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Manhattan district attorney obtains Trump's long-sought tax records
"President Trump's tax records now are in the hands of New York State prosecutors. Multiple reports say. Trump's accounting firm has handed over several years of records to the Manhattan district attorney's office. Trump to try to keep those records private. For years, the U. S Supreme Court rejected the ex presidents last ditch appeal to keep the records under wraps.
Court blocks release of records about Seattle cops in Washington, DC on Jan. 6
"Has temporarily stopped the city of Seattle from naming six SPD officers who attended a Trump rally The day of the U. S Capitol attack more from Cuomo's core one take the officers requested and were granted a temporary injunction to prevent the city from releasing their names in response to a public records request filed by Cuomo News and others. Geneva. Taylor with the Office of Police Accountability, says SPD has suspended at least two of those officers but otherwise is tight lipped. I can tell you is that it is being investigated. The officer's attorney says. None were involved in the Capitol attack. The Seattle Times reports. The restraining order is good until a second hearing on March 10th. That's when the King County Superior Court judge will decide whether to lift the injunction or make it permanent.
Manhattan district attorney obtains Trump's long-sought tax records
"Are reportedly in the hands of New York state prosecutors. Multiple reports indicate that Trump's accounting firm has turned over several years of records to the man had at Manhattan District Attorney's office. This comes after the U. S. Supreme Court rejected Trump's attempt to keep the records under wraps. There is evidence of a new covert variant spreading
Unemployment Claims Dropped Last Week as Coronavirus Cases Eased
"Jobless claims 730,000 laid off. Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week better than the week before, as virus restrictions are slowly being lifted. Another
Funky electronics chain Fry's is no more
"To get to our propel insurance money. Update. Fry's Electronics says, closing all of its stores. The company announced the closure early this morning, citing changes within the retail industry and the covert 19 pandemic Fries, was one of the last brick and mortar Elektronik
Seattle home prices rise 13.6% in 2020, second highest in US
"One of the hottest real estate markets in the country. We based out on the brand new S and P Corelogic Case Shiller home Price Index Just out this morning. Nationally, year over year home prices are up about 10% in Seattle. They're up 13.6%. The only market hotter is Phoenix. Where home prices year over year are up. 14.4% Jeep is being urged
Macy's holiday sales top estimates, lifting company to its first profitable quarter in a year
"Company has struggled of late but just reported its first quarterly profit in a year with holiday sales that beat Wall Street estimates. Company said its efforts to slash inventories and rely less on deep discounting paid off. Macy's e commerce sales were also up. 21% Macy CEO says it's all the most strength in home beauty, jewelry and watch sales during the past quarter. Retailer has been on a major push to return to profitability after closing dozens of stories in recent months, including the comments of federal weight and a store in Spokane. Be good yourselves That's good for
Spotify plans to launch in over 80 more countries
"Streaming service in more countries and in more languages, a Swedish firm announced today plans to launch into 85 more countries and had 36 languages to the platform. Spotify explained. They're looking into expanding the in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Caribbean. Once the expansion is complete, Spotify will be available in about 170 countries worldwide. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is
Congress holds first hearing into Capitol attack
"In the Metro D. C. Police department. The now former sergeants at arms of the Senate and House also will testify. The president has honored the Americans who have been killed by covert 19. And it was an emotional ceremony as we hear
Supreme Court won't stop grand jury from getting Trump's tax returns
"Desk The Supreme Court is clearing the way for a New York grand jury to get their hands on former President Trump's tax returns. The nation's highest court has rejected Trump's attempt to shield those records. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can now require Trump to hand over his tax returns. But the only become public if he brings criminal charges
Seattle gas prices rise 7 cents per gallon
"Most Holly Menino, you've probably noticed gas prices are climbing here in Seattle gas Buddy dot com. Reports that gas prices in Seattle have risen more than seven cents a gallon in the past week. Today's average is $3 in 13 cents for a gallon of regular here that's up 16 cents from a month ago. It's nearly 14 cents a gallon lower than a
Mariners CEO apologizes after disparaging comments surface
"Come Oh news, Seattle Mariners CEO and Team President Kevin Mather has apologized for comments made during a recent online event in which he expressed opinions about organizational strategy, personnel moves and club finances. Mather Speech included, among other things, comments on Mariners prospect Julio Rodriguez Rodriguez has got a personality bigger than all of you combined. He is He is loud. He is his English is not tremendous. He will probably be here in 20. Everybody, says 2021. He won't be here till 2022 or 2023 Fantastic kid. His comments came in a speech to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club in February. They're posted online over the weekend. You should've statement that said in part quote. I want to apologize to every member of the Seattle Mariners organization, especially our players, and to our fans. There is no excuse for my behavior and I take full responsibility for my terrible lapse in judgment. The Mariners are expected to release a
Serena Williams loses to Naomi Osaka in Australian Open semifinals
"Australian Open Winners number one men see Novak Djokovic moves into the finals 30 Naomi Osaka Again denies Serena Williams that opportunity for a record tying 24th career Grand Slam singles title after her win in the Ozzy Open semifinals. Osaka will play American Jennifer Brady in the
US charges North Korean computer programmers in global hacks
"The U. S. Justice Department this morning has charged three North Korean computer programmers in a broad range of global and destructive hacks, including targeting banks and a movie studio. The newly unsealed indictments build often earlier criminal case brought a couple of years ago, and it has two additional North Korean defenders. Defendants. Rather, prosecutors say all three programmers are members of a military intelligence agency of the North Korean
European human rights court demands Russia release Navalny
"Has ordered Russia to release jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. But it's a ruling that will be unlikely to soften the Kremlin's determination to isolate its most prominent opponent. Really by the European Court of Human Rights it posted on Navalny's website this morning demands that Russia set him free immediately and warns that failing to do so would mark a breach of the European human Rights Convention. Vice president Kamila Harris is sitting down for her first solo
Carbon monoxide blamed for deaths of woman and child
"Manda Factor. Millions of Americans are under winter weather, watches and warnings and advisories this morning is a brutal winter storm impacts the eastern part of the country. Snow, sleet and freezing rain sub zero temperatures of all combined to create some dangerous roadways and unsafe flying conditions. In Houston. People were overcome by carbon monoxide, a woman and a child have died as a
Amazon Developing New Wall-Mounted Echo Device as Smart Home Command Centre
"From Amazon, But the tech giant is said to be developing a thin echo device for user's to mount on their walls and used as a smart home command center. Bloomberg reported last week that the device could come with a 10 or 13, inch touchscreen display and be capable of controlling smart home devices, playing music and videos and video chatting. Thanks to a built in camera. Thea's yet unannounced device could be out at year's end, or sometime next year, with a price tag likely in the 200 to $250 range.
Three injured in Fremont RV fire in Seattle
"People were hurt in an RV fire in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. One woman is in critical condition. A man is says stable at the hospital. No confirmation of the cause. But the Seattle Fire Department says many people who live in RVs may not be able to use safe materials to stay warm during the cold snap, and that, in turn could spark a fire Co Moh
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"Seven seven it's eight thirty one right now on this Monday morning I'm Gregg Hersholt mandate is off this morning in downtown Seattle we're seeing mostly sunny skies for the time being and the temperature of fifty four degrees these are some of our top stories the death toll from the coronavirus in this state has now topped one thousand that number is actually starting to slow way down in most places we take a closer look with call most Brian Calvert as of yesterday Washington's coronavirus death toll is one thousand and five and while the daily editions of the number of casualties aren't as high as they used to be the daily number of confirmed positives continues to be relatively high in king county that may not surprise you because king county is the most populated county in the state but there's real concern that some rural counties are having high numbers of daily positives as well for example Yakima county recorded ninety four new cases Sunday and over one hundred on Saturday compare that to the improvement we're seeing in Snohomish county which recorded new positives on Friday in the low teens and Pierce county recorded just ten new positives on Sunday both know how much and Pierce counties have strongly advocated following stay home and social distancing rules while leaders in Yakima county in other places have been supportive of efforts to fully reopen the region Brian Calvert komo news in king county a new directive has taken effect today that you should wear a face covering when you're in public more from Cuomo's Cole Miller this day this whole idea of wearing a face covering it remains a fairly polarizing topic with that directive here in king county there will not be penalties if you choose not to wear one however to our north in San Juan county the council there recently passed an ordinance mandating they be worn like this we know what has changed in a big way and one of the most visible signs of the times does face coverings and masks you're seeing out on the streets king county health officials are strongly urging you wear one if you head out to a public place or store the same goes for anyone who might use metro bus his as a means of getting around this directive should be used to educate encourage and persuade individuals to wear face coverings with that in mind it will not be enforceable although it will be up to businesses to decide if you can come in without one if you have travel plans out of sea tac you'll be required to have a covering and use it at the airport we heard mixed reaction harmless to wear a facemask think it's stupid but no fear over also starting today if you take an uber you'll need to wear a mask you'll be able to go to the dentist again today governor Jay Inslee's temporary ban on dental work at the elective medical procedures has expired over the weekend The Washington dental association give out bags with face mask for dentists in several counties including king Snohomish and Spokane TSA agents could start checking your temperature when you go to the airport as soon as this week this may be an effective the dozen airports right now the plans are still under review by the White House the port of Seattle has asked to be part of the temperature check program but it's not in effect yet eight thirty four right now coming up on the comal morning news I'm Carly Johnson a member of Yakima city council getting some push back after encouraged people to defy stay home orders check the drive around the Puget Sound area with a caramel traffic update from here in Jordan well we continue to find a crash on the shoulder in Seattle northbound I. five at the Michigan curve that's slowing you down if you're approaching the immediate area in its.
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"Lenzi at the editor's desk with gregg hersholt i'm manda factor president trump says he has both hawks and doves in his administration he made the comments on n._b._c.'s meet the press when asked if he was being pushed into conflict with iran by other white house officials the president is explaining his decision to delay yesterday's planned immigration raids in nearly a dozen cities he says he wants to give democrats every last chance to address immigration issues ice agents were expected to round up about two thousand illegal immigrants around the country yesterday but trump called off the rates we get more from a._b._c. news chief white house correspondent jonathan karl more defiance from iran as a private or ronnie news agency is quoting top irani and military official saying his forces are capable of shooting down more american drones although the president called off his planned military strike a._b._c. news learned that the white house quietly greenlighted a cyber attack on a rant disabling software on computer systems used to control rocket and missile launches i'm on this morning ron foreign minister is saying that was quote a big mistake and is contrary to international law president trump says he made his last minute decision to call off the military strike when he was told how many irani's could die in the attack everybody was saying war warmonger And now they say. And. i think neither you wanna know i'm a man with common sense but i did like the idea of them knowingly shooting down unmanned drone and then we feel a hundred and fifty people i didn't like the troon the iranian shot down is a sophisticated surveillance aircraft that costs some one hundred and thirty million dollars national security adviser john bolton and secretary of state pond pale had urged the military strike to retaliate but the president said he is not looking for war on bolton is absolutely a hawk is up to him he'd take on the whole world at one time i was against going into iraq bulletins tough talk took center stage again in israel on sunday neither iran nor any other hostile actor should mistake u._s. prudence and discretion for weakness president says if it comes to war the u._s. will quote obliterate iran but what he really wants is talks aimed at a new deal To keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Wants to become a wealthy nation again. process fall it let's make ron great again does that make sense make the ron the ron insists that the drone shutdown was flying over its airspace the united states says it was clearly not flying over ronnie and airspace but international airspace we mentioned the president says he delayed yesterday's planned immigration raids nearly a dozen cities because he wants to give democrats every chance to address immigration issues we get more on this from a._b._c. senior congressional correspondent mary bruce just hours before ice agents began nationwide raids to round up families who are in the u._s. illegally trump tweeted at the request of democrats have delayed the illegal immigration removal process for two weeks a._b._c. news has learned the president called off this weeping rates after a phone call with house speaker nancy pelosi she urged him not to go through with it calling the raids heartless and warning they would inject terror into our communities trump's about-face comes as congress this week we'll consider a plan to send four point five billion dollars in humanitarian aid to the border where a record number of families are now being detained the facilities overwhelmed this felt worse than jails speaking exclusively to a._b._c.'s lana zak dr dali severe says children are being held in conditions she called inhumane comparable to torture facilities the conditions at these facilities are placing them at increased risk for infection disease and severe was granted access to the ursula facility in mcallen texas flew they're sent five infants intensive care there she says she witnessed a complete lack of basic sanitation babies drinking from unwashed bottles for days bright fluorescent lights on twenty four seven attorney warren benford who interviewed children clint texas says children are left to care for each other or sleeping on concrete blocks they're open toilets in the room there is no so these children are being held in a completely inappropriate silly but when asked about the conditions the president blamed democrats doing fantastic job under the circumstances to democrats aren't even approving giving us money where is the money you know what to democrats are holding up the amenities eight now we ask us border patrol to respond and they tell us they have limited resources but quote work to provide the best care possible for those in their custody especially children and they insist that they take all alligators of civil rights abuses are mistreatment very seriously komo news time six twenty propel insurance money update now chinese government official says his nation and the u._s. trade negotiators are talking about ways of resolving disputes the head of an expected meeting between their heads of state of the g twenty summit later this week in japan this coming weekend's cheat twenty in osaka will be the first opportunity president donald trump and she shing pingel have to thrash out the trade dispute face to face since trump said he was preparing to target the three hundred billion dollars in chinese imports that he hasn't already hit with tariffs extending them to everything china ships to the united states craving a slurpee from seven eleven but you're stuck in a park no worries the convenience store chain is launching a service that lets you order anything at stocks and have it delivered to a public place like a park or a beach seven eleven says more than two thousand hotspots will be working starting today need to download seven eleven seven now apt to find hotspot near you getting ready for the opening bell on wall street and we like to check in with don macdonald at vestry morning on good morning greg it looks like asian and u._s. markets are slightly optimistic ahead of the g twenty conference meetings between trump and z but in europe prices were down slightly or are down slightly as the markets they're still open when we look at u._s. futures trading not big gains the dow is up sixty three points to twenty six seven fifty eight that's about a quarter of a percent s. and p..
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"With Gregg Hersholt, I'm MandA factor. House, Republican members say the Democrats call for peach of President Trump is bad for the nation of bad for the constitution. Speaking today on Capitol Hill. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy says there's no reason for impeachment and Democrats only care about politics. The California Republican says the Democratic Party is not focusing on what the American people want the Virginia Beach municipal center will be open today for the first time since an employee shot and killed twelve people there last week. However, the actual building where the shooting happened will still be closed. The shooter, the forty year old was an engineer with the city who put in his two weeks. Notice the morning of that shooting. President Trump has won a court victory in his efforts to pay for a border wall. A federal judge denied a request to block Trump from Bernie diverting money slated for other purposes toward building a wall on the border with. Mexico House Democrats had sued the Trump administration over the president's declaration of national emergency at the border. Opening up those funds for the judge said the house, lacked legal standing Texas couple has died of a mysterious illness, while on vacation in Fiji new questions surrounding the mysterious deaths of Americans, David, and Michelle Paul, the young couple left their Texas home for a dream vacation in Fiji two weeks ago, but within days of landing on the remote island paradise an unknown illness, took their lives. Now, health officials are searching for clues with all signs pointing to some form of virus as their loved ones. Desperately wait for answers. Something was going on in their body and was able to get to the hospital. David was an air force vet his wife, Michelle a former student athlete relatives. Tell ABC news that Michelle passed I and David shortly thereafter despite efforts to airlift him to Australia for treatment from my miss my daughter was. Head Hans was numb. Now, the families coming together to care for the couple's son daughter and pet dog from grandparents parents. Is this a major change with more tests being conducted overseas, a cause of death must be determined before the remains can return to the United States has health officials fear. A possible infectious disease could spread and the family is waiting on autopsy results, and the return of their loved ones. The CDC and State Department are both working with local authorities in Fiji on the investigation, but in a situation like this, you wonder whether any travel warnings before they left, none, from the CDC, none from the State Department, the local government, they're in Fiji has just issued a warning about a dangerous flu this running around. That's ABC's. Paula Farris, still no relief inside for the people in Arkansas. ABC's Jim.
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"Morning news. Gregg Hersholt along. How Republican congressman is defending his claim that President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct and a town hall meeting in Michigan. Congressman Justin Amash said he was appalled by the conduct in the portion of the Muller report that deals with obstruction of Justice. A mosh said congress needs to do its job and not allow misconduct to go on deterred. A tornado emergency was declared in Kansas overnight after a massive twister tore through the area. It stayed on the ground for two and a half hours homes were flattened trees were toppled and power lines were ripped up Linwood. Kansas, mayor Brian Christians, and says it was the strongest tornado he seen in twenty two years. I've never seen anything like it incredible. There's just picked one how randomly takes it away and the next how by not even get touched ABC's, Jim Ryan is in Kansas City joins us on our KOMO Newsline. The destruction there is unbelievable, Jim. It is it just goes for mile after mile, the storm was on the ground for so long, and it was so wide and so powerful that it tore up houses, and ranches and farms dairy farms that were hard hit from the storm last night, you had about a dozen people who were injured, but no reports of any catalyses, which is incredible. When you consider the amount of damage was done out here by this storm, it, it's the latest in a long series of really fell, whether it's mood across the country over the last twelve days or so, I'll whether that has touched from California to New Jersey three hundred fifty two reported tornadoes in twenty Tuesday's man, Jim what, what's the current status right now, as far as pay people with without electricity? Still tens of thousands around the Kansas City area were without electricity that working as, as they can to try to restore the power evidence mainly in the outer areas within Kansas City itself as the storm did no damage whatsoever. And it's also spared those people, a lack of electricity restoring likes those powers to those areas. More remote now that's going to take rest today. Certainly, I know there are a lot of flight delays at Kansas City international airport is the airport still affected. Well, it's, it's opened. And there are still long lines at the airport because of the the deadlocked. The bottleneck others caused last night, and it wasn't damage to the airport itself was damaged to a nursery, a plant nursery. Not too far away. Nursery took a hard hit from the tornado. It was torn up the pieces of nursery, thrown over onto the airport, including onto the one way. So because of all the re they had to close the, the entire airport for several hours, yesterday late last night in the middle of the night to try to clearly, the debris to make it safe for aircraft landing, of course Kansas, is where you're focused right now. But I understand there was some really severe weather in in other parts of the country as well yesterday. Yeah. It's, it's been one of those, those periods that we just see widespread and very severe weather year and to the east of years. Well, of course, we know about the Missouri damage was done this tornado. In fact, skipped across the, the Kansas and Missouri borders. It didn't discriminate between one St. and the other. But yes, we're looking at potential. For more severe weather from Texas all the way up to Kansas again within the next couple of days. Thanks for the update. Jim ABC's Jim Ryan with us from Kansas City. Komo news time five eighteen national security adviser, John Bolton says he's discussing quote important and timely regional security matters while he's in the Middle East. And then he made new claims about Iran. More from ABC's. Brian Clark, national security adviser, John Bolton did not offer evidence, but told journalists in Abu Dhabi that an alleged sabotage of four oil tankers off the coast of the UA was a result of naval mindset, he said, replace quote, almost certainly by Iran. Bolton's long been a critic of Iran. He also said there had been a previously unknown attempt.
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"With Gregg Hersholt, I'm MandA factor. Here the top stories from the KOMO twenty four seven news center. One person was killed several other people were injured after an eight vehicle crash near Conway this morning. Interstate five remains shut down southbound at exit twenty one and there have been backup. For miles state trooper Heather axeman says traffic has slowed as typically does around five thirty this morning this happened. But a truck failed to slow driver rear ended. They on extremely hard impact. Basically putting the van underneath the front of the box truck, and the boxer Polian Gulf trapping that driver inside of that they entered the driver of the van was killed. Several other vehicles were involved with five people injured all taken to local hospital. The backup stretches several miles to at least mount Vernon troopers are investigating whether construction in that area played a role in the accident. People came together at the site of Saturday's crane collapse in south lake union. Komo's Steve McCarron has more on what we've learned about the victims. This small group holding each other close stood around a tree in the media and the long Mercer street and bowed their heads as the world pass by around them. They came here to more just feet from the site where four lives cut short when a crane collapsed on Saturday students. Sarah Wong and longtime. Seattle city employees Allen, just add we're in separate cars. Both did not survive. We've learned just add retired back in two thousand fourteen as the deputy director of the department of planning and development. Seattle mayor Jenny durken described him as a true public servant to friend too. Many during his decades with the city. Alan was respected for his commitment to service. She said is formed finished relentless belief in doing good for Seattle in two thousand seven Seattle times story just add spoke favorably about the kind of growth now seen in south lake union quoting because we're looking to concentrate that growth where we can best serve it. There are fifty nine construction. Cranes towering over Seattle right now and Saturdays collapse has a lot of people. Wondering how dangerous those cranes may be will state regulators say statistically, the cranes are safe. Investigators still don't know specifically what caused this one to collapse while it was being disassembled, but longtime crane operator run a Fisher from South Carolina has a theory about the pins that hold sections of the crane together. Investigators say they're looking at all the possible factors. They have not reached any conclusions weather may have been a factor as well. It could take months to sort it all out coming up on the KOMO morning news a lesson in recycling courtesy of the airport. I'm Brian Calvert. With the recycling robot that's setting records, eight thirty four and a KOMO AAA traffic update once again with Kierra Jordan, seven two and a half hours ago. This serious crash occurred. Southbound I five approaching state route five thirty four south at the mount Vernon area. And as you probably just heard all of our southbound lanes, they remained blocked. They remain blocked. Now traffic is using the off and on ramps to help you get through this scene. But you have to fight your way through a solid three and a half mile back before you're even able to do that. So he's an alternate route. If you're near highway nine if can use that to head south if you're on or near I five take that get off at Anderson road in mount Vernon you had a little bit west. Old highway ninety nine and then you start traveling south eventually will connect with Conway frontage road. You take that to pioneer? And that's where you can get back onto I five in this route will save you a lot of time we had an earlier stall in Federal Way, northbound I five at a chain of Parkway, and though it's no longer blocking. It has caused a backup from the fife curve. Northbound I five is also slow and go through much of JBL, and we're heavy into coma between seventy second. And the Puyallup river bridge. They have a crash on the shoulder eastbound eighteen at tiger mountain that's been causing about two two and a half mile backup through there. Northbound ninety nine really packed from the west Seattle bridge through the tunnel and southbound ninety nine you're looking rough out of woodland park to Mercer next. Komo traffic at eight forty four look at the weather. Here's Seth Wayne of the KOMO forecast. Team clear skies the name of the game through the day today as that sunshine, really hold strong through much of this Tuesday. Look for your high temperatures.
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"With Gregg Hersholt on benefactor newly powered house. Democrats say they plan to step up the pressure on President Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen the federal government there's still no progress to report in the shutdown, and that means thousands of federal workers are not getting paid. I can relate. And I'm sure. For the receiving end. Just. Do they BBC news? Correspondent Karen Travers with us from the White House. Good morning. Karen, Kim morning, the president explained how he can relate to these workers. He didn't. That's what you heard him say there over the weekend. But you know, he has said for several days now that he has been talking to federal employees in that they support him on this that they back his push for border security. They understand the need for border security, and we've asked the White House. Yeah. Who's he talking to how is he having this interaction with federal employees impacted by this? And they haven't said I will say that the employees that we have spoken to in this area and across the country overwhelming. They say that they just want to get back to work. They're very worried about missing a paycheck at the end of this week. And they don't wanna be upon in this nasty political fight right now happening in Washington. Have there been any changes to the plan for the wall? The White House is considering the president declaring a national emergency. Because of what they say is a crisis on the border, and what they hope that that could do is allow the president to take money. That's been appropriated for something else. Money for the defense department and shifted towards building the wall he wants on the US Mexico border. This will certainly face a legal challenge. You can't take money that congress has approved for one thing and put it to another thing it's against the law to do that. So they're trying to do it by declaring a national emergency legal experts. We talked to late last week say even that's a bit skeptical that they not sure you can even do that. It might not make a difference by declaring the national emergency water House, Democrats, planning to do to try and force this issue vote as they did last week to reopen the parts of the government that are shut down right now last week. They did it in two different waves one fund everything that's closed except for D H S through September thirtieth. That was one Bill it passed. As of course, we expected it would the next to fund the H S through February eighth. Mitch McConnell in the Senate is not moving forward on any of this. Because they say they won't until the president indicates he would sign something. So that's where it stood this week. Nancy Pelosi is going to separate all that out. One vote to open interior one vote to open treasury one vote to open the agriculture department, and challenged the Senate Republicans to take this up again, there's no indication the president was going to sign it. So it's not gonna go anywhere, but pay attention this week to see if there are more cracks in Senate Republicans we have a handful of them who late last week. We're saying we got to end this. We ought to reopen the government at least the non D H S parts, and the White House has not given a policy reason of why the president wouldn't do that. He just said last week. He doesn't want to do it in dribs and drabs what's on the agenda today. Karen, nothing for the president on public schedule. He's having lunch with the vice president after a weekend of vice president Pence sitting down. With congressional staffers not lawmakers but staffers over the weekend to continue talking about border security national security adviser, John Bolton had some comments about the Trump plan to withdraw troops from Syria. Who are they at odds with what the president said initially? Well, it's the they're giving more details at this point. The president has never flat out said, you know, I wouldn't do this in thirty days. This was a very abrupt announcement by the president last week. Of course, it's what led to the resignation of James Mattis as the Defense Secretary. But the signals we got from US officials in December was the president wanted this done in thirty days. All US troops out in thirty days that has involved to a plan that would be happening over months, and we're told there still isn't even a timeline for that withdraw, but certainly over the weekend John Bolton talking that for the first time publicly from the administration acknowledging that this withdrawal is going to be much slower than what had originally been said before we let you go are Seahawks season came to an end over the weekend. But congrats to your team. I know you're a big ego. Eagles fan. Thank you. I am my colleague here. Terry Moran is a bears fan. So he was not happy to see me at six in the morning, but we live on for another week. But I'm very sorry about your Seahawks. Thanks, karen. We'll be in touch BC news. Correspondent Karen Travers with us from the White House. Komo news time five.
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"Gregg Hersholt and MandA factor here with the KOMO morning news. Frank Lenzi's at the editor's desk. President Trump looks to be sending a peace offering to house speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted today, border security, and the wall thing and shutdown is not where Nancy Pelosi wanted to start her tenure as speaker. Let's make a deal. He says GOP strategist Rick Tyler says Pelosi, we'll have little reason to compromise after she gets a spending Bill passed in the house this week. The point is is that the Democrats will be able to show that they are acting to reopen the government, and it is in fact, Republicans who are blocking them ABC news correspondent Karen Travers joins us from the White House. Happy new year. Karen? I understand there's going to be a little gathering today at the White House with bipartisan leadership from congress. What do we know about that meeting? Yeah. This is not a negotiating session. It could turn into one. But it's not being billed as that. It's a briefing on border security. It will take place in the situation room. Which means we are not going to see any of that. Because of course, that's a secure facility. Maybe they shift somewhere else. Maybe we see from lawmakers come out afterwards and talk to reporters. But I don't think we're gonna see that same moment. Like we did in the Oval Office on December eleventh when the president was negotiating with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. This is the first time, though, all these congressional leaders actually sat down and talked since the shutdown began we're on day twelve now. And it's the first time he's engaged with Democrats since December eleventh, so maybe that's a slight sign of optimism. But right now, it's going to take a major breakthrough to read some sort of compromise. And there is no indication from either side that they're willing to budge on what they've been insisting on for weeks. If not months the other thing is making headlines. This morning is an op Ed piece that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, incoming Utah Senator has written questioning President Trump's character. What can you tell us about the president's conduct is evidence that he has not risen to the mantle of the office. Clearly mitt Romney's indicating he is concerned about the status of the US around the world the president's decisions and the actions, the president wants to take the president responded where else in tweets and said that he would prefer Romney, quote, focus on border security, and so many other things where he can be helpful. He calls on Romney to be a team player. I have to say wasn't as harsh as many were expecting. But he did ask Rodney will be a flake seemingly a reference to outgoing Senator Jeff flake who was a frequent critic of the president of the last two years. Well, we're in today. Twelve now of the partial government shutdown what signs of the shutdown to you see around Washington DC today. It's gonna hit today is really the first day back for federal workers after the holiday break state twelve. But for those days were weekends for the days. We're federal holidays. So now, I think you'll really start to see it. And the museums are shut down today, the zoo, the Smithsonian's research centers, they were all able to stay open for those first eleven days because of money from last year's budgets that they were able to make work, but that's it. So if anybody has trips planned to Washington for today, nothing will be open until the government is back up and running and Democrats in in the US house have been indicating their first order of business will be to put up a clean Bill to reopen. The government is there any indication that the White House would expect something like that the president of the White House said yesterday, it's a nonstarter, but the first action then from the Democrats will be passing easily a Bill to reopen two bills to reopen the government and put one point three billion dollars toward border security president, of course, wants funding for the border wall. And that's not what Democrats are going to do. Thanks for the updates. Karen ABC's? Karen Travers from the White House. Democratic congressman Hakeem Jeffries of New York says House Democrats first order of business when they take power. Will be to reopen. The government Democrats taking control of the house tomorrow appear largely unified in their plan to vote to reopen the partially shut down government without the money. President Trump is demanding to fund his promise to US Mexico border wall. Trump has invited congressional leaders again to the White House meeting today on border security wildlife experts say three bird species in Hawaii and Brazil went extinct in two thousand eighteen they're afraid more birds and animals are on the way out this year fewer than thirty porpoises known as the Keita's remain in the wild. Scientists say entanglement in Gill nets is driving the marine mammal to extinction. The numbers are even worse for the northern white rhino. Komo news time seven fifty propel.
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"Gregg Hersholt here. Manda is on vacation today. And Frank Lenzi is at the editor's desk. Here's what's happening. President Trump is back at the White House and tweeting writing this morning about his visit to see the troops in Iraq and Germany and saying that the US has incredible people representing our country people who know how to win the president went on to ask. If Democrats have finally realized the southern border needs a wall to stop drugs and crime, the partial government shutdown is entering day six and there's no end in sight, the Senate will return to work for the first time since Saturday, but no votes are scheduled congress is in a deadlock over the border wall funding. The President Trump is demanding before he's willing to sign any sort of government spending Bill the subject of the Showtime series called escape at Denham Maura is speaking out against its director. Ben Stiller, I said lights out now. Critics are raving about escaping Dan Amora, the show chronicling the infamous twenty fifteen prison break in upstate New York. That's already up for two Golden Globes, including best actress Patricia are catch dramatic transformation into prison worker. Joyce Mitchell and into anything wrong, but the real life. Joyce Mitchell is fighting back at the Showtime series calling director, Ben Stiller Aligarh. Mitchell pleaded guilty to helping convicted killer, David sweat, and Richard Matt escape and was sentenced to seven years, please allow me to start by state how sorry Mitchell claim the inmates threatened to kill her husband. If she didn't help them admitting. She smuggled into inside hamburger meat, including hacksaw blades, chisels a punch and a screwdriver that Matt and sweat used to cut their way through their cell walls. But in the series, then fifty one year old is portrayed as more of a willing co conspirator drawing Mitchell's, I are in a new interview with the new. Post in which she slam Stiller saying he doesn't care about the truth. All he cares about is making millions off me. He's an idiot. Mitchell takes particular exception to how the hit series depicts her having a sexual relationship with both inmates something she and sweat both denied, but Stiller is fighting back defending the series telling deadline. My guideline was to try and tell what I thought happened. She can dispute it, but the reality is she was kicked out of the tailor shop for inappropriate conduct for going in the back room with David sweat. The director told variety how he personally convinced New York governor Andrew Cuomo to grant permission to film at the Clinton correctional facility where the events took place even filming at the actual manhole cover the inmates daringly escaped through escape it down. Immoral was a real commitment for Ben Stiller as a director he devoted about a year of his life to filming the project in evidently in any of these true life true crime stories, they're going to be people that come and say, no, no, no. That's that's. Not my version of events. Ciller also said he was trying to tell the story and as real and hopefully as entertaining as possible without exploiting, adding it can't be fun to be in prison. So seems like no love lost between those two that's ABC's. Janai Norman reporting. Some people are calling this a Christmas day miracle a nine one one dispatcher helped save the life of a one year old in Florida. The frantic call came in on Christmas day, a one year old had fallen in a pool in central Florida and had no pulse. A neighbor trying to perform CPR. Pump. And he doesn't know. I need him to help is on the way. But the Orange County Fire rescue dispatcher waste, no time. She starts instructing them on CPR over the phone. I need him to place his hand on his forehead hand under the neck and tilt the head back. Okay. Okay. Head and neck. I'm back. Close and completely covering his mouth with your mouth and blow to branch into the lung moments later gurgling, he's going, okay? But the boy wasn't in the clear yet. The dispatcher guides them through chest compressions push down about two inches with only heal of one hand touching the test even counting with them one two three four two three four. They're here. They're here. Firefighters arrive and resuscitate the child and taken to the hospital in serious condition. And that boy will be okay spoke with the Orange County Fire rescue. They told me that they look at those call takers as the first first responders by giving those instructions there is no doubt..
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"Komo news, Gregg Hersholt and MandA factor. This morning there's a lot going on today. The US Justice department has charged to Chinese citizens with carrying out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from US companies. They're saying it involved breaching the computers of more than forty five entities in twelve states, including some government computers. Hundreds of gig. Bytes of data were stolen spending Bill that would avert a partial government shutdown seems to be in flux now house speaker Paul Ryan cancelled a scheduled news conference this morning. A temporary spending Bill does not include said the president's demand for five billion dollars to help construct a massive border wall. Trump tweeted this morning that he was promised the wall by congressional leaders by the end of the year. He also tweeted that he begrudgingly signed an earlier spending Bill, and he was promised the wall and border security by leadership. He ends. It's by saying would be done by end of year. Now, it didn't happen. And quote, the president says despite the reaction his decision to pull US troops out of Syria. Is no surprise the decision was stunningly swift with a hastily prepared video announcement from President Trump claiming victory was absolute we've beaten them and we've beaten a badly, we've taken back the land. And now it's time for our troops to come back home. So our boys are young women are men. Men. They're all coming back at it. Coming back now we won. And that's the way we want. It this statement coming just days. After Trump senior advisors said the job in Syria was not finished. With regard to stabilization. We still have a long way to go every floor and one thing over the years enduring defeat of a group like this means you can't just defeat their physical space, and then we have to make sure the. Internal security forces are in place to ensure that those gains security gains are enduring mcgurk saw that firsthand in two thousand fourteen when ISIS blew into Iraq after President Obama withdrew all American troops in twenty eleven something for which Trump has long been critical. He got us out the wrong way and ISIS formed great job President Obama rate. Now, Trump is facing similar criticism over his own rapid withdrawal from Syria, including from some members of his own party. It this decision is a.
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"Gregg Hersholt, along with MandA factor. And Frank Lenzi is at the editor's desk. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says it's a good morning for Republicans. Some he says President Trump helped keep the Senate in GOP hands. They Kentucky Republicans spoke this morning hours after midterm election voters kept the Senate controlled by Republicans, even as they flip the house to a democratic majority. The bottom line is though that the Democrats did take over the house in the brings divided government back to Washington DC. Democrats have pledged to aggressively investigate Donald Trump and his administration at big fights. Can also be expected over Trump's plan for funding the government and a massive border wall, Texas, Senator Ted Cruz is going back to DC and their Republican turn Becca challenged by democratic congressman Beto O'Rourke. Meanwhile, Nevada democratic congresswoman Jackie Rosen his projected to defeat GOP Senator dean Heller Heller was considered one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the Senate in Georgia in the race for governor democrat Stacey Abrams is not. Conceding the race to Republican Brian Kemp, it is still close, but he leads by less than two percentage points this morning Abrams took the stage just before two a m to say she's waiting for every provisional and absentee ballots to be counted. Kemp says he's confident that victory is near here in our state Senator Maria Cantwell won reelection in US house races. Democrat Kim schreier is leading Republican Dino Rossi in the eighth district. Cathy, McMorris Rogers is winning reelection in the fifth and in the third district. GOP incumbent Jaime Herrera Butler is leading with fifty two percents and records were shattered for voter turnout yesterday. Komo's Tammy matassa has more from the King County elections headquartered in the parking lot. You can.
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"Seventeen I'm Gregg Hersholt Mantas off. This morning Frank Lenzi is at the. Editor's desk these are some of our top stories. Prosecutors in the trial of, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort say this. Morning they do intend to. Put his former associate Rick gates. On the stand gates is manafort's his business associate he played pleaded guilty earlier. This year and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Muller's. Investigation according to sources close to the White House Muller's office. Wants to ask President Trump about obstruction of Justice. Apparently that's not going over well with the president ABC's Cecilia Vega tells us more from the White House President recently learned about. The new development and sources say it enraged him, so it prompted this extraordinary tweet that critics say could amount to obstruction the president writing attorney general Jeff Sessions should stop this rigged witch. Hunt right now, before, it continues to stay Our country any further that sent his legal team into. Immediate damage control mode he used the word should, he didn't use the word must and it was no presidential directive to follow him but didn't direct and indirect directing the do it And he's not going to direct. Them to do the tweet outraged even some of the president's. Own party Maine Senator Susan Collins calling it totally inappropriate saying that president should not, be talking about. The investigation at all the top democrat on the. House intelligence committee was. Blunt this is an. Attempt to obstruct Justice hiding. In plain sight in the past eight have insisted that the. President's tweets are official White House policy, but press secretary Sarah Sanders says this one was just his, opinion it's not an order it's. The president's opinion the president is not? Obstructing he's fighting, back negotiations over a sit down between the president special counsel have been ongoing for, months but now Muller has. Indicated he wants to question the president both. In writing and in person so will this interview. Actually ever happen the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said yesterday that the. President still wants to sit down with Robert Muller but his, lawyers are adamant they do not want this interview, to happen Giuliani says the legal team still cannot Reach an agreement with, the special, counsel over just the ground rules so while molar may want to ask about obstruction of, Justice there is no indication the president's team, is going to, agree to this also in the nation's capital this morning we're the North Korea leader Kim. Jong UN is being thanked by the president for sending. What are believed to be the remains of US soldiers killed. During the Korean war we're also told that Kim Jong Hoon sent a letter to, President Trump we're. Not sure exactly what was contained in that and. Republicans on the Senate. Judiciary committee say a. Massive number of documents about. Supreme court nominee Brett Cavanaugh are being available for review at. A capital briefing this morning Iowa Republican, Chuck Grassley said that there should be more than enough to, satisfy Democrats wrestling noted that many. Democrats have already still oppose capital and? He says their, demands for a more documents are unreasonable Ohio State football coach urban Meyer has been, placed on paid leave while. The university investigates abuse claims against his former. Assistant the, university making the move as It looks into a report that Meyer knew about assault allegations against former assistant coach Jack Smith made, by his, ex-wife three years ago KOMO. News time eight twenty time for the propel. Insurance money update. Long-term US, mortgage rates have risen for the second week in a row continuing to dampen prospects were potential home. Buyers mortgage buyer Freddie MAC, says the average. Rate on a thirty year fixed rate mortgage jumped to four point six percent this week. It was four point five four last week apple has become the first American company to hit a market value. Of one trillion dollars the stock price cleared the two hundred three dollars per share Mark to hit the trillion dollar milestone this morning we'll see what. Some, of, the other stocks and the overall markets in general are doing and we check in once again with Don MacDonald. At vestry well Greg the bulk of the markets lower with the only exception being. The NASDAQ which is of course we're apple trades the thirty stock Dow down. One hundred twenty three points at twenty five to ten. The s. and p. five hundred is down about a tenth. Of a point that's about a tenth of a percent down two points the total, market index down four points and the NASDAQ composite Posit is up almost twenty three points. To, seventy, seven thirty and finally t mobile stock soaring this morning on a strong earnings report right now t mobile stock is up a dollar seventy five share that's nearly three percent to sixty one dollars. And eight cents a share all right Don thanks Don McDonald hosts komo's talking. Real money Saturday at noon we'll check traffic and weather. For you coming up next.
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"The editor's desk and with gregg hersholt i'm manda factor ward the president trump who sending congress of four point four trillion dollar spending plan that provides a huge increase in defense spending while cutting taxes by one point five trillion dollars over the next decade and the result soaring budget deficits trump's first budget last year projected that the government would achieve a small surplus by twenty twenty seven but the new budget unveiled today never gets to balance it proposes seven point one trillion dollars in red ink over the next decade basically doubling last year's forecast now senate will decide this week what to do about immigrants who are brought to the us legally as children senate majority leader mitch mcconnell made a promise to democrats that he would put immigration reform on the senate floor after budget issues were resolved that'll include the issue of protecting dreamers covered by the daca program something we haven't heard a lot about lately senatorial courtesy it was in full display when the senate's top two leaders republican mitch mcconnell and democratic chuck schumer's shared the same stage and mcconnell's hometown in kentucky schumer presented his republican counterpart with a bottle of brooklyn made bourbon during the event today in louisville which is home to some rather popular distilleries itself the exwife of a former trump administration official accused of violence says she was floored when she heard president trump's response to the allegations trump's former staff secretary rapporter's been accused of domestic abuse and while speaking at the white house friday trump wished porter well and said he did a very good job he also noted that porter has denied the allegations and called the situation very sad that.
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"I've gregg hersholt along with manda factor of the komal morning news frank lenzi is at the editor's desk from president trump is set to address antiabortion abortion activists attending the forty th annual march for life i satellite feet from the white house address will come before marchers kick off their walk through since capital in protest of abortion people were plunking down big money to celebrate president trump's one year anniversary this weekend in office some couples will pay one hundred thousand dollars for dinner and a photo with the president at his mara lago resort in florida other couples will pay up to two hundred fifty thousand dollars to join trump in a roundtable discussion will there be reason to party or will there be a government shutdown on this anniversary abc's karen travers joins us from the white house karyn good morning combining and while the president even be there for that party because if the government is shutdowns night at midnight on occasions czar he would stay in washington so that could be less festive event tomorrow in florida if this is the way things seemed to be heading some people are saying that the president appears to be undercutting the work of republicans through his tweets what's going on they was confusing yesterday morning when the president asserted tweeting about the children's health insurance program are chip it didn't seem like he knew where things stood as to what was included in the short term measure that was up for consideration eventually the white house to said the disregard the tweet the president supports the short term bell february 16th funding the government that's what passed in the house last night this includes a sixyear extension of the chip program the children's health insurance program but now of course the spotlight on the senate to see what happens over there and democrats are insisting there are not hold a hard line on this because daca is not included and that they can't support this what's the prediction on whether they'll get it done today i have learned in washington all these years did not make any predictions on.
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"Gregg hersholt along with manda factor frank lenzi is at the editor's desk spending bill the us house narrowly passed last night is considered a longshot to win approval in the senate the measure would provide four weeks of funding and keep the government running past midnight it need sixty votes to pass in the senate that means at least nine democrats would have to support it and soon all fifty one republicans vote yes the us supreme court has blocked a ruling that had ordered the redrawing of congressional maps in north carolina a lower court's ruling said north carolina republicans violated the constitution by drawing electoral districts intended to maximize their party's chances of winning the supreme court's decision to stay the order means the current districts most likely won't be altered before the november midterm congressional elections trump administration is pulling back 45 million dollars hit pledge last month to provide food for palestinian refugees the state department is demanding reforms in the un agency that distributes that aid and other hollywood actors being accused of sexual misconduct of former employees of oscar winning actor michael douglas claims she was humiliated by his conduct in the late nineteen 80s author and journalist susan brought he tells the hollywood reporter douglas constantly made sexual and demeaning comments about her appearance he has denied the claim former usa gymnastics doctor larry nassar we'll have to wait until next week to find out his prison sentence for sexual assault a judge has extended the sentencing hearing due to the number of survivors hearst who still want to speak more than one hundred of nasser's victims have already addressed the court and more young wound are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyper disorder centers for disease control reports the number of cases in the last decade has skyrocketed by nearly three hundred fifty percent experts say these women are of reproductive age and there is almost no research on safety medications for them during pregnancy the latest.
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"On gregg hersholt and frank lenzi is at the editor's desk congress has intel tomorrow to pass a new budget or face a government shutdown democrats say they won't approve of budget the doesn't include a path to citizenship for dreamers and a powerful republican is blaming president trump for the hold up senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says lawmakers are spinning their wheels as they wait for guidance from the white house on looking for something that president trump supports and he's not yet indicated what measure he's willing because on abc news correspondent karen travers georgia's again this morning from the white house candidates sounds as though the senate majority leader's a little frustrated he added that said very notable statement from mitch mcconnell because eight ho any time there's been this brink of a shutdown or we know the the healthcare vote last year also on the brain's reporters are always asking mitch mcconnell there direct questions about this relationship as negotiations everything with the president and he's always you know been the leader and stayed above the political bickering and fingerpointing and and that was very notable then that he's centrally sending a message to the president you know you've got to be more clear and that's something we heard from lindsey graham earlier this week republicans are frustrated that uh if the president wants to keep pointing the finger at democrats for torpedoing these negotiations on daca and immigration then he needs to make it clear what his goalpost is because last tuesday he said even if i don't love everything in a bill i'll sime what you guys give me because we've got to get something done the first overture to the president last week he says was a terrible bill it was weak it didn't go far enough i think they're just looking for a some signal of what they could give him that he would sign so they could try and move forward as quickly as possible the president said exactly what he wants he has and last week that first version a hid all of the bullet points at the president once it it dealt with dhaka it put aside money for the border wall and did other security measures on the border it addressed the visa add diversity lottery and it also address with white house caused chain migration or familybased migration and they thought this group that was pulling it together thought that it could.
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"The editor's desk and with gregg hersholt i'm manda factor the question this morning is deal or no deal president trump says no deal has been reached on the daca program despite would leading democrats have said senator chuck schumer and house democratic leader nancy pelosi came out of a dinner meeting with the president last night in said the hit all agreed to preserve the deferred action for childhood arrivals program and preserve it into law but they didn't approprite any funding for a border wall trump took to twitter the early this morning to reject that claim and said any deal on immigrants must be tied to a massive border security package to florida nursing homes without power had to be evacuated last night after eight nursing home residents were found dead in the sweltering heat at another facility yesterday the nursing homes loss power after hurricane armagh slammed into the state governor rick scott has ordered first responders to immediately checking with health healthcare facilities in the area to make sure they're able to keep their residents safe the mayor of salt lake city says to internal investigations have concluded the two police officers may have violated policy when they arrested a nurse nurse alex wobbles was arrested in july after refusing to do a blood draw demanded by a salt lake city police detective the mayor says that a police in a turtle affairs investigation found several possible violations the independence of billion review board also voted to sustain the findings against the officers president trump's treasury secretary steven mnuchin ms involved in a new controversy he was previously in hot water after his wife posted a photo showing her stepping off a government plane in which she tagged all the expensive brands she was wearing nominations travel habits are facing scrutiny and here's abc news chief investigative correspondent brian ross newly married this past summer multimillionaire treasury secretary steven mnuchin formally requested that he and his new wife louise regularly seen and designer clothes with purses at ten thousand.
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"Look at traffic at 654 marina rockinger komo news our forecast sunshine warmer temperatures the height of arod eighty degrees we'll see a little bit of cloud layer tomorrow morning gradually clearing out is becoming sunny in the afternoon burtless tomorrow with a high about seventy five upper 70s friday in the sunshine aroud eighty degrees for both saturday and sunday in the sun asia right now in downtown seattle mostly sunny and fifty eight twenty minutes of nonstop news continues on komo news one thousand fm ninety seven seven and komonewscomfire 647 right now gregg hersholt i'm manda factor with the comorian news frank lenzi is at the editor's desk among our top stories three people were virtual dismantling in a crash in lynnwood where a van slammed into the back of a parked semi along alderwood mall parkway near one hundred sixty four the fourth person did survive and the last word was in stable condition at harborview medical center president trump says the us will not accept or allow transgender people to serve in the military and any he capacity trump took to twitter this morning to make the announcement saint he made the decision after consulting with generals and military experts he said during a series of tweets that quote our military must be focused on decisive an overwhelming victory debate on a senate republican plan to repeal and replace obamacare will continue today debate of the bill opened yesterday the senate held its first vote on it last night and came up well short of the sixty votes needed to pass it only thirty forty three senators forward in favor of it senate democrats have promised to fight the.