Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. RUSSIA, EGYPT DISMISS BOMB THEORY AS PREMATURE
The two countries brush off suggestions by Britain and the U.S. that an explosive device was likely to have brought down a Metrojet flight packed with Russian vacationers coming home from an Egyptian resort.
2. AMERICANS SOURING ON OBAMA’S ISLAMIC STATE PLAN
An Associated Press-GfK poll also found pessimism about U.S. prospects for success in Afghanistan and uncertainty about his initiative to leave thousands of troops there when he leaves office.
3. PROTESTS AGAINST TRUMP HOSTING ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ GROW
A coalition of advocacy groups call on NBC to drop the Republican front-runner because of his anti-immigration stance.
4. GEORGE H.W. BUSH SLAMS SON’S ADMINISTRATION
A biography of the nation’s 41st president to be published next week reportedly criticizes the actions of former Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
5. JEB BUSH GOES ‘PG13′ ON STUMP
The Republican presidential hopeful is punctuating his points more often with a well-placed expletive, part of ratcheting up the intensity of his faltering campaign.
6. CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR HAD STATE RESEARCH OIL ON RANCH
AP’s Ellen Knickmeyer, citing records, finds that Jerry Brown directed regulators to report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history on his family’s private land.
7. KNIFE-WIELDING STUDENT HORRIFIES CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY
Authorities have not named the male student who stabbed four people at UC-Merced nor have they revealed a motive.
8. ILLINOIS VILLAGE REELING OVER NEWS ABOUT OFFICER
Fox Lake struggles to make sense of authorities’ announcement that Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz allegedly stole funds and staged his suicide to make it look like he died in the line of duty.
9. HOW PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENCY IMPACTED EASTERN UKRAINE
The fighting has subsided, but Donetsk is sinking into the past — a shabby Soviet-like state of empty streets and deprivation.
10. WHO WON COUNTRY MUSIC’S TOP PRIZE
Luke Bryan captures his second Country Music Association Award for entertainer of the year, besting Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney and Eric Church.