The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. BATTLEGROUND SHOWDOWN SET
A Bernie Sanders-backed Florida Democrat pulls off an upset victory in the primary for governor while Trump’s favored candidate triumphs for the GOP.
2. ‘ALMOST ALL STORIES & NEWS IS BAD’
Trump is accusing Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him prompting the White House to look into the charge; Google pushes back sharply.
3. FINAL FAREWELLS TO MCCAIN BEGIN AT ARIZONA CAPITOL
Family, friends and constituents will gather in Phoenix to pay their respects to the Navy aviator, POW, congressman, longtime senator and presidential contender.
4. TEXAS EX-COP FACES SENTENCING
Officer Roy Oliver killed Jordan Edwards, 15, when he fired into a car full of black teenagers as it drove away from a house party in suburban Dallas last year.
5. MEDIA RELUCTANT TO USE ‘LIE’ IN REGARDS TO TRUMP
Critics say the media is too timid in its coverage of the U.S. president, yet some journalists worry about overstepping bounds.
6. LEGAL POT INDUSTRY TRIES TO SHAKE ‘STONER’ STEREOTYPES
The nation’s big-money marijuana industry is pushing hard to dispel the idea everyone who tokes up these days is a stumbling slacker living on their parents’ couch.
7. ENDANGERED BLUEFIN TUNA REBOUNDING IN ATLANTIC
The species’ apparent slow recovery is prompting fishermen to seek bigger commercial catch quotas and environmentalists to call for a more conservative approach.
8. WHAT NATION’S CITIZENS ARE SEEKING ASYLUM MOST IN AMERICA
Desperate to flee an increasingly authoritarian and lawless country in economic despair, Venezuelans now make up the largest group by nationality of people seeking refuge in the U.S.
9. SORORITY SISTERS PAY RESPECT TO QUEEN OF SOUL
Hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta stream into the rotunda of Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin.
10. WHO’S GETTING THEIR OWN TV NETWORK
The Atlantic Coast Conference is a year away from the launch of its own TV channel in partnership with ESPN.