Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, May 6, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. ONE SURE THEME AT PARTY CONGRESS IN NORTH KOREA
Get ready for wall-to-wall praise of Kim Jong Un and his efforts to strengthen the North’s nuclear-weapons program.
2. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS STORED AWAY TO TARGET TRUMP
Priorities USA, the lead super PAC backing Hillary Clinton, has already reserved $91 million in television advertising that will start next month and continue through Election Day, the AP learns.
3. HOW AUTHORITIES HOPE TO MOVE PEOPLE DISPLACED BY WILDFIRE
Canadian officials will start shuttling thousands of people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray in a mass convoy if the highway is safe from the huge wildfire raging in Alberta.
4. MAN CONVICTED IN ‘GRIM SLEEPER’ SERIAL KILLINGS
Lonnie Franklin Jr., 63, shows no emotion as the verdicts are read in the Los Angeles court, while victims’ family members quietly weep.
5. WHO COULD MAKE POLITICAL HISTORY IN LONDON
Sadiq Khan, a 45-year-old Labour lawmaker, is the favorite to be elected the city’s mayor. He’d be the first Muslim to hold the job.
6. HUNDREDS OF MOURNERS GATHERING IN NEW MEXICO
They’ll remember an 11-year-old girl who was killed after being abducted along her school bus route on the Navajo Nation.
7. NO LACK OF JOBS, DESPITE SLUGGISH ECONOMY
Most economists believe hiring in the U.S. will continue at a healthy clip, even as the economy has slowed to an anemic pace.
8. FRESH QUESTION RAISED ABOUT JOE PATERNO
Insurers in litigation with Penn State reportedly allege that a boy told the head football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky.
9. LITTLE-KNOWN CZECH COMPANY RIDES VINYL WAVE
As vinyl records make a global comeback in popularity, GZ Media is establishing itself as one of the world’s biggest record manufacturers.
10. WHY TV CHARACTER KEPT CALLING HIMSELF A ‘REALTOR’
On ABC’s “Modern Family,” Phil Dunphy explains the difference between a Realtor and real estate agent — in a segment paid for by the Realtors association.