Friday

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 […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. NEW ANTI-IMMIGRATION PLANS MAY SKIRT LEGALITY President Trump plans to sign an order that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum. The legally dubious proposals mark his latest election-season barrage against illegal immigration. 2. A DAY IN THE LIFE: HONDURAN […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR PERPETRATOR OF MAIL BOMB PLOT Investigators have been searching coast-to-coast for the culprit and motives behind the series of explosive devices sent to critics of the president, with fresh focus on a postal facility in Florida. 2. POLITICS QUICKLY OVERSHADOW HOPES FOR ACCORD With the country on edge over a widening […]

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 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 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 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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHERE TRUMP’S SECRETS WERE STORED The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush-money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump, The AP has learned. 2. THE PRESIDENT’S INSISTENCE ON FEALTY Loyalty has long been a core value for President Donald Trump, but through […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO INSPIRED WOMEN TO GET “RESPECT” Aretha Franklin didn’t see herself as a feminist heroine, but many women felt empowered by the message in some of her most famous anthems. 2. WHO IS REBUKING TRUMP FOR YANKING SECURITY CLEARANCES Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump, admonishing him for yanking […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. CYBER ATTACKS THREATEN MIDTERM ELECTIONS Intelligence officials warn that foreign adversaries continue to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. election systems. 2. WHY ABORTION RIGHTS GROUPS FEAR TRUMP SUPREME COURT NOMINEE Some abortion rights advocates fear Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, if confirmed, would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the case establishing a […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO WASHINGTON? Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together; Moscow says it’s ‘open’ to the invite. 2. WHO WANTS TRUMP TRANSLATOR TO EMERGE FROM SHADOWS Democrats want President Donald […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP BRINGS HIS CHAOTIC ROAD SHOW TO BRITAIN President Donald Trump is dishing up a fresh dose of chaos in England, blasting his hosts over Brexit strategy, immigration and terror attacks, after he left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels. 2. HEARING ON RUSSIA PROBE DEVOLVES INTO SHOUTING MATCH An embattled FBI agent […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO’S EXHIBITING HIS USUAL BRAVADO Heading into his North Korea summit, Trump says “attitude” is more important than preparation as he looks to negotiate an accord with Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. 2. IN US, SOBERING DATA ON SUICIDES Suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016, a […]

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