Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know today, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. MILITANTS KILL EGYPTIAN POLICE
The brazen daylight ambush in the northern Sinai peninsula comes after days of bloodshed between the military and Morsi supporters that have left nearly 1,000 dead.
2. WHY EGYPT’S MUBARAK COULD BE FREED
Egyptian judiciary officials say former President Hosni Mubarak could be released from custody because there are no longer grounds to hold him.
3. OLYMPIAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGE
More than 100 witnesses were listed as possible for Oscar Pistorius’ trial next spring in the shooting of his girlfriend.
4. PRESIDENT RETURNS TO FOREIGN AND US UPHEAVAL
Obama comes back from nine days in Martha’s Vineyard to deal with the crisis in Egypt and a plan to revamp the nation’s financial system.
5. EMBATTLED MAYOR BACK TO WORK
San Diego’s Bob Filner will be at City Hall after two weeks of therapy for making sexual advances on women and growing calls for his resignation.
6. NSA REPORTER BLASTS AUTHORITIES FOR DETENTION OF PARTNER
Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald called Heathrow Airport’s nine-hour questioning of David Miranda and confiscation of his laptops an attack on journalism.
7. HOW TO PREPARE FOR ANOTHER SUPERSTORM
A presidential task force report out today after Sandy says coastal communities should spend more now and called for a more advanced electrical grid.
8. THESE TEXTBOOKS TEACH MISTAKES
Millions of Mexico’s schoolbooks have dozens of errors, including misspelled words and at least one city located in the wrong state.
9. LOHAN TELLS OPRAH TROUBLES ARE BEHIND HER
The actress says her sixth stint in rehab put her in “a different head space” and says she’s just taking vitamins now and prescription medicine for acid reflux.
10. RECORD-BREAKING RUN FOR BOLT
The Jamaican track star becomes the most decorated athlete in world-championship history with eight golds and two silvers.