Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TEXAS AUTHORITIES: SECOND HEALTH CARE WORKER TESTS POSITIVE FOR EBOLA
The infected person, who has not been identified, reported a fever and was immediately isolated.
2. DALLAS MEDICS: EBOLA HOSPITAL HAD SLOPPY PRACTICES
Largest U.S. nurses’ union says hazardous waste pile-up and flimsy protection gear were common at Texas facility where a Liberian man died of the fatal disease.
3. WOUNDED AP REPORTER VOWS TO RETURN TO AFGHANISTAN
Veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon recalls the April gunfire attack that left her severely injured and took the life of AP’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus.
4. RECORD NUMBER OF BLACK CANDIDATES IN MIDTERM VOTE
More than 100 African-Americans will be on the ballot in November in what some are saying is a result of President Obama’s historic presidency.
5. ALASKA HOLDS FIRST KNOWN ARCTIC GAY WEDDING
Two women tied the knot in Barrow, the nation’s northernmost community, in what was also the state’s first same-sex marriage ceremony.
6. HONG KONG SEES WORST VIOLENCE SINCE DEMONSTRATIONS BEGAN
Local TV shows footage of police officers kicking a protester on the ground, sparking wide outrage among activists.
7. WHY GOP LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL IS FEELING SAFER
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped running ad for his challenger in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race.
8. KEY FIGURE IN COLD WAR SPY CASE DIES AT 92
David Greenglass gave crucial testimony against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were accused of stealing atomic secrets for the Soviets and executed in 1953.
9. WHO WON THE BOOKER PRIZE
Australia’s Richard Flanagan is honored for “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” a novel based on his father’s experiences as a World War II prisoner of the Japanese.
10. GIANTS DOWN ST. LOUIS IN EXTRA-INNING THRILLER
A wild throw allows San Francisco’s Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom of the 10th. The Giants now hold a 2-1 lead in the NLCS.