Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. OBAMA TO OUTLINE STRATEGY TO COMBAT ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS
The president’s plan may include more wide-ranging airstrikes against targets in Iraq and possibly in Syria.
2. WHAT MIDEAST COULD OFFER A U.S. COALITION
The Obama administration envisions its Sunni allies in the Arab Gulf plus NATO member Turkey playing a leading role in any united front against the Islamic State group.
3. 13 YEARS AFTER 9/11, COMBAT PERSISTS
Americans are bracing for another upsurge of military engagement against extremists in the Middle East where one war seems to blur into another.
4. FERGUSON CITY COUNCIL MEETS WITH BAD BLOOD AT THE FORE
Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb were greeted with fear, anger, outrage and threats of voter retribution at their first public meeting since Michael Brown’s death.
5. MAN SUSPECTED OF KILLING HIS FIVE CHILDREN
The children, ages 1 to 8, were slain in South Carolina, then wrapped in plastic and dumped on a dirt road in Alabama, authorities say.
6. MISSOURI INMATE PUT TO DEATH
Earl Ringo Jr., convicted in a 1998 robbery and double murder, was the eighth execution in the state this year and the 10th since November.
7. GAZA WAR OVER, BUT JERUSALEM VIOLENCE REMAINS
A wave of violence that has hit parts of the divided city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict sparked events that led to the war in the coastal territory.
8. WOMEN’S COLLEGES ADDRESS TRANSGENDER APPLICANTS
The discussions come as institutions, particularly faith-based ones, want to place limits on those students once they arrive on campus.
9. APPLE UNVEILS LONG-ANTICIPATED SMARTWATCH
The stylish Apple Watch represents the company’s most ambitious expansion since the iPad in 2010.
10. RAY RICE SPEAKS OUT
The suspended running back says he has “to be strong for my wife” while NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league tried to obtain the longer video but could not.