Must-see TV. We mean, presidential transparency. Donald Trump appeared on "The Dr. Oz Show" Thursday to talk about the results of his recent physical. He gave the one-page summary to Dr. Mehmet Oz, who said Trump's results look good for his age. The 70-year-old weighs 236 pounds, stands 6-foot-3 and has normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Trump told Oz that when he looks in the mirror, he sees a 35-year-old. He casually mentioned he plays golf with Tom Brady and when with him, “I feel I’m the same age as him. It’s crazy.” People in the audience said he also talked about his fast-food diet and considers his hand gestures at campaign events as exercises. While Dr. Oz has been referred to as "America's doctor," not everyone thinks he's legit. Trump's health has taken a much higher profile since a video showed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stumbling into a van after leaving a 9/11 event early. Her campaign finally admitted she had pneumonia. Clinton released additional medical info on Wednesday and returned to the campaign trail on Thursday.
A few other things:
- Clinton and Trump neck-and-neck in new national poll
- Trump pitches economic plans, says he can create 25 million jobs
You probably didn't know this Russian cyber espionage group was called the Fancy Bears, but that's why we are here for you
If you look at the website, it is true, the bears are very fancy. The confidential medical data of several Olympic athletes, including Simone Biles and Serena and Venus Williams, was hacked from a World Anti-Doping Agency database and posted online this week. WADA believes the alleged Russian-led cyberattack is revenge for investigations into a state-backed doping program in Russia. The irony is many of the athletes whose information was leaked are saying "so what?" Use of their approved medications was already widely reported, and they're all about more openness. "To say that Petra Kvitova suffers from asthma and uses medication for treatment is the same revelation as saying she's won Wimbledon," a spokesman for the Czech tennis player, Karel Tejkal, said. Touché.
The thing with that Syrian cease-fire
A week-long truce took effect in Syria on Monday so aid groups could deliver supplies to people trapped in the country's five-year civil war. The problem is the United Nations can't reach them. The U.N. Special Envoy for Syria said 40 trucks are ready to head to the besieged city of Aleppo, but the Syrian government hasn't provided the permits to allow the convoys to start. Over 2,000 people were killed in 40 days of fighting in Aleppo until the cease-fire went into effect. The dead include 700 civilians, among them 160 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
It happened again: Police kill boy who had a BB gun
It was dark, and it was tense. Police officers in Columbus, Ohio, were responding to a report of an attempted armed robbery Wednesday night. When they tried to arrest two suspects, police said one of them pulled a gun. An officer shot him multiple times, and he died at the hospital. The suspect was 13-year-old Tyree King. He was carrying a BB gun. More facts: The officer who fired is white. King was black. The incident brought to mind the case of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old holding a pellet gun when he was shot and killed by a white Cleveland police officer in 2014. But the cases have important differences. More here.
O-Emmy-G, the awards show is just a few days away
Grab your popcorn, place your bets and get psyched for Sunday night. That’s right, TV fanatics. The Emmys are upon us. The good news: Voters deserve a round of applause for their nominations this year. The slate is way more reflective of TV’s best work and America’s diverse population than ever before. The potentially not-so-good news: Having an inclusive list of nominees doesn’t mean much if we end up with the same winners as the year before (sorry, "Veep" and "Game of Thrones"). Will voters actually spread the wealth for once? Tune in at 7 p.m. ET Sunday to find out. In the meantime, USA TODAY TV critic Robert Bianco picks who should win (and who likely will win).
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