Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. DAYS AFTER ELECTION, BUMPS IN ROAD TO WHITE HOUSE
Trump’s transition team appears to be straining under the enormous challenge of setting up an administration.
2. REPUBLICANS EMBRACE PAUL RYAN
The speaker unanimously wins his GOP colleagues’ backing for another term at the helm of the House. A floor vote will be held in January.
3. RUSSIA ESCALATES STRIKES ON OPPOSITION TARGETS IN SYRIA
Missiles pound rebel-held northern Idlib province and parts of the central province of Homs, the start of a much-anticipated offensive.
4. CLOSE FIGHTING MARKS BATTLE FOR MOSUL
Iraqi special forces wage fierce urban combat with Islamic State militants in the country’s second-largest city.
5. WHO’S RELAXING RULES ON POT USE
Denver approves a first-in-the-nation law allowing people to use — but not smoke — marijuana in bars, restaurants and other public spaces.
6. AIRLINES WORKER SLAIN AS NEARBY HUNDREDS WAIT FOR FLIGHTS
A gunman lies in wait outside the Oklahoma City airport before shooting and killing a Southwest Airlines employee in a premeditated attack, police say.
7. WHAT OBAMA FACES ON FINAL OVERSEAS TRIP
At each stop, the president expects to confront apprehension from world leaders who fear Trump could bring about seismic changes in U.S. foreign policy.
8. TWO SLAIN IN LATEST VIGILANTE-STYLE SHOOTING IN MEXICO
A passenger rises from his seat and shoots two thieves to death as they tried to rob people aboard a bus on the outskirts of Mexico City.
9. HOW EFFORT TO COMBAT HEART DISEASE IS ADVANCING
For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine proves able to shrink artery-clogging plaque.
10. MEGYN KELLY IN NEW BIOGRAPHY DETAILS TREATMENT BY TRUMP
The Fox News’ personality says she didn’t want to reveal much about the president-elect’s actions toward her before the election, but now wants to lay them out.