In case you missed it, it was a busy news weekend. Here are the top five stories from the weekend that you need to know before heading in to work today:
1) Another terrorist attack in London
Just a little more than two weeks after eight people were killed in a terrorist attack in London, one person was killed and another 10 were injured when a van plowed into a crowd of pedestrians exiting a mosque in a predominately Muslim neighborhood late Sunday. Police arrested the driver of that vehicle.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan labeled the incident a “horrific terrorist attack.” It is the fourth terror-related incident in the United Kingdom in less than three months.
2) Bill O’Reilly to host his own television show
Former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly will reportedly begin beta-testing a new 30-minute nightly TV news broadcast that mirrors his Fox show known as “The Factor,” O’Reilly told supporters at an event on Long Island Saturday.
The news came after it was reported that O’Reilly was assembling a team of news reporters and TV producers for a video project in the near future. Since leaving Fox, O’Reilly has hosted a regular podcast on his website, BillOReilly.com.
3) Trump’s approval going up
A new survey from Rasmussen reports shows that President Donald Trump’s approval is finally heading in a positive direction — literally.
The poll found that 50 percent of likely U.S. voters now approve of the job the president is doing, while an equal 50 percent disapprove.
4) Trump attorney Jay Sekulow under the microscope
The Trump administration paraded attorney Jay Sekulow before the cameras on the Sunday cable news talk shows to deliver well crafted talking points about the investigation involving Trump’s presidential campaign and alleged collusion with Russia.
Sekulow, despite making headlines for one tense exchange with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, stuck to script and defended the president’s innocence.
Sekulow was recently hired to be a member of Trump’s personal legal team while the FBI’s investigation remains ongoing.
5) Mistrial declared in Cosby case
After more than 52 hours of deliberating, a jury was unable come to a unanimous decision in a sexual misconduct case involving comedian Bill Cosby. Prosecutors have vowed to re-try the case.
Cosby had been on trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a woman more than decade ago.
Dozens of other women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct.