Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. SOUTH CAROLINA EXPECTING SUNSHINE AFTER DELUGE
But even as the rain tapers off, officials warn of the likelihood of more flooding, new evacuations downstream and the destruction left behind.
2. SEARCH INTENSIFIES FOR SURVIVORS AFTER U.S. SHIP SINKS NEAR BAHAMAS
The vessel had more than enough lifeboats for its crew to escape but Hurricane Joaquin likely made this almost impossible.
3. WHO WILL TESTIFY IN SENATE ON AFGHANISTAN
The top American commander in Afghanistan will face questions about future troop levels in the still-volatile nation where the Taliban overran a city and a U.S. airstrike hit a medical clinic.
4. OREGON GUNMAN COMPLAINED ABOUT NOT HAVING A GIRLFRIEND
In a rambling manifesto, Christopher Harper-Mercer also insisted he was mentally sane and others around him were crazy.
5. WHY SYRIA’S CROWDED SKIES POSE DANGER
The air forces of multiple countries are on the attack, often at cross purposes in the nation’s civil war, sometimes without coordination, which might result in unintended conflict and further carnage on the ground.
6. KAJITA, MCDONALD WIN NOBEL PHYSICS PRIZE
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says the two researchers made key contributions to experiments showing that neutrinos change identities.
7. ISRAEL DEMOLISHES PALESTINIAN HOMES
The move comes after a Cabinet meeting in which Netanyahu promised a “strong hand” to quell recent deadly attacks.
8. HOW TRUMP IS VIEWED ABROAD
In diverse parts of the world, many see his candidacy with a mixture of bemusement, astonishment and alarm.
9. TOP EU COURT BACKS STUDENT IN FACEBOOK PRIVACY CASE
Max Schrems claims that a trans-Atlantic data protection agreement doesn’t adequately protect consumers, a verdict that could have far-reaching implications for tech companies.
10. COSTS OF SCANDAL PILING UP FOR VOLKSWAGEN
The price of cheating on emissions tests is likely to run into the tens of billions of dollars and prematurely end the company’s long-sought status as the world’s biggest carmaker.