Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. MIDDLE EAST BUSINESSES GROW WARY OF TRUMP
The GOP presidential candidate’s call to keep Muslims from traveling to the U.S. is causing dismay among leaders in the region where he has had dealings for years.
2. WHAT CALIFORNIA SHOOTING SHOWS
The FBI’s acknowledgement that the San Bernardino shooters had been radicalized Muslims for “quite some time” points to the difficulty discovering potential extremists who keep a very low profile.
3. EVACUATION OF REBELS FROM LAST STRONGHOLD IN HOMS BEGINS
The city governor tells The AP on the outskirts of Waer that 320 gunmen will leave the district on Wednesday.
4. 3RD BATACLAN ATTACKER REPORTEDLY IDENTIFIED
Foued Mohamed-Aggad, who was killed during the attack, is from the eastern city of Strasbourg and left for Syria in 2013, a French legal official says.
5. REPUBLICANS CONCERNED ABOUT IMMIGRATION FROM WAR-TORN MIDDLE EAST
A majority of GOP supporters see a high risk that refugees from Syria will commit acts of religious and political violence in the U.S., a new AP-GfK poll finds.
6. HOW DETENTE WITH U.S. RESHAPES CUBA
The country that once seemed stuck in time is transformed, for better or worse, and faces an uncertain future of disruptive change.
7. NO SIGN OF LET-UP IN ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN VIOLENCE
Now in its third month, this round of hostilities defies definitions and easy explanations.
8. WHY CHICAGO MAYOR WILL CALL SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Rahm Emanuel wants to restore trust in the police department that’s now at the center of the biggest crisis of his administration and his own office.
9. U.S. LIFE EXPECTANCY FLAT FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR
A child born last year can expect to make it to 78 years and 9½ months — the same prediction made for the previous two years.
10. SAG NOMINATIONS BRING MURKY AWARDS SEASON INTO BETTER FOCUS
Anna Faris and Anthony Mackie will announce the nominees on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles.