U.S. Imposing New Sanctions On Iran
The U.S. is slapping new sanctions on Iran. Today’s move by the Treasury Department targets several Iranians and businesses with close ties to Iran’s defense industry. In a tweet, President Trump warned that Iran is “playing with fire” for conducting a recent ballistic missile test. Earlier, National Security Adviser Mike Flynn said the U.S. is putting Iran “on notice.” Many sanctions on Tehran were lifted as part of the Iran nuclear deal, which was negotiated by the Obama administration.
Conway Corrects “Massacre” Misstep
Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is clarifying a remark she made about Bowling Green, Kentucky. On MSNBC, Conway made a reference to a “Bowling Green massacre” by Iraqi refugees. She later tweeted that she meant to say Bowling Green “terrorists.” Conway had been talking about two Iraqi men who were admitted to the U.S. as refugees in 2009 and arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky on terrorism-related charges in 2011. The two men did not kill anyone in Bowling Green or anywhere else in the U.S.
Trial Date Set For ‘Mansion Murder’ Case
A trial date has been set for the suspect in the DC “mansion murder” case. Daron Wint appeared in a DC court this morning. A judge announced his criminal trial will begin on September 4th, 2018. Prosecutors say Wint invaded the Northwest DC home of Savvas Savopoulos [[ SAH-vuss SUH-VAH-poh-luss ]] in May 2015. Savvas, his wife, his ten-year-old son and his housekeeper were all held hostage before being murdered.
WMATA Shutting Down Six Downtown Stations This Weekend
WMATA is shutting down six downtown DC stations this weekend. Farragut West, McPherson Square, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, Federal Center SW, and Capitol South will all be shut down from Saturday morning through Sunday closing. Crews are installing cell phone and radio equipment as well as repairing rails, fasteners, and ceiling tiles. Free shuttle buses will replace trains on that segment of the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines.
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.