W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WARNINGS OVER TRUMP INQUIRY FLY BETWEEN POMPEO, DEMOCRATS
The secretary of state tries to delay five current and former officials from providing documents and testimony, but Democrats have set closed-door depositions for two former officials.
2. WHERE WHITE HOUSE HOPEFULS WILL BE
In Las Vegas for a forum on gun policy, almost two years to the day after a gunman killed 58 people at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.
3. DALLAS OFFICER CASE TURNS TO SENTENCING
Amber Guyger, convicted in the fatal shooting of her black neighbour, faces anywhere from five years to life in prison.
4. EU AWAITS ‘FINAL OFFER’ BREXIT DEAL
Boris Johnson calls the proposal a “fair and reasonable compromise,” but EU leaders doubt the U.K. has a workable plan to avoid border checks between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
5. ‘TRIGGER-HAPPY AND NUTS’
Those are the words of a pro-democracy lawmaker about Hong Kong police after an officer shot and wounded a teenager in an escalation of protest violence.
6. WHERE BIG TECH AND BIG OIL HAVE COMMON GROUND
Eco-friendly companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google are supplying cloud computing services and artificial intelligence tools to ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and BP.
7. INDIA’S MOVES IN KASHMIR RAISE TENSION IN PART NEXT TO CHINA
After the Indian government stripped statehood from Kashmir, new tensions are brewing in Ladakh, a remote and picturesque part of that territory.
8. NETANYAHU’S PRE-INDICTMENT CORRUPTION HEARING BEGINS
A jittery political world seeks clarity on the Israeli prime minister’s legal standing amid the stalemate that followed the country’s second inconclusive election of the year.
9. WHO’S EYEING A POLITICAL COMEBACK
Former Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas is expected to run again in 2020, but not in his old Dallas district that Democrats flipped last year.
10. NATIONALS COMPLETE ‘WILD’ COMEBACK
Juan Soto delivers a bases-loaded single that scored three runs in the eighth inning, and the Nationals rallied to beat the Brewers 4-3 in the NL wild-card game.
The Associated Press