Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. SOUR MOOD AT THE POLLS
About a quarter of U.S. voters are dissatisfied or angry with both Obama and GOP leaders in Congress, exit polls show. And another 6 in 10 are unhappy with one or the other.
2. WHAT MIGHT SPARK WORLD ECONOMY
A roughly 25 percent slide in oil prices could boost consumer spending and business investment as fuel bills fall.
3. MEXICO’S MOST-WANTED COUPLE CAPTURED
A mayor and his wife are accused of running their town as a drug fiefdom — and of ordering deadly attacks on students.
4. WHY THERE’S AN ‘EMERGENCY WITHIN THE EMERGENCY’
The Ebola outbreak in west Africa is monopolizing resources and hindering access to health care for people suffering from other deadly diseases.
5. RUSSIAN MEMBER OF TALIBAN APPEARS IN COURT IN VIRGINIA
It marks the first time a military detainee from Afghanistan has been brought to the U.S. for trial.
6. A-ROD FACING FRESH SCRUTINY
The Yankees star paid his cousin nearly $1 million to keep secret Rodriguez’s use of performance-enhancing drugs, the government alleges.
7. WHERE BROTHER’S FIGHTING BROTHER
While Kurdish fighters are battling the Islamic State group for control of the key Syrian town of Kobani, other Kurds are aiding the extremists.
8. PRINCES RELEGATED TO LESSER ROLES
Where romance was once the goal of Disney’s cinematic princesses (think “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty”), the moviemaker is shifting its lens toward independent female protagonists.
9. WHO’LL BE NAMED ENTERTAINER OF YEAR AT CMA’S
Bet on Miranda Lambert to take the top prize at the Country Music Association Awards, AP Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu says.
10. VIKINGS’ ADRIAN PETERSON AVOIDS JAIL IN CHILD ABUSE CASE
The All-Pro running back pleads no contest to a misdemeanor. It’s not clear how the plea deal will affect his playing status.