The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TEEN SHOOTING SURVIVORS SHAKE UP CAPITOL
Some of the high school students who traveled to Florida’s state capital for protests after last week’s mass shooting commit what may have been their young movement’s first act of civil disobedience.
2. WHICH IDEA MIGHT BE GAINING TRACTION
In the aftermath of the latest mass school shooting, President Trump suggests arming teachers — and lawmakers in several states are wrestling with the idea.
3. EVANGELIST’S DEMISE LEAVES POLITICAL VOID
With Billy Graham’s death at 99, there’s no obvious successor to fill his shoes as an adviser to leaders from both of political parties in the U.S.
4. CULTURE SHOCK IN THE KOREAS
What’s it like to wake up in North Korea one day and South Korea the next? AP’s Pyongyang bureau chief has the answer.
5. LAST GOODBYE FOR SYRIAN FATHER
The man cradles his shrouded dead child in a moment captured on video, before the shelling starts again in eastern Ghouta.
6. WHAT’S CREATING CLAIMS OF ‘PAY FOR PLAY’
Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration, an AP analysis shows.
7. LITTLE JOY IN LEAVING ADOPTIVE HOME
Tens of thousands of African asylum seekers fear their stay in Israel will soon come to an abrupt end.
8. WHO’S UPPING ANTE IN US HEALTH CARE DEBATE
The Center For American Progress, a major liberal policy group, is releasing a new health plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.
9. ‘SUPERAGERS’ UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
Scientists are peeking into the brains of people in their 80s and 90s who have somehow managed to keep the same sharp memory as people several decades younger.
10. IN THRILLER, US ENDS OLYMPIC DROUGHT
America’s women’s hockey team wins gold for the first time in 20 years, beating Canada in a shootout.