The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. AUDIO OF CHILDREN STOKES RAGE OVER SEPARATION
A weeping child calling “Papa! Papa!” provokes outrage over the Trump administration’s separation of immigrant children from their parents at a detention facility.
2. TRUMP, GOP TO HUDDLE OVER BORDER POLICY
The president heads to Capitol Hill for a crucial meeting as lawmakers push to end the policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border.
3. KIM MAKES SURPRISE VISIT TO BEIJING
The North Korean leader is expected to discuss with Chinese leaders his next steps after his nuclear summit with Trump last week.
4. SOUTH KOREA BACKS ‘WAR GAMES’ CESSATION
Seoul presents a united front with the U.S. on a decision to call off a major military drill to support ongoing talks both countries have with Pyongyang.
5. BEIJING BLASTS TRUMP’S TRADE MOVE
China denounces the American president’s threat of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods as blackmail and warns of retaliation.
6. TURKEY DEEPENS ROOTS IN NORTHERN SYRIA
With its foothold, Turkey makes itself crucial to any resolution to Syria’s war and is positioned to negotiate with Moscow over the shape of its future.
7. WHERE SIGNS OF GLOBAL WARMING CAN BE FOUND
In nature. That’s the picture painted by interviews with more than 50 scientists and an AP analysis of data on plants, animals, pollen, ice, sea level and more.
8. FEDS COULD BACK FIRST POT-DERIVED MEDICINE
Parents who have used cannabis to treat epilepsy in their kids are feeling some trepidation as the U.S. government nears a decision on a drug made from the marijuana plant, AP learns.
9. WHO WON BIG AT MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS
Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther” takes home four honors including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman.
10. WHO’S ‘MVP’ OF WORLD CUP SO FAR
Soccer’s biggest stars aside, everyone seems to agree: Google Translate has been indispensable to leap over the language barrier in Russia.