Need2Know: Thursday Morning News Roundup

July 19, 2018

These are the headlines you Need2Know:

  • Russia? Not to Worry, Says Trump: During a cabinet meeting Wednesday, President Trump said Russia poses no threat to Americans. He stated the U.S. was "strong" on Russia.

  • California Wildfire Spreads: The wildfire in California is getting dangerously close to Yosemite National Park. The fire has already scorched over 26 square miles and threatens to destroy more than 100 homes.

  • Holocaust Deniers Allowed on Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg is under fire after the founder admitted Holocaust deniers offend him--but he doesn't think that merits banning them from Facebook. The CEO tried to walk back his original comments later on Wednesday.

  • Nassar Victims Take the Stage: 141 victims of Larry Nassar's sexual misconduct lined up on stage at the ESPY Awards Wednesday night to accept the Arthur Ashe prize for courage. "All we needed was one adult to have the integrity to stand between us and Larry Nassar," said gymnast Aly Raisman.

  • Blue Origin Takes Flight: Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin rocket had a successful launch and landing in West Texas. The private space company's rocket hit a milestone, traveling higher than ever before.

Cheddar Big News' Hope King tells us the details.