The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, March 7, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. MAJOR CHANGE IN US ASYLUM PRACTICES
Border agents have been told to require Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America to wait in Mexico during the asylum process, memos obtained by the AP reveal.
2. MANAFORT TO LEARN FATE
Trump’s former campaign chairman is scheduled to find out his sentence for tax and bank fraud related to money he earned advising Ukrainian politicians.
3. TORNADO DEAD CHALLENGES TINY ALABAMA COMMUNITY
Notifying the families of the 23 dead was a huge, gut-wrenching task done in the privacy of a church in rural Beauregard.
4. HUAWEI SUES TO CHALLENGE US SECURITY LAW
Calling it tantamount to a corporate “death penalty,” the Chinese tech giant is fighting U.S. efforts to persuade allies to bar it from supplying next-gen telecom networks.
5. A DIFFERENT KIND OF FRESHMAN MARKS PELOSI’S NEW MAJORITY
Young Democrats’ willingness to question the protocols of Congress exposes the House speaker’s leadership team to some high-profile stumbles.
6. HOW FACEBOOK IS CHANGING ITS MISSION STATEMENT
Zuckerberg’s plan is to shift the social network’s focus away from a service that connects everyone to one that favors encrypted conversations it can’t read.
7. WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING ABOUT R. KELLY’S MEDIA FRENZY
The R&B singer’s appearance on “CBS This Morning” was risky and could backfire if it gives prosecutors more information to use against him at trial.
8. BRACING FOR BREXIT PAIN IN SPAIN
Britain’s impending departure from the European Union could punch a multi-million-euro hole in southern Spain’s fruit and vegetables exports.
9. ‘JEOPARDY!’ HOST HAS CANCER
Alex Trebek says he’s been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer but intends to fight the disease and keep on working.
10. MOVE OVER HIS AIRNESS
LeBron James passes Michael Jordan for fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list after the Lakers’ superstar scored his 32,293rd point against Denver.