Two Marines were seriously burned Sunday night in a ground flash fire at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California that broke out while they were performing routine aircraft maintenance on a fighter jet.
COLLISION COURSE: The captain of the cargo ship that collided with a U.S. destroyer off the coast of Japan, killing seven Americans, reportedly said he tried to warn the Navy ship before the crash. Gio Benitez reports. [ Abcn.ws Link ]
The White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued an ominous statement Monday evening, saying the U.S. "has identified potential preparations" for another chemical attack by Assad regime in Syria. [ Abcn.ws Link ]
Several potential jurors at the federal securities fraud trial of Martin "Pharma Bro" Shkreli were excused on Monday after telling the judge they couldn't be impartial toward the flamboyant former pharmaceutical CEO because of his notoriety for raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent.
RAGING WILDFIRES: Two dozen fires are burning across the West, with firefighters facing extreme heat and windy conditions and one Utah blaze forcing the evacuation of 1,500 residents and destroying 13 homes. Matt Gutman reports. [ Abcn.ws Link ]
Digging for Rome's new subway has unearthed the charred ruins of an early 3rd-century building and the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a crouching dog that apparently perished in the same blaze that collapsed the structure.
TRAVEL BAN BLOCKBUSTER: Pres. Donald J. Trump called the decision by the Supreme Court to allow parts of his travel ban to stand a “clear victory for national security” – despite ruling that the government cannot ban people with a “bona fide” relationship with an American. Terry Moran reports. [ Abcn.ws Link ]
An escaped Arkansas inmate who had been on the run for 32 years was found and brought into custody on Sunday. Steven Dishman escaped from the Cummins Unit Prison in Grady, Arkansas on May 28, 1985, according to the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
LIFE-CHANGING GIFT: 4-year-old Miley Brochu is a shaken baby survivor who has Vermont high schooler Willem Hillier to thank for a science project that transformed a toy into a set of power wheels. Tom Llamas reports. #AmericaStrong [ Abcn.ws Link ]
The FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation has conducted extensive interviews with one-time Donald J. Trump campaign adviser Carter Page as part of the federal investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Page has confirmed to ABC News.
22 MILLION MORE UNINSURED: The CBO released has score the Senate Republican health care bill, showing millions could end up without insurance while billions of dollars could be saved. Mary Bruce with the details as the GOP pushes for a vote before the July 4 recess. [ Abcn.ws Link ]
RESCUE WRECK: Surveillance video obtained by Miami affiliate WPLG Local 10 / Local10.com shows a fire rescue truck colliding responding to a call with sirens on colliding with a motorist after the car allegedly turned into the path of the first responders. [ Bit.ly Link ]
MOMENT OF IMPACT: Video from a Kansas City public bus shows a car involved in a shootout lose control, nearly striking the bus head on before crashing into a light pole; the driver of the car then fled on foot. [ Bit.ly Link ]
“I try to stay out of politics,” Ivanka Trump said when asked whether she advises her father, Pres. Donald J. Trump, on his tweets. “I don't profess to be a political savant. So I leave the politics to other people."