<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usMon, 24 Oct 2016 17:10:41 -0700Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:10:41 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[SFPD Investigating Homicide in Glen Park]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:12:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1024-2016-SFHomicide.jpg

A man was fatally shot in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood, police said Monday.

The shooting was reported just after 1:30 p.m. at a home on the 100 block of Addison Street. When officers arrived on scene they found a man in his 40s suffering from a gun shot wound.

Paramedics who responded to the scene declared the victim was deceased.

An investigation is ongoing.

No other information was immediately available.

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<![CDATA[Rain Returns to Bay Area]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:41:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/011016+rain+weather+generic.jpg

A strong storm is possible on Thursday in the Bay Area in the second of two rain systems forecasted for the week, National Weather Service officials said Sunday.

The first storm, which arrived Monday and will continue Tuesday, will bring up to 1.75 inches to some North Bay locations while areas south of the Golden Gate can expect less than half an inch.

But a second system on Thursday is expected to bring much more widespread and heavier rain south of the Golden Gate, with up to 2 inches possible in some areas through Friday.

Forecasters are uncertain right now where the heaviest rain will fall, but it could cause debris flows in the Santa Cruz and Santa Lucia mountains, where the Loma and Soberanes fires burned thousands of acres, according to weather officials.

A week ago, the officials issued flash flood warnings for both areas as well as the area burned by the Chimney Fire, which is also in the Santa Lucia Mountains.

Strong and gusty winds are possible on Thursday, weather officials said.

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<![CDATA[AMC Theatres to Host Election Night Viewing Parties]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:31:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/Clinton-Trump-Debate-Caras.JPG

You’ll be able to watch the drama of Election Night with popcorn, candy and dozens of like-minded strangers.

AMC Theatres and CNN will broadcast the Nov. 8 presidential election on the big screen at 50 theaters in 25 cities nationwide, including in two theaters in San Diego.

The event is free for members of AMC Stubs , a tiered perks program from the exhibitor chain, and their guests, AMC Theatres said Monday. Audience members can choose between "red" and "blue" locations, depending on party preference.

In San Diego County, you’ll head to AMC Mission Valley 20 if you’re part of the Democratic party and to AMC La Jolla 12 if you favor the Republican party.

Other cities with theaters taking part include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

The broadcast, which will also include major national, state and local elections, will begin at 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

This isn't the first time this election season that a theater company is getting in the politics game. Last week, Regal Cinemas hosted debate viewing parties in San Diego.

<![CDATA[49ers QB Kaepernick Wears Shirt to Honor Black Panther Party]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:06:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kap-smile.jpg

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick paid tribute to the Black Panther Party following Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Kaepernick was seen wearing a Black Panthers shirt while he talked to reporters. The outspoken quarterback the week before sported a Muhammad Ali shirt following a loss to the Buffalo Bills.

"To pay homage," Kaepernick answered when asked at the time about wearing the Ali shirt. "He fought a very similar fight and was trying to do what's right for the people. And for me to be able to have someone like that come before me is huge.

Kaepernick this season has refused to stand for the national anthem before games in protest of racial discrimination against blacks in the United States, particularly after a spate of police shootings of African Americans.

Kaepernick wearing a Black Panther Party shirt follows a day after former leaders and community members gathered in Oakland to honor the group's 50th anniversary.

During the month of October, the Black Panthers have been praised for combating racial injustice and taking time to uplift the battered African American community.

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<![CDATA[Pope Calls for Tolerance, Loving Gestures, in Final Mass]]> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:05:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490326864.jpg

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims gathered in the heart of Philadelphia to watch as Pope Francis culminates his historic visit to the United States by celebrating Mass and talking once again about the importance of the family — the theme of the World Meeting of Families event that brought him to the country for the first time.

Francis used the Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in downtown Philadelphia to stress tolerance, patience and the acceptance of others.

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"To raise doubts about the working of the Spirit, to give the impression that it cannot take place in those who are not 'part of our group,' who are not 'like us,' is a dangerous temptation," he said in a homily. "Not only does it block conversion to the faith; it is a perversion of faith."

According to an "unofficial estimate" by people working the event, a crowd of 860,000 started making its way to security lines early in the day for a chance to get to see His Holiness up close. Even more watched on about 40 large TV screens that were set up in the city. Most of those screens were located about 25 blocks away from the Mass location.

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Francis told the pilgrims that "our common house can no longer tolerate sterile divisions."

On family, he said love is shown by small daily signs which make people feel at home, and that faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love.

"That is why our families, our homes, are true domestic churches," he said. "They are the right place for faith to become life, and life to become faith."

He added: "Anyone who wants to bring into this world a family which teaches children to be excited by every gesture aimed at overcoming evil -- a family which shows that the Spirit is alive and at work -- will encounter our gratitude and our appreciation. Whatever the family, people, region, or religion to which they belong."

Toward the end of his homily, he asked the audience a simple question.

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"In my own home, do we shout? Or do we speak to each other in love and tenderness? That is a good way of measuring our love."

At the end of the Mass, Francis had one final message to those in attendance.

"Thank you very much for your participation and your love for the family," he said in English. "And I ask you to pray for me. Don't forget."

The Mass ends Francis' whirlwind six-day U.S. trip in which he has visited the White House, addressed a joint session of Congress, participated in a multi-religious service at Ground Zero, addressed world leaders at the United Nation's General Assembly and met privately with victims of clergy sex abuse at a seminary just outside of Philadelphia. The pontiff, who is known as the people's pope for his outward display of humility, also met with the homeless at a shelter and inmates at a jail.

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The City of Brotherly Love opened its doors this weekend not only for Francis (Archbishop Charles Chaput even joked about renaming the city "Francisville"), but to the thousands of people who arrived in the city to catch a glimpse of him at one of his many city-wide events.

Among those in attendance at the final Mass was 61-year-old Junior Isaac, who arrived in Philadelphia without tickets.

"I wanted to be part of history," said Isaac, who was wearing a U.S. Army hat. "I came all the way from Rhode Island without tickets. Within two hours I had four. I think God is a miracle and a feast.”

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Latonya Williams, a childcare provider from Philadelphia, attended the event with her three children.

“I think he’s the best," Williams said of Francis. "I love his humble spirit. I wasn’t that interested in the other popes, and I’m not Catholic."

A Grand Arrival

The "Popemobile," a white Jeep Wrangler, began carrying Francis toward the alter at about 3:15 p.m. to the roars of scores of people lining the streets of Philly. His motorcade stopped briefly to view the "Knotted Grotto," a public art installation at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul.

The Grotto is a place anyone can go, write their intentions down, and tie them onto one side of the courtyard fence to be "undone" by another person. People leaving intentions tie their own and then untie someone else's to move it to the other side in homage to Francis' favorite image of the Blessed Mother as Mary Undoer of Knots.

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Some 500 students from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, boarded buses Saturday night for their pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families event.

The students, part of the university's campus ministry group, arrived in Philadelphia around 7 a.m.

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"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Nicole Steiner, 19, a sophomore originally from Massachusetts. "It's cool we're able to see him in our own country. He's an inspiring figure."

The students will board buses back to Notre Dame Sunday night.

Courtney Morin, 19, also a sophomore, said she's excited to be part of something so big.

"He's such a huge figure in the world," said Morin, who is from Indiana. "For me, it's being part of a moment when so many things can happen."

The two young woman and several other students from Notre Dame stopped to pose for a photo at Philly's iconic LOVE sculpture before heading to the Parkway to find a spot to watch the Mass. They have tickets to get into the closer areas, they said.

Students from Notre Dame have been following the pope's movement throughout his historic visit to the United States.

"We had papal pancakes Thursday to watch his address to Congress," Morin said.

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A flock of Father Thien Nguyen's pilgrims donned bright yellow shirts and waited eagerly in front of a Jumbotron outside Philadelphia's City Hall on Sunday morning.

Nguyen said the group of about 150 people from the Vietnamese Catholic community in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Canada traveled to Philly for Francis' public Mass. Nguyen heard confession from a woman as many of his older pilgrims hunked down by the bigscreen to watch the Mass.

"This group decided to stay here near the screen, food and bathrooms because they're older," Nguyen explained. "One group had tickets and went all the way up (the Parkway)."

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Nguyen said the Vietnamese faithful love the pope because of his care for the poor and the way he "represents Christ in the world."

The group celebrated a Vietnamese Mass Sunday morning before the papal service later, he said.

"We pray the pope will continue to be a great leader," Nguyen said. "We love the pope."

Up Next

After the Mass the Pope will travel back to Rome. His exit also means the World Meeting of Families ends. It was announced at the Mass that the next chapter in the religious event will take place in Dublin, Ireland, in 2018.

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<![CDATA[Ferguson Grand Jury Records Not Approved for Release]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:37:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/459432416.jpg The prosecutor overseeing the Ferguson grand jury hearing the Michael Brown case took the rare step of recording and documenting the proceedings, but that doesn't mean they will be released to the public if police officer Darren Wilson isn't indicted, officials said Sunday, NBC News reported. The St. Louis County director of judicial administration, Paul Fox, released a statement Sunday saying that St. Louis Judge Carolyn Whittington has to analyze the records before she approves that they be released, and Whittington can't do that until the grand jury has finished hearing evidence. The grand jury's decision on whether to indict Wilson, who shot and killed 18-year-old Brown in August, could come this week.
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<![CDATA[Taliban: We Found Bergdahl Alone, Cursing Countrymen]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:52:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP185958732321.jpg Two former Taliban commanders told NBC News on Thursday that Bowe Bergdahl was walking alone and cursing his countrymen when the Taliban found and captured him in Afghanistan in 2009. “Our people at the time couldn’t understand his language, but it was after he was shifted to a safe location, he said he wasn’t happy with his countrymen, but he didn’t intend to convert to Islam or join mujahideen (holy warriors),” one of the commanders said. The commanders said that through 2010, he had not converted to Islam. Bergdahl's release has drawn outrage from some, especially Republicans, who say the Obama administration might have broken the law by failing to notify congress before it traded five Guantanamo Bay detainees for Bergdahl.
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<![CDATA[Madera Police Ride-Along Gets Wild With Shootout]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:59:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/maderapolice.jpg

Bullets narrowly missed a civilian taking a ride in a police cruiser in central California early Sunday morning, when a traffic stop turned into a police chase. 

Many citizens who want to understand the job of police officers and get a sense of the excitement of the job go on ride-alongs, like the woman in Madera. But her morning was anything but routine after a suspect ended up firing 14 rounds at the patrol car, leaving the passenger scratched by broken glass and crying in fear, but safe, Police Chief Steven Frazier recapped Monday at a news conference. Originally, police had said nine rounds were fired.

The story, and especially the dashcam video police posted of the shootout and chase, has been seen nearly 1 million times on the department's Facebook page, and made its rounds on the TV morning talk shows, including the "Today" show.

"By the grace of God," Frazier told reporters, "this officer and this civilian ride-along are with us today."

Officer Julian Garcia, who was on his second week of the job and spotted a Mazda with a broken headlight, wasn’t injured and the woman on the ride-along suffered minor scratches, Frazier said. She is part of the department's volunteer citizen's academy. She declined to be interviewed or identified.

Madera is in San Joaquin County near Yosemite National Park.

The ride-along started off normally on Sunday about 4:30 a.m., police said. Garcia tried to stop a Mazda SUV traveling west on Howard Road because the car had a broken headlight and the driver failed to stop at a stop sign, according to the dashcam video and the chief. 

"He's not stopping," the woman is heard asking in the video, before a chase ensued.

When the Mazda turns onto Lighthouse Drive, its front passenger is apparently seen sticking a gun out the window, prompting the officer's passenger to say, "He has a gun! No, no, no, no!"

Approximately 14 rounds were fired at the police car, Frazier said. The patrol car was struck by three bullets, two of them through the windshield, and the patrol car was disabled. Frazier said that one of the bullets even landed inside someone's home in a pile of laundry.

The Mazda sped away, and the police cruiser pulled over. "You OK?" the officer is heard asking the woman, who begins sobbing in the car.

The Mazda was later found abandoned on Krest Street, and police found an AR 15-style pistol and other evidence, which they didn’t detail. Det. Sgt. Johnny Smith told NBC Bay Area there were paper license plates on the car, which was stolen from Fresno.

Police have not announced any arrests, and the chief said they were looking for at least two suspects.

Frazier said that he believes this video should be a prerequisite for all ride-along candidates so they can see what officers face day to day. He doesn't think the department will change its ride-along policy in any way, but he expects some citizens might refuse to participate after what happened this weekend.

"I think what occurred," he said, "is that at any time, any situation can go sideways. And this young lady experienced that."

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Confirms Outage; Shoppers Stymied]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:05:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/whole-foods-market2.jpg

First Twitter goes down; now Whole Foods. How will hip young techies survive?

Not quite a complete shutdown, but Whole Foods shoppers have been texting and tweeting about register shutdowns at stores in several states. Some where half the registers were closed, others completely unable to ring up the items.

Whole Foods responded to our request for information with a statement: Corporate Vice President Brooke Buchanan says, “We’ve experienced an unforeseen log-in issue within our point of sale systems, and registers are resetting and coming back online.”

As we saw Friday with the DDoS on web sites, the problems at Whole Foods seem to be slowing. Perhaps more registers are coming back online. Unlike Friday, this does not seem to be a targeted attack of any kind, more like a company-wide computer glitch.

We’ll continue to follow the story.

Scott shops on Twitter: @scottbudman

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<![CDATA[Gaza Cease-Fire Holds as Peace Talks Re-Open in Cairo]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 03:12:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP654242583915.jpg An Egyptian-brokered cease-fire halting the Gaza war held into Monday morning, allowing Palestinians to leave homes and shelters as negotiators agreed to resume talks in Cairo, The Associated Press reported. In Cairo, negotiators talks resumed at 11 a.m. (4 a.m. ET) Monday as people bought fuel for generators and communication workers struggled to fix cables damaged by the fighting. The truce took effect just after midnight (5 p.m. ET), preceded by heavy rocket fire toward Israel. The monthlong war has killed more than 1,900 Palestinians, the majority civilians. In Israel, 67 people have been killed, all but three of them soldiers.
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<![CDATA[Men Toting Clown Masks, Gun Spotted at San Francisco Mall]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:43:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/clownfile.jpg

Three men clutching two clown masks and a gun were spotted by a security guard at the Westfield San Francisco Centre Sunday, police said.

The guard was conducting a routine sweep outside one of the mall's entrances near Market and Powell streets when he approached the men before one flashed a gun, police said.

The men, who police say are between the ages of 20 and 30, immediately took off on foot and exited the mall without pointing the weapon at the security guard, according to police.

San Francisco police were dispatched to the scene around 3:15 p.m., but were unable to locate the suspects.

With Halloween just around the corner, San Francisco police are issuing a warning to folks.

"Keep your eyes open for anything that's out of the ordinary and looks suspicious," San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Carlos Manfredi said.

It is unclear if the three men are connected to the recent "creepy clown" hysteria that has been sweeping the nation.

As part of that phenomenon, people sporting clown masks have been discovered scaring people and even threatening Bay Area schools. Although much of the behavior has turned out to be pranks or hoaxes, local law enforcement agencies around the country and the FBI have been keeping a watchful eye.

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<![CDATA[Deer Spotted at New Jersey High School Campus]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:47:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019501200_1200x675_792481347628.jpg This wasn't on the lesson plan for some high school students in New Jersey. A deer was spotted running around the lobby at Ramapo Indian Hills High School in Franklin Lakes. Surveillance video shows the deer run into a parked school bus before rushing into the school after the impact. Cell phone video then shows the frightened animal running laps around the empty lobby before losing its balance and falling on the waxed floor. The animal then sits for a few seconds as its head darts back and forth. The deer keep stammering and falling as workers try to get the animal to come outside. The deer was only in the lobby for about five minutes, but students say they were talking about it all day. A responding officer says the deer was bleeding from its nose and mouth but didn't appear to be badly hurt as it ran back into the woods after the field trip gone wrong.]]> <![CDATA[Bicyclist Seriously Injured After South Bay Hit-and-Run]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:16:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/websunnyvalebikecrash1.jpg

A bicyclist riding in Sunnyvale Monday morning was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car, police said.

The collision occurred in the eastbound direction of Fremont Avenue east of Sunnyvale Saratoga Road, police said.

Authorities said they are looking for a white Acura that may be connected to the crash.

Further information was unavailable.

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<![CDATA[Texas Cop Saves Deer]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:16:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019501196_1200x675_792480835558.jpg A deer tied to a tree was rescued by a police officer outside of Houston. On Sunday, Officer Zieschang received a very strange call. It seems a young buck was tied to a tree in the backyard of a home under construction. Zieschang arrived to the scene where he and construction workers were able to cut the deer loose and remove excess rope of its antlers. The young deer was so grateful he made sure to walk back to the front of the house to personally thank Officer Zieschang. It's still unclear as to why the deer was tied up in the first place...]]> <![CDATA[Dublin Makes Nextdoor's Top 10 Halloween Candy Cities List]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:18:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Nextdoor-Treat-map-infographic.jpg

If you’re plotting your route to get the most loot on the scariest night of the year, be sure to check out Dublin. The city is on Nextdoor.com’s list of top 10 cities for trick-or-treating in the country.

In the weeks leading up to Halloween, the neighborhood-based social networking site posts a special feature: a map of users who plan to give out treats on All Hallow’s Eve.

Each home on the Treat Map is marked with a candy corn icon. Residents must be users of the site and self-identify online as candy-pushers.

“This is the online equivalent of turning on your porch light,” said Nextdoor spokeswoman Kelsey Grady.

Costumed kids can hone in on the houses with sweets to spare, instead of just judging homes by how much effort went into the spooky décor. Candy-obsessed trick-or-treaters can plot a path through their neighborhood to insure their goodie bags reach maximum capacity. And people who are dieting or going to bed early can avoid having the doorbell rung every five minutes by small children experiencing extreme sugar highs.

Dublin came in seventh on Nextdoor’s list for densest candy-distribution. Most of other cities on the top-10 list are in the Midwest, with the exception of Silver Spring, MD (#10), Parker, CO (#5), Wake Forest, NC (#4), and Brentwood, TN (#6). The Chicago suburb of Downers Grove tops the list.

Nextdoor’s analysis compared the number of users who registered told the site they planned to dole out candy last Halloween, against its total number of users in each city with more than 5,000 Nextdoor users. The list features cities with the best ratio for candy consumption from each state.

Grady said users have asked the site to flag which homes are giving out peanut-free candy, or small toys instead of sugary treats, or the coveted king-size candy bars. But the map can’t do that yet – maybe next year. Start costume planning now!

Nextdoor has members in 115,000 neighborhoods, which represents 65 percent of the neighborhoods in US.

So forget schlepping the kids to Mariposa in the Berkeley Hills. Or the parking headache on Trestle Glen in Oakland. Pile the little ghouls in the car and hop 580 to a land where chocolate, caramel, and cavities are free for the taking. Go East, young goblin, and do your best! 

<![CDATA[Missing Jet Families Seek $5M Reward for Answers]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 08:09:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP7372611894241.jpg Relatives of passengers aboard the missing Malaysia jet said Sunday that they are seeking to raise $5 million for a reward and private investigation leading to discovery of what happened to the plane and the 239 people on board, NBC News reported. The Reward MH370 project aims “to encourage a whistle blower to come forward” with information about the jet’s fate, a statement issued by five family members said. Project leader Ethan Hunt said effort was being launched via fundraising website indiegogo.com.
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<![CDATA[SF Robbery Suspects Steal Man's Camera, Drag Him on Asphalt]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:42:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PadillaJacobo.jpg

San Francisco police are searching for four robbery suspects who are accused of stealing a man's camera and dragging him on the ground during their escape, police said.

Authorities were alerted to the 900 block of Point Lobos Avenue on Oct. 5 and found a man suffering from multiple cuts on his arms.

The victim told police that a total of five suspects were present when he was shoved to the ground and had his camera poached from his hands. The victim tried to hold on to his camera, but one of the suspects eventually grabbed control after pulling the victim along the asphalt for approximately 10 feet.

Four suspects escaped in a silver Honda Civic while a fifth suspect fled on foot down Point Lobos Avenue, police said.

Police have apprehended one suspect, identified as 19-year-old San Francisco resident Jacobo Padilla, but they said they have yet to locate the four others.

Padilla was arrested for robbery, conspiracy and committing a felony while on bail, police said.

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<![CDATA[Home Alone Intruder]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:42:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-24-16-home-alone-intruder.jpg A boy in Michigan was home alone when an intruder came in and the story has a happy ending. Jason Colthorp reports.

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<![CDATA[Self-Driving Tesla]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:39:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019500180_1200x675_792431683747.jpg Tesla has made a big announcement about the future of driverless cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says all new Tesla vehicles will now come with hardware to make them fully self-driving. They're ready to be autonomous once government regulations allow. Tusk also released this video showing the self-driving capabilities, which shows a Tesla driving through town and eventually parking all by itself. The self-driving hardware includes eight cameras, a dozen sensors and faster radar.]]> <![CDATA[Titanic Key Auctioned]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:38:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-24-16-titanic-key-auctioned.jpg A corroded iron key to a locker on the Titanic has sold for one hundred and four thousand dollars at auction the key belonged to Sidney Sedunary, a 23-year-old ship's steward. He was one of the 15-hundred people who died when the state-of-the-art passenger liner struck an iceberg and sank during its maiden voyage from England to New York in 1912. The key, attached to a brass tag stamped "Locker 14 F Deck," was sent to Sedunary's pregnant widow after his body was recovered. Prices for titanic artifacts have soared in recent years. In 2013, a violin believed to have been played as the doomed vessel sank sold for more than one-million dollars.

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<![CDATA[Students Beaten in Philly U. Mob]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:03:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Temple+University+Roving+Student+Attacks+Skyforce.jpg

Four juveniles were arrested in a series of flash mob-style attacks on Temple University's campus this weekend that left students and police officers hurt, police and university officials said.

Groups of young people, estimated to number between 20 to 100, roved the school's North Philadelphia campus Friday night for nearly two hours causing havoc, authorities said.

Students were punched and kicked, an officer tossed to the ground and stones were thrown at passing cars, police said. Officers from three agencies — the Philadelphia Police Department, Temple University police and SEPTA police —responded to the incidents.

As many as six Temple students hurt in the attacks as they walked around campus between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. that night., along with a university police officer and a Philadelphia police horse. 

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One student, who was not identified, told the college news site The Tab she was walking with her boyfriend near 16th and Oxford streets around 8 p.m. when they were attacked by two kids.

The student told the news site her boyfriend was able to run away but she was grabbed by the ahir and beaten on her head and back. Her name was not given.

“I somehow got to the other side of Oxford Street by the time they got me to the ground. I remember shoes coming for my face and after that I heard other kids from the group saying ‘Yo chill, yo chill, it’s just a girl’ and they pulled my attackers off me," she reportedly said.

Police a 20-year-old man also fell victim to an attack by kids from this group.

At 9 p.m., a Temple police officer was tossed to the ground, landing on top of her patrol bike, while trying to apprehend a 15-year-old boy who was seen throwing rocks at cars driving along Broad Street, police said.

The teen was running from officers when he attacked the patrolwoman, police said. She suffered bruises to her leg and a scrape to her knee. The teen was apprehended a block away.

About 10 minutes later, a 15-year-old teen walked up to an equine officer and punched the animal in the head and face at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, police said. The mounted officer had been dispatched to help disperse as many as 100 kids at that corner.

He was arrested following a short chase.

Another attack happened about 10 minutes after that, around 9:20 p.m., along the 1700 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Three teens, an 18-year-old girl and two 19-year-old boys, were beaten down by as many as 30 young people, police said.

The girl suffered scrapes and cuts to her legs. Her cellphone was smashed and debit card stolen. Between the boys, an iPhone, wallet, backpack and Bluetooth wireless speaker was taken, according to police.

The suspects in this attack have not yet been arrested.

In all, as many as 50 juveniles were taken into custody and four — ranging in age from 15 to 17 years old — were charged with crimes. The charges include aggravated assault, robbery and assaulting a police officer.

Temple spokesman Ray Betzner said Friday the juveniles played a "cat-and-mouse game" with officers. A campus alert warning students and staff was sent around 9:30 p.m.

Joe Lauletta, the father of one of the apparent victims, posted an angry message to Facebook about his daughter's attack.

He said the youth who attacked his daughter "held her down and kicked and stomped on her repeatedly," referring to the attackers as "sick animals." The attack landed her in the hospital, he added.

NBC10 reached out to Lauletta for an interview.

Lauletta said his daughter and two male friends were exiting the subway, coming home from the Temple football game when they were beaten.

Philadelphia police, Temple police and the university are all investigating the incidents.

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<![CDATA[A Calendar Featuring Russian President Released]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:35:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-24-16-putin-calendar.jpg A calendar featuring Russian president Vladimir Putin has been released in Russia. The 2017 calendar, called "The Whole Year With the Russian President", depicts Putin engaged in various activities, including horse riding and diving. One resident's favorite month is May, which is the month Soviet Russia defeated Nazi Germany in World War II. It features a picture of Putin laying flowers with war veterans. A student who was visiting Moscow said the calendar made you think Putin was a good man. Student’s favorite month in the calendar is July, in which Putin is portrayed "as an ordinary man". The calendar is modestly priced at ninety cents.

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<![CDATA[Typhoon Surfers Hong Kong]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:27:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019500161_1200x675_792438339662.jpg Hong Kong issued a number eight typhoon warning, the third highest, early this Friday morning with the approach of typhoon Haima. Hong Kong shut all but essential services and the government also advised people to stay inside and away from the sea. However, this was the signal some surfers were dreaming of. Dozens of thrill-seekers ran into the sea at Sheko Beach to take advantage of unusually large waves. One surfer admitted that the conditions were not for beginners. The Hong Kong observatory said Haima will be closest to Hong Kong around noon, skirting about 62 miles to the east of the territory. This means that winds with mean speeds of 40 miles per hour or more are expected.]]> <![CDATA[Talk of Flying Car at Hollister Airport Creating Buzz]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:37:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-24-16-flying-car-prototype-drawing.jpg

A unique aircraft has been creating a buzz at the Hollister Airport.

It's believed to be a prototype of a "flying car," according to NBC affiliate KSBW, though details are purposely being kept under wraps.

Mountain View's Zee.Aero Inc. has signed a 34-year lease at the Hollister Airport in San Benito County to build a base of operations, KSBW reported.

A patent for the "personal aircraft" was first filed in June 2013, and lists the inventor as Ilan Kroo of Stanford. There is no timetable for when the prototype will actually become a mass-produced reality.

Zee Aero, by the way, is reportedly funded by Google co-founder Larry Page. The new partnership is expected to bring lots of new jobs to the airport.

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<![CDATA[Woman Fatally Shot in San Jose's 40th Homicide of the Year]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:53:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sjhomicide11.jpg

Police are searching for two suspects in a Sunday morning fatal shooting of a 32-year-old East San Jose woman, according to the San Jose Police Department.

Officers responded to the 1900 block of Lavonne Avenue around 6:30 a.m. Sunday to find a woman suffering from at least one gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, police said.

The woman's identity was not released by police or coroner officials as of Sunday evening, but family members told NBC Bay Area her name is Laura Garcia, and she's lived in the neighborhood most of her life. They said she was a quiet person who kept to herself.

Garcia's family said the neighborhood has had problems for years and added that a lack of police patrols is part of the blame in the shooting.

Garcia's slaying is the city's 40th homicide of year, police said. San Jose recorded a total of 30 homicides in 2015, according to the Mercury News.

A man, identified only as Garcia's brother-in-law, also was shot at least once. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Police said the shooting started after an argument.

"The victims were standing outside their residence, the suspects approached on foot, there were words exchanged, and shortly after, gunshots were fired," said San Jose police Lt. Eddie Pedreira.

Neighbors on Lavonne Avenue said they heard the gunshots, and two sisters who share a home heard a knock at their door shortly after. Silvia Vandenberg said she didn't dare answer the door, at the advice of her sister.

"She said not to open; she just heard gunshots," Vandenberg said, adding that it was still dark, and she could not see who was at the door.

Neighbors said the shooting happened outside a house party that lasted throughout the night. They also reported hearing four shots, one after the other, before a car sped away from the residence.

Investigators at the scene said a motive for the shooting is not known and they have not identified or apprehended any suspects.

Police are asking the public for help in identifying the shooters. Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283. Anonymous tips can be reported to Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867.

Photo Credit: Rick Boone/NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Seven People Shot in Oakland, One Released From Hospital]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:31:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/webOaklandshooting7victims.jpg

Seven men were shot and hospitalized late Saturday after gunfire rang out in Oakland, police said.

As police arrived on scene near 7700 Bancroft Ave. around 11:45 p.m., they reported hearing shots being fired before finding at least three people suffering from gunshot wounds. Witnesses told police that the remaining victims had already been transported to the hospital.

The seven victims range in age from 27 to 45 years old. One victim has been released from the hospital while six remain hospitalized, police said.

No officers were injured during the shooting, police said.

The Oakland Police Department will continue to investigate before providing a scheduled update at 7 a.m. on Monday.

Further information was unavailable.

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<![CDATA[Surprise! Kevin Durant Rides BART, Browses at Amoeba]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:56:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KD35.jpg

Turns out being a basketball superstar doesn't mean you can't lead a normal life. Just ask Kevin Durant, the newest member of "Dub Nation."

With just a few free days left on his schedule before the start of the regular season, Durant — with a little advice from the Reddit community — decided to hop around the Bay Area and do what Bay Area folks do best.

No. 35 jam-packed his weekend by stopping at his own art gallery in San Francisco, taking a peak at the Golden Gate Bridge, chatting up Bay Area rapper Sage the Gemini at Amoeba Music in Berkeley, and throwing some guidance to youngsters and high schoolers at various youth events.

"It was fun," Durant told reporters after Monday's practice. "Nike did a great job of coordinating everything. (I) just tried to get out and the touch the people a little bit and let them know I'm here."

The superstar's Bay Area expedition, which was plastered over social media, even included a break for bubble tea and a jaunt on the average Joe's public transportation tool: BART.

Durant may be new to riding BART, but he's no stranger to public transportation.

"I used to take the train to school everyday in high school so I've had that experience before," he told reporters.

Durant capped off his action-packed weekend at Oracle Arena, but not to lace up his basketball sneakers and sport a blue and gold jersey. He jumped and danced his way through a mosh pit while treating his ears to a live performance from Kanye West Sunday night.

"It was fun, man," Durant told reporters. "That whole experience, man, something I've never experienced before. I was happy that I was able to get the chance to go."

As for being the 6-foot, 9-inch highlight of the rowdy party, Durant told reporters, "I was telling all my friends the whole summer I wanted to get in a mosh pit. It was amazing."

Star-struck Bay Area fans certainly recognized that they were in the presence of a basketball legend and West couldn't help but stop his show and give the newest Warrior a shout-out.

"Hold up, hold up," West was heard saying. "KD, I see you down there."

Before Durant's exploration even began, he hopped on Reddit last week to ask Bay Area residents what sights he should check out and what activities he should busy himself with while he lives it up in his new digs. To the Internet's delight, Durant listened.

But, the four-time scoring champion did admit he still has some work to do.

"I'm still trying to find my way," Durant said Monday. "I'm still getting adjusted."

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<![CDATA[Mexico's Skeleton Lady on Parade]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:07:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-24-16-mexico-catrina-parade.jpg Hundreds of women dressed as Catrina, Mexico's elegant skeleton lady participated at an annual parade in Mexico City on Sunday. Women and girls of all ages wore elegant, colorful dresses complete with elaborate face makeup as they paraded along Reforma Avenue ahead of the famous Day of the Dead celebrations held across the country. Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada created Catrina, a skeleton lady who dons a large-brimmed hat and Victorian-era gown. The character was meant as a criticism of women who pretended to be of a higher class even if it meant starving, and becoming painfully thin.

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<![CDATA[91-Year-Old Chicago Cubs Fan]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:31:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019499005_1200x675_792277571927.jpg It's been 108 years since the Cubs won a World Series. One Central Illinois man has been waiting a long time to finally see the Cubs win the big one. Russ Isome, 91, has been waiting decades for the Cubs to once again make their way to the World Series. A feat, he wasn't sure he would see. The pride for his team he just can't seem to contain has Isome sitting outside in full Cubs gear for everyone to see every day. Cubs fans even pulling over to share in the support. According to Isome there's no doubt who will bring the title home. Isome says if the cubs do take home the title of world champions the wait will have been well worth it.]]> <![CDATA[Cyber Attacks Now Closer to Home Than Ever]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:35:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-107793027.jpg

The cyber attack that slowed many popular websites to a crawl last week is considered unprecedented in its ability to hit so many Americans, NBC News reported.

The attack used a new type of malware that takes control of tens of millions of personal devices connected to the internet — including home routers, baby monitors and cameras — without their owners' knowledge.

The Chief Strategy Officer of the New Hampshire tech company that was targeted by the attack called the attack "absolutely unprecedented."

"What we discovered [was that] it was a part of an botnet attack called the Mirai botnet, which basically goes into folks' homes and takes over Internet of Things devices and literally turns them into attack vectors," Dyn's Kyle York said.

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<![CDATA[Curry: 'There's Nothing That's Going to Derail' 2016-17 Dubs]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:12:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/curry-steph-flex-back-blue.jpg

Here in the age of ubiquitous social media and rampant hyper-scrutiny, following a summer during which they tilted the balance of power in the NBA, the Warriors embark on a season in which they may be the most inspected and analyzed team in American sports history.

Their ability to handle this overload of attention will determine whether the next eight months are good, great or magical – or a colossal disappointment.

Regardless of talent level – the Warriors four All-Stars – it is incredibly difficult to consistently crush opponents while also navigating potential distractions, managing the inevitable discord and deflecting the harsh radiance of what surely will be ceaseless public glare.

“The only thing that matters is what happens in the gym every day,” coach Steve Kerr says. “And that’s our job as a coaching staff, to address dynamics as they arise, whether it’s on the floor or off. And I’m sure there are going to be lots of off-the-floor dynamics that we’ll have to get through this year.”

The sideshows are well under way. There is Kevin Durant’s much-debated decision to leave Oklahoma City and sign with the Warriors. There is the back-and-forth over how this will affect Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. There is the curiosity about Draymond Green, partly regarding his role but mostly regarding whether he can keep his white-hot emotions from overriding his considerable intellect, a subject well-chronicled as the preseason came to a close.

“You could nitpick all you want,” Curry says. “You could chime in here and there. But at the end of the day, we’re all competitive. We’re all our own person. We’re all in this thing together. It’s a ‘You take shots at Draymond, you take shots at the whole team kind’ of mentality.”

There it is, Curry indicating the Warriors are ready and willing to circle up, close ranks, link arms and spend 82 games unleashing their abundance of firepower upon the rest of the NBA.

The Warriors are a team always seeking a reason to turn up their ferocity, scanning the globe for slights and insults and anything else that will lead them to believe that you don’t believe. They will have plenty of ammunition.

They’re coming off a devastating loss in the NBA Finals, where they became the first team to take a 3-1 series lead and not finish the season with a championship. They engineered the biggest acquisition of the summer, signing megastar forward Durant. They’re reading that their incumbent Green is on a path that could destroy everything they’ve built.

And, for the heck of it, they’re being told they no longer have a rim protector.

Here’s what the Warriors hear: Their 2015 title was a fluke, they’re trying to game the system to create a super team, their good chemistry is a hoax, they’ll be giving out free tickets to easy buckets. And, more important, that some folks may be out to get them by prodding them to say the wrong thing or do the wrong thing or otherwise wreck what they believe is a championship roster supported by an enthusiastically ambitious culture that begins with CEO Joe Lacob.

It was Lacob’s comment last season about the Warriors being “light years ahead” of NBA competitors that after the Finals loss became a whispered phrase of derision, a soft jab at the CEO’s propensity for glorifying his product. But that line has company. There is the Draymond Factor, the KD Decision and the fact that Andre Iguodala and Curry are in the final year of their contracts.

And there is, above all, the suspicion that the magnification of the Warriors will lead to an insane thirst for information/comment that could nudge any guileless or agenda-pushing member of the organization into deep and treacherous water.

Kerr has on multiple occasions referred to preponderance of attention devoted to the team, adding that the players “have their guards up” when dealing with media. Whether players dilute their comments will depend on that player. All are on alert.

“But at the end of the day, it’s just enjoying yourself and just trying to enjoy the game of basketball, because it can be fun," Kerr said.

If these Warriors have fun while being unified and productive, they can indeed be magical, capable of exceeding 70 wins. They can top 60 even while surviving a few bumps. They can probably win 50 even while slowly unraveling.

There was, after all, only one basketball issue during the preseason that give reason for pause. New starting center Zaza Pachulia is going to have difficult handling big men highly skilled in scoring, such as Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins. That, however, is a small problem given the paucity of such centers in today’s NBA.

Other than that, these Warriors are built to punish defenses, assaulting teams with a barrage of 3-point shots. As long as they can keep their minds on the principles of basketball, as designed by Kerr and his staff, they’ll be playing deep into June.

“We just keep moving forward,” Curry says. “There’s nothing that’s going to derail us. That’s basically the gist of it. So our goal is to not let anything come into that locker room that’s not from us, and we do a pretty good job of that.”

That has been the recent history of this group. But history has never put an NBA team through what the Warriors are about to face.

Photo Credit: Monte Poole]]>
<![CDATA[Girl Scout Cookie Cereals Set to Hit Store Shelves]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:01:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GirlScoutCookieCereal.jpg

General Mills will soon give you an excuse to satisfy your morning Girl Scout cookie craving.

Company spokesperson Mike Siemienas confirmed Monday that the juggernaut food company will soon roll out two new sweet cereals resembling Thin Mints and Caramel deLites, which you may know better as Samoas.

The Girl Scout cookie-styled cereals will be available on store shelves nationwide sometime in January, Siemienas said.

Further details regarding the breakfast treats will be available closer to the release date.

The Girl Scouts organization, which has been made famous for selling a variety of delectable cookies since 1917, has been empowering and providing opportunities to young females in the United States and around the world for over a century, according to the organization's website.

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<![CDATA[With Season Now Lost, 49ers Ponder Trading Staley]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:43:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/staleytryde.jpg

The 49ers weren’t very good – yet again – in Sunday’s 34-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The defense has major problems and the offense has few dynamic skill players. The result is a team that is 1-6 and in the cellar of the NFC West.

However, one player who did have a solid day Sunday was veteran left tackle Joe Staley. Wes Huber of the analytics website Pro Football Focus gave Staley the second best grade among all Niners offensive players vs. the Bucs, 76.0. That’s in keeping with Staley’s long, strong history with the 49ers. Since being taken in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft, Staley has been selected to five Pro Bowls and was a first-team All-Pro pick in 2013.

When Chip Kelly was hired as the 49ers’ new head coach, one of the players he spoke most highly of was Staley, 32.

“Joe Staley is one of the most fit, athletic big people you ever want,” Kelly said back in April. “ … He fits perfect (in the offensive scheme). It fits to his skill set.”

Yet with the season almost halfway over and the 49ers already assured of a wretched season – and with little impact talent on the roster – the franchise reportedly is considering trading Staley before the Nov. 1 trade deadline.

A report posted by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk Sunday says the 49ers are discussing their options, and believe Staley could be a lucrative chip in their rebuilding program.

“A source with knowledge of the dynamics tells PFT the 49ers are angling for a first-round pick from a contender for Staley, which likely would come late in the round,” Florio wrote.

If the 49ers should trade Staley, their options at left tackle would be few, reports Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Trent Brown, now at right tackle, could flip to the left side, or rookie John Theus could move into Staley’s spot. Guard Zane Beadles also has played tackle in his career, and could make the switch.

<![CDATA[Carr Not Satisfied With Offensive Efficiency Versus Jags]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:38:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/210*120/Jaggzkarhr.jpg

One of the Raiders’ strengths in 2016 has been their efficiency in scoring from the red zone.

Oakland ranks fourth in the NFL in scoring touchdowns when it gets inside an opponents’ 20-yard line, scoring TDs on 75 percent of its opportunities. It’s a big improvement in the Raiders’ success rate of 61 percent in 2015, and a big reason why Oakland is atop the AFC West at 5-2.

But in recent weeks, the Raiders’ efficiency has slipped a bit.

In Sunday’s 33-16 victory over the Jaguars in Jacksonville, the Raiders couldn’t score a TD in their first two trips inside the Jags’ 20 and had to settle for field goals. They converted on their next three trips into the red zone, but it wasn’t a good start for the day and left quarterback Derek Carr upset that the offense didn’t do as well as it could have.

In fact, the early troubles were part of a pattern, according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. Gutierrez noted that after converting 11 out of 12 red-zone trips to start the season, the Raiders went into the Jaguars game having scored TDs on just five of their last 10 opportunities. That extended to just 5 of 12 Sunday before the Raiders got back on track.

Carr told the media after the victory in Jacksonville that he was frustrated by the offensive lack of execution, including his own.

“There’s three plays down there in the red (zone) where we’re literally this close from having a lot more points,” Carr said. “We’ve got to figure out a way, whether it’s rep it again or work harder, whatever it is, we have to do it.”

On Oakland’s first red-zone trip, the Raiders had second-and-5 at the Jags’ 7 in the first quarter, but Carr threw two consecutive incompletions on attempts to Latavius Murray and Clive Walford. In the second quarter, the Raiders had first-and-10 at the Jags’ 17, but a 3-yard run and two Carr incompletions, intended for Murray and Seth Roberts, resulted in another Sebastian Janikowski field goal.

The Raiders will stay in Florida this week to work on their red-zone offense and prepare for this Sunday’s game in Tampa Bay against the Buccaneers. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. in the Bay Area.