10 Things to Know for Today – 19 September 2018
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT KAVANAUGH ACCUSER IS INSISTING
Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her decades-old allegation that she was sexually assaulted by the Supreme Court nominee before testifying on Capitol Hill.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Okryu-Gwan restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Moon and Kim announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North’s main nuclear complex if the United States takes corresponding measures, the acceptance of international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and a vow to work together to host the Summer Olympics in 2032.(Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
2. KOREAS SUMMIT PRODUCES SWEEPING AGREEMENTS
Kim Jong Un promises to permanently dismantle North Korea’s main nuclear complex if the U.S. takes corresponding measures.
3. ‘A NIGHTMARE THAT JUST WON’T END’
Those are the words of North Carolina’s governor, who is pleading with thousands of hurricane evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet.
4. FEELING YOUR PAIN
When Trump visits hurricane-flooded North Carolina, he’ll be just the latest U.S. president to tread the tricky politics of national disasters.
5. ELIZABETH SMART REASSURED BY AUTHORITIES
Wanda Barzee, who helped kidnap Smart when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted, will be closely watched when she’s released from prison.
6. TAX LAW LIMIT ON DEDUCTIONS A CAMPAIGN ISSUE
Democrats are focusing on the potential for the new GOP tax law to hurt certain voters in high-tax states such as California, New Jersey and New York.
7. TRUMP: DECLASSIFIED RUSSIA PROBE PAPERS EXPOSE ‘BAD THINGS’
Experts say the president’s decision may expose sensitive sources and methods and brush up against privacy law protections.
8. CHINA’S PREMIER APPEALS FOR FREE TRADE
Li Keqiang is advocating more open markets and promising to improve conditions for foreign companies amid the escalating U.S.-Chinese tariff battle.
9. NOT-SO-NICE CANADIANS INVADING US WATERS
Experts say aggressive green crabs migrating from Nova Scotia are a threat to the coastal ecosystem.
10. CALIFORNIA CITY LATEST TO REDO ‘SEXIST’ SCHOOL DRESS CODE
A school district near San Francisco becomes the latest to adopt a dress code allowing midriff-baring shirts and short shorts that it says is less sexist.
Augustin Dieudomme looks out at the flooded entrance to his apartment complex near the Cape Fear River as it continues to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
FILE – This April 8, 2016, file photo, provided by Utah State Prison shows Wanda Barzee. Appearing in an interview Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, on “CBS This Morning,” Elizabeth Smart said she believes Barzee remains a danger. Barzee is expected to be freed Wednesday after 15 years in custody because Utah authorities had miscalculated the amount of time the woman should serve. (Utah State Prison via AP, File)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, photo, University of New England marine sciences professor Markus Frederich holds a green crab at a campus research lab on in Biddeford, Maine. Frederich is researching an aggressive species of green crabs from Canada that’s making its way into New England waters, potentially causing greater harm to the marine environment than green crabs that are already here. (AP Photo/David Sharp)
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