Breaking News Emails
Good morning. These are among the stories we're following at NBC News.
1. Train packed with toxic gas derails in Tennessee
More than 5,000 people have been evacuated after the freight train ran off the tracks and caught fire just outside Knoxville. Seven officers have been taken to the hospital, and shelters are being set up for the displaced. Read more in NEWS.
2. Why July Fourth security alerts are different this year
Authorities have warned in the past about possible attacks over the holiday. But security experts say the year-long rise of ISIS means this year’s warnings carry added weight. Read more in NEWS.
3. Feds investigating possible collusion to keep airfares high
Officials familiar with the probe tell NBC News the question is whether major airlines are illegally coordinating with one another to limit the availability of seats, driving prices higher. Read more in NEWS.
4. Shark bites man off North Carolina coast
In at least the seventh attack in three weeks, a 68-year-old man swimming in waist-deep water was bitten repeatedly. A witness says he swam to shore on his own, but he was taken to a hospital, where he’s listed in fair condition. Read more in NEWS.
5. Robot crushes contractor to death at VW plant
A spokesman for the automaker says the robot grabbed a worker and pressed him against a metal plate at the plant in Germany. Prosecutors are investigating and say they’ll decide later on whether to file negligence charges. Read more in NEWS.
6. Kids with ADHD getting the wrong drugs, study finds
A research team says too many children with the disorder are getting strong antipsychotics meant to treat diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Researchers say the kids are at risk of serious side effects. Read more in HEALTH.
7. Japan and United States will play for women’s World Cup
It was the cruelest of endings for England: A goal off the foot of one of its own players handed Japan the victory in stoppage time in the second semifinal. Japan and the Americans play for the title on Sunday. Read more in SPORTS.