As President Trump plans to meet with top auto industry executives today, his Cabinet nominees will face another round of Senate hearings. Ben Carson, up for secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Betsy DeVos was supposed to be confirmed as secretary of Education on Tuesday, but has been delayed until Jan. 31
Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May and her government must get approval from Parliament before Britain can actually leave the European Union. This could delay the start of the process until March. Britain voted to leave the EU in the Brexit vote back in June.
Storms have caused destruction across the country. High winds and tornadoes have gone across the South, while a nor’easter hit the northeast cutting off transit service in New Jersey, and record rainfall has hit California.
Mail theft has been an issue in neighborhoods across Austin including Circle C in Southwest Austin and recently around the intersection of Emerald Forest Drive and Austin Highlands Boulevard. Postal inspectors think the thefts are part of a larger operation. Two arrests were made earlier this month after thefts in North Austin.