The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, July 12, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. MORE TOUGH RHETORIC FROM TRUMP
The president renews his pressure tactics on fellow NATO nations to increase their defense spending, hammering U.S. allies on Twitter as the military alliance goes into an emergency session at the summit.
2. FEDS REVISITING EMMETT TILL CASE
The government reopens its investigation into the slaying of the black teen whose brutal killing in Mississippi helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.
3. PETER STRZOK IN CAPITOL HILL SPOTLIGHT
The FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages fueled suspicions of partisan bias will tell lawmakers that his work has never been tainted by politics, according to prepared remarks obtained by the AP.
4. WHY PAPA JOHN’S FOUNDER IS UNDER FIRE
John Schnatter steps down as chairman of the company’s board hours after apologizing for using a racial slur during a conference call.
5. GAME ON: CROATIA JOINS FRANCE IN FINAL
With a thrilling 2-1 defeat of England, tiny Croatia moves on to face Les Bleus for the World Cup title.
6. WHAT’S TROUBLING CONSERVATIONISTS
Africa’s ancient baobabs, known as the “tree of life,” face a new and mysterious threat, with some of the largest and oldest dying abruptly in recent years.
7. EMMYS EQUALS FAN-FRIENDLY
Blockbuster movies typically are snubbed by the Oscars, leaving fans grumbling. But the Emmys, to be announced Thursday, honor popular shows like “Game of Thrones.”
8. A PALEO DIET, FOR REAL
Scientists uncover the last meal of a frozen hunter who died 5,300 years ago in the Alps between Austria and Italy.
9. STORMY DANIELS IN BRUSH WITH LAW
The porn actress is arrested at an Ohio strip club after she let patrons touch her in violation of a state law.
10. WHICH SUPERSTAR’S OUT AT WIMBLEDON
Defending champion Roger Federer exits in the quarterfinals, falling in the fifth set 13-11 to No. 8 Kevin Anderson.