Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. OBAMA TO MEET LAW ENFORCEMENT, ACTIVISTS AT WHITE HOUSE
“We’ll share solutions from communities that have already found ways to build trust and reduce disparities,” the president said on Facebook.
2. FUNERALS SET TO BEGIN FOR OFFICERS KILLED BY SNIPER IN DALLAS
Dallas Police Sr. Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, Dallas Police Sgt. Michael Smith and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Brent Thompson will be laid to rest Wednesday.
3. WHY MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DISLIKE TRUMP
A new poll shows nearly two-thirds of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 believe the presumptive Republican nominee is racist.
4. HOW BEIJING RESPONDS TO RULING ON SOUTH CHINA SEA DISPUTE
China warns other countries against threatening its security in the South China Sea, after a tribunal says Beijing has no legal basis for expansive territorial claims there.
5. CAMERON STEPS DOWN AFTER 6 YEARS AS UK PRIME MINISTER
David Cameron — like predecessor Tony Blair — leaves his leadership post following a historic blunder.
6. SCIENTISTS DISCOVER NEW FISH SPECIES IN ALASKA
Biologists find 14 kinds of new snailfish in the Aleutian Islands region.
7. SOLAR PLANE FLIES OVER PYRAMIDS ON GLOBE-CIRCLING TRIP
Solar Impulse 2 is close to completing its around-the-world trip that began in March 2015.
8. SOUTH KOREA TO DEPLOY ADVANCED US MISSILE SYSTEM
Seoul and Washington say they need the missile system to better deal with what they call increasing North Korean military threats, but local residents are protesting the weapons.
9. WHO CHANGES WORDS TO ‘O CANADA’ AT ALL-STAR GAME
Remigio Pereira of the Canadian singing quartet The Tenors sings “All lives matter to the great” instead of “The true North strong and free.”
10. WHERE ‘HAPPY GYMNASTICS’ IS REPLACING GRIND OF STRICT TRAINING
China is slowly changing its approach to gymnastics, cultivating a less stressful approach for young athletes.