Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, July 13, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. EUROZONE, GREECE SEAL DEAL ON BAILOUT
The tentative agreement with Athens includes “serious reforms” and aid, removing an immediate threat that the country could collapse financially and leave the euro, but ensures years of austerity ahead.
2. IRAN TALKS HIT FINAL STAGE
With the temporary deal set to expire at midnight Monday, diplomats say they are planning to complete and announce a final agreement before day’s end.
3. TOP DRUG LORD’S ESCAPE EMBARRASSES MEXICAN GOVERNMENT
“All the accolades that Mexico has received in their counter-drug efforts will be erased” if Joaquin Guzman ‘El Chapo’ is not recaptured, says a retired U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration chief of international operations.
4. WHO IS ENTERING 2016 RACE
On the eve of his presidential announcement, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is working to remind voters that he has a national profile largely due to his clashes with labor unions.
5. THE WORLD’S FRIENDLIEST VOLCANO
Yasur’s primal ferocity and occasionally dangerous eruptions of lava and gas in Vanuatu would seem to defy that description.
6. WHICH IMAGE FRANCIS ENHANCED ON SOUTH AMERICA TOUR
The pope burnished his credentials as a new kind of pontiff, issuing an apology to indigenous people for church crimes.
7. UNESCO BACKS JORDAN AS JESUS’ BAPTISM SITE
The move draws cheers from the country’s struggling tourism industry while raising eyebrows among some experts.
8. TALKIN’ APPALACHIAN
After decades of doing their best to help Appalachians hide their accents, scholars and linguists become preservationists of the myriad English dialects spoken in the region.
9. NEW MISS USA DEFTLY HANDLES RACE QUESTION
Olivia Jordan also calls immigration “an important issue” when asked about event co-owner Donald Trumps’ comments on Mexican immigrants.
10. WHAT DJOKOVIC, WILLIAMS SHOW AT WIMBLEDON
They are demonstrating that they’re capable of taking home the title each and every time they enter a Grand Slam tournament.