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ad lib live picture of san jose. a very good tuesday morning. it's december 18th already. taking a live look outside, christmas in the park this morning. it remains all lit up, as we approach christmas, less than a week away, right? one week from today. but who is counting? we should be. good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. let's talk about the weather out there today. yesterday rain, a little bit different? >> a little bit different. clouds and patchy fog. we'll have live look in fremont 880, everything is rolling well as you get ready to head out the door and it's also chilly with some upper 40s to start out this morning. we'll be in the mid 50s by noon
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and as i said, i'm tracking some rain. here is a look at the spotty showers just now entering the far northwestern corner of the state. i'll have more on that in a few minutes. vianey has a look at the morning commute. how is it looking? >> much better, considering the roads are dry this morning, and overall, you could see the bay area is looking pretty good. as i was making my way over to this report i noticed this accident pop up and i took a quick look at the chp report, a crash southbound 880 at dyer street. this was just reported by the chp so we'll monitor that closely. live look outside at the san mateo bridge, we've got a smooth commute through this early tuesda fingers crossed it stays that way. back to you. >> thank you very much. we have breaking news out of the south bay this morning. southbound 101 opened after a chase. this is a look at what is left. all police are telling us right now is that chp officers were
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following a corvette, no word why. the driver of the corvette crashed into that pickup truck. the suspect in the corvette ran away then from officers. bob redell is getting to the scene to gather information for us. he'll join us with a live report in about 30 minutes. also developing this morning, a glimmer of hope. bay area congresswoman says she's working to reunite a little boy and his mother. he's on life support at an east bay hospital but his family says that president trump's travel ban is blocking the mother from seeing her son one last time. it's a race against time and congresswoman barbara lee knows that. >> she says as a mother herself her heart aches for the family. cheryl hurd has more. >> reporter: at word spreads, the doctors here at benihoff hospital in oakland are only giving 2-year-old abdullah hassan days to live.
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congresswoman barbara lee is calling president trump's travel ban un-american saying in a statement "i'm committed to doing all i can to fight it and restore decency and humanity to our immigration laws." she's written the state department urging the administration to grant the toddler's mother a waiver so she can be reunited with her son. >> please help us, get my family together again. >> reporter: a plea from the 2-year-old's father, ali hassan, who holds his son's hand, while he's hooked up to a ventilator. hassan spends days whispering into his ear. >> tell him your mother's not here with me. it's brain condition. u.s. citizens. bothathe are the boy's mother is from warn torn yemen and is now living in egypt. >> for months, if not years, they've been trying to acquire a visa, obtain a visa for her. >> reporter: when the young boy's health took a turn for the worse, ali could no longer wait
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for his wife's visa to go through, so he brought his son to the u.s., where he could receive better medical care. >> he's facing death, and the last wish for the mother is just to see him and hold him, even give him a kiss. >> reporter: cheryl hurd, "today in the bay." we're watching new developments in washington, d.c. president trump's former national security adviser michael flynn faces sentencing today. he pleaded goility why i to lying to the fbi about his communications with russia. he was the first senior white house official to be charged in the special counsel's investigation into moscow's meddling into the 2016 presidential election. mueller's office recommended little to no jail time for flynn saying he in that investigation." coming up at 5:00, president trump already tweeting about flynn. we will have a live possible government shutdown which is only three days away. republicans and democrats are locked in a stalemate over funding for the border wall.
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neither side is flinching. the president wants $5 billion for a wall he originally said mexico would pay for. democrats say that they aren't budging. partial shutdown would impact more than a dozen agencies, and could leave more than 400,000 federal workers without a paycheck before the holidays. this morning a staffing shakeup at pg&e after the company calls unacceptable conduct. utilities say top leaders lost their jobs amid a growing scandal involving gas line inspections. state regulators say pg&e management pressured understaffed crews to falsely file thousands of inspection reports. reports claim the crews marked and located gas lines within a three-day required deadline, when in fact, they didn't. an elaborate terror plan outlined on hidden camera. the fbi released video of an oakland man outlining a terrorist plot to kill thousands of people. >> i was thinking about just burning the hills, because
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there's a lot of trees and homes over there. >> 23-year-old emer ali alhagogi thought he was laying out his plan with terrorist ties to al qaeda but it was an undercover agent, this happened two summers ago and he talked about planting bombs across the east bay and blowing up a gay bar in san francisco. in court he pleaded guilty to providing material support to a terrorist organization. investigators say he set up social media accounts for isis. his sentencing has been postponed to january 8th. almost one year later a candlelight memorial in honor of a chp officer killed in the line of duty. andrew camalieri was parked on the shoulder at 880 in hayward, where a driver both drunk and high crashed into his patrol car, killing him and injuring his partner on christmas eve. last night, his family, along with chp, honored his life and want to remind drivers not to drive impaired this holiday
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season. >> have a designated driver, because i wouldn't want another parent to feel what this feels like to lose a child. it's just, i'm not the same person i was a year ago. >> our crashes have increased significantly because people continue to drive under the influence of marijuana. we don't need a test to detect they're under the influence. they're crashing. over 50% increase at this time compared to 2017. >> investigators say 22-year-old mohammad ali of hayward was driving that car that killed camalieri. he is at the san rita jail in dublin with no bail. his next court date is in march. happening today, the san jose city council may take a big gamble on two tiny home communities. the city has been working on a five-year pilot program to see if the tiny homes can serve as a bridge to get people off the streets while awaiting permanent housing. they are poised to spend $2.1 million on each site. each will have 40 emergency sleeping cabins built by habitat for community. one side is on mayberry road
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across from the san jose flea market which is currently a vta construction yard. the other is at a caltrans site at the intersections of highway 101 and 680. 4:38 right now. coming up on "today in the bay," wall street looking to claw back some of yesterday's big losses. look ahead, as investors remain nervous. if you're waiting to send out christmas gifts, time is running out. look at what it will take to get gifts to their destination by christmas day. and a live look for you outside now, as we begin this tuesday morning. vianey arana in for mike this morning, she'll have a look at your commute coming up in just a bit. you're watching "today in the bay." ♪ this little home of mine,
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good morning. i'm kate rogers at cnbc global headquarters. here are today's top business headlines. wall street will look to claw back some of yesterday's big losses. stocks fell sharply again, the dow closing at its lowest level since march, while the nasdaq is now negative for the year. the dow and s&p 500 on pace for their worst december since the great depression. investors remain nervous over rising interest rates with the federal reserve expected to hike again when it meets this week. there's also concerns about slowing global growth and u.s./china trade tensions. on today's watch list, we have a report on housing starts and earnings from fedex. there's not much time left to order and ship your gifts for delivery by christmas eve. monday was the deadline for
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fedex ground and home delivery, while today is the deadline for u.p.s.'s most affordable option three-day select. the deadlines for free shipping on amazon also today. the u.s. postal service will let you ship items with priority or first class mail until thursday and the postal service expects to process and deliver nearly 3 billion pieces of first class mail this week. and google wants to help alleviate any travel pain you may encounter this holiday season. it's rolling out a new feature for goingle assistant. you can ask is my flight on time or what is the status of the delta flight from newark to lax. google uses machine learning and historical flight data to predict whether you'llen delayed which it says it can make within 85% confidence rate. you'll also get a reason for the delay, whenever possible. marcus and laura, back over to you. >> kate, thank you. you won't be paying for text. messages. dropping that plan to
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there was a pretty huge outrage. the vote was scheduled for jaar it's withdrawn the proposal after the c if, c c ruled text are an information service, not a telecom service. that means the agency does not have the authority to add that tax. i didn't think they were going to do it. >> i didn't think they would either. i'm glad they didn't. coming up next on ittede ed it -- "today in the bay," kari checking our forecast as we start our tuesday morning. >> looks pretty good, over toward palo alto. it's a cool start with some upper 40s as you step out the door. sunshine today and also some seasonable temperatures as we reach the mid-50s later this morning. we'll look at a microclimates and talk about where we could see some rain, coming up next. and so far, we've had a couple of fender benders. a live look at the golden gate bridge. overall, it's pretty good. i'll give you a look at your drive times throughout the bay area, coming up.
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and good tuesday morning to you. looking at the city across -- on the base right there. you can see a little fog this morning in san francisco. kari will have a look at that coming up in a bit. 4:46 for you right now. so an unlikely guest caught strolling by a gas station in pacifica, having a little bite to eat. the police department posted this video on the next door ahe station near highway 1.
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they responded to calls about a coyote in the area. they sent out a warning to be careful saying coyotes are less scared of humans than other wild animals. there are countless traffic stories in the bay area, but stop us if you've heard this one. >> a goat traded the farm for 880 in oakland yesterday. number of people called highway patrol when they saw him running across the north and southbound lanes. officers set up a perimeter and closed in on him. they took a few picks with the goat before taking him to an animal shelter there. >> huh. >> probably so scared. >> although he looks pretty comfortable inside of the squad car. >> he's like "i appreciate that." >> exactly. what is the story today >> we'll have a of everything as you get ready to head out. we have had patches of fog and cool temperatures and we'll be watching out for rain in the north bay. as you head out, most of us are in the 40s, but it's a little bit cooler in livermore. now it's 40 degrees.
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we may dip into the upper 30s, and it's 48 right now in santa rosa. actually, the warmest in oakland. the warmest is 49 degrees. so still pretty chilly out there, so as you get ready to head out the door in antioch, we're going to be at about 44 degrees over the next couple of hours, and then seeing those temperatures going into the low 50s by 10:00, 56 degrees at 11:00. no major issues but watching out for some patches of fog and then looking at a chance of rain starting to move in from the north, as we watch this system move in that will mostly affect the north bay, and it's also helping to churn up some higher waves, so the high surf advisory continues for today through 5:00, and we are already seeing some of those waves at about 16 feet at a period of about 15 to possibly up to about 19 seconds, so long period swells and high waves continue for today. as you're getting dressed, expect those temperatures to be chilly, so you need a nice, warm jacket and maybe some pants or jeans or some slacks, something like that, will keep you
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comfortable today. we're looking at highs that will be reaching into the upper 50s and low 60s once again. kind of the same weather we've seen recently, and then as we track the rain and the chances for the north bay, by 1:00, we're seeing some spotty activity around santa rosa. most of it will be farther to the north around ukiah, and we'll see the waves of rain moving through, even into the afternoon. so still watching out for those rain chances for today, and then going to see it winding down for tonight into early tomorrow. overall, we're looking at some fairly quiet weather, more fog developing tomorrow morning, and the inland areas reaching into the upper 50s, and 60 degrees for the rest of the week. another chance of showers on friday and then again on sunday. so we will still see several weather systems passing by, nothing significant over the next several days. g.ading over to vianey, you'vemn how is everything flowing? >> nothing significant for crashes. we had one fender bender early on and looks like they're working to get that car over to the right-hand shoulder, so not really an issue anymore along
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880. if you look at the bay area, we're doing pretty good this morning. here is a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza presidents' sta -- it's starting to get a little busy. quick check of your east bay drive time, southbound 680 to 580, 11 minutes. northbound 238 from 580 to 880 two minutes and southbound 880 from 238 to highway 84 you're looking at ten minutes, so, so far, your morning commute is off to a fairly good start. it's 4:50. the traffic tends to build at about 5:00 a.m. i'll keep a close eye on that for you. i'll send it back to you. >> sounds good. we'll check back with you. han white board tree pointing a gun at then soc. for nebraska fans to notice. the pos w eugh the white board was in stanford's locker room, as they beat nebraska on saturday to win the ncaa championship. stanford's athletics director now apologizing, saying the picture is unacceptable and does
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not reflect the school's values. here is the buzz on campus. >> i thought it was ridiculous, like why are people out here doing stuff like that? >> it could be a water pistol. you know, it could be fillingan so i'm okay with it. >> stanford apologized to the university of nebraska. a really bizarre coincidence in the east bay. two officers are under investigation for accidentally firing their weapons in two separate incidents. both of them at the mall. that first happened on saturday, an off-duty oakland officer accidentally shot himself in san leandro. this happened at bay fair mall. he was off-duty at the time. no one was hurt. the second accidental shooting happened sunday in concord. man with the department of corrections dropped his gun, and it went off. no one was hurt there as well. that man called concord police to explain what happened. he legally owns the gun. his superiors are looking into the matter. it was a pretty pricey mess at the ferry building dock. repairs for a crash along san
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francisco's waterfront last month are now going to cost more than $300,000. golden gate ferry says the boat should be up and running by christmas. two of 53 passengers on board were hurt. the coast guard is investigating why it happened but drug and alcohol impairment for crew members has been ruled out. coming up next on "today in the bay" -- >> kanye's clothing line went silent with upset customers and earned an "f" rating but there might be a comeback in the works. i am consumer investigator chris chmura. "nbc bay area responds," next. but first, happening now, members of team usa are giving some high school athletes impacted by california's devastating wildfires a helping hand. olympic athletes olympic freestyle ski clampon david wise and ice skating brother/sisterxi visited there. the woolsey fire surrounded the high school, leveling the shed
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containing much of the equipment. the olympians brought the students some brand new gear. more news for you right after the break.
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a very good tuesday morning to you. taking a live look outside, this is the eastern span of the bay bridge, looking at the span there, beautiful lights out there, kind of festive for the holidays. it looks like that all year, though. >> that's true. we'll take it. >> always beautiful, right? >> 4:55 right now. last month, we told you about how hundreds of people have filed complaints against kanye west clothing company, easy supply. >> a lot ordered online and they didn't get anything and the company was unresponsive. >> good morning, it looks like we might be getting somewhere. here is how it all started. the better business bureau in
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san jose told us it logged more than 300 complaints from customers just in october but yeezy wasn't understand soing to them so we did a story about it and so did our sister station in l.a. buyers expressed frustration with their unfulfilled orders. i tweeted kanye a few times and we never got a response. the better business bureau says yeezy has finally responded to them. thheduled for today. we asked to but were here, because the complaints have not stopped. another 180 -- >> all right, chris there, reporting for us. 4:56 right now. it's officially the busiest week of the year for the u.s. postal service. usps says it will deliver 15 billion pieces of mail this holiday season, including close to a billion packages. the post office says that the surge in packages started a few years back when online shopping
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became popular. to keep up with the christmas rush, usps has installed new automated machinery to sort those packages, like this one you see right here in san jose. now if you want to be sure your package arrives in time for christmas, usps says that as of today, you will need to mail those packages with priority mail. you'll need to also upgrade the priority mail express if mailing after friday. 4:57 right now. coming up next on "today in the bay," kari tracking our forecast. >> looks really good today with some dry weather in the south bay. here is a live look outside at christmas in the park, if you're going out there. it's going to be chilly to start out. as weeatemperatures and startinn willow glen at 45 degrees, we'll be at 56 around noon. we'll take a look at all of our microclimates coming up next. here comes the building traffic on the bay bridge toll plaza. take a look at our live camera now.
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we ease into the 50k ho:00 houre seeing a tougher commute. i'll have a look at your drive times throughout the bay area, coming up. breaking news in the south bay, a chase shuts down 101 early this morning. who police are looking for, and the clues they are working with. this little home of mine,
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♪ i'm gonna let it shine. ♪ it's energy saving time, ♪ i'm gonna reduin ♪ to let our great state shine. ♪ let it shine, ♪ the power's ours to let it shine! ♪ a li and good tuesday morning to you. december 18th. wow! december 18th. >> oh, stop it. i have so many things to do. you're stressing me out. >> christmas is a week away.
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live look outside in oakland. lot of people already on the road. going to get to that in just a bit. and thanks so much for starting your morning here with us on "today in the bay." i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. let's get a look at that forecast for today. clear skies at least. >> clear skies for now. we'll see a few more clouds moving in. there will be a chance of rain in the north bay today but looking at dublin, everything is looking great on 580 if you're getting ready to head out. there will be patches of fog there. over toward martinez, we'll be in the mid-40s, starting out today, and some low 60s by noon. it will be another nice afternoon, but i am tracking the rain possible for a far northern cities in the north bay. i'll talk more about that in just a few minutes.

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