President Trump pledged to end a strategy of “nation-building” and instead institute a policy aimed more squarely at addressing the terrorist threat that emanates from the region. But his prime-time address was short on details about the new policy and an expected increase in troops, with Trump insisting that conditions on the ground would determine troop levels and strategy.
Millions of Americans gasped and groaned as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years zoomed across the country, dazzling many but disappointing some whose view was obscured by clouds. We were mercifully distracted from the dire news of the world, at least briefly.
The deal is a major step forward for the oft-delayed light-rail project and is expected to be signed next week, ending worries that the Purple Line might fall victim to the Trump administration’s desire to trim transit spending.
Loud outbursts occurred until a judge ordered Antonio Williams to undergo a mental health evaluation. He has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of the three girls, all younger than 10, who were in his care.
The Air Force awarded Boeing and Northrop Grumman contracts worth more than $328 million each and the chance to compete for the final phase of the project to rebuild a critical component of the nuclear arsenal.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wife Louise Linton boasted of flying on a government plane with her husband to Kentucky on Monday and then named the numerous fashion brands she wore on the trip in an unusual social media post that only became more bizarre minutes later.