Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. TENSIONS RATCHET UP IN PERSIAN GULF
Saudi Arabia says the damage to two of its oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates was a “criminal act.” Iran warns of “adventurism by foreigners” to undermine the region’s stability and security.
2. IS MILITANTS IN IRAQ STRIKE FROM HIDING
The extremist group keeps residents around northern Iraq in fear even after the defeat of the “caliphate,” hiding in the mountains and emerging at night to kill and intimidate, the AP learns.
3. WHAT COMPANIES ARE BRACING FOR
How Beijing might retaliate against Trump’s escalation of a fight over technology and trade that threatens to disrupt a Chinese economic recovery.
4. SWEDEN TO REOPEN RAPE CASE AGAINST ASSANGE
Prosecutors also say they will seek the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition after he serves his 50-week prison term in Britain for jumping bail.
5. ‘IT’S NOT LIKE COOKIES ON A BROWSER’
San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps into daily life.
6. TRUMP, HIS BABY ‘EXECUTIONS’ AND THE REALITY
Trump accuses doctors of executing babies who are born alive after a failed abortion, oversimplifying a deeply complex issue, an AP Fact Check finds.
7. WHERE VIOLENCE, POVERTY REIGN
In San Pedro Sula, Honduras, caravans of migrants have formed in recent months to head north into Mexico and on toward the U.S.
8. 2020 A DISTRICT-BY-DISTRICT FIGHT
Republicans are hunting for the right candidates — women and minorities in many cases — to help them recapture the House.
9. MIDTERM ELECTIONS UNDERWAY IN PHILIPPINES
The ballot highlights a showdown between Duterte’s allies and an opposition fighting for checks and balances under a president they regard as a looming dictator.
10. AMAZON RACING TO DELIVER PACKAGES FASTER
And to do that, the company is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages.