Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. WHO ENTERS THIRD GOP DEBATE WITH MOMENTUM
The Republican candidates for president will gather Wednesday amid fresh volatility in an already chaotic race, with Ben Carson surging past Donald Trump in Iowa.
2. CHINA SUMMONS AMERICAN ENVOY TO PROTEST SHIP NEAR REEF
Executive Vice Minister Zhang Yesui reportedly tells Max Bacaus that the U.S. acted in defiance of Chinese objections and threatened Chinese security.
3. WHY THE HOUSE IS POISED FOR A BIG DAY
It is set to vote on a bipartisan pact charting a two-year budget truce and Republicans are expected to nominate Rep. Paul Ryan as the chamber’s new speaker.
4. ARREST OF GIRL WHO TEXTED IN CLASS PROMPTS CIVIL RIGHTS CASE
A South Carolina sheriff says he hopes to decide by Wednesday whether a deputy will keep his job after he was shown on video throwing the high school student from her desk.
5. RESIDENTS IN QUAKE-HIT NATIONS DEMAND HELP
As the death toll nears 400 in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and funerals continue, in northwestern Pakistan alone, more than 10,000 homes were damaged, as well as 147 schools.
6. ROYALS BEAT METS 5-4
“Two things you don’t want in Game 1 of the World Series: One is to go 14 innings and the other is to lose,” Royals manager Ned Yost says.
7. OCULAR PROSTHESIS CENTER BRINGS RELIEF TO GAZANS
A new facility that manufactures artificial eyes in the Gaza strip gives many of those who lost them in conflict or illness the ability to get them cheaply.
8. WHAT MIGHT HAVE SUNK CANADA BOAT
Passengers were crowded on the left side of the top deck of the vessel when it was struck by a wave from the right side, causing it to roll over and capsize, an investigator says.
9. ANEMIC REPORT CARD FOR U.S. SCHOOL KIDS
Math scores slip for fourth and eighth graders over the last two years, and reading grades are not much better, flat for fourth graders and lower for eighth graders.
10. SELF-DRIVING CARS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT TOKYO AUTO SHOW
Nissan Motor Co. shows a concept vehicle loaded with laser scanners, a 360 degree camera setup, a radar and computer chips so the car can deliver autonomous driving.