Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. NURSE CHALLENGES MAINE OVER EBOLA SAFEGUARDS
Insisting she is perfectly healthy, Kaci Hickox again defies the state’s quarantine by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend.
2. WHY IRAQ MILITANTS KILL EX-POLICE
The Islamic State group hunts down former law enforcers and army officers in areas it controls, apparently fearing they might join a potential internal Sunni uprising against its rule.
3. MAN WANTED IN TROOPER AMBUSH IS CAPTURED
State police in Pennsylvania confirm they have Eric Frein, 31, in custody following a seven-week hunt for him.
4. WHAT PREOCCUPIES VOTERS DAYS BEFORE 2014 ELECTION
Social issues are eclipsed by concerns about the economy, health care, the Islamic State group and Ebola, a new Associated Press-GfK poll suggests.
5. KIEV, MOSCOW CLINCH GAS SUPPLY DEAL
EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso says the EU will help cash-strapped Ukraine pay for Russian energy exports through aid and guarantees.
6. SORRY, NO ROOM ON THE TUBE
Last-minute ads in New Hampshire are in so much demand that campaigns are being told television shows are overbooked.
7. NO SWEET NEWS FOR SWEET TOOTH
The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is on the rise, and the nation’s biggest candy makers warn of price hikes next year.
8. TAYLOR SWIFT FAILS TO WIN LOCALS AS NYC AMBASSADOR
They question her street cred and mock the videos she made for the city’s tourism agency, NYC & Company.
9. SALT LAKE CITY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT OLYMPIC BID
Officials don’t know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but they want the world to know Utah’s capital is ready whenever given a chance.
10. WHO STARTS NEW JOURNEY WITH CAVALIERS
Back home after four years in Miami, LeBron James plays his first regular-season game with the team in front of fans who weren’t sure he would ever come back.