7 things to know now: Trump speech, reset; Clinton email interview; Olympic judges get the finger
Danny and Alys Messenger canoe away from their flooded home after reviewing the damage in Prairieville, La., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. As waters begin to recede in parts of Louisiana, some residents struggled to return to flood-damaged homes on foot, in cars and by boat. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.
What to know now:
1. Notes turned over: The House Government Oversight Committee has received a redacted copy of the notes taken during an FBI interview with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. According to the Republican chairman of the committee, the notes and a summary of Clinton's interview with the FBI about her private email server is so highly classified that members of the committee must read them at a in a secure facility on Capitol Hill. "As the chairman of the chief investigative body in the House, it is significant I can't even read these documents in their entirety," Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah told Fox News. "This shows how dangerous it was to have this intelligence, highly classified to this day, on the former secretary's unsecured personal server where it was vulnerable."
2. Trump on law and order: Donald Trump, in a late night speech in Milwaukee Tuesday, called on African-Americans to support him this fall because, "The Democratic Party has failed and betrayed the African-American community." Trump accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of pandering and talking down to communities of color. He also said Clinton set herself "against the police." The speech in West Bend, Wisc., was billed as a law and order address. Also on Wednesday, Trump announced that pollster Kellyanne Conway is now a campaign manager and Stephen Bannon, the co-founder of Breitbart News, is chief executive of the campaign.
3. Kidnapping in Mexico: The son of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was kidnapped from a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort city of Puerto Vallarta on Monday. Jesus Alfredo Guzman, 29, was one of six men taken from the restaurant. Jesus Alfredo is thought to be involved with the Sinaloa drug cartel, Mexican authorities said.
4. California fires: More than 80,000 people in Southern California are under a mandatory evacuation order as a massive wildfire is threatening some 34,000 homes.The Blue Cut fire is the latest in a series of fires in California in recent weeks that have burned more than 300,000 acres.
5: Death toll rises: In Louisiana, the death toll stands at 11 as floods have damaged at least 40,000 homes in and around the state's capital, Baton Rouge. The floods, being called "historic" by the state's governor, are the result of torrential rains over the past week. One city in southeastern Louisiana has seen 39 inches of rain. A federal state of emergency has been declared as more than 20,000 people have had to be rescued from their homes.
And one more
Olympic boxer Michael Conlan got a little frustrated Tuesday at the Olympics. Well, maybe a lot frustrated when the judges in his quarterfinal bantamweight match gave the nod to his opponent after it looked like Conlan may have edged him out on points. Conlan opened up against the judges on live TV, saying the matches were rigged. "AIBA (International Boxing Association) are cheats," he said. "They're (expletive) cheats. I'll never box AIBA again. They're cheating bastards. They're paying everybody. I don't give a (expletive) that I'm cursing on TV. Wanting to underscore his point, Conlan threw in a double middle-finger salute toward the judges table.