Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. NEVADA PROVIDES NEW TEST OF TRUMP’S UNORTHODOX CAMPAIGN
The GOP front-runner’s rivals hope what they feel is their superior get-out-the-vote effort will pay off in Tuesday’s caucuses.
2. DETAILS DEEPEN MYSTERY SURROUNDING KALAMAZOO SHOOTINGS
Jason Dalton admits gunning down six victims but officials acknowledge a motive may never be fully known.
3. WHICH COUNTRY IS STILL SHAPED BY GULF WAR
Twenty-five years after Saddam Hussein’s invasion, Kuwait has a freely elected parliament but problems persist and many fear the nation could be gripped by the same regional tensions at play across the Middle East.
4. GOP’S SUPREME COURT FIGHT GETS BOOST FROM UNEXPECTED ALLY
As Senate Judiciary Committee chairman decades ago, Joe Biden argued that President George H.W. Bush should wait until after the November election to name a nominee.
5. WHO PROBES LINK BETWEEN ZIKA AND MICROCEPHALY
Joint teams of U.S. and Brazilian health workers will fan out across one of Brazil’s poorest states in search of mothers and infants to determine whether the virus causes babies to be born with unusually small heads.
6. AMID COAL MARKET STRUGGLES, LESS FUEL WORTH MINING IN U.S.
At current prices, the largest coal reserves in the U.S. will be tapped out in just a few decades, a government research team finds.
7. WHAT MELINDA, BILL GATES URGE THE YOUTH TO DO
In an annual letter on philanthropy, they call on the young to be a driving force for innovation and change.
8. NORTH KOREAN RESTAURANTS FEELING THE PINCH
This comes after Seoul instructed its citizens to not patronize its rival’s government-affiliated eateries abroad that usually pull in a stream of travelers — and their precious foreign currency.
9. CHINESE PHONES GO GLOBAL AFTER PUSHING ASIDE APPLE, SAMSUNG
Analysts expect that they will increase their market shares in Europe, the U.S. and South Korea by attracting budget-conscious consumers.
10. TENNESSEE HEAD COACHES WILL HOLD RARE JOINT NEWS CONFERENCE
It will take place two weeks after a group of unidentified women sued the school over its handling of sexual assault complaints made against student-athletes.