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afternoon, those claims by trump's lawyer state that comey misused his privileged communications he had with the president. weijia jang has the latest from washington. >> you solemnly swear -- >> reporter: fired fbi director james comey took an oath before the senate intelligence committee. then he testified he was confused about why he lost his job. >> the administration then chose to defame me and more importantly the fbi by saying that the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly led, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader. those were lies, plain and simple. >> reporter: lawmakers have lots of questions about the one- on-one meeting where the president wanted to discuss fired national security adviser mike flynn. >> i hope you can let this go, you know, those are his exact words. is that correct? >> correct. >> you may have taken it as a direction but that's not what he said? >> correct. that's -- >> he said, i hope. >> reporter: those are his exact words, correct. >> reporter: several republicans say they do not see
evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the president. but democrats say there's a cloud of suspicion over the president's conduct! >> the president was asked whether he had urged you to shut down the investigation into michael flynn. the president responded, quote, no, no. next question. is that an accurate statement? >> i don't believe it is. >> reporter: the president watched part of the hearing with his personal attorney who released a statement last night saying, mr. trump already feels completely and totally vindicated. comey said he told president trump three times he was not personally being investigated. weijia jang, cbs news, capitol hill. >> senators from the committee are meeting with comey in a closed session after the public hearing to discuss classified information. several places across the bay area held comey watch parties this morning. bars opened bright and early for people to take part in these "parties." kpix 5's jackie ward ventured to several in san francisco. >> an old school thing, no politics in the bar.
>> reporter: he could owner of ace's in hill tom weyland says this is a big crowd for early on a weekday, no game. it's an unofficial viewing party for the james comey hearing. >> we'll have fun with it. [ inaudible ] >> they are having specials so it's fund. >> reporter: gregory bland is known as norm of aces coming in after work to enjoy a drink before heading home but at this time of day? >> never! [ laughter ] >> never! [ laughter ] >> i could have sat home and watched it, but i thought it was more engaging to sit around with people that i know and have a little conversation, you know, banter back and forth on the particulars of -- of -- of -- you know, of his announcement and what he is going to say. >> reporter: on valencia at clooney's while their sense of humor was on the outside, it was all business inside as people quietly sipped their
beers and intently watched the former fbi director give his testimony. for some, today the was about witnessing history. and others appreciated a change to their typical routine. >> it's better than watching, you know, loops and espn. >> reporter: in san francisco, jackie ward, kpix 5. >> as former fbi director james comey was testifying, the man chosen to replace him was also in the spotlight. president trump selected christopher wray to be the next fbi director. a well established lawyer who was assistant attorney general under former president george w. bush. he recently defended governor chris christie in the "bridge- gate" scandal. president trump says wray is qualify and a fierce guardian of the law. >> he understands how to operate under crises. he understands how the agency works. >> if confirmed as its next director, wray says his mission would be to bring stability to the fbi and its more than 35,000 employees. and for continuing coverage on comey's testimony go to our
website, cbssf.com. at this hour, voters in the united kingdom are at the polls voting for either theresa may or labor party leader jeremy corbin. in the wake of three deadly terror attacks in just the last three months, terrorism and fighting isis have taken over the campaign. the latest election polls show a narrow win for theresa may. analysts say the key to a corbin upset is young voter turnout. new at noon a double shooting in sunnyvale leaves one person dead and another injured. kpix 5 reporter jessica flores explains how this unfolded early this morning. >> reporter: the strip mall is closed off hours after the 2:30 a.m. double shooting. and sunnyvale police are calling this homicide a rare occurrence for their community. in front of the larhonda nightclub in sunnyvale the parking lot riddled with evidence markers. the scene of an overnight double shooting left a 21-year- old man dead and a 24-year-old man in critical condition.
the nightclub was just closing when police got the call. shots fired. >> first arriving officer on scene found one victim down in the parking lot and the victim was dead. a short while later they found a second victim in the parking lot with a gunshot wound. that victim went to the hospital. >> reporter: sunnyvale police say the two victims got in an altercation with another group. it's unclear if the fight started in the nightclub. but what is clear, according to police, the suspect or suspects took off after shooting the two men. >> we don't know how many guns were used or who had a gun. the two victims didn't have any weapons and were not involved in shooting back in any way. they were victims of the shooting. >> reporter: investigators combed the scene looking for witnesses and trying to identify the suspects behind the early-morning homicide. police say the victim taken to the hospital is expected to survive. reporting in sunnyvale, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. one of the men at the
center of the deadly ghost ship fire investigation made a brief court appearance today. we are talking about derick almena. kpix 5's anne makovec is in oakland with more on what happened in court and the reaction from one of the victims' family members. >> reporter: he appeared in an orange jumpsuit behind glass for only about two minutes. he didn't enter a plea. no cameras allowed in the courtroom but here's his mugshot along with his co- defendant charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter because of this warehouse fire last december. the converted building nicknamed the ghost ship went up in flames during a late- night party killing 36 people. most trapped on the makeshift second floor of the warehouse which was packed with flammable collectibles. >> there's a lot of emotion. i can tell you that. >> reporter: david gregory's daughter was killed in the fire. he is one of several victims' family members who came to the courtroom today.
>> to see if he had any remorse. >> reporter: did you see any of that? >> not from where i was standing, no. >> reporter: the district attorney says al mena and harris lied to the -- almena and harris lied to the police about having events and people living there. on the night of the fire the judge said the men blocked a second-story exit. today al mena's lawyer called the fire a tragedy but said the prosecution does no good. >> creates a distraction. the local government doesn't have to address the fundamental issue of housing inequality and fire safety that will continue to be a problem in this community. >> reporter: the defense attorney asked the judge for more time today to decide on their plea and bail requests. but almena will be back in court next week with harris for a joint appearance. while almena was arrested here, harris is on the way back from l.a. to join almena at the santa rita jail in dublin.
anne makovec, kpix 5. the fate of california's death penalty is still up in the air despite voters passing prop 66 in november. the ballot initiative that vowed to speed up executions is now stalled in the courts after a lawsuit was filed to stop it. the california supreme court is worried about a key provision of the measure that the court wouldn't be able to meet the measure's five-year deadline without compromising attention to other kinds of cases. >> we all realize when we wrote it that are we going to fix it overnight? no. but we have to have time limits. >> the court already has a backlog of more than 300 death penalty appeals. and although the voters passed the ballot measure the california supreme court can throw it out or keep it. a decision is expected within 90 days. it's the end of the line for bart's seat hog law. today bart directors will consider rescinding the ordinance. in april 2016, the board passed a measure to fine people who took up more than one seat during commute hours.
according to the "san francisco chronicle," bart had no official ordinance to use it. if the measure were inforced, it would fine riders hundreds of dollars. >> i don't know about a fine. if anything, there shouldn't be anything more than, like, 20 bucks, anything -- shouldn't be anything expensive. >> reporter: $100 fine? >> that's a little much for something that can't really be done -- it's just a lot of people. >> some members of the board say they want the plan rescinded because it may unfairly target homeless people. coming up, this thursday midday, [ indiscernible ] your sick bed. why some people are hacking into their devices to get perks at work. >> we hear it all. a new football program aims to protect children from hard hits. coming up, we'll show you the idea behind rookie tackle. >> and we have been tracking rain on hi-def doppler this morning. the main band of showers is passed through and just some lingering showers this midday. you can see light rainfall right now in pleasanton, sunol grade. out near union city. and we'll continue to track showers through the peninsula,
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>> look at that. >> you are now more involved in how much is this bill, how many steps? >> health experts say when people miss out on the exercise, well, they are just cheating themselves. a maine high school may be the first in the nation to provide sports hijabs for muslim student athletes to wear with uniforms. during high school in portland, maine, is adding head scarves with the goal of make muslim girls comfortable and boosting their participation in sports. >> i feel uncomfortable. i can't play with it falling off. and i feel so -- [ indiscernible ] >> each goes for $45. the high school currently has 25 of them thanks to the work from the many student athletes who made it possible. usa football announced a new version of the game designed to keep children safe but still allows them to develop as players. they say it's a hybrid between flag and full tackle football.
jeff glor shows us rookie tackle. >> reporter: on a field in mentor, ohio, two teams demonstrated rookie tackle for us. there are no kickoffs or punts. players start in a crouch instead of a three-point stance. there are six to eight kids on a side instead of the usual 11. the field is 40 yards long, not 100. >> right down this line here would be the -- would now be the out of bounds line. >> reporter: the executive director of usa football says the primary purpose of this new game is to increase individual attention and help players develop. >> you do want this to be a safer version of youth football. >> i mean, absolutely. our focus is always on how to create a better safer environment. >> reporter: that was on this woman's mind when she signs up her 9-year-old son. >> we were first taken back. i know there's a lot of fears in a lot of parents that we
know. that's why we like the 7-on-7 idea. >> reporter: usa football is targeting a transition phase because numbers show that while organized youth tackle football participation is down sharply in the last five years, the number of kids playing flag football is actually up. even as the new program is unveiled, however, it is facing criticism. terry o'neill runs a group called practice like pros. he says all youth football should be flag football until high school. >> youth contact football is -- is not correct. it's not safe. and when there's another way to play the game, why take those risks? >> are you worried about the future of football? >> i -- i think actually the work that we're doing right now is -- is going to ensure that this game is around for many generations to come. >> reporter: jeff glor, cbs news, new york. >> 11 different leagues will be testing the new version of the game this fall. usa football points out this doesn't change the rules of the traditional 11-player tackle game. and tackling this little spate of showers we have this morning -- [ laughter ]
>> -- miss watts. >> brian hackney with the transition, folks. we are tracking rain on hi-def doppler. what's left of that band of showers is passed through. brought us some pretty good rain for the north bay for the morning commute. the rainfall totals not too impressive. here's a look at what's left. we have some showers across the peninsula right now. redwood city, west menlo park, woodside, seeing showers. we did see a band pass through a couple of showers passing through east palo alto, as well. here's what we have seen so far. just under about a quarter inch for mill valley this morning. over two-tenths for santa rosa. napa, san francisco, under .10". consumer report barely .01." trace amounts really nothing recorded for san jose. pretty much what we expected. not very impressive in terms of rainfall totals but enough to cause a few problems on the roads this morning. temperatures in the 60s areawide. throughout the day, you're going to notice temperatures are well below average for this time of the year. cool air mass in place over the top of us thanks to this low
pressure system which brought us the showers earlier today. showers now tapering off with just a couple of stray showers lingering on futurecast. as we head into the evening hours, you can't rule out a couple of sprinkles but the big story going to be cool temperatures and gray skies a sort of different kind of "june gloom" if you will. we'll clear those out into friday. so temperatures remain cool well below average for this time of year, through your weekend, a look at the headlines a few showers possible this afternoon staying cloudy tonight. more sun for friday. and temperatures cool to mild for you. here's a look at the high temperatures around the bay today. low 70s for the south bay. near 70 in fairfield. 61 pacifica. 64 san francisco. 68 san rafael and 68 in napa. sunset tonight 8:30. sunrise tomorrow morning, 5:47. and a look at the extended forecast shows temperatures again staying cool, dry, but dropping heading into friday. this weekend really going to struggle to hit that 70-degree mark for the warmest spots inland but they do rebound by midweek next week. back to the low 80s. >> okay. so we call in sick monday,
are hitting high notes with community service. sharon chin introduces us to their leader who is this week's jefferson award winner. reporter: he plays the ancient chinese zither. >> it's good to do something meaningful. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: he is among dozens of students featured in a hospital benefit concert. the students are part of the bay area youth music society. ♪[ music ] >> badges for short. "bayms" for short. the nonprofit jennifer ma co- founded ten years ago. the idea? >> music is your friend. >> reporter: and a talent you can share to serve your community. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: at "bayms," south and east bay students age 10 through 22 perform at senior citizens centers, hospitals, libraries, parks and cultural centers. ♪[ music ] >> the idea for it came about in 2005 when a group of families came together to produce their own concert. over time, the events raised funds for hospital s and disaster relief and this pianist discovered the rewards
of giving. >> it's just spreading joy for them. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: students must audition for the program. and pay 200 to $400 to cover concert hall rentals and operation costs. the selections can be challenging. but sophia wong counts on jennifer's encouragement. >> when we play difficult music and start to lose hope she is always there to kind of make us more hopeful. >> reporter: and jennifer opens doors of opportunities like the chance to play at carnegie hall two years ago. >> they learn music. they can use it through the community. they feel proud. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: so for empowering students to serve their communities through music, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to jennifer ma. sharon chin, kpix 5. >> you know what? we're serious about this. you can nominate your own local
that and more at 5:00. a hotel in switzerland is offering guests a chance to sleep outside just for the views of the country's majestic landscape an overnight stay at the zero star hotel outside will set you back about $300. [ laughter ] >> but it will get you a drink on arrival, breakfast and a butler. after that, you're on your own. >> it's beautiful and i would love it. but bugs? >> yeah. >> wild animals? >> and the cold.
♪ [ gunshot ] >> quinn: [ gasps ] aah! aaah! aaah! ♪ >> zende: my sister-in-law, an international sensation. >> rick: yeah, that's the only way to describe her. >> zende: well, you know what? congrats to the both of you, man. >> rick: well, thank you. uh, we were gonna stay longer. maya had another shoot. but, uh, we both missed lizzy so much, and maya had to get back home to our daughter. >> maya: you missed me, my little girl, didn't you? oh, i can tell.