10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today Photo: AP

February 21, 2019 08:51 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. 'EMPIRE' ACTOR TURNS HIMSELF IN

Advertisement

Jussie Smollett to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men.

2. FIRE IN ANCIENT SHOPING DISTRICT IN BANGLADESH KILLS DOZENS

A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 81 people, officials and witnesses say.

3. WHO IS PREPARING RESOLUTION AGAINST TRUMP DECLARATION

House Democrats will file a resolution aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border.

4. ADVOCATES: U.S. STILL SEPARATING MIGRANT FAMILIES NEEDLESSLY

The Texas Civil Rights Project released a report that counts 272 separations at a single Texas courthouse since June, when President Donald Trump issued an executive order ending widespread separations.

5. FEDS SAY COAST GUARD OFFICER COMPILED HIT LIST OF LAWMAKERS

Prosecutors say a Coast Guard lieutenant is a "domestic terrorist" who wrote about biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures.

6. POPE DEMANDS BISHOPS ACT TO END SCOURGE OF SEX ABUSE

Pope Francis warns bishops the Catholic faithful are demanding more than just condemnation of clergy sex abuse but concrete action to respond to the scandal.

7. WHY 2ND TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT IS A CRUCIAL MOMENT FOR S. KOREA LEADER

The upcoming Trump-Kim meeting will be a crucial moment for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is desperate for more room to continue his engagement with North Korea, now limited by tough U.S.-led sanctions.

8. CLIMATE THREAT DOUBTER LEADING EFFORT TO ADVISE TRUMP

The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science.

9. HURRICANES CREATE NATURAL CLIMATE CHANGE LABS IN PUERTO RICO

Hurricanes that pounded Puerto Rico in 2017 may give scientists clues to how the world will respond to climate change and increasingly severe weather.

10. WHAT'S NEXT FOR NO. 1 DUKE, ZION AFTER KNEE INJURY

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says Zion Williamson's knee is stable and the sprain is mild, but doesn't know how much time his star freshman will miss.

Connect with KSTP


Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

By The Associated Press

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement

Rain on Monday will give way to a little bit of sunshine

Long Procession Escorts Body of Fallen Minnesota Conservation Officer Back Home

10-year-old Prince fan battling cancer surprised with trip to Minnesota

2 killed in St. Francis crash

St. Paul man survives home explosion and fire thanks to courageous neighbors

Advertisement