Things you should know today: 7/18/18


MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, a man rides his bike past the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The operator of the Mandalay Bay casino-resort from which a gunman carried out the largest mass shooting in U.S. history has filed federal lawsuits against hundreds of victims. MGM Resorts International argues in lawsuits filed Friday, July 13, 2018 in Nevada and California that it is has “no liability of any kind” to the defendants under a federal law enacted in the wake of 9/11 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

MGM Resorts International is suing hundreds of victims from the Mandalay shooting, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, arguing that it has “no liability of any kind” for the incident. The gunman, Stephen Paddock, killed 58 people and injured hundreds more at a music festival last year before killing himself. MGM says it is not liable because its security vendor for the concert, Contemporary Services Corp., was federally certified at the time of the shooting.

19 dead, 25 missing as migrant boat capsizes north of Cyprus

A rescue worker from the Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO helps a migrant, rescued off the Libyan coast, on Tuesday July 17, 2018. Proactiva Open Arms said it found one woman alive Tuesday and another dead, along with the body of a toddler, amid the drifting remains of a destroyed migrant boat some 80 nautical miles from the Libyan coast. (Proactiva Open Arms via AP)

A boat carrying 150 migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyrus, killing 19 with 25 others missing. The Turkish coast guard rescued 103 passengers and transported them to Turkey. Aysegul Baybars, the interior minister in northern Cyprus, claimed that authorities were investigating the cause of the sinking, whether it was bad weather, sabotage or other factors.

Black teens terrified by Minneapolis Park Police with guns

Aden Aden, 14, attends a news conference in Minneapolis on July 16, 2018. Aden is is one of the three black teenagers who say they feared for their lives when a Minneapolis Park Police officer pulled a gun on them while responding to a bogus 911 report that they were armed. The July 10 incident at Minnehaha Park drew widespread attention after a bystander recorded part of it and posted a video to Facebook that’s been viewed over 2.8 million times. (Tim Nelson /Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

A Minneapolis Park Police officer pulled a gun on three black teenagers while responding to a false 911 report that they were armed. A woman called 911 saying four teens carrying wielding knives and sticks were following her and her boyfriend. Park police released the four after finding they were unarmed and the caller’s story was false. “When I was at the park, I was just trying to have a good day with my friends,” said 14-year-old Aden Aden. “And this white kid came up to us saying racial slurs towards us, and when the cops came, they just pulled guns to our faces. And I felt like I was discriminated (against) and I felt like it was not supposed to happen, and I hope it never happens to anyone again.”

The Toronto Raptors are trading DeMar DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs.

Today is #NationalHotdogDay in the U.S., and people on Twitter are sharing their love for the food.

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