Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, April 11, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHAT MOST SENIOR OFFICIAL TO EVER VISIT HIROSHIMA DELIVERED
John Kerry visits the memorial to the atomic bombing, offering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after the U.S. killed 140,000 Japanese.
2. WHO HAS THE EDGE AMONG VOTERS IN GENERAL ELECTION
An AP-GfK poll finds Americans trust Hillary Clinton more than Donald Trump to handle a wide range of issues.
3. POLICE HUNT SUSPECTS IN DEADLY INDIA FIRE
Medical teams tend to hundreds injured in a massive blaze in a Hindu temple that killed 110 people, while authorities search for those responsible for illegally putting on the fireworks display.
4. WHY SOME FAMILIES ARE CONCERNED ABOUT LOVED ONES’ REMAINS
An AP analysis finds that policing of the funeral industry in the United States is fragmented, with few consequences for those who break rules.
5. ‘CUBAN TWITTER’ FALLOUT FOUND RELIEF IN FOIA’S GLACIAL PACE
A two-year delay in the Freedom of Information Act benefited U.S. officials as they dealt with the repercussions of the government’s once-secret program.
6. TRUMP CRIES FOUL OVER DELEGATE PROCESS
The Republican front-runner blasts the way the country chooses presidential party nominees as “corrupt” and “crooked” as he grapples with the potential of a brokered convention he risks losing.
7. INVESTIGATION INTO SLAYING OF EX-NFL PLAYER CONTINUES
Former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Will Smith was shot in the back and side, according to a warrant, and police say a road rage incident preceded the slaying.
8. KEIKO FUJIMORI LEADS PERU ELECTION
The daughter of the jailed former president leads in preliminary results from the first round of Peru’s presidential election and appears headed to a June runoff.
9. BRYAN ADAMS CHALLENGES NEW MISSISSIPPI LAW
The Canadian rocker is canceling a performance this week in Biloxi, citing the state’s new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples.
10. SPIETH READY TO MOVE ON AFTER EPIC MELTDOWN
The young Texan staggered to the finish at Augusta National, squandering a five-shot lead at the Masters and losing by three strokes to England’s Danny Willett.