Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT
His girlfriend claims he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument. It’s Zimmerman’s latest run-in with the law since his acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case.
2. TORONTO CITY COUNCIL STRIPS MAYOR OF MANY OF HIS POWERS
The scandal-plagued chief exec calls the effort a “coup d’etat” and vows an “outright war” in the next election.
3. RETIRED MINNESOTA CARPENTER LINKED TO NAZI MASSACRE IN POLAND
A German prosecutor tells the AP that he will recommend murder charges against 94-year-old Michael Karkoc, a former commander in an SS-led unit.
4. GAME-TIME DECISION RAISES QUESTIONS FOR NFL
Many are wondering why Sunday’s game in Chicago kicked off at its scheduled noon start time — despite dangerous weather looming.
5. WHY EXPERTS DON’T SEE A STOCK BUBBLE
Even with the U.S. market’s 26 percent jump this year, they say that stocks aren’t overpriced yet.
6. HYUNDAI TO OFFER VEHICLE THAT RUNS ON HYDROGEN
The automaker plans to start selling the zero-emissions Tucson SUVs in Southern California next year and eventually spread to other areas as filling stations are built.
7. WHAT’S STILL DEBATABLE ABOUT THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
On the sesquicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speech, there remains some dispute over exactly what he said.
8. ROBOT EXPLORER LAUNCHED ON JOURNEY TO MARS
NASA hopes to learn why the red planet went from being warm and wet during its first billion years to cold and dry today.
9. WHO’S BEING FORCED TO PLAY REFEREE
Dick Cheney and his wife step into a sibling squabble as their daughters feud publicly over gay marriage.
10. 2013’s WORD OF THE YEAR: ‘SELFIE’
The name for a smartphone self-portrait has burst from the confines of Instagram and Twitter into the mainstream, says Britain’s Oxford University Press.