Deputy FBI Director Steps Down, Tax Season Starts Today

Deputy FBI Director Steps Down

Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is leaving his position. McCabe was acting director after President Trump fired FBI chief James Comey last year. NBC News says McCabe will step down immediately but will remain on the FBI payroll until mid-March when he can retire with full benefits. The announcement comes the day after FOX news reported FBI Director Christopher Wray viewed a classified memo that Republicans say details FBI surveillance abuses against the Trump campaign.

Tax Season Starts Today

Tax season is officially underway. The Internal Revenue Service will start accepting both electronic and paper returns today. The official deadline isn’t until April 17th, but there are benefits to filing early. The sooner you file, the sooner you’ll get your refund. And if you find you owe the I-R-S money, you’ll have more time to come up with the cash. Filing early is also a way to prevent identity theft, by getting your return in before criminals have a chance to send in a fraudulent one.

Man Sentenced For Child Manslaughter

A Capital Heights man is spending the next two decades in prison for the murder of his infant grandson. This morning, a Prince George’s County judge sentenced Lenwood Pearson to 20 years in jail. The 48-year-old was accused of assaulting the six-month-old child, leading to his death in September 2016.

Cleveland Indians Retiring Chief Wahoo

Chief Wahoo is going into retirement. The Cleveland Indians announced today their controversial smiling Indian logo is being removed from team uniforms next year. It’s drawn criticism and lawsuits from Native American groups who consider it racist. Chief Wahoo in one form or another has been worn on Indians uniforms since 1947. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has been a vocal critic of the logo.

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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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