The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. SENATE LEADERS REACH BUDGET DEAL
But the measure is facing opposition from both parties, imperiling legislation to keep the U.S. government operating past midnight.
2. NORTH KOREA HOLDS MILITARY PARADE ON EVE OF OLYMPICS
In a televised speech, Kim Jong Un says that the festivities mark the nation’s emergence as a “global military power” despite facing the “worst sanctions.”
3. WHO IS PLANNING TO MEET WITH NORTH KOREAN LEADER’S SISTER
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he’ll meet with Kim Yo Jong, who would be the first member of the ruling family to visit the South since the Korean War.
4. SYRIA CONFIRMS RARE US AIRSTRIKE ON PRO-GOVERNMENT FORCES
The attack, which a U.S. military official says killed about 100, adds another layer to a conflict in the country that is again plunging into a new unpredictable spiral of violence.
5. PENTAGON MISCONDUCT COMPLAINTS INCREASE; FEWER FOUND GUILTY
Defense Department investigators explain that more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct.
6. ‘THERE’S PRETTY CLEAR EVIDENCE THAT THE RUSSIANS MEDDLED’
That’s what former U.S. President George W. Bush said in United Arab Emirates about the 2016 American presidential election.
7. HUNGER IS LATEST WEAPON USED BY MYANMAR AGAINST ROHINGYA
Refugees and aid groups tell the AP that the military is cutting off access to food, tightening the noose around the dwindling numbers of ethnic minority Muslims left in the country.
8. WHAT QUESTIONS WYNN SCANDAL HAS RAISED
The resignation of the casino mogul is elevating discussion about the obligation of corporations to disclose sexual misconduct allegations to their investors.
9. JIM CARREY SAYS USERS SHOULD YANK FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS
The Hollywood star says the social media giant profited from Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election via spreading false news with Russian origins, and says the company is still not doing enough to stop it.
10. ST. JOHN’S TOPPLES ANOTHER OF NATION’S ELITE
Three days after stunning No. 4 Duke, the Red Storm shocked No. 1 Villanova 79-75 — their first win over the top-ranked team in 33 years.