NORTH KOREA FIRES MISSILE OVER JAPAN: Today North Korea fired a midrange ballistic missile over Japan that's designed to carry a nuclear weapon. It landed in the Pacific Ocean, and according to AP, the distance and type of missile test seemed intended to show that North Korea can back up its threat to target the U.S. territory of Guam. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch, saying, "This reckless act of launching a missile that flies over our country is an unprecedented, serious and important threat." Abe also said he spoke to President Trump and they agreed to increase pressure on North Korea.
MORE RAIN COMING AS FLOODWATERS CONTINUE TO RISE IN HOUSTON: Floodwaters have immersed Houston and it looks like it won't be stopping anytime soon. More than 30 inches of rain has fallen so far, and up to 20 more inches could fall on top of that as Harvey, downgraded to a tropical storm, drifted back into the Gulf of Mexico, slightly regained some strength, and is expected to once more make landfall on Wednesday before weakening by Thursday. So far Harvey has been blamed for six deaths in Texas, but more deaths may be revealed after the storm finally passes.
AMAZON SLASHES WHOLE FOODS' PRICES UP TO 43 PERCENT ON FIRST DAY: If you drive a truck, you can now shop at Whole Foods as prices were slashed by up to 43 percent yesterday! Why? Because Amazon is now the new owner after buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Among the products with the biggest price reductions were Fuji apples, bananas, salmon, tilapia, gala apples, rotisserie chicken, lean ground beef, and avocados. Amazon's Echo voice-activated electronic assistant was also for sale at Whole Foods stores for $99.99, as well as the Echo Dot, for $44.99.
BOY HELPS NEIGHBOR POP THE QUESTION: This is ADORABLE!!! Seven-year-old Elijah McDonald surprised his neighbor Caroline McSwain by knocking on the door and asking if he could be her "ring berry" or ring bearer. She's taken back by the question, turns around, and well, you just have to see how this unfolds, the video is below. On a side note, the families have been friends for nearly 20 years, and McSwain actually helped her neighbors get engaged 10 years ago. Awwwwww. (Daily Mail)
ASTROS, TEXANS GAMES MOVED BECAUSE OF HURRICANE HARVEY: Major League Baseball's Houston Astros and the NFL's Houston Texans are being forced to relocate their home games because of the massive flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. The Astros will play a three-game series against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field, starting today. Their three-game series against the New York Mets that begins on Friday may also have to be played at Tropicana Field. Meanwhile, the Texans will end their pre-season schedule against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.