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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado, l.l.c. firstname.lastname@example.org new orders in the wake of the san bruno pipeline disaster. what pg&e must do immediately. free at last? how soon one of the three uc- berkeley hikers could be released and what has to happen first. good morning, everyone. it is monday, the 13th of september. i'm sydnie kohara. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. let's get a quick look at traffic and weather. first to gianna franco. she has an update on lots going
on. what's bart looking like right now? >> you know, liz, it's not looking much better right now. we are still seeing major bart delays around 20 minutes for bart. again, this is due to an equipment problem at sfo and millbrae. so 20 to 30 minutes for eastbound trains. we are seeing some stop and go conditions already on 580. i'll have details on that coming up in my next report. right now, you need your forecast. here's tracy. >> , yeah, you do, totally need that. here's a look at your highs today. 78 degrees in concord, lower to mid-70s in santa rosa and napa. yesterday 69 in san rafael, today 61 in san francisco. 72 in redwood city. 74 san jose. we'll have more bay area cities and today's high temperatures in just a few moments. back to you. >> thank you. inspect your pine lines. pacific gas and electric after
-- that's what the state is telling pacific gas and electric after last week's deadly explosion and fires on the peninsula. anne makovec is in san bruno this morning, where federal officials are still trying to find the cause of the blast, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they are going to be trying to find the cause for months before it's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. thousands of miles of pipeline will have to be inspected by pg&e as this investigation, of course, continues. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should -- high consequence area, so it should get more stringent inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents.
now, pieces of it have become evidence instead, including a 28-foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. another big part of the investigation, whether or not there was a gas smell reported to pg&e in the days before the explosion. >> we are not able to find instances of people who reported an odor and we would ask anybody who says that they reported smelling gas to contact us through whatever means. >> reporter: what do you say when pg&e says we never received any calls about gas? >> that's a lie, because you can smell and then if the guy was -- and then the guy was walking around there. >> reporter: that guy he is referring to is apparently an pg&e employee whom he thought was inspecting the pipeline. the ntsb is asking
anyone who might have smelled gas to please contact them as soon as possible. they have a special email address, one word, email@example.com. we have that on our website, cbs5.com. we are trying to figure out whether the cause of the blast was a well failure impact construction or metal fatigue and they are going to have to figure it out. another press conference by jackie speier congresswoman, with all the agencies. she is holding a press conference here in san bruno for the latest on all of it. and of course, we'll bring it to you. back to you. >> thank you. anne makovec in san bruno. as of right now, four people are confirmed dead in the blast. among the victims, jacqueline grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa. and 20-year-old jessica morales. the coroner still working to identify the fourth victim. the coroner says more remains have been found but it's not clear if they are from victims already accounted for. it's also not clear if there
are animal remains. that leaves four people still unaccounted for. three parishioners of a san bruno church are among the missing. they are 50-year-old greg bullis and his 16-year-old son and his elderly mother. a family member says she believes these three were inside the house at the time of the explosion. as for those hospitalized, four victims are still at saint francis memorial hospital in san francisco. three are in critical condition with life-threatening burns over 50% of their bodies. one is in serious but stable condition. san francisco general is also treating four patients for burns and smoke inhalation. two are critical. many of those who had to evacuate have been allowed back to their homes, some temporarily, others will get to stay. a total of 377 homes in the fire area were evacuated. those who live in 294 of those homes were allowed back to stay. in nine homes, people had to gather their belongings and leave again. among them was jerry hiller. he stood on his front lawn thursday evening and took photos
of the flames. that was just a few houses away. once the gas was turned off he felt it was finally safe to go back inside. >> so i went to bed. i didn't sleep that good. but i went to bed. and then i get up in the morning, and i find out i'm sitting in a crime scene. >> hiller was forced to evacuate the next day. as for the other 83 houses, those are closer to the main burn site and they are either destroyed or considered too damaged for people to enter at this point. those people expect to find out today when they will be able to see what's left. a meeting for them is scheduled for 10:00 this morning at the san bruno senior center that's on crystal springs road. we also want to let you know schools in the area are scheduled to be open today. all eight schools in the san bruno park district were closed friday because of the fire. but all will resume classes today. the same goes for parkside
intermediate school. for up-to-the-minute developments from san bruno, log on to our website, cbs5.com. let's get our first look at traffic and weather for this hour. gianna, we check the commute. >> i wish i had better news but bart commuters we have delays of 20 to 30 minutes four sfo and millbrae due to an equipment problem eastbound. give yourself extra time. if you plan to take the freeways not a bad idea, no delays on 101 along the peninsula. everything looks good. if you are taking the golden gate bridge or actually the bay bridge, rather, traffic cruising along, no delays at the toll plaza. here's a look at your forecast. tracy? >> hey, thank you, gianna. forecast for this morning, heading out the door, partly cloudy conditions inland, mostly cloudy conditions around the bay and we have delays on arrivals at sfo around 50 minutes on arrivals for the morning. cloudy with fog at the coast with temperatures ranging from the lower to the upper 50s. for this afternoon, your
temperatures will range from the upper 50s along the coastline to the lower 80s well inland. plenty of sunshine with mild temperatures inland, mix of sun and clouds around the bay with temperatures up to 70 degrees and cooler along the coastline. we'll take a look at some more bay area cities, we'll pinpoint who will see what today in just a few moments. back to you. >> thank you. coming up, what happened to many of the pets who lost their homes in the san bruno pipeline explosion >> and more than a year in captivity. could it all be over today? what has to happen before iran releases one of the three uc- berkeley hikers. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
explosion and fire... members of the first stretch of striping is it finished on the 680 express lanes. what that means for bart and your commute coming up in six minutes. members of a catholic church in san francisco are mourning the deaths of two of their own. ♪ [ music ] >> people attending mass on sunday at saint cecilia church remembered a teenager and her mother. 13-year-old janessa grieg and her mother jacquelin lived in the fire area and were among
those killed in thursday's disaster. >> we have been parishioners here fore15 years and it's been a very difficult time obviously the community and the children in the class that janessa was in. >> saint robert's church in san bruno not far from the disaster site was among many churches collecting donations for survivors whose homes were damaged or destroyed. most of the pets brought to the peninsula humane society in the wake of that pipeline explosion have been reunited with their families. about two dozen were brought in immediately after the disaster. many though are still missing, mostly outdoor cats. the humane society says it is a good time to make sure their pets always wear a collar with a tag or have a chip. if you want to help by donating blood, you might want to wait a week or so. the blood centers have received
an overwhelming response. but freshly donated blood has to be used within six weeks. burn victims will need transfusion for quite some time. so in order to keep supplies fresh, they will need additional donations in the coming weeks and months. we continue to follow the pipeline explosion with up-to- the-minute information on our website, cbs5.com. and you can find links on how you can help those affected by the disaster. in other news, the berkeley grad who has been detained in iran with two other americans may be coming home today. sarah shourd has been held for more than a year accused of spying. now an iranian lawyer for shourd says he is waiting for word that bail of $500,000 has been paid. iran's judiciary says it will release her because of health concerns if the bail is paid. according to shourd's more, the 32-year-old has been denied treatment for a breast lump and precancerous cervical cells. five members of an oakland church being held in zimbabwe are expected in court today. two doctors, two nurses and an organizer from oakland's allen temple baptist church are being held in harari. they were arrested thursday
accused of illegally dispensing medicine. they were carrying donated aids drugs for distribution. berkeley police are asking for help in solving a weekend murder about 3:40 in the morning yesterday at adeline and emerson streets. two men tried to rob a 35-year- old man and his fiancee walking in the area. one of the suspects shot the man and then punched the woman. the man was killed and his fiancee had minor injuries. those suspects fled in a two- tone older model suv. 6:14. coming up, what really causes autism. the one theory scientist say just isn't true. and our forecast for today, something that is true, it's going to be a nice one. sunshine expected, and temperatures still pretty mild. we got today's afternoon highs coming up right after the break. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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extra time. freeways the best bet. it's been an hour since the delays have been in effect. golden gate bridge no troubles to report clear out of marin county. everything is cruising along in both directions. if you are taking 80, the eastshore freeway, everything looks good. lots of green on our sensors, no troubles to report there. live look at the carquinez bridge where traffic looks nice across the span so no troubles between vallejo and richmond. we are seeing stop and go conditions westbound through the altamont pass and the livermore areas but that's typical this time of the morning. again, no accidents on 580. just a bit busy for your commute westbound also stop and go. get traffic anytime, remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. let's check your forecast. here's tracy. >> thank you, gianna. you can also get constant weather updates on kcbs radio through the morning and well into the afternoon. out the door, partly cloudy conditions, that will be the drill for inland locations, delays around the bay, yeah, sfo, just under one hour.
delays on arrivals. and cloudy conditions with areas of fog for the coastline. temperatures for the morning in the lower to the mid to the upper 50s. this afternoon, temperatures up to the lower 80s inland, plenty of sunshine mild around the bay, lower 60s and 70s with a mix of sun and clouds. low clouds still expected along the coastline, a few breaks of sunshine but overall still cool for coastal highs today ranging from 57 to 61 degrees. 60 for example at pacifica and half moon bay. lower 70s though in santa clara and sunnyvale. nice temperatures. mid-60s in los gatos, 75 campbell. 80s in the east bay. lower 80s in antioch and brentwood. mid- to upper 70s from pleasant hill to danville to pleasanton. and then just along the bay here the lower to the mid-60s in richmond, oakland, san leandro and hayward. north bay location, lower 60s in sausalito, 71 kentfield, 70 san anselmo, 69 novato, mid-70s
from napa to sonoma, lower 70s in petaluma. 80 degrees today in fairfield. seven-day forecast, today temperatures still cooler than average. tomorrow, yeah, temperatures still cooler than average. many warmups coming in wednesday and thursday. it is mini, mini warmup wednesday and thursday. just a few degrees. friday and saturday, cooling back down. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. in the headlines, pg&e under orders now to check all its natural gas lines in california. the state public utilities commission is also planning to appoint an independent panel of experts to investigate last week's pipeline explosion in san bruno. people whose homes were damaged or destroyed they should find out today when they will be allowed to see what's left. yesterday police escorted people to nearly 300 other homes in the area. most of them were allowed to stay in their homes. others were able to check things out, gather a few
belongings and leave. and this morning drivers were see you in striping painted along a stretch of southbound interstate 680. it's to mark the new express lanes set to open a week from today from sunol to milpitas. this lane will be free for carpools and solo drives will be able to use it as well but for a price. there is more evidence disputing any link between vaccines and autism. a government study found that babies exposed to themmer some a used in some vaccines were no more likely to develop autism. a british researcher raised a link more than 10 years ago. that study was rescinded earlier this year. and do you have a strong handshake? if you do, you may actually live longer. experts in britain tracked tens of thousands of people. early deaths were 67% more likely for those with weakest handshakes. researchers say they are not exactly sure why that is since they didn't look at overall physical activity or anything
else. so of course, many, many more studies are needed. it is 6:22. coming up, the end of the times as we know it? what the publisher admits will happen to the "new york times." [ female announcer ] we know jerry brown was mayor of oakland, but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america.
here's a look at some bay area cities. conditions and their temperatures later today. alameda mix of sun and clouds with highs of 65 degrees. and mostly sunny conditions for hayward with 68. 76 in pleasant hill and 81 degrees in antioch. more bay area cities and today's high temperatures in just a few moments. >> antioch the hotspot. all right. thank you, tracy. all the news that's fit to print is going out of print at some point in the future. instead, you are going to have to read it online at least that's what the newspaper's publisher told a conference in london. early next year, the newspaper will start charging for some of its online content. readers will be allowed to access a certain number of articles for free each month and then you will be asked to pay up. >> we knew that was coming.
>> the publisher says the company will stop printing the newspaper someday. we don't know when. but instead it will charge people as you just said to read it online so that brings us to our question of the day. would you rather read the paper in print or online? keith in alameda says i would definitely rather read a newspaper in print, although online newspapers offer headlines. sometimes they don't offer all the little articles and features that fill up the pages of a newspaper. and mark in san francisco says, online has immediacy in various special features such as videos but no question that print on paper is an easier more pleasant way to reach. >> it's such a tradition. facebook karen says i like to read online because it's free -- at least for now. some pages. >> i started reading the ebooks and you get used to it versus the regular paper books. >> i think it's just habit. >> yeah. 6:26. you can send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. or post your answers on facebook. we're also on twitter, so
tweet us. it is 6:26. coming up, it's one of the bay area's worst spots for traffic. >> what's going on right now that could make your commute a little easier in the east bay. eventually. and some people have been allowed to return home here in san bruno. but the investigation into what caused that huge explosion is only beginning. now it's being expanded to thousands of miles of pipeline. we will have the latest for you live coming up. and you're looking live at 880. i'm getting first reports of an accident, 880 at winston. details coming up in a few minutes.
of rewards and benefits. it's not just a card. it's your canvas. create yours at zynccard.com. kohara. 'm elizabeth wenger good morning. welcome back. it is a back-to-work monday. the 13th of september. i'm sydnie kohara. >> and i'm elizabeth wenger. the biggest piece of evidence from last week's deadly explosion on the peninsula is headings to washington. a federal agency is heading the disaster investigation. anne makovec reports. >> reporter: good morning. we have several agencies investigating this. an effort to prevent any other neighborhood from ending up like the one behind me here in
san bruno. this piece of pipeline you see is now on its way to washington, d.c. a 28-foot serbs called crime evidence in the investigation. it was ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet through the air in thursday's blast. investigators are trying to figure out whether it was caused by a weld failure impact from construction or metal fatigue. the ntsb is digging into the crater to find out. >> there are lots of reasons why this pipe could have failed and getting into the crate her help us make that determination. >> the california public utilities commission orthod pg&e to inspect its natural gas system as a whole with a priority on high pressure transmission lines in densely populated areas like the one that exploded here in san bruno. additionally, the cpuc ordered
the utility to preserve all records of work done by pg&e or its contractors and whether money authorized for pipeline safety was actually spent on pipelines safety. the other big question was there a gas smell reported in this neighborhood or not? we have heard reports from several people who live around here that they did report smelling natural gas to pg&e in the days before the explosion. pg&e says it has no records of those reports. they are looking for anybody who did smell gas to contact them immediately. that's the going to be a huge part of this investigation. we are going to get latest this morning at around 8:00. big press conference scheduled by the office of congresswoman jackie conspire involving several of the agencies here in san bruno with jackie speier. >> we'll have those updates. thank you, anne makovec live in san bruno. four people are confirmed dead in the blast right now. among the victims, jacqueline grieg and her 13-year-old dad
janessa and 20-year-old jessica morals. the coroner is working to identify the fourth victim. more remains have been found but it's not clear if they are from victims already accounted for and it's not clear, they could be animal remains. that least four people still unaccounted for. three parishioners of a san bruno church are among the missing. they are 50-year-old greg bullis, his 16-year-old son william and elderly mother lavonne. a family member not at home at at the time says she believes these three were inside the house at the time of the explosion. this morning, four victims are still at saint francis memorial hospital in san francisco. three are in critical condition with life- threatening burns over 50% of their bodies. san francisco general is also treating four patients for burns and smoke inhalation. two of them in critical condition. many of those who had to evacuate have now been allowed home. some temporarily, others get to stay. a total of 377 homes in the fire area were evacuated.
those who live in 294 of those homes were allowed back to stay. in nine homes, people gathered belongings and had to leave again. jerry hiller was among those allowed back. he stood on his front lawn thursday evening and took photos of the flames just a few houses away. once the gas was turned off, he felt it was safe to go back inside. >> so i went to bed. i didn't sleep that good, but i went to bed. and then i get up in the morning and i find out i'm sitting in a crime scene. >> well, hiller was forced to evacuate the next day. as for the other 83 houses, those are closer to the main burn site. they are either destroyed or just considered too damaged for people to enter. those people expect to find out today when they will be able to see what's left. a meeting is scheduled for 10:00 this morning at the san bruno senior center on crystal springs road. schools in the area are scheduled to be open today. all eight schools in the san
bruno park district were closed friday because of the fire. but all will resume classes today. the same goes for parkside intermediate school. well, one week from today we have a bit of traffic news the bay area will have its first ever toll lane that doesn't cross the bridge. the express lane is on southbound interstate 680 from highway 84 in sunol to highway 237 in milpitas. as gianna has been telling thus morning, drivers will see freshly painted striping along eight of the 14 miles. next monday, solo drivers can pay tolls to travel in the lane between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. the tolls are gathered electronically so a fastrak transponder is required and carpools will be able to use the lane at no charge. 6:35. let's get more on what's happening with our monday morning back-to-work commute. gianna? >> good morning. we are getting first reports of an accident actually causing some decent delays southbound 880 right at winton. two big rigs, two vehicles down
for the count. backed up to a street and building. 880 though through the coliseum area in oakland checking in with no trouble spots bay bridge the metering lights are on. traffic is backed up beyond the first overpassing slow and go and we are still dealing with bart delays, sfo, peninsula to downtown san francisco. 20 to 30 minutes through the area. give yourself extra time. here's tracy with your forecast. >> forecast for this monday morning, we have a live shot for you. this one from our mount vaca cam. and wow! looks good, right? got some high clouds out there. got sunrise, not here just yet. about 10, 15 minutes away. but because of the clouds, not the high clouds, high and mid- level clouds, we have delays at sfo around 50 minutes so if you are traveling keep that in mind. cool to a mild start expected as far as your temperatures. lower 80s today -- well, that's what we typically see in concord, lower 80s in santa rosa, 81 in san jose, 71 in san
francisco. well, today, things are cool to mild. upper 70s in concord, lower 70s in santa rosa, mid-70s in san jose and the lower 60s in san francisco. 10 degrees cooler than average. we'll take a look at some of your bay area temperatures, those cool to mild temperatures in just a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you. it is the 7th fatality for caltrain so far this year. a person was hit and killed by a train in san mateo county. it happened about 5:15 late yesterday just south of the menlo park station. no word on why the person was on the tracks. and alcohol a likely factor in a deadly wrong-way crash on the peninsula. officers say 39-year-old stacey white of san mateo was driving the wrong way on the freeway around 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning. she stopped right in the middle of a lane. a 26-year-old man from florida stopped to help her. they were both struck and killed by a limousine. the incident shut down all but
one lane of 101 south in san mateo and created a huge traffic jam all day. >> this collision scene was approximately 3,000 feet long and so there was a lot of evidence, a lot of debris and a lot of things we had to do and that's why the lanes were closed for approximately 12 hours. >> the chp wants to remind drivers not get out of their car on the freeway. instead, if there is an emergency they ask you to wait inside your car with the seatbelt on for an officer it took dental records to identify a body found in an east bay home. the contra costa county coroner confirms the remains found in a closet in a hercules home were those of 35-year-old frederick solves the son:63-year-old the contra costa county coroner confirms that those remains found in a closet in a hercules home were those of 35-year-old frederick sales. he is the son of 73-year-old murder victim ricardo sales, whose body was found in the same home last month.
crews spent several days searching for frederick sales at a landfill in pittsburg. murder suspect efren valdemoro was shot and killed by police august 31. two people shot over the weekend at an event held at the cow palace. officers responded to a shooting early yesterday in the southall of the indoor arena. a private party was being held there by members of the bay area desperados motorcycle club. two victims were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. one suffering life-threatening injuries. 6:39. a strong start to the week on wall street. we'll tell you what has investors so upbeat. your moneywatch report coming up next. >> plus, about to be set free. what iran wants in exchange for releasing one of the three uc- berkeley hikers. this is your captain speaking, we are fourteenth in line for take off. beep, beep, beep. looks like its bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! should have skipped that second soda. remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an extra bag costs what? i hate traffic!
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expect a battle over taxes on capitol hill today, as lawmakers here's a live look right now. you're backed up at least beyond the first overpass to grand avenue at this point. you can see the metering lights are on. traffic very slow and go through that area. southbound 880 at winton, two big rigs involved in this accident. two right lanes are blocked. right now you're backed up to a street and traffic is building in that area slow and go through there. let's get a live look at the san mateo bridge where traffic actually looking pretty good working your way in both directions. no delays to report in foster city. not too bad in hayward but if you are going to take 880 be advised of the accident southbound at winton. back to our maps we go. we have bart delays to report.
20 to 30 minutes peninsula to downtown possibly to bay point. only affecting eastbound trains for sfo and millbrae. traffic good, no troubles out of marin county. and jumping to the south bay nice ride on 280. traffic cruising. northbound through downtown san jose, no troubles to report. and a live look now at 880 and 237. no delays to report. looks like traffic still looking good at this interchange of 237 as you work your way onto 880. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. check your forecast with tracy. >> thanks, gianna. our forecast for the morning, cloudy conditions out there, some areas of fog for the coast line. because of the clouds, we got delays on arrivals at sfo just under one hour. keep that in mind. partly cloudy conditions inland this morning with breaks of sunshine out there. we like that. sunrise at 6:49. temperatures for the morning, from the lower to the upper 50s. for the afternoon, temperatures will also range from the upper
50s along the coastline to the lower 80s inland. plenty of sunshine inland with mild temperatures. mix of sun and clouds around the bay with temperatures up to 70 degrees. and temperatures just hovering in the upper 50s along the coast. today's highs, lower 70s in union city, 73 degrees in fremont, 74 milpitas, 74 san jose, 73 in sunnyvale and the lower 70s in palo alto and in mountain view. east bay locations today the lower 60s in berkeley. mid-60s in oakland. moving closer to the east bay hills and temperatures warm up, upper 70s in walnut creek and danville, 70s in dublin and the lower 80s in antioch and brentwood. these temperatures pretty much on par with what you had for sunday. it was a nice afternoon this afternoon. no different. 69 degrees in novato. mid-70s in sonoma. lower 70s in petaluma. cool in bodega bay with 58. 71 in kentfield, 68 mill valley and san francisco, 10 degrees cooler than average with today's high of 61 degrees.
tomorrow still expecting cool temperatures. wednesday and thursday, things warm up just a bit. and then they are cooling back down friday, saturday and sunday. but all in all, pretty good- looking seven-day forecast. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. looks absolutely beautiful. thank you, tracy. it is 6:45. expect a battle over taxes on capitol hill today as lawmakers return after a month long summer break. as tara mergener reports, one of the biggest disputes is whether to extend the bush era tax breaks. reporter: republicans may be making room for compromise. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: after repeatedly calling on the obama administration to extend bush era tax cuts for all americans, house gop leader john boehner expressed a change of heart sunday. he said he would support extending tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 even if tax cuts for the wealthy are allowed to expire at the end of
the year. >> if that's what we can get done, but i think that's bad policy. >> reporter: white house press secretary robert gibbs welcomed boehner's change in position. >> i hope that congressman boehner's comments suggest a willingness to agree to the president's position. we ought not use the middle class as a political football. >> reporter: recent polls show the majority of americans support letting tax cuts for the wealthy expire. the issue tops a list of concerns for one group that could play a major role in november's midterm elections. [ chanting ] >> reporter: tens of thousands of tea party activists hit the streets across the country sunday, counting on its members to turn out in large numbers come november. >> this is a rebellion like i have never seen. i have never seen the american people more engage in their government. >> reporter: republicans argue raising taxes on the rich would only hurt the economy. but the obama administration insists it has no choice. >> what we cannot afford to do
is pass $700 billion additional of tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. >> reporter: the tax cut debate could hit the house floor later this month. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. hp is taking over another silicon valley company. >> and with us now is jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning, jason. >> good morning, elizabeth. good morning sydnie. hp continues to beef up what it offers besides hardware such as computers and printers. it's buying arcsight. this protects organizations from outside intrusion on top of buying fortified software from san mateo last among and 3par as well for 2.5 billion dollars. hp really wants to focus on other things such as software and services beyond its traditional hardware base of stock market continues to go strong this morning. no domestic information to help
out but they are getting encouraging word out of china which saw increasing industrial production and also out of europe which saw a better gdp than expected. also, hoping that some new rules accepted by central banks around the world that will force banks to beef up their reserves. it will prevent future financial meltdown. right now the dow trading higher by 76 points. nasdaq is up by 27. the s&p 500 higher by 11. the dow has been up in 7 of the past 8 sessions. sydnie and elizabeth? >> all right, jason, thank you very much. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. well, it was a slow weekend at the box office. but some movies still beat expectations. that is a horror film resident evil: after life 3-d coming in with more than $27 million. this is the fourth installment of the moving starring milla jovovich. >> far behind resident evil in
the box office take was takers coming in second with more than $6 million. and rounding out the top five were the american machete and going the distance which is actually the only one of those that i have even heard of. >> you will have to tell me what it's like when you see it. >> i will. the end of the "times" as we know it? the publisher of the "new york times" says it plans to stop printing the newspaper someday. instead, it's going to charge people to read it online. so our question of the day: . >> would you rather read the paper in print or online? well, karen emailed us, in print on paper. there is a ritual and history involved that just doesn't exist with electronic gadgets. it has to do with the relaxing repetitiveness of page turning. >> i agree with that. sometimes i like to read some of those articles over again. alicia says nothing beats reading an actual paper. i feel the same way about books. electronic media is a good thing but it shouldn't ultimately replace print. >> you can cut out articles and send them to people and i
know my father likes to do that. terry says, on the weekend sharing a printed newspaper with my husband over morning coffee is the best. wouldn't be the same reading the paper online. >> yeah. you can actually fight for a piece of paper on sundays versus like get out of the way so i can read this on the computer. >> true. tennis not the kind of sport that should be played in the rain. >> that's why the men's final of the u.s. open has been postpone for the third straight year. it's now scheduled this afternoon at 1:00 our time. and, of course, you can catch it right here on cbs 5. >> we'll make good on the soap operas. we'll let you know when we are going to reair that. she may be the queen of the outrageous but even lady gaga got upstaged. how taylor swift stole the spot like again. ,,
electric after last week's fires on the peninsula. anne makovec is in san bruno. federal officials are trying to find the cause of the blast. >> reporter: good morning. this investigation is going to take a long time. the good news for a lot of people who liver here, many returned home to their devastated neighborhood over the weekend. for the folks whose homes were destroyed in the fire, they will get an update this morning. pg&e is being ordered to inspect thousands of miles of its natural gas pipe lines so that no other neighborhoods end up like this. they are supposed to put a pry order on inspecting high pressure transmission lines in densely populated neighborhoods. the ntsb has been collecting evidence around the site, pieces of the pipe that exploded on thursday leaving a crater in the ground the ruptured segment in a high
consequence area. that means it should get more stringent inspections. pg&e says the line was actually slated to be replaced. now pieces of it have become evidence instead including a 28- foot section ripped out of the ground by the blast. it is now being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of this investigation. another big part of the investigation, whether or not there was a gas smell reported to pg&e in the days before the explosion. apparently, if there was some sort of gas leak, pg&e says there would also have been some dead vegetation around the area so anybody who has any information on any of that is asked to email this email address that's email@example.com. they are looking for any information that you can provide. we have that email address also on cbs5.com. we'll expect a lot more information today in a press
conference this morning put on by congresswoman jackie speier's office. back to you. >> thank you. the berkeley grad detained in iran with two other americans may be coming home as soon as today. a lawyer says he is waiting for word that bail of $500,000 has been paid. iran's judiciary says it will release her because of health concerns if the bill is paid. shourd's mother says the 32- year-old has been denied treatment for a breast lump and precancerous cervical cells. let take you to hayward now south 880 at win continue we have a big rig accident, two right lanes blocked backed up beyond 238. chp on scene. expect big delays. sensors showing 20 miles per hour on the southbound side of 880. over to the bay bridge, traffic is backed up at least to 880.
metering lights on, traffic sluggish through there. south 101 reports of a new accident left lane blocked just as you approach the waldo tunnel. traffic starting to build approaching the wreck. other than that the golden gate bridge is checking in with no trouble spots. delays for bart, sfo, millbrae, eastbound trains to bay point, this is for an equipment problem that's been going on since about 5:30 this morning. here's tracy. >> thanks, gianna. it's monday morning, headed back to work but coming off a nice weekend weather-wise. here's a look from our mount vaca cam. our sunrise at 6:49. there it is, folks. plenty of sunshine is expected today. a few high clouds well out at mount vaca but the closer you get to the bay area, just clouds. it's cloudy out there. because of the clouds, we have delays on arrivals at sfo just under one hour. your conditions for the afternoon, highs in the lower 80s inland with plenty of sunshine. mix of sun and clouds around the bay with highs in the mid-
60s. and cloudy conditions with a few breaks of sunshine for the coastline with highs in the lower 60s. temperatures in the same ballpark for tomorrow. a mini warmup wednesday and thursday, a little noncommittal, doesn't stick around for long. friday, saturday and sunday temperatures will cool back down. but not a bad seven-day forecast. our mypix photo for this hour, golden gate bridge taken from marin by bishop 23. love it. isn't that nice? >> nice little layer of fog there. >> that's exactly what happens typically later on in the afternoon a lot like yesterday. if you have a note to you want to show it off, you got some great photo taking skills, go to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> any of you see the video awards? >> i saw lady gaga's outfit. >> that was outrageous. >> there was a moment of grace during the video music awards yesterday. ♪ [ music ]
>> while on stage, taylor swift took the opportunity last night to forgive a certain hip-hop artist who stole her spotlight a year ago. kanye west interrupted her acceptance of an award last year. this time around she decided to forgive him in a song. last night lady gaga was big winner, crowned queen of the event. she had multiple outfits that she changed. >> she changed every time she accepted an award. >> there is one you will never notice the one didn't tell you made out of meat but i'm sure it will be posted. >> i'll have to check my tmz after i get offset. >> she just dresses like that to bring more attention to herself. she has a fabulous voice. >> definitely well talented. if you have a story
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