White House Comms Director Out After 10 Days
Ret. Gen. John Kelly was sworn in as White House chief of staff on Monday in an effort to bring order to the West Wing, resulting immediately in the ousting of communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who had served just 10 days in the role. Read the story from The AP.
Los Angeles to Host Summer Olympics in 2028
After bidding against rival Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games, Los Angeles has reached an agreement with International Olympic leaders to host the 2028 Games instead, and will become a three-time Olympic city host. Read the story from The AP.
Fox News Sued for Concocting Fake Seth Rich Story
A lawsuit filed against Fox News alleges the channel conspired with a wealthy Trump supporter to make up a false news story about the unsolved murder of a Democratic National Committee staffer — and that the White House knew about it. Read the story from NPR.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Actor, Dies at 73
Dubbed the “poet laureate of America’s emotional badlands,” Sam Shepard wrote plays like the Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, True West, and Fool for Love, and earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of test pilot Chuck Yeager in the movie The Right Stuff. The playwright died last Thursday of complications from ALS. Read the story from NPR.
HBO Says It Was Hacked, Some Programming Stolen
The premium cable channel won’t say what was stolen in the breach that it’s calling a “cyber incident,” but the alleged hackers claim to have obtained 1.5 terabytes of data, including written material from an upcoming Game of Thrones episode. Read the story from NPR.
Cubs Issue World Series Ring to Fan Blamed for Loss
A year after ending their title drought, the Chicago Cubs announced on Monday they are giving a personalized 2016 World Series ring to Steve Bartman, the fan who was harassed for years after deflecting a foul ball from left fielder Moises Alou’s glove in the 2003 World Series. Read the story from The AP.