FROM Tom Verducci
Senator George Mitchell's Report on Steroids in Baseball Advance word was that 80 Major League Baseball players would be linked to drug use by name in today's long-awaited report from former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig appointed Mitchell to investigate the use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs by players. When Mitchell unveiled his report, he said that he'd invited each player named in the report to respond to allegations, but that they'd all declined. Tom Verducci is Senior Baseball writer for Sports Illustrated .
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.