Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. OBAMA TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN DALLAS OFFICERS
The president will aim to comfort the mourners and calm the angry protesters after a week of rising racial tensions in a restless summer.
2. DALLAS BECOMES FOCAL POINT IN RACE, CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEBATES
The chaos that ensued when Micah Johnson sprayed bullets at a protest against police brutality resonated across a city increasingly defined by its diversity.
3. WHY VENEZUELANS ARE FORCED TO SPEND HOURS WAITING IN LINE
Amid the country’s economic collapse, the average Venezuelan shopper spends 35 hours waiting to buy rationed food each month, with violence and sometimes death never far away.
4. WHAT’S LEFT HEZBOLLAH WEAKENED
The Shiite group has lost thousands of its militants in a radical shift from fighting Israel to battling fellow Arabs in defense of Syria’s president.
5. POLL: CLINTON STRUGGLES TO MAKE INROADS WITH YOUNG AMERICANS
It’s a worrisome sign as the Democratic candidate prepares for the general election.
6. WHO’S SET TO APPEAR WITH CLINTON IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Bernie Sanders is offering his long-awaited endorsement to his rival, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the White House.
7. UK PM CAMERON CHAIRS LAST CABINET MEETING
Theresa May will take over Wednesday and is considering the makeup of her own Cabinet.
8. PHILIPPINES WELCOMES TRIBUNAL’S SEA RULING
An international panel finds that there is no legal basis for China’s “nine-dash line” claiming rights to much of the South China Sea.
9. POKEMON GO APP DRAWS SHERIFF’S IRE
Searching for Pokemon on a popular new smartphone game is not a valid excuse for trespassing, a central Virginia sheriff’s office warns.
10. DUNCAN RETIRES IN A SUMMER FULL OF GOODBYES
The Spurs star leaves the NBA amid other noted departures: Kobe Bryant is also retiring, while Dwayne Wade heads to the Bulls and Derrick Rose to the Knicks.