The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, July 30, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES CLAIM MORE LIVES; CREWS MAKE PROGRESS
Thousands more are fleeing their homes after wildfires surge near a small lake town in Northern California while farther north firefighters make progress against a deadly blaze.
2. ZIMBABWE VOTES FOR 1st TIME WITHOUT MUGABE ON BALLOT
The contest could open the way toward international legitimacy for the southern African nation or signal more stagnation if the ballot is seriously flawed.
3. ICE QUEST FOR DETENTION SITES PUTS TRUMP COUNTY ON TIGHTROPE
In an Indiana community where a significant number of people illegally in the U.S. play important roles, a proposal to build a detention facility puts families, businesses and decision-makers on a tightrope, AP finds.
4. WHAT’S LIKELY TO BE MISSING FROM MANAFORT TRIAL
Trump’s former campaign chairman is being tried this week and answers about whether the campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election could remain elusive.
5. WHERE INSURANCE POLICIES ARE RISING
After Hurricane Harvey’s devastating and widespread flooding last year, many Texans decided it was time to buy flood insurance.
6. IN PANAMA’S COLONIAL CORE, LOCALS FIGHT TO STAY
Since the heart of Panama City was declared a world heritage site two decades ago, a real estate boom is pricing most of the longtime residents out.
7. ‘MEDICARE FOR ALL’ COMES WITH A HEAVY PRICE TAG
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposal would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, a university-based libertarian policy center study finds.
8. WHAT FOOTAGE IN MINNEAPOLIS SHOOTING FOUND
Body cam video in the fatal police shooting of a 31-year-old black man last month shows that Thurman Blevins was shot from behind after a foot chase and what appeared to be a gun in his hand.
9. HAPPY 50TH, BIG MAC
McDonald’s is celebrating the 1968 debut of the double-decker sandwich and the company has little appetite to change the recipe.
10. THIS PLACE IS SERIOUS ABOUT LAUGHTER
The National Comedy Center is part museum, part hall of fame and part video arcade, letting visitors move through displays of comedic artifacts to more than 50 immersive exhibits.