Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TRUMP FACES FRESH GOP PUSHBACK
The party’s nominee seeks to quell concerns he lacks the discipline or policy know-how to make a competent president, even as the list of fellow Republicans deeming him unfit for the Oval Office grows.
2. WHAT DELTA IS DOING TO PLACATE FLIERS
The world’s third-largest airline will be handing out refunds and travel vouchers as penance for the latest computer outage to knock a major carrier off stride.
3. PAKISTANI LAWYERS MOURN COLLEAGUES SLAIN IN QUETTA
The Pakistani bar association calls for attorneys to boycott courts in an unusual strike after a suicide bombing that killed 70 people, mostly lawyers.
4. HOW YOUTH FEELS ABOUT LGBT RIGHTS
Young adults in America are overwhelmingly supportive of their rights on issues related to employment, health care and adoption, a GenForward poll finds.
5. PARKS PROMISED TO POOR CALIFORNIA AREAS UNBUILT DECADE LATER
An AP review finds that fewer than half of the 126 proposed parks that some $400 million was allocated for have been built.
6.US DESTROYER VISIT LATEST TWIST IN CHINA-US MILITARY TIES
The long-term efforts of China and the U.S. to build trust between their militaries endure amid tensions and a rivalry for dominance in Asia.
7. WHO IS DOMINATING POLITICAL AD TIME DURING RIO
Hillary Clinton has the airwaves all to herself during the Olympics in Brazil, with more than $13.6 million of TV commercials during the games, while Trump hasn’t put up a single ad.
8. BLAGOJEVICH’S PRISON TERM MAY BE CUT
A federal judge will decide whether to cut the ex-Illinois governor’s 14-year prison sentence on more than a dozen convictions upheld by an appellate court.
9. JAY PHAROAH, TARAN KILLAM EXITING ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’
Both are known for their celebrity impressions on “SNL,” including Pharoah’s Barack Obama and Kanye West and Killam’s Brad Pitt and Donald Trump.
10. REMATCH HEIGHTENS DRAMA IN RIO
Michael Phelps goes for gold medal No. 20 against his biggest rival, Chad le Clos. The South African pulled off a stunning upset of Phelps at the 2012 London Games.