Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://apnews.com/2343c0efe3e54015887c53e1ba40b248/Trade-war?-Trump-orders-big-tariffs-on-steel,-aluminum”>TRUMP SEEKS HIGHER TRADE BARRIERS</a>
The president declares the U.S. will impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, escalating tensions with China and other trading partners.
2. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://apnews.com/28225fa3598b45b78378849f13830b83/Putin%27s-nuke-boasts-are-unlikely-to-change-balance-of-power”>PUTIN: ‘IT’S NOT A BLUFF, TRUST ME'</a>
The Russian leader boasts about developing a new array of nuclear weapons. The White House responds, saying U.S. defense capabilities “are and will remain second to none.”
3. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://apnews.com/fd36366ddb3842c8b27f3a590cce8ba9/After-Parkland,-parents-push-for-school-security-upgrades”>WHAT’S BEING DONE FOR SAFETY’S SAKE</a>
In the jittery aftermath of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, novel efforts to ramp up school security are surfacing in districts across the U.S.
4. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://apnews.com/2c067af9d8894c5aae1ff021a621bd31/Billy-Graham-funeral-to-serve-as-evangelist%27s-final-crusade”>’AMERICA’S PASTOR’ HAD HAND IN SERVICE</a>
Plans for the Rev. Billy Graham’s funeral began about a decade ago with the evangelist himself.
5. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://apnews.com/653b2353f34e495099d9b004acbcc090/Trump-says-drug-dealers-may-deserve-%27ultimate-penalty%27″>TRUMP WEIGHS IN ON DRUG CRISIS</a>
The president says the “ultimate penalty” may be in order for drug dealers because the nation’s drug problem will never be solved without a show of toughness.
6. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://apnews.com/6caca7eef1554d1292f08b028cc08442/Ex-Catalan-leader-Puigdemont-withdraws-bid-to-regain-power”>WHO DROPPED POLITICAL BOMBSHELL</a>
Catalonia’s fugitive ex-leader unexpectedly announces he is withdrawing his bid to get back his old job as president of the independence-minded Spanish region.
7. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://apnews.com/152bc065b6ec4abda8e535a6d486c237/Feds:-Man-sent-white-powder-letters-to-Trump-Jr.,-4-others”>MAN ACCUSED OF SENDING THREATENING MAIL</a>
A Massachusetts man is charged with sending a letter with a white powder to Donald Trump Jr. that landed his wife, Vanessa, in the hospital.
8. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://apnews.com/0ea5fbe338f84813b830475d1e052bbf/NASA-launches-advanced-weather-satellite-for-western-US”>NASA LIFTS NEW EYE IN SKY</a>
The space agency launches another of the world’s most advanced weather satellites, this time to watch over the western U.S.
9. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://apnews.com/06db3f94dda14b08af6b406be342292e/Harvey-Schmidt-who-co-created-%27The-Fantasticks,%27-dies-at-88″>COMPOSER HARVEY SCHMIDT DIES AT 88</a>
His hit show, “The Fantasticks,” made its debut when Dwight D. Eisenhower was still president and became the longest running musical in history.
10. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://apnews.com/f7e0d44d8f1b409384ba31596b387ef0/Hall-of-Fame-QB-Kelly-says-tests-show-return-of-oral-cancer”>WHY HALL OF FAMER IS ASKING FOR PRAYERS</a>
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly says he has once again been diagnosed with oral cancer.