Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TRUMP, CLINTON READY FOR ‘HOME GAME’ PRIMARIES
The front-runners hope to emerge victorious in New York, contests that offer big delegate hauls and an opportunity for them to inch closer to their parties’ nominations.
2. TALIBAN LAUNCHES ATTACK ON KEY AFGHAN SECURITY AGENCY
Armed militants stage a coordinated assault on a government office in Kabul, killing at least 28 and wounding more than 300.
3. WHERE CHILD IMMIGRANTS ARE ENDING UP
AP cites federal government data showing that 80 percent of immigrant children arriving alone at the U.S. border are placed with adults who are in the country illegally.
4. COLD RICE BALLS, NO FLUSH TOILETS AT QUAKE-HIT JAPAN SHELTER
A shortage of food, water and other necessities underscores the vulnerability of earthquake victims in southern Japan.
5. HOW BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT REACTED TO EFFORTS TO REMOVE HER
Outraged over the congressional vote to impeachment her, Dilma Rousseff says she will not resign and vows to keep fighting her opponents.
6. IT’S A RACE AGAINST TIME IN ECUADOR
Rescuers scramble to find survivors from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake as the death toll from the coastal South American country’s strongest earthquake in decades rises above 400.
7. WHAT HAS CHANGED SINCE FREDDIE GRAY’S DEATH
Baltimore’s police department, political scene and several grassroots advocacy organizations have undergone transformation, but systemic issues for the African-American community still plague much of the city.
8. FERGUSON’S FUTURE NEARING CLIMAX
The U.S. Department of Justice’s settlement with the St. Louis suburb calls for sweeping changes where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police.
9. EVERYBODY LOVED DORIS ROBERTS
The spunky actress who played the sharp-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on CBS’ “Everybody Loves Raymond,” is dead at age 90.
10. WARRIORS WIN WITHOUT CURRY
Klay Thompson scores 34 points and Golden State’s supporting cast picks up the slack for their absent NBA MVP to hold off Houston 115-106 and take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series.