10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Criminal Justice Bill a Signature Policy Victory for Trump
A criminal justice bill passed by the Senate would give judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and would boost prisoner rehabilitation efforts and was hailed by scores of conservative and liberal advocacy groups.
The Latest: Markets Edge Up as Investors Eye Fed Decision
The Latest on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting (all times local):
European Officials Agree on Ban of Some Single-Use Plastics
European Union officials have agreed to ban some single-use plastics, such as disposable cutlery, plates and straws, in an effort to cut marine pollution.
Human Rights Court Rules Against Greece in Sharia Law Case
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Greece violated a prohibition on discrimination by applying Islamic religious law to an inheritance dispute among members of the country’s Muslim minority.
Charity Says Yemenis Face ‘Double Threat’ of Cold, Hunger
An international aid group says more than half a million displaced people in war-torn Yemen face the 'double threat' of famine and freezing temperatures as winter sets in.
UK to Unveil Post-Brexit Immigration Plan Amid Business Fear
The British government is publishing long-awaited plans for a post-Brexit immigration system that will end free movement of European Union citizens to the U.K.
In Zimbabwe, Danai Gurira Promotes Anti-Poaching Campaign
'Black Panther' star Danai Gurira has traveled to Zimbabwe to join a campaign aimed at protecting rhinos from poachers.
Report: 10 Arrested in Estonia Over Massive Money Laundering
The Baltic region’s main news agency says ten former employees of the Estonian branch of Danske Bank have been arrested in connection with an ongoing probe into a major money laundering scandal that allegedly involved Russian money.
Chechen Critic Fears for His Life as He Faces Deportation
A gravelly voice rings out from the phone’s loudspeaker: 'Aren’t you scared of me?'