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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. 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. 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 Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHO’S OUT AT CBS The #MeToo era with a strong movement fighting sexual misconduct fells Leslie Moonves, one of the TV industry’s most powerful executives. 2. FEARSOME HURRICANE COULD STRIKE US SOUTHEAST Florence, forecast to be a Category 4 storm, could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic […]

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 […]

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 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 Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WITH COHEN PLEA, GOP FACES FAMILIAR QUANDARY The former Trump attorney and fixer pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations and other charges, increasing pressure on the Republican Party in a midterm election year. 2. WHO IS INDIVIDUAL 1 That’s the moniker federal prosecutors gave Trump in the Michael Cohen case and documents also lay out […]

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. WHO INSPIRED WOMEN TO GET “RESPECT” Aretha Franklin didn’t see herself as a feminist heroine, but many women felt empowered by the message in some of her most famous anthems. 2. WHO IS REBUKING TRUMP FOR YANKING SECURITY CLEARANCES Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump, admonishing him for yanking […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HOW PRIESTS ‘WEAPONIZED’ THEIR FAITH Roman Catholic priests across Pennsylvania used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children, a grand jury found , in what the state’s top prosecutor called the “weaponization of faith.” 2. WHY TRUMP ABRUPTLY REVOKED THE SECURITY CLEARANCE […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DEATH TOLL RISES TO 37 IN ITALY BRIDGE COLLAPSE Rescuers search a second day through tons of broken concrete and twisted steel for any more survivors of the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, which sent dozens of cars and three trucks plunging as much as 45 meters, as politicians cast blame. 2. […]

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 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 Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING ABOUT CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES The record-breaking fires may become the new normal as climate change coupled with the expansion of homes into undeveloped areas creates more intense and devastating blazes. 2. INDONESIA SURVIVOR SAYS MANY BURIED IN MOSQUE A man who narrowly escaped from the Jabal Nur mosque that collapsed during […]

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 […]

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