5 things you need to know Monday: Hong Kong, Raptors, OJ Simpson, Taylor Swift and 'MIB'
Mass protests remain in Hong Kong after government apology for bill
Hong Kong protesters who packed streets Sunday remained defiant, rejecting a government apology for the handling of an extradition bill that has prompted outrage and fears of Beijing's expanding control over the former British colony. The apology came 24 hours after Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced she would suspend legislation allowing some suspects to be sent for trial in mainland China, a move critics see as undermining Hong Kong's autonomy. Nearly 2 million protesters participated in Sunday’s march, according to organizers. Pro-democracy activists say they will press on with a general strike Monday.
Senator calls for 'retaliatory strikes' on Iran
Amid a burgeoning crisis involving alleged Iranian strikes on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, some in Congress are calling for more action than President Donald Trump has publicly supported. On Sunday, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas argued for retaliatory strikes on Iran. “These unprovoked attacks on commercial shipping warrant a retaliatory military strike,” he told CBS News. When asked if the United States had the necessary congressional authorization to strike Iran, Cotton replied “yes.” The U.S. military released video allegedly showing the Iranian Revolutionary Guard trying to remove evidence of involvement in the attacks. Iran denied involvement, though, accusing the United States of an “Iranophobic campaign.”
After police aim gun at parents on video, Phoenix mayor apologizes
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego apologized after a viral video showed police pointing a gun at the parents of a 4-year-old who took a doll from a store. In a statement, Gallego said Saturday she was “sick” over what she saw in the video and called police officers' behavior “completely inappropriate and clearly unprofessional.” Gallego announced changes that will be made to the police force in response to the video, including a streamlined implementation of body cameras across every Phoenix police precinct. The couple is demanding $10 million from the city and claims officers used excessive force and threatened to shoot them in the encounter.
More big headlines:
- President Donald Trump suggested in tweets Sunday that supporters might not want him to leave office after two terms.
- Cuba Gooding Jr's lawyer says video shows the woman who accused Gooding of groping her had been "stalking" Gooding all night.
- A congressman missed his anniversary as he kept his fellow lawmakers up until 4 a.m. debating a bill.
- Four people found dead in an Iowa home Saturday had all suffered gunshot wounds, police said.
- O.J. Simpson created a Twitter account and made an announcement: "I’ve got a little getting even to do."
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Anthony Davis heads to the Lakers in massive NBA trade
The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to trade superstar Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday — a massive trade that will send three players, including Lonzo Ball, and three first-round draft picks back to the Pelicans. ESPN first reported the details of the trade Saturday. The deal will move Davis, one of the league's most dominant players, to Los Angeles — where he will join one of the league's most iconic franchises and play alongside LeBron James, who signed with the Lakers as a free agent last summer. Here's how Magic Johnson, LaVar Ball and more reacted.
US women dominate Chile at World Cup, 3-0
While the final score didn’t look as lopsided as the rout over Thailand, the Americans were no less ruthless in their 3-0 rout win over Chile on Sunday afternoon. Carli Lloyd scored twice, setting a World Cup record with at least one goal in her sixth consecutive game, and Julie Ertz added another with a backward header off a corner kick. The victory qualifies the Americans for next week's knockout rounds, with a Group F game against old nemesis Sweden still to come Thursday.
Off-duty cop kills man at Costco in California
A trip to Costco to pick up steak and lobsters for Father's Day turned into mayhem when shots rang out leaving one dead and two injured inside a Corona, California, store. After the gunman opened fire, Kenneth French, 32, of Riverside, lay dead next to two of his relatives, who remain in critical condition. French was shot after he attacked an off-duty Corona police officer who was holding his child, according to the Corona Police Department. The officer, whose name is being withheld, suffered minor injuries and was released. His child was not injured. Police have opened an investigation into the incident.
Target outage: After long waits and store closings, nationwide register snafu ends
After a two-hour nationwide outage Saturday, Target’s registers are back online in the retailer's 1,849 U.S. stores. "After an initial but thorough review, we can confirm that this was not a data breach or security-related issue, and no guest information was compromised at any time," spokesman Joe Poulos said in a statement. The outage tried the patience of some, while others did their best to take it in stride. Shoppers posted to social media about long waits at the checkout line and then leaving stores empty-handed Saturday afternoon. Target stores that temporarily closed because of the outage reopened Saturday.
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