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america this morning. >> yep. making news in america this morning, donald trump holds his first news conference since becoming president-elect. and after the release of unsubstantiated allegations about ties to russia, he's now attacking the intelligence community and the media. >> since you are attacking our news organization -- >> no, not you, not you. >> -- can you give us a chance? >> your organization is terrible. >> you're attacking our news organization. >> your organization is terrible. let's go. >> hear the new concerns about trump's plan for his businesses with just eight days until he becomes president. plus, trump's pick for secretary of state grilled for hours on capitol hill facing tough questions from marco rubio about his ties to russia. and to the severe weather, we're watching part of a home slide down the hollywood hills. the snow in some parts is so deep, it's closing ski resorts,
and here's some footage of someone kayaking in their own home. we're going to get to it all. and a big move in the nfl. new espn reporting this morning a major city losing its team after more than half a century. a good thursday morning. we begin with some new fallout from president-elect donald trump's first news conference in six months. he took aim at the media and the intelligence community. >> yeah, he lashed out at a lot of people over those unsubstantiated reports of compromising information and secret ties with russia blaming u.s. intelligence for leaking the documents, but overnight the nation's top intelligence official got on the phone with trump and defended his intelligence community. abc's karen travers is following all of those developments. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and diane. donald trump says that the reports that russia has compromising information on him are nonsense, but his fiery comments about the intelligence
community set up what is an unprecedented showdown, and in just eight days, those same agencies will be preparing reports for him on threats and global hot spots. donald trump blasting the u.s. intelligence community. >> i think it's a disgrace that information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public. >> reporter: the president-elect confident that even though the fbi is investigating the unsubstantiated allegations about his ties to russia -- >> there's nothing they can come back with. >> reporter: director of national intelligence james clapper spoke with trump wednesday evening saying they both agreed the leaks are, quote, extremely corrosive and damaging to national security. but clapper also defending the intelligence community. i do not believe the leaks came from within the ic. and for the first time, trump saying he accepts the intelligence community's conclusion on who was behind
last year's cyberattack on the democratic party. >> as far as hacking, i think it was russia. >> reporter: trump also finally laying out what he'll do with his business after january 20th saying he'll maintain ownership of the trump organization, which spans more than 500 companies in at least 14 countries. and while he says, sure, he could run his company and run the country, he has relinquished leadership putting the organization in a trust and turning it over to his two sons. the president-elect will preside over no new deals, but his sons can. they just won't do any new foreign deals while he's in office. the director of the office of government ethics weighing in with rare public criticism of trump's plans. >> it's wholly inadequate. that's not how a blind trust works. >> reporter: and confirmations for donald trump's cabinet continue today on capitol hill. on the hot seat, his pick to lead the pentagon, general james mattis and dr. ben carson to lead the housing and urban development agency. kendis, diane. >> a lot of fireworks on capitol
hill and all over new york after that press conference. karen, thank you. and there was an especially tense moment during that news conference when the president-elect got into a heated exchange with a cnn reporter. >> he refused to take jim acosta's question calling cnn and buzzfeed fake news for reporting the unsubstantiated story about the salacious allegations. >> since you are attacking our news organization -- >> no, not you. not you. >> -- can you give us a chance? >> your organization is terrible. >> you're attacking our news organization. can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir? >> go ahead. >> sir, can you state -- >> quiet, quiet. >> mr. president-elect -- >> she's asking a question. don't be rude. >> can you give us a question? >> don't be rude. >> can you give us a question? >> i'm not going to give you a question. you are fake news. go ahead. >> a good four years for cnn. incoming white house press secretary sean spicer said acosta owes trump an apology, and he told him he would be kicked out of the news conference again if that took place.
secretary of state nominee rex tillerson's confirmation could soon go before the full senate. he spent hours with the foreign relations committee answering relentless questions, especially about his ties to russia and vladimir putin. and in one contentious exchange with republican senator marco rubio, tillerson refused to criticize russia's role in the slaughter of citizens in aleppo, syria. >> is vladimir putin a war criminal? >> i would not use that term. >> mr. tillerson, do you believe that vladimir putin and his cronies are responsible for ordering the murder of countless dissidents, journalists and political opponents? >> i do not have sufficient information to make that claim. >> none of this is classified, mr. tillerson. these people are dead. >> and rubio says he has not yet decided whether he'll vote to approve tillerson's nomination, and without rubio's support, tillerson's confirmation could actually be in jeopardy. and speaking of confirmations, attorney general nominee jeff sessions also had a
tough time on capitol hill, especially with black lawmakers. his colleagues, senator cory booker and representative john lewis, were among those warning that sessions has shown hostility towards civil rights. sessions denies accusations of racism and says he's totally committed to freedom and equality for every citizen. defense secretary nominee retired general james mattis is set to testify before the senate armed services committee this morning. congress is expected to approve a waiver of an existing law that requires former service members to be out of uniform for at least seven years before serving as defense secretary. mattis left active duty in 2013, just four years ago. and former republican presidential candidate and retired brain surgeon dr. ben carson will also take his turn on capitol hill. he's seeking confirmation as the secretary of housing and urban development. that's despite his claim that he had taken himself out of the running for any cabinet position saying that he had no government experience. and senate lawmakers have taken their first step toward
dismantling the affordable care act. overnight they approved a budget measure that will allow a repeal vote to take place with a simple majority instead of the 60 votes needed for most legislation. that could happen as early as next month just by some republicans expressing some misgivings about starting that repeal process before they have a replacement health care plan. now to those new concerns on the west coast as yet another storm comes ashore. this week's winter weather already creating a mess across the region. first up, southern california, the rain sending a 9,000-pound slab of concrete sliding down a hillside. authorities say it was part of the foundation and a retaining wall for a home there in the hollywood hills. no one was injured. little north of there in oregon a state of emergency in effect after heavy snowfall. some areas are trying to dig out from as much as a foot of snow. one foot of snow, though, is nothing compared to what fell in california's sierra nevada mountains. check out this photo here from a ski resort near lake tahoe.
it was forced to close because of nine feet of snow. let me say that again. a ski resort forced to close because of too much snow. when is the last time you heard that? the accumulation -- >> look at how high. >> that's incredible. it's so high, it's right up to the chairlifts on the ski lift. amazing photo there. in northern california as well, this is how you get around the living room, kayaking without leaving home. flooding in guerneville was so bad, residents were able to break out their boats indoors. the russian river, however, will begin receding today. >> wow, stick your hand up. you can probably touch the ceiling. >> yes, you could easily. all right, still ahead, one of the country's top health insurers is dropping coverage for the epipen. and breaking overnight, a plane skids off the runway with an nba team on board. what may have caused this runway scare. plus, see this dramatic shoot-out on camera between a man and a deputy. hear why the officer was called to the scene and how it ended.
we're back with a plane emergency that's rattling some nerves for members of the nba's miami heat. their charter flight went into a slide on the runway after landing in milwaukee last night. no one was injured and the plane stayed on the pavement there. now, reports say the airliner was towed to safety. the incident is reportedly being blamed on an icy runway. six volkswagen executives are facing criminal charges in connection with the company's emission scandal. in a settlement with the justice department, the company has also pleaded guilty to three criminal charges and will pay a $4.3 billion penalty. that's in addition to the $15 billion civil settlement volkswagen agreed to with the government and volkswagen customers.
and honda is expanding a vehicle recall because of takata air bag inflators. 772,000 honda and acura vehicles have been added to the company's recall list. most of the models being recalled were made between 2005 and 2012. you can find a full list of those models at our website, atmfans.com. and this health alert this morning, insurance provider cigna is dropping coverage of the epipen. its maker mylan has increased the price of the life-saving allergy medication more than 400% since 2009, and it was forced to create a generic version which launched last month. now, going forward cigna will only cover the generic, which is half the price of the original. jetblue is offering a new perk, free wi-fi for everyone on every domestic flight. the company says passengers will be able to tap into gate-to-gate high-speed internet access at no extra charge, and the so-called fly-fi service is said to be better and faster than what's available on other carriers.
a new report is cautioning sushi buyers in los angeles to beware. the study released by ucla says half of the fish tested at sushi bars and high-end grocery stores in los angeles is mislabeled. now, the report is based on dna testing of fish ordered at more than two dozen restaurants. some of the sushi came from endangered species. now, researchers think some but not all of the fish fraud may be accidental. >> so, next time you get the whole fish, and then you know for sure. >> exactly. >> but find some friends to join you for a meal, as well. >> if you're not hungry enough. when we come back, a bus hits an oil truck, smashes through trees and into a house, the dramatic crash caught on camera. and hear the shocking announcement overnight of another nfl team heading to los angeles.
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blaming that collapse on the weight of recent heavy snowfall. and there is no let-up to that snow and flooding in the west. things will be a bit slippery meantime in the great lakes states. if you're flying expect some airport delays in san francisco and los angeles due to rainy conditions. strong winds could cause some problems in chicago and detroit. you might also see some rain in motown. well, now to georgia where a suspect is facing attempted murder charges after a dramatic shoot-out with a deputy. >> the whole thing was captured on the officer's dash cam. and while both men are expected to survive, we should warn you this video may be hard to watch. georgia police say they have a suspect in custody after a dramatic shoot-out with a deputy who was coming to check on him. >> i don't know if the deputy was shot or not. i'm scared to death. >> this is the view from deputy michael hockett's dash cam. he's arriving at a house after officers say a father called police reporting his 28-year-old son was having a mental health episode. police say this is where matthew edmonson fires two shots at
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the whole thing happened after the bus clipped an oil truck. the driver and one of his passengers only suffered minor injuries. to some sports now. it involves something happening off the field. >> we'll let neil everett at espn tell you the details. >> good morning, america. i'm neil. sad news in san diego. the club expected to make it official thursday moving to los angeles ending a 55-year run. the chargers will join the rams in the new stadium being built by the rams ownership for the 2019 season. this is bonus, chargers actually began in l.a. in 1960. went to the afl championship in their first season. they moved to san diego a year later, played in five more championship games winning one in 1963. >> okay, so what's unclear with all of this is where the chargers will play their home games over the next two seasons. one possibility is sharing a stadium with the l.a. galaxy, of course, you know of major league soccer. >> absolutely. >> maximum capacity there is only 30,000. >> that's what l.a. needs, more
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and that breaking news in fremont. clean-up underway after a truck crash. >> abc7 news reporter matt keller is there live at the scene. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, natasha and reggie. you may be asking, matt, why are you standing so far away from where this crash happened? the truck is about 75 yards away from me. the chp is about 10 yards in front of me and the reason why i'm standing so far away is because the chp warned me that there is an inhalation hazard. chemicals have spilled. they have about 2 gallons that are open and they have another 25 gallons that are there and the concern is that those will mix and create a really bad situation out here. this is mission boulevard. this exit ramp is very important for a lot of commuters because
it is the connecter between 880 and 680, so people trying to cut over will not be able to do that until they get this cleared out this morning. this happened before 1:00 this morning. this full sized f 150 pickup truck somehow crashed into the sand barrels here right before warren avenue at the mission boulevard exit and they're not sure whether or not he came from the exit ramp or the freeway but he did end up crashing and they did end up arresting him on suspicion of dui. we are waiting for caltrans to arrive here on the scene with hair hazmat let's go over to alexis smith to see how we can get around this. >> i'll show you where this is on our traffic map. that's a major cutover for folks trying to get between 880 and 680 and it is the northbound off ramp to 680 there, to mission
boulevard so that's a busy rou this time of day. if you want to exit, just south of there, that is still looking fine this morning, no major delays on any of our freeways but it is raining once again so we certainly could have some slick conditions. also, still have that full closure of highway 37 in marin county. i'll show you more, what that looks like coming up. and some good news, b.a.r.t. back on track after some overnight maints delays. so we're on time here this morning. let's check in with mike nicco. >> good morning, alexis. hi, everybody. live doppler 7 showing yes, you have slick streets this morning to deal with once again as light rain is falling in most neighborhoods. it was a little heavier earlier, especially across the santa cruz mountains and around gilroy, but you can see that has since dissipated. here's a look at san jose. for most of us, it will be wet with steady light rain through 7:00. showers at noon and then just a stray shower at 4:00 and mainly dry by 7:00 but notice temperatures in the