The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. GEORGE H.W. BUSH’S BODY HEADING TO WASHINGTON
The capital will recall the 41st president’s lifetime of public service, which began in the Navy during World War II and continued with one term as commander in chief.
2. TRUCE DECLARED IN TRADE WAR
Asian stock markets cheer Trump’s agreement to postpone U.S. tariff hikes on Chinese goods for 90 days while the two sides negotiate.
3. ‘THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE WE FACE’
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opens the climate summit in Poland by appealing to world leaders to take seriously the threat of global warming.
4. ABUSE RAMPANT AT WASHINGTON STATE HOSPITAL
Thousands of nurses, mental health techs and security guards have been assaulted by patients at the state’s largest psychiatric facility, AP finds.
5. YEMEN’S OTHER CONFLICTS SIMMER IN CITY ONCE HELD BY AL-QAIDA
The lingering instability in the port town of Mukalla raises questions about whether a truce would bring peace to the Arab world’s poorest country, AP reports.
6. WHAT AMAZON CUSTOMERS ARE STILL WAITING FOR
Jeff Bezos predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying packages to people’s doorsteps by now, but regulatory hurdles and safety issues have proved challenging.
7. AN INSURGENT UNDERDOG NO MORE
Now 77, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a “bigger” presidential campaign than his first, and advisers view him as a front-runner in 2020.
8. WHERE THEY’RE HEADED BACK TO SCHOOL
Makeshift classrooms are ready for thousands of children who lost their homes to a deadly wildfire in Northern California.
9. HOLIDAY TOY SHOPPING JUST GOT A LOT EASIER
Pediatricians say the best toys for young children are simple, old-fashioned toys rather than costly electronic games or the latest high-tech gadgets.
10. PACKERS FIRE MCCARTHY
Green Bay fires its Super Bowl-winning head coach after a stunning 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, dropping the Packers to 4-7-1.