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. UNPOPULAR LEADER FACES PEOPLE’S WRATH
Puerto Rico is bracing for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office.
2. WHAT TO EXPECT AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING
Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him.
3. DEMOLITIONS OF HOMES ON DISPUTED TERRITORY
Israeli work crews have begun demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, which straddles the West Bank, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years.
4. BEIJING ANGER AFTER HONG KONG UNREST
China has harshly criticized a weekend demonstration in which eggs were thrown at its office in Hong Kong, accusing the demonstrators of violence without mentioning attacks against protesters and civilians.
5. WHERE PROBES INTO DEATHS OFTEN GO NOWHERE
Israeli military investigations into 24 potentially criminal shootings of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip have yielded no convictions or even indictments, the AP learns. A human rights group calls the probes “a whitewash mechanism.”
6. A MOTHER’S LOVE
A teenage mom is raising her newborn son in a Tijuana migrant shelter, the best place she has found since she and her sister left their violent homeland of El Salvador after gangs threatened their family.
7. NATIVE SON GETS NAME ETCHED ON CLARET JUG
Ireland’s Shane Lowry wins the British Open played at his country’s Royal Portrush golf club.
8. HE WAS THE MODEL FOR PROSECUTOR ON TV’S “LAW AND ORDER”
Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who has died at 99, spent nearly half his life jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean.
9. WHERE THE OLYMPICS SEEK A FRESH START
Tokyo was supposed to be a “safe pair of hands” after Rio de Janeiro’s corruption and near-meltdown three years ago. Mostly, it has been, despite some scandals and high costs.
10. A NEW ALL-TIME BOX OFFICE CHAMPION
“Avengers: Endgame” has passed “Avatar” to become the highest-grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. “Avatar” had the record for a decade at $2.789 billion.