GOP-Chartered Amtrak Train Crashes; Corruption Charges Against Bob Menendez Dropped; Trey Gowdy, Bob Brady Announce Retirements From Congress: P.M. Links


  • Senate

    One person is dead after an Amtrak train chartered to carry Republican senators and congressmen to a retreat collided with a truck in Virginia.

  • Federal prosecutors are dropping the corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) after failing to secure a conviction at trial.
  • The director of the Centers for Disease Control, Brenda Fitzgerald, resigned in the wake of a report she had purchased tobacco stock after taking the position.
  • Reps. Trey Gowdy (R–S.C.) and Bob Brady (D-Pa.) are the latest members of the House to announce they won't be seeking re-election.
  • The FBI said it had "grave concerns" about the potential release of a Republican memo alleging abuse of surveillance power by…the FBI.
  • The government of Australia sold off a locked filing cabinet that contained hundreds of secret documents to a secondhand store.
  • A killer whale named Wikie is the first to mimic human speech.

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