Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday ,Nov. 20, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. IRAN SUPREME LEADER: SANCTIONS WON’T FORCE CONESSIONS
Ahead of new nuclear talks in Geneva, Khamenei blasts U.S. policies but says Tehran wants friendly relations with Washington.
2. ALBUQUERQUE VOTERS REJECT LATE-TERM ABORTION BAN
New Mexico’s largest city soundly defeats a measure that would have banned ending pregnancies after 20 weeks.
3. WAVE OF BOMBINGS KILLS AT LEAST 29 IN IRAQ
Shiite parts of Baghdad badly hit by a series of explosions in the latest episode of surging violence.
4. ZIMMERMAN RELEASED ON BAIL, WITH CONDITIONS
The former neighborhood watch volunteer has to stay away from guns and wear an electronic monitoring device until his arraignment in January.
5. ONLINE SLURS NOT SO COOL FOR YOUTH
AP poll finds a majority of teens and young adults shun Web insults that target various groups.
6. MYANMAR’S TALLEST PEAK GETS A REALITY CHECK
A trekking team says the Asian nation’s second-highest mountain may in fact be taller.
7. POLICE PROBE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STABBED VIRGINIA SENATOR, DEAD SON
Authorities are trying to understand how an altercation between the state lawmaker and his son led to a bloody end.
8. PHONE COMPANIES TURNED OFF BY `KILL SWITCH’
Samsung proposes installing a switch that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable. But U.S. carriers say the feature could also allow a hacker to disable someone’s phone.
9. WHAT MACY’S ISN’T THANKFUL FOR
The store’s annual Thanksgiving parade is attracting political activists in a rare “float flap.”
10. WHY POWERBALL MILLIONS MAY BE LOST