Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, March 24, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. A SECOND ATTACKER IS SUSPECTED OF TAKING PART IN THE BOMBING OF BRUSSELS SUBWAY TRAIN
Belgian and French media report that a man filmed by surveillance camera in the Brussels metro alongside suspect Khalid El Bakraoui may be at large.
2. WHERE THE U.S. IS NOT SEARCHING FOR THE REMAINS OF ITS KOREAN WAR DEAD
An AP investigation finds that in at least one construction project, North Koreans have dug up and reburied dozens of sets of remains along with boots and helmets but no one is trying to find out if they belong to American soldiers.
3. IRAQ SAYS IT HAS LAUNCHED OFFENSIVE TO RECAPTURE IS-HELD MOSUL
An Iraqi military spokesman says Iraqi forces retook several villages east of Mosul, with the U.S.-led international coalition providing air support, but there is skepticism that such a complex military operation is ready for full execution.
4. REPUBLICANS AIRING MORE ATTACK ADS AGAINST TRUMP THAN AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON
The Republicans are providing Democrats with ads that could be recycled verbatim and slapped with the tagline, “Hillary Clinton approves this message.”
5. SOME QUESTION AMERICA’S SUPPORT FOR NATO AS A THROWBACK TO THE COLD WAR ERA
But the Brussels attacks have underscored the need for the U.S. and its European allies to work together to counter threats.
6. WHY THE ECONOMIC FALLOUT FROM THE ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS WILL LIKELY BE MINIMAL
Financial markets barely registered the bombings because recent history shows the business community keeps its cool and daily life resumes relatively quickly after such attacks.
7. FEDERALLY FUNDED EFFORTS TO COMBAT EXTREMISM IS OFF TO A SLOW START IN 3 U.S. CITIES
Few local programs have been created by the initiative, announced more than a year and a half ago in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.
8. AUSTRALIA: MOZAMBIQUE DEBRIS ‘HIGHLY LIKELY’ FROM FLIGHT 370
The two pieces believed to be from the missing Malaysian jetliner were found separately in the Indian Ocean by an American adventurer and a South African teenager.
9. WHAT PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HAS PLANNED FOR HIS SECOND DAY IN ARGENTINA
Obama will confront a dark chapter of America’s history in Latin America when he pays tribute to victims of Argentina’s “Dirty War.”
10. NEW ZEALANDERS VOTE TO KEEP ITS CURRENT FLAG WITH BRITISH UNION JACK
About 57 percent voted to keep the 114-year-old flag, rather than replace it with a silver fern.