CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, June 24, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. POMPEO IN GULF TO SHORE UP ALLIES
The U.S. secretary of state says he will talk to officials of Persian Gulf nations as well as countries in Asia and Europe as he sets out to build an international coalition against Iran
2. WHO SAYS THEIR ‘BONES BREAKING’ UNDER US SANCTIONS
As the U.S. continues to pile sanctions on the country, the economic pressure facing Iran’s 80 million people can be seen everywhere.
3. DEMOCRATS’ MULLING DEBATE TACTICS
Should the 2020 presidential candidates attack each other more aggressively or focus their fire on President Donald Trump?
4. BUTTIGIEG FACES ANGRY RESIDENTS
The shooting of unarmed black man by a police officer raised tensions during a town hall in South Bend, Indiana, where the Democratic presidential candidate is mayor.
5. REPORT: US MUST COMMUNICATE BETTER WITH HOSTAGE FAMILIES
This includes telling “hard truths” to loved ones about chances for rescue and clarifying the government’s position on ransom payments.
6. ‘YOU HAVE TO SEARCH EVERYWHERE’
More U.S. teams are turning to the technology that combines cellphone GPS with digital maps detailing cliffs, caves, waterways and other hard-to-search terrain for missing people.
7. ‘WHEN THEY FALL, WE ALL FALL’
About 400 people paid tribute to seven bikers who were members or supporters of the Marine JarHeads killed in a devastating collision with a pickup truck
8. ‘THEY CAN’T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CRIMES OF THEIR PARENTS’
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says eight Australian offspring of two slain Islamic State group fighters have been removed from Syria in Australia’s first organized repatriation from the conflict zone.
9. TO THE MOON!
Fifty years after hundreds of millions of people watched the first moon landing brands from Budweiser to Oreo and Lego continue to tap into the nostalgia of the giant leap for mankind.
10. BET AWARDS HONORS ICONS IN BLACK COMMUNITY
Singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle were each recognized for their achievements during the lively show hosted by actress Regina Hall.