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"Twenty nine degrees. The temperature right now in Boston. Good afternoon. I'm Mike Macklin top stories, we're following President Trump confirms White House chief of staff John Kelly will leave his post at the end of the year. The president says no replacement to announce yet, but the vice president's chief of staff Nick Ayers is widely expected to succeed Kelly. The president also says he'll nominate army. General Mark milley. A Winchester native is the next chairman of the joint chiefs of staff if confirmed by the Senate milley will succeed Breen general Joseph Dunford native of Quincy and local news daily, six months in the national grid. And it's locked out union members say this big progress in a Goshi ations close to thirteen hundred workers have been off the job since June. Federal prosecutors are connecting President Trump to a crime involving payoffs to a born actress. Is ABC's Terry Moran reports prosecutors in New York bay their case for the length of Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen's jail time, they say it should be substantial. Michael Cohen, the president's former lawyer and fixer has told prosecutors that President Trump then candidate Trump personally directed him to make these hush payments, buying the silence of women alleging to have had affairs with Donald Trump. And this is really the first direct evidence. From Michael Cohen that Donald Trump was involved in what could well be a violation of campaign finance laws. President Trump says Michael Cohen is a liar. And there's no other evidence aside from his comments and testimony. The Donald Trump was involved in this at all he still maintains he had nothing to do with the women and had no idea about the payments until well after they were made. And in other court filings yesterday documents offering a peek at the progress of Robert mama's Russia investigation, but no evidence the Donald Trump himself colluded with the Russians here's ABC's, Matthew Dowd with more all of these filings yesterday in the filings that we've seen over the course of the last two weeks point to people very close to the president who were talking to the Russians in the course of this who are working with the Russians in the course of this. And they tried to cover up those meetings and those conversations or lie about them that Muller is alleging all of that in these filings. But we don't know yet if individual one who is mentioned in the filings, the president was in direct contact with those people about what the Russians were doing. Meantime, Paul manafort's legal team is disputing that. He lied to the special counsel since he entered into a cooperation agreement. The Trump administration expected to announce a major roll back federal protections for streams and wetlands next week. The president commanded the Environmental Protection Agency last. A year to rewrite it Obama era law determining what waterways fall under the EPA in the US. Army corps of engineers. The administration is proposing changes that environmental groups say could lift protections for about half of the streams and wetlands in the lower forty eight states. The move would come after the administration already announced rollbacks for Obama era protections of climate air and wild lands. Authorities. Make it arrested a horrific North Carolina crime thirteen-year-old Tanya Aguilar was in the driveway of her home in a mobile home park when she was objected in early November. Her body was found weeks later about ten miles away. Now thirty four year old Michael Ray McClellan is accused of abducting and killing the girl. He's facing ten charges, including first degree murder and first degree, forcible rape. He's being held without bond in the Robeson county detention center and has a court date on Monday Rivera, ABC news. The terrifying. Rescue at sea for a woman determined to sail around the world halfway through her journey. Suzy Goodall was forced to give up her dream ABC's. Adrian banquet with her dramatic story of survival. Sees the youngest competitor in one of the most daring races on the planet."