Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. CLINTON STARTS IOWA CAMPAIGN
The big rallies can wait for now as the presidential hopeful opts for a small-town gathering with Iowans reminiscent of her Senate “listening tour.”
2. WHO’S CHALLENGING OBAMA ON IRAN DEAL
A Senate committee will vote on a bill giving Congress a chance to weigh in on any final nuclear agreement that can be reached with the Iranian leaders.
3. NEXT STEP FOR EX-GUARDS SENTENCED FOR IRAQ SHOOTINGS
Attorneys identify several issues as likely forming the basis of an appeal they intend to file, including vindictive prosecution.
4. IRAQI PM MAKING IN-PERSON APPEAL TO OBAMA FOR HELP
Haider al-Abadi says added international military support could help “finish” the Islamic State group.
5. U.S. VETERANS RETURN TO MIDEAST TO FIGHT EXTREMISTS
They are making their way back to the battlefields of the Middle East to fight a still unvanquished enemy and wrestle with the demons of their past.
6. FADING HOPES TO FIND NIGERIA GILRS
Activists are marking the anniversary of the mass abduction that outraged the world with a change in their slogan from “Bring Back Our Girls — Now and Alive” to “Never to be Forgotten.”
7. USE OF POLICE RESERVE OFFICERS IS COMMON
Typically unpaid volunteers, many reservists are authorized to carry firearms, even though they generally undergo far less training than regular officers.
8. HOW MOTHER OF SOUTH KOREA FERRY VICTIM COPES WITH GRIEF
Shin Jumja uses rituals — visiting her son’s empty desk at school and gardening — to deal with her rage over his death.
9. WHY YOUR RENT WILL RISE AGAIN THIS YEAR
The main reason: More people than ever are apartment hunting.
10. AIRPORT WORKER FINDS HIMSELF TRAPPED
An Alaska Airlines flight is forced to return to Seattle when a pilot hears banging after a baggage handler fell asleep in the plane’s cargo hold.