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10 things to know: Friday, September 15

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.

1. FIRE ON LONDON SUBWAY TRAIN CALLED TERROR

London police say that a reported explosion and fire on a subway train at the Parsons Green station in southwest London was a terrorist incident.

2. NORTH KOREA FIRES ANOTHER MISSILE OVER JAPAN

It’s the longest-ever such test-flight and a clear message of defiance to Pyongyang’s rivals.

3. RAUL CASTRO PERSONALLY DENIED CUBAN INVOLVEMENT IN US DIPLOMAT “HEALTH ATTACKS”

U.S. officials say Castro sought out the top American diplomat in Havana and relayed that he was just as befuddled about what was happening, The AP finds.

4. CONCERN MOUNTS FOR ELDERLY IN FLORIDA

The state’s fits and starts toward post-Irma recovery shift to urgent efforts to protect its vulnerable elderly residents after a string of nursing home deaths.

5. UNICEF SAYS 240,000 ROHINGYA CHILDREN FLED MYANMAR

Flames could be seen in a Myanmar village from a Bangladeshi border point where the Rohingya Muslims who lived there had escaped and then watched as their homes burned.

6. HIGHER EDUCATION SEEKS TO AID STUDENTS IN DACA PROGRAM

Colleges and universities are stepping up efforts to protect students enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

7. WHICH LONG JOURNEY IS ENDING

After more than a decade of taking “a magnifying glass” to Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will burn up like a meteor in the sky above the enchanting planet.

8. ANGRY BIRDS COULD CREATE $1 BILLION NEST FOR FINNISH GAME MAKER

Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish maker of “Angry Birds” and other popular mobile games, says that its initial public share offering will value it at about $1 billion.

9. WHERE EXPERTISE IN VIDEO GAMES CAN LEAD

Varsity esports teams are becoming increasingly common on college campuses as more schools tap into the rising popularity of competitive gaming.

10. CLEVELAND KEEPS STREAK ALIVE WITH WALK-OFF WIN

The Indians rally in the bottom of the 10th inning for their 22nd straight win to extend their AL record, beating Kansas City 3-2.

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