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international manhunt to find out who is behind the massive breach of target stores. >> justice for andy! >> a march for justice today for the santa rosa teen killed in october by a sheriff's deputy who mistook a bb gun for an assault rifle. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning" captions by: caption colorado good morning, and believe me when i say, thank god it's friday! december 20th, i'm brian hackney in for frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. and developing now at 6:00, an international manhunt is on for the person or group behind a massive breach of target customer data. a team is working with the retailer and credit card companies are trying to catch whoever grabbed potentially tens of millions of personal credit card information before hackers can maximize their illegal profits. a teen declared brain-dead
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after tonsil removal surgery. the family will ask the judge to keep her alive through christmas. >> i'm cate caugiran live in the newsroom. crews in london spent friday morning checking the structural stability of an iconic theater after a roof partially collapsed during a play injuring dozens. now authorities are focusing on the cause of the accident. >> and another check of your "kcbs traffic." right now all bart trains are on time. bart is actually doing something a little extra special later this evening for christmas shoppers. they are offering safety escorts. look for a police officer to escort you at three bart stations in the east bay, west oakland, fruitvale and bay fair stations tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it looks like just the cash lanes are backing up and not too bad for this time of the morning. only to the middle of the parking lot and no metering lights yet getting into san francisco. the westbound 580 ride is typical though for this time of the morning through the tracy area. 205 and all the way towards vasco now.
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we are seeing the heaviest delays. past there things looks better according to speed limit sensors towards the dublin interchange and slowing past "a" street. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence. >> should be a nice weekend. out the door cold temperatures. the air is so dry the numbers dropping off down to the 20s into the santa rosa area. 29 degrees. 32 and freezing in napa. 36 in san jose. 32 concord. a cold start to the morning. by the afternoon expecting mostly sunny skies. i think if you are headed toward the coastline a little cool but not bad. plenty of sunshine even out toward the beaches and temperatures will be a little warmer today. about 61 in oakland. 58 degrees in san jose. and 59 degrees in san francisco. should be a warmer weekend. we'll have details on that coming up in just a couple of minutes. right now officials in london are checking the structural stability of a theater after a roof partially collapsed during a play.
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dozens of people were injured, at least 7 seriously. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in our newsroom with the latest. cate. >> reporter: michelle, witnesses say it was chaos and panic as plaster, wooden beams and dust rained down on the audience 45 minutes into the play. the area outside this iconic london theater was blocked off friday morning one day after part of the ceiling collapsed during a show. overnight inspectors worked to try and figure out what may have caused thursday's accident. >> it would appear there was no warning. there was just a sudden collapse and again, plaster and some beams from the roof of the auditorium which was at some height. >> reporter: theater-goers exited the auditorium covered. nearly 80 people were injured some with head wound but everyone made it out alive. more than 700 people were watching a popular play. witnesses say just before the chaos an actor yelled, watch out! >> a loud bang.
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i don't think it was an explosion. and the ceiling came down. a lot of dust, wood, chandelier and stuff. >> in slow motion it came down. >> reporter: within minutes of the incident, first responders arrived and rushed people to the hospital. police say it doesn't look like the collapse was an act of foul play or terrorism. live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> cate, thank you. the apollo theater was built in 1901. it has 775 seats and last night less than a week before christmas, most of them were filled. for millions of target shoppers, it's the nightmare before christmas. kpix 5's juliette goodrich had no trouble finding bay area customers hacked in target security breach. >> to continue using your card please verify these three transactions. >> reporter: when amy shopped at target three weeks ago, she had no way to know she and millions of other shoppers were about to be scammed. >> so i went on my b. of a.
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account and it said ralphs los angeles t clicked. i was like oh,. >> reporter: someone charged $54.95 on her credit card in l.a. here's how investigators believe it happened. first, a sophisticated hacker possibly a criminal organization broke into target's computer system and gained access to the company's credit and debit card terminals. then when shoppers swiped their cards to make purchases, the hackers stole the card data of up to 40 million customers including names, card numbers, expiration dates and security codes. >> once they get that private data, they can try to sell credit card numbers to others who will purchase it for pennies on the dollar and those people down the line will try to use it for fraudulent purchases. >> reporter: shoppers who used a target credit card were told to contact target. but the company's facebook page was swamped with angry complaints from customers who couldn't get through online or by phone. >> it's almost 2014. you would think they would have
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some kind of high-tech security going on. >> reporter: but security experts say this kind of scam could happen to almost any company as big as target. and debit card transactions don't have the same legal protections as credit cards. juliette goodrich kpix 5. >> if your debit card was hacked if you report fraudulent activity within two day, you will be lineable for only $50 in -- you will be liable for only $50 in charges. in 60 days, you're liable up to $500. after that you will probably be responsible for everything. bay area congresswoman jackie speier told kpix 5 she would like to legislation to better -- she would like to see legislation to better protect customers. a girl on life support in children's hospital in oakland will be in court. a lawyer will ask a judge to keep her alive until christmas. 13-year-old jahi mcmath was
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declared brain-dead after a tonsillectomy last week. roughly a week after a shooting in a colorado high school, students are being allowed back in to get their belongings. one student at arapaho high claire davis was shot as you know. she is in critical condition still. the shooter killed himself. yesterday, juniors and seniors were allowed to return to get their things. freshmen and sophomores will be allowed back into the school today. in news around the bay this friday morning, another community march for andy lopez is happening in santa rosa today. the 13-year-old was shot and killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy while carrying a replica firearm. and in that case, it's prompted several protests. former bay area football star kwame harris is expected to be sentenced today in san mateo county court. harris was convicted of misdemeanor charges for a fight with a boyfriend outside a menlo park restaurant last year. the fight was over soy sauce and accusations the boyfriend stole harris' underwear. harris played for stanford. the 49ers and also the raiders. police in san francisco are
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looking for the man who serious ily hurt a 71-year-old woman while stealing a purse. the robbery and attacked happened 5:30 wednesday morning on webster street in the western addition. during a struggle the man punched the woman. she has life-threatening injuries including brain breeding. only on kpix 5, tired and terrified. that's how oakland animal services described 11 pit bulls rescued from a home in east oakland. officials say the dogs were found without food and water when they went to the home on an unrelated case. they say the dogs were being trained for fighting. but their owner interviewed only on 5 denies that. >> i tried to breed the dogs. it wasn't no fighting. >> person that was running that operation ruined these dogs. >> animal service is trying to find home for the dogs that can be rehabilitated. and unified school district is paying $8 million to settle
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a teacher abuse case. special education teacher teresa allen-caulboy is accused of abusing 8 special needs students in the fall of last year at grant elementary school. the school district was sued and one of the victims' parents tells us the abuse has left long lasting effects. >> my son now thinks that being aggressive and being violent is the way to get anything. >> i failed miserably at recognizing some signs that my son was giving me. me attempting to take him out of a car, and him not speaking but grabbing the door. and i forced him and i dragged him. >> larry evans says his 6-year- old son does not speak and couldn't tell him what was happening other than refusing to go to school. the evans family will get a million dollars. the accused teacher has resigned and pleaded not guilty to abuse charges. she is on house arrest at this time. thousands of toys are needed to bring christmas to thousands of low-income
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families during the holidays. sacred heart community services says it's about 7,000 toys short, although donations are coming in. this year they are seeing a record number of families signing up to get help. that's about 1,000 more families than last year. you can still donate this weekend. for more information on how to donate, come to our website, now it's 10 minutes after 6:00. we are into the final stretch. the places you can shop till you drop, 24 hours a day. >> we haven't gotten a lot of rain this year, and that means the mountains haven't gotten a lot of snow. how ski resorts are getting creative to get people down the mountain. >> and no rain in the forecast just some cold temperatures outside right now. some places down into the 20s. what about the weekend? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and a two-alarm structure fire in san francisco has been knocked out but about a block stretch of divisidero remains closed. and the delays are growing in that area. we'll talk more about that plus the rest of your morning drive. it's after the break.
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as the christmas shopping deadline retailers are going all out to keep sales going around the clock as the christmas shopping deadline grows near. starting this morning, several stores will keep their doors open 24 hours a day until the night of christmas eve. that adds up to almost 100 hours straight for some retailers. >> gives people the flexibility to be able to get their shopping done on their own time and in their own way. i mean, people come in in slippers and pajamas overnight. >> we could go right before coming into work. >> if you want to go at 2 a.m., that's flexibility. >> macy's, kohl's and best buy and toys 'r us will stay open now to christmas eve. also trending target. fury and frustration growing
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over the retailers data breach. aaron hernandez. a judge seized the former nfl star's home as part of a pending wrongful death lawsuit. gay marriage trending following a court ruling new mexico the 17th state to allow same-sex marriage. and "how i met your mother" the sitcom ends monday march 31. follow us on twitter at #cbssf. 15 minutes after 6:00 on your friday morning. let's get a look at the road ahead. here's elizabeth. >> thanks, guys. outside we go towards westbound 580. kcbs sky 3 just flew over this area so traffic is definitely lighter than normal. as we get closer to christmas, fewer cars are on the road. you can see it on our sensors. right now no delay approaching north flynn and starts to get heavier as you get closer towards the dublin interchange. just a heads up, we just talked to san francisco police divisidero is still closed for
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a little while longer between oak and page street. fire crews are out there. muni says that the muni 24 divisadero line will be rerouted for another half hour. so there are some delays on the streets in that area. and taking you outside over to the bay bridge now, no metering lights yet. they turned them on late yesterday, as well. so right now just some slight delays looks like in the far left cash lanes. but the middle lanes of fastrak still get by with no issues all the way across the span into san francisco. and this is how you know a holiday is coming up. westbound 4 looks great through antioch towards pittsburg-bay point. this is always slow and right now everything looks good. the nimitz freeway 880 in oakland taillights this is your northbound computer traffic and so far, it is a really nice commute towards downtown oakland. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." for your forecast now here's lawrence. >> yeah, a little chilly out the door this morning, elizabeth. we have some freezing temperatures now showing up in some of the valleys. and that clear cold air settling in over head so a cold
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start to the morning but much improved over the next couple of days as high pressure is taking over. out the door clear skies all the way to the coastline this morning. 32 degrees freezing right now in concord. 29 degrees in santa rosa. 41 in san francisco. and 40 degrees in livermore. as we head toward the afternoon, it will be sunny all day long. we don't have to worry about wind. temperatures will be warmer. the weekend looks nicer. no rain in sight. the jet stream staying well to the north of the bay area. that means we'll keep all the storms well to the north of us, as well. you can see why. you have this huge dome of high pressure that's just beginning to build into the bay area. it's going to settle in and stick around here really semi permanent i think probably until the end of the year. so with that in mind, nice weather here and around much of the state, up in the high country 42 degrees in lake tahoe 64 degrees in sacramento valley and 59 degrees and sunny into monterey bay. computer models shows other than a few high clouds mostly sunny skies throughout the day today and probably into tomorrow, as well.
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so the weekend is looking nice ahead and the temperatures today will begin to warm up a few degrees. 58 degrees santa clara. 57 union city. 59 in redwood city. east bay temperatures in the 50s maybe a couple of low 60s popping up and inside the bay a few more 60s. 61 oakland, 60 alameda, 62 and sunny in santa rosa. as we look toward the next couple of days plenty of sunshine coming our way. no rain through christmas. in fact these temperatures staying rather mild probably slightly above the average. by the way, your sunrise time 7:21 today, and sunset 4:54. tomorrow winter starts at 9: 9:11 a.m. > shortest daylight hours, days start to get longer. >> can't wait for that. thank you. we are on track for the driest calendar year in recorded history in the bay area. so it's no surprise there's very little snow on the slopes. resorts are going to plan b with only 25% of the average
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snowpack in place. ski resorts are making their own snow. >> it's still snow, just manmade. if anything, it offers a more secure base for when mother nature dumps some pow on top. >> ski resorts say you will not be able to tell the difference between the manmade snow from the real snow. it's one man's way of saying good-bye. the sweet tribute to candlestick park. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, what does judge judy have to did with the jim harbaugh to texas rumor and the rematch of the spurs and warriors coming up. >> what's cool about your school? you can email your nomination to us at cool schools at we may come and feature your school on the show. ,, ,,,, ,,,,,,
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checking out your neighborhood forecast. a cold start to the morning here. by the afternoon lots of sunshine in walnut creek. about 59 degrees. a little bit warmer for tomorrow. >> and off to work we go. here's a live look at westbound 80 in berkeley and everything looks really good. it's a combination of holiday and "friday light." no big accidents or hot spots anywhere around the bay area. a full look at your morning commute with "kcbs traffic" coming up. good morning, everybody. jim par because again had to address the rumors that he is interested in the texas job. yesterday, he referenced one of his favorite tv shows when addressing the media. >> well, in judge judy's court, hearsay is not admissible evidence. >> that's what's happening! >> beware of unnamed sources. beware of unnamed sources. >> i can't hear you. >> beware of unnamed sources. [ laughter ] they speak with forked tongue.
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>> former warrior marco belinelli saying hi to jim barnett the warrior broadcaster. great night for belinelli. he puts up the three to put the spurs in front he had 28. last minute warrions down 3 steph curry ties the game. here's how it ended on the next possession. >> shot clock at three, belinelli, they win 104-102. sharks paddy marleau playing in the 1200th career game last night in l.a. kings up 1-0. second period tyler gets past the sharks defense and scores making it 2- 0. kings a winner 4-1 so with the sharks and warriors going down to defeat, programming note. and set your vcr -- they don't make those anymore -- set your dvr for 7:30 saturday night the show "bye-bye baby," a historic look back at candlestick park, that closes regular season
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monday night. i'm dennis o'donnell, have a great weekend. we go to philadelphia for the play of the day. it's a flyers against the columbus bluejackets. phillies claude giroux gets a missed shot off the board and puts an amazing no look backhand shot in as he was falling down. it was his 100th career goal and the game winner for the flyers last night. san francisco restaurant has come up with a sweet sendoff for candlestick park. this is a decadent gingerbread version of the soon-to-be former home of the 49ers. it was made by the pastry chef at waterbar. it's 2 by 3 feet about a foot tall. and it even has little gingerbread men playing football on the field. of course it's called candystick. the nation's top college football teams are raking in the dough. texas tops forbes as the annual list with the most valuable teams. the longhorns worth $139 million. notre dame came in second the fighting irish valued at $117
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million. and alabama rounded out the top 3 at $110 million. forbes ranked the teams in categories like value to their athletic departments and their university's academic endeavors. 6:26. a from time to time woman hides in her closet -- a fremont woman hides in her closet as robbers hide in her home. this isn't the first time. coming up the exceptional number of burglaries in the area. >> reporter: and package thieves may have met their match. surveillance cameras are smarter sharper and cheaper than ever. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. good. good answer. check it out. learning's fun now. yeah, good. good answeback in our day, we didn't have u-verse high speed internet to play and learn online. all we had was that franklin fuzzypants. ah, the educational toy bear. remember when the battery went out? [ slow, deep voice ] give me your abc's. all i learned was a new definition of fear. i need some pudding. yeah, there's one left. [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices
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with all these package thieves stealing christmas presents you may be in the market for a surveillance camera. well, we have a couple of tips for you. i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. >> millions of americans who thought they were losing their health insurance just got a break. president obama's last-minute curve ball decision. >> clear skies, even some freezing temperatures around the bay area now. but a much nicer day ahead. what about the weekend? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and there was an accident in san ramon. southbound 680 approaching crow canyon it's already out of lanes. we'll let you know if we are seeing slowing coming up. good morning, tgi friday! december 20, i'm brian hackney. frank is off today. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. package thieves hitting your doorsteps are getting caught on camera. that's helping police make arrests. kpix 5's kiet do shows us how you can make your home more secure. >> reporter: 'tis the season to steal packages.
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and to talk about surveillance cameras. there's a whole new generation of cameras out there with wireless capabilities and cloud storage that's making it more effective and easier to fight crime than ever before. they are called ip cameras, short for internet protocol, because they send and receive data over a computer network and the internet. fremont has embraced them because nearly every time surveillance camera is made public, it's led to an arrest. >> if we have video to work with, we are going to move faster on that case than we are with another case where we don't have the same type of evidence. >> reporter: let's take a look at three of the leading brands. first up, dropcam boasting a setup time of 60 seconds. it really is that fast. no software needed, and the website to see and download clips is intuitive. the downside? all the data is streamed online and cloud storage fees can cost hundreds of dollars a year. next up, d link. connecting do your wireless network will likely mean you will have to crack open the
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router's instruction manual. the upside, no monthly fees because the video is stored locally on a micro-sd card. finally logitech. the system actually uses the electrical wiring in your house to transmit video. but that means a robust connection to the computer where the footage is stored. the app is intuitive with no monthly fees. the real test is whether or not these cameras can actually detect details and faces and license plates. here's the dropcam, this is the d link, and here's the logitech. the light is low, so the footage is grainy. but fremont police say something is better than nothing. >> you commit a crime and we get it on video we're going to put it out and come find you. so our hope is that it works as a deterrent to tell criminals that you might want to think about going somewhere else. >> reporter: back here live at the house here, i have all these live cameras. this is what you're looking at all these feeds of all these different cameras we have. so the question is, do these
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cameras help reduce crime? well, its looking pretty good because home burglaries in fremont in the month of november are down 25% compared too last year. if you have these cameras, fremont police say advertise it, let the bad guys know what they are getting into. it just might help reduce and prevent some heartache on your end. live in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> good advice. fremont police also suggest use high resolution cameras and make sure you have 30 days of memory storage and place those cameras at the front porch, side gate and back door. make sure the front cameras are facing the street. cameras were rolling in fremont during a violent home invasion robbery. four men broke down the door and got inside the house on armor way wednesday. the homeowner hid in a closet until the suspects found her. >> they were shouting and point
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guns at me. he took my jewelry. >> the woman doesn't want her identity revealed out of fear. she says this is the second time thieves broke into her house while she was inside. back in february, $30,000 worth of jewelry and electronics were taken. police are not sure if the crimes are connected. we looked at data on and found five burglaries have occurred in the area in the last 30 days. take a good look at this surveillance video from los altos. you can see three men looking around and one of them shatters a window. the santa clara county sheriff's office says once inside, the three men ransacked a bedroom and stole a jewelry box. thanks to that surveillance video, investigators have these images of the suspects. they have not pinned down the ages but if you recognize them or have any information about the burglary, call the santa clara police department. sweeping changes are coming to bart following the deaths of two workers on the tracks back in october. the ntsb is recommending the trains be equipped with a
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monitoring system called positive train control. it also suggests rail workers have a warning device called a shunt that they could attach to the tracks. these changes aren't just for bart but for all transit agencies. bart's board says it welcomes the recommendations. >> anything that moves us in the direction of providing a more safe work environment, you have no problems with. we'll be prepared to support. >> a coroner's report last week said the two men killed on the bart tracks did not follow safety rules. those rules require at least one person to serve as the lookout. and a new president of bart's board is proposing a ballot measure to end employee strikes. the unions say it's grandstanding, a symbolic move. only the state legislature has the power to enact any sort of strike ban. muni and other other mass transit agencies around the country don't allow strikes. senators held a final vote late last night. the bill aims to crackdown on
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sexual assaults in the military and add protections for victims. overall, the bill provides $552 billion to the regular military budget and $80 billion for overseas war operations. it now heads to the president's desk. today in south sudan two u.n. peacekeepers were killed as fighting continues to escalate. president obama has deployed a military contingent to south sudan. 45 military personnel will go to the capital to protect the u.s. embassy as well as american citizens. south sudan split off from sudan in 2011. texas doctors refuse to take a pregnant woman off life support despite her husband's wishes. the woman suffered a blockage in a main lung artery more than two weeks ago and she is being kept alive because a state law there prohibits hospitals from taking pregnant women off life support. the woman's husband says she
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would not have wanted that. >> we talked about it. we were both paramedics. we have seen things out in the field and, you know, we both knew that we didn't want to be on life support. >> she is 18 weeks pregnant. the baby has the normal heartbeat and doctors are considering taking the baby to full term. on the central coast the wildfire near big sur has torched about a square mile now. 22 buildings are destroyed including 14 homes. the fire is now nearly 90% contained with full containment expected later today. time now is 6:37. let's check the weather. >> it's a cold start to the day out the door. but looks like much improved weather towards this afternoon and by this weekend, wow, going to be very nice outside. out the door we go, freezing temperatures in some of the valleys, 29 degrees right now in santa rosa. 32 napa valley, 35 vallejo, 39 oakland. a lot of 30s even inside the bay. clear all the way to the coastline today. and the temperatures may be a little cool toward the beaches, generally in the 50s.
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but a few 60s popping up inside the bay and the valleys. 59 in livermore. 58 in vallejo. about 61 degrees in oakland. and 59 in san francisco. all right. let's check your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. and updating you on the bay bridge compute they finally turned the metering lights on late only about 10 minutes ago. and even in the busiest lanes it's backed up to the en of the parking lot. an accident cleared to the right shoulder at crow canyon. there's slight delays but not much heading into san ramon. outside here's a live look at the nimitz freeway 880 in oakland. northbound traffic those taillights still moving at the speed limit towards downtown oakland and again this is how you know it's a friday before a big holiday coming up. antioch commute looks great now on westbound and eastbound highway 4. that is your "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. this just in. senate majority leader harry reid has been hospitalized. his office released a statement saying he was not feeling well and decided to go to the
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hospital as a precaution. test results show everything is normal. he is alert, resting and feeling better. but doctors have asked him to stay in the hospital for observation. monday is the deadline to buy health insurance to get coverage by january 1. but some rules are being relaxed. as tara mergener reports, those who lost their existing coverage because it did not meet new standards are getting a break. >> reporter: in a last-minute change to the affordable care act, people whose current insurance plan was canceled may not face a penalty if they don't have coverage in the new year. in a letter to senate democrats, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius announced people struggling to find a replacement plan may be exempt from getting coverage. they can also buy an insurance plan called catastrophic coverage, a bare-bones policy which protects you if you're hospitalized or suffer a serious illness. sebelius wrote, the premium for
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these plans which are otherwise only available to individuals under 30 years of age are on average about 20% lower than premiums for other plans available in the marketplace. the policy shift immediately came under fire. the group representing the insurance industry said in a statement, this latest rule change could cause significant instability in the marketplace and lead to further confusion and disruption for consumers." the obama administration estimates about half a million people who have lost their insurance have not chosen new coverage. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. if you need help call the healthcare hotline. there's the number. it was just created by the department of health and human services to help people find new plans or in applying for exemptions. now 20 minutes before 7:00. a popular reality tv star gets suspended for saying what he thinks and now his family is plotting their revenge. >> and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's get a quick look at the
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early numbers. so far, everything is up. coming up we get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks.
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for just $2 each all december long. subway. eat fresh. reporter jason brooks. will lead with the revised p report showing it's been a couple of years since the u.s. economy has grown so fast. >> you would think it would be good news. you never know it all in finance. setting it all out is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >> reporter: good morning. it does get confusing but today the good news is being received as good news. the economy much stronger in the third quarter this year than previously expected. a commerce department report is that gdp was up 4.1% compared to the prior estimate of 3.6%. and growth of 2.5% in the second quarter. consumer spending was much stronger than expected. up 2% versus the prior estimate
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of 1.4% also very encouraging in particular for the bay area and silicon valley. business investment in software was up over 5% a sharp gain over the estimate. google is running into static in europe regarding its search practices. the eu's top regulator says resent concessions by going don't go far enough that says they favor certain searches. google search controls 90% of the european market compared to two-thirds in the united states. markets coming off a mixed day yesterday off to a positive start this morning. let's look at the big board and see how we're doing. the dow looking strong. up 72 points going for its 47th closing finish of a record this year. the nasdaq is up 19. s&p 500 also in record territory up 8 points at 1817. michelle and brian, back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. lawmakers have a new plan
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that would make stolen smartphones worthless. state senator mark leno and san francisco district attorney george gascon are introducing a bill that would require such devices to have kill switch technology. if stolen, the phone would be useless. you're probably used to dialing 415 to deal people in san francisco and marin but that area code is not being phased out, it's being phased out for new numbers. california regulators just approved 628 to be given to new numbers starting in just over a year. existing numbers will not change. a san jose food company is recalling 740 pounds of its sausage products because of potential bacteria. lee brothers food service is recalling its 16-ounce packages of lee's sandwiches brand pork sausages. the batch was made on february 11th with the code, 042p. also included is the 16-ounce packages of pork and chicken
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sausages made february 12th with code 043pc. there have been no reports of illnesses. anyone who cooks raw chicken will want to pay close attention to this. consumer reports found harmful bacteria on 97% of chicken breasts tested that are sold in u.s. stores. more than half of the samples had antibiotic-resistant bacteria. the best advice, don't run chicken under the faucet before cooking. use a meat thermometer. and always cook chicken to 165 degrees. there's been a backlash against "duck dynasty" star phil robertson and his comments on homosexuality and race relations. now there's a backlash against the backlash. after a&e suspended him a bring back phil robertson facebook page had nearly 800,000 likes by last night. and a petition on had more than 94,000 signatures. some people think that robertson is being punished for expressing his religious
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beliefs. >> i don't think he equated homosexuality with bestiality. he said there's an entire range of sins anytime that there's a loss of a moral compass there are going to be any number of things that are going to be taking place. >> robertson was asked by gq magazine what he thought was a sin. he said: >> start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. bestiality, sleeping around don't be deceived. >> so judge for yourself, i suppose. it's 12 minutes before the hour of 7:00. it's time to check traffic and weather. >> elizabeth? >> it is. out towards the bay bridge, they did turn on the metering lights finally but it doesn't look like they really needed to. the backups are really not too bad at all. only backed up to the middle of the parking lot. it's just in the fastrak lanes. it's a great ride into san francisco. we are going to see a little bit of slowing coming on 101 heading into san jose approaching 280 towards mckee but overall, the volume of traffic is so much lighter on this friday than we usually see. and here's a live look along the peninsula maybe you're
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heading out of town towards sfo. and everything is cruising along out of san francisco towards san bruno. bart is also on time. and in fact they have more than 58 trains systemwide reporting no delay. it is friday. what drives you crazy during your commute? are legally allowed to do so. i very scary when you are sitting at a dead stop the interstate, to have a motorcyclist ut of nowhere and zip by at top speed, just inches from the car." liece, the pra called lane-s .. and you're right.. it's legal in california. in fact, this is the only state in the coy >> thank you for writing. that practice is actually called lane splitting and you're right, it is legal in california. in fact, this is the only state in the whole country where it is legal. but earlier this year, for the first time chp put out a list of guidelines saying there is a right and a wrong way for motorcyclists to do it.
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most notably, they shouldn't lane split any faster than 10 miles per hour over the speed of traffic. and surprisingly, advocates say the practice is often safer than waiting in a traffic jam because there's less danger of being rear-ended. thanks for your question. we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. please continue to ask us more questions or just share a gripe by e-mailing or tweet me at #ewengerkpix, and watch to see if your question gets answered on air. that's a check of your "kcbs traffic." for more on your forecast now, here's lawrence. >> weather improving around the bay area as high pressure now building in overhead but it's a cold start to the day if you are stepping outside. the air is very dry so the temperatures really dropping off like a rock this morning. clear to the coastline though. beautiful start to the day overlooking san jose. lots of sunshine coming our way but the temperatures are chilly freezing now in concord, 32 degrees. 39 in oakland. 29 degrees that's the cold spot in santa rosa and 36 in san
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jose. as we head throughout the day today, we'll find plenty of sunshine though and the temperatures going to be warmer and then i think that ridge will crank things up for the weekend maybe an offshore flow towards saturday. that will warm the temperatures up even further all the way to the coastline. high pressure now beginning to build in behind that cold low that dropped through yesterday to crank up the winds. that's long gone now. so we have some improving weather. sfo not expecting any delays, mostly sunny skies there. now around the country, you should be aware today may be a couple of delays but i think tomorrow will be worse. we have a developing winter storm and that will cause major delays across the country. for today some showers into houston, 38 degrees. partly cloudy this denver. a few cold showers at 35 in chicago. and mostly cloudy into new york at 52 degrees. temperatures here expected to be in the 50s and low 60s right about average for this time of year. then we go above average saturday and sunday. come monday and tuesday and right into christmas day, looking highs and dry.
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temperatures staying warm. we won't see rain until next year. let's check your schoolcast. harvest park middle school in pleasanton. your morning bell, yeah, grab the jacket if you are headed out the door, temperatures in the 30s. lunch recess moving well into the 50s. but sunny skies. and almost 60 by the time you get out of school. if you would like to nominate your school for a kpix 5 schoolcast go to and, of course, many kids getting out of school today, this was always my favorite day when you had a christmas party. >> a lot of kids have half day. >> that's right! that was gigantic! i remember that. >> all right. >> we'll be out of near 10 minutes, lawrence. [ laughter ] >> there you go. >> thanks. time now 6:52. the hunt is on for the hackers behind the target security breach. how the u.s. is hoping to stop the criminals before more illegal transactions take place. >> and hundreds of london theater-goers still in shock after part of a roof collapsed during a packed christmas play. now, authorities are working to figure out why this happened.
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south sudan. about 45 military personnel will arre t the u-s 5 things to know at the :55. president obama has deployed troops to south sudan. 45 troops will arrive in sudan to help protect the u.s. embassy as well as u.s. citizens in the fledgling country. the country is in the middle of ethnic violence that has killed hundreds of people in recent weeks. the u.s. state department has asked all nonessential americans to leave the country. the obama administration has changes the rules for people who are losing their current coverage because of the affordable care act.
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health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius announced that people will now be able to buy bare bones policies called catastrophic coverage. those plans originally intended for people under 30 but the cap on age is removed. the manhunt is on for the person or group behind a massive breach of target customer data. a team led by the u.s. secret service is working with the retailer and credit card companies trying to catch whoever grabbed potentially tens of millions of personal credit card information files before the hackers can maximize their illegal profits. and the christmas spirit is shining bright in south san francisco. there are some elaborate displays in the parkway estates neighborhood off chestnut avenue. snowmen, reindeer, nativity scenes, patriotism. plenty of people have been checking it out. easy to see why. more than 75 people were hurt several seriously when the ceiling of a london theater collapsed on the crowd. kpix 535 reporter cate caugiran is in our -- cate caugiran cate is in our newsroom with the
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latest. >> reporter: authorities are trying to figure out what caused part of that roof to collapse during an evening performance of a play in london. the area outside this iconic london theater was blocked off friday morning one day after part of the receiving collapsed during a show. overnight inspectors worked to try and figure out what may have caused thursday's accident. >> it would appear it was -- there was no warning, there was just a sudden collapse and plaster and some beams from the roof of the auditorium which was at some considerable height. >> reporter: theater-goers exited the auditorium, all of them alive. more than 700 gathered to watch a popular play. witnesses say just before the chaos, an actor yelled, watch out. >> a loud bang, i don't think it was an explosion. and the ceiling came down. a lot of dust, chandelier, wood and all that sort of stuff. >> we looked up and the whole ceiling came down in slow
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motion. >> reporter: some witnesses say water from a heavy thunderstorm had been dripping from the ceiling moments before it collapsed. it's too early to tell the cause. live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. and out the door we go. here's a live look at the eastshore freeway. westbound 80 continues to look great right now through berkeley. a lot of folks are either taking the day off or -- maybe some kids aren't in school. some kids already off. let's check the bay bridge. you can see that this is a friday. and it's almost a holiday. the metering lights are on but very slight delays. >> my kid's still in school half a day though. that's not really school. it's friday just before you get out for the holiday. hey, around the bay area today starting out with chilly temperatures down to 27 degrees in santa rosa. it is 32 and freezing in concord and 45 in livermore. this afternoon 50s and low 60s, weekend looks good, dry through christmas. >> thank you. tie today, peanuts.
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>> another beautiful peanuts tie. how about that? >> have a great day. captions by: caption colorado >> good grief! good morning. to our view ners the west. it is friday, december 20th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." snow, flooding rain, and the threat of tornadoes. the storm facing millions heading home for the holidays. how did thieves pull off a major security breach at target? intelligence insider john miller with new details. plus, what's next for millions of victims. and the "duck dynasty" scandal grows. will the stars walk away from the hit reality show? but we begin this morning with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> ice, snow, heavy rain. >> winter weather threatens to cause a holiday headache.


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