FROM Steve Chawkins
Wreckage of Fossett's Plane Is Found Steve Fossett was the first man to circumnavigate the world in a hot-air balloon and the first to fly an airplane solo around the globe without refueling. Last September, the 63-year old millionaire took off in a light plane from Yerington, Nevada, and hasn't been seen since. On Monday, in the wilderness near Mammoth Lakes, California, a hiker found Fossett's identification papers and a thousand dollars in cash. Today, searchers discovered the wreckage of his light plane at an elevation of 10,000 feet, as Steve Chawkins reports in the Los Angeles Times .
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?