Things you should know today: 8/15/17


At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

Manika Kamara
A torrent of water flows through a flooded neighborhood in Regent, east of Freetown, Sierra Leone Monday, Aug. 14 , 2017. Mudslides and torrential flooding killed many people in and around Sierra Leone’s capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims still thought to be trapped in homes buried under tons of mud. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)

Mudslides and flooding struck Sierra Leone on Monday leaving over 300 dead. Efforts are still being made to locate nearly 600 missing people.

US vet returns dead Japanese soldier’s flag

Eugene Hoshiko
WWII veteran Marvin Strombo, right, and Tatsuya Yasue, 89-year-old farmer, hold a Japanese flag with autographed messages which was owned by his brother Sadao Yasue, who was killed in the Pacific during World Work II, during a ceremony in Higashishirakawa, in central Japan’s Gifu prefecture Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Strombo has returned to the fallen soldier’s family the calligraphy-covered flag he took from the man’s body 73 years ago. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

A WWII veteran returned a calligraphy-covered flag to the family of its original owner after taking it from a man’s body 73 years ago.

‘Out for blood’: Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank

This photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Jerry Drake Varnell, of Sayre, Okla., who was arrested Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb in an alley adjacent to BancFirst in downtown Oklahoma City. Authorities said Varnell is expected to be formally charged Monday, Aug, 14. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)

A 23-year-old man was arrested when he attempted to detonate what he though was a van loaded with explosives in a plot similar to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Scaramucci appears on Colbert’s “Late Show”

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci appeared as a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on August 14. Scaramucci discussed his time in the White House and the current state of the administration.


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