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now at eight we had to make the move, and we decided to make the move." political drama in washington as the new president fire the justice department official who defied him over the travel banwhoosh we are live at s=f=o where the new president's action has sparked new passionate protests whooshalso tonight ... a new announcement from a major player in las vegas raises questions about the raiders' plans to find a new home.whoosh five years after she disappeared on her way to school, the man accused of killing sierra lamar is finally facing justice. you're watching kron four news in prime time. you're fired. president donald trump taking action against a defiant official. acting attorney general sally yates is out. that's after saying she would not defend the president's immigration order. thank you for joining us i'm pam moore. and i'm steve aveson. grant lodes is tracking this development...grant
presdient trump once made a reality t-v career out of the words "you're fired" now...a dramatic dismissal of his acting attorney general...just hours after she refused to enforce his controversial immigration order. sally yates is out... and within the last two hours...a dana boente was sworn in. cameras were not invited to last minute ceremony...boente is a u-s attorney for the eastern district of virginia. he'll be in charge until... president trump's pick for attorney general...senator jeff sessions... is sworn in. that could happen as soon as this week...but the vote is expected to be close.== earlier today then acting attorney general, sally yates...a president obama appointee...said she is not convinced that president trump's order is lawful, or that its defense is consistent with the department's obligatiúon to quote "always seek justice and stand for what is right."== late today the white house shot
back...saying yates "has betrayed the department of justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the united states." lawmakers fire back.... as protesters gather from coast to coast. all to defy the president's immigration order. a huge crowd gathered outside the supreme court as democratic lawmakers led a rally protesting the executive order. and at los angeles international airport ... protesters return to the terminals. blocking traveler traffic in response to the controversial refugee ban. today marked day three of protests at san francisco international airport. tonight that's where we find
a san francisco student of the academy of art is one of many people barred from re-entering the united states. he left back to his native iran in december to visit family. but now because of the president's flight ban the director is left questioning whether he can finish his first student feature film. kron 4's ella sogomonian is live in the newsroom with the story you'll only see on kron 4 news. payam jafari says all he wants to do is complete the film he has worked toward making for the past several years as a student in san francisco but nowwith his education could be put on hold indefinitely. payam jafari, banned from u.s.
travel"i'm in pre production phase right now but in this condition i'm stuck here." payam jafari is an iranian citizen who has lived and studied in san francisco at the academy of art for three years using a student f-1visa. this would be his last semester in which he would complete his first feature film - a project years in the making." the investment and money paid for school are now on the line as the film is on hold.payam can't come back in time because of president donald trump's 3-month ban on travel from 7 muslim majority countries." payam flew to iran in december for winter break. his flight to back to the bay area was set for next week but that's not happening now. " academy of art administrators say their hands are tied.that the university normally helps students with visas but they must follow legal guidelines. an immigration attorney who has attended protests at san francisco international airport all weekend says the ban is unconstitutional.lisa weissman-ward, attorney stanford law immigrant rights clinic"it's important that people in the u.s or outside
the us are informed and the education of what their rights are and actions they can take are important."as for payam - the director just hopes he can make his movie that requires to be on location in san francisco. payam says there is a group of about 10 people waiting for his return to the bay area without which they cannot finish their assignment. live in the newsroom ella sogomonian kron 4n ews. today protests continued for a third day in a row across the nation. you are looking at pictures from nashville, new york and jersey city right now. protestors gathered at a large anti-trump rally at columbia university this evening. in nashville, protestors
chanted outside the state house during governor haslam's state of the state address in jersey city protestors filled the streets in opposition to the travel ban. you can follow the backlash and support of the president's executive order online. we've posted interviews with people affected by the travel ban... and reaction from the president's supporters. all at kron-4 dot com. an apartment complex on the verge of falling off a seaside cliff in pacifica is nothing more than rubble now. the city demolished it today, and as kron four's spencer blake reports, it went down pretty quickly.he's live in pacifica right now.good evening spencer. the excavators are shut down, and the workers went home, for the night.things moved very efficiently, but there is still a little bit more to be done. 310 esplanade avenue.once an apartment complex with 20
unitsnow, a flattened lot.a year after the city condemned the property, the owner, who went bankrupt in 2015, still hadn't done anything about it. "essentially, time ran out. we are where we are, and the buildings - both of them - needed to come down and so we're stepping in to protect the public safety."the city is spending 330 thousand dollars of taxpayer money on the demolition - which wouldn't cost near as much as disaster management if the building had toppled into the ocean.video from our helicopter partnership with a-b-c seven news shows the machinery a safe distance away from the eroding precipice.along with demolition crews, an environmental company was on site all day monday, monitoring the air quality. "they're taking samples and they're gonna run tests, making sure that the dust is kept at a minimal level."only a few hours in, and there were no longer any walls standing. the excavators spent the second half of the day loading debris into giant trucks that hauled it to a landfill in san jose."i was really surprised it took this long for this building to go down actually, because the other two had gone
down.""off to one side of the project here you can see this new, large gravel that has been spread out across the ground. that's exactly what you're going to see in the spot where the apartment complex used to be."that's also included in the cost of the demolition.by the way, the city is going through the courts to try to get that money reimbursed.the site should be cleared out in a couple daysand even potential rain shouldn't slow anything down."i don't think it will. if anything it will help out with dust control. we're gonna be using hoses to kind of wet the material as we tear it down."now the city is trying for grantsto protect esplanade avenue itself from a similar fate. city manager lorie tinfow says it's unlikely anything new will be built on this lot.live in pacifica, spencer blake, kron four news. five years after she vanished.. her accused killer faces trial ahead at eight.. the dramatic start to the sierra lamar trial the boy scouts of america make a big announcement. who will now be allowed to apply to the organization. and next... a major player in the effort to take
a big story we're tracking tonight: a major player in the raiders las vegas stadium deal... has pulled out. grant lodes is back now...with the surprise announcemnet...and reaction from both sides. sheldon adelson... hotel and casino mogul.... he says he is out. adelson had been instrumental in convincing mark davis to bring his team to las vegas. he was expented to contrinute at least 650 million for the staium deal....about a third of the cost of the two billion dollar project. but he seemed to want an ownership stake in the team...he apparently wasn't getting what he wanted...and now...he's moving on. it apparently has to do with the lease proposal the raiders submitted last week. he sent out this statement: "it was certainly shocking to the adelson family. we were not only excluded from the proposed agreement; we weren't even aware of its existence."
adter the adelson news... the raiders released a statement saying: the raiders deeply appreciate the efforts of the adelson family to bring the raiders to las vegas. we know this project could not have advanced to this point without them. the raiders remain steadfast in honoring mark davis' commitment to governor sandoval and the state of nevada to pursue relocation to las vegas. team owner mark davis and adelson met regularly leading up to davis's announcement that if las vegas could build a stadium, he would come. now...the raiders say they're still all in on vegas...they're just out more than a half a billion dollars in their quest to get there. she vanished five years ago on her way to school. and her body was never found. now after months of delays....sierra lamar's accused killer is on trial antonlin garcia torres is the man accused of killing the morgan hill teen. kron-4's rob fladeboe was in court during the dramatic
happening nowhundreds of people are marching in honor of a dublin girl who vanished on her way home from school 28 years ago. ilene misheloff was 13 -years old at the time. the march started a little over an hour ago. it was 28- years ago today... she left wells intermediate school for an ice -skating lesson. ilene was last seen walking along san ramon road and amador valley boulevard ... she has not been seen or heard from since.
misheloff supporters say, they will continue to march this time of year... every year. until ilene is found. the boys scouts of america will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in scouting programs. the organization previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child's birth cerificate. but now officials will rely on the gender that a child or parent ... lists on the application to become a scout. they say the decision was based on states and communities changing how gender is defined. toss weather
major players in the tech world like facebook, apple, netflix, twitter, and microsoft have publicly rebuked the travel ban by president trump. kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate is here to show us how some tech workers in the valley walked out of work today in protest thousands of google employees at several different locations across the country walked out of work today.and some silicon valley companies are taking action and using cash to fight the ban
this is alphabets, or google's, ceo, sudar pichai - at their mountain view headquarter's addressing the crowd. nats - google m.v. protest sundar pichai, ceo of google,the crowd really wanted to hear from the google's president and co-founder nats - sergey sergay sergey brin, president of alphabet and co- founder of googlesergy brin, told the protesters this ban hits home for himnats - sergey sergey brin, president of alphabet and co-founder of googlegoogle's ceo said that this ban has stranded 200 of their employees abroad. they have created a $4 million refugee crises fund, to support organizations like the american civil liberties union who are fighting the ban. lyft is also donating one million to aclu and uber has set up a $3 million dollar fund to help with legal defense for drivers who are affected by this ban. airbnb is providing free housing to refugees and anyone else who needs it in the event they are denied the ability to board a us-bound flight. apple ceo tim cook sent a letter to employees order/, saying his company "would not exist without immigration," a seeming reference to co-founder steve jobs' syrian heritage.not all big tech
figures are against the ban peter thiel, the billionaire tech investor who co-founded paypal and sits on facebook's board, contributed over a million dollars to president trump's campaignhe supports the ban and released this statement through his spokesperson jeremiah hall. "peter doesn't support a religious test, and the administration has not imposed one."and his press secretary told the media thissean spicer sot - "this focus on securing our borders and homeland was obviously a major part of what the president campaigned on and now he's doing exactly what he told the american people he would do. the president will always put the safety and prosperity of our country first and foremost." and here is a tweet from president trump about the contraversy " if the ban were announced with a one week notice, the "bad" would rush into our country during that week. a lot of bad "dudes"
out there! "gabe slate kron 4 news ahead at eight.. the charges a man is facing for a deadly mosque attack... a mosque which has been a target of hate in the past. president trump poised to announce his pick for the supreme court. why it might not be who you expect. and next. a political drama unfolds in washington... as the fight over president trump's travel ban heats up. now the president is firing back.
yates was a holdover from the obama administration.she had ordered justice department lawyers not to fight the legal challenges to the immigration ban .. as catherine heenan shows us, that's just part of this political drama unfolding in washington tonight. "we are here to fight back"say it loud and say it clear, refugees are welcome here! opponents of president trump's travel ban gathered at the supreme courtthat's where the legal challenges to hisaction will likely end up.on friday. the president temporarily suspended immigration from seven muslim countries.the next day, four federal judges ordered a stay.and today washington state's attorney general has filed a suit to declare the ban illegal.in the courtroom, it is not the loudest noise that prevails. it's the constitution.senate minority leader chuck schumer calls the ban poorly written and badly executed.it was put together in a slapdash way, almost as if they put it together on the back of an envelope.president trump reacted to the criticism with
scorn.i noticed chuck schumer yesterday with fake tears. i'm going to ask him who is his acting coach is."on sunday, the new york senator choked up as he talked about the ban., "... was mean spirited and un- americanformer president obama had remained silent or his successor's first ten days in office.today he released a statement saying he fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religionand that he is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country.at the white house, spokesman sean spicer defended the ban.he's doing exactly what he told the american people he would do. the president will always put the safety and prosperity of our country first and foremost. "we're talking about a universe of 109 people. there were 325-thousand people that came into this country over a 24-hour period from another country. 109 of them were stopped for additional screening. we've got to keep this in proportion."
among those affected by the president's travel ban to the united states from the seven muslim countries... are international college students here in the bay area. u-c berkeley student deena mufti says, president trump's executive order is having a direct impact on her family in iraq. according to the administration... the additional wait time for travelers to enter the united states ... is an inconveinience that will allow for extreme vetting over the next 90-days .... however, this cal student says, iraq should not be on this list of countries banned from traveling to america, because of the current military alliance between the u.s. and iraq. "a lot of iraqi's have died in the name of the united states to help and try to fight and support and for this to happen is really disrespectful and ruining a lot of lives"
president says, national security comes first... even if that means some iraqi allies disagree with how he is trying to protect the country. quebec city - and the entire country - are mourning the deaths of six men tonight they were killed... as they prayed at a mosque yesterday. quebec police beleive ... this 27- year-old man on your screen... is the gunman. he appeared in court today... and has been identified as alexandre bissonette.people who know him, describe him as a loner. another man was initially arrested - but later identified as a witness - not a suspect. . canadian officials say, the 6 people killed were targeted because of their religion...five others were injured. president trump is set to announce his pick for the next supreme court justice. trump said he would make the announcement live tuesday night, eight p-m eastern. two people close to the
process say trump finished interviewing potential nominees last week. it is believed, his pick is down to three judges: neil gorsuch...thomas hardiman. and william h. pryor junior. all who sit on federal appeals courts. ,. other insiders cautioned that trump could still change his mind and deliver a surprise nominee. toss weather another quiet day and then rain returns late wednesday through friday.
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aunt's house. officers say pickett told them the girl was taken so they they would find her car faster. she was charged with a misdemeaner and may have to pay back the tax dollars used to find her car. a new study indicates ... that social media can be more isolating than you might think. according to a team of researchers in italy, instead of sharing content that challenges views, social media users lean towards "confirmation bias" .... that is described as .. a person's tendency to search, read and share information that confirms their pre- existing beliefs. researchers suggest instead of blindly sharing articles, do your own fact- checking before you post that next link .. a new medical device... could be a major breakthrough for millions of people with alzheimer's. this is the gadget on your screen. it kinda looks like a swim-cap. "banner health" in arizona is calling this the "neuro-e- m". the device uses
electro-magnetic waves that help with memory loss. patients will wear the cap for an hour, twice a day, for two months. they won't feel or hear anything. doctors say the treatment won't reverse alzheimer's, but are optimistic it will at least stop the disease from progressing. in sports... gary gives his take on the raiders relocation situation as well as the 49ers new general manger...... and super bowl media day brings thousands in the sports... and not-so-sports media to houston... that... and all the sports... coming up
the raiders proposed move to las vegas has hit coud be a major hurdle...sheldon adelson who was the major financial backer of a proposed $1.9 billion stadium in las vegas for the raiders has pulled out of the deal after the raiders surprised him by submitting a proposed lease agrement for the stadium without informing himadelson was slated to put up $650 million towards the stadium raiders owner mark davis says he has alternative financing with goldman saksthe raiders released this statement this evening
lynch evidently reached out to new head coach to be kyle shanahan about the job and spent the night at jed york's home before flying out to atlanta to meet with york and shanahanlynch addressed concerns about his g-m credentials in a conference call this afternoon "one thing i told jed over and over was i know what i don't know and i'm not going to tell you that i've had 20 years in front offices working my way up, but what i do know is football. i put my football acumen up with most in this league. i know people and i know how to lead.
super bowl week is upon us and the largest media crowd was around you guessed it tom brady thousands showing up to conduct mass interviews of players and coachesof course most of this is not for serious questions but a lot of frivolity and people with media credentials who normally don't even cover sports and some looking to get an edge by looking differentthing get more game-related starting tomorrow tom brady the quarterback has responded to his dad's comments after the story went
national joking in an interview that he's banned his dad from talking to the media the statement was obviously tongue -in-cheek as tom junior spoke in detail about his close relationship with his father calling him his "best friend" for his entire life and his number-1 supporter he added tom senior taught him everything about life including how to be a father nontheless tom junior would probably prefer no more ripping of goodell or the nfl until after the super bowl steve kerr whose father was murdered by terrorists in beruit in 1984 is not in agreement with president people from certain counties entering the united states...
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