the Context

Russia's interference in the 2016 United States election

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee announce the end of their Russia investigation, against the objections of Democratic members. According to the investigation's preliminary findings, the 2016 Trump campaign did not collude with the Russian government, and, contrary to the U.S. intelligence community's previous conclusions, Russia did not have a preference for Donald Trump as a presidential candidate.

House Republicans investigating foreign interference in the 2016 election say they found no evidence that Russia colluded with the Trump campaign.

Austin package explosions

Police in Austin, Texas announce that three package bombs in recent days that have killed two people and injured one more appear to be connected. The packages were left off at three separate locations and were not placed there by any delivery service, police say.

Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she believes it is "highly likely" that the Russian government was behind an attempt to murder Sergei Skripal and his daughter using a Novichok agent.

British PM Theresa May told Parliament that a Russian-produced nerve agent had been used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. The US has said those responsible should face "serious consequences."

US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211

An aircraft operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla Airlines crashes at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal, killing 49 of the 71 people on board.

The airline blames Kathmandu air traffic control but authorities speak of an "unusual" landing.

United States antitrust law

Citing national security concerns, U.S. President Donald Trump blocks Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm.

President Donald Trump killed Broadcom's proposed buyout of Qualcomm on Monday, citing national security concerns.

Acquisitions by Apple

Apple Inc. buys digital magazine subscription app Texture for an undisclosed sum.

Apple didn't say how much it would pay for Texture, which includes gives users access to 200 magazines for one monthly fee.