Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. FOR SECOND NIGHT, PROTESTS SPREAD TO CITIES ACROSS US
Demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo., New York City, Seattle and elsewhere shut down bridges and roads one day after a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a black 18-year-old.
2.BROWN FAMILY SLAMS PROSECUTOR’S HANDLING OF CASE
Their attorneys vow to push for federal charges against Officer Darren Wilson who killed Michael Brown, saying the grand jury process was rigged.
3. TWO TEEN FEMALE BOMBERS KILL 40 IN NIGERIA
Suspicion fell on the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, which is blamed for the deaths this year of at least 1,500 people in Africa’s most populous country.
4. HOW TO EASE THANKSGIVING TRAVEL WOES
Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged and what gate your flight leaves from.
5. DEMOCRATS ARE URGED LEFTWARD
New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer says Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights and progressive taxes.
6. UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT CUTS CASH TO REBEL TERRITORIES
The move is intended to suffocate separatists, but evidence on the ground suggests the strategy may backfire.
7. OIL INDUSTRY PLAYS OPEC GUESSING GAME
Trying to divine what the cartel’s members are up to in the run-up to their Vienna meeting is a high stakes game for analysts and armchair geo-politicians.
8. INTERNET USERS KNOW LITTLE ABOUT HOW IT WORKS
9. WHO’S SORRY FOR OMITTING COSBY’S ASSAULT CHARGES
Mark Whitaker, author of “Cosby: His Life and Times,” apologizes for not pursuing allegations that the stand-up performer drugged and sexually assaulted women.
10. FIFA NEEDS YEARS TO REBUILD REPUTATION AFTER SCANDALS
The acknowledgement comes from the organization’s Secretary General Jerome Valcke, who also insists Sony and Emirates airline are not ending their sponsorships.