TRUMP PICKS KELLY AIDE TO HEAD HOMELAND SECURITY
President Trump will nominate his chief of staff’s deputy, Kirstjen Nielsen, as his next secretary of Homeland Security, the White House announced Wednesday.
Nielsen was John Kelly’s deputy when he served as Trump’s first DHS secretary and moved with Kelly to the White House when he was named chief of staff. She served as a special assistant to former president George W. Bush.
POLICE ARREST 10 IN DEATH OF LSU FRATERNITY PLEDGE
Ten people were arrested Wednesday on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge, officials said.
One of the 10 suspects — Matthew Alexander Naquin, 19, of Boerne, Texas — also faces a negligent homicide charge in the death last month of Maxwell Gruver, 18, a freshman from Roswell, Ga., LSU said.
An autopsy showed Gruver’s blood-alcohol content level at the time of his death was 0.495%, East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark said Wednesday. The blood-alcohol limit in Louisiana is 0.08%.
TWITTER WON’T BLOCK SENATE CANDIDATE’S VIDEO
Twitter is reversing a decision to keep Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn from promoting a campaign video because of her statements about the sale of fetal tissue.
Twitter initially said the statement could be perceived as “inflammatory” and evoke a negative reaction.
“After reconsidering the ad in the context of the entire message, we believe that there is room to refine our policies,” Twitter said in a statement.
IRAN WARNS AGAINST BREAKING NUCLEAR DEAL
Iran on Wednesday warned of a tough response if President Trump presses ahead with his threats to scuttle the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told lawmakers that Iran “will never renegotiate” the deal brokered with the U.S. and five other powers, the Fars news agency reported.
HEZBOLLAH : U.S. MEASURES WON’T AFFECT GROUP
Hezbollah on Wednesday dismissed a multimillion-dollar reward offered by the Trump administration in return for information on two of its operatives, describing it as an ongoing attempt to “demonize” the group. The tougher U.S. measures are part of a larger effort to pressure Iran.