Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. NEW YORK CITY DOCTOR TESTS POSITIVE FOR EBOLA
The physician, who treated patients in West Africa, is the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation’s largest city.
2. POSSIBLE EXPLANATION EMERGES FOR DEADLY ATTACK IN CANADA
The gunman had talked about wanting to go to Libya or Syria, and may have lashed out in frustration over delays in getting a passport.
3. HOW MISSOURI POLICE ARE PREPARING IN FERGUSON CASE
Law enforcement are stocking up on riot gear ahead of a grand jury’s decision about whether to charge a white police officer in the Michael Brown shooting.
4. CALIFORNIA STARTUP UNVEILS GUN TECHNOLOGY FOR POLICE
A company has designed technology that aims to alert dispatchers when a law officer’s gun is un-holstered and fired.
5. WHAT ONE GROUP IS DOING ABOUT CAMPAIGN CLUTTER
Signs touting candidates are in full bloom along Ohio highways, street corners and public rights of way and Columbus Sign Ninjas are taking them down in public spaces.
6. SWEDEN CALLS OFF SEARCH FOR SUBMARINE
Authorities call off their weeklong search for a suspected vessel in the Stockholm archipelago, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea.
7. AMAZON’S LOSS MAKES HOLIDAYS A QUESTION MARK
Investors are no longer giving the world’s largest online retailer a pass after disappointing earnings and forecast.
8. U.S. PREPARING TO TRANSFER AFGHAN SUSPECT
The move by the Obama administration would mark the first time a military detainee from Afghanistan has been brought to the U.S. for trial.
9. DATING NO LONGER A GAME
Teen dating abuse — ranging from violence to taunts — is pervasive among American adolescents, a survey finds.
10. WHICH DUO IS CONNECTING FOR BRONCOS
Emmanuel Sanders caught three touchdown passes from Peyton Manning as first-place Denver beat San Diego 35-21