Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. THAI PM SAYS VIDEO SHOWS ‘SOME SUSPECTS’ IN SHRINE BLAST
Prayuth Chan-ocha promises to track down those responsible for what he describes as the “worst incident” in the country’s history, which killed at least 20 people and injured 140.
2. MISSING INDONESIAN PLANE ‘TOTALLY DESTROYED’
The flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder, the plane’s “black boxes,” are found in good condition.
3. WHAT PROBE OF CLINTON’S SERVER COULD FIND
Investigators could examine files on her private machine that would be more revelatory than the emails themselves.
4. HOW AMERICAN CHARITY HELPS AFRICA’S ALBINO CHILDREN
Brought from Tanzania, where they were hunted by the superstitious who wanted to sell their body parts on the black market, they find fake limbs and new hope in the U.S.
5. WHO SEEKS TO BAN BOLLYWOOD ACTION FILM
A Pakistani militant leader with a $10 million bounty on his head over his alleged involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks is arguing the upcoming film “Phantom” is Indian propaganda meant to hurt the image of Pakistan abroad.
6. FEW OPTIONS FOR ACTIVISTS AFTER COLLEGE LABOR UNION BLOCKED
Although they vow not to abandon their fight to organize college sports teams, it’s not clear where the battle might head next.
7. THUNDERSTORMS COMPLICATE RECOVERY FROM TIANJIN BLASTS
Experts are concerned that rain could spread some of the vast quantities of hazardous material at the site.
8. TOURISM SUFFERS AS WILDFIRE RAGES IN WASHINGTON
A lakeside town in the Cascade Mountains counts on money from summer visitors, but many of them fled after blazes burned homes.
9. ASIA’S ‘INFRASTRUCTURE GAP’ IMPERILS GROWTH
Developing economies face a shortage of basic facilities so severe that it threatens to hold back economic development and living standards.
10. BEATLES’ FIRST RECORDING CONTRACT TO BE AUCTIONED NEXT MONTH
It’s being sold by the estate of Uwe Blaschke, a German graphic designer and noted Beatles historian who died in 2010.