The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHAT A HOUSE RESOLUTION WOULD DO
A resolution being voted on in the House would make it easier for Democrats to sue the Trump administration and other potential witnesses who refuse to comply with subpoenas.
2. BISHOPS MEETING ON SEX ABUSE CLOUDED BY STATE INVESTIGATIONS
Lawyers are sifting through millions of records seized from dozens of U.S. archdioceses as state and federal prosecutors look for legal means to hold higher ups in the Catholic Church accountable for sex abuse.
3. HONG KONG BRACES FOR FURTHER POLITICAL TURMOIL
The territory’s government prepares to send the legislature a widely opposed bill that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China.
4. TOUR BOAT WRECKAGE LIFTED IN HUNGARY
Several bodies are recovered from the wreckage of a tour boat that sank last month in the Danube River as it was lifted out of the river in Budapest.
5. WHERE TOP 2 CONTENDERS WILL BE
Donald Trump and Joe Biden will overlap in Iowa, a state that’s critical to both their political futures.
6. BROAD LEGALIZATION CUTS INTO MEDICAL MARIJUANA
An AP analysis finds existing medical marijuana programs take a hit when states legalize cannabis for all adults with the most extreme cases found in Oregon, Alaska, Nevada and Colorado.
7. WHEN DISASTER HITS, INDONESIA’S ISLAMISTS ARE FIRST TO HELP
Islamic Defenders Front is known for vigilante actions, but the group has slowly repurposed its militia into a force that’s as adept at offering aid in times of disaster as it is at inspiring fear.
David Ortiz is receiving medical care in the city where he starred, a day after authorities say the former Red Sox slugger was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic.
9. WHERE ‘ROCKETMAN’ WAS BANNED
The Pacific nation of Samoa prohibits screening of the Elton John biopic because of its depictions of homosexuality.
10. A WIN AND A BIG LOSS FOR WARRIORS
Stephen Curry scores 31 points and Golden State staves off elimination with a 106-105 victory over Toronto in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, but lose Kevin Durant to injury again.