Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. MAN WHO KILLED FORMER CO-WORKERS ON LIVE TV HAD TURBULENT PAST
Ex-colleagues describe Vester Flanagan as a man whose hair-trigger temper was increasingly set off by slights that were more often imagined than real.
2. WHERE RESILIENCE HAS TRIUMPHED OVER CALAMITY
New Orleans was held out by President Obama as an example of renewal 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
3. DEAD MIGRANTS FOUND IN ABANDONED TRUCK NEAR AUSTRIAN CAPITAL
At least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — decomposing bodies were found piled inside, the latest tragedy in a year that has seen tens of thousands of people risking all to seek a better life in Europe.
4. ANOTHER UPSWING IN WALL STREET’S WILD RIDE
Investors were in a buying mood again on Thursday, driving U.S. stocks higher for the second straight day.
5. LAWYER SAYS FORMER FRANCHISEE ALERTED ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE FOR SUBWAY ABOUT JARED FOGLE
The attorney for Cindy Mills says she warned the ad man in 2008 that the ex-company pitchman had talked about paying for sex with minors.
6. WHY TRUMP’S IDEAS ON IMMIGRATION ARE WORRYING THE GOP
Republicans thought they could improve their image with Hispanic voters, but the outspoken billionaire’s summer surge has reinforced the power of white conservatives.
7. WHAT TROPICAL STORM ERIKA IS UNLEASHING ON A CARIBBEAN ISLAND
Streets across Dominica turned into fast-flowing rivers that swept up cars and caused landslides that killed at least four people.
8. CALIFORNIA TAX DONATIONS LOST IN BUREAUCRACY
Millions of dollars are unspent or unaccounted for in bureaucratic mazes established by lawmakers looking to help worthy causes without committing state dollars, the AP learns.
9. SCIENTISTS GET DIFFERENT RESULTS FROM THE SAME EXPERIMENT
A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 studies published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same outcome. The answer: Less than half the time.
10. BASKETBALL LEGEND DARRYL DAWKINS DIES
Known for his powerful dunks, the 76ers’ ‘Chocolate Thunder’ was 58.