Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, July 6, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. GREEK FINANCE MINISTER RESIGNS AFTER ‘NO’ BAILOUT VOTE
“I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride,” Yanis Varoufakis says in his announcement as Greeks awake to shuttered banks and ATMs with little cash.
2. MORE THAN 1 MILLION EXPECTED AT POPE’S MASS IN SOUTH AMERICA
Latin America’s first pontiff tours his home continent with a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.
3. CONFEDERATE FLAG DEBATE RESUMES
While it appears there is support in the South Carolina Legislature to bring down this symbol, the depth of that support will be tested as lawmakers return to Columbia.
4. WHERE LOCALS ARE STILL TRYING TO RECOVER FROM HORRIFIC LOSSES
AP talks to a Palestinian man in Gaza Strip who lost his family when Israeli mortar shells hit his home in last summer’s Israel-Hamas war.
5. BOMBS AT MOSQUE, RESTAURANT IN NIGERIAN CITY KILL 44
Sixty-seven other people are wounded in the attacks blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
6. TOUCHED BY TRAGEDY
Ten years after the suicide bombings that killed 52 people on the London transport network, survivors are still angry but share a resolve to move forward.
7. WHO BECOMES CAPTAIN AMERICA FOR U.S. WOMEN
Carli Lloyd scores three goals to lead the American team to a 5-2 victory over Japan for the record third World Cup title — and first since 1999.
8. WHY S. KOREAN VIOLINIST WANTS BORDER CONCERT WITH NORTH KOREA
Won Hyung Joon is trying to help the divided peninsula by bringing North and South Korean musicians together to perform on each side of the world’s most heavily armed crossing.
9. NO MORE ‘ROAR’ AS FAMED TRADING PITS COME TO AN END
As the computer — faster and not nearly as noisy — takes over, a culture of brazen bets and flashy jackets will vanish.
10. THE BURT BEHIND BURT’S BEES DIES
The beekeeper who co-founded the company, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, was 80.