Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. BALTIMORE STREETS QUIET AFTER CURFEW
Movement restrictions ended at 5 a.m. with no reports of disturbances in the early morning hours. The morning rush was getting underway with traffic flowing on most streets downtown.
2. NEPALESE FAMILY MOURNS 18 LOST IN SINGLE HOUSE COLLAPSE
“I don’t know why this happened. But I don’t blame anyone,” says Shankar Pradhan, who now needs to prepare 18 souls for the Hindu cremation rite.
3. WHO SENDS CLEARER SIGNAL IN 2013 MARRIAGE CASE
Justice Anthony Kennedy leaves little doubt during Supreme Court arguments in 2013 that a part of the federal anti-gay marriage law was doomed.
4. IMMIGRANT REMOVALS CONTINUE TO DECLINE
The Obama administration is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade.
5. HOW AUSTRALIA REACTS TO INDONESIA EXECUTIONS
Canberra takes the unprecedented retaliation of withdrawing its ambassador after Indonesian authorities executed two Australian drug traffickers.
6. NEW GENERATION ASCENDS IN SAUDI ARABIA
The king removes his half-brother from the post of crown prince, replacing him with his nephew, and elevates his son to the position of deputy crown prince.
7. WILLIAM AND KATE MARK 4th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Authorities extended parking restrictions at the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth to her second child.
8. FOR AFGHANISTAN’S ABANDONED CHILDREN, HELP IS SCARCE
The country has much of its services devastated by the conflict and has little capacity to care for them.
9. WHAT VIETNAMESE-AMERICANS RECALL SINCE SAIGON FELL
The thousands who fled Vietnam still remember what they lost, but also take the moment to think about what they’ve gained in the U.S.
10. BASEBALL RETURNING TO BALTIMORE – BUT WITH A TWIST
After a pair of postponements because of the city’s unsettled environment, the White Sox will play the Orioles Wednesday in a game that will be closed to the public.