<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - News as seen on - $cms.content.title]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on en-us Thu, 05 May 2016 11:07:55 -0700 Thu, 05 May 2016 11:07:55 -0700 NBC Local Integrated Media <![CDATA["A Piece Of My Soul Was Filled:" San Ramon Man Who Says Guide Dog Changed Life Now Giving Back]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 10:53:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/guide+dog+5.jpg Tom Kowalski and his guide dog, Dynamo, raised enough money to pay for three years rent for one of the Guide Dogs For The Blind's meeting places.]]> <![CDATA[Bush Presidents Won't Be Endorsing Trump]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 10:40:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/167503236.jpg

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will refrain from endorsing or commenting on Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

The senior Bush has enthusiastically endorsed the party's nominee in the past five election cycles. But the 91-year-old's spokesman confirmed to NBC News that President Bush will not endorse Trump and "is retired from politics."

George W. Bush is also staying out of politics this year and "does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign," his personal aide, Freddy Ford, told The Texas Tribune.

Trump repeatedly attacked Bush 43's administration on the campaign trail, saying it failed to prevent the 9/11 attacks and lied to get the U.S. involved in the Iraq War.

Neither Bush attended the 2012 or 2008 Republican conventions.

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<![CDATA[Lightning Bolt Takes Out Phones, Power at Middle School]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 11:00:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/lightning19.jpg

Hail, thunder and lightning hit parts of Contra Costa County Thursday morning, with a bolt taking out the phones and the PA system at one middle school in Oakley.

The office at O'Hara Middle School smelled like smoke, school officials said, and it became a chaotic scene as parents came to pick up their children. No one was hurt, however, despite the near-miss of lightning.

The National Weather Service reported heavy showers hit Livermore about 7 a.m., and lightning strikes hit the cities of Antioch, San Ramon and Blackhawk a few hours later.

Some people even reported seeing hail.

But the most significant weather event was when a bolt of lightning struck near school on O'Hara Avenue, taking down the phone lines and power for a while, a district representative said.

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District spokesman Hugh Henderson said one other person at a nearby house suffered some shortness of breath, but no one was actually hit by the lightning. He added the children were shaken up.

The weather pattern was slightly out of the norm for mid-May.

"This is not normal," said National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Benjamin, "but it's not an unusual occurance, either."

He said the Bay Area is experiencing unstable air from the Gulf of Alaska.

NBC Bay Area's Lisa Fernandez contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Ariz. Teen Not Charged for Exposing Himself in Yearbook Photo]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 10:23:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/160503-hunter-osborn-jsw-1030a_d323e352d121399c9391e456abf99c10.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.jpg

An Arizona teenager who flashed his genitals for his high school team’s yearbook photo won’t be charged, NBC News reports.

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said Wednesday it would not pursue a felony charge.

Hunter Osborn was arrested Saturday and was charged as an adult with 69 counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure — one count for every “victim” who appeared in the photo with him, police said.

Mesa police said no one in the photo wanted to press charges. Osborn pulled the prank on a dare, but later said he was “disgusted” by his actions, according to police.

School officials recalled the yearbook in order to alter the offending image.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Massive Explosions and Raging Fire at Houston Warehouse]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 10:10:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NA44R-146246756461000001.jpg A massive fire at a warehouse complex in Houston spewed black smoke and hazardous materials on Thursday, May 5, 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Prince's Guitar Maker Reflects on the Artist's Death]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 09:55:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/princeguitar-luthier.jpg Andy Beech made 31 guitars for Prince over the course of their careers. Now, after the musician's sudden death, Beech reflects back on some of the highlights of his work, including seeing Prince pull out that famous purple guitar at the Super Bowl XLI halftime show in 2007. "It made me feel pretty good," Beech said. ]]> <![CDATA[GOP Sen. Sasse: Alternative to Trump, Clinton Needed ]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 10:31:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-513515358-%281%29.jpg

Freshman Republican Sen. Ben Sasse said Thursday America should draft an alternative to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, someone who would be an "honest leader" and "an adult." 

"Why are we confined to these two terrible options?" the Nebraska senator wrote in a manifesto titled "An Open Letter to Majority America."

"This is America. If both choices stink, we reject them and go bigger. That's what we do," he said. 

Sasse, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump, doesn't offer a preferred candidate —although over Twitter he's mentioned former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn. 

But he said after discussions with his constituents it's clear that voters want a better option. Nebraska's Republicans have yet to vote in the presidential election; their primary is May 10.

Numerous Republican strategists and politicians have publicly spoken out against Trump even before he became the presumptive nominee after sudden departures of Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich from the GOP race this week. 

According to msnbc, the list includes Patrick Ruffini, Republican strategist and early #NeverTrump adopter, Ben Howe, contributing editor to the conservative website RedState and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. 

Sen. John McCain told supporters last month that having Trump as the GOP nominee would hurt his own re-election bid in Arizona, according to a recording of the event obtained by Politico. 

“If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to the recording. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I've never seen in 30 years.”

Meanwhile, Trump announced Thursday that he is tapping private investor Steven Mnuchin to lead his presidential fundraising.

The real estate mogul has largely financed his primary bid through personal loans to his campaign. He said while he will continue to put up "substantial money," he must also develop a more traditional fundraising approach now that he is likely to face off with Clinton in the general election.

Mnuchin is chairman and chief executive officer of Dune Capital management LLC, a private investment firm, and previously worked at the New York bank Goldman Sachs.

Trump said in a statement that he has worked with Mnuchin "in a business capacity. Mnuchin "brings his expertise in finance to what will be an extremely successful fundraising operation for the Republican Party," Trump said.

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<![CDATA[This Week on Open House]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 07:21:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/OHNAT_5335_Promos-WEB.png Don't miss an all-new Open House this weekend on NBC. Check local listings for air times in your area.]]> <![CDATA[Voters Could Pick London's First Muslim Mayor]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 09:41:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sadiq-khan.jpg

London could make history as the first major Western city to elect a Muslim mayor, with Labour Party candidate Sadiq Khan on top of opinion polls, according to NBC News.

Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan, became a human rights attorney before entering politics, and supports gay marriage. His opposition, Zac Goldsmith of the Conservative Party, is the son of a Jewish billionaire and was elected to the House of Commons in 2010.

Goldsmith has criticized Khan for appearances alongside radical Muslim speakers and Khan has accused Goldsmith of running a "nasty, dog-whistling campaign."

The tense election is being likened to the 2016 presidential election, which has drawn global attention for the fighting and inflammatory remarks among candidates, namely from presumptive Republican Party nominee Donald Trump. 

"The campaign has degenerated in a profoundly depressing way," London reporter and blogger for The Guardian, Dave Hill, told NBC News.

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<![CDATA[Raw: Woman Rescued 6 Days After Building Collapse]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 09:22:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kenya-building-collapse-146246457746600001.jpg A Kenyan woman has been rescued after being trapped for six days in the rubble of a collapsed building. Kenya's Disaster Management Unit said earlier Thursday medics had managed to give woman oxygen, water and glucose intravenously while she was stuck. Her rescue Thursday comes as the death toll from the collapse of the seven story building rose to 36 and 70 people remain missing.]]>