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an engine blowout forced an airliner headed from san francisco to australia to return to the bay area for an emergency landing this morning. 233 people on board that flight. anne makovec at sfo to show us what passengers and at least one mechanic had to say. >> reporter: the plane behind me is under investigation, that's the one that made the emergency landing here last night. the qantas 747 jet if you look closely, you can see the white patch there on the engine compartment on the right-hand side of the plane. that patch is covering a hole where the engine blew. these pictures were taken by a cbs 5 viewer right after qantas flight 74 hit safe ground this morning at sfo. you can see what appears to be a hole in the engine compartment after a blowout over the pacific ocean. >> there was a strong shoutout
on the right-hand side of the plane. a bit of a sag and bump and veered off left. >> heard a strange noise. it was -- i knew -- i don't travel that much but it was wrong. >> reporter: more than 200 passengers have a travel tale that started 45 minutes into the flight bound for australia. >> the people on the right-hand side of the plane seemed shocked and apparently there was some flames coming out of the -- that side of the plane. >> just an uncomfortable vibration and a bit of a push and feel something was wrong. the captain came on and said there was an engine that blew up. >> reporter: the plane flew around to get rid of fuel and returned to sfo around 1:00 a.m. where crews got to work inspecking the damaged 747.
these pictures were taken by an anonymous mechanic who said it could be engine fatigue. the airport spokesman says they will find out. >> what the investigators will do is take apart engine, every last nut and bolt, look at everything they can find there look for a cause, was it a broken blade, mechanic, was it wiring issue. >> he says the plane did go through its preflight inspections, daily maintenance review and crew walkaround. the most important part to most passengers, the touchdown. >> all cheered and everybody was happier at the end and very relieved to be on the ground. >> reporter: now, at last word, qantas was still trying to book those 230 passengers on other flights. they are having some difficulty with that because there are only two flights from sfo to sydnie each day. and only one of them is a qantas flight. they are thinking about combining some of the flights right now with the l.a.
passengers. hopefully maybe bus them to l.a., fly them to l.a. or combine it that way. >> bottom line they have to get on the way. sorry anne, it was a little difficult to hear you, another plane leaving there at sfo. another incident aboard a jet last night out of l.a.x. an alaska airlines plane taking off to vancouver when a bird hit the plane above the windshield. the 737 returned to l.a.x. nobody was hurt. a fremont police officer shot while on duty last friday is going to undergoing another surgery today. there is progress in his recovery because doctors say he is in serious but stable condition. officer todd young lost at least 40% of his blood when he was shot while serving a warrant in oakland. the suspect carjacked at least two cars according to police and then headed south. he was arrested saturday way south within sight of the border of mexico. that was after detectives intercepted a cell phone call that he made in san diego. that suspect is apparently
talking. >> during the interview he did give admissions to committing the crimes on friday. >> are you saying he confessed? >> we're not going to say what he said because this is going to court but he did give admissions. >> 20-year-old andrew barrientos will be returned to alameda county from san diego this week to face charges. he and two other suspects arrested are from the decoto neighborhood in union city. today the state legislature will vote on two budget plans. right now there is no budget and we're nearly two months know a new fiscal year. republicans and democrats have submitted competing proposals, but no sign either will pass. democrats have majorities in the senate and the assembly. but they don't have the two- thirds needed to pass a budget. democrats want a combination of spending cuts and new taxes and republicans proposing only cuts. if no deal is passed today in sacramento, lawmakers will have to return for negotiations in a special session. well, the amount of raw sewage that spilled into
redwood shores lagoon last week nearly 10 times the original estimate. clean-up teams now say the underground pipe leaked about 48,000 gallons of sewage. that was last wednesday. the initial estimate of 5,000 gallons was made by workers who were sent in to fix what they thought was a ruptured valve. a lot of the sewage flowed into the redwood shores lagoon where people are still being told it stay out of the water. police in pacifica are warning people at the beach to be cautious after a great white shark was spotted attack a sea lion. this happened yesterday. witnesses reported the sighting just a few hundred yards off linda mar beach. the shark appeared to be about 18 to 20 feet long. despite the warnings, we did spot surfers still going out into the water this morning. one of the surfers we talked to yesterday said she saw a splash and then debated with another surfer. >> right away i was like shark. no she said dolphin. right when she turned around this big red thing coming out so -- it was pretty dramatic. >> no doubt what it was.
people on the beach did try to warn those in the water to get out. men in a small boat also alerted surfers. no one was attacked. well, tonight president obama is going to speak to the nation announcing the end of u.s. combat operations in iraq. the president wants to show that he is keeping a campaign promise. whit johnson shows us the administration hopes to mark a transition not necessarily a moment of triumph. >> reporter: president obama left the white house this morning heading to fort bliss, texas, home to the army's first armored division. that unit saw some of the heaviest fighting during the 7 years of war. tonight, the commander-in-chief will speak from the oval office. he is expected to tell the nation he kept his pledge to end america's combat role in iraq but what he won't say is mission accomplished. >> the president tonight will talk about the change in the combat mission as we focus on rebuilding our nation here at home. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in baghdad to preside
over the official end to combat operation. he met with the leaders and told the iraqis the u.s. is not abandoning them. the white house has also sented bien to push iraqi politicians to break the stalemate that lasted for months and get a new government in place. extremists have used that political uncertainty to launch attacks against iraqi forces who are now responsible for their country's security. the 50,000 u.s. troops remaining in the country can only go on combat missions if the iraqi army asks them for help. here at home thousands of u.s. forces are returning to their loved ones. [ applause and cheers ] >> >> reporter: scenes like this homecoming for the army's old guard will play out coast to coast over the next few weeks as the pentagon completes the drawdown of u.s. forces. whit johnson, cbs news, the white house. and you can see the president's address to the nation here on cbs 5 tonight at 5:00 p.m. all eyes on hurricane earl right now. the storm moves closer to the east coast. why even a glancing blow could
cause some serious damage. google now trying to give you some of your life back. the new service it claims will save you a week's worth of time. and it's about time. plenty of sunshine across the bay area this afternoon. more sunshine expected during the day. but something else you probably didn't expect. triple-digit highs moving back into the bay area. i'll tell you when, that's coming up. [ female announcer ] we can't live in a bubble. but what we can do is arm ourselves for the ones we love with a flu shot from walgreens. ♪ [ coughs ] [ female announcer ] with the most pharmacists certified to immunize... [ sneezes ] ...and walk-ins welcome everyday, we're making it easy for everyone to get their flu shot, no matter how small their motivation may be. ♪ so stop by and get your flu shot today at walgreens.
martin and the u.s. virgin islands. this is now a very powerful category 4 storm. at this point, forecasters think earl will brush the carolinas and turn north off the east coast. but the storm passage is very unpredictable. even if earl stays offshore, it's so massive tropical force winds extend 200 miles from the eye. >> it's going to be a close call for parts of the northeast, particularly the cape. i think either way, there's a decent chance that some areas might get grazed with tropical storm conditions. >> the federal government has already sent teams to north carolina just in case. and fema says that evacuations may be required if earl gets too close to shore. it now appears two men arrested following a flight from the u.s. to amsterdam were probably not on a test run for a future terror attack. a passenger's cell phone captured the moment dutch police arrested them. they were on a flight from chicago. it now appears the two men didn't know each other. the u.s. officials raised some
red flags after both men suddenly changed their flight plans when it was discovered one man was not on his original flight, then customs agents pulled his bag. what they found were 7 cell phones, one bound to a bottle of pepto bismol and watches strapped together, box cutters and three large knives. >> anytime anybody has a whole bunch of cell phones taped to bottles and triggering devices like digital watches, that sounds per se like something would you want to know about. >> despite those suspicious items, none of them found on the men or in the luggage violated security rules. u.s. does not expect to charge either of those men. big change could soon be coming to apple's itunes. apple is going to boost the amount of time users are allowed to sample a song. right now itunes offers you 30 seconds just a snippet of the song before you can choose whether to purchase. source say the sample people could be extended to as much as
90 seconds. apple's ceo expected to make that announcement tomorrow. itunes the largest music retailer in the world. google wants to save you time. it's launching a new email service that it claims will cut down on all the sorting and deleting you have to do. kcbs radio's matt bigler shows us how it works. reporter: google's new application in its gmail service is called priority inbox what it does it will sort through all your messages and based on your previous history, those messages that you respond to the most, those will go into a folder called most important messages. everything else will go into a folder called everything else. going the claims the average user will be able to save a week's worth of time sorting through and deleting unwanted e- mails. one of the questions is what happens if an important message ends up in the unwanted folder that could be problematic --
google will begin beta testing it later this week and users have to activate it in their account. i'm matt bigler in san jose for cbs 5. >> you have to opt n what a concept. still to come, look, ma! i can text with two hands behind my back. the california teenager who could turn her love to texting into big money. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's tuesday. i was so casual on friday, now i'm dressin up. >> you have to keep up. >> how about the weather? >> are we keeping up? we are. i like it! looking out toward the bay bridge, we have some clouds out there. not enough to get your feathers in a roughly over. daily planner, what can you expect for this afternoon? and we do have some sunshine expected with some clouds in the forecast but not a bad thing. sunshine warmer weather up to near 90 inland, mid-70s around the bay, mid-60s at the coast. those are our warmest temperatures for all three locations. tonight mostly clear inland as well as the bay and mostly clear with patchy fog expected for the coastline with temperatures in the lower to the mid- to the upper 50s. speaking of temperatures, we're warming up. yesterday, for example, we hit 74 in livermore, 74 san jose,
72 in san rafael and 63 in san francisco. today we're kicking it up. mid-80s in livermore, 81 in san jose, 78 degrees in san rafael, 70 san francisco, these temperatures from 6 to 7 to 12 degrees warmer than yesterday's highs. and those aren't the only locations that will be warming up today. 81 in cupertino. 77 in los altos. 78 redwood city. mid-60s from daly city to pacifica. cross the bay in the mid- to upper 70s hayward, union city an fremont. east bay near 90 in antioch and brentwood. mid-80s in pleasant hill. 87 danville. north bay locations, mid-80s those are nice temperatures in napa, sonoma, petaluma and 83. 66 bodega bay. upper 70s in san rafael and san anselmo. upper 60s in sausalito and we have adjusted san francisco to 70 degrees. that's what it typically feels like this time of the year. seven-day forecast:
near 100 tomorrow, 103 in the hot spots thursday, 80s around the bay and upper 70s for the coastline. yeah, it's going to be hot around the end of the week but things will start to cool off saturday, sunday and monday as believe into a really nice holiday weekend. our mypix photo for noon: >> if you have a nice photo go to cbs5.com/connect and i'll put it in my website. >> i like that. let's go camping. by friday, can i lose the tie again? >> yeah, and i'll gain some jeans. >> good deal. >> thank you. hey, you know, most parents tell our kids, stop texting. not a mom down in southern california. her daughter is going to battle for dominance at the national texting championship. rachel kim shows us the girl has some of the fastest fingers in the west. >> reporter: she lets her fingers do the talking via text. >> my average is about 2
characters per second. >> reporter: 17-year-old kaitlin bradshaw has some of the fastest fingers in california. and now she is texting for the title of the 2010lg u.s. national texting champion. >> it's a pretty awesome feeling. >> reporter: on september 19, this chino teen will join 29 other talented texters from around the country in texts speed, accuracy and dexterry through thumb-numbing challenge. >> if they say type the alphabet blindfolded, you can go back and fix it. >> reporter: there is a lot to back up kaitlin's confidence. not only can she accurately text without looking. >> while texting she can carry on a full conversation with me. >> reporter: to prove kaitlin can have a conversation and text at the same time, test her out what do you want to with the money you win? >> i'm definitely going to go
on a little shopping spree? [ beep beep ] >> here it is. let's check it out. >> i'm definitely going on a little shopping spree. >> for the first time ever, instead of put the phone away, it's practice, practice, practice. >> reporter: for the three-day competition where kaitlin will have to push perfection at a record-breaking pace. these thumbs of steel will be blazing for the title of a $100,000 cash title and $50,000 to the charity of her choice. she is sending a message to her competition. >> and i can do it fast and accurately. >> rachel kim says among the events, texting while blindfolded and while maneuvering through an obstacle course but not while driving. how much would you pay for a commode? how about $14,000? we'll show you why it's so valuable, that one, coming up. ,,,,
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the baby vegetable and thrown in the display and there you go. that's your spring mix. or mescaline mix. i like to call it spring mix. you see this? all the different colors? all the different shades of green and yellow like this, this is what you want to get. and when you buy them, make sure the tongs are on the display. now, i like this display because it's not on a wet rack. when they wash it and sprinkle it down from the wet rack, it moistens it and it decays quickly. buy it dry and put it in the refrigerator and only wash it before you use it. i like that to add iceberg lettuce to it and make a great salad. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. this is one of the best inventions in the produce industry yet. bye-bye. >> spring mix in the summer. all right. coming up tonight at 5:00, we are going to carry it live. president obama address the nation about the future for troops in iraq. plus, the creative campaign to help men and women dress for success these days. that and more coming up at
5:00. an ornate porcelain toilet once belonged to john lennon sold for more than $14,000. he had it replaced at his estate in berkshire about 1970 or so and at the time, told builders just, i don't know, put some flowers in it or something. so one of the contractors kept it in a shed for 40 years. the winning bid, $14,700. about 10 times preauction estimate. for a commode. a famous one. ,,,,,,
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