The Top 5 for 7/18 - The POTUS walks it back. Sort of.

posted by Mark Wainwright - 


President Trump says it was all an innocent mistake (he "misspoke"), and the Syracuse Nationals will rev up the weekend...

Here are "The Top 5 Things You Need To Know Today" for July 18, 2018:


1)

POTUS SAYS IT WAS AN OOPSIE, TRIES TO CLARIFY. WILL IT WORK?

Under massive pressure, President Trump said he misspoke on the purported Russian interference in our 2016 election. DC Democrats aren't buying it, DC Republicans aren't sure. As for Mr. Trump's loyal base... who knows?

2)

JUST ANOTHER ROUTINE AFTERNOON IN ONE OF SALT CITY'S PARKS

Syracuse police responded to reports of shots fired in McKinley Park at 4:25 pm yesterday. The gunman got away, a victim was stabbed in the hand during the incident, but the victim is refusing to talk to authorities. Just a tiff between friends? Police investigating, asking for the tips from the public.

3)

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL SHOWING REAL CLASS

Owners of Mandalay Bay complex in Las Vegas, site of last year's mass shooting, are suing the victims of the assault. Company statement says they are doing this to promote a "timely resolution" for the victims. The statement sounded like: "We are suing you for your own good." They really need to hire some good PR people.

4)

SYRACUSE NATIONALS THIS WEEKEND. POLICE SAY "NO FUN ALLOWED."

Syracuse police announce serious effort to keep tabs on noise complaints, speeding, street racing. Well, when you have a bunch of car nuts gathered in one place with all those classic performance cars, what do you think will happen? (PS: If you can get me a deal on a '65 Dodge Polara with a 426 Hemi, email me ASAP.)

5)

ALL THAT GOLF, ALL THAT TRADITION, AND IT'S ALL SO BRITISH!

The 147th British Open tees off Thursday morning at Carnousie, described as a long par-71 that plays short (okay, what does that mean?). Since it's the British Open, weather is likely to be a factor. Just plant yourself in front of the telly with some Earl Grey, scones, and Devonshire clotted cream.


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