Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. OBAMA MAKES HISTORIC TRIP TO LAOS
The U.S. president is on a mission to heal war wounds and reinvigorate relations with a country with rising strategic importance to the U.S.
2. PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT REGRETS PROFANE REMARK
Rodrigo Duterte shows some contrition for his “son of a bitch” comment while referring to Obama, which led the U.S. president to postpone a meeting with him at an Asian regional summit.
3. CANDIDATES TO WOO VOTERS IN THE SOUTH
With Labor Day behind them, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are pushing ahead in top presidential battlegrounds Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.
4. IN RECOVERY, MANY POOR SCHOOLS LEFT BEHIND
In the years following the 2008 financial crisis, school districts serving poor communities generally have been hit harder than more affluent districts, an AP analysis finds.
5. A SIGN BLACK LIVES MATTER IS GROWING
A San Francisco-based charity has been acting as a financial arm of the protest-borne movement, with the ability to receive grants and tax-deductible donations, the AP learns.
6. 9/11 UNITY BECOMING A FAINT MEMORY
For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together. That cohesion feels distant as the 15th anniversary of the attacks arrives Sunday.
7. WHAT TO EXPECT ON CAPITOL HILL
Election-year politics will rule the congressional calendar when lawmakers return from a seven-week recess.
8. HURRICANE HURTLES TOWARD MEXICO’S BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA
Schools have been closed and emergency shelters opened as Newton gains strength while bearing down on the twin resorts of Los Cabos.
9. CHEVY CHASE ENTERS REHAB
The 72-year-old former star of “Saturday Night Live” and the “Vacation” movies enters a facility in Minnesota for a “tuneup” on alcohol problem.
10. SEMINOLES RALLY FOR BIG WIN
Deondre Francois throws for 419 yards and two touchdowns, leading No. 4 Florida State to its largest comeback victory ever, 45-34 over No. 11 Ole Miss.