Wow, did Donald Trump just suffer through the worst Monday ever? His feud with the parents of a fallen U.S. soldier
-- which has earned him harsh words, even from his own supporters -- continued, and he was widely mocked for saying Russia won't invade Ukraine
(psst: the Russians have already annexed Crimea). And to top it all off, new polling
shows he's lost his lead over Hillary Clinton, who got a pretty good bounce from her convention. But even Clinton hit a pothole. A lot of folks said she flat out lied (again) while defending her use of her private email servers during an interview with Fox News over the weekend. One media outlet gave her "four Pinocchios"
for her answers. Ouch.
It's a first for the CDC: It's telling people not to travel to an American neighborhood
for fear of catching an infectious disease. That disease is Zika, and it's actively circulating in a small community just north of downtown Miami, so the CDC wants pregnant women and their partners to stay out of there. At least 14 people have been infected with Zika so far in Florida.
First water woes, now trash troubles. There won't be any trash collection in Flint, Michigan
, for awhile, the troubled city's mayor says. The city needs to get a new waste collection contract. So residents are being asked not to put garbage out on the curb. The mayor hopes to fix this by the end of the week. The trash issue is just the latest problem Flint's residents have had to endure. For the past couple of years the city's been dealing with lead in its water.
Brazil is bringing in some muscle. Just days before the Olympics start, Rio's sending in 14,000 more security officers
to keep everyone safe during the Games. They'll be part of the 85,000 officers already deployed to the city. But that's not all. Rio's also going to use three blimps -- blimps! -- to keep an eye on things. And it looks like all of this extra security will be needed. Just last Friday Australian athletes had property stolen
-- including a laptop and some Zika-protective team shirts -- during an evacuation of the team's building.
Want to live longer? Put down the burgers and pick up some leafy green veggies. That's the advice offered in a new study on protein
published yesterday. The study seems to confirm scientists' long-held beliefs that eating red meat increases your risk of death, while eating plant protein -- like vegetables, nuts, brown rice -- lowers the risk. So the next time you fire up the grill, should you put down a head of lettuce instead of a slab of ribs? Sure, if you want to live.
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M back in MTV
Turning on the TV will soon be like turning on a time machine, now that MTV is planning to go back to running music videos
Living it up
Three-room suite. Flat screen TV. DVD collection. Even a library. Some fancy four-star hotel? Nope, just a drug trafficker's luxury prison pad
Digital gun control
Apple's dumping its pistol emoji,
in favor of a more politically correct neon green water gun. You can start using it in the fall, when iOS 10 comes out.
Don't look down
China's newest tourist attract is stunning -- if you can stand it. Go ahead and take a stroll on this cliff-clinging glass skywalk
, which opened yesterday.
Number of the day
The current ranking of the U.S. Constitution on Amazon's list of best-selling books. Sales of the pocket paperback version of the Constitution
soared after Khizr Khan displayed it
during his lashing of Donald Trump during the Dems convention last week
AND FINALLY ...
During a wedding all the attention's supposed to be on the bride and groom, but this flower girl manages to steal the show.