Good Morning, It’s Wednesday, 10 May 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift: the world’s overnight news feed.
Presidential Donald Trump FBI Director James Comey yesterday. No plausible reason was advanced for the firing and the timing is viewed as inappropriate at best and suspicious at worse–right in the middle of the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling. Comey was a controversial figure who basically (and perhaps regrettably) swung the election to Trump when he re-opened an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email.The move increases the parallels between the Trump Administration and the Watergate crisis that brought Richard Nixon down.
Disney is feeling the pain from continuing problems with ESPN.
The Trump Taj Mahal, a casino built in Atlantic City by the current president for $1.4 billion was sold in March, it was revealed, for 4 cents on the dollar. Like other Trump gambling ventures, it ended in financial failure.
The San Antonio Spurs beat the Houston Rockets 110-107 to take a 3-2 lead in their NBA playoff series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals will play a 7th game tonight in their NHL Stanley Cup playoff series. The series is tied 3-3 and the game will be played in Washington.
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