Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, June 13, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. ORLANDO LATEST COMMUNITY FOREVER SCARRED BY MASS SHOOTING IN U.S.
Dozens of bodies are slowly removed from a popular Central Florida gay club after a gunman sprayed the helpless crowd with bullets in violence that killed 50 people and critically wounded dozens more.
2. WHAT SURVIVORS ARE BLAMING FOR MASS VIOLENCE IN AMERICA
Whether it is guns, mental health or religion, the repetition makes change seem hopeless.
3. TRUMP, CLINTON CONTRAST IN ORLANDO RESPONSE
Whoever wins the White House, they will inherit a country fearful of terrorism, gun violence and the often merciless intersection of the two.
4. HEAVILY ARMED INDIANA MAN ARRESTED NEAR GAY PRIDE PARADE
Law enforcement is working to figure out why the 20-year-old had three assault rifles and chemicals used in making explosives in his car some 2,000 miles from home in Southern California.
5. WHY DOCUMENTING IS GROUP ATROCITIES IS IMPORTANT TO THIS IRAQI
Bahzad Farhan Murad, a 28-year-old Yazidi, is hoping to assist a future criminal prosecution and preserve the historical record of IS’ massacre of 5,000 Yazidi men and enslavement of thousands of women.
6. APPLE TO UNVEIL NEW IDEAS AT SOFTWARE CONFERENCE
Improvements to the iPhone, artificial intelligence, an overhaul of its music service and possible changes to the digital assistant Siri could play a big role.
7. BRITAIN LEAVING EU COULD BE A MESSY DIVORCE
The costs of a British departure from the EU will depend on what obstacles are placed in the way of it leaving.
8. ‘HAMILTON,’ ‘THE HUMANS’ WIN BIG AT TONY AWARDS
“Hamilton,” the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, and “The Humans,” a play about a fractious family’s get-together, win best musical and best play on Broadway’s big night.
9. PENGUINS BEAT SHARKS FOR 4TH STANLEY CUP TITLE
Pittsburgh beats San Jose 3-1 in Game 6 and a turnaround season for the Pens ends with Sidney Crosby lifting his second Stanley Cup.
10. HOW CAVS CAN GET BACK IN NBA FINALS
With Draymond Green suspended, LeBron James and the Cavaliers see their opening and perhaps prime chance of getting back into this best-of-seven series that they trail 3-1.