Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHITE HOUSE FIGHTS TO RESTORE REFUGEE BAN
The legal battle continues after a Seattle judge puts a temporary hold on President Trump’s executive order to stop travelers from seven Mideast countries from entering the United States.
Tom Brady leads the Patriots to 34-28 victory in first overtime Super Bowl, erasing 25-point deficit.
3. ‘WHAT DO YOU THINK? OUR COUNTRY’S SO INNOCENT?’
That was President Trump’s response during an interview in which Bill O’Reilly of Fox News called Russian President Vladimir Putin a killer.
4. SUPER BOWL ADS: T-MOBILE’S END ZONE DANCES, BUDWEISER’S IMMIGRANT SPOT
Justin Bieber narrates a mock history of end zone celebrations, while Bud’s ad features the story of its immigrant co-founder.
5. WHY DEMOCRATIC GAINS MAY REMAIN ELUSIVE IN 2018
Democrats occupy most of the U.S. Senate seats up for election in two years, so they must play defense against Republicans.
6. ISRAEL PUSHES SETTLEMENT BILL OVER WHITE HOUSE WARNING
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moves ahead with a contentious law that would legalize dozens of settlement outposts in the West Bank
7. WHERE PUBLIC PENSIONS ARE ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Michigan lawmakers appear ready to take another whack at public employee benefits as the state struggles under the weight of pension and health care obligations.
8. DNA LEADS TO ARREST IN NYC RUNNER’S DEATH
Chanel Lewis, 20, of Brooklyn, is held without bail after his arraignment on murder charges in the Aug. 2 slaying of 30-year-old Karina Vetrano.
9. WHITE TIP SHARK WARRANTS ENDANGERED STATUS, FISHERIES SERVICE SAYS
Their fins are prized in Asian markets for use in soup, leading to an 80 to 90 percent decline in the Pacific Ocean.
10. MELISSA MCCARTHY LAMPOONS WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY
The comic actress impersonates Sean Spicer in an “SNL” skit, chastising the media over “fake news” and spraying water at a reporter’s face to wash the “lies” from his mouth.