Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Ash Carter discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


To grow. Good afternoon, I'm Mark Lewis. And I'm Brendan Hazleton, Thomas Robertson, is our producer, the top story we're following, Rishi sunak, has taken over as Britain's third prime minister this year. Soon act meeting today with King Charles at Buckingham Palace for the traditional royal request for a new leader to form a new government. Sinak becomes the UK's youngest prime minister in more than 200 years. And he takes office facing a growing economic crisis. Earlier, the outgoing prime minister said goodbye to 10 Downing Street. 7 weeks to the day after taking office, Liz truss left it. This has been a huge honor to be prime minister of this great country. There was no acknowledgment of the political and financial turmoil unleashed by her hugely unpopular on fund tax cuts. Instead, a defense of her low tax pro growth agenda. Then, wishing her successor Rishi sunak well, Liz truss walked off into the history books, the shortest serving prime minister in British history. Vickie Barker, CBS News, London. Knew this afternoon, former defense secretary Ash Carter has died. The dean of Harvard's Kennedy school of government says Carter suffered a heart attack last night. He led The Pentagon during the final two years of president Obama's administration, while there, he opened military combat jobs to women and ended a ban on transgender people serving in the military. Before becoming defense secretary, he had a long career in various roles at The Pentagon spanning both Republican and democratic administrations, Ash Carter was 68. No freedom today for Brittany griner, a Russian appeals court as upheld the WNBA star is 9 year prison sentence for drug possession. She was arrested for having cannabis oil in her luggage at a Moscow airport. Reaction has come swiftly from The White House. The White House calls the Russian appeals court move and other sham judicial proceeding. National security adviser Jake Sullivan says in a statement that Britney griner continues to be held under intolerable circumstances. There's been no indication from aids to President Biden that the Russians are seriously considering the prisoner swap, the U.S. proposed earlier this year to see griner and retired marine Paul Whelan returned home. That CBS White House correspondent Stephen portnoy. 1234 and now to the war in Ukraine all eyes are on the kokov dam in the southern part of that country, Ukraine's military says it's got intelligence indicating Russian troops are going to try to blow it up. That would create a major humanitarian crisis. Her son is about 11,000 square miles in size. The population is more than a million. Many have left, but there's still many more there and if this dam were to be blown up, not only would it be lights out for much of the region, but it would mean certain death for a lot of people because of powerful, fast, wall of water would be released from this 100 foot tall dam. And the flooding would be devastating to the entire region. That's national security correspondent JJ green. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has left a devastating toll, the World Bank is estimating the cost of damage to Ukraine at more than $300 billion thus far. German and European leaders today have gathered a group of experts in Berlin to start work on a plan to rebuild Ukraine. Ukraine's president says they have a $17 billion fast recovery plan to repair damage to hospitals, schools and transportation infrastructure, but they haven't received any financing for long term rehabilitation. So what was that object streaking across the night sky? A new months long studies looking into unidentified aerial phenomena or UAP, which used to be known as UFOs, NASA says the team of scientists will lay the groundwork for future study on the nature of UAPs for the space agency and other organizations, team includes former astronaut Scott Kelly, along with 15 other scientists and experts in a variety of fields. Adidas is ending its partnership with the rapper, known as Kanye West, formerly known as Kanye West, about his anti semitic remarks on social media. The shoe giant calls his recent comments. Unacceptable, hateful and dangerous. Adidas says it will immediate, it will end immediately, the production of its line of yeezy products and stop paying the rapper. However, his anti semitic tweet seems to be sparking more hate speech in Los Angeles, anti semitic banners were posted above a freeway bridge on Sunday. Hatred hanging above the four O 5, anti semitic rhetoric resonating with the wrong people, say the anti defamation league of Los Angeles. Often when the world is in turmoil, oftentimes historically, anti semitism rises. The signs read honk if you know, and Kanye is right about the Jews. The fact that a group like this is leveraging Kanye West really makes it all the more frightening. If you've been following Kanye West or yay recently

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