The CEOs of Merck, Under Armour, and Intel have all resigned from President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council in protest of Trump's response to the violence at Saturday's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
- North Korean President Kim Jong-un appeared to take a step back from his recent threats to attack Guam, saying he "would watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees."
- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is threatening to restart his country's nuclear program "within hours" if the U.S. imposes new sanctions.
- Protesters in Durham, North Carolina, toppled a Confederate monument outside the Durham County Court House last night.
- "A Los Angeles-based tech company is resisting a federal demand for more than 1.3 million IP addresses to identify visitors to a website set up to coordinate protests on Inauguration Day — a request whose breadth the company says violates the Constitution."
- India declared independence 70 years ago today.
"She's a favorite of the Russians and they have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far."
The company says it will sell only tobacco, mint, and menthol pods unless and until the FDA officially approves other varieties.
Chicago Teachers Go on Strike to Demand Higher Pay, Smaller Class Sizes, New Schools, More Staff, and Affordable Housing
More than 300,000 students in Chicago were out of school on Friday as the teachers strike continued.
San Francisco Falafel Shop Owner Says Neighborhood Has Enough Falafel, Asks City to Block Rival Falafel Shop Next Door
San Francisco gives its Planning Commission nearly unlimited discretion to deny or condition permits, making life hell for business owners.