7 dead as California mourns 3rd mass killing in 8 days
Jeff Chiu and Olga R. Rodriguez, The Associated Press
A gunman killed seven people at two agricultural businesses in Northern California, plunging the state into mourning again in the wake of its third mass killing in eight days.
Poland Formally Requests German Permission to Send Tanks to Ukraine
Thomas Grove and Bojan Pancevski, The Wall Street Journal
Warsaw is raising pressure on Germany to drop its refusal to permit the supply of Leopard 2 tanks.
President Zelenskyy shakes up Ukraine’s cabinet amid corruption allegations
Julian Hayda, NPR News
A string of resignations, dismissals, and reassignments shook Ukraine’s government Monday and Tuesday, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other leaders of the government confirmed the shakeup of high-level positions.
U.S. Weapons Industry Unprepared for a China Conflict, Report Says
Gordon Lubold, The Wall Street Journal
The war in Ukraine has exposed widespread problems in the American armaments industry that may hobble the U.S. military’s ability to fight a protracted war against China, according to a new study.
Ex-FBI official arrested for alleged money laundering, Russia sanctions, taking money from former foreign agent
Jonathan Dienst and Tom Winter, NBC News
Federal prosecutors say the former head of counterintelligence for the FBI’s New York office laundered money, violated sanctions against Russia while working with a Russian oligarch and while still at the FBI took hundreds of thousands of dollars from a foreign national and former foreign intelligence official.
Four Oath Keepers found guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy
Rachel Weiner, The Washington Post
Four members of the far-right Oath Keepers group were convicted of seditious conspiracy Monday, joining founder Stewart Rhodes in being found guilty by a jury of plotting to keep President Donald Trump in power by force.
Inside the Alleged Conspiracy to Defame Matt Schlapp’s Accuser
Roger Sollenberger, The Daily Beast
Matt Schlapp has largely been quiet about the allegations against him. But he has people working for him who have not been as silent.
Mike Pompeo criticizes journalist Jamal Khashoggi as an ‘activist’ who received too much media sympathy
Natasha Korecki et al., NBC News
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sharply criticizes murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in his new book, questioning his journalism credentials and lambasting what he calls the media’s sympathetic coverage of his brutal killing in Saudi Arabia.
Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight Are on ABC’s Chopping Block
Lachlan Cartwright, The Daily Beast
Famed statistics guru Nate Silver and his website FiveThirtyEight are on the “chopping block,” Confider has learned, as ABC News looks to cut costs.