The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. LAS VEGAS GUNMAN’S GIRLFRIEND RETURNS TO US FOR QUESTIONING
Marilou Danley, 62, will be at the center of the investigation into why Stephen Paddock opened fire from a high-rise hotel and killed 59 people at an outdoor concert.
2. HOW ONE CITY DEALS WITH HIGH-RISE SHOOTERS
New York’s police department puts sharpshooters on nearby rooftops to scan the windows of other buildings for just an attack at events like the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration.
3. TRUMP POISED TO BE ‘COUNSELOR IN CHIEF’
The president reckons with the aftermath of a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas as he meets with survivors and law enforcement officials.
4. NOBEL CHEMISTRY PRIZE HONORS ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
Switzerland’s Jacques Dubochet, American Joachim Frank and Briton Richard Henderson are laureates for their method that allows researchers to “freeze biomolecules.”
5. FEW APPROVE OF TRUMP’S PUERTO RICO RESPONSE
Americans are more likely to approve than disapprove of how Trump is handling disaster relief in Florida and Texas, but it’s a different story in Puerto Rico, an AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds.
6. WHY STATE DEPARTMENT TRAVEL WARNING TROUBLES CUBA
Thousands of private Cuban businesses invested heavily in homes, cars and restaurants in hopes of cashing in on an expected wave of American visitors.
7. WHO IS CONCERNED ABOUT SELF-DRIVING CARS
Safety advocates says a bill before Congress to clear away obstacles to a new era of autonomous vehicles would create hazards on the roads.
8. PLUS-SIZE FOR MEN: SITES OFFER TRENDY LOOKS FOR BIGGER GUYS
Online fashion sellers say they are tapping into a long-ignored group: big guys who want to look stylish.
9. JASON ALDEAN CANCELS TOUR DATES AFTER VEGAS SHOOTING
The country singer is scrubbing three California dates out of respect for the victims and to take time to mourn.
10. YANKEES BEAT TWINS TO ADVANCE IN BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius and a brilliant bullpen rescue New York from a rugged start and lift the Yanks to their first postseason victory in five years.