10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press | Fri, October 18, 2019 05:47 EDT

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

1. FIGHTING IN KURDISH-HELD SYRIAN TOWN PERSISTS

AP journalists witness continued fighting in a northeast Syrian town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect hours earlier.

2. 'A GREAT DAY FOR CIVILIZATION'

Trump hails a cease-fire deal with Turkey, but its effect was largely to mitigate a grave foreign policy crisis of his own creation.

3. WHITE HOUSE SHIFTS POSITION ON UKRAINE

Mick Mulvaney, acting chief of staff, acknowledges that Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

4. JOHNSON SEEKS SUPPORT FOR BREXIT DEAL

After winning support of EU leaders for his divorce deal, the prime minister is back in London to try to secure backing from the fractious British Parliament.

5. DEEP-SEA EXPEDITION FOR 'WAR GRAVES'

Explorers are scouring for sunken World War II ships in debris fields in the Pacific, an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place.

6. WHY HONG KONG TOURISTS SEE SILVER LINING

Some intrepid visitors are coming specifically to see the protests and are reveling in deep discounts and unusually short lines at tourist hotspots.

7. POLICE GET COOLING OFF PERIOD BEFORE QUESTIONED IN SHOOTINGS

After an officer fatally shoots someone, they are given days or even weeks before they have to answer for it, angering community activists and others seeking reforms.

8. TRUDEAU FIGHTING FOR POLITICAL SURVIVAL

Once a rock star on the global stage, the Canadian prime minister could lose office in national elections next week.

9. TROPICAL STORM LIKELY ALONG GULF COAST

Forecasters issue a tropical storm warning for southeastern Louisiana as well as the northern Gulf Coast from the Alabama-Mississippi line to Yankeetown, Florida.

10. HOUSTON ON VERGE OF FALL CLASSIC

George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Astros beat the Yankees 8-3 to close in on a second World Series visit in three years.

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