Breaking News Emails
Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. Could Trump’s Unpopularity Cost GOP the House?
The path for Democrats to win control of the House of Representatives is steep and complicated, but plausible — particularly if Donald Trump emerges as the GOP presidential nominee. The GOP front-runner will join the TODAY show for a town hall-style interview at 8:10 a.m. Thursday. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Meet the Women on the New $10 Bill
The replacement of Andrew Jackson on the front of the new $20 bill with abolitionist Harriet Tubman isn't the only change to new versions of U.S. currency announced — five leaders of the women's suffrage movement will also be featured on the back of the $10 bill. Read more in NEWS.
3. Three Officials Hit With Charges in Flint Water Crisis
It's official: the Flint water crisis was a crime. The man who ran the city treatment plant and two state environmental officials were hit with felony charges Wednesday for allegedly misleading regulators about the poisoned water supply. Read more in NEWS.
4. On Saudi Arabia Trip, Obama Seeks to Quell Tensions
While the White House pushed back Wednesday against the notion that the president's low-level reception was a snub — King Salman and Obama walked side by side into the ruler's palace — speculation about the reception is fueled by the chilly relationship between the two nations. Read more in NEWS.
5. Olympic Flame Officially Lit in Greek Ruins at Olympia
The countdown to the Rio 2016 Games formally began Thursday morning with the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic torch in southern Greece. The torch will travel through Greece before reaching Brazil on May 3. Read more in SPORTS.
6. Longest Cross-Border Drug Tunnel Discovered
The elaborate tunnel, found near the Otay Mesa Border Crossing in California, is one of the narrowest ever discovered and includes lighting, ventilation and an elevator that fits eight to 10 people, U.S. officials said. Read more at NBC SAN DIEGO.
7. Wrestling World Mourns the Loss of Legendary Chyna
The WWE icon billed as the "Ninth Wonder of the World," whose real name was Joanie Laurer, was "found lying peacefully" on her bed Wednesday afternoon, her manager said. Read more in SPORTS.
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