Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. PROSECUTORS DETAIL CAUSE OF CAPSIZING OF MIGRANT SHIP
They say the smuggler captain, 27-year-old Tunisian Mohammed Ali Malek, mistakenly rammed his boat into the Portuguese-flagged merchant ship that had come to its rescue.
2. WHO MIGHT EMBARK ON POLITICAL EXPERIMENT
Jeb Bush is preparing to delegate many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of cash.
3. MINNESOTA MEN CHARGED WITH TRYING TO JOIN ISLAMIC MILITANTS
Authorities describe the accused as friends in the state’s Somali community who recruited and inspired each other and met secretly to plan their travels.
4. BALTIMORE INVESTIGATES SUSPECT’S DEATH IN POLICE CUSTODY
An autopsy shows the man suffered a “significant spinal injury” that led to his death — but how it happened is unclear.
5. OUSTED EGYPT PRESIDENT GETS 20 YEARS IN JAIL
The case stems from violence outside the presidential palace in December 2012, when Mohammed Morsi’s supporters attacked opposition protesters, sparking clashes that killed at least 10 people.
6. WHAT’S NEXT IN BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING TRIAL
Jurors are getting ready to hear evidence on what Tsarnaev’s punishment should be — life in prison or the death penalty.
7. US COUPLE SENTENCED TO PRISON IN BALI SUITCASE KILLING
An Indonesian court rules that Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer intentionally killed Sheila von Wiese-Mack while vacationing last August.
8. REPLACING CARPET AT JERUSALEM SHRINE REVEALS RELIGIOUS RIFT
A routine remodeling project at the Dome of the Rock sparks a verbal holy war over the hilltop compound, which is revered by Jews and Muslims.
9. WHY MCDONALD’S IS STILL A POWERHOUSE
Rivals can only envy its massive reach, marketing power, the popularity of its breakfast menu and the new leadership.
10. US-CUBA TIES CHALLENGE BASEBALL PLAYERS
Learning English, finding their way in a new country and dealing with dual pressures of pro sports present daunting adjustments for ballplayers arriving from the island.