Last Week in the News

Monday, Feb. 17

  • Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy, allowing organization to operate as it handles sexual abuse allegations.
  • Apple says it won’t meet its quarterly revenue goals because of coronavirus’s impact on production and demand. 
  • Peace talks between U.S. and Afghanistan forge ahead amidst deaths of two U.S. soldiers. 

Tuesday, Feb. 18

  • President Trump grants 11 people clemency, including financier Michael Milken and former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. 
  • President Ashraf Ghani named winner of the Afghan election after a five-month delay. 
  • Attorney General William Barr tells people close to Trump he is considering quitting over the president’s tweets. 

Wednesday, Feb. 19

  • Democratic debate held in Las Vegas. 
  • Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania becomes latest to file for bankruptcy while facing new sexual abuse lawsuits. 
  • Nine killed in a shooting in Hanau, Germany. 

Thursday, Feb. 20

  • Roger Stone is sentenced to over three years in prison. 
  • Intelligence officials tell lawmakers that Russia is aiding Trump in the 2020 election. 
  • Two Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike in northwestern Syria. 

Friday, Feb. 21

  • Michael Bloomberg offers to release three women from nondisclosure agreements related to comments he allegedly made. 
  • Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to settle probes by the DOJ and SEC.
  • Harvey Weinstein trial jurors tell judge they were deadlocked on two charges, but suggest they’re unanimous on three. Deliberations to resume Monday, Feb. 24.