▪ Deceased New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez suffered the most severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever discovered in a person his age, researchers at Boston University have revealed. The football player, who hanged himself in his prison cell in April at age 27, while serving a life sentence for murder, would have experienced significant damage to his decision making, judgment, and cognition as a result of his brain injuries, said doctors.
The Washington Post
▪ A self-driving shuttle bus got into an accident on its first day in Las Vegas, as it cruised one block east of the Vegas Strip. Police said another vehicle, with a human driver, was to blame for backing up into the bus, which couldn’t go in reverse.
New York Daily News
▪ At least 14 House Republicans have announced that they won’t seek re-election in 2018, compared with just two Democrats.
▪ After the church massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, last week, the 1999 Columbine school shooting is no longer among the 10 deadliest mass shootings in postwar America. When it occurred, Columbine was the first mass shooting in nearly eight years that killed 10 or more people— and after 1999, seven years would pass without one. By comparison, five of the past six years have included at least one shooting with 10 or more deaths.
The New York Times ■