Things you should know today: 7/2/18


LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers

Gregory Shamus
FILE – In this June 6, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James shoots against Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, in Cleveland. The Philadelphia 76ers are getting a chance to pitch their process to LeBron James. Representatives from the team will meet Sunday with James’ agent Rich Paul in Los Angeles, a person familiar with the get together told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. James, who returned to Los Angeles from vacation on Sunday, July 1, 2018, before NBA free agency opened, will not take part in the meeting, the person said. (Gregory Shamus/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Lebron James, four-time NBA MVP, has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. He will be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in his career with hopes to dethrone the Golden State Warriors and grow his legacy.

Astronomers report 1st image of baby planet being formed

The photo provided by the European Southern Observatory ESO taken from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope is the first clear image of a planet caught in the very act of formation around the dwarf star PDS 70. The planet stands clearly out, visible as a bright point to the right of the centre of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star. (ESO via AP)

Astronomers claimed that they have detected the first clear image of a baby planet being formed around a young star nearly 1.86 billion miles away. Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile, scientists identified the bright spot in a snapshot as a baby planet. The planet is forming around the star PDS 70, a gas giant bigger than Jupiter.

Stabbings at kid’s party echo violence refugee families fled

Meiying Wu
Ibod Hasn, center, talks to a friend who came to visit after Saturday’s stabbing attack in Boise, Idaho, Sunday, July 1, 2018. A man who had been asked to leave an Idaho apartment complex because of bad behavior returned the next day and stabbed people, including several children, at a toddler’s birthday party, police said. (Meiying Wu/Idaho Statesman via AP)

A man identified as Timmy Kinner attacked six refugee children and three adults at a 3-year-old’s birthday party at a low-income apartment complex in Boise. Kinner began chasing and stabbing children from ages 4 to 12. The most gravely wounded were clinging to life Sunday evening. Police responded less than four minutes later and arrested Kinner a short distance away from the complex. He temporarily lived at the complex with a resident who offered him to stay, but was soon after kicked out for his behavior. Police are still investigating whether the attack was a hate crime. Victims of the stabbing were refugee families from Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia.

A huge brawl between the Australian and Philippine basketball teams is trending on Twitter. Thirteen players have been ejected, including Thon Maker.

Michael Cohen, former attorney for President Donald Trump, have his first in-depth interview since the FBI raids on his home and office. He said that he now puts his “family and country first.” People on Twitter are sharing their thoughts.

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