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. VENEZUELA’S GUIDO LEADS MILITARY UPRISING
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido takes to the streets with detained activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of soldiers in a military uprising; the government says it is confronting a small “coup attempt” led by military “traitors.”
2. TRUMP SUES BANKS
The president and his family file suit against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to block congressional subpoenas for his business records.
3. ‘HE IS NOW PART OF THE HISTORY OF EVIL’
The suspect in a fatal attack on a California synagogue was a star scholar, athlete and musician whose embrace of white supremacy and anti-Semitism surprised those who knew him.
4. END OF AN ERA IN JAPAN
Japanese Emperor Akihito announces his abdication at a palace ceremony, as the nation embraces the end of his reign with reminiscence.
5. DROUGHT HITS PANAMA CANAL SHIPPING
The restrictions on how deep the vessels can reach below the surface means large ships must pass through with less cargo, which translates into lower revenue for the voyages.
6. WHAT HAS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT
Trump and the Democratic leaders of Congress are coming together in search of a plan to fix the country’s crumbling infrastructure.
7. MEMORY CENTER TAKES VISITORS THROUGH AFGHAN WAR
The Afghanistan Center for Memory and Dialogue seeks to salvage, protect and share memories and stories of civilian victims of the country’s four decades of wars.
8. BIDEN LAYS BLUEPRINT FOR 2020
The former vice president says strengthening unions and promoting social and economic unity can restore Democrats to the White House.
9. MUSEUM CONDEMNS USE OF ITS ART BY GERMAN PARTY
An American art museum is demanding that a far-right party stop using one of its paintings, portraying a 19th-century slave auction, in a campaign poster.
10. TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED
The exuberant “Be More Chill”, the adult “Hadestown” or “Tootsie,” the crowd-pleasing show based on the movie, could be favorites for best new musical.