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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest 2:05 pm, WV

August 22, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at (304) 346-0897 or chwpr@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Eastern. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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Top Stories:

TRUMP

WASHINGTON — Facing a growing threat to his presidency, President Donald Trump lashed at his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, a day after the onetime “fixer” implicated Trump in a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of women who said they had sexual relationships with him.

In Brief:

—HEPATITIS OUTBREAK, from Charleston: West Virginia health officials will receive technical support from the Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention in response to a hepatitis A outbreak.

—HEROIN-SENTENCE, from Martinsburg: A Maryland man has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison for selling heroin in West Virginia.

—UNIVERSITY-ASTRONAUT, from Institute: A statue honoring a West Virginia State University graduate depicted in the film “Hidden Figures” will be unveiled at a ceremony this weekend.

In Sports:

TEXAS A&M-FISHER TIME

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — All those zeroes in Jimbo Fisher’s new contract hang over the coach like a huge cloud. Texas A&M handed Fisher a 10-year, $75 million contract to leave Florida State after Kevin Sumlin was fired last year. Aggie fans believe that’s 75 million reasons why the West Virginia native should be the one to deliver their first national title since 1939.

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