Things you should know today: 7/13/18


Papa John’s is pulling founder’s image from its marketing

FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Papa John’s founder and CEO John Schnatter attends a meeting in Louisville, Ky. Papa John’s plans to pull Schnatter’s image from marketing materials after reports he used a racial slur. Schnatter apologized Wednesday, July 11, and said he would resign as chairman after Forbes reported that he used the slur during a media training session. Schnatter had stepped down as CEO last year after criticizing NFL protests. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

John Schnatter, founder and former CEO of Papa John’s, will no longer be the face of the pizza chain’s logos and marketing materials after using a racial slur. Last year, Schnatter stepped down as the CEO of Papa John’s after a disappointing amount of pizza sales surrounding the national issue of football players kneeling to the anthem. This week, Papa John’s is trying to further itself from Schnatter after Forbes reported he used the N-word in a conference call in May. However, the company will keep its name.

74 people die in election violence ahead of Sharif’s return

A para military soldier checks identity card of a driver enters in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, July 13, 2018. Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be whisked away by helicopter to the federal capital of Islamabad when he returns Friday to Pakistan from London to face a 10-year prison sentence on corruption charges, anti-corruption officials said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

A suicide attack at a political rally in Pakistan Friday killed more than 74 people and injured 120 others. The bombing targeted candidate Akram Khan Durrani, who escaped unhurt, whereas candidate Siraj Raisani died in the explosion. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, and disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will face a 10-year prison sentence due to corruption charges.

8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

FILE – In this file photo taken on Saturday Jan.14, 2006, a 4-year old Female black Rhino, runs after it was darted at Nairobi National Park. A Kenyan wildlife official on Friday, July 13, 2018 says seven critically endangered black rhinos are dead following an attempt to move them from the capital to a national park hundreds of kilometers away. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File)

Eight critically endangered black rhinos died in Kenya after being transferred from the capital to a new national park. Investigators claimed that the rhinos likely died trying to adapt to the saltier water in their new home, which led to dehydration and a fatal cycle from drinking more water. The surviving rhinos are being closely monitored, and prominent Kenyan conservationist Paula Kahumbu of WildlifeDirect called the loss “a complete disaster.”

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