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a pronounce lady man and wife together. >> the spectacular royal wedding of prince william and kate middleton. it was filled with pageantry and a whose office had royalty, power. >> kate was the first commoner since the 17th century to marry a king. >> and the dress and the kiss seen around the world.
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>> at long last the fairytale begin to unfold. westminster abbey filled with family, friends, foreign royals and vips. then the groom was on the way. his best man harry at his side. prince charles, the queen and finally our first glimpse of the beautiful bride. her dress made with a hint of train. so begin the first steps of kate's life is forever changed. it was worth the wait. as kate joined him at the alter will turned to her and said you look beautiful. the couple said their vows. >> and with that, they were married. the newlyweds rode back to
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buckingham palace. within minutes the courtyard filled with 500,000 well-wishers and they wereewith a kiss. then the prince asked his wife, one more kiss and she obliged and then a final surprise, the smiling newlyweds went away for some private time. >> now the queen has left the buckingham palace they will continue to put a modern spin on the fairytale, a disco party with 300 of their closest friends. >> if you want to experience it all over again, barbara walters will host a special edition of 20/20 from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. tonight. >> the queen's gift to kate and william, the duchess of came
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rage. >> hello. how do you like it? and the hat look silly in downtown san francisco but i have to admit royal wedding fever is contagious as we fined out very early this morning. >> even in this day of digital recording people across the bay area woke up in the middle of the night to watch the royal wedding live. thisarted gathering at cameron's pub in half moon bay around 2:00 this morning. >> i'm british and it's a british tradition to watch these great parades. i remember the black and white film of queen's wedding. >> americans are also enjoying that tradition. this pub shows the wedding on 21 flat screen tvs and even surprised people to get them in the spirit. the enthusiasm doesn't surprise the british consul general who also woke up to watch it live.
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>> it is a fairytale wedding. they don't come along very often. it's a beautiful princess getting married to a future king of the united kingdom. >> and, of course, the wedding got great reviews among the enthusiastic crowd from the dress, people seemed to love every detail. >> i like it. it's gorgeous. absolutely stunning. she looks gorgeous. >> i thought it was fantastic. it was great. those british, they are quite formal, aren't they? everything went perfectly timed out and very proper. i thought it was nice. >> i think it was nice. everything that struck he was how much the royal couple seemed to be enjoying the day. it was their day. that the best thing for them and hopefully they are inch in love. >> and here in the downtown
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consulate is closed because of a british holiday. there are plenty of parties to go to today. parties are going to last through night. there party at the palace hotel and pub in half moon bay is having a party tonight. bay area clearly has royal wedding fever. thanks a lot. >> celebrations of a different historical event had to wait. nasa had called off the scheduled liftoff today due to a fuel failure. gabrielle giffords were scheduled to watch her husband lead endeavour on the final trip into in space the second to last trip for the shuttle program. but instead, kelly and his crew were informed that they stopped the countdown because two heaters were not working and the crew needs to figure out why. >> president obama's attention is now focused on the ravaged
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south and he just wrapped up a tour of the destruction. the death toll stands at 312. janelle wang has the latest on the president's visit. >> it's the worst u.s. natural disaster since hurricane katrina. residents that survived returned to their homes to find nothing. >> opponent arrived in alabama this morning with first lady michelle by his side. they toured the tornado damage and offered condolences to the families devastated by the disaster. mr. obama promised federal help to alabama, more than two-thirds of the 300 deaths occurred here. >> i've got say, i've never seen devastation like this. it is heartbreaking. >> it will be a day that will be go down in state history. >> it blew through 14 states, shattered records and everything else in their way. 211 recorded twisters including one a mile wide.
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another left a trail of destruction for 175 miles and one tornado in mississippi clocked in with 205 mile-an-hour winds, the first f-5 tornado since 1966. they still consider themselves lucky. >> all this doesn't compare to life because life is so precious. we have another chance. >> from the air nearly everything is unrecognizable. search and rescue teams are using dogs to sort through the destruction. >> people lives have been turned upside-down. >> as the search continues, help is on the way. tractor-trailers full of relief supplies arrive hourly and power trucks are coming to restore electricity to the million people without it. >> reporter: again, 312 people
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confirmed did he dead. this is the deadliest out break since 1964 when 315 people were killed. if you want to help you can contact the red cross at 1-800-red cross. also go to our 2. >> a pledge drive in capitola park will be shut down. they will close the pacific cove mobile home park instead of paying $2 million on repairs. the park and other areas sustained significant damage march 24 when heavy rains caused a storm drain to fail. the city will now begin the process of relocating the park's 26 full time residents and 17 mobile homes. >> firefighters are trying to determine the cause for a major apartment building fire in antioch this morning.
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this fire broke out around 6:00 at a building near the intersection of 20th and "a" streets. it took firefighters about an hour to get it under control. no injuries were reported. >> arson vets investigators are on the scene of an early morning fire at san jose medical marijuana club. it stand shortly before 3:00. it's the second fire since january. this time flames also spread to another house nextdoor displacing four residents. firefighters were still trying to determine the cause for january's fire when today's broke out. >> operations begin today after a federal judge declared the n.f.l. lockout as illegal. they practiced at santa clara this morning. what is the mood. >> reporter: i'd love to tell you but nobody would talk to me.
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neither management nor players are talking to each other, maybe it's good time to listen to a very interested third party -- the fans. >> the 49er head coach arrived at headquarters this morning and he was not in the in order take questions. but maybe he should have taken a moment to talk to the fans who made the drive here from san francisco before suntries get autographs. just as he does three to four times a week during the season. one of the forgotten 49er faithful. >> i am just fanatic. >> the closest we got to alex smith was the autographed jersey given to him by number 11 himself. >> this is alex's jersey. my new friend. >> but with the possibility looming of new 49er football this fall, he is legalizing even his devotion has its limits and he is thinking of going on
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strike if the fans don't get what they want out of games, excitement and all that, they'll turn in their season tickets. >> nobody was asking for wong's opinion today but if they had, the strike versus the super rich would end quickly. >> i think they have enough to go around. >> both owners and players. to me it's all agreed, i think. >> we have seen a number of players coming in here today and there a chance of mini camps taking place next week and everybody is hoping there will be a season to follow. >> prices skyrocket. bottom line boost for bay area. >> and critical ruling gives the federal government the green 
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this morning, the pentagon will release a report about progress in afghanistan. they say they have made tangible progress on the war and on track to transfer control to seven regions to afghan forces this summer. this is the first assessment since this summer to increase troops on the ground by 30,000 last fall. report describes some of the challenges still ahead including the lack of military trainers and the slow political development that could threaten
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progress. >> the intelligence analyst suspected of passing secrets to wi can i leaks has been found not competent to stand trial. bradley manly he is suspected of passing documents to the website. >> a corporation says the income rose 36%. it's at latest of strong earnings reports from major oil companies. chevron sold its oil for an average price of the 89 per barrel in the last quarter compared to $71 a year ago. that meant a billion dollar increase. exxon also reported an income of $11 billion in the first quarter. >> time to get off the bicycle for a great weekend. >> all the bicycles, whatever you want to do, jog. it will be a great weekend. make sure you put on the sunscreen. it won't be quite as breezy.
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that is one of the reasons we're going to see a warming trend. 10-15 degrees of warmth. >> thanks. still ahead, opponents of a research move a key court battle and what it means for their cause. >> and more than one way to watch, how the nuptials may have set a new word flord cyberspace
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essential city council members have approved a plan to transform the downtown area in a major transportation hub. city officials say they would be linked to offices and shops and hp pavilion and the ballpark. it includes the station with caltrain and amtrak. and expected future arrival of bart extension would make a unique destination hub. city staff is moving forward with an environmental impact report on a plan expected to be released next spring. >> the royal wedding has broken a new record on the web for viewing. according to the national website it has set a record on live stream. it confirms 300,000 viewers were watching this morning.
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the previous record was set by the world cup in june last year with 1.6 million viewers last year. >> and the tweets were big. >> it was big. no denying it. we had a lot of coverage this morning. >> here is something that will come in every once in a while. disney cruise ship. let me throw out kgo greeting. beautiful disney cruise ship wonder there and i wanted to show you the winds and how fast they are blowing. not only here but down in santa cruz. it doesn't seem to bother these folks. great time to be at the beaches. thanks a lot guys for getting that shot. i know it's a little difficult at times. you see the fast moving nature
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of the clouds but most of those are over our ocean. let's talk about our beaches. we have a gale warning for winds gusting to 25-30 knots and also small craft advisory for the san pablo, san francisco and monterey bay, from 3:00 until 9:00. we have an airport warning from 1:00 to 8:00 for those same winds. it could make for bumpy landings. winds are gusting around 20 in most areas, up to 23 in san jose 32 in fairfield. right now, sfo is one of slower spots at 14. temperatures were running in the mid-50s around oakland and half moon bay. everybody else in the upper 50s to low 60s. around the monterey bay, 56 in monterey. gilroy, 59. everybody else in the low to mid 50s. highlight sunshine and breezy this afternoon. warming trend begins tomorrow and it will be warmer than average especially away from the coast as we try to make up for a really cool april.
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let's start for the day, upper 50s to low 70s. peninsula, mid to upper 50s. we will be around 60 in half moon bay. 59 in daly city. mid-50s in downtown san francisco. up through the north bay, mid-50s to low 70s. mid to upper 60s along east bay shore with warmer upper 60s to low 70s in the east bay valleys. everybody else, low to mid-70s as you a head inland. a's are back in town. 60 dropping down to 53 degrees. temperatures not aol this morning with low to mid 40s in the north bay valleys. mid to upper 40s for the rest of us. cold front that moved through, it's out of here but the breezy conditions are going to hang around today and probably through early tomorrow. once they move on out, this high pressure moves in and it brings us the warmer weather.
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some of that starts today. you can really feel the warmth except if you are heading to the mountains. that is where it's going to remain cool and lake level mid 40s in tahoe. look at sunday, warmest day, mid-50s at the coast, mid-70s around the bay and 80 inland. tuesday and wednesday, thursday of next week could be even warmer than that. >> we've been waiting for it. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] if you're ready to get more from your tv service than comcast can give, now's a great time to switch to at&t u-verse tv. make the switch! [ female announcer ] call at&t now to get u-verse tv for only 29 a month for six months -- hd-ready dvr included at no extra charge. or get 300 back via promotion card
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today at 4:00, an instudio tea party in honor of the royal wedding and then a rescue is under way right now after a ranger discovered a car that drove down a cliff. we'll have that story for you. and cinco de mayo tradition comes to an end after a three decade run. those stories later today at 5:00. >> how about warm tea today and iced tea tomorrow. >> and it's still ski season. some of them are still open. here a beautiful picture of heavenly. check out the internet and find out which ones are open and head on out there. it will be a beautiful weekend to remember. you can really get fried the way the snow reflects the sunlight and same thing at our beaches this weekend. >> i know this is the last weekend for a lot of resorts
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still open. what a great year. >> bye-bye.
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