Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. IRAN SAYS ALL 10 DETAINED AMERICAN SAILORS FREED
The U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet had no immediate comment or confirmation of the release.
2. OBAMA IN CAMPAIGN FORM IN FINAL STATE OF THE UNION
The president looked at times like he was still campaigning during his address, eager to challenge biting criticism from GOP presidential hopefuls.
3. MEXICO MOVING RECAPTURED DRUG LORD FROM CELL TO CELL
The prison now has 24-hour video surveillance of Guzman including all parts of his lockup.
4. WHO DRAWS PORTRAITS OF PARIS VICTIMS
When a Syrian war refugee saw reports of the Nov. 13 attacks in the French capital, she recognized her own story of brutality and decided to sketch the faces of some of those who were killed.
5. WHY LEBANON NOW TURNS BACK SYRIA REFUGEES
Beirut reverses an open-door policy for Syrians that allowed them to enter the country and reside there relatively unencumbered.
6. PERFORMANCE OF DAVID BOWIE MUSICAL IN NYC BECOMES MEMORIAL
Fans who bought “Lazarus” tickets to celebrate the Thin White Duke’s music instead find themselves mourning his passing.
7. WHAT SANDERS AD BURST COINCIDES WITH
It matches the candidate’s rise in preference polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states where voters will weigh in on the 2016 election.
8. NEVADANS LONG FOR POWERBALL
The state that features slots in almost every grocery store and bar is one of six that shuns the lottery, fearing it would undercut the casino industry.
9. RAZZIES NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
“Fifty Shades of Grey” is all tied up with “Pixels,” ”Jupiter Ascending” and “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2” for the most nominations as the worst in cinema.
10. NFL FOOTBALL RETURNING TO LA
The St. Louis Rams are moving back to Los Angeles and the San Diego Chargers will have the option to join them in a shared stadium.