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10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. REPORTS: TEHRAN ENRICHING ABOVE DEAL’S LIMIT Semi-official media in Iran is quoting the country’s nuclear agency spokesman as saying Tehran is now enriching uranium to 4.5%. 2. NAVY ADMIRAL TO STAND DOWN The extraordinary downfall of Adm. William Moran, who was set to become the service’s top officer, was prompted by what Navy Secretary […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘I WAS SCARED, REALLY, REALLY SCARED’ Noya Dahan, 8, had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when she was wounded by a gunman. 2. SOCIALISTS SET TO REIGN IN SPAIN The center-left Socialist party wins re-election and will try to form a government, but it will […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. JOE BIDEN FORMALLY JOINS DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST The former vice president’s announcement marks the unofficial end of the chaotic early phase of the 2020 presidential season. 2. PUTIN, KIM DISCUSS HOW TO BREAK N. KOREA NUCLEAR STANDOFF Putin and Kim say they had good talks about their joint efforts to resolve a standoff over […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. SRI LANKA SAYS BOMBINGS RETALIATION FOR NEW ZEALAND ATTACK The toll from coordinated bombings at churches, luxury hotels and other sites now stands at more than 320 people dead and 500 injured; Security chiefs were warned of impending attacks. 2. MILITANTS HAD MADE INCENDIARY THREATS The purported leader of an Islamic extremist group blamed […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. POSSIBLE PEACE DECLARATION LOOMS OVER KIM-TRUMP SUMMIT Such an announcement ending the six-decade-old Korean War could open up a whole new set of problems for Washington if not done carefully. 2. CALIFORNIA VS. TRUMP ESCALATES Disputes over the president’s border wall and California’s bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and […]

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 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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. FATHER RECALLS COMPOUND SUSPECT AS HIGH-STRUNG, NOT RADICAL A Muslim cleric who leads a well-known New York City mosque says he never believed his son, who is at the center of the New Mexico abuse case, was extreme enough to kill anyone. 2. WHO HAS REMOVED HIMSELF FROM KANSAS VOTE COUNT Kansas Secretary of […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TAX CUTS TAKE BACKSEAT TO FEAR IN GOP POLITICS In primary season, Republican candidates are embracing the general-election strategy of using anxiety as a tool to motivate voters. 2. HOW MOSCOW REACTED TO NEW US SANCTIONS A senior Russian lawmaker denounces Washington’s response to the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain as “lynch […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING ABOUT CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES The record-breaking fires may become the new normal as climate change coupled with the expansion of homes into undeveloped areas creates more intense and devastating blazes. 2. INDONESIA SURVIVOR SAYS MANY BURIED IN MOSQUE A man who narrowly escaped from the Jabal Nur mosque that collapsed during […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. EMAILS: LAWYER WHO MET TRUMP JR. TIED TO RUSSIA OFFICIALS The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on. 2. WHOSE REMAINS ARE REPATRIATED FROM N. KOREA North Korea returned the remains of what […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP RECORDED DISCUSSING PAYING FOR PLAYBOY MODEL’S STORY The soon-to-be president was taped by his longtime personal lawyer discussing a potential payment for Karen McDougal’s account of having an affair with him. 2. VIOLENCE MARS PAKISTAN ELECTION A suicide bomber strikes outside a crowded polling station in Quetta, killing 31 people as Pakistanis vote […]

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 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 […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP SET TO CLEAR RELEASE OF CLASSIFIED MEMO White House officials say the move will come despite the strong objections of Trump’s own Justice Department to the release of classified material on the Russia investigation. 2. YOUNG SUSPECT IN LA SCHOOL SHOOTING A girl believed to be 12 years old is under arrest after […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. BUDGET BATTLE ROLLS ON A divided Congress barrels toward a possible election-year government shutdown, with disagreements over immigration and other issues still unresolved. 2. PONTIFF’S REMARKS PROVOKE SHOCK Pope Francis accuses victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander, in an astonishing end to a visit that was meant to help heal the wounds […]

Medical marijuana and federal laws locked in policy dance

Medical marijuana and federal laws locked in policy dance

While state laws across the nation are allowing more use of marijuana for everything from life-threatening illnesses to recreational highs, the drug remains illegal under federal law. The U.S. Department of Justice has largely let states slide due in part to what is known as the Cole Memorandum. Written in 2013 by then-Deputy Attorney General […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHERE COMPROMISE IS IN THE AIR A bipartisan group of lawmakers, backed by the White House, reaches for a deal on a tangle of spending and immigration issues. 2. TRUMP SEES LITTLE NEED TO TALK TO MUELLER The president says it “seems unlikely” that he’ll give an interview in the special counsel’s investigation into […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DEMOCRATS: RUSSIANS DEEPEN MEDDLING THROUGHOUT EUROPE The congressional report obtained by AP says that even as some Western democracies are responding with counter-measures, Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster U.S. defenses. 2. DACA GETS REPRIEVE FROM FEDERAL JUDGE The ruling out of San Francisco temporarily blocks the Trump administration’s decision to end […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP ROOTS ON IRANIAN PROTESTERS In throwing the full weight of the U.S. government behind the protesters, the administration risks helping Iranian authorities dismiss the demonstrations as the product of American instigation. 2. ORRIN HATCH WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION The decision by the Utah Republican, who has spent more than 40 years in the Senate, […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHERE CALIFORNIA’S FLAMES ARE DOING DAMAGE The San Diego area becomes the latest front of the wildfire fight engulfing southern California, burning homes and causing evacuations. 2. TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECISION SETS OFF PROTESTS Palestinian groups call for massive demonstrations in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem after Friday prayers, the highlight of […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP POISED TO UPEND DECADES OF US POLICY The president is forging ahead with plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition. 2. MEDIA EXEC HIT WITH MISCONDUCT CLAIMS Former employees who worked with Dylan Howard tell the AP that the top editor for the National Enquirer and […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHY TRUMP MAY WITHDRAW DRUG CZAR NOMINEE The president may rethink his support of Republican Rep. Tom Marino amid reports the lawmaker played a key role in weakening federal authority to stop opioid distribution. 2. ‘THE MOST SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS IN THE UNIVERSE’ That’s how California Institute of Technology’s David H. Reitze describes the collision […]

New satellite will be launched in November and aid in management of fisheries

New satellite will be launched in November and aid in management of fisheries

In early November, the first of four advanced polar-orbiting satellites known as the Joint Polar Satellite System will be launched from California, the result of a collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA. Its purpose will be to collect data that will prove beneficial to the management of fisheries and other protected […]

Florida Senate should let debate begin on Open Carry

Florida Senate should let debate begin on Open Carry

Guest Opinion The organizing principle of my public service is Constitutional liberty. If government constrains itself to the Constitution, free markets, free enterprise and free people can thrive. Otherwise, we get catastrophic consequences such as ObamaCare, lawless executive orders and a government that (often corruptly) picks winners and losers. In a world of uncertainty, the […]

Tarantula fun facts: Big spiders are delicate critters

Tarantula fun facts: Big spiders are delicate critters

First Tarantulas European wolf spiders found near the Italian city of Taranto were the first to be called tarantulas. Their venom doesn’t affect humans, but from the 11th century into the 17th, people thought it caused a form of mania called tarantism that could be calmed only by a frenzied dance called the tarantella. Current […]

Manning sharing Gospel on journey across the country

Manning sharing Gospel on journey across the country

As a light rain fell Monday morning, Mitchell Manning walked along Highway 98 in Navarre carrying a wooden cross, the bottom of laying on a wagon that also holds supplies for his trip. Manning has been on the road for nearly two months. Originally from Tennessee – a friend drove him to Florida — he […]

Pomegranates Pack Powerful Punch

Pomegranates Pack Powerful Punch

Every holiday season, pomegranates make an appearance on grocery aisles commencing with Thanksgiving and extending through Christmas. But do you know the healthful punch the festive pomegranate fruit packs? Many shoppers may disregard a pomegranate when they see one because it’s just plain intimidating. Few know what do with a pomegranate, how to clean one, […]

Woman sentenced for mortgage fraud scheme

Woman sentenced for mortgage fraud scheme

A California woman was sentenced May 14 in Pensacola to seven years in prison and ordered to pay more than $10 million in restitution for charges stemming from a mortgage fraud scheme, which included homes in Navarre, Santa Rosa Beach and Panama City. According to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice, 47-year-old Andrea […]