CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. HONG KONG AIRPORT CANCELS FLIGHTS A 2ND DAY
Protesters demanding an independent inquiry into alleged police abuse take over terminals, forcing one of the world’s busiest transport hubs to shut down.TOP ARTICLES Chris Bailey’s forecast: A few strong storms today
2. WOMEN ACCUSE PLACIDO DOMINGO OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Numerous women tell the AP that the opera superstar tried to pressure them into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and in some cases punishing them when they refused his advances.
3. QUESTIONS SWIRL AROUND EPSTEIN’S MONITORING BEFORE SUICIDE
One of the new details provided by people familiar with the New York City jail was that one of his guards the night he died in his cell wasn’t a regular correctional officer.
4. WHERE TRUMP IS PUSHING ECONOMIC MESSAGE
The president is showcasing growing efforts to capitalize on western Pennsylvania’s natural gas deposits by turning gas into plastics.
5. ALEPPO SYMBOLIZES ENDURING WAR
The Syrian city, still half destroyed with a scattered population, remains a potent reminder of how President Assad has been unable to secure victory in the ruinous conflict or bring total security to Syria’s people — and appears unlikely to soon.
6. PORTLAND BRACING FOR UNREST
Police in this Oregon city are mobilizing to prevent clashes between out-of-state far-right groups planning a rally here this weekend and the homegrown anti-fascists who oppose them.
7. CHINA GETS TOUGHER AFTER NEW TARIFF THREAT
Beijing fires what economists call a “warning shot” at Washington by letting the yuan weaken in response to Trump’s latest threat of more punitive import duties on Sept. 1.
8. REPORT: COSTS IN MOST STATES EXCEED SUBSIDIES FOR CHILD CARE
The shortfall in federal subsidy payments provided to low-income parents leave working families with few affordable options.
9. COMEDIAN ANDY DICK REPORTS ATTACK
The former “NewsRadio” actor says he was assaulted outside a New Orleans nightclub after performing in the French Quarter.
10. WHO’S ON THE HOT SEAT IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL
USC’s Clay Helton and Florida State’s Willie Taggart are among college football coaches who need results entering 2019.