Breaking News Emails
Good morning. Here are the threads we're following today:
1. #TrumpSoPoor? Filings Show Clinton Outraises Trump 9-1
Hillary Clinton is crushing Donald Trump on the fundraising front, electoral filings show, casting doubt on the Republican's claims that money is "pouring in" for his campaign. Trump raised just over $3 million in May — the month he secured enough delegates to win the Republican nomination — while Clinton raked in more than $26 million, according to the latest filings from the Federal Election Commission. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Trump's Road to Recovery Appears Steep After Lewandowski Ouster
Trump's allies celebrated campaign manager Corey Lewandowski's firing, hoping it would clear the way for a more professional operation and remove a voice that had encouraged the candidate's worst instincts. But the campaign still has to build a credible operation and organize a convention for a divided party — and there's no guarantee the candidate can change his style. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Senate Votes Down Four Gun Control Measures
Four gun policy measures failed to pass the 60-vote threshold to move forward in the Senate on Monday, following impassioned debate from both sides of the aisle. The four failed amendments addressed background checks of prospective gun buyers and the sale of guns and explosives to people on terrorist watch lists. Read more in NEWS.
4. 'Brexit' Vote: What You Need to Know
Britain is just two days away from voting on whether to quit the European Union in a divisive and bitter national referendum, with polls suggesting the result is on a knife-edge. The closeness of the race has spooked Prime Minister David Cameron's aides — and financial markets, where stocks and the pound sterling have fallen in response to the uncertainty. Read more in NEWS.
5. SUV That Rolled, Killed 'Star Trek' Actor Was Under Recall
The SUV that rolled down a driveway and killed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly, government records show. Read more at NBC LOS ANGELES.
6. Feds Issue Warrant for Polygamous FLDS Leader Lyle Jeffs
The FBI issued an arrest warrant Monday for polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs, who authorities say disappeared ahead of his federal food stamp fraud trial. Jeffs, 56, a leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a third brother named Seth Jeffs and nine others were arrested in February and accused of diverting money from the federal food stamp program used at two FLDS-owned convenience stores to use as the sect's leaders wished. Read more in NEWS.
7. FBI Releases Transcript of Orlando Gunman’s 911 Call
The gunman who killed 49 people in Orlando identified himself as an Islamic soldier and warned that he had a vehicle packed with explosives in calls to police dispatchers.
8. Mom Shot at Pulse Nightclub Laid to Rest
Brenda Lee Marquez McCool was "crazy," but in a good way, and "she literally loved everyone," said the son who watched as she was fatally shot at Pulse nightclub in an emotional eulogy on Monday. Isaiah Henderson, 21, was one of McCool's 11 children, and on June 12, she went with him to the gay hotspot in Orlando, Florida. Read more in NEWS.