Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. BUSY SLATE FOR TRUMP ON SECOND FULL DAY
The president will meet with executives from the auto industry. He’ll also speak by phone with India’s prime minister and meet with his newly sworn-in CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
2. WHY FEDERAL WORKERS SEE PROBLEMS WITH HIRING FREEZE
The president of the National Federation of Federal Employees says the government will end up relying on contractors who end up costing even more.
3. HIGH COURT RULES ON BREXIT TERMS
Britain’s Supreme Court rules that the government cannot trigger the process of taking the U.K. out of the European Union without an act of parliament.
4. UN ENVOY FOR SYRIA PROMISES ‘OUTCOME’
Talks between Damascus and rebel factions enter a second day in Kazakhstan despite a rocky start and only a brief face-to-face meeting between the warring parties.
5. WHAT ‘DREAMERS’ HOPE DOESN’T BECOME A NIGHTMARE
Some 700,000-plus migrants protected from deportation under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals face an uncertain future in a Trump administration.
6. PHILADELPHIA BARS EMPLOYERS FROM REQUESTING SALARY HISTORY
Comcast Corp. is vowing to challenge the measure in court, saying it goes too far in dictating how employers can interact with potential workers.
7. ROHINGYA NOW FISHING ON RAFTS OF JUNK
Their usual, sturdy fishing boats were banned three months ago when Myanmar authorities launched a counter-insurgency campaign against the country’s Muslim minority.
8. ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTIONS BY ISRAEL CONTESTED
Thousands of Palestinians have been held without charges or trial, for periods from a few months to several years, during half a century of military occupation.
9. DEADLY TWISTERS, CHILLING AFTERMATH
Survivors of deadly midwinter tornadoes and thunderstorms that swept southern Georgia give harrowing accounts of witnessing death and destruction.
10. OSCARS POISED TO TREND IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION
After two straight years of all-white acting nominees and an overhauling of the motion picture academy, nominations may reflect a new diversity.