Daily Jump Start
14)Tuesday September 18th
The United States will impose a 10% tariff later this month on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, increasing to 25% at the end of the year, the Trump administration announced Monday. With the tariffs already levied, it means roughly half of the products that China sells to the United States each year will be hit by American tariffs.
13) Monday September 17th
Florence has already killed 18, trapped hundreds and made parts of North and South Carolina impassable -- and authorities say the worst flooding is yet to come. The tropical depression will keep dumping rain over parts of North Carolina for the next few days, with numerous severe flooding expected to continue.
12) Friday September 14th
House and Senate negotiators have agreed to a plan to avoid a shutdown fight weeks before the midterm elections in November. If approved, the agreement would postpone the debate over money for President Trump's border wall until December, when a lame-duck Congress will be in place.
11) Thursday September 13th
The Trump administration has offered China a new chance to talk trade as US officials prepare to impose new tariffs Chinese goods. President Trump said last week that new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods could go into effect "very soon." The two economic superpowers have already imposed tariffs of 25% on more than $50 billion of each other's exports this year.
10) Tuesday September 11th
Today is the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the plane that went down in Shanksville, PA. 19 hijackers were involved in this plot and allegedly carried out the attacks because of America's support of Israel and our continued miliary presence in the Middle East following the Persian Gulf War.
9) Monday September 10th
Venezuela is responding angrily to a report in The New York Times that details alleged secret meetings between Trump administration officials and Venezuelan military officers seeking to oust the country's authoritarian leader Nicolas Maduro
8) Friday September 7th
Ford has recalled about 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because a seat belt mechanism has started fires. The company said it was aware of 17 reports in the United States where smoke or fires broke out, and another six cases in Canada, but said it didn't know of any accidents or injuries that resulted.
7) Thursday September 6th
Wednesday was Day 2 of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and it gave members of the Senate Judiciary Committee a chance to question the Trump nominee publicly and one-on-one. There have been protests to Kavanaugh's confirmation on both days of the hearing so far.
6) Wedesday September 5th
Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly dropped his insistence that President Trump appear in person to answer questions related to potential coordination his 2016 election campaign and Russia, agreeing instead to accept written responses.
5) Tuesday September 4th
President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, suggesting the Department of Justice put Republicans in midterm jeopardy with recent indictments of two GOP congressmen. One was indicted for insider trading and the other for using campaign money for personal spending.
4) Friday August 31st
An Uber driver in Florida shot and killed a man who chased him and threatend him with a pistol in what authorities are calling a "classic stand your ground case." Robert Westlake shot and killed Jason Boek when Boek threatened Westlake with a gun, which was actually his cellphone.
3) Wednesday August 29th
Puerto Rico's government raised its official Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975 on Tuesday in the wake of a new estimate from researchers. The new figure is 46 times larger than the previous toll the Puerto Rican government released in December 2017, when officials said 64 people had died as a result of the storm.
2)Tuesday August 28th
U.S. Sen. John McCain, a war hero who survived five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, served three decades in Congress and went on to become the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2008, died Saturday. He was 81 years old.
1) Monday August 27th
Myanmar's senior military officials must be prosecuted for genocide and war crimes against the Rohnigya Muslims and other ethnic minorities.The UN Human Rights Council found that Myanmar's armed forces had taken actions that "undoubtedly amount to the gravest crimes under international law."