Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. HOW GOP CANDIDATES HOPE TO TAKE ON TRUMP
Shifting their strategy for the second Republican presidential debate, they aim to engage the billionaire, without inflicting any damage on their own campaigns.
2. WHY SYRIAN REFUGEES LINE UP FOR NEW PASSPORTS
They hope that travel documents will allow them to enter Turkey legally and from there start on a dangerous trek to Europe.
3. ‘OTHER DISAPPEARED’ LEAVE GAPING HOLES IN MEXICO’S FABRIC
After the 43 Mexican students vanished on Sept. 26, 2014, many others who listed their loved ones in the growing registry of 25,000 missing people share their anguish with the AP.
4. FLOOD WATERS TRAP HIKERS, CARRY AWAY CARS IN UTAH
Four people are still missing after flooding killed 12 people in a Utah-Arizona border community and four others in nearby Zion National Park.
5. MOTIVE ELUSIVE IN MISSISSIPPI DOUBLE SHOOTING
Shannon Lamb did not appear to have any beef with professor Ethan Schmidt, and he left a note at his house near Amy Prentiss’ body saying he was sorry.
6. WHAT ANTI-ABORTION VIDEOS DRAW SCRUTINY TO
They open a window on a largely unknown corner of science: the middlemen who supply researchers with human fetal cells.
7. RUSSIAN MOVES IN SYRIA FLUMMOX U.S.
The Obama administration is unsure how to respond to Moscow’s military buildup, complicating Washington’s efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and assist moderate rebels.
8. WILDFIRE EVACUEES TELL STORIES OF DEVASTATION, SURVIVAL
“We got out with the clothes on our back. All of our memories, everything is gone,” says ranch manager Martha Grimm.
9. TECH DISRUPTION HANGS OVER FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW
Carmakers are trying to figure out which of the myriad areas to plunge into to fend off the inroads of technology companies.
10. 5 CITIES IN RUNNING TO HOST 2024 OLYMPIC GAMES
The IOC announces the final list of bidders: Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome.