Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. US TIGHTENS EBOLA SCREENING AT AIRPORTS
The move responds to pressure from some Congress members and the public to impose a travel ban on the three countries at the heart of the outbreak.
2. WHERE LIBERIANS ARE STRANDED
The Ebola outbreak in the West African nation has forced many of its citizens to live as refugees in neighboring Ghana until the threat from the disease abates.
3. HOW OHIOAN WAS FREED BY NORTH KOREA
No immediate explanation was offered for the release of 56-year-old Jeffrey Fowle who had been detained in Pyongyang for nearly six months.
4. WHO IS LAUNCHING A CHARM OFFENSIVE
Threatened with a referral to the International Criminal Court for human rights violations, North Korea is courting the diplomatic corps at the UN with private briefings and cappuccino meetings.
5. THE CLINTONS ARE DEMOCRATS’ MOST BANKABLE ASSET THIS ELECTION SEASON
Bill and Hillary have been crisscrossing the country to help Democratic candidates, some of whom are distancing themselves from an unpopular President Obama.
6. COLORADO TEENS POSSIBLY TRIED TO JOIN ISLAMIC STATE GROUP
FBI agents helped bring the three girls back to Denver after stopping them in Germany.
7. BEN BRADLEE DIES AT 93
The hard-charging editor guided The Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal.
8. JIHADI BEDOUIN’S DEATH IN SYRIA STUNS ISRAEL
Israeli society is struggling to understand how a young doctor from Israel’s nomadic Arab community became a member of the Islamic State terrorist group.
9. MCDONALD’S PROMISES CHANGES AT US RESTAURANTS
The pledge comes after a fourth straight quarter of sales declines and a 30 percent drop in profits.
10. ROYALS’ OCTOBER SIGNATURE IS DECIDEDLY GENTEEL
It’s become iconic during Kansas City’s run to the World Series. When Royals’ fielders make great plays, teammates salute them by tipping their caps.