Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, May 27, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. OBAMA MAKES HISTORIC VISIT TO HIROSHIMA
“Death fell from the sky and the world was changed,” the president says in a somber speech in the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb.
2. SIGNAL DETECTED FROM DOOMED EGYPTAIR JETLINER
The beacon narrows the search for the aircraft to a 5-kilometer (3-mile) radius in the Mediterranean, where it crashed with 66 passengers and crew on board, an Egyptian official says.
3. WHO’S GETTING SERIOUS LOOK FROM YOUNG US VOTERS BESIDES SANDERS
Twenty-five percent of people under 30 in a Harvard poll say they would vote for Trump if he faced off against Hillary Clinton in the fall.
4. ALIBABA USES MONEY, INFLUENCE TO SWAY CRITICS, AP INVESTIGATION FINDS
In one instance, an anti-counterfeiting group went from calling for the world’s biggest e-commerce platform to be blacklisted to counting it among its “strongest partners” in a few short years.
5. WHAT G-7 LEADERS SEE AS MAJOR RISK TO GLOBAL ECONOMY
The leaders, gathered at a summit in Japan, cite the possible departure of Britain from the European Union as one of a number of potential shocks to the world’s financial system.
6. FATE OF SETTLER OUTPOST IS KEY TEST FOR NETANYAHU
A court order requires the Amona outpost in the West Bank be torn down by the end of the year — a move that’s expected to face staunch opposition from within the prime minister’s newly expanded hard-line government.
7. BAYLOR DEMOTES PRESIDENT, FIRES FOOTBALL COACH
The university is looking to rebuild its reputation and perhaps its football program after an outside review found its administrators mishandled allegations that football players sexually assaulted women.
8. US ISSUING PREDICTION FOR ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON
The government forecast comes as experts urge coastal residents not to be complacent about their storm risks after 10 years without a major hurricane making a U.S. landfall.
9. DEADLOCK — YET AGAIN — AT SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE
The competition ends in a tie for the third consecutive year, with Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga declared co-champs after a roller-coaster finish.
10. WHICH TEAMS WILL VIE FOR LORD STANLEY’S CUP
Pittsburgh downs Tampa Bay 2-1 in a Game 7 to win the Eastern Conference crown and advance to the finals against San Jose.