The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHAT IS REPLACING NAFTA
A revamped trade pact called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, gives American farmers greater access to the Canadian dairy market and offers Canada tariff protection in the auto industry.
2. FBI AGENTS INTERVIEW KAVANAUGH ACCUSER
Deborah Ramirez detailed her allegation that the Supreme Court nominee exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s when they were students at Yale University, a person familiar with the matter says, while another college classmate disputes his characterization of his past drinking.
3. BURIALS BEGIN IN INDONESIA
A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims begins in hard-hit Palu and the death toll of more than 840 is expected to rise as areas cut off by the damage are reached.
4. IRAN LAUNCHES MISSILES INTO SYRIA
The paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says it launched six ballistic missiles into eastern Syria, targeting militants the force blames for a recent attack on a military parade in Iran.
5. WHO WON THE NOBEL IN MEDICINE
American James Allison and Tasuku Honjo of Japan were honored for developing therapies for treating cancer.
6. VEGAS MARKS MASS SHOOTING ANNIVERSARY
It’s been a year since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, and a sunrise ceremony will commemorate the 58 lives lost, capped by a wall dedication at night.
7. SOUTH KOREA BEGINS REMOVING MINES
Troops enter the heavily fortified border with North Korea to remove mines under recent tension-reducing agreements and Seoul believes the North is reciprocating.
8. WHERE THE FIRST LADY IS HEADING
Melania Trump will travel to Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day tour that will take her Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.
9. WIRELESS AIMING TO MAKE INROADS ON CABLE INTERNET SERVICE
Using emerging 5G technology, cellular companies like Verizon are promising services that would be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless.
10. WHAT’S NEVER HAPPENED IN BASEBALL
Major League Baseball is set to hold two division tiebreakers on the same day for the first time when the Brewers play the Cubs and the Rockies meet the Dodgers.