The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, July 2, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. LEFTIST WINS BIG IN MEXICO ELECTION
Angry and frustrated over corruption and violence, voters elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, giving him a mandate to upend the political establishment and govern for the poor.
2. TODDLER’S BIRTHDAY PARTY HIT BY VIOLENCE IN IDAHO
Several refugee families, who escaped danger in their homelands, were enjoying a 3-year-old’s celebration in Boise when a man ran up and began chasing and stabbing the children and the adults who tried to intervene.
3. AP: BORDER PATROL ARRESTS DROP SHARPLY IN JUNE
The drop may reflect seasonal trends or it could signal that Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute every adult who enters the country illegally is having a deterrent effect.
4. NEXT FRONTIER IN FAKE NEWS BATTLE: ‘DEEPFAKE’ VIDEOS
There is rising concern that U.S. adversaries will use new technology to make phony but authentic-looking videos to influence political campaigns or jeopardize national security.
5. US SETS TIMELINE FOR NORTH KOREA DENUCLEARIZATION
The goal is one year, although U.S. intelligence reports signs that Pyongyang doesn’t intend to fully give up its arsenal.
6. WHO MAINE SENATOR WOULD OPPOSE FOR HIGH COURT
Republican Susan Collins says she would oppose any Supreme Court nominee she believed would overturn Roe v. Wade.
7. RESCUE EFFORT IN THAILAND GETS BOOST
Divers are making progress through a key passageway inside the flooded mountain cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been missing for more than a week.
8. WHERE HIV EPIDEMIC IS RISING
In Indonesia, where researchers say the virus that causes AIDS is being fueled by a gay hate climate.
9. JUST CALL HER PROFESSOR FIONA
The Cincinnati Zoo’s globally famous premature hippo is increasingly becoming an educational and literary force.
10. NOW HE’S ‘LA-BRON’
LeBron James, the four-time NBA MVP, is signing a mega $150-million-plus deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving Cleveland for the second time in his brilliant career.