Catch Up Quick
🏛️ President Biden has directed national security adviser Jake Sullivan to lead an “interagency team” to review U.S. procedures after the U.S. shot down the Chinese balloon, as well as three other objects that Biden said the U.S. now believes are most likely “benign” objects that were launched by private companies or research institutions.
⚠️ EPA Administrator Michael Regan, who walked along a creek that still reeks of chemicals, sought to reassure skeptical residents that the water is fit for drinking and the air safe to breathe around East Palestine, where just under 5,000 people live near the Pennsylvania state line.
⚖️ Eli Hart’s mother Julissa Thaler has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering her 6-year-old son on May 20, 2022.
🚗 An 18-year-old man is facing several felony charges in connection to a police chase that ended with an SUV crashing into a St. Paul restaurant Wednesday night.