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We have breaking news right now about another bank that is apparently going to be cutting a lot of jobs Citigroup.
Is going to be cutting now 53000 jobs as a witness in the coming quarters according to person briefed on the plan says according to the Associated Press so if you're working for Citigroup.
It's going to be a rough Monday Miller that was the from those the group goes to bank really first started this whole thing where with -- these big banks are going to be a lot of trouble and we thought they aborted that the Vegas is still.
Leaning out costing jobs leave it is America's biggest -- so anyway.
-- people -- senate meantime the government's family Medical Leave Act will be expanded today it's going to change to protect military family members.
Shannon Bream joins us live from the White House where it's -- good morning issues.
Good morning got little chilly out here but a lot of good news for military families today and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
This is expected to be the last major role change from any agency under the bush presidency and again the military that's hot beneficiaries are some specific points -- really going to help them out.
They can take up to six months of -- if you got a family member who was injured in the military normally the F and I would get.
Twelve weeks this expands it for military families to six months.
Also if you are getting relief for FM LA usually it's restricted to immediate feeling like a parent or child this -- members of military families.
Grandparent aunt and uncle's first cousins can take leave to care for injured military members and there also benefits for families of National Guard folks and also reservists they can take extended leave an unpaid leave for things are related to a deployment that comes up to active duty.
So a lot of good benefits they are but there are critics as well saying while we celebrate -- things that are going to be good for military families.
Union interest -- others have come -- saying there are changes to the FM LA that are not good they give employers a lot more power they have a lot more power to get into the employee health information to restrict exactly how they take.
That leaves so good the military but union officials saying not good for every one -- just for the record president elect Barack Obama has said he actually like to expand the -- them only to cover more employers.
So business interests say it's going to be an added.
But the burden for them but certainly most folks are happy to do that from military families and those who have.
Served and now been injured -- benefit there.
And that that's latest here but we expect that to hear a little bit more about this being implemented actually goes into effect in early January so before president elect Obama takes office.
But this will be the last probably major role change to the bush presidency got us.
-- and we think -- -- much live report from north won't mind meantime we have the rest of the day's headlines investigators believe one of those devastating California wildfires now Carson.
But they're not sure which one.
You're looking at a live picture right now.
He's at plaster -- canyon I believe it is firefighters are making significant progress against these planes the -- to -- fire them burning in that Richie celeb neighborhood where both friend Michael Douglas live.
80% controlled now this alert fire in Los Angeles is about 40% contained.
Crews are having a tough time though without delays in Orange County fires have destroyed 800 homes including one belonging to actor Christopher -- Lloyd.
They've also forced tens of thousand people to get up time.
American forces could be out of Iraq by the end of 31.
Cabinet has approved a security agreement with the US that brings a final date for departure of American troops.
The proposed pact still has to be approved by Iraqi parliament to vote is scheduled to take place in a week the White House welcomed the vote.
Quote and here it is an important and positive step close quote.
They also chalked up the agreement itself it is too soon to security.
Improvements and do believe the Obama administration -- -- this.
Meanwhile he faked his own disappearance to avoid going back to Iraq and now a 23 year old marine is behind bars.
Back in 2006 utility that the story lance hearing vanished during a mountain high rescue team dive team dog teams and helicopters searched for him.
His mom and dad stood before TV cameras begging for help.
Late yesterday police finally caught up with -- airport in Washington -- father was also arrested for aiding and abetting.
-- -- -- credit commercial airplane makes an emergency dramatic landing Philadelphia's international airport the landing happened despite the fact.
The plane's landing gear didn't work fire crews spray Alan -- all around the runway as the plane came to the skidding stop.
Amazingly no fire.
And cold 35 passengers and three crew members on board escaped without any injuries of course the F aids promising full investigation state.
-- -- -- -- -- there is travel delays -- Russia.
Moving across portions of the plains states right now we do have as the rain and it's no mixes well it's right across much of the south southern.
Third the US today -- along the east coast thankfully and out west where the and we just saw the -- pictures of the fires.
It's gonna be another warm day already Los Angeles is the sixty through much of the balance the country is in the blue zone with temperatures in the twenties and thirties for you folks who were listening right now on the radio.
Eventually later today Kansas -- -- warmup into the mid forty's down across much of Texas temperatures in the seventy same thing for Florida.
Out in California though.
We hope the winds will be quite as gusty but they will have a high in Los Angeles area of 86 degrees.
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