5 Things To Know For Your New Day — Thursday, August 11
Secret Service Spoke To Trump Campaign About 2nd Amendment Comment:
A US Secret Service official confirms to CNN that the USSS has spoken to the Trump campaign regarding his Second Amendment comments.
“There has been more than one conversation” on the topic, the official told CNN. But it’s unclear at what level in the campaign structure the conversations occurred.
The campaign told the USSS that Donald Trump did not intend to incite violence, according to the official.
“No such meeting or conversation ever happened,” Trump tweeted in response to CNN’s report.
The controversy erupted on Tuesday afternoon when Trump said at a rally that Second Amendment defenders might be able to stop Clinton from appointing justices to the Supreme Court who could weaken gun rights.
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Los Angeles Police Kill 14-Year-Old Boy; Officers Say He Shot At Them:
Los Angeles police shot and killed a 14-year-old boy after he shot at the officers, police said Wednesday.
The department’s gang unit was investigating a vandalism call in a neighborhood east of downtown around 5:35 p.m. Tuesday when they encountered two youths. One ran off and two officers pursued, police said.
“According to a witness who saw the subject running from the officers, the witness saw the subject shoot a handgun in the direction of the pursuing officers,” said LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Arcos during a news conference. “While the loss of life is always tragic, it is particularly so when the loss involves a youth.”
The teenager, identified as Jesse James Romero by the Los Angeles County Coroner, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other suspect did not flee police and he was questioned and released.
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Rio 2016 Day 6: Simone Biles Chases History As Golf Tees Off:
he eyes of the world will be on gymnast Simone Biles on day 6 as the American chases a second gold medal in the women’s all-round, while golf returns to the Games after a 112-year absence.
Eleven medals will be handed out across 22 events on day six. Stormy weather wreaked havoc with the schedule Wednesday, with the rowing being canceled.
Here are five highlights to look out for on Thursday:
General: Marines, Put Down Those Cell Phones!:
US Marines need to put away their cell phones, forget about their fancy coffees and get back to doing what Marines used to do — dig a foxhole, cover up, stay quiet and be wary, the Corps’ top officer says.
Speaking at a conference on the future of expeditionary warfare at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies on Tuesday, Gen. Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marines Corps, said today’s Marines have gotten a little too comfortable with modern conveniences in a way that could prove disastrous on the battlefield.
Neller said the Marines and Navy had seen exercises in which their personnel’s use of mobile devices could give away positions to adversaries.
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Will Smith Slams Islamophobia And Donald Trump In Dubai:
Actor Will Smith used a recent press conference in Dubai to speak out against Donald Trump and Islamophobia.
Smith was there promoting his new film “Suicide Squad” when talk turned to American politics.
The “Fresh Prince” had a few things to say about GOP nominee Donald Trump.
“As painful as it is to hear Donald Trump talk — and as embarrassing as it is as an American to hear him talk — I think it’s good,” Smith said. “We get to hear it. We get to know who people are and now we get to cleanse it out of our country.”