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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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. FBI DELIVERS KAVANAUGH REPORT TO SENATE The Senate braces for an initial vote on the Supreme Court hopeful’s nomination, setting the stage for a showdown roll call over confirmation as early as this weekend. 2. UNCERTAINTY IN SHELTERS AFTER INDONESIA QUAKE More than 70,000 have been displaced from homes that were destroyed or damaged […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘I DON’T REMEMBER’ Trump ignites a campaign rally crowd in Mississippi by mocking the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. 2. KAVANAUGH’S ‘REVENGE’ THEORY OPEN TO INTERPRETATION To some, the Supreme Court hopeful is clearing his name. To others, he’s veering into conspiracy territory […]

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 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. 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 Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. MONSTROUS HURRICANE AIMING FOR US SEABOARD More than a million people are predicted to evacuate coastal areas of the Carolinas and Virginia as the Category 4 storm could be the most catastrophic to hit the region in decades. 2. HOW US IS MARKING 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 Americans are commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks […]

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 Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. POLITICAL STUNNER IN MASSACHUSETTS Ayanna Pressley is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve the state in Congress after her upset victory over a 10-term incumbent — the latest example of Democrats’ embrace of diversity, liberal politics. 2. WHAT KAVANAUGH CAN EXPECT ON DAY 2 OF HEARINGS The Supreme Court nominee […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP’S CANDIDATE TO BE GRILLED Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh begins four days of marathon hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, a nomination that could swing the court’s majority rightward. 2. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FACES MORE OF PRESIDENT’S CRITICISM Donald Trump tweeted that federal indictments against two Republican congressmen placed the GOP in […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MCCAIN TO DEPART ARIZONA FOR THE LAST TIME Arizona residents have been invited to honor Sen. John McCain by lining the route from the Capitol to the North Phoenix Baptist Church. 2. “HE CAN ACTUALLY SEE LIFE AGAIN AFTER 15 YEARS” Family members of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot leaving a […]

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 Tuesday

1. AFTER CRITICISM, TRUMP HONORS MCCAIN The president relents under pressure by tersely recognizing the late senator’s “service to our country” and re-lowering the White House flag. 2. TRUMP SAYS HE HAS TRADE DEAL WITH MEXICO Can Canada, the third member country in NAFTA and America’s No. 2 trading partner, be coaxed or coerced into […]

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 Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT TRUMP IS SAYING ABOUT MUELLER PROBE The president blasts a newspaper report that the White House counsel has been cooperating with the Russia investigation while labeling it “McCarthyism.” 2. SCANDAL INFLAMES DEBATE OVER GAY PRIESTS Some conservatives are demanding a purge of all gay priests, while moderates would welcome gay men if they […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TAX CUTS TAKE BACKSEAT TO FEAR IN GOP POLITICS In primary season, Republican candidates are embracing the general-election strategy of using anxiety as a tool to motivate voters. 2. HOW MOSCOW REACTED TO NEW US SANCTIONS A senior Russian lawmaker denounces Washington’s response to the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain as “lynch […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHERE OHIO AND KANSAS RACES STAND Two high-stakes elections — one for a House seat in Ohio, the other for Kansas’ governor — are too close to call, though Trump claimed victory for Ohio Republican Troy Balderson. 2. WHO MADE HISTORY IN MICHIGAN Rashida Tlaib will become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. MORE THAN 90 DEAD AFTER QUAKE ROCKS INDONESIAN TOURIST ISLAND Rescuers still haven’t reached some devastated parts of Lombok after a powerful temblor flattened houses and toppled bridges. 2. TRUMP APPEARS TO CHANGE STORY ON TRUMP TOWER MEETING Calling it “totally legal,” the president tweeted that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer in […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHAT PONTIFF IS SAYING ABOUT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Pope Francis changes the church’s teaching on death penalty, says it is always inadmissible because it “attacks” human dignity. 2. DONOR TO CLINTON, TRUMP HELPED ‘HIGH-RISK’ MERCHANTS Records obtained by the AP show that a prominent political donor has helped pornographers, payday loan debt collectors and offshore […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ALARMS BLARE ABOUT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN US ELECTIONS The Trump administration is facing bipartisan criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. 2. MIRACLE IN MEXICO All 103 aboard an Aeromexico jetliner have survived a fiery crash in Durango after the pilot aborted takeoff […]

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 Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP RECORDED DISCUSSING PAYING FOR PLAYBOY MODEL’S STORY The soon-to-be president was taped by his longtime personal lawyer discussing a potential payment for Karen McDougal’s account of having an affair with him. 2. VIOLENCE MARS PAKISTAN ELECTION A suicide bomber strikes outside a crowded polling station in Quetta, killing 31 people as Pakistanis vote […]

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