Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. HOLDER ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION
The attorney general, one of the most liberal voices in the Obama administration, says he’ll remain at the Justice Department until his successor is in place.
2. AP SOURCE: RAY RICE VIDEO SENT MONTHS AGO TO NFL SECURITY CHIEF
But Jeffrey Miller, the league’s head of security, denies ever watching or receiving the startling footage.
3. WHAT’S GOOD NEWS FOR AMERICAN MOTORISTS
By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline price of less than $3 a gallon, analysts say.
4. MANY IMMIGRANTS FAILED TO REPORT
About 70 percent of immigrant families released earlier this year by the Obama administration into the U.S. never showed up weeks later for follow-up appointments, the AP learns.
5. WHY IRAN WANTS MIDEAST LEADERS TO FIGHT EXTREMISTS
President Rouhani says the Islamic State group is generating anti-Muslim hatred — and creating fertile ground for further intervention of foreign forces in the region.
6. POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE SHAKES LARGE SWATH OF ALASKA
The 6.2-magnitute quake, though, brings no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.
7. OFFICIALS NAMED IN PORN INVESTIGATION
Pennsylvania’s police commissioner and top environmental watchdog are among those who sent or received inter-office emails containing pornography, the state attorney general says.
8. APPLE STUMBLES, STOCK MARKET FALLS
After Apple says it’s grappling with a glitch involving its new iPhone, the Dow plunges nearly 265 points.
9. THIRD AMERICAN AID WORKER RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL
An elated Dr. Rick Sacra says he’s been cleared of the Ebola virus and will likely return to Africa someday.
10. WHO’S SHOWING HIS SERIOUS SIDE
John Oliver, host of a comedy show on HBO, is displaying a penchant for investigative journalism.