Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. HOW VOTING WENT IN LATEST PRIMARIES
Bernie Sanders wins Oregon’s presidential primary and battles Hillary Clinton to a razor-thin margin in Kentucky, vowing to stay in the race until the end.
2. THOUSANDS OF UNDERAGE MIGRANTS LIVE IN SHADOWS ACROSS EUROPE
These unaccompanied and vulnerable minors are selling drugs or sex in Rome, stealing food and sleeping on the streets of Stockholm or trying to jump onto the backs of moving trucks to Britain from France.
3. DEADLY MUDSLIDES STRIKE SRI LANKA
The Red Cross says rescuers are searching for more than 200 families feared buried by rain-triggered landslides in three villages in central Sri Lanka.
4. POLL: AMERICANS MORE UPBEAT ABOUT OWN FINANCES THAN ECONOMY
Two-thirds of adults describe their personal finances as good yet only 42 percent say the same about the nation’s economy, according to a survey by the AP.
5. ECUADOR RATTLED BY ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE
A powerful magnitude-6.7 temblor hits near the Pacific coast area where a devastating tremor hit a month ago, but the South American country’s president says the jolt caused only limited damage.
6. FEDS WERE WARY OF SYDNEY SIEGE GUNMAN
An FBI memo from 2009 warned that an Australian man who later held 18 people hostage in a cafe had the potential to incite others to violence.
7. WHAT TECH GIANT IS UNVEILING
Google will showcase its vision for phones, cars, virtual reality and more during its annual conference for software developers.
8. EXPLORERS PLAN MISSION TO FAMOUS SHIPWRECK
Sixty years after the SS Andrea Doria slammed into another ocean liner off Nantucket, killing 46 people, explorers are preparing to get a fresh glimpse of the wreckage on the sea floor.
9. TRUMP, MEGYN KELLY CALL A TRUCE
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee and popular Fox News Channel host sit down for an interview that for now could end their public feud.
10. CAVS QUICKLY MAKING HISTORY
Cleveland is 9-0 to start this year’s playoffs, a streak matched or exceeded by only four other teams in NBA history.