The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. MIGRANTS PUSH DEEPER INTO MEXICO
The caravan swells to an estimated 5,000 after many Honduran migrants find ways to cross from Guatemala as Mexican police block the official border crossing.
2. SAUDI KINGDOM EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY
The official outreach to the slain Jamal Khashoggi’s son comes as international pressure on Riyadh intensifies after it acknowledged the journalist was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul under disputed circumstances.
3. ‘OBAMACARE’ SHAPES OPIOID GRANT SPENDING
The AP analysis finds states that expanded Medicaid reported spending emergency money from Congress more slowly than states that didn’t expand it.
4. MALTESE ACADEMIC IN TRUMP PROBE GONE MISSING
But this is not the first time Joseph Mifsud, who allegedly dropped the first hints of Russian interference into the U.S. presidential election, has gone to ground, an AP investigation finds.
5. SWING VOTERS LEFT OUT IN HOT TEXAS SENATE RACE
Ted Cruz courts Republican powerbrokers while Democrat Beto O’Rourke rocks with Willie Nelson and campaigns with a Kennedy.
6. WILLA STRENGTHENS IN EASTERN PACIFIC
Forecasters say the Category 4 storm is on a path that could potentially bring landfall on a stretch of Mexico’s western coast in the coming days.
7. WHAT TAIWAN’S PRESIDENT IS CALLING FOR
Tsai Ing-wen presses for a quick, transparent probe into the cause of the island’s worst train crash in nearly three decades, one that killed 18 people and injured more than 180 others.
8. ‘PRIORITIZE THE MOST IMPORTANT MATTERS FIRST’
House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they sweep to power in November, but Rep. Adam Schiff says the scope should be narrow.
9. ‘SEINFELD,’ ‘VEEP’ ACTRESS HONORED
After a 35-year career and with two iconic TV characters to her name, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy.
10. CHIEFS THUMP BENGALS
Patrick Mahomes throws for 358 yards and four touchdowns and Kansas City (6-1) rebounds from its only loss by throttling Cincinnati 45-10.