The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, July 26, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. 11 HOUSE REPUBLICANS SEEK IMPEACHMENT OF DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
The lawmakers criticized Rod Rosenstein and Justice Department officials for not being responsive enough to requests for documents related to the beginning of the Russia investigation.
2. FEDS FACE DEADLINE ON REUNITING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
The White House has until the end of the day to reunite hundreds of immigrant families who were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
3. SMALL DEVICE EXPLODES OUTSIDE US EMBASSY IN BEIJING
There’s no immediate word on a motive after a 26-year-old Chinese man exploded a small homemade bomb, injuring only himself, authorities say.
4. WHERE TRUMP IS HEADED
The president is set to visit an Illinois steel town east of St. Louis that he often has cited as an example of how his “American First” trade policy will help U.S. workers.
5. WHO IS LEADING IN PAKISTAN ELECTION
Pakistan’s former cricket star Imran Khan and his party are maintaining a commanding lead in a historic election marred by fraud allegations and militant violence.
6. WHAT IS FUELING DISCONTENT IN IRAQ
In recent years, young men without work have been lured into the ranks of militant extremists. And now the jobless have joined protests in the Shiite heartland in the south.
7. ARSONIST-SET FIRE FORCES CALIFORNIA TOWN TO EVACUATE
The blaze near the San Bernardino National Forest quickly grows to 7 ½ square miles and fire officials say it threatens about 600 homes, forcing the entire town of Idyllwild to evacuate.
8. WHO’S TURNING TO SOLAR POWER
When the electricity goes out in some storm-wrecked Puerto Rican towns, a handful of houses remain lit — “firefly homes” — running on solar panels.
9. ‘GIRL POWER’ STRESSED IN NEW RECRUITMENT EFFORTS
As American women seek a larger role in politics, fairer wages and an end to sexual harassment, the Girl Scouts see an opportune time to promote their core mission: girl empowerment.
10. HBO EXEC SHRUGS OFF AT&T INFLUENCE
Programming chief Casey Bloys pushes back against the possibility that the cable channel will suffer under its new owner.