CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TRUMP ALLIES STRUGGLE OVER HOW TO MANAGE IMPEACHMENT THREAT
Republicans’ talking points on the whistleblower scandal include a debunked conspiracy theory, the “deep state” and Joe Biden’s son.
2. ‘THIS WAS A HEINOUS CRIME’
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says he takes full responsibility for the grisly murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi but denies he ordered it.
3. TRANSGENDER WOMAN’S CASE HEADS TO SUPREME COURT
The high court will hear Aimee Stephens’ case Oct. 8 over whether a federal civil rights law that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex protects transgender people.
4. ‘THIS GENERATION HAS HELPED US WITH OUR POLITICAL AWAKENING’
Hong Kong’s older protesters admire the bravery and tireless zeal of their younger counterparts.
5. WHAT FASHION CHAIN HAS FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY
The privately held company Forever 21 is closing 178 stores in the U.S.
6. WHAT REAL LIFE ORDEAL IS COMING TO THE BIG SCREEN
“The Cave” will tell the story of the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave deep inside a northern Thai mountain.
7. CHINESE OFFICIALS PAY RESPECT TO FOUNDER OF COMMUNIST STATE
Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping honours Mao Zedong ahead of a massive celebration of the People’s Republic’s 70th anniversary that will emphasize its rise to global prominence.
8. URUGUAY’S LAX CONTROLS ATTRACT DRUG TRAFFICKERS
It appears that in Uruguay’s bid to speed up trade and lower export costs, customs controls have been neglected and the roving eye of the global drug trade found an easy shipment point, government officials found.
9. WHO WILL APPLY FOR PUBLIC FINANCING FOR PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will be the first to seek assistance to give struggling fundraising a boost.
10. THE SAINTS BEAT THE COWBOYS
New Orleans survives quarterback Drew Brees’ absence with a 12-10 win over the previously unbeaten Dallas.
The Associated Press