Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, June 11, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. MANHUNT FOR ESCAPED KILLERS EXPANDS TO VERMONT
Authorities believe the convicted murderers talked about slipping into the neighboring state thinking there would be less police presence there.
2. WHO IS DEFENDING TEXAS OFFICER RECORDED IN POOL PARTY VIDEO
The policeman had answered back-to-back suicide calls before “he allowed his emotions to get the better of him,” his attorney says.
3. WHY SOUTH KOREA PUSHED ITS KEY INTEREST RATE TO A HISTORIC LOW
The country is responding to a slump in exports and the prospect that the outbreak of the deadly MERS virus could slow the economy.
4. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS SHAMED ONLINE FOR WASTING WATER
During their worst drought in recent memory, some find themselves scolded on social media for watering their plants.
5. EX GIRLFRIEND SAYS SHE BROKE UP WITH COLORADO KILLER BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T WANT RELATIONSHIP
Gargi Datta also said James Holmes sent her messages saying he wanted to kill people, but that she didn’t take him seriously.
6. U.S. CITIZEN DIES FIGHTING IN SYRIA
Keith Broomfield, who was killed earlier this month, is likely the first American to die fighting alongside Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State group.
7. WHICH IS THE LARGEST MULTIRACIAL GROUP IN THE UNITED STATES
A report by the Pew Research Center says that White Native Americans make up a full half of the current population of mixed race.
8. ACURA RECALLS TWO MODELS OF SUVS DUE TO FAULTY BRAKING SYSTEMS
The decision involves just under 48,000 MDX and RLX SUVs worldwide from the 2014 and 2015 model years.
9. ALL SQUARE IN THE STANLEY CUP FINAL
Brandon Saad scores the tiebreaking goal, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lighting, and evens the series.
10. CARRIE UNDERWOOD CLEANS HOUSE AT CMT MUSIC AWARDS
The 32-year-old singer took home three prizes, including video of the year for “Something In the Water.”