Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TRUMP’S STAMINA ATTACK ON CLINTON STIRS TALK OF GENDER BIAS
There’s little evidence such strategies are effective when it comes to winning over women and they risk turning off older women, who have faced discrimination in the workplace.
2. U.S. IMMIGRATION WOES ROOTED IN THE PAST
Blame for the state of immigration may well be attached to an action 30 years ago — Ronald Reagan’s approval of a 1986 amnesty bill.
3. WHO IS HEADED TO FLOOD-RAVAGED LOUISIANA
President Obama will make his first visit to the state after it was hit by a natural disaster as he attempts to assure the locals that helping them is a priority.
4. WHAT’S EXPOSED AS WIKILEAKS SPILLS SECRETS
The AP finds that the radical transparency group’s crusade is causing collateral damage with the release of private information of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse.
5. WHERE ISLAMIC STATE GROUP STRUGGLES TO RETAIN GRIP
As IS loses ground in Iraq, the militants are showing the strain in their rule over areas they still control, killing deserters and relying on younger recruits.
6. BRAIN INJURIES SEEN IN DOMESTIC ASSAULTS
Experts believe many cases go undetected and untreated in abused women, making them vulnerable to mental woes, loss of jobs and family, and sometimes homelessness.
7. THOUSANDS OF CENTRAL AMERICAN CHILDREN SEEK TO ENTER U.S.
Most are from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, three countries with some of the world’s highest murder and poverty rates, UNICEF says.
8. OFF SOUTH AFRICA’S COAST, GREAT WHITE SHARKS THREATENED
Researchers are sounding the alarm, saying that “if you take top predators out of the environment, the rest of the environment will collapse.”
9. WHEN MERE PAINT WON’T DO IT
From Boston to Chicago and New York to Tokyo, traditional bike lanes running alongside vehicle traffic are being replaced in favor of “protected” lanes or “cycletracks,” where physical barriers come between cyclists and traffic.
10. STANFORD BANS HARD LIQUOR FROM UNDERGRADUATE PARTIES
The change comes after former university swimmer Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman, after both heavily drank on campus.