Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1-SHIP RELOCATES UNDERWATER SIGNALS FOR MH370
Search crews are racing to find the plane’s black boxes before their batteries die–but they won’t send a submarine looking just yet.
2-STANDOFF IN EASTERN UKRAINE CONTINUES
Protesters in Luhansk put up high barricades in a thoroughfare running in front of government security service premises.
3-HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE
A small group of doctors were paid millions of dollars by Medicare, an AP analysis finds.
4-ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, I CAN DO BETTER
A night after the men’s team wins the NCAA basketball championship, the women of UConn do it a record ninth time, routing Notre Dame in the first-ever final game featuring undefeated teams.
5-TWITTER GETS A FACELIFT
Perhaps taking a page from Facebook, the microblogging site will use bigger photos for profiles and offer users more control.
6-PISTORIUS CROSS-EXAMINATION BEGINS
The double-amputee Olympian returned to the witness stand a day after breaking down in sobs and wails while describing how he shot his girlfriend.
7- WHAT’S CAUSING MILLIONS OF BABY PIGS TO DIE
A virus new to the U.S. has spread to farms in 27 states. Scientists don’t know how it got into the country.
8-NYC MAYOR BILL DEBLASIO HAS VICTORIES, FLOPS AFTER FIRST 100 DAYS
Most observers give him fairly positive marks for what is often called the nation’s second-toughest political job, behind only the presidency.
9-WHO DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR IT_PHONES, THAT IS
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh becomes frustrated at the trial pitting Apple against Samsung because of Wi-Fi interference, and phones ringing, buzzing and jingling.
10- WHY MORE MOMS ARE STAYING HOME
The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons that more moms are staying home full-time with their children, a report says.