Need2Know: Tuesday Morning News Roundup

July 17, 2018

These are the headlines you Need2Know

  • Trump Faces Bipartisan Backlash The president returned from a trip across Europe that ended with what’s being called an “extraordinary” and “stunning” press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the press conference, President Trump appeared to accept Putin’s denial that Russia had any involvement in election meddling in the U.S. and instead questioned his own intelligence apparatus. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have condemned his comments.

  • Russian Woman Charged With Election Meddling The Justice Department on Monday charged Mariia Butina with conspiring against the U.S. as a secret Russian agent. Butina, a former Russian athlete, allegedly tried to cultivate ties between the Russian government and the National Rifle Association and infiltrate other conservative groups in order to influence U.S. politics.

  • Hawaii's 'Lava Bomb' Injures Tourists Projectile lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano hit a tour boat on Monday, crashing through the roof and injuring 23 people.

  • Deadly Fire Near Yosemite National Park Doubles A deadly California wildfire near the national park doubled in size by late Monday. Dry conditions and changing winds could worsen the blaze.

Cheddar's Hena Doba gives us the details.