Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. LINKS PROBED BETWEEN BLASTS, DEVICES IN TWO STATES
Law enforcement is questioning several people as they try to determine any possible connection between an explosion in New York City and a pipe bomb blast in a Jersey Shore town.
2. DEVICE NEAR NJ TRAIN STATION EXPLODES WHILE FBI INVESTIGATES
A suspicious device, one of five in the same bag, found in a trash can near an Elizabeth train station detonates as a bomb squad was attempting to disarm it with a robot, officials say.
3. RAMIFICATIONS OF MINNESOTA MALL STABBINGS
If it were an act of terror, it would realize fears of an attack in the immigrant-rich state that has struggled to stop the recruiting of its young men by extremists’ groups.
4.WHAT OBAMA, IRAQ LEADER HAVE PLANNED
The U.S. president and Iraqi prime minister will strategize about the upcoming offensive to take back Mosul as they meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.
5. UN HOLDS FIRST-EVER SUMMIT ON REFUGEES, MIGRANTS
The issue of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
6. REFORM FOR CONFINED FISHERMEN PROMISED
Lawmakers respond to an AP investigation by saying they will help hundreds of foreign workers who have been confined to Hawaii commercial fishing boats for years without basic labor protections.
7. BUDGET DEAL COULD FREE IMPERILED LAWMAKERS TO CAMPAIGN
Congressional negotiators are working to complete a spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and provide money to battle the Zika virus.
8. DOCTORS ADVISE AGAINST CODEINE FOR KIDS’ COUGHS, PAIN
Pediatricians strengthen their warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects, including breathing problems.
9. HBO TAKES TOP HONORS AT EMMYS
The fantasy saga “Game of Thrones” passes “Frasier” as the most decorated prime-time TV series ever, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins a record-breaking sixth Emmy as best comedy actress for “Veep.”
10. TOUGH DAY ON GRIDIRON FOR STARS
Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Garoppolo, DeMarcus Ware, Josh McCown, Danny Woodhead, Jonathan Stewart and Arian Foster all were felled by injuries in Week 2 of the NFL season.