The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. FIRE OUT BUT MUCH WORK AHEAD FOR DAMAGED NOTRE DAME
Experts are assessing the blackened shell of Paris’ iconic cathedral to establish next steps to save what remains after a devastating fire destroyed much of the almost 900-year-old building.
2. REDACTED SPECIAL COUNSEL REPORT COMING THIS WEEK
Trump is stepping up his attacks in an effort to undermine potential disclosures on Russia, his 2016 campaign and the aftermath.
3. WHAT IS AMERICA’S NEW BUZZWORD
“Redacted.” The U.S. government has a long history of withholding everything from the most sensitive information to the most harmless trivia.
4. ‘I’M GRATEFUL I HAVE THE CHANCE TO BE A MOM’
Twenty years after teenage gunmen attacked Columbine High School in suburban Denver, alumni like Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson have become parents.
5. LIBYA ON VERGE OF ALL-OUT WAR
A former general is marching on the capital, Tripoli, where heavily armed militias have joined forces to prevent a return to one-man rule.
6. INDONESIANS TO HEAD TO POLLS
About 193 million residents are eligible to decide who leads the Southeast Asian nation, which is an outpost of democracy and is forecast to be among the world’s biggest economies by 2030.
7. VENEZUELA FACING ‘NEW NORMAL’
It is in this South American country that two men say they are president and the worst nationwide blackouts play havoc with the lives of millions.
8. OFFICIALS CONSIDER NEW PENALTY FOR VISA OVERSTAYS
The Trump administration could introduce new travel restrictions on nationals from countries whose citizens overstay their visas, sources tell the AP.
9. CLIPPERS MAKE NBA PLAYOFF HISTORY
Lou Williams and Los Angeles rally from 31 points down to stun the Warriors 135-131 — the largest postseason comeback in NBA history.
10. ‘MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW’ ACTRESS DIES
Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on the sitcom and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, is dead at age 70.