Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, July 20, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers:
1. U.S., CUBA RESTORE FULL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
The Cuban flag is set to fly outside what is now the country’s embassy in the United States for the first time since the countries severed ties in 1961.
2. GREEK BANKS REOPEN, BUT LIMITS REMAIN
Many restrictions on transactions, including cash withdrawals, remain, while new taxes mean coffee, tea and even condoms all cost more.
3. ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS RECRUIT NEW GENERATION
The extremist group enlists teens and children using gifts, threats and brainwashing, according to AP interviews with residents who fled or still live in IS-held territory in Syria and Iraq.
4. UNDER OATH, COSBY PROVIDES DETAILS ON WOMANIZING
Transcripts from a 2005-06 deposition help show that the comic actor was a philanderer who plied young women with quaaludes.
5. DEPRESSION MAY HAVE LED TO TENN. KILLINGS
Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez also fought drug and alcohol abuse, spending time in Jordan last year to help clean himself up, a family spokesman says.
6. GOP SHEDS CAUTIOUS APPROACH TO TRUMP
His rivals spend much of the weekend condemning his comments and suggesting he is unfit to serve as commander-in-chief. But the tycoon simply may not care.
7. WHO IS READY TO ENDORSE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
The U.N. Security Council is set to adopt a resolution approving the accord and adopt measures leading to the end of U.N. sanctions against the Iranian economy.
8. WHAT BLOCKS TRAFFIC TO AND FROM ARIZONA
An elevated section of Interstate 10 collapses amid heavy rains in the California desert, injuring one driver and halting travel for thousands.
9. WHY JAPANESE COMPANY APOLOGIZES TO U.S. VETS
Feeling “ethical responsibility for a past tragedy,” executives from Mitsubishi Materials Corp., give an apology to a 94-year-old U.S. prisoner of war for using forced laborers during World War II.
10. BROADWAY AUDIENCE SMARTPHONE FAUX PAS GET SPOTLIGHT
Some theater-world insiders say it’s time to educate, rather than scold, spectators who are used to interactivity and may not be steeped in theater etiquette.