Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. US NAVY SAYS MINE FROM TANKER ATTACK RESEMBLES IRANIAN ONES
The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore “a striking resemblance” to similar mines displayed by Iran, a Navy explosives expert says, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault.
2. TRUMP AIRS FAMILIAR GRIEVANCES IN 2020 LAUNCH
The president kicks off his reelection campaign with blistering attacks at a rally in Orlando that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second term.
An independent U.N. human rights expert investigating the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi recommends an investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing “credible evidence.”
4. XI: NORTH KOREA TAKING ‘RIGHT DIRECTION’ POLITICALLY
On the eve of a two-day visit to Pyongyang, the Chinese president didn’t mention the stalled nuclear weapons talks between Washington officials and Kim Jong Un.
5. WHERE LOCAL NEWS IS GETTING A REAL CHANCE
A small newspaper in western Massachusetts hires more reporters, adds sections and begins hosting community events to kick-start circulation.