10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE DEATH TOLL HITS MILESTONE Experts say the wildfire burning north of Sacramento that has killed at least 56 is the deadliest in a century. BREXIT DEAL IN CHAOS Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

Business News: Energizer Holdings, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results and Provides Financial Outlook for the Fiscal Year 2019

– Reported net sales decreased 1.7% in the fourth fiscal quarter driven by lower hurricane activity in the current period and unfavorable currency impacts – Organic net sales, excluding year over year impact of hurricanes, increased 2.3% – Diluted EPS was $0.02 in the fourth fiscal quarter compared to $0.55 in the prior year fourth … Continue reading Business News: Energizer Holdings, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results and Provides Financial Outlook for the Fiscal Year 2019

WASHINGTON | Nielsen’s DHS replacement to face same border challenges

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen never quite clicked personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at the U.S.-Mexico border. With Nielsen’s departure now considered inevitable, her eventual replacement will find there’s no getting around the immigration laws … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Nielsen’s DHS replacement to face same border challenges

WASHINGTON | House Republicans elect McCarthy as leader with eye to 2020

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump’s agenda. With Speaker Paul Ryan retiring and the House majority gone, the race … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House Republicans elect McCarthy as leader with eye to 2020

WASHINGTON | Mattis hails troops’ border mission as “very good training”

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it’s analogous to a 1916 deployment to counter the Mexican revolutionary Gen. Francisco “Pancho” Villa. Speaking to reporters Wednesday on his way to visit … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mattis hails troops’ border mission as “very good training”

WASHINGTON | Trump administration defends its case against CNN’s Acosta

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta‘s White House “hard pass.” U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments Wednesday afternoon from lawyers representing CNN and the Justice Department. The news network is seeking an immediate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump administration defends its case against CNN’s Acosta