Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, June 20, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. FBI TO RELEASE ORLANDO SHOOTING TRANSCRIPTS
Parts of the conversations between the gunman within the Pulse gay nightclub and police negotiators will be made public.
2. NUMBER OF REFUGEES REACHES RECORD 65.3 MILLION
The UN blames persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan for the spike in displaced people around the globe.
3. IRAN: TERROR PLOT BROKEN UP
Several suspects are arrested after authorities seize ammunition and bombs in “the biggest terrorist plot” to ever target Tehran, Iranian state TV says.
4. IN CLEVELAND, NO MORE WAITING ‘TIL NEXT YEAR
The city celebrates like never before after LeBron James and the Cavs end Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought.
5. WHO HASN’T BOUNCED BACK FROM US HOUSING CRASH
A decade after the burst of the housing bubble, American homeowners are thriving while renters are struggling.
6. PYONGYANG CLAIMS SOUTH KOREA ABDUCTED 12 WOMEN
The case of the North Korean waitresses now detained in the South has become a bitter point of contention between the two nations.
7. WHICH CITY IS SWELTERING AMID RECORD HEAT
The mercury in Phoenix reaches 118 degrees, breaking a record of 115 set nearly 50 years ago.
8. ‘STAR TREK’ ACTOR DIES IN FREAK ACCIDENT
Anton Yelchin, best known for playing Chekov in the new “Star Trek” films, is killed by his own car as it rolls down his driveway.
9. WHY HOMEOWNERS MAY NEED TO TIDY UP
Health officials say messy yards could become a public health danger this summer because the mosquito that carries the Zika virus likes to live and breed close to homes.
10. DUSTIN JOHNSON WINS US OPEN, HIS FIRST MAJOR
The golfer gives three quick fist-pumps when his birdie putt falls on the 18th, and scoops up his son Tatum on Father’s Day.