Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. US URGES RECALL OF MILLIONS OF ADDITIONAL CARS WITH POSSIBLY FAULTY AIR BAGS
The recall of air bags made by the Takata Corp. had been regional. Now safety regulators want to extend it nationwide.
2. OBAMA THWARTED IN ATTEMPT TO REIN IN DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE
The Senate blocks a bill to end the bulk collection of American phone records by the NSA.
3. SENATE REJECTS KEYSTONE PIPELINE
The oil project falls one vote short in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Next year, when Republicans take control, the result could be different.
4. WHY PYONGYANG IS FURIOUS WITH THE UN
North Korea fears that Kim Jong Un could become a target for prosecutors if the Security Council refers alleged human rights abuses to an international court.
5. SYNAGOGUE ATTACK AN APPARENT TURNING POINT IN ISRAEL
The gruesome scene in a house of worship shocks even a nation long accustomed to violence.
6. WHAT COULD BRING MAJOR CHANGE TO FERGUSON, MISSOURI
As a grand jury nears a decision on an indictment in Michael Brown’s shooting death, a federal probe of the city’s police could have a deeper impact.
7. WRITINGS BY GREAT WOMEN UP FOR SALE
An unprecedented collection of letters by famous women — from Grace Kelly to Catherine of Aragon — is being auctioned in Paris.
8. WHERE WINTER HAS ALREADY ARRIVED
Snow in and around Buffalo, N.Y., is expected to continue through Wednesday and could eventually total 6 feet in spots, the National Weather Service says.
9. NFL SUSPENDS ADRIAN PETERSON FOR AT LEAST REST OF SEASON
The Vikings’ running back pleaded no contest earlier this month to misdemeanor reckless assault for injuries to his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.
10. WHICH MUSICIAN IS GETTING OWN POT BRAND
The family of the late reggae star Bob Marley reaches a deal with a U.S. firm that wants to market “Marley Natural” marijuana.