First Line News Articles for Wednesday, August 23 2017
A House committee announced Wednesday it will hold a hearing to look into collisions involving the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald following a summer of deadly military mishaps that have raised questions over the readiness of U.S. forces.
The Secret Service said it will temporarily stop deleting White House visitor logs while a lawsuit for access to the records moves forward.
Conservation and tribal groups are airing TV ads, sending letters to President Donald Trump and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and water from Maine to California.
A transit safety commission for the Washington, D.C.-area has been approved by President Donald Trump.
The Senate Health Committee will hear from five governors — three Republicans and two Democrats — when it convenes a hearing on Obamacare’s wobbly insurance markets next month, the panel announced Wednesday.
U.S. and Canadian diplomats exposed to an “acoustic attack” in Havana last year developed mild traumatic brain injuries and damage to the central nervous system, CBS News reported Wednesday, citing medical records the news organization obtained.
Congress will formally consider WikiLeaks a “non-state hostile intelligence service” if lawmakers adopt the annual Intelligence Authorization Act passed 14-1 by a Senate panel last month — a provision the bill’s sole dissenter now cites as his reason for rejecting it.
First lady Melania Trump thanked Chelsea Clinton for standing up for her son, Barron Trump.
A Cape Cod beach was closed until further notice after a shark bit a surfer’s paddle board Wednesday morning.
The federal government backpedaled Tuesday after its request for data about visitors to an anti-Trump website was slammed as a broad violation of free speech protections.