The Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA in a case that could affect compensation for college athletes. Claudette regained strength and storm status. And shoppers, deals are waiting: It's Amazon Prime Day.
But first, take a good look at this weed: One of the "deadliest plants in North America" is blooming. What to know about poison hemlock.
Claudette is a storm again
Claudette picked up strength off the coast of the Carolinas Monday, regaining tropical storm status after leaving at least 14 people dead in its path over the weekend. Parts of eastern North Carolina were hit with strong winds and heavy rains as the National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for the region. Claudette had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph Monday, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The death toll stood at 14 in Alabama, including nine children who died in a multi-vehicle crash Saturday. Monday, the storm was 90 miles south of Ocean City, Maryland, and moving east-northeast at 28 mph, forecasters said. The storm is expected to move into the Atlantic Ocean, then roll toward Nova Scotia on Tuesday.
"It's a national tragedy": Young victims of Alabama highway crash were traveling home from a beach trip when tragedy struck.
At least 5 injured, 100 homes damaged when a tornado tore through a Chicago suburb.
Supreme Court supports payments for student athletes
The Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA on Monday in a landmark case about athlete compensation. The unanimous ruling will end the association’s limits on education-related benefits athletes can receive for playing college sports. Athletes playing Division I men’s or women’s basketball or Bowl Subdivision football will be able to receive benefits from their schools that include cash or cash-equivalent awards based on academics. Schools can choose to pay athletes for graduating. The ruling seemed likely to have at least an indirect impact on the NCAA’s attempts to work through a range of other issues, including athletes’ ability to make some cash off their name, image and likeness.
What everyone’s talking about
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3 dead, 5 wounded in Father's Day shooting rampage in California
Three people are dead and police hunted for a killer Monday after gunfire erupted at a Father's Day celebration in Richmond, California. Police said several people apparently walked up to a house party Sunday and fired into a crowd. First responders at the scene found two dead victims, and a third person died at a hospital a short time later. Police said no arrests have been made and no motive determined.
Allyson Felix officially punched a ticket to her fifth Olympic Games – and her first as a mom.
"I'm not going back to work": Indiana residents file a lawsuit after the governor takes away their unemployment benefits.
Brianna McNeal qualified for the Tokyo games to defend her Olympic title, but her eligibility remains in jeopardy.
Rural Oregon’s movement to join Idaho has momentum but little hope of success.
Ex-Cubs star Ben Zobrist claims his wife had an affair with their pastor, a lawsuit says.
Long lines revive push for new reservation system at Arches National Park in Utah.
The Delta variant could fuel autumn surge across the US
The good news: About 45% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and cases are declining in a majority of states (way to go, team). The not-so-good: The spread of the highly contagious delta variant among the unvaccinated could pose a new threat, public health officials warn. The delta variant, first identified in India, accounts for up to 10% of cases in the USA. It could trigger a surge in the fall if only 75% of the country's population is vaccinated, according to a former FDA chief.
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In Australia, more people have died from AstraZeneca-related blood clots than COVID-19 this year.
Kids' birthday parties may be partly to blame for increased coronavirus transmission rates, a study shows.
A break from the news
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