tv Good Morning Washington 430am ABC January 31, 2017 4:30am-5:00am EST
a big shakeup in the trump administration as he fires the acting attorney general, after she objects to his new travel ban. the new acting attorney general dana boente was sworn in late last night. he then ordered justice department lawyers to do their sworn duty and to defend the lawful orders of the president. just hours before-- then acting attorney general
attorneys not to defend the ban, and questioned it's constitutionality. the senate is scheduled to vote on president trump's attorney general nominee - jeff sessions- later today. also breaking overnight. there is a new director of u-s immigration and customs enforcement. president trump named thomas homan to the position late monday, firing acting ice director daniel ragsdale. homan is not new to ice... he has served as the agency's executive associate director of enforcement and removal operations since 2013. and another major staffing announcement coming today. president trump preparing to announce his pick for a new supreme court justice. and sources say that list is down to three final contenders. all three are young, george w. bush appointees who currently serve on seperate circuits of the u-s court of appeals. the two front-runners are judges neil gorsuch and thomas hardiman. gorsuch is a natural choice for any republican president and expected to have similar principles as the late justice antonin scalia. hardiman is a solid conservative who was active in republican pol
federal bench. the third choice - william pryor is still in the running but is fading, according to people familiar with the search process. all three met with trump in new york during the transition period. the president will announce his final pick at eight o'clock tonight. meanwhile-- on the steps of the supreme court- top democrats- rallied against president trump's controversial immigration ban last night. several lawmakers taking part in the demonstration-- including maryland senator ben cardin and vermont senator bernie sanders. tom roussey has more. developing now-- police in canada are
degree murder for allegedly opening fire during evening prayer at the mosque. 5 others were seriously injured. while they are still questioning him about a motive, police say bissonette often made derogatory comments about immigrants and women on social media. and canadian officials now calling him a terrorist. make no mistake - this was a terrorist attack." butt " the people who commit this acts mean to test our resolve and weaken our values. we will not close our minds. we will open our hearts." the shooting triggered security concerns across north america. in the district-- police and representatives from the mayor's office visited all nine islamic centers in the district to talk about security and keeping worshippers safe. in the day ahead-- if you plan to sign up for the affordable care act-- the clock is ticking. open enrollment ends today. enrollment figures help insurers decide next year's premiums and if they want to stay in the market
projected that more than 13 million people would sign up for coverage in 20-17. as of december 24th... 11-point-5 million had enrolled. it's unclear when or if the trump administration will release updated numbers. a big-name wnba player is coming to washington. the mystics pulled the trigger on a block buster deal late last night. washington acquired 2015 mvp elena della donne from chicago. the deal sends several pieces to chicago, inclduing all-star steffanie dolson, and the 2nd overall pick in this year's draft. the mystics finished last season in sixth place in the eastern conference, and missed the playoffs. coming up-- another local zoo now launching a search effort-- after one of their animals goes missing. and this time-- it's not a cuddly panda. the details.. coming up.
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they say karlief moye fatally shot the general manager and two co-owners of the "blue sunday bar and grill." moye worked there as a bartender. he later shot himself.. and suffered critical injuries. a friend of one of the victims tells abc-seven.. they heard moye had recently been told he was going to be fired. the fbi is defending its decision to withhold information on how it unlocked one of the san bernardino shooters' i-phones. the agency says the information could be exploited by "hostile entities" if released to the public. the justice department released heavily censored records earlier this month. details were withheld about how much the fbi paid to a third party to unlock syed farook's i-phone. he and his wife killed 14 people at a holiday party back in 20-15. covering metro-- agency leaders heard an earful last night from riders during an hour's long public hearing. some train and bus riders are outraged that metro is raising fares and cutting service in an effort to make up a 290-million dollar budget shortfall for the 2018 fiscal ye
needs to look elsewhere for that money. metro leaders say this budget is necessary to continue on-going efforts to improve safety and service while repairing crumbling infrastructure. the budget can still be changed and once passed - takes effect in july. happening now.. officials at the national zoo are hoping for the safe return of a missing bobcat. the bobcat named "ollie" escaped from her enclosure yesterday.. and she hasn't been seen since. jay korff has the latest. at xx time for weather. toss to eileen
weather. toss to eileen - few snow showers northern md (frederick, hagerstown, hancock) - accumulation: dusting - breezy to windy today; milder - colder weekend - wintry mix possible sunday (low impact system) today: mostly becoming partly cloudy. breezy to windy. highs: 49-55 winds: ssw 5-15 g 30 mph tonight: partly to mostly cloudy. lows: 34-39 winds: w 5 mph wednesday: mostly cloudy. highs: 48-52 winds: nw 5-10 mph
a woman is facing charges, after her 9-1-1 call triggers an amber alert. jessica pickett told police yesterday.. her car was stolen, with her four-year-old daughter inside. an amber alert was issued across central ohio. police received numerous tips. hours later-- police say a woman called and told them the girl was not missing.. but was at her aunt's house.
police say after the girl was found safe, pickett confessed she'd been lying about the child's disappearance. apparently, she wanted them to find her stolen car faster. she's been charged with falsification. her three children have been taken into protective custody. 7 is on your side with a health alert: and what could be a major breakthrough in the fight against alzheimers! this swim cap-looking hat uses electro-magnetic waves that help with memory loss! patients wear it for an hour twice a day - and the hope is it could stop the disease from progressing. the health organization behind it says it's still in the testing phase. white house press secretary sean spicer defended the new administration's relationship with the press. after a little more than a week on the job... spicer answered questions last night at g-w's school of media and public affairs. he said the administration plans to expand the use of social media to get its message across.
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slip. the acting attorney general defying his immigration order. the firings and hirings overnight. and stormwatch seven tracking another wintry wake up. the areas that could see a few flurries this morning. good morning washington. toss to eileen - few snow showers northern md (frederick, hagerstown, hancock) - accumulation: dusting - breezy to windy today; milder - colder weekend - wintry mix possible sunday (low impact system) today: mostly becoming partly cloudy. breezy to windy. highs: 49-55 winds: ssw 5-15 g 30 mph tonight: partly to mostly cloudy. lows: 34-39 winds: w 5 mph wednesday: mostly cloudy. highs: 48-52 winds: nw 5-10 mph