10 things to know for today
Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, from the Associated Press:
- TARGETED LAWMAKERS FIGHT BACK
Four Democratic congresswomen of color fire back at Trump for tweets widely denounced as racist, condemning what they call “xenophobic bigoted remarks” and renewing calls for impeachment proceedings.
- HOW AMERICANS VIEW RACE RELATIONS
They consider it to be generally bad in the United States — and say Trump has been making it worse, polls show.
- FACEBOOK’S NEW CURRENCY PLAN UNDER SCRUTINY
The social network’s ambitious plan to create a new financial eco-system based on a digital currency it is calling Libra faces questions from lawmakers.
- WHERE A FEDERAL AGENCY IS MOVING
The Bureau of Land Management has apparently decided to move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to western Colorado, bringing it closer to the vast tracts of public lands it manages.
- TOP IRAN DIPLOMAT SAYS TALKS ON BALLISTIC MISSILES POSSIBLE
Iran’s foreign minister suggests for the first time that element of the Islamic Republic’s arsenal could be up for negotiations with the U.S., a possible opening for talks.
- ‘JUSTICE WASN’T SERVED’
It’s been 50 years since the 1969 automobile accident on Chappaquiddick Island that killed a woman and thwarted the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s presidential aspirations.
- WHO’S SLIPPING IN FUNDRAISING
Beto O’Rourke raised just $3.6 million in the second quarter, joining a growing group of Democratic presidential hopefuls struggling to raise the cash needed for a credible White House run.
- APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUTS MARK HISTORIC LAUNCH
Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins will mark the precise moment — 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — that their Saturn V rocket departed coastal Florida on humanity’s first moon landing.
- WHAT CULINARY DELIGHT IS FOLLOWING VENEZUELANS
Millions fleeing their troubled homeland are taking their most ubiquitous dish — corn flatbreads called arepas — with them.
- ‘GOT’, ‘VEEP,’ ‘BIG BANG’ SEEK FINAL EMMY NODS
The HBO fantasy saga “Game of Thrones” seeks to claim the Emmy Awards version of the Iron Throne one last time.