Fifty years after America put its flag on the moon, a Disney heiress made known her outrage over Disney workers' conditions and the president faced continued backlash over tweets described as racist. Here's what to know from Tuesday.
But first, baseball bats, machetes and "medieval-style" violence: Twenty-two suspected MS-13 gang members were indicted in a grisly killing spree in Los Angeles.
No charges for officer over Eric Garner's death
The Justice Department won't bring charges against a New York City police officer over the death of Eric Garner, a black man killed in 2014 after gasping, “I can't breathe” during a chaotic arrest. Tuesday's decision ends a yearslong civil rights inquiry after video of the incident ignited nationwide debate on how police officers use force. Garner died after officers knocked him to the ground while trying to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes. “Five years ago, my son said, ‘I can’t breathe’ 11 times," Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, said Tuesday. "Today, we can’t breathe because they have let us down.”
An American scientist's body found in a Greek cave
A local on the Greek island of Crete was charged with murder and rape Tuesday after admitting he assaulted an American scientist who disappeared there, police said. Suzanne Eaton, 59, disappeared July 2 while jogging, setting off a search until five days later when her body was found battered in a cave that had served as a WWII bunker. Police said the suspect confessed when confronted with overwhelming evidence in the murder.
House formally condemns Trump's tweets as racist
The House formally condemned President Donald Trump’s Twitter posts as racist in a vote Tuesday split largely along party lines. Trump’s remarks – initially made in a series of tweets Sunday — were aimed at four Democratic congresswomen of color that he said should "go back" where they came from. The resolution specifically called Trump's comments about "The Squad" — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib — "racist" and says the attacks have "legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color." Four Republicans and one independent joined all Democratic lawmakers in voting for the resolution.
- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy dismissed the controversy as "all about politics and beliefs of ideologies."
- Kellyanne Conway's husband, attorney George Conway, said he has "no doubt" the president is a racist.
- Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell declined to call out Trump over the tweets, saying "all of us" should tone down the rhetoric.
- Trump tripled down on the tweets. Here's what we know.
What people are talking about
- Biggest Emmy snubs: Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Emma Stone are among the A-listers shut out.
- Did "Game of Thrones" really deserve record-breaking Emmy noms?
- Free ice cream, people: Here are 31 secrets the cruise lines don't tell you, for first-time and experienced cruisers.
- Dogs swam for their lives during Barry floods. prompting an SOS from a Humane Society.
- Don't like shark attacks? Here's how to avoid them, and whether shark repellents really work.
A teen girl was killed. Then photos of her body spread online.
A 17-year-old with thousands of followers on Instagram, Bianca Devins, was murdered in New York by a man she met online – and photos of her dead body were shared on social media by the alleged killer, authorities said in a news release Monday evening. Police said they received calls Sunday reporting the alleged killer posted on social media that he killed his girlfriend. When officers arrived at the scene, the alleged killer began to stab himself in the neck with a knife, police say. He took photos of himself lying across Devins' body before being disarmed. Police confirmed the images distributed online are authentic, but they are working with online platforms to remove them.
50 years ago, Apollo 11 launched to the moon
Fifty years ago, on July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were launched aboard Apollo 11, leading America to become the first to touch down on the surface of the moon. Four days after the launch, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong spoke these historic words as he touched the surface of the moon: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” On the eve of today's 50th anniversary of the intrepid achievement, Buzz Aldrin recalled his first moments on the moon: “Even now, sometimes, I marvel that we went to the moon."
Let's relive the moon landing, shall we?
- Meet the people who made the Apollo program the pride of a nation and the envy of the world.
- A national effort: Apollo 11 moon landing was made possible by 400,000 workers.
- Op-ed: I worked on the Apollo 11 moon mission. Here's how a team of heroes achieved greatness.
- Poll: Americans support NASA but not a return to the moon.
- Feeling hot (hot, hot)?: A study suggests days with extreme heat are forecast to skyrocket across hundreds of U.S. cities as the globe warms.
- R. Kelly was denied bond at a hearing on sex crime indictments. He will stay in jail.
- Wardens at federal prisons with dangerous guard shortages were rewarded with big bonuses.
- Tiger Woods jokingly asked Brooks Koepka for a practice round at the British Open. He was denied.
- A 2-year-old girl who disappeared from a Michigan campsite was found alive.
A Disney heiress says it's not the Happiest Place on Earth
Abigail Disney said she was "livid" after learning about employee working conditions during an undercover visit to a Disneyland theme park. The granddaughter of Walt Disney's brother Roy told Yahoo News, "Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, ‘I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage.' " The heiress said she wrote "a very long email" to the company's CEO telling him to think more about how his legacy will affect the world.
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