Franken, taxes, Keystone: 5 things that happened Thursday
Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here are five things that happened Thursday, covered by the Sinclair stations you trust every day.
1. More men accused of sexual assault
Sen. Al Franken is the latest politician to face allegations of sexual assault, this time by a news anchor who says he groped and kissed her without her consent.
Meanwhile, Republican Roy Moore reiterated his refusal to drop out of the Alabama race for Senate -- despite assertions from President Donald Trump that the accusations against him are "very troubling."
2. House passes GOP tax reform plan
The House passed its version of the GOP plan for tax cuts, which now heads to the Senate for their approval.
Not a single Democrat voted in favor of the measure.
3. Keystone leaks 210K gallons of oil
The Keystone Pipeline leaked 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota, the largest spill in the pipeline's history.
The leak comes just days before regulators in Nebraska announce their decision on an extension of the pipeline, dubbed Keystone XL, which would be operated by the same company.
4. Baltimore detective shot, killed on duty
An 18-year-veteran detective with the Baltimore Police Department died after being shot on duty.
Identified as 43-year-old Detective Sean Suiter, he leaves behind five children.
5. Menendez trial ends in hung jury
The federal trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ends with the jury hopelessly deadlocked on all charges.
Menendez, 63, is accused of using his political influence to help Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen in exchange for expensive favors.