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>> this is a cbs news special report: a presidential add tkroesz the nation. from washington, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. president obama is about to talk to you about syria. exactly what he will say we can't tell you because this crisis and his speech have been changing all day. the president had intended to ask the american public to support a military strike to punish the syrian regime for what he says was a nerve gas attack last month that killed more than 1 4 *rbgsz0 1,400 syr. but today there was more talk of a diplomatic solution with syria saying it was ready to put its chemical weapons under international control. bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation." bob, first the president said he
decided to strike, then he wanted to ask congress for its authorization, now this. >> schieffer: i think it's fair to say the people at the white house are feeling better tonight than where they were two days ago when they faced an almost certain humiliation of having congress turn down the president's request to use force. they have managed to finesse that and have even managed to get bashar al-assad to say that he does have chemical weapons. he said before he didn't even have them. >> pelley: and we will see the president walking into the east room of the white house in just a few seconds. here he comes now. the president of the united states. >> my fellow americans, tonight i want to talk to you about syria, why it matters and where we go from here. over the past two years, what
began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of bashar al-assad has turned into a brutal civil war. over 100,000 people have been killed. millions have fled the country. in that time, america's worked with allies to provide humanitarian support, to help the moderate opposition, and to shape a political settlement. but i have resisted calls for military action because we can not resolve someone else's civil war through force, particularly after a decade of war in iraq and afghanistan. the situation profoundly changed, though, on august 21 when assad's government gassed to death over a thousand people, including hundreds of children. the images from this massacre are sickening: men, women, children lying in rows, killed by poison gas, others foaming at the mouth, gasping for breath, a
father clutching his dead children, imploring them to get up and walk. on that terrible night, the world saw in gruesome detail the terrible nature of chemical weapons and why the overwhelming majority of humanity has declared them off limits, a crime against humanity, and a violation of the laws of war. this was not always the case. in world war i american g.i.s were among the many thousands killed by deadly gas in the trenches of europe. in world war ii the nazis used gas to inflict the horror of the holocaust. because these weapons can kill on a mass scale with no distinction between soldier and infant, the civilized world has spent a century working to ban them. and in 1997, the united states senate overwhelmingly approved an international agreement prohibiting the use of chemical
weapons. now joined by 189 governments that represent 98% of humanity. on august 21, these basic rules were violated, along with our sense of common humanity. no one disputes that chemical weapons were used in syria. the world saw thousands of videos, cell phone pictures, and social media accounts from the attack. and humanitarian organizations told stories of hospitals packed with people who had symptoms of poison gas. more over, we know the assad regime was responsible. in the days leading up to august 21, we know that assad's chemical weapons personnel prepared for an attack near an area where they mix sarin gas. they distributed gas masks to their troops. then they fired rockets from a regime-controlled area into eleven neighborhoods that the regime has been trying to wipe clear of opposition forces.
shortly after those rockets landed, the gas spread and hospitals filled with the dying and the wounded. we know senior figures in assad's military machine reviewed the results of the attack and the regime increased their shelling of the same neighborhoods in the days that followed. we've also studied samples of blood and hair from people at the site that tested positive for sarin. when dictators commit atrocities they depend upon the world to look the other way until those horrifying pictures fade from memory. but these things happened. the facts cannot be denied. the question now is what the united states of america and the international community is prepared to do about it. because what happened to those people, to those children, is not only a violation of international law, it's also a danger to our security.
let me explain why. if we fail to act, the assad regime will see no reason to stop using chemical weapons as the ban against these weapons erodes, other tyrants will have no reason to think twice about acquiring poison gas and using them. over time, our troops would again face the prospect of chemical warfare on the battlefield and it could be easier for terrorist organizations to obtain these weapons and to use them to attack civilians. if fighting spills beyond syria's borders these weapons could threaten allies like turkey, jordan, and israel. and a failure to stand against the use of chemical weapons would weaken prohibitions against other weapons of mass destruction and embolden assad's ally, iran, which must decide whether to ignore international law by building a nuclear weapon or to take a more peaceful path. this is not a world we should
accept. this is what's at stake, and that is why, after careful deliberation, i determined that it is in the national security interests of the united states to respond to the assad regime's use of chemical weapons through a targeted military strike. the purpose of this strike would be to deter assad from using chemical weapons, to degrade his regime's ability to use them and to make clear to the world that we will not tolerate their use. that's my judgment as commander-in-chief. but i'm also the president of the world's oldest constitutional democracy, so even though i possess the authority to order military strikes, i believed it was right in the absence of a direct or imminent threat to our security to take this debate to congress. i believe our democracy is stronger when the president acts with the support of congress and i believe that america acts more effectively abroad when we stand
together. this is especially true after a decade that put more and more war-making power in the hands of the president and more and more burdens on the shoulders of our troops while sidelining the people's representatives from the critical decisions about when we use force. now, i know that after the terrible toll of iraq and afghanistan the idea of any military action-- no matter how limited-- is not going to be popular. after all, i've spent four and a half years working to end wars, not to start them. our troops are out of iraq, our troops are coming home from afghanistan, and i know americans want all of us in washington-- especially me-- to concentrate on the task of building our nation here at home, putting people back to work, educating our kids, growing our middle-class. it's no wonder, then, that you're asking hard questions. so let me answer some of the
most important questions that i've heard from members of congress and that i've read in letters that you've sent to me. first, many of you have asked "won't this put us on a slippery slope to another war?" one man wrote to me that we are still recovering from our involvement in iraq. a veteran put it more bluntly. "this nation is sick and tired of war." my answer is simple: i will not put american boots on the ground in syria. i will not pursue an open-ended action like iraq or afghanistan. i will not pursue a prolonged air campaign like libya or kosovo. this would be a targeted strike to achieve a clear objective: deterring the use of chemical weapons and degrading assad's capabilities. others have asked whether it's worth acting if we don't take out assad.
as some members of congress have said "there's no point in doing a pinprick strike in syria." let me make something clear: the united states military doesn't do pinpricks. even a limited strike will send a message to assad that no other nation can deliver. i don't think we should remove another dictator with force. we learned from iraq that doing so makes us responsible for all that comes next. but a targeted strike can make assad or any other dictator think twice before using chemical weapons. other questions involve the dangers of retaliation. we don't dismiss any threats, but the assad regime does not have the ability to seriously threaten our military. any other retaliation they might seek is in line with threats that we face everyday. neither assad nor his allies have any interest in escalation that would lead to his demise
and our ally, israel, can defend itself with overwhelming force as well as the unshakable support of the united states of america. many of you have asked a broader question: why should we get involved at all in a place that's so complicated and where, as one person wrote to me, those who come after assad may be enemies of human rights. it's true that some of assad's opponents are extremists. but al qaeda will only draw strength in a more chaotic syria if people there see the world doing nothing to prevent innocent civilians from being gassed to death. the majority of the syrian people and the syrian opposition we work with just want to live in peace with dignity and freedom. and the day after any military action we would redouble our efforts to achieve a political solution that strengthens those
who reject the forces of tyranny and extremism. finally, many of you have asked "why not leave this to other countries or seek solutions short of force?" as several people wrote to me, we should not be the world's policemen. i agree. and i have a deeply held preference for peaceful solutions. over the last two years, my administration has tried diplomacy and sanctions. warnings and negotiations. but chemical weapons were still used by the assad regime. however, over the last few days we've seen some encouraging signs, in part because of the credible threat of u.s. military action as well as constructive talks that i had with president putin the russian government has indicated a willingness to join with the international community in pushing assad to give up his chemical weapons.
the assad regime has now admitted that it has these weapons and even said they'd joined the chemical weapons convention which prohibits their use. it's too early to tell whether this offer will succeed, and any agreement must verify that the assad regime keeps its commitments. but this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force, particularly because russia is one of assad's strongest allies. i have therefore asked members of congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while we pursue this diplomatic path. i'm sending secretary of state john kerry to meet his russian counterpart on thursday and i will continue my own discussions with president putin. i've spoken to the leaders of two of our closest allies: france and the united kingdom. we will work together in consultation with russia and china to put forward a resolution at the u.n. security council requiring assad to give
up his chemical weapons and to ultimately destroy them under international control. we'll also give u.n. inspectors the opportunity to report their findings about what happened on august 21 and we will continue to rally support from allies from europe to the americas, from asia to the middle east who agree on the need for action. meanwhile, i've ordered our military to maintain their current posture to keep the pressure on assad and to be in a position to respond if diplomacy fails. and tonight i give thanks again to our military and their families for their incredible strength and sacrifices. my fellow americans, for nearly seven decades the united states has been the anchor of global security. this has meant doing more than forging international agreements, it has meant enforcing them. the burdens of leadership are often heavy, but the world is a
better place because we have borne them. and so, to my friends on the right i ask you to reconcile your commitment to america's military might with a failure to act when a cause is so plainly just. to my friends on the left i ask you to reconcile your belief in freedom and dignity for all people with those images of children writhing in pain and going still on a cold hospital floor. for sometimes resolutions and statements of condemnation are simply not enough. indeed, i'd ask every member of congress and those of you watching at home tonight to view those videos of the attack and then ask: what kind of world will we live in if the united states of america sees a dictator brazenly violate international law with poison gas and we choose to look the other way?
franklin roosevelt once said our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged. our ideals and principles, swes our national security, are at stake in syria, along with our leadership of a world where we seek to ensuring that the worst weapons will never be used. america's not the world's policemen. terrible things happen across the globe and it is beyond our means to right every wrong. but when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death and thereby make our own children safer over the long run i believe we should act. that's what makes america different. that's what makes us
exceptional. with humility but with resolve let us never lose sight of that essential truth. thank you. god bless you, and god bless the united states of america. >> pelley: the president of the united states live in the east room of the white house tonight making his case for punitive action against syria for what the administration says was a nerve gas attack on august 21 that killed more than 1,400 syrian civilians. like the presidential seal itself, the president had olive branches in one hand and arrows in the other saying that he would order the military to take action unless a rapidly developing diplomatic initiative that has been started by the russians bears fruit. and the president said that he's willing to give several days to see how that progresses with the russians and the u.n. security council.
cbs "this morning's" charlie rose had an opportunity, a rare opportunity this weekend, to sit down with the syrian dictator bashar al-assad. rose asked assad whether he would be willing to give up his chemical weapons. >> would you give up chemical weapons if it would prevent the president from authorizing a strike? if that is a deal you would accept. >> again, you always imply that we have chemical weapons. >> i have to, because that's the assumption of the president, that is his assumption and he is the one who will order the strike. >> it's his problem if he has an assum s-lgs but for us in syria we have principles. we deal anything to prevent the region from another crazy war. it's not only syria because it will start in syria -- >> you'll do anything to prevent the region from having another crazy war? >> yes. >> pelley: interview was sunday. assad at that moment as you saw would not confirm or deny the existence of chemical weapons but in the last 24 hours syria
has confirmed that it has chemical weapons and it has pledged to put them under international control. we got more detail on that today from damascus with the syrian foreign minister who made a speech on television. our elizabeth palmer is in damascus tonight and she was there to listen to the speech. liz, what were some of the details? >> well, he was pretty categorical. he said that syria wanted to or would stop making chemical weapons, stop possessing them, and would also hand over the existing stocks into international hands. and he mentioned russia, other countries and the united nations. now, i asked an opposition politician "do you believe it?" and he said "look, the syrian government's been lying to us for years, but we do believe the russians are serious." and certainly russia's reputation as an international diplomatic heavyweight is at stake here. but just consider the logistics
challenge of trying to move international experts of some kind into a country-- which coua full blown civil war and many parts of the country are not accessible to the government. so just to guard them is one thing and then, if, as the russians say, the goal is to destroy them, that could take years. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer reporting from the syrian capital damascus tonight. liz, thank you very much. we also have standing by major garrett, our chief white house correspondent at the white house where the president just wrapped up his speech. major, the president's speech has been evolving day after day, hour after hour as these rapidly developing events have occurred. >> that's right, scott, this was never going to be a speech calling for war, but it was going to be a speech originally intended as a call to arms to confront syria. now it's a speech about the importance of this issue but also the time needed to pursue diplomacy. the white house is skeptical this diplomatic initiative from the russians will work but it
knows it was in very serious political jeopardy in the house and senate and could not win a vote this week. so these two things now dove tail. time to pursue a diplomatic option and time to sell the country more convincingly, the white house hopes, on the necessity of action sometime if diplomacy fails. that was the big effort behind tonight's speech. >> pelley: major garrett at the white house. major, thank you very much. joining us now is bob schieffer, our chief washington correspondent and the anchor of "face the nation." bob, what did you notice in the president's speech? >> schieffer: well, this is not the speech that at the beginning of the week they planned to make. i mean, the president himself said that. and, i mean, you know, like the making of sausage, maybe you shouldn't look too closely at how this policy got to where it is tonight. but it has changed. i mean, he has put that you have vote, he was almost certainly going to lose this vote. the votes were not there. congress was not going to give him the authority to go ahead and then this proposal by the russians comes along where in
the process of this you find out that assad admits that he has chemical weapons, that he will -- you know, he will sign a treaty. so this is totally different and they're feeling pretty good about this tonight. this is not the place they thought they would be. >> schieffer: bob, thanks very much. there will be much more about all of this and the president's address on your local news on this cbs station and, of course, always online at cbsnews.com. we'll have more first thing tomorrow morning on cbs "this morning" with charlie rose, norah o'donnell and gail king. for many of you the cbs prime time schedule will continue in just a moment. for some in the west, the cbs news is straight ahead. i'm scott pelley. cbs news in washington. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald the bay area closely watches the president's speech on syria and tonight, our congressional delegates weigh in on the debate between diplomacy and military action. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm elizabeth cook. we have just heard president obama address the nation about syria, about why it's in the u.s. national security interests for syria to face the consequences for a nerve gas attack on august 21st. but he also raise the possibility of a diplomatic solution. ken bastida joins with us how bay area members of congress are reacting. >> reporter: how interesting to see history played out in front of our eyes, you guys. we were just watching the world change in the last few minutes. the president of the united states, of course, spending about 15 minutes addressing the american people. but who was his message really intended to -- to, at least two bay area congressmen sam far and george miller are telling us that they are grateful that
there is a diplomatic solution to explore and now tonight the president has asked the leaders of congress to postpone a vote on the president's call for a military strike on syria. so all you have to do is check out how the rank-and-file bay area democrats consider the issue tonight. out of our 13 representatives, only one, and that's minority whip nancy pelosi, backs obama's call for a military strike. so i think what's happening is the president is gauging this. he is looking at this and saying, i don't have the votes. but who is to say that, you know, the threat of this military action was not enough and what do we know about the back door channels we were talking about this during the speech, between mr. obama and mr. putin? and what has been going on behind the scenes that we don't know about at pressure that's being applied to syria right now that is not in the public eye? >> and the threat of a military strike is that pressure. he can't take him thumb off that pressure valve. >> reporter: no.
and the other part of this is, you know, any scholar would tell you that the president really doesn't need congress' approval in a situation like this. we can look at recent history and see the presidents have acted unilaterally without congress and done whatever they wanted to do. it doesn't matter which side of the aisle they are on. i think the president is reserving that. i think when the united states speaks and it says, we can do something militarily to you if you don't, you know, tow the line our way, then i think -- >> and we don't use pin pricks. >> that's the ultimate threat right there, yes. >> thank you. right now, there's a town hall discussion on syria going on at san francisco's commonwealth club. the room is at capacity as you can see. people started gathering at about an hour ago to watch president obama's speech and then talk about his address and the conflict. speakers at tonight's event include local professors and syrian activists. we'll have more on the story throughout the evening. developing news tonight. the mount diablo fire, crews say although most of the flames are out, the hot spots are
still a big concern. the fire burned more than 3200 acres and is 45% contained. but 75 homes are still threatened. fire started sunday afternoon along morgan territory road south of clayton. evacuations are still in place for people in those neighborhoods. ryan takeo reports flare-ups forcing people to stay away still tonight. >> reporter: we just learned evacuations have been lifted but fire crews looking at the hot spots. they don't want those to flare up. last night there was a big flare-up. we are at the top of mount diablo at the summit right there. it's very rare because the state park has been closed. they let us up here to show you from this vantage point. we have been looking down at helicopters for the last several minutes. the fire crews do not want any more close calls. >> oh, so they are going up
now. they are going further up this trail. >> reporter: joanne dominic continues to watch fire crews in action. she has a front row seat to see their work. crews evacuated her sunday from her clayton area home. she came back yesterday to see the flames flaring up. >> the whole sky was bright red. >> last night my neighbor said look outside. i looked out on my deck and it's kind of like looking over here. and there's just a wall of fire coming up. >> reporter: firefighters worry winds would whip the flames and ignite embers in the trees like it did last night. >> and what happened there was the one thing we are worried about today is the winds change in the evening time. >> i was very surprised and grateful, i mean, we really dodged a bullet up here. >> reporter: there was still plenty of damage but mostly to brush. still no home has suffered damage. this fire break on oak hill lane worked well but look how close it came to this home's deck. >> you know, really, in this kind of an environment, it's
amazing that they were able to control. >> reporter: domiina didn't think she would be here to tell her story. she thanked them while they took a break. >> probably the most emotional was the human element. >> reporter: in her mind it was rest well deserved. >> the loss of the house, i would never forget the human element of it. >> reporter: we told you yesterday that the fire reached the summit of mount diablo. it's totally different from this vantage point. you can see the scorched earth right there. one thing that neighbor said miss domina said she wanted to thank her neighbors who helped out and made sure she was safe on sunday. a lot of stories like that. ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> we talked with crews about their plans to put this fire out once and for all. they said that the calm winds helped firefighters gain a lot of ground. >> we're anticipating some good news as crews are working very hard today to put a containment line around this fire and start to put this fire out.
>> road closures have been lifted in certain areas, as well. marsh creek road is open to traffic and parts of morgan territory road are also open. firefighters battling another front tonight a fast- moving fire 10 miles south of redding. firefighters working tirelessly to control the huge flames. 80 structures including 30 homes have burned down. 300 more are still threatened. one woman's home scorched. she recalls how terrifying it was. >> the flames were 30 to 60 feet tall coming at us and we just barely got out in time. it was bad. it was really bad. >> this fire is 40% contained and wind conditions aren't helping the 1100 firefighters working at the fire. at yosemite national park 254,000 acres were burned. this video is from the peak of the firefight that started three weeks ago. tonight it is 80% contained. but the estimated cost to fight
the "rim" fire, more than $100 million. new tonight, it was supposed to be a routine traffic stop, quickly turned into a high-speed chase through san francisco streets. police say the chase began around 4 p.m. at bayshore boulevard and tunnel avenue. officers caught up with the driver about a mile and a half later near 3rd street and williams avenue. the suspect was then taken into custody. a usf professor died at an early-morning fire at an apartment building in berkeley. 56-year-old andrew goodwin was found on the third floor. he was taken to alta bates medical center where he died. he was a media studies professor at usf and an author. the fire in berkeley started at 1:40 a.m. here's the aftermath. destroyed this building, huge black hole marking where the fire was. 7 other people were able to get out safely from the building on oregon street near telegraph avenue. pg&e has reached settlements with hundreds of
san bruno residents. the penalties come three years and a day after a pipeline explosion killed 8 and destroyed 38 homes. the utility expects to pay $565 million in settlements and claims. pg&e reached settlements with nearly 350 victims in just the last couple of days. two other cases are still pending. and san jose state university police have arrested a man suspected of killing a man on campus. 62-year-old craig uhera was arrested for the murder of a man found dead in a parked car on humboldt street. police believe uhe ra shot the man to death. this mark's san jose's 37th homicide this year. >> just to lose everything you worked for and nobody -- nobody helps out. >> coming up, why struggling homeowners in one bay area city might not get help from the government after all. how financially troubled families in another city could be the ones seeing relief. >> how this dry barren bay area
parking lot will soon be transformed into a tropical wetland. >> and time for a cool change in the bay area. we have the forecast for a rather frigid wednesday coming up. toni ask - are they enough to keep consume terested in apple. >> and from fingerprint sensors to cheaper models the new iphones are unveiled. tonight we ask, are they enough to keep consumers interested in apple? ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
council is meeting to consir scrapping a plan to help struggling homeowners. proposed right now the richmond city council is meeting to consider scrapping a plan that could have helped struggling homeowners. city leaders have proposed teaming up with the san francisco investment firm to buy more than 600 underwater mortgages. so far, though, no banks have agreed to sell those mortgages. the city has said it could use eminent domain to force the banks to sell. the mayor supports the program but the vice mayor warns it could hurt city finances. a similar idea could be coming to san francisco where believe it or not there are homes under water in today's market. a city supervisor introduced legislation today that would
help those homeowners. but as mark kelly reports, those trouble homeowners aren't convinced help is on the way. >> reporter: at 1347 shafter avenue you will find the lindsey family. loretta and thomas have been through it as they say, and it's not over yet. >> we had our house since '96 and we have been paying our bills faithfully until the surgery. >> reporter: when loretta got sick, the family financial situation took a turn south. they were down to one income and in no time, bills piled up. soon enough the bayview home that they raised their family in for decades was in jeopardy. >> so that took us further back in bills and once you go back, you know, you can't catch up. we just kind of got to get ourselves back on the financial footing and once we get ourselves back in that, i think we'll be all right. >> reporter: their mortgage is $600,000. but the bayview district home is worth a much lower $420,000. in the real estate world,
that's an underwater home. the financial stress is palpable. >> fighting fighting fight, working all your life, and then just to lose everything that you worked for and nobody, nobody helped us. >> reporter: but a savior could be coming. san francisco city hall is looking into helping homeowners with underwater mortgages. at supervisor david campos' office a resolution is already in the works. one idea is tapping into the city's power of eminent domain to buy underwater mortgages at market price. >> i think the city has a responsibility to at least explore what that looks like. we want to do it in a responsible way and a legally responsible fiscally responsible way. >> reporter: it's still early. the resolution has only been introduced. but after years of fighting with banks, the lindsey family isn't all that hopeful city government will step in and do much better. >> well, to me, it's all rhetoric because we have heard that before. i would entertain that idea if i seen it happen before.
and i have never seen the city and county help us at all. >> reporter: in bayview, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> now, campos says in the end, eminent domain may not be the solution. they are looking into all options at this point. well, governor brown could soon be deciding the fate of the gold he en state warriors -- golden state warriors. a bill would okay the nba team's plan to leave oakland and build an arena on the san francisco waterfront. the warriors want to build a world class public attraction on piers 30-32. the arena would also host concerts and other events. east bay lawmakers pretty upset about the jobs that would be moved away. state legislators approved the project today. big win for new zealand on the water today. a huge tactical error by oracle team usa cost them the lead and the race. the 6th race in the series was scheduled for today but the troubled oracle team decided to use a postponement card and put
it off to another day. the official score of the america's cup 4-1 with new zealand holding the lead a big change for a marin county beach. on busy days a dirt parking lot is your only option but now a restoration project is taking that dirt lot back to its roots. it's a lot at the north end of rodeo beach in the golden gate national recreation area. kpix 5 reporter don ford shows us how the dirt lot will soon be flowing with flora and fauna. >> reporter: 100-year-old roads throughout the golden gate national park marin headlands are being rebuilt. this parking lot near rodeo beach has to go, too. >> we are actually going to be able to restore this large dirt overflow parking area into the wetlands that it once was. >> reporter: it's nearly 3 acres of dirt. believe it or not, it has its own history too. during world war ii, it was the fort cronkite commando training school and this was also where
they assembled the big guns that were later installed in the hills. >> it's a very tight time frame. >> reporter: gary's company is doing the construction work. >> put it back to what is considered a natural state that it was probably 100 years ago before, you know, people ever came out here in the civil war. >> reporter: special native plants are being raised in the nursery for the project, like spreading rush, california blackberry and seaside daisy. >> within a few years the plants will be filling in the space. it will be back to tremendous green area. >> reporter: there are some signs, however, that yes this was once a wetland. >> that certified wetlands, it's wet and it's land. [ laughter ] >> reporter: he says building wetlands is just as important as building roads. >> we have to keep our honor and quality up because we make a boo boo everybody knows about it. >> reporter: park service says, take a good look now at this 100-year-old parking lot.
in about 100 days it will be gone. in the marin headlands, don ford, kpix 5. >> the initial work will be done during the dry months to minimize erosion. a san jose police officer saved a man's life after he suffered a heart attack and collapsed at a south bay airport. today our len ramirez was there when that officer paid a special visit to the man. >> there he is. >> hey! >> how are you! >> i'm great. how are you? >> i am doing outstanding. it is a pleasure, sir, it is a pleasure to meet you. thank you. >> you, too. >> you're the first face i saw when i woke up! >> well, good. >> reporter: san jose police officer robert dale came to the bedside of frank nunez of jacksonville, florida to check up on how the patient was doing. >> i feel great believe it or not. >> reporter: nunez looks fit and says he feels fine after a near-death experience at mineta san jose international airport yesterday. he was in a security checkpoint line at 6:20 a.m. when he collapsed and went unconscious. officer dale happened to be on airport duty and responded to
the commotion. >> he was having agonal breathing, which is labored breathing that is reflexive of nature not effective breathing which is typical of somebody that's having a cardiac event. >> reporter: officer dale also happens to be san jose police department's top cpr instructor. he grabbed a defibrillator and went to work alternated with the tools and cpr. he brought him back in 4 minutes. >> i was thrilled the training i had was able to help somebody. >> reporter: nunez suffered a kind of heart spasm called an arrhythmia. lucky for him everything and everyone seemed to be in the right place at the right time. >> just the perfect moment for something like that to happen. so yeah, i firmly believe that i -- if it didn't happen athat point i wouldn't be here. >> reporter: in san jose, len
learn, kpix 5. >> officer dale hopes his experience serves as an inspiration for more people to get cpr training. >> right place, right time. >> the patient in good place, too. the weather is taking a turn for the -- well, unless you like cold weather. >> careful! >> temperatures cooled by 25 degrees. it's balmy relative to the coast. in concord 67 degrees. oakland at 71. livermore 77. san francisco 65. fog and low overcast hung by the shoreline most of the day hanging out by the old ballyard tonight at 7:15. the giants taking on the rockies game time temperature 58 degrees by:15. fog and low clouds just pouring through the golden gate keeping temperatures cool through tomorrow and warmer thursday. more sunshine for the latter half of the week but we'll have
clouds along the coast tomorrow and sunny around the bay, inland sunny warm, 80s. high pressure is finally beginning to relax a little bit over the west coast. and as a result, they are getting warm temperatures up in seattle. they had readings near 90 degrees today. all the fungus up in fungus corners is dying but for us down here we have partly cloudy skies and some low overcast along the shoreline. futurecast showing we have fog over the north bay, pouring up against the peninsula and pulled back tomorrow morning at 10:00 so we'll get a little more sunshine tomorrow than today. but because the pressure in the atmosphere is just lower, the numbers are not going to come up a lot until thursday when the high builds back in and we warm things up to near 90 degrees again inland. central valley is cooling too. sacramento is at 101 on saturday. today just -- tomorrow just 87 degrees. 96 at fresno. and along the shoreline we are looking at 68 at monterey and
the south bay tomorrow san jose 80 degrees. milpitas 82. morgan fire 84. pleasanton in the mid-80s tomorrow. livermore about average 87 degrees. and for san francisco tomorrow will be looking at 66. oakland 72. and sausalito 65 degrees. extended forecast, another mild day tomorrow before we get back to higher temperatures on the weekend, 92 on friday and saturday. further ahead things cool like today. but if you want a warming trend, just in time for the weekend looks good. >> all right. thank you. still ahead, the features of the newest iphone. and we ask if they are really enough to help apple rebound. ,,
unions were supposed to continue in oakland. but negotiators cancelled today's meeting because of a "scheduling conflict." today is the halfway point of the 60-day cooling-off period governor brown ordered to sig alert strike. a legal blow for google. a judge said a privacy lawsuit over its street view mapping program broke federal wiretapping laws when it collected personal data accidentally. google claims it was collected inadvertently and has apologized. a spokesman says the company is considering next steps. apple stock closed down today despite the announcement of two new iphones. shares fell 2% to close at $494. a year ago apple stock was heading towards an all-time high and started a steady dropping falling more than 40% at one time. on the consumerwatch sue kwon on whether the bells and whistles of the new iphones are enough to get consumers to buy. >> from the beginning, we wanted to design cases as
colorful -- >> reporter: it was perhaps the worst kept secret coming from silicon valley. apple confirmed it is releasing the iphone 5c in bright colors but one moment drew a collective gasp. the $99 price tag for the 16- gigabyte version. >> $99. [ applause ] >> reporter: 200 to $400 will buy the new iphone 5s, as expected more power and a better camera but it was a look inside the phone's new operating system that had cameras in the room popping away. finally the game changer for smartphone security. there's a touch id sensor that uses your fingerprint to unlock the device. >> yeah, you can see this showing up in other apple products.phones, ipads, macs, then they would have their own technology standards for security. >> reporter: is it all enough to get consumers to upgrade or buy new devices? i used my old iphone 5 to ask
them. if somebody steals it they can't use it because it's got my fingerprints on it. so that would be good. >> that would be a selling point. >> absolutely. >> the iphone c is going to be great for emerging markets especially. of for me, i'm definitely excited -- for me, i'm definitely excited about johnnie oz putting his stamp on the ios. >> reporter: they can experience the new operating system in the new phones september 20th. on the consumerwatch, sue kwon, kpix 5. >> apple is holding another event in just about 10 minutes. this one in china. a long anticipated deal with china mobile is expected to be announced. it would significantly increase apple's distribution in the world's biggest smartphone market. just in time for the new iphones to go on sale, walmart is launching a smartphone trade- in program. all you have to do is take your phone into a walmart or sam's club store. you can get anywhere from $50 to $300 based on the condition and type of phone you turn n but there is a catch. you'll be given a credit that
can only be used to buy another phone from walmart. back to our top story. president obama making his case to deal with chemical weapons in syria. the president saying tonight he is willing to explore a diplomatic solution and delay a vote in congress to do that. that solution would force syria to disclose and turn over its chemical weapons to international monitors. the first reaction to the speech? just coming in. house minority leader nancy pelosi says she agrees with the president the regime must be held responsible. she says while the president continues to pursue a diplomatic solution, quote, the threat of military action remains on the table. so what's next? the president is sending secretary of state john kerry to meet with his russian counterpart that will happen on thursday. they will try to hammer out this last-minute diplomatic solution. we are going to have more reaction to the president's speech coming up on kpix 5 at 11:00. and we'll be right back with sports.
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the america's cup finals th they bowed out of the secon two dennis is thinking of getting into sailing. >> yes, i am. >> in a limited way. >> maybe oracle could use me with their strategy. to big a jib, not enough wind, questionable strategy. i think people are surprised by what's going on out there. it's getting so bad, for oracle and the america's cup finals that they bowed out of the second of two scheduled races today. fans lining the shores of the
san francisco bay for race number 5. team oracle did a heavy turn slowing the boat. the kiwis topped out at 54 miles an hour hit the finish line a minute and 4 seconds before the american counterparts. that's a blowout. reeling from the loss, team oracle opted to use their one postponement provision meaning that races 6 and 7 will take place now on thursday. >> we feel they have an edge on us at the moments especially up wind. takes a little bit of work. we're going to play the card strategically and hopefully improve. now, here's what you need to know. new zealand holds -- >> come back and see me. >> okay. let's get the facts. [ laughter ] >> new zealand holds the 4 to negative one lead in the best
of 17 series. oracle has a negative one for rules violations. bottom line new zealand needs only to win one of five of the remaining 12 races. they are going to be the champions. the 49ers and seahawks are one of the most heated nfl rivalries thanks to the two head coaches. but while everybody else is hyping up sunday night's big matchup, jim harbaugh and pete carroll aren't adding any fuel to the fire. >> there's a lot of excitement he outside of the weekend game. >> we're pretty plastic sit in here. we are kind of flat lining around here. it's a good thing. we'll need that. >> too early to talk about play- off implications in week 2? [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> really? [ laughter ] >> free country. you can talk about whatever you want. no, this is not the running of the bulls in pamplona. arizona state might though want to spend some time practicing their entrance. not one but two football players go down and get trampled by their teammates.
>> good night! that is a huge fish! >> you guys see any different about this crustacean sensation? >> what is wrong with that claw? >> see you're an expert. >> the claw. >> that is a -- >> looks like a hand. >> there's a six-claw lobster named lola on display at the maine state aquarium. expert describe six claws as a one in 50 million rarity. that baby weighed 4 pounds, one in 50 million. >> amazing. >> you're not going to eat that. you're not going to find that at ruth chris. >> play the lottery. >> okay. >> one in 50 million. >> brian hackney made a great point. he said maybe oracle needs a weatherman aboard that boat. he can see the shifting winds coming through the mouth of the golden gate. >> wind currents, tides. >> you said they were surprised by the fact there wasn't enough wind? >> well, yeah. that was one of a couple of issues started with the jib was
too big to begin with and then they made a tactical error going towards alcatraz. i could go on and on about the america's cup, brian. >> i know you can. [ laughter ] >> you can go upon and on about weather. >> have i been exposed? [ laughter ] >> all right. >> warming trend this weekend. >> sounds like it's going to feel like summer. >> it is. by the time we get toward the end of the week, friday and saturday we're looking at temperatures that will finally regain the low 90s again. we'll have to wait until friday and saturday. tomorrow kind of a repeat performance a lot of fog and low clouds along the shoreline. but take heart! there's warmth on the way. >> okay. >> hang on. >> all right. >> sort of like oracle. hang on. >> two more races on thursday. >> 1:00. >> check them out quick. it will be over soon. [ laughter ] >> there's the pod. see you at 11:00. good night. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com call or click today.
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