The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TRUMP ASSOCIATE STONE ARRESTED, FACES OBSTRUCTION CHARGE
The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says Roger Stone faces charges including witness tampering, obstruction and false statements.
2. WHAT SHUTDOWN VOTE REJECTION SPURRED
The twin setbacks in the Senate prompts a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies.
3. COLLEGES ACT AS SHUTDOWN HITS STUDENTS
A growing number of institutions are postponing tuition payments, waiving late fees and providing emergency grants to students.
4. MADURO GOES ON THE OFFENSIVE
Backed by Venezuela’s military, the embattled president hits back at an opposition leader who declared himself interim president and his U.S. supporters.
5. PONTIFF BRINGS WORLD YOUTH DAY TO DETAINED
Pope Francis will celebrate a special penitential Mass for Panama’s juvenile delinquents inside the Central American country’s main youth lockup.
6. ARCTIC WAVE WRAPS UPPER MIDWEST
Wind chill advisories are issued for a broad swath of the region, where wind chill factors could dip to 40 to 50 degrees below zero in parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota.
7. ‘WATCH YOUR STEP’
A prominent American-born anchorwoman for Iran’s state TV tells the AP that she believes the U.S. government jailed her because of her work as a journalist and for her beliefs.
8. SICK, ELDERLY WORRY BREXIT WILL HURT ACCESS TO MEDS
Pharmacists are concerned that shortages of life-saving medicines may occur if Britain can’t negotiate a divorce deal from the European Union.
9. ROBERT REDFORD RAISES CURTAIN AT SUNDANCE
The film festival’s founder reflected on its origins 34 years ago in a quainter Park City, Utah, but now every one of the half dozen opening night films were sold out.
10. WHO’S HANGING UP HER SNOWBOARD
Five-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark is retiring after 20 years in the halfpipe, AP learns.