Military Members can Stream the Rio Olympics for Free –
Service members, retirees, family members, and other authorized personnel allowed to shop at military exchanges can tune into the NBC live streaming for the 2016 Rio Olympics for free. Viewers must have an active ‘shopmyexchange.com’ account to access the the events on NBCOlympics.com or on the NBC Sports app. The opening ceremony begins on August 5th with the games ending on August 21st.
Source: Military Times
North Korea Fires Missile towards Japanese Waters –
A North Korean medium-range missile landed near Japan’s territorial waters on Wednesday. The U.S. Strategic Command reported that North Korea launched two Rodong missiles at the same time– one had exploded immediately following the launch. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated, “it imposes a serious threat to Japan’s security and it is an unforgivable act of violence toward Japan’s security.”
CDC Issues Travel Warning for Zika in Florida Neighborhood –
At least 16 people have been infected with the Zika virus in a Miami neighborhood, prompting a call for help from the state of Florida. Florida is the first state to see an outbreak of the virus within the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that pregnant women should avoid the Wynwood neighborhood due to the risk of “continued active transmission.”
Source: Vice News and CDC.gov
D.C. Metro Officer Charged for Assisting ISIS –
A Washington, D.C. Metro Transit police officer, Nicholas Young, has been charged for attempting to help ISIS. Young has been under FBI investigation since 2010. The officer allegedly sent money to ISIS through a mobile-based gift card on a messaging service used by ISIS for recruiting. If he is convicted, Young could face up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a lifetime of supervised release.
Source: Fox News