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What we know about the investigation into the Idaho college student murders
"County major crimes task force is assisting in the investigation and say this was the result of a domestic incident, a murder suicide. The names of the deceased won't be released until the next of kin have been notified. The lives of four Idaho college students who were fatally stabbed less than three weeks ago were honored with the vigil Wednesday night on the university of Idaho campus. Some parents of the victims spoke during the event telling attendees about the children they lost, and a huge revelation from one of their dads. He said his daughter and her best friend, who were both likely killed on the third floor were killed together in the same room, in fact, murdered in the same bed. And in the end, they died together in the same room in the same bed. And it's a shame.
Fed hints at slower interest rate hikes
"For joy at the prospect of small or interest rate hikes even though there will still be more increases to cool inflation, CBS's Sarah E wall Weiss. Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said the pace of hiking interest rates could ease as soon as next month, but he warned the fed has a long way to go in combating inflation. It is likely that restoring price stability will require holding policy at a restrictive level for some time. The fed has already hiked the federal funds rate by nearly four percentage points this year. One thing The White House and most in Congress do not want is to see a possible rail strike next week. On this vote
House committee now has access to several years of former President Trump's tax returns
"Days. Also knew this evening 6 years of former president Donald Trump's federal tax returns are now in the hands of the house, ways and means committee members, according to CNN, the Treasury Department has complied with last week's court order to turn over Trump's individual and business tax returns for the taxers, 2013 to 2018. The ways and means committee requested the returns in 2019 by the Trump administration's Treasury Department refused to comply, forcing the issue into the courts. Last week it reached the Supreme Court which refused to intervene clearing the way for the treasury to hand over the returns. They are not expected to be released to the public. 8 35, now that oath keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and another oath keepers leader are convicted of seditious conspiracy, investigators may have some more
Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac dies at 79
"WTO. She wrote and sang some of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits, singer songwriter Christine McVie has died at 79 Cofounded by drummer Mick Fleetwood in 1967 London Fleetwood Mac hired keyboardist and vocalist Christine perfect as a session musician on their second album before she married bass player John mcvie and joined the band in 1970. In 1975, their self titled tenth album went global thanks to the addition of guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and then girlfriend Stevie Nicks, the breakout rockstar who wrote and sang landslide in Rihanna. 20 strange both couples chronicled their breakups on their next album rumors as Stevie wrote dreams, Lindsey wrote go your own way and Christine wrote you make loving fun and don't stop while they all co wrote the change. Christine went on to write hits like little lies and everywhere.
House approves bill to prevent rail workers strike in bipartisan vote
"Stephen portnoy. The House voted overwhelmingly with 79 Republicans joining Democrats to impose contract terms on four objecting unions, just three Republicans signed onto a separate measure that would meet workers demands by adding 7 sick days. Here at The White House press secretary karine Jean Pierre says though President Biden supports sick leave for railroad workers. He does not support any bill or amendment that will delay getting this bill to his desk by this Saturday. Jean Pierre says shippers need assurance ahead of next Friday, strike deadline.
House committee has Trump's tax returns, Treasury Department says
"Also knew this evening, 6 years of former president Donald Trump's federal tax returns are now in the hands of the House ways and means committee members. According to CNN, the Treasury Department comply complied with last week's court order to turn over Trump's individual and business tax returns for 2013 to 2018. The ways and means committee requested those returns in 2019, but the Trump administration's Treasury Department would not comply taking the issue to the courts. Last week, it reached the Supreme Court, which refused to intervene clearing the way for treasury to hand them over. They are not expected to be publicly released. Well, now that oath keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and other oath keepers have been convicted of seditious conspiracy at least one other investigators now may be emboldened to build cases against other major players in the January 6th capitol riot. Attorney general Merrick Garland praised the work of prosecutors. As a verdict of this case makes clear. The department will work tirelessly to hold accountable those responsible for crimes related to the attack on our democracy on January 6th, 2021. Democrats are calling for chargers to be brought against former president Trump, Garland was asked about the work of the House committee investigating the riot. We are asking for access to all of the transcripts and that's really all I can say right now. Meantime, a second group of oath keepers faces trial as well as former Proud Boys national chairman Enrique tarrio and other top leaders for seditious conspiracy, Ed Donahue, Washington. Sean Anderson, she wrote amazing songs she had that voice
Judge declares mistrial in Danny Masterson rape case
", jurors told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked about rape allegations after a monthlong trial, Los Angeles superior court judge had ordered the panel to take Thanksgiving week off and keep deliberating 46 year old Masterson was charged with the rape of three women, including a former girlfriend between 2001 and 2003, he claimed the acts were all consensual. Another fire has torn through an apartment complex, this time in Laurel, and the number of residents displaced these in the dozens. It's not clear how the two alarm fire started, but it didn't take
Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist, dies at 79
"In England in 1943, Christine perfect was a session keyboardist in vocalist on Fleetwood Mac's second album before marrying bass player John mcvie and joining the band in 1970. In 1975, their self titled tenth album went global thanks to the addition of guitarist Lindsay Buckingham and then girlfriend Stevie Nicks, the breakout rockstar who wrote and sang landslide and Rhiannon. Both couples chronicled their breakups on their next album rumors as Lindsey wrote go your own way, Stevie
Fed will slow down pace of interest-rate hikes, Powell says
"Fed chair Jerome Powell has reaffirmed another interest rate hike is coming as soon as December, but it won't be as steep as previous hikes. Your CBS Joe schlesinger, stocks jumped after Jerome Powell indicated that the Federal Reserve was on track to slow down the size and pace of interest rate increases. CBS News brief. I'm Monica ricks. News time one 32, a new state filing reveals more than 200 San Francisco Twitter employees left after CEO Elon Musk issued mass layoffs
French baguette added to U.N. world heritage list
"The humble French baguette is being inscribed on the UN's list of intangible cultural heritage items as a prize tradition that should be protected by humanity. No doubt. You're here. UNESCO experts scattering in Morocco this week decided that the baguette deserved UN recognition after France's culture ministry warned of a continuous decline in the number of traditional bakeries 400 bakeries per year have closed in France over the past half century. But France still makes about 16 million loaves per day. Two 54. Video games are among the most popular gifts for kids over Christmas. That's not surprising, the one day you could be buying them for your dog
Biden urges Congress to act to avert a rail strike
"Take action today to prevent a national railroad strike, ABC News congressional correspondent Rachel Scott has the details. President Biden is asking Congress to step in to prevent a rail strike. He spoke with congressional leaders at The White House and they want to move quickly to the house is expected to take up legislation that would impose a tentative agreement that President Biden and his administration help negotiate back in September. A prolonged rail strike could be devastating to the U.S. economy costing billions of dollars. And the fighting a line I crushed the Syracuse orange last night in champagne 73 to 44. Heard that game on WLS, their next game is Friday in
Hakeem Jeffries elected House Democratic leader in historic first
"26 at midway, 26 at the lakefront. House Democrats have a new leader Hakeem Jeffries was elected today on opposed. He takes over for Nancy Pelosi, who will serve her term as a rep but step down as minority leader. Jeffries is the first African American to head a major political party in Congress. Jeffries is from New York. House Dems also elected Catherine Clark of Massachusetts as the democratic whip and Pete Aguilar of California as caucus chairman. The fighting aligning men's basketball team crushed Syracuse and champagne last night, 73 to 44 in a game heard right here on WLS Coleman Hawkins, notched his first career triple double, Illinois will open Big Ten play in a top 25 matchup on Friday when they go on the road to take on Maryland, Illinois is ranked 16th Maryland is ranked 23rd, coverage starts at 7 30 right here on WLS. News
House votes on bill to prevent rail workers strike
"Leaders have agreed to head off a nationwide strike by railroad workers, promising to pass legislation quickly that would avert a work stoppage. Congress can intervene by using its power through the constitution's commerce clause to pass legislation that would end a strike or a lockout. And then set terms of the agreements between the unions and the carriers. Speaker Pelosi and minority leader Kevin McCarthy said they believe the rail strike Bill had the votes needed to pass in the house. We must avoid a strike. A jobs will be lost even union jobs will be lost. Water will not be safe, product will not be going to market. It is we could lose 750,000 jobs. Some of them union jobs, that must be avoided. So tomorrow morning, in the house, we will bring up the legislation. This was in a negotiation that was selected by this administration. This was something that was celebrated by this administration that it was fixed. And now right before holiday season,
Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage
", thank you, Paul and Matt, the house is voting next week on the same sex marriage bill that was passed by the Senate yesterday, now Maine senator Susan Collins is one of the dozen Republicans who joined with Democrats in approving the respect for marriage act. We have taken steps to advance the cause of marriage equality for same sex couples and for interracial couples. Main senator Susan Collins tells the globe that the 1996 defense of marriage act needed to be repealed. The flu is sending more children to the hospital than it has in more than a decade. Severe cases of RSV overloaded children's hospitals in the past few months, and now flu cases have more than doubled. Flu hospitalizations among children reached 13 per 100,000, and the CDC says that's a high not seeing this early in the season since 2009. Public health officials have been warning of a triple demic with flu RSV and COVID-19, all circulating at once, but instead it looks like now hospitals are facing wave after wave for the foreseeable future. A federal jury in Washington has convicted the leader of the right wing oath keepers group of seditious conspiracy over the U.S. capitol riot back in January of 2021, Stewart Rhodes was found guilty of three charges, defense attorney Philip linder says his team is disappointed with that guilty verdict. There was no evidence introduced to indicate that there was a plan
Congress to vote on railroad workers contract
"House is expected to vote today to force rail employees to keep working and accept a contract the Biden administration helped broker several months ago. 115,000 workers have already rejected that deal. Today's vote comes ahead of a possible strike as rail workers remain upset about a lack of paid sick days. However, Washington leaders are trying to avoid what could be a devastating blow to the economy. CBS News senior White House correspondent. Has more. If real workers walk off the job, it could wreak havoc on the supply chain and delay getting goods to store shelves, which might lead to prices going up on just about everything. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer said that he is working to get enough votes to pass the legislation. He's not sure if he's there yet. If Congress does not intervene, the strike could start next Friday. The rail workers unions, labor advocates and progressive lawmakers are still hoping to have a sick leave provision added to the new contract. Meantime, the Senate has passed landmark legislation to protect same sex and interracial marriage on a bipartisan vote of 61 to 36. We get details from WTO's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer has praised for Republicans who joined Democrats in supporting the respect for marriage act, which would repeal a federal law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Because of our work together
Biden pushes agreement ahead of possible rail strike
"Gas and other supplies you need easily. A possible rail strike a few days from now would disrupt the transportation of those items, Congress and President Biden are working to prevent that. Today, the house takes up a bill that would impose a labor agreement, brokered by the Biden administration. The top House Republican Kevin McCarthy says I think it will pass, but it's unfortunate that this is how we're running our economy today. This is all got to stop and change. We needed economy that is strong. And if you're passing a bill, the force, the rail workers to work, how strong is your
U.S. economy was stronger in third quarter than initially thought
"High interest rates and chronic inflation, the U.S. economy grew at a 2.9% annual rate in the third quarter. That's upgraded from the earlier 2.6% estimate last quarter's rise in the U.S. gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services. Followed two straight quarters of contraction. That decline in output had raised fears that the economy might have slipped into a recession. More companies may be pushing to get workers back in the office, but Jeff claw says remote work has remained relatively steady. 29% of Americans were working from home in the final week of October compared to 29 and a half percent a year earlier, remote work remains big at employees in the district at 54% by far the most when compared to states. It's 39% in Maryland and 35% in Virginia. Lending tree says the share of remote workers in West Virginia is the lowest among states at 11.3%. Coming up on WTO, at least two people are dead in an outbreak of powerful storms that ripped through the south. And the house is expected to vote today to stop a possible nationwide railroad strike.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West settle divorce
". Kim Kardashian and Ye have settled their divorce and the agreement comes with a high cost for the Chicago based rapper. Ye will pay $200,000 a month in child support to Kardashian. They will have joint custody of their four children expensive have been split equally for school and private security. So good. I was wondering how Kim was going to deal with it. Not having that anymore. Good thing that she's going to have that little bit of extra support. Yeah. We got a crash being reported on the Eisenhower. Bo will tell you about that just ahead, traffic and weather together on the 8s. It's 6 46 when searching for Fraser fur Christmas trees, search passways, home
Every monk in temple defrocked after testing positive for meth
"The temple is without monks after all of its holy men failed drug tests. The four monks, including an abbot, have been sent to rehab at a health clinic. Villagers near the temple are worried because they can engage in merit making, which in their case involves donating food to monks as a good deed. Officials say new monks will be sent to the temple to allow villagers to practice their religious obligations. The masked man is going out strong