Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, May 2, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHAT IS DRIVING IMMIGRANTS TO APPLY FOR US CITIZENSHIP
In interviews, many say the fear of Donald Trump becoming president is a motivating factor for longtime immigrants to apply for citizenship in order to vote.
2. MIGRANT CHILDREN KEPT FROM ENROLLING IN SCHOOL
The AP finds hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children fleeing Central America have been prevented from enrolling in mainstream classrooms in at least 35 districts in 14 states.
3. AUSTRALIAN SAYS HE’S FOUNDER OF BITCOIN DIGITAL CASH
Entrepreneur Craig Wright was long thought to be associated with the digital currency and has publicly identified himself as its creator.
4. PUERTO RICO WON’T MAKE $370 MILLION IN DEBT PAYMENTS
Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla cites a failure to restructure the bond payments or find a political solution to the U.S. territory’s spiraling public debt crisis.
5. NURSING HOMES START TO OFFER MORE INDIVIDUALIZED MENUS
The U.S. government is proposing rules that would require facilities to create menus that reflect religious, cultural and ethnic needs and preferences.
6. KILLING OF 5 EGYPTIANS DEEPENS MYSTERY OVER FOREIGNER’S DEATH
Witnesses and relatives now say the men slain by Egyptian police were not gang members responsible for Italian graduate student Guilio Regeni’s death, as authorities allege, but simple house painters.
7. MALIA OBAMA TO ENTER HARVARD IN 2017 AFTER TAKING ‘GAP YEAR’
A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it caught the attention of the U.S. president’s daughter.
8. LAST DANCE FOR ‘TRUE AMERICAN ICONS’
Elephants give their final performance at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Rhode Island as the circus ends a practice that captivated audiences but raised the ire of animal rights activists.
9. WHICH TALK SHOW IS GOING OUT WITH A BANG
The “Live with Kelly and Michael” team of Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan takes the best entertainment talk show award at the Daytime Emmys.
10. WHO FINALLY ADVANCED AT NBA PLAYOFFS
DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors outlast the Indiana Pacers to win a best-of-seven series for the first time in franchise history.