Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. 11 HOUSE REPUBLICANS SEEK IMPEACHMENT OF DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL The lawmakers criticized Rod Rosenstein and Justice Department officials for not being responsive enough to requests for documents related to the beginning of the Russia investigation. 2. FEDS FACE DEADLINE ON REUNITING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES The White House has until the end of the day to […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MORE TOUGH RHETORIC FROM TRUMP The president says the U.S. commitment to NATO “remains very strong” despite reports that he threatened to pull out in a dispute over defense spending. 2. FEDS REVISITING EMMETT TILL CASE The government reopens its investigation into the slaying of the black teen whose brutal killing in Mississippi helped […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. LATEST UK POISONING LIKELY NOT DELIBERATE Officials say they suspect a British couple in their 40s was not directly targeted but sickened as a consequence of the previous attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter. 2. WHO IS VIKTOR VEKSELBERG The sanctioned Russian oligarch linked to Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen has […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. JUSTICE’S RETIREMENT SHAKES UP BELTWAY Anthony Kennedy’s exit is setting off a confirmation battle for Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisanship and impact midterm elections. 2. HOW FAMILY SEPARATION FOR IMMIGRANTS MAY AFFECT KIDS’ BRAINS Severe early adversity may cause brain changes and “toxic stress,” resulting in lasting […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. FIRST BLOWBACK, THEN A SUDDEN REVERSAL Trump’s about-face on separating immigrant families comes after mushrooming outrage and pressure from all corners. 2. YOUNG IMMIGRANTS DETAINED IN VIRGINIA CENTER ALLEGE ABUSE A lawsuit claims dozens of immigrant children were housed in prison-like conditions at a juvenile detention facility, beaten by guards and some left nude […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHY ‘LOCAL’ FISH ISN’T ALWAYS LOCAL An Associated Press investigation finds that a leading sustainable seafood distributor who promised wild-caught, domestic fish has been duping chefs across the U.S. 2. TRUMP ON NORTH KOREA CLAIM RAISES EYEBROWS President Donald Trump declared that his summit with Kim Jong Un ended any nuclear threat, though the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ANALYSIS: HUD PLAN WOULD RAISE RENTS FOR POOR BY 20 PERCENT Housing Secretary Ben Carson says the proposal would put recipients of assistance on a path toward stability, but advocates say it would lead to increased homelessness. 2. HOUSE GOP PRESSING FOR IMMIGRATION PACT House leaders are seeking consensus on the issue, racing the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NORTH KOREA DEMOLISHES WHAT IT SAYS IS NUCLEAR TEST SITE The demolition happened in the presence of foreign journalists at the site deep in the mountains of the North’s sparsely populated northeast. 2. ‘GANG OF 8’ POISED FOR DOJ BRIEFING Lawmakers from both parties are set to meet with top intelligence officials on the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HOW HIGH-STAKES DIPLOMACY PLAYED OUT After months of anticipation, the release of three American detainees by North Korea is sealed only about an hour before the U.S. secretary of state is wheels-up from Pyongyang. 2. MICHAEL COHEN’S WOES DEEPEN Already under investigation for a hush payment to a porn star, Trump’s longtime personal attorney […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP ACKNOWLEDGES HE REPAID LAWYER FOR ‘STORMY’ HUSH MONEY The president says he repaid his personal lawyer for hush money given to porn actress Stormy Daniels after claiming previously he didn’t know about the payments. Trump’s tweets outlining the arrangement came after Rudy Giuliani , one of his attorneys, said that Trump reimbursed attorney […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. COLD CASE OF CALIFORNIA SERIAL KILLER BREAKS Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo, the suspected Golden State Killer, was charged with eight counts of murder in a decades-old case after being linked to the crimes through his DNA. 2. WHAT’S THE GOAL FOR KOREAS SUMMIT Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in must lay the foundation […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP LEAVES WIGGLE ROOM WITH KIM SUMMIT Although optimistic about the historic meeting with North Korea’s reclusive leader, the president says he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” 2. FAA TO ISSUE DIRECTIVE U.S. airline regulators will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. PAUL RYAN WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION The decision by the House Speaker injects another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall. 2. TRUMP PROMISES MILITARY STRIKE Defying Russian warnings, the president says missiles “will be coming” in response to Syria’s suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHO’S LATEST CABINET MEMBER HEADING FOR EXIT Trump fires Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin in the wake of a bruising ethics scandal and a mounting rebellion within his own agency. 2. ECONOMY’S WHEELS SPIN FASTER U.S. GDP grew at a solid 2.9 percent annual rate in the final three months of last year, a […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. AUSTIN BOMBER’S VIDEO AMOUNTS TO ‘CONFESSION,’ BUT NO MOTIVE A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by Mark Anthony Conditt details the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a confession, police say. 2. WHO IS BRACING FOR TRUMP TRADE SANCTIONS Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses brace for a backlash as […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHO IS COOPERATING IN MUELLER PROBE George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman and convicted pedophile, met with Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon at Trump Tower in December 2016, AP learns. 2. TOYS R US DOWNFALL WIDESPREAD The iconic retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees and forcing […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP PUTS FELLOW REPUBLICANS ON HOT SEAT The president calls for speedy and substantial changes to the nation’s gun laws, criticizing lawmakers in a White House meeting for being too fearful of the NRA. 2. EMOTIONS OVERFLOW AT FLORIDA SCHOOL Students and teachers cry and hug as they return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TEEN SHOOTING SURVIVORS SHAKE UP CAPITOL Some of the high school students who traveled to Florida’s state capital for protests after last week’s mass shooting commit what may have been their young movement’s first act of civil disobedience. 2. WHICH IDEA MIGHT BE GAINING TRACTION In the aftermath of the latest mass school shooting, […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP PROFESSES EASE WITH MUELLER The president says he’s “looking forward” to being questioned — under oath — in the special counsel’s obstruction and Russian election interference probe. 2. PRESIDENT BOOSTS HOPES OF ‘DREAMERS’ He says he’s open to an immigration plan that would provide a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HAITIANS FACE HURDLES AFTER PROTECTED STATUS RENEWAL DELAYS A bureaucratic delay by U.S. immigration officials has cost some of them their jobs, others the chance to travel for family emergencies and many feeling like it was intentional. 2. WHERE TRUMP IS HEADED Southwestern Pennsylvania to celebrate the Republican tax overhaul — and perhaps give […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHERE COMPROMISE IS IN THE AIR A bipartisan group of lawmakers, backed by the White House, reaches for a deal on a tangle of spending and immigration issues. 2. TRUMP SEES LITTLE NEED TO TALK TO MUELLER The president says it “seems unlikely” that he’ll give an interview in the special counsel’s investigation into […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP BLASTS STEVE BANNON OVER BOOK The new book portrays the president as an undisciplined man-child who didn’t actually want to win the White House and quotes Bannon as calling contact by Trump’s son with a Russian lawyer “treasonous.” 2. PAUL MANAFORT SUES SPECIAL COUNSEL Trump’s ex-campaign chair says that prosecutor Mueller and the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHERE A SNOWBLOWER WOULD HAVE BEEN A USEFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT Parts of the northern U.S. are still digging out from heavy snowfall since Christmas, and many others are facing freezing temperatures for the rest of the week. 2. HOW CHINA PUNISHES EVEN MILD CRITICISM OF CRACKDOWN ON UIGHUR MINORITY The wife of a member […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘WE ARE TIRED OF LIVING LIKE THIS’ The military appears to have brought an end to Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign in Zimbabwe as the economy of the once-prosperous African nation plummets. 2. ‘OBAMACARE’ MANDATE REPEAL WOULD REMAKE MARKET FOR CONSUMERS Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 5

5 FORMER PRESIDENTS TO ATTEND HURRICANE RELIEF CONCERT All five living former U.S. presidents will attend a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M University later this month to help storm recoveries in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. George H.W Bush would be joined by his son, former President George W. Bush, and former presidents Barack […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 6

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 6

NEW DEAL: FLORIDA AND SEMINOLES SETTLE BLACKJACK DISPUTE The two sides agreed Wednesday to end an ongoing lawsuit over whether the tribe can keep blackjack tables at its well-known casinos in the state. The settlement will allow the tribe to keep blackjack but will also guarantee that the state will continue to receive payments. Last […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 22

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 22

FLORIDA COUNTY WON’T MOVE CONFEDERATE STATUE The Hillsborough County Commission voted 4-3 Wednesday not to remove a statue that was erected in Tampa in 1911. Called ‘Memoria In Aeterna,’ it sits outside a courthouse administrative building and depicts two Civil War soldiers next to an obelisk. After listening to more than two hours of impassioned […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 15

JUDGE RESCINDS ORDER OF RELEASE FOR SELF-PROCLAIMED NEO-NAZI U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas McCoun III on Wednesday vacated his previous order that set terms of release for 21-year-old Brandon Russell. Russell was arrested last month after authorities investigating the murder of two of his roommates by a third roommate found explosives and other materials consistent with […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 25

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 25

SISTER: BROTHER’S SHOOTER ‘SICK AND TWISTED’ Alyssa Himmelman is the sister of Jeremy Himmelman. Police say 18-year-old Devon Arthurs confessed to killing the 22-year-old Himmelman and 18-year-old Andrew Oneschuk in the Tampa apartment they shared. They say Arthurs claimed the two were neo-Nazis who disparaged his Islamic faith. Arthurs says he previously shared their views […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 27

RUSSIAN WITH HIV SEEKING US ASYLUM IS DETAINED IN FLORIDA Denis Davydov has been held in an immigration detention facility in Miami for more than a month after a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Customs officers clearing passengers out of St. Thomas took the 30-year-old man into custody on suspicion he overstayed his visa, […]