Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO WAS GRANTED A WEST BANK VISIT ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS Israel’s interior minister says he has received and granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds. Israel had earlier decided to ban Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar from visiting. 2. CLAIMS: MIGRANT KIDS SPLIT AT […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHAT WILL TEST DEMOCRATS IN 2020 The upcoming presidential campaign will determine whether they can ever again rely on the multiracial coalition that helped propel Barack Obama to the White House twice. 2. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ISSUE A WEAKNESS FOR DEMOCRATS Now that the U.S. government has reinstated the death penalty, the party is more […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TROPICAL STORM LASHES SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Barry’s wind and rain start to lash Louisiana as New Orleans and coastal communities brace for a drenching from what’s expected to be the first hurricane of the season. 2. PRESIDENT ABANDONS BID TO INCLUDE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION ON CENSUS Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. US, IRAN TRADE ACCUSATIONS The U.S. military releases video it says shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from a targeted tanker near the Strait of Hormuz, but Tehran denies involvement. 2. TRUMP OFFICIAL CONSULTED CLIMATE-CHANGE REJECTERS Emails show a Trump administration national security official seeking help crafting challenges to climate change science […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP ANNOUNCES NEW MEXICAN TARIFFS The president says he’s slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports to pressure the country to do more to crack down on migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. 2. SURVIVORS OF BUDAPEST BOAT SINKING RECALL CHAOS They say they were lucky to grab onto a drifting lifeboat […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO IS PLAYING DOWN THREAT OF WAR WITH IRAN President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict. 2. IRAN’S REGIONAL PROXIES ENSURE IT WILL NEVER FIGHT ALONE From Lebanon and Syria […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. BARR BESIEGED BY ALLEGATIONS OF BEING TRUMP’S PROTECTOR Attorney General William Barr has emerged as arguably the most divisive figure in Donald Trump’s administration. 2. 2020 CAMPAIGNS GRAPPLE WITH HOW TO MANANGE CYBERSECURITY Whether presidential campaigns have learned from the cyberattacks in the 2016 election is a critical question ahead as the 2020 election […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. CONGRESS MULLS NEXT STEPS AFTER RELEASE OF MUELLER REPORT It’s now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings about President Donald Trump. 2. ANALYSIS: MUELLER PAINTS A DAMNING PORTRAIT OF THE PRESIDENT Robert Mueller’s investigation revealed a commander in chief consumed by self-interest and intent on having […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO’S CHANGING HIS TUNE ON WIKILEAKS President Donald Trump declares “I know nothing about WikiLeaks” after its founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges, a stark contrast to how candidate Trump showered praise on the hacking organization during his 2016 presidential campaign. 2. WIKILEAKS’ STATUS IN […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO’S BACKING OFF BORDER SHUTDOWN President Donald Trump backed off his threat to seal the southern border and warned instead to slap Mexico with auto tariffs. 2. BIDEN TO MAKE 1ST APPEARANCE SINCE COMPLAINTS ABOUT HIS BEHAVIOR Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to make his first public appearance since a handful of […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP REVELS IN RETELLING EARLY RESULTS OF MUELLER PROBE A fired-up President Donald Trump turned the findings of the Russia investigation into a political weapon at a Michigan rally. 2. WHO’S TURNING UP THE PRESSURE FOR MUELLER REPORT Democrats intensified their demands for Robert Mueller’s full report after learning the special counsel’s findings from […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. NEW ZEALANDERS OBSERVE MUSLIM CALL TO PRAYER New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain. 2. SYRIA SLAMS TRUMP ON GOLAN HEIGHTS Damascus said Trump’s abrupt declaration that the U.S. will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the annexed […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SCORES KILLED IN NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE SHOOTINGS Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers that killed at least 49 people attending prayers are described by Prime Minister Ardern as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days. ” 2. ISRAELI MILITARY STRIKES 100 HAMAS TARGETS Israeli warplanes struck in the Gaza Strip in response to […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. MANAFORT ONLY GETS 4 YEARS IN PRISON WHEN 20 WAS POSSIBLE The former Trump campaign chairman has been sentenced to only 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians. 2. HOW THE HOUSE RESPONDED AFTER ANTI-SEMITISM DISPUTE Divided in debate but mostly united in a final […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHY DID IT SUDDENLY END? President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the U.S. lift all of its sanctions, a claim that North Korea’s delegation called a rare news conference in the middle of the night to deny. 2. DEMOCRATS […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. LIGHTS, CAMERA, CLUES Chicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras, with more than 32,000 mounted on buildings, poles, train tunnels and elsewhere, helped police break the case of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. 2. REAL CHANGE AT LONG LAST? Cardinals attending Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO VENEZUELA’S GOVERNMENT HAS BACK-CHANNELED WITH President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an AP interview that his government held secret talks with the Trump administration and predicted he would survive an unprecedented global campaign to force his resignation. 2. FROM SHUTDOWN TO SHOWDOWN Congress has approved a border security deal that would avert a second […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO WAS THE TARGET OF THREATS BY TABLOID Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him. 2. VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS BRACE FOR POLITICAL FALLOUT OF SCANDAL The political crisis in Virginia threatens […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP, PELOSI REMAIN FAR APART ON BORDER WALL ISSUE House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared there’ll be no “wall money” in any compromise border security deal as she and President Donald Trump signaled congressional negotiators may never satisfy his demands. 2. U.S. TO WITHDRAW FROM NUCLEAR ARMS TREATY The Trump administration is poised to […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP ASSOCIATE STONE ARRESTED, FACES OBSTRUCTION CHARGE The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says Roger Stone faces charges including witness tampering, obstruction and false statements. 2. WHAT SHUTDOWN VOTE REJECTION SPURRED The twin setbacks in the Senate prompts a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies. […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP, PELOSI FEUD HEATS UP The president denies the House speaker the use of a military aircraft to visit troops abroad. This, after Pelosi sought to have Trump postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union address. 2. BREXIT STALEMATE DRAGS ON The British prime minister is unwilling to compromise on her “red lines,” […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. ‘I WILL DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY’ The president is edging closer to that declaration in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall. 2. A PAYDAY ABOUT TO BE MISSED Families are making tough decisions as 800,000 federal employees miss their first paycheck because of the three-week government shutdown. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ENTERS DAY 14 House Democrats pass a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump’s promised border wall amid a veto threat from the White House. 2. WHAT PELOSI SAID AFTER RECLAIMING THE SPEAKER’S GAVEL Pelosi, elected speaker 220-192, says U.S. voters “demanded a new dawn” in the November election […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHY US DEFENSE SECRETARY MATTIS STEPPED DOWN Jim Mattis resigned after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and after two years of deep disagreements over America’s role in the world. 2. TRUMP’S DEMAND FOR WALL PUSHES GOV’T CLOSER TO SHUTDOWN The federal government was careening toward […]

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 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 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 […]

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