Things you should know today: 6/5/18


Miss America eliminates swimsuits and won’t judge on looks

Andy Kropa
FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Gretchen Carlson participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss her book “Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Back Your Power” at AOL Studios in New York. The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition from its nationally televised broadcast, saying it will no longer judge contestants in their appearance. Carlson, a former Miss America who is head of the organization’s board of trustees, made the announcement Tuesday, June 5, 2018, on “Good Morning America.” (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

The Miss America Organization will no longer be judging contestants on their appearance. The competition is dropping the swimsuit portion and will make changes to the evening wear portion as well. “We’re not going to judge you on your appearance because we are interested in what makes you you,” said Gretchen Carlson, former Miss America and now head of the organization’s board of trustees.

The Latest: Death toll from Guatemala volcano rises to 69

Luis Soto
A resident cradles his dog after rescuing him near the Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire,” in Escuintla, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018. A fiery volcanic eruption in south-central Guatemala sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing dozens as rescuers struggled to reach people where homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

The official death toll for those affected by Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire rose to 69 late Monday. Only 17 of the dead have been identified so far. Many of the victims have been left unrecognizable as a result of the eruption. Several others have been injured and thousands have been evacuated. Officials are continuing to extend their search and identify victims.

Suspect in 6 slayings targeted people connected to divorce

This undated photo release by the Scottsdale Police Department shows Dwight Lamon Jones. As police closed in, Jones, suspected of gunning down four people last week, shot himself to death Monday, June 4, 2018, and authorities said they have linked him to two other slayings beyond those of a prominent psychiatrist, two paralegals and a marriage-and-divorce counselor. (Scottsdale Police Department via AP)

A man who shot and killed himself as SWAT members approached his hotel room has been connected to 6 homicides of people who were involved in his divorce. The 56-year-old man was identified as Dwight Lamon Jones. Jones divorced from his wife back in 2010. His victims included a well-known forensic psychiatrist who testified against him in court, two paralegals who worked for the law office that represented the suspect’s wife, a marriage-and-divorce counselor who was apparently targeted in a case of mistaken identity and another man and woman who have not been identified.

Billionaire David Koch is trending on Twitter after announcing that he will be stepping down from the Koch brothers network of business and political activities due to health reasons.

The trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2 is #1 trending on Youtube. The trailer has over 3 million views since the day after it was released. “Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush.”

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