Comey’s Hearing Passes But The Political Storm Rages On:
James Comey is at it again.
The FBI director, in his deadpan way, characteristically unleashed a new chain of political consequences Monday, in hours of steely testimony before a House hearing examining Russian meddling in the presidential election.
Just five months ago, Democrats were left fulminating at Comey’s handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
Now, as Comey wades back into the political swamp, it’s Republicans who are left to fret after the FBI chief sensationally dispensed with protocol to confirm his agents were probing alleged collusion between then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign aides and Moscow.
Airline Electronics Ban: What You Need To Know:
Flying direct to the U.S. from major airports in the Middle East and North Africa just got a lot more complicated.
The Trump administration has ordered nine airlines to stop passengers from bringing most electronic devices into the cabin for U.S.-bound flights. Instead, they’ll have to check them in.
The sudden move, attributed to concerns about potential terrorist attacks, creates a new headache for airline staff and passengers.
Which airports are involved?
The 10 airports covered by the ban include major global hubs such as Dubai.
The full list: Cairo, Egypt; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Istanbul; Doha, Qatar; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; and Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Ivanka Trump To Get A West Wing Office, WH Official Says:
Ivanka Trump will work out of an office in the West Wing, a White House official told CNN on Monday.
The official also confirmed Trump will seek a security clearance and government-provided communication devices, although she will not be a government employee.
The move places President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter — long one of his closest advisers — at the center of his administration, following weeks during which she held no formal role but appeared alongside the President and senior staffers in major meetings with world leaders and business figures.
‘Missing Richard Simmons’ Podcast Comes To A Quiet End:
Richard Simmons does not want a “last bow.”
The long-time health advocate and fitness instructor simply wants to enjoy his time out of the spotlight and the podcast, “Missing Richard Simmons” did not help that, according to his manager Michael Catalano.
“I can’t say that Richard feels better as a result of the podcast. Perhaps you do. I think you’ve really created more worry and speculation,” Catalano told the podcast’s host, Dan Taberski in the final episode of the series.
Football Greats Dwight Clark, Gale Sayers Battle Brain Diseases:
Dwight Clark and Gale Sayers are both NFL legends, and their struggles with brain disease were revealed this week.
The neurodegenerative disease — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — disrupts the connection between the brain and the muscles and can eventually leave sufferers paralyzed but with brain function, or “locked in.”