Amid royal honors, Trump steps on his own good press:

President Donald Trump often gripes about his bad press — but as his state visit to Japan shows, sometimes he’s his own worst enemy.

Trump ought to be in the middle of an easy two-week cruise of flattering coverage and statesman-like imagery, with British royals set to follow Japan’s imperial court and roll out the red carpet pageantry that he loves next week.

He could have stepped away from the perpetually raging Washington storm, especially since Congress is on a recess that could offer a timeout from his separation-of-powers showdown with Democrats.

Two killed including girl, 12, in Japan stabbing spree:

Two people, including a 12-year-old girl, were killed and 15 other children hurt in a stabbing spree in Japan on Tuesday — a rare act of public violence in a country considered one of the safest in the world.

The attack took place near a park in the city of Kawasaki, about 13 miles (21 kilometers) from Tokyo, authorities said.
The Kawasaki Fire Department earlier reported that 16 elementary school students and three adults were injured.
Victims were taken to four different hospitals. A spokesperson at the Nippon Medical School Musashikosugi Hospital confirmed the young girl and a 39-year-old man die

Rapper Meek Mill says Las Vegas Cosmopolitan hotel is ‘racist as hell’ after they turned him away:

Meek Mill is asking Twitter for “lawyers ASAP” after a run-in with the hotel staff of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

In videos posted on the rapper’s Twitter and Instagram on Saturday, two apparent hotel staff members tell Meek Mill he could be arrested for trespassing if he enters the hotel.
“We are private property, at this time, with the information we have, we’re refusing to do business with you, we have the right to do that,” one staff member can be heard saying in the video that begins after the conversation has already started.

Bill Buckner, an elite hitter for 22 seasons whose All-Star career was overshadowed by an infamous fielding error he made in the 1986 World Series, has died, according to Major League Baseball. He was 69.

His wife Jody told ESPN that Buckner was battling Lewy body dementia and was surrounded by his family before his death.
An outfielder and first baseman, Buckner played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox, the California Angels and the Kansas City Royals. His playing career spanned parts of four decades, from 1969 to 1990.

Mount Everest death toll rises to 11 amid overcrowding concerns:

Another mountaineer has died after summiting Mount Everest, bringing the death toll for the 2019 climbing season to 11 people.

American attorney Christopher John Kulish, 62, died on Monday after reaching the top of Everest on the Nepalese side of the mountain in the morning, Meera Acharya, the Director of Nepal’s Tourism Department told CNN.

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