The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. US BACK IN BUSINESS
The government shutdown ends as Senate Democrats agree to support a spending bill in return for a promise that the Senate will debate immigration policy soon.
2. WHAT’S ROILING PALESTINIANS
Vice President Pence tells the Knesset the U.S. is accelerating plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem and cement recognition of the city as Israel’s capital.
3. HOW POPE IS MAKING AMENDS
The pontiff apologizes for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show “proof” to be believed, saying it was a “slap in the face” to victims that he never intended.
4. BILL COSBY RETURNS TO STAGE
The entertainer tells stories at a Philadelphia club in his first public performance since 2015 as a retrial in his sex assault case looms.
5. CLASHES TEST US, TURKEY RELATIONS
Intense fighting flares as Turkish troops and their allies attempt to drive U.S.-allied Kurdish militia fighters from an enclave in northwestern Syria.
6. THREE USA GYMNASTICS BOARD MEMBERS RESIGN
The Indianapolis-based group trains Olympians, including many who say they were sexually assaulted by a team doctor, Larry Nassar.
7. TRUMP RAISING BARRIERS ON IMPORTS
The president approves tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers.
8. NO CASHIERS, NO REGISTERS, NO CASH
At Amazon’s new concept grocery store in Seattle, shoppers take items, walk out and are billed via the company’s technology.
9. MEGYN KELLY FUELS FEUD WITH ACTRESS
The NBC host says Jane Fonda has no business lecturing anyone on offensiveness, given her history of criticizing the U.S. during the Vietnam War.
10. WHO NEEDS TIME TO HEAL
A week off before the Super Bowl is just what the doctor ordered for two of the Patriots’ most vital players — QB Tom Brady (injured throwing hand) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion).