10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT DEAL IS BEING QUESTIONED
Democrats say Trump’s plan hypes existing efforts while he claims victory for negotiations that staved off a 5% tax on all Mexican goods.
2. FORMER BOSTON RED SOX SLUGGER SHOT
Dominican Republic police say David Ortiz was approached from behind and shot at close range in an ambush at a bar; the gunman was captured and beaten.
3. RUSSIA PROBE REMAINS FOCUS FOR DEMOCRATS
The party has a new, intensified focus on the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and some hope the impeachment of President Trump will follow.
4. OJ SIMPSON IN A ‘NO NEGATIVE ZONE’
Twenty-five years after the killing of his ex-wife and her friend, the Pro Football Hall of Famer says his “life is fine” and he won’t be talking about the notorious murder case, he tells the AP exclusively.
5. EXTREMIST GROUP SEEN AS GREATER THREAT THAN TALIBAN
In Afghanistan, the Islamic State group is expanding its footprint, recruiting fighters and plotting attacks on the United States and other Western countries, authorities say.
6. MASS PROTESTS DON’T DETER HONG KONG
Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the extradition laws will help uphold justice and fulfill its international obligations despite public fears of China’s intentions.
The brooding musical about the underworld scored eight Tony Awards, including best musical.
8. ELIZABETH WARREN DOESN’T HAVE 2016 BAGGAGE
The Massachusetts senator is seen as an emerging threat, along with Joe Biden, to Bernie Sanders in the race to the 2020 presidency.
9. WITH NO HOME INTERNET ‘HOMEWORK GAP’ EXPANDS
Nearly 3 million students around the country face struggles keeping up with their studies because they must make do without home internet.
10. STANLEY CUP HEADING TO GAME 7
Tuukka Rask and Brad Marchand stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 to even the bruising, physical final at three games apiece.