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10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TROPICAL STORM LASHES SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Barry’s wind and rain start to lash Louisiana as New Orleans and coastal communities brace for a drenching from what’s expected to be the first hurricane of the season. 2. PRESIDENT ABANDONS BID TO INCLUDE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION ON CENSUS Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. MUELLER TO TESTIFY PUBLICLY BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEES The former special counsel agrees to discuss the report about possible Russian connections to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in what is likely to be the most highly anticipated congressional hearing in years. 2. GRIM BORDER DROWNING UNDERLINES PERIL OF MIGRATION A grim photograph of a drowned father […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TORNADOES STRAFE KANSAS CITY AREA The vicious storm spawns twisters that downs trees and power lines, damages homes and injures at least a dozen people. 2. WHO THINKS IT’S A 2-MAN RACE Even with a field of 24 Democrats, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT TOOK BEST PICTURE AT OSCARS In an upset, the segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” is crowned top film at the 91st Academy Awards. Not everyone, notably Spike Lee among others, was happy with the result. 2. TRUMP REFRAMES SUMMIT EXPECTATIONS The U.S. president lowers expectations for North Korea’s denuclearization while eager to declare […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO VENEZUELA’S GOVERNMENT HAS BACK-CHANNELED WITH President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an AP interview that his government held secret talks with the Trump administration and predicted he would survive an unprecedented global campaign to force his resignation. 2. FROM SHUTDOWN TO SHOWDOWN Congress has approved a border security deal that would avert a second […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘I CAN’T SAY I’M THRILLED’ Trump says he’s not expecting the government to shut down again, a signal that he’s leaning toward accepting a budget deal that denies him most of the money he’s sought for a border wall. 2. ‘EL CHAPO’ HEADING TO ‘ALCATRAZ OF THE ROCKIES’ Experts say convicted Mexican drug lord […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ODDS SEEM AGAINST TRADE WAR BREAKTHROUGH U.S. and Chinese negotiators begin talks aimed at settling a half-year dispute that has weakened both sides, rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. 2. LAWMAKERS HOPEFUL OF PACT THAT WOULD PREVENT SHUTDOWN Capitol Hill negotiators say they could easily reach a deal on a homeland […]

Ceremony finalizes long trek to US citizenship

Ceremony finalizes long trek to US citizenship

In a celebration of the American melting pot, 275 people crowded in with family and friends to take the oath of citizenship Jan. 17 in Pensacola, completing a lengthy process to call the U.S. home. Among their ranks were people from all corners of the globe, with native languages ranging across the spectrum. Read the […]

JROTC takes time to remember Pearl Harbor Day

JROTC takes time to remember Pearl Harbor Day

Navarre High School’s Navy Junior ROTC Commanding Officer continued reading off the names of those who lost their lives in Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor long after the remembrance ceremony ended here at Navarre High School on a crisp, sun-splashed Friday morning. The American Flag above her waved in the soft breeze, 77 years to […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SOME OF THE PRESIDENT’S MEN Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with Donald Trump. 2. HUAWEI CASE ADDS INTRIGUE TO TRADE RELATIONS The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive shows why […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BUSH REMEMBERED AS ‘GREAT MAN’ AND ‘GENTLE SOUL’ The nation’s capital mourns the 41st president as he lies in state with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency. 2. ISRAEL TARGETS HEZBOLLAH BORDER TUNNELS The Israeli operation could send tensions soaring between Israel and its Iranian-backed foe, whose last conflict was […]

‘Home forever,’ Navarre resident gains U.S. citizenship

‘Home forever,’ Navarre resident gains U.S. citizenship

Navarre’s own Lulu Jahn, a South African native and mother of five, was among the more than 150 people from around the globe who took the oath of U.S. citizenship Fridayduring a tearful ceremony in Pensacola. “It means everything to me,” Jahn said. Read the full article in the Nov. 29 issue of Navarre Press. […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. 2ND KAVANAUGH ACCUSER COMES FORWARD Deborah Ramirez describes to The New Yorker magazine of an unwanted sexual encounter during the Supreme Court nominee’s first year at Yale. 2. BILL COSBY FACES SENTENCING FOR 2004 SEXUAL ASSAULT A judge will decide whether to give the 81-year-old comedian as much as 30 years in prison or […]

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 Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. PEDESTRIANS INJURED IN CRASH OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT IN LONDON A car slammed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, injuring a number of pedestrians. London’s Metropolitan Police say that they are treating it as a terrorist incident. 2. ‘BLUE WAVE’ TO BE TESTED IN KEY MIDWESTERN PRIMARIES Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO WASHINGTON? Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together; Moscow says it’s ‘open’ to the invite. 2. WHO WANTS TRUMP TRANSLATOR TO EMERGE FROM SHADOWS Democrats want President Donald […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ‘THE INCIDENT DEFINITELY LOOKED DELIBERATE’ Police in Toronto are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why suspect Alek Minassian, 25, plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people. 2. AUTHORITIES LOOKING INTO BIZARRE PAST OF WAFFLE HOUSE SUSPECT Travis Reinking had told deputies in Illinois that Taylor […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. MANHUNT ON FOR GUNMAN IN NASHVILLE CARNAGE Travis Reinking, 29, killed four people and injured four others at a Nashville, Tenn., Waffle House, then fled after a customer wrestled the assault weapon away. 2. ‘HE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO WORK TO KILL ME’ James Shaw Jr. wrenched the AR-15 from the Nashville shooter’s […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP OPENS DOOR TO POTENTIAL MEETING WITH PUTIN It would be the first time the Russian leader has been at the White House in more than a decade and come at a time of rising tensions between the two global powers. 2. WALL STREET GIVES BACK GAINS Stocks tumble after China raises import duties […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SACRAMENTO PROTESTERS HEED CALL TO AVOID DISRUPTING NBA GAME Hours after an emotional interruption at his brother’s funeral, Stevante Clark helped defuse tension in California’s capital city. 2. MOSCOW’S TIT-FOR-TAT EXTENDS DIPLOMATIC CONFLICT Russia will expel more than 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, and close a U.S. consulate after Western expulsions of Russian diplomats […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. KIM JONG UN TRAVELS TO BEIJING North Korea’s reclusive leader meets with China’s president in his first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011. 2. WHAT’S WELCOME NEWS FOR WHITE HOUSE A growing American economy and passage of a Republican tax overhaul appear to be helping Trump lift his […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. US, EUROPE PUNISH RUSSIA OVER SPY CASE Western nations band together to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats they accuse of being spies, punishing Moscow for its alleged poisoning of an ex-intelligence officer in Britain. 2. CIVIL RIGHTS ICON DIES AT 76 As a young girl in Kansas, Linda Brown found herself at the […]

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 Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. POLICE MAKE DIRECT APPEAL TO BOMBER In the search for answers to a series of explosions in Austin, Texas, authorities have come ahead with a simple plea to whoever’s behind the blasts: Talk to us. 2. SELF-DRIVING UBER STRIKES, KILLS PEDESTRIAN The fatality in a Phoenix suburb is the first involving a fully autonomous […]

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 Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOW THE UNION IS FARING As Trump tees up his big State of the Union speech, the stock market is soaring, the number of people with health insurance is holding steady and more U.S. troops are stationed in war zones. 2. RUSSIA PROBE TAKES NEW TWIST Republicans on the House intelligence committee vote to […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ALASKA EARTHQUAKE PROMPTS TSUNAMI WARNING The temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 off Kodiak Island prompts a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and British Columbia. 2. SENATORS STRIKE DEAL RE-OPENING GOVERNMENT A stop-gap spending measure will keep the government open until Feb. 8, meaning 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 Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. STEVE BANNON BACK ON CAPITOL HILL A House panel questions the ex-White House strategist, aiming to find out Trump’s thinking when he fired FBI Director James Comey. 2. WHO’S STRUGGLING TO GET STORIES STRAIGHT Trump’s Homeland Security secretary becomes the latest GOP official to offer a conflicting account of a meeting in which the […]