Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.
1. HAMAS KILLS 11 SUSPECTED INFORMERS FOR ISRAEL
A Gaza security official says the 11 men had previously been sentenced by Gaza courts.
2. RUSSIAN AID CONVOY DRIVES INTO UKRAINE
The first trucks cross the Ukrainian border, seemingly without Kiev’s approval, after more than a week’s delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an invasion by Moscow.
3. WHY OBAMA FACES COUNTERTERROR DILEMMA
The president may continue helping Iraqi forces to reverse the Islamic State’s land grabs, but extremists might also pull back into Syria and regroup.
4. BODIES FROM FLIGHT 17 CRASH ARRIVE IN MALAYSIA
The government urges people to wear black and observe a minute of silence to honor those who died when the Malaysia Airlines aircraft was shot down over Ukraine in July.
5. FERGUSON FALLOUT SPURS CALL FOR POLICE ‘BODY CAMS’
Proponents say the devices add a new level of accountability to law-enforcers’ work. Still, there are drawbacks.
6. NEW ENGLAND’S YOUNG HAVE NEW CAREER CHOICE
As new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles.
7. CHINA’S ENERGY REVOLUTION HOLDS CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS
The country’s gas boom threatens to spew heat-trapping carbon dioxide as the world tries to curb emissions.
8. WHERE DEPORTED MEXICANS FIND NEW LIFE
Many of them take refuge in booming call centers that cater to American consumers.
9. JELL-O LOSES ITS JIGGLE
Despite its enduring place in pop culture, the sales of the dessert have tumbled 19 percent in the past four years and efforts to revitalize them have been a flop.
10. HOW SOME SCHOOLS ARE QUENCHING THIRST FOR REVENUE
Athletic departments are opening taps in college football stadiums that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones.