Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. FERGUSON, MISSOURI, AGAIN ON EDGE
Police arrest nearly two dozen people during a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
2. COLORADO MINE SPILL ALARMS OFFICIALS
They are concerned about long-term threats to the water supply even though EPA officials say there is no leading edge of contamination visible in downstream sections of the San Juan River or Lake Powell.
3. JAPAN RESTARTS REACTOR AFTER HIATUS DUE TO FUKUSHIMA
The Nuclear Regulation Authority affirms the safety of the Sendai reactor under stricter safety rules imposed after the 2011 accident, the worst since the 1986 Chernobyl explosion.
4. GREECE CLOSES IN ON BAILOUT DEAL POSSIBLY WITHIN THE DAY
The Greek finance minister sounds upbeat about the prospects of an imminent agreement that would prevent the country’s default later this month and secure its future in the euro.
5. WHO BLAMES CLINTON FOR RISE OF ISLAMIC STATE GROUP
Jeb Bush will argue in a speech that the Democratic front-runner shares in the mistakes that he says led to the rise of extremist militants.
6. WHAT’S BEHIND GOOGLE RESTRUCTURING
“Our company is operating well today, but we think we can make it cleaner and more accountable,” says the company’s CEO Larry Page as a new holding company, ‘Alphabet,’ is formed.
7. LITTLE RELIEF FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES
The head of the World Food Program says in an interview that funding prospects are “bleak” and Syrians who fled their war-torn country likely face more cuts in food aid.
8. WHY CHINA’S CURRENCY SLIDES
The Chinese central bank devalues the tightly controlled yuan following a slump in trade, allowing its biggest one-day decline in a decade.
9. KIDS WITH CANCER GET CHANCE AT SAVING FERTILITY
Some hospitals are removing and freezing immature ovary and testes tissue, with hopes of being able to put it back when patients reach adulthood.
10. TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN SIGNALS LAUGHS FOR COLBERT
“Every night I light a candle that he stays in the race until Sept. 8. But I also hope that nobody gets that candle too close to his hair,” says the comedian about the GOP candidate ahead of his ‘Late Show’ debut.