Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. NEW YORK PRISON BREAK LIKENED TO ‘SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION’
Both in the movie and real life, the inmates used tools to cut through the prison walls, working undetected for days or longer.
2. HOW OBAMA BELIEVES ISLAMIC STATE GROUP CAN BE DEFEATED
He’s urging Iraq’s government to allow more of the nation’s Sunnis to join the campaign against the violent militants.
3. ISRAEL REPORTEDLY SET OFF ‘DIRTY BOMBS’
Explosives laced with nuclear material were tested, mostly in the Negev Desert, to see how such detonations would affect the country if used in an attack, the Haaretz newspaper says.
4. JUDGE ORDERS RELEASE OF LAST ‘ANGOLA THREE’ INMATE
Albert Woodfox has been in solitary confinement for more than 40 years after being charged in the death of a Louisiana State Penitentiary guard.
5. WHAT CLIMATE GOAL G-7 NATIONS ARE SETTING
The Group of Seven wealthy democracies reach an agreement that the world should phase out the use of fossil fuels by the end of this century.
6. GUAM FIRST US TERRITORY TO OK GAY MARRIAGE
The development on the Micronesia island comes as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares its decision on the constitutionality of same-sex unions.
7. PARACHUTE FAILS TO INFLATE DURING NASA TEST HIGH ABOVE PACIFIC
Prepping for a mission to Mars, the space agency is investigating technology designed to slow a large landing vehicle as it falls through the atmosphere at supersonic speeds.
8. AGING DOCTORS A GROWING CONCERN
The American Medical Association agrees to help create guidelines for assessing whether it’s time for older physicians to hang up their stethoscopes.
9. TAKING A BITE OUT OF STREAMING MUSIC
Apple’s new $10-a-month service combines on-demand listening, a 24/7 radio station and a forum for artists to promote upcoming releases.
10. US WOMEN WIN WORLD CUP OPENER
Megan Rapinoe scores twice to lead the Americans past Australia, 3-1.