The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, July 9, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TRUMP HOMES IN ON SUPREME COURT PICK
The president says he “can’t go wrong” with any of the four people at the top of his list to fill the seat being vacated by Anthony Kennedy.
2. DIVERS HOPE TO BUILD ON SUCCESSFUL RESCUE
The second phase of an operation to free a youth soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand is underway, a day after four boys were pulled from the complex after more than two weeks underground.
3. AN ICE RAID THAT LED TO HUNGER, FEAR, DESPERATION
Many miles from the Mexico border, authorities are separating families in operations that target immigrants already living in the U.S., conducted in the name of public safety, the AP finds.
4. US, EUROPE CLAMP DOWN ON MIGRATION EVEN AS ARRIVALS DROP
Immigration has soared to the top of the political agenda in both the U.S. and Europe — though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atlantic.
5. WHAT’S RAISING PROSPECT OF WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS
Iraq’s courts are issuing death sentences at a dizzying rate against accused members of the Islamic State group, after swift trials with little evidence presented, the AP finds.
6. PYONGYANG PULLS ITS PUNCH
North Korea’s vitriolic criticism of the U.S. following a first round of nuclear negotiations went out of its way to spare one person: President Trump.
7. FLOODING IN JAPAN POTENTIALLY WORST IN DECADES
Heavy rains smash homes, trigger landslides and kill scores of people in the country’s southwest, with dozens still missing.
8. WHO’S HAD FALLING OUT WITH THERESA MAY
Britain’s most senior official in charge of negotiating the country’s exit from the European Union resigns, accusing the prime minister of undermining Brexit with her plan to keep close trade ties with the bloc.
9. AT WIMBLEDON, STARS COMING OUT SWINGING
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will all be in action as the tournament’s second week begins.
10. WHICH ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MEMORABILIA IS UP FOR SALE
A Gibson electric guitar used by the late Tom Petty on his 1986 tour with Bob Dylan is heading to the auction block, along with one of the late rocker’s signature top hats.