Published: 4:01 am, Fri. Aug. 23rd, 2019
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. HOW DEMOCRATS VIEW HEALTH CARE
“Medicare for All” remains hugely popular, but in a recent poll, majorities of Democratic liberals and moderates say they would prefer to build on “Obamacare” to expand coverage.
2. FEDERAL MONUMENT RULING A MIXED BAG
A Utah national monument that Trump downsized doesn’t include many new protections but it does include a few more safeguards than were in a proposal issued last year, AP learns.
3. US OFFICIALS CONFIRM ISRAELI STRIKE IN IRAQ
U.S. officials say that Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month, the first known Israeli airstrike in Iraq since 1981.
4. WHERE CHILD PROTECTIVE WORKERS GET ‘REAL LIFE’ EXPERIENCE
Experts say an Illinois welfare agency under fire for high-profile deaths of children has become a national standout when it comes to giving workers hands-on training.
5. INVESTORS HOPE POWELL’S SPEECH OFFERS CLARITY
The Federal Reserve chair will deliver the keynote address in Wyoming as market watchers seek clarity on whether last month’s first rate cut in a decade marked the start of a period of easier credit.
6. CANADA HALTS HONG KONG CONSULATE STAFF TRAVEL
The Canadian Consulate bans its staff from leaving the city on official business after a British Consulate employee was detained in mainland China.
7. DEMOCRATS SEE OPENING ON ECONOMY
White House hopefuls are trying to strike a balance between leveling blame on Trump and avoiding the appearance of cheering for a downturn that could hamper his reelection.
8. ‘I-95 KILLER’ EXECUTED IN FLORIDA
Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, is executed by lethal injection.
9. ‘OUR HOUSE IS BURNING’
French President Emmanuel Macron and superstar soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo are calling for urgent action to combat the fires that are devastating the Amazon.
10. NASA SALUTES ROLLING STONES WITH RED PLANET ROCK
The space agency named a little stone for the legendary rockers after its InSight robotic lander captured it rolling across the surface of Mars.