The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHO WILL HOLD SUMMIT FOR FIRST TIME UNDER HIS RULE
Seoul says South and North Korea have agreed that their leaders — President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un — will meet in late April. It will be Kim’s first since he took over from his father.
2. VIOLENCE HALTS AID TO SYRIA’S GHOUTA
The Red Cross freezes aid delivery to the besieged and bombarded eastern suburbs of Damascus with dozens killed after the security situation deteriorated while aid workers were on the ground.
3. WHAT A MILITARY PROBE INTO NIGER AMBUSH UNCOVERED
Officials tell AP that the four U.S. service members killed in the attack didn’t get required senior command approval for their risky mission to capture a high-level IS militant.
4. ‘WE’RE NOT BACKING DOWN’
Those are the words from Trump after House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of the president pleaded with him to back away from his threatened international tariffs.
5. HOW #METOO IS PLAYING IN A GLOBAL SETTING
The impact of the movement to draw attention to sexual misconduct varies widely from country to country, from momentous to inconsequential.
6. EX-TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE STRIKES DEFIANT TONE
Sam Nunberg, who declared in various TV interviews that he won’t cooperate with special prosecutor Robert Mueller, tells AP he’ll honor subpoena.
7. FLORIDA SENATORS PASS GUN RESTRICTIONS
In response to the deadly high school shooting in Parkland last month, state senators pass a bill that would create new restrictions on rifle sales and allow some teachers to carry guns in schools.
8. WHAT’S FRESH AT MCDONALD’S
The fast-food giant, which has relied on frozen beef patties since the 1970s, is launching Quarter Pounders made with fresh beef in about 3,500 restaurants in eight cities.
9. MAN ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF STEALING MCDORMAND’S OSCAR TROPHY
Video captured by the AP appears to show Terry Bryant walking with the statuette out of the Governors Ball, the Oscars after-party where police say he took it.
10. SELECTION SUNDAY JUST DAYS AWAY
And that makes this week the last chance for teams to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, stay close to home — or simply earn a bid.