Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. HOUSE GETS ITS SAY ON HEALTH CARE CANCELLATIONS
Republicans are pushing ahead with their plan to permit companies to continue to sell the plans to new customers as well as existing ones.
2. ‘IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, NOTHING IS FAST ENOUGH’
Philippines Interior Secretary Mar Roxas defends his government’s efforts to deliver assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
3. WHY YELLEN BELIEVES FED SHOULDN’T RAISE INTEREST RATES
During her confirmation hearing, she says the U.S. economy is still too vulnerable to absorb an increase.
4. PA. NEWSPAPER APOLOGIZES FOR DISSING GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
The Patriot-News of Harrisburg says it was wrong in November 1863 when it described President Abraham Lincoln’s speech as “silly remarks.”
5. WHAT’S CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF NUCLEAR WATCHDOGS
Iran has slowed the pace of its uranium enrichment program, a possibly hopeful sign in advance of negotiations over the nation’s nuclear activities.
6. CHRIS BROWN OUT OF REHAB
The singer entered an LA facility voluntarily after being arrested last month and will continue outpatient treatment for anger issues, his representative says.
7. WHERE DOGS COME FROM
A large DNA study suggests man’s best friend originated in Europe some 19,000 to 32,000 years ago.
8. DON’T SPEND YOUR THANKSGIVING SAVINGS ALL IN ONE PLACE
The average Turkey Day dinner will cost $49.04, about 44 cents less this year than it did in 2012.
9. GAME CONSOLES VIE FOR SPOTS ON MOST-WANTED LISTS
New PlayStation and Xbox models are being released into a much changed digital entertainment landscape.
10. WHO MIGHT GET BACK INTO THE POOL
Swimmer Michael Phelps rejoins the U.S. drug testing program, a sign that the most decorated athlete in Olympic history might be headed for Rio.