Last Week in News

Monday, Oct. 21 

  • Facebook takedowns show new Russian activity targeting Biden, praising Trump.
  • British House of Commons Speaker John Bercow denies Boris Johnson vote on Brexit.
  • U.S. reduces its troop strength by 2,000 in Afghanistan, according to Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller.
  • Netanyahu announces he cannot form a government, opening the door for Israeli president to build a coalition.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

  • U.S. envoy says he was told Trump wanted Ukraine aid to investigate Biden.
  • Forty-six attorneys general have joined New York-led antitrust investigation into Facebook, according to The Washington Post.
  • Colorado mother who sought donations for 7-year-old daughter’s terminal illness accused of her murder.
  • Justin Trudeau’s party keeps control of Canadian government.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

  • Trump says U.S. will lift sanctions on Turkey.
  • British Parliament denies Boris Johnson support for fast-tracked Brexit deal.
  • British police launch murder investigation after 39 bodies found in truck.
  • Anonymous author of Trump “resistance” op-ed to publish a tell-all book.

Thursday, Oct. 24 

  • Rep. Tim Ryan drops out of 2020 presidential race.
  • Houston Astros Assistant General Manager Brandon Taubman fired after being accused of accosting several female journalists.
  • Federal judge holds Betsy DeVos in contempt in loan case, imposes $100,000 fine.
  • Trump announces he will attend Game 5 of the World Series, if played.

Friday, Oct. 25

  • Department of Transportation suspends most commercial flights to nine destinations in Cuba, not including Havana.
  • Maria Butina, the first Russian citizen to be convicted of crimes related to the 2016 election, released from prison and is expected to be deported.
  • Eight people killed in shooting at a military base in Siberia, according to Russia’s top law enforcement agency.
  • U.S. deficit hit $984 billion in 2019.