The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, June 8, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. IT’S COMEY TESTIMONY DAY
The fired FBI director will recount conversations with Trump that he says made him uneasy and concerned about the blurring of boundaries between the White House and the agency.
2. IRAN: 5 ATTACKERS FOUGHT FOR ISLAMIC STATE GROUP
A ministry statement says the men had left Iran to fight for the extremist group in Mosul, Iraq, as well as Raqqa, Syria — the group’s de facto capital.
3. HOW UK ELECTION MAY TURN OUT
Reeling from two deadly attacks that put the focus on security, Conservatives are still expected to win, but less clear is whether Prime Minister Theresa May will get the additional seats she wanted.
4. WHAT ALLEGED LEAKER’S FAMILY FEARS
The parents of Reality Winner, 25, the woman charged with leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter, worry that prosecutors will seek to use the case to send a tough message from the Trump administration.
5. JURY MAY SOON HEAR FROM COSBY, EVEN IF HE DOESN’T TAKE STAND
Prosecutors are expected to show jurors an earlier deposition in which the entertainer says that he routinely gave women pills and alcohol before sexual encounters.
6. BULLETS FELL ‘LIKE RAIN’: FLEEING IRAQIS CAUGHT IN AMBUSH
After days of shelling, some 200 Iraqis fled one of the last Islamic State-held pockets of Mosul, only to be mowed down by the dozens by militant gunmen on the roof of a nearby hospital.
7. WHO HAS MOST TO LOSE IN GULF RIFT
Qatar faces massive pressure from its neighbors to cut ties with Hamas, and the result could be disastrous for the Gaza Strip, where Doha has invested millions in infrastructure.
8. WHERE OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ELECTION HACK
North Carolina, Virginia and Illinois are trying to figure out whether their local election offices were targeted by Russia to hack into election software last fall.
9. FOR KEITH URBAN, REDEMPTION
After walking away empty-handed at the Grammys and the Academy of Country Music Awards, the “Blue Ain’t Your Color” singer wins big at CMT Music Awards.
10. WARRIORS SET TO MAKE CLAIM AS NBA’S BEST EVER
After stunning the Cavaliers 118-113 with a late comeback in Game 3, Golden State is 15-0 and can finish off the league’s first perfect postseason with a victory Friday in Cleveland.