CIA Director Defends Trump's Mental Abilities, MGM Resorts Says Hotel Staff Interacted 10 Times With Vegas Shooter, 117 Degrees in Sydney: A.M. Links


  • Kevin Dietsch/SIPA/Newscom

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo defended President Trump's mental abilities from characterizations in Michael Wolff's new book about Trump's first year.

  • Steve Bannon said he regretted not releasing a statement to respond to comments critical of Donald Trump, Jr. attributed to him in the Wolff book sooner.
  • Oprah Winfrey won the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes.
  • MGM Resorts released a statement saying Mandalay Bay hotel staff interacted with Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock 10 times in two or three days, entering his room at least once.
  • The American Friends Service Committee and leaders of about 20 other organization will be banned from entering Israel for supporting the boycott-divest-sanctions effort.
  • 32 people are missing after an Iranian oil tanker collided with a freight ship off the coast of China.
  • The temperature hit 117 degrees in Sydney, an 80 year high.

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