Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. CLASH OF NARRATIVES DRIVES EVENTS IN HOLY LAND
Israelis and Palestinians cannot agree on what they see, how they got here, who is to blame or where they should go.
2. WHO COULD BECOME CANADA’S NEXT PRIME MINISTER
Justin Trudeau, the son of a man who championed liberal politics and brought glamor and excitement to Canadian politics in the late 1960s, is favored to win the elections.
3. WHAT NEW BENGHAZI EMAILS SHOW
The chairman of a panel investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya, which took the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Stevens, is describing Stevens’ pleas for security assistance — and Washington’s response — as a “total disconnect.”
4. MANY URUGUAYANS ARE FED UP WITH COMPLAINTS FROM SYRIAN REFUGEES
The refugee families say that life in Uruguay is expensive and authorities aren’t doing enough to support them, which earns them the reputation of rude and ungrateful guests.
5. CHINA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH DECLINES TO 6-YEAR LOW
However, stronger spending by consumers helps to avert a deeper downturn.
6. WHEN STATE’S CYBERSECURITY SUFFERED
The State Department was among the worst government agencies at protecting its computer networks while Hillary Clinton was secretary from 2009 to 2013, The AP finds.
7. TYPHOON LEAVES 2 DEAD IN THE PHILIPPINES
Army, police and civilian volunteers scramble to rescue hundreds of villagers trapped in their flooded homes and on rooftops in a northern Philippine province.
8. SAVING ‘SANG’
Backers of a new labeling program are encouraging forest landowners in the eastern U.S. to cultivate ginseng in hopes of helping conserve the medicinal plant.
9. EDDIE MURPHY IS TRADING PLACES WITH MARK TWAIN
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honors the comedian, film star, producer and director with the nation’s top prize for humor.
10. BALLOT BOX SCORE
While the Blue Jays are hosting Kansas City on Monday night, voters will be casting their ballots in Canada’s 42nd federal election.