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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. US AND IRAN NEAR POTENTIAL FLASHPOINT Washington and Tehran are edging closer to a possible confrontation as Tehran says it’s breaking compliance with a nuclear accord and the Trump administration orders more troops to the Middle East. 2. WHO THREATENS TO DEPORT MILLIONS President Donald Trump has tweeted that the United States will remove […]

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 Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT TANKER SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW The pictures obtained by the AP show no major visible damage to the four oil tankers anchored off the United Arab Emirates that were damaged by what Gulf officials described as “sabotage.” 2. US TARGETS MORE CHINESE GOODS FOR NEW TARIFF HIKES Washington issues a $300 billion target list […]

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 Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SENATE PANEL TO GRILL BARR A dramatic showdown is expected as the attorney general will defend his actions before Democrats who accuse him of spinning the Mueller report findings in Trump’s favor. 2. WHAT CONCERNED TRUMP ABOUT RUSSIA PROBE As the special counsel’s investigation threatened to shadow his presidency, he became increasingly concerned he […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. VENEZUELA’S GUAIDO LEADS MILITARY UPRISING Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido takes to the streets with detained activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of soldiers in a military uprising; the government says it is confronting a small “coup attempt” led by military “traitors.” 2. TRUMP SUES BANKS The president and his family file suit […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. FIRE OUT BUT MUCH WORK AHEAD FOR DAMAGED NOTRE DAME Experts are assessing the blackened shell of Paris’ iconic cathedral to establish next steps to save what remains after a devastating fire destroyed much of the almost 900-year-old building. 2. REDACTED SPECIAL COUNSEL REPORT COMING THIS WEEK Trump is stepping up his attacks in […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. NETANYAHU APPEARS HEADED TO RE-ELECTION It would be a historic fifth term as prime minister, which this summer would make him Israel’s longest-serving leader ever, surpassing founding father David Ben-Gurion. 2. MAY TO ASK EU FOR BREXIT DELAY Just days away from a potentially calamitous no-deal Brexit, EU leaders will meet to discuss granting […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO’S BACKING OFF BORDER SHUTDOWN President Donald Trump backed off his threat to seal the southern border and warned instead to slap Mexico with auto tariffs. 2. BIDEN TO MAKE 1ST APPEARANCE SINCE COMPLAINTS ABOUT HIS BEHAVIOR Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to make his first public appearance since a handful of […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ‘YOU WON’T HEAR ME SPEAK HIS NAME’ New Zealand’s prime minister says she will do everything in her power to deny the accused mosque gunman a platform for elevating his white supremacist views at trial. 2. FRANTIC RESCUE UNDERWAY FOR MOZAMBIQUE FLOOD VICTIMS Hundreds are dead, many more missing and thousands at risk from […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. FAA JOINS ETHIOPIA CRASH PROBE U.S. aviation experts join the investigation into the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner, as a growing number of airlines and countries ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. 2. TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN AGENDA FOUND IN NEW BUDGET His budget for the next fiscal year focuses on deep spending […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. MANAFORT ONLY GETS 4 YEARS IN PRISON WHEN 20 WAS POSSIBLE The former Trump campaign chairman has been sentenced to only 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians. 2. HOW THE HOUSE RESPONDED AFTER ANTI-SEMITISM DISPUTE Divided in debate but mostly united in a final […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHY DID IT SUDDENLY END? President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the U.S. lift all of its sanctions, a claim that North Korea’s delegation called a rare news conference in the middle of the night to deny. 2. DEMOCRATS […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. KIM JONG UN MAKES GRAND ARRIVAL IN HANOI After a marathon train journey, the North Korean leader’s armored limo rolls into Vietnam’s capital with much fanfare ahead of a nuclear summit with Trump. 2. AUSTRALIAN PRELATE CONVICTED OF MOLESTATION Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse, is […]

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. LIGHTS, CAMERA, CLUES Chicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras, with more than 32,000 mounted on buildings, poles, train tunnels and elsewhere, helped police break the case of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. 2. REAL CHANGE AT LONG LAST? Cardinals attending Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. POSSIBLE PEACE DECLARATION LOOMS OVER KIM-TRUMP SUMMIT Such an announcement ending the six-decade-old Korean War could open up a whole new set of problems for Washington if not done carefully. 2. CALIFORNIA VS. TRUMP ESCALATES Disputes over the president’s border wall and California’s bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BERNIE SANDERS SAYS HE’S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2020 The 77-year-old Vermont senator ran an insurgent but unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2016 that reshaped Democratic politics. 2. FASHION ICON KARL LAGERFELD DIES Chanel’s iconic couturier’s accomplished designs as well as his trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO WAS THE TARGET OF THREATS BY TABLOID Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him. 2. VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS BRACE FOR POLITICAL FALLOUT OF SCANDAL The political crisis in Virginia threatens […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP, PELOSI REMAIN FAR APART ON BORDER WALL ISSUE House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared there’ll be no “wall money” in any compromise border security deal as she and President Donald Trump signaled congressional negotiators may never satisfy his demands. 2. U.S. TO WITHDRAW FROM NUCLEAR ARMS TREATY The Trump administration is poised to […]

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 […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP ASSOCIATE STONE ARRESTED, FACES OBSTRUCTION CHARGE The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says Roger Stone faces charges including witness tampering, obstruction and false statements. 2. WHAT SHUTDOWN VOTE REJECTION SPURRED The twin setbacks in the Senate prompts a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies. […]

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 Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHAT SENATORS ARE GRAPPLING WITH Side with Trump or vote to temporarily end the longest shutdown in U.S. history and keep negotiating. 2. VENEZUELA BRACES FOR PROTESTS The country’s opposition faces a crucial test in an appeal to the military and the poor to shift loyalties that until recently looked solidly behind the socialist […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN DAY 24 Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, with no end in sight for the partial closure. 2. SECRETARY OF STATE VISITS MIDDLE EAST Mike Pompeo met Monday with Saudi leaders on the latest stop of a […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HIGH DRAMA ON CAPITOL HILL Senators will hear from Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her when they were teens. 2. WHAT COULD BE A WHERE-WERE-YOU MOMENT The Kennedy assassination. The Challenger explosion. The Sept. 11 attacks. Make room for another […]

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 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 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. […]