Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. FLOODING KILLS AT LEAST 8 IN UTAH-ARIZONA BORDER TOWN
Five others are missing in a community that serves as a home base for imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, authorities say.
2. HUNGARY DECLARES EMERGENCY IN 2 BORDER COUNTIES
The measure paves the way for the deployment of the army to assist police with border patrol and migrant-related duties.
3. NORTH KOREA REPORTEDLY RESTARTS NUCLEAR BOMB FUEL PLANTS
The move, which experts say is designed to spur talks with the U.S., will push Pyongyang further toward a standoff with Washington and its allies, especially Seoul and Tokyo.
4. MAN DIES OF GUNSHOT WOUND AFTER KILLING PROFESSOR, PARTNER
Shannon Lamb is suspected in the shooting deaths of two people in Mississippi, including a woman he was living with and a teacher at Delta State University.
5. WILDFIRE DEVASTATES CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN TOWN
Middletown is evacuated — and gutted — by a blaze that shocks firefighters with its strength and speed.
6. SENATE TO HOLD ONE MORE VOTE ON IRAN DEAL
Democrats are poised to block the measure and preserve Obama’s foreign policy win.
7. WHO BOOSTS SOCIAL WORK IN CUBA AHEAD OF POPE VISIT
The island’s Catholic Church and its communist government build a warm relationship, allowing the former to take on activities unimaginable before.
8. HOW RELIGIOUS CLERKS IN KENTUCKY REACT TO KIM DAVIS SAGA
Most of the state’s 120 clerical staffers comply with the Supreme Court’s order to issue licenses to gay marriage, though many struggle with the decision.
9. WHY STATEHOUSE SEX SCANDALS MATTER
They distract elected officials from working on public policy and can cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees, lost productivity and special elections.
10. PRINCE HARRY TO CELEBRATE 31ST BIRTHDAY HONORING WWII PILOTS
He will watch as some 40 Spitfire, Hurricane and Bristol Blenheim bombers fly in formation before dispersing to wartime airfields in the south of England.