The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. SRI LANKA SAYS BOMBINGS RETALIATION FOR NEW ZEALAND ATTACK
The toll from coordinated bombings at churches, luxury hotels and other sites now stands at more than 320 people dead and 500 injured; Security chiefs were warned of impending attacks.
2. MILITANTS HAD MADE INCENDIARY THREATS
The purported leader of an Islamic extremist group blamed for the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 300 had called for non-Muslims to be “eliminated.”
3. CANDIDATES DEBATE IMPEACHMENT, TAXES, COLLEGE TUITION
Five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency.
4. REMORSEFUL FEMALE MEMBERS OF ISLAMIC STATE GROUP
Women from Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Indonesia and Belgium interviewed by the AP said joining IS was a disastrous mistake.
5. PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS LOSE LEGAL BATTLE
Myanmar’s Supreme Court has rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
6. PACIFIC NATION HIT BY ANOTHER TREMOR
A new powerful earthquake has hit the central Philippines, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country’s north and left at least 16 people dead.
7. WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO KNOW
The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over the Trump administration’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census.
8. IRA SPLINTER GROUP SAYS “VOLUNTEER” KILLED NORTHERN IRELAND JOURNALIST
The New IRA apologized for the shooting as police have arrested a 57-year-old woman in connection with the slaying.
9. PYONGYANG MAY TURN TO MOSCOW FOR ECONOMIC BOOST
When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he will have a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Trump.
10. THEY DON’T WANT THEIR MONEY
California legislators have considered a plan intended to encourage more banks to do business with marijuana companies that have been frozen out of thousands of financial institutions.