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throughout the u.s. strong storms and tornadoes slamming the south yesterday leading to several deaths. the system also caused flight days at east coast airports. >> a continuing overreaction, gay and bisexual men should be able to donate lot. >> people aren't happy with restrictions on the government's recommendation to lift the ban on blood donations from homosexuals. the fda says they should only be allowed to donate if they have abstained from sex with another man for a year. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." and i'm frank mallicoat let's get a look at weatherd e's brian >> good morning. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00. the day before christmas. so you have to know how the weather is going to be and, of course, traffic, too. but i looked at you. i don't know why i did that. [ laughter ] >> here's brian. >> liza, what's it going to do today? >> my turn. good morning, everybody. you know it's a busy start to the morning commute, unfortunately. >> actually he is going first.
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>> oh, okay. [ laughter ] >> okay. >> we are moving on. as we talk about the bart system. there's a bart delay 10 to 15 minutes in length leaving daly city to all east bay locations so expect delays on the bart system this morning. no problems though for the ferry system, caltrain or the altamont commuter express. southbound 680 at calaveras two left lanes are shut down. but because it is a pre- holiday, no major traffic out there. there is a downed tree blocking two out of four lanes west 580 near 14th avenue park boulevard. you can see traffic moving at 65 miles per hour approaching the scene.brian? >> those downed trees could be more of a problem by tonight because we have strong winds coming into the bay area with this little system that's going to come through. temperatures starting out in the mid-40s to mid-50s warmer in oakland but a weak system coming down from the pacific northwest will increase the
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winds somewhat dramatically this afternoon and with a ground saturated that could bring down trees. expect wet today. carry an umbrella. new this morning, another deadly police shooting in missouri. this time, just a few miles from ferguson. witnesses say an 18-year-old black man was killed. tara mergener has the latest. reporter: tempers flared at this mobil gas station in berkeley, missouri, overnight following yet another police- involved shooting. an angry crowd gathered at the scene shortly after the incident drawing a response from police as others looted stores nearby. [ sirens ] >> reporter: st. louis county police say it all started late tuesday evening when an officer conducting aroutine check noticed two men on the side of the building. they say the officer exited his vehicle and approached the men when one of them pulled a gun n statement, a police spokesman says, fearing for his life, the
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berkeley officer fired several shots striking the subject fatally wounding him. the second subject fled the scene. this woman, who identified herself as the victim's mother, says her son was just walking with his girlfriend at the time. >> i guess he start to run or something and the police start shooting. >> reporter: she says her son was trying to get his life back together. >> trying to get back in school and stuff. to get back in job corps. >> reporter: the scene is two miles from ferguson where officer darren wilson killed michael brown back in august. the incident touched off protests between people in the community and police after a grand jury declined to indict wilson in brown's death. tara mergener for cbs news. >> a st. louis police spokesman says they recovered a handgun at the scene. despite a major cyber attack and threats of violence, the movie "the interview" will be scene in some movie theaters on christmas day including right here in the bay area. the comedy starring palo alto native james franco will mostly
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be seen though at independent movie houses. kiet do joins us live in downtown san jose at camera 3 one of a few theaters that will show it on christmas. >> reporter: good morning. you know, "the interview" was scheduled to be released on 2,000 theater screens nationwide. now looks to be more like 200 mostly independent art houses like camera 3 in downtown san jose. now, in the past couple of days, law enforcement agencies have softened their view on the widespread threats of violence from the hackers. in livermore, at the livermore 13 cinemas, there are some restrictions on movie-goers there. only purses will be allowed. backpacks and any other kind of bags will be banned. at the elmwood theater in berkeley, they have already informed local police about their plans to show the movie and stepped up security, as well. now, with lots of demand and not a lot of places to see it, at one point the elmwood's website crashed as the film's costar seth rogen tweeted yesterday, the people have
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spoken, and freedom has prevailed. >> i think it's pretty cool. it's kind of a statement, i think, um, for free speech, so it's pretty cool in berkeley. >> reporter: and no comment from the major chains like regal, amc and cinemark on whether or not they will show it. there was some talk about a simultaneous release of the movie for streaming online but no firm word on that yet either. there will not be a big marketing push to get the word out about the christmas release of "the interview." the theater is -- the chain, i should say, the um, the um, sony should, um, be relying on social media and news media reports to get the word out. back to you. >> i think we're doing a good job of that. how about show times there and how long does camera 3 plan to show the movie itself? >> reporter: this is a fluid situation so you're going to have to check with your local theater to see if even if they are showing it. there have been a lot of reports that say some are showing it. you check the website, so there's nothing but at least on
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camera 3 they have a 3:00 and 8:00 showing on christmas day and the day after that. they have committed to airing it at least through the new year. but like i said, this is changing by the moment so you might want to check before you head out to the theater. live in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> thank you, kiet. the interview will be seen in a few other bay area theaters. if you would like more information and locations go to kpix.com. you can see a link at the top of the homepage. as for the cyber attack on sony pictures entertainment, the north korean government may have had some inside help. a silicon valley cyber security firm says data points to a woman who calls herself lena. san mateo-based norris believes she worked at sony in culver city for 10 years before the leaving the company last may. >> this woman was in precisely the right position, um, and had the deep technical background she would need to locate the
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specific servers that were compromised. >> there are certainly north korean fingerprints on this. but when we run all of those leads to ground, they turn out to be decoys or red herrings. >> other experts in cyber security are also questioning the fbi's claim that north korea is solely to blame. meanwhile, the federal government is still not commenting on whether it had anything to do with the internet outage in north korea. that outage began monday and went on for roughly 9 1/2 hours. a santa clara woman under arrest after a road rage incident in the sierra foothills. >> this is the craziest [ censored ] -- i have never seen anything like this. >> a passenger shot some cell phone video after a woman in a public truck cut them off several times and even stopped their car pounding on the window claiming to be a police officer. at one point, the enraged driver ran into them on interstate 80. >> i can go back and kind of laugh about it now because it was such a crazy experience,
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but in the moment, absolutely terrifying. >> well, the woman called police who had them get off the freeway to meet a chp officer. 50-year-old dierdre orozco from santa clara was eventually arrested saturday. one day after orozco got out of jail after a similar incident in roseville just a week ago. new this morning the man who claims he shot and killed osama bin laden may have revealed classified information. the navy says it is investigating robert o'neill. the former navy seal has done several interviews about how he killed the al qaeda leader. there are allegations that o'neill revealed information he wasn't allowed to during one of those interviews. pentagon officials say it's not clear whose shots actually killed the man. a lab company will test the mold that forced the san jose fire department to close a fire station. the equipment has all been cleared out from fire station 16. the tests will determine if the mold contamination is dangerous. potential health issue was
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first discovered two years ago. >> we're very concerned over the fact that firefighters were being housed in an unsafe environment. >> they didn't deal with the mold problem two years ago because the station was in line to be remodeled next month. there's no word on when the firehouse will re-open. right now, a popular path in san francisco is closed because of a slide that took out a couple of big trees at lands end and things could get worse. kpix 5's anne makovec is at lands end this morning where the trail is likely to be closed through the weekend. anne. >> reporter: yeah. and there is more rain expected this afternoon which could make this landslide worse. it's affecting a section of the coastal trail. it is a 200-foot landslide that has caved in about a 15-foot section of the path. and two 60-foot cypress trees came crashing down. the rain soaked hillsides started sliding on monday at
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this popular tourist spot near the navy memorial parking lot. the park rangers put up barricades and yellow tape. we did see several bicyclists and hikers climb over anyway. >> i'm a big boy. i can sort of figure what's safe and what's not. >> that's not so bad. >> it's a small landslide. and it should be circled with a tape but the trail should be open to the public to walk. >> reporter: park rangers are concerned the landslide could slip further toppling trees across the trail especially with more rain. and we'll hear from a geologist coming up in the next half- hour. park rangers still trying to figure out exactly what to do with this section of the path but it will be closed at least through the weekend. live in san francisco, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> the trail is likely to be closed through the weekend because federal workers are off for christmas. time now is 5:10. severe weather won't squash the
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christmas spirit in the south. where thousands of people are still without power. coming up, the damage from strong winds and a tornado. >> and santa gearing up for a busy day. how you can track his christmas eve flight even call in some tips and questions about his big journey coming up. >> yeah. we have our own radar working with rain down here, snow in the mountains. the forecast coming up. >> and we have a delay now affecting the bart system. they are running 15 minutes late leaving daly city to all east bay locations. i'll have an update on this bart delay and information on an accident on 680 in milpitas with "kcbs traffic" still ahead. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the damage from storms that hammered the south. yesterday's weather is b today the mississippi workers plan to survey the damage from the storms in the south. yesterday's weather is blamed for the deaths of at least four people. mississippi's governor declared an emergency for the two southeastern counties there when the deaths occurred. another 50 are being treated for injuries. the storm flipped over cars, knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses, as well. >> like a third world around here. everybody pretty much every business on the bypass here was
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gone or sustained some kind of damage. >> a lot of rough weather expected today in much of the eastern half of the u.s. making flight delays likely for you christmas eve travelers. santa claus has begun his annual world tour delivering christmas gifts to folks everywhere. volunteers at the north american aerospace defend command, norad, are keeping track of his travels. right now he is on his way from, where is he, down about -- >> it's hard to see. >> indonesia. in the south pacific somewhere. taking care of the islands. i think australia is next. but norad's santa tracking program has been going on for nearly 6 decades and you can follow along on the agency website. i bet there's an app for that. >> probably. >> i'd imagine so. this is a live look right now at the 14th annual lefty o'doul's toy drive in san francisco, the last-minute toy drive will run through 11 p.m. the goal is to collect 10,000
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toys before tomorrow. and if you get a chance to stop by, you can just drop off a toy. young carollers and mayor lee will be stopping by this morning. and it looks like they are already getting a little bit of a crowd. so great. >> 5 a.m. why not. >> no kidding. time for traffic now on this christmas eve. how are we doing? >> it's busy out there, frank and michelle, even though it is christmas eve. we have some stuff to talk about on the roads and local transit. the bart system is experiencing up to 25-minute delays leaving daly city bound for all east bay locations. bart's telling us there's some type of equipment problem on the tracks just outside of the daly city station so as of now you're looking at a 25-minute delay again to all east bay locations leaving daly city. they are operating on a normal weekday schedule except ace train is not running train number 5. on the roads, westbound 580 approaching 14th
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avenue in oakland, all lanes are open. the earlier downed tree we had that blocked two lanes, that's been cleared. so 580 is now looking good heading through the area. we are getting word of dense ground fog which may affect your drive through the oakland hills. southbound 680 at calaveras, there is an accident blocking the left lane. traffic seems to be doing okay approaching the scene there and if you plan to make the commute towards the bay bridge toll plaza, no delays at the pay gates. that's traffic. here's brian. we are starting out with some dense fog around the bay area again today. and add in drizzle plus showers later in the day. bring the umbrella and it's going to be windy enough to fly an iron kite this afternoon! gusts up to 35, 40 miles an hour in the bay area briefly. but boy, you'll know it when you see it. 46 degrees right now at concord. san francisco 55. san jose 47. here's how it looks. that system is going to develop
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and move quickly. no rain by mendocino yet but it will come to the bay area by midday as low pressure sinks south toward the bay area. so we are going to get showers coming down around midday, gusty winds behind it and then by tonight it's going to clear out and we should have starry skies. but in the meantime we'll have a quarter inch of rain in the north bay, less in the south bay. light showers in the north bay, gusty winds, clearing it out for christmas. and if you are headed to the hills, wetter weather advisories are posted. the snow level is all the way down to 4,000 feet. new snow 3 to 6" above 4,000 feet, gusty winds out i-80. so possible travel delays. be sure to carry chains if you are headed to the hills. high temperature forecast today san ramon hits 63 degrees. 62 oakland. 60 san francisco. 63 san jose. low 60s for the most part in the north bay. extended forecast, chance of showers midday today and then we clear it out for christmas and pretty much, with the exception of a few clouds, keep
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it that way right through the weekend. >> it's been a while since we've seen that. >> if we didn't have today's little sprinkling, it would have been probably a world record. [ laughter ] >> three straight days of sunshine? >> not bad. >> we'll take it. >> we will. thank you, brian. 5:19. it's a half court shot worth nearly six figures. how one former nba player used his skills to secure a big donation coming your way. >> good morning, everybody. i have the warriors for you in l.a. last night. cbs news business analyst jl schlesinger is here with mo. >> now it's time to check your bay area job market report. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger has more. reporter: customer service representatives are a critical component to your shopping experience especially during the holiday season. whether it's help with a computer problem, questionable activity on your credit card or a gift that isn't the right size, customer service reps are
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on the front lines. the labor department projects employment in this profession to grow by 12.6% between 2012 and 2022. that amounts to nearly 300,000 positions to be filled. in the bay area, customer service representatives earned an average of $42,700. that's higher than what receptionists earn and close to what administrative assistants take home. additionally, hr professionals say skills cultivated by customer service professionals such as listening, patience and problem solving, may lead to a position as a sales representative. those folks earn an average of $56,200 here in the bay area. the highest paid customer service professionals work in natural gas pipeline transport, railroad and aerospace manufacturing. customer service positions are a good way to gain entry into a variety of industries and sectors. i'm jill schlesinger for kpix 5. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,
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good morning. we have better news for the bart system. they had that earlier delay on the daly city line. that has since cleared and bart is running with all trains on schedule. and they are operating on a normal weekday schedule even though it is christmas eve. no problems reported for the ferries or caltrain. the ace train will not be
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operating train number 5 today. train 1 and train 3 are expected to be on schedule. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." hey, good morning, everybody. christmas almost here! but i got the warriors for you. front and center. now, what kind of chance would you give the lakers without kobe bryant? that was the situation last night as they took the ball off the rack and threw it out to center court. here's steph curry and the ws trying to bring it last night. warriors brought gifts though in the form of turnovers. here's one to nick young. everybody on the morning set could make this one! all alone! boom! dubs with 19 turnovers. curry to thompson. warriors down 12. later on, it's the rebound ahead to wesley jackson, lakers up by 17. ro-ro! the bench cut it to eight.
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but jeremy lin applied the smackdown three and that's your ballgame. warriors lost its fourth game of the year. 115-105. got some college ball for you. santa clara upset by cal-poly yesterday and the stanford men tried to be road kill at texas and it was a bloody, bloody thing. ninth ranked texas home standing try to get stanford's best and they got it in overtime. randall bucket. he had 22. cardinal up by 3 and they were hanging on. still life for texas near the buzzer. holland's shot is no good. and stanford hangs on to win 74- 71. that is a great win for that program. that is sports at this hour. everybody have a great day and i'll check in with you at 6:00. thank you, vern. play of the day from nba a long retired player you may remember
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former laker and king vlad divac had a half court shot between the 3rd and 4th quarters. this is between the laker and warriors game. nothing but net. that won $90,000 for a charity last night down in l.a. it's our christmas version of the play of the day. >> eight feet tall? >> about 7'6". 5:26. it may seem like a feat to hack a huge company like sony but it's easy. one theory how north korea could have managed to hack sony. >> reporter: more rain today could cause more problems on a popular coastal hiking trail. we'll hear a geologist's opinion coming up next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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already gathering.. how pole are handling the situation. reporter adlib another police shooting shakes missouri just miles from fergus. protestors are already gathering. how police are handling the situation. >> and sony has done an about- face and has decided to release the movie "the interview" with praise from president obama. i'm kiet do with a live report on all the places you can see it here in the bay area. >> and rain on the way for the bay area this afternoon. we are going to be looking for gusty winds, as well. the forecast coming up. dense fog across the san mateo bridge and through the peninsula on 280. i'll have details coming up. >> good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:30. new this morning police in movements have just wrapped up a press conference after an officer shot and killed a man
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overnight a few miles from ferguson. officers responded to a burglary at a gas station. a suspect pulled a gun on one of the officers. >> and the individual produced a pistol with his arm straight out across the hood of the police car and the officer produced his service weapon and fired what we think at this point is three shots. >> a woman claims the victim is her 18-year-old son. the second suspect got away from the scene. officers did find a weapon at the scene. police also released surveillance video from the gas station apparently showing the suspect in the background pulling his gun. 5:31. let's check the weather for this very important christmas eve. >> yeah. if you just heard we have rain coming into the bay area about midday today. >> because you said it. >> right. but if you happened to just be
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waking up -- [overlapping speakers >> you need your umbrella this morning as we do expect some good showers and some good wind this afternoon, as well. temperatures today manage only low 60s and those showers coming in about midday. we are increasing the clouds in advance of that system and fog and drizzle a factor as well this morning. so expect to get wet before the end of the day today. and temperatures to be on the mild side it will be windy this afternoon full details in a minute. first let's get the latest on the road ahead. we have better news for the bart system, brian. they were struggling with 25- minute delays on the daly city line. those delays have cleared out. bart is now telling us they are back on schedule and most transit agencies are offering a normal weekday schedule today the exception is the ace train only operating trains 1 and 3, no service for train 5 today and tomorrow. we have been talking about the fog affecting the drive in. san mateo bridge you can see we
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have some fog there. 280 visibility will be an issue for you for some parts of 280 heading through the peninsula. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." now to michelle. >> thank you. the comedy film that led to a major cyber attack and international controversy will be seen after all in the bay area. "the interview" will mostly be shown at independent theaters and regional chains. among the theaters is downtown san jose's camera 3, best known for independent and foreign films. that's where we find kiet do this morning. kiet. >> reporter: if you are trying to catch a showing these days, it will be tough at first. here at camera 3 they have just two showings a day. that's on christmas day and the day after that. and then they will play it by ear and add more shows as needed. if you do happen to find a theater that shows "the interview," you will also likely have to deal with increased security. reporter: chances are kim jong-un already wasn't berkeley's biggest fan. now that elmwood is one of a handful of theaters that will
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show "the interview," his opinion isn't likely to improve. after a week of back and forth over international threats and security concerns, sony will release the silly and fictional kim jong-un assassination flick. >> i think it's pretty cool. it's kind of a statement, i think, um, for free speech. it's pretty cool in berkeley. >> reporter: the small veteran use and limited showings -- the small venues and limited showings have meant a small supply and demand for tickets. the parent company isn't taking chances about safety and already informed berkeley pd about plans to show "the interview" and will step up security. >> no one is really going to know they are having it at this little theater. it's l.a., hollywood, wherever. who is going to walk past this little theater unless there's some little guy running around here. >> reporter: in livermore, livermore 13 will also have extra security and some restrictions on movie-goers.
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>> only purses, no backpacks or shopping bags, nothing of any sort of any type of bag that you would use for carrying anything around. that's just for added security reasons. >> reporter: and they had originally planned on showing "the interview" in 2,000 locations. right now that number is down to about 200. no word yet on the major chains like amc and cinemark. so still waiting on whether or not the major chains will show it later on in the year. live in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> for the locations where "the interview" will be shown go to kpix.com. you will see a linger in the top of the homepage. a lot of folks wondering how hackers pulled off the cyber attack against sony pictures entertainment. some experts think it started with a list of studio employees. hackers would scrutinize that list sort of out those people's relationships with information that they found on facebook and linkedin. that's how the hackers can make
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the connection between employees and specific projects. >> once you have a list of people that you think are going to have this level of access, that's who you then target for spear fishing. >> now, spear fishing is when a hacker sends an email to a specific person that seems to be coming from a legitimate colleague. that can open the door for installing malicious software. and the north korean government may have had some inside help too with the cyberattack. a silicon valley cyber security firm says data points to a woman who calls herself lena. san mateo-based "norse" believes she works at steve jobs in culver city for 10 years -- sony in culver city for 10 years and quit. they say she has the ability to compromise the servers. right now a popular trail on san francisco's western edge is closed due to a landslide. kpix 5's anne makovec is at lands end this morning where
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more sliding is possible. anne. >> reporter: and more rain today threatens to make things worse on this section of coastal trails here behind me at lands end. it is a 200-foot land slight that has closed a 15-foot section of the path which just caved in. two 60-foot cypress trees came down. the rain soaked hillside started sliding monday at this spot near the navy memorial parking lot. park rangers put up barricades and tape. they are concerned it might slip further toppling trees across the trail, especially with more rain. >> so water that comes on top of that if we get storms in the next couple of weeks, water that comes on top of that will flow over the top of it and that's pretty bad because then that causes erosion as that water is moving away and moving the soil away. >> reporter: even though the trail is closed we did see several bicyclists and hikers just climb over the barricades. we are going to hear from some
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of them coming up in the next half-hour but this is obviously going to be an ongoing problem. right now, the national park service trying to figure out how to deal with it. live in san francisco, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> the trail is likely to be closed through the weekend because federal workers are off for christmas. well, it's a short trading day for the new york stock exchange. and investors are looking for more records to fall. jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us on this christmas eve morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the so-called santa claus rally is setting some new records here on wall street. the dow will open above the 18,000 mark for the first time ever. december is historically the best month of the year for the dow but this year investors are also in a buying mood because the economy is up. the government put the growth up to 5% the fastest pace in more than a decade. postal workers are keeping busy this christmas season. the postal service delivered 28.2 million packages on
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monday. that is the most ever in a single day in its 237-year history and it comes as more people shop online and need their christmas gifts delivered. >> speaking of christmas gifts, more people are giving the gift of binge watching. netflix gift cards are becoming a really hot holiday item. they have reportedly sold out of several staples and game stops. the cards come until 30 and $60 denominations and can pay netflix subscriptions which come out to about $8 a month. frank and michelle? >> jill, i guess a lot people will be heading home for the holidays. we know that. many will be going by airplane and we hear there's a new way to make the most of your time while you're sitting in that chair, that plane seat, up in the air. >> reporter: yes. giving new meaning to the term, higher learning, jetblue has partnered with corsaira which is an online course provider giving passengers access to 10 elearning videos. they are from wharton business
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school, the university of edinburgh and berkeley's school of music. so sit back, grab a snack and get ready to learn. i prefer a little nap on the plane. but hey. whatever works. >> i just kind of zone out. >> i'd rather sleep. jill wagner, cbsmoneywatch.com, have a great christmas. thanks. >> thank you, jill. it is 5:40. the holiday dash is on. the travel woes greeting some people heading home for the holidays. >> and spreading some of the holiday cheer we are live at a bay area toy drive happening now complete with christmas carollers. ♪[ music ] honey bunches of oats!
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it's got grains, which i like. i like the little bunches of oats. what i like is actually the flakes. it's got crunch, which i love. mmm. it's really good. honey bunches of oats.
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their last minute christmas toy drive started early run through the lefty o'doul's toy drive going on now in san francisco. it will run through 11 p.m. they hope to collect 10,000 toys before christmas day. and if you have a moment, stop by and drop off a toy. young carollers, yes, even mayor ed lee, will be stopping by this morning. let's listen in. ♪[ music ] travel days of the year. >> the piano is rocking. the carolers are looking around. we'll get back to them. merry christmas. >> very cute, though. people are out making their way home for the holidays today on one of the busiest travel days of the year, but don champion reports rough weather is threatening travel plans in
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much of the country. >> reporter: across the country travelers are making their way to loves once for christmas. >> roxanne got a head start yesterday one of the estimated 89 million americans taking advantage of lower gas prices by taking a road trip. >> a lot cheaper than flights for a family of 5. >> 1.99 sweet. >> reporter: this dallas taxi driver says he was able to spend more money on christmas gifts this year because of what he saved at the pump. >> gave two extra gifts to my five grandchildren for christmas. >> reporter: close to 6 million others are braving the crowds at airports nationwide too travel by air. >> smile and wave, we got time to spare. >> reporter: the holiday cheer is already leading to travel woes. people flying through new york city area airports are already seeing delays as a strong storm system that sparked deadly tornadoes in the south brings rain to the region. >> all this rain spreads up the east coast, will be disruptive and then we have the snow on the back edge. >> reporter: forecasters are predicting heavy snow in parts of the midwest today which
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could disrupt flights out of chicago and create hazardous conditions for travel elsewhere by the time we get to christmas day. don champion cbs news, laguardia airport. >> aaa says the number of americans traveling at least 50 miles from home is up dramatically this year. 4% higher than last year. time for traffic on this christmas eve. how are we doing? >> looking much better. earlier accidents cleared out, bart is back on time but we are hearing from the "kcbs phone force" calling in and warning of a car that broke down on the san mateo bridge where it's very foggy. so do take it easy out there if you plan to make this commute. west 92 right at the high-rise section a car broke down blocking the right-hand lane. fog is going to be an issue for that commute. 680 is looking much better. an earlier accident cleared from the southbound direction approaching calaveras. and over at the bay bridge toll plaza, it is wide open at the
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pay gates. the metering lights are still off. again, we are expecting a much lighter commute than usual. it is christmas eve, after all. but i'm sure you have seen the signs posted everywhere, golden gate bridge will be shut down, the weekend of january 10. this is so that crews can install a movable median barrier. they do expect to have the golden gate reopened by the monday commute january 12. 580 hangs through the altamont pass. you can see all the green there, very light traffic for the westbound drive leaving the altamont bound for the livermore valley. the earlier bart delays have cleared out. you're looking good across the board for local transit. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." now to brian. thank you. we are starting out with that patchy fog and drizzle this morning, as well. so worse today than yesterday and we are showing you the hi- def doppler to prove that there's not much to see yet. as we narrow in on the bay area, we're high and dry so far aside from the drizzle but later in the day we expect light showers coming in. right now we have 46 degrees at
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concord in oakland 61. san francisco 55, san jose 46. so we get a few christmas eve showers coming through about midday. and when this front comes through it's a very fast-moving front we are going to get blustery northwest winds behind this thing so the winds will really be blowing pretty good up to about 30 miles an hour or so right through the evening commute. and we will clear it out for tonight and tomorrow, christmas day, looks mild a few clouds hanging around, not much, and it looks very nice if, you know, on the low 60-degree side. that's for tomorrow. today, expect wet. in the mountains, snow level down to 4,000 feet. there could be 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts, probable travel delays if you are headed for the hills, so be sure to carry chains. and just to sum it up, showers midday in the bay area, first in the north bay, then in the south bay. won't be much in terms of amounts, it's so fast moving. winds will be up and then tomorrow looks okay. sunshine for christmas day. travel weather forecast headed
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to the central valley dense fog advisories sacramento and south, treacherous in the early morning and evening hours fog slowing you down on i-5. high temperature forecast today we just manage low 60s and in the extended forecast you're going to be looking for showers today and then we begin to clear it up for christmas. toward the weekend, we'll keep it high and dry, a little chilly, but it is going to be the last week of december and upper 50s is not too bad when you see what they are going through elsewhere. >> monday 659 degrees. [ laughter ] >> that's going to be a hot day! >> wow. >> would that be a record? >> that's our venus forecast. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> we like that. >> weird. it is 5:48 now. it's very likely same-sex marriage cases could end up on the supreme court's agenda this term. the justices could decide as early as january 9 to add those cases. lawyers for gay couples in kentucky, michigan, ohio and
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tennessee rushed to get their legal papers filed in time. the justices could hear arguments and then make decisions by late june. federal mediators are offering to help end a labor dispute at west coast ports including oakland. longshoremen who move cargo from san diego to seattle have been working without a contract since july. that's causing a work slowdown. mediators say they plan to reach out to both sides. the longshoreman unions and shipping companies. time now is 5:49. high-tech health roams the aisles of one bay area store. the new technology changing how you shop. >> and these bay area otters know how to get in the holiday spirit. the festive treats enjoyed in and out of the water coming up. ,,,,,,
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toy drive. they have a lot of kids up carolling early this is morning. how do they do that? >> 5:52, they sound good. postal workers are keeping busy this holiday season. the u.s. postal service delivered 28.2 million packages on monday. the most ever in a single day in its 237-year history. most bay area post offices will close at noon today. and if you are desperate, you can get overnight shipping. the post office does deliver overnight packages on christmas day. >> bring your checkbook, though. that's $100. okay. keurig is recalling 6.6 million of its coffee makers because people say they are getting burned. the company says hot liquid may escape from the mini plus brewing system with a k-10 stamp. if you have that coffeemaker they say they will ship you a free repair kit. here's a classic silicon valley story r san jose-based orchard supply hardware now a division of lowe's has a robot
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helping customers in the chain's home city. here's sumi das on whether the oshbot is the future of retail. >> i can help you find things in the store. >> reporter: oshbot is the newest member of the orchard supply hardware sales staff. >> there's no way that every store associate could know the exact number and location of every, single item we sell. the robot can do that. >> reporter: inside this 5' tall robot are two computers. >> i'm looking for screws. >> reporter: speech recognition helps oshbot understand customer needs. stored in the memory are a map of the store and its inventory so the robot can show you where a specific screw is on screen or guide you there. >> i think i'm here. >> reporter: to keep up with any changes, it brushes up on the store's layout after hours. >> it navigates at night when no one is here to create a nap and it uses the next day to
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know where the products are located. >> reporter: it could do something a salesman finds difficult. break down language barriers. translating 35,000 product names is tricky. but a spanish language database should roll out in the coming months. a 3d camera could help with another common problem. >> you come in with the one random hinge or nail and don't know what it's called but you know you need 20 of them. >> reporter: the camera could scan the item and tell you if it's in stock. a salesperson's memory might get husky but not oshbot. sumi das, cbs news. >> i like the personal touch. otters at the monterey bay aquarium got some christmas treats, frosting minced clams. it is 5:55. a tense night in missouri after police officers shot and killed a man just a few miles out of
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ferguson. the latest incident in a community already on edge. >> reporter: and chalk one up for free speech. the movie "the interview" will be shown after all. i'm kiet do with a live report on where you can see it here in the bay area. ,, bulldog: [yawn] bulldog: i just had a dream i was at mattress discounters with tempur-pedic and the largest selection of memory foam mattresses under one roof! icomfort, by serta... optimum, by posturepedic... ahh! comforpedic, by beautyrest... ooh! 48 months interest-free financing, free delivery, and queen-size memory foam mattress sets as low as $697! that's more mattresses than you can shake a bone at. ♪ mattress discounters
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it's a cool statement. it's cool. kind of a statement, i think, for free speech. >> a handful of bay area movie theaters will now show the controversial film, "the interview." plans to release it were scrapped last week following terror threats made by hackers with ties to north korea. >> this rain spreads up the east coast. >> reporter: rough weather threatening travel plans throughout the u.s. strong storms and tornadoes slamming the south yesterday leading to several deaths. the system also caused flight days at east coast airports. >> a continuing overreaction, gay and bisexual men should be able to donate lot.
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-- donate blood. >> people aren't happy with restrictions on the government's recommendation to lift the ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. the fda says they should only be allowed to donate if they have abstained from sex with another man for a year. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." >> good morning. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00. despite a major cyberattack and threats of violence "the interview" will be seen in movie theaters on christmas day including some in fact bay area. the comedy will be seen at independent movie houses. kiet do joins us live from downtown san jose at camera 3 one of a handful of local theaters that shows the film on christmas day. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the movie was originally scheduled to appear in about 2,000 theaters nationwide. now that number

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