The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, April 19, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. CONGRESS MULLS NEXT STEPS AFTER RELEASE OF MUELLER REPORT
It’s now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings about President Donald Trump.
2. ANALYSIS: MUELLER PAINTS A DAMNING PORTRAIT OF THE PRESIDENT
Robert Mueller’s investigation revealed a commander in chief consumed by self-interest and intent on having his top lieutenants lie or obfuscate on his behalf.
3. WHO TRUMP MAY OWE A DEBT OF GRATITUDE
Mueller concluded the president’s former top lawyer Don McGahn and others effectively halted Trump’s efforts to influence the investigation.
4. WHY BRANDS ARE ROLLING WITH STONER ‘HOLIDAY’
The once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.
5. HOW CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANT CARAVAN FORMS
Would-be migrants create chat groups and organize using social media as they try to join together in large groups they hope will make the trip safer, and without having to hide from authorities.
6. MORE YELLOW VEST PROTESTS DESPITE NOTRE DAME FIRE
For many yellow vest activists, the stinging sadness that came with the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral has quickly made way for boiling anger ahead of another round of planned protests across France this weekend.
7. COLUMBINE CEREMONIES BEGIN
A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy.
8. COUPLE WHO SHACKLED CHILDREN FACE LIFE IN PRISON
A California couple who starved a dozen of their children and shackled some to beds face sentencing for years of abuse
9. WHICH NATIONAL TABLOID IS BEING SOLD
The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year.
10. AMERICA’S FIRST FEMALE ASTRONAUT CANDIDATE DIES
Pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died following a brief illness.