Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. FOR CAPITOL HILL, IT’S A NEW REALITY, NOT A SHOW
Congressional Republicans return to Washington, grappling with the prospect of Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, with reactions ranging from rejection to lukewarm embrace.
2. NEW PHILIPPINE LEADER SEEN AS EMANCIPATOR, LOOMING DICTATOR
Rodrigo Duterte is poised to become the president-elect of the Philippines after an incendiary and populist campaign.
3. AFTER PARTY CONGRESS, KIM JONG UN OVERSEES A PARADE OF THE MASSES
After the North Korean leader solidified his hold on power and his commitment to developing nuclear weapons, hundreds of thousands of participate in a choreographed civilian parade.
4. DEADLY KNIFE ATTACK IN GERMANY
One person is dead and several wounded after a knife-wielding 27-year-old German man who “expressed political motivations” attacked at a train station outside Munich.
5. DEADLY TWISTERS STRIKE GREAT PLAINS
Tornadoes destroyed homes and overturned vehicles as they churned across Oklahoma, part of a strong series of storms in America’s heartland.
6. WHAT ATTORNEY GENERAL CITED IN LGBT LAWSUIT
In suing North Carolina for discriminating against transgender people, Loretta Lynch invokes the defining civil rights struggles of the last century.
7. ALBERTA OFFICIALS SAY OIL SANDS CITY AVERTS FIRE’S WORST
Rachel Notley declares Fort McMurray saved and says a plan will be put together within two weeks so 88,000 residents forced to evacuate can return to their homes.
8. WHY BRAZIL POLITICS ARE IN DISARRAY
The fight over President Dilma Rousseff’s future takes a strange twist in Congress, with the leader of the lower house saying senators can’t go ahead with an impeachment vote and the Senate leader insisting they will.
9. MICHAEL BROWN’S MOTHER’S BOOK RECALLS DEATH, LIFE
Lezley McSpadden tells the AP she’ll never forget the day a police officer killed her 18-year-old son in Ferguson, and she recalls the shooting’s aftermath in her new autobiography.
10. HOW WARRIORS STAR DID IN RETURN FROM INJURY
Stephen Curry shrugs off a sprained knee to score an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, finishing with 40 as Golden State rallied past Portland 132-125.