Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TRUMP RETREATS FROM VOW TO DEPORT ALL LIVING IN U.S. ILLEGALLY
Yet, the billionaire sticks with an aggressive tone on illegal immigration and remains committed to building a physical wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
2. WHO IS LIKELY HURT BY TRUMP MEETING
Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto draws fire for what some are calling a national humiliation – failing to demand that the GOP nominee apologize for calling Mexican migrants rapists and criminals and for standing silently by while Trump repeats his promise to build a border wall.
3. BRAZIL’S NEW LEADER INHERITS PRESIDENCY ON SHAKY GROUND
Michel Temer needs to fix a deteriorating economy, address the Zika virus outbreak and political instability fed by a sprawling corruption probe.
4. AT LAKE TAHOE, OBAMA LINKS CONSERVATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
“You don’t have to be a scientist. You have to read or listen to scientists to know that the overwhelming body of science shows us that climate change is caused by human activity,” the president says.
5. WHERE 10,000 SYRIAN REFUGEES FIND NEW HOME
San Diego has received 626 Syrian refugees since October, more than any other place in the United States. Erie, Pennsylvania, Toledo, Ohio, and Boise, Idaho also accept a sizeable number of Syrians.
6. HURRICANE DOWNGRADED IN HAWAII
Officials say residents should continue to be prepared for more rain and strong winds, warning that the rainfall may lead to dangerous flash floods and mudslides.
7. G20 GOVERNMENTS ENDORSE TRADE BUT TIGHTEN CONTROLS
China hopes its status as G20 host will give it more sway in managing the global economy and makes trade a theme of the meeting in Hangzhou, a scenic lakeside city southwest of Shanghai.
8. AS SOMALIA’S CAPITAL STRIVES FOR NORMALITY, SECURITY FORCE WEAKENS
The 22,000-strong African Union force protecting the country faces funding cuts and troop shortages, which experts say could further destabilize the Horn of Africa nation.
9. TNT’S CRAIG SAGER HANGS TOUGH IN LEUKEMIA BATTLE
The basketball broadcaster says he is still hopeful to return to NBA courts after the season begins, perhaps in November.
10. WHICH TREND DOMINATES U.S. OPEN FASHION
Ultra-bright, neon hues of yellow, pink and orange are exploding all over the courts at Flushing Meadows, with players decked out in loud outfits that go together with loud matches and loud audiences.