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geeks like me because of all the billionaires. >> now you got to get a billionaire to give you a ticket. the a's plan for a waterfront ballpark passes a vote in oakland, but is the team on board? >> with the amendments, it's not something that the a's have consensuses around. >> the hurdles to get both sides on page. could there be a last-minute cancellation? and history made. jeff bezos and crew make it in space. >> expectations were high, and they were dramatically exceeded. >> the reason today's launch date was significant. and what's next for bezos' blue origin rocket company. >> the news at 5:30 starts right now. i'm janelle wang. >> oakland city council today giving a thumbs up in principle
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to a plan to build a waterfront ballpark for the a's. still at issue, whether the team will stay in oakland or leave for another city. other than the location for the ballpark, the howard terminal site, most of the rest of the terms not what the team is asking for. marianne favro joins us with the story and the team very clear that they did not agree to these terms. the oakland city agreed to the terms, but not the a's. >> reporter: and the team's president said he was blindsided by it. the team's president said he was surprised by the new terms and told the city council they don't work for the a's. so what's next? >> i think we're still trying to get to the bottom of the off-site infrastructure, understanding some of the community benefits and understanding the timing of a binding, definitive vote is
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critically important. because we're really running out of time here at the coliseum, and we need to get a final answer if this workforce all parties. >> reporter: six council members voted in favor, requiring the a's to build affordable housing, along with protections for displaced tenants and environmental measures. >> i assure you, we are very close. the primary difference is that oakland is standing firm on community benefits. and the sources for funding them. but we will continue to work with the a's. >> reporter: today's vote is a non-binding resolution that lays out the framework of a potential development agreement with the team and city. one of the big sticking points that still has to be worked out is how to pay for an estimated
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$351 million in off-site transportation improvements and upgrades. a councilman, noel gallo was the only one who voted against the project. he says he would prefer to see the oakland coliseum rebuilt. marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> we'll continue to follow all the latest developments out of oakland. we're also getting reaction from fans. melissa colorado joins us with that part of the story at 6:00. >> a warning from the chief of the tokyo organizing committee. he is not ruling out a last-minute cancellation of the olympicss as more athletes test positive for covid. and major sponsors are not staying. covid cases are rising in tokyo, and the games postponed last
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year because of the pandemic will be held without spectators, as you know. japan this month decided that participants would compete in empty venues. an alternate for the u.s. gymnastics team has covid and is probably out of the games now. simone biles will not be bunking in tokyo's olympic village but staying at a nearby hotel instead. the team's coach says they feel like they can control the athletes and their safety better in a hotel setting. >> all this is coming as more athletes arrive in tokyo, that includes draymond green and the rest of team usa basketball. the men's and women's teams got into tokyo looking to maintain one of the most dominant records at the games. the men have 15 gold medals, including the last three games. the women's team has won all but
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three times since the event was introduced in montreal. in 1976. you know these ladies. alex morton, the u.s. women will play sweden at tokyo stadium tomorrow. now the opening ceremony is on friday, but the games actually begin tonight. softball is back to the olympics for the first time since 2008, and team usa played italy at 8:00 p.m. you can watch the game on nbc sports network. our own raj mathai is in japan. he will be joining us live in tokyo during our 11:00 newscast. he's not the only one in tokyo. lester holt is on a plane right now to japan and will start
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anchoring nightly news from there starting thursday. tough questions from lawmakers among the spread of the virus and conflicting information about mask. alice barr has the latest from washington. >> reporter: delta is dominant. the highly-contagious strain of covid-19 makes up more than 80% of known cases in the u.s., accord tog top health officials testifying today on capitol hill. dr. anthony fauci stressing the vaccines available in the u.s. are still more than 90% effective against the new variants. >> we have the tools to end this epidemic. it is up to us to utilize those tools to their maximum. >> reporter: the vaccination rate has plummeted in recent weeks as the delta variant is causing a surge in hospitalizations and deaths, especially in southern states where much of the population is
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vaccinated. >> each death is tragic and even moreheartbreaking when we know that the majority of these deaths could be prevented with a simple thing available, vaccines. >> reporter: while stopping short of a mandate, the head of the cdc saying masks will play a critical role in preventing the spread of covid when schools reopen this fall. the american academy of pediatrics, which is urging everyone in schools to mask up says children now make up nearly 16% of covid case. with more than 23,000 pediatric cases just last week. >> it worries me, because you see more and more children getting infected. >> reporter: meanwhile, a lingering concern for everyone who's already been vaccinated as studies seek to determine how long the protection lasts and whether booster shots will be needed. in washington, alice barr, nbc news. talk about turf. another verbal clash between dr.
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fauci and senator rand paul. the argument before a senate committee, which was over the technical term "gain of function." >> let me finish -- >> take an animal virus and increase the transmissibility to humans, you're saying that's not gain of function? >> that is correct. and it senator paul, you do not know what you are talking about, quite frankly. and i want to say that officially. you do not know what you are talking about. >> fauci rejected paul's insinuation that the u.s. helped fund research at a lab. it's the latest argument between rand and fauci. an aide to nancy pelosi and white house staffer have tested positive for covid-19. both were fully vaccinated. neither had direct contact with president biden or speaker pelosi since the exposure.
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it occurred after aides met with members of the texas state lurgt last week. it was a prime delivery. jeff bezos made it into space, riding his own company's rocket, blue origin's first flight with people on board after 15 testd space today with a hand-picked crew. now it comes 52 years to the day that neil armstrong and buzz aldrin jumped to the surface of the moon. jay gray has details on today's historic flight. >> reporter: with the first to fire and blast of smoke blue origin races toward the edge of space in a new era of exploration. >> whoo! >> reporter: four civilian astronauts, breaking free from
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gravity. oliver davys, a 18-year-old physics student, the youngest person ever to travel to space. 82-year-old wally funk, who in the '60s was denied a chance because she was woman. >> we had a great time. it was wonderful. i want to go again, fast! >> reporter: also in the capsule, mark bezos and his brother amazon founder jeff bezos, whose imagination and funding created the path for the flight. >> oh, my god! expectations were high, and they were dramatically exceeded. >> reporter: bezos joins an exclusive billionaire boys club that includes sir richard branson who made the trip on his virgin galactic space had
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capsule. >> they are the orville and wilbur of today. godspeed to all of them. >> reporter: the nation and world watching to see where this new phase of space travel ultimately -- >> touchdown! >> lands. jay gray, nbc news. up next. federal charges filed. a member of president trump's inaugural committee accused of obstructing justice. if you didn't get your child tax credit payment from uncle sam last week we want to help you track it down. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura. we'll show you how next. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. fog is back at the coastline. we'll talk about how much we'll see for tomorrow and the trend in our temperatures this week. i definitely think you'll like what's coming our way, back that in about seven minutes
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private jet. last week people received the first payment of the child tax credit. more payments are on the way. they come monthly through the end of the year. >> what if you didn't get any money? chmura is going to show us how to track down any hiccups. >> if you didn't get your child tax credit, a couple things could be standing in the way. the irs may not know you have a kid. it could be using outdated tax info. you should have received this letter, letter 6417, officially. start your search for answers on the irs website. see if you're enrolled. on the home page, go to the right side and click "get details on the advanced child tax credit." on the next page, scroll to "manage payment." an eligibility tool will tell you if you qualify.
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max income is $150,000 for couples. $112,500 for a single parent. it's possible that uncle sam has bad or no information for you. they are using your 2019 or 2020 tax return. so use the manage payment button to update or add your bank info. if you've changed banks in the past couple years, check with your old bank to see if it landed there. the irs says you can get your credit by check, too. it says its system for address changes won't be up and running until august. it's possible you're not getting paid because the irs has the wrong number of kids on file for you, or maybe your income is outdated. if you just had a babe three year, congratulations. the irs has no clue to start paying you the child credit. you'll have to update your tax file.
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but you can't do that right now. it won't be until late summer that the systems allow you to update your dependents, income and marital status. even if you don't get a single payment over summer or fall you shouldn't lose a single penny, because the payments now are an advance on your next tax filing. fog still socking in part partsf the bay area. let's go ahead and give you a look at the microclimate
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forecast. if you're making dinner, this is one to come to the tv and take a look at. kind of makes you feel like you're on vacation here, right? so beautiful. sometimes we can forget what it all looks like. that is mt. diablo, and look at this, a little bit of fog starting to roll on this. we do expect the fog to return. through the afternoon, sunshine. overall looks great for us. ahead, really nice stride of weather as we've been talking about continuing into the next couple days. i want to show you what's really controlling the weather pattern across the west. we do have this area of high pressure that brought monsoonal moisture real close to the area the last couple days. off to the north there's this cooler system that's going to be dropping temperatures over the pacific northwest. sandwiched in between both of those, it's the perfect recipe to keep the morning fog going and afternoon sunshine and also keeping a lot of that heat away. as we start it off tomorrow
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morning, there you go. fog back into san francisco as you're used to in july with spotty areas of drizzle. a little of that making it to the east bay and patchy clouds. little better bit of that cloud cover moving into gilroy. most of this clears out, and we'll be looking at a lot of sunshine. wednesday shaping up good for us. we'll start it out with 50s across the entire bay area. light jacket weather in place if you're up around six, seven, even 8:00 in the morning. have you at 53 for the north bay. as you roll through the afternoon tomorrow, temperatures will stay right near average. even a little bit below. downtown san jose, 79 degrees. concord, 87. san francisco, you are stuck with those 50s and 60s all day
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long. my seven-day forecast, we continue with 60s as we roll through the next couple of days, and through the inland valleys, we do not see things get hot at all this week. really lookin' nice. i was very happy to come into work today and make that seven-day forecast. in july, we can still obviously get so hot. this is just what we need. >> up next, the women's norwegian team taking heat and the punishment for it.
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well, put on a bikini or prepare to pay. a women's team has been fined for dressing too conservatively. they wore thigh-length shorts. the european hand ball association fined the team $1700
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for refusing to play in bikini bottoms. the team has received support at home and abroad on social media. a white house tradition returned today. president biden welcomed the super bowl champions, the tampa bay buccaneers. the president thanked the team for allowing their stadium to be used as a mass vaccination site. he urged unvaccinated players to get vaccinated. legendary qb tom brady made a political joke alluding to former president trump's refusal to acknowledge that he lost the election. >> i think 40% of the people still don't think we won. you understand that, mr. president? >> i understand that. >> it is the first white house visit for a super bowl champion team since the patriots were welcomed by president trump. tom brady said he couldn't go to
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what if you could push a button and less carbon would be put into the air. if there were a button that would help you use less energy, breathe cleaner air, and even take on climate change... would you press it? all right, team usa's softball team competes at the olympics tonight for the first time since 2008. >> women will go against italy. and several members of the softball team have bay area
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ties. here's raj mathai. >> reporter: val arriota began playing here. >> i bring the energy. and i am still that little blond girl that played here at pgsl softball, just a little older. >> reporter: during the pandemic like everyone else, she was alone and found new ways to train. >> i was at home on my couch like everyone else. and i found a new love of mountain bike riding. i can get away from everybody. i am used to having my teammates motivating me. i really had to look in the mirror, okay, what do i have to get done? i have my cup of coffee, my journal, my calendar in front of me. that just gives me so much joy and starts my day off right.
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there's so much more that i need to be grateful for. i'm not so worried about the little things that come up. wow, there was a time when i couldn't play. >> reporter: arioto still can't believe she's she's an olympians not taking anything for granted. >> to show that passion again and to, i think the message is just unity, bring everyone back together and give people hope and joy again. >> that's so great. she's from p-town, my place. >> pleasanton, the hood. join us for three olympic specials, thursday 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and friday, the day of the opening ceremonies. that kicks off at 1:00 p.m. check out more stories on our local athletes and track them to the olympics at
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nbcbayarea.com/olympics. right now at 6:00, oakland votes to move forward with a new waterfront ballpark for the a's. it's the terms at issue. the team says it's not the deal they want. now what happens? we have reaction from fans and the team. what is in the water? after people at a south bay apartment complex tapped into a questionable water-source. >> reporter: and attacking governor newsom ahead of the recall election. >> he can't take anything more from me. so we want to recall this man. >> the message in san francisco, and how the governor is responding. the news at 6:00 starts right now. i'm jessica aguirre. >> i'm janelle wang. on one level, the a's got what they wanted today. approval to move forward on a new water front ballpark. but the terms are not at all what the team was asking for. so the a's are not declaring
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victory tonight and are not saying whether it will keep the team from moving to another city. it keeps on going. we have the latest on these new developments. >> reporter: make no mistake, the president of the a's was not happy with the changes the city made to the terms. he told them they don't work for the team. six council members voted in favor of the proposed term sheet which requires amendments requiring the a's to build affordable housing. mayor libby schaaf says the team should agree to the terms approved by the city council today. >> we are unified in keeping the a's rooted in oakland in a way that protects our courts,

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