10 things to know today: Thursday, July 7, 2016
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. MOTORIST FATALLY SHOT BY POLICE IN MINNESOTA
The 32-year-old man was inside a car with a woman and a child in a suburb of St. Paul and authorities are also investigating video which purportedly shows the aftermath of the incident livestreamed on Facebook.
2. LOUISIANA POLICE SHOOTING STRAINS COMMUNITY
An emotional, at times angry, evening unfolded in working class, predominantly black Baton Rouge where the police killing of a black man was caught on videotape.
3. OBAMA EMBARKS ON POST-BREXIT, NATO SUMMIT TRIP
The U.S. president begins a five-day, two-country mission to buck up a beleaguered Europe and brush back an aggressive Moscow on what is expected to be his last official visit to the continent.
4. URGENCY SURROUNDS NATO MEETING
Leaders will decide how to retool the Cold War-era military alliance to face a daunting range of modern threats, from a hostile Kremlin to religious-fueled violence and attacks in cyberspace.
5. WHO IS SET TO FACE GRILLING ON CAPITOL HILL
FBI Director James Comey makes his first appearance before Congress since announcing the agency’s recommendation to not prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private email setup.
6. WHAT IS DISTRACTING TRUMP’S MESSAGE
The likely Republican presidential nominee is having to defending himself anew against allegations his campaign reflects bigotry and is backed by white supremacists.
7. NAVY SEAL’S DEATH RULED A HOMICIDE
Seaman James Derek Lovelace’s drowning during training is raising questions about the safety of the grueling exercises that some argue are necessary to create an elite fighting force.
8. JORDAN BUILDS FIRST ‘GREEN’ MALL
High-end boutiques, cinemas and gourmet coffee shops are tucked into an intricate ecosystem of natural heating and cooling, water recycling and hundreds of solar panels soaking up the sun’s rays.
9. SCHOLARS TRY TO SET RECORD STRAIGHT ON HAMILTON
Those dedicated to studying the nation’s first treasury secretary will unveil never-before-seen artifacts and a piece of history they hope can soften some of Alexander Hamilton’s rough edges.
10. COMING HOME, PART II
Like LeBron James before him, Dwyane Wade is leaving the Miami Heat and going to his hometown Chicago Bulls.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.