The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Oct. 2, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE QUESTIONING
The truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh’s sworn testimony to the Senate as the FBI continues an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.
2. PLEASE, MR. PRESIDENT, JUST WAIT
From his Cabinet, to his border wall, to Robert Mueller, Trump’s advisers are hoping he will hold off on any impulsive action until after Election Day.
3. FURY BUILDS AS AID SLOW TO REACH INDONESIA VICTIMS
Hunger-driven desperation explodes into anger in Palu, the town closest to the epicenter of the massive earthquake and tsunami as the death toll crosses 1,200.
4. NORTH KOREA SAYS PEACE DECLARATION NOT A BARGAINING CHIP
Pyongyang suggests the lifting of sanctions could be an incentive in talks that would end the Korean War.
5. AFTER HARVEY, A SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT
Several Houston schools with large enrollments of at-risk students defied expectations in the aftermath of the hurricane and showed improvement in state scores.
6. HOW EXPERTS ARE RETHINKING ALZHEIMER’S TREATMENT
Two studies are trying to prevent the disease by targeting the earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact.
7. ‘I STILL HAVE TO TRY’
Abdullah Morsi, son of Egypt’s jailed former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, tells AP he wants more access to and better treatment for his ailing father.
8. SOMBER TRIBUTES ON VEGAS SHOOTING ANNIVERSARY
The marquees on the Las Vegas Strip dim their lights as officials read the 58 names of the people killed in the country’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history.
9. WHO IS THE MOST DANGEROUS CELEBRITY ONLINE
A cybersecurity firm says searches for “Orange Is the New Black” actress Ruby Rose are most likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware.
10. PREDICTING BASEBALL’S TOP HONORS
Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich seems a cinch for NL MVP, but voters will duke it out between Mookie Betts and Red Sox teammate J.D. Martinez in the AL.