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how the woman claims she escaped from her abductor. >> reporter: investigators say the moment she could, she ran out of that car. that move likely saved her life. the san jose state student just one day away from graduation told investigators a man she didn't know kidnapped her at knifepoint at her off campus apartment complex in san jose on friday, between 8:30 and 9 a.m. he then forced her to drive 500 miles north into oregon. but it was there in cass county where her car ran out of gas. that's when the 22-year-old victim says she seized the small window of opportunity to escape her abductor, running into a grassy area off highway 101 where she hid for a couple of hours until she flagged down a driver who helped her call police at 10:18 p.m. the entire ordeal lasting more than 12 hours. and an investigator in oregon says he believes the victim's
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story. san jose police have yet to interview the victim. the search for the suspect continues. maria medina existence. we are learning details about the victim of a deadly crash in alameda. coroner identified the two people a 17-year-old man and 17- year-old woman. "skydrone5" flying over the crash scene where a silver pickup truck came to rest. the female was driving and speeding when she hit a minivan and rolled. five other young people in the truck were critically injured. investigators may be zeroing in on the cause of a waterslide accident in dublin over the weekend. a camera on the emerald plunge at the city's new waterpark the wave shows a ten-year-old boy being launched over the side rail and landing on the concrete. this happened on opening day. that slide and two others have
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been closed since then while cal/osha investigators find out what happened. >> we are looking into the angle of descent, whether the water level was right for riders of all sizes and how it was configured and whether there needs to be changed made before it's opened again. >> the boy's injuries were not serious. new at 5:00 more questions about accounting at cal. the latest issue centers on the chancellor's gym membership and more importantly, the cost of investigating it. kpix 5's emily turner is looking into all of this from the cal campus tonight. emily. >> reporter: the investigation did reveal mismanagement of funds but it cost a lot more than the money that was misused. so the question is, is it worth it? we'll show you how that money was spent and you decide. for a world-renowned university system, the math doesn't add
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up. uc-berkeley chancellor nicholas dirks misused $4,990 of university funds. but the investigation to discover the sum cost 10 times that. for a grand total of $57,671. that's according to the daily californian. we wanted to talk to someone from the uc office of the president so this morning, we called and we emailed for an interview. we have not gotten a response. the investigation revealed dirks used the money for a personal trainer and campus gym membership over two years. he also had a campus fitness machine at home. after dirks resigned it was discovered in april of last year. here's where that 57k went. according to the daily californian, the office of the president paid the l.a. firm public interest investigations, incorporated to look into the matter. at a rate of $200 an hour, for 279 billable hours. it also paid for the firm's
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president to fly from l.a. to oakland three times and while it was always on southwest, each ticket never cost less than $400. his lyft rides, restaurant bills and hotel rooms were also picked up by the office of the president. and that $57,000 tab only took 5 months to rack up because that's how long the investigation took. ken. >> what is the official stance from the university about this bill? >> reporter: i asked uc- berkeley what they thought about this. they refused to comment because they say it's the office of the president who initiated this investigation not berkeley itself. so they referred all of our questions to the office of the president, who again did not get back to us today in our request for an interview. >> we haven't heard from the president yet. all right, emily turner live in berkeley tonight, thanks, emily. the pentagon says it has shot down a mock warhead over the pacific a major milestone
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for the u.s. missile defense system. vandenberg air force base fired a ground based interceptor to shoot down an icbm target launched from the marshall islands. it was the first-ever missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile. the program is meant to defend against a growing threat from north korea. >> kim jong-un is not going to fire a missile tell you at the united states. he knows we'll have to to retaliate. >> of the 17 tests since 1999 the system hit its target only nine times. shake-up on president trump's communications team. his communication director has resigned. more changes could be on the way. >> reporter: white house press secretary sean spicer praised president trump's overseas trip during the first news conference in weeks.
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>> truly was an extraordinary week for america and our people. >> reporter: the positive message didn't address activity behind the scenes. white house communications director michael dubke has resigned for, quote, personal reasons. the president said to be reevaluating his communications team and making continuing news coverage of his campaign and transition teams communications with russia. he tweeted russian officials must be laughing at the u.s. and our lame excuse for why the de ms lost the election has taken over the fake news. president trump held a meeting at the white house monday night with his former campaign manager cory lewandowski and deputy campaign manager as he looks to make changes. spicer also answered questions about the russia investigation. he declined to give details. cbs news has confirmed that when white house senior viruses and the president's son-in-law jared kushner met with the russian ambassador sergey kislyak in december they discussed setting up a back channel of communications. >> mr. kushner's attorney has said that mr. kushner has volunteered to share with congress what he knows about
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these meetings and he will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry. >> reporter: the president is in the process of forming a legal and crisis communications team to deal with the ongoing investigation. kelly o'hara for cbs news, the white house. president trump also tweeted his opinion today that the u.s. senate should change to a system of majority voting to get measures on healthcare and tax cuts passed. cutting words about the president from democrat nancy pelosi during an appearance at the commonwealth club. veronica de la cruz has more on what pelosi said and wouldn't say. veronica. >> reporter: liz, the house minority leader spoke on a number of issues but none got more of a response than discussion about the presidential election. she called hillary clinton's loss a blow for the country. she talked about once being the highest ranking woman politically in this country when she was house speaker but even five months into the new administration, pelosi still has a hard time uttering the words president trump. >> the new president of the united states --
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>> i notice you don't say president trump. >> it's hard. [ laughter ] [ gigging gigging ] >> it's hard from what i have seen how much respect he has for the job. >> she later said president trump. when asked if she preferred president trump and president pence, she paused and said president bush. >> thank you. former national security adviser michael flynn will provide some documents to the senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into alleged russian interference in the 2016 election. the committee had subpoenaed flynn and now a source says he will turn over documents related to two of his businesses as well as some personal documents. last week flynn said that he would invoke his fifth amendment right against self- incrimination rather than comply with a previous senate subpoena. the cleveland cavaliers have touched down on "dubs"
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territory ahead of game one of the nba finals against the warriors. kpix 5's jackie ward is live outside the team's hotel in san francisco. someone who will be spending a lot of times with the cavs is rooting against them? >> reporter: yeah. that's true, liz. he is quite a character. first, we are here right now at the saint regis on 3rd street where the cavs are staying. they chose this hotel to draw less attention to themselves than last year when they stayed down the block at the four seasons on market street. so the cavs organization was hoping for a smoother arrival to san francisco and they got it. >> they're here! the team that's held the title of eastern conference champs for three years in a row. led by lebron james the nba champs are back in the bay area to defend their title. we caught up with their bus driver while they were in the bay peter. >> i'm a celtics fan.
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>> reporter: as you can see he is not a native of the bay area but he has been here for more than 40 years. he said the cavs are nice and not rowdy. >> i don't know who they are anyway. >> reporter: he says if the warriors win he will contain his excitement until he drops the cavs off at the airport. but if the cavs win? >> i'll be low key. they won't win anyway. so i hope they don't see this interview. [ laughter ] >> i'll be fired. >> reporter: only one guy got a signature from the cavs' head coach. they say the average ticket for game one is selling for 1850 bucks for game one. game 2 is even higher. brandon schneider from business development for the warriors says be aware of fraudulent tickets. >> a lot of sites out there that you have probably heard of that sell tickets and advertise fan protection of guarantees but there's only one site for guaranteed legitimate tickets and that's warriors.com. >> reporter: so peter the bus driver said this is great the
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whole police escort thing. he just hopes that the cavaliers will ask to go to in- n-out burger at some point so he can skate through the drive- through where it's usually, you know, just a mess with traffic so game one is thursday night at oracle arena. tip-off is at 6 p.m. in san francisco, jackie ward, kpix 5. some love for the golden state warriors high atop mount everest. check this out. "dubs" fan sherpa hosted this picture of himself holding up a steph curry engineers is he on his latest climb. he says it's his 7th time reaching the summit. as for the warriors, they will face off with the cavs in the nba finals starting thursday at oracle arena. major league baseball slamming the giants and nationals with fines and suspensions. >> coming up, which players will be benched after this bench-clearing brawl. >> plus, some new details revealed in golf great tiger woods' dui arrest. his statement and apology to
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his fans. >> and why divorce rates are doubling and even tripling among baby boomers. ,,,,
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major league baseball is bringing down the hammer on the bench-clearing brawl between the giants and the nationals. it was something. and everybody has been talking about, of course. nationals outfielder bryce harper the slugger who storms the pitchers mound faces a four- game suspension. giants pitcher hunter strickland who hit him faces a six-game suspension for throwing at harper. kpix 5's wilson walker caught one one giant who helped break up the fight. >> three, four guys trying their best to hold him up. >> we are at peet's coffee. >> reporter: giving hunter
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pence the talk about the brawl is tough to get strickland off the field. for the record accomplishing it took 18 feet, 11 inches and 675 pounds worth of baseball players. >> peacekeepers, good dude. he didn't want anybody to get hurt. >> reporter: there was a certain vin to that mike morse- jeff samardzija tete-a-tete. >> and two huge guys. >> reporter: both 6'5", that was 12 feet 10" and 470 pounds of giant impact. >> harper goes out. >> reporter: then there's buster posey. now taking a beating online for not jumping into the fray. >> i thought he should have gone out but also, like, i don't want him getting hurt. >> reporter: plunking batters brawl etiquette pay back in the games ahead just some of baseball's many unwritten "rules." >> there are no unwritten rules. there's just written rules. >> reporter: at nine games out of a wild card spot the giants need to start recording some wins. fans can only hope they will look back on yesterday's brawl and say that was a turning point. >> what was the spark, what was
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the inspiration that turned the team around? maybe yesterday was it. >> reporter: in san francisco, wilson walker, kpix 5. >> you notice "mad-bum" didn't get into it either with the bad shoulder. use your head. in addition to their suspensions, both strickland and harper will face a fine that has not been disclosed. both players plan to people. new details now about tiger woods' dui arrest. the golfer says he was taking prescription drugs. woods was pulled over early yesterday morning not far from his home in jupiter, florida. he was found slumped over the wheel and officers who woke him up say he had slow and slurred speech. the 41-year-old golfer apologized saying: >> woods was in jail for about 4 hours before he was released. his arraignment is scheduled for july 5. a cleveland police officer has been fired and another suspended in connection with
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the shooting death of a 12-year- old boy in 2014. then rookie patrol officer timothy lohman fired a fatal shot that killed 12-year-old tamir rice. lohman was fired for inaccuracies on his job application. officer frank garbage back who for 10 days. rol car suspended the shooting was caught on camera. the boy was holding a pellet gun at the time. >> after you know over two years of investigations, i think we've come to what we consider a fair conclusion to this process. >> he shouldn't have never been no officer like said in the first place. and, um, shame on city of cleveland for taking so long to deal with this situation. >> this comes more than a year after the city settled a $6 million civil suit with the rice family. a staffing shortage has the san francisco sheriff ordering mandatory overtime for all 840 sworn deputies in the
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department. they are now required to work an extra 12 hours for each pay period or every two weeks. sheriff hennessy calls it fair share overtime. she has more than 70 jobs to fill but says that's tough thanks to a lengthy application and hiring process. >> my supervisory staff is usually up until the fair share working every day just to find people to fill holes. that's it. they are not supervising the way they should. >> the sheriff hopes to fill 40 of those jobs by the end of the year and hopes the overtime policy will only be in place through september. she says the union has filed a number of grievances about it. until death do us part. apparently that carries less meaning these days for one generation. kpix 5's john ramos went to find out why divorce rates are skyrocketing. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: a wedding day is often described as the happiest day in a couple's life.
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but sometimes the happiness fades. sometimes much later in life. >> the reason why people get divorced as seniors are pretty much the same reason as they get -- when they get divorced earlier. there's no relationship. they are lonely in their relationship. >> reporter: dr. francis rappaport is a psychotherapist for seniors and says a lot has changed since the greatest generation when people would tough out a bad marriage. she says baby boomers especially women feel empowered to make their own life decisions. >> divorce is no longer as -- hasn't got the stigma it used to have. >> reporter: now a pew research study shows the number of people over 50 getting divorced has doubled since 1990. and while the survey says senior women feel free to choose divorce to get out of an unhappy marriage, it doesn't usually work that way. >> i have never seen it where it's the woman that's walked out. >> reporter: financial planners say divorce near or during retirement can be disastrous
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for most women. >> they are not going to get child support. they're probably going to have to sell the house. and, um, there goes half of the 401(k) and whatever and, you know, yeah, they are in a pickle. >> reporter: dr. rappaport says while it's good that people don't just have to live in an up happy marriage -- >> -- in an unhappy marriage -- >> other than, it's sad in a way that people don't persevere. >> reporter: john ramos, kpix 5. >> so is lifelong marriage doomed? well, nobody knows. but the psychotherapist says more and more seniors are opting to have committed relationships without getting married. and often, keeping separate homes. nice weather forecast brought to you by the number 6. we have had 6 consecutive days with cooler than average temperatures. we're not done counting that just yet. but we'll talk about when we turn the corner and when 80s will return. that's next. >> om ing up all new at 6:00
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tonight, the trash problem that's so bad, it's polluting the bay! now oakland is facing a new threat, clean-up or pay up.
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boy, it depends who you ask today about what kinds of weather day it was. >> where you are. >> where you are. it was cold where i was. it was warm -- really warm where you were. >> out of the bay, yeah. >> kind of sensing some irritation from folks. >> yeah. >> i think there's a bit of entitlement feeling here. it's almost june. we had this wet winter. when is it my turn for some sunshine? later this week. eh, it's been a little chilly the past couple of days and it will be for the next couple. we'll see warmer weather starting friday. not that warm outside. right? look at livermore. 61 degrees your average is about 80. you're running 15 degrees cooler than average right now. concord 69. 50s in oakland and san francisco. that's not crazy abnormal but the inland temperatures certainly are. everybody running below
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average. look at this. kpix 5 hi-def doppler is not completely dry. much of this is what's called virga. it's precipitating from the cloud but evaporating before hitting the ground but there's a tiny chance we may get rainfall overnight tonight. that would be the first rain we have seen in san francisco this month. we have had a very wet winter and early spring. this would be the first may in 16 years without any measurable rainfall. i'll let you know tomorrow if we got any official measurable rain in downtown san francisco. so far through this month through 29.5 days nothing. temperatures this evening: >> there is an area of low pressure in the gulf of alaska feeding in this cloud cover. if you want sunny warm weather we have to get through this first. on the other side of it. less of the onshore flow and milder weather. futurecast for the south pay
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tomorrow. we'll make it to the 70s. but your average is 76 to 77. let's look at the bay area: cloudy start, we'll see sunshine to finish mid- to late afternoon is when the blue sky comes out tomorrow. another morning with cloud cover on thursday. earlier sunshine begins the transition to warmer weather. it begins on thursday. so couple sprinkles possible overnight tonight. that will be gone by sunrise. we'll stay cooler than average for one more day then thursday we're not as chilly getting warm on friday. warmer over the weekend. we'll be right back. [music]
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we'd do anything for kids. yet 1 in 6 children in the us struggle with hunger. help end childhood hunger near you. learn how at feedingamerica.org. jeff glor is here with a preview of the "cbs evening news." >> new revelations about jared kushner that could affect his influence in the white house. >> plus, cuba was expecting a windfall of tourists. why are american airlines cutting back sharply on flights already? >> and it's a class of 2017 graduates, go back to college with us and hear from some of the notable commencement speeches this year. that's coming up in just a few seconds on the "cbs evening news." >> thank you for watching tonight at 5:00. >> ahead at 6:00, it may be the final straw for straws. why city leaders want to get
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rid of them. allen and veronica will be back in 30 minutes with that and more. see you then: ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: shake-up at the white house. the communications director is out, as the president grows more frustrated with the russia atvestigation. >> when you see stories get perpetrated that are absolutely false, that is troubling. ig glor: also tonight, tiger woods failed a field sobriety test, but he and the police agree it wasn't alcohol. the door to cuba has been open for a year now, but where are the american tourists? >> reporter: did the gold rush not happen, or just not happen as fast as people thought? >> glor: and... ♪ and i... >> glor: parting words for the class of '17. >> don't fear criticism. have the humility to listen to it. >> like a hangover, neither triumphs nor disasters last harever ♪ will always love you

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