Six things to know – 7/28/16
Here are six things to know for today.
The mysterious lights seen over much of the west coast are likely from the delta asteroid meteor shower. That’s from the director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles who said the meteor shower was expected to peak Wednesday night.
Investigators named the second person charged in the deadly hostage attacks at a church in Normandy as 19-year-old Abdel-Malik Bail Petit Jean. He and another man attacked the church during a morning mass, slashed the priest’s throat, and took three nuns and an elderly couple hostage.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is waiting to find out who was found dead in a burned Dollar General Store this week. Police say they also don’t know how the fire started. We do know they are not ruling out foul play.
The man piloting Malaysian flight 370 when it crashed mapped out a simulated flight to the Indian Ocean on his personal simulator. Investigators haven’t said why the pilot might have been practicing the route. The plane crashed in the Indian Ocean in 2014 killing everyone on board.
Hillary Clinton is expected to accept her party’s nomination for president tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Chelsea Clinton, Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski, and LGBT rights activist Sarah McBride will also speak tonight.
Officials say a wildfire burning near Big Sur has destroyed 34 homes as fire crews struggle to contain it. Firefighters working around the clock got a break early Wednesday from cooler temperatures and increased humidity but by mid-afternoon fire activity increased due to hot temperatures and lower humidity. The blaze is 10 percent contained.