Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. CLINTON, SANDERS RIVALRY IN SPOTLIGHT AS DEMOCRATS DEBATE
The senator and the former secretary of state will be joined by a trio of less popular candidates who are looking to change their fortunes with a breakout moment in prime time.
2. WHO SHELLS RUSSIAN EMBASSY IN SYRIA
Insurgents fire two shells at the building in Damascus as scores of pro-government supporters gather outside the compound to thank Moscow for its intervention in the conflict.
3. JERUSALEM HOSPITAL COPES WITH TREATING VICTIMS, ATTACKERS
With daily violence and spiraling tension on the street seeping through the medical center’s walls, family members are clashing in the hallways and causing the wounded even more trauma.
4. RELATIVES TOLD BUK MISSILE DOWNED MH17
Meanwhile, a Russian missile-maker says its own investigation of last year’s crash of the airliner over rebel eastern Ukraine contradicts conclusions from the Dutch probe.
5. CLINTON SERVER RAN SOFTWARE THAT RISKED HACKING
It was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers, according to data and documents reviewed by The AP.
6. MORE DEMONSTRATIONS PLANNED IN ANKARA AFTER SUICIDE BLAST
Authorities in Istanbul ban a rally by the same trade union and civic society groups who lost friends and colleagues in Turkey’s bloodiest attack in years.
7. IRAN’S PARLIAMENT APPROVES BILL ON NUCLEAR DEAL
In a vote carried live by state radio, 161 of 250 lawmakers present at the session vote in favor of the landmark accord.
8. WHICH MAGAZINE SAYS NO TO FEMALE NUDITY
Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women, although it will still feature women in provocative poses.
9. AB INBEV, SABMILLER OK IN PRINCIPLE TO SET UP BEER MERGER
The combined company will control some 31 percent of beer sales around the globe and will dwarf the next biggest player, Heineken.
10. WHAT CALIFORNIA SAYS TO BIG-LEAGUE BALLPLAYERS
The state’s lawmakers take the first step toward stopping players from stuffing big wads of chewing tobacco into their mouths during games.