The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, April 29, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. ‘I WAS SCARED, REALLY, REALLY SCARED’
Noya Dahan, 8, had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when she was wounded by a gunman.
2. SOCIALISTS SET TO REIGN IN SPAIN
The center-left Socialist party wins re-election and will try to form a government, but it will need to negotiate the support of smaller rival parties to pass legislation.
3. EASTERN SRI LANKA TENSE AFTER EASTER BOMBINGS
The scale of the explosives seized following last week’s eruption of violence, as well as the continued warning of authorities that more militants remain on the loose, only add to the dread.
4. GOP’S WARNING OF SOCIALISM ISN’T RESONATING
The AP interviewed some voters in southern stretches of Colorado and most say they are more concerned with health care and living costs.
5. WHERE BIDEN PICKED FOR 1ST STUMP SPEECH
The former vice president is signaling he hopes to own what may be the 2020 election’s toughest battleground.
6. AFGHAN LEADER SETTING AGENDA FOR TALIBAN TALKS
Ashraf Ghani says a council will set the framework for peace talks with the militant group, but several leading Afghans are boycotting in a sign of discord in the government ranks.
7. LAWMAKERS DEBATE FUTURE OF STUDENT LOAN RELIEF
Legislators are debating whether to fix, expand or end a program that promised public service workers that any remaining debt on federal student loans would be erased after 10 years of payments.
8. CORRUPTION CLAIMS SEND HAWAII POWER COUPLE TO TRIAL
Honolulu’s former police chief and his prosecutor wife face charges that they funded a lavish lifestyle by defrauding banks, relatives and children, AP learns.
9. UNIVERSE BELONGS TO MARVEL
“Avengers: Endgame” shatters records for the biggest opening weekend ever selling an estimated $350 million in tickets in the U.S. and Canada, and $1.2 billion globally.
10. PRODIGY HOOPSTER FEATURED AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
The new film “The Dominican Dream” helps super-hyped prep star Felipe Lopez tell his story.