The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. MICROSOFT UNCOVERS MORE RUSSIAN ATTACKS AHEAD OF MIDTERMS
The tech giant says that hackers tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute.
2. US DEPORTS FORMER NAZI CAMP GUARD, 95, TO GERMANY
Investigators first confronted Jakiw Palij about his World War II past 25 years ago and he admitted lying to get into the United States.
3. TRUMP TO ROLL BACK OBAMA’S CLEAN POWER PLAN
The Trump administration would give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
4. TALIBAN ROCKETS HIT NEAR KABUL PRESIDENCY
The insurgent group fired the projectiles toward where the Afghan president was delivering his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police say.
5. COLORADO FATHER CHARGED IN FAMILY’S MURDER
Christopher Watts told police he killed his pregnant wife in “a rage” when he discovered she had strangled their two daughters after he sought a separation.
6. ‘SILENT SAM’ STATUE TOPPLED ON COLLEGE CAMPUS
Hundreds of protesters at the University of North Carolina pulled down the Confederate statue they decried as a symbol of racist heritage.
7. PRIMARIES SET FOR ALASKA, WYOMING
Voters in Alaska will choose a Republican nominee to advance to what is expected to be a hard-fought battle for governor this fall.
8. WHERE SUPPORT IN ACADEMIA HAS RISEN
Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, a survey finds.
9. ANIMAL CRACKERS BREAK OUT OF THEIR CAGES
Nabisco redesigns the packaging of its Barnum’s Animals crackers after relenting to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
10. WHO GOT SLAMMED AT VMAS
The backlash was swift for Madonna’s rambling and egocentric Aretha Franklin tribute during the MTV Video Music Awards.