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.
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.
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.