Breaking News Emails
Good morning, and happy Monday. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Two cops, three others killed in Las Vegas shooting spree
A man and a woman killed two cops eating lunch at a Vegas pizzeria and stole their weapons before progressing to a nearby Walmart and killing another person. Police said the suspects fled deeper into the store before the female killed the male suspect and then herself in "some kind of suicide pact." According to a witness, one of the suspects yelled: "This is the start of a revolution," but the motive for the rampage remains unclear. Read more in NEWS.
2. Taliban attack on Pakistani airport leaves at least 23 dead
The Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on Karachi's airport, Pakistan's busiest, which led to a five-hour-long battle. The Associated Press reported that 23 people were killed in that time, including 10 militants. A Taliban spokesman told NBC News that the attack was designed to send a message to those who say the Taliban is defeated in Pakistan. Read more in NEWS.
3. Tracy Morgan remains in critical condition following crash
"30 Rock" and "SNL" alum Tracy Morgan's limo bus was involved in a six-vehicle pileup along the New Jersey turnpike on Friday night that left Morgan in critical condition and killed comedian James McNair, known as "Jimmy Mack." The driver of a Walmart big rig, who caused the crash when he failed to notice slowing traffic ahead, was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. Fans and friends sent get-well messages to Tracy on social media throughout the weekend, and on Sunday a spokesman for the actor said he was becoming "more responsive" but will most likely be hospitalized for weeks. Read more in NEWS.
4. Bowe Bergdahl not psychologically ready to return home
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is physically healthy, but his mental state after five years in Taliban captivity is keeping him at Landstuhl Germany for treatment. Following reports that Bergdahl was tortured by the Taliban, U.S. officials said Bergdahl was as some times "locked up" and "treated more harshly at some times." The officials could not say if the conditions qualified as torture. Read more in NEWS.
5. "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" wins Tony
Hugh Jackman hosted the award show filled with performances from "After Midnight," "Cabaret" and "Les Miserables." Meanwhile, former host Neil Patrick Harris took home a Tony of his own for playing the title transgender in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." Another television star, Bryan Cranston, won an award for his portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson in "All the Way." Read more in ENTERTAINMENT.
6. Miss Nevada becomes Miss USA
Veteran pageant host Giuliana Rancic and MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts introduced 51 contestants for the 2014 title, but at the end of the night, only one woman walked away with the crown and an extra sash. Nia Sanchez, from Las Vegas, has been practicing the martial art of taekwondo for years, which worked in her favor when she was asked a question about sexual assault on college campuses. In her 30-second slot, she said colleges need to take responsibility for what's going on at their schools in order to raise awareness about the problem and encourage girls to empower themselves. Read more in STYLE.
… What’s trending today?
Trending: An 89-year-old British World War II vet was determined to make it to Normandy on the 70th anniversary of D-Day so he hopped on a bus to France. The only problem was that Bernard Jordan didn’t tell anyone at his nursing home where he was going, and they reported him missing. The nursing home had tried to get him a trip, but they weren’t able to so the still-savvy vet made his own way. He’s back at the home safely now, and it doesn’t seem attendants were too upset with him. How could they be — look at that face.