The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. TRUMP BEGINS INTERVIEWING SUPREME COURT CANDIDATES
The president’s choice has the potential to be part of precedent-shattering decisions on abortion, health care, gay marriage and other issues.
2. HOW THAI CAVE VICTIMS ARE FARING
The 12 boys and soccer coach found in a partially flooded complex after 10 days are mostly in stable condition and have received high-protein liquid food, but the extraction process is complicated and could take time.
3. DOUBTS ON NORTH KOREAN DENUCLEARIZATION PERSIST
Satellite data suggest Pyongyang may be continuing its nuclear and missile activities despite a pledge to denuclearize.
4. ‘THIS IS A SMALL COUNTRY, AND THERE ISN’T ANYWHERE TO HIDE’
Hundreds of people who fled gang violence in Central America are being deported by the United States back to those countries every week, plunging them into danger.
5. HOW SLAIN CAPITAL GAZETTE JOURNALIST WAS REMEMBERED
An overflow crowd gathered to salute Rob Hiaasen, one of five killed in a newsroom shooting, as a man they loved in stories, poems, and songs.
6. WATCHDOG: SYRIAN GROUP UNCOVERING MASS GRAVES NEEDS HELP
Human Rights Watch says help is needed to preserve evidence of possible crimes committed by the Islamic State group and identify remains found there.
7. WHICH FORMER LEADER HAS BEEN ARRESTED
Malaysian government investigators say ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested by anti-graft investigators and will face charges.
8. WHERE PRIME DAY IS HEADING
To the aisles of Whole Foods as Amazon seeks to lure more people to its Prime membership after recently hiking up the price.
9. WHAT BONO IS SAYING ABOUT GLOBAL ALLIANCES
U2′s singer warns that the existence of the U.N., EU and NATO are threatened during theses “troubled times,” words seemingly aimed at Trump.
10. TENNIS TAKING PROACTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA STEPS
The men’s tour enlists specialists to help players determine how seriously to take harassing and threatening messages received via social media, the AP learns.