ABC7 WEATHER: Mix of clouds and sun. Muggy. Afternoon storms. High in the mid 80s. http://wj.la/1ivsSwP
‘GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON’: Among the reports – Prince George’s County prepares to say goodbye to former executive Wayne Curry, whose funeral is today; much more, beginning at 4:30 a.m.
MARYLAND CLASSROOM FIRE: Authorities in Charles County say a fire has burned a number of classroom trailers at a public middle school in Waldorf. Authorities say the fire at John Hanson Middle School began around 6:15 last night. http://wj.la/1n96bJV
WAYNE CURRY FUNERAL: Mourners are expected to gather at an Upper Marlboro church for the funeral of former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry. Curry's funeral is scheduled for 11 o'clock this morning at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro. http://wj.la/1jt97GI Curry’s funeral will be streamed LIVE online at news8.net.
SEXTING EVIDENCE PHOTO CONTROVERSY: A Virginia teenager is fighting efforts by City of Manassas police who want to take photos of him in a sexually aroused state to try to prove a sexting case against him. Prosecutors told a judge they need photos of the 17-year-old's erect penis to compare against photos he is accused of sending to his 15-year-old girlfriend. http://wapo.st/1lWtPsT
NO BORDER VISIT FOR OBAMA: President Barack Obama has met with officials and religious leaders in Dallas to discuss the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.
But Obama rejected criticism that he should make a personal tour of the border to see the flood of young Central Americans.
He said the situation is a problem, "not theater." Obama called on lawmakers, including the Texas delegation, to approve his $3.7 billion request for emergency spending. http://wj.la/1mAvdph
TWO GORED AT RUNNING OF THE BULLS: Two people have been gored during today's running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
It's the fourth day of the run.
The Spanish Red Cross says the two were gored in the leg and another four people were taken to Pamplona hospitals for other injuries sustained after being tossed into the air in this morning's run.
The gorings were caused by a lone bull that raced ahead of the pack, causing people to panic. http://abcn.ws/1pZDmrl
DUKE VS. DUKE: When you think of "Duke" - what comes to mind? Some will think of actor John Wayne - who was nicknamed Duke - a name he adopted from the family dog he had as a child. Then, there are those who associate it with Duke University. The school and the estate of the late actor are embroiled in a legal dispute over Duke. Wayne's heirs are suing the university over the right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the name Duke and an image of the late actor. The school feels letting the Wayne estate slap the name on bottles of booze would "diminish, dilute and tarnish" the value of the name. In their response, Wayne's heirs say the school doesn't own Duke. The United States Patent and Trademark Office lists more than 250 active trademarks that include the word "Duke," including jazz legend Duke Ellington - and a brand of mayonnaise. http://apne.ws/1lUzq2H
CHINESE HACKERS ATTACK U.S. NETWORKS: Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times.
Senior U.S. officials say the hackers gained access to some of the agency's databases in March before the threat was detected and blocked, the Times reported in an article posted on its website Wednesday night. How far the hackers penetrated the agency's systems was not yet clear, the newspaper said.
Accusations of hacking by China and counterclaims of such activity by the U.S. government have strained U.S.-Chinese relations. Chinese hacking has been a major theme of U.S.-China discussions this week in Beijing, though both sides have publicly steered clear of the controversy.
A Chinese government spokesman on Thursday reiterated Beijing's oft-stated position that it is "resolutely opposed" to Internet hacking and said there were parties who wanted to make China look like a cybersecurity threat. http://wapo.st/1lWuKtf
SPORTS, BRIEFLY: The Washington Nationals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2; Argentina advances to the World Cup final. http://wj.la/1rps9gt
TRENDING ON ABC7 FACEBOOK: A local woman is accused of leaving her disabled mother inside a hot car overnight. Court records revealed the 63-year-old woman was found suffering from dehydration, extreme sweating, and had been sitting in her own urine and feces for approximately 16 hours. http://wj.la/1toGDBT
NEWSTALK: Among Thursday’s guests (10 a.m., NewsChannel 8) are Sen. Rand Paul about changes in DC's gun laws; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton will discuss Rep. Andy Harris and plans to block marijuana decriminalization; former Washington Post reporter Ruben Castaneda talks about what it was like to cover the city's crack epidemic while hooked on the drug himself. His new book is called "S Street Rising."