<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - News as seen on - $cms.content.title]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-onen-usSat, 24 Sep 2016 14:13:42 -0700Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:13:42 -0700NBC Local Integrated Media<![CDATA[Charlotte Police to Release Scott Shooting Footage]]>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:08:16 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/charlotte-shooting-screengrab.jpg

Charlotte police will release officers body camera and dashboard camera footage showing Keith Lamont Scott's fatal encounter with police Tuesday, the city's police chief said Saturday.

The reversal comes a day after cellphone video taken by Scott's wife and obtained by NBC News shows her repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun.

"Today I've decided we are at a stage where I can release additional information without hindering the integrity of the investigation," Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said at Saturday afternoon news conference.

City leaders had previously contended that disclosing the recordings so soon after the shooting could undermine a criminal inquiry by the State Bureau of Investigation. Putney said he had authority over the footage and "now that it won't impact the investigation I'll do just that."

Hundreds of demonstrators carrying signs and chanting slogans gathered Saturday in a park near the Charlotte police department on the fifth day of demonstrations demanding the release of police video showing the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

People wore shirts that say "black lives matter" and "support the Charlotte movement" and chanted "Keith Scott." Two women walked around offering to register people to vote. Others offered bottles of water.

Speakers and singers at the Saturday afternoon gathering spoke out against incidents of police violence across the country.

Daily rallies in this southern banking capital have taken place since a black man was shot by police earlier in the week. The demonstrations reached a violent crescendo on Wednesday before the National Guard was called in Thursday to maintain order.

The president of the North Carolina NAACP says federal authorities are investigating the police shooting of a black man in Charlotte. But the U.S. Justice Department told The Associated Press on Saturday that it has not opened a probe into the fatal shooting of Scott.

Police say Scott refused repeated commands to drop a gun. The department has not released body camera and dashcam footage. Protestors Friday demanded the city release the footage that could show more clearly what happened. Police have said Scott was armed, but witnesses say he held only a book. 

The 2 ½-minute video released by the family does not show the shooting, though gunshots can be heard. In the video Scott's wife, Rakeyia Scott, tells officers that he has a TBI, or traumatic brain injury. At one point, she tells her husband to get out of the car so police don't break the windows. She also tells him, "don't do it," but it's not clear exactly what she means.

As the encounter escalates, she repeatedly urges police, "You better not shoot him."

After the gunshots, Scott can be seen lying face-down on the ground while his wife says, "He better live." She continues recording and asks if an ambulance has been called. The officers stand over Scott. It's unclear if they are checking him for weapons or attempting to give first aid.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Friday that there is footage from at least one police body camera and one dashboard camera that shows the shooting. The family of Scott, 43, was shown that footage Thursday and demanded that police release it to the public.

Putney said Friday that releasing the footage of Scott's death could inflame the situation. He has said previously that the video will be made public when he believes there is a "compelling reason" to do so.

"It's a personal struggle, but I have to do what I think is best for my community," Putney said.

During the same news conference, Roberts said she believes the video should be released, but "the question is on the timing."

Charlotte is the latest U.S. city to be shaken by protests and recriminations over the death of a black man at the hands of police, a list that includes Baltimore, Milwaukee, Chicago, New York and Ferguson, Missouri.

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<![CDATA[Armstead Focused on Keeping Wilson Within His Grasp]]>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:15:31 -0700

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead had a free run at Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton last week and whiffed.

On Sunday, it will not get any easier for the 49ers' pass rush to take down the opposing quarterback. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson might be playing on a bum ankle, but he is still not an easy player to bring down behind the line of scrimmage.

"Russell and Cam and Big Ben (Roethlisberger) are probably the best escape artists," Armstead said. "Russell is different because he's shorter, he has a lower center of gravity and he's shiftier. So you got to bend your knees when you try to tackle him."

A week ago, in the 49ers' 46-27 loss to the Panthers, Armstead was not able to follow-through on what he was taught to do against Newton.

"Coaches told me to attack his throwing arm, and I didn't do that on that play, so he was able to side-step me," Armstead said. "I was supposed to attack his throwing arm, and make him spin back."

The Seahawks' offensive line is one of the team's weaker units, but Wilson is able to use his elusiveness to avoid sacks, keep his eyes down the field and hit big plays.

"I missed three sacks on him last year, so I know I have to break down and get ready to react to his movements," Armstead said.

At 6 foot 7, Armstead compared his job to challenges he faced going up against smaller players on the basketball court.

"It's like trying to guard a point guard and you're a post player," he said. "You got to move your feet and stay in front of him, try to coral him. It's not just you out there. It's everyone out there working together to try to corral him.

"Quarterbacks are getting more mobile by the year. In Week 4, we have (Dallas Cowboys quarterback) Dak Prescott. He's mobile, as well. That's the way the league is becoming."

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<![CDATA[Pippa Middleton's iCould Hacked, Photos Stolen: Report]]>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:50:17 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-509587526.jpg

London police say they are investigating the reported hacking of the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, and the alleged theft of her photographs, NBC News reported.

The Sun newspaper said it had been contacted by someone using a pseudonym seeking to sell the images for $70,000.

The seller sent sample photos that included Middleton's wedding dress, photos of sister Kate with her children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, and naked images of her fiancé, James Matthews.

A spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police said it would not confirm the names of any victims of crime but that it had received reports of an iCloud hack and that "specialist officers are now investigating."

A spokesman for Kensington Palace, the official residents of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, said it did not speak on behalf of Pippa and would not comment.



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<![CDATA[Standoff With Armed Man Prompts Evacuations in SF]]>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:39:34 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sfpd-generic-san-francisco-police.jpg

The San Francisco Civic Center and UN Plaza were evacuated Saturday due to a standoff with an armed man, police said.

The man, who police might be suicidal, has a semi-automatic handgun that he has not fired, according to police spokesman Carlos Manfredi. 

Crisis hostage negotiators are talking to the man and the SWAT team is also on scene, according to Manfredi.

Police do not believe the standoff is terror-related, Manfredi said.

Check back for updates.



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<![CDATA[Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo Share 1st Photo of Baby Girl]]>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:35:51 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/464159376.jpg

Meet Dusty Rose Levine.

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo welcomed their first child together Wednesday, and on Saturday morning, the Maroon 5 frontman shared the first photo of their newborn daughter.

In a black and white snapshot posted on Levine's Instagram, the couple's bundle of joy sleeps peacefully on the rocker's chest. The photo is captioned with her name and birth date, Sept. 21. 

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl

There may be no time wasted when it comes to expanding their loving brood. Levine has expressed his love for kids in past interviews with E! News.

"Like 17. Is that reasonable?" he jokingly told E!'s Catt Sadler. "I love kids so much, though. I love seeing kids on the set, too."

The new dad also caught up with E! News' Sibley Scoles to chat about the happy news in person.

"It's awesome. I'm going to be a dad. I'm excited," the "Voice" coach said. "I'm going to be a dad. I'm going to spoil [Behati]."

Looks like they're off to a great start!



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<![CDATA['Jobs to Be Had' by Young Players as Sharks Begin Camp]]>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:45:52 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/282*120/meier-timo-sharks-teal.jpg

SAN JOSE – In some ways, the first few days of Sharks training camp feel more like a pre-preseason. The team's top two centers, top two defensemen, and biggest offseason acquisition have yet to return to San Jose, currently competing at the World Cup of Hockey. The captain and last year's organizational rookie of the year haven't hit the practice ice yet, either.

Joe Thornton, Logan Couture, Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Mikkel Boedker are still alive in the tournament, while Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi will get a few days off after their teams were eliminated earlier in the week. Their Sharks teammates, meanwhile, went through their second day of up-tempo practice on Saturday.

"It's a little bit different in [the] locker room, just a couple of guys here," Tomas Hertl said. "You don't see Jumbo, Burns with big beards; our captain. It's a couple guys missing."

Patrick Marleau called it, "a little different, that's for sure."

While it may not be an ideal situation, it's something that just about every team in the NHL is dealing with. For the Sharks, though, it's not all bad. There are seemingly more young players in the organization ready to push for NHL jobs than there have been in several seasons, and the extra ice time early in camp offers them an opportunity to show the coaching staff and brain trust what they can do.

Just look at the three most notable lines – Hertl is centering former first-round pick Nikolay Goldobin (and Joel Ward), while Marleau has top prospect Timo Meier on his right wing (with Matt Nieto on the left). Marcus Sorensen, a 24-year-old free agent acquisition and former draft pick of the Ottawa Senators, is skating with likely fourth line center Chris Tierney and Tommy Wingels.

The competition for what should be one or two vacancies up front is officially on. Coach Pete DeBoer and general manager Doug Wilson welcome it.

"There are jobs here to be had," DeBoer said. "Don't do the math. If there isn't room, Doug will make room if you're good enough to help us. That's how we've operated since I've been here."

Wilson said: "I think it's a great opportunity, and players can obviously count. If you watch practice, [there is an] intensity in the drills and everything. I think it comes at a good time. We've added a lot of good young players to our reserve list the last two years."

A veteran player or two could find himself on the outside looking in after all is said and done leading up to the opener on Oct. 12 against Los Angeles.

"In the past we've had guys come in and knock guys out of the box that have been here for a few years," Wilson said. "You look at our team, the best people are going to play."

As for the World Cup participants, they should be in game shape by the time they return. As long as none of them gets hurt, that could end up being a benefit, as well.

"They're going to come back buzzing," Ward said.

In the meantime, the prospects will be in focus.

DeBoer said: "We'll get our guys back in time to get them on [the same] page, so I think it's an advantage. A lot of young guys take back seats in training camp to some veterans. This affords them the opportunity to come out and not have to worry about that."



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<![CDATA[Influential Political Activist Rose Pak Laid to Rest in SF]]>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:25:04 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/image1262.JPG

San Francisco icon Rose Pak will be laid to rest Saturday at Old Saint Mary's Cathedral.

The 68-year-old Chinatown powerhouse died Sunday of natural causes following a kidney transplant.

Pak was fondly remembered by community members and politicians alike at a wake Friday.

"She was a lot more than anyone can ever be able to express," said former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown.

Hundreds flocked to the Green Street Mortuary in North Beach to say thanks to Mama Rose, as she was called.

"It was a very sad night but it was a celebration of an amazing person," said city Supervisor David Campos.

Many neighbors say she built political careers and brought citywide growth after moving from China to the Bay Area in the 1960s.

"She had the biggest thorn than anyone would know. All the politicians they were scared of her in some way," Rev. Norman Fong of the Chinatown CDC said.

Pak was applauded for a long list of accomplishments, including helping to develop the Central Subway which will connect to Chinatown in three years.

Now that Pak is gone, there's a push to foster new community leadership, but people in Chinatown believe that Pak is irreplaceable.

"No words can match what she meant to me and what I think she meant to the city," Brown said.



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<![CDATA[Playing, Preparing Smarter Kick-started Cooper's Second Year]]>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:30:37 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/282*120/amari-raiders-titans-2016preseason-usatsi.jpg

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Raiders receiver Amari Cooper originally thought Derek Carr's pass was going to sail. Trajectory suggested so, and Cooper sprung way up to get it. The ball came in hot and stayed low, but it was too late to course correct.

So Cooper sort of hung in the air and waited for the pass' arrival. He caught it and thudded back to earth. First down, Raiders.

That 25-yard pass was a marvel, made in tight coverage. How on earth did he stay in the air that long?

"I don't know," Cooper said, drawing a laugh from the media scrum.

Spectators weren't the only ones left in awe. Even those closest to him slack-jawed after that one.

"That was amazing," Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said. "Just the catches that he makes… Every single week he does something that you'd never expect."

Cooper hasn't necessarily defied expectation. The Raiders believed they drafted a premier receiver No. 4 overall in 2015. He proved it as a rookie, with 72 catches for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns.

Cooper doesn't like those totals as much as most. He believes they should've been significantly higher. While he makes hard plays look easy, he often made easy plays too hard. Drops plagued him early last year, and a foot injury slowed him late.

Cooper never missed a game, but clearly wasn't right. His production waned, with little to show for 2015's final stretch. Cooper never complained. He just gritted through the pain and finished his rookie year active when the Raiders considering shutting him down.

"At the end of the day, no matter what business you're in, people don't want to hear excuses," Cooper said. "They want to know if you can get the job done or not. That's all I was thinking about."

Cooper is better for the experience. He has taken a scientific approach to body maintenance, making sure he's doing everything possible to sustain top form.

"I think there's a benefit in the experience he gained," head coach Jack Del Rio said. "I think that's part of what you do. As you live life, as you compete at the highest level, you realize things, you learn things along the way. Certainly, having that occur as young player, as a rookie, and experiencing that, I think we know more about him in terms of the toughness that he brings, and I think he understands more about really how important the detail of taking care of himself and taking care of his body and understanding how demanding the season is for the NFL player."

Cooper is mentally fresh and physically healthy to start the season. Time spent in the 2016 pre-draft process was used to recharge and prepare better for his second season.

"I'm smarter. That's the biggest thing over a year ago," Cooper said. "I'm about the same weight I was last year. I would like to say I'm faster and stronger, but I'm about the same speed. I've definitely learned how to prepare and what type of treatment I need to keep my body right. I just know what to expect from a full season."

Knowing how to prepare accentuated top talent and kicking started 2016 with 11 catches for 208 yards – that's a whopping 18.9 yards per reception -- over two games.

"I think he feels good," Carr said. "I think he's playing extremely fast, extremely confident, and I think that he's making me look a lot better than I am sometimes. (laughter) With some of those catches, we all held our breath a couple of times. I think that he's just playing like the guy that everyone knows that he is."



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<![CDATA[A's Lineup: Trio of Lefties Back in Against Rangers' Darvish]]>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:15:47 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/282*120/wendle-rangers-sept18-2016-ap.jpg

Programming note: Rangers-A's coverage starts today at 12:30 pm with A's Pregame Live on CSN California (Channel locations)

With Yu Darvish on the mound for the Rangers, lefties Joey Wendle, Yonder Alonso and Bruce Maxwell are back in the A's lineup Saturday.

Texas Rangers:
Lineup not posted yet
Yu Darvish -- RHP

Oakland A's:
1. Joey Wendle (L) 2B
2. Danny Valencia (R) RF
3. Stephen Vogt (L) DH
4. Khris Davis (R) LF
5. Ryon Healy (R) 3B
6. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
7. Marcus Semien (R) SS
8. Bruce Maxwell (L) C
9. Jake Smolinski (R) CF
Raul Alcantara -- RHP



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<![CDATA[New York Times Endorses Hillary Clinton for President]]>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:25:43 -0700http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hillary-clinton-profile.jpg

The New York Times editorial board endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Saturday, writing the endorsement is "rooted in respect for her intellect, experience, toughness and courage over a career of almost continuous public service."

The Times touted Clinton's record as first lady, New York senator and secretary of state in their endorsement, claiming she has shown the ability to work with politicians from opposing parties to enact her policy agenda.

"When Mrs. Clinton was sworn in as a senator from New York in 2001, Republican leaders warned their caucus not to do anything that might make her look good," the editorial says. "Yet as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, she earned the respect of Republicans like Senator John McCain with her determination to master intricate military matters."

The editorial also praised her foreign policy record as secretary of state, but does mention her missteps in that role.

"As secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton was charged with repairing American credibility after eight years of the Bush administration’s unilateralism," the editorial board wrote. "She bears a share of the responsibility for the Obama administration’s foreign-policy failings, notably in Libya. But her achievements are substantial."

Clinton's ability to bounce back from her failings, however, is another one of her strengths as a politician and presidential candidate, according to the endorsement.

"She is one of the most tenacious politicians of her generation, whose willingness to study and correct course is rare in an age of unyielding partisanship. As first lady, she rebounded from professional setbacks and personal trials with astounding resilience," the editorial board wrote.

The endorsement only made passing reference to Republican nominee Donald Trump, who "discloses nothing concrete about himself or his plans while promising the moon and offering the stars on layaway," according to the Times.

The editorial board added it will publish another editorial to explain why Trump is the "worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history."



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