Author: Meredith St. Henry

White House: President Now Briefed on Russia-Taliban Bribery Intelligence

The White House says President Trump has now been briefed on intelligence that Russia was offering the Taliban money to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Sources say no one verbally told the president about the situation, but the information was included in the president’s daily brief. And Tuesday Democrats were briefed by the Trump administration. Rep. Adam Schiff says, “The…

Britain Calls China’s New Hong Kong Law ‘A Clear Violation’

Britain’s foreign secretary is planning to draw a line in the sand over China’s new national security law. Hong Kong police have made their first arrests under newly passed legislation, which criminalizes offenses like secession and subversion against the Chinese government, terrorism, and colluding with foreign officers. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says the new law is a “clear and…

37 States Report Rising COVID-19 Cases

Across the country, 37 states are now reporting rising numbers of COVID-19 infections. And the U.S. death toll now stands at more than 127,000. This is causing more than a dozen states to pause or roll back their plans to reopen. Infectious Disease Dr. Anthony Fauci testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday. He told a Senate committee the U.S. response to…

Trump Niece’s Book Paused by Judge in Family Dispute

As of now, a judge in New York’s Supreme Court temporarily blocked President Trumps’ niece, Mary Trump, from releasing a tell-all book about the family. The book is titled “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.” It was set to be published on July 28. The president’s younger brother, Robert Trump, filed a…

Mississippi Retires State Flag: Voters to Pick Design in November

In this update, Mississippi is officially retiring its current state flag that features the confederate battle flag in the corner. State Gov. Tate Reeves signed the bill Tuesday. He called it a solemn occasion that he hopes will help the people of Mississippi reconcile their past and move on from it. Now, a state commission will come up with a…

Most Americans Still Not Welcome To Travel to Europe, Even as EU Airports Reopen

European Union airports are starting to reopen Wednesday—but Americans are not welcome. The E.U. has blocked almost all non-essential travel from the U.S. because of our high COVID-19 numbers. Some of the countries the E.U. is allowing non-essential travelers from include Canada, New Zealand and South Korea. China even made the list, but that’s dependent on the Chinese Government’s decision…

COVID-19 Cases Continue To Surge Across The Nation

The World Health Organization says the biggest challenge most countries will now face—is learning how to coexist with the virus until a vaccine is available. The virus is responsible for more than half a million deaths worldwide and Americans account for more than quarter of them. The number of new daily cases in Arizona and Florida are comparable to New…

US Cities Fight COVID-19 Ahead of Holiday Weekend

The worldwide death toll of the coronavirus has now passed 500,000. More than a quarter of those deaths are Americans. Texas, Florida, and Arizona are quickly becoming the new epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic. They are among the 36 states seeing increases in new cases. Connecticut and Rhode Island are the only two states reporting declining numbers. Some cities are…

President Asked to Wear Masks by Head of Senate Health Committee

The Republican head of the Senate Health Committee is pushing to get the president to wear a mask. Sen. Lamar Alexander emphasized face coverings are important to containing coronavirus and says it would encourage more people to wear masks if the president did. “It would help if, from time to time, the President would wear one to help us get…