Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, June 9, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHERE AMERICANS FIND COMMON GROUND
This spring, AP journalists fanned out across the country and interviewed dozens of Americans about the state of their nation. They found that while people are deeply divided, they agree on this much: America’s politics are a mess.
2. ISRAEL TIGHTENS SECURITY AFTER DEADLY TEL AVIV ATTACK
The new hard-line government revokes all permits for Palestinians to visit Israel and Jerusalem and travel abroad during Ramadan in the wake of the shooting that killed four and wounded nine.
3. OBAMA MEETING SANDERS AT WHITE HOUSE
The face-to-face session is aimed at paying tribute to Sanders’ notable candidacy for the presidency — as well as unifying the Democratic Party for a general election brawl with Trump.
4. DARK SKIN DRAWS FEAR, RIDICULE
For hundreds of thousands of Africans drawn to India by better education and work opportunities, rampant racism is a daily battle.
5. PENDULUM SWINGING IN BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT’S FAVOR
Missteps by the scandal-plagued interim government are casting doubt on whether Dilma Rousseff will be removed from office after all.
6. HOW US MILITARY TITLES ARE CHANGING
Now that women will be allowed to serve in all combat jobs, the Navy and Marine Corps are working to drop “man” from job titles like “engineman” and “yeoman.”
7. EXEC’S HOME LOAN RAISES RED FLAGS
A powerful California water agency provided one of its executives with a $1.4 million loan under generous terms to buy a riverfront home, the AP learns.
8. SMARTPHONES GETTING EVEN SMARTER
Lenovo will soon sell a phone that is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — the room’s size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people.
9. WHO’S GOING HOME HAPPY FROM CMT MUSIC AWARDS
Tim McGraw ends Carrie Underwood’s four-year-winning streak for the top prize at the annual show with his music video for “Humble and Kind.”
10. CAVS ROUT WARRIORS TO MOVE WITHIN 2-1 IN NBA FINALS
Back on its home floor, Cleveland pulls its season from the brink following back-to-back blowout losses at Golden State.