Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. HOW CHINA FUELED PAIN AND TRUMP SUPPORT
Crushed by Chinese competition and feeling betrayed by mainstream politicians, Rust Belt workers are embracing the Republican presidential nominee and his tough talk on trade.
2. SYRIA CEASE-FIRE DEAL RIFE WITH LEGAL, LIABILITY QUESTIONS
The details of the U.S.-Russian deal to halt the Syrian civil war and focus efforts on rooting out extremists are fueling Pentagon skepticism about military cooperation between the two powers.
3. PERES IN SERIOUS BUT STABLE CONDITION
Doctors treating the former Israeli president say he has survived the night but remains in serious condition after suffering a major stroke.
4. WHY DEMOCRATS ARE BEARISH ON RETAKING SENATE
Republicans are demonstrating a commanding fundraising advantage and Hillary Clinton’s lead has narrowed in key battleground races.
5. KAINE NOT ENTERTAINING PRESIDENTIAL READINESS
Even with Clinton in the midst of a health scare, her running mate is downplaying the fact that, if elected, he’d be a heartbeat away from the presidency.
6. WHAT AMERICANS ARE WILLING TO DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Most are open to pay a little more each month to fight global warming — but only a tiny bit, according to a new AP poll.
7. SANCTIONS RELIEF ON AGENDA AS SUU KYI MEETS OBAMA
The visit to Washington signals her transformation from imprisoned heroine of Myanmar’s democracy struggle to a Burmese national leader focused on economic growth, but will the plight of the persecuted Rohingya Muslims come up?
8. MAJOR CHICAGO GANG TRIAL GETTING UNDERWAY
Opening statements will offer a rare inside look at the kind of gangland activity that’s helped fuel city gun violence.
9. HUNGRY STARTUP USES A.I. TO GRAB SLICE OF PIZZA INDUSTRY
Silicon Valley’s Zume Pizza is using robots to make the pies and get its cut of the $10 billion delivery business.
10. CHINA DOMINATES AT RIO PARALYMPICS
And the main reason might just be sheer numbers — the world’s most populous nation has a disabled population of about 85 million.