August 2016 Current Events: U.S. News Slideshow
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
- Indictment and Arrest of more than 40 Alleged Mobsters
- On August 4, 2016, over 40 suspected Mafia members are arrested on multiple charges. Although the Mafia isn't what it used to be, this crackdown shows that deep roots still remain. Those arrested are tied with four of New York's major family names: Genovese, Gambino, Luchese and Bonanno; or Philadelphia Mafia families. The alleged mobsters are caught by the information from a former mobster-turned-witness and an undercover officer.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Seth Wenig