Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers
1. WHAT’S AIM OF CLIMATE TALKS
World leaders are hoping to reach a deal charting a path toward reduced reliance on coal, oil and gas and expanded use of renewable energy such as wind and solar power.
2. SUSPECT IN PLANNED PARENTHOOD RAMPAGE APPEARS IN COURT
Robert Dear, 57, will face first-degree murder charges for the shootings that killed three at the clinic in Colorado Springs, prosecutors say.
3. ONLINE THREAT FORCES UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO TO CANCEL CLASSES
A black man allegedly threatened to kill whites at the school and was motivated by the police shooting of a black teen, authorities say.
4. HOW MUCH MONEY CHANGED HANDS ON ‘CYBER MONDAY’
It’s expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever, likely racking up more than $3 billion in sales.
5. BLACK PASTORS PRESS TRUMP
The ministers, during a meeting that turned tense at times, ask the GOP front-runner to address what some call his use of racially charged rhetoric.
6. WHY SCIENTISTS, ETHICISTS ARE GATHERING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Being debated are the boundaries of human genome editing, a technology that could lead to designer babies — but also to the end to some diseases.
7. SEVEN EARTHQUAKES RATTLE OKLAHOMA
The quakes raise concerns that the state isn’t doing enough to curb the seismic shaking that scientists have linked to oil and gas activity.
8. NEW YORK CITY IMPLEMENTING FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND RULE TARGETING SALT
The regulation requires a salt-shaker emblem on menu items at chain restaurants that top the recommended daily limit of sodium.
9. FAMOUS PIRELLI CALENDAR GETS MAKEOVER
It’s no more nudes — this year, at least, with photographer Annie Leibovitz at the helm.
10. ‘ASTONISHING GIFT’ BOOSTS CHARITY
Salvation Army officials say a couple dropped a $500,000 check into a red kettle in suburban Minneapolis.