Oil drilling and production in the many parts of the country is booming again. But in the Permian Basin of west Texas, the boom has a byproduct that producers are considerably less excited about: oil theft.
The Mesa City Council is considering removing one of its own members. Councilman Ryan Winkle was arrested in May on suspicion of impaired driving. His blood alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit.
Joe Arpaio’s legal defense team has lost another attempt to exclude evidence from the former sheriff’s upcoming criminal contempt trial. At a court hearing in 2015, Arpaio admitted to being in civil contempt for violating the judge’s preliminary injunction.
President-elect Donald Trump did something uncommon — though not unprecedented — when he asked all of President Obama’s appointed ambassadors to resign in January. To talk about that, we were joined by former U.S. ambassador to Romania Jim Rosapepe.