Friday

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 […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO IS DENYING FUNDS TO CLINICS THAT DISCUSS ABORTION The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women. 2. WHITE HOUSE THREATENS FIRINGS AFTER LEAKED MCCAIN REMARK A West Wing aide’s morbid remark about gravely ill Sen. John McCain leads to a […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. U.N. TROUBLED BY ESCALATING AGGRESSION Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for an immediate halt to “all hostile acts” to avoid “a new conflagration” in the Middle East in the wake of Israel’s bombardment of Iranian targets inside Syria. 2. WHO’S TAKING A STAND AGAINST TRUMP’S NUCLEAR DEAL PULLOUT France’s finance minister says European countries should […]

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 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 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 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 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. SCHOOL STAFF FACING ‘NEW NORMAL’ The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people is reopening for teachers amid a revelation that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter. 2. ON DEATHBED, CONVICT LASHES OUT A Florida inmate lets out a blood-curdling scream and yells “murderers!” […]

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. HOW TRUMP WANTS TO RETOOL IMMIGRATION The president is proposing a plan that provides a path to citizenship for 1.8 million of the so-called “Dreamer” immigrants along with a crackdown on illegal immigration. 2. QUESTIONS LINGER AFTER DOCTOR’S SENTENCING Even after Larry Nassar goes to prison for sexually abusing young athletes, people are asking: […]

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 […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP-BANNON FEUD ESCALATES Acrimony over an explosive new tell-all book suggests a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office. 2. WHY WALL STREET IS CHEERING The Dow closes above 25,000 points for the first time, with technology companies continuing to outpace most of the […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. PRESIDENT TOUTS GLOBAL WARMING IN FACE OF COLD SPELL President Trump says the East Coast “could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming” as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend. 2. WHO NEEDS HELP AS COLD WEATHER PERSISTS As a deep freeze […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SUPPORT WAVERS FOR TAX OVERHAUL The GOP’s razor-thin margin for driving its sweeping tax package through the Senate is thrown into jeopardy when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declares that, at this point, he will vote against it. 2. FCC REPEALS ‘NET NEUTRALITY’ The move gives internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TURMOIL WITHIN NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM BURSTS INTO OPEN After months of clashes, President Trump is considering ousting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. 2. ‘I AM TRULY SORRY’ Former “Today” show host Matt Lauer, fired for sexual misconduct, says that repairing the damage he has caused is […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. GOP TAX OVERHAUL MAKES HEADWAY Republicans ram a $1.5 trillion overhaul of Americans’ business and personal income taxes through the House, edging the nation toward its biggest tax rewrite in three decades, 2. WHO’S LATEST NAME ENSNARED IN HARASSMENT SCANDAL Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologizes and faces a likely Senate ethics investigation after a […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. PUTTING AMERICA FIRST AGAIN Hours after leaving Beijing, President Trump tells an APEC summit in Vietnam that he won’t let the U.S. be “taken advantage of anymore” when it comes to trade. 2. WHERE U.S.-BACKED FORCES COULD FACE NEW FOES Multiple hotspots in north and east Syria could turn violent for the Kurdish-led Syrian […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. KIM’S RESPONSE TO TRUMP’S SPEECH AT U.N. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump “deranged” and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will “pay dearly” for his threats. 2. TRUMP ADDS ECONOMIC ACTION TO NORTH KOREA MILITARY THREATS President Donald Trump added economic action […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 7

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 7

LAWSUIT CHALLENGES FLORIDA BAN ON SMOKABLE MEDICAL MARIJUANA Lawyer John Morgan filed the lawsuit Thursday, saying smoking marijuana is the best way to administer it to some patients. Morgan led the ballot effort that put medical use of marijuana in the state constitution with 71 percent voter approval. He said the language in the constitution […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 23

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 23

FLORIDA CLASH OVER CONFEDERATE STREET NAMES LEADS TO ARRESTS News outlets report five protesters were charged with disrupting the Hollywood commission meeting Wednesday night. The disagreement involves three streets — Lee Street, named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee; Hood Street, named after Gen. John Bell Hood; and Forrest Street, named after Confederate general and […]