Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. NEARLY 70 MEDICS CARED FOR DEAD EBOLA VICTIM IN DALLAS
An AP Exclusive finds that the large number of staff who cared for the patientcould mean exposure for many other people.
2. OBAMA TO MEET WITH ALLIES ON ISLAMIC STATE FIGHT
The president will huddle with defense chiefs from over 20 countries that are part of the international coalition fighting the militant group, including Turkey which has denied giving allies permission to use its bases.
3. WHERE POLICE ARE CHIPPING AWAY AT PROTEST ZONES
Security forces are clearing barricades set up by demonstrators in Hong Kong’s busy business districts for the second day in a row.
4. KIM JONG UN REPORTEDLY MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE IN FIVE WEEKS __ WITH CANE
The North Korean leader’s lengthy absence from public view had fueled speculation about his health and his control over the country.
5. DEMOCRATS’ HOPES OF AVOIDING HOUSE LOSSES FADE
The outlook for the GOP remains bright as midterm malaise plagues their Democratic opponents.
6. MASSIVE DATA BREACHES COMPROMISE SOUTH KOREA’S POPULATION DATABASE
After an avalanche of identity thefts, the technologically-savvy country might be forced to overhaul its ID system completely.
7. WHO IS BEING EXPOSED TO LIQUID NICOTINE
The booming e-cigarette industry is luring more and more children to try the vaporizers.
8. HOW THE OBAMACARE WEBSITE IS PREPARING FOR ITS SECOND SEASON
HealthCare.gov is hoping to withstand peak loads of people trying to enroll but the process is still complicated.
9. PUSH FOR LEGALIZED POT IN WASHINGTON, DC, FOCUSES ON RACIAL JUSTICE
In 2010, blacks were eight times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession in the District, an ACLU study showed.
10. ‘WALKING DEAD’ SEASON OPENER DRAWS 17.3 MILLION VIEWERS
That’s the biggest audience ever for a single non-sports program on cable TV, Nielsen says.