1. Fox News/AP – British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the “evil ideology” behind the London terror attacks that left at least seven dead and more than 40 injured late Saturday night. May addressed the attack Sunday after a meeting of the government’s COBRA emergency committee. In her speech, May called for a tougher stance at home against extremists and tougher controls on cyberspace to prevent its use by extremists. She added that the measures were needed as “terrorism breeds terrorism” and attackers copy each other. Saturday’s horror began around 10 p.m. local time when a white van veered off the road and barreled into pedestrians on London Bridge. Three men jumped out of the van with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market.
2. AP – Three gunmen on motor bikes launched an attack from Syrian soil on Jordanian border positions Saturday and were killed in a clash with troops, a news website linked to Jordan’s military reported. The Hala Akhbar site said a Jordanian soldier sustained a hand injury and was in stable condition. The attackers started out Saturday morning from near Rukban, a makeshift border camp that houses tens of thousands of displaced Syrians, the report said.
3. CNN – President Donald Trump touted his so-called travel ban Saturday in the wake of the London terror attacks, while also pledging assistance to Britain. Without referring explicitly to London, Trump wrote on his personal account: “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!” Eight minutes later, he tweeted, “Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there – WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!” Cecillia Wang, the deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, quickly accused Trump of exploiting the situation. “We need to be outraged when the president exploits a terrible violent crime to push his discriminatory and illegal policy,” she tweeted.
4. DNA Info Chicago – The Obama Foundation has picked Louise Bernard, the former director of exhibitions at the New York Public Library, to be the Obama Presidential Center’s first museum director. Bernard will be in charge of developing the museum into a place that tells the story of Barack Obama’s life and presidency and also inspires civic engagement. David Simas, CEO of the Obama Foundation, said the museum will need to inspire people to take on the world’s biggest challenges.
5. One News Now – A Bible translation organization has been recognized by a prestigious publication as a top employer in the U.S. Wycliffe USA has been featured on Forbes’ 2017 list of America’s Best Midsize Employers. It was the highest-ranking Christian organization on the list and ranked 20 overall out of 301 employers. While based in Orlando, Florida, Wycliffe USA is active around the world doing humanitarian, education, & Bible translation services.
6. AP – A murder suspect has been killed and three police officers wounded in a shootout at a Laredo convenience store. Detective Joe Baeza, the Laredo police spokesman, said officers had been searching all day Friday for 55-year-old Antonio Geraldo Rodriguez. He was suspected in the fatal shooting of his 50-year-old girlfriend, Reyna Gonzalez Zamora, at her apartment. Baeza said three officers spotted a vehicle matching the description of one driven by Rodriguez outside a convenience store about 5 p.m. Friday. As the officers approached, Rodriguez opened fire, drawing return fire from the officers. Baeza says Rodriguez died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo. One officer was in critical but stable condition at University Hospital in San Antonio. The other two are in serious but stable condition at Laredo Medical Center.
7. Bleacher Report – Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has become the ninth player in Major League Baseball history to hit 600 career home runs with his grand slam against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Pujols becomes the first player to reach the 600-homer barrier since Jim Thome joined the club in 2011 with the Minnesota Twins.
As you go throughout this day, keep this word in mind: Proverbs 11:30 says, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”
Albert Schweitzer said, “One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”
God loves you. He always has and He always will. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” If you don’t know Jesus as your Saviour, today is a good day to get to know Him. Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose from the dead for you. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Thanks so much for listening and may God bless your day!