Obama Announces Russian Sanctions
The White House is announcing sanctions on Russia today for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The White House says they are removing 35 Russian intelligence operatives from the U.S. and imposing sanctions on two intelligence services. The Obama administration is also expected to release the evidence linking the cyberattacks on the DNC to Russia. Meanwhile, President-elect Donald Trump is dismissing claims of Russian interference in the election. It is not known yet whether he will lift the sanctions once he takes office.
MTPD Looking For Three Break-In Suspects
Metro Transit Police are searching for three break-in suspects. Authorities say three juveniles are responsible for breaking into the Greenbelt Metro station and damaging around four-dozen vehicles parked there overnight. The crime occurred about an hour before the station opened yesterday morning. MTPD has released surveillance images of the assailants.
Missing Bethesda Man’s Card Used In Hyattsville
Police are investigating how a missing Bethesda man’s credit card turned up in the hands of a mysterious woman in Hyattsville. John Donohoe was reported missing on December 14th after leaving his parents’ home and the 36-year-old hasn’t been seen since. Montgomery County Police say on December 22nd, his credit card was used for over 700-dollars in purchases in Hyattsville. Authorities have released surveillance footage of the woman using the card.
Fans Reacting To Reynolds, Fisher death
Fans are mourning the passing of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, just one day after the sudden death of her daughter, “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher. Flowers and candles and even a red umbrella have been placed at her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The umbrella is a nod to Reynolds role in the classic “Singin’ in the Rain.” Hollywood officials will place large wreaths at both stars later today.
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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.