Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, July 14, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. ON STATEN ISLAND, GROUP WORKS TO KEEP PEACE WITH POLICE
The “Cure Violence” team walks the neighborhoods in the NYC borough, looking to head off violence and defuse arguments that can lead to police shootings two years after Eric Garner died in a confrontation there with police officers.
2. WHO’S SKIPPING GOP CONVENTION
Some Republican senators — including John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Steve Daines — will steer clear of the convention amid the GOP establishment’s discomfort with presumptive nominee Donald Trump.
3. BANK OF ENGLAND MULLS CUTTING RATES TO RECORD LOWS
The move could come as a means of giving stability to the U.K. economy, rattled by the country’s vote to leave the European Union.
4. WHAT POLICE MAY EMPLOY AGAIN TO KILL VIOLENT SUSPECTS
Dallas officers were the first in the nation to use a robot to deliver and detonate a bomb to kill suspect in the sniper shootings, but other law enforcement agencies are willing and able to follow suit.
5. ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS POSE RISING THREAT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
But so far, ineffectual attacks by the militant group’s followers in the region have shown them to be fragmented and lacking in expertise.
6. 8 OF 10 US DRIVERS ADMIT SOME LEVEL OF ‘ROAD RAGE’
The most aggressive and aggrieved drivers are young men ages 19 to 39, a new AAA survey shows.
7. HAITIAN WOMEN PURSUE PATERNITY CLAIMS AGAINST UN PEACEKEEPERS
Mothers with children fathered by peacekeepers say they will now pursue claims for child support against the absentee fathers and the U.N.
8. MEDICAL EXAMINER FACES HIS TRAUMA, WEEKS AFTER PULSE RAMPAGE
Joshua Stephany experiences flashbacks of the carnage from the June 12 shootings that killed 49 at a Florida gay nightclub.
9. HOW WILDLY POPULAR SMARTPHONE GAME IS PLAYING OUT
The “Pokemon Go” craze across the U.S. has people wandering into yards, driveways and cemeteries in search of cartoon monsters.
10. ‘GAME OF THRONES,”’VEEP’ VIE FOR EMMY NODS
“Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham of “Gilmore Girls” will reveal the top Emmy nominations Thursday morning.