Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP BLAMED FOR TURKISH AIRPORT ATTACK
Suicide attackers kill dozens and wound more than 140 at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months.
2. DIVISION, CONFUSION AS EU RETHINKS FUTURE WITHOUT BRITAIN
European Union leaders meeting in Brussels will talk about Europe without the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, Britain’s Conservative Party will reveal the candidates for a new leader to replace David Cameron.
3. WHAT NORTH AMERICAN LEADERS ARE CONFRONTING
The leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico are facing a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism as they meet in Ottawa.
4. TRUMP SLOGAN HAS DEEP HISTORY
“America First” harkens back to the isolationist America First Committee, a group remembered for trying to keep the U.S. out of World War II, anti-Semitism and praise for Hitler’s economic policies.
5. WHY JORDAN MAY HAVE HOMEGROWN EXTREMISM PROBLEM
Hundreds of suspected backers of IS are facing a crackdown by the kingdom under toughened anti-terror laws that punish even liking or sharing extremists’ material on social media.
6. RECORDS: CITY LAWYERS WEAK LINK IN POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
An AP review of hundreds of court records suggests city attorneys from Baltimore to Spokane, Washington, may have hidden or delayed disclosing evidence in police-misconduct cases.
7. CLOCK TICKING, BUT TWEAKS IN PLAY FOR LGBT LAW
North Carolina’s Republican legislators say the provision which directs transgender people to use public restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificates will not be revised.
8. WELCOME TO ‘PYONGHATTAN’
North Korean soldier-builders are hard at work on an ambitious cluster of high-rises intended to show the world Kim Jong Un can’t be stopped with sanctions and pressure.
9. PIONEERING ROCK GUITARIST DIES AT 84
Scotty Moore’s sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians like Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen.
10. PLAYERS, COACHES MAKE PILGRIMAGE TO ‘SUMMITT’
Dozens of Pat Summitt’s former Tennessee players and coaches descended on Knoxville over the weekend, saying their final goodbyes to the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history.