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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. SRI LANKA SAYS BOMBINGS RETALIATION FOR NEW ZEALAND ATTACK The toll from coordinated bombings at churches, luxury hotels and other sites now stands at more than 320 people dead and 500 injured; Security chiefs were warned of impending attacks. 2. MILITANTS HAD MADE INCENDIARY THREATS The purported leader of an Islamic extremist group blamed […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOW MANY WAYS YOU CAN MEASURE 1ST QUARTER OF YEAR For Democratic presidential candidates, it is 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions — and that’s 10 months out from the Iowa caucus. 2. LAPD IDENTIFIES SUSPECT IN NIPSEY HUSSLE SLAYING Police are searching for 29-year-old Eric Holder, who they believe shot […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SCORES KILLED IN NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE SHOOTINGS Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers that killed at least 49 people attending prayers are described by Prime Minister Ardern as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days. ” 2. ISRAELI MILITARY STRIKES 100 HAMAS TARGETS Israeli warplanes struck in the Gaza Strip in response to […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. BETO O’ROURKE ANNOUNCES 2020 WHITE HOUSE BID The former Texas congressman ends months of speculation over whether he’d try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a Democratic presidential bid. 2. WHO IS HANDLING ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES’ BLACK BOX PROBE The French air accident investigation authority, or BEA, says it will handle the analysis of […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. HOUSE DEMOCRATS POISED FOR MORE COHEN TESTIMONY Trump’s former lawyer returns to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of questioning as Democrats pursue investigations into Trump’s White House, businesses and presidential campaign. 2. FORMER NISSAN CHAIRMAN LEAVES DETENTION FACILITY Carlos Ghosn, held nearly four months for alleged financial fraud, appears to have left a […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHY DID IT SUDDENLY END? President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the U.S. lift all of its sanctions, a claim that North Korea’s delegation called a rare news conference in the middle of the night to deny. 2. DEMOCRATS […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NO DEAL IN HANOI Declaring “sometimes you have to walk,” Trump did just that after nuclear disarmament talks with Kim Jong Un collapsed after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a standoff over U.S. sanctions on North Korea. 2. HOW KIM MADE HISTORY For what is almost certainly the first […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP, KIM BEGIN SUMMIT WITH HANDSHAKE, SMILES The affable leaders of hostile nations open with hopeful words and a private chat before sitting down for dinner and further talks about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. 2. MICHAEL COHEN: TRUMP KNEW ABOUT WIKILEAKS Trump’s former personal lawyer is planning to tell a House committee […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. LIGHTS, CAMERA, CLUES Chicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras, with more than 32,000 mounted on buildings, poles, train tunnels and elsewhere, helped police break the case of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. 2. REAL CHANGE AT LONG LAST? Cardinals attending Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘I CAN’T SAY I’M THRILLED’ Trump says he’s not expecting the government to shut down again, a signal that he’s leaning toward accepting a budget deal that denies him most of the money he’s sought for a border wall. 2. ‘EL CHAPO’ HEADING TO ‘ALCATRAZ OF THE ROCKIES’ Experts say convicted Mexican drug lord […]

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 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 Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP LINKS DRUGS, CRIME TO LACK OF BORDER WALL In a televised plea from the Oval Office, the president urges congressional Democrats to fund his border wall, but Democrats accused the Republican of appealing to “fear, not facts.” 2. AUSTRALIA WILL ASSESS RUNAWAY SAUDI WOMAN FOR SETTLEMENT The move comes as 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP TO MAKE WALL CASE TO NATION The president will argue that a “crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the barrier he’s demanding before ending the partial government shutdown; Senior Democrats call for chance to a televised response. 2. AIR TRAVELERS FEEL EFFECTS OF SHUTDOWN Longer lines at security checkpoints and a reduction in […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP, LAWMAKERS STILL AT LOGGERHEADS No one budges at the president’s closed-door meeting with congressional leaders, so the partial government shutdown persists over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. 2. WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT NEW CONGRESS The 116th U.S. Congress is making history for seating […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES MATCH RECORD Six more are dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll to 29 — matching the state’s record for deaths in a single fire. 2. WITH MIDTERMS OVER, AN EYE TOWARD 2020 Unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising strategic […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘HE DIDN’T SEE US, THANK GOD’ A survivor of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre describes how the gunman entered a darkened supply closet he and other terrorized worshippers were hiding in. 2. POLITICS PRESSES ON AMID ELECTION-SEASON TRAGEDY A divisive midterm campaign barrels on through a wave of election season violence, raising questions about whether […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. UN REPORT ON GLOBAL WARMING CARRIES WARNING Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference for mankind and Earth’s ecosystems in the next few decades, scientists say. 2. WHAT MCCONNELL’S NOW OPEN TO The Senate majority leader signals he’s willing to take up another Supreme Court nomination in the 2020 […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT NO SUPREME COURT NOMINEE HAS DONE Brett Kavanaugh is interviewed on television, telling Fox News Channel that he never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any other time in his life. 2. ‘AMERICA FIRST’ AGENDA FACING NEW SCRUTINY At the United Nations General Assembly, Trump is set defend his rapprochement with […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MOON SAYS KIM WANTS SUMMIT WITH TRUMP South Korea’s president says that the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to come to Pyongyang for nuclear talks, and that Kim wants to have a second summit with Trump as soon as possible. 2. WHAT GOP IS WARNING That time is running out […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHAT KAVANAUGH ACCUSER IS INSISTING Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her decades-old allegation that she was sexually assaulted by the Supreme Court nominee before testifying on Capitol Hill. 2. KOREAS SUMMIT PRODUCES SWEEPING AGREEMENTS Kim Jong Un promises to permanently dismantle North Korea’s main nuclear complex if the U.S. takes corresponding […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. SHOWDOWN BETWEEN KAVANAUGH, ACCUSER SET Their sworn testimony next week will offer a campaign-season test of the political potency of a #MeToo movement. 2. WHAT KIM SAYS ABOUT TRUMP The North Korean leader reportedly tells the visiting South Korean president that June’s summit with the U.S. president stabilized the regional political situation. 3. FLORENCE […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. SWOLLEN RIVERS NEAR RECORD LEVELS AS FLORENCE LOOMS Catastrophic flooding from Florence spreads across the Carolinas with Wilmington virtually cut off by the deluge and the vast storm system now over several states. 2. HOPE FADES FOR DOZENS TRAPPED IN LANDSLIDES A Philippine mayor says it’s unlikely any of those thought buried in a […]

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 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 Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. SMALL TURNOUT FOR WHITE NATIONALIST RALLY Only a few dozen turned out for a march near the White House, while thousands of counterprotesters vastly outnumbered them. 2. WHO IS DRAWING FIRE FROM TRUMP ALLIES Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman has angered the administration and national security experts by admitting she secretly recorded her […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. LATEST UK POISONING LIKELY NOT DELIBERATE Officials say they suspect a British couple in their 40s was not directly targeted but sickened as a consequence of the previous attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter. 2. WHO IS VIKTOR VEKSELBERG The sanctioned Russian oligarch linked to Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen has […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. COLD CASE OF CALIFORNIA SERIAL KILLER BREAKS Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo, the suspected Golden State Killer, was charged with eight counts of murder in a decades-old case after being linked to the crimes through his DNA. 2. WHAT’S THE GOAL FOR KOREAS SUMMIT Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in must lay the foundation […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SUPREME COURT SAVING ONE OF BIGGEST CASES FOR LAST Justices will hear arguments over Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. 2. WHY SENATORS ARE GROWING FRUSTRATED Lawmakers from both parties feel that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. 3. WHAT […]