Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. RIVALRY INTENSIFIES IN GOP DEBATE
Rising tensions between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz left little space for any of the other candidates to make an impression in the penultimate debate before the Iowa caucuses.
2. WHAT AUTHORITIES DISCOVERED AFTER JAKARTA ATTACKS
Indonesian police say they recovered a flag of the Islamic State group from the home of one of the attackers.
3. STATES DEBATE JACKPOT ANONYMITY
Winners’ names often are made public by state law, but lottery officials are trying to strike a balance between ensuring privacy and safety while proving to the public that real people can win.
4. NEW EBOLA CASE EMERGES IN SIERRA LEONE
A corpse tests positive for the virus, the day after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak over in West Africa.
5. SEC VISA FRAUD CAN ROCK DREAMS
AP’s Curt Anderson finds that a program that gives overseas investors permanent U.S. residency in exchange for job-creating investment has become a target for fraudsters.
6. OLD CHICAGO POLICE SHOOTING CASE FACING SCRUTINY
A lawyer for the family of a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect fatally shot by a white Chicago police officer in 2013 hopes newly released video will prompt a reopening of the case.
7. MICHIGAN APPEALS FOR HELP IN DRINKING WATER CRISIS
The state’s governor asks Obama to issue an emergency and major disaster declaration for Flint.
8. HATE MAIL REKINDLES CONFUSION OF TWO COLLEGES
Liberal arts Wheaton College in Massachusetts wrongly takes flak for moves by evangelical Wheaton College in Illinois against professor who showed solidarity with Muslims.
9. WHAT CAITLYN JENNER IS FOCUSING ON
The “I Am Cait” star is focusing on increasing her knowledge about transgender issues and advocating on behalf of the community in the second season of her E! reality show.
10. HOW PERCEPTION OF MANNING IS CHANGING
The Denver Broncos quarterback, sometimes derided as an over-prepared player and too-clever pitchman, is now portrayed as the grizzled veteran trying to coax his team to a title on grit.