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forced crew to stop searching in the middle of the night. they can now make money, college athletes on the use of near names likeness and endorsements. the news at 5:30 starts now.
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convince the longtime trump organization executive to cooperate in a broader investigation by the manhattan district attorney and new york attorney general. >> he's in a position to understand not only what happened, but whether people had knowledge and intent to commit crimes. >> some people have to be charged in order to cooperate. i've had a few cases where people cooperate after they're convicted. so if there is a path to others, this is the beginning and not the end. >> reporter: a spokesperson for the organization saying weisselberg is, quote, being used by the manhattan district attorney as a pawn in attempt to harm the former president. mr. trump denouncing the investigation as a continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time. it comes as he looks to reassert his hold over the republican
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party. just yesterday more than 30 house republicans joined the former president for a visit to the southern border, and he's begun holding rallies again, planning a political comeback amid questions over his financial empire. in washington, alice barr, nbc news. an aimportant assignment for a san jose congresswoman. representative zo lofgren will serve on the select committee to investigate the january 6th attack on the capitol. they include leading managers of the two impeachment trials of former president trump. representative lofgren served on the first team. also congresswoman liz cheney, one of only two gop votes to create the committee. it did not sit well with minority leader kevin mccarthy of bakersfield. >> it was shocking to me that if a person is a republican, they get committee assignments from
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the republican conference. for somebody to accept committee assignments from speaker pelosi, that's unprecedented. >> while there are five spots on the committee reserved for republicans, mccarthy has not committed to filling them. the supreme court has voted to uphold voting restrictions in arizona. critics argue these laws make it harder for minority groups to vote and further erode the voting rights act. 6-3 decision from the high court ruled arizona did not violate the voting rights act when it passed a how allowing only voters, their family members, and caregivers to gather and deliver completed ballots. justices upheld a state policy requiring officials to throw out ballots cast in the wrong precincts. in dissent, justice kagan said the court is weakening the voting rights act. >> the dissenter said it's enough to show it's a racially discriminatory impact, enough to show the law makes it harder for minorities to be able to vote. >> legal experts say today's
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ruling women make it harder to challenge voting limited enacted by other states. exactly a week ago today, it collapsed. now we're getting closeup drone footage of the enormous task still in front of the rescue crews as they sift through the debris of the fallen condo building near miami beach. at least 18 people are confirmed dead and 145 others still unaccounted for. the drone video shows rescue crews on the rubble pile on wednesday. early this morning, though, teams were removed from the site because of concerns about the stability of what's left of the condo building. president biden spent the day in south florida today thanking rescue teams and first responders. he also personally consoled some of the families of the lost or missing from that condo building collapse. jay gray has been on the ground all week and joins us with the latest. >> reporter: president biden on the ground in south florida. >> what you're doing here is incredible. having to deal with the uncertainty, of worrying about,
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you know, the families. >> reporter: thanking first responders and rescue teams who overnight were pulled from the mountain of rubble for the first time since the collapse. >> we were forced to halt operations on the collapse in the early hours of the morning due to structural concerns about the standing structure. >> reporter: engineers on site say a large column hanging from what's left of the tower has shifted as much as 12 inches and has the potential to fall and compromise support columns. they've also seen shifts in the flooring and parts of the debris pile. the pause frustrating for crews, today acknowledging just after the collapse, they heard cries for help coming from the wreckage. >> and they were searching for a female voice is what we heard, for several hours, and eventually we didn't hear her voice anymore. >> reporter: the president and first lady spending hours with the families of the victims and those still missing, bringing with them the promise of help and the prayers of a nation. jay gray, nbc news, surfside.
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a day after being released from prison, bill cosby left his home to see his wife for the first time in three years. cosby camille at an undisclosed location. a spokesperson says the couple will spent the next few weeks together. the pennsylvania supreme court threw out his assault conviction yesterday. the court ruled that a brooms promise made by a previous prosecutor not to pursue criminal charges against crosby is binding. crosby has maintained his innocence saying the encounter with the woman that took him to court was consensual. a 27-year-old man is behind bars accused of bringing in 5,000 pounds of fireworks into california which led to a major explosion. police discovered the fireworks yesterday morning in the south los angeles neighborhood. they spent most of the day trying to remove the fireworks. the bomb squad tried to detonate less than 10 pounds inside an armored truck but the force of the blast destroyed the truck,
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damaged several cars, homes, and left 17 people hurt. among them 10 police officers. neighbors describe what the blast felt like. >> it felt like -- pretty much a giant bomb, just going off at one time. you could feel like the wave go off, like the explosion, the pressure, you know. it felt like -- if you would have been closer, you would have been injured. >> that was scary to see. police are trying to determine what caused the explosion inside the armored truck. a boy scout trip in southern california turned frightening when a boy was bitten by a shark while kayaking off santa catalina island. the boy was kayaking with a family member when a shark bumped into them. the boy put his hand in the water and it was bitten. the boy was taken by helicopter to a hospital where they performed surgery on his hand. >> people just always have to remember, if you're swimming
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along our coast line, there could be a white shark there. and the safest thing is stay together, stay in a group. >> lifeguards cleared and probed the ocean a mile in each direction for 24 hours to keep other swimmers safe. another price hike for gas. if you filled up today, you probably noticed you paid more. across california, a new half cent gas tax increase kicked in. prices across the bay area are already through the roof. aaa says average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is about $4.35 in oakland and san jose. $4.43 in san francisco. experts believe we won't hit the ceiling, meaning it's going to keep going up, until later this summer. 43 million people are expected to hit the road this holiday weekend. not just the road. people taking to the skies according to aaa, travel this year expected to return to nearly normal. travelers we spoke to said this is the chance to get away, it's exciting.
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>> it is nice to be back with family, into travel, being able to see other people. for a long time, that was miserable. it was very miserable, not being able to be around people, not being able to interact socially. >> you know, it's actually surprising to see a lot of people here. but it's great that america's moving again, as we're opening up. >> airport officials say make sure to give yourself some extra time at the airport. they are experiencing a tsa shortage, which could make baggage checks take a little bit longer. we have your guide to fourth of july events on our website nbcbayarea.com. click on "fourth of july events" in our trending bar on the home page. today for the first time, college athletes can start making money from their fame without the risk of being kicked off the team or losing eligibility. california was the first state to pass this law. after pressure from other states and congress, the ncaa finally made the move. student athletes can now profit
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from their name, image, likeness, they can promote a product on social media, be in commercials, sign autographs, all for money. cal football player elijah hicks hopes to pick up endorsements, also hopes he can do more nonprofit work. >> really important, i think, for student athletes to learn what do they really care about? and things that align with their values and interests. >> both cal and stanford have set up programs for those student athletes with tools to build their brands and navigate this new system. stools still cannot pay the athletes directly. americans may have to wait longer to receive their tax refunds this year because the irs has a backlog of 35 million tax returns to process. one cause of the delay, a late start to the tax filing season. the deadline, as you know, was extended to may 17th due to the pandemic. in addition, irs employees will have to manually process the outstandin returns because they could not go into irs
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buildings to process returns because of covid restrictions. that backlog now three times larger than it was in 2020. their marriages are valid. a san francisco superior court judge has issued a landmark ruling that reinstates same-sex marriages from 2004 that the state supreme court had said weren't valid. the ruling impacts 4,000 couples. but lawyers say this ruling isn't about marriages being legally recognized, rather, it opens up a pandora's box. that's because for couples who are no longer together, they could suddenly be told that their former partner has a legal case to be entitled to half of the former partner's property and assets. up next, putting aside their differences. princes william and harry come together to honor their mother on what would have been her 60th birthday. what they're saying about the statue of the late princess diana. a power outage doesn't have to surprise you. you can get an advance warning. i'm consumer investigator chris
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chmura. we'll show you how next. ocean air conditioning keeps on running. misty skies over san francisco. will these cooling changes continue through the rest of our holiday weekend ahead?
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an emotional reunion in london. prince william and prince harry together to unveil a statue of their mother, princess diana. this would have been her 60th birthday. the brothers commissioned the statue in 2017 on the 20th anniversary of their mother's death. the statue's outside kensington palace where diana lived after her divorce. the whole garden has undergone a complete redesign. >> i think what the world will remember was a beautiful woman, and somebody who, of course, has given the world two fine, upstanding young princes who hopefully together, but if not, separately, will try in their
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own way to make the world a better place. >> the two princes put out a joint statement saying, in part, quote, every day they wish she were still here. during last week's heat wave, we did get a warning that power outages could sweep the bay area. >> no outages last week, but there's a chance we'll have those planned outages later this summer. consumer investigator chris chmura shows us how to get an early notice. >> losing power at home or work doesn't always have to be a surprise. let me show you how to get advance warning so you can prepare your fridge or unplug sensitive electronics. let's talk about two different types of power outages. a rotating outage is when there's energy shortage. a public safety power shutoff is when there's extreme weather or fire risk. the lights go out. here's how to know ahead of time. first, rotating outages. the key is to know your block number. that's how the outages rotate, by block number. finding yours is pretty easy.
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go to your utility's website, pg&e, and search by your address. after you get your block number, try to memorize it. mine's 17. when you hear us talking about where the power's going out and when, you'll get advanced warning, knowing your block number, which is good, because pg&e says rotating outages usually last one to two hours. most block numbers are a number and letter, but then there's special block 50. pg&e says block 50 customers share a circuit with a critical facility, like a hospital, police station, or fire department. so they're typically exempt from rotating block outages. now let's talk about public safety power shutoffs, which occur during wildfire weather. pg&e plots outages on a map on its website. pgealerts.alerts.pge.com. you see current outages, but look in the upper left. if you look "future psps
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outages," the map switches to what's ahead. you can also search right down to your address. look for the purple triangle. even better, pg&e says it will send you an alert. >> we're able to text you, give you a phone call. after sending you a warning that the probability of us shutting off power to your home or business is likely. >> pg&e says it uses contact info it has on file, like phone numbers and email addresses, to send out alerts. so make sure your account is up to date. you can do that online or by calling 866-743-6589. we called midweek, it only took 2 1/2 minutes for an agent to pick up. >> that is really useful information. we head into the holiday weekend, a lot of people trying to plan what they're going to. >> the weather cooperative department maybe the morning hours, drizzle and low clouds. ocean air conditioning is keeping our valleys mild.
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but near the coast and the inner bay, you're seeing drizzly skies through the morning. the peninsula, showing you the view at the airport, that's a nice look. the low clouds there looking off to the west and the wind going pretty good at sfo. winds at 14 miles per hour. currently 73 degrees. eventually we'll see more low clouds filtering in across the san bruno gaps, filling into the rest of the bay area later this evening. 68 at emeryville, partly cloudy skies. san jose looking pretty good for now. air quality still good as well as we head into friday. 76 degrees in san jose. the warmest location around the bay area, typically the case, tri-valley. livermore at 80. they're benefitting from that west wind up to 16 miles per hour. evening plans look very comfortable, very nice outdoors. 70s through about 8:00 tonight. eventually low clouds making a return all wait through the altamonte pass over the dublin grade and westward across the bay. low cloud cover is forced to
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rise over inland and coastal hills, that will be the hunt for drizzle at times. the all-day onshore winds helping keep temperatures nice and mild as we head into tomorrow afternoon. after the morning drizzle begins to clear around 9:00, highs ranging from the upper 70s near downtown san jose. chilly, san francisco to half moon bay, highs in the low to mid 60s. 71 oakland. 84 concord. 87 for fairfield. keeping a close eye on our air quality, notice everything in a good range. the bay area air quality management district does put us back into moderate air quality levels by the beginning of next week. some of that could be related to wildfire smoke, which right now isn't a problem. we've got west-southwest winds keeping most of it out. watching fires, the lava, tenant, and fires near mt. shasta, the blue fire, winds aloft pushing most of the smoke out for now, but next week some of that might drift close to the bay area. you can see fog here.
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if you're heading to the high country, the sierra, for the fourth of july, we're going to have to watch for more thunderstorms at times from lake tahoe friday into saturday, and also around yosemite down to southern sierra, more chances of thunderstorms. on the coast, drizzle storms. big sur, temperatures in the 70s through the weekend. comfortably cool from the coast to our inland valleys. that is the trend moving forward. staying in the mid-60s around san francisco. and the valleys, no signs of any 100s or 90s. picture perfect for outdoor plans this weekend. tonight at 6:00, we'll take a look at the 10-day outlook, which may have some signs of heat trying to make a comeback. obviously not in time for this fourth of july weekend. weather looks fantastic. >> i can't believe it's here. >> yep. summer. we're halfway through summer. >> we've come a long way, thanks. up next, it's not just the city of oakland the a's are having issues with, the public
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it's getting problematic. the a's and bart not seeing eye to eye and it's impacting tomorrow night's game. the a's host the red sox tomorrow night. after the game there is a fireworks show planned which is always a fan favorite. the a's would like the game to be a sellout, but they stopped selling tickets they say because of bart. bart won't run trains after the fireworks show. more than 30,000 tickets have been sold but the team made the decision to stop selling more tickets because some fans won't have bart as an option. bart says it doesn't have the staff to keep the stations open later after the fireworks show. steph curry isn't going to tokyo for the olympics but he is going to tahoe for golf. much shorter commute. steph and his dear dell curry and little brother seth curry, who plays for the 76ers, will play in the annual celebrity tournament on the south shore. steph has finished in the top
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four three times in the nine years he's played in lake tahoe. the tournament begins july 6th. >> good luck to them. okay. jerry rice in a 49ers uniform? >> with jimmy g.? >> this is good. is he making a comeback? ant know flores has the story. another day, another chance. it could be the day you break the sales record, or the day there's appointments nonstop. with comcast business, you get the network that can deliver gig speeds to the most businesses, and you can get the advanced cybersecurity solutions you need with comcast business securityedge. every day in business is a big day. we'll keep you ready for what's next. get started with a great offer and ask how you can add comcast business securityedge. plus, for a limited time, ask how to get a $500 prepaid card when you upgrade. call today.
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okay, happy anniversary to the 49ers. this is their 75th anniversary.
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they're celebrate with a new look. >> the new look that's an old look. >> that's in. >> a flashback look? >> yes. >> celebrating one of the best linebackers in franchise history, here's anthony flores. >> jerry rice back in a 49ers uniform? he was last night for the team's annual state of the franchise, held virtually. the three-time super bowl champ helped the niners debut their '94 red throwback uniforms. they're a fan favorite. these super bowl-winning retro unis will be worn four games this season, including the home opener in week three against the green bay packers. they'll sport the '94 white throwbacks for a pair of primetime road games. and speaking of fan favorites, patrick willis will return to levi's to be inducted into the 49ers hall of fame. >> truly honored and grateful to get that call. the journey has been amazing. >> from the 11th overall pick in the 2007 draft, to a seven-time
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pro bowler, number 52 was one of the best linebackers of his era. >> to the faithful, you know, thank you all for just your love and support in all my years with the niners. hope that i made them proud. >> he will be inducted into the team's hall of fame with john taylor. next to the catch, he had the biggest grab in franchise history. >> montana. touchdown! john taylor! >> to win super bowl xxiii against the bengals. the former delaware state standout says he never thought about playing in the nfl because everyone knew him for baseball, not as a football player. >> i said to myself, any can catch a baseball this small, i know damn well i should be able to catch a football that's many times bigger than that baseball. that's what made me want to be receiver but also named to the nfl's 1980 all-decade team as a punt returner. the induction ceremony and
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throwback uniforms will highlight the 49ers' 75th anniversary season in the nfl. >> jerry is rocking that like vintage uniform, it looks great on him. >> he looked good. >> what? >> football season around the corner. let's talk about the 6:00 newscast. >> returning to taylor swift during a confrontation with a demonstrator. >> it can't be posted on youtube. >> the reason a bay area sheriff's deputy is using the unique tactic to prevent a video from being posted to youtube. a date has been set for the recall election of governor newsom. from roller rinks to vaccination sites, now back to roller rinks. the aloha roler rink gets its keys back today. the news at 6:00 starts right now. thanks for being with us, i'm
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raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aguirre. a deputy may be in trouble for playing one of taylor swift's songs on his cell phone while an activist recorded him. the sergeant with the alameda county sheriff's office is heard admitting he's doing it so the activist can't upload the video to youtube due to copyright rules. thousands have seen the video, and the sergeant in question could face disciplinary action. ♪♪ >> reporter: this is the taylor swift song that became problematic for this alameda county sheriff's sergeant. >> it's not a good look for law enforcement. >> reporter: tuesday, sergeant shelby seen on camera approaching members of the activist group anti-police terror project, outside an oakland courthouse to listen to a pretrial hearing of a former officer charged with manslaughter. >> there's rules that the court has set up about

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