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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 Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. NIELSEN OUT AS HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY Trump names Kevin McAleenan, the well-respected U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, to take over as acting head. 2. TRUMP TAKES UNPRECEDENTED STEP AGAINST IRAN Washington is planning to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization,” the first such designation by any White House of an entire […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. KIM JONG UN MAKES GRAND ARRIVAL IN HANOI After a marathon train journey, the North Korean leader’s armored limo rolls into Vietnam’s capital with much fanfare ahead of a nuclear summit with Trump. 2. AUSTRALIAN PRELATE CONVICTED OF MOLESTATION Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse, is […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS FOR HOUSE DEMOCRATS House Democrats sweep into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they’ll have to get government reopened. 2. TRUMP’S OFFER OF TALKS TO BREAK THE IMPASSE President Donald Trump meets with congressional leaders for a White House briefing […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. PACKAGES TO DE NIRO, BIDEN SEIZED, SIMILAR TO PIPE BOMBS Suspicious packages addressed to actor Robert De Niro and former Vice President Joe Biden are intercepted, and investigators say they are similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN. 2. ‘IT’S ALMOST SCARY TO TALK POLITICS WITH […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED SPARKS POLITICAL WHODUNIT An opinion piece by an anonymous senior administration official claiming to be part of a “resistance” working to thwart Trump’s “worst inclinations” sets off a wild guessing game on the author’s identity. 2. KAVANAUGH SAILING THROUGH SENATE HEARINGS Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court appears to have […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP ACKNOWLEDGES HE REPAID LAWYER FOR ‘STORMY’ HUSH MONEY The president says he repaid his personal lawyer for hush money given to porn actress Stormy Daniels after claiming previously he didn’t know about the payments. Trump’s tweets outlining the arrangement came after Rudy Giuliani , one of his attorneys, said that Trump reimbursed attorney […]

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 […]

Miss Kim shares stories of traveling life

Miss Kim shares stories of traveling life

Kim Fenger sits back in a comfortable chair inside her room at The Beacon in Gulf Breeze and recalls a time when the world was a much different place. Known as Miss Kim to family and friends, Fenger was born in Korea in 1932 and remembers growing up in a country that was under the […]