President Donald Trump has picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to succeed Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, Trump said Monday. He made the announcement at Mar-a-Lago, flanked by McMaster and the acting adviser, retired Army Gen. Keith Kellogg. Kellogg will stay on as McMaster's chief of staff, Trump said. "He's a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience," Trump said of McMaster. "He is highly respected by everybody in the military." The president, who has no military experience, has shown a preference for generals in the top security roles.
A Whittier police officer was killed, and another officer and a gunman were wounded in a shootout Monday morning, officials said. About 8 a.m., two male officers responded to a crash in the Los Angeles-area city, where a driver of a stolen car allegedly had struck two other cars at a stop light, said Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. When the officers arrived, they were told by the victims that the driver who had struck them was around the corner. The officers were confronted by the driver, who opened fire on them with a semiautomatic handgun, Corina said. The officers returned fire and wounded him.