President Trump Is Escorted From Press Briefing by Secret Service

Now Playing 8/10/2020 7:12PM      President Trump was abruptly escorted from a press briefing by the Secret Service after shots were fired outside the White House on Monday. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images Up Next Editor Picks Shelf 10:06 Covid Chasers: The Nurses Fighting Coronavirus From Hot Spot to Hot Spot 8/8/2020 7:07AM 8/8/2020 6:08 Coronavirus Pandemic…

Lebanon’s Government Resigns Days After Beirut Explosion

Now Playing 8/10/2020 3:32PM      Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab and his government stepped down on Monday amid mounting pressure from protesters demanding accountability for an explosion in Beirut on Aug. 4 that killed more than 150 people. Photo: Hannah McKay/ Reuters Up Next Editor Picks Shelf 10:06 Covid Chasers: The Nurses Fighting Coronavirus From Hot…

Widespread Looting in Chicago Leads to More Than 100 Arrests

Now Playing 8/10/2020 1:53PM      Hundreds of people in Chicago were involved in widespread looting overnight, following an officer-involved shooting. Police deployed 400 officers downtown after uncovering social-media posts that urged people to loot. Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Up Next Editor Picks Shelf 10:06 Covid Chasers: The Nurses Fighting Coronavirus From Hot Spot to Hot Spot…

Mnuchin Says White House Won’t Accept Unreasonable Coronavirus Stimulus Deal – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—Administration officials and Democratic negotiators urged each other to return to the negotiating table to craft a broad coronavirus package after President Trump rolled out executive actions on jobless aid and other relief over the weekend. The actions showed that Mr. Trump was willing to move forward on his own and were designed to step…

EPA to Rescind Methane Regulations for Oil and Gas – The Wall Street Journal

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to adopt new rules that would rescind regulations for methane-gas emissions, including ending requirements that oil-and-gas producers have systems and procedures to detect methane leaks in their systems, senior administration officials said.The rule changes will apply to wells drilled since 2016 and going forward, and remove the largest pipelines,…

U.S. National Security Adviser Says China Targeting 2020 Election – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—National security adviser Robert O’Brien said Sunday that Chinese hackers were targeting U.S. election infrastructure in the lead up to the Nov. 3 presidential election, making a new claim about the level of Beijing’s activity in the election. “China, like Russia, like Iran—they’ve engaged in cyberattacks and phishing and that sort of thing with respect…

Field Narrows for Choice of Running Mate…

Joe Biden is nearing a decision on his running mate for the November election, as some of his top choices face scrutiny over their past statements and records.“I’ve narrowed it down, and I’ll be ready to make that announcement,” Mr. Biden said in an interview at a virtual convention of the National Association of Black…

What We Know About Trump’s Proposed Stimulus Executive Orders – The Wall Street Journal

President Trump signed four executive actions Saturday to provide additional jobless aid, suspend the collection of payroll taxes, avoid evictions and assist with student-loan payments. Mr. Trump made the moves as talks in Congress over a broad new coronavirus aid package remained deadlocked and are seen as potentially accelerating talks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.,…

How Chinese Officials Hijacked My Company

President Trump said last month that talks for a phase 2 trade agreement with China were on the back burner. If they resume, it is more important than ever that any deal protect American companies and their intellectual property from theft by China. My experience doing business in China shows the lengths to which the…