Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. ON-AIR KILLINGS OF 2 JOURNALISTS GRIP MILLIONS IN SOCIAL MEDIA STORM
Unlike so many crimes, which have to be pieced together in reverse, this one plays out in real time on Twitter and Facebook.
2. WHY TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN STRUCTURE IS SPECIAL
His operation fields less than a tenth of Hillary Clinton’s 350 paid staffers and has no pollster or media consultant, upending the conventional electoral wisdom.
3. WHO IS HEADED TO NEW ORLEANS
Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of the city, which suffered the worst of the storm’s devastation.
4. ARGENTINE MOM PINS HOPES ON POPE
Lidia Guerrero, whose son has been on death row in Texas for 19 years, is praying that Francis, who opposes the death penalty, will advocate for him in the U.S. in September.
5. FOR MIDEAST WAR-WOUNDED, JORDANIAN HOSPITAL HELPS RECOVERY
Among its patients is a 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off by a shell.
6. CALIFORNIA TAX DONATIONS LOST IN BUREAUCRACY
Millions of dollars is unspent or lost in bureaucratic mazes established by lawmakers looking to help worthy causes without committing state dollars, the AP learns.
7. CHINA DETAINS 11 OVER WAREHOUSE EXPLOSION
A notice on the national prosecutor’s website says they include officials in the port city of Tianjin, along with others working for the company that runs the port.
8. WHAT COMPLICATES THE JOB OF FIRE CREWS IN WASHINGTON
Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range grounds helicopters and airplanes that have been battling the flames.
9. CHINESE STOCK INDEX JUMPS 5.3 PERCENT
Markets also rise in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Sydney and elsewhere across the Asia-Pacific region.
10. MORE NCAA ATHLETES SEEK OWN TRADEMARKS
The association forbids its players from cashing in on their success in sports, but by gaining legal ownership of their nicknames or slogans, they can secure future lucrative deals.