Democrats Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments, Cosby Jury Deadlocked, and More
Almost 200 Democrats in Congress are suing President Trump, accusing him of illegally profiting off of business deals with foreign governments. The plaintiffs argue that accepting foreign payments and gifts without congressional approval violates the so-called emoluments clause of the Constitution — and they want the court to put an end to it. Read the story from NPR.
Cosby Jury Deadlocked
Jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial said they cannot reach a unanimous decision after deliberating for more than 30 hours. The judge denied a defense motion for a mistrial and ordered the jury to keep trying to reach a verdict. Read the story from The AP.
UPS Gunman Filed Grievance
The UPS employee who shot and killed three co-workers during a meeting on Wednesday had filed a grievance in March complaining that he was working excessive overtime. Read the story from The AP.
Shooting Won’t Stop Baseball Game
Democrats and Republicans will play ball tonight at the annual Congressional Baseball Game, despite yesterday’s shooting during the GOP team practice. The bipartisan tradition brings both parties together to raise money for charity. Read the story from The AP.
Involuntary Manslaughter Charges in Flint Water Crisis
Five officials in Michigan, including the head of the state’s health department, have been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a water contamination crisis in Flint resulted in illnesses and deaths. Read the story from The Atlantic.
OB-GYN Delivers Baby Gorilla
When a critically endangered western lowland gorilla showed signs of distressed labor, the Philadelphia Zoo called in a team of doctors who normally treat humans. Together, they delivered a healthy baby boy gorilla. Read the story from The Atlantic.