Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, March 27, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHAT TRUMP IS WILLING TO DO WITH ‘OBAMACARE’
The U.S. president’s aides open the door to working with moderate Democrats on the health care issue.
2. AP: ‘BATHROOM BILL’ COSTLY FOR NORTH CAROLINA
The law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.75 billion in lost business over a dozen years, an AP analysis finds.
3. POLICE SEARCH FOR SUSPECTS IN DEADLY NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING
Cincinnati officials say that several men got into a dispute inside the crowded Cameo club, escalating into gunfire.
4. RUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER EXPECTED IN COURT
Alexei Navalny, who recently announced he’s running for president, was detained while walking to a rally from a nearby subway station as tens of thousands protested across the country against corruption.
5. SOUTH KOREA PROSECUTORS PUSH TO ARREST EX-LEADER
The move comes after Park Geun-hye was questioned over suspicions that she colluded with a jailed confidante to extort from companies and other wrongdoings.
6. WHO WILL RUN NEW ‘INNOVATION’ OFFICE
Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, will lead a division that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.
7. EVANGELICAL CHURCHES BOOMING IN CUBA
The building of churches conflicts with a communist government that recognizes freedom of religion but not the right to erect houses of worship, an AP investigation finds.
8. SOME RESISTING SEATTLE HOMELESS PLAN
Those opposed to $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem say the city already spends millions to combat homelessness, and things have gotten worse.
9. TRUMP SEEKING TO ELIMINATE NEA
The National Endowment for the Arts is diverse and decentralized, with a significant part of its budget distributed to state and local organizations.
10. UPSTARTS REACH FINAL FOUR
After knocking on the door a few times, Gonzaga makes its first national semifinal. South Carolina, meanwhile, enters having never been close to this deep a run.