1. Trump Kim summit: US and North Korean leaders hold historic talks
The pair shook hands at a luxury hotel in Singapore’s Sentosa island before proceeding to talks. Mr Trump said “a lot of progress” was made, and said he would soon attend a signing ceremony with Mr Kim. They have been discussing defusing tensions and nuclear disarmament. However, it is unclear what document the two leaders would be signing. Analysts are split on what the summit will achieve. Some see it as a propaganda win for Mr Kim, others a potential path to peace.
2. Cruz, Mariners overcome Trout’s 2 HRs in 5-3 win vs Angels
SEATTLE (AP) — A healthy and confident Nelson Cruz usually means good things are on the horizon for the Seattle Mariners. Cruz homered twice and the surprising Mariners overcame Mike Trout’s two home runs to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Monday night. “(Cruz) feels good about his swing and where his body is at, which is good,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “For home run hitters, it goes in streaks. You see guys hit five, six, seven — they just get in that groove. And he’s certainly in that groove right now. So, hopefully we can ride it as long as we can.” Ryon Healy hit a two-run shot for the Mariners, who chased Andrew Heaney early and won for the ninth time in 11 games. Seattle sits atop the AL West by a half-game over the World Series champion Houston Astros.
3. New coach Penny Hardaway already having impact on Memphis
League championships, the NCAA Tournament and another Final Four berth all accomplished by teams with a healthy dose of local talent before sellout crowds. High expectations for any college coach. For someone in their first college job, the combination easily could be just too much. Not for Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway.
“I meet pressure head on,” Memphis’ newest coach said. “I mean I feel like I was born to do what I’m doing right now. I feel like I have a good enough staff and us as a crew and our team, I really love my team, and I feel like we can do whatever we really put our minds to that we can do. I don’t shy away from it. I know it’s there, but I’m ready for the challenge.” Coaching his hometown Tigers seems like a perfect fit for the man known locally as just Penny. And fans desperate to reclaim past glory see the Memphis native who grew up here, played at then-Memphis State for another local legend in Larry Finch and returned to town when his All-Star career in the NBA ended as the man to restore the program to the glory that includes three Final Fours even if only one still counts on the books.
4. U.S.-North Korea summit: Trump, Kim Jong Un sign unspecified document after hours of talks
SINGAPORE — After more than a half-century of hostility between their two countries, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a document Tuesday pledging “to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” but providing few details of how that might work. “We’re starting that process very quickly,” Trump said during a brief signing ceremony, again providing few specifics.
5. What to expect for June 12th primary in Nevada, Maine, South Carolina, Virginia, North Dakota
WASHINGTON — Voters in five states Nevada, North Dakota, Maine, South Carolina and Virginia — will head to the polls Tuesday to determine their general election candidates in a slew of races. There are two open races for governor, a sitting governor facing primary challengers and a handful of House seats that, come November, Democrats think they’ve got a chance to take just as long as they get the right candidate Tuesday. And while we’ve known the general election lineups for some time now, Wednesday morning Senate campaigns in North Dakota, Nevada, Virginia and Maine will officially have moved into general election mode.