The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. MICHAEL INTENSIFIES, ROARS DOWN ON FLORIDA
The Category 4 storm is expected to become one of the panhandle’s worst hurricanes in memory with reported 140 mph winds and a life-threatening storm surge of up to 13 feet.
2. IMAGES SURFACE OF SAUDIS ALLEGEDLY SENT TO TARGET WRITER
Turkish media publish images of an “assassination squad” allegedly sent to target Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and of a black van later traveling from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he went missing, to the consul’s home.
3. HOW UN AMBASSADORS REACTED TO NIKKI HALEY’S DEPARTURE
Many at the U.N. headquarters express shock, and some sadness and dismay after getting word that the well-liked diplomat would be leaving her post by the end of the year.
4. ‘IF WE TAKE EDUCATION THEN WE WILL BE ABLE TO LEAD OUR LIFE AS A LIFE’
Rahima Akter is a 19-year-old refugee in a Bangladeshi camp who dreams of becoming the most educated Rohingya woman in the world.
5. CANADA TO BECOME LARGEST COUNTRY WITH LEGAL POT SALES
The profound social shift brings the black market into a regulated, taxed system after nearly a century of prohibition failed to stem the drug’s prevalence.
6. WHO ARE MIA NO LONGER
New technology and more researchers result in a big increase in the identification of remains of service members missing in action from World War II and the Korean War.
7. WHAT SUPREME COURT IS WEIGHING
A case before the high court pits the government against immigrants it wants to deport following crimes they have committed in the United States.
8. WHO DREW IRE AT TRUMP RALLY
Chants of “Lock her up!” rang again throughout an Iowa arena as the president rallied supporters, but this time there was a new target: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
9. TAYLOR SWIFT WINS BIG AT AMAs
The “I Did Something Bad” singer won artist of the year and then encouraged fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.
10. RIVALRY SERIES ENDS IN 4
Craig Kimbrel and the Red Sox hold off the Yankees’ ninth-inning rally that ended with a video replay, eliminating New York with a 4-3 victory in Game 4 of the AL Division Series.