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dennis and sandra fernandez. >> we were so elated and for some of the families who had their loved ones on the wall to see them and for them to go up and be able to touch the wall. they didn't have to go to washington d.c. to have that happen. >> reporter: dennis and sandra to repathe monument. t $1,000 that was targeted by a vandal on the weekend vietnam war veteran john mccain passed away. do you have a message for ecsel bit more and honor those people who made the ultimate sacrifice for you. >> reporter: sadly, this isn't the first time a vandal has targeted this monument. a few year ago someone used red spray paint on the other side of this memorial and that person was never caught. live in san jose, maria medina, kpix5. take you live now to the white house where once again the flag flies at half staff in honor of the late senator john mccain. critics blasted the white house for fully raising the flag this
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morning just two days after mccain's death. reporter nicole killian has more on the backlash and some tributes to the late senator. >> reporter: john mccain's desk was draped in black on the senate's first day back in session since his death. >> i will miss one of the very finest gentlemen with whom i've had the honor to serve. we will not forget him. >> reporter: lawmakers from both parties reflected on the life and legacy of mccain praising their late colleague for reaching across the aisle. >> we can try, as he did, to put country before party. we can try as he always did to speak truth to power. >> reporter: bill hoagland is a former senate staffer who had a chance to work with mccain. >> some people will criticize. i know some republicans will criticize the vote he took on healthcare at the end, but that was a very principled vote. >> reporter: mccain will bring washington together even in his
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death. he personally requested presidents george w. bush and barack obama speak at his funeral. >> reporter: mr. president, any thoughts on john mccain? >> reporter: president trump who was asked by mccain's family not to attend did not respond to reporter questions about the senator. grant woods, mccain's first congressional chief of staff, says the senator didn't let president trump's harsh words faze him. >> i've lived a pretty full life here. i'm going to do what i think is right and what's right for this country. if it happens to be in line with the president, great. if it's not, i don't care. >> reporter: after widespread criticism the flag at the white house was lowered back to half staff monday afternoon. it had been at full staff monday morning. nicole killian, cbs news, capitol hill. >> and the white house finally did issue a statement from president trump today saying, "despite our differences on policy and politics, i respect senator john mccain's service to our country and in his honor have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the united
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states at half staff until the day of his internment." new at 5:00 an elderly woman has been hospitalized after san francisco police say her home was ransacked by two armed men wearing masks. it happened late this morning on esculta way near 30th avenue in the parkside district. police were outside the home interviewing neighbors. we're told the woman will be okay and it's unclear if she was assaulted, no word yet on if police have any leads. a tour van driver in wine country under arrest tonight suspected of being drunk behind the wheel. passengers called 911 friday saying their driver was weaving on 101 and had just missed a big rig. after several frightening minutes they convinced him to stop on an off ramp in healdsburg. chp officers showed up and gave eugene cremen a breath test that showed a blood alcohol level three time the legal limit for a driver for hire.
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cremen was booked into sonoma county jail on suspicion of dui. chp says those passengers may have prevented a disaster by getting that driver to pull over. >> there was a flare -- there was a flare-up today for crews fighting the holy fire in riverside fire. it was more than 90% contained, but the new fire sparked outside containment lines this morning and burned 40 acres. overall the holy fire has burned more than 23,000 acres. a new study shows climate change will be worse for the state than previously thought. here are some of the highlights from california's fourth climate change assessment. it found california is 1 to 2 degrees warmer since the beginning of the 20th century because of greenhouse gases. that number could rise to between 5.6 and 8.8 degrees by the year 2100. the assessment says climate temperatures could cause between 6,700 and more than
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11,000 heat-related deaths a year by mid-century and the prediction, climate change will cause major economic damage. scientists say it could cost california up to $50 billion a year by mid-century. >> this isn't a political thing. this is not something they're pulling out of their head. this is all about documented science, the fact that the climate is changing, the fact that we have to lower our emissions and the fact that we have to adapt. >> researchers say the sierra nevada and southern cascade mountain ranges will see more wildfires as temperatures rise. the study also finds sea levels could rise more than previously forecasted. originally scientists said it could go up 5.5 feet in a worse case scenario, but now they say it could exceed 9 feet. san jose police officers association agreeing to some stronger oversight now, kpix5's kiet do explains the move comes after a high profile resignation. >> reporter: with these
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signatures the san jose police officers association has agreed to a sweeping historic expansion of civilian oversight giving the independent police auditor more power than ever before. >> to be honest, we don't want to wait. it's important to our community. it's important to our chief for us to move forward and we're done talking. we're done talking and we're signing. >> reporter: as part of the new agreement the ipa will now have the same oversight as the department of internal affairs, expanded oversight for officer- involved shootings and access to use of force data even without a complaint being filed. today's event is the latest in the turbulent few months for the former police auditor aaron zisser. zisser resigned friday amid mounting pressure from the police department itself and the police union after he was photographed with organizers of a rally that criticized an officer-involved shooting. that photo was widely circulated by the union. the union said it was just some of the mounting evidence zisser was biased, could not be trusted and refused to agree to e ziwas still in
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office. >> so we've come now to a point that now that mr. zisser is gone and we can move forward, we want to move forward immediately and show the community we have their backs like we always have. >> reporter: zisser has declined an on camera interview, but last week his resignation letter cited extraordinary personal attacks on my office and my work which he said have become a distraction from the important goals of reform. the city council will meet tomorrow to consider the deal. in san jose, kiet do, kpix5. we're learning more about the man who opened fire on opponents at a video game tournament in florida. the gunman killed two people yesterday and wounded 10 before taking his own life. cbs reporter manuel bojorquez has more from jacksonville. >> reporter: the pop of gunfire can be heard on the live stream of sunday's video game tournament in jacksonville, florida. moments later the screams of players running for their lives.
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jacksonville firefighters were training nearby and jumped into action. >> there were people swarming up the road and one guy was lifting up his shirt saying that he was shot and you could tell that he was shot in the chest. >> it was real people. it was real pain. it was real grief. it is not a video game. >> reporter: toshiba sharon was commentating on the tournament when police say a gamer opened fire. >> there's people like you and i there dying out here for no reason. >> reporter: cbs affiliate wjax is reporting that gamers eli clayton and taylor robertson were killed in the shooting. sue hale lopez's son was shot three times. >> he's facing the fact he might not even be able to use his hand ever again. it's extreme. >> reporter: the gunman is identified as david katz, a 24- year-old from maryland. >> i think personally i'm one of the better players. i like to let my game prove that. >> reporter: this video shows him after he won a madden tournament last year in buffalo. other players say katz was well known on the competitive gaming
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circuit but not outgoing. >> played all weekend. he had shades on. he didn't speak to anybody. >> we want answers! >> reporter: a smalgroup in jacksonville preed gun violence and there are already calls -- protested gun violence and there are already calls for better security at e-gaming tournaments. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, jacksonville, florida. >> federal agents have searched a home in baltimore belonging to the gunman's parents. the feds say the couple is cooperating with the investigation. today a federal judge blocked a texas-based company from posting online blueprints for 3d printed guns. last month 19 states and the district of columbia secured a restraining order to stop the publication. they argued the 3d printed guns are untraceable and criminals could get them. the judge says that until those issues are resolved the blueprints will not be made public. the undetectable firearms act already makes it illegal to own or make homemade plastic guns.
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the u.s. and mexico announced a preliminary trade deal to reshape nafta. the president is calling it the u.s./mexico trade agreement. it includes a plan to boost the number of auto parts made in the two countries. so far canada has been left out. president trump says he hopes to bring canada to the table soon but then issued another threat. >> but one way or the other, we have a deal with canada. it will either be a tariff on cars or a negotiated deal and, frankly, a tariff on cars is a much easier way to go, but perhaps the other would be much better for canada. we'll get rid of the name nafta, has a bad connotation because the united states was hurt very badly by nafta for many years. >> the president has talked about scrapping nafta altogether, but the u.s. trade representatives office says that this agreement is a preliminary effort to modernize the trade deal. word of the preliminary trade deal sent stock climbing today on wall street. the dow jones industrial average gained nearly 260
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points or about 1%. nasdaq meanwhile closed above 8,000 for the first time ever while the s&p 500 closed up 22 points. lyft drivers are making some moves. >> coming up the ride share solution to a new age problem, banning pickups on a busy san francisco street. >> plus a milestone in a huge muni construction project, this evening new questions on what's next for the agency. >> and warriors star steph curry pens an emotional essay, his fight for gender equality on and off the court.
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on part of a busy san francisco street. kpix 5 reporter susie steimle on customers a ride share company is permanently banning pickups on part of as a -- a busy san francisco street, why lyft is
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telling its customers to take a lift around the block. >> reporter: we're in a very busy section of valencia street right near 16th and during commute hours like right now cyclists are often fighting with cars for some space here. in fact, recent city data shows over a four year period there were 268 bike crashes here. so lyft has decided it's no longer going to pick people up in this area. you've seen it a dozen times, uber and lyft drivers pulled over on the side of the roadblocking the bike lane. this is the exact situation the san francisco bike coalition wants to prevent. >> the fewer illegal pickups and dropoffs that occur on a busy bike route like valencia street, the safer people biking will be. >> reporter: after two years of requests lyft is changing its ways. the ride share company will start geofencing or creating a virtual perimeter around valencia street between 16th and 17th. if you click in the app, you will notice you cannot get lyft
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to pick you up here. you have to walk to a side street. >> within the app they can see where you are on the map and tell you to go around the corner to pick up your ride instead. >> reporter: lyft launched this pilot in january. brian weedenmeyer pushed for the change and said it's already made riding safer. between 16th and 17th and also in the maria on chestnut -- marina between fillmore and scott streets will also be acknowledged. next he wants to see drivers off their forms. >> drivers are encouraged to do just that. the next step we're looking for is limiting access to those apps while cars are in motion and a driver should be paying attention to the road. >> reporter: uber is also playing around with this idea
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of geofencing. so you can expect to see sections on your uber app where they will divert you to a side street. it's also worth mentioning muni has no part in this. this is completely voluntary on lyft and uber's part to explore this concept. live in san francisco, susie steimle, kpix5. for the first time in two months san francisco's twin peaks tunnel is back open for the weekday commute. trains are again running between the castro and west portal stations, but it's been a rough road for muni lately. kpix5's anne makovec tells us the head of the transit agency knows it. >> it took an hour rather than like 10 or 15 minutes to get downtown. >> reporter: so cross-city commuters are celebrating, but -- >> i'm sad that somebody lost their life in the process. >> reporter: earlier this month a falling steel beam hit and killed construction worker patrick rickets. he worked for a contractor with a history of safety violations that muni wasn't even aware of. add that to citywide muni
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slowdowns and a shortage of drivers, the transit agency has been on a rough road. what do you say to those who may have lost some confidence in your leadership? >> well, it's understandable, right? it was a very difficult time. >> reporter: last week the head of muni, ed riskin, got a letter from the mayor saying muni must be more dependable. the agency's budget grew by $60 million last year, so i expect conditions will improve in the very near future. how will you restore confidence in the system? >> i think the only way is in the performance of the system itself, its outcomes. >> reporter: he's vowing to reduce delays in bus and train service in three months and to reduce preventible collisions. the next big challenge, finishing the van ness improvement project, part of the backbone of the city's transit system. you've admitted to making several mistakes, but do you have any plans to step down? >> no, i don't. i will serve at the pleasure of
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the mta board of directors and as long as they give me the privilege and honor of serving, i will. >> reporter: passengers are just along for the ride. >> they have a lot that still needs to be done. >> reporter: as for the twin peaks tunnel, there will still be a few more intermittent closures in the overnight hours. the best bet is to check the muni website or its app. dozens of dads and father figures brought their children to the first day of school in hayward today. the million father march aims to help fathers be more involved in their child's education starting a long term commitment on the first day of school. this is the eighth year the school district has participated in the nationwide event. several high school sports are back in business in oakland at least for now. late last week oakland unified said it was cutting 10 team sports. the district said it needed to save half a million dollars to chip away at a budget deficit, but the chronicle report said
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the cuts affected girls much more, 347 female athletes compared to 183 male athletes. now an anonymous donor has stepped up and stepped in to help. >> we want our girls to have every bit of opportunity that our boys do across our district in every school. we still have winter sports to talk about and spring sports to talk about. that's where we'll talk about getting more support from the community. >> three girls sports are now reinstated for the fall, golf,tennis and lacrosse. warrior star steph curry is promoting gender equality. the guard wrote an essay in the players tribune about women's equality day. he started out talking about the strong women in his life like his mom, wife and daughters. then he said there's a long way to go to get equality for women. curry wrote in part, "i want our girls to grow up knowing that there are no boundaries that can be placed on their futures, period. i want them to grow up in a world where their gender does not feel like a rule book for
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what they should think or be or do and i want them to grow up believing that they can dream big and strive for careers where they'll be treated fairly and, of course, paid equally." >> we're just going two pound as fast as we can. >> curry also talked about how he was inspired by the way the players who attended his inaugural basketball camp for girls. he said he wants to host more camps for them so people won't automatically assume the events are only for boys. curry said it's important to be inclusive because it's part of being world class. warriors are still a year away from moving to san francisco, but season tickets for the chase center are selling and fast. the san francisco chronicle reports 80% of the current season ticket holders plan to renew next season. in fact, sales are going so well the team may never open sales to the general public. the building is set to open next year. one city in the bay area
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hit 107 degrees this time last year. coming up we'll talk about which city it is and how much cooler they are today because yeah, it's chilly outside for late august. the seven-day forecast is coming up. >> an anonymous attack targeting a north bay councilwoman going after her lifestyle and morals, now she's firing back at her faceless bullies saying she will not be shamed, that story coming up at 6:00. this isn't just any long-distance relationship.
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one year ago today concord, california, hit 107 degrees, obviously a record high. we're a couple days away from the anniversary of 106 in san francisco. i'm here on it tell you not a repeat this year, nowhere close. 72 in concord, 35 degrees cooler this year compared to last year, oakland 66, san francisco 61, the warm spot san jose at 77. that still is 10 degrees cooler than average. overnight tonight we'll level off in the mid-50s, concord 56, san jose 58, san francisco and
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redwood city 56 degrees. air quality, certainly a problem late last week. it got nasty thursday and friday. it's looking better. it's not going to be perfect and frankly, it won't be perfect for a while because we have a lot of smoke coming from a lot of fires, but good to moderate is about as good as we can get tomorrow and the next couple days. weather headlines, foggy and/or clouding mornings continue. the afternoons up to 14 degrees cooler than our average for this time of year. then we'll be miler later this week, but we'll stay below normal. the reason why? a fall-like weather pattern to our north, rain and mountain snowfall in western montana. that's an area of low pressure which is moving west to east. in its wake we still have a strong onshore flow. there's another low behind it. that will keep the onshore flow going and keep temperatures down a while. futurecast shows not only cloud cover over san mateo county and san francisco, it's going inland and spreading into the central valley. we all start off mainly cloudy tomorrow morning. we'll get sunshine in the afternoon, but temperatures are
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kept down up to 14 degrees cooler than average. on wednesday here it comes again just spilling on in, concord, cloudy, antioch, cloudy, napa, you'll be cloudy. san jose may be one of the few spots to get sunshine even in the morning coming up on wednesday. a little warmer by the end of this week as a ridge of high pressure builds over southern california, but temperatures stay below average. high temperatures tomorrow, livermore 78, 77 for fairfield, concord and san jose, santa rosa 74, oakland 69 degrees and san francisco 65. your extended forecast, we're a little bit warmer thursday, but really the next three days i'll lump together being several degrees below average and then much closer to average but still cooler than what's normal friday, saturday and sunday with 80s inland and upper 60s to low 70s near the bay. that is your chilly forecast. we'll be right back.
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i'm april kennedy and i'm an arborist with pg&e in the sierras. since the onset of the drought, more than 129 million trees have died in california. pg&e prunes and removes over a million trees every year to ensure that hazardous trees can't impact power lines. and since the onset of the drought
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we've doubled our efforts. i grew up in the forests out in this area and honestly it's heartbreaking to see all these trees dying. what guides me is ensuring that the public is going to be safer and that these forests can be sustained and enjoyed by the community in the future.
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"..." the cbs evening news is coming up next. >> nora o'donnell is here with a preview. >> john mccain's farewell to the country. >> and the shooting suspect behind a deadly attack at a gaming tournament in florida coming up in a few seconds on the cbs evening news. >> thank you for watching at 5:00. ahead at 6:00 the controversy over a multi- million dollar home bought for a ngarea bishop, allen martin, paul and i back in 30 minutes.
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: on the "cbs evening news" this monday, john mccain thanks americans in his farewell message, while the white house does an about face in how it's honoring him. and new details on the deadly video game shooting including the suspect's history of mental illness. but first the headlines in 60 seconds. >> an emotional moment as mccain's family spokesman rick davis reads a letter the senator wanted read after his death. >> i lived and died a proud american. do not despair of our present difficulties. test approximate trump speaking publicly about senator john mccain's death. >> we very much appreciate


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