The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHAT A JUDGE IN CALIFORNIA ORDERED
That U.S. border authorities reunite separated families within 30 days, and if children are younger than 5, they must be reunified within 14 days.
2. ‘WE’RE READY TODAY’
The chief executive of the nation’s largest shelters for migrant youths tells AP he’s “ready now” to start reuniting hundreds of babies and children with their parents.
3. GOP IMMIGRATION BILL FACES LIKELY REJECTION BY HOUSE
The expected defeat of the far-reaching legislation would be an embarrassing election-year rebuff of party leaders.
4. EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON TRAVEL BAN RULING
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Trump’s prior comments about Muslims were not off limits when evaluating the ban, enabling people to fight other administration immigration policies.
5. NEW YORK HOUSE PRIMARY A SHOCKER
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old liberal activist, ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley, the first Democratic incumbent to fall this primary season.
6. PREGNANCY CENTER RULING A BLOW FOR ABORTION-RIGHTS ADVOCATES
The high court decision invalidates a California law requiring anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about birth control and abortion access.
7. THAI CAVE DRAMA ENTERS FOURTH DAY
Heavy rainfall stymies efforts to rescue members of a youth soccer team trapped in a cave in northern Thailand by flooding underground passages faster than water can be pumped out.
8. WHERE VIOLENCE IS SURGING
Just days from Mexico’s presidential election, the country is on track to finish 2018 with around 30,000 murders — the deadliest year in at least two decades.
9. ALY RAISMAN: ‘I’VE BARELY WORKED OUT’
The six-time Olympic medalist tells a Boston magazine that she’s still regrouping and recovering after confronting former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.
10. HOME LOYALTY MAY KEEP LEBRON JAMES IN CLEVELAND
The Cavaliers star, expected to soon decline his $35.6 million contract option for next season, may ultimately end up staying in his home state.