The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, June 30, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. NEW TRAVEL RULES IN PLACE
A scaled-back version of Trump’s travel ban takes effect, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.
2. CHINA WARNS US ON WEAPONS DEAL
Beijing strongly protests the Trump administration’s plan to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Taiwan and demands that the deal be canceled.
3. WHAT’S A NO-NO ON THE JOB
If Trump were anyone else, he’d be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, workplace experts say.
4. IRAQI FORCES CLEAR KEY NEIGHBORHOOD IN MOSUL
The operations in the city once held by Islamic State militants come a day after Iraq’s prime minister declared an end to the extremist group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.
5. HOW GOP HOPES TO PUSH THROUGH HEALTH OVERHAUL
Top Senate Republicans may try preserving a tax boost on high earners in a bid to woo party moderates and rescue their sputtering efforts to repeal “Obamacare.”
6. GERMAN LAWMAKERS OK SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
The vote to legalize gay unions brings the country in line with many of its Western peers.
7. DETAILS ON DEADLY SHOOTINGS EMERGING
A district attorney in Louisiana is releasing his office’s report on an attack by a gunman who killed three law enforcement officers and wounded three others last summer in Louisiana’s capital.
8. FOR DUTERTE, A STORMY FIRST YEAR IN POWER
He’s known as “Duterte Harry” after the Clint Eastwood movie character. But the Philippine president’s critics contend that he’s as much a criminal as a crime-fighter.
9. LEADING FRENCH FEMINIST POLITICIAN DIES AT 89
Simone Veil, a survivor of Nazi death camps, was a prominent proponent of Europe’s integration who spearheaded abortion rights.
10. BASEBALL’S ALL-STAR ROSTERS STILL TAKING SHAPE
Rookie sensation Aaron Judge and perennial slugger Bryce Harper have secured their spots, but there’s a logjam at both first and third base in the National League.