Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. ITALIAN PREMIER PRESSES EU ON MIGRANT REFORM
Matteo Renzi says the European Union must devise a policy to stop the flood of migrants setting out from Libya, including establishing refugee camps in Niger and Sudan.
2. YEMEN’S SHIITE REBELS CALL FOR MASSIVE RALLY IN SANAA
The move comes after Saudi Arabia announced an end to airstrikes, which claimed hundreds of lives and pushed the impoverished Arab country deeper into chaos.
3. WASHINGTON FARMWORKER KILLED BY OFFICER HAD RUN-INS WITH POLICE
Reports about Antonio Zambrano-Montes’ interactions with law enforcement, obtained by The AP, shed light on his bizarre and dangerous behavior.
4. PROTESTERS TAKE TO BALTIMORE STREETS
The Justice Department opens a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.
5. HOW PROSECUTORS DEMONSTRATE TSARNAEV’S DEFIANCE
During the trial’s penalty phase, the jury is shown a photo of the Boston bomber extending his middle finger to the security camera in his jail cell.
6. WHO IS MISSING FROM CLINTON’S CAMPAIGN NARRATIVE
The presidential hopeful’s kickoff events with voters are sprinkled with stories about her family — except for the most famous, her husband, Bill.
7. SUNNI TRIBESMEN FIGHT THEIR OWN
When Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq the al-Lehib tribe welcomed them, but it is now split between those who joined the extremists and those resisting their brutal rule.
8. WHAT USDA IS DEVELOPING
As poultry producers’ losses climb from a recent bird flu outbreak, federal officials start work that could lead to vaccine — but the process is fraught with questions.
9. HBO NOW: BOTH A BLESSING AND A CURSE
The new streaming service allows one to watch hit shows such as “Game of Thrones” without subscribing to cable TV. But it also offers more video than you can ever find time to watch.
10. NFL UNVEILS 2015 SCHEDULE
In the season opener on Thursday, Sept. 10, the Patriots will host the Steelers in a matchup of tradition-rich franchises.