Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. WHICH CLUES HINTED AT TEXAS PLOT
Minutes before the cartoon contest shooting, a final tweet on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: “May Allah accept us as mujahideen,” or holy warriors.
2. KERRY TRIP TO DJIBOUTI HIGHLIGHTS SMALL NATION’S IMPORTANCE
With U.S. ground forces out of Yemen amid a civil war, the African country is a launching pad for drone attacks on al-Qaida as well as a key transit point for Americans trying to get home.
3. YEMENI REBELS REMAIN DUG IN DESPITE AIRSTRIKES
A Saudi-led campaign inflicts damage on the Houthis, but they show little sign of collapse.
4. AFGHAN JUDGE SENTENCES 4 TO DEATH IN MOB KILLING OF WOMAN
The slaying shocks the nation and spurs calls for authorities to ensure women’s rights to equality and protection from violence.
5. LATEST GOP CAMPAIGNS FOR WHITE HOUSE STAR HILLARY CLINTON
The leading Democrat is featured prominently by two Republican contenders, Mike Huckabee and Carly Fiorina.
6. CALIFORNIA REGULATORS APPROVE UNPRECEDENTED WATER CUTBACKS
Although the rules are mandatory, it’s unclear what punishment local agencies will impose for those that don’t meet the targets.
7. NEPAL’S EARTHQUAKE HIGHLIGHTS YOUTH EXODUS
Some in rural parts of the country wonder if they’ll lose even the young ones who’ve stayed, complicating the task of rebuilding and improving village life.
8. NORTH KOREA UNVEILS ONLINE SHOPPING SITE
If you happen to be one of the few North Koreans with access to the nation’s intranet, you can use it to buy home-grown products ranging from clothes to cream buns.
9. WHOM TOP TECH FIRMS BYPASS FOR EXEC JOBS
Major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers, according to a study.
10. WHERE PRINCE WILL PERFORM NEXT
The singer announces a concert in Baltimore following recent unrest in the city over the death of a man who was fatally injured in police custody.