Friday, August 19, 2016

More police chief drama, an Olympic apology, Trump's new tact and other headlines as you end your week

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More drama on police chief confirmation
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart says  he'll vote against confirming Craig Meidl as Mayor David Condon's pick for police chief. Meidl says he still wants the job. 

U.S. Olympics Committee says sorry for "distracting ordeal"
After members of the U.S. swim team fabricated reports that they were robbed at gunpoint in Brazil, the U.S. Olympic Committee has issued an apology. 

Trump tries out new campaign strategy
While campaigning in North Carolina, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump apologized for, at times, "saying the wrong things."

Gawker will shut down
Facing a crippling judgment from an invasion of privacy lawsuit, the gossip website Gawker will cease operations next week. The lawsuit brought against the website was funded by tech billionaire Peter Thiel and has raised concerns over the ability of the rich and powerful to silence media outlets. 

U.S. officials say Iran payment was leverage
The U.S. State Department said that it paid a $400 million debt to Iran after the country released prisoners. U.S. officials say the payment was used as leverage but wasn't a ransom payment. 
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