HBO's "Game of Thrones" raked in 32 Emmy nominations on Tuesday, setting a new record for most nominations earned in a single year by any drama series 🐉👑 This year's nominations included one for best drama and several individual nominations for cast members, including Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Gwendoline Christie. This is the first time four actresses from the same drama have been nominated in the supporting actress category, according to GoldDerby, an entertainment news site. To date, the fantasy series has won 47 Emmys and been nominated 160 times, including this year's nominations. It is currently the most Emmy-winning primetime series in history. (📸: @HBO ) #GameofThrones #Emmys #Emmys2019
More than 1 million people have signed up for a joke Facebook event calling for crowds to converge on Area 51, the US Air Force base in Nevada that's long been a source of alien conspiracy theories 👽🛸 “Let’s see them aliens,” the page says. But the Air Force isn’t so lighthearted about the suggestion of storming the base, and warned UFO enthusiasts that the military “always stands ready to protect America and its assets.” (📸: Getty Images )
Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit, still flecked with lunar dust, was unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington on Tuesday — 50 years after the historic moon mission took off 🌙🚀 Vice President Mike Pence joined the museum's director, Ellen Stofan, to present suit, which is now on display to the public for the first time 13 years after an extensive conservation project. #Apollo11 @nasa
"3...2...1...0. All engines running. Lift off! We have a lift off!" 🚀🌓 Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 launched the historic mission that put humans on the moon. Watch how it all unfolded. #Apollo11 #Apollo (📸: @NASA )
An enormous jellyfish was spotted by a diver off the coast of England. “What an unforgettable experience,” said the diver, biologist and broadcaster Lizzy Daly, who described the encounter as “breathtaking” and said the jellyfish as big as she was. Barrel jellyfish are the largest species of jellyfish in the British seas and typically grow up to 3.2 feet long and weigh up to 55 pounds.
Secret, a sponsor of the US Women's National Soccer team, is now supporting the team members' fight for equal pay. The deodorant brand says it will give $529,000 to the US Women's National Team Players Association — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the #worldcup winning team. "We urge the US Soccer Federation to be a beacon of strength and end gender pay inequality once and for all," Secret said in a full-page ad printed in Sunday's New York Times. Members of the #USWNT sued the US Soccer Federation in March for alleged gender discrimination.
Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaker and visionary mathematician who was convicted under Victorian-era homophobic laws, is the new face of Britain's £50 note. "As the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as war hero, Alan Turing's contributions were far ranging and path breaking," Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said. Turing is best known for his work at Bletchley Park, where UK cryptologists sought to decipher messages sent by the Nazis. His efforts to crack Germany's Enigma code were the subject of the 2014 film, "The Imitation Game." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Supporters have long campaigned for Turing to receive greater recognition for his work and official acknowledgment that his conviction for homosexual activity was wrong. Two years after choosing castration to avoid a custodial sentence, he ended his life at the age of 41 by eating an apple laced with cyanide. For more, follow @cnnbusiness (📸: Bank of England )
Jack Higgins is sensitive to noise, and his parents were concerned it would be overwhelming for him to sit for hours in a large auditorium when it was time for him to graduate from Carmel High School in New York. So the school’s principal came up with a plan and asked everyone in attendance to keep quiet and offer a soft golf clap as Higgins walked across the stage. "It was important to pull this off," principal Lou Riolo wrote in an email. "First off for Jack, second for his family who could experience the same event as every other parent/family whose child reaches this milestone was of great importance. Lastly to give the opportunity to everyone in that arena a chance to assist in making one young man's and his families graduation dreams a reality."
Sound up 🔊 The massive power outage in New York on Saturday brought many shows to a halt, so some performances moved to the streets. Watch singers 🎶 who were set to perform at Carnegie Hall put on an impromptu performance for a crowd in Midtown Manhattan.
Angela Luna is creating multi-functional clothes — such as a jacket that morphs into a tent — to help refugees, and providing job opportunities for those who are resettling in Greece. "The refugee crisis isn't over. It's still going on and it's still very real," says Luna, the founder and creative director of @adiffnyc #goodstuff
Large swaths of Manhattan were plunged into darkness Saturday night following a massive power outage. The blackout, which left tens of thousands of customers in the dark, brought Broadway shows to a halt and left people trapped in subway cars. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was campaigning for president in Iowa, said it appeared the outage was the result of a mechanical problem in the electrical grid. Power was restored to all customers shortly after midnight, Con Edison CEO John McAvoy said.
Students whose families make less than $65,000 a year will be able to attend the University of Texas flagship campus in Austin without having to worry about tuition. The initiative will take effect in fall 2020 and aims to make college more affordable for middle- and low-income students. The median household income in Texas in 2017 was $59,206, according to the US Census Bureau, and the program will cover about 8,600 undergraduate students. The program will also help the school system alleviate financial need for students whose families earn up to $125,000 a year. (📸: Getty Images )
A major power outage hit New York on Saturday, leaving tens of thousands of people without power, according to officials. This aerial image shows a large section of Manhattan's Upper West Side and Midtown neighborhoods coated in darkness during the outage. Portions of the subway system were disrupted, Broadway shows were canceled, and the outage sent people into intersections to direct traffic. (📸: Scott Heins/Getty Images )
Roads turned into rivers as Barry made landfall along Louisiana's central coast. The Category 1 hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm with 70 mph winds, according to the National Hurricane Center. More than 100,000 customers are without power in Louisiana. There have been reports of downed trees and power lines. No flights are taking off from New Orleans International Airport.
A previously unknown fish species 🐟with vibrant purple scales has been named for superhero Black Panther’s fictional home country. The fish, now officially known as Cirrhilabrus wakanda, or the vibranium fairy wrasse, were discovered by scientists in dark coral reefs in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania. (📸: Luiz Rocha )
The calm turquoise waters of the “Novosibirsk Maldives” in Siberia are a magnet for Instagrammers desperate to take the perfect selfie. But it’s actually a toxic artificial pond used to dump ash from a nearby coal plant. The company that runs the plant says the water, which gets its spectacular color from its depth and the various metal oxides dissolved in it, is unsafe for swimming. Despite the warning, people have continued to flock to the site. (📸: Sur Novosiberiask/Instagram )
"I spoke to another woman who wept in my arms crying for her baby. She didn't care to know my name, she didn't care to know who we were, she simply craved compassion," Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts ) said Friday during an emotional testimony about her visit to border facilities holding immigrants. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York ) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan ) also spoke in front of a House panel about their experiences visiting the border.
"It's hard to be celebratory when people do their jobs," Jon Stewart says after the House passed legislation to extend funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which is meant to cover health care costs for those who were injured in the terrorist attacks or the cleanup efforts that followed. "What's happening to that community is urgent. It's dire and it's heartbreaking."
Talk about a high stakes intervention. This dramatic video shows the US Coast Guard boarding a narco-sub carrying 16,000 pounds of cocaine. A member of the Coast Guard is heard yelling at a semi-submersible -- a half underwater and half exposed vessel -- tearing through the ocean. Members of the Guard then jump on the submarine-like boat, eventually forcing the top open to reveal the smugglers inside. In addition to the massive amount of cocaine, the Coast Guard also seized 933 pounds of marijuana, for a total seizure worth $569 million. In the last four years, there's been an increase in drug cartels from Central and South America using these homemade semi-submersible vessels, Lt. Commander Stephen Brickey told CNN. They are very rare, very expensive to build and cartels often have to build them deep in jungles to avoid detection. The Coast Guard only stops an estimated 11 percent of the vessels that pass through the East Pacific -- an area Brickey said was about the size of the entire US.
This is what Tropical Storm Barry looks like from space. 🌍 ⛈ The dangerous weather system has been spinning away in the Gulf of Mexico and is set to to be the first tropical system to hit the United States this year. There is a significant chance that Barry could be a hurricane, with sustained winds of 74 miles per hour, when it makes landfall. But it's not the wind that makes this storm so treacherous. It's the colossal rainfall and massive storm surge. "This is a life-threatening situation," the National Hurricane Center said. States of emergency have been declared in multiple Louisiana parishes and at least two have declared mandatory evacuations in low-lying areas or those outside major levees. (📸: Christina H Koch/NASA )
Follow ➡️ @cnnclimate ➡️ If London being as warm as Barcelona sounds pleasant — think again. By 2050, London could be facing severe drought, as Barcelona did in 2008, when it nearly ran out of drinking water and reservoirs ran close to dry, according to a new climate change study. Hundreds of other major cities worldwide could face droughts, flooding, storms, and other climate catastrophes, said the study, which was conducted by the Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich university. In London, the warmest month will rise by 5.9 degrees Celsius (10.6 Fahrenheit ), leading to a mean annual temperature rise of 2.1 degrees (3.8 Fahrenheit ). (📸: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images )
American Airlines apologized to a Texas doctor who said she was humiliated after being told she couldn’t fly unless she covered up her romper with a blanket. Latisha “Tisha” Rowe said she and her son were boarding a flight from Jamaica to Miami on June 30 when an airline employee asked them to step off the plane to talk. Rowe shared a photo of the outfit she was wearing and said black women face a double standard. "I've seen white women with much shorter shorts board a plane without a blink of an eye,” she tweeted. An American Airlines spokesperson said the company is investigating. (📸: Latisha Rowe )
Bad news juice fanatics. Bad news juice lovers of any kind, really. Drinking just one small glass 🍹of a sugary drink per day -- 100ml, about a third of a typical can of soda -- has been linked to an 18% increase in overall cancer risk and a 22% increase in risk for breast cancer, according to a new study. Mathilde Touvier, lead author of the study which was published in medical journal BMJ, said that the findings added to research showing that reducing how many sweetened beverages we drink would be beneficial for our health. "What we observed was that the main driver of the association seems to be really the sugar contained in these sugary drinks," she said. Responding to the study, the American Beverage Association stressed the safety of sugary drinks. "It's important for people to know that all beverages -- either with sugar or without are safe to consume as part of a balanced diet," an ABA spokesperson said. (📸: David Ramos/Getty Images )
After a ticker-tape parade through New York City, #USWNT star Megan Rapinoe gave a stirring speech to fans, with a challenge.
All they do is win ⚽️ 🏆 US women’s soccer star @mrapinoe fires up fans during a ticker tape parade in New York celebrating the #USWNT win in the #WorldCup
US women's soccer captain Megan Rapinoe is continuing to challenge President Trump, saying he needs to do better in caring for every single American. "You have an incredible responsibility as the chief of this country to take care of every single person, and you need to do better for everyone," she said in an interview. @mrapinoe has transcended her role as a star athlete to become an outspoken advocate for gender equality and equal pay, skyrocketing to national prominence after her team's undefeated run to win the #worldcup. Rapinoe spoke directly to the camera to deliver this message on CNN’s @andersoncooper360 Tuesday: "Your message is excluding people. You're excluding me, you're excluding people that look like me, you're excluding people of color, you're excluding Americans that maybe support you." #USWNT (📸: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images )
Jodi Benson, the original "Little Mermaid," defends the casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel in the new "Little Mermaid." "No matter what we look like on the outside, no matter our race, our nation, the color of our skin, our dialect, whether I'm tall or thin, whether I'm overweight or underweight, or my hair is whatever color, we really need to tell the story," Benson said. (📸: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images and Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )
Nicki Minaj, facing a backlash from some fans and human rights groups, is canceling a planned concert at the Jeddah World Fest in Saudi Arabia. "After better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression," she told the Associated Press. Saudi Arabia is a strictly conservative kingdom where homosexuality is criminalized and women are bound by guardianship laws that make them legally dependent on men. (📸: Gilbert Carrasquillo )
An appeals court upheld a judge’s ruling that President Trump violates the Constitution when he blocks critics on Twitter. Because Trump uses Twitter for official communications with the public, it is unconstitutional to exclude someone on the basis of that person disagreeing with him, the judges said. Tuesday’s ruling upheld a lower court’s ruling last year. “No government official — including the President — is above the law, and all government officials are presumed to follow the law as has been declared,” Judge Naomi Buchwald wrote in the earlier ruling.
Follow ➡️ @cnnclimate ➡️ Here's one way the climate crisis can affect your health: In highly polluted areas, your lungs are likely to age faster, and are more at risk to develop COPD, a respiratory disease that can block airflow and make it difficult to breathe, according to a new study in the European Respiratory Journal. Air pollution also increases the risk of heart disease, strokes and lung cancer. The number of COPD cases is expected to increase dramatically in the next 10 years. (📸: Fred Dufour/ AFP/Getty Images )
This USGS animation shows an earthquake happening roughly every minute in Southern California over the past few days. In the first 100 hours since a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck 150 miles north of Los Angeles on Saturday, there have been 5,400 mostly small earthquakes. That's an earthquake every 1 minute and 7 seconds. (📸: @USGS )
Video captures the moment a bolt of lightning struck a sailboat in South Boston 🌩 The boat's owner was not on board, and there were no injuries. Thunderstorms in the area produced about 1-1.5 inches of rain and flooded freeway exits.
Happy birthday, Alelia Murphy 🎂Wearing a yellow dress, lace gloves and a tiara, the oldest living American celebrated her 114th birthday Saturday. Murphy was born in North Carolina in 1905 and has lived in New York's Harlem neighborhood since 1926. Friends and officials in Harlem honored her with a neighborhood-wide bash, and declared that July 6 will now be recognized as “Alelia Murphy Appreciation Day.” (📸:WPIX )
Chants of "Equal pay!" rang out from the stands of the Women's #WorldCup final ⚽️ on Sunday, after the US team's stunning 2-0 victory 🇺🇸 against the Netherlands. Members of the #USWNT recently sued the US Soccer Federation, saying that it discriminates by paying the women less than members of the men's national team. The prize for the 2018 men's World Cup stood at $400 million, while female players will receive $30 million this year.
Every player put on the most incredible show, said soccer star Megan Rapinoe after leading the US #worldcup team to a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands. @mrapinoe used her post-win press conference to demand equal pay. The players of the women's team earn less money than their male counterparts on the men's team. In March, 28 members of the #USWNT sued the US Soccer Federation alleging wage discrimination. "At this moment of tremendous pride for America, the sad equation remains all too clear, and Americans won't stand for it anymore. These athletes generate more revenue and garner higher TV ratings but get paid less simply because they are women," said Molly Levinson, spokeswoman for the USWNT players in their equal pay lawsuit.
The city of Denver is fed up with its growing Canada goose problem, so officials are implementing a new program to process the birds into food for “needy families." There are an estimated 5,000 geese living in Denver, and the city says the birds have led to “increased human conflicts in parks” and other sanitation and maintenance concerns. Canada geese are protected under the Migratory Bird act, but the city obtained authorization from both state and federal governments to manage the population via roundups, according to its website. The USDA says goose meat is safe for human consumption. (📸: KDVR )
The US women's soccer team won its second straight World Cup on Sunday, defeating the Netherlands 2-0 in Lyon, France. ⚽️ 🇺🇸 Megan Rapinoe, right, scored the first goal off a penalty in the 61st minute. Rose Lavelle added the second in the 69th minute. The Americans were a perfect 7-0 in this tournament. It is the fourth World Cup title in US history — two more than any other country. (📸: Denis Balibouse/Reuters ) #worldcup2019 #worldcup
Well, this is a nightmare: Cockroaches have apparently begun to develop a cross-resistance to powerful insecticides 😱In a recent study, scientists from Purdue University exposed German cockroaches to different insecticides, and found that the cockroach populations not only developed a resistance to the insecticide they were exposed to, but also picked up resistances to other insecticides. The super-immune insects can then pass their resistance on to their offspring, making it only a matter of time before a given population becomes, essentially, insecticide-proof. (📸: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images )
Newlyweds John and Phyllis Cook 💍 are celebrating their new lives together at their Ohio senior living facility. John is a World War II veteran who just turned 100, and Phyllis will turn 103 next month. The couple had been dating for about a year before they went to the courthouse to get their marriage license, where they got married on the spot. "To tell you the truth, we fell in love with each other. I know you think that may be a little bit farfetched for somebody our age, but we fell in love with each other," Phyllis Cook told CNN affiliate WNWO. ❤️(📸: Kingston Residence of Sylvania )
And now they’re 🎶happyyyy 🎶The graduating class of Harlem High School in New York got a big surprise when musician Pharrell Williams promised “A-List internships” to each student after their freshman year of college. “I was surprised and shocked and relieved,” said one senior. The internship opportunity “would mean that I could pursue my dream without settling for less.” All 114 graduates have been accepted to college (📸: Pharrell Williams )
As Fourth of July fireworks lit up the Florida sky, hundreds of baby sea turtles on Fernandina Beach decided to put on a show of their own 🐢🌊 As the hatchlings made their way into the ocean, beachgoers watched in awe, keeping their distance to make sure the turtles made it to the water safely. "I've lived in the area for 30 years and this was my very first time ever experiencing this," Florida resident Becky Finsness told CNN. (🎥: Becky Finsness )
15-year-old Cori “Coco” Gauff staged a remarkable comeback to continue her spectacular run at Wimbledon 🎾 after beating Polona Hercog on Friday. Having struggled to find her rhythm in the early stages, the American looked to be heading for a loss in straight sets, but went on to win a nail-biting tiebreak and, eventually, the match. (📸Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images )