Posted by: Rainbow411 / GSHRadio on 05/19/2017

10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press - Today May 19, 2017 

Photo: AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi 

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

1. WHO TRUMP COULD NAME AS FBI CHIEF

President Donald Trump says he is “very close” to naming a new FBI director, and that former Sen. Joe Lieberman is among his top candidates.

2. HOW THE WORLD IS TRYING TO KEEP TRUMP HAPPY

As President Trump heads off on his first foreign trip, a five-stop journey across the Middle East and Europe, a worldwide effort is under way to accommodate America’s homebody-in-chief.

3. IRANIANS VOTE IN FIRST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SINCE NUCLEAR DEAL

Hassan Rouhani faces a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West in Iran’s elections .

4. RAPE CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST ASSANGE

Sweden dropped its rape investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. British police say he will face arrest if he leaves Ecuadorean embassy in London.

5. NORTH KOREA MIGHT, OR MIGHT NOT, BE BEHIND CYBERATTACK

Experts are questioning whether North Korea is to blame for the WannaCry ransomware attack, saying it doesn’t fit the pattern of previous hacks blamed on Pyongyang.

6. WHERE FRANCE’S NEW PRESIDENT IS HEADING FOR HIS FIRST OVERSEAS TRIP

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