Things you should know today: 6/12/18


Trump-Kim shake hands, commit to ‘complete denuclearization’

Evan Vucci
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the long anticipated summit Tuesday. Both leaders expressed optimism throughout their five-hour meeting. Trump thanked Kim afterward “for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people.” Kim, for his part, said the leaders had “decided to leave the past behind” and promised: “The world will see a major change.”

Extreme fire danger forces another national forest to close

This June 9, 2018, satellite image provide by DigitalGlobe shows the 416 Fire, right, and the Burro Fire, left, northwest of Durango, Colo. (Satellite image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

National forests and parks in Arizona and New Mexico have been shut down as precautions to an extreme fire that engulfed a forest in Colorado. The cause of the fire is still unknown, however, it was a very dry year in Colorado. The fire has burned about 31 square miles of the forest. It is 15 percent contained. Another fire at a nearby forest has burned about 4 square miles.

Charitable giving in US tops $400 billion for first time

Jeff Chiu
FILE- In this Sept. 20, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, prepare for a speech in San Francisco. The Giving USA report, released Tuesday, June 12, 2018, said giving from individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $410 billion in 2017. The biggest increase was in giving to foundations, up 15.5 percent. This surge was driven by large gifts by major philanthropists to their own foundations, including $2 billion from Zuckerberg and Chan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Charitable givings from 2017 in the U.S. has topped the $400 billion mark for the first time. The Giving USA report said Tuesday that donations from individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $410 billion in 2017. The biggest increase in donations went towards foundations, which were up by 15.5 percent. Other sectors with increases of more than 6 percent included education, health, arts and culture, environment and animal welfare, and public-society benefit organizations.

The Nintendo E3 conference is trending on Twitter. Fans are sharing their favorite video games that they hope to hear Nintendo release. People are watching the press conference live.

The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole is deciding whether to set another hearing for Wanda Barzee, the woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002, or to keep her in prison until her sentence ends in January 2024.

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