U.S. Closes Russian Consulate in San Francisco
In retaliation for what the Trump administration says was an “unwarranted and detrimental” demand that the U.S. cut its diplomatic staff in Russia, the U.S. has closed the Russian-General Consulate in San Francisco.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that Moscow will reply with firmness, but still must decide on the precise response. Read the story from The AP.
Job Growth Slows Down
Friday’s jobs report pointed to an economy that is still steadily generating jobs, though at a slower pace than it did earlier in the recovery from the recession. With fewer people looking for work, fewer jobs are being filled. Read the story from The AP.
Trump Promises $1 Million For Harvey Victims
The White House says the president is seeking input from the press corps to as to where the money should go. Read the story from NPR.
Apple’s iPhone Event
The company is planning to unveil the next iPhone at an event on September 12. Read the story from The AP.