Disney’s new ride, how elephants communicate, why we like subtitles: Catch up on the day’s stories

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An elephant leads her calves away from danger in northern Kenya. - George Wittemyer
An elephant leads her calves away from danger in northern Kenya. - George Wittemyer

1️⃣ Elephant names: These gentle giants are seemingly more like humans than we might have realized. While dolphins call one another by mimicking the signature whistle of the dolphin they want to address, and parrots communicate in a similar way, wild elephants may go a step further in identifying one another.

2️⃣ Cyber attacks: Hospitals across the US — many in rural areas — have been targeted by hackers and cyber-criminals who are disrupting their ability to care for patients. Microsoft and Google are providing free or discounted security updates and training.

3️⃣ Disney’s new ride: Visitors to the Orlando theme park will experience an attraction inspired by the entertainment giant’s first Black princess. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is replacing the beloved yet also widely criticized Splash Mountain ride. Read why it’s so controversial. 📹 See the new ride in action

4️⃣ Earth-first diet: Chowing down on fruits and veggies isn’t just good for you — it benefits the planet too. That type of diet dramatically reduces the release of greenhouse gases along with your risk of premature death. It’s a win-win.

5️⃣ WNBA fans: Women’s basketball has been hitting new heights lately, and now we have some statistics to back that up. The league said the first month of the season saw record television ratings and the highest attendance numbers in 26 years.

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👀 Costly stunt: YouTube star Alex Choi was arrested after posting a video showing a low-flying helicopter shooting fireworks at a Lamborghini, authorities in California said. No injuries were reported, and the video has been taken down from his channel.

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📸 Colorful camouflage: As a teenager, Thandiwe Muriu created elaborate photo shoots with her sisters in the family’s garden. Now she specializes in striking images of African beauty and womanhood.

Thandiwe Muriu/Chronicle Books
Thandiwe Muriu/Chronicle Books


Stepping down: Norenberg’s allegations were made ahead of a congressional hearing this week where the Coast Guard’s first female commandant will testify about the scandal.

Quiz time

Christophe Ena/AP
Christophe Ena/AP

🎾 Spanish tennis star Carlos Alcaraz won a thrilling five-set match for his first title at which major tournament?
A. US Open
B. Wimbledon
C. Australian Open
D. French Open
⬇️ Scroll down for the answer.

Looking ahead

🗓️ Tomorrow: President Biden will address a gun violence prevention conference in Washington, DC, nearly two years after he signed the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades. His campaign believes this will be a key election issue.

Good vibes

😎 We like to wrap things up on a positive note:
Rudy Lopez was umpiring at a baseball game in California when he suffered a heart attack. Luckily for him, pediatric nurse Lakeysha Pack was in the stands cheering for her son. She ran onto the field and performed CPR on Lopez until paramedics arrived. “All I saw was me and Rudy,” she said. “I didn’t hear anything. I didn’t see anything. It was just me and him.” See what happened next.

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🧠 Quiz answer: D. Alcaraz came from behind to defeat Alexander Zverev and win the French Open in Paris for the first time.
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