Breaking News Emails
Good morning. Here are some of the stories we’re following today:
1. More than 400 missing after ship capsizes in China
More than 400 people were still missing, five people were known to have died and 15 were rescued after a ship capsized in China's Yangtze River Monday night. Most among the 458 people aboard were elderly tourists. Read more in NEWS.
2. TSA chief out after agency fails security tests
Melvin Carraway, the acting head and 11-year veteran of the Transportation Security Administration, was reassigned Monday after 67 out of 70 undercover Homeland Security agents were able to get past TSA agents with weapons at some of the nation's busiest airports. Read more in NEWS.
3. The world meets Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner — formerly Bruce Jenner — made her debut Monday with a Vanity Fair cover, new name and social media accounts. "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn," Jenner wrote on Twitter. Most of the response on social media was positive. Read more in POP CULTURE.
4. Millions of Americans under flood threat
Flood watches and advisories were in place from Washington, D.C., to Boston as rain overnight was expected to last until Tuesday afternoon in some areas. In West Virginia, a 17-year-old boy died and two other 17-year-old boys were injured by lightning strikes. Read more in WEATHER.
5. Tracy Morgan says he’s gradually improving
After a horrible traffic accident that left Tracy Morgan with brain injuries and physical injuries, and killed his good friend, Morgan said he's improving slowly. "I have my good days and my bad days when I forget things," he told TODAY's Matt Lauer. Read more in NEWS.
6. Judge on Hastert case donated to his campaigns: records
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Durkin, assigned to the criminal case against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, donated at least twice to his congressional campaigns, according to campaign financial records. Hastert was indicted on charges of structuring bank withdrawals to avoid federal reporting requirements and then lying about it to the FBI. Read more in NEWS.
7. Company in soda scandal: We have no open can rule
When Muslim chaplain Tahera Ahmad was denied an unopened can of soda on a flight, she was allegedly told it was against policy — but Republic Airways, the company that was operating that flight, said Monday that they don't have rules on whether drinks are served opened or not. Read more in NEWS.
For years, padlocks have been latched by lovers on Paris' Pont des Arts bridge as a symbol of their everlasting bond. But French officials said they will start removing them because the bridge's railings became "weakened under the weight."