Friday

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 […]

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 […]