10 things to know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. EMAILS: LAWYER WHO MET TRUMP JR. TIED TO RUSSIA OFFICIALS
The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on.
2. WHOSE REMAINS ARE REPATRIATED FROM N. KOREA
North Korea returned the remains of what are believed to be U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean War.
3. US GOVERNMENT: OVER 1,800 MIGRANT KIDS REUNITED WITH FAMILIES
The Trump administration says that more than 1,800 children 5 years and older had been reunited with parents or sponsors hours before the deadline.
4. SENATORS SPAR OVER ACCESS TO KAVANAUGH’S STAFF SECRETARY WORK
Democrats want to see records from the time, portraying the potentially millions of documents as vital to understanding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s approach to the law.
5. FATAL WILDFIRE RIPS THROUGH CALIFORNIA TOWNS
An explosive wildfire tears through two small Northern California communities before reaching the city of Redding, killing a bulldozer operator.
6. LEBANON’S CANNABIS HEARTLAND HOPES FOR LEGALIZATION
Lebanese politicians are working on legalizing the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes, hoping to rake in millions of dollars for an economy.
7. POLL: LATINOS HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATION WOES
A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds more than half of Hispanic adults have had a difficult time communicating with a health care provider because of a language or cultural barrier.
8. LEGAL IMPLICATIONS ON TRUMP OR COHEN UNCLEAR ON SECRET TAPE
A secret recording of Donald Trump discussing payments to a Playboy model has brought renewed attention to the question of whether — and how — he might have tried to block politically damaging stories ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
9. SEAN HANNITY INTERVIEWS ROSEANNE BARR
In Roseanne Barr’s first TV interview since her ABC sitcom was canceled for a racist tweet, the comedian apologized for her “ill-worded” post and insisted she is not a bigot.
10. WHICH YANKEES’ SLUGGER FRACTURES HIS WRIST
Aaron Judge sustained a fractured right wrist when he was hit by a fastball in New York’s 7-2 win over the Royals and is expected to miss three weeks.