Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. BUSY SLATE FOR TRUMP IN NEW YORK
The president-elect has more top posts to fill while trying to tamp down a distraction over his own Twitter offensive about widespread voter fraud.
2. WHAT IS MOBILIZING A CARIBBEAN NATION
Cuba finds itself riveted one final time by Fidel Castro, whose funeral rites are dominating the island like no event in decades.
3. HOW MILLENNIAL CUBAN-AMERICANS FEEL
For the hundreds of thousands of children born of Cuban exiles, Castro’s death potentially opens a door to a world long off-limits.
4. SYRIAN TROOPS CAPTURE MAJOR ALEPPO NEIGHBORHOOD IN BESIEGED EAST
Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and former commercial center, has been contested since 2012 and a rebel defeat in the city would be a turning point in the five-year conflict.
5. CYBER MONDAY MAY BE IN DANGER OF LOSING TITLE
The Monday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest online shopping day of the year, but stores released internet deals earlier than ever this year.
6. KASHMIR VIOLENCE NOT USUAL TIT FOR TAT
India and Pakistan start using heavy artillery and targeting each other’s infrastructure instead of just military outposts and convoys – with no diplomacy in sight.
7. ‘I REALLY LOVE THE SCENT OF YOUR PERFUME’
Germany’s “Mr Flirt” is teaching workshops for young refugees on how to pick up women as cultural gaps have made for awkward moments.
8. TRUMP, SESSIONS WILL HAVE SAY-SO ON POT
The incoming Trump administration will have an array of powerful tools that could stymie the burgeoning marijuana industry.
9. INTRODUCING DIRECTV NOW
The new streaming service from AT&T’s satellite TV division has the size to get better deals from entertainment companies.
10. WHO SPARKED CHIEFS OVER BRONCOS IN OVERTIME
Tyreek Hill scores on a run, a pass reception and a kick return to become the first player since former Bears great Gale Sayers in 1965 to pull off the feat.