The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, June 28, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. JUSTICE’S RETIREMENT SHAKES UP BELTWAY
Anthony Kennedy’s exit is setting off a confirmation battle for Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisanship and impact midterm elections.
2. HOW FAMILY SEPARATION FOR IMMIGRANTS MAY AFFECT KIDS’ BRAINS
Severe early adversity may cause brain changes and “toxic stress,” resulting in lasting psychological and physical health problems, recent research suggests.
3. BACK AGAINST THE WALL, ORGANIZED LABOR RETALIATES
Last year, unions netted 262,000 new recruits. It’s not just that unions are gaining members — they’re also getting more aggressive, notably teachers.
4. WHERE RESEARCHERS GET CLUES ON BIRD FLU
Scientists studying how influenza evolves flock to beaches along Delaware Bay, where shorebirds stop on their migration from South America to the Arctic.
5. GLOBAL WINE INDUSTRY FORCED TO ADAPT
Climate change is forcing winemakers and growers to move to cooler zones, grow grapes that do better in the heat and shade their crops with more canopy.
6. FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH MARKET IN KENYA’S CAPITAL, KILLING AT LEAST 15
The fire struck in a low income neighborhood in Nairobi, where many Kenyans shop for secondhand clothes.
7. MOVE OVER UPS TRUCK
Amazon is rolling out a program that lets entrepreneurs in the U.S. start businesses that deliver packages from vans branded by the online retailer.
8. WHAT A SURVEY FOUND ABOUT AMERICAN EXERCISE
It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are becoming obese.
9. FANS IN SOUTH FLORIDA MOURN SLAIN RAPPER
Loudspeakers blasted songs by XXXTentacion as thousands of fans chanting his lyrics lined up for hours at an arena to see the performer laid out in a casket.
10. MIXED EMOTIONS FOR 1 SOCCER FAN BASE
South Koreans were proud to knock off defending champion Germany at the World Cup, but heartbroken it still failed to qualify them for the next round.