Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. AP: ISLAMIC STATE GROUP BURIED THOUSANDS IN 72 MASS GRAVES
The known victims buried are staggering — 5,200 at the very low end to more than 15,000 — in territory that has been held by IS in Syria and Iraq.
2. TRUMP’S DEPORTATION INDECISION HIGHLIGHTS CAMPAIGN WEAKNESSES
The Republican presidential candidate and his aides used to say that voters didn’t care about the nitty-gritty of policy details — but now those details are tripping up his campaign.
3. HOW AMERICANS KNOW HUMA ABEDIN
The longtime Hillary Clinton aide has won plaudits for her campaign instincts, her loyalty and her personal style, but most know her as a wronged political wife.
4. BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT MOUNTS FORCEFUL DEFENSE
On what could prove to be her last day as president, Dilma Rousseff warns senators that ousting her would hurt a young democracy.
5. SEATTLE PROPOSES NEW RULES FOR RETAIL, FOOD-SERVICE INDUSTRIES
Proposals would require the businesses to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate employees for last-minute changes.
6. GENE WILDER KEPT HIS SERIOUS SIDE OFF CAMERA
The “Young Frankenstein” star was a humble man who downplayed his comic gifts, was a serious director and remained deferential to Mel Brooks.
7. CAROLINAS BRACE FOR STORMS
A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina’s Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.
8. WHO VEGAS IS NOW TARGETING
Sin City is eyeing the burgeoning Chinese tourist market with themed hotel-casinos and non-stop flights from mainland China for the first time. CHINESE TOURISM-VEGAS
9. DOGS USE SAME PARTS OF BRAIN AS HUMANS TO PROCESS LANGUAGE
Canines register that they are being praised only if the words and intonation match, lighting up both hemispheres of the brain, a study in the journal Science finds.
10. DJOKOVIC’S RIGHT ARM GIVES HIM TROUBLE DURING US OPEN
The defending champion needed treatment from a trainer but emerged with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jerzy Janowicz of Poland.