The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. HOUSE PANEL SEEKS DOCUMENTS ON 81 PEOPLE LINKED TO TRUMP
A House panel is probing the president and his administration for possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. Trump dismisses the investigation as “ridiculous.”
2. JAPAN COURT OK’S GHOSN’S RELEASE ON BAIL
A court in Tokyo approves the release of the former Nissan chairman on $8.9 million bail, although the end of his four months of detention is delayed when prosecutors appeal the decision.
3. CHINA SETS ROBUST GROWTH TARGET
Beijing announces a robust annual economic growth target and a 7.5 percent rise in military spending at a legislative session overshadowed by a tariff war with Washington.
4. ‘DADDY, I LOVE YOU TO PIECES’
Picking through the twisted debris that had been her Alabama mobile home, Carol Dean found that Father’s Day note to her husband the day after a powerful tornado took the 53-year-old’s life.
5. BORDER AGENTS USING FIREARMS AT LOWER RATE
There were 15 instances in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agents used firearms during the budget year 2018, the AP learns.
6. REPORT: WHITE SUPREMACIST PROPAGANDA EFFORTS SOAR
College campuses remain a primary target for hateful flyers, but the Anti-Defamation League says the number of off-campus propaganda incidents soared last year.
7. 2ND MAN SEEMS TO BE FREE OF AIDS VIRUS AFTER TRANSPLANT
A London man appears to be free of the AIDS virus after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the “Berlin patient” 12 years ago, doctors report.
8. WHO’S NOT RUNNING IN 2020
Hillary Clinton says she won’t seek the president nomination next year, but vows she’s “not going anywhere.”
9. REPORT FINDS FEW SENIORS ARE GETTING ROUTINE MEMORY CHECKUPS
Few seniors get their cognitive abilities regularly tested during check-ups that would help diagnose some early warning signs of dementia.
10. IT’S FAT TUESDAY
Thousands of people gathering in New Orleans will celebrate Mardi Gras with parades, bead-throwing fun and costumed merrymaking in the streets.