Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. Trump Pushes the GOP to Its Breaking Point
Donald Trump has summoned a tornado of negative stories that threaten to rip his campaign from its foundation if he doesn't stop, supporters inside and outside Trump's orbit are warning. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Trump Taj Mahal Casino to Close, Eliminating 3,000 Jobs
The Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino, opened 26 years ago by Trump, announced Wednesday that it will shut down after Labor Day. The business now belongs to Trump's friend and fellow billionaire Carl Icahn, who decided he can no longer support a casino losing millions of dollars each month amid a crippling strike. Read more in BUSINESS.
3. American Woman Killed in Knife Attack at London's Russell Square
Residents of Britain's capital woke Thursday to find increased numbers of armed police patrolling the streets after a teenager allegedly stabbed a American woman to death and injured five others overnight. Read more in NEWS.
4. Phoenix Serial Killer Struck a Ninth Time, Police Say
Police hunting a serial killer in Phoenix thought his string of crimes had ended in mid-June when he ambushed and fatally shot two women and a 12-year-old girl in their driveway. But investigators say that they have added a ninth shooting to the pattern. Read more in NEWS.
5. Hurricane Earl Makes Landfall in Belize, Takes Aim at Mexico
Earl made landfall in Belize with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph early Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. A hurricane warning remained in place for Belize and parts of Mexico, though the storm was expected to begin weakening. Read more in NEWS.
6. Supreme Court Blocks Transgender Bathroom Ruling
The high court agreed Wednesday to put on hold a federal judge's order in the growing controversy over restrictions on the use of bathrooms by transgender students. Read more in NEWS.
7. Lights Out at Disneyland After Power Outage
Thousands in Anaheim, California, lost power amid an outage that affected hotels and, for a moment, Disneyland on Wednesday night. Riders also reported getting stuck on theme park attractions during the brief outage because park attendees had to reset the rides. Read more at NBC LOS ANGELES.
Since table tennis became an Olympic sport in 1988, the U.S. has never brought home a medal. But in Rio, 16-year-old Kanak Jha just might be Team USA's best shot.