Health Secretary Tom Price Pays a Price
Health secretary Tom Price is in the hot seat for taking charter flights at the expense of taxpayer money.
Price says he hopes to keep his Cabinet seat, and says he’ll pay back the cost of his seat on those charter flights; according to his office, that comes to around $50,000. But that doesn’t address the cost of the overall flights, which could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars and is under investigation. Read the story from The AP.
Puerto Rico Aid
Authorities say truck drivers to move the food, water, medicine and other items around the island are scarce, as is diesel. Whether roads are too damaged is disputed. Crates are stacking up. Read the story from NPR.
Isis Releases Audio
The speech said to be by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rallies supporters while ISIS has steadily lost its territorial claims. It’s the first such audio released since November last year. Read the story from NPR.
Fasting (and Feasting) on Yom Kippur
The Jewish holiday of reflection and hope tends to bring everyone to the heaping table of traditional foods when fasting is over, But celebrating with a huge feast was not always the case. Read the story from NPR.