Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHAT’S BECOME RALLYING CRY FOR FERGUSON MOVEMENT
Across the U.S., protesters chanting “Hands up. Don’t shoot!” walk off the job or away from class.
2. OBAMA PROMOTES POLICE BODY CAMERAS
The devices could help resolve the type of disputes between police and witnesses that arose in the Ferguson shooting.
3. MORE FALLOUT FROM SEX-ASSAULT ACCUSATIONS AGAINST BILL COSBY
The entertainer resigns as a trustee at his beloved alma mater, Temple University.
4. CLIMATE TALKS BEGIN AMID PUSH FOR DEEP EMISSIONS CUTS
The U.S., EU and China have already announced targets for lower fossil fuel use. But other big polluters have yet to commit themselves.
5. WHY CANDIDATES FOR DEFENSE CHIEF ARE SCARCE
Tensions between the White House and Pentagon and questions about Obama’s military campaign against Islamic State militants are discouraging potential successors to Chuck Hagel.
6. DO-SI-DOS GOING DIGITAL
For the first time since sales began nearly 100 years ago, the Girl Scouts will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using mobile apps and personalized websites.
7. FBI PROBING CYBERATTACK AT SONY PICTURES
A direct connection to the hacking hasn’t been confirmed, but copies of some unreleased films, including “Annie,” are now being distributed online.
8. ORION FLIGHT PART OF QUEST FOR MANNED MARS MISSION
NASA’s test of the new spacecraft will look ahead to the day when astronauts climb aboard for a mission to the Red Planet.
9. WHO HAS HER FIRST BOYFRIEND AT AGE 53
Singer Susan Boyle says she’s enjoying the company of a Connecticut doctor she met on her recent U.S. tour.
10. BROWNS MULL SWITCH TO JOHNNY MANZIEL
QB Brian Hoyer has been ineffective. So the team might turn to the rookie who came off the bench to lead a touchdown drive against Buffalo.