Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. DEATH TOLL IN PAKISTAN POLICE ACADEMY ATTACK RISES
Militants storm a police training center in restive Baluchistan province, opening fire, detonating explosive vests and killing 59, authorities say.
2. AMERICA FAR FROM UNITED
AP surveyed the country over the past half year and found a country caught up in a toxic presidential campaign that magnified its disagreements, and left it longing for harmony.
3. THREATENED IN MOSUL, IS USES ALTERNATIVE TACTICS
Last week’s assault on Kirkuk offers a glimpse at the kind of asymmetrical and bloody response the Islamic State group might mount as Iraqi forces converge on its last major urban bastion in the country.
4. HOW AUTISM IN GIRLS MAY HELP REVEAL DISORDER’S SECRETS
AP finds that many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition and some girls do not show symptoms even when they have the same genetic mutations seen in boys.
5. VOTER ROLL PROBLEMS DO NOT EQUATE TO FRAUD
An AP Fact Check finds Trump’s claims of flaws in voter data accurately reflect numbers contained in a four-year-old report, but do not equate to proof of widespread fraud or election rigging.
6. TRUMP BRAND LOSES LUSTER WITH AFFLUENT
After a tumultuous run up to the election, there’s evidence that the billionaire businessman’s brand is being tarnished.
7. DEADLY ACCIDENT AT AUSTRALIAN AMUSEMENT PARK
Two men and two women were killed while on a river rapids ride at Dreamworld, a popular theme park in Queensland state’s Gold Coast, police say.
8. DANGEROUS AIR BAGS STILL NOT REPAIRED
Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas have yet to get their air bags fixed, despite warnings from the automaker and regulators.
9. WHAT OBAMA SAID ABOUT TRUMP’S TWEET
On “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the president countered the Republican’s claim that he “will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States” by saying, “… at least I will go down as a president.”
10. CLEVELAND WILL BE CENTER OF AMERICAN SPORTS UNIVERSE
As the Cavs receive championship rings and raise a banner to celebrate their NBA title, the Indians will host Game 1 of the World Series against the Cubs.