More severe weather expected today for the nation’s midsection. 1 dead and many homes destroyed in a severe weather outbreak earlier this week.
Tropical Storm Ana set to pound the coast of the Carolinas. It’s the first named storm of the not-yet-started season.
President Obama is in Oregon today and will tour Nike HQ and make remarks from Beaverton, OR at 12:15pm. He’s expected to pitch his big trade deal with Asia that’s not looking likely to pass the Congress.
We get jobs numbers for April today with analysts expecting a gain of 230K jobs and the unemployment rate dropping to 5.4%
The Justice Department says it is now looking into the policing practices of Baltimore in the wake of the Freddie Gray riots.
There’s a funeral for NYPD Officer Brian Moore today.. who was shot in the head by a career criminal in New York City last weekend.
Julie Banderas reporting.
In 2016 news, NJ Governor Chris Christie, Fmr TX Gov Rick Perry, Carly Fiorina, and KY Senator Rand Paul all have events today. Carl Cameron is reporting on the power of South Carolina in GOP presidential politics. Howard Kurtz takes a look at the income inequality issue for 2016.
Senator Lindsay Graham will announce he’s running for President on June 1st from Seneca, SC (his hometown).
Jeb Bush set to speak at Liberty University tomorrow. He’s making an effort to reach evangelical voters who have not been among his biggest supporters. He’s been talking about his faith more recently as well.
Jeb Bush reportedly told donors at a fundraiser that his brother Former President George W Bush is his top advisor on Israel. It may suggest the brothers are closer than previous reporting has indicated. The Washington Post correspondents Matea Gold and Robert Costa reporting, “If you want to know who I listen to for advice, it's him," Bush said Tuesday, speaking to a crowd of high-powered investors at the Metropolitan Club, according to four people present. The Republicans in the room spoke on the condition of anonymity to divulge information about the private meeting.”
Hillary Clinton continues her fundraising efforts in California, and it’s raising a few eyebrows. L.A. Times reporter Evan Halper writing today, “The candidate will be pushing the boundaries of campaign finance law further than any Democratic presidential contender ever has by directly asking donors to give to a friendly "super PAC" that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash from donors, according to a person familiar with her plans. That effort started in California on Wednesday, when Clinton met in San Francisco with potential donors of the organization, Priorities USA Action. She had another meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday.”
More news today on Hillary and Bill Clinton’s money – apparently mostly kept as cash for various legal and ethical issues.
A Delta flight made an emergency landing in Charleston, SC after a mechanical issue caused the cabin to fill with smoke. The plane was flying from Fort Lauderdale to New York City. Phil Keating reporting.
There was a dramatic end to the national elections in the United Kingdom. The conservatives appear to have dominated, and Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party likely won an overall majority in Parliament with a poor showing for Labour. Cameron will form a new government today. Greg Palkot tells us what it means.
Today is the 70th anniversary of VE day.. the end of World War II in Europe. Three days of celebrations begin today. There’s a ceremony today in Washington. Peter Doocy covering for us. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Paris where he’ll lay a wreath at the Arc de Triomphe. There are also ceremonies in London, Berlin and several other European capitals and cities. Russia also hosting huge celebrations and displaying Russia’s renewed military power.. Amy Kellogg reports on the Putin phenomenon.