CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, July 1, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. PROTESTS MARK ANNIVERSARY
Protesters tried to break into the Hong Kong legislature as thousands prepared to march on the anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China.
2. ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS FUNDED BY US DUTY FREE MAGNATES
An Associated Press investigation shows a Florida family has donated at least $5.6 million to settler groups in the West Bank and east Jerusalem funding synagogues, schools and social services along with far-right causes considered extreme even in Israel.
3. ‘OH MY GOD. THEY’RE GOING TO CRASH’
Ten people were killed at a suburban Dallas airport when a small aircraft struggled to gain altitude after taking off.
4. WHO MAY NOT MAKE NEXT DEMOCRATIC DEBATE
Short on support and money and bound by tough party rules, once soaring politicians may soon be seen as also-rans, including Julian Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker.
5. WHALING RESUMES IN JAPAN
Whaling boats embarked on their first commercial hunts since 1988, a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that’s seen as a largely lost cause.
6. SOUTH KOREA MILITARY DETECTS ‘UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT’
A day after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met at the border and agreed to resume diplomacy the object was spotted flying near the border with the north.
7. CONGRESSMAN TO ARGUE POLITICAL BIAS
Rep. Duncan Hunter, accused of looting his own campaign cash to finance vacations, golf and other personal expenses, is trying to get the charges dismissed.
8. DROWNED MIGRANTS TO BE BURIED
The young father and daughter who died in each other’s arms in an attempt to swim across the Rio Grande to the United States have been returned to El Salvador for an expected burial at a private ceremony in the capital.
9. TRUST ISSUES LEAD TO RESTRICTIONS
Japan is imposing restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in “relations of international trust” between the Asian neighbors.
10. A WARRIOR NO MORE
All-Star forward Kevin Durant is heading to the Brooklyn Nets after three seasons with Golden State.