Monday Flyover Replay 6/24/2024

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Monday FlyOver Replay
MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2024
Good Morning! On this day in 1997, the U.S. Air Force published a report debunking the 1947 Roswell UFO incident, claiming it was a high-altitude surveillance balloon, not an extraterrestrial spacecraft.Today’s Flyover includes news that U.S. athletes are bringing their own air-conditioning with them to the Summer Olympics in Paris because the French won’t supply it. As Americans who can’t imagine getting through the summer without A/C, we fully support our athletes.

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Mass Shooting at Arkansas Store
Four people were killed and 14 others were injured in a mass shooting at Mad Butcher, a local grocery store in Fordyce, Arkansas, a small town about 65 miles south of Little Rock.Police say 44-year-old Travis Eugene Posey of New Edinburg opened fire at the store from the parking lot, riddling cars with bullet holes as panicked bystanders ducked and scrambled for cover amid a barrage of gunfire.

Posey, who engaged in a shootout with police before being injured and arrested, now faces multiple charges, including four counts of capital murder.

Among the four people killed in the shooting was Callie Weems, a 23-year-old nurse who was shot while giving aid to other victims. Two police officers were among the 14 injured.
Trump Says He’s Decided on His VP
Former President Donald Trump told reporters that he’s decided on his running mate for the 2024 presidential election, but “nobody knows” his choice yet.

He hinted that his selected candidate would attend the upcoming debate against President Joe Biden in Atlanta this Thursday.

Trump senior adviser Brian Hughes stated that the campaign’s top criterion for selecting a running mate “is a strong leader who will make a great President for eight years after (Trump’s) next four-year term concludes.”

Sources familiar with the selection process have indicated that some top contenders include North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Ohio Senator J.D. Vance, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

U.S. Olympics Team Tells France to Cool It
The U.S. Olympic team will bring their own air conditioning units to Paris, despite French plans to reduce carbon emissions by using cooling pipes and fans to keep temperatures below 80 degrees.This decision undermines the sustainability initiatives championed by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, as AC use is uncommon in Europe, with less than 10% of Paris households equipped with units.

Nonetheless, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee emphasized the necessity of air conditioning for athlete performance amid growing worries about extreme heat during the July games.

Politics

Teamsters Union President Sean O’Brien is scheduled to speak at next month’s Republican National Convention, marking the first time a Teamsters president will take the podium at a GOP convention.

Speaking of the GOP convention, the Secret Service has announced security plans for the Milwaukee event. Non-automatic firearms will be allowed around the perimeter, but no guns will be permitted inside the convention center.

The Winklevoss twins, billionaire co-founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, announced they have each donated $1 million in bitcoin to former President Donald Trump to oppose President Biden’s “war” against crypto.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law allowing residents to shoot black bears if they perceive a threat to their lives or residences. The bill has sparked controversy among environmentalists who seek to protect the black bear population.

Sports and Entertainment

Scottie Scheffler won the PGA Travelers Championship in a playoff Sunday, despite climate protestors disrupting the match by running onto the 18th green with smoke bombs. The protestors were detained by police.

The Florida Panthers face off against the Edmonton Oilers tonight in the final game of the Stanley Cup championship. If the Oilers win, they’ll be only the second team ever to come back from a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup Finals..

A walk-off pitch clock violation occurred for the first time in baseball history Saturday. With a tie game, a full count, and the bases loaded, Nationals closer Kyle Finnegan delivered the pitch one second too late, resulting in an automatic ball that brought home the winning run for the Rockies.

Thomas Heilman, a 17-year-old U.S. swimmer, broke Michael Phelps’s 17-18 division 100-meter butterfly record that had stood for two decades. Heilman is now the youngest male swimmer to qualify for the Olympics since Phelps did in 2000.

Finance

Regulators found flaws in Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Goldman Sachs’ plans for unwinding their businesses in the event of a financial emergency, which could impede their ability to manage bankruptcy without taxpayer support.

Fashion retailer Forever 21 is asking landlords for up to 30% rent reductions to stabilize its finances amid economic challenges.

Target is introducing an artificial intelligence companion tool for employees to provide real-time information on stock, product locations, and task lists.

Science and Tech

SpaceX has launched the $599 Starlink Mini, a compact, backpack-sized version of its satellite internet service. Some are complaining that the price is too high.

The premiere of “The Last Screenwriter,” a film written entirely by AI, was canceled in London following public backlash over concerns about AI replacing human writers.

 Moderate coffee drinking may reduce the risk of death associated with a sedentary lifestyle, according to a recent study.
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Beyond our Borders

Ukrainian officials say they destroyed a Russian drone base near Krasnodar on Friday night, causing significant damage and casualties. A U.S.-based satellite-imaging company documented the destruction.

Over 1,300 pilgrims died during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, due to extreme temperatures reaching up to 124 degrees.

A hugely popular Bollywood actor, Darshan “D Boss” Thoogudeepa, has been arrested in connection with the murder of a fan who allegedly made derogatory comments against his girlfriend on social media.

ETCetra

A 71-year-old woman made history as the oldest contestant to compete in the Miss Texas USA pageant after The Miss Universe organization removed the age limit from its rules.

A Maryland thrift store shopper bought an “old-looking vase” for $3.99, which later turned out to be a valuable Mayan artifact. It was returned to Mexico, where it will be displayed in a museum.

A group of campers saved a raccoon choking on a slice of cheese by performing the Heimlich maneuver in a dramatic rescue caught on video.

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