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10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHAT WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT FOCUSES ON The Trump administration is in a showdown with Congress over a whistleblower’s “urgent” and “serious” complaint, which at least partly involves Ukraine, newspaper reports say. 2. PENTAGON TO PRESENT SEVERAL OPTIONS TO TRUMP ON IRAN As the president considers how to respond to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. IRAN DIPLOMAT ISSUES STARK WARNING Mohammad Javad Zarif warns that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry will result in “all-out war.” 2. ‘IT WAS A DUMB THING TO DO’ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizes and begs the nation for forgiveness following the publication of a […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ISRAEL’S MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES DEADLOCKED AFTER ELECTION Seeming kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman says he’ll insist upon a secular unity government between the main Likud and Blue and White parties, and that could lead to Benjamin Netanyahu’s ouster. 2. IRAN SAYS IT’S READY TO HIT BACK Tehran warns Washington that any U.S. action taken against it […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHO TRUMP, POMPEO BLAME FOR ATTACK ON SAUDI OIL PLANTS The president, secretary of state and other U.S. officials say Iran carried out the drone strikes that damaged a key petroleum facility. Iran, meanwhile, called the U.S. claims “maximum lies.” 2. MORE THAN 49,000 UAW WORKERS GO ON STRIKE Contract talks with General Motors […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. SUPREME COURT BACKS ASYLUM LIMITS Justices are allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. 2. AND THEN THERE WERE 10 The Democratic Party’s strongest presidential contenders — according to polls and fundraising — meet on the same debate stage for […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BOLTON, TRUMP DIFFERED ON GLOBAL HOTSPOTS The now former national security adviser held far more hawkish views than the “America first” president on matters like Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. 2. AMERICANS COMMEMORATE 9/11 Mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to “never forget” and rising attention to the terror attacks’ extended toll on responders will mark […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP’S TALIBAN DECISION PUSHES COUNTRY TOWARD VOTE The U.S. president’s decision to halt talks with the insurgent group pushes Afghanistan toward a fragile — and possibly violent — presidential ballot in less than three weeks. 2. HURRICANE SURVIVORS STRUGGLE TO START NEW LIFE IN BAHAMAS Thousands descend on the capital, Nassau, facing the need […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. BATTERED BAHAMAS IN NEED AFTER DEATH AND DESTRUCTION Thousands of desperate hurricane survivors in the island nation are seeking help in Dorian’s aftermath as the death toll reaches 20. 2. STRENGTHENING DORIAN RAKING SOUTHEAST The Category 3 hurricane leaves tens of thousands without power as it threatens to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BAHAMIANS BEGIN RESCUES AS DORIAN MOVES ON TOWARD US COAST Bahamians rescue hurricane victims with jet skis and a bulldozer as the U.S., Britain and aid groups try to get food and medicine to survivors and take the most desperate people to safety. 2. HONG KONG EXTRADITION BILL WITHDRAWN The territory’s embattled leader Carrie […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HURRICANE STILL DEVASTATING BAHAMAS Dorian came to a catastrophic daylong halt over the islands, killing at least five people with 21 injured airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard. People in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina were ordered to evacuate before the storm rolls up the Eastern Seaboard. 2. TRAGIC SCUBA DIVING HOLIDAY At least […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. FLORIDA PREPS FOR POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE DORIAN Many Florida residents faced a sense of helplessness as they prepared for what President Trump said could be an “absolute monster” of a storm. 2. WHO WAS ARRESTED IN HONG KONG Well-known activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group Agnes Chow […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. DORIAN HEADS FOR BAHAMAS, FLORIDA The Category 1 hurricane does limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, though forecasters warn the storm is gaining strength as it moves over open water. 2. DEMOCRATIC DEBATE FIELD NARROWS Ten Democrats — including front-runner Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — have qualified for […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DORIAN THREATENS PUERTO RICO Forecasters say the tropical storm made a last-minute shift in its path and could reach near-hurricane strength in its approach to the reeling U.S. territory. 2. NEW PRIME MINISTER ROILING BRITISH POLITICS Boris Johnson is suspending Parliament, squeezing time for opposition lawmakers to hamper efforts to quash a no-deal Brexit. […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. HOW TRUMP VIEWS MARKET VOLATILITY, ECONOMY The U.S. president contends he does not fear a recession and is nonetheless considering new tax cuts to promote growth, but he acknowledges his aggressive China trade policies may mean economic pain for Americans. 2. WHAT CAUGHT DANES OFF-GUARD Trump’s decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO WAS GRANTED A WEST BANK VISIT ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS Israel’s interior minister says he has received and granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds. Israel had earlier decided to ban Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar from visiting. 2. CLAIMS: MIGRANT KIDS SPLIT AT […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. FALLOUT FOR PLACIDO DOMINGO AFTER MISCONDUCT ACCUSATIONS Two music companies cancel appearances by the opera legend and the Los Angeles Opera says it will launch a probe after the AP revealed years of sexual harassment allegations. 2. TRUMP OFFICIAL: STATUE OF LIBERTY POEM REFERS TO EUROPEANS The acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HONG KONG AIRPORT CANCELS FLIGHTS A 2ND DAY Protesters demanding an independent inquiry into alleged police abuse take over terminals, forcing one of the world’s busiest transport hubs to shut down. 2. WOMEN ACCUSE PLACIDO DOMINGO OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT Numerous women tell the AP that the opera superstar tried to pressure them into sexual […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. DETAILS OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S DEATH NOT YET REVEALED Medical officials have performed an autopsy on the high-profile inmate accused of sexually abusing underage girls and paying them hundreds of dollars in cash for massages but have yet to release the results. 2. WHO IS UNDER SCRUTINY IN FINANCIER’S DEATH Jeffrey Epstein’s death is also […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TWENTY-NINE KILLED IN 2 MASS SHOOTINGS OVER THE WEEKEND A gunman opened fire Saturday morning in a shopping area packed with thousands of people during the busy back-to-school season. Hours later in Dayton, Ohio, a gunman opened fire in a popular nightlife area. 2. TRUMP’S AWKWARD TWEETS IN SHOOTING AFTERMATH The president tweeted support […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. DEMOCRATS’ DIVISIONS TEST JOE BIDEN The ideological divisions over health care, immigration and race are testing the strength of the early front-runner’s candidacy. 2. OHIO RALLY A TEST FOR TRUMP The president’s gathering in Cincinnati will be a test for both candidate and crowd, the first since his audience chanted “Send her back!” about […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. MODERATES RIDICULE ‘MEDICARE FOR ALL’ AT DEBATE Lesser-known pragmatists clash with Bernie Sander and Elizabeth Warren, warning that “wish-list economics” will jeopardize Democrats’ shot at the presidency. 2. ‘PART OF THE DARK UNDERBELLY OF AMERICAN SOCIETY’ That’s what self-help author Marianne Williamson called racism at the Democratic debate, showing her flair for occasionally producing […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOOD FESTIVAL TURNS DEADLY Four killed, including the suspected gunman, and at least 15 wounded at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. 2. ACCUSED PRIESTS RECEIVE HELP FROM NONPROFIT A nonprofit group called Opus Bono Sacerdotii has for nearly two decades provided money, shelter, legal help and other support to hundreds, perhaps thousands, […]

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