News Roundup

Changes to Pres. Trump’s Legal Team

  • Ty Cobb is off of the president’s legal team after criticism over how he’s dealt with Robert Mueller’s team, with some saying he was making the special counsel’s work too easy
  • Emmet T. Flood, who worked for Bill Clinton on his impeachment, then as White House lawyer during George W. Bush’s second term, is now on Trump’s team
  • Former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani joined Pres. Trump’s legal team two weeks ago, bringing with him relationships to both Pres. Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller

Giuliani on Hannity Says Trump Repaid Lawyer for Stormy Daniels Payoff

Cargo Plane Carrying 9 Members of Puerto Rican National Guard Killed in Georgia Crash

  • A WC-130 weather reconnaissance and cargo plane crashed at about 11:30 a.m. near Savannah’s international airport, killing five crew members and four passengers
  • Despite crashing at an intersection on a road, nobody on the ground was killed or injured
  • The plane that crashed was taking its last flight, with the crew flying it from Savannah to Arizona to be decommissioned

Up To 8 Police Officers Injured After Barn Explodes in Connecticut Hostage Standoff

  • Up to 8 police officers were hurt after a barn unexpectedly exploded during a hostage standoff in which the officers were trying to coax a husband out of a barricaded house
  • The injuries the officers received are not believed to be life-threatening

Tornadoes in Kansas and Oklahoma

  • Severe storms rolled through the midwest last night, damaging homes and businesses while bringing severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, and tornadoes
  • Although the epicenter of the weather was southeast Kansas, some of the storms are stretching from Texas through northwestern Illinois

At Least 91 Deaths Due to High Winds, Dust in India

  • Dust and wind have killed at least 91 people and injured more than 160 in the states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, leaving behind toppled trees, crumbled walls, and fallen buildings
  • Over 1000 electrical pylons have fallen, and it could take more than two days to restore power to the regions affected

Mnuchin, Ross, and Lighthizer in China Talking Trade

Tesla Reports Record Losses, Higher Revenues

  • Both stock losses and revenues are higher than ever today for Tesla, which posted its Q1 2018 earnings today, reporting adjusted losses of $3.35 per share but revenues of $3.22 billion, up from $2.7 billion a year ago
  • In a letter to investors, CEO Elon Musk wrote that the Model 3 is “already on the cusp of becoming the best-selling mid-sized premium sedan in the US, and our deliveries continue to increase”
  • This comes despite a nine-month production delay of the Model 3, which has been leaving Tesla’s automated assembly lines at a rate slower than had been expected last year

Today is DAY 36 of Assange’s and DAY 22 of Yulia Skripal’s isolation

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