Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, April 20, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. 24 VICTIMS OF LATEST SHIPWRECK TRAGEDY TO BE BURIED, HUNDREDS MORE MAY HAVE PERISHED
EU foreign ministers gather for an emergency meeting on the burgeoning crisis as migrants flee conflict and poverty in African and the Middle East in unprecedented waves.
2. BOLDER, DEEPER, RISKIER
Five years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico.
3. TERRORISM PROBE YIELDS ARRESTS
Six people were arrested in Minneapolis and San Diego, where authorities have been tracking youths who have traveled or tried to travel to Syria or Somalia to fight with militants.
4. CLINTON FACING LITTLE OPPOSITION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Nevertheless, her campaign is determined to show voters that she is not taking that position for granted.
5. 70 YEARS LATER, IWO JIMA VET, OKINAWA SCHOOLGIRL WRESTLE WITH LEGACY OF WAR
For Norman Baker and Yoshiko Shimabukuro, it’s never easy to reconcile the hatred of the past with the peace of the present.
6. WHAT CHINESE LEADER INTENDS TO UNVEIL IN PAKISTAN
Xi Jinping arrives in Islamabad to announce $46 billion worth of investment projects in energy and infrastructure development.
7. SMALL VICTORY FOR FLIERS
After years of rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact.
8. HOW TO MAKE PILL-TAKING LESS YUCKY FOR KIDS
Flavored swallowing spray, a special pill cup and just practice with fake pills or candy are among the recommended strategies.
9. NOT JUST ANOTHER RACE
The Boston Marathon will take the initial steps back toward its roots as a world-class sporting event first, and a cause — for fitness, for fundraising, for freedom — second.
10. WHO TAKES TOP PRIZE AT ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
Luke Bryan beats out Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line for the top honor at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.