FROM Nick Stockton
Theranos Investigations and Silicon Valley Dealmaking The bad news continues to roll in for Theranos, the Silicon Valley-based blood-testing company that was previously valued at $9 billion. Just a few years ago, the company’s wunderkind C.E.O. Elizabeth Holmes was the subject of glowing media profiles. Today, the company she founded is the subject of a criminal probe by the Justice Department, and is also being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations of fraud. Regulators are also considering banning Holmes from owning or running blood-testing labs for two years. How unique is a probe into a company like this? What do the investigations into Theranos say about deal making in Silicon Valley?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?