Good morning, Arizona. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
This beautiful cooldown in Phoenix won’t last for long, so enjoy it while it lasts. After yesterday’s unusually cool 78-degree high, temperatures could be back in the triple digits by Sunday.
Today through Friday, however, highs will be in the mid- to upper-80s.
SUNS EARN FOURTH PICK IN NBA DRAFT
So, that didn’t turn out like we had hoped.
The Suns will pick fourth in the NBA draft on June 22, disappointing fans with higher expectations.
The team finished with the league’s second-worst record, guaranteeing a top-five pick and providing a 19.9 percent chance of obtaining the top spot, the lottery’s second-best odds. Instead, the No. 1 pick went to the Boston Celtics, the same team playing Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals. The Lakers will pick second.
In the court of social media, this is definite proof the system is rigged.
‘THE SHOES CONTINUE TO DROP’
Sen. John McCain turned up the heat on President Donald Trump yesterday, saying the scandals that have put his White House in turmoil are now “Watergate size and scale.”
McCain, R-Ariz., made the comments at a dinner in Washington, D.C., in which he accepted the International Republican Institute’s Freedom Award.
“I think we’ve seen this movie before. I think it appears at a point where it’s of Watergate size and scale. … The shoes continue to drop, and every couple days there’s a new aspect,” McCain was quoted as saying by the Daily Beast.
RESIDENTIAL TOWER COMING TO ARIZONA CENTER
A 31-story residential tower will replace the Arizona Center’s grassy lawn in downtown Phoenix, according to plans announced Tuesday.
The $100 million project proposes adding 350 units to the mixed-use complex, which encompasses two city blocks along Van Buren Street. The corner at Fifth Street where crews would build the tower is now undeveloped, open space.
The aging Arizona Center already is home to offices, entertainment, restaurants and a garden area. Its owners are trying to attract new tenants and reinvent the center as a more modern destination.
At 31 stories, the building would be among the tallest in Phoenix.
GOOGLE IT: IT’S STILL TRADEMARKED
“Google” will not go the way of “aspirin,” “cellophane,” “escalator” or “thermos,” former trademarks that were used so generically that the companies that owned them were forced to relinquish them.
Yesterday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that instead, Google will join Coke, Q-tips, Xerox and other companies that managed to hang on to ownership of trade names even though they are widely used as nouns and verbs to describe any and all items in their class.
The dispute started in 2012, when two people identified in the record as Chris Gillespie and David Elliot bought more than 700 internet domain names incorporating the word “google” from GoDaddy, a Scottsdale-based domain-name registrar.
As you can imagine, Google Inc. was not pleased and took them to court. Read the full story.
TODAY IN HISTORY
- In 1792, the New York Stock Exchange had its beginnings as a group of brokers met under a tree on Wall Street and signed the Buttonwood Agreement.
- In 1875, the first Kentucky Derby was run; the winner was Aristides, ridden by Oliver Lewis.
- In 1940, the Nazis occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War II.
- In 1954, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka decision which held that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal, and therefore unconstitutional.
- In 1957, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his first national speech, titled “Give Us the Ballot,” during the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C.
- In 1961, Cuban leader Fidel Castro offered to release prisoners captured in the Bay of Pigs invasion in exchange for 500 bulldozers. (The prisoners were eventually freed in exchange for medical supplies.)
- In 1977, the Chuck E. Cheese’s fast food and family entertainment chain had its start as the first Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre opened in San Jose, California.
- In 1980, rioting that claimed 18 lives erupted in Miami’s Liberty City after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance executive Arthur McDuffie.
- In 1987, 37 American sailors were killed when an Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark in the Persian Gulf. (Iraq apologized for the attack, calling it a mistake, and paid more than $27 million in compensation.)
- In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow legal same-sex marriages.
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