Chinese communications satellite Zhongxing-9A enters orbit
According to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the Long March-3B rocket encountered a problem in its third phase after it was launched on June 19, failing to place the satellite in orbit on time. Read more.
The Huffington Post - At last month's house hearing on the proposed Comcast-NBC takeover, execs from both companies shamefully acknowledged their diversity problems. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts sheepishly divulged that his company's board of directors includes only one woman and one person of color, and NBC's Jeff Zucker confessed that the network has no Black programming. Read more.
Weeks of high temperatures and virtually no rain have left much of Scandinavia dangerously dry.
Wildfires are raging and Sweden has called on other European countries to help fight them. Italy, France and Norway have sent aircraft to supplement Sweden's helicopters in fighting the flames. Read more.