Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. OBAMA DISCLOSED SECRET IRAN TALKS TO ISRAEL IN SEPTEMBER
The president revealed the clandestine negotiations with Tehran in a 90-minute meeting with Netanyahu at the White House.
2. INVESTIGATORS TO RELEASE NEWTOWN REPORT
The full police file of the evidence in the school shooting won’t be published, stirring criticism of the investigation’s secrecy.
3. SYRIA TO MEET WITH REBELS FOR FIRST-EVER PEACE TALKS
The United Nations announces upcoming face-to-face negotiations between Assad’s government and opposition fighters in Geneva.
4. STORM SET TO HIT TEXAS WITH FREEZING RAIN
The Arctic mass is expected move east in the coming days and could disrupt the U.S.’s busy travel week.
5. HOW NEW YORK IS CRACKING DOWN ON TEXTING WHILE DRIVING
Tall SUVs give state troopers better surveillance of guilty drivers but the state is also offering “texting turnoffs” on highways to give motorists a break.
6. THANKSGIVING-HANUKKAH OVERLAP IS A CONUNDRUM FOR SOME
The convergence of the secular and religious holidays is a source of angst for many who celebrate both.
7. THAI DEMONSTRATORS ENTER FINANCE MINISTRY COMPOUND
The anti-government rally escalates seeking to force civil servants to stop working.
8. WHERE METH IS A GROWING CONCERN
Experts on North Korea see signs of a steady output of the drug there – and the potential for global distribution.
9. WHO WON THE NIGHT AT THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
Taylor Swift took home four honors including artist of the year for the third time.
10. GIANTS, WITH BACKS TO WALL, COME UP SHORT
Dallas downs New York 24-21, ending the Giants’ four-game winning streak and most of their playoff hopes.