The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. ONE OF AMERICA’S SAFEST CITIES GRIEVES
Hundreds of people gathered in Thousand Oaks, California to mourn the dozen people killed by a Marine veteran at the packed Borderline Bar & Grill.
2. CALIFORNIA GUNMAN WAS VOLATILE BUT PASSED MENTAL ASSESSMENT
Neighbors of Ian David Long have described him as distant in public but combative with his mother inside the suburban Los Angeles home the two shared
3. FLEEING THE FLAMES
A fast-moving wildfire ravages Northern California town of Paradise as residents race to escape on roads turned into tunnels of fire.
4. WHERE THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION STANDS
The White House is bracing for the probe of the presidential campaign to fire up again, as his advisers worry that the special counsel has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report.
5. CARAVAN CONTINUES NORTHBOUND JOURNEY
Thousands of Central American migrants have decided to depart Mexico City and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the U.S. border.
6. GOVERNMENT SEEKS STRICTER FRONTIER CONTROLS
The Trump administration says it will deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, invoking extraordinary presidential national security powers to tighten the border.
7. SUNSHINE STATE AWAITS ELECTION OUTCOME
Razor-thin margins in Florida’s bitter races for the U.S. Senate and governor are raising the specter of possible recounts, potentially prolonging two of the most closely watched contests of the nation’s midterm elections.
8. FORMER FIRST LADY’S CANDID MEMOIR
Michelle Obama blasts President Donald Trump in her new book, says she was in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to “block it all out.”
9. ALTERED REALITY?
A video distributed by the Trump administration appears to have been doctored to make CNN reporter Jim Acosta look more aggressive than he was during an exchange with a White House intern
10. PITTSBURGH FINALLY LOOKS LIKE AFC CONTENDER
Ben Roethlisberger threw for five touchdowns as the Steelers put together a systematic 52-21 dismantling of the Carolina Panthers.