Relations With Russia, United Airlines Scrambles, and More

During a White House news conference on Wednesday, Trump said that U.S. relations with Russia “may be at an all-time low.” 

And Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is in Russia this week and met with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, has the same sentiment. 

Allegations of collusion between Trump’s team and Russia have plagued the president since even before his inauguration. But Trump can now point to the missile strike on an airbase in Syria, which was in retaliation for Bashar Al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons, as proof that he would be willing to stand up to Putin, as well. Read the story from The AP.

United Scrambles

On Sunday, a man, named Dr. David Dao, was dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight. The video went viral on social media. After days of scrambling to get its public image back on track, United’s CEO apologized, and the company will compensate all the passengers on that flight for the price of their tickets. Read the story from NPR.

Dao has hired a lawyer and will likely file a lawsuit against the airline. Read the story from The AP.

‘Mother of All Bombs’

The U.S. has dropped a 22,000-pound bomb — the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat — to hit an underground ISIS complex in Afghanistan, according to Pentagon officials. The bomb is called the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or MOAB, but is also known as "the Mother of All Bombs." Read the story from NPR

Manafort Registers as Foreign Agent

The president’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, will be the second adviser to have to register as a foreign agent since the election. By registering retroactively, he’ll be acknowledging that he did not properly disclose his work to the Justice Department as required by federal law. Read the story from The AP.

Taking Precautions

A couple went to Hawaii, and instead of bringing back fun souvenirs, they brought back a parasite in their brains. This 3-minute read from Popular Science shows you how to steer clear of that.