cloudyn.png
Thursday February 20th, 2020 4:38AM

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

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

1. AP: BARR MULLS RESIGNATION The attorney general tells people close to him he’s considering quitting his post after Trump wouldn’t heed his warning to stop tweeting about Justice Department cases, an administration official tells the AP.

2. ROD BLAGOJEVICH WALKS FREE The former Illinois governor is back in his Chicago home after being released from prison after Trump cut short his 14-year sentence for political corruption.

3. ‘WE JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE’ Hundreds of passengers begin leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan after the end of a much-criticized, two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of a new virus.

4. WHERE THERE WAS A SYMBOLIC FLIGHT AMID WAR A commercial flight from Damascus carrying Syrian officials and journalists lands in Aleppo for the first time in years, while nearby, a government onslaught has displaced more than 900,000 civilians in the northwest.

5. INTO THE HEAT OF DEBATE BATTLE IN VEGAS The first major test of billionaire Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign plays out in the city of high rollers when he faces questions and sharp elbows from other candidates on the stage for the first time.

6. ‘WHEN MONEY DOESN’T COME, PEOPLE DIE’ As Yemenis go hungry, many food deliveries have been blocked as Houthi rebels demand the U.N. give them a cut of the billions of dollars in international aid money, AP learns.

7. YEMEN DRONES LINKED TO IRAN A small instrument within drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels match components recovered in downed Iranian drones, reports say.

8. EX-AUSTRALIAN LEADER DISCLOSES FLIGHT 370 THEORY Tony Abbott claims top Malaysian government officials suspected the vanishing of the Malaysian Airlines jetliner almost six years ago was a mass murder-suicide by the pilot.

9. ROBERT DURST BEING TRIED FOR OLD MURDER The eccentric real estate heir, now 76, is accused of fatally shooting his best friend in 2000 to keep her silent about the disappearance and presumed 1982 killing of his wife.

10. ‘NOW IS JUST THE RIGHT TIME’ Eight years after the singer’s death, a holographic Whitney Houston will appear on a concert stage again with a European tour and U.S. dates expected to follow.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Baseball , AP National News, AP Online National News, Top General short headlines, AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Online President, White House, advisers News, AP Elections, General Election News, General Presidential Election News, AP Sports - Major League Baseball
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Unknowns of the new virus make global quarantines a struggle
Halting the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China is difficult in part because important details about the illness and how it spreads are still unknown
6:37AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Pelosi shreds Trump's speech. Right there on the podium.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has had the last word on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech
6:33AM ( 14 minutes ago )
10 Things to Know for Today
Get ready for Wednesday, Feb. 5 with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press
6:29AM ( 18 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Scientists dive into 'Midnight Zone' to study dark ocean
A team of scientists is preparing to dive deep into the depths of the Indian Ocean into a “Midnight Zone” where light barely reaches, but life still thrives
2:25AM ( 4 hours ago )
Pelosi rips up Trump speech. Right there on the podium.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the last word on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech
2:12AM ( 4 hours ago )
AP sources: Red Sox agree to trade Betts, Price to Dodgers
The Red Sox have agreed to trade 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers, two people with knowledge of the deal tell The Associated Press
12:57AM ( 5 hours ago )
AP National News
Biden's poor showing in Iowa shakes establishment support
Joe Biden's third presidential bid is entering a critical stretch after a disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses
12:44AM ( 6 hours ago )
Trump impeachment acquittal on track ahead of Senate vote
President Donald Trump is on the verge of acquittal by the Senate
12:37AM ( 6 hours ago )
Buttigieg slightly leading Sanders in partial Iowa results
The Iowa Democratic Party has released additional results of its kickoff presidential caucus after a long day of delay
12:21AM ( 6 hours ago )
AP Online National News
California may pause student fitness tests due to bullying
The governor of California wants to pause physical education tests for students over concerns with bullying and discrimination
8:42PM ( 10 hours ago )
California shooting shows security vulnerabilities on buses
A shooting that killed one and injured five this week on a Greyhound bus in California illustrated the potential security gaps on the nation's buses, trains and subways
7:24PM ( 11 hours ago )
Back on stand, Weinstein accuser declares: 'He is my rapist'
A woman who says Harvey Weinstein raped her was back on the witness stand Tuesday, a day after she became so upset while being questioned by the movie mogul's lawyers that the judge suspended her cross examination
7:05PM ( 11 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
Rhode Island governor backs Michael Bloomberg for president
Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has snagged his first endorsement from a governor
5:27AM ( 1 hour ago )
Democrat's response to Trump turns to working-class worries
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has used Democrats' response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to swivel from impeachment to working-class voters' worries
1:17AM ( 5 hours ago )
Online conspiracy theories flourish after Iowa caucus fiasco
Monday night was a win for online troublemakers who have spent years promoting false or misleading conspiracy theories on the internet that the U.S. election is rigged or vulnerable to tampering
12:17AM ( 6 hours ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
The Latest: Limbaugh is guest of Trump's for State of Union
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is an honored guest of President Donald Trump's for his State of the Union address
9:17PM ( 9 hours ago )
The Latest: Venezuelan leader Guaidó a guest at Trump speech
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night on Capitol Hill
9:09PM ( 9 hours ago )
In response to Trump, Democrat focuses on pocket book issues
Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is using her party's response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to say Democrats are focusing on making health care more affordable
8:54PM ( 9 hours ago )
AP Online President, White House, advisers News
Graft trial told Malaysian ex-PM's wife was influential
The graft trial of the wife of Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak has begun, with a top prosecutor saying she wielded considerable influence
3:06AM ( 3 hours ago )
2 leaders of Democratic convention host committee fired
The two leaders of Milwaukee's host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been fired amid allegations that they oversaw a toxic work environment
11:21PM ( 7 hours ago )
The Latest: DNC chair wants full accounting of Iowa problems
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez wants "absolute transparent accounting" of the technological meltdown that led to delayed results from Monday's leadoff Iowa caucuses
8:50PM ( 9 hours ago )
AP Elections
The Latest: Buttigieg, Sanders ahead in early Iowa results
Initial data released by the Iowa Democratic Party shows Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders ahead in the state's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses
5:17PM ( 13 hours ago )
Iowa's coveted voting status in doubt after delay on results
Iowa's coveted position as the first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contest faces its most daunting challenge in light of problems that prevented the state Democratic Party from reporting results Monday night
4:14PM ( 14 hours ago )
Democratic primary pivots to unpredictable New Hampshire
The Democratic presidential primary race has pivoted to unpredictable New Hampshire after a wild night at the Iowa caucuses
3:57PM ( 14 hours ago )
General Election News
Democratic convention host committee leaders put on leave
The two leaders of Milwaukee's host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been placed on leave pending an investigation into allegations that they oversaw a toxic work environment
4:03PM ( 14 hours ago )
Tech problem with mobile app causes Iowa caucus chaos
A "coding issue" with a new mobile app is being blamed for the delay in reporting the results of Iowa's 1,700 caucuses
1:13PM ( 17 hours ago )
Red-faced Democrats struggle to announce caucus results
The Iowa Democratic Party is blaming a “coding issue in the reporting system” for its delay in releasing caucus results
11:28AM ( 19 hours ago )
General Presidential Election News
Unknowns of the new virus make global quarantines a struggle
Halting the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China is difficult in part because important details about the illness and how it spreads are still unknown
6:37AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Pelosi shreds Trump's speech. Right there on the podium.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has had the last word on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech
6:33AM ( 14 minutes ago )
Virus impact: Automakers look at restarting China operations
Automakers are considering resuming operations in China amid efforts to contain a virus outbreak while the impact on other companies spreads
6:21AM ( 26 minutes ago )
US backs Cyprus amid tensions with Turkey over gas drilling
A senior U.S. official says Washington fully backs energy-based partnerships in the eastern Mediterranean that bolster political cooperation and prosperity in the region
6:17AM ( 30 minutes ago )
California pardons gay civil rights leader in new initiative
California’s governor is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity
6:02AM ( 45 minutes ago )