CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHOSE DEFENSE OF THE PRESIDENT IS BEING SECOND-GUESSED
Trump’s acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in an effort to defend his boss, keeps making problematic statements.
2. CBD PIONEER PLEADS GUILTY IN VAPE CASE
Southern California woman is accused of being a drug trafficker who distributed “massive quantities” of synthetic marijuana. More than 30 people have died and hundreds have developed mysterious lung illnesses.
3. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S PLANS FOR DETAINED ASYLUM SEEKERS, MIGRANTS
The Justice Department says it plans to collect DNA samples to add to a massive FBI database used to hunt criminals, according to an APNewsBreak.
4. CANADIANS TO ELECT NEW PARLIAMENT
The election raises the threat of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau being ousted after one term.
5. TRUMP INSISTS US TROOPS IN SYRIA ARE COMING HOME; WHERE THEY’RE GOING INSTEAD
According to current plans outlined by the Pentagon chief, the troops are heading to western Iraq to continue operations against the Islamic State group.
6. VEGAN MEXICAN FOOD BECOMING A POPULAR OPTION
A growing vegan Mexican food industry in the U.S. has seen Latinos take control of the kitchen as plant-based Mexican cuisine increasingly plants roots in areas with large Latino communities.
7. THIS BESTSELLING DUO OF ALL TIME JOINS THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Brooks & Dunn were celebrated in a star-filled ceremony full of tributes to their accomplishments which include 19 CMA Awards, two Grammys, 25 Academy of Country Music Awards and 20 No. 1 hits
8. WHERE A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN
The National Weather Service confirms a twister moved through Dallas, causing structural damage and knocking out electricity to thousands.
9. WHAT LED TO THE ARRESTS OF 12 WHITE SUPREMACISTS
A report says the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly one year ago prompted at least 12 people to plot, threaten or carry out anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S.
10. THE COWBOYS PUNISH THE EAGLES
Dallas breaks a three-game losing streak, tops the NFC East, with a 37-10 win over Philadelphia.
The Associated Press