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10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HOW HIGH-STAKES DIPLOMACY PLAYED OUT After months of anticipation, the release of three American detainees by North Korea is sealed only about an hour before the U.S. secretary of state is wheels-up from Pyongyang. 2. MICHAEL COHEN’S WOES DEEPEN Already under investigation for a hush payment to a porn star, Trump’s longtime personal attorney […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP: US LEAVING ‘HORRIBLE’ IRAN DEAL The president withdraws the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he is making the world safer by restoring the “highest level” of economic sanctions. 2. WHO’S JETTING TO PYONGYANG U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to North Korea to finalize details of a planned […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP ACKNOWLEDGES HE REPAID LAWYER FOR ‘STORMY’ HUSH MONEY The president says he repaid his personal lawyer for hush money given to porn actress Stormy Daniels after claiming previously he didn’t know about the payments. Trump’s tweets outlining the arrangement came after Rudy Giuliani , one of his attorneys, said that Trump reimbursed attorney […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHERE MUELLER PROBE IS HEADING A leaked list of questions the special counsel wants to ask Trump shows that the focus of investigators includes collusion and obstruction of justice. 2. LIKE IT OR NOT, FACEBOOK LAUNCHES DATING SERVICE The new feature is “not just for hookups” but to build “meaningful, long-term relationships,” CEO Mark […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘THERE WAS GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYBODY’ U.S. border inspectors allow some of the Central American asylum-seekers to enter the country for processing, ending a brief impasse over lack of space. 2. IRAN RETALIATION OPTIONS ARE FEW After strikes in Syria attributed to Israel that killed Iranian troops, Tehran confronts challenges — both home and abroad […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. COLD CASE OF CALIFORNIA SERIAL KILLER BREAKS Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo, the suspected Golden State Killer, was charged with eight counts of murder in a decades-old case after being linked to the crimes through his DNA. 2. WHAT’S THE GOAL FOR KOREAS SUMMIT Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in must lay the foundation […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SUPREME COURT SAVING ONE OF BIGGEST CASES FOR LAST Justices will hear arguments over Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. 2. WHY SENATORS ARE GROWING FRUSTRATED Lawmakers from both parties feel that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. 3. WHAT […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ‘THE INCIDENT DEFINITELY LOOKED DELIBERATE’ Police in Toronto are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why suspect Alek Minassian, 25, plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people. 2. AUTHORITIES LOOKING INTO BIZARRE PAST OF WAFFLE HOUSE SUSPECT Travis Reinking had told deputies in Illinois that Taylor […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. MANHUNT ON FOR GUNMAN IN NASHVILLE CARNAGE Travis Reinking, 29, killed four people and injured four others at a Nashville, Tenn., Waffle House, then fled after a customer wrestled the assault weapon away. 2. ‘HE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO WORK TO KILL ME’ James Shaw Jr. wrenched the AR-15 from the Nashville shooter’s […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP LEAVES WIGGLE ROOM WITH KIM SUMMIT Although optimistic about the historic meeting with North Korea’s reclusive leader, the president says he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” 2. FAA TO ISSUE DIRECTIVE U.S. airline regulators will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO SECRETLY MET WITH KIM JONG UN CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea, sources tell AP, a highly unusual visit as Washington and Pyongyang prepare for a first-ever summit after six decades of hostilities. […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ‘IT’S A HUGE MINEFIELD’ Trump and his allies reach a new level of anxiety after the raid on his personal attorney’s office, since they don’t know exactly what was in the records and electronic devices seized last week. 2. WHICH RAPPER HAS CAUSE TO CELEBRATE Kendrick Lamar wins the Pulitzer Prize for music, making […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘MORALLY UNFIT’ FOR OFFICE In a biting interview with ABC News, Comey also says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have compromising information on Trump and that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the president’s actions. 2. SYRIANS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF ASSAD’S MILITARY Setting off fireworks and unleashing celebratory gunfire, […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. COMMANDER IN CHIEF AVOIDS RASH RESOLUTION President Trump has put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen “very soon or not so soon at all.” 2. WHO’S HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT HUGE COMMERCIAL DEAL Trade officials have been asked by the president to explore […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. PAUL RYAN WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION The decision by the House Speaker injects another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall. 2. TRUMP PROMISES MILITARY STRIKE Defying Russian warnings, the president says missiles “will be coming” in response to Syria’s suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP THREATENS TO USE MISSILES IN SYRIA Trump’s threat drew a quick response from Russia, who said that missiles would destroy evidence of suspected chemical weapons attack. 2. HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN NOT RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION. Two people with knowledge of the Wisconsin lawmaker’s thinking said Ryan has decided against seeking another term. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP: MUELLER PROBE ‘AN ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY’ Trump lashes out against the special counsel’s Russia investigation following an FBI raid on personal attorney Michael Cohen’s office. 2. WHAT SYRIAN TROOPS ARE FEARING Assad’s forces and their allies are said to be on alert and taking precautionary measures at military bases and posts amid […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHO’S GETTING THEIR MARCHING ORDERS Trump and border-state governors work to “immediately” deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. 2. ‘THE TASK IS UNFINISHED’ With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands march and sing civil rights songs to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP OPENS DOOR TO POTENTIAL MEETING WITH PUTIN It would be the first time the Russian leader has been at the White House in more than a decade and come at a time of rising tensions between the two global powers. 2. WALL STREET GIVES BACK GAINS Stocks tumble after China raises import duties […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. CHINA TARIFF RESPONSE RAISES GLOBAL COMMERCE CONCERNS Beijing raises import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, apples and other products in an escalating dispute with Washington over trade and industrial policy. 2. AUTHORITIES: SUV CRASH INTENTIONAL Information pulled from the vehicle’s software shows it was stopped at a pull-off area before […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SACRAMENTO PROTESTERS HEED CALL TO AVOID DISRUPTING NBA GAME Hours after an emotional interruption at his brother’s funeral, Stevante Clark helped defuse tension in California’s capital city. 2. MOSCOW’S TIT-FOR-TAT EXTENDS DIPLOMATIC CONFLICT Russia will expel more than 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, and close a U.S. consulate after Western expulsions of Russian diplomats […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHO’S LATEST CABINET MEMBER HEADING FOR EXIT Trump fires Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin in the wake of a bruising ethics scandal and a mounting rebellion within his own agency. 2. ECONOMY’S WHEELS SPIN FASTER U.S. GDP grew at a solid 2.9 percent annual rate in the final three months of last year, a […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. KIM JONG UN TRAVELS TO BEIJING North Korea’s reclusive leader meets with China’s president in his first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011. 2. WHAT’S WELCOME NEWS FOR WHITE HOUSE A growing American economy and passage of a Republican tax overhaul appear to be helping Trump lift his […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. US, EUROPE PUNISH RUSSIA OVER SPY CASE Western nations band together to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats they accuse of being spies, punishing Moscow for its alleged poisoning of an ex-intelligence officer in Britain. 2. CIVIL RIGHTS ICON DIES AT 76 As a young girl in Kansas, Linda Brown found herself at the […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ADVISER SECRETLY BACKED ABU DHABI’S AGENDA IN CONGRESS George Nader wired $2.5 million to a Trump fundraiser, money then used to bankroll an effort to persuade U.S. lawmakers to take a hard line against UAE-rival Qatar, an AP investigation finds. 2. IMPACT OF TRUMP’S REFUGEE POLICIES DIFFER DRASTICALLY In U.S. cities […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS “LONG-TERM SNAP DECISIONS” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster departure spotlights mercurial decision-making when it comes to staffing the top ranks of government. 2. LAST MINUTE FINANCING DEAL AVOIDS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now. […]