The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHITE HOUSE SEEKS BILL TO CLOSE IMMIGRATION ‘LOOPHOLES’
Trump has been seething over immigration since realizing the major spending bill he signed last month barely funds the “big, beautiful” border wall he has promised his supporters.
2. US RAISES PROSPECT OF TRUMP-PUTIN MEETING AT WHITE HOUSE
3. NETANYAHU CANCELS DEAL WITH UN TO RESETTLE AFRICAN MIGRANTS
The Israeli prime minister cancels the agreement with the world body after pressure from hawks in his coalition prompted him to suspend it.
4. EDUCATORS LEAD RED-STATE REVOLT
Many schools will remain closed for a second day in Oklahoma as teachers continue to rally for higher pay and education funding in a rebellion that has hit several GOP-led states.
5. ‘THAT PERIOD, FOR ME, IS LIKE YESTERDAY’
Martin Luther King Jr.’s three surviving children have spent much of the past five decades coming to terms with the civil rights leader’s assassination and legacy.
6. IN A CORNER OF SPAIN, A STRUGGLE TO STOP DRUG SMUGGLING
La Linea de la Concepcion is reeling under an escalating war between authorities and criminal gangs who have turned it into a key entry point for Moroccan cannabis resin into Europe, AP learns.
7. WHAT EGYPTIAN ELECTION REVEALED
The vote for Egypt’s president produced a surprise runner-up — an unusually large number of invalid ballots, suggesting a possible protest vote against el-Sissi or the election itself.
8. JUDGE TO DECIDE IF NAZI ‘TROLL STORM’ IS PROTECTED SPEECH
A Montana jurist will decide whether a neo-Nazi website publisher has a First Amendment right to unleash a “troll storm” of anti-Semitic and threatening messages against a Jewish family.
9. SPOTIFY TO TEST HOW IT PLAYS ON WALL STREET
The No. 1 music streaming service, which has drawn comparisons to Netflix, is about to find out how it plays on the stock market in an unusual IPO.
10. VILLANOVA AMONG THE GREATS AFTER NCAA HOOPS WIN
The Wildcats beat Michigan 79-62 to become only the fourth program since UCLA to win two titles in the span of three years — joining Duke, Kentucky and Florida.