Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers:
1. LONG LINES IN GREECE AS BANKS REOPEN FOR PENSIONERS
Eurozone finance ministers are set to weigh the latest Greek proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country’s international bailout expired without a deal.
2. MYANMAR FISHERMAN GOES HOME AFTER 22 YEARS AS A SLAVE
Myint Naing is one of hundreds of enslaved men rescued after a year-long AP investigation exposed extreme labor abuses in Southeast Asia’s seafood industry.
3. MILITANTS ATTACK EGYPTIAN ARMY CHECKPOINTS IN SINAI
At least 30 soldiers are killed just two days after the assassination in Cairo of the country’s top prosecutor and the day after the president vowed swift justice.
4. WHOSE TIES ALIVE AND WELL AT IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS
Despite a chill over the Ukraine crisis, U.S. and Russia continue to find common cause on one of the most pressing issues on the global agenda.
5. U.S., CUBA TO REOPEN EMBASSIES
This is the biggest tangible step in the countries’ historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities.
6. INDONESIAN AIR FORCE PLANE CARRIED MORE PASSENGERS
The death toll rises to more than 140, with the victims including families of military personnel aboard and those from the neighborhood where the aircraft went down in flames.
7. WHAT JEB BUSH’S TAX RETURNS SHOW
In an online posting that accompanied the disclosure, the candidate adds, “I have paid a higher tax rate than the Clintons even though I earned less income.”
8. NEW RULES FOR CAREER COLLEGES
The Education Department now requires any college offering a career-training program to prove their graduates earn enough money to repay their student loans.
9. HOW PAKISTANI ACTIVISTS LOOK TO COUNTER EXTREMISM
They hope to turn young people away from violence through art: by painting murals over violent graffiti and distributing comic books in schools.
10. U.S. DOWNS GERMANY 2-0 TO REACH WORLD CUP FINAL
Goals by Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara propel the Americans to Sunday’s championship game against either Japan or England.