Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. HOW DIVIDED ELECTORATE FEELS ABOUT CANDIDATES
People in the United States seem to share a lack of enthusiasm about their choices for president, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
2. BUSINESSES THAT SHARE TRUMP NAME SWEPT UP IN CIRCUS
It’s not easy being Trump Tobacco in California, Trump Travel in New York or Trump Memorials in Nebraska — businesses that have no connection to a certain presidential candidate.
3. OUSTER OF BRAZIL LEADER A STEP CLOSER
A congressional committee votes to recommend that the impeachment process against embattled President Dilma Rousseff move forward.
4. MISSISSIPPI CHURCH A WINDOW INTO GAY RIGHTS DEBATE
Conservative Gov. Phil Bryant and a same-sex couple at the center of an adoption case attend the same church in Jackson, revealing for its juxtaposition of beliefs.
5. ‘I BEAT THE ODDS OF 1 IN 12 TO BECOME A WAITRESS’
Four North Koreans who were sent to work abroad confirm many of the brutal conditions rights groups have decried, but also say their lives were better than they had been back home.
6. AS PALESTINIAN ATTACKS SUBSIDE, JERUSALEM SEEKS RETURN TO NORMALCY
The city is struggling to conceal the scars and some worry about the possibility of renewed violence as the popular spring holiday season kicks into gear.
7. WHERE DEMOCRATS CAN LAMBAST GOP FOR INACTION
It’s Equal Pay Day, a symbolic measure of how much longer it takes a woman to earn as much as a man.
8. FORD F-150 GETS HIGHEST SAFETY RATING
Chevrolet, Dodge and Toyota didn’t fare as well in new front crash tests performed by the insurance industry.
9. PARAMOUNT TEASES CINEMACON FLICKS
From the bodacious bodies of “Baywatch” to the literary credentials of August Wilson’s “Fences,” the studio has a diverse slate of films on its schedule.
10. WHO TO LOOK OUT FOR IN HOCKEY POSTSEASON
Chicago Blackhawks rookie Artemi Panarin, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby are three of many stars to watch in the Stanley Cup playoffs.