The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. ‘WE FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION’
That’s what Texas Rep. Mike Conaway says as Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee also concluded there was no coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. The top Democrat on the panel calls it a “tragic milestone.”
2. WHAT AWAITS TRUMP ON CALIFORNIA TRIP
Rallies for and against his “big beautiful border wall” with Mexico are expected to mark his first visit to the state as president as tensions grow over immigration policy.
3. AP: US MILITARY OVERLOOKS SEX ABUSE AMONG KIDS
The investigation reveals that the Pentagon frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other children on base.
4. TURKEY LAYS SIEGE TO AFRIN IN SYRIA
Ankara launched a military offensive into the border enclave in January to drive out Syrian Kurdish forces it considers to be “terrorists” and an extension of Kurdish rebels fighting inside Turkey.
5. UN: STOP THE WAR ON CHILDREN
Of Syria’s estimated 10 million children, 8.6 million are now in dire need of assistance after seven years of war.
6. WHO’S IN NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Voters in western Pennsylvania will choose between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb in a special congressional election that could be a precursor to November’s midterms.
7. STORM-BATTERED NORTHEAST BRACES FOR ANOTHER BIG ONE
The third nor’easter in two weeks is hammering the region, with forecasters warning of blizzard conditions and up to 18 inches of snow.
8. SUMMIT RAISES HOPE NORTH KOREA WILL RELEASE US DETAINEES
Freeing the three prisoners would be a sign of goodwill by Kim Jong Un, and would mark a personal success for Trump, who has highlighted the issue since last June.
9. MILITARY REVIEWS BATTLEFIELD RULES FOR HELMET CAMS
The Pentagon is weighing stricter guidelines after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video.
10. ‘WE HAD TO OWN OUR STORY TO MOVE BEYOND IT’
National Geographic acknowledges the magazine covered the world through a racist lens for generations.