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the creative minds at disney have come up with a new way for you to spend money. >> come on, dad, we're going to see the ship. >> no, we're going to save the galaxy. >> this is a first glimpse of the "star wars" galactic cruiser. it's a new hotel. rooms range from the standard cabin and jabba the hut prices. a stateroom in the galaxy costs a lot of money. but you get what you pay for at $6,000. >> if you want to go to someplace the other way, that's $500,000. that could be a deal. >> we have a lot coming up at 5:30. facing a storm of controversy and criticism, new york governor cuomo is stepping down. >> in my mind, i've never crossed the line with anyone. >> what president biden is saying about cuomo's resignation. >> also the infrastructure bill finally passed in the senate. the billions that could soon be on the way to address some of the state's biggest problems, plus. >> if we as adults did what we needed to do, which is go out and get the vaccine, we would have protected these children. >> frustrated doctors across the country and in the bay area seeing more and more children diagnosed with covid. >> the news at 5:30 starts right now. i'm janelle wang. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. after ten years as governor, governor cuomo is stepping down. >> governor cuomo says he will leave office in two weeks and
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insists he did nothing wrong. >> it is your best interest that i must serve. >> reporter: after months of allegation and an investigation that says he sexually harassed 11 women, including nine state employees, new york governor cuomo announces his resignation. >> given the circumstances, the best way i can help now is if i step aside and let government get back to governing. >> reporter: disputing many of the allegations outlined in the investigative report, cuomo says his behavior was taken out of context, while acknowledging he has been too familiar with people and his sense of humor can be insensitive and offputting. it has been an incredible rapid fall from grace. with allegations coming to light, he lost significant support not only inside the
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state house but within the national party. president biden, who last week called for him to step down, today acknowledging cuomo politically has been an effective leader but that he had to go. >> he's done a hell of a job. and i mean, both on everything from access to voting to infrastructure to a whole range of things. that's why it's so sad. >> reporter: after a 14-day transition period, the lieutenant governor will become the first female governor of new york. on social media she says she agrees with the decision and is prepared to lead as the state's 57th governor as the 56th governor now retreats, with no clear flight plan moving forward. jay gray, nbc news. a rare display of bipartisanship gave president biden a big went today on the trillion dollars infrastructure bill. 19 republicans voted with all
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the democrats. the bill pours billions into rail, clean water, energy, a goal that has eluded washington lawmakers for decades. >> here on this bill we have prove than we can still come together to do big things, important things for the american people. >> nancy pelosi says the house won't take up the infrastructure bill until a larger package is passed with other priorities. it addresses among the issues, wildfires. more than $3.3 billion to fund things like controlled burns and mechanical thinning. $1 billion would go toward water storage projects during wet years. another billion for water recycling systems. old dams set to be upgraded
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thanks to $3.2 billion over the next five years. senator feinstein worked on it along with joe manchin. vaccine mandates for teachers. dr. fauci says he supports it and acknowledged on msnbc that it would upset some people but that the country is in a critical situation dealing with a major covid surge. >> you would wish people would see why it's so important to get vaccinated. but you're not going to get mandates centrally from the federal government, but when you're talking about local mandates be for teachers, schools, universities. i'm sorry, i know people must like to have their individual freedom and not be told to do something, but i think we're in such a serious situation now that under certain circumstances mandates should be done. >> dr. fauci also supports students wearing masks in
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school. the cdc has recommended masks only for unvaccinated kids but california is recommending a mask mandate for all kids. the debate over booster shots will take place later this week. data will be reviewed on friday. their findings could determine if supplemental doses will be recommended, especially in people who are immunocompromised. they're not expected to take a formal vote this friday. the fda would have to make an amendment to the current mm use authorization or grant full approval of the vaccine before advisers can recommend additional shots. covid cases continue to rise across the country. in louisiana, hospitalization for covid-19 has hit a new record high, and children are among those battling the virus. state leaders there say there have been more than 3,000 new cases in children since friday. 18 of those children are now in
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the hospital, six in the icu and three on ventilators. doctors say it all could have been prevented. >> if we as adults had done what we needed to do, which is go out and get the vaccine, we would have protected these children. they wouldn't be in the position they're in. half of the children that we have hospitalized at children's hospital new orleans today are under 2 years of age. >> 91% of those currently hospitalized in louisiana were not fully-vaccinated. the peak of the new surge could still be weeks away. as tens of thousands of kids return to school in the bay area, there's more information that the delta variant could be more dangerous than previous variants. >> reporter: when kids return to school at blossom hill elementary, they'll be required to wear a mask indoors. pediatricians we talked to say that's critical in keeping kids
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from getting and spreading the delta variant of covid-19. at lucille packard hospital, doctors have seen a steady increase of kids hospitalized with covid in the last three weeks, and they believe the majority of cases involve the delta variant. >> because it is so transmissible there are a greater number of children getting sick with covid. when you have a greater number of people getting sick with covid you're going to have a greater number of cases that come into the hospital. >> reporter: across the country, the number of kids being hospitalized is increasing, 16 states, including california now have more than 100,000 pediatric cases. while most children recover within a week, new research is showing kids affected may suffer from long-term health problems. >> characteristically, what we're seeing is what we see in
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other age groups, fatigue that is persistent for months, sometimes loss of smell and taste can persist. difficulty concentrating. >> reporter: and he says in some rare cases, children who've had covid have developed an inflammatory response, impacting joints, brain and heart, all this is more troubling when you consider only kids 12 and older currently qualify for the vaccine. infectious disease experts expect the fda to approve a vaccine for children under the age of 12 by the end of the year. but, until then, as kids return to school, they say wearing masks is the best defense for kids who can't yet get a shot. marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> well, the paralympics haven't even started, but already a staffer of those games has tested positive for covid. the games get under way in two weeks in tokyo. the patient is a man in his 30s
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with a team from the western african country, ghana. nine other team members were said to be in contact with him sunday. they're staying in individual hotel rooms. meantime, more good-byes from olympians who just competed. a large crowd poured into tokyo's airport yesterday, japan did take extra measures for their safety, finishing all baggage check-ins at the olympic village instead to avoid congestion. some vta workers are still not ready to return to work following last may's deadly shooting, how some feel pressured to do so and how the vta is responding. you can fight a mistaken medical bill and win. we'll he show you how, next. and i'm chief meteorologist
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jeff ranieri. hot weather today. look at brentwood. starting with 60s, but by the afternoon tomorrow, more upper 90s. we'll take a look at what's ahead, humidity, monsoonal moisture in about ten minutes. - i'm norm. - i'm szasz. [norm] and we live in columbia, missouri. we do consulting, but we also write.
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mistaken medical bills. some of the common complainting. >> chris chmura is here to explain how you can fight back and win. >> story time. my wife got a surprise bill from a debt collector using a company we didn't have anymore. they'd made a typo. a lot of people have mistaken medical debt on their credit report which drags down their credit score. first, review your bill.
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line by line. make sure the doctors and nurses did everything they said they did. if you get a generic bill from a debt collector demand to know where that originally came from and insist on an itemized invoice. next, look for the cpt codes. since the '60s, hospitals and clinics have used a standard procedure. you can look it up at aapc.com. speak up. contact the office or lab that sent the bill. challenge them, politely. you can call them on the phone. i prefer e-mail, because that creates a written record. if you have health insurance, let the company know about the error. even open a formal dispute if you have to. health insurance companies may have more leverage than we do. if your health insurance company isn't helping you, contact the state, in california, the department of managed health
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care. 888-466-2219. they have helped 2.5 million patients get back $36 million. and health insurance companies are required by law to respond to them. if a medical bill error landed on your credit report, it's important to get it fixed. the demand should be made in writing. snap the qr code there for the ftc's recommendations. side note, while you're fighting that bill, your credit report should be updated to show you're disputing it. look for that. you can do this. guess how our five-year-old dental dispute ended? we won. after e-mails and letters, we made sure they cleaned up our credit report. you can do all that, too. >> always very helpful. thank you, chris. jeff ranieri here is a super
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summer forecast. >> exactly. the super on the emphasis on the east bay, as we're going to see more 90s, close 100. we're going to start off with a very active weather pattern. there is a lot happening out here. we have an area of high pressure off to the north produce extremely unusual heat toward portland and seattle. temperatures right near 100. a little bit of that moving down, and then this area of low pressure to the south is pulling up warmer air, even a thunderstorm. our thunderstorm chances right now look low from this, but we will be watching out for dry lightning. the better bet is humidity. we have these two things working to bring us hotter weather inland. let's take it more off to the south, and there's a third component we are tracking. we have tropical storm kevin.
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and while this is pulling away from the united states, we will see some of that humidity as well move in this week. so hot inland with humidity as we roll through the next couple days. we know a lot of of you are getting your kids back to school and going. for most of us, we're okay without a jacket tomorrow. 64 in the south bay, mostly clear. 62 and the tri valley at 67. but the one spot you're going to probably need that jacket is in san francisco where we do have the fog coming in. the coolest temperatures at 57 degrees. by the afternoon, we mentioned that heat, but it's going to be very, very isolated for the 95 bk-/ió=qu-);m11100 degree tempe. the warmest weather is 94. cupertino at 88. it's right here through the inland east bay. 99 in antioch.
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and it's trapped across the inland valley the. when you get closer to the bay, much, much more comfortable. gorgeous weather to the peninsula, 79 in san mateo, out to redwood city, 81. san francisco, even though we start on the chilly side, by the afternoon, 70s. the marina stays chilly at 62. winds out of the west. look at the difference it makes when you have a foggy breeze. it's going to keep you out of the hot, hot temperatures. let's go ahead and move it into something fun, shall we? the perseid meteor shower, wednesday, thursday, friday, midnight to dawn, give your eyes some time to adjust, usually takes 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust. the moon's only going to be
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illuminated about 18%, so we should have a good view of the perseid meteor shower. we're back to 60s, and then for the inland valleys, up to 98 tomorrow, dropping to 92 thursday, back up to a hot 98 saturday and back do you know to 89 tuesday. we dip into the heat but we get out of it for next week. ? >> if you ever want to get out of it, right behind jeff. >> golden gate bridge
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. we are following breaking. >> translator: we are following breaking news, a person has been shot in pittsburg. skyranger over the scene, contra costa fire department tells us it happened right around 4:00 in the area of east leeland and
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railroad avenue. the victim was able to drive off of the freeway and taken to john mueller with minor injuries. we'll bring you more information when we get it. some working for the vta want information. the members of seiu cite child care. they feel pressured to return back. they are called back arbitrarily without union input. the allegation are being investigated by a third party. shutting it down to stop crime. a contra costa street long a dumping ground will be shut down to the public. it's scheduled to last 18 months
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and has been endorsed not only by the contra costa county council but sheriff's office. they're concerned about crime in the area, particularly illegal dumping and hope this will solve the problem. >> i think that this is the right direction, because not only do we have the illegal dumping, but we do have safety that's involved there also. ? >> the county hopes things will get and stay clean until february 2023. they don't believe it will affect traffic in the area. an east bay congressman wants to punch the accelerator on electric cars. eric swalwell wants to help combat climate change. in live more, at a company that makes electric buses he describes the technology's need for rare earth magnets made in
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china. >> even where we can derive and harvest them here in america, often times the processing and magnetizing takes place in china. so that makes us beholden to a government that lies, cheats and steals predominantly. >> he hopes to include it in the budget reconciliation bill. the airlines, spirit, canceled 16 flights compared to hundreds last week. the airline was struggling with storms, staffing issues and other shortages. spirit has canceled more than 2,000 fights since july 31st, causing chaos at several airports, including oakland international. meet the new boss, same as the old boss. the first top 25 poll is
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back home at oracle, ready to start a home stand. they enter with a four-game lead in the national league west. the next six games are against the diamond backs and rockies. two of the weakest teams in the league. you start thinking that way, you
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can get in trouble. first pitch tonight at 6:45. one of the biggest superstars in the world has a new team. >> lionel messi has arrived in paris. he sign with psg, it is real. he left barcelona, where he's played his entire 21 year career. he's going to get a new two-year contract with $104 million. his previous contract paid nearly $700 million over the previous four years. college football is around the corner, and alabama is the top team in the country according to the coach's poll, followed by clemson, oklahoma, ohio state. stanford, cal and san jose state aren't in the top 25, but it's more important how you finish, right? stanford and cal play their first games on september 4th.
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san jose state on august 28th right now at 6:00, google makes a major decision involving your children. why they will protect your children's privacy, we'll tell you how and will others follow that lead. and help to fight wildfires as the state deals with another devastating fire season. plus, long lines popping up at covid testing sites. and teachers in san francisco, time to get vaccinated. the mandate, and what happen if they don't follow it by the deadline. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. >> i'm janelle wang. september 7 is the deadline to get vaccinated. if not, undergo mapd tory weekly testing. >> reporter: dr. maria raven is
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the chief of emergency medicine at ucsf and has been on the front lines sense the pandemic started. what she's seeing inside emergency rooms is a new surge driven by the delta variant. >> we have 37 patients that are hospitalized there, that's not where we were at our peak which was in the 60s and 70s. >> reporter: by the end of the month, hospitalization could be back at november 2020 levels, and an increasing number of those are children. >> if i could hope for anything, it would be that everybody continued to get vaccinated. and that is really the way that this is going to end. >> reporter: today san francisco's unified school district added urgency to that plea. it will require its 10,000
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employees to get vaccinated by september 7. ? >> we're doing so with all of the current health and safety requirements in place. given that we're in the midst of rising cases and new variants in the community, a vaccine requirement is a necessary step to keeping our students, staff and family safe. >> reporter: if the teachers and staff refuse to vaccinate they will be required to get weekly covid tests. the district's teacher's union says it backs the decision. >> it was something we'd been pushing for, and we are so glad to hear it. >> reporter: it comes after san jose made a similar announcement and many say the decision is likely to spur smaller districts to follow suit. california's troubling trajectory of rising case numbers co

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