This year’s Atlantic hurricane season should be “near normal,” government forecasters announced Thursday, with the likelihood of nine to 15 named storms, and two to four major Category 3 hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or greater. 9:05 p.m.
Federal prosecutors on Thursday accused the founder of WikiLeaks of violating the Espionage Act, bringing against him a new, 18-count indictment alleging that he unlawfully obtained and disclosed national defense information. 8:30 p.m.
An outbreak of devastating storms spawned tornadoes that destroyed buildings and cars, injured dozens of people in Missouri’s capital city, and killed at least three others elsewhere in the state. 6:33 p.m.