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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WITH EYES ON 2020, WHITE HOUSE INSISTS ECONOMY IS STRONG Despite record low unemployment and a growing economy, that growth is slowing and stock markets have swung wildly in recent weeks on fears of recession. 2. EMBATTLED HUAWEI CONFIDENT IN OWN TECHNOLOGY Founder Ren Zhengfei tells AP he doesn’t want relief from U.S. sanctions […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. AFGHANISTAN’S VOW AFTER HORRIFIC WEDDING ATTACK President Ashraf Ghani pledges to “eliminate” all safe havens of the Islamic State group after it claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in the capital this year, with 63 killed and 182 wounded. 2. WHO THE US IS SECRETLY TALKING TO IN VENEZUELA A socialist party boss has […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BATTLEGROUND SHOWDOWN SET A Bernie Sanders-backed Florida Democrat pulls off an upset victory in the primary for governor while Trump’s favored candidate triumphs for the GOP. 2. ‘ALMOST ALL STORIES & NEWS IS BAD’ Trump is accusing Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him prompting the White House to […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘WE DID SEE HIM WITH TWO HANDS ON A GUN’ Two witnesses to a deadly shooting during an online video game tournament in Florida say they saw the back of suspected gunman David Katz as they fled for their lives. 2. WHERE MCCAIN WILL BE LAID TO REST A private burial service next weekend […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHAT TRUMP CLAIMED The president incorrectly argued on Fox News that paying hush-money to two women wasn’t “even a campaign violation” because he reimbursed lawyer Michael Cohen with his own money. 2. DEMOCRATS AREN’T READY TO EMBRACE THE I-WORD Democrats seem eager to highlight GOP corruption for the midterms, but try to avoid direct […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NORTH KOREA DEMOLISHES WHAT IT SAYS IS NUCLEAR TEST SITE The demolition happened in the presence of foreign journalists at the site deep in the mountains of the North’s sparsely populated northeast. 2. ‘GANG OF 8’ POISED FOR DOJ BRIEFING Lawmakers from both parties are set to meet with top intelligence officials on the […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT TRUMP PLANS TO PROMOTE IN STATE OF UNION In Tuesday’s speech, the president intends to cite economic progress under his watch, seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation. 2. HOW HEALTH CARE COULD SHAPE 2018 CAMPAIGN Strong Obamacare enrollment, despite GOP attacks, is encouraging Democrats to focus on affordable health […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP PROFESSES EASE WITH MUELLER The president says he’s “looking forward” to being questioned — under oath — in the special counsel’s obstruction and Russian election interference probe. 2. PRESIDENT BOOSTS HOPES OF ‘DREAMERS’ He says he’s open to an immigration plan that would provide a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. JEFF SESSIONS QUESTIONED BY MUELLER’S TEAM The attorney general’s hours-long interview comes as the special counsel investigates whether Trump possibly took steps to obstruct justice. 2. ‘IT WAS … BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG’ A 15-year-old male student opens fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school, killing two classmates and injuring […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ALASKA EARTHQUAKE PROMPTS TSUNAMI WARNING The temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 off Kodiak Island prompts a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and British Columbia. 2. SENATORS STRIKE DEAL RE-OPENING GOVERNMENT A stop-gap spending measure will keep the government open until Feb. 8, meaning hundreds of thousands of […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. LAWMAKERS PURSUE DEAL TO END SHUTDOWN Senate moderates in both parties search for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they race toward a vote to reopen the federal government and stop hundreds of thousands of furloughs. 2. WOMEN’S MARCHERS SEEK EMPOWERMENT “For us it’s all about women’s rights and we’re seeing them be […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HAITIANS FACE HURDLES AFTER PROTECTED STATUS RENEWAL DELAYS A bureaucratic delay by U.S. immigration officials has cost some of them their jobs, others the chance to travel for family emergencies and many feeling like it was intentional. 2. WHERE TRUMP IS HEADED Southwestern Pennsylvania to celebrate the Republican tax overhaul — and perhaps give […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. STEVE BANNON BACK ON CAPITOL HILL A House panel questions the ex-White House strategist, aiming to find out Trump’s thinking when he fired FBI Director James Comey. 2. WHO’S STRUGGLING TO GET STORIES STRAIGHT Trump’s Homeland Security secretary becomes the latest GOP official to offer a conflicting account of a meeting in which the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHERE COMPROMISE IS IN THE AIR A bipartisan group of lawmakers, backed by the White House, reaches for a deal on a tangle of spending and immigration issues. 2. TRUMP SEES LITTLE NEED TO TALK TO MUELLER The president says it “seems unlikely” that he’ll give an interview in the special counsel’s investigation into […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DEMOCRATS: RUSSIANS DEEPEN MEDDLING THROUGHOUT EUROPE The congressional report obtained by AP says that even as some Western democracies are responding with counter-measures, Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster U.S. defenses. 2. DACA GETS REPRIEVE FROM FEDERAL JUDGE The ruling out of San Francisco temporarily blocks the Trump administration’s decision to end […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHO TRIES TO MAKE NICE WITH TRUMP Ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon, who was quoted questioning the president’s competence in the new book “Fire and Fury,” backtracks and calls Trump “completely fit.” 2. 32 MISSING AS SHIPS COLLIDE OFF CHINA’S COAST A search is underway after an Iranian oil tanker collides with a freighter […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP BLASTS STEVE BANNON OVER BOOK The new book portrays the president as an undisciplined man-child who didn’t actually want to win the White House and quotes Bannon as calling contact by Trump’s son with a Russian lawyer “treasonous.” 2. PAUL MANAFORT SUES SPECIAL COUNSEL Trump’s ex-campaign chair says that prosecutor Mueller and the […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP ROOTS ON IRANIAN PROTESTERS In throwing the full weight of the U.S. government behind the protesters, the administration risks helping Iranian authorities dismiss the demonstrations as the product of American instigation. 2. ORRIN HATCH WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION The decision by the Utah Republican, who has spent more than 40 years in the Senate, […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHERE PROTESTS REMAIN DEADLY The largest demonstrations to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election have seen six days of unrest across the country and a death toll of at least 20. 2. WHO’S OFFERING TALKS TO NORTH KOREA South Korea proposes high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHERE A SNOWBLOWER WOULD HAVE BEEN A USEFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT Parts of the northern U.S. are still digging out from heavy snowfall since Christmas, and many others are facing freezing temperatures for the rest of the week. 2. HOW CHINA PUNISHES EVEN MILD CRITICISM OF CRACKDOWN ON UIGHUR MINORITY The wife of a member […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. HOW GOP IS TOUTING TAX OVERHAUL It’s a deeply unpopular bill, but Republicans insist Americans will learn to love it when they see their paychecks in the new year. 2. SAFETY SYSTEM A WORK IN PROGRESS Amtrak didn’t wait to have critical speed control technology up and running before it launched a new route […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRAIN TOPPLES OFF OVERPASS, KILLING AT LEAST 3 An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtles off an overpass near Tacoma, Washington, and spills some of its cars onto the highway below in a deadly crash. 1. ‘AMERICA IS COMING BACK AND COMING BACK STRONG’ Trump declares a new […]

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 Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DEMOCRAT WINS IN STUNNING ALABAMA UPSET Doug Jones won the state’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and Trump, who endorsed Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. 2. TRUMP TWEET DRAWS HEATED REPLY Democrats admonish the president for what they say is an innuendo-laden attack on Sen. […]

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 […]