CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. BATTERED BAHAMAS IN NEED AFTER DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
Thousands of desperate hurricane survivors in the island nation are seeking help in Dorian’s aftermath as the death toll reaches 20.
2. STRENGTHENING DORIAN RAKING SOUTHEAST
The Category 3 hurricane leaves tens of thousands without power as it threatens to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to Virginia with a life-threatening storm surge.
3. BREXIT PLANS IN CRISIS, JOHNSON PUSHES FOR NEW ELECTIONS
The embattled prime minister, having lost three critical votes in two days, is looking for new ways to bring about a national election after rebellious British lawmakers reject his call to trigger a snap poll.
4. AUSTRALIA FACING OWN OPIOIDS CRISIS
Like America before it, the country is facing a rising painkilling problem as drug companies aggressively market the drugs abroad and warnings are ignored, AP reports.
5. MORE WOMEN SAY PLACIDO DOMINGO HARASSED THEM
Eleven more women have come forward to say that the opera star groped, harassed them or behaved inappropriately, AP learns.
6. ‘I WAKE UP AND CRY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT’
In Syria’s 8-year-old civil war, more than 100,000 people have been detained, abducted or gone missing, according to the U.N.
7. FALSE CLAIMS BLUR LINE BETWEEN MASS SHOOTINGS, POLITICS
False claims on social media following a mass shooting in West Texas are early signs of online mischief ahead of the 2020 election.
8. WHO WILL LIKELY DETERMINE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE
African Americans will watch as mostly white voters in Iowa and New Hampshire express preferences and winnow the field — then they will almost certainly anoint the winner.
9. FARMERS HOPE TRUMP DELIVERS ON TRADE DEAL WITH JAPAN
American farmers watch anxiously as competitors Canada, Mexico and Australia use free trade agreements to make inroads into Japan.
10. WHERE NFL FANS GET PREGAME FIX
After early cynicism, “Fox NFL Sunday” — now in its 26th year — has been inducted into the National Association of Broadcasting’s Hall of Fame.
The Associated Press