Former CIA chief says he trust Clinton
Former CIA acting-Director Michael Morell said he’d trust Hillary Clinton with the nation’s security, but that Donald Trump is being manipulated by Vladimir Putin. “I worked with her for four years very closely when she was secretary of state and I was at the CIA. I provided her — personally provided her some of the most sensitive information that the Central Intelligence Agency has,” he said. “She never misused it. She always protected it.” Morell also said he believes Putin has been using Trump’s ego as a way to manipulate the Republican nominee. “He played this perfectly, right. He saw that Donald Trump wanted to be complimented,” Morell said. “He complimented him. That led Donald Trump to then compliment Vladimir Putin and to defend Vladimir Putin’s actions in a number of places around the world.”
Actor David Huddleston dies at 85
“The Big Lebowski” actor David Huddleston has died at age 85 of advanced heart and kidney disease, according to his wife, Sarah Koeppe. Huddleston starred in the 1998 crime comedy alongside actors Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. “He was amazed that it connected him to a young generation who all knew him,” Koeppe told CNN. “It was not often that he met somebody who didn’t become a friend.” Huddleston got his start in acting after he served four years in the Air Force and used the GI Bill to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Early in his film career, he played a variety of supporting roles with John Wayne and Bette Davis. He also played Grandpa in the popular 1960s sitcom “The Wonder Years.”
Multiple teens arrested for DC robberies
D.C. police have arrested numerous suspects, including one as young as 12 years old, in a series of robberies around the District during this past week. A 12-year-old boy, 13-year-old boy and 14-year-old boy were arrested for a robbery in the 700 block of North Capitol Street on July 30. Eighteen-year-old Lepierre Clemens was arrested for an Aug. 1 robbery with assault that occurred at the 5100 block of D Street Southeast. A 13-year-old boy was arrested for an attempt to commit robbery on Aug. 2 on 18th Street Northwest. Another 14-year-old boy was arrested for a robbery on Aug. 4 in the 7000 block of Eastern Avenue Northwest. Lastly, Errol Martin, 18, and a 15-year-old boy were arrested for an armed robbery with a knife on Aug. 2 that took place July 27 in the 1500 block of 19th street.
Kaine, Warner announce airport funding for local airports
In order to improve pavement and safety conditions, the U.S. Department of Transportation is giving local airports $2 million. U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner made the announcement Friday. Dinwiddie County Airport and Industrial Authority will receive $1 million for pavement work. Front Royal airport will receive $618,000 for tree removal, and Culpeper Regional Airport will receive $125,000 in pavement works.
Residents, business owners continue Ellicott City cleanup
A week after the flooding in Ellicott City, residents returned to continue the city’s cleanup. “Just trying to get it back to normal,” said Van Fochios, who lives a few minutes from Old Ellicott City. Their plans were to help primarily at Portalli’s, but added, “If any other places need it, we’ll just be moving around and helping.” Matthew Milani, owner of The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar and Restaurant, said, “Things that you see in the mud, that you’ve seen everyday for the last 10 years. You know, our building needs us more now than it ever has, so we’re really going to try and make things work, and figure out what we can do,” Milani said. People removed trash and debris from their properties from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, and helped other with cleanup.
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