3 Things To Know Today

1 Officials Confirm: 17 Sailors, 4 Civilians Hurt In Naval Ship Blast

That nearly two dozen Navy sailors are in the hospital after a fire and explosion on the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard in San Diego. The Naval Surface Forces have confirmed that a total of 17 sailors and four civilians suffered non-life threatening injuries. Only 160 sailors were on board the ship at the time. The vessel was undergoing maintenance at the time of the explosion – and that leads to what we don’t know: what caused the fire or the explosion. If there’s good news, it’s that all personnel have been accounted for – including rescuers - and that officials believe there’s a "low risk for secondary explosion.” Still, an 18-hundred foot perimeter has been established for safety reasons.

2 Texas Police Officers Killed In Line Of Duty Ambush

Officers responding to a domestic disturbance in McAllen, Texas have been killed in the line of duty. According to McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez the two men – who have been identified as Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez – were ambushed while responding to a call. Officials say the 23-year-old suspect Audon Camarillo killed himself. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he had spoken with McAllen's police chief and offered the full support of the state. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tweeted, "Our prayers and full support are with the valiant men and women of the McAllen police department this evening."

3 Surgeon General: Trajectory Of COVID Can Change If Folks Do Their Part

The U.S. Surgeon General says the battle against the coronavirus can take a turn for the better if the American people do their part. Appearing on CBS' “Face The Nation,” a masked up Dr. Jerome Adams urged folks to follow basic public health guidelines which include wearing a mask. He noted that doing so can help turn the tide over the next two to three weeks based on how long it takes the virus to appear. Adams insisted the country is in a better place than earlier this year and that we're better able to respond to the virus. Someone getting – or at least supporting – the message? President Trump himself, it would seem. Trump was seen wearing a mask in public for the first time since the pandemic began over the weekend while touring the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He has refused to wear one in the past. Public health experts have encouraged all Americans to cover their faces in public to slow the spread of the coronavirus that leads to COVID-19.

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