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development surrounding the supreme court and abortion rights. digital privacy for woman is coming into the spotlight. how the silicon valley is responding. >> if you are a woman who has just searching for information online, you should be worried now. >> we're going share some tips on what you can do to keep your private information actually private. plus, an offer from ukraine's president and hope for civilians looking to get out. >> there is a degree of barbarity that is really unconscionable. >> and the warning from the pentagon about leaked intel. >> who gets to see your private pay stub? more people than you might think. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura. we found a bay area start-up that looking to lock down your salary info, next. the news at 5:30 starts right now. thank you so much for joining us on this friday.
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i'm janelle wang. >> and i'm raj mathai. president biden is under pressure. the white house is exploring other administrative steps to make abortion more accessible. the supreme court seems likely to overturn roe v. wade, the landmark case legalizing abortion nationwide. chief justice john roberts blasting the leak of that supreme court draft and vowed it will not impact the court's work. today peninsula congresswoman anna eshoo spoke about the impact of overturning abortion rights as chair of the house subcommittee of health and wellness, she fears history repeating itself. >> before roe, as many as 100,000 illegal abortions were performed in california each year. and abortion was the single most common cause of maternal death in california prior to 1973. >> she criticized justice alito
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for saying the constitution doesn't mention privacy or abortion. the congress woman also said the constitution also doesn't mention women. >> in the wake of that leaked draft that would overturn roe v. wade, women say they're confronting new privacy fears brought on by modern technology, and the bounty that some states are putting on information about women visiting clinics. our business and tech reporter scott budman spoke with lawyers and advocates about the threats of digital tracking and how you can fight back. >> reporter: let's break this down. these days between smart phones, your car and cameras that are seen on just about every building, just about anyone can be tracked just about anywhere these days. all the more troubling when at least one state is offering financial incentives to prevent people from getting abortions. while abortion rights advocates make their voices heard outside the supreme court, there are concerns about how quiet women
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will have to be when it comes to obtaining legal abortions in the future. >> a new level of threat to women's autonomy and safety. >> reporter: as irina ryku of the center for applied ethics points out, tracking apps and software are now a potential danger for women who want their actions to stay private. even with physical buffer zones around some clinics, technology has no such boundaries. >> if you are a woman who is just searching for information online, you should be worried now. if you are a woman who is going to planned parenthood for whatever reason, you have to be more careful now. >> reporter: companies like safe graph, which started in the bay area recently called out for its ability to track women as they visit planned parenthood clinics. after a twitter backlash, safe graph says it adjusted its tech, releasing a statement saying we're removing patterns data for locations classified as family
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planning centers to curtail any potential misuse of its data. the electronic frontier foundation says that's just one example of what's out there. >> our phones track us. google tracks us. apple tracks us. a ton of the apps on your phone track you as you go about your world. >> reporter: and with some states now proposing a bounty system to prevent people from getting an abortion, some of the technology we take for granted is looking a little sinister. here's how to fight back. >> things like putting your phone on airplane mode when you're going to a location that you don't want to be tracked, making sure that you're using end to end encryption services when you're sending messages to people that you don't want anybody else to see. >> reporter: a modern threat to a 50-year-old law many fear is about to be invalidated. scott budman, nbc bay area news. tesla says it will pay the travel costs for any employee
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seeking an out-of-state abortion. the announcement came in the company's 2021 impact report which was released today. it says tesla will provide travel and lodging support for any employee who needs to get health care services that aren't available in their home state, including abortions. last year tesla moved its corporate headquarters to texas from silicon valley. texas currently bans abortions at roughly six weeks of pregnancy. well, more people are working. the labor department reporting more than 400,000 jobs were created last month, keeping the unemployment rate at 3.6%. this marks the 12th straight month that employers added at least 400,000 jobs. wages have also slowly but steadily increased in the past year. a powerful explosion rocked the capital of cuba. cuban state television is reporting 22 people are dead and dozens of others are hurt. among the dead, a pregnant woman and child. the explosion happened this morning at the hotel saratoga in old havana.
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we want to show you a video moments after the blast. you can see a lot of smoke and dust. large sections of the hotel's outer walls are now gone. on twitter, cuba's president said a gas leak caused this explosion. the 19th century hotel is undergoing renovations, and no tourists were staying there. another high profile visit to eastern europe since the war in ukraine began. first lady jill biden was in romania today in solidarity with ukraine and u.s. allies. nbc's susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: first lady jill biden on a five-day trip to eastern europe getting a close-up look at the fallout from the war in ukraine. today at a military base near the black sea, meeting with u.s. and nato troops. >> what do you think? >> reporter: the high-level visit coming as russia continues to bombard the steel plant. >> there is barbarity
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unconscionable. >> reporter: attempting the dangerous task of getting ukrainian civilians out. ukrainian officials say they got 50 civilians out today, and about 500 since the u.n. operation began. president zelenskyy saying friday he is open to negotiations with russia if its forces withdraw. the officer coming amid new information from u.s. officials that the united states shared intelligence with ukraine that helped sink russia's prized battleship the moskva in april. the pentagon warning today about making such information public. >> i'd say unconscionable for some of these leaks and for some people out there to be talking about specifics on the intelligence that we're providing the ukrainians. >> reporter: in washington approval in congress for the massive $33 billion in new aid requested for ukraine is slow going, despite bipartisan support. as ukraine awaits help, the first lady expressing solidarity with ukraine -- >> happy mother's day. >> to you too, ma'am. >> reporter: and spreading motherly love to those who can
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use it. susan mcginnis, nbc news, washington. president trump is not getting back on twitter. today a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to overturn trump's twitter ban. twitter banned the president in january of 2021 following the insurrection at the u.s. capitol. the san francisco company cited the risk of inciting further violence. president trump sued twitter, seeking to overturn that ban. but today a district court judge in san francisco, james denoto dismissed it. this came two weeks after trump told cnbc he had no interest in returning to the platform, even if the ban was lifted. a judge in georgia has found congresswoman marjorie taylor greene can run for reelection. this comes after a group of voters called free speech for people filed a lawsuit challenging green's eligibility. they allege she engaged in insurrection. today the judge rejected that argument. the case heads to the desk of georgia's secretary of state who is republican. he has the final say over
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whether green can run again. meanwhile, green has filed a federal lawsuit that challenges the law being used to question her eligibility for reelection. all right. summer travel plans this summer could burn up your budget. economists at say the average cost of a domestic flight will reach more than $400 each. the hotel rates are already rising, more than 30%. >> airfare this summer, it's an absolute perfect storm why prices are rising. we're seeing fewer seats flying in the air, about 75 to 80% of what we saw in 2019. significantly higher jet fuel prices, and then all of the pent-up travel demand for americans who haven't been able to travel, in most cases since 2019. >> it's a scramble for a lot of families. coming up on "nightly news," what you need to know if you haven't started your summer trip yet. well, private information exposed. a lot of companies sharing their employees' pay stubs with big data companies.
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info about every pen you make. >> chris chmura found a bay area start-up that's stepping up to protect your paycheck from prying eyes. >> reporter: this start-up is concerned you have little or no control over who can see your pay stub. in san mateo, the company called surtree wants to change that. we recently paid a visit and spoke with the ceo. >> don't you want to know where your information is going, who is looking at it? >> tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how they're aiming to lock down your pay stubs so impostor, identity thieves and debt collectors can't see it without your permission. we'll also explain why they say they need workers like you to help them turn the tide and keep your private payroll data private. if you think your pay stub has been seen by someone who shouldn't have, you can let us no. go to click the responds option from the main menu or call us. i'll join you again tonight at 11:00.
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>> christmas, chris. up next, closed because of the pandemic, but not anymore. how the chinatown museum used the past two years on improvements and a new exhibit. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. fogged in across san francisco right now. i'll show you what's ahead for tomorrow and the big changes that get here on sunday. details on that in about eight minutes.
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i recommend. ♪ ♪ [announcer] call now and get $3,000 off! may, as you know, is asian american and pacific islander heritage month. we are highlighting some of the people and places that contribute to the diverse fabric of the bay area. >> one of those places a museum in san francisco's chinatown. and inside that museum, janelle, an exhibit featuring bruce lee. here is nbc bay area's joe rosato jr. ♪♪ >> reporter: the streets of san francisco's chinatown are alive with culture and tradition. but the pandemic hit this neighborhood especially hard. tourism took a huge hit while
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robbers targeted asian-owned businesses and chinatown residents. amid the pandemic, one of the neighborhoods most important cultural hubbs, the chinese historical society of america museum remained closed for two years. >> we closed when covid started. >> reporter: since the early 60s, this beloved institution housed in a former ywca building helped tell the story of chinese immigrants. but after a long pandemic shutdown, in late april, the lights switched back on and the doors opened once again. >> people want to get back in the museum. they want to be congregating here. they want to be seeing the exhibitions. >> reporter: the museum's new executive director justin hoover is making up for lost time. >> we brought in all new technology, state-of-the-art projectors, and we took it upon ourselves that one year ago is when i was hired to reimagine what the museum could be. >> reporter: that transformation goes beyond the physical.
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>> we have rebuilt the walls. >> reporter: also knocking down the wallace of culture. >> the pivot towards inclusivity of nonasians as well. you have a lot of african american voices in here. you get artists of all walks of life. what you're looking at is a series of three paintings by tariqa lewis. >> reporter: even through this cultural expansion, the story of chinese immigrants and their struggles are still front and center. >> i'm really excited about the fact that we have a display in the next room, the original copy of the chinese exclusion act and the pen that was used to sign it into existence. >> reporter: and as the museum returns to action, it's reopening with the story of chinatown's native son and legend bruce lee. >> so bruce lee is coming out with a pow. it's just a sidekick to the teeth is what it is. >> reporter: the exhibit walk-throughs lee's life, his triumphs, his struggles, and his fights against racism. >> he was paid less per hour than anybody, yet he was a blowout star of the tv show.
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>> reporter: lee's daughter shannon lee visited the museum on the exhibit's opening day. >> there is a sense of wonder. there is a sense of pride. there is a sense of energy. >> reporter: in the film the chinese connection, he breaks this exact sign. it says "no dogs or chinese allowed." it is an opportunity to write down the thing that is oppressing you that you want to break through. fake news. >> reporter: for visitors, the museum's reopening marks an important chapter in chinatown's recovery. >> chinatown has been disproportionately hit during the pandemic in terms of reduced business, and it's super exciting to see the excitement surrounding this exhibit, bringing that renewed energy to chinatown. >> reporter: in this room, he had to practice empathy. >> while its mission has expanded, the role is the same. serving as the keeper of tradition and culture in one of the nation's favorite neighborhoods. joe rosato jr., nbc bay area news.
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>> so much important and rich history there. well, we will be celebrating aapi heritage not just on air, but also online. to see more stories, go to aapi heritage. we are celebrating janelle and all of our moms this weekend. >> so sweet! we're going to be kind of washed out. i'm going take my mom out. i guess we'll have to switch to indoor dining. >> there is going to be some sun, but there is also the chance of some rain and some wind. so, yeah, i definitely think, you know, inside is going to be the best as we head through this weekend forecast. we've got a lot to get to. let's take it into that weather. and you can see on our microclimate forecast in san francisco, we are fogged in with that drizzle. if you're headed there tonight and be ready to have the windshield wipers on. you'll see in a live scan the fog is across the entire coastline and the northern peninsula. as we roll through tomorrow morning, we'll get some patchy fog, san francisco, the peninsula, south bay, a little for the east bay as well. but then lots of sunshine moving in for the afternoon.
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that's going to make it really nice for us. we're going start it off just a little bit cooler here for tomorrow morning. plenty of 40s for the south bay peninsula and the tri-valley. right here over the north bay down to 43, and san francisco at 49. now i don't really see any big differences in the temperatures tomorrow. it's going to stay pretty much the same as we had today as we roll through your saturday forecast. 69 in santa rosa. 71 in napa. 71 in concord. over to san jose 67. maybe you're headed to san francisco and chinatown. expect temperature there's in the low 60s. so make sure to have that jacket. i do see winds picking up a little bit here, 15 to 30 miles per hour. but overall i'm calling for tomorrow to be the best day to be outside because we've got some changes coming in as we hit sunday's forecast. i've been telling you about this all week to make sure you were ready. we're not looking at any kind of major, major heavy rainfall that would last for days. but it's going to be a system that's going to sit and linger for sunday, monday, and tuesday of next week. it's going to give us a reinforcing shot of cold air. a chance here for showers and
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also that wind picking up on and off. so as the timeline goes on this right now, again, we're dry on saturday's forecast. then as we hit sunday, if you've got any plans in the morning with mom there for mother's day, 7:30 in the morning, most of us are dry here with sun to start. but you see that rainfall lining up near guerneville. i do think it hits the north bay around 9:30 in the morning. the east bay at 10:30. and we hold up for showers in the south bay by 11:30 in the morning. as you roll through the afternoon, we'll keep a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms. possibility over the north bay. we'll get some sunshine mixing in mother's day. but be ready for the chance here of rain. overall totals pretty light. trace amounts about 0.2 from sunday into tuesday. sierra snow, this is going to be the major headline. do not get caught offguard. if you're headed up there this weekend, sunday and monday from 4 to 12 inches expected. snow levels could go down as low as 2500 feet. so on and off rain chances sunday, monday and tuesday. 50s in san francisco as that
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system arrives. and for the inland valley, 64 sunday. down to 60 on tuesday. so i've got an idea for the asian pacific heritage month. maybe we take mom to chinatown in san francisco. who the doesn't love chinese food? >> go to the museum. >> good idea. >> support all the local businesses. >> thanks, jeff. up next, guess who is back in town. buster. how the giants plan to celebrate their recently retired catcher. stay with us.
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there is some drama happening. a major shake-up for the raiders. this time it's nothing to do with the players or the coaches, but instead team executives. the team tweeting this brief statement today. it says dan ventrelle is no long were the organization. we will have no further comment. ventrelle became the president last year, but has been part of the raiders organization since 2003. according to the las vegas review journal, ventrelle claims
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he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns with the nfl league office about a hostile work environment about raiders headquarters in vegas. he says his concerns were ignored by raiders owner marc davis who you're seeing here. the raiders have not responded to our request for comment. okay. happy birthday to an american legend. willie mays turns 91 today. the say hey kid still lives in atherton. how about another legend? tomorrow is buster posey day at the ballpark. this will be the first time buster is back at oracle since he announced his retirement at the end of the last season. posey is a seven-time all-star who helped lead the giants to three world series championships. by the way, he and his wife kristen and her kids sold their house in lafayette and returned to their home state of georgia. >> we do miss him. the hunt for the triple crown begins tomorrow with the kentucky derby right here on nbc bay area. get ready for the stylish clothing, the big hats, and of course those mint juleps. it's all returning to churchill
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downs in kentucky. 20 horses have the chance to win the $3 million purse. epicenter is the odds on favorite, now 5-1 to win. three other horses are currently listed 6-1. you can watch it all saturday morning. it starts pre-race coverage at 11:30 a.m., and then the actual race will take place around 3:00 p.m. and it's all here on nbc bay area. >> i will be watching. could the next big-time golf star be a pleasanton native? this young man turning heads as he tries to qualify for the u.s. open. stay with us. what's it like having xfinity internet? it's beyond gig-speed fast. so gaming with your niece, has never felt more intense. hey what does this button do? no, don't! we're talking supersonic wi-fi. three times the bandwidth and the power to connect hundreds of devices at once. that's powerful. couldn't said it better myself.
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well, he's won a pac-12 title, but now an east bay golfer has his sights on bigger prizes. ncaa championship and the u.s. open. >> here is the really cool part. he is from pleasanton. and part of his journey to qualify for the u.s. open was back in pleasanton this week. here is nbc bay area's anthony flores. >> reporter: when noah woolsey drained his par putt on 18, the washington senior became just the fifth husky in program history to win the pac-12 men's golf individual championship. >> it was just pure joy to make the putt and look at my teammates and them come running out on to the green and tackling me. that the coolest feeling ever. >> reporter: his fourth career victory also led the huskies to their first team title in more than a decade. >> it was pretty special.
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i feel like it was a long time coming. we just had such a special year. my team is really fun. we all get along really well, and we've had such a good year this point. it was a really cool feeling that i'm still thinking about every day. >> reporter: the pleasanton native won three times in the fall of 2019. then the pandemic hit, and his game struggled. now he has regained his form and is playing the best golf of his career. last month, he qualified for the canadian tour so he has a job when he turns pro next month. and just three days ago, he won a regional qualifier at his home course, putting him one step closer to playing in the upcoming u.s. open. how does playing the u.s. open regional qualifier in that gel of getting to the pga tour? >> it's one step closer to the u.s. open, which is cool. i would love to play in the u.s. open. if i could get there, then it would really show me i can really evaluate my game compared to the best players in the world which i want to be at, at some point. >> but first, the 23-year-old
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will lead the huskies into the ncaa stockton regional, which is just a long par 5 away from his hometown. >> you know, my parents will be able the get out there easily, some friends and family, which is a cool thing. because i love playing in front of them and having some support. and i look forward to the postseason to prove what i have before i turn pro. >> the first round of regional tees off on may 16. anthony flores, nbc bay area. >> guess who we're rooting for now? >> how incredible. >> 100%. >> you know his family in the pleasanton area. >> he grew up playing ruby hill golf course. all of our kids know noah. it's crazy. everyone wants to be noah. it's such a thrill. >> we are rooting for you. >> everyone is rooting for noah. jessica, what's coming up at 6:00? >> right now at 6:00, the bay area needs more affordable housing. we know that. but at what cost? the popular flea market in the east bay that is likely being forced to move.
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>> everybody wants to help. not not in my backyard. it's don't push me out to help them. >> the future now in limbo for hundreds of vendors and countless families who rely on the flea market. >> mixed martial arts star kane evangelicals was back in court today to try to get out on bail. we'll tell you how that fight turned out. will you need to move your mother's day lunch or brunch plans indoors? we're tracking a change in the weather and how it might impact your weekend plans. good evening. thanks for being with us. optimism raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. a plane crashed killing two people. >> let's bring in cheryl hurd who joins us from the marin headlands with the latest. cheryl, what do


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