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Get ready for Thursday, January 9th with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated PressJanuary 9, 2020, 12:24 PM3 min read Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN SAYS UKRAINIAN PLANE WAS ON FIRE, TRIED TO TURN BACK…
10 Things to Know for Today

Get ready for Thursday, January 9th with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

January 9, 2020, 12:24 PM

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. IRAN SAYS UKRAINIAN PLANE WAS ON FIRE, TRIED TO TURN BACK Ukraine is considering a missile strike or terrorism as possible theories for the crash of a Ukrainian jetliner, despite Iran’s contention that mechanical failure doomed the flight that killed 176 people.

2. STANDOFF OVER IMPEACHMENT TRIAL DEEPENS While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is demanding more details and witnesses, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there will be “no haggling” with Democrats.

3. HOUSE TO VOTE ON RESTRAINING TRUMP’S WAR POWERS The largely symbolic vote comes amid intensifying Democratic criticism of the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general.

4. HAWKISH GULF ARAB STRATEGY BEING TESTED The killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani appears to have caught Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf allies off-guard, thrusting the region closer to full-blown conflict.

5. BRITISH ROYALS ROCKED BY SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT A rift in the British monarchy is growing after Prince Harry and Meghan say they plan to “step back” from royal duties.

6. VILLAGE VS FACEBOOK A tiny Oregon town is trying to stop the social media giant from using property to build a landing spot for an ultra-high-speed, undersea cable connecting America with Asia.

7. GHOSN HIT WITH TRAVEL BAN Lebanese prosecutors issue the ban for fugitive ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, charged with financial misconduct in Japan, following an Interpol notice.

8. WHAT MAKES AUSTRALIAN WILDFIRES FIGHT UNIQUE Rural Fire Service in New South Wales consists of 72,000 people who make up the world’s largest volunteer fire service.

9. WHO WON BIG AT NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is toasted as the year’s best film at the New York awards ceremony.

10. ‘I STILL HAVE MORE TO PROVE’ In an Instagram post, 42-year-old NFL quarterback Tom Brady gives another indication that he isn’t done playing football.


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Get ready for Monday, January 13th with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated PressJanuary 13, 2020, 2:04 PM3 min read Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN CRACKS DOWN ON PROTESTERS Videos verified by The Associated Press…
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Get ready for Monday, January 13th with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

January 13, 2020, 2:04 PM

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. IRAN CRACKS DOWN ON PROTESTERS Videos verified by The Associated Press show police and security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic’s initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner.

2. PRESIDENT’S SUGGESTION FOR HIS LOOMING IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Donald Trump says the Senate should simply dismiss the impeachment case against him, a reversal from suggesting his own ideas for trial witnesses.

3. PHILIPPINE VOLCANO ERUPTS GUSHING RED-HOT LAVA More than 13,000 villagers have moved to evacuation centers in the hard-hit provinces of Batangas and Cavite, but officials expect the number to swell.

4. WHO THE US IS SENDING HOME AFTER FATAL SHOOTING More than a dozen Saudi military students could be removed from a military training program after an investigation into a deadly shooting by a Saudi aviation student at a Florida navy base last month

5. NO CLEAR FRONT-RUNNER AS IOWA CAUCUSES NEAR A poll released Friday by The Des Moines Register and CNN found the four leading Democrat contenders, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Bid and Pete Buttigieg share similar levels of support.

6. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOCUSES ON TEHRAN DISSENT Top officials have joined the president in trying to draw attention to protests in Iran rather than answering questions about uncertainty over the intelligence behind the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

7. ‘RANGE OF POSSIBILITIES’ TO BE DISCUSSED AT ROYAL FAMILY SUMMIT Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II seeks to contain the fallout from Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s decision to walk away from their royal roles.

8. DEMOCRATS STRUGGLE WITH HOW MUCH CHANGE IS TOO MUCH It is a question that has plagued candidates and voters alike over the last year in the Democratic Party’s quest to identify the person best positioned to defeat Trump in November

9. “JOKER,” “THE IRISHMAN” LEAD OSCAR NOMINATIONS Nine movies are nominated for best picture at the 92nd Academy Awards.

10. GREEN BAY IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO SUPER BOWL AFTER DIVISIONAL WIN OVER SEATTLE The Packers have reached the NFC championship game by beating the Seattle Seahawks 28-23.


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