- U.S. ABC News
A 29-year-old Texas mother who went missing after she went on a date last weekend "could be in danger," relatives and police said. Erika Gaytan, of El Paso, was last seen in the evening of July 13 or the early morning hours of July 14, according to the El Paso police department. Police did not say where she was last seen, but her family told ABC El Paso affiliate KVIA that she had been on a date at the El Paso County Coliseum for a concert.
- U.S. Good Morning America
Woman recalls moment family learned they were target of 1999 Yosemite killer: 'Our lives were flipped upside-down'
Lenna was just 10 or 11 years old when her mother began a relationship with Cary Stayner, a maintenance worker at the Cedar Lodge right outside of Yosemite National Park. Lenna said that at the time, Cary Stayner, in his 30s and handsome, appeared "safe" to her, her mother and younger sister. Lenna, who asked that ABC News withhold her last name, said he also taught the two how to dive.
- Politics The National Interest
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has allegedly been uncooperative with her hometown paper’s efforts to get to the bottom of accusations that she committed marriage fraud, the paper’s political editor said.Omar’s brief congressional career has been dogged by accusations - which she has denied - that she married a male relative, possibly her brother. Omar and her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed joint tax returns while Omar was married to another man, Ahmed Elmi, Minnesota campaign finance officials said.Omar and her family have made it difficult for journalists to find out the truth about her marriage, Minnesota Star-Tribune editor Kevin Diaz told PolitiFact in an interview Thursday.“Our public records searches determined that in at least one period after she married Elmi, all three (Omar, Elmi and Hirsi) used the same address in Minnesota. It raises questions about the nature of the relationship if she is living with both the person she’s married to and her eventual husband,” Diaz said.“What’s really made it hard is that she’s been unwilling to address any of these questions. That has fueled the controversy. We quoted her at length to say that these were mere accusations, that they were unfair, and that she shouldn’t have to address them. Be that as may, there was an undisputed instance of her filing her taxes improperly. And if you’re in Congress, you should explain that to your constituents,” he continued.
- U.S. Storyful
Texas Gov Greg Abbott put his signature to a controversial “Chick-fil-A” law in Texas on Thursday, July 18.Abbott said discrimination was not tolerated in Texas. “No business should be discriminated against simply because its owners donate to a church, the Salvation Army, or other religious organization,” he said.He called the law a “victory” for religious freedom in Texas.The law prohibits the government from taking “adverse action” against businesses or individuals based on religious affiliation, or donations to religious groups. It follows the exclusion of Chick-fil-A from a concessions contract by the city of San Antonio.Critics of the law argue it would allow discrimination against the LGBT community.Abbot put pen to paper in front of cameras Thursday with Chick-fil-A products visible on his desk and in the hands of people around him. “Today I signed the Chick-fil-A law in Texas. And, had a great lunch,” he said. Credit: Greg Abbott via Storyful
- Entertainment People
Keanu Reeves Leaves Sweet Note on Fan’s Yard Sign
- Politics USA TODAY
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan about the whereabouts of Border Patrol agents who threatened her in a secret Facebook group.