Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, June 6, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHO’S CLOSING IN ON PARTY NOMINATION
Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico, placing her on the cusp of having enough delegates to claim her party’s nomination.
2. WHAT REPUBLICANS ARE URGING TRUMP TO DO
They’re warning their likely presidential nominee to lay off the Latino judge presiding over a lawsuit against Trump University and unite the fractured GOP.
3. ‘OUR BIGGEST FEARS ARE NOW TRAGICALLY CONFIRMED ‘
The Islamic State group has been shooting at civilians as they try to flee the fighting between Iraqi government forces and IS militants in Fallujah, an international aid organization says.
4. WHILE RIO FAILS, SISTER CITY SHOWS SEWAGE CLEANUP POSSIBLE
Across sewage-filled waters from Olympic city Rio de Janeiro, Niteroi quietly expands its basic sanitation network, showing a real water cleanup is possible.
5. WHY ALI WAS SYMBOL OF BLACK PRIDE
For the iconic boxer, the idea of being a humble black athlete was never an option. Instead, he demanded respect as a confident, unbowed, successful black man.
6. ZOO PARENTS AWAIT LEGAL FATE
A prosecutor announces whether he’ll charge the parents of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a Cincinnati Zoo gorilla exhibit, leading to the fatal shooting of a male ape.
7. COLIN GATHERS STRENGTH IN GULF
The tropical storm is picking up speed on its way to Florida, threatening rains that forecasters say could cause some serious flooding along much of the state’s western coast.
8. RESEARCHERS: CELEBS CAN DO MORE IN OBESITY FIGHT
New research doesn’t prove a link, but its authors think music stars popular with teens may be contributing to America’s expanding waistlines by endorsing fatty fast food, snacks and soda.
9. ‘BO DUKE’ NOW A STUDIO HEAD
John Schneider, best known for his role on “The Dukes of Hazzard” TV series, is finally doing what he always thought was his calling: producing films.
10. WARRIORS WHIP CAVS, TAKE 2-0 LEAD IN NBA FINALS
Draymond Green played big on both ends of the court as Golden State beat Cleveland 110-77 and moved two wins from a repeat championship