Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, March 30, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS DOWN TO WIRE
Differences still remain less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement that would curb Tehran’s atomic activities.
2. WHAT FEDS MAY DO TO PROTECT INVESTORS
AP’s Bernard Condon says the White House is backing tougher standards for brokers at a time when more Americans are relying on them for retirement planning.
3. EX-ISRAELI PREMIER CONVICTED IN BRIBERY CASE
Ehud Olmert was found guilty in a retrial of corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who had hoped to achieve peace with the Palestinians.
4. HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP ICU PATIENTS
AP’s Lauran Neergaard finds some hospitals manage to help critically ill patients stand or walk even though they are on life support, exercise that may speed recovery.
5. TOURISM DECLINE HITS JORDANIAN CITY
Petra is a big tourist draw, yet nearby hotels stand virtually empty and business is at a standstill because of the kingdom’s role in the battle against Islamic State militants.
6. THREE GENERATIONS OF FAMILY PERISH IN FRENCH ALPS JET CRASH
Three women named Emma — a 12-year-old, her mother and her grandmother — were from an affluent family known for their love of sports in a beautiful Barcelona suburb.
7. LOOK AT WHAT’S MAKING A COMEBACK
Mothballed by Ford last decade, the Lincoln Continental is back, a nod to the car’s improved sales in the U.S. and an appetite for luxury brands in China.
8. FEEL WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A U.S. SENATOR
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will be opening to the public, featuring a replica of the chamber where Kennedy served for 47 years.
9. JUST CALL THEM THE IHEARTTAYLORSWIFT AWARDS
The pop singer cleaned house at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, winning artist of the year and song of the year for “Shake It Off.”
10. FINAL FOUR SET
Michigan State will face Duke and undefeated Kentucky will meet Wisconsin as three No. 1 seeds survive to the NCAA Tournament’s championship weekend.