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
- Trump Campaign Reboot: Manafort Resigns; New CEO and Manager
- Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, leaves his position on August 19, 2016. Manafort joined the campaign in March 2016 with over 30 years of experience. Manafort makes progress as campaign manager for Donald Trump such as helping defeat the "never Trump" movement, stops a delegate uprising at the Republican convention, establishes communications with party leaders, and recommends Gov. Mike Pence for running mate. Recent controversy concerning Manafort's business dealings shadow his departure. The announcement of Manafort's departure follows on the heels of two new additions to the campaign staff: manager Kellyanne Conway and CEO Stephen Bannon.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File