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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. US NAVY SAYS MINE FROM TANKER ATTACK RESEMBLES IRANIAN ONES The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore “a striking resemblance” to similar mines displayed by Iran, a Navy explosives expert says, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault. 2. TRUMP AIRS […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. US AND IRAN NEAR POTENTIAL FLASHPOINT Washington and Tehran are edging closer to a possible confrontation as Tehran says it’s breaking compliance with a nuclear accord and the Trump administration orders more troops to the Middle East. 2. WHO THREATENS TO DEPORT MILLIONS President Donald Trump has tweeted that the United States will remove […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. IRAN SIGNALS MAJOR NUCLEAR CHANGE A spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency says the country will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days. 2. ANGRY PROTESTERS ON THE MOVE Hong Kong demonstrators reject Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s apology as they leave the streets and […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO REVERSED COURSE ON ABORTION POLICY Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal money to pay for abortions. 2. WHAT A TOP US COMMANDER IS SAYING ABOUT GULF TENSIONS Gen. Frank McKenzie says Iran appears to have decided to “step back and recalculate” in […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TORNADOES STRAFE KANSAS CITY AREA The vicious storm spawns twisters that downs trees and power lines, damages homes and injures at least a dozen people. 2. WHO THINKS IT’S A 2-MAN RACE Even with a field of 24 Democrats, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘VIOLENT TORNADO’ TOUCHES DOWN IN MISSOURI CAPITAL The twister wreaks heavy damage in Jefferson City as severe weather sweeps across the state, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. 2. WHAT TRUMP TOLD TOP DEMOCRATS The president bristles over accusations of a cover-up and says he won’t […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. CAPITOL HILL TO HEAR DUAL HEARINGS ON IRAN POLICY Tehran and tensions in the Persian Gulf as well as Trump’s varying comments are the subject of competing meetings in the House and Senate. 2. YEMEN REBELS ATTACK SAUDI ARMS DEPOT Houthi rebels say they launched a bomb-laden drone into Saudi Arabia, targeting an airport […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. IRAN BLASTS US SANCTIONS AS TENSIONS MOUNT Iran’s foreign minister slams mounting U.S. sanctions as “unacceptable,” even as he insists Tehran is committed to an international nuclear deal. 2. MISSOURI PASSES STRICT ABORTION BILL Just hours after Alabama’s governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law, Missouri’s Republican-led Senate passes legislation to ban abortions […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT TANKER SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW The pictures obtained by the AP show no major visible damage to the four oil tankers anchored off the United Arab Emirates that were damaged by what Gulf officials described as “sabotage.” 2. US TARGETS MORE CHINESE GOODS FOR NEW TARIFF HIKES Washington issues a $300 billion target list […]

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. BUDGET DEAL ALLOWS FOR REDUCED WALL FUNDING Republicans tentatively agree to far less money for Trump’s border wall than his $5.7 billion request, settling for a figure of nearly $1.4 billion, congressional aides say. 2. 2 PARKLAND MOMS NOW DIVIDED OVER GUNS Two women photographed in an anguished embrace during the Parkland school massacre […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP TRIES TO TURN BORDER DEBATE WITH EL PASO RALLY In his first rally since November’s midterm elections, the president is aiming to deliver on his elusive signature pledge to American voters. 2. SPONSOR BACKS OFF FAST-TRACK IMPEACHMENT IN VIRGINIA A state lawmaker now suggests he won’t move forward with plans to introduce an […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. VIRGINIA HAS CHECKERED RACIAL PAST Virginia has become more diverse and socially liberal in recent years, but the state continues to struggle with mindsets shaped by its turbulent racial history. 2. BORDER WALL A DELICATE DANCE Some Mexican homes encroach on U.S. soil, posing a dilemma for federal authorities. 3. ‘REVOLUTION BABIES’ REPRESENT MAJOR […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘THERE CANNOT BE WAR AND INVESTIGATION’ In a line from his State of the Union address that largely fell flat, Trump calls on Congress to cast aside partisanship but refuses to yield on immigration policies that have infuriated Democrats. 2. WHAT WILL COME OUT OF TRUMP-KIM II IN VIETNAM Trump has announced plans for […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ‘STOP THE UNREASONABLE CRACKDOWN’ Beijing issues a warning to Washington following Huawei’s indictment in the U.S. on charges of stealing technology and violating sanctions on Iran. Trade talks this week could suffer. 2. AFTER A PUBLICITY-FILLED WEEKEND, ROGER STONE TO FACE JUDGE Donald Trump’s confidant is expected to plead not guilty at a federal […]

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 Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHO TRUMP IS WEIGHING FOR CHIEF OF STAFF After favorite Nick Ayers dropped out of the running, Mick Mulvaney and Republican congressman Mark Meadows are two of at least four candidates in the mix. 2. CHINESE PAPER CALLS HUAWEI DETENTION ‘INHUMANE’ A bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive is set to resume […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BUSH REMEMBERED AS ‘GREAT MAN’ AND ‘GENTLE SOUL’ The nation’s capital mourns the 41st president as he lies in state with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency. 2. ISRAEL TARGETS HEZBOLLAH BORDER TUNNELS The Israeli operation could send tensions soaring between Israel and its Iranian-backed foe, whose last conflict was […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘EVERYTHING’S AT STAKE’ There are indications Democrats may seize control of at least one chamber of Congress, but nothing is certain on the eve of the first nationwide elections of the Trump presidency. 2. ONLINE VOTING SYSTEM PROBLEMS ALLEGED IN GEORGIA Republican nominee Brian Kemp makes a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reporting […]

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 Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT IS REPLACING NAFTA A revamped trade pact called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, gives American farmers greater access to the Canadian dairy market and offers Canada tariff protection in the auto industry. 2. FBI AGENTS INTERVIEW KAVANAUGH ACCUSER Deborah Ramirez detailed her allegation that the Supreme Court nominee exposed himself to her […]

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 Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. 2ND KAVANAUGH ACCUSER COMES FORWARD Deborah Ramirez describes to The New Yorker magazine of an unwanted sexual encounter during the Supreme Court nominee’s first year at Yale. 2. BILL COSBY FACES SENTENCING FOR 2004 SEXUAL ASSAULT A judge will decide whether to give the 81-year-old comedian as much as 30 years in prison or […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HURRICANE FLORENCE CREEPS CLOSER TO CAROLINA COAST The outer rain bands of the Category 2 storm are approaching North Carolina and an increasing wind field raises the risk of the ocean surging on to land. 2. CYNTHIA NIXON HOPES FOR BIG UPSET OVER CUOMO The “Sex in the City” star is trying to become […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘MONSTER’ HURRICANE FLORENCE NEARS US SEABOARD Residents on the Carolina coast are finding empty gas pumps and depleted store shelves as they flee a potentially devastating blow from the Category 4 storm. 2. WHO CAPTURED GOP NOMINATION FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE SEAT Eddie Edwards, a black former police chief endorsed by Trump attorney Rudy […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP DENOUNCES NYT COLUMN AS OFFICIALS CRY ‘NOT ME!’ As the denials poured in from Cabinet-level officials, President Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News it was unfair for the person to pen the editorial anonymously because there’s no way to discredit it. 2. IRAN SUMMIT HOLDS KEY TO LOOMING SYRIA BATTLE […]