Here are the top stories for Wednesday, Oct. 17th: Trump asks for evidence in Khashoggi incident; Pelosi slams Trump administration over handling of incident; First lady puts spotlight on opioid crisis; Mega Millions jackpot now more than $900M.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is criticizing President Trump's handling of the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying Trump should be a leader, not someone "who makes excuses to countries because of a financial deal." (Oct. 17)
Some members of Congress say the U.S. must act against Saudi Arabia if the country's leaders are responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but they differ on exactly what that action would entail. (Oct. 17)
Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof, who was running for a seat in the state legislature, died Wednesday after a party to celebrate his 72nd birthday. Porn actor Ron Jeremy told reporters that he discovered his friend's body. (Oct. 18)