FROM Julie Brown
Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida Hurricane Matthew killed more than 100 people in Haiti — and probably many more -- in a country where 300,000 are living in shelters. Now it's headed straight for Florida, a Category 4 storm with winds up to 145 to 150 miles an hour. Today Governor Rick Scott today urged people, "So if you're in an evacuation zone, get out. This is not something you should take a chance with. Time's running out. Leave. There's no excuse, the roads are open. You should get out." Julie Brown of the Miami Herald , updates conditions across the state.
Shooter's Background Emerges in Terror Investigation President Obama said today that the US is making progress against ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. He said ISIS has lost a lot of ground and that air strikes have taken out many of its leaders. Part of his statement included a description of Sunday morning attack on the Pulse club in Orlando as one of many "small actors" who are hard to detect. "He appears to have been an angry, disturbed, unstable young man who became radicalized." Julie Brown of the Miami Herald reports on what we’re learning about Omar Mateen.
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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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?