Sally Yates Testimony, Nuclear Waste Tunnel Collapse, and More

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified on Monday about Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Yates told the Senate panel that she had repeatedly warned the White House about Michael Flynn, the former National Security Advisor who was dismissed after accusations that he had discussed sanctions with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. 

While Yates and Clapper said that they couldn’t discuss much in a public setting since most information pertaining to the hearings is classified, the revelations didn’t stop there. Read the story from NPR

» Three Key Takeaways from Yates’ Testimony

» What We Still Don’t Know About the Russia Investigation


Tunnel Carrying Nuclear Waste Collapses

An emergency has been declared by the Department of Energy at the Hanford site in Washington state after the feared collapse of a tunnel containing rail cars carrying nuclear waste. Nobody has been injured, but workers have been evacuated from the site. Read the story on NPR


Aaron Hernandez’s Murder Conviction Tossed

The former New England Patriots tight-end Aaron Hernandez, who allegedly committed suicide while in jail, had his conviction for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd vacated. Given the unclear circumstances surrounding his death and his troubled past, the decision to toss out Hernandez’s conviction is controversial. Read the story in The AP


American Idol is Coming Back

ABC announced it would revive American Idol, the singing competition mega-hit show that gave us pop culture staples like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Who will be our next idol? Read the story in The AP