Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, March 28, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHAT MAJOR WORLD ECONOMY IS EMERGING AS A GLOBAL HUB FOR MONEY LAUNDERING
An AP investigation finds that scam artists, drug cartels and gangs from around the world are turning to China as a haven where they can safely hide money, clean it, and pump it back into the global financial system.
2. DEATH TOLL FROM EASTER BOMBING TARGETING CHRISTIANS IN PAKISTAN REACHES 70
A breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban, which has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the attack at a park in the eastern city of Lahore.
3. BELGIAN AUTHORITIES ORDERS 3 HELD ON TERROR CHARGES
The three were among four people arrested during weekend searches in Brussels but the fourth was released without charge.
4. WHY THE WISCONSIN PRIMARY COULD MARK A TURNING POINT IN THE GOP RACE
Ted Cruz has gotten a jumpstart on the contest, and a solid win by the Texas senator could narrow the path to the nomination for Donald Trump, who is planning to make his first visit to the state Tuesday.
5. RECAPTURE OF ANCIENT SYRIAN CITY OF PALMYRA SCORES A KEY VICTORY FOR GOVERNMENT
It marks the first major defeat for the Islamic State group since an international agreement to battle terrorism took effect last year.
6. SAUDI LAND PURCHASES FUEL DEBATE OVER WATER RIGHTS IN US SOUTHWEST
Struggling to farm alfalfa in its own parched country to feed its cows, Saudi Arabia’s largest dairy company turned to drought-stricken American Southwest to grow the water-chugging crops.
7. WHEN CHAIN RESTAURANT CUSTOMERS WILL BE ABLE TO SEE CALORIES ON MENUS
Not until 2017. The Food and Drug Administration again delayed a deadline requiring restaurants to comply with a 6-year-old law requiring calorie labels on menus.
8. JUST 100 FORENSIC ARTISTS IN THE US HELP NAB BAD GUYS WITH PENCIL AND PAPER
Law enforcement officials say the work remains valuable because surveillance cameras and bystander cellphones can’t be everywhere.
9. GLOBAL CATHOLIC NETWORK FOUNDER MOTHER ANGELICA DIES AT 92
The folksy Roman Catholic nun used a monastery garage to begin a television ministry that grew into a global religious empire.
10. WHERE SIX CENTENARIANS LIVE, WORK OUT AND SOCIALIZE UNDER THE SAME ROOF
A wealthy retirement community in Providence, Rhode Island, boasts six residents ages 100 to 104.