The Top 5 for Tuesday the 17th - POTUS takes the heat

posted by Mark Wainwright - 


Most reaction to President Trump's joint presser with Putin was NOT good, and a Russian grad student was studying a lot more than we thought...

Here are "The Top 5 Things You Need To Know Today" for Tuesday, July 17, 2018:


1)

PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKING HEAT FROM ALL DIRECTIONS

Republicans upset, Democrats seething over how the POTUS handled (mishandled?) his joint appearance with Vladimir Putin yesterday. Widespread anger over denial of Russian hacking and social media manipulation in 2016 campaign.

2)

MARIA BUTINA: SHE'S CUTE, SMART, ARMED, AND (MAYBE) DANGEROUS

Russian grad student at American University accused of spying for the Kremlin, and using her contacts at the NRA to set up a back-channel info link between the Russians and certain American politicians, maybe prominent GOP folks. Oh, baby...

3)

ALLEGED WATERLOO SHOOTER FACING TWO COUNTS OF MURDER

Emerson John Tohafjian, 48, charged with shooting three victims, two fatally, at a Waterloo apartment on July 10th. It's the third time in the past month this guy has been arrested in connection with some sort of violent offense.

4)

NATIONAL GRID HAD A LOT TO DEAL WITH THIS MORNING

Storms sweeping through area yesterday were stronger than expected, numerous reports of downed electric lines, utility poles, and falling trees taking down wires. Power outages were scattered, but numerous.

5)

ANOTHER QUIET LUNCH HOUR ON SALT CITY'S SOUTH SIDE

Syracuse police arrest John J. Fredette, Jr., 40, in connection with a midday stabbing in the 400 block of South Salina Street. 29-year-old male victim suffered serious stab wound to the neck, at last report listed as "critical" at Upstate University Hospital.


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