FBI Director James Comey has been fired by the Trump administration. The dismissal comes in the midst of the FBI investigation into whether Russia interfered with the 2016 election.
The crisis in Syria will top the agenda when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sits down today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington. Rex Tillerson plans to discuss “efforts to de-escalate violence, provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, and set the stage for a political settlement of the conflict,” the State Department said. Later in the day, Lavrov will meet with President Trump, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia made by our President. The meeting at the White House would signal that the two countries are attempting to improve relations after President Trump recently described them as being at an “all-time low.”
According to the airline, the altercation occurred during the deplaning of flight 2539 in Burbank after the plane landed from Dallas. One passenger suffered minor injuries but was able to continue their travel.
A lightning strike caused a house fire near West Parmer Lane and Avery Ranch Boulevard yesterday afternoon. Firefighters were able to put it out before it spread to other houses. Nobody was hurt but the house was likely a total loss.
An eighteen wheeler fell off a 100 foot embankment on Highway 130 just south of 290 overnight. The driver is in the hospital and is expected to survive.