What to Know
- The youth soccer teammates rescued after 18 days trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand have been released from the hospital
- New York City health officials have confirmed that one person has died of Legionnaires' disease in a cluster of 18 cases in one neighborhood
- Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on a picture book that he hopes will inspire young people
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Soccer Team Rescued From Thai Cave Leaves Hospital
The youth soccer teammates rescued after 18 days trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand were released from the hospital and now they will speak about their ordeal. A news conference with the 12 boys and their coach was being arranged for the evening in the northern city of Chiang Rai, where the boys have been recovering in a hospital since last week. A conference hall that was being prepared as the venue for the news conference was decorated as a soccer field. Government spokesman Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd said doctors, social workers and psychologists would participate in the news conference to filter questions and ensure the boys' well-being. The media will not be allowed to interview the boys after the news conference. The Wild Boars teammates had entered the Tham Luang cave on June 23 for a quick, relaxing excursion after soccer practice. But rain began falling while they were underground, and the water filled the caverns, cutting off their escape. Divers found the group huddling on a spot of dry ground deep inside the cave 10 days later, hungry but generally healthy.
Historians Say Trump Upends Norms of Presidential Behavior
Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Trump. The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. Trump's "America first" approach to foreign policy had him seeming to accept the word of a hostile power over his own intelligence agencies, insulting allies and sowing doubts about his commitment to the NATO alliance. While past presidents have had difficult foreign trips and been criticized for their summits with Soviet leaders, Trump's behavior has few parallels, in the view of presidential historians and longtime Russia watchers. Franklin Roosevelt was accused of "selling out" to Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference in 1945; John F. Kennedy and his aides admitted that he'd been unprepared for his 1961 Vienna summit with Nikita Khrushchev; the Reykjavík summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986 was seen at the time to have ended in failure; and George W. Bush was mocked for telling reporters in 2001 after meeting with Putin that he had "looked the man in the eye" and "found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy."
1 Dead as Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC Grows, Health Dept. Says
New York City health officials have confirmed that one person has died of Legionnaires' disease in a cluster of 18 cases in one Manhattan neighborhood. The city Health Department said seven people remain hospitalized due to the outbreak in the lower Washington Heights area. Health officials say they have inspected 20 cooling towers and ordered several building owners to increase their use of biocides to kill the bacteria associated with the disease. Legionnaires' is a form of pneumonia contracted by breathing in water droplets contaminated with the bacterium Legionella. Most cases can be traced to plumbing systems where conditions are favorable for Legionella growth.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Publishing a Picture Book
Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on a picture book that he hopes will inspire young people. "Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You" will be published October 23, Random House announced. The book will be illustrated by Jonny Sun. It will feature "affirmations" the "Hamilton" playwright has posted on Twitter over the years. Random House is calling the book a "touchstone" for those in need of "a lift." A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charitable organizations for education, literacy and other initiatives.
Hulk Hogan Reinstated Into Wrestling Hall of Fame
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape. "This second chance follows Hogan's numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake," the organization wrote. Hogan told his 2.2 million followers on Twitter: "I've been praying for this day and I finally feel like I made it back home. Only Love 4 the #WWEUNIVERSE brother," he wrote. The 64-year-old Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, apologized in 2015 for using "offensive language" in a conversation many years before that. On the recording, he was caught talking about his daughter sleeping with a black man and used the "N'' word. Hogan, perhaps the biggest star in WWE's five-decade history, was the main draw for the first WrestleMania in 1985 and was a fixture for years in its signature event, facing everyone from Andre The Giant and Randy Savage to The Rock and even company chairman Vince McMahon.