A Christopher Columbus statue in New York may or may not receive landmark status. The White Plains Historic Preservation Committee will be holding a public forum on the issue.
Officials are testing out body scanners in the Los Angeles subway system to stay ahead of the evolving threat against U.S. transit. The two day pilot program began Wednesday, and is aimed to detect firearms and explosives.
New reports out of North Korea suggest that nukes are not the only kind of weapons the U.S. has to worry about. Kim Jong Un has been collecting large amounts of chemical weapons, including sarin gas and VX.
President Trump unleashes a series of tweets targeting Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and the “fake news” media. The president called Graham a publicity-seeker, and said the South Carolina Senator told disgusting lies about the administrations response to violence in Charlottesville. Meanwhile, VA Secretary David Shulkin defends the president’s comments of denouncing white supremacists and neo-nazis.
eff Sessions says sanctuary city policies do more damage to the country than many understand. While speaking from Miami, Florida on Wednesday, the attorney general praised Miami-Dade County as a successful example of lower crime rates thanks to full compliance with federal immigration laws. Meanwhile, a county executive in New York says a new immigration bill would endanger the public by making Westchester a sanctuary county.
A major break in the case of Natalee Holloway after her father reveals recently discovered human remains may belong to the missing teen. On Wednesday, Dave Holloway and a private investigator said they found remains which are now undergoing DNA testing.
More than 100 legislators push for new oil and natural gas drilling in areas off the U.S. coast. 118 lawmakers signed a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, urging the department to consider more expansive drilling programs when it re-writes a five year leasing outline.
President Trump is pulling the plug on two of his economic advisory councils. In a tweet Wednesday, the president said quote, “rather than putting pressure on the business people of the Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Forum, I am ending both.”
Days after the deadly unrest in Virginia, confederate monuments in the city of Baltimore are removed overnight. On Monday the Baltimore City Council voted unanimously to remove the statues immediately, and crews began taking them down late Tuesday.