This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington airport: David Kerley) The crash of an Amazon cargo plane in Texas featured; scenes shown from the Houston bay of pieces of the wreckage with tower audio played. [Chambers County Sheriff Brian HAWTHORNE@- comments on the crash.] [Retired USMC Col. Stephen GANYARD@- calls the 767 a reliable plane.] A statement from Amazon discussed.
(Chicago: Linsey Davis) The criminal sexual charges against singer R. Kelly examined; details given about the charges based on evidence on him with underage girls; scenes shown from the Chicago courtroom & Kelly's two girlfriends there. [Cook County state's attorney Kim FOXX@- comments on a victim's age.] [Attorney Michael AVENATTTI@- says the message is all is well with Kelly.] A statement from Kelly attorney Steve Greenberg quoted. The bail & Kelly's messy finances discussed.
(Studio: Sam Champion) The brutal winter weather in the Midwest & East featured; scenes shown of snow in Kansas, flooding in Tennessee leading to water rescues & mudslides in Tennessee & Kentucky, flooding in Mississippi. [Perry County EMA dir. Jerry STACY@- reacts to the rain.] The weather forecast with strong winds in the East discussed; weather maps shown.
(London: Julia MacFarlane) The escalating economic & political crisis in Venezuela with opposition leader Juan Guaido challenging the rule of President Nicolas Maduro featured; scenes shown of protests, border clashes, crowds in Caracas; details given of Guaido's call to the military to defect, with Maduro saying he will never surrender & the position of the US government on the crisis..
(White House: Tara Palmeri) A "New York Times" report on what former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is telling investigators about President Trump's organization examined; details given about Cohen's convictions over hush payments to two women claiming affairs with Trump. [December 2018, COHEN - talks about Trump; states he is done with being loyal.] His coming testimony to Congress about the president noted. The sentencing memo from special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller about Paul Manafort's breaking the law for a decade noted. [TRUMP - says no collusion, no obstruction.] A "New York Times" report on more criminal charges being filed against Manafort discussed.
(Studio: Tom Llamas) Further coverage of the Cohen story on "This Week" noted.
(New York: Zachary Kiesch) The role of undercover cameras in the arrest of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in the Florida prostitution sting case featured; scenes shown of the spa in Jupiter. [Jupiter police Det. Andrew SHARP@- says there is video of Kraft.] [Jupiter Chief Daniel KERR@- says thee may be victims of human trafficking involved.] A statement of denial from Stacey James, spokeswoman for Kraft, quoted.
(Hollywood: Marci Gonzalez) The new rules for the Academy Awards Oscars ceremonies with a time limit on the winners making speeches examined; scenes shown of the red carpet being rolled out & from nominated movies.
(Studio: Tom Llamas) Tomorrow night's Oscar coverage noted.