10 things to know for today
The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
A daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. ERDOGAN WARNS KURDISH FIGHTERS TO PULL OUT
The Turkish president says up to 1,300 Syrian Kurdish fighters have yet to vacate a northeastern Syrian area invaded by his troops, hours before a five-day cease-fire is set to expire.
2. TRUDEAU WINS 2ND TERM IN CANADA
The prime minister loses the majority in Parliament but delivers unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals.
3. UK LEADER AIMS TO HEAVE BREXIT BILL OVER THE LINE
With an Oct. 31 deadline looming, lawmakers will first be asked to approve Boris Johnson's deal in principle, followed by a vote on the government's schedule for debate and possible amendments.
4. US DIPLOMAT DRAWN INTO TRUMP'S UKRAINE EFFORT SET TO TESTIFY
In excerpts of text messages released by impeachment investigators, William Taylor wrote: "I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign."
5. 'JUST TOO MUCH'
Some uber-rich favor a wealth tax, arguing that the government could spend their money more effectively than they could by improving schools, upgrading infrastructure and protecting the environment.
6. HILLARY CLINTON STIRS UP 2020 RACE
The runner-up in the 2016 presidential election casts White House hopeful Tulsi Gabbard as a "Russian asset" and mocks Trump's dealings with a foreign leader.
7. WHERE A RIVER FACES A THREAT
The Vjosa, running from Greece to Albania, is one of Europe's last wild rivers. But it faces threat from dam construction, AP finds.
8. HYPERINFLATION LEADS TO BARTER SYSTEM IN VENEZUELA
In the socialist country, where motorists have long enjoyed the world's cheapest gasoline, they are starting to pay for fill-ups with small helpings of food, candy or just a cigarette.
9. WHO IS THE MOST DANGEROUS CELEBRITY ONLINE
Alexis Bledel, star of "Gilmore Girls" and "The Handmaid's Tale," has been named the celebrity most likely to lead web searchers to malware or a virus.
10. PATS SWARM JETS TO REMAIN UNBEATEN
New England's blitz-happy defense forces Sam Darnold into five turnovers and the Patriots remain undefeated by cruising to a 33-0 victory over the New York Jets.