10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHO TRUMP IS WEIGHING FOR CHIEF OF STAFF After favorite Nick Ayers dropped out of the running, Mick Mulvaney and Republican congressman Mark Meadows are two of at least four candidates in the mix. 2. CHINESE PAPER CALLS HUAWEI DETENTION ‘INHUMANE’ A bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive is set to resume […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SOME OF THE PRESIDENT’S MEN Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with Donald Trump. 2. HUAWEI CASE ADDS INTRIGUE TO TRADE RELATIONS The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive shows why […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. BUSH GOING TO FINAL RESTING PLACE IN TEXAS The 41st president will be taken by train to his family burial plot on the presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University. 2. CHINA DEMANDS CANADA RELEASE HUAWEI EXECUTIVE Meng Wanzhou, reportedly accused of trying to evade U.S. curbs on trade with Iran, faces possible extradition […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. PROSECUTORS RECOMMEND NO JAIL TIME FOR FLYNN Citing “substantial” cooperation by Michael Flynn in its Russia investigation, the special counsel recommends no jail time for Trump’s former national security adviser. 2. A NATION BIDS FARWELL TO BUSH A funeral service in Washington for the 41st president draws together world envoys, Americans of high office […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BUSH REMEMBERED AS ‘GREAT MAN’ AND ‘GENTLE SOUL’ The nation’s capital mourns the 41st president as he lies in state with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency. 2. ISRAEL TARGETS HEZBOLLAH BORDER TUNNELS The Israeli operation could send tensions soaring between Israel and its Iranian-backed foe, whose last conflict was […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. GEORGE H.W. BUSH’S BODY HEADING TO WASHINGTON The capital will recall the 41st president’s lifetime of public service, which began in the Navy during World War II and continued with one term as commander in chief. 2. TRUCE DECLARED IN TRADE WAR Asian stock markets cheer Trump’s agreement to postpone U.S. tariff hikes on […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WORLD LEADERS GO SOUTH The U.S.-China trade dispute and the conflict over Ukraine could overshadow the usual agenda of issues like development, infrastructure and investment at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires. 2. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, confessed in a surprise guilty plea that he lied to […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHAT SCIENTISTS ARE SAYING ABOUT GENE-EDITED BABIES Experts at a Hong Kong conference declare that it’s still too soon to try making permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations. 2. WHERE CARS SPY ON YOU Electric vehicles sold in China are giving real-time data to the government, providing a powerful […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SCIENTIST REPORTS 2ND GENE-EDITED PREGNANCY Chinese researcher He Jiankui, who claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies, says a second pregnancy may be underway. 2. MISSISSIPPI MAKES HISTORY WITH SENATE CHOICE Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith wins a divisive race marked by racial acrimony, becoming the first woman elected to Congress from […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. MUELLER ACCUSES MANAFORT OF BREAKING PLEA AGREEMENT BY LYING The extraordinary allegation could expose Trump’s former campaign chairman to a lengthier prison sentence — and potentially more criminal charges. 2. MISSISSIPPI VOTERS TO CAST HISTORIC BALLOTS In a race in which the state’s racist history became a dominant theme, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith would be […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. FIRST GENE-EDITED BABIES CLAIMED IN CHINA A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — DNA he says he altered with a powerful new tool, AP learns. 2. MEXICO TO TAKE STRONG ACTION AGAINST MIGRANTS Mexican officials pledge to shore up security near its border with the U.S. […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP DEFIANT OVER SAUDI NON-ACTION In not punishing Riyadh over a journalist’s killing, the president makes clear that good relations with the kingdom outweigh the possibility its crown prince ordered the killing and sparks heavy bipartisan criticism in Congress. 2. TRUMP DIRECTLY COOPERATES FOR 1ST TIME IN MUELLER PROBE The president provides the special […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP’S ASYLUM ORDER HIT WITH INJUNCTION A federal judge bars the White House from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. 2. WHERE TRUMP IS FEELING PRESSURE From both parties in Congress and U.S. allies abroad to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. MISSING TOLL DROPS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Authorities say the list of names of those unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire drops to around 1,000, about 300 fewer than its most recent posting. 2. ‘VERY VIOLENT, VERY VICIOUS’ Trump says there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the killing of […]

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 […]

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