10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. WHAT’S DRAWING VOWS OF RETALIATION

The Trump administration delivers a gut punch to America’s closest allies, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada.

2. PYONGYANG PUTS IT IN WRITING

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A top aide to Kim Jong Un will make a rare visit to Washington to deliver a letter from the North Korean leader to Trump as the two sides work to salvage an on-again, off-again nuclear summit.

3. US PRESIDENT IN FORGIVING MOOD

Trump pardons a conservative commentator and says he’s thinking about one for Martha Stewart and “lots” of other people.

4. POPULISTS TAKE CONTROL IN ITALY

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The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League succeed in forming western Europe’s first populist government.

5. ‘I CROSSED A LINE’

Comedian Samantha Bee apologizes to Ivanka Trump and viewers for using an obscenity to describe the president’s daughter.

6. ALBERTO SOAKS SEVERAL STATES, WITH DEADLY EFFECT

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Heavy rains generated by the subtropical storm unleash flooding in Virginia, transforming a normally peaceful creek into a raging river that sweeps away cars with people still in them.

7. CHURCH, ABUSE VICTIMS REACH $210M DEAL

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis agrees to the settlement with 450 victims of clergy sexual abuse, the second-largest U.S. payout in the priest abuse scandal.

8. WHICH PROJECT IS GETTING FRESH CASH

Two technology giants announce major new investments in self-driving vehicles, bringing the world a step closer to a time when autonomous cars are a part of everyday life.

9. DELAWARE RAMPING UP GAMBLING

The state plans to begin full-scale sports betting next week, wasting no time after a Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes.

10. WHO RALLIED IN PARIS

Erasing a deficit of a set and a break, Serena Williams recalibrates her shots and slips past 17th-seeded Ashleigh Barty at the French Open.