Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TRUMP, SANDERS LOOK TO EMERGE FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH WINS
Their victories would lend needed credibility to the unexpected candidates’ pursuit of their parties’ nomination.
2. WHY HONG KONG ACTIVISTS, POLICE CLASH
Protesters angered over authorities’ plans to crack down on the food hawkers in a crowded Kowloon neighborhood hold running battles with law enforcers.
3. WHO IS CHARGED WITH ROLE IN KAYLA MUELLER’S DEATH
The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year admits that she and her husband kept the aid worker captive along with several other young female hostages.
4. DEATH TOLL IN GERMAN TRAIN CRASH RISES TO AT LEAST 8
“This is the biggest accident we have had in years in this region and we have many emergency doctors, ambulances and helicopters on the scene,” says a police spokesman.
5. WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WITH ARCHITECTURE OF WHITE SUPREMACY
People across the South are debating whether to preserve the remnants of their Jim Crow history, from segregated waiting rooms to “whites only” water fountains and long-abandoned schools for black children.
6. NORTH KOREA ADOPTS STRATEGY OF DELIBERATE BELLIGERENCE
Sometimes it’s nuclear tests, sometimes it’s rocket launches. And sometimes Pyongyang simply fakes it.
7. MORE THAN 1 MILLION ARE BESIEGED IN SYRIA
A new report which presents the numbers challenges the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by some aid groups of underplaying a crisis.
8. OBAMA TO RELEASE $4 TRILLION-PLUS BUDGET FOR 2017
It comes as the deficit, which had been falling over the duration of his two terms, has begun to creep up, above the half-trillion mark.
9. SNOWFLAKES TO DESCEND ON EAST COAST
The National Weather Service says New York City, Philadelphia, and portions of New Jersey could see 4 to 8 inches of snow.
10. PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999
The Denver Broncos will board fire trucks and roll slowly through the crowd-lined streets of the Mile High City to celebrate winning the Super Bowl.