Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know today, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. ‘DAY OF RAGE’ IN EGYPT
The Muslim Brotherhood pushed for nationwide marches to denounce this week’s bloodshed that left over 600 dead and broke up two major protest camps.
2. WHAT UN ASKED FOR IN EGYPT
The Security Council called on the Brotherhood and Egypt’s military-backed leadership to exercise “maximum restraint” during the upheaval.
3. REPORT CITES THOUSANDS OF TIMES NSA BROKE THE LAW
The Washington Post says the agency conducted unauthorized surveillance of foreign intelligence targets in the U.S., citing documents it received from leaker Edward Snowden.
4. LETTERS FROM TEEN AT SUSPECT’S HOME
Hannah Anderson appeared publicly at a California restaurant since she was freed as court papers reported discoveries of letters to DiMaggio and an incendiary device.
5. 3 BODIES FOUND ON INDIAN SUB
The bodies were badly burned, and Indian officials said the 15 other sailors who had been trapped inside the sub when it exploded are likely dead.
6. BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER DEADLY TWISTER
Students at two Oklahoma schools battered by the tornado three months ago are apprehensively returning to class in new buildings.
7. WHERE THE MOST OBESE PEOPLE ARE
Louisiana and Mississippi headed the top of a CDC study. At least 30 percent of adults are obese in 13 states from Michigan to Alabama.
8. AREA 51 IS OUT THERE
The CIA recently acknowledged the existence of the Nevada facility where the government tests intelligence tools and weapons.
9. SIMMONS APOLOGIZES FOR PARODY VIDEO OF HARRIET TUBMAN
The clip on Simmons’ YouTube channel featured an actress playing the escaped slave having sex with her white slave master.
10. RUSSIAN ATHLETE BACKTRACKS ON ANTIGAY COMMENTS
Pole vault gold medalist Yelena Isinbayeva says she was misunderstood when she made comments condemning homosexuality at the world championships.