AM Briefing from for August 22, 2013

Kidnap victim Hannah Anderson gave her first interview to the today show and it’s set to air on the east coast at 4:00 AM pacific time then re-air at 7:00 am for the west coast’s feed of the show. Last night NBC’s evening news gave a preview of the interview in that Hannah says

“In the beginning I was a victim, but now knowing everyone is out there helping me, I consider myself a survivor instead … My mom raised me to be strong”

On August 3rd James Lee DiMaggio killed Hannah’s mother and younger brother then set their home on fire Dimaggio then kidnapped Hannah taking her to a remote Idaho camp site. DiMaggio was killed there by authorities on August 10th. The reason for the murder and kidnapping is still not clear, however DiMaggio’s family thinks that he may be Hannah’s father and is asking for a paternity test.

San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner and city officials have reached a tentative agreement after three days of mediation regarding the multiple sexual harassment claims made against him. Filner now has 18 accusers saying he behaved inappropriately with them and his former Communications Director is suing him for sexual harassment.

Details of the agreement are not public yet; however the full city council will have to approve it in a special closed door session on Friday at 1:00 PM. After that the details will be made public in an open session meeting.

At San Diego federal building this morning at 10:30 two Democratic Congress-people … Susan Davis and Scott Peters are holding a joint news conference criticizing the federal governments automatic budget cuts as a result of the budget sequestration.

At Civic Center Plaza at 11:00 AM San Diego city officials are announcing a website for the public to suggest locations for bike-sharing racks.

And finally … the Eastlake Little League All-Stars beat the Westport Little League of Westport, Connecticut last night 6 to 3 advancing to the U.S. Championship game this Saturday.

However Tijuana lost to Tokyo 5-2. The boys from TJ just had an early 2 to 1 lead but Tokyo came back first tying in the fourth then putting Tijuana well in their rear view in the fifth inning with three runs.

There could still be a Tijuana versus Eastlake match up if Tijuana is able to go undefeated today and Saturday. TJ’s muchachos del verano still have a chance.

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