Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, March 16, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. ECCENTRIC HEIR ARRESTED ON MURDER WARRANT
In the finale of a documentary about his links to three killings, Robert Durst says, apparently to himself, that he “killed them all.”
2. MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING 2 FERGUSON OFFICERS
Suspect Jeffrey Williams, 20, tells authorities he was firing at someone with whom he was in a dispute.
3. WHY NETANYAHU’S LEGACY IS ON THE LINE IN ISRAELI VOTE
As parliamentary elections near, the prime minister finds himself at a fateful crossroads: Make history by becoming one of the country’s longest-serving leaders, or become history.
4. US, IRAN PRESS FOR NUCLEAR PACT
Two weeks out from a deadline for a framework accord, negotiators might settle for an announcement that they’ve made enough progress to justify further talks.
5. WHO LEADS THE WAY TO THE BIG DANCE
Kentucky earns top spot to start the NCAA basketball tournament, while UCLA, Texas, Duke, Villanova and Wisconsin also make the cut.
6. VANUATU PRESIDENT SAYS NATION MUST START ANEW AFTER CYCLONE
Baldwin Lonsdale tells The AP that six people were confirmed dead and 30 injured from a “monster” that destroyed or damaged 90 percent of the buildings in the capital.
7. TV REUNITES CAMBODIAN FAMILIES SCATTERED BY KHMER ROUGE
A reality show called “It’s Not a Dream” transforms the darkest episode in the country’s history into one of the modern world’s rawest forms of entertainment.
8. WHERE MEXICO POT CONNOISSEURS FIND INSPIRATION
The country’s smokers now either import high-potency gourmet weed from the U.S., or grow it in secret gardens that use techniques perfected abroad.
9. YOUNG ADULTS CONSUME MORE NEWS THAN ELDERS THINK
Mobile devices and social networking are keeping the millennial generation more engaged with the broader world than previously thought, a survey finds.
10. STARVING SEA LION PUPS STRANDING ON CALIFORNIA BEACHES
Scientists suspect that warmer waters push prime foods further north, forcing the mothers to abandon their babies for up to eight days at a time in search of sustenance.