Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS LAWS IN FOUR STATES AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE
The ruling creates a divide among federal appeals courts, increasing thelikelihood the Supreme Court will take up the issue.
2. EX-NAVY SEAL WHOSE SHOTS KILLED BIN LADEN GOES PUBLIC
Robert O’Neill’s disclosures come amid a debate over whether special forces operatives should recount their secret missions.
3. PROSECUTORS DROP MURDER-FOR-HIRE CHARGE AGAINST AC/DC DRUMMER
Phil Rudd still faces a charge of threatening to kill, which comes with a maximum prison term of seven years.
4. HOW OBAMA MADE RARE OVERTURE TO IRAN
The president writes a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei about the fight against a common foe, the Islamic State militants.
5. WHERE CAR GOES, GPS KNOWS
A woman snatched off the streets of Philadelphia was rescued with the help of a tracking device installed on the suspect’s car by the dealer in case the vehicle needed to be repossessed.
6. HOME DEPOT SAYS MILLIONS OF EMAIL ADDRESSES SWIPED FROM ITS NETWORK
The retailer says customers should be on guard against phishing scams that might trick them into sharing personal information.
7. WHY FLU SHOTS MAY BE BETTER FOR KIDS
The nasal spray version of the vaccine didn’t work against swine flu last year and might not work again this year, health officials say.
8. SCIENTIST WHO INVENTED CORNINGWARE DIES AT 99
S. Donald Stookey’s creation was celebrated for its versatility. The dishes could go straight from the oven to the dinner table and then into the refrigerator or freezer.
9. WHAT’S DISTURBING ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS
PETA is protesting an upcoming show on the Discovery Channel where a naturalist attempts to get swallowed by a giant snake.
10. FOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS, EXAM’S NO SWEAT
The NFL’s test for human growth hormone is almost impossible to fail, an AP analysis of the month-old testing protocol shows.