Three Things You Need to Know on February 8th

February 8, 2019

House and Senate negotiators are still working to reach a deal on border security and avoid another government shutdown. Democratic and Republican lawmakers have until one week from today to get a deal President Trump will sign so one-fourth of the government doesn't run out of money. Democrats and Republicans have been trading offers all week to provide funding for technology and fencing on the U.S. border with Mexico. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby said he's hoping for a deal by Monday.

Apple is releasing an update to fix the FaceTime bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on conversations even if the other person didn't answer the call.  Apple disabled its Group FaceTime feature last week when a 14-year-old in Arizona discovered the flaw.  Apple is urging all users install the new software. 

Denver Public Schools officials and the teachers union will get back to the bargaining table today as a potential strike looms.  The Denver Classroom Teachers Association has a work stoppage set for Monday if there's no new deal in place.  The new strike date was announced this week after state labor officials declined to intervene in the pay dispute.  Teachers voted last month to walk off the job, but that had been put on hold until the state made a decision.  Today's bargaining session gets underway at 5 p.m.