Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. SHIRLEY TEMPLE, ICONIC CHILD STAR, DIES
The dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, is dead at 85.
2. WHAT INVESTORS WILL BE LISTENING FOR WHEN YELLEN SPEAKS
They’ll seek clues to whether new Federal Reserve chief will embrace all the policies of her predecessor and whether she’s worried about the stock market’s turbulence.
3. PENTAGON PRESSED FOR INFORMATION ON MILITARY SEX CRIMES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand demands details on assault cases after Associated Press investigation into the inconsistent handling of rapes on military bases.
4. ATLANTA GETS READY BEFORE FIRST DROP OF MOISTURE FALLS
After becoming butt of jokes two weeks ago, the city is making aggressive preparations for a storm that could be worse.
5. WORLD WAR II VICTIMS IN SOUTH KOREA RUNNING OUT OF TIME
Fifty-five women are left who say they were sex slaves of Japan during the war. Still seeking amends, they average 88 years of age.
6. WHY OBAMA IS GRANTING ANOTHER DELAY IN HEALTH LAW
The administration’s move seems calibrated to lessen the political fallout for Democrats in Congressional elections this November.
7. HOW HOLLANDE WILL SPEND HIS DAY IN WASHINGTON
The French president has an Oval Office meeting with Obama, a joint news conference and he’ll later don a tuxedo for a state dinner.
8. WHERE YOU CAN GET A BACON MILKSHAKE OR BACON BEER
An Atlantic City, N.J., casino is stretching the bounds of good taste and cardiovascular health with Bacon Week.
9. AT WESTMINISTER, FOUR GROUP WINNERS DOWN, THREE TO GO
The sporting, working and terrier dog groups are set to compete, then comes the selection of best of show.
10. SHAUN WHITE BIDDING TO WIN MEN’S HALFPIPE COMPETITION AGAIN
If successful, he would become just the seventh athlete to win gold in an individual event in three straight Winter Olympics.