Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. FRENCH OFFICIAL IDENTIFIES SUSPECTED MASTERMIND OF PARIS ATTACKS
Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud is also reportedly linked to thwarted attacks on a Paris-bound high-speed train and Paris area church.
2. WORLD LEADERS PRESSED FOR RESPONSE TO PARIS ATTACKS
The Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations is set to outline its coordinated response at a summit in Turkey.
3. NEW IDEAS TO TACKLE SYRIA REFUGEE CRISIS
The central approach: Rather than struggle to gather waning humanitarian aid, invest billions raised on financial markets to develop the overburdened Mideast nations hosting them, like Lebanon and Jordan.
4. HOW GOP REACTS TO PARIS ATTACKS
The tragedy intensifies Republican opposition to letting thousands of Syrian refugees come to the United States.
5. MOBSTERS HUNGRY FOR ROME’S EATERIES
Italian officials launch a series of investigations in which mafia clans are suspected of buying up Roman tourist restaurants to launder cocaine profits.
6. WHICH ENERGY SOURCE IS NOT GOING AWAY ANYTIME SOON
Demand for coal is leveling off, but it is here to stay for decades, no matter how many billions of dollars of investment go into cleaner energy like wind and solar.
7. WHO MIGHT GO TO NORTH KOREA
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Pyongyang this week for a possible meeting with leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean news report says.
8. PROTESTS ERUPT AFTER BLACK MAN SHOT BY POLICE IN MINNEAPOLIS
“We have been saying for a significant amount of time that Minneapolis is one bullet away from Ferguson,” says Jason Sole, chair of the Minneapolis NAACP’s committee.
9. MORE STUDENTS COME TO US COLLEGES FROM CHINA, INDIA
Meanwhile, the number of Americans studying abroad grows by only 5 percent, falling short of expectations.
10. GOOGLE ANTSY AS CALIFORNIA SLOW ON SELF-DRIVING CAR RULES
State regulators want the company to prove these vehicles of the future already drive as safely as people.