Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. STARK WARNING ISSUED ON FALLUJAH FIGHTING
The U.N. children’s fund cautions Iraqi troops and militants battling in the Islamic State stronghold to spare the children, the most vulnerable of the tens of thousands of civilians trapped by war.
2. TRUMP’S WAR: THE MEDIA
The presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s heated exchange with the media reaches new heights as he turns the feat of raising $5.6 million for veterans’ charities into a sparring match with reporters.
3. WHY SYRIAN REFUGEES CAN’T GO HOME
Hundreds or more Syrian refugees who want to go home are finding themselves stuck in Europe, in part because Germany will not send refugees back to a war zone.
4. WHERE A GIANT RETAILER IS THRIVING
As Wal-Mart tries to build an international juggernaut, it has had no greater success than in Chile, where even its failures show a commitment to adapting quickly to local shopping habits.
5. POLL: GERIATRIC CARE NOT PLANNED FOR
Demand for long-term care is expected to increase, but the majority of Americans 40 and older lack confidence in their ability to pay for it, an AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey finds.
6. OBAMA TO TAKE VICTORY LAP IN HOOSIER COUNTRY
The president returns to Indiana where seven years ago he predicted economic recovery, this time seeking credit for policies that Democrats are rallying behind as they work to elect his replacement.
7. WHAT UK CAN LEARN FROM NORWAY
Ahead of a June 23 referendum on whether to quit the European Union, Britons are looking to oil-rich Norway for clues on what life could be like outside the bloc.
8. PIONEERING GORILLA EXHIBIT NOW COMMON
The Cincinnati Zoo has an open viewing area that was among the first of its kind and is now a mainstay in many zoos around the country.
9. ‘THE SHIELD’ ACTOR GUILTY OF KILLING WIFE
A jury convicted Michael Jace of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons.
10. CAVS-WARRIORS MARKS 14TH REMATCH IN NBA FINALS
And that’s good news for Cleveland as six of the last seven teams coming off a Finals loss won the sequel.