News to know for your Tuesday morning
SPOKANE, Wash. — Happy Tuesday! Is it finally safe to put the jackets away? We’re in for lots of sunshine and 80s this week, with that potential for a 90-degree day still sticking around on Thursday.
Here’s what you should know before you start your morning:
Helicopter pilot identified as volunteer firefighter
The pilot who died when he crash-landed a helicopter on top of a Manhattan skyscraper yesterday has been identified as 58-year-old Tim McCormack, a veteran volunteer firefighter who had been flying for the company which owns the helicopter for the past five years. It’s still not clear what caused the crash. No one else was onboard.
President Trump wants a meeting
President Donald Trump is threatening to slap tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese exports if China’s leader Xi Jinping doesn’t meet him at the G20 summit in Japan at the end of the month. There has been no public indication that the Chinese president intends to avoid Trump at the meeting of world leaders, which happens in Osaka on June 28 and 29. Negotiations between China and the United States on a trade deal have stalled since talks broke down in early May; both sides blame the other.
USA v. Thailand
Though it’s already the fifth day of the tournament, the U.S. Women’s National Team begins their run in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup today in France. The returning World Cup champions will look to defend their title in their first game is against Thailand at 12pm PST.
Already thinking ahead to the weekend?
Same. And it’ll be a great one to get outside! Boulder Beach at Silverwood Theme Park will be open this weekend, just in time for the kids to start off summer break. And if you’re staying at home, your weekend needs these locally made cocktails-in-a-can.
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