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 […]

Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

By Matt O’Brien and Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writers New York (AP) – Facebook reported a major security breach in which 50 million user accounts were accessed by unknown attackers. The attackers gained the ability to “seize control” of those user accounts, Facebook said, by stealing digital keys the company uses to keep users logged in. […]

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 […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT NO SUPREME COURT NOMINEE HAS DONE Brett Kavanaugh is interviewed on television, telling Fox News Channel that he never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any other time in his life. 2. ‘AMERICA FIRST’ AGENDA FACING NEW SCRUTINY At the United Nations General Assembly, Trump is set defend his rapprochement with […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. 2ND KAVANAUGH ACCUSER COMES FORWARD Deborah Ramirez describes to The New Yorker magazine of an unwanted sexual encounter during the Supreme Court nominee’s first year at Yale. 2. BILL COSBY FACES SENTENCING FOR 2004 SEXUAL ASSAULT A judge will decide whether to give the 81-year-old comedian as much as 30 years in prison or […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO COULD TELL HER STORY ABOUT TOP COURT CANDIDATE Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school. 2. CAROLINAS STRUGGLE WITH HUGE STORM’S AFTERMATH The trillions of […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MOON SAYS KIM WANTS SUMMIT WITH TRUMP South Korea’s president says that the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to come to Pyongyang for nuclear talks, and that Kim wants to have a second summit with Trump as soon as possible. 2. WHAT GOP IS WARNING That time is running out […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHAT KAVANAUGH ACCUSER IS INSISTING Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her decades-old allegation that she was sexually assaulted by the Supreme Court nominee before testifying on Capitol Hill. 2. KOREAS SUMMIT PRODUCES SWEEPING AGREEMENTS Kim Jong Un promises to permanently dismantle North Korea’s main nuclear complex if the U.S. takes corresponding […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. SHOWDOWN BETWEEN KAVANAUGH, ACCUSER SET Their sworn testimony next week will offer a campaign-season test of the political potency of a #MeToo movement. 2. WHAT KIM SAYS ABOUT TRUMP The North Korean leader reportedly tells the visiting South Korean president that June’s summit with the U.S. president stabilized the regional political situation. 3. FLORENCE […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. SWOLLEN RIVERS NEAR RECORD LEVELS AS FLORENCE LOOMS Catastrophic flooding from Florence spreads across the Carolinas with Wilmington virtually cut off by the deluge and the vast storm system now over several states. 2. HOPE FADES FOR DOZENS TRAPPED IN LANDSLIDES A Philippine mayor says it’s unlikely any of those thought buried in a […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. FLORENCE MAKES LANDFALL IN NORTH CAROLINA WITH 90 MPH WINDS The storm has already inundated coastal streets with water from the Atlantic and left tens of thousands without power 2. AP EXPLAINS HOW HURRICANES’ POWERFUL WINDS RAISE THE SEA Storm surges are more like domes of high water is destructive waves on top that […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HURRICANE FLORENCE CREEPS CLOSER TO CAROLINA COAST The outer rain bands of the Category 2 storm are approaching North Carolina and an increasing wind field raises the risk of the ocean surging on to land. 2. CYNTHIA NIXON HOPES FOR BIG UPSET OVER CUOMO The “Sex in the City” star is trying to become […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘MONSTER’ HURRICANE FLORENCE NEARS US SEABOARD Residents on the Carolina coast are finding empty gas pumps and depleted store shelves as they flee a potentially devastating blow from the Category 4 storm. 2. WHO CAPTURED GOP NOMINATION FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE SEAT Eddie Edwards, a black former police chief endorsed by Trump attorney Rudy […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. MONSTROUS HURRICANE AIMING FOR US SEABOARD More than a million people are predicted to evacuate coastal areas of the Carolinas and Virginia as the Category 4 storm could be the most catastrophic to hit the region in decades. 2. HOW US IS MARKING 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 Americans are commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHO’S OUT AT CBS The #MeToo era with a strong movement fighting sexual misconduct fells Leslie Moonves, one of the TV industry’s most powerful executives. 2. FEARSOME HURRICANE COULD STRIKE US SOUTHEAST Florence, forecast to be a Category 4 storm, could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP DENOUNCES NYT COLUMN AS OFFICIALS CRY ‘NOT ME!’ As the denials poured in from Cabinet-level officials, President Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News it was unfair for the person to pen the editorial anonymously because there’s no way to discredit it. 2. IRAN SUMMIT HOLDS KEY TO LOOMING SYRIA BATTLE […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED SPARKS POLITICAL WHODUNIT An opinion piece by an anonymous senior administration official claiming to be part of a “resistance” working to thwart Trump’s “worst inclinations” sets off a wild guessing game on the author’s identity. 2. KAVANAUGH SAILING THROUGH SENATE HEARINGS Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court appears to have […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. POLITICAL STUNNER IN MASSACHUSETTS Ayanna Pressley is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve the state in Congress after her upset victory over a 10-term incumbent — the latest example of Democrats’ embrace of diversity, liberal politics. 2. WHAT KAVANAUGH CAN EXPECT ON DAY 2 OF HEARINGS The Supreme Court nominee […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP’S CANDIDATE TO BE GRILLED Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh begins four days of marathon hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, a nomination that could swing the court’s majority rightward. 2. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FACES MORE OF PRESIDENT’S CRITICISM Donald Trump tweeted that federal indictments against two Republican congressmen placed the GOP in […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. D.C.’S FAREWELL TO ITS MAVERICK It’s Washington’s turn to say goodbye to the late Sen. John McCain, who will lie in state under the U.S. Capitol rotunda Friday for a ceremony and public visitation. President Trump has been asked to stay away from all events. 2. WHO’S WORRIED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S POTENTIAL LEGAL BATTLES […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MCCAIN TO DEPART ARIZONA FOR THE LAST TIME Arizona residents have been invited to honor Sen. John McCain by lining the route from the Capitol to the North Phoenix Baptist Church. 2. “HE CAN ACTUALLY SEE LIFE AGAIN AFTER 15 YEARS” Family members of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot leaving a […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BATTLEGROUND SHOWDOWN SET A Bernie Sanders-backed Florida Democrat pulls off an upset victory in the primary for governor while Trump’s favored candidate triumphs for the GOP. 2. ‘ALMOST ALL STORIES & NEWS IS BAD’ Trump is accusing Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him prompting the White House to […]

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