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good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. did you see it? did you hear it? the bay area is buzzing tonight over a brilliant flash and a big boom in the sky tonight. this shot is from a balcony in santa cruz. paul deanno explains what this is all about. >> it was pretty crazy. three components. we had the meteor go by. then we had a sonic boom, all just before 8:00 tonight. i spoke with an astronomer. he said it's likely part of the orionid meteor shower. basically what's happening is the earth is passing through some dust from halley's comet. we do it once a year. but the rocks are bombarding us at 148,000 miles an hour. and fast-moving meteors are more likely to explodes and create a sonic boom. here's the picture once again. lots of people have been tweeting about this, because so many of you saw it and you
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called in. pat in marin county says, quote, just saw the biggest meteor hit the atmosphere. amazing. tim wrote, just saw the most amazing meteor ever in my life. bright fireball, long green, gold and red trail. and jared was on an apartment rooftop in berkeley. he says it was as bright as a 4th of july firework. >> i looked up in the sky and just streaking across it -- it almost looked like a firework but you could tell it wasn't a firework. 30 seconds later, there was a really loud boom which i instantly knew that was not something normal that goes streaking across the sky. >> perhaps the most interesting part of this, the actual size of the meteor that created all of this ruckus, smaller than a marble. from a mystery in the sky
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to a mystery right in our own bay. the cia's secret cold war weapon has shown up at treasure island, of all places. linda yee went to find out what it's doing there. >> reporter: it's been moored off pier 1 on treasure island for weeks. a rusting iron hulk with a history that's the stuff of spy novels. >> it was called the hugh's mining barge. >> reporter: the cia never claimed ownership but it was the cold war and a russian sub sank in waters north of hawaii. president nixon gave the go- ahead to build the barge to raise that sub. >> russian submarines would be brought in and then discussed. >> reporter: the barge had a giant -- it was built by
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reclusive billionaire howard hughes. but just before the sub reached the surface, it broke up. they found eight dead russian sailors. while there's no more mysterious projects for this decommissioned barge, hiding inside right now is a former government top secret experimental stealth ship known as the shadow. it was built after the cia moved it to the shores of redwood city. the stealth ship was recently sold to bay ship and yacht of alameda. the company reportedly paid $2.5 million. there's no mystery why the barge is now docked on treasure island. it's temporary. on treasure island, linda yee, cbs 5. game 3 was a giant
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disappointment for giants fans. first, a big rain delay, and then they lost to the cardinals. cbs 5 sports director dennis o'donnell shows us how the giants just couldn't catch a break. thank you, dana. it was a long day in st. louis. it ended in disappointment for giants fans. san francisco looked to catch a break when slugger carlos beltran injured his knee. he was removed and replaced by matt carpenter, who had five postseason at-bats prior to today. in the third inning, carpenter hit a rocket off matt cain into the bleachers, to give the cardinals a 2-1 lead. st. louis added a run. then the storm came which delayed the game for 3 hours 28 minutes. when they returned, jason motte got a 6-out to preserve the win. st. louis takes a 2-1 series lead. coming up in sports, we'll have
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reaction from the giants' clubhouse and we'll tell you who will start game 4 tomorrow here in st. louis. a reservoir in contra costa has dug up more than just dirt. they've been finding native american remains, dozens of them. a compromise had once been reached about how to deal with this, do the work, but disturb as few remains as possible. but now one native american says the developer is going too far, in a story you'll only see on cbs 5, he tells reporter christin ayers the developer is doing needless digging and he wants it stopped. >> reporter: he's the curator at the old mission. some of his relatives are buried in the mission's storied cemetery. but it is a cemetery of unmarked graves, in fremont, close to his heart and his indian blood line. >> back in the mid 80's, my father reburied -- i want to
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say it was 200 skeletons. >> reporter: this nondescript plot has up to 8,000 indian remains. many have been reburied. galvin, his mother and cousin often work with developers and bury the remains themselves. so when contra costa county started work on expanding the reservoir, galvin was called in to help retrieve remains, as he's done many times before, never expecting that the county would rack up what he considers a massive and unnecessary body count. >> this situation is now up to 70 skeletons. 7-0 skeletal remains. >> reporter: galvin says this project has been different, that contra costa is digging up dozens more human remains than is absolutely necessary and breaking the rules along the way. galvin and medina say they've never seen anything like it. he says archaeologists are bent
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on studying the remains. >> it just seems so greedy, so dehumanizing, so disrespectful and essentially, to me, what it amounts to, is cultural genocide. >> i can't sleep at night. i can't sleep at night knowing these people are going to be dug up. i hear them telling me, stop this, do something. >> reporter: so they are doing something, lobbing the water district which owns the land to temporarily halt the digging. >> can they stop and look at other ways to protect the remains in place? >> reporter: it's a touchy subject. the location of the remains is so protected by state and federal laws that county officials told me they're not even allowed to talk about it. >> it includes the requirements to keep those sites confidential. >> reporter: an official assured us the district is handling any remains according to state and federal laws. but galvin says he's ready for a fight. >> the gloves are on. the gloves are on. no more of this for me. no more of this for my
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ancestors. >> reporter: prepared to do battle to this insult added to a long list of injuries to his ancestors. a bangladeshi man accused of plotting to blow up the federal reserve is under arrest tonight. quazi nafis was arrested at a manhattan hotel today. the fbi says he was trying to detonate a 1,000-pound car bomb, but it was a fake. prosecutors say the 21-year-old came on a student visa in january, but authorities say his real intent was to carry out an attack. >> this individual came in with the express purpose of committing a terrorist attack. he was motivated by al-qaeda, so we see this threat as, you know, being with us for a long time to come. >> nafis caught the fbi's attention trying to form a terror cell in an extremist
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online chat room. in taped conversations, nafis allegedly said he wanted to destroy america on behalf of al- qaeda. nafis also allegedly told an undercover agent that he hoped that the attack would disrupt the election. they brought us whole binders full of women. >> first big bird. now binders full of women. now mitt romney is explaining the comment that's the talk of the internet and even has its own facebook page. not your child's elmo. this one spews hateful rants. we find out who this guy is and why he brought his act to the bay area. 't look like anything you've ever seen as far -- and google pulls back the curtain on one of its best-kept secrets. and it doesn't look like anything you've ever seen before. ,,,,
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after last night's presid a binder full of women. it's become a phrase on the lips and facebook pages of millions of people after last night's presidential debate. >> we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet.
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i went to a number of women's groups, and said, can you help us find people, and they brought us whole binders full of women. >> within minutes, romney's comment had its own twitter account, with 300,000 followers. the republican nominee was taking his best shot at wooing women voters. but it may have backfired. >> reporter: both candidates had the perfect opening. >> in what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the work place, specifically regarding females making only 72% of what their male counterparts earn. >> i was raised by a single mom who had to put herself through school while looking after two kids. >> reporter: president obama pointed out that the first bill he signed when he took office gave women more leeway to sue employers over unequal pay. >> i've got two daughters and i
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want to make sure that they have the same opportunities that anybody's sons have. >> reporter: romney argued he made hiring women a priority when he was elected governor of massachusetts in 2002. >> we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks, and they brought us whole binders full of women. >> reporter: but today, jesse hermel, who oversaw the group that compiled those binders, said this. >> to be perfectly clear, mitt romney did not request those resumes. we approached him with the resumes or the so-called binders full of women. >> reporter: romney argued it was the slow pace under mr. obama that was really hurting working women. >> there are three and a half million women living in poverty
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today than when the president took office. >> reporter: both the president and governor romney have a history of hiring strong women. the president's secretary of state is a woman. governor romney's chief of staff is a woman. but what likely matters most to women voters is which candidate they think will do a better job of helping women, and men, get jobs over the next four years. it was a simple bumper tap, but was it motive for murder? police have just released a clue in an unsolved killing of a bay area man. he was killed last year after bumping the fender of another car in north oakland. on the surveillance video, you can see the two suspects argue with the victim. they followed and shot butler a few blocks away. >> not only are they murderers, they're thesis. they stole my brother's future. he was on his way to do good things. >> police say the incident
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happened in the morning. they're hoping witnesses will come forward to help identify those two suspects. parents, beware! there's a very angry elmo in town. or at least a guy that's dressed like elmo. the colorful character with a mouth to match has been arrested for harassing tourists in new york city. he's now brought his act to san francisco. >> reporter: it's not the kind of reaction elmo is used to getting. >> he's kind of scary. >> reporter: but this isn't your kid's elmo. >> you have a problem with jews? >> reporter: here he is in front of toys r us in u.s. times square spewing anti- semitic rants according to the new york times, this elmo, whose real name is adam sandler -- no relation to the actor --
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was arrested last month for harassing tourists. now the big monster has popped up in san francisco. he's been spotted at fishermen's w whrks arf. >> i don't think this is something that family's should be listening to. >> reporter: sandler admits he was deported from cambodia for running a porn website called "welcome to the rape camp." he makes money on small donations from tourists. he keeps the tips in a small pouch. he failed to see the irony in his new career path as a not-so- warm- and-fuzzy elmo. now, sandler says he came here to san francisco because he says people are friendier towards street performers and there's less competition. we spoke to the san francisco police department about him and
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they said he has every right to stand in a public place and rant and rave. in fact, there are a lot of people who do that and say very offensive things. but until he harasses or actually threatens someone, they won't take action. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. it has been a closely guarded secret for years, the locations of google's data centers containing highly sensitive information about all of us. well, now google is giving us a look inside. cbs 5 reporter kiet do shows us what is behind the curtain. >> reporter: with all the security, barbed wire, surveillance camera and even retina scans, you'd think this place was housing something extremely valuable. well, it is. your private information. google took cbs news on the first and only tour of a place that for years they denied even existed. its data centers. this one in north carolina is
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one of twelve enormous facilities spread throughout the world. when you enter a q it -- a request, it first gets routed here. data is backed up twice on more than 55,000 servers. critical data is backed up a third time here. >> it's amazing how all of this works, and that it works at all. >> reporter: google has taken a hit in recent years, because the data centers consume huge amounts of electricity. the company has been making strides, cutting back on air conditioning. >> we estimated we saved over $1 billion in the history of google, through these efficiency measures. >> reporter: google launched a new website. >> it really comes from their feeling that they can't keep this to themselves.
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>> reporter: and the fact that google owned these data centers were the worst-kept secret. by continuing to deny their existence, it would undercut their own philosophy on openness and transparency. also, by letting everyone, including their competitors, to know exactly how much money they're saving, it would do a lot of good for the planet. big-time heat and also big- time rainfall, both in your forecast, coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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paul deanno with your forecast, a forecast that will get very mild for the next 24 hours, and then get very wet. here's what we have outside right now. concord, 61. oakland, 67. san francisco still 68 degrees and there was no breeze, no onshore flow out there at all. and the low humidity tonight, all night long into tomorrow morning, promoting high fire danger. the east bay hills currently under a red flag warning. we haven't had much rainfall, if any, and winds will gusts to 25 miles an hour.
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so high fire danger overnight tonight. the first half of the day tomorrow dominated again by the offshore wind. a northeast-east wind, keeping us warm, 90's inland. 80's near the bay once again tomorrow. if you thought today was warm, tomorrow will be just as toasty. way up in the gulf of alaska, there's a big area of low pressure getting its act together. it's going to die from here but give us widespread rainfall. from alaska now to alameda by monday, widespread rain coming up for the top of next week. another warm one tomorrow. weekend will be cooler, not as sunny, but it will be dry. the rain moves in starting monday night. highs tomorrow, 80 for oakland. palo alto, 86. hayward, 84. 90's for walnut creek and pleasant hill. daunt san francisco, 78 tomorrow. extended forecast, we're cooler but dry for the weekend.
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the bank of the west sports report is next on cbs 5. dennis o'donnell is in st.
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louis for tonight's sports report. dennis? >> reporter: thank you, ken. everybody knew there was going to be some type of rainedly. but major league baseball wanted to play this game rather than postpone it all together. cardinal red everywhere here. they rank second in the league. key injury early. mvp candidate carlos beltran suffers a left knee strain, trying to leg out a double-play ball. he believes the game and you figure the giants caught a big break, right? third inning, marco scutaro in the lineup and looking healthy. one batter later. pablo sandoval grounds out. bottom of the third, matt carpenter, he's the guy who came in the game for beltran. it's a home run off big daddy cain to give the cardinals a 2-
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1 lead. carpenter 5-for-5 against cain after that home run. mitchell boggs strikes out hunter pence and brandon. the giants left 11 runners on base. bottom of the seventh, shane robinson hits a bases-loaded ground ball to scutaro. but freese scores. 3-1, cardinals. the game was delayed for three hours 28 minutes. when they return, cardinals' closer jason motte got six outs to preserve the win for st. louis and they take a 2-1 series lead. >> today we just came up a little short. i made a bad pitch and it cost us. >> high flyball to right. he's in the lineup now! >> it was definitely a surprise. i didn't even realize that carlos had hurt himself. next thing you know, mike came up to me and today me to grab my glove.
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there was really no thought process. it just happened so quickly. i was in the game before i really had time to think about it. >> double play! >> how do you make sure you don't put too much pressure to overcome a slump? >> you just don't. you just pray. >> it's that easy? >> yeah, it's that easy. >> reporter: the tarp is on the field. >> it happened. we have to come back out there and try to win a ball game. but, you know, they played better than us. tomorrow is another day. >> either way, i'll be fine. >> reporter: so it will be tim lincecum taking the hill for the giants in game 4. he listen oppose adam wainwright. as for carlos beltran, he's going to try and walk on that knee tomorrow. we'll find out about his status as the game approaches. the yankees and tigers were
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rained out today in detroit. detroit trying to sweep that series against new york. they'll try again tomorrow. >> reporter: with the giants in st. louis, i'm dennis o'donnell, cbs 5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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