FROM Mary Milliken
Massive Los Angeles Fire Spreads in Nearly All Directions The so-called " Station Fire " near Los Angeles has doubled in size to 85,000 acres in the past 24 hours. It spread over night, in almost direction — even without any wind. Two firefighters have already lost their lives, and the blaze is said to be only 5% contained. Some 12, 000 homes are in danger, and air quality is unhealthy all over much of the Los Angeles basin. Mary Milliken is West Coast Bureau Chief for Reuters .
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.
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?
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.