The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHERE OHIO AND KANSAS RACES STAND
Two high-stakes elections — one for a House seat in Ohio, the other for Kansas’ governor — are too close to call, though Trump claimed victory for Ohio Republican Troy Balderson.
2. WHO MADE HISTORY IN MICHIGAN
Rashida Tlaib will become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after she won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed.
3. CROSS-EXAMINATION ON MANAFORT PROTEGE GETS PERSONAL
The questioning of Rick Gates turns confrontational, focusing on his own crimes as well as an extramarital affair and a plea agreement.
4. AID BEGINS REACHING ISOLATED AREAS OF INDONESIAN ISLAND
The death toll from the magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Lombok rises to 131 as rescuers intensify efforts to find those buried in the rubble.
5. HOW ONE STATE IS IMPACTED BY TRUMP’S TARIFFS
Officials in Arkansas are scrambling to preserve development deals with Chinese companies amid the president’s escalating trade battle.
6. EXPERTS WARY OF IRANIAN CYBER THREATS
The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Tehran could launch in retaliation for Trump’s re-imposition of sanctions this week.
7. MADURO MAKES DRONE ATTACK ALLEGATIONS
The Venezuelan president accuses two opposition legislators of having roles in what officials have called an assassination attempt.
8. RED-HOT VOYAGE TO SUN WILL BRING US CLOSER TO OUR STAR
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first spacecraft to “touch” the sun, coming within just 3.8 million miles of the surface.
9. WHAT CHILDREN’S ADVOCATES WANT PSYCHOLOGICAL BODY TO DO
Condemn the tech industry’s practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens.
10. MISS AMERICA HEAD SEEKS ‘HEALING PROCESS’
Gretchen Carlson tells the AP that the organization needs to heal a rift that has seen 20 state groups call for her and other top leaders to resign.