As Dallas tries to get back to normal -- some downtown streets are reopening; President Obama comes to town
for a memorial service -- we're learning that Micah Xavier Johnson's attack that killed five police officers could have been much worse
. He had bomb making material at his house. He'd been practicing detonations. And he was ready for larger targets. And that plan to kill Johnson with a robot
? It was hatched by officers in about 15 minutes.
The Brits' next prime minister is waiting. Theresa May
, the new leader of the Conservative Party, will soon take over 10 Downing Street, just as soon as current Prime Minister David Cameron skedaddles And that will happen pretty quickly. He'll lead his last Cabinet meeting today and deliver his resignation to the queen tomorrow. So it'll be up to May to lead the UK out of the EU after the Brexit vote. She was with the Remain camp but promises no do-overs.
3. Michigan courthouse shooting
The law enforcement community, already reeling from the Dallas officer deaths, took another blow yesterday when an inmate killed two court bailiffs
in Michigan. The inmate fought with a deputy outside of a holding cell at a county courthouse. He shot the deputy after grabbing his gun, then killed the two bailiffs. After shooting and injuring another person and a failed attempt at taking hostages, the inmate was killed by other bailiffs when he tried to run.
4. Clinton email scandal
Hillary Clinton should've been charged -- but since she wasn't, let's not worry about it. That seems to be the sentiment America's expressing in a new poll
. The poll found that 56% disapprove of the FBI's decision to let her slide for using a private email server while secretary of state. Yet 58% said it won't sway their vote. So that's totally clear, right? Also, House Speaker Paul Ryan wanted Clinton blocked from intel briefings
, but that didn't work.
5. South Sudan
Maybe a return to civil war isn't inevitable in South Sudan after all. President Salva Kiir's declared a ceasefire
yesterday, and his rival, First Vice President Riek Machar, called on his troops to respect it. Troops loyal to the men have been skirmishing since Thursday, leaving hundreds dead in the capital of Juba, and forcing the U.S. Embassy there to reduce its staff.
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It's Pokémon, not Pokémons
Don't have a clue what Pokémon Go is, but too embarrassed to admit it publicly? (Cause you'll be shunned?) Don't worry, this guide's got you covered
A long, cold ride
There's yet another dwarf planet in the solar system. Planet RR245
is super tiny, very icy, sits way past Pluto and takes 700 years to orbit the sun.
Hug it out
Man, France took that crushing loss in the Euro 2016 final pretty hard. Thankfully this little Portugal fan
was around to give hugs.
Kim Kardashian's on the cover of another magazine. Ho-hum. But this time she's on the cover of Forbes magazine
. Wait, what?
Cup o' joy
On your next run to Starbucks, raise a cup and celebrate with the baristas. They'll be in a partying mood since they're all getting 5% raises
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"This pattern of unlawful behavior and freeloading in the industry is outrageous and must end"
, dropping the boom on rival shoemaker Skechers. Adidas just filed a patent infringement suit
against the company.
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH
Here's what's coming up later
Together at last
Bernie Sanders gives up the fight and formally endorses
Hillary Clinton this morning during a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
It's easy to take a slow, contemplative stroll through town when you're walking your giant pet tortoise through the streets.