Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, July 1, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. FRESH DETAILS EMERGE ON DEADLY ATTACK IN TURKEY
The three suicide bombers who carried out the Istanbul airport attack were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, a senior Turkish official says, and a medical team is working to ID the bodies.
2. WHAT WILL STAND AMONG OBAMA’S MOST GLARING FAILURES
When he leaves office, the president despite his efforts will leave behind an overwhelmed immigration system, with some 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally.
3. PENTAGON ENDS ONE OF LAST BANS ON SERVICE IN ARMED FORCES
Transgender people will now be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military.
4. WHICH BRITISH POL IS HALTING BID FOR PRIME MINISTER
Victorious anti-EU campaigner Boris Johnson says he won’t seek the office after the defection of a key ally.
5. US STOCKS RALLY THIRD DAY IN A ROW
The latest gains add to the market’s rebound from the brief but steep slump that followed Britain’s vote to leave the EU a week ago.
6. DRIVER USING CAR’S SELF-DRIVING MODE KILLED IN COLLISION WITH TRUCK
The fatality in Florida in the first reported in the U.S. using the new technology.
7. WHITE HOUSE THROWS PUERTO RICO A LIFELINE
Obama signs a rescue package for the financially strapped island, which is facing more than $70 billion in debt.
8. WHO’S RAISING EYEBROWS AT POLITICAL EVENTS
Warm-up acts at Trump’s campaign rallies sometimes stir up controversy as well as crowds with ethnic and religious remarks.
8. MANUAL LABORERS SEEN AT RISK FOR SUICIDE
A study of suicides by occupation in the U.S. shows the highest rates for farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen.
10. SCARLETT JOHANSSON TAKES CROWN AS TOP EARNER
Her films have earned more than $3.3 billion, making her Hollywood’s highest-grossing actress ever.