Thursday

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 […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NO DEAL IN HANOI Declaring “sometimes you have to walk,” Trump did just that after nuclear disarmament talks with Kim Jong Un collapsed after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a standoff over U.S. sanctions on North Korea. 2. HOW KIM MADE HISTORY For what is almost certainly the first […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘EMPIRE’ ACTOR TURNS HIMSELF IN Jussie Smollett to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men. 2. FIRE IN ANCIENT SHOPING DISTRICT IN BANGLADESH KILLS DOZENS A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. BORDER SECURITY SEEMS NEAR A SERENE RESOLUTION Congress is set to resolve its clattering brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion as lawmakers prepare to pass a border security compromise. 2. FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE ONE YEAR LATER The anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre will primarily be about […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. VIRGINIA HAS CHECKERED RACIAL PAST Virginia has become more diverse and socially liberal in recent years, but the state continues to struggle with mindsets shaped by its turbulent racial history. 2. BORDER WALL A DELICATE DANCE Some Mexican homes encroach on U.S. soil, posing a dilemma for federal authorities. 3. ‘REVOLUTION BABIES’ REPRESENT MAJOR […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WATCHDOG ISSUES SOBERING REPORT ON AFGHANISTAN As the U.S. pursues peace in the war-torn country, the Afghan government has been unable to expand control of its country, Afghan security forces are shrinking and gaps in security are growing. 2. AP: ICE FORCE-FEEDING DETAINEES ON HUNGER STRIKE Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP YIELDS TO PELOSI, POSTPONES STATE OF THE UNION The president concedes that “no venue can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber” and that he’ll wait until the shutdown is over as the House speaker had demanded. 2. COMPETING BILLS IN SENATE TO END SHUTDOWN LIKELY TO FAIL Republicans […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MAY BATTLES TO KEEP BREXIT ON TRACK European Union countries are also debating how to move forward now that the U.K. Parliament rejected the prime minister’s deal with the bloc and with the March 29 deadline looming. 2. WHO BLINKS FIRST MATTERS IN WALL FIGHT Border wall aside, the shutdown dispute over whether to […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP TAKING SHUTDOWN BATTLE TO US-MEXICO BORDER The president is seeking to bolster his case for a border wall after the latest negotiations with Democrats blew up over his funding demands. 2. STAND TAKEN AGAINST FORCED LABOR On the heels of an AP investigation, a U.S. company that stocks college bookstores with team apparel […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP, LAWMAKERS STILL AT LOGGERHEADS No one budges at the president’s closed-door meeting with congressional leaders, so the partial government shutdown persists over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. 2. WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT NEW CONGRESS The 116th U.S. Congress is making history for seating […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. COULD AFGHANISTAN BE NEXT AFTER SYRIA PULLOUT? The abruptness with which President Trump turned the page on Syria raises questions about whether combat partners like Iraq and Afghanistan should feel confident that he will not pull the plug on them, too. 2. WHY TRUMP IS ON VERGE OF GIVING UP BEST CHANCE FOR WALL […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. IN TRUMP’S ORBIT, SHIFTING EXPLANATIONS The president’s knowledge of any payments to women who claim to have been mistresses shift as his legal exposure grows. 2. SENATE TO VOTE ON AID TO YEMEN Lawmakers may decide to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that would rebuke the kingdom after the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. BUSH GOING TO FINAL RESTING PLACE IN TEXAS The 41st president will be taken by train to his family burial plot on the presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University. 2. CHINA DEMANDS CANADA RELEASE HUAWEI EXECUTIVE Meng Wanzhou, reportedly accused of trying to evade U.S. curbs on trade with Iran, faces possible extradition […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE DEATH TOLL HITS MILESTONE Experts say the wildfire burning north of Sacramento that has killed at least 56 is the deadliest in a century. 2. BREXIT DEAL IN CHAOS Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resign in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US-MEXICO BORDER MOBILIZATION FIGURES CHANGE AT DIZZYING PACE Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Pentagon doesn’t “do stunts” when asked if his department is being politicized by Trump’s ever-increasing troop deployment numbers. 2. PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE MASSACRE SUSPECT DUE IN COURT Robert Bowers faces arraignment in federal court on charges including murder, hate crimes, obstructing […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. PACKAGES TO DE NIRO, BIDEN SEIZED, SIMILAR TO PIPE BOMBS Suspicious packages addressed to actor Robert De Niro and former Vice President Joe Biden are intercepted, and investigators say they are similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN. 2. ‘IT’S ALMOST SCARY TO TALK POLITICS WITH […]

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