Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. THE OLYMPICS END IN RIO, AND LOOK AHEAD TO ASIA
The Games are headed for South Korea, Japan and China — all countries have previously hosted the Olympics and enjoy a shared reputation for prosperity and administrative efficiency.
2. TEHRAN SPARS WITH MOSCOW OVER SYRIA
Iran’s defense minister is chastising Russia for making public its use of an Iranian base for attacks on Syrian militants.
3. WHY YOU WON’T SEE WHO CLINTON’S DONORS ARE
The Democratic nominee holds her fundraisers behind closed doors, leaving voters in the dark about what she’s telling some of her most influential supporters.
4. HOW MILLENIALS COULD SHAPE THE US ELECTION
The nation’s youngest adults find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism and economic worry. How they vote on Nov. 8 will shape the political landscape for years to come.
5. TENSIONS FLARE ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA
South Korea and the United States begin annual military drills despite North Korea’s threat of nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an invasion rehearsal.
6. CHINA IS CAUSING CONSTERNATION
Its assertive behavior in Asian seas, what the U.S. calls unfair trading practices and cyber theft of business secrets have upset relations.
7. WHO TRANSFORMED INTO SUPER MARIO IN BRAZIL
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe popped out of a pipe, posing as the plump plumber to close the Rio Olympics and set the stage for Tokyo’s games.
8. WHERE JAPAN’S FIRST LADY PAID TRIBUTE TO FALLEN AMERICANS
Meanwhile, Akie Abe offered flowers and a prayer at a Pearl Harbor memorial to victims of the Japanese attack 75 years ago.
9. WHAT AUTHORITIES SAY ABOUT PILLS FOUND AT PRINCE’S HOME
An official tells AP that the medications that killed the pop star contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than heroin, and were falsely labeled.
10. LEAD FOUND IN CHICAGO AREA PUBLIC HOUSING CAUSES PANIC
More than 1,000 residents of a complex have been told that their homes must be destroyed because of serious lead contamination.