Things you should know today: 7/3/18


Hundreds mourn at vigil for victims of birthday party attack

A boy places a stuffed animal as other people kneel at a memorial during a vigil at City Hall in Boise, Idaho, Monday, July 2, 2018. A 3-year-old Idaho girl who was stabbed at her birthday party died Monday, two days after a man invaded the celebration and attacked nine people with a knife, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)

After an attack on a child’s birthday party Saturday night, the 3-year-old birthday girl has passed away. Thirty-year-old Timmy Kinner invaded the girl’s birthday party at a low-income apartment complex, stabbing six children and three adults. He is being charged with first-degree murder and other felonies related to the attack. Evidence does not suggest that the attack was a hate crime, however, if convicted, Kinner will be eligible for the death penalty under Idaho law.

Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue

In this grab taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, a view of the boys and their soccer coach as they are rescued in a cave, in Chiang Rai in Thailand, Monday, July 2, 2018. Rescuers found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they disappeared and touched off a desperate search that drew international help and captivated the nation. (Thai Navy Seal via AP)

After 10 days of searching for 12 boys and their soccer coach who had been missing in a flooded Thailand cave, divers have located them all in safe and good condition. Efforts to pump out the flooded cave water is ongoing, and in order to get all members out of the cave, they may need to learn how to scuba dive. Officials are still looking into options of ways to get the boys out safely and quickly.

Police: Shooter sent “kill” letter before newspaper attack

Patrick Semansky
ADDS THE NAME OF THE WOMAN, LEFT – Carl Hiaasen, center, brother of Rob Hiaasen, one of the journalists killed in the shooting at The Capital Gazette newspaper offices, is consoled by his sisters Barb, left, and Judy during a memorial service, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Upon investigating the Maryland newspaper attack by Jarrod Ramos who slayed five reporters, police discovered three threatening letters that he wrote the day of the attack. One of the letters said that he was on his way to the Capital Gazette to “kill as many people” as he could. Ramos had a long history of harassing the paper’s journalists and filed a defamation suit against the paper back in 2012 that was thrown out. Ramos was captured hiding under a desk in the newsroom and is being jailed on five counts of first-degree murder.

Aiden McClendon was a 22-month-old boy who was shot and killed in a gang-related drive-by. The jury for Henry Hayes, one of the two men accused of killing Aiden, has reached a verdict in the trial. Closing arguments for the second jury of Kquame Richardson were held this morning. Neither verdict will be announced until both verdicts are in.

The hashtag #BoycottWalmart is trending on Twitter. Trump supporters were outrages after a third-party vendor on Walmart’s website sold “Impeach 45” T-shirts. People are refusing to shop from Walmart, Target or Amazon.

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