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. WHO REVERSED COURSE ON ABORTION POLICY
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal money to pay for abortions.
2. WHAT A TOP US COMMANDER IS SAYING ABOUT GULF TENSIONS
Gen. Frank McKenzie says Iran appears to have decided to “step back and recalculate” in response to a U.S. military buildup in the Persian Gulf area.
3. SYRIA USES FAMILIAR RUTHLESS TACTIC IN REBEL STRONGHOLD
War monitors say they are targeting civilians in residential areas, hospitals, markets and infrastructure in Idlib to break the population’s will and force it to flee.
4. LOOMING TARIFFS LEAVE TEQUILA EXPORTERS BLEARY EYED
Industry insiders say some Mexican companies have even been rushing to export as much as they could ahead of Trump’s Monday deadline.
5. LACK OF ABORTION ACCESS TROUBLES GUAM OFFICIAL
The first female governor of the U.S. territory is concerned that women there will be forced to seek illegal or dangerous alternatives.
6. ‘I’M ON MY PHONE SO MUCH’
Teachers say smartphone use is at least partly to blame for seeing so much student anxiety, labeling it a “mental health tsunami.”
7. FEDS OPEN NEW FACILITY IN TEXAS FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN
A complex that once housed oil field workers in Carrizo Springs is becoming a mass holding facility for as many as 1,600 teens.
8. WALMART TO DELIVER GROCERIES INSIDE CUSTOMERS’ HOMES
The nation’s largest grocer says it will be offering the service this fall for more than one million customers in Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Vero Beach, Florida.
9. FROM LAST TO BRINK OF STANLEY CUP
Mired in the NHL basement as recently as January, the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in Game 5 and need one more win to complete their improbable journey.
10. DR. JOHN, FUNKY ‘NIGHT-TRIPPER’ MUSICIAN, DIES
The New Orleans singer and piano player who blended black and white musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl was 77.