10 things to know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Several Republican senators question the timing of the firing of the FBI director, but most are dismissing Democratic calls for a special counsel.
Sens. Richard Burr and Mark Warner say the panel acted after Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, declined to cooperate with an April 28 request to turn over the documents.
The veterans’ lobbying effort began within a month after Congress voted for the law, which allows Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. court.
Governments from Washington to Moscow to New Delhi worry that Beijing is trying to build its own political influence and erode theirs.
New Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says the goal is achievable, but will take years longer than his predecessor predicted.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are among those attending the gathering in Fairbanks.
National guardsmen launch tear gas and a group of armed pro-government militiamen harass protesters as they try to march to the Supreme Court to demand elections.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plows through her speech at Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university, through shouts of “liar!” and “just go” by graduating students.
Parent company Snap Inc.’s revenue fell below Wall Street’s expectations in its first quarterly earnings since its initial public offering of stock.
10. WHAT ROBOCARS MUST LEARN BEFORE HITTING ROAD
Well-behaved, self-driving cars must learn how to share the road with human drivers who routinely speed and break other traffic rules.