10 things to know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. MCCAIN TO DEPART ARIZONA FOR THE LAST TIME
Arizona residents have been invited to honor Sen. John McCain by lining the route from the Capitol to the North Phoenix Baptist Church.
2. “HE CAN ACTUALLY SEE LIFE AGAIN AFTER 15 YEARS”
Family members of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot leaving a house party in suburban Dallas say jurors gave the white ex-police officer who killed him too lenient of a prison sentence.
3. TRUMP WARNS OF ‘VIOLENCE’ IF DEMOCRATS WIN MIDTERM ELECTIONS
President Donald Trump urged evangelical leaders this week to get out the vote ahead of the upcoming midterm elections and warned of “violence” by opponents if they fail.
4. TRUMP MAY RELAUNCH WARGAMES WITH SOUTH KOREA AS TALKS WITH NORTH STALL
President Donald Trump is leaving open the possibility of relaunching military wargames with South Korea while saying there’s no reason at this time to spend millions of dollars on the exercises.
5. WHO WANTS TO BRING NEW VOTERS TO POLLS IN FLORIDA
Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum says he’s intent on bringing a flood of new voters to the polls in November.
6. FANS STREAM IN FOR SECOND DAY OF ARETHA FRANKLIN’S PUBLIC VIEWING
Mourners streamed in for a second day to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin before her casket was moved ahead of her funeral Friday.
7. WHICH TRUMP LAWYER IS LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE
White House counsel Don McGahn will be leaving the White House in the fall, adding to the record turnover in the 19-month-old Trump administration.
8. TRUMP-FRIENDLY TABLOID SEES DECLINE IN CIRCULATION
Private financial documents and circulation figures obtained by The Associated Press show the National Enquirer’s business was declining.
9. WHAT WILDLIFE ADVOCATES HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH
Wildlife advocates hope to convince a judge grizzly bears living in the Yellowstone National Park area face too many threats to their survival to add trophy hunting to the mix.
10. WILLIAMS VS. WILLIAMS MATCH SET AT US OPEN
Superstar siblings Serena and Venus Williams will meet in the third round at the U.S. Open, their earliest showdown at a major tournament in 20 years.