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*Scattered clouds with isolated thunderstorms this afternoon, high 86


LOCAL

*Prop P was approved by voters in April, it's a hike in sales tax that is supposed to go to the St. Louis County & municipal police departments.  Now the Mayor says the proposition doesn't force cities to use the money for police.  A final decision on how to spend the money will be made by the Chesterfield City Council later this year.

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NATIONAL

Prankster Catfishes White House Staff-

A British man who calls himself an "email prankster" has apparently tricked a number of White House officials into believing they were reading email from other administration officials.

He sent an email to Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert recently posing as senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. Bossert replied and shared his personal email address. The prankster, who goes by “Sinon_Reborn,” posed over the weekend as now-former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus [[ rynce PRE-bus ]] with a taunting email to now-dismissed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci [[ scare-uh-MOO-chee ]]. He also fooled Russia Ambassador-designate Jon Huntsman and President Trump's son Eric.

While it’s amusing on the surface, this is similar to the way John Podesta’s email was compromised and Wikileaks has posted emails said to be from new French president Emmanuel Macron’s campaign. 

Source: Engadget


Anthony Scaramucci was removed as White House communications director after barely a week on the job, but he is still alive.  However you might think differently if you looked at the latest Harvard Law School alumni directory. There's an asterisk next to The Mooch's name, which is supposed to mean that he died since the directory was last published in 2011.

A spokesperson said in an email, "Regrettably, there is an error in the Harvard Law School alumni directory in the listing for Anthony Scaramucci. We offer our sincere apologies to Mr. Scaramucci. The error will be corrected in subsequent editions." 

(Boston Globe)


Bee Attack Leaves One Dead And Several Injured-

A landscaper is dead and several others hurt in a bee attack in Tucson, Arizona yesterday morning.

The Drexel Heights Fire District said two landscapers and a resident were attacked early in the day at a home in south Tucson. The landscaper died after firefighters took him inside the home for treatment.

The resident was hospitalized and the second landscaper and two firefighters were also stung. Two hives weighing about 150 pounds were found under the eaves of the house's porch.

A Bee removal expert said two massive hives, each weighing about 150 pounds, were uncovered in the ceiling of the home’s porch. Greg Williams removed about 30-thousand Africanized bees

.Source: KPNX


Judge Will Decide Soon If Sarah Palin Can Sue The “New York Times”-

A judge says he will decide, by the end of the month, if Sarah Palin's lawsuit against the "New York Times" can proceed.

Palin is suing for defamation citing a "Times" editorial that she says unfairly linked her PAC to the shooting of now-former Arizona Representative Gabby Giffords in 2011. The article

After hearing arguments yesterday, federal judge Jed Rakoff announced his intention to decide before August is through. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. The "Times" wants it thrown out. Court documents say the piece wrongly stated her PAC’s ads placed “Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs.

The “Times” did print a correction to clarify what those “crosshairs” actually were.

 Source: New York Daily News



SPORTS

*The Cards were off yesterday but they play in Milwaukee today and for the next few days. 


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