The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 27, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHAT’S NEXT FOR FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL GUNMAN
Prosecutors will be seeking hair samples, fingerprints, DNA and photographs when the criminal case against suspect Nikolas Cruz resumes.
2. PARKLAND RESONATES WITH COLUMBINE SHOOTING SURVIVORS
Patrick Neville and Samantha Haviland both devoted their lives to serving others and offering a solution to school shootings, conceding a solution isn’t imminent.
3. ‘HUMANITARIAN PAUSE’ IN EFFECT FOR SYRIA
The order allows civilians to leave a rebel-held enclave near Damascus, giving a brief respite to the residents of the besieged area that has been under intense attack by the Syrian government for weeks.
4. INEQUALITY REMAINS 50 YEARS AFTER KERNER REPORT
Barriers to equality are posing threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, a study finds.
5. PAKISTAN’S STRAINED RELATIONSHIP WITH AMERICA CREATES VACUUM
Regional alliances are shifting and analysts ponder whether a cozier relationship with countries like Russia will complicate efforts to move toward peace in neighboring Afghanistan.
6. HOW PARENTS NOW VIEW YOUTH SPORTS
High-profile cases of sexual abuse and other predatory behavior in athletics compel some to be more cautious in monitoring their child’s contact with coaches and other adults.
7. CYBERSTALK VICTIM SAYS AUTHORITIES DID NOT HEED WARNINGS
Francesca Rossi tells AP she complained to police nearly two dozen times about an ex who was harassing her online, which didn’t end until he was arrested after making threats against Jewish centers nationwide.
8. EL SALVADOR’S MILITARY NOT OPENING ARCHIVES FOR MISSING KIDS
More than 25 years after the end of its civil war, families in the small Central American nation are still searching for an estimated 3,000 children who disappeared in the fighting.
9. ENTERTAINMENT FIELD LAGGING IN DIVERSITY
A new report about the film and TV industry finds signs of some improved diversity but progress remains well behind matching U.S. population statistics.
10. NBA CHAMPS SKIPPING TRUMP VISIT
The Golden State Warriors are on the way to Washington to play the Wizards without a White House visit on their itinerary.