1. Police are investigating after a rabbit was found in Lamprey River with a rope around her neck and a weight attached to it in Raymond, New Hampshire. Raymond police said two kayakers found the rabbit on Sunday with a rope around her neck and a 5-pound weight attached to the other end of the rope. Candray Pet Care Center in New Hampshire, is caring for the rabbit. (WGME)
2. Portland police will host a series of “Coffee-with-a-Cop” events at local Starbucks, beginning Friday at the chain’s Congress Street location. The meeting at 2 p.m. Friday will be the first of three scheduled for July. The meetings were planned weeks ago, and are not related to an incident last week in Tempe, Arizona. In the Arizona incident, six police officers were asked to leave a Starbucks by a barista after a customer complained that the officers were making the customer uncomfortable. (Portland Press Herald)
3. Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final drew more viewers than the 2018 men’s final. The match between the USWNT and the Netherlands drew a 10.0 overnight rating, beating out the 2018 men’s final’s 8.3 rating. The game also drew roughly 14.3 million viewers, while the men’s final was watched by 11.4 million people. (NY Post)
4. An Asian couple in New York gave birth to two baby boys that were not theirs. The baby boys were not Asian, nor were they genetically linked to the parents–or each other. The couple says they spent more than $100,000 on costs related to the IVF process. They decided to relinquish custody of the babies after birth. The couple has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles-based CHA Fertility Center, claiming they made mistakes and implanted the mother with the wrong embryos. (BBC)
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