The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. MAY FACES NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE
Analysts expect the British prime minister to keep her job a day after Parliament resoundingly defeated her Brexit deal with the European Union.
2. ‘I WILL NOT BE BULLIED’
William Barr, Trump’s nominee for attorney general, asserts independence from the White House and states that Robert Mueller’s investigation is not a “witch hunt.”
3. KENYA GIVES ALL CLEAR AFTER ATTACK
The African nation’s security forces have killed the Islamic extremist gunmen whose assault on a luxury hotel and shopping complex killed 14.
4. WHERE SUDS ARE DRYING UP
America’s craft beer taps are being squeezed by the government shutdown. New releases are on hold, new breweries are unable to open and some shipments across state lines have been halted.
5. WHAT SENATORS WILL SCRUTINIZE
Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler, who lobbied in the past for coal companies and other industries regulated by the agency, is seeking a permanent position.
6. LA TEACHERS’ STRIKE ENTERS 3RD DAY
Los Angeles school administrators are urging the union to resume bargaining as tens of thousands of teachers plan to walk picket lines.
7. WHAT IS NOW A MUSEUM IN IRAN
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s Niavaran Palace, his last refuge in Tehran before he fled the country during the 1979 Islamic Revolution, is now a museum.
8. MIGRANT CARAVAN ADVANCES, ANOTHER ONE STARTS
The latest caravan of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. crosses peacefully into Guatemala, while another one assembles in El Salvador.
9. SHUTDOWN NOW AFFECTING US ECONOMY
The economic toll of the shutdown is hitting the private sector as airlines can’t get planes approved and IPOs are delayed.
10. GETTING ‘SATISFACTION’
The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.