The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Jan. 9, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. RARE KOREAS TALKS BEAR FRUIT
Pyongyang will send a delegation to the Winter Olympics across the border in the South and restore the military hotline with Seoul.
2. WHO IS LOSING TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS IN US
Washington’s move affecting nearly 200,000 Salvadorans who may have to return next year raises worries in El Salvador that a major source of income for the poor nation will be cut off.
3. IRAN LAWMAKER SAYS 3,700 ARRESTED IN DAYS OF PROTEST, UNREST
The protests, which vented anger at high unemployment and official corruption, were the largest seen in Iran since the disputed 2009 presidential election.
4. AP SOURCE: MUELLER CONVEYS INTEREST IN QUESTIONING TRUMP
No details have been worked out, including the scope of questions that the president would agree to answer from the special counsel’s team if an interview were to actually take place.
5. ‘A BRIGHTER MORNING EVEN IN OUR DARKEST NIGHTS’
Oprah Winfrey’s impassioned call at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race — even if it’s only a fantasy.
6. WALK-OFF: ALABAMA BEATS GEORGIA IN OT FOR NATIONAL TITLE
Freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa comes off the bench to spark a comeback and throws a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith to give the Crimson Tide a 26-23 overtime victory against the Bulldogs.
7. HOW DETAINED TEEN IS VIEWED IN MIDDLE EAST
Seen by the Palestinians as a hero and by Israelis as a publicity-seeking trouble maker, Ahed Tamimi has come to embody rival, grievance-filled narratives of the long-running conflict.
8. SUPREME COURT HEARING VEHICLE SEARCH CASES
The high court is taking up a case involving the search of a rental car that lawyers say has the potential to affect the 115 million car rentals annually in the United States.
9. FRANCE INVESTIGATES APPLE FOR SLOWING DOWN OLD IPHONES
In France it is illegal to intentionally shorten the lifespan of a product in order to encourage customers replace it.
10. WHAT LEADS RACE FOR BRITISH ACADEMY AWARDS
Cold War monster movie “The Shape of Water” led nominations as organizers announced a new female host and promised to fight sexism and sexual misconduct in showbiz.