The Sift -> President Trump disbands business councils as CEOs jump ship

The Sift -> President Trump disbands business councils as CEOs jump ship

The Sift
 
Wednesday
Aug. 16
 
Here’s what we’re Sifting today

Business councils
President Donald Trump dissolved two of his business councils on Wednesday amid widespread backlash from top American executives. … MORE
Hicks
Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s longest serving aides, will fill in as temporary White House communications director, the administration announced Wednesday. … MORE
Army
Five crew members are missing after a U.S. Army helicopter went down Tuesday night off the coast of Hawaii. … MORE
Baltimore
The city of Baltimore took down four Confederate monuments early Wednesday morning following a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia last weekend protesting the removal of a similar statue. … MORE
Alabama
Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., and former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore came out on top in Alabama’s Republican primary Tuesday, advancing to a September runoff election to fill U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ old Senate seat. … MORE
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone’s president has called for “urgent support” after a mudslide killed more than 300 people Monday and engulfed hundreds of houses on the outskirts of Freetown, the country’s capital. … MORE
Philippines
Police officers in the Philippines killed 32 people in a series of anti-drug raids across the country’s northern region on Tuesday. … MORE
Trump
President Donald Trump veered off script Tuesday during a press conference about infrastructure, doubling down on his initial comments about the Saturday violence in Charlottesville, Va. … MORE
Iran
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday his country could quickly ratchet up its nuclear program if the United States continues to threaten sanctions against its people. … MORE
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