Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHY MANY CHILEANS DIDN’T SLEEP LAST NIGHT
Authorities keep hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake triggered tsunami warnings.
2. WHAT MAY HELP IN SEARCH FOR PLANE
If the wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner rests somewhere in the Indian Ocean’s depths, investigators will likely need to use robot submarines to find it.
3. CONGRESS OKs $1B FOR UKRAINE
The loan guarantees are part of a bill giving lawmakers a way to denounce Russia for its military incursion and express support for Kiev.
4. WHO’S ON THE DEMOCRATS’ TICKET FOR DC MAYOR
Muriel Bowser wins the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary, defeating scandal-plagued incumbent Vincent Gray.
5. GM BOSS FACES TOUGH CHALLENGE IN CHANGING COMPANY’S CULTURE
New CEO Mary Barra tries to distance the automaker from its “cost culture” past as she appears before Congress, amid a massive recall caused by a 57-cent part.
6. PROSTHETICS, COUNSELING AID SOME AMPUTEES IN SYRIA
International organizations are providing some of those who have lost a limb with artificial ones.
7. US WEIGHS RISK OF FREEING JONATHAN POLLARD
Releasing the convicted spy could spur talks between Israel and the Palestinians — or prove a costly embarrassment to the White House.
8. SUNSHINE REVEALS SORROWS IN WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE
Floodwaters at the site are receding, allowing crews to expand their search_and find more human remains.
9. POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL TED CRUZ TO ADDRESS YOUNG EVANGELICALS
The Texas senator and tea party favorite is to speak before the student body of Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.
10. NOWHERE TO RUN? TRY NORTH KOREA
Tourism companies say they are being inundated with requests to sign up for the April 13 Pyongyang marathon.