Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, May 5, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. HOW THE SEARCH FOR FLIGHT 370 WILL PROCEED
Investigators will re-analyze all the data gathered so far to make sure search crews have been looking in the right place — a remote area of the Indian Ocean off western Australia.
2. TOUGH TASK FACES PISTORIUS DEFENSE TEAMS
The double-amputee Olympian’s lawyers need to recover from his shaky testimony as the murder trial resumes after a two-week hiatus.
3. ‘IT JUST WENT CRASHING DOWN’
That’s how audience member Sydney Bragg described a circus accident that sent eight acrobats plummeting to the ground during a “human chandelier” performance at a Rhode Island arena.
4. TWO SHIPS SINK OFF GREEK SHORE
The boats, which were carrying migrants, sank off the island of Samos. At least two people drowned and about 30 are missing of the 65 who survivors say were on board.
5. IN SCHOOLS, HEALTHIER TRASH CANS
Nutrition directors seek changes to government rules they say have been expensive and difficult to put in place, with a lot of meals going in the garbage.
6. WHO’S RELEASED AFTER QUESTIONING IN IRA KILLING
Police interrogated Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams for five days about whether he was involved in the 1972 killing of a Belfast mother of 10.
7. IN WAKE OF FERRY DISASTER, SOUTH KOREA SEEKS REFORMS
Investigators probe cozy links between the shipping industry and its regulators, while Seoul promises new monitoring regulations after the accident that left 300 dead or missing.
8. WHAT SENDS ALMOST 2,000 TOTS TO THE ER EACH YEAR
Safety gates, meant to keep babies and toddlers from going where they shouldn’t go, can lead to injuries. The number has tripled over the last 20 years.
9. FORMER BRITISH TOP TENNIS PLAYER DIES OF CANCER AT 30
Elena Baltacha, who represented Britain in the 2012 Olympics, was diagnosed with the disease in January — two months after retiring from the game.
10. NETS, SPURS ADVANCE IN NBA PLAYOFFS
Brooklyn defeated the Raptors 104-103, while San Antonio beat the Mavericks 119-96 to move on to the second round.