Monday, October 30, 2017

Manafort indicted in Russia probe, two shot at WSU party, morning headlines

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You spent how much on rugs??
President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is among those facing charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Manafort is charged in connection with international dealings going back years before the race, and with money laundering allegedly involving wiring money to U.S. businesses for purchases, including $934,350 spent over three years at an antique rug store in Virginia, according to charging documents. (New York Times)

Two shot at WSU house party

Police say no suspect has been found after two teens were shot while reportedly trying to get someone out of a vehicle near a Washington State University house party, the Spokesman-Review reports. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

In the dark
Puerto Rico will cancel its contract with a small Whitefish, Montana,company that was awarded the $300 million job to rebuild the island's power grid, after news that the deal went to a two-person company raised eyebrows. Canceling the contract could delay getting power back on for parts of Puerto Rico still in the dark. (Associated Press)

Turmoil in Spain continues
In the controversy over Catalonia's independence vote and subsequent move by its parliament to declare independence from Spain, the Spanish government has stripped powers from Catalan leaders and is charging them with sedition, the Washington Post reports.

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