Last Week in the News

Monday, Nov. 4

  • McDonald’s CEO steps down after revelation of relationship with an employee.
  • In Norway, an American white supremacist was arrested hours before he was due to give a speech at far-right conference.
  • Airbnb announces ban on “party houses” after five people shot and killed at a Halloween party near San Francisco.
  • An oven and cookie dough were launched into space for arrival at the International Space Station. 

Tuesday, Nov. 5

  • Democrat Andy Beshear wins governor’s race in Kentucky over incumbent Matt Bevin. 
  • Andrea Camblee, wife of a journalist killed in the Capital Gazette shooting, finishes husband’s 300-page love letter book he had written for 13 years.
  • Democrats in Virginia flip both chambers of the state legislature blue. 

Wednesday, Nov. 6

  • A teen “Jeopardy!” champion donated more than $10,000 of his prize money to cancer research in Alex Trebek’s honor. 
  • Two former Twitter employees charged with using their access to spy for Saudi Arabia.
  • House Democrats announce they will hold their first public impeachment hearings next week.
  • Two murder suspects that escaped California jail over weekend arrested by federal officials. 

Thursday, Nov. 7

  • According to an advisor, Michael Bloomberg is expected to file to appear on Alabama’s presidential primary ballot.
  • Top U.S. official in northern Syria criticizes Trump administration for not preventing the Turkish invasion.
  • Trump ordered judge to pay $2 million to charities over misuse of foundation for personal, political gain, court documents say.
  • Book by anonymous author says senior Trump administration officials considered resigning en masse. 

Friday, Nov. 8

  • Former national security advisor John Bolton allegedly has new details on the Ukraine affair that lawmakers do not know, according to his lawyer.
  • Vitamin E in combination with THC could be behind the illness that’s sickened more than 2,000 people and killed dozens, CDC announces.
  • White House officials testify that acting chief of staff Mulvaney helped arrange quid pro quo with Ukraine.
  • President Trump says there shouldn’t be public hearings in the House’s impeachment inquiry.