Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. A NEW REVEAL FROM A DIPLOMAT AS IMPEACHMENT GOES PUBLIC Democrats say the public session in the House revealed a striking account of Donald Trump abusing his office, something Republicans say the hearing showed none of. 2. WHAT’S NEXT IN IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS Several more witnesses are expected to say they too worried about Trump’s […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘IT’S JUST THE OPTICS’ The Oval Office has emerged as such a sought-after destination that Ukraine’s new president was hell-bent on getting there and the White House unafraid to dangle it as leverage. 2. MASSACRE ILLUMINATES MEXICAN DRUG WAR VIOLENCE The slaughter of three U.S. women and six of their children wasn’t the first […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. FORMER TRUMP ADVISER TO FACE HOUSE IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATORS President Donald Trump’s top adviser for Russian and European affairs is leaving his job at the White House – he’s scheduled to testify before the House impeachment investigators today. 2. VOTE EXPECTED ON IMPEACHMENT GROUND RULES Democrats set the stage for certain House approval along party […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. REPUBLICANS DISRUPT IMPEACHMENT DEPOSITION Democrats say the move compromised national security as some lawmakers brought electronic devices into a secure room where a Defense Department official was being questioned. 2. UKRAINIAN LEADER FELT TRUMP PRESSURE BEFORE TAKING OFFICE More than two months before the phone call that launched the impeachment inquiry, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS DIES AT 68 The Maryland congressman became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated Trump and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor. 2. BORIS JOHNSON DECLARES ‘GREAT NEW DEAL’ FOR BREXIT European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline for a […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TURKISH FORCES PRESS ADVANCE AGAINST KURDS Turkey says its military launched airstrikes and unleashed artillery shelling against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. Kurds and Syrian activists say that despite the barrage, Turkish troops had not made much progress on several fronts. 2. WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS PULL DISAPPEARING ACT As the impeachment inquiry swirls around […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP, DEMOCRATS A STUDY IN CONTRASTS IN PROBE The president turns to name-calling and foul language as he defends himself from the impeachment inquiry, while House Democrats quietly vow new subpoenas for documents and witnesses. 2. HOW IMPEACHMENT VETERANS VIEW CURRENT INQUIRY Republicans who carried out Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 are urging caution […]

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 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 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 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 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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHAT’S NEXT AFTER MUELLER HEARINGS Democrats have multiple investigations of Trump underway that don’t require cooperation from the White House or the Justice Department. 2. PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR TO STEP DOWN Ricardo Rosselló will resign Aug. 2, conceding power after furious protests touched off by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. DEMOCRATS RAISE CLASS WARFARE IN 1ST DEBATE Ten Democrats rail against a national economy and a Republican administration they say exists only for the rich as the first wave of presidential candidates appeared onstage in Miami. 2. WHAT IS FOCUS OF G-20 SUMMIT Trade and geopolitical tensions, and the looming threat of climate change, […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. IRAN SHOOTS DOWN US DRONE AMID SPIRALING TENSIONS The Revolutionary Guard says it took down the drone over Iranian airspace, while U.S. officials tell the AP that the downing happened over international airspace in the Strait of Hormuz. 2. WHAT MAY BE ON XI’S AGENDA IN NORTH KOREA In a rare visit to his […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US NAVY ASSISTING 2 TANKERS TARGETED IN GULF OF OMAN Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as dozens of sailors were evacuated from both vessels. 2. ‘I THINK I’D WANT TO HEAR IT’ Defying guidance from the FBI, Trump says […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US VETERANS, FAMILIES GATHER FOR D-DAY HOMAGE Thousands of people and a handful of surviving U.S. D-Day veterans are gathered at the Normandy American Cemetery in France to honor thousands fallen in the pivotal invasion 75 years ago. French President Macron says, “France doesn’t forget” your sacrifice. 2. ‘AMONG THE VERY GREATEST AMERICANS WHO […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HOW ISRAEL MADE HISTORY Israel faces a snap election for an unprecedented second time in a year after Netanyahu fails to form a governing coalition and dissolves parliament instead. 2. 7 DEAD, 21 MISSING AFTER HUNGARY BOAT CAPSIZES Rescue workers are scouring the Danube River in Budapest for those missing after a sightseeing boat […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘VIOLENT TORNADO’ TOUCHES DOWN IN MISSOURI CAPITAL The twister wreaks heavy damage in Jefferson City as severe weather sweeps across the state, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. 2. WHAT TRUMP TOLD TOP DEMOCRATS The president bristles over accusations of a cover-up and says he won’t […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. IRAN BLASTS US SANCTIONS AS TENSIONS MOUNT Iran’s foreign minister slams mounting U.S. sanctions as “unacceptable,” even as he insists Tehran is committed to an international nuclear deal. 2. MISSOURI PASSES STRICT ABORTION BILL Just hours after Alabama’s governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law, Missouri’s Republican-led Senate passes legislation to ban abortions […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US-CHINA TRADE TALKS IN 11TH HOUR An increase in American tariffs on Chinese imports looms as the U.S. and China — the world’s two biggest economies — continue sparring over trade. 2. POPE ISSUES A GROUNDBREAKING LAW Francis will require all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HOUSE PANEL TO FACE EMPTY CHAIR INSTEAD OF BARR The attorney general is skipping a House Judiciary Committee hearing, evading another round of scathing questions by Democratic lawmakers. 2. ‘RILEY HOWELL IS A HERO’ Howell died in his classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, charging and tackling a gunman who would kill him […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. JOE BIDEN FORMALLY JOINS DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST The former vice president’s announcement marks the unofficial end of the chaotic early phase of the 2020 presidential season. 2. PUTIN, KIM DISCUSS HOW TO BREAK N. KOREA NUCLEAR STANDOFF Putin and Kim say they had good talks about their joint efforts to resolve a standoff over […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. A DAY 2 YEARS IN THE MAKING The Justice Department prepares to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Russian election interference and Trump’s presidential campaign. 2. NORTH KOREA SAYS IT TESTED NEW WEAPON Pyongyang says that it has test-fired a “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ASSANGE ARRESTED IN LONDON Police say they’ve arrested the WikiLeaks founder at the Ecuadorian embassy on a court warrant dating to 2012. 2. MAY FACES PARLIAMENT AFTER BREXIT EXTENSION A clearly frustrated European Union gives Britain until Halloween to find a way out of its Brexit quagmire, but the path toward divorce from the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. CREW OF DOOMED ETHIOPIA JET FOLLOWED PROCEDURES Data from the recorders of the Boeing 737 Max 8 found that the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jetliner could not control the plane after it started to nose dive. 2. FORMER NISSAN CHAIR ARRESTED AGAIN Carlos Ghosn is apprehended for a fourth time by Tokyo prosecutors […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NEW ZEALAND BANS ‘MILITARY-STYLE’ GUNS Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern bans the sales of semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones used in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers. 2. US-BACKED FORCES OUST IS BUT VICTORY MAY NOT LAST Down but not done, the Islamic State group could revive if […]

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 […]

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