Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today:
1. US PUTS IRAN ON NOTICE: President Trump orders the Navy to “shoot down and destroy” any Iranian gunboats found to be harassing U.S. ships. Earlier, Iran announced the launch of the country’s first military satellite.
2. WHOSE STAR POWER COULD HELP BIDEN: Michelle Obama is exceedingly popular with the Democratic Party faithful while also appealing to some Republicans and independents.
3. GAMBLERS GEARING UP: With major sports shut down for more than a month because of the pandemic, American sportsbooks say they expect Thursday’s NFL draft to attract more wagers than ever before.
4. OSCAR-NOMINATED ACTRESS DIES AT 83: Shirley Knight was nominated for two Oscars early in her career and went on to play an astonishing variety of roles in movies, TV and the stage.