10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. ‘RIGHT MATTERS’ Led by Rep. Adam Schiff, Democratic House prosecutors make an expansive case at Trump’s impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history. 2. HOW CHINA IS DEALING WITH HEALTH CRISIS It is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SENATE APPROVES RULES FOR IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Opening arguments will now be spread over three days, but Republicans reject Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose President Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses. 2. CASES OF NEW CORONAVIRUS RISE SHARPLY IN CHINA People in the Chinese city of Wuhan are urged to avoid crowds and public gatherings […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOW IMPEACHMENT TRIAL WILL RESUME Amid a fight over rules for debate, with Republicans pushing for swift proceedings and Democrats warning of a “cover-up.” 2. ‘PLEASE TAKE EVERY POSSIBLE PRECAUTION’ Anxieties grow after a Chinese government expert reveals that an outbreak of the new coronavirus can be spread from one person to another. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. POLITICAL STAKES HIGH AS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL LOOMS The trial, only the third such undertaking in U.S. history, is unfolding at the start of the election year, a time of deep political division in the nation. 2. ‘PRESIDENT TRUMP KNEW EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON’ Lev Parnas, a close associate of Rudy Giuliani, claims Trump […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. STRIKING VISUALS WILL RULE THE DAY Chief Justice John Roberts and House prosecutors will make appearances in the Senate chamber and Roberts will swear in the senators who act as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial. 2. WHAT GIULIANI ASSOCIATE CLAIMS Lev Parnas tells MSNBC he delivered an ultimatum to the incoming Ukrainian president last […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHAT TO WATCH AS IMPEACHMENT HEADS TO SENATE Speaker Nancy Pelosi will name the prosecutors, the House will vote and a procession will carry the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial expected to begin next week. 2. DEMOCRATS RELEASE NEW DOCUMENTS Among the files obtained from a close associate of Rudy […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. GOP WEIGHS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OPTIONS Republican senators are conferring privately about whether to allow a motion to dismiss the charges against President Trump or to call additional witnesses for testimony. 2. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SHIFTS RATIONALE ON IRAN GENERAL’S KILLING Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General William Barr give voice to the broader […]

US sending home 21 Saudi cadets after shooting

US sending home 21 Saudi cadets after shooting

Washington (AP) – The United States is removing nearly two dozen Saudi military students from a training program and sending them back to Saudi Arabia following after an investigation into a deadly shooting by a Saudi aviation student at a Florida navy base last month, Attorney General William Barr said Monday. Many of the 21 […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. IRAN CRACKS DOWN ON PROTESTERS Videos verified by The Associated Press show police and security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic’s initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. 2. PRESIDENT’S SUGGESTION FOR HIS LOOMING IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Donald Trump says the Senate should simply […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. ‘NO MISSILE HIT THE PLANE’ Iran denies Western allegations a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran was brought down by an Iranian missile and calls on the U.S. and Canada to share any information they have on the crash. 2. WHEN PELOSI WILL MOVE ON IMPEACHMENT The House speaker says she will “soon” transmit […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. IRAN SAYS UKRAINIAN PLANE WAS ON FIRE, TRIED TO TURN BACK Ukraine is considering a missile strike or terrorism as possible theories for the crash of a Ukrainian jetliner, despite Iran’s contention that mechanical failure doomed the flight that killed 176 people. 2. STANDOFF OVER IMPEACHMENT TRIAL DEEPENS While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. IRAN ATTACKS US BASES IN IRAQ WITH MISSILES It was Iran’s most brazen assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, and Iranian state TV says it was in revenge for the U.S. killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani. 2. HIGH-STAKES DECISION LOOMS FOR TRUMP The president huddled with his […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. STAMPEDE ERUPTS AT IRAN GENERAL’S FUNERAL More than 30 people were killed and nearly 200 injured during the procession for Gen. Qassem Soleimani, killed in a U.S. airstrike last week. 2. US PREPARES FOR POSSIBLE IRANIAN REPRISAL U.S. officials are noting heightened levels of military readiness in Iran and preparing for a possible “tit-for-tat” […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. GRIEF FOR SLAIN GENERAL Iran’s supreme leader prayed over the caskets of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others killed in a U.S. airstrike. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who had a close relationship with Soleimani, wept during the traditional Muslim prayers for the dead. 2. TRUMP RATCHETS UP THE THREATS President Trump insists that […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. BUTTIGIEG A TARGET AT LOS ANGELES DEBATE Elizabeth Warren attacked the centrist Indiana mayor’s fundraising practices, while Amy Klobuchar challenged his limited governing experience. 2. PELOSI WIELDS ‘POWER OF THE GAVEL’ This week, the House speaker delivered a $1.4 trillion government funding package, pushed through a bipartisan trade deal, passed her party’s plan to […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘THE PRESIDENT IS IMPEACHED’ Donald Trump becomes only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. 2. PELOSI STOKES IMPEACHMENT TRIAL UNCERTAINTY The House speaker, dismayed by comments from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, refuses to say when she’ll send the impeachment articles […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. BREXIT CLOSER AFTER TORY MAJORITY IN ELECTION Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party wins a decisive majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — an outcome that should pave the way for Brexit to become a reality. 2. ‘IT IS NOW VERY LATE AT NIGHT’ House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler abruptly postpones a historic vote […]

Navy: Flight training suspended for Saudi students

Navy: Flight training suspended for Saudi students

By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Washington (AP) — Flight training has been suspended for more than 300 Saudi Arabian students at three bases in Florida in the wake of the deadly shooting by a Saudi Air Force officer on Friday, the U.S. Navy said Tuesday. Navy Commander Clay Doss said classroom training is going […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE POISED TO DO Unveil two articles of impeachment against President Trump — for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. 2. IG REPORT ON RUSSIA PROBE MIXED The Justice Department’s internal watchdog rules out political bias in the decision to investigate Trump’s presidential campaign but does identify “serious performance failures” […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT THE SAUDI GUNMAN TWEETED BEFORE NAVAL BASE SHOOTING The suspect took to Twitter to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said. 2. NEW ZEALAND VOLCANO ERUPTS Five deaths are confirmed, and that number is likely to rise with many more are missing on the tourist […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS MAKE IMPEACHMENT CASE Legal scholars testify that Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate Democratic rivals are grounds for impeachment, yet an expert called by Republicans warned against rushing the process. 2. SAILOR KILLS 2 CIVILIANS AT PEARL HARBOR SHIPYARD Just days before the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack, an active duty […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘SERIOUS MISCONDUCT’ TAKES CENTER STAGE AT IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS The House Judiciary Committee is weighing findings by fellow lawmakers that Trump misused the power of his office for personal political gain and then obstructed Congress’ investigation as possible grounds for impeachment. 2. TRUMP JOINS NATO LEADERS AS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY RESUMES The U.S. president will face […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. MCGAHN MUST COMPLY WITH HOUSE SUBPOENA A federal judge rejects the Trump administration’s argument that the former White House counsel and other presidential aides have “absolute immunity” from testifying to Congress. 2. TRUMP’S ACTIONS RAISE CONCERN ABOUT ROLE IN MILITARY JUSTICE Defense Secretary Mark Esper declares that the president ordered him to stop a […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. MOUNTING IMPEACHMENT EVIDENCE BEYOND DISPUTE But after two weeks of riveting public hearings with numerous Ukraine revelations, it’s not enough yet to persuade Trump’s supporters to vote to remove him from office, an AP analysis concludes. 2. ISRAEL BRACES FOR POLITICAL FIGHT The indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to sharpen the […]

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