Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. SWISS OPEN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IN 2018, ’22 WORLD CUP VOTES
The move throws FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after six soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted in a separate U.S. corruption probe.
2. FLOODWATERS DEEPEN IN HOUSTON AFTER CITY GETS MORE RAIN
The search goes on for about a dozen people, including a group that disappeared after a vacation home was swept down a river and slammed into a bridge.
3. AFGHANISTAN’S FIRST LADY BREAKS CONVENTIONS
Rula Ghani’s biggest taboo breaker is perhaps simply being the country’s first presidential spouse to be seen and heard in public.
4. TRAVEL BAN ENDS FOR GUANTANAMO INMATES SWAPPED FOR BERGDAHL
It raises the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday.
5. WHO RELIVES TERROR IN COURTROOM
For many survivors of the Colorado theater shooting who have testified in the gunman’s murder trial, the experience is a combination of terror and relief.
6. WHICH CANDIDATE FACES STEEP CLIMB IN SECOND WHITE HOUSE RUN
Republican Rick Santorum is all but certain to enter the contest — one that would test his clout in a dramatically different presidential field.
7. BANGLADESHIS CAUGHT IN ASIAN BOAT CRISIS
Many of the migrants are lured by fast-talking traffickers from tiny villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day.
8. IRS: THIEVES GOT ACCESS TO 104,000 TAX RETURNS
Personal tax information can be used to claim fraudulent refunds — a growing business for identity thieves.
9. WHAT IS AT CENTER OF CLEVELAND POLICE REFORM PLAN
The centerpiece of the agreement on how to reform the city’s police department is creating an organization that is more accountable and engaged with the people it serves.
10. LEBRON LEADS CAVALIERS INTO NBA FINALS
He averages 30.3 points, 11 rebounds and 9.3 assists, the first player in postseason history to put up that statistical line