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. […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. AUSTIN BOMBER’S VIDEO AMOUNTS TO ‘CONFESSION,’ BUT NO MOTIVE A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by Mark Anthony Conditt details the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a confession, police say. 2. WHO IS BRACING FOR TRUMP TRADE SANCTIONS Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses brace for a backlash as […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TEXAS BOMBING SUSPECT DEAD; MOTIVE UNKNOWN Austin police say the serial bombing suspect, a 24-year-old white male, blew himself up with an explosive device as a SWAT team closed in. 2. ‘DON’T EVER PUT YOUR DAUGHTERS IN SCHOOL AGAIN’ A witness tells the AP that’s what Boko Haram extremists warned after the Nigerian government […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. POLICE MAKE DIRECT APPEAL TO BOMBER In the search for answers to a series of explosions in Austin, Texas, authorities have come ahead with a simple plea to whoever’s behind the blasts: Talk to us. 2. SELF-DRIVING UBER STRIKES, KILLS PEDESTRIAN The fatality in a Phoenix suburb is the first involving a fully autonomous […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘WE ARE BOUND FOR SUCCESS’ In a fraud-tainted vote, Russia’s Vladimir Putin rolls to a crushing presidential re-election win. 2. WHAT AP INVESTIGATION REVEALS ABOUT KUSHNER REAL ESTATE DEALS The firm run by the U.S. president’s son-in-law profited by filing false papers declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants across New York City — when, […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. US SAYS RUSSIA HACKED ENERGY GRID The Trump administration accuses Moscow of a concerted hacking operation targeting the U.S. energy grid, aviation systems and other infrastructure. 2. BRIDGE COLLAPSES ONTO TRAFFIC A pedestrian bridge being built across an eight-lane highway at a Miami-area college fails, crushing eight vehicles under massive slabs and killing “multiple” […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHO IS COOPERATING IN MUELLER PROBE George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman and convicted pedophile, met with Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon at Trump Tower in December 2016, AP learns. 2. TOYS R US DOWNFALL WIDESPREAD The iconic retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees and forcing […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT’S GOOD NEWS FOR WHITE HOUSE Republicans on the House intelligence committee complete a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. 2. CITY ON EDGE AFTER DEADLY BLASTS Package bombs explode in Austin, Texas, killing two people and wounding two others — and police say race […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP AIMS TO ARM TEACHERS WITH NEW GUN PLAN The president’s proposal to combat school shootings also includes improving background checks. 2. HELICOPTER CRASHES IN NYC’S EAST RIVER At least two people are dead, and one is rescued in the water north of Roosevelt Island, the mayor’s office says. 3. WHO GETS TOP MARCH […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHO WILL HOLD SUMMIT FOR FIRST TIME UNDER HIS RULE Seoul says South and North Korea have agreed that their leaders — President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un — will meet in late April. It will be Kim’s first since he took over from his father. 2. VIOLENCE HALTS AID TO SYRIA’S GHOUTA […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. AND THE OSCAR GOES TO … Director Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War fantasy film “The Shape of Water” wins the best picture Academy Award. 2. NO EXEMPTIONS FROM TARIFFS, TRUMP SAYS Administration officials say the president’s plan to enact stiff duties on imported steel and aluminum will be wide-ranging and won’t target any particular […]

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

  Montreat, North Carolina – In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence. The evangelical movement that Graham helped solidify and embodied for much of the second half of the 20th century has splintered. […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. PRESIDENT’S DECISION ON METAL TARIFFS CAUSING TURBULENCE America’s announcement of steep dues on steel and aluminum imports is escalating tensions with China and could lead to higher prices for U.S. consumers and companies. 2. TRUMP’S BACK AND FORTH ON GUNS KEEPS THEM GUESSING Action on gun legislation has skidded to a halt in Congress […]

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