Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, June 10, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. DEMOCRATS COALESCING AROUND HILLARY CLINTON
Nearing the end of a lengthy primary, Democrats seek to unite the party through carefully orchestrated steps to ease Clinton rival Bernie Sanders toward the exit.
2. SOME IN GOP MAINTAIN SLIM HOPE OF DUMPING THE DONALD
It’s exceedingly improbable, but dismayed Republicans could still topple Trump and find a different presidential nominee at their national convention next month.
3. US RELAXING RULES ON AIRSTRIKES IN AFGHANISTAN
The White House approves plans to expand the military’s authority to conduct airstrikes against the Taliban as the violence in Afghanistan escalates.
4. ‘THE GREATEST’ GETTING SENDOFF BEFITTING A LEGEND
Civil rights activists, actors, past presidents, global leaders and a childhood neighbor are among thousands around the globe who will pay tribute to Muhammad Ali.
5. GUN SUPPORTERS SUFFER SETBACK
A federal appeals court rules that Americans do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public.
6. WHY EUROZONE MAY HAVE REACHED ITS LIMITS
Skepticism over economic integration is growing, meaning that new European Union member states like Poland and the Czech Republic may look to delay — possibly indefinitely — the day they adopt the common currency.
7. TROUBLE FLARES IN ADVANCE OF EURO 2016 SOCCER TOURNAMENT
Witnesses say clashes in Marseille between supporters from England and local youths are quickly dealt with by police, who use tear gas to restore calm.
8. WHICH TURF BACARDI AND PERNOD RICARD ARE TUSSLING OVER
The two liquor giants are escalating a 20-year fight to secure the rights to sell Havana Club rum in the U.S. when the Cuban embargo finally ends.
9. SHARKS STAVE OFF ELIMINATION IN STANLEY CUP FINAL
San Jose downs Pittsburgh 4-2 to cut the Penguins’ series lead to 3-2 and force a Game 6.
10. WHO’S AN EXPERT ON BIRDS — YET HAS NEVER SEEN ONE
Juan Pablo Culasso was born blind. And yet, through his gifted sense of hearing, the Uruguayan can tell apart more than 720 different species and identify more than 3,000 different bird sounds.