In our news wrap Monday, on the second night of protests in Milwaukee, an 18-year-old was shot and seriously injured. The protests were in response to the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith, a black man authorities say was carrying a stolen handgun. In Nepal, 33 are dead after their bus plunged off a mountain road, falling almost 100 feet down a hillside; 28 more were injured, some critically.
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In the day’s other news: An 18-year-old was shot and seriously injured after a second night of protests in a Milwaukee neighborhood. It followed the fatal police shooting of Sylville Smith, a black man authorities say was carrying a stolen handgun.
Dozens of officers clashed with protesters overnight, and four sheriff’s deputies were wounded. Milwaukee’s mayor blamed outsiders for the unrest, and called for calm.
MAYOR TOM BARRETT, Milwaukee:
We have issues in this city. We know there are issues. There’s too much poverty, there are housing issues, there are public safety issues, there are education issues. None of those issues get addressed if your intent is to inflict property or personal damage in this great neighborhood.
No major property damage was reported last night, unlike the previous night, when six businesses were torched.
Officials also said they will now strictly enforce the city’s 10:
00 p.m. curfew for teenagers. In Nepal, 33 people are dead after their bus plunged off a mountain road, careening almost a hundred feet down a hillside.
The bus had departed from Kathmandu, and crashed about 50 miles east of the capital city. At least 28 more people were injured, some critically. Victims were airlifted back to hospitals in Kathmandu.
An airstrike sent a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Northern Yemen today — the exact death toll wasn’t immediately clear, but Yemeni officials said there were some 20 casualties among hospital patients and staff. A Saudi Arabian-led coalition has been bombing rebel targets in the country for more than a year.
Back in the U.S., a wildfire spanning more than six square miles is burning out of control north of San Francisco. More than 4,000 people in and around the rural town of Lower Lake have been forced to evacuate. The fire first broke out Saturday, and has since destroyed at least 175 structures. It’s one of 11 major fires burning across California right now.
Major hotel chains in 10 states and the District of Columbia have been hit by hackers. Malware was installed on the payment processing systems of 20 different Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott, and Westin properties as far back as March of 2015. The company that manages the hotels insists the security breach has been contained. There’s no immediate word how many customers were affected.
A banner day on Wall Street:
All three major stock indexes closed at record highs, driven in part by gains in the chemical and the mining sectors. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 59 points to close at 18636. The Nasdaq rose 29 points, and the S&P 500 added six.
And at the Summer Olympic Games, U.S. gymnast Laurie Hernandez won silver in the balance beam finals. Her teammate Simone Biles added a bronze medal to her collection of golds, after a rare stumble on the beam.
Meanwhile, on the track, Emma Coburn became the first American woman to ever medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, taking the bronze.
Still to come on the “NewsHour”:
new revelations tying Donald Trump’s campaign chair to Ukraine’s pro-Russian party; on Politics Monday, Hillary Clinton’s edge in key swing states; doctors desperately trying to save lives amid Syrian airstrikes; and much more.
And how political unrest in Ukraine has made its way into the race for president of the United States.
Before becoming Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort consulted for Viktor Yanukovych, the former Ukrainian president who fled to Russia in 2014 and later faced charges in the deaths of civilian protesters. Yanukovych’s removal exposed a political system in Kiev rife with corruption.
Today, The New York Times reports of a — quote — “black ledger” that allegedly links Manafort to millions of dollars in secret cash payments.
John Yang has the story.