In The News @ 3:30

Police:  Women Shot Taxi Driver

DC police are searching for two women they say shot a taxi driver in Northeast.  It happened early Sunday morning in the 17-hundred block of East Capitol Street, NE.  Police were still investigating a motive for the shooting.  The taxi driver is recovering at a local hospital. 

NBC Ditches Donald Trump After Comments About Immigrants

NBC is cutting ties with Donald Trump after his comments about immigrants.  The network announced that it will no longer air the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.  Trump has part ownership of the Miss Universe Organization, which promotes both pageants.  Furthermore, Trump will not be participating in the coming season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”  The network plans to continue its relationship with the reality TV series, which is licensed from Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group.

Reports: NY Inmates Planned To Go To Mexico

Captured prison escapee David Sweat is spilling his and Richard Matt’s plans.  He’s told authorities they planned to drive to Mexico using Joyce Mitchell’s car.  Mitchell is the ex-prison seamstress who has been charged with aiding in their escape.  When Mitchell never showed up, the two killers headed north to Canada before splitting up five days ago.  Sweat is in serious condition after being shot during his capture yesterday, less than two miles from the Canadian border.

Dow Drops 200 Points On Greek Default Worries

Wall Street is feeling the effects of the intensifying debt crisis in Greece.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down over 200 points in mid-day trading, while the Nasdaq has plunged one and a-half percent.  There are reports Greece will not make a one-point-73 billion-dollar loan payment to the International Monetary Fund that’s due tomorrow.  As a results, markets are down all over the world.

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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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