Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. US PREPPED RETALIATORY STRIKES ON IRAN FOR DRONE ATTACK
A U.S. official tells the AP targets would have included radars and missile batteries and The New York Times reported that Trump had approved the strikes, but then called them off.
2. GLOBAL CARRIERS TO AVOID STRAIT OF HORMUZ
3. DEFENSE CHIEF'S EXIT LEAVES VOID
4. BIDEN'S SOUTH CAROLINA TRIP TESTS WHETHER STUMBLES MATTER
The former vice president's recent fumbles on abortion and race are reminders that early front-runners often face the most intense scrutiny.
5. XI PRAISES KIM JONG UN'S ECONOMIC REFORMS
The Chinese president offers encouragement for North Korea's new focus on economic development in a speech in Pyongyang.
6. WHO WILL CHOOSE NEXT UK LEADER
Only about one in 400 people get to choose Britain's next prime minister — and most of them are well-off older white men. An opposition lawmaker called the process "undemocratic."
7. COMING TO A RESTAURANT NEAR YOU
Salmon produced by Indiana-based AquaBounty are the first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption in the U.S.
8. ROT IN PEACE
So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers are asking coastal residents to lend them their private beaches.
9. START THEM UP!
The Rolling Stones are back on tour and in Chicago after Mick Jagger's recent heart surgery.
10. IT'S ZION TIME ON BOURBON STREET
The New Orleans Pelicans selected Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, one of the most exciting prospects in years.