Thu Sep 3, 2015 AT 7:47 AM EDT
The ex-staffer of Hillary Clinton who set up her private server will plead the Fifth Amendment rather than testify in a private meeting before a congressional committee, Politico reports. The House Benghazi Committee subpoenaed Bryan Pagliano on August 11, but in a letter to his committee, his lawyer informed the committee he would not testify and refused to hand over documents.
Wed Sep 2, 2015 AT 7:37 AM EDT
Donald Trump has attacked Jeb Bush for months. On Tuesday, Jeb hit back hard, releasing a web video blasting Trump for his past positions on abortion and taxes as well as geography. The Washington Post reports on the video and the AP writes that its part of a strategy shift by the Bush campaign. “Trump has attacked Jeb’s wife, his mother, he’s taken him out of context and lied about his record,” said Bush spokesman Tim Miller. “It’s incumbent upon us to not just set the record straight about Jeb’s record, and not just fight back, but also expose Trump as somebody who’s completely misrepresenting himself to voters.”
Tue Sep 1, 2015 AT 7:04 AM EDT
After decades of declines, the New York Times reports cities across the country have seen “a starting rise in murders” this summer. In New York, 104 people have been murdered already this year – after 86 homicides in all of 2014. More than 30 other cities also report significant increases in violence. In St. Louis, the homicide number is 136 already – up from 85 at this point last year.