RNC chief concerned about Trump campaign direction
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke to Donald Trump about the direction of his campaign. The RNC’s chief strategist, Sean Spicer, denied that Priebus threatened to reallocate resources from Trump’s presidential campaign to down-ballot races like the House and the Senate races. Trump also denied it on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor.” “He just put out a press release. He just put out a tweet saying it’s untrue,” he said of Priebus. “And I mean, if it is true, that’s OK too because all I have to do is stop funding the Republican Party. I’m the one raising the money for them. In fact, right now I’m in Orlando, I’m going to a fundraiser for the Republican Party. If they want to do that they can save me a lot of time and a lot of energy.”
The Weeknd donates $250,000 to Black Lives Matter
Twenty-year-old singer The Weeknd, who real name is Abel Tesfaye, donated $250,000 to the Black Lives Matter Network. Tesfaye tweeted support for the organization in July, writing, “Enough is enough. it’s time to stand up for this. we can either sit and watch, or do something about it. the time is now. #blacklivesmatter.” He also recently donated $50,000 to his hometown’s University of Toronto for an Ethiopic Studies Program. He tweeted, “Sharing our brilliant and ancient history of Ethiopia. proud to support the studies in our homie town.”
14 people being honored for saving boy’s life in DC
District of Columbia fire officials said in a statement that on Friday they will honor 14 people who helped save a boy’s life. The 14 people being honored include: two women, three police officers and nine fire and emergency medical services members. Fire officials say that on May 4 the two women saw the boy floating in a swimming pool in Southeast Washington. They pulled him out because he seemed lifeless. The women then performed CPR until police officers, fire, and emergency medical services personnel responded. On Friday, fire officials say, the 7-year-old boy will get to formally meet those who saved his life.
Search underway for missing Virginia Beach swimmer
Several agencies are searching for a 25-year-old white man who went missing in the water Thursday near Virginia Beach. The man fell off a tube while riding behind a boat near Little Creek Channel. Police say the tube has been recovered. The man was last seen in a white and blue bathing suit, and he wasn’t wearing a life jacket. The Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Police, Virginia Beach Fire Department and other agencies are searching for the man.
Baltimore Fire Department to receive $5.8 million federal grant
The Baltimore City Fire Department will receive $5.8 million form the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to hire 40 full-time firefighters for two years. The Department of Homeland Security announced the grant in a news release by four members of Maryland’s congressional delegation. The new hires will replace 40 positions lost in the past two year through attrition. The grant will also pay for training and full benefits.
Washington Wizards: End of Season
Washington Capitals: End of Season
Washington Redskins: End of Season
Washington Nationals: Cleveland Indians 4 – 7 Washington Nationals
Washington Mystics: Los Angeles Sparks 95 – 75 Washington Mystics
Aug 12 9 PM Janet Jackson, Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Aug 13 2 PM Star Wars Marathon, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC
Aug 13 8 PM Kool and The Gang, Bootsy Collins & Morris Day and The Time, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA