Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. CLINTON’S EMAIL DEFENSE COMES DOWN TO TRUST
The prospective presidential candidate says she handed over all her work communications to the State Department. But her no-apology explanation will do little to placate critics.
2. ELEVEN MISSING IN MILITARY CHOPPER CRASH IN FLORIDA
Fate of seven Marines and four soldiers unknown after an Army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise between Pensacola and Destin.
3. FRATERNITY’S HISTORY TRACED BACK TO ANTEBELLUM SOUTH
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, whose members chanted racial slurs at the University of Oklahoma, struggled with race issues long before the latest video surfaced.
4. WHO IS KEEPING DETRACTORS IN HER REAR-VIEW MIRROR
Afghanistan’s only woman taxi driver got behind the wheel after the fall of the Taliban, challenging conservative views–and ignoring death threats–in her native country.
5. WHAT MIGHT HAVE CAUSED HELICOPTER CRASH IN ARGENTINA
Afternoon sun and strong winds could have been a factor in the tragedy that took the lives of several prominent French athletes, an official says.
6. KERRY, ASHTON AND DEMPSEY TO TESTIFY ON CAPITOL HILL
The three top national security officials will tackle the Islamic State’s extremist threat, Iran’s sphere of influence and Mideast hotspots before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
7. CITY MANAGER OUT IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI
The change comes as the town’s council holds its first public meeting since the U.S. Justice Department accused the police force and municipal court system of racial bias.
8. ‘BLURRED LINES’ DISPUTE COULD ALTER MUSIC BUSINESS
The $7.4 million verdict that hit Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke has the potential to change artists’ concepts of what constitutes copyright infringement.
9. WHICH CAPITAL PUNISHMENT METHOD UTAH IS BRINGING BACK
If the governor signs the bill, Utah would become the only state allowing firing squads to carry out the death penalty.
10. NUT RAGE FLIGHT ATTENDANT SUES COMPANY, FORMER EXEC
The Korean Air employee says her career was ruined after she was verbally and physically attacked by the executive who has been sentenced to one year in prison.