Breaking News Emails
Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Clinton's Lead Holds, Voters Question Trump's Temperament
Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 9 points — 50 percent to 41 percent — in the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll. The numbers were virtually unchanged since last week's poll. Generally low favorability and negative attitudes among voters plague both candidates, however, as they make appeals to voters in key swing states in the weeks ahead. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Milwaukee Mostly Calm Amid Curfew Following Violent Protests
Milwaukee was mostly calm after overnight as a 10 p.m. curfew for teenagers went into effect following two violent street protests over the fatal police shooting of a local man. Read more in NEWS.
3. 'Dive' That Denied Allyson Felix Gold Divides Twitter
When Shaunae Miller dove across the finish line in the women's 400 meters Monday night, she not only claimed an Olympic gold medal but also sparked a heated debate about the ethics of her last-ditch move. The move that led to a photo finish appeared to be legal. The rules state: "The first athlete whose torso … reaches the vertical plane of the closest edge of the finish line is the winner." But the verdict on Twitter was not so clear cut. Read more in SPORTS.
4. Simone Biles Falters, Misses Gold
Simone Biles had gone three for three in the first week of the Olympics, picking up team, all-around and vault gold. But her hopes of adding a fourth gold on the balance beam ended when Biles got off balance on a front flip and had to grab the beam to hold on. The big deductions for Biles' error left her with a score of 14.733 and ultimately a bronze medal. Read more in SPORTS.
5. 15 Gitmo Detainees Released to United Arab Emirates
Fifteen detainees are being transferred from Guantanamo Bay detention facility to the United Arab Emirates, the Defense Department said Monday. In a statement, the department said that a prison task force unanimously approved the transfer of six of the detainees. Read more in NEWS.
6. California Man Charged in Clayton Fire, Other Blazes
A 40-year-old man was arrested Monday and charged with arson in the Clayton Fire, which is blamed for having destroyed more than 175 homes and other structures in northern California, authorities said. Damin Anthony Pashilk of Clearlake, California, was booked into the Lake County Jail on 17 counts in connection to several fires over the past year. Read more in NEWS.
7. Suspected Imam Killer Charged With Murder
A man has been arrested and charged on murder and weapons charges in the shooting deaths of a Queens imam and his associate in broad daylight Sunday, police say. The suspect, 35-year-old Oscar Morel, was taken into custody late Sunday night as he approached a vehicle that police had connected to a hit-and-run earlier. Read more at NBC NEW YORK.
8. Biden Joins Clinton at Rally in His Hometown of Scranton
Vice President Joe Biden slammed Donald Trump during his first appearance on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton, saying his "shame has no limits."