Three Things You Need to Know on July 31st

July 31, 2018

Paul Manafort goes on trial today in Alexandria, Virginia.  Manafort was a former campaign manager for President Trump, and has pleaded not guilty to more than 30 counts of bank and tax fraud and failure to file reports on foreign financial accounts.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller's  team is prosecuting Manafort.   

Eight states and the District of Columbia are suing to stop the plan for 3D-printed guns from being made available online.  The federal government last week reached a settlement that would allow a Texas company and presumably others to put blueprints for guns on the internet, which individuals would be able to download and print.  Attorneys general in Washington, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia filed the suit against the government Monday, asking to block public access.  Concerns include the inability to regulate weapons available for 3D printing.

A patient at Denver Health has been removed from isolation following negative tests for Ebola.  The man was admitted over the weekend, suffering symptoms after he returned from a missionary trip to eastern Congo.  He was isolated out of precaution while tests could be carried out and confirmed by state health officials.  As of yesterday afternoon, he was listed in fair condition.