MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the four stories you need to know about this Friday, July 15. They include politicians’ responses to the apparent terrorism in Nice, and funerals for two widely reported police shootings.
Presidential Hopefuls Respond To Nice Attack
French authorities are investigating what led to the apparent terror attack in the resort town of Nice. Dozens of people — including several children — were killed when the driver of a truck plowed through a crowd gathered for Bastille Day celebrations. The driver was killed by police. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the incident. Donald Trump has postponed naming his running mate in the wake of the attack. Responding to the incident, Trump said he would ask Congress for a “declaration of war.” Hillary Clinton said America needs to strengthen its ties with allies. A GOP official confirmed to CBS News that Trump had tapped Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his pick for vice president.
Funerals For Philando Castile, Alton Sterling
The man shot by police in Baton Rouge is being laid to rest in Louisiana on Friday. Alton Sterling was killed while selling CDs at a convenience store. Mourners also gathered in St. Paul Thursday to remember Philando Castile — whose police shooting death also sparked national outrage. The two deaths are said to have been a motivating factor in the ambush killings of five Dallas police officers last week. There will also be memorial and funeral services today for two of the slain Dallas officers.
GMO Ingredients Soon On Food Labels
Labels will soon show whether foods contain genetically modified ingredients. The White House says President Obama will sign a bill requiring most food packaging labels to disclose GMOs. The agriculture department will have two years to write the rules.
St. Croix Expected To Crest Soon
The DNR is expected to announce a no-wake zone along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. Rivers like the St. Croix are still rising, four days after the storm that brought torrential rainfall. Before the storm Monday night, the St. Croix River was at a depth of 76 feet. On Friday morning, it’s six feet higher, and forecasted to crest up another three feet later Friday evening.