Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, April 27, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHY DEATH TOLL IS EXPECTED TO RISE IN NEPAL
The condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers are still struggling to reach two days after the earthquake could raise the casualty count of 3,700.
2. HOW LOVED ONES ARE REACHING OUT
Nepalese expats are trying to reach trapped victims through global messaging apps, Facebook and their cellphones.
3. COLORADO THEATER SHOOTING TRIAL BEGINS
The long-awaited trial of James Holmes, the man who killed 12 people at a packed Batman movie premiere, gets underway with opening statements.
4. BIG CROWDS EXPECTED FOR FREDDIE GRAY FUNERAL
Thousands of people, including an Obama aide, are attending services of a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries in the custody of Baltimore police.
5. WHAT’S NEXT ON IRAN FRONT
The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Tehran.
6. MYSTERY DEEPENS ABOUT SHOOTING AT PENITENTIARY
AP’s Ken Ritter finds that a tough Nevada prison was not forthcoming when it declared an inmate guilty of murder in a brawl with a fellow prisoner.
7. STARBUCKS SNAFU SHOWS HOW REGISTERS HAVE EVOLVED
Registers that once rang up tabs and stored cash have evolved into hubs that can collect enormous volumes of data and carry out many tasks.
8. TSARNAEV’S LIFE ON LINE
Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bomber return to federal court to make their case that he should be spared the death penalty.
9. CLINTON FOUNDATION ACKNOWLEDGES MISTAKES
As Hillary Rodham Clinton readies a presidential run, the global philanthropy is working to remedy missteps in how it disclosed donors.
10. WHO WON BIG AT DAYTIME EMMYS
“General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless” were the top winners with three trophies each, while the latter shared the best drama series with “Days of Our Lives.”