Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, April 6, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. KENYAN WARPLANES ATTACK AL-SHABAB POSITIONS
The air strikes against Islamic militants in Somalia follow last week’s extremist attack on a Kenyan college that killed 148 people.
2. ROLLING STONE PLEDGES TO REVIEW EDITORIAL PRACTICES
But the magazine won’t fire anyone after a leading journalism school lambasted how it reported a discredited article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.
3. STRIKES PROLIFERATE IN CHINA AS WORKING CLASS AWAKENS
AP’s Didi Tang finds that millions of migrant workers in China are discovering their labor rights through social media, leading to mobilizations that challenge Beijing.
4. ORDINARY FOLKS HEED CALL TO ARMS
Despite reassurances from NATO that they’re safe from Russian aggression, everyday Europeans are eager to receive military training.
5. GROWING PAINS HIT ASIA’S AVIATION INDUSTRY
Disasters, the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner and financial turbulence highlight the challenges confronting the world’s biggest air travel market.
6. HOW A SENATOR PLANS TO CHANGE GOP POLITICS
Rand Paul has designs on changing how the party goes about getting elected to the White House and how they govern once they get there.
7. OBAMA CASTS IRAN TALKS AS PART OF BROADER FOREIGN POLICY
The president portrays American power as a safeguard that gives him the ability to take calculated risks like the nuclear deal with Tehran.
8. WHY THAT DEAL FOR A NEW BEEMER ISN’T SO HOT
Even though the euro is sliding, European luxury goods like BMWs, Bordeaux wine and Hermes handbags still carry expensive price tags for U.S. consumers.
9. ‘SELFIES ARE BAD’
Britain’s Prince Harry jokes and chats with an enthusiastic crowd before a monthlong embedment with Australia’s army.
10. NCAA TITLE UP FOR GRABS
Wisconsin, fresh off its upset of previously unbeaten Kentucky, meets four-time champion Duke for college basketball’s ultimate prize.