Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. ORLANDO MOURNS AS POSSIBLE MOTIVES EMERGE FOR GUNMAN
Despite Omar Mateen’s pledge of support to the Islamic State group, other possible explanations emerged such as mental illness and whether he was conflicted about his own sexuality.
2. OBAMA STRUGGLES FOR SOLUTION ON VIOLENCE
The American president is conceding that a deadly mix of extremism and easy gun access have made future tragedies almost a foregone conclusion.
3. WHAT FRENCH OFFICIALS ARE CALLING POLICE ATTACK
French President Francois Hollande says it was “incontestably a terrorist act” after an attacker killed two police officials outside Paris.
4. DEMOCRATIC FOES POISED FOR SIT-DOWN
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders end the primary calendar with a face-to-face meeting that could set the tone for party unity and next month’s convention in Philadelphia.
5. NEW PALESTINIANS’ CITY A DREAM COME TRUE
The move in the West Bank isn’t just about real estate but also a symbol of their quest for statehood after nearly 50 years of Israeli military occupation.
6. NEW WRINKLE IN GAY PRIDE EXPLOSIVES CASE
The Indiana man arrested in Southern California with three assault rifles who told police he was headed to a gay pride event had been ordered by a judge in his home state to give up his guns.
7. AP: NATIONAL AQUARIUM TO MOVE DOLPHINS INTO REFUGE
Eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that have spent their lives swimming in tanks will be retired from the Baltimore aquarium into a seaside sanctuary.
8. STEENKAMP’S FATHER TESTIFIES AT PISTORIUS SENTENCING
An emotional Barry Steenkamp testifies that his daughter’s fatal shooting by the double amputee Olympian “devastated” his family and that he thinks of her “all the time.”
9. HOW LATE-NIGHT COMICS HANDLED ORLANDO SHOOTING
TV’s late-night hosts faced their toughest monologues since 9-11 — and for many of them, their toughest ever, since they’re relatively new to the game.
10. CAVS STAY ALIVE IN NBA FINALS
Facing elimination and a torrent of criticism, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving score 41 points apiece to help Cleveland beat Golden State 112-97 in Game 5.