August 2016 Current Events: U.S. News Slideshow
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of August 2016.
1. CDC Issues Zika Warning 2. U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS in Libya 3. DNC Cleans House 4. Mobsters Arrested 5. Delta Is Grounded 6. First U.S. Zika Death 7. Michael Phelps, Golden Boy 8. ESPN's John Saunders Dies 9. Deadly Police Stop Sparks Violence in Milwaukee 10. Cash Payment to Iran Tied to Prisoner Release 11. Gawker Shuts Down 12. U.S. To Phase Out Private Prisons 13. Manafort Resigns from Trump Campaign 14. Federal Judge Rejects Obama's Transgender Bathroom Regulations 15. Actor and Funnyman Gene Wilder Dies
- Centers for Disease Control Issues Zika Warning
- On Aug. 1, 2016, officials in Florida announce that 10 more people Florida are infected with the Zika virus. This is in addition to the four cases reported on July 29. So far, the cases seem to be localized to an area just north of downtown Miami. In response, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issues an unprecedented travel warning—the first for the continental U.S.—for all pregnant women to avoid that area if possible.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky