The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, April 26, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. COLD CASE OF CALIFORNIA SERIAL KILLER BREAKS
Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo, the suspected Golden State Killer, was charged with eight counts of murder in a decades-old case after being linked to the crimes through his DNA.
2. WHAT’S THE GOAL FOR KOREAS SUMMIT
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in must lay the foundation for a planned meeting between the North Korean leader and Trump with a successful summit of their own.
3. LAWMAKERS TO GRILL EMBATTLED EPA CHIEF
Scott Pruitt is expected to face questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan calls on Capitol Hill for his ouster.
4. AP: FEDS’ DELAYS IMPERIL MIGRANT CHILDREN
A bipartisan Senate subcommittee finds the government risks placing tens of thousands of migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because agencies have delayed crucial reforms.
5. HAMAS APPEARS TO EMBRACE ‘POPULAR RESISTANCE’
The shift is relatively new tactic for the Islamic militant group known for suicide bombings and rocket attacks.
6. ARIZONA, COLORADO BRACE FOR RED-CLAD WAVE OF PROTESTS
Tens of thousands of teachers and their supporters are expected to march and rally in Phoenix and Denver to demand pay raises and increased education funding.
7. ‘DISEASE HUNTERS’ USE DNA TO BOLSTER FOOD POISONING SEARCHES
A new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses.
8. SENATE PANEL TO VOTE ON BILL TO PROTECT MUELLER
The legislation to safeguard the special counsel’s job has split Republicans as Trump has repeatedly criticized the former FBI director’s Russia investigation.
9. LAWYER: TRUMP READY FOR ROLE IN RAIDS’ EVIDENCE REVIEW
Joanna Hendon says the president is ready to offer his opinion on what evidence seized from Michael Cohen’s home and office are protected by attorney-client privilege.
10. RUN ON QBs COULD AFFECT BARKLEY SELECTION
The star Penn State running back could slip in the NFL draft if teams find it too irresistible to pass on a franchise-altering quarterback.