1. California Chrome Owner Rants About Missed Triple Crown
Steve Coburn, who co-owns California Chrome, expressed his dismay with other horses after missing out on the Triple Crown. He called ones that skipped the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes as “cheaters” that took “the coward’s way out.” He defended his comments on “Good Morning America,” comparing it to himself playing basketball against a child in a wheelchair.
“If they want to call me a sore loser, I don’t care,” he told reporters. Chrome finished tied for fourth at the Belmont Stakes and will finally get a break for a few months before being prepped for the Breeder’s Cup this fall.
2. Tracy Morgan Injured in Fatal Multi-Car Crash
Comedian Tracy Morgan was listed in critical condition after a crash early Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike, which is nicknamed “The Black Dragon.” One member of his entourage was killed and three others injured in the multi-vehicle crash, which occurred just after Morgan finished a comedy show in Delaware.
The Walmart truck driver accused of causing the crash was released on $50,000 bail.
3. Hillary Clinton on 2016
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wants some more time before deciding whether she’ll run for president in 2016. Clinton told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that “I will be on the way to making a decision by the end of the year.”
The full interview with Hillary Clinton and ABC’s Diane Sawyer will air during a one-hour ABC News prime time special on Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET. ABC’s Robin Roberts will follow up with Clinton’s first live interview, on Tuesday, June 10, on “Good Morning America.”
4. WWII Veteran Who Left Nursing Home for D-Day Commemorations Returns Home
Bernard Jordan, 89, returned to England after leaving his nursing home and ferrying across to France to attend D-Day commemorations. Jordan said after he couldn’t get an official spot to join the celebrations he decided he would just make his own way.
“I am delighted to be back at home with my wife and the wonderful staff here at The Pines,” Jordan said in a statement obtained by the BBC. “I was never banned from going to commemorations – I just decided to make my own way there.”
Jordan told reporters the trip was “quite exciting” and that it’s “marvelous” to be home.
5. 5 killed in attack on Pakistan airport
Gunmen attacked a Karachi airport terminal today killing at least five, according to officials. An airport security official told reporters the attack happened late Sunday in a terminal used for VIP flights.
Local television stations aired footage of a major fire at the airport and the military was called in to help police fight the attackers.