The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, May 3, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. BARR BESIEGED BY ALLEGATIONS OF BEING TRUMP’S PROTECTOR
Attorney General William Barr has emerged as arguably the most divisive figure in Donald Trump’s administration.
2. 2020 CAMPAIGNS GRAPPLE WITH HOW TO MANANGE CYBERSECURITY
Whether presidential campaigns have learned from the cyberattacks in the 2016 election is a critical question ahead as the 2020 election approaches.
3. WHAT’S NEXT FOR VENEZUELA AFTER DAYS OF TIMULT
President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó are unable to deliver a knock-out blow as Venezuela spirals deeper into neglect, isolation and desperation.
4. WHERE A CYCLONE HAS MADE LANDFALL
Fani has hit India’s eastern coast as a grade 5 storm, lashing the emptied beaches with rain and wind gusting up to 127 miles per hour with 1.2 million people evacuated.
5. THAI KING’S FUTURE ROLE STILL UNCLEAR
Ahead of the formal coronation of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, what he will do with the power and influence of his status is still not clear.
6. LANDLORD WHO REFUSED TO RENT TO MUSLIM MEN SETTLES LAWSUIT
A Denver landlord who was recorded telling her tenant to find an “American person … good like you and me” to sublease her property instead of a Muslim father and son seeking to open their second restaurant must pay the men $675,000 under a settlement.
7. FAMILIES SUFFER IN ‘LAWLESS’ WORLD OF SERVICE DOGS
Federal disability law limits local training and certification requirements. As a result, experts say it’s a buyer beware market.
8. WHO’S LOOKING TO REGAIN SPOTLIGHT IN CROWED 2020 FIELD
Kamala Harris won praise from liberals for seemingly stumping Attorney General William Barr during a contentious hearing over special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
9. MICHAEL COHEN DUE TO REPORT TO FEDERAL PRISON
Trump’s former lawyer and fixer is due to report Monday to the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville to start a three-year sentence for paying hush-money to women who alleged affairs with Trump, lying to Congress and other crimes.
10. NORTH CAROLINA LAWYER NAMED MISS USA
Cheslie Kryst of Charlotte who represents prison inmates for free won the Miss USA title, describing herself as a “weird kid” with a “unibrow.”