I am getting the following error (in the screen shot)
when I try to install updates. Can someone explain to me why this is happening and possibly offer a way to fix it?
This message is not unusual, because the packages shown in the screenshot (Linux kernel, headers, image) are "meta-packages", which will pull in the latest version of the Linux kernel/headers/image when they are installed. Those are the "new packages" that the message is warning you need to be installed.
It should be safe to just click on "Mark Upgrades" and proceed. If you get any further errors, please edit your question with the new information.