Electronics

Secret Service says it will run out of money to protect Trump and his family Sept. 30 – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that the agency will hit a federally mandated cap on salaries and overtime unless Congress intervenes. If lawmakers don’t lift the cap, about a third of the agency’s agents would be working overtime without being paid, agency officials said. “The Secret Service…

Top Navy admiral orders fleetwide investigation following latest collision at sea – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

SEOUL — The Navy’s top admiral on Monday ordered a fleetwide review of seamanship and training in the Pacific after the service’s fourth major accident at sea this year, a collision of the USS John S. McCain off Singapore that left 10 sailors missing. The accident, which occurred east of the Strait of Malacca about 5:24 a.m. local time with an oil tanker three times the size of the guided-missile…

Five things to watch for in Trump’s big speech – The Hill

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

President Trump will unveil his long-awaited strategy for Afghanistan in a prime-time address on Monday night from Fort Myer, Va. Trump wrestled for months with how to move forward with the 16-year-old war that top generals say has descended into stalemate. The president was expected to make a decision on the strategy before his first NATO meeting in May. When that didn’t happen, Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisTrump to…

Americans stake out prime viewing spots to watch the eclipse – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun for a magical couple of minutes Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Sky-watchers everywhere — and millions were expected to peer into the sun — set out lawn chairs and blankets and awaited…

Admiral to order operational pause in Navy after warship, merchant ship collide – CNN

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

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Exclusive: Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump’s frequent travel, large family – USA TODAY

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles tells USA TODAY more than 1,000 agents have already hit the salary and overtime allowance meant to last the entire year. USA TODAY Secret Service agents walk the parade route as President Donald J. Trump’s motorcade moves along.(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY) WASHINGTON — The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an…