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making news in america this morning, 401(k) flip-flop. president trump speaking about his plan to cut taxes amid growing confusion over possible new limbs on 401(k) contributions. two teens under arrest for an alleged murder plot. >> we don't want anything. i can't even do this right now. >> even the police are emotional. >> this morning, see the diary they found. >> trying to give the dodgers a chance. >> epic world series thriller. >> it's a one-run game. >> the astros and dodgers -- >> it is gone for a home run. >> -- batting their way through extra innings. 9 wild ending through the early morning hours of today and now the streak is now over. plus, say year krall controversy. what is forcing kellogg's to
redesign one box. one movie theater's plan to change prices at the box office. would you pay more? a good thursday morning. we begin with president trump declaring that the republican party is unified despite a scathing public rebuke from two gop senators. >> the president will need the help of those same lawmakers to pass a sweeping tax overhaul bill. this morning there are mixed mess ones on what that could mean for your 401(k) plan. abc's serena marshall has new details. >> reporter: good morning. those new details include those tax plans could be up for negotiation and those 401(k) plans, excuse me, could be up for negotiation in the tax bill the president wants signed on his desk by the end of the year. americans' retirement savings could be the battleground. president trump eager for a legislative win pushing tax
reform on fox news. >> they're passing this bill along very rapidly. we have to get tax cuts and just pass it along. this would be the biggest tax cut in history. >> reporter: it's what could pay for those tax cuts, though, that could put 401(k)s in the crosshairs. on wednesday, the president promising. >> 401(k)s to me are very important and important because that's one of the great benefits to the middle class. >> reporter: but just seconds lateer. >> well, maybe it is and maybe we'll use it as negotiating -- >> reporter: the response after the top republican writing the plan said there could be limits on how much people can contribute to their retirement accounts. and as a flip from just two days ago, when the president tweeted definitive there will be no change to your 401(k). current law allowed you to contribute up to $18,000 a year. tax-free until you're ready to use it at re250ir789. the change republicans have floated would lower that contribution cap to only $2400 a year.
republicans argue it would force americans to put money into retirement plans that are taxed immediately helping them pay for some of those tax cuts. democrats opposed to the idea and the tax plan. >> 80% of the gop's tax cuts go to the wealthiest 1% at the expense of children and working families. >> reporter: the tax plan is expected to be revealed next week and republicans are hopeful that they will be able to pass this by thanksgiving with a simple majority vote and signed by the end of the year. kendis, diane. >> all right, sounds like they still have a few details to iron out, thanks. the president talked about that controversial conversation he had with the widow of one of the u.s. soldiers killed in niger. >> so the president is denying myeshia johnson's claim he struggled to remember her husband's name while calling to offer his condolences. >> i respect her. i respect her family. a certainly respect la david. who i, by the way, called la david right from the beginning so you understand. they put a chart in front, la
david, says la david johnson so right from the beginning there is no hesitation, one of the great memories of all time there was no hesitation. >> the president also said that for the first time he did not specifically authorize the mission in niger. there are new details about how both the trump and clinton campaigns may have been trying to dig up dirt on each other before the election. wikileaks founder julian assange says a company used by the trump campaign contacted him before the election. "the dwally beast" reports that firm was looking for copies of hillary clinton's missing e-mails. assange, by the way, did not confirm that part of the report. any link between the campaign and wikileaks could actually be of special interest to the special counsel robert mueller because of wikileaks' alleged ties to russia. this all comes after we learn that the clinton campaign helped pay for a salacious dossier on candidate trump which alleged collusion with russia. president trump calls it a disgrace to democrats and he
insisted the dossier is fake. a former clinton spokesman said is the room where the killer fired on thousands attending a music festival but it's believed he removed the hard drive before taking his own life. meanwhile, the shooter's brother bruce matt dopaddock has been a in a child porn case citing a computer with hundreds of images. two teenagers facing attempted murder and other charges for an alleged plot against their high school. they are both 17 years old. police say they found threats in one of the teen's diaries along with a homemade device believed to be an explosive. local sheriffs say they take it personally because they also have children in that same school system. >> the sheriff's office wants to make sure the parents understand we take this very seriously.
we don't want anything -- i can't even do this right now. >> getting emotional and school authorities called police after getting a tip. the teams are being charged as adults. neither has any previous run-ins with the law. the governor of puerto rico is now the latest lawmaker demanding a review of the $300 million power rest tore station contract awarded to a small company from montana. whitefish energy which is based in the hometown of interior secretary ryan zinke had only two full time employees but says it specializes in working in mountainous areas. just last night the company apologized for a twitter feud with the mayor of san juan who criticized the contract. tesla has now provided solar panels to restore power at a children's hospital in puerto rico. the hospital was forced to run off generators after hurricane maria. it says the new solar system will supply all its power needs. >> now let's take a look at your weather.
a winter storm has unloaded snow in northern michigan but it'll be moving across the northern tier from montana to the great lakes. cities like fargo and minneapolis will see their first accumulating snow of the season. starting today through the weekend, but forecasters say temperatures a in los angeles. 60 in new york and 69 in atlanta. all right. coming up, the possibility that millions of americans could soon find themselves in a new time zone. >> interesting. also coming up, could decades of doubt end today? new details about the final trove of documents from the jfk
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♪ that's an toine domino jr. best known as fats domino, an original inductee into the original hall of fame. he passed away tuesday actually and funeral arrangements are still spending this morning. domino was a true crossover artist with hits like "blueberry hill" and "blue monday." he narrowly escaped hurricane katrina in his hometown of new orleans. the final batch of jfk files being released today. the more than 3,000 documents on the assassination ofjohn f. kennedy have fueled conspiracy
theories for decades and told they could include audio clips. the cia and fbi have not said whether they asked the president to keep them under wraps. it may include embarrassing details about intelligence operations and the tracking of lee harvey oswald. airports around the world, they affect passengers flying into the united states, the new screenings messages, electronic devices and screening interviews by airline employees. some are warning travelers to arrive three hours before their international flights. a florida sheriff's deputy resigned after allegedly stealing money and prescription drugs from a dying man's house. investigators say jason cooke was caught on camera looting the home while the owner was hospitalized for a head injury suffered during a hurricane power outage. u.p.s. customers can expect to pay more for shipping raising rates by 5% starting just before
christmas. happy holidays. the company says it it will help pay for expansion and improvements. it comes as amazon launches a security lock system that will allow customers to get deliveries inside their homes even when they're out. it requires a smart lock that could be opened remotely and an amazon security camera to watch the delivery. massachusetts could be one step closer to leaping forward into a new time zone. a draft report from a state commission studying daylight saving time says not moving the clocks back one hour every fall could bring economic and health benefits because of the extra daylight. if the commission approves the idea next week, the report will be sent to lawmakers. maine is already considering the idea. one condition is they want other new england states to join them first. >> oh. >> we're all in this together. >> but you first. all right. when we come back the controversy forcing kellogg's to change its cereal box. new recommendations about
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and on occasion he has patted women's rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. >> the fcc could soon be relaxing rules on media ownership. among the changes could be voted on next month allowing companies to own newspapers and tv stations in the same city or multiple tv and radio stations all in one location. now, critics argue relaxing the 40-year-old rules would result in fewer diverse voices in the media. kellogg's says it will redesign the art work on corn pops boxes after getting complaints they're racist showing cartoon figures shopping, skateboarding and snacking but the only corn pop character of color was the janitor washing the mall floor, kellogg's has since apologized saying it is committed to diversity. in health news some important new vaccine recommendations. recommending older people who have been vaccinated for shingles get a new better shot. experts say the newly approved
vaccine works better and may last longer. the same panel responding to a growing number of mumps outbreaks. the recommendation, college students get a third vaccine to boost their immunity. we have new details about the mysterious kidnapping of a mother from california. sherry papini disappeared nearly a year ago and was found three weeks later and released sketches of the women she said abducted her. for the first time we're hearing the 911 call in which her husband reported her disappearance. >> i found her phone and it's got like hair ripped out of it in the headphones. so i'm like totally freaking out. >> politician say she was texting with a male acquaintance from michigan before her disappearance. but he's been cleared in the case. also she says her abductors were women but police say they found dna from both a man and a woman on her clothes. there was a lot of drama in the dodger stadium but also some drama outside the stadium during
last night's world series game. crews were forced to put out two fires nearby including this one at an apartment building. a helicopter quickly put out the flames, a small brush fire near the stadium was also put out. well, the action inside the stadium as as hot as that fire. >> it was ang epic second game of the world series. let's get highlights now from espn. >> good morning, it's "sportscenter" from los angeles. stan verrett. neil everett. what a game in game two of the world series. >> yeah. he's not just making that up either. sometimes we say what a game and it really wasn't all that. >> i try thought to make stuff up. >> you don't. i do. i make stuff up all the time. yasiel puig mains a 5-3 game a 5-4 game in the bottom of the tenth but in the top of the 11th. george springer, there's a statue of him at uconn and he did that off brandon mccarthy. he went 0-4 the night before with four strikeouts. he's back and the astros come back and win it 7-6, even the
series at one. game three is friday in houston, stan. >> not far from there, you had wizards and lakers in overtime, 11.5 seconds to go. wizards needed the follow but couldn't get it done. julius randall and lavar ball is enjoying that. only up three and still have to deal with john wall in this last possession. and that worked out okay. for the lakers. good win for that young team. they take it 102-99. paul, six point, eight rebounds and ten assists. >> there you go. >> that's it from here. back to you. >> that was deep there. there you go. thank you. okay, so before the game by the way the dodgers were 98-0 this season when leading in eighth inning. >> oh, all right. 9 end of a streak. also the astros' first win in the world series. >> in the world series. >> ever. >> coming up, the girl who won a school tournament but couldn't get the trophy because she's a girl. also a blockbuster pay
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>> good morning, everyone, i'm matt o'donnell, thursday morning october 26. the time 4:27 a.m. searching for answers searching for a killer, heartbroken teens gathered to remember two young students murdered on a south philadelphia street. secret no more, the public will get a look at documents on the assassination of jfk. a company is stepping in to help in puerto rico. hadn't felt like fall, but that has changed. wait until you step outside this morning all next on "action news." finally, premature babies are getting to play dress up in boston this halloween. the cutest thing you'll see all day all thanks to the
efforts of a nonprofit that brings smiles to their moms and dads. here's wcvv's katie thompson. >> reporter: on the nicu some of the tiniest babies in boston are celebrating halloween in a big way. >> i couldn't think of a more fitting costume not just for the personalities but just everything that they've gone through. >> reporter: wonder women willow and sienna born in august at 28 weeks weighing just 2 pounds each. >> they're the strongest girls i know. >> reporter: these babies are part of a very special day and these costumes are made by parents just like theirs. it's part of a nonprofit called sweet peas. >> it's actually a group of graduate nicu families and people who had babies on the nicu and know what parents need. >> reporter: one of many services they provide for families. they hand make costumes and the hospital posts a photo shoot.
>> i'm going to miss halloween and we don't get to miss halloween this year. we make it. >> reporter: for these parents life on the nicu can be isolating and it's their goal to create community and support. >> being able to provide families a costume and give them a normal experience is special and we'll send them pictures and a special memory for them to have. >> when we can look back next halloween and say we made it it's going to be very special and meaningful. >> in boston, katie thompson, news center 35. >> one of the nurses who runs the project says some of these babies have been in the nicu for months fighting for their lives so this gives the parents an opportunity for normalcy and a little fun. >> yeah, absolutely and just listening to those kids' parents talking there, they've been there since august weighing 2 pounds since then. amazing. >> some of the parents showed up in costume too. everybody is celebrating halloween. >> all right. party. hope they get to go home soon. >> that's what's making news in america this morning. stay with us for "good
>> good morning it is 4:30 a.m., thursday, october 26. here's what we're following on "action news." >> friends and family are mourning the loss of two high school students as police search for their killer. >> surveillance video shows suspects knocking out a pizza delivery driver and stealing his car. president trump and republican tax writers reconsider changes to the 401k retirement savings program. >> let's talk about the cold with karen rogers, and david