Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, July 24, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. LOUISIANA MOVIE THEATER SITE OF DEADLY SHOOTING
Police say a 58-year-old man opened fire during a showing of “Trainwreck” in Lafayette, killing three people — including himself— and wounding at least nine others.
2. CLINTON IMPLORES COMPANIES TO BREAK FREE FROM ‘TYRANNY’
Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to unveil proposals to hike capital gains taxes, review executive compensation rules and warn that shareholder activism can sometimes go too far.
3. KERRY CONTINUES SELLING IRAN DEAL
The secretary of state is pitching the accord to top U.S. foreign policy leaders while telling lawmakers this is the best chance to peacefully solve the nuclear standoff with Tehran.
4. TURKEY SAYS FIGHTER JETS STRIKE ISLAMIC STATE TARGETS
Turkish warplanes hit Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria, a day after IS militants fired at a Turkish military outpost, killing a soldier.
5. WHERE OBAMA, AFRICAN POLITICIANS DISAGREE
The U.S. president voices strong support for gay rights in Africa as he begins a trip to the continent, bucking calls from some African leaders to keep his views on such controversial issues to himself.
6. EVIDENCE POINTS TOWARD BLAND SUICIDE
While Sandra Bland’s family maintains that the woman found dead in a Texas jail cell would not have committed suicide, authorities are pointing to evidence that they say shows she hanged herself.
7. HOW ONE COULD WARD OFF ALZHEIMER’S
Sleeping better, managing stress and hitting the books may lower the risk of the disease, research suggests.
8. SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS FIGHT SUGGESTIONS THEY COULD STOP TERROR
Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity.
9. CHRIS BROWN SAGA CONTINUES
The Grammy award-winning singer’s fate remains in limbo in the Philippines, with officials saying he has yet to apply for the emigration clearance needed to leave the country.
10. WHO IS BANKING ON A GOLDEN RETURN
After taking a break from competition, Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas is eyeing a championship return at next summer’s Rio Games.