Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHAT TED CRUZ FACES IN MIDWESTERN PRIMARY
It’s a high-stakes test for the Texas senator’s slumping presidential campaign in Indiana, one of the last opportunities for him to halt Trump’s stunning march toward the GOP nomination.
2. GOALS CLEAR, DETAILS SECRET FOR PYONGYANG’S SHOWCASE CONGRESS
North Korea is the world’s last great master of Cold War-era spectacle and it is likely to deliver a big one when Kim Jong Un’s ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years.
3. GAZA SEWAGE SPOILS COASTLINE
Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into Gaza’s Mediterranean beachfront, damaging its limited fresh water supplies, decimating fishing zones — and now affecting Israel.
4. WHERE PRINCE FOUND HIS HAPPY PLACE
The megastar musician cared about his songs but found “real happiness” in his faith, according to longtime friend and tour mate, bassist Larry Graham.
5. PRESIDENT UNFAZED BY COMEDIAN’S LANGUAGE
The White House says Obama wasn’t offended by Larry Wilmore’s use of a racial slur at the correspondents’ association dinner.
6. FUNERALS WILL HONOR OHIO SHOOTING VICTIMS
“Ample security” will be on hand at the services for six of the eight people shot in rural southern Ohio in what authorities say was a planned attack targeting one family.
7. SURVEY: BRIBERY RUNS HIGHEST AMONG MIDEAST COURTS
A new report by Transparency International shows that almost a third of the people surveyed in nine Middle East countries have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.
8. IN PALAU, JELLYFISH LAKE LOSING NAMESAKE
Scientists believe drought and El Nino conditions may be to blame for the plummet of the marine animal’s population, and fear global warming could pose a long-term threat.
9. WHO IS FAVORED AT TONY NOMINATIONS
Expect another glorious day for “Hamilton,” the hip-hop-flavored musical about the first U.S. treasury secretary.
10. NO OUTFOXING LEICESTER CITY
The Thai owners of the Premier League champions aim to keep the victorious soccer squad together despite expectations that many players will be lured away by lucrative offers from richer clubs.