In a pair of tweets, the president said that he had spoken with Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, who had informed him that he will expand “a full and complete investigation” into the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.
“We are strong and old allies,” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the secretary of state before reporters were ushered out. “We face our challenges together — the past, the day of, tomorrow.” Pompeo replied with enthusiasm, “Absolutely.”
More than 120 confirmed or possible cases of a mysterious and rare condition have been documented so far this year, a top federal health official said Tuesday. Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, mostly affects children and can paralyze arms and legs.
In Bay County, where Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm, the sheriff said Tuesday that 12 hurricane-related deaths had been confirmed. That pushes the number of deaths linked to the storm to at least 28 people across four states.
The nation now has more than one job opening for every unemployed person, a dramatic turnaround from the Great Recession when there were more than six unemployed people for every job on offer, the Labor Department said.
The public rollout, accompanied by a campaign-like video, has provoked strong rebukes from tribal leaders and activists frustrated about the seizure of cultural and social ties for political maneuvering.