Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. U.S. MULLS ABSTENTION ON CUBA EMBARGO VOTE AT UN
In an unprecedented move, Washington may be willing to accept a United Nations condemnation of the trade restrictions against Havana without a fight, the AP learns.
2. POPE MEETS WITH FIDEL
However, Francis misses out on an encounter with Cuban dissidents, who are prevented from reaching the cathedral where the greeting was planned.
3. WHAT HURT UN’S EBOLA RESPONSE IN SIERRA LEONE
An AP investigation finds that weak leadership, shoddy supplies and infighting at the World Health agency aggravated a chaotic situation in the fight against the virus.
4. CROATIA OPENS RECEPTION CENTER FOR MIGRANTS
Meanwhile, Austrian police say that nearly 24,000 people fleeing their homelands have crossed the country’s border with Hungary over the weekend.
5. SYRIAN FAMILY REBUILDS LIFE IN THE U.S.
“In Syria we lost a lot of our dignity. Here, I’m sure the situation will be much better,” says Hussam Al Roustom.
6. WHY FIORINA’S CAREER AS HEWLETT-PACKARD CEO IS STILL DEBATED
“It is pretty hard to find too many people who think she did a great job there,” says journalist Peter Burrows.
7. ISRAEL STRUGGLES TO COUNTER PALESTINIAN ROCK-THROWING THREAT
The weapon dating back to David and Goliath is becoming commonplace in Jerusalem, leading to calls for a crackdown and adding to tensions over access to a key holy site.
8. WHICH NEW GOALS UN SETS
The organization adopts a new 15-year plan to staunch world poverty, to improve health and education and to quell climate change.
9. NEW ZEALAND FARMERS PINCHED BY CHINA CHANGES
Many of them are borrowing to stay afloat and rural suicides increase with a decline in Chinese demand for imported dairy products.
10. VIOLA DAVIS MAKES EMMY HISTORY
“The only thing that separates women of color from anybody else is opportunity,” says the first black woman to win an Emmy for best drama series actress.