North Korea Launches ICBM, Trump Goes To Europe, and More

On July 4, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that’s capable of reaching Alaska. It flew 580 miles before turning around and landing in the sea near Japan. 

“Testing an ICBM [intercontinental ballistic missile] represents a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region and the world,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement Tuesday night. “Global action is required to stop a global threat.” NPR digs into what that means, and what can happen next. 

» MORE: Trump chastises China as US weighs North Korea response

Trump Goes To Europe

The president returns to Europe this week after a shaky first trip to the continent in May and signs of unhappiness around the globe with the start of his presidency. Read the story from The AP

» MORE: President Trump is scheduled to have a face-to-face with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit

Fox Sports Chief Fired

A former ESPN executive who joined Fox Sports two years ago has been fired amid sexual harassment allegations. Read the story from AdAge

New York Police Officer Shot

Miosotis Familia, a 12-year NYC police veteran, was shot and killed early Wednesday by an ex-convict. He was killed by officers a block away. Read the story from The AP

NPR Tweets Cause Confusion

NPR tweeted the entire Declaration of Independence on Tuesday to mark the holiday. But some Twitter users were a bit confused. Read the story from The AP