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tonight, it is my honor and privilege to announce that i will nominate judge brett kavanaugh to the united states supreme court.official, and the nation is reacting. president trump has nominated to the united states supreme court. the 53-year-old father of two currently serving on the appeals court in washington, d.c. now this is one of the most important decisions the president can make. the prime time announcement now sets in motion what could be a
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contentious confirmation process in the senate. nbc's blayne alexander joins us from washington, d.c. with the closer look at judge kavanaugh and his political roots. >> reporter: judge brett kavanaugh, a one-time clerk for justice anthony kennedy, tonight picked to fill his supreme court seat by president trump. >> there is no one in america more qualified for this position, and no one more deserving. >> reporter: a d.c. appeals court judge, kavanaugh once served under president george w. bush and also under kenneth starr, the special prosecutor in the clinton lewinsky scandal. though conservative, the he did not pick based on ideology. >> i did not ask about personal op judge's political views, but whether they can set aside those views tothe law and the constitution require. >> reporter: kavanaugh vowing to be fair. >> i will keep an open mind in
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every case, and i will always strive to preserve the constitution of the united states and the american rule of law. >> reporter: now the focus shifts to the senate and what promises to be a fiery confirmation battle. >> hey hey, hoho, kavanaugh has to go. >> reporter: senate democrats already waiting at the supreme court to protest the pick. >> his pick must not become the next justice on the supreme court. >> reporter: republicans have virtually no room for error as they look to shape the future of the supreme court. and now kavanaugh starts making the rounds, meeting with senators in their offices, answering questions, trying to secure enough support in the coming weeks for confirmation.n washington. >> thank you. reaction is swift from bay area leaders. kamala harris quick to say she will oppose his nomination. senator feinstein saying brett kavanaugh's views are far
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outside the mainstream when it comes to health care, executive power, privacy, and gun safety. we need a nominee who understands that the court must protect the rights of all americans, not just political interest groups and the powerful. now beyond the politics, it's the policy that will impact americans. we spoke to a constitutional law professor at usf. she says the nominations over the last two conservative-leaning judges could be detrimental to the future of women's abortion rights. >> they're holding firm on the compromise that there is some fundamental right of a woman to choose, but we'll also allow reasonable regulation of abortion. that compromise, i think there is no question about, is really at risk. >> the moment this news broke we tweeted it. you can follow us with the latest developments on this story and others. our twitter page is a great resource for breaking news, our handle @nbc bay area. tonight a bizarre case of a missing woman.
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investigators say angela hernandez was driving from the portland area down to southern california, but she never made it. last heard from in half moon bay, she told her sister she was tired from driving and would sleep in a safeway parking lot that was thurgz night. ian cull is in half moon bay with the latest. ian? >> reporter: her family says she was looking forward to that trip along the california coast. angela had to stop here overnight last week, but friday morning sent one final text and hasn't been heard from since. 23-year-old angela hernandez was driving this jeep down the coast last week, constantly in touch with her sister isabel in lancaster, california, who she was going to visit. >> it's really confusing to us. my whole family, we're very worried. >> reporter: she says angela was planning to stay with her for a month to see hget mar meet her baby nephew for the first time. >> that's a lot of big things
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that i know angela wanted to do. >> reporter: she says angela was tired from driving and slept in a half moon bay safeway parking lot last thursday, but friday morning, her final text said she was heading south, but nothing since. and her cell phone's last pinged location was near davenport. tonight santa cruz sheriff's deputies stepping in to help san mateo county's investigation, searching the davenport coastline with a helicopter, using infrared cameras from above in case there was a crash. no sign of the car or angela. >> it's too hard to speculate foul play was involved, but it's suspicious to us and suspicious to the family. >> reporte her sister to be found safe. >> it's scary when you don't know what's things. and we're hopinr reporter: now davenport has been suspended unless more information comes lt ater cell phone is no longer sending or receiving signals,
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whether that means the cell phone simply died after three days or has been shut off, they don't know. but they are looking for more information. if you know of angela's whereabouts, contact authorities. reporting live in half moon bay, ian cull, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. also new at 11:00, a dream vacation turned into a tragedy for a san francisco couple. they were in mexico city celebrating their first wedding anniversary when the woman was hit by a stray bullet and she died. nbc bay area's jean elle is in san francisco with how this happened and how her family is responding. jean? >> reporter: raj, tatiana myratenka worked here as an investor relation. tonight her family says she was smart and beautiful. >> this was her first trip to mexico city box >> reporter: they learned the
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unthinkable, their daughter, 27-year-old tatiana who lived in san francisco is killed while vacationing in mexico city. she was celebrating her wedding anniversary with her husband. family members say during lunch saturday, a man on a motorcycle pulled up near the restaurant where they were eating and started shooting, killing her and injuring others. her family is devastated. >> for tatiana and one of the people that responded said that he went to a mass sunday morning right near where the shooting happened where they took my daughter's life, and the priest asked people to pray for the american girl that was killed. >> reporter: investigators in mexico city say the intended target was bouncer standing outside the restaurant. he survived the shooting, but tonight coworkers at nectar
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therapeutic south of market where she worked for nearly three years and her family and friends are mourning her loss. >> she had so much going for her, so much to offer the world. >> reporter: services are scheduled for this weekend in chicago. reporting live in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> jean, thank you. there is more progress and hope in thailand, but this also comes with more danger. the weakest of the boys will now be rescued from that cave. at this hour, specialized divers from england are back in that cave. keep in mind it is now tuesday afternoon in thailand. am, four boys and their coach still need to be saved. the water levels are calm right fast-flowing water. now eight of the boys have already been rescued. they're staying at this hospital. they're all in relatively good health. however, they are not yet
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allowed to see their parents because of fear of contamination. a 30-year veteran of the santa clara county sheriff's office who is a certified cave diver says the children and the possibility of panicking might be an obstacle. he hopes the dive teams in thailand share their stories and strategies so the entire world can learn. >> i really hope that the whole diving community will be able to learn from this, learn how they did it, and learn how to possibly if we ever have a similar situation, how we can use their knowledge to help us. >> it's been beneficial for a lot of people in the rescue community and cave divers. the boys have been stranded in that cave for more than two weeks. now tesla ceo elon musk has also been actively helping in this rescue. his engineers are on-site in thailand. well, this was expected. the trump administration will miss tomorrow's court ordered deadline to reunite families divided at the border.
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two young people separated from their parents are being housed here in the east bay in a group home. that home is near the walnut creek office of congressman mark desaulnier. he spent hours on the phones struggling to get permission to visit the facility. he said the trump administration kept throwing up obstacles. >> as someone who served at every level of government, at the city, the county and the state level, i've never had this happen. usually facilities are happy to have their elected officials come in. they want you to see what they're doing. this was not one of those instances. it certainly seemed like they did not want us to see what was going on. >> here's what's happening now. about half of the children under the age of 5 will not be returned to their parents for several more days. well, still ahead, who is she and who abandoned him? unfo train station in southern california, and the bay area mother that's in custody tonight. also, it's a product you might be using in your yard or at your kids' school. but a
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killing him. a landmark case in a local courtroom that could have a ripple effect for cancer cases around the world. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri and for tomorrow, our mobile dollar. we'll let you know when we have a chance of getting some of this, coming up in about seven minutes. new at 11:
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was it a misunderstandin g...or a calous crime? a developmentally disabled boy -- left at a los new at 11:00, was it a misunderstanding or a callous crime? a developmentally disabled boy left at a los angeles train station. his mother from walnut creek, and she appeared in court today. cheryl hurd spoke with two women who live with n the same building with that mother and are relieved that that boy is safe and reporter: that's right. we are finding out that she lived here in walnut creek for three years, her son her
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constant she is being charged tonight of abandoning that son at a los angeles train station. and the two women now hope she gets the help she needs. >> i know she love him. i know she love him that i do know. >> reporter: leslie live patterson say they moved into this walnut creek apartment building around the same time. she says she was friendly at first, but later patterson and her neighbor kim davenport started noticing a change in behavior. >> she would tell me how hard it was to take care of her child. she was i don't know why i'm the one that has to have a child that is disabled. so it was lot of stress on her. was caught couldn't handle on surveillance video on the fourth of july at a los angeles train station. here she is with her son, and there is a picture of her alone. a security guard discovered him, but the boy, who is 6 years old, could not communicate. >> he was autistic. >> normally someone of this age,
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we would be able to communicate with a little bit more. and we could have been quicker in how we found family. >> reporter: family did come forward when the boy's picture was widely shown on tv stations in los angeles. webster was arrested after returning to the train station the next day. she was in court monday, being held on $100,000 bail. >> she lost it. to leave him like that, she probably just gave up. >> reporter: in walnut creek, cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. it's a landmark case about a weed killer. an east bay man with terminal cancer is blaming agricultural giant monsanto for his illness. 46-year-old lee johnson claims the company knew its popular weed killer called roundup is madeh used the weed killer whil working as a groundskeeper for the school district and was diagnosed with cancer two years later. lawyers think this case will show a lot about monsanto's knowledge about the product's
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dangers. >> there is a long pipeline and it's getting longer and longer every day. so many people have been exposed to this chemical. >> that was robert kennedy jr. there, part of the legal team. the decision in this case could determine the outcome of hundreds of similar cases. well, oakland is hoping a $300,000 reward will lead to the arsonist that caused millions of dollars in damages. the jobs and housing coalition is putting up that reward money. the goal, get someone with information about the string of construction fires to come forward. two of those fires at a 100-unit housing complex caught fire twice in 11 months. oakland says it desperately needs new housing, and hoping someone will come forward before the arsonist strikes again. her battle against pge was made into a hit movie. now aaron brockovich is taking on pge yet again, this time over the north bay wildfires. brockovich is part of the legal
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team. she says she is concerned about pending legislation that would let pg&e off the hook, according to her, for its role in the fires. >> that is a quiet back door deal that is going to they hope give them a pass. they'll take no responsibility, noaccountability, but we, the people of california will get the rate hike. >> brockovich is an environmental activist who helped build a case against pg&e over contaminated drinking water in southern california in the 1990s, and she won that case. the north bay fires cost $15 billion in damage. well, new signs of hope in terms of rebuilding in santa rosa. workers have replaced water service lines to 350 homes in the fountaingrove neighborhood. benzene from melting plastic pipes contaminated the drinking water there. the still city has been delivering bottled water to the surviving homes in that area ever since the fires last
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october. let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri now as we talk about moving into this week. and is it going to be humid or is it going to be dry? what is it? >> a little bit both. certainly the hot dry conditions, and eventually some humidity moving back in with you mostly sunny as we start off, it will be on the mild side here for the. but you're looking all good here in the south bay at 66. my in san francisco to start, and 59 under sunny skies in the east bay right here at 65. i don't see any big-time changes in temperatures tomorrow. it's going to stay warm to hot. so that means in the south bay morgan hill, also gilroy, you're in the mid- to upper 90s. the warmest in gilroy at 97. you get close to the bay, you know what happens. you get a little bit of that bay breeze. 89 in cupertino and 90 in san jose. hottest weather in contra costa, alameda counties. we're going up to 98 in antioch. 99 in concord. 99 in danville.
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humidity around 22%. so that will keep the fire danger elevated. and over to the bay, 79 in an83 hayward. big difference in temperatures. from the coast at half moon bay at 63, and palo alto, 88. san francisco also kind of a split here. i do have some 70s right from the embarcadero to the mission. then you head to the outer sunset, down to 67 with the wind out of the west at 21 miles per hour. and for the north bay, it's going to be warm in napa at 92 degrees. but looking all good in mill valley and 84. so fairly typical day coming our way for tomorrow. but i do start to see changes once we hit thursday night, also friday. back with a pattern could allow the monsoonal moisture to get close. we have high pressure off the east. low pressure to the south. circulation around the both of these could again pull up some thunderstorms close to the bay area thursday night and friday. now i haven't put any rainfall on the seven-day forecast just yet, but certainly some noticeable humidity as we head into friday's forecast.
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60s in san francisco right through this upcoming weekend, and looking good at least for the early part of next week. for cities away from coast, those interior valleys, do notice the fog comes back in my forecast. once we hit wednesday morning, and also the humidity on friday and 88 degrees, and so far it doesn't look hottest tomorrow. then we'll gradually start to seeture beginning to so we'll get a little closer to that friday forecast. we're going to fine-tune things and let you know for sure if we'll get any thunderstorms here in the bay area. >> maybe tomorrow a little nbc barbecue in the backyard. thanks, jeff. okay. longer lines than usual at the dmv. is that possible? what's being blamed for the backup, and what you need to know. also we have jimmy. >> hey, guys, dave matthews band is here tonight. dave matthews band, plus we have michael strahan. tonight's show hash tags. it's a great show. stay tuned. laces to live in the
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happening now on our twitter feed, it's rough to keep pace around here. four of the top ten most expensive places in the world are right here in the bay area. san francisco is number one o w of 3500 bucks a month. san jose checks in at number four followed by oakland and berkeley. we're back in a moment. nbc bay area's microsystem weather certified most accurate by weather rate. the only independent weather forecast in the country. tomorro reaction to the president )s supreme court pick. scott mcgrew has analysis... and looks at the confirmation fight ahead. plus: trying to break up - with your dating service? advice if you want to (stop ( your search for )the one. )
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( ♪ ) pixar pier has arrived! prepare to be awed. prepare to be moved. prepare to make a mad dash... ( ♪ ) ...because with the incredicoaster, pixar pal-a-round, and a bunch of your favorite pixar characters, it's going to be pretty incredible. pixar pier is now open! only at disney california adventure park. tonight: no smoking on bart... but this shows otherwise. a woman posted t some new video to show you tonight. no smoking on bart, but this
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shows otherwise. a woman posted this on her facebook page. this man smoking during her train ride home yesterday. she tells us she and other commuters who follow the rules have to deal with things like this on a daily basis. >> i honestly think the city should do something about it. but there is no way for them to do anything about it, really. so i guess have security guards on the trains or something? >> bart officials did respond to us tonight saying in part, smoking of any kind is not allowed within the bart system, and what is shown in the video is unacceptable. we encourage riders who witness such behavior to report it to bart police. those long dmv lines are getting even longer. can you believe it? wait times across the bay area have more than doubled since last year. now, we spoke with some people at this san jose office today who waited nearly three hours. >> totally frustrated. it's wait, wait, wait, no
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parking. >> dmv blames the long waits on the new federal real id program. it's an effort to standardize licenses across all 50 states. that means you have to go to the dmv to get that. to shorten the wait, dmv says it has hired 400 employees statewide and is opened additional on the first and third saturdays of each month. san francisco is thinking about it, a new study is examining the impact of a toll lane for drivers willing to pay more to get in and out of the city faster. it would take a couple of years of discussions before anything would actually be put in place. okay, up next, a dramatic ending at at&t park. we'll show you what happened
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i am extremely proud of jackie, gaby and stephanie. we worked with pg&e to save energy because we wanted to help the school. they would put these signs on the door to let the teacher know you didn't cut off the light. the teachers, they would call us the energy patrol. so they would be like, here they come, turn off your lights! those three young ladies were teaching the whole school about energy efficiency. we actually saved $50,000. and that's just one school, two semesters, three girls. together, we're building a better california.
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okay. the all-star game is coming up, and the giants tonight announcing that buster posey will not play in next tuesday's all-star game which is in washington, d.c. instead, bustler rest his sore hip. now, he was in the lineup tonight. giants hosting the cubs. hello to steven dugger, called up from the minor leagues yesterday. when you get called up, what happens? mom and grandma on hand to watch
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him. they saw a great game. we all did. drama in the bottom of the. pablo sandoval with the game-winning rbi. panda has been red hot. he gets smothered there before he even gets back to the dugout. the giants beat the cubs. what a game tonight, 2-1 your final. the red hot athletics in houston. the a's still awaiting word if jed lowry will be a replacement on the all-star team. he deserves it. scoreless until the seventh. stephen piscotty with the solo homer in the left field seats. the a's add another run to shut out the mighty astros, 2-0. the a's have won 17 o their last 21 games. after a wild few weeks, this is the payoff. we are down to the final four. the world cup semifinals tomorrow morning, get ready. this is the big one. france taking on belgium. that game kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on wednesday, it's croatia
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against england. the winners meet in the championship, which is on sunday morning in russia. by the way, telemundo 48 is the official station for copa mundial. how to tell if someone is rich or poor just by one look at their face. we'll tell you about it, next. hi! are you two getting along? oh, yeah, yeah. [ hiss ] [ gasps ] [ birds chirping] ♪ no matter what you are they're a perfect match.guys, ! surprise! i got a puppy. ad for just $5 a month for 24 months. upgrade online now.
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including-- how rich or poor you are. okay, you believe in this? what's in a face? according to a new study, a lot. including how rich or poor you are. the study was conduct bade grad student at theve of toronto. 160 pictures of people were hal. undergraduates were asked to faces. they picked correctly 68% of the time based upon how happy those people appeared to look. finally at 11:00, why is it so expensive to live around here? jeff, any idea? the bay area alone is now on the list of the top 20 world economies. the gross domestic product of the bay area has soared to $748 billion. that's according to new data for the bay area council economic
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institute. last month the whole state of california was declared the world's fifth largest economy. so we're so successful around here. >> right. but we all have the poor characteristics of that study. >> just look at our faces. >> oh, man. >> thanks for joining us. see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- michael strahan,


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