Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. HOW TRUMP WOULD APPROACH GEOPOLITICS
The Republican candidate will declare an end to nation building if elected president, replacing it with what aides described as “foreign policy realism” focused on destroying the Islamic State group.
2. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP GETS KNOW-NOTHING RECRUITS, REJOICES
Imams spend days indoctrinating them in its ultraviolent religious interpretations, according to leaked documents obtained by the AP, interviews and court testimony.
3. GLOBAL WARMING A POLARIZING ISSUE
Democrats (and scientists) have become more convinced that global warming is a real, man-made threat. Republicans and Tea Party activists are more convinced that it’s made up.
4. MILWAUKEE AVOIDS MORE PROPERTY DESTRUCTION
Police say one person is shot at a protest and officers use an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim during a second night of unrest over the police shooting of a black man.
5. RESCUES, EVACUATIONS RISE WITH LOUISIANA FLOODWATERS
More than 20,000 people are rescued from their homes — and 10,000 in shelters — as rain-swollen rivers flood their banks and wreak havoc across southern Louisiana.
6. TRULY A ‘LIGHTNING BOLT’
Usain Bolt becomes the first sprinter to win three straight Olympic 100-meter titles, blowing down the straightaway in 9.81 seconds for his seventh overall Olympic gold at the Rio Games.
7. WHAT GROUPS ARE PRESSING OBAMA FOR
Environmental groups, lawmakers and tribes are asking the U.S. president to use his executive powers on an array of national monument proposals around the country.
8. WILDFIRE SPREADS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
A blaze destroys at least 10 homes and forces 4,000 of people to flee their homes as flames jump a road and move into Lower Lake, a town located miles away from a devastating wildfire nearly a year ago.
9. SMILE, YOU’RE ON WHALE WEBCAM CAMERA
Live underwater internet feeds of beluga whales nuzzling and clowning for the camera are helping researchers better understand the animals’ social structure and behavior in Canada’s remote Hudson Bay.
10. ADELE: I WON’T SING AT SUPER BOWL
The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer says the halftime show is “not about music.”