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. HOUSE VOTE TO STOP TRUMP’S BORDER PLAN UNLIKELY TO SUCCEED
The vote to override the president’s first veto seems certain to fail, which means his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border would stand.
2. HOUSE COMMITTEES PRESS FOR MUELLER REPORT
Trump says the release of Russia investigation findings “wouldn’t bother me at all,” and Democrats put that statement to the test, demanding that his administration hand over the entire document.
3. TENSE CALM IN GAZA
A quiet takes hold after a night of heavy fire as Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel.
4. AVENATTI HIT BY NIKE EXTORTION CLAIMS
The famed attorney tried to shake down the sneaker giant for as much as $25 million by using his prominent position to threaten the company with bad publicity, federal prosecutors say.
5. BUTTIGIEG GAINS WITH CROWDS, TV SPOTS AND CAMPAIGN CASH
Saying “the buzz helps,” the mayor of a midsized Indiana town is building his national profile as he pursues a longshot bid for the White House.
6. WHITE HOUSE, BUSINESS GROUPS PRESS NEW US-MEXICO-CANADA TRADE PACT
But prospects are uncertain given that Republicans are at odds with some aspects of the plan and Democrats are in no hurry to secure a political victory for Trump.
7. WHEN BLUE AND RED IS NOT BLACK AND WHITE
A setback for marijuana advocates in New Jersey may show that the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use doesn’t run just along blue state-red state lines.
8. WHAT APPLE’S BIG REVEAL LEFT OUT
The tech giant’s announcements lack some key details, such as pricing for its new streaming TV service and the terms of its own branded credit card.
9. ‘PROPER PINA COLADAS ON ME FELLAS!’
UFC superstar Conor McGregor announces his retirement on social media, abruptly ending his remarkable fighting career.
10. MONEY MADNESS: DISPARITY IN NCAA PAYOUTS
An AP analysis of more than $3 billion in NCAA Tournament money paid out over more than 20 years shows power conferences hoard most of the revenue.