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almond breeze. the best almonds make the best almondmilk. proud sponsor of usa volleyball. come easy. we'll show what happened when one bay area olympian had her right now at 5:00, chasing gold. but it doesn't come easy. we'll show you what happened when one bay area olympian had the chance to grasp glory. also lost in the north bay, a chinese tourist has been missing for more than a week. the desperate search as this tour group returns to china. plus, global chaos after a computer glitch for delta airlines' widespread cancellations and delays. the news at 5:00 starts right now. good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm janelle wang. >> and i'm raj mathai. our olympics in just a moment, but let's start with the airport. global gridlock for delta airlines. planes stuck on the tarmac and that means people stuck in the
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terminals. you can see the parked building there. peggy bunker is live. peggy, what a mess. >> reporter: boy, you can say that again, especially for people that came here last night about 10:00. people in line still saying they're flights are delayed. it depends on where you're flying. we're talking about the third largest airline cancelling almost 700 flights. >> i'm trying to keep it together. >> reporter: delta's atlanta-based power outage kicked in about 11:00 p.m. our time and almost immediately brought the airline to a sudden standstill. traveling with her five-year-old, she's been at ffo since 5:00 last night. >> we got on the tarmac, we were on the plane for four hours. i was in this line since 3:00 in the morning. >> reporter: they were asked to pick up their bags at baggage
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claim and then wait. many of them are still here. >> i'll never make the connector in atlanta to get home to toronto. still waiting. >> reporter: delta, the world's third largest carrier, canceled 650 flights, stranding passengers worldwide and prompting apologies from the ceo. >> i apologize the challenge this has created for you with your travel experience. >> i don't know if i'll travel delta again. >> reporter: not everyone is quick to forgive, especially these olympic fans trying to get to rio. >> we'll miss women's volleyball, which kind of sucks. >> reporter: now, i talked to a delta representative in atlanta today. they told me the airline is going to be giving out $250 vouchers to anyone who is delayed over three hours or had their flights canceled. they're also saying they're incredibly sorry for what everyone has had to endure. at ffo, i'm peggy bunker, nbc news. let's go across the bay. this is a live look at the
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oakland airport. not so bad there. two delta flights have been delayed today and one was canceled last night. at san jose international, two flights have been canceled and one flight was delayed. a tourist visiting from china has vanished without a trace. police say 19-year-old honan wong was last seen by his roommate and was supposed to return to china with his traveling group on july 30. he left the best western in v y venetia around 10:00 on the 28th. he has black hair, brown eyes and speaks little to no english. they do not suspect foul play. investigators are trying to figure out who killed a pokemon go player. he was killed while playing the game with a friend. someone came up behind him and just shot him. he was a graduate of high school in san mateo and he played
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baseball at the community college in stockton. okay, are you hooked yet? this is day 3 of the olympics. already some compelling story lines and that includes our bay area olympians. but not everything leads to gold. some heartbreaking losses today. let's start with judo. marty maloy, we were with her when she won her bronze medal in london. today she lost to her taiwanese opponent. this will be her final olympics. in table tennis, lily zhang was eliminated in the singles competition. she'll play again, though, in the teams competition on friday. team usa in water polo lose to spain. team usa is 0-2 so far in these games. here's some good news, though.
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spanish bound swimmer katie ledecky. she won the gold last night in the 400 freestyle. >> speaking of swimming daily v -- dale vollmer is now complete. she is the second olympic swimmer to win a medal after having a baby. she has a lot to celebrate tonight. >> boy, do they. dana vollmer went from mama on a mission to mama with some medals. we caught up with her at her home before she came to the olympic games in rio. she said she really wanted to prove in these games that you can be a great athlete and a great mom, and she really proved that, winning the women's .400 relay and taking a bronze all by herself. we caught up to her, and she's one happy mama. >> there's so much in that bronze medal that just made me
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so honored and proud of myself, my family -- >> reporter: just 17 months after giving birth, vollmer earned herself another medal and the recognition of moms everywhere, proving that a little baby love doesn't keep you from being at the top of your game. >> becoming a mom changes your passion, but it doesn't have to be one or the other. you can figure out the balance that works for your family. >> reporter: the 28-year-old took an olympic bronze last night in the women's .100 fly. a position that took her two steps lower on the podium than her finish in the london games, but good enough to satisfy the fierce competitor in her. >> i don't like to get beat, and sara pretty much kicked my butt. i fought like mad to get my hand to the wall, and i couldn't be prouder of that. >> the four-time olympian has six medals in all. she has some pint-sooized rewar
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that couldn't be matched. >> last night i wrote arlin's name and my husband's initials. when i took my mark -- um -- i just wanted him to be proud. >> reporter: and two new shiny toys for arlin to play with. >> he can touch them, but i probably can't hand them off to him quite yet. >> reporter: no, no, we don't want to give arlin those melgda one bit. he also pushes his trucks around, and before she went in the pool, he facetimed her yesterday and he really gives her inspiration to do well. arlin was not here. he was home in danville with daddy, but they were certainly rooting for her. you see thousands streaming out. they're coming out of karaoke arena 1.
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that's because men's basketball just let out. you'll have to figure out how they did. >> she's not going to give it away. >> we have some misty eyes in the studio as well after watching dana. in other news, potentially deadly decisions made in a split second. that's what police officers nationwide say they face. today san jose police say how they train officers to use deadly force. he went through a use of force simulator today. damon, what did you learn today? >> reporter: i've done this before and it's been nerve-wracking every time. the key word here in san jose is de-escalation. how do you lower the tensions between the suspect and the police officer? as we witnessed today, it is much easier said than done. my scenario was what's called the forced option simulator involved a suspect with a large
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knife who just knocked out another man. it's what officers routinely face, and their response sometimes lands them in the center of national controversy. in my case, the make-believe suspect surrendered. >> what did you have out there? >> there was an assault, knocked him to the ground, so i had to try to use less than lethal force. >> reporter: several reporters went through other scenarios today, deciding in seconds whether or not to shoot. >> you're ready for a gun fight. you believe he has a gun. >> yes. >> reporter: the training was done under the watchful high of the police chief who wanted reporters to get a taste of what his officers confront. >> through the community, through you, through the media what officers face day in and day out, and how we train them to handle those situations and how to deescalate those situations. >> the training shows real officers using force.
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>> what is he trying to do? put him in jail, for what? a false arrest? >> reporter: cadets and seasoned veterans all go through this training. >> try and resolve a lot of these situations with a minimal reliance on physical force. that's what we're training them to do. >> reporter: the trainer said he would defend any officer using his training, but it will not defend those officers who go rogue. throughout these olympics, we're seeing athletes at the top of their game physically. but many college athletes say it's their mental health that needs attention. it's a subject that's often overlooked. investigative reporter vicki u nguyen. >> many athletes say they're suffering with little help. we went to the top with our questions, the man in charge of
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student health for all athletes who compete in college sports through the nncaa. the group surveyed 20,000 athletes and found a spike in students reporting mental health issues. >> for me, especially, the perfectionism just really went totally overboard. >> the yoouuniversity said, doc a concussion is important, but please make mental health your priority. >> we went through what they consider deadly in sports and how the ncaa is fixing the problem. a deadly fire near big sur. 22,000 firefighters are now home. i'll have their stories on the front line coming up. some a child care plan that
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may surprise some. donald trump will tell you how, just ahead. we're tracking your full forecast this week in just a few minutes. policy.
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donald trump outlined his economic plan today -- including a proposal that speaks to much of the bay area .. families .. strgl no name calling and more policy. donald trump outlined his economic policy today, including a proposal that speaks to much of the bay area.
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we're talking about families that have enough just to keep the pace. working parents white cost of living. >> trump took on child care today. most parents around here will tell you that's a big deal. now depending on how much you make, you can deduct up to $6,000 a year for the child care you pay. trump says he would give back more. the gordon family, like many here in the bay area, struggle with daycare costs even as both parents work. >> yeah, it's enormous. when you're paying somebody to watch the kids at like 20, 30 bucks an hour or something times three, it's like i don't know how anybody does it. >> reporter: now the gordons may have found an unexpected ally. donald trump. >> i am proposing an across-the-board income deduction especially for middle income americans. this will lead to millions of new and really good-paying jobs.
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>> reporter: specifically a plan to let parents deduct child care expenses from their income at a higher rate than they can now. >> this is perhaps an attempt to reach out to middle class voters who, again, double two-parent working families that often get hit with very high daycare expenses. >> reporter: a common complaint in silicon valley, and although trump didn't get too specific when it came to things like trade and tariff, local tech companies will be listening in closely along with local families. >> several of the things trump talks about today could have very specific impacts on the bay area and silicon valley. >> i should mention that trump's plan as announced today did not address low-income parents who struggle with daycare costs. democratic challenger hillary clinton has said she would propose capping child care costs at 10% of the family's income. we'll keep you posted.
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they are exhausted but elated to be home safe. nearly two dozen firefighters returned home to san jose today after battling the big sur fire for weeks. mary ann is live where one of the fires brought home pictures from the front line. >> one california firefighter is based here in cupertino and he was sent to the fire. he was there two weeks. he's home, but he's already back on the job here. after facing against the deadly sebronus fire for two weeks, two dozen firefighters are now home, including brett gainey. >> you can hear my breath is a little messed up from breathing smoke for two weeks. >> reporter: they worked on a fire that has now scorched nearly 60,000 acres in big sur. he said often they had to hike for two miles, wearing gear that
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weighed 50 pounds, just to get to the fire lines. they also dropped retardant. >> they had to do that because of how quickly the fire was coming. >> reporter: things really hit home when they learned a d bulldozer operator lost his life in the line of fire. >> anything that happens like that touches you. >> but he was also amazed at the outpouring of gratitude. >> just hearing people say thank you was great. >> reporter: 22 more santa clara firefighters have been sent to the sebronus fire. 101 will be closed tonight because of the fire and expected high winds. it's expected to reopen tomorrow morning. reporting live in cupertino, mary ann fabro, nbc bay area
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news. the good news is we have phenomenal weather outside, but all of us are inside watching the olympics. >> i'm addicted. >> i ran into the same problem. >> kayaking. >> i was watching archery like crazy this afternoon. i could not change the channel. >> it was hard. i did eventually have to get out. dvr-ed it on nbc. we've got some great weather over the next couple days. we will gradually see the forecast warm up over the next couple weeks. san jose, currently a blue sky, checking in at 79 degrees. humidity not too low. we'll drop to the 60s by 8:00 tonight. >> as we get into tomorrow morning's forecast, you will find here in san francisco, 53 degrees, areas of fog, also patchy clouds for the peninsula at 52, and the bay 56. the jet stream is moving close to california, but it's not going to move far enough south
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to bring us below average temperatures this week. the only thing that we'll see happen here that's going to be a big change in our forecast is the fog continuing to stay at the immediate coastline. that fog at the coast will help to bring us widespread temperatures. a real july-augustish summer day coming our way. you'll see across san jose expecting 85 degrees, cupertino 83. 61 at half moon bay and palo alto 78. one of the areas you really want to watch out for is the tri-valley. over towards oakland, 76. the north bay anywhere from 77 to 90 in napa. again, for some of the extreme interior valleys, that's where the temperature will be surging up. in san francisco, we have the
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60s for the next several days. for the inland valley, we can expect an average of 90 for tomorrow, low 90s for friday, saturday and also on sunday. i'll have more on receipt the r forecast coming up. >> it's sunny right now. coming up here at 5:00, a bank robber's crime spree is finally over. the clue that helped bring in this woman to justice. plus, rushed to the hospital. what police is a people ate at a young girl's quincanera that made them sick. welcome to the wonder of the olympic games.
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one day, the world came together. a dog, talked. we're decedent from the mighty wolf. a voice was heard. if you build it, he will come. a girl discovered magic. a revolution began. welcome, to the wonders that happen, everyday. welcome, to it all. comcast. video of an oakland police car crash it happened early this morning in southeast . happening now on our website, video of an oakland police car crash. it happened early this morning in southeast oakland. the officer is okay. another car involved in this car crash smashed into a nearby
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building. that driver was hurt. getting traction on twitter, a new name for the home of the spartans. it will be called the san jose state university stadium. we'll be right back. poor foster kid black immigrant cancer patient small
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muslim the only label that matters is olympian. they caught her with a fingerprint. prosecutors today charged an east palo alto woman with a string of bank robberies. "mary mapa" is suspecte they caught her with a fingerprint. palo alto police are charging a woman with a string of bank robberies. she is expected of at least nine
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robberies including sunnyvale. she has a string of robberies dating back to june. we have new details of what caused 19 people, including children, to get sick at a party. today police say the cause was edible marijuana. it was hidden inside that candy. this happened over the weekend in san francisco's mission district. 13 teenagers and some children were at a quinceanera party. they had symptoms that ranged from nausea to lightheadedness. a catering company in oakland handled that party. they said it would council the catering company. they have not cleared the catering company, but they said there is no risk of it happening again with that same caterer. we head out and check in
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newscast... the intense security to keep people safe at rio --wew how its being done. ==janelle//boxes== but right now, let's touch base wi o coming up at our next forecast, the intense attempt to keep rio safe.
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me ljessica is live for us the olympic park with some olympic gear. what do you have for us, jess? >> that's probably the place where they want to have security the tightest, and raj, coming up at 6:00, i'll show you how they had part in that. they had a place where you can buy all kinds of stuff. this is a page i put on my twitter, and i got to tell you, that's your gift right there on the wall, the famous rio olympic flip-flops. i brought you a pair so you can see your gift before i bring it back. pretty snazzy, don't you think? >> for everybody in the bay area she bought a pair? so generous. >> she's laughing. a nice 12 for jeff. >> they're very tropical. did you get one for yourself, jess? >> of course, i did. of course. flip-flops for everyone. >> we'll see her flip-flopping back to the states in a few
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weeks. >> we'll touch base with you at 6:00 about that. we'll turn it over to koec a ka ban beach meltdown, chaos as delta suffers a worldwide outage, all flights cancelled for hours. terminals packed with passengers, temperatures flaring and an ongoing struggle still going on tonight. water slide tragedy, a 10-year-old boy dos on the tall est water slide in the world, a terrifying accident and growing questions about what happened. sounding the alarm, 50 senior republicans warning donald trump would be, quote, the most reckless president in american history, as trump tries to shake off another poll showing his support is cratering. and gold rush for team usa here in rio. and a star is born. we talked to the young american who won so many hearts with his tears of pure joy.

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