10 things to know for today

10 things to know for today

Larry Dimas walk around his destroyed trailer in Immokalee, Florida, on Monday. –The Associated Press

1. Trump denies deal with Democrats on ‘dreamers’

The president is denying assertions by Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi that they have an agreement with him that will preserve protections for young immigrants in the U.S. illegally while adding border security without the wall he has coveted.

2. Older residents coming into focus after Irma

Florida emergency workers are urged to check the welfare of those in nursing homes after eight people died in a scorching facility in Hollywood that lost its air conditioning during the hurricane.

3. Hurricane pushes Florida poor closer to ruin

In places like poverty-stricken Immokalee near the Everglades, the day-to-day struggle to survive is now an hour-to-hour fight.

4. Where Trump is headed

The president will hear directly from Floridians affected by Irma’s fury as he makes his third visit in less than three weeks to the storm-wracked South.

5. ‘None of this has a reasonable explanation’

New details the AP has learned about a string of mysterious “health attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba indicate the bizarre incidents were narrowly confined within specific rooms or parts of rooms.

6. Iraq’s Kurds to vote on independence

That strong prospect of a “yes” outcome alarms nearly everyone else — the Baghdad government, Turkey, Iran and the Kurds’ own ally, the United States.

7. ‘The wall shouldn’t have been there’

A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 24 people, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital, officials say.

8. Medicare cards getting a makeover

The move, to fight identity theft, would replace Social Security numbers with unique new numbers to identify beneficiaries.

9. A different Sean Spicer pays visit to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

A smiling, chill Spicer, showed up on the late-night show in marked contrast to the six hot-tempered months he spent as White House Press Secretary.