The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, July 13, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TRUMP BRINGS HIS CHAOTIC ROAD SHOW TO BRITAIN
President Donald Trump is dishing up a fresh dose of chaos in England, blasting his hosts over Brexit strategy, immigration and terror attacks, after he left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels.
2. HEARING ON RUSSIA PROBE DEVOLVES INTO SHOUTING MATCH
An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches.
3. MOVE BY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS’ TO ABOLISH ICE DELIGHTS GOP
Liberal Democrats unveiled doomed legislation aimed at abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, their eyes focused on galvanizing voters for the midterm elections.
4. NYC BATHROOM SET UP TO STEM OVERDOSES
Monitored bathrooms are quietly providing something of an example as U.S. communities debate allowing fuller-fledged facilities for people to take drugs with safeguards.
5. ANALYSIS: IRAN ROLE IN SYRIA KEY ITEM AT TRUMP-PUTIN SUMMIT
When President Donald Trump meets Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the Syrian conflict will be among the most immediately pressing issues on a wide-ranging agenda.
6. AUTHOR OF EMMETT TILL BOOK GAVE FBI INTERVIEW RECORDINGS
Timothy Tyson, who wrote about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till says FBI agents called him not long after its 2017 publication to ask about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying.
7. KIDS FLEEING VENEZUELA LEFT HUNGRY, SICK AND EVEN ABANDONED
As Venezuelans flee into Colombia to escape their country’s collapsing economy, a grim toll is becoming evident among the youngest arrivals: Children are sleeping on streets, suffering malnutrition and, in a few cases, abandoned.
8. RADICALS, EXTREMISTS CAMPAIGN AHEAD OF PAKISTAN ELECTIONS
Pakistan is seeing an unprecedented number of extremists and militant sectarian groups on the campaign trail ahead of parliamentary elections.
9. WHICH ENDANGERED CRANE IS MAKING A COMEBACK
Endangered whooping cranes released into Louisiana’s wilds have had their best hatching season so far, with five chicks foraging in crawfish ponds.
10. WHO IS ONE WIN AWAY FROM 8TH WIMBLEDON TITLE
Serena Williams reached her 10th Wimbledon final after a 6-2, 6-4 victory over 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany in the semifinals