Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DEBATE RIVALS ASSAIL ELIZABETH WARREN Democratic presidential hopefuls accuse the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature “wealth tax” plan. 2. IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY REVEALING NEW DETAILS The testimony from witnesses, mainly officials from the State Department and other foreign policy posts, is largely corroborating the account […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DEMOCRATS TAKE UP IMPEACHMENT DRIVE; TRUMP ASSAILS THEM The probe focuses partly on whether he abused his presidential powers and sought help from Ukraine to undermine rival Joe Biden and help his own reelection effort. 2. HOW WHITE HOUSE VIEWS IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS The announcement has largely been welcomed by Trump’s advisers, who believe it […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT QUESTIONS WILL TRUMP FACE AT UNITED NATIONS The president will have to fend off questions including whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival, Iran, the uncertain future of Brexit, the U.S. trade war with China and a weakening global economy. 2. BRITISH TOUR COMPANY THOMAS COOK COLLAPSES The British government […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ISRAEL’S MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES DEADLOCKED AFTER ELECTION Seeming kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman says he’ll insist upon a secular unity government between the main Likud and Blue and White parties, and that could lead to Benjamin Netanyahu’s ouster. 2. IRAN SAYS IT’S READY TO HIT BACK Tehran warns Washington that any U.S. action taken against it […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BOLTON, TRUMP DIFFERED ON GLOBAL HOTSPOTS The now former national security adviser held far more hawkish views than the “America first” president on matters like Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. 2. AMERICANS COMMEMORATE 9/11 Mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to “never forget” and rising attention to the terror attacks’ extended toll on responders will mark […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BAHAMIANS BEGIN RESCUES AS DORIAN MOVES ON TOWARD US COAST Bahamians rescue hurricane victims with jet skis and a bulldozer as the U.S., Britain and aid groups try to get food and medicine to survivors and take the most desperate people to safety. 2. HONG KONG EXTRADITION BILL WITHDRAWN The territory’s embattled leader Carrie […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DORIAN THREATENS PUERTO RICO Forecasters say the tropical storm made a last-minute shift in its path and could reach near-hurricane strength in its approach to the reeling U.S. territory. 2. NEW PRIME MINISTER ROILING BRITISH POLITICS Boris Johnson is suspending Parliament, squeezing time for opposition lawmakers to hamper efforts to quash a no-deal Brexit. […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. FALLOUT FOR PLACIDO DOMINGO AFTER MISCONDUCT ACCUSATIONS Two music companies cancel appearances by the opera legend and the Los Angeles Opera says it will launch a probe after the AP revealed years of sexual harassment allegations. 2. TRUMP OFFICIAL: STATUE OF LIBERTY POEM REFERS TO EUROPEANS The acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. MODERATES RIDICULE ‘MEDICARE FOR ALL’ AT DEBATE Lesser-known pragmatists clash with Bernie Sander and Elizabeth Warren, warning that “wish-list economics” will jeopardize Democrats’ shot at the presidency. 2. ‘PART OF THE DARK UNDERBELLY OF AMERICAN SOCIETY’ That’s what self-help author Marianne Williamson called racism at the Democratic debate, showing her flair for occasionally producing […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. MUELLER TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AT RUSSIA PROBE HEARINGS The back-to-back Capitol Hill appearances promise the extraordinary spectacle of the former special counsel discussing a criminal investigation he conducted into a sitting U.S. president. 2. BORIS JOHNSON FACES A DEEPLY DIVIDED COUNTRY Britain’s next prime minister will have just over three months to make […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. CABINET MEMBER UNDER FIRE AS EPSTEIN CASE REAPPRAISED President Trump said he would be looking “very closely” at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein. But he also praised Acosta’s performance on the job and saying he felt “very badly” for him. 2. DEMS STRUGGLING […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. AIRSTRIKE HITS MIGRANT DETENTION CENTER IN LIBYA A Libyan minister claims a foreign country was behind the strike in the capital, Tripoli, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130. 2. IRAN WILL ENRICH URANIUM TO ‘ANY AMOUNT WE WANT’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is warning Europe that Tehran will “take the […]

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. US NAVY SAYS MINE FROM TANKER ATTACK RESEMBLES IRANIAN ONES The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore “a striking resemblance” to similar mines displayed by Iran, a Navy explosives expert says, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault. 2. TRUMP AIRS […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TENSIONS ESCALATE IN HONG KONG Police deploy tear gas, pepper spray and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who lay siege to government buildings to oppose a contentious extradition bill. 2. BIDEN, TRUMP TRADE JABS IN POSSIBLE 2020 ELECTION PREVIEW The two unleashed verbal attacks in Iowa that at times felt more like the closing […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BRITAIN PLANS ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ D-DAY EVENT World leaders and World War II veterans are gathering on the southern coast of England to honor the Allied soldiers who helped liberate Europe from Nazi Germany 75 years ago. 2. GOP SENATORS LINE UP AGAINST TRUMP’S MEXICO TARIFF PLAN It’s unclear if lawmakers have the votes to stop […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. IMPEACHMENT CALLS GROW IN HOUSE More Democrats are calling for action against Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying. 2. NORTH KOREA HURLS INSULTS AT BIDEN Pyongyang labels the presidential candidate a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ALABAMA BANS NEARLY ALL ABORTIONS The state’s Republican-dominated Senate voted to make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison for the abortion provider. 2. IRAN’S SUPREME LEADER MAKES VEILED THREAT Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says it wouldn’t be difficult for the Islamic […]

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 Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SRI LANKA EASTER BOMBINGS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 359 The country’s leaders vowed to overhaul the security apparatus amid a series of intelligence lapses before the attacks. 2. CRUCIAL SUMMIT IN FAR-EASTERN RUSSIA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in Vladivostok for a much-anticipated meeting with President Vladimir Putin amid deadlocked diplomacy on […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DONATIONS POUR IN FOR NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL Nearly $1 billion in global contributions have been made to restore the fire-ravaged, 12th century landmark in Paris, and France’s president wants the work completed in five years. 2. COLUMBINE THREAT BY WOMAN WITH GUN SHUTS DENVER-AREA SCHOOLS Authorities are searching for 18-year-old Sol Pais, who they […]

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 Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP EXPLORES ART OF THE CLIMB-DOWN The president pivots on two big policy fronts, easing up on threats to close the U.S. border with Mexico and delaying any changes to “Obamacare” until after the 2020 election. 2. ‘A CITY REBORN’ Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s next mayor, a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP’S 2020 MACHINE A FAR CRY FROM FLY-BY-NIGHT 2016 EFFORT The president is assembling an army of operatives to fight for re-election in what stands to be a legacy-defining political battle. 2. FAA PLANNING REVAMP OF AIRCRAFT OVERSIGHT While the agency has made improvements to its oversight of airplane manufacturers, it plans by July […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. NEW ZEALAND HOLDS FIRST FUNERALS FOR MOSQUE SHOOTING VICTIMS A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for “the safest country in the world” are buried before hundreds of mourners. 2. DISNEY CLOSES $71 BILLION DEAL FOR FOX’S ENTERTAINMENT ASSETS The deal paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ETHIOPIA TO SEND PLANE’S BLACK BOX ABROAD The black box from the doomed Ethiopian Airlines jetliner will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen, an airline spokesman tells the AP. 2. CARDINAL PELL SENT TO PRISON FOR MOLESTATION The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse is sentenced to […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. HOUSE DEMOCRATS POISED FOR MORE COHEN TESTIMONY Trump’s former lawyer returns to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of questioning as Democrats pursue investigations into Trump’s White House, businesses and presidential campaign. 2. FORMER NISSAN CHAIRMAN LEAVES DETENTION FACILITY Carlos Ghosn, held nearly four months for alleged financial fraud, appears to have left a […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP, KIM BEGIN SUMMIT WITH HANDSHAKE, SMILES The affable leaders of hostile nations open with hopeful words and a private chat before sitting down for dinner and further talks about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. 2. MICHAEL COHEN: TRUMP KNEW ABOUT WIKILEAKS Trump’s former personal lawyer is planning to tell a House committee […]

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