Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ Against North Korea
On Tuesday, a day after Pyongyang warned of “ultimate measures” in response to new U.N. sanctions, President Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Pyongyang then warned it could attack the U.S. territory of Guam. However, top diplomat Rex Tillerson insists there is no imminent threat from North Korea, saying, “Americans should sleep well at night.” Read the story from The AP.
U.S. Scientists Contradict Trump's Climate Claims
A final draft government report by scientists from 13 federal agencies says the U.S. is feeling the effects of climate change right now. Concluding that human activities are driving global warming, the report contradicts President Trump’s claims that climate change is a “hoax.” Some scientists fear the report will be suppressed or changed before the Trump administration signs off on it. Read the story from The AP.
Disney Ends Netflix Deal, Will Launch Own Streaming Services
Disney will launch one streaming service for ESPN sports and another for Disney and Pixar movies and shows. The company plans to pull all of its content off Netflix by 2019. Read the story from NPR.
FBI Searched Manafort’s Home as Part of Mueller Inquiry
FBI agents executed a search warrant at the home of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in late July. The predawn raid was connected to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Read the story from NPR.
Car Rams Troops Outside Paris
French police shot and arrested a man suspected of deliberately driving a car into a group of soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday morning. Six soldiers were wounded in what is being investigated as a possible terrorist attack. Read the story from The Guardian.