Trump ‘Very Close’ to Tapping New FBI Director, Everything Google Announced This Week, and More

President Donald Trump gave himself a soft Friday deadline to choose a new FBI director. And he says he’s “very close” to doing so. 

At the top of his list is Sen. Joe Lieberman, which drew mixed reactions from Capitol Hill. Among the concerns are Lieberman’s past praise of Trump’s previous national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who was ousted after misleading officials about his ties to Russia. Read the story from The AP

Everything Google Announced This Week

Google had some interesting announcements at Google I/O, its annual developers’ conference. Among the announcements: Google Assistant is heading to the iPhone; a ton of new Google Home features; and Google Lens, which is augmented reality vision through a smartphone. Read the story from Popular Science

Trump Leaves the Country

For the first time since taking office, Trump is going overseas in a five-stop trip across the Middle East and Europe. And each stop comes with high stakes. Read the story from The AP

Iranian Presidential Elections

Iranians head to the polls today to choose between gradual reform and conservative return. Although supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei holds more power than the president, this election still matters. Read the story from NPR

Remembering Chris Cornell

The 52-year-old lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave hanged himself on Wednesday. But his family said that without toxicology test results completed, they don’t know what caused his death. Read the story from The AP.