5 things to know for June 5: Trump, Parkland, Australia, Dominican Republic, meat

Tropical moisture from a remnant low near Mexico is beginning to push rain up into an already flood ravaged central US. Pedram Javaheri has the details on how long we can expect the rain.

Posted: Jun 5, 2019 10:00 AM
Updated: Jun 5, 2019 10:00 AM

Want to visit Cuba? Well, you can't go on a cruise ship, thanks to new government regulations.

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)

1. President Trump in the UK

President Trump is headed to Portsmouth this morning, where he'll join Queen Elizabeth and other royals, plus Prime Minister Theresa May and other politicians, for a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Veterans of the Normandy landings will also be there. In an interview earlier with British TV, Trump said he talked with Prince Charles about climate change and was "moved" by his passion on the subject (Trump's skepticism on man-made climate change is well known). The President later today stops in Ireland before heading to France for another D-Day ceremony.

Meanwhile, back home in Washington, Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexico as a way to pressure the nation on immigration is meeting fierce resistance -- from his own party. Some GOP senators told White House and Justice Department officials the plan is ill-advised, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there isn't "much support" for it. Elsewhere in the world, Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to Russia today for a three-day state visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

2. Parkland school shooting

The former school resource officer who stayed outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the 2018 massacre faces felony charges. Scot Peterson, an ex-Broward County sheriff's deputy, has been charged with 11 counts, including felony child neglect charges. He's been criticized for not going into the school to try to stop the shooting. Instead, Peterson took a position outside a school building and stayed there for more than 45 minutes as the gunman fired dozens of shots. An arrest warrant says Peterson lied to investigators by saying he heard only a couple shots after he arrived at the school building. Seventeen people died in the massacre, one of the worst shootings in US history.

3. Australia rampage shooting

Four people were killed yesterday in the northern Australian city of Darwin in what's being described there as a mass shooting. Of course, an act of violence like this one is (sadly) not exactly shocking news in the United States, but it's sent shock waves through Australia, which is known for its strict gun control laws. A gunman opened fire with a shotgun in several locations; a man was taken into custody about an hour later. It's the worst shooting rampage in Australia since gun laws were tightened after a 1996 massacre at a popular tourist spot.

4. Dominican Republic hotel deaths

Three deaths in five days. That's the scary stat coming out of a resort in the Dominican Republic. A Pennsylvania woman died May 25 at the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana. The 41-year-old woman had just checked in and was having a drink from the minibar when she collapsed. Five days later, hotel employees found a Maryland couple dead in their room at the resort. An autopsy showed they had respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, a condition caused by excess fluid in the lungs. It's not clear if there's any connection between the deaths of the woman and the couple, although all three of the Americans checked into the hotel on the same day.

5. Meat

Think you're doing your body a favor by eating chicken breast instead of steak? Think again. Eating white meat is just as bad for you as eating red beef, at least when it comes to your cholesterol levels, a new study says. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco tested the long-held belief that the generally high saturated fat content of red meat raises LDL (the so-called "bad" cholesterol) levels in the bloodstream. Elevated cholesterol levels increase chances of a stroke or heart attack. What researchers found was there was no difference in the cholesterol levels of study participants after they consumed diets of red and white meat for four weeks each. Still, the researchers say eating white meat may still be better for your heart because there may be other effects from eating red meat that contribute to cardiovascular disease.

TODAY'S NUMBERS

11,000

The number of people evacuated in Alberta, Canada, as wildfires torch through more than 700,000 acres of land

512 

The point gain yesterday for the Dow, the second best day for stocks so far this year

BREAKFAST BROWSE

The '80s will never end

We thought TV's reboot fever had passed. But no, now they're thinking about bringing back "Punky Brewster."

'Someday we'll find it ...'

Still looking for the "Rainbow Connection?" You can find it, again, on the big screen as "The Muppet Movie" returns to theaters for its 40th anniversary.

From Russia with love?

Live in Russia and use Tinder? Just be aware that all those digital love notes will be shared with your boo ... and the country's spy agencies.

Back to school

A homeless man is going back to the University of Texas -- after 40 years -- to finish his degree. And his tuition will be paid, thanks to a student and an alum.

Don't believe the hype

Despite some news reports, Jussie Smollett is not coming back to "Empire," series creator Lee Daniels says.

Icing on the (cup)cake

A trip to Disney World won't be so expensive for a family of seven after a Minnesota teen baked enough cupcakes to finance the whole vacation.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"I'm glad they're bringing some color to the show."

Actress La La Anthony, who is black and Puerto Rican, on being added to the cast of "BH90210," a reboot of sorts of "Beverly Hills 90210"

TODAY'S WEATHER

AND FINALLY

Drink up

Some of the oldest people in the world live on the Japanese island of Tokunoshima. What's their secret? Alcohol, apparently. (Click to view.)

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 61839

Reported Deaths: 1707
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin19569839
Ramsey7717268
Dakota4507106
Anoka3752115
Stearns290920
Washington216345
Nobles17686
Olmsted176723
Scott159020
Mower11052
Rice10388
Blue Earth9325
Wright8975
Carver8783
Clay78840
Sherburne7328
Kandiyohi7021
St. Louis57319
Todd4292
Lyon4253
Freeborn3601
Steele3512
Nicollet34713
Watonwan3230
Benton3203
Winona26416
Beltrami2440
Crow Wing23814
Le Sueur2261
Martin2095
Chisago2041
McLeod2020
Goodhue1999
Otter Tail1983
Cottonwood1780
Becker1611
Pipestone1589
Polk1554
Waseca1490
Itasca14612
Douglas1441
Carlton1420
Unassigned13141
Dodge1290
Isanti1290
Pine1290
Murray1241
Chippewa1071
Morrison931
Wabasha930
Brown892
Faribault890
Meeker872
Rock850
Sibley842
Koochiching793
Jackson790
Pennington751
Cass742
Mille Lacs723
Fillmore670
Renville665
Lincoln580
Grant563
Swift551
Yellow Medicine520
Roseau520
Pope480
Houston420
Aitkin411
Norman400
Kanabec371
Redwood360
Hubbard350
Wilkin343
Marshall290
Wadena270
Mahnomen271
Red Lake240
Big Stone220
Lake210
Stevens180
Clearwater140
Traverse110
Lac qui Parle80
Cook50
Lake of the Woods40
Kittson30

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 49380

Reported Deaths: 942
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk10444208
Woodbury373452
Black Hawk315766
Linn242888
Johnson211819
Dallas189835
Buena Vista179412
Scott174314
Dubuque169831
Marshall145026
Pottawattamie133228
Story117315
Wapello90533
Muscatine85148
Webster8268
Crawford7313
Sioux6433
Cerro Gordo63417
Warren5721
Tama55429
Jasper48127
Wright4751
Plymouth47011
Clinton4164
Dickinson3844
Louisa37814
Washington30510
Boone2623
Hamilton2511
Franklin24512
Bremer2307
Clarke2043
Clay2011
Carroll1942
Emmet1934
Des Moines1872
Shelby1861
Hardin1840
Marion1750
Poweshiek1608
Benton1601
Floyd1582
Allamakee1564
Jackson1561
Mahaska14217
Guthrie1355
Cedar1341
Jones1332
Buchanan1291
Henry1274
Madison1252
Butler1252
Hancock1212
Lee1183
Humboldt1181
Pocahontas1172
Delaware1171
Lyon1152
Harrison1101
Cherokee1101
Clayton1063
Taylor1000
Winneshiek971
Iowa971
Page950
Monona910
Kossuth900
Mills890
Palo Alto880
Jefferson870
Calhoun862
Winnebago860
Sac860
Fayette850
Osceola840
Grundy801
Mitchell790
Cass791
Union781
Monroe748
Lucas734
Worth670
Davis612
Montgomery604
Chickasaw550
Appanoose513
Howard500
Fremont430
Greene430
Keokuk371
Van Buren361
Ida310
Adair300
Audubon291
Decatur250
Ringgold231
Wayne201
Adams160
Unassigned10
Rochester
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 66°
Mason City
Broken Clouds
76° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 76°
Albert Lea
Scattered Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 68°
Austin
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 66°
Charles City
Scattered Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 79°
Sunny start to Wednesday before more rain chances arrive
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Sean's Weather 8/12

Image

More students enrolling Pine Island

Image

Rochester's Ronald McDonald House adapting to new normal

Image

Shots fired at Rochester apartment complex

Image

Big Rochester Races on MN Primary Ballot

Image

Jump Bikes in Rochester

Image

Coaches react to Big Ten cancellation

Image

Wind Farm Project Update

Image

Biden chooses a running mate

Image

The impact of a pandemic on a primary

Community Events