Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. OBAMA HONORS LAO CULTURE
Aiming to cement closer ties with the Southeast Asian nation, the U.S. president tours a Buddhist temple and takes questions from young people at a town hall-styled event.
2. TRUMP, CLINTON POISED FOR ‘COMMANDER IN CHIEF’ EVENT
The presidential candidates will appear at separate times and will not face each other on stage during a national security-themed forum on NBC.
3. NEWTON SWEEPS TOWARD MEXICO’S U.S. BORDER
Now a tropical storm as it makes landfall in mainland Mexico, it could bring potentially dangerous rains for Arizona and New Mexico.
4. WHERE THERE’S PEACE BUT EXTREME POVERTY
The Wakhan corridor, Afghanistan’s most peaceful region, is so poor that people get food on credit or barter for it, and kids go barefoot during long, harsh winters.
5. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CYBER BREACH SPELLED OUT
A congressional report lays out a series of missed opportunities to delay or even prevent one of the worst-ever cyberattacks on a U.S. government agency.
6. UNICEF SAYS 28 MILLION CHILDREN UPROOTED BY GLOBAL CONFLICT
The U.N. agency adds that nearly as many have abandoned their homes in search of a better life.
7. VENEZUELAN ECONOMIC CRISIS LEADS TO THE UNTHINKABLE
Food shortages and rising poverty are forcing Venezuelans to let their pets starve or abandon them in the streets.
8. NEW LAW ALLOWS FEMALE WWII PILOT TO BE INURNED AT ARLINGTON
It took an act of Congress, but Elaine Harmon is finally being laid to rest at the U.S. military cemetery.
9. WHAT TECH GIANT MAY HAVE IN STORE
Apple is expected to show off new iPhones, an updated smartwatch — and maybe some new gear for listening to both — when it holds its annual fall product launch event.
10. COAST GUARD’S LAST LIGHTKEEPER LOOKS TO MILESTONE
Boston Light, the nation’s first and oldest lighthouse station, turns 300 on Sept. 14 and Sally Snowman, the Coast Guard’s last resident keeper, is helping with celebrations.