The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, March 10, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. NETANYAHU APPEARS HEADED TO RE-ELECTION
It would be a historic fifth term as prime minister, which this summer would make him Israel’s longest-serving leader ever, surpassing founding father David Ben-Gurion.
2. MAY TO ASK EU FOR BREXIT DELAY
Just days away from a potentially calamitous no-deal Brexit, EU leaders will meet to discuss granting the U.K. a new delay — possibly of up to a year — to its departure from the bloc.
3. WHAT MNUCHIN SAYS ABOUT TRUMP TAX RETURNS
The Treasury secretary says he intends to “follow the law” and is reviewing a request by a top House Democrat to provide the president’s tax returns to lawmakers.
4. TRUMP HEADS TO TEXAS
The president plans to announce an executive order that could make it harder for states to scuttle pipelines and other energy projects based on concerns about their impact on water quality.
5. DEMOCRATS PREPARE OWN BORDER PROPOSALS
The House bill is expected to increase federal resources at border entry points for processing refugees, counseling children and treating medical needs.
6. ABORTION FOES PROMOTE TOUGH STATE BANS
Mississippi and Kentucky have passed laws that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which means as early as six weeks.
7. RED CROSS VISITS VENEZUELA JAILS
The humanitarian organization also regained access to highly guarded military facilities where dozens of inmates considered political prisoners are being held, the AP learns.
8. CONFESSION FAILED TO FREE NORTH CAROLINA INMATE
Lee Wayne Hunt died a prisoner — even though a co-defendant absolved him of murder in a conversation with a lawyer that remained secret for decades, an attorney tells the AP.
9. RECORD BUST PUTS SCRUTINY ON OVERLOOKED PANGOLIN
Singapore seizes more than 28 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 38,000 of the endangered mammals over the past week, spurring calls for more protection.
10. MAGIC JOHNSON ABRUPTLY RESIGNS AS LAKERS’ PRESIDENT
The NBA great cites his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player.