News@noon: Brexit and the aftermath, pot lawsuit
Today is Friday, July 24, 2016, and for many in Britain, they are considering it a day of Independence.
Britain has voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling prime minister David Cameron, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III.
So what happens next? We will have to see.
Here's what else is making news today:
Clinton gets a HUGE endorsement
- Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a week after the final primary contests. He said, “I will do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump.”
- For his part, Donald Trump is hailing Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, drawing parallels to the anger driving his own presidential campaign. Trump, in Scotland, told reporters “I love to see people take their country back."
Take... guns out to the ballgame?
- Baseball. The open summer air. The smell of hot dogs. The crunch of peanuts. And now, in Battle Creek, the glint of sun of gunmetal. Baseball fans are being encouraged to bring their guns to a Battle Creek ballpark as part of a promotional event. “2nd Amendment Education Night” is Friday at C.O. Brown Stadium when the Battle Creek Bombers host the Rochester (Minnesota) Honkers.
Did the state lie about pot?
- Several medical marijuana caregivers and patients have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the Michigan State Police crime lab intentionally misrepresented test results that expose thousands of people to possible felony charges.
Naked ex-Lion shot
- Former Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot by a homeowner while trying to break into a Portland home while naked. Deputies found Wilson in a water fountain in the homeowner's backyard. He was taken into custody, then rushed to a nearby hospital. They do not know why Wilson was at the home, or why he was naked.
Guns N' Roses on fire
- Not only did the reunited Guns N’ Roses tear through a 24-song, two-and-a-half hour barn burner of a set to kick off its “Not in This Lifetime” tour in front of a hot crowd of 41,000 rock and roll fans at Ford Field on Thursday, but the group opened the concert by showing up on stage two minutes prior to its advertised start time. Guns N’ Roses, early? Not in this lifetime, indeed.
NBA draft - the good and bad
- The NBA draft was last night and here's who everyone chose. On a wild night of dealing and dropping, the Pistons reaped a benefit, grabbing Henry Ellenson, a 6-11 freshman from Marquette, with the 18th pick.
- Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine was grabbed by the Chicago Bulls with the No. 14 pick. Michigan's Caris LeVert went surprisingly high, getting picked 20th overall by the Indiana Pacers. Kay Felder, the Oakland University superstar guard, was taken in the second round by the Cleveland Cavaliers. And MSU's Deyonta Davis fell to the second round and was taken 31st overall by the Boston Celtics.
A little screen time
- If you plan to catch a movie this weekend, here are your options: "Free State of Jones" is a well-intentioned but heavy-handed history lesson. Call it a civil bore about the Civil War, says film critic Adam Graham. "The Shallows" is this weekend's sleeper hit as an effective minimalist thriller. "The Phenom" is a quiet mood piece that offers a lot of insight. "The Idol" could have been standard "Rocky" inspirational fare, but this film is much more. "The Neon Demon" is as visually resplendent as it is narratively vacant. Don't be surprised if you want to walk out.
Put the phone down and go to bed
- Here's a bit of a PSA: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision. It's been linked to temporary blindness. So seriously, turn on the lights or just go to sleep.
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