Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. ‘THANKS TO YOU WE’VE REACHED A MILESTONE’
Hillary Clinton claims victory in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination and will be the first woman to lead a major U.S. political party, but Bernie Sanders vows to keep fighting.
2. OFFICIALS: EGYPTAIR FLIGHT MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING
A bomb threat forces the commercial airliner en route to Beijing from Cairo with 135 passengers and crew on board to land in Uzbekistan, but the plane has now resumed its flight to China.
3. WATERSHED MOMENT FOR INDIAN PREMIER
Narendra Modi addresses a joint meeting of Congress after years of being shunned in Washington over religious violence in his home state.
4. THE LESSER KNOWN WOE IN FLINT
The Michigan city’s lead-contaminated water crisis has affected all of the city’s nearly 100,000 residents, but some grapple with an extra challenge: a language barrier.
5. SIGNS OF WAR EVERYWHERE IN KABUL
With each massive attack or big bombing, new blast walls mushroom across the Afghan capital, turning it into a maze of concrete.
6. ‘THE GREATEST’ NOT A BIG ADVERTISING DRAW
Muhammad Ali didn’t cash in during his prime the way you’d expect today as product endorsements deals for the boxer in his era were scarce.
7. OFFICIAL: TRUCK SLAMS INTO BICYCLISTS IN MICHIGAN
Authorities were seeking a pickup truck that reportedly was driving erratically minutes before the vehicle struck a group of bicyclists on a street near Kalamazoo, killing five and injuring four.
8. WHAT SOME VENEZUELANS ARE DOING TO SURVIVE
Once middle class residents of Caracas made desperate by the country’s economic collapse have taken to sifting through the trash to resell or feed themselves.
9. ‘NEWTOWN’ DOCUMENTARY TO BE SCREENED
Two men who lost children in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre share intimate details of their families’ struggles.
10. WHO NEEDS TO STEP UP FOR CAVS
Point guard Kyrie Irving is being relied upon to raise his game if Cleveland intends to get back into the NBA Finals against Golden State.