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10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. PARADISE LOST In a matter of hours last week, the town of 27,000 in California disappeared — it literally went up in smoke in the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in state history. Memories are all that’s left for many of the survivors. 2. THE DEATH TOLL KEEPS RISING At least 63 are now dead […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE DEATH TOLL HITS MILESTONE Experts say the wildfire burning north of Sacramento that has killed at least 56 is the deadliest in a century. 2. BREXIT DEAL IN CHAOS Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resign in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘IF SEEN, PLEASE HAVE HIM CALL’ A message board at a shelter for those who fled California’s deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about relatives and friends. 2. PENCE CRITICAL OF MYANMAR’S HANDLING OF ROHINGYA CRISIS But Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffs the face-to-face […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOPE DWINDLES IN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES Relatives visit shelters and call police hoping to find loved ones alive as the death toll from the Northern California wildfire spikes to 42 — the deadliest in state history. 2. ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN TENSIONS WORST SINCE 2014 WAR Gaza militants fire dozens of rockets at southern Israel, killing a man […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES MATCH RECORD Six more are dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll to 29 — matching the state’s record for deaths in a single fire. 2. WITH MIDTERMS OVER, AN EYE TOWARD 2020 Unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising strategic […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. ONE OF AMERICA’S SAFEST CITIES GRIEVES Hundreds of people gathered in Thousand Oaks, California to mourn the dozen people killed by a Marine veteran at the packed Borderline Bar & Grill. 2. CALIFORNIA GUNMAN WAS VOLATILE BUT PASSED MENTAL ASSESSMENT Neighbors of Ian David Long have described him as distant in public but combative […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. 13 DEAD AT CALIFORNIA COUNTRY DANCE BAR The dead include a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman after a shooting inside the crowded Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks on “college night.” 2. FATE OF RUSSIA PROBE IN QUESTION Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushed out by Trump, who inserted in his place Matthew […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. VOTERS ISSUE MIXED VERDICT ON TRUMP PRESIDENCY Democrats seize the House majority from the Republican Party in a suburban revolt, but the GOP gains ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships. 2. WHAT THIS ELECTION MAY SIGNIFY A polarized nation is now more deeply divided — urban from rural, white from black, conservative […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ELECTORATE TO RENDER JUDGMENT ON TRUMP ERA Democratic resistance vs. slash-and-burn politics: Voters across America cast ballots in first nationwide election of Trump’s presidency. 2. VOTING PROBLEMS APPEAR CLOSER TO HOME Early voting leading up to the midterm election exposed machines that changed voter selections and registration forms tossed because of clerical errors. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘EVERYTHING’S AT STAKE’ There are indications Democrats may seize control of at least one chamber of Congress, but nothing is certain on the eve of the first nationwide elections of the Trump presidency. 2. ONLINE VOTING SYSTEM PROBLEMS ALLEGED IN GEORGIA Republican nominee Brian Kemp makes a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reporting […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. NEW ANTI-IMMIGRATION PLANS MAY SKIRT LEGALITY President Trump plans to sign an order that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum. The legally dubious proposals mark his latest election-season barrage against illegal immigration. 2. A DAY IN THE LIFE: HONDURAN […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US-MEXICO BORDER MOBILIZATION FIGURES CHANGE AT DIZZYING PACE Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Pentagon doesn’t “do stunts” when asked if his department is being politicized by Trump’s ever-increasing troop deployment numbers. 2. PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE MASSACRE SUSPECT DUE IN COURT Robert Bowers faces arraignment in federal court on charges including murder, hate crimes, obstructing […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. MOURNING, PROTESTS AS PITTSBURGH BURIES VICTIMS Trump arrived to shouting, chanting protesters with signs such as “It’s your fault” and “Words matter,” a reference to allegations his bellicose language has emboldened bigots. 2. WHAT MASS MURDERERS LEAVE BEHIND The perpetrators often provide a treasure trove of insight into their violent tendencies on social media, […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ‘I’M GOING TO DIE’ Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of Tree of Life Synagogue recounts the morning a gunman shot to death eight congregants as he barricaded himself in the choir loft’s bathroom. 2. TRUMP TRAVELS TO MOURNING CITY DIVIDED BY HIS VISIT The president faces an uneasy welcome in Pittsburgh as he is again called […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘HE DIDN’T SEE US, THANK GOD’ A survivor of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre describes how the gunman entered a darkened supply closet he and other terrorized worshippers were hiding in. 2. POLITICS PRESSES ON AMID ELECTION-SEASON TRAGEDY A divisive midterm campaign barrels on through a wave of election season violence, raising questions about whether […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR PERPETRATOR OF MAIL BOMB PLOT Investigators have been searching coast-to-coast for the culprit and motives behind the series of explosive devices sent to critics of the president, with fresh focus on a postal facility in Florida. 2. POLITICS QUICKLY OVERSHADOW HOPES FOR ACCORD With the country on edge over a widening […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. PACKAGES TO DE NIRO, BIDEN SEIZED, SIMILAR TO PIPE BOMBS Suspicious packages addressed to actor Robert De Niro and former Vice President Joe Biden are intercepted, and investigators say they are similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN. 2. ‘IT’S ALMOST SCARY TO TALK POLITICS WITH […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHAT TURKISH LEADER IS SAYING Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is determined not to allow all those responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi escape justice. 2. WHO JOINS PANTHEON OF INCENDIARY ARAB RULERS’ SONS The killing of Khashoggi by agents believed to be close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ERDOGAN: SAUDI WRITER’S MURDER PLANNED Turkey’s president says Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a “savage murder.” He added that Saudi authorities must reveal, regardless of rank, who planned the killing and that they must be tried in Turkish courts. 2. ECONOMIC FORUM UNDERWAY IN RIYADH Saudi Arabia’s annual foreign investment gathering has seen […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. MIGRANTS PUSH DEEPER INTO MEXICO The caravan swells to an estimated 5,000 after many Honduran migrants find ways to cross from Guatemala as Mexican police block the official border crossing. 2. SAUDI KINGDOM EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY The official outreach to the slain Jamal Khashoggi’s son comes as international pressure on Riyadh intensifies after […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MICHAEL CHARGES INTO SOUTHEAST AFTER SLAMMING FLORIDA As the tropical storm continues to weaken it is still menacing the flood-weary Southeast with heavy rains, blustery winds and possible spinoff tornadoes. 2. SENSE OF IMPUNITY EMBOLDENS AUTOCRATS TO GET RID OF ENEMIES Dictators and autocrats have always sought to silence dissenters, and in the case […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. AFTER A BITTER NOMINATION PROCESS, DAY 1 ON THE BENCH Brett Kavanaugh is about to hear his first arguments as a Supreme Court justice, becoming the fifth solidly conservative jurist on the high court. 2. PAPER PUBLISHES POSSIBLY LAST IMAGE OF MISSING SAUDI REPORTER The Washington Post publishes a surveillance image showing its missing […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. UN REPORT ON GLOBAL WARMING CARRIES WARNING Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference for mankind and Earth’s ecosystems in the next few decades, scientists say. 2. WHAT MCCONNELL’S NOW OPEN TO The Senate majority leader signals he’s willing to take up another Supreme Court nomination in the 2020 […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. FBI DELIVERS KAVANAUGH REPORT TO SENATE The Senate braces for an initial vote on the Supreme Court hopeful’s nomination, setting the stage for a showdown roll call over confirmation as early as this weekend. 2. UNCERTAINTY IN SHELTERS AFTER INDONESIA QUAKE More than 70,000 have been displaced from homes that were destroyed or damaged […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘I DON’T REMEMBER’ Trump ignites a campaign rally crowd in Mississippi by mocking the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. 2. KAVANAUGH’S ‘REVENGE’ THEORY OPEN TO INTERPRETATION To some, the Supreme Court hopeful is clearing his name. To others, he’s veering into conspiracy territory […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE QUESTIONING The truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh’s sworn testimony to the Senate as the FBI continues an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. 2. PLEASE, MR. PRESIDENT, JUST WAIT From his Cabinet, to his border wall, to Robert Mueller, Trump’s advisers are hoping he will hold off on […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT IS REPLACING NAFTA A revamped trade pact called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, gives American farmers greater access to the Canadian dairy market and offers Canada tariff protection in the auto industry. 2. FBI AGENTS INTERVIEW KAVANAUGH ACCUSER Deborah Ramirez detailed her allegation that the Supreme Court nominee exposed himself to her […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. AFTER DRAMATIC TESTIMONY, MORE TOXIC, PARTISAN POLITICS Senate Republicans are plowing forward with a committee vote Friday on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court; Democrats remain vehemently opposed. 2. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO YOUR POINT OF VIEW In an era of political polarization and yawning cultural divides, Americans came away having […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HIGH DRAMA ON CAPITOL HILL Senators will hear from Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her when they were teens. 2. WHAT COULD BE A WHERE-WERE-YOU MOMENT The Kennedy assassination. The Challenger explosion. The Sept. 11 attacks. Make room for another […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SENATE GOP BEGINNING TO SCHEDULE KAVANAUGH VOTES Mitch McConnell predicted the Supreme Court nominee would win approval despite uncertainty about how pivotal Republicans would vote in a roll call now expected early next week. 2. HOW FRIENDS DESCRIBE KAVANAUGH’S SECOND ACCUSER Deborah Ramirez is being called by those who know her as intensely private […]

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