Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, May 9, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. RUSSIA MARKS VICTORY DAY WITH MASSIVE PARADE
Moscow shows off its military muscle to celebrate victory over Nazi Germany, at a time when the world’s attention is focused on the pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine.
2. WHERE ‘JOHNNY FOOTBALL’ WENT IN NFL DRAFT
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M went No. 22 to the Cleveland Browns.
3. HOW DEMOCRATS FEEL ABOUT BENGHAZI PROBE
With clear divisions, they are weighing whether to participate in a new investigation of the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.
4. INJURIES REPORTED AT THAI PROTEST
Police fire tear gas and water cannons to push back hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a government compound.
5. ORTHODOX PATRIARCH EYES UNITY IN VISIT WITH POPE
In an interview with AP, Bartholomew I says a meeting with Francis in Jerusalem this month will help move the two churches closer to ending their nearly 1,000-year divide.
6. HOW ONE INMATE NEARLY EVADED A 98-YEAR TERM
A Colorado man who was released from prison 90 years early due to a clerical error has returned to serve the rest of his sentence.
7. WHAT VERMONT IS DOING DIFFERENTLY REGARDING FOOD
The Green Mountain state has become the first to require labeling of genetically modified organisms.
8. HOW RUBIO IS TESTING THE POLITICAL WATERS
The Republican senator from Florida is returning to the presidential campaign circuit and beefing up a political organization that could lay the groundwork for a White House bid in 2016.
9. LOYAL TO ZIP-UP GODZILLA, JAPAN WARY OF U.S. REMAKE
In the country where the fire-breathing monster first stomped, fans wonder if the remake will be a tribute or an embarrassment to its legacy.
10. STERLING’S ESTRANGED WIFE SAYS SHE’LL FIGHT CLIPPERS SALE
The NBA may want to install new ownership, but Shelly Sterling “will not agree to a forced or involuntary seizure” of her 50 percent stake in the team, her lawyers say.