WORLD: All eyes are on Western Europe. Reminder: last week, the region was hit with heavy rains that caused dangerous flash floods - in some places, the worst in decades. At least 188 people have been killed. And rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors. Now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pledging financial aid - and saying govs need to do more to combat climate change. In other news, US health officials have some bad news about the delta variant: it’s so contagious, people who haven’t already gotten vaccinated or infected will likely get it. This comes as teenage tennis star Coco Gauff tested positive for the virus and was forced to drop out of the Olympics, just days before they kicked off.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Say hello to Wi Spa, which is in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Koreatown. The biz has a policy that lets trans women use women’s bathrooms - angering some people on the right. Case in point: lately, anti-transgender protesters have been targeting the spa. The situation has turned violent as police have clashed with the protesters, leading to dozens of arrests. Meanwhile, a jury just found that Walmart violated the Americans With Disabilities Act after it fired a woman with Down syndrome in 2015. The jury says the retail biz failed to provide the woman with the reasonable accommodation she needed. And in other news, Germany’s Olympic football team just walked off the pitch during a friendly match with Honduras. The why: a Black player for Germany reportedly faced racial abuse.
DISASTERS: Recently, a fuel tanker collided with another vehicle, flipped over, and caught fire in western Kenya, killing at least 13 people. 24 people - including kids - have been hospitalized with serious burns. Investigators are continuing to search the scene in an effort to identify any other deaths. In other news, dozens of people were taken to a hospital after experiencing burning skin and respiratory problems - apparently due to a chemical leak at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Texas. And meanwhile, over the weekend, a shooting took place outside Nationals Park in Washington, DC, forcing a Washington Nationals game to come to a halt and sending players and fans running. 3 people were injured. Stay tuned.