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. WHAT WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT FOCUSES ON
The Trump administration is in a showdown with Congress over a whistleblower’s “urgent” and “serious” complaint, which at least partly involves Ukraine, newspaper reports say.
2. PENTAGON TO PRESENT SEVERAL OPTIONS TO TRUMP ON IRAN
As the president considers how to respond to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, he will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets inside the Islamic Republic. He also will be warned that military action against Tehran could escalate into war.
3. GULF TENSIONS LEAD TO REGIONAL INSTABILITY
Pro-Iranian militias across Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are being pounded militarily and monetarily, putting the governments that host them in the crosshairs of confrontation.
4. WHERE SECULAR-RELIGIOUS DIVIDE IS BEING FELT
In Israel’s secular heartland, the role of religion in daily life played a central role in this week’s deadlocked election — and may have contributed to Benjamin Netanyahu’s second-place finish.
5. ‘STOP THE POLLUTION’
Protesters gather at rallies around the world for demonstrations calling for action to guard against climate change ahead of a U.N. summit in New York.
6. DEADLY IMELDA DELUGES TEXAS
The slow-churning remnants of the tropical storm that flooded parts of Texas leaves rescue crews scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in homes.
7. EXPERTS OPINE ON BROWNFACE SCANDAL
The uproar surrounding Canadian leader Justin Trudeau brings attention to a practice that scholars say white people have been using for years to demean minorities.
8. CENTRAL AMERICA BATTLES DENGUE EPIDEMIC
Honduras has by far the highest death rate from the mosquito-borne viral infection in Latin America this year with nearly two-thirds of the infected children.
9. ‘SEE THEM ALIENS’
The music starts for revelers braving a long drive to a dusty festival ground in the remote Nevada desert near the once-secret Area 51 military base.
10. JAGUARS THUMP TITANS IN AFC SOUTH TILT
Gardner Minshew throws two touchdown passes and Calais Campbell spearheads a defensive gem as Jacksonville beat Tennessee 20-7.