5 things to know for June 13: Trump, David Ortiz, Grand Canyon, tanker attacks, Vayu

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Posted: Jun 13, 2019 8:50 AM
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 8:50 AM

They're still partying in St. Louis, after the Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 to claim the team's first Stanley Cup.

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1. President Trump

Even in the age of Trump, when we've gotten used to hearing unbelievable things, this was a stunner. The President, in an Oval Office interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, said he would listen to a foreign government if it came to him with dirt on a political opponent. "I think you might want to listen," Trump said. "There isn't anything wrong with listening." Remember, the President has consistently downplayed Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 contest and cast doubts on US intelligence agencies' assessments of it. Trump's statement also is at odds with FBI Director Christopher Wray's comment during his confirmation hearings that politicians and their operatives should report to the FBI attempts by foreign governments to interfere in US elections. Trump told ABC, "The FBI director is wrong."

Democrats pounced on the President's statements, which fanned more calls from the party for impeachment. "This is criminal. It is criminal. And we need to hold this president accountable," US Rep. Brenda Lawrence told CNN's Erin Burnett. The ever-growing gaggle of Democratic presidential candidates joined in, too, with US Sen. Kamala Harris calling Trump "a national security threat." CNN's Stephen Collinson said Trump's words risk the integrity of the 2020 vote and could even open up the election to interference from foreign spies. Republicans were largely silent.

2. David Ortiz shooting

The shooting of ex-Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was a hit job. Police in the Dominican Republic said the suspects in the Sunday night shooting were paid $7,800. Six people are in custody and one more remains at large. One person has been charged with being an accomplice to attempted murder. Police haven't offered a theory yet on why anyone would want to kill Ortiz. He's in Boston recovering from the wounds left after he was struck by a bullet that went through his stomach. His wife said he was able to sit up yesterday in the hospital and walk a few steps.

3. Grand Canyon and mining

Uranium mining around the Grand Canyon? Environmentalists worry it could happen and pollute the region's groundwater supply. Still, federal officials may rule next month on a petition that could lead to uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. Back in 2012, the Interior Department blocked mining on more than 1 million acres near the national park for 20 years. But a mining company has petitioned to change that. Energy Fuels Resources wants to dig for uranium in the area because it says almost all the uranium the US uses comes from foreign sources. The mining company considers that a "serious crisis."

4. Tanker attacks

Two tankers reportedly were attacked this morning near the Strait of Hormuz. Details are still sketchy, but the captain of one of the vessels said two projectiles were fired at the ships, CNN's Nic Robertson reported, calling them missiles. Iran's navy said it rescued 44 crew members from the tankers. About 30% of the world's sea-borne crude oil passes through the strait, which links the Gulf of Oman with the Persian Gulf. US crude oil futures jumped as much as 4% on the news. This incident comes about a month after four oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, which described it as "sabotage." Click here to keep up with the latest on this developing story.

5. Tropical Cyclone Vayu

About 6 million people could be impacted by Tropical Cyclone Vayu, which is expected to pass today near the Indian state of Gujarat. Nearly 300,000 people in northwest India have been evacuated. The storm this morning had sustained winds of 83 to 90 mph, with gusts of almost 100 mph. Officials are concerned about the storm surge Vayu could produce, possibly as high as 6.5 feet, so they're telling people to stay away from the coast. Click here to keep up with the storm.

THIS JUST IN ...

Unrest in Memphis

Police officers and protesters have clashed all night in Memphis after a man was shot and killed by the US Marshals Service on the city's north side.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

Don't look down

Visitors to the SkyDeck ledge at Chicago's Willis Tower got a scare when glass cracked under their feet. Thankfully, it was just the attraction's protective layer.

Hands off

Twenty years after "The Matrix," Keanu Reeves is hot again. "John Wick 3" is a hit, he stole the show in a Netflix movie and he's winning praise for how he takes photos with women.

Tour of duty

Rodney Smith Jr. has visited all 50 states. Five times each. He mows lawns for people in need for free. This time, he's doing it for military veterans.

Is that supposed to be California?

It's really hard to fool a motorcycle cop with a fake license plate when you can't even spell the state's name right.

TODAY'S NUMBER

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The number of years former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer will spend in prison in the college admissions scandal case. Vandemoer did get two years of supervised release, including six months of home confinement, and he'll have to pay a $10,000 fine. He pleaded guilty in the case for taking bribes to help get the children of wealthy parents get into Stanford.

TODAY'S WEATHER

AND FINALLY

Taste test

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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 768624

Reported Deaths: 13993
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1055891807
Lake569801031
Allen43032699
St. Joseph37344568
Hamilton37335426
Elkhart29783470
Tippecanoe23503230
Vanderburgh23240405
Porter19580327
Johnson18843392
Hendricks18089323
Madison13575347
Clark13552198
Vigo12869256
LaPorte12578225
Monroe12575178
Delaware11155198
Howard10693237
Kosciusko9792124
Hancock8761150
Bartholomew8274157
Warrick8084157
Floyd8043182
Grant7378181
Wayne7239201
Boone7211105
Morgan6924143
Marshall6345117
Dubois6283118
Cass6096112
Dearborn602178
Noble600890
Henry5958111
Jackson517277
Shelby511598
Lawrence4928127
Gibson463696
Montgomery459292
DeKalb456785
Clinton456055
Harrison454077
Huntington417882
Whitley416745
Steuben411260
Miami406073
Jasper401655
Knox388691
Putnam385762
Wabash370384
Adams353856
Ripley351971
Jefferson343487
White340154
Daviess3089100
Wells304081
Greene295185
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Posey282635
Scott281058
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Clay274949
Washington254637
Randolph247783
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Brown106243
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Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1125420

Reported Deaths: 20490
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Cuyahoga1173952263
Hamilton825481261
Montgomery536581062
Summit489381014
Lucas43799834
Butler40064614
Stark33876939
Lorain26072510
Warren24959312
Mahoning22738613
Lake21482396
Clermont20425261
Delaware19169138
Licking16879227
Trumbull16829492
Fairfield16825207
Medina15880276
Greene15565254
Clark14366308
Portage13450218
Wood13358201
Allen12064245
Richland11748213
Miami11047228
Wayne9275228
Columbiana9216236
Muskingum9144137
Pickaway8755123
Tuscarawas8724255
Marion8716140
Erie8146166
Ashtabula7280179
Hancock7050135
Ross7031165
Geauga6975153
Scioto6726108
Belmont6224179
Lawrence5964104
Union591649
Jefferson5729162
Huron5644122
Sandusky5498130
Darke5448131
Seneca5380128
Washington5373111
Athens527260
Auglaize507787
Mercer491785
Shelby484397
Knox4621113
Madison448066
Ashland446198
Defiance439499
Fulton436875
Putnam4358104
Crawford4120111
Brown410462
Preble3956107
Logan392279
Clinton391466
Ottawa376481
Highland366668
Williams357378
Champaign349860
Guernsey331554
Jackson321954
Perry299050
Morrow294943
Fayette289350
Hardin279665
Henry277467
Coshocton273061
Holmes2726102
Van Wert252365
Gallia251150
Adams250958
Pike244837
Wyandot235557
Hocking222963
Carroll201449
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Meigs151540
Monroe137945
Noble137939
Harrison115438
Morgan111724
Vinton87517
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