Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. WHAT WORLD LEADERS ARE HOPING CLIMATE TALKS SIGNIFY
By striking a deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet they hope they can show terrorists what countries can do when they stand together.
2. POPE MEETS WITH MUSLIMS IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Francis brings his message of reconciliation to Bangui’s mosque, insisting that Christians and Muslims have long lived peacefully together here and that religion can never justify violence.
3. WHERE CLINIC SHOOTING SUSPECT IS EXPECTED
Robert Lewis Dear, accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, is making his first appearance in court.
4. CALENDARS SHOW CLINTON’S AVAILABILITY TO SUPPORTERS
As secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted dozens of influential Democratic Party fundraisers, former Clinton administration and campaign loyalists, and corporate donors to her family’s global charity.
5. WHO’S BACK IN SESSION
Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes.
6. HOW PEOPLE CAN SAFELY TAKE CONTROL FROM A SELF-DRIVING CAR
One surprising way to keep drivers alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal, a new study finds.
7. ‘DR. DEATH’ EXHIBIT OPENS AS PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED DEATHS RISE
A new archive of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who sparked a national right-to-die debate while performing physician-assisted suicides, opens to the public at the University of Michigan.
8. FOR SOME PEOPLE, THE OLDER THE DEVICE, THE BETTER
Despite tempting upgrade offers and constant software updates that slow everything down, about 10 percent of smartphone users stick with models 3 years old or more.
9. LORDS A-LEAPING! HOLIDAYS ARE EXPENSIVE
Annual tongue-in-cheek report on the rising cost of items in “12 Days of Christmas” reveals that merchandise costs $34,000, a 0.6 percent increase over last year.
10. PATRIOTS SEE PERFECT SEASON END
C.J. Anderson scores on a 48-yard run with 12:32 left in overtime, powering the Denver Broncos past New England 30-24 on a snowy night and handing the Patriots their first loss (10-1).