The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, April 27, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TRUMP’S ABOUT-FACE ON NAFTA
Hours after the administration threatened to pull out of the trade pact, Mexico and Canada agreed to renegotiate the deal to “the benefit of all three countries.”
2. LAWMAKERS NEAR DEAL ON SPENDING BILL
A breakthrough seems possible after the White House backs off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans under “Obamacare.”
3. UNITED MAKES ‘BUMPING’ CHANGES
The embattled airline says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees.
4. HOW NORTH KOREA HAS MASTERED BRINKSMANSHIP
The technique over the years has won the country a grudging respect from Washington and its allies, while sometimes filling Pyongyang’s coffers with aid by relieved rivals.
5. AS TRUMP CALLS FOR WALL, A LOOK AT WORLD’S BARRIERS
While the structures are effective at protecting borders, they’ve also destroyed city neighborhoods, harm the environment and prevent innocent victims from reaching safety, an AP examination finds.
6. ANN COULTER’S BERKELEY SPEECH CANCELED
Still, the liberal California university is bracing for possible violence and protests whether the conservative pundit comes to the campus or not.
7. STANDOFF CONTINUES IN DELAWARE
A man suspected of shooting and killing a state trooper outside a convenience store remains barricaded — and trading fire with officers — inside his house.
8. SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE TAX BREAK WISH LISTS
But owners don’t plan a hiring binge if the Trump administration’s plan to lower tax rates becomes law.
9. ‘YEP, I’M GAY’
Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out.
10. WHERE THEY PLAY FOR PAY
Now that the NFL draft is here, LSU running back Leonard Fournette is one of several college stars ready to cash in.