Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHY FEDERAL, STATE EBOLA QUARANTINE RULES DIVERGE
Quarantines are determined state by state in the U.S., and federal health officials are only empowered to issue guidelines.
2. MAINE NURSE AGREES TO HOME QUARANTINE AFTER RELEASE FROM NEW JERSEY
The state’s Ebola protocols mean Kaci Hickox will have to stay in her house for 21 days after her last possible exposure to the disease.
3. WASHINGTON COMMUNITY MOURNS VICTIMS, SHOOTER
In a rare mix of grief and compassion, students at the Marysville high school are memorializing their lost friend who shot five others before killing himself.
4. WHOSE POPULARITY ISN’T EVIDENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Scott Brown’s senate candidacy in the Granite State is hitting a snag–polls show he is even more unpopular than President Obama in the state.
5. RISING PRICES HIT SYRIA’S MARKETS
The war-torn country’s economic woes have been worsened by the U.S.-led coalition bombing of oil fields under the Islamic Sate group’s control, which have caused fuel prices to soar.
6. FORD ERA ENDS AS TORONTO ELECTS NEW MAYOR
John Tory wins 39 percent of the vote, compared to 35 percent for Doug Ford, brother of outgoing, scandal-ridden Mayor Rob Ford.
7. POPULAR CHINESE BLOGGER OFFERS SKETCHY PORTRAIT OF LIFE IN THE US
Zhou Xiaoping’s posts have drawn fans in China, but distort facts about America; critics say the misinformation could backfire.
8. TIM COOK SAYS APPLE PAY IS A SUCCESS
The company’s CEO defends the contactless payment system saying it has more subscribers than competitors combined.
9. WHICH RETAILER WILL HAVE NEW ‘CALL OF DUTY’ FIRST
Die-hard fans should head to Wal-Mart which will sell the latest installment of the blockbuster game 24 hours ahead of its official release.
10. ‘WHEN IN DOUBT, SIT IT OUT’
That’s the message Major League Baseball is promoting during the World Series to further raise awareness of concussions in professional sports.