Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the media on Sunday, saying that investigators are still looking into a cause for Saturday’s massive blackout in Manhattan. He did say, however, that there had been no evidence of foul play like terrorism or a cyber attack.
Takeaways from @NYCMayor presser on #nycpoweroutage— Van Tieu (@Van_Tieu) July 14, 2019
- no injuries
- not a cyber attack or terrorism
- not caused by high power use
- result of transmission substation failure ... exact cause will take "time" to determine
- 400 elevator rescues
- New Yorkers are amazing@NY1 pic.twitter.com/m6OMeDc5CG
— thisannoyedme (@thisannoyedme) July 14, 2019
Firefighters were tasked with rescuing hundreds of passengers from a riverboat in Edmonton late Saturday night. The boat became stranded on the North Saskatchewan River with hundreds of passengers on board. Some were stuck on the boat for as long as eight hours.
The Wimbledon final too place on Sunday and it was one to remember. Novak Djokovic ended up besting Roger Federer in what finished as the longest singles final in tournament history. The fifth and final set went to a tiebreak, tied at 12 games a piece, where Djokovic pulled away.
A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck Indonesia on Sunday. The tremor hit Moluccas islands and at first there were no significant injuries or casualties reported, but officials have since confirmed that at least one person has died.
Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke revealed over the weekend that he’s descended from slave owners. In a contributed post to Medium, he wrote about his paternal great-great-great grandfather listing two women, Rose and Eliza, as his possessions. O’Rourke says he was just recently given documents that showed this information.
Something that we've been talking about in town hall meetings -- the legacy of slavery in the United States -- now has a much more personal connection. I was recently given documents showing that both Amy and I are descended from people who owned slaves. https://t.co/rGKKLqcoKf— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) July 15, 2019
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