checks. a few hours in the air and three minutes of weightlessness in space. there's quite a treasure hitting the auction block, as
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well. it's coming up in november. a very rare pink diamond that's almost 60 carats. the pink star was mined somewhere in africa in 1999. it's the most valuable diamond ever offered at auction. get this. possibly selling for more than $60 million. it's a beauty, isn't it? >> very pretty. >> holidays are coming up. 5:56. in the next half hour, an arsonist does damage in los angeles. how many fires the suspect started in just one night. >> reporter: a red flag warning has been issued across the bay area. the conditions that could make us vulnerable to fires. ,,,,
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strike is likely to be even worse. >> so far plans include adding ferry service, extending freeway carpool lane hours to all day to encourage riders and bart running some 200 buses for a free shuttle service in and out of san francisco. >> we test drove google's shopping express today for ourselves, and, well, it works. >> 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 >> and that's when it was on at that point. >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning. thursday is upon us september 26. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. developing news now the at 6:00. a fight near at&t park after the giants dodgers game last night ended with one man stabbed to death. officers said it happened near 3rd and harrison streets around 11:30. the victim died at the

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