The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TRUMP AIMS TO UNIFY IN STATE OF THE UNION
The president will call for optimism and unity in his delayed address before Congress, but skeptics are likely to question whether such a reset is possible after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks.
2. TRUMP’S INAUGURAL COMMITTEE SUBPOENAED
U.S. prosecutors in New York further a federal inquiry into a fund that has faced mounting scrutiny into how it raised and spent its money.
3. POLICE SUSPECT ARSON IN PARIS FIRE
A blaze in an apartment building killed at least 10 people and sent residents fleeing to the roof or climbing out their windows to escape.
4. ‘VIVA IL PAPA’
Pope Francis is greeted with cheers as he ministers to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates and concludes his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass there.
5. WHAT IS TESTING DEMOCRATS’ ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY
Pressure on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign is highlighting the party’s insistence on policing its own.
6. DIRE WARNING ISSUED FOR HIMALAYAN GLACIERS
One-third of its dense ice will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, an assessment warns.
7. 21 SAVAGE’S ENGLISH ORIGINS STUN FANS
It was a big shock when fans learned that the Atlanta rapper, taken into custody by U.S. immigration agents, had been an immigrant in the first place.
8. YEAR OF THE PIG
Asia welcomes the new lunar year with visits to temples, family banquets and the world’s biggest travel spree.
9. SWIPE RIGHT FOR MAX
Lithuanians create a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match up dogs in local shelters with new owners.
10. BOSTON TO FETE SUPER BOWL CHAMPS
Some one million fans will see the Patriots ride on World War II-era amphibious vehicles as the city’s mayor warns fans not to throw beer cans or anything else at the team.