Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. WHAT ONE CLINTON EMAIL CONTAINED
Officials tell AP that one of two emails on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private server an auditor deemed “top secret” included a discussion of a news article detailing a U.S. drone operation.
2. ABE EXPRESSES GRIEF FOR THOSE WHO PERISHED IN WORLD WAR II
Japan’s prime minister acknowledges the “immeasurable damage and suffering” inflicted on the innocent by his nation, but says future generations should not have to keep apologizing.
3. HOW A MASSACHUSETTS CITY IS DEALING WITH ADDICTION
Addicts can turn in their narcotics to Gloucester police — no questions asked — and officers, volunteers and trained clinicians help connect them with detox and treatment services.
4. KERRY IN CUBA TO SET DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS IN STONE
The secretary of state comes to Havana to raise the American flag over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in a symbolically charged victory lap for the Obama administration.
5. A LIGHT AMID TRAGEDY
Rescuers pull out a firefighter trapped for 32 hours after responding to two huge explosions in Tianjin, state media say, blasts that killed at least 50 people.
6. GULF EATS AWAY AT COAST OUTSIDE NEW ORLEANS
AP’s Cain Burdeau finds that since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, efforts to stem Louisiana’s coastal land loss have been neglected, leaving the city and surrounding communities’ future in doubt.
7. GREEK LAWMAKERS BACK THIRD BAILOUT
The contentious vote approved the terms of a three-year, $93 billion rescue package that includes harsh spending cuts and tax hikes.
8. BARRY BONDS HAS ‘WEIGHT LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS’
AP’s Janie McCauley reports that the home run king is unconcerned with people’s thoughts on his career or credentials: He believes he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
9. WHAT’S IN OCEAN MAY SURPRISE YOU
There are millions of tons of oceanic debris, from Legos to abandoned fishing nets to industrial trash — to possibly some pieces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
10. BIDDERS GET PIECE OF KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
A diamond and gold pendant Elvis Presley gave Sammy Davis Jr. is among 160 authenticated artifacts sold during an auction at Graceland.