Austin Bombing Suspect Killed, Trump Urges Saudis to Buy More Weapons, Former Playboy Model Sues Tabloid Publisher to Talk About Love Affair With President: A.M. Links


  • Karen McDougal (right)

    A suspect in a recent string of bombings in Austin, Texas, was killed during a standoff with police early Wednesday morning. Police say he killed himself with one of his own bombs.

  • The art of the (arms) deal: After Congress met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to talk about his country's role in civil war and strife in Yemen, President Trump urged the prince to buy more U.S. weapons and military equipment, saying the Saudi's current $12.5 billion purchase is "peanuts."
  • Former model Karen McDougal is suing to be released from a nondisclosure agreement she signed with American Media Inc, parent company of the tabloid The National Enquirer. McDougal alleges that the company—whose chief exec David Pecker is a longtime friend of Donald Trump's—paid her $150,000 in 2016 to keep quiet about a "10-month romantic relationship with Donald Trump" McDougal'd had a decade earlier.
  • A European Union plan to tax tech companies on revenue, not profit, could hike the tax burden on companies by hundreds of millions.
  • Russia's top court says popular encrypted messaging app Telegram must hand over user data when requested by Russian security services.
  • Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting Justine Damond, an Australian woman who had called police to her home to report a sexual assault.