The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. VIRGINIA, OTHER STATES REJECT ‘TRUMPISM’
Democrat Ralph Northam beats back a charge from Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor, one of several contests across America where the Trump resistance won.
2. ‘DO NOT TRY US’
Trump delivers a sharp warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, telling him the weapons he’s acquiring “are not making you safer. They are putting your regime in grave danger.”
3. WHAT TRUMP SEEMS FIXATED ON
Ten months into his presidency, Trump’s focus on the election comes in part from a feeling that the probe into Russia’s role in the election is undermining his legitimacy.
4. NEW DETAILS EMERGE ABOUT TEXAS CHURCH GUNMAN
Devin Patrick Kelley briefly escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico in 2012, police say, and was caught trying to bring guns onto a military base and threatened superior officers there.
5. WHY LAW ENFORCEMENT IS FRUSTRATED
FBI agents are unable to unlock the Texas church gunman’s encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold.
6. ‘OBAMACARE’ REFERENDUM PASSES IN RURAL STATE
Residents in Maine grappling with a heroin epidemic and an aging population vote to join 31 other states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
7. GOVERNMENTAL ABUSE REPORTED IN SRI LANKA
An AP Investigation finds that the South Asian country’s civil war might be over but more than 50 Tamil men say they were raped, branded or tortured under the current government.
8. WHO IS HAVING SUCCESS WITH RIGHT-TO-SHELTER POLICIES
New York, with the nation’s largest homeless population, employs an aggressive outreach program that puts most of them in a shelter for the night and connects them to services, AP finds.
9. ‘STANDING UP’ FOR HEROES
Trump is a familiar target of barbs by comedians John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah and Conan O’Brien during a New York City fundraiser for military veterans.
10. HOW ACE IS BEING REMEMBERED
Star pitcher Roy Halladay, whose private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, was a fierce competitor on the mound but generous and gentle off it.