Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. ASIAN STOCKS MEANDER AFTER CHINA RATE CUT
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index falls late in the day after spending most of the afternoon in positive territory.
2. TRUMP STARTS NEW MEDIA FEUD
The Republican presidential candidate gets involved in a news conference confrontation with Jorge Ramos, the Miami-based anchor for Univision. GOP 2016-TRUMP-UNIVISION
3. GUNMAN IN HIGH-SPEED TRAIN ATTACK CHARGED WITH TERRORISM
The Moroccan suspect is facing terrorism charges over what authorities say was a plan to unleash carnage among hundreds of passengers.
4. FIRE CREWS WARY OF WEATHER IN PARTS OF WEST
That sun brings more heat to Washington, where firefighters keep an eye on rising temperatures and winds that threaten to expand what’s already the largest wildfire on record in the state.
5. NORTH KOREAN TOUCH TO NEW PYONGYANG AIRPORT
The glimmering building has all the features international travelers have come to expect, though its Internet room appears to be missing the Internet.
6. WHERE SECULAR RESIDENTS MAKE GAINS IN CULTURE WAR
Despite Jerusalem’s image as a city that grinds to a halt on the Sabbath, more than 200 cafes, restaurants, cinemas and other entertainment centers now stay open in non-religious Jewish areas of the city.
7. WHAT LIES BEHIND ‘ANCHOR BABIES’ BUZZ
Some say the phrase, which means a child born to a noncitizen mother in a country that grants automatic citizenship to children born on its soil, is derogatory, while others dismiss the hubbub as “silly political correctness.”
8. IMPROVING ECONOMY SHARES BLAME FOR WORST U.S. TRAFFIC EVER
Increasing urban populations and lower fuel prices, which are making driving less expensive, also explain the problem.
9. WHO RELUCTANTLY RECKONS WITH COSBY
As allegations about sexual misconduct continue to reverberate around the comedian, it is difficult for locals in the New England town where his family summers to ignore their most famous resident.
10. TENNESSEE EXPERIMENTS WITH HIGH-TECH SLEEP MONITORS
Coach Butch Jones’ staff and a Chicago-based company are taking various high-tech steps to make sure the 25th-ranked football team is getting the proper rest.