NBC affiliate WTVJ in Miami, Florida is reporting Miami-Dade police are investigating why so many minors were present at a nightclub last night during a shooting that left 15 people wounded. Miami Fire Rescue Captain said five girls hit by gunfire ranged in age from 11 to 17. A police spokeswoman says of the 15 wounded, one was reported in critical but stable condition, and the others remaining in the hospital were in good condition. Some had already been released. Investigators are currently trying to determine if the event where the shooting took place was a private event. Miami's CBS affiliate WFOR reports the Miami-Dade County curfew makes it illegal for children under the age of 17 to be out alone between midnight and 6 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. on other nights.
In his book Tell Me a Story, 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt writes the Maryland legislature calls bills that are introduced on Monday morning because of content aired on 60 Minutes the previous night "60 Minutes Bills." So it's no surprise a few things President Obama said in his 60 Minutes interview last night are making headlines today.
For starters, last night Obama said he thinks Democrats can maintain control of the Senate. Even though forecasts such as this one on the NY Times website show Republicans are likely to take control of the Senate in November, Obama says he hopes to convince voters of the positive changes in the economy and that the Democrats will retain majority.
Secondly, President Obama said the US "underestimated" the power of militants seeking to form an Islamic State (ISIS), but also overestimated the will of the Iraqi army to fight.
You can see the full 60 Minutes interview here.
CNBC has posted a list of some Derek Jeter memorabilia attached to a story that the collector items market is heating up since Jeter's last home game-winning hit at Yankee Stadium last week. Jeter's 1996 World Series rookie bat sold just two weeks after he announced his retirement back in February at a price tag of over $155,000. His 2001 game jersey (the year of his third consecutive World Series win) sold in May for over $7,000. And get this, one used sock, sold for $409.99. Get your own at www.steinersports.com. If you're into that sort of thing.
It's flu shot season! Most drugstore chains such as CVS Pharmacy are offering free flu shots with most insurance, and a perk for getting it, such as 20% off in the store. The Colorado NBC Affiliate 9 News reports fewer than half of people in the USA actually follow through with getting their shot. The Center for Disease Control reports the numbers as following: 34% of adults ages 18-64 receive a shot, 50% of pregnant women, 55% of children ages 5-17, 65% of those age 65 and over, 70% of children under 5 and 90% of doctors and nurses themselves. The flu hospitalizes about 200,000 people each year.
George Clooney is a taken man. The Daily Mail is reporting two days ago Clooney tied the knot with British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy. The ceremony was conducted by close friend and ex-mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni. Guests were reportedly banned from bringing cell phones to prevent photos being leaked, but have no fear. It's speculated US Vogue has secured rights to wedding photos and the couple will donate the fee they receive for the photos to a charity of their choice.
Today is National Coffee Day! A list of all of the places to get your fix courtesy of Time Magazine. I think I'll be heading to Dunkin Donuts to try the new Dark Roast Blend. The official hashtag for today is #NationalCoffeeDay so be sure to post yours to social media!
There's another Clinton in the world. Page Six is reporting Chelsea Clinton gave birth to a daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, Friday night. Former President Bill Clinton was the first to tweet at the newborn, including this picture and writing "Charlotte, your grandmother @HillaryClinton and I couldn't be happier!"