Breaking News Emails
Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Usain Bolt Cements Legacy With Third Gold in 100 Meters
The world’s fastest man proved that he is still, well, the world’s fastest man. Usain Bolt won his third consecutive Olympic 100m gold medal Sunday night in front of an adoring crowd in Rio’s Olympic Stadium. The Jamaican sprinter pounded his chest as he crossed the finish line in 9.81 seconds. It was his slowest time in his three Olympic 100m finals, but it was fast enough to beat Justin Gatlin by .08 seconds. Read more in SPORTS.
2. One Person Shot in Second Night of Unrest in Milwaukee
At least one person was shot and an officer was injured in Milwaukee late Sunday during a second night of violent protests over a fatal police shooting. Police said angry crowds pelted officers with rocks, concrete and debris after authorities declared the gathering in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee an unlawful assembly and threatened arrests. Read more in NEWS.
3. Flooding in Louisiana Far From Over
While torrential rains were expected to ease in flood-ravaged Louisiana on Monday, forecasters warned the threat was far from over. Louisiana has been hit by a deluge of rainfall since last week, with at least four people dead and thousands of homes damaged by historic floods. Read more in WEATHER.
4. U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte Robbed at Gunpoint in Brazil
U.S. Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint while in Rio de Janeiro overnight Saturday, NBC News has confirmed. Following conflicting reports — including the IOC denying any incident took place — Lochte himself confirmed with TODAY's Billy Bush that he and the other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint. Read more in NEWS.
5. Suspect Detained in Murders of NYC Imam, Assistant
Police were questioning a suspect early Monday in the brazen broad-daylight killings over the weekend of a local imam and his assistant in New York City, sources told NBC News. The man, who police say matched a description of the shooter, was detained while returning to a vehicle near the scene of the killings, the sources said. Read more in NEWS.
6. In His Words: 19 Thoughts From Donald Trump
One line or riff alone did not encapsulate Donald Trump's campaign rally in Connecticut late Saturday night. Thousands gathered in a stuffy, sweaty gym at Sacred Heart University to hear their candidate opine on a large list of diverse and meandering topics. Read more in POLITICS.
7. Fifth Body Found, 8 Missing From Montgomery County Apartment Explosion
Montgomery County officials said a fifth body has been found in the rubble of an explosion and fire of an apartment building in Silver Spring, Maryland. Police said a fifth victim was found on Sunday afternoon. Read more at NBC WASHINGTON.
8. Gabby Douglas: The Young Olympic Gymnast Takes Rio
Four years ago, Gabby Douglas made history becoming the first African-American gymnast to win gold in the women’s team all-around, but some things are different for her this time in Rio.