Today’s quote: “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” -Muhammad Ali
POTUS: President Obama reduces sentences for 214 prisoners who have committed drug offences. The president has given 562 commutations sentences during his presidency more than the last nine presidents. “All of the individuals receiving commutation today -incarcerated under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws,” said President Obama.
Election 2016: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis) receives the endorsement of Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind) for his primary re-election against Paul Nehlen. GOP nominee Donald Trump has not yet endorsed Speaker Ryan saying, “I’m just not quite there yet.”
Economy: The Federal Reserve has fines Goldman Sachs and a former executive for leaking out confidential government information to clients and prospective clients. The executive was fired in 2014 by Goldman and pleaded guilty to stealing government property paying a $50 million penalty. Fed files fine against Goldman Sachs for $36 million today for document leak.
U.S.: D.C Metro Transit police officer was arrested after providing financial support to ISIS overseas by using gift cards, Nicholas Young 36yrs, has been arrested today by the FBI. Young was interviewed by authorities back in 2010 since then he has been under surveillance by undercover agents and informants.
Science/Tech/Health: Moon Express is the first private company to get FAA, State Department, NASA, and White House approval to fly out of orbit. The mission is to get to the moon by the end of 2017 to win Google’s Lunar XPrize worth $30 million. The company must land a rover and move it 500 meters in any direction while transmitting live video of the mission. All teams must be privately funded, and currently, two teams lead the way Moon Express of the U.S. and Space IL of Israel.
Entertaiment: Black Sabbath- Ozzy Osbourne reveals he’s been suffering from sex addiction over the last past six years. His wife Sharon Osbourne in an interview said, “He’s been an outpatient for sex for the last three months. He’s working hard at it. It’s hard because it affects the whole family.”