Manafort’s House Raided Last Month, Verizon Center Renamed Capital One Arena

Manafort’s House Raided Last Month

Federal investigators are expanding their focus on former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort. FBI agents conducted a pre-dawn raid of Manafort’s Northern Virginia home last month. Documents and other, unspecified materials were confiscated. The raid happened a day after Manafort met voluntarily with the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee. FBI agents have been working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the investigation of Russia’s meddling in the presidential campaign. The investigation includes alleged collusion between Moscow and the Trump camp.

Tillerson Downplays North Korean Threats

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Americans can “sleep well at night.” He’s urging Americans not to panic following escalating nuclear tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Tillerson said he doesn’t believe there is any imminent threat from North Korea. His comments come following President Trump’s warning to the isolated communist country that they will face “fire and fury” if it keeps making threats against the U.S.

Verizon Center Renamed Capital One Arena

The Verizon Center officially has a new name. Monumental Sports and Entertainment announced today that the home of the Capitals and Wizards will now be called the Capital One Arena, effective immediately. Verizon had owned the naming rights to the venue through the end of the year, but the “Washington Post” reports that negotiations were sped up in recent weeks. Monumental is also announcing a 40-million-dollar investment into upgraded fan experience and ticket sale technology.

Mega Millions Jackpot Goes Unclaimed, Soars To $382 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot stands at 382-million-dollars. There was no winner last night so the jackpot keeps adding up. The next drawing is Friday at 11:00 pm Eastern time. If Friday seems like it’s too far off, you can try your luck with Powerball today. That jackpot is currently worth 307 million dollars.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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