Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, May 4, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. TWO GUNMEN KILLED OUTSIDE MUHAMMAD CARTOON CONTEST IN TEXAS
A bomb squad is called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities say.
2. NEPAL SEEKS FOREIGN SUPPORT FOR RECONSTRUCTION
“We’ll need enormous help from the international community,” says Information Minister Minendra Rijal.
3. BALTIMORE MAYOR LIFTS CURFEW
Early Monday, there were no reports of confrontations between protesters and police as there had been on previous nights.
4. WHO IS ACCUSED OF WITHHOLDING SEX CRIMES INFO
The number of sex-related assaults occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator says in a scathing critique.
5. NYPD RETRAINS EVERY OFFICER TO KEEP COOL
The AP gets an exclusive look at the department’s new refresher course aimed at discouraging verbal abuse and needless physical force.
6. GOP FIELD GROWS
Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are set to launch their runs for president on Monday.
7. WHY SUNNIS ARE SLOW TO RETURN TO IRAQ’S TIKRIT
A month after the Islamic State group was driven out of the city, Sunni residents are fearing the Shiite militias that now patrol its battered streets.
8. MCDONALD’S TO DETAIL TURNAROUND PLANS
The company is fighting competition from a variety of players and admits that it failed to keep up with changing tastes.
9. WHAT NFL LINEBACKER’S CASE HIGHLIGHTS
Amid a push to punish jilted lovers, NFL linebacker Jermaine Cunningham will be the most recognizable defendant yet to face “revenge porn” charges.
10. KENTUCKY DERBY WIN RAISES EXPECTATIONS FOR AMERICAN PHAROAH
“Well, we’ve got to get to the Preakness first,” trainer Bob Baffert says, referring to the 1 3/16-mile race May 16 in Baltimore.