Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. CUBANS LAUD REMOVAL FROM U.S. LIST OF STATE TERRORISM SPONSORS
The move by Obama is seen as a step towards healing a decades-old insult to national pride and restoring diplomatic relations.
2. WHY OBAMA’S STANDOFF WITH CONGRESS OVER IRAN BILL IS NOT OVER
After relenting to a compromise empowering congressmen to reject his emerging nuclear pact, the president now faces the task of selling the deal to skeptical lawmakers.
3. CLINTON TRIES AGAIN IN IOWA
She is searching for a second chance in the state that delivered the first blow to her failed presidential campaign eight years ago, now a with different approach.
4. DASH CAM VIDEO SHOWS POLICE CRUISER RAMMING SUSPECT
The man survives the crash, and prosecutors clear the officer of any wrongdoing.
5. WHAT SOUTH KOREANS DOUBT AFTER FERRY SINKING
Many are skeptical that public safety has improved a year after the tragedy that prompted an outpouring of grief and soul-searching.
6. GUAM TO LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE
It would be the first of five U.S. Pacific and Caribbean territories to allow same-sex couples to wed.
7. GROWING APPETITE FOR EDIBLE INSECTS
“Entopreneurs” are trying to persuade more Americans to eat bugs, which can be produced with less land, food and water than other sources of animal protein.
8. FIGHT TO REDEFINE A MCJOB HEATING UP
Labor organizers are planning their biggest day of protests yet for pay of $15 an hour and a union for fast-food and other low-wage workers.
9. WHERE HOTEL BOOKINGS ARE UP
Europe is becoming a cheaper destination for tourists from across the world after the euro dropped in currency markets this past year.
10. EX-CLIPPERS OWNER’S WIFE VICTORIOUS IN LAWSUIT
Shelly Sterling is owed $2.6 million by a woman her husband showered with gifts, a judge rules.