What to Know
- The 12 boys and soccer coach found in a flooded cave in Thailand after 10 days are mostly in stable medical condition, officials say
- New research shows coffee may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily
- Allegations of inappropriate behavior, some rising to the level of a criminal offense, are piling up against comedian Andy Dick
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Boys, Coach in Stable Health After 10 Days Lost in Thai Cave
The 12 boys and soccer coach found in a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand after 10 days are mostly in stable medical condition and have received high-protein liquid food, officials said, though it is not known when they will be able to go home. Video released by the Thai navy showed the boys in their soccer uniforms sitting on a dry area inside the cave above the water as a spotlight, apparently from a rescuer, illuminated their faces. The boys were found during a desperate search that drew international help and captivated the nation. Chiang Rai provincial Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said the health of the boys and coach were checked using a field assessment in which red is critical condition, yellow is serious and green is stable. When the group will be able to leave the cave isn't known due to flooding and other factors that could make their extraction dangerous. Experts have said it could be safer to simply supply them where they are for now. Thailand's rainy season typically lasts through October.
Trump Says He Has Interviewed 4 Candidates for High Court
President Trump interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and had plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Eager to build suspense, Trump wouldn't divulge whom he's talking to in advance of his big announcement, set for July 9. But he promised that "they are outstanding people. They are really incredible people in so many different ways, academically and in every other way. I had a very, very interesting morning." Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump met with four people for 45 minutes and will continue meetings through the rest of the week. The interviews were with federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amul Thapar, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, said a person with knowledge of the meetings who was not authorized to speak publicly about them. The Washington Post first reported the identities of the candidates Trump spoke with.
Fresh Grounds for Coffee: Study Shows It May Boost Longevity
Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years than abstainers. The apparent longevity boost was seen with instant, ground and decaffeinated, results that echo U.S. research. It's the first large study to suggest a benefit even in people with genetic glitches affecting how their bodies use caffeine. Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up. Differences by amount of coffee consumed and genetic variations were minimal.
Mom Warns of Playgrounds in Hot Temps After Daughter Suffers Burns
A Missouri mom has a warning for parents about the hidden dangers of playgrounds in the heat. With temperatures soaring across the country, Dawna Wright thought back to Memorial Day, when she took her four-year-old daughter Asia to a splash park near their home. Wright posted photos on Facebook of the back of her daughter's legs, showing second-degree burns from the dangerously hot slide. When checked, the temperature of the plastic slide in direct sunlight was more than 150 degrees. With signs on the playground for proper attire and a warning of hot equipment, Wright said she has faced criticism for not monitoring her daughter more - but maintained that the incident could happen to many families.
Comedian Andy Dick Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations
Allegations of inappropriate behavior, some rising to the level of a criminal offense, are piling up against comedian Andy Dick. Dick is set to be arraigned July 18 in Van Nuys on one misdemeanor count each of sexual battery and simple battery filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. The charges filed June 7 were based on allegations that the comedian groped a stranger on April 5, making lewd comments and squeezing the woman's buttocks as he walked past, TMZ reported. Dick was fired from the independent film "Raising Buchanan" last year after co-workers accused him of groping, licking and sexually propositioning them, sources told The Hollywood Reporter. The comedian denied the groping allegations to the trade paper in October but acknowledged he may have licked people as part of his comic shtick.
New Charges Filed Against Harvey Weinstein in Case of Third Woman
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexually assaulting a third woman in New York City, the Manhattan District Attorney's office announced. Weinstein was charged with criminal and forcible sex act and predatory sex assault -- a crime that carries a maximum sentence of life in prison -- in an updated indictment. Those charges come in addition to those he faces on attacks on two other women in 2004 and 2013. The updated indictment alleges that he "engaged in oral sex by forcible compulsion" around July 10, 2006. Ben Brafman, Weinstein's attorney, said in a statement that the erstwhile producer will plead not guilty to the charges and said the charge of predatory sexual asault was "simply not justified." Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act in the cases involving the first two women.
“Big Bang Theory” Star Kaley Cuoco Marries Equestrian
"The Big Bang Theory's" Kaley Cuoco is married. The 32-year-old posted a photo on Instagram of her kissing equestrian Karl Cook in a stable. The caption read: "Legally KCSQUARED 6-30-18." Cuoco and her 27-year-old husband got engaged in November 2017. He's the son of Intuit co-founder Scott Cook. Her TV husband, Johnny Galecki, congratulated the couple on Instagram. He wrote the service "brought us all to tears."