Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. CHILDREN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS CAPTURE NOBEL
Malala Yousafzai, a teenage education campaigner from Pakistan, and Kailash Satyarthi, who protested against child exploitation in India, are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
2. EBOLA SCREENING LIKELY WOULD WITHSTAND COURT CHALLENGE
Obama’s plan to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority.
3. EXTREMISTS TIGHTEN NOOSE ON KURDISH DEFENDERS
Authorities say the Islamic State group is shelling a Syrian border crossing with Turkey to try and capture it and cut off the embattled town of Kobani.
4. GAY COUPLES BLISSFULLY WED IN NEVADA
Same-sex couples can now exchange their vows in the self-proclaimed marriage capital of the world — ending a legal fight that kept them in limbo.
5. WHERE KIM JONG UN WASN’T
North Korea’s leader wasn’t on a list of dignitaries at a celebration of the Workers’ Party, adding to speculation something is amiss with the authoritarian leader.
6. WHAT HOT-BUTTON ISSUE HAS CANDIDATES GUARDED
Voters say the economy is the top concern, but some candidates are wary because it’s not clear whom voters blame for the lackluster recovery.
7. ALLEGATIONS OF RACIAL PROFILING FUEL DEMONSTRATIONS
Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police face off with officers in south St. Louis for a second night.
8. TRAFFIC CHECKPOINT NETS ALLEGED JUAREZ CARTEL CAPO
Police arrest Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, the alleged drug cartel leader accused by Mexico of turning this border city into one of the world’s deadliest.
9. MICROSOFT CEO APOLOGIZES FOR COMMENTS ON WOMEN
Satya Nadella says he was wrong for saying that women don’t need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well.
10. HOW COLTS HELD ON TO BEAT TEXANS
After racing to a 24-0 lead, Indianapolis forced two late fumbles to outlast Houston 33-28 in Thursday Night Football.