ABC7 WEATHER: Mostly Sunny, Hot & Humid, Stray Shower. High in the 90s. http://wj.la/1ivsSwP
‘GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON’: Among the reports –a water main break and a gas line break shut down a portion of Linden Lane in downtown Silver Spring late Sunday night; Metropolitan police are investigating a stabbing death in Northeast D.C.; much more, beginning at 4:30 a.m.
NEW TSA SECURITY MEASURES: The Transportation Security Administration is implementing new safety procedures in response to concerns that al-Qaida may be trying to produce a bomb that airport security can't detect.
The TSA is requiring that passengers coming to the U.S. from some airports turn on their electronic devices before getting on the plane.
Devices that won't power up won't be allowed onboard and those passengers may have to undergo additional screening. http://wj.la/1n7cmTi
MAN FALLS INTO POTOMAC RIVER: Fire officials say a man was seriously injured after falling about 30 feet into a rocky section of the Potomac River. A Montgomery County fire department spokesman says the man fell around 3:45 yesterday afternoon in Great Falls Park. http://wj.la/1ozMBuC
POPE TO MEET WITH SEX ABUSE VICTIMS: Pope Francis on Monday is holding his first meeting with victims of a sexual abuse scandal by priests that has tarnished the image of the Catholic Church over the last decade.
The pope will meet with victims from Britain, Ireland and Germany after holding a private mass at the Vatican which they will attend. http://usat.ly/1odCcll
ENDLESS APPETIZERS AT TGI FRIDAYS: There are all-you-can eat buffets. No-limit salad bars. And even eat-'til-you-drop dessert bars.
But this may be a first for a national restaurant chain: endless appetizers.
TGI Fridays, whose signature item is arguably its appetizer line, today launches a high-profile but risky "Endless Appetizers" summer promotion that offers all-you-can-eat appetizers for $10 per person. Guests can choose one appetizer from a list of the the chain's most poplar starters — including loaded potato skins, boneless buffalo wings and mozzarella sticks — and receive unlimited refills: http://usat.ly/1oddCRv
ABDUCTED NIGERIANS ESCAPE: Officials say 63 girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have escaped.
Nigerian security forces and federal government officials had denied reports of another mass abduction from three villages in the northeast on June 22.
Small-scale kidnappings by Boko Haram extremists had been going on for months when they drew international condemnation for the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls from a school in Chibok town of Borno state April 15. Some 219 of those girls still are missing.
The government and military failure to rescue them has attracted criticism at home and abroad.
A local government officials and a vigilante leader say they've confirmed that 63 women and girls escaped Thursday and Friday while their captors were engaged in a major battle with soldiers. http://wj.la/1xFo8b3
ALLEGATIONS OF GERMAN SPYING FOR U.S.: German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that if allegations a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are proven true, that would be a "clear contradiction" of trust between the allies.
Merkel spoke today while visiting China about the arrest last week of a 31-year-old man suspected of spying for foreign intelligence services. German media, without naming sources, have reported that the man worked for Germany's foreign intelligence service and had passed on information to U.S. agents since 2012.
Merkel says, "If the allegations are true, it would be for me a clear contradiction as to what I consider to be trusting cooperation between agencies and partners." http://abcn.ws/1qNCOnT
LONDON BOMBING MEMORIAL DEFACED: Vandals have defaced a memorial commemorating victims of the London transit bombings. Today is the ninth anniversary of the rush-hour attacks that killed 52 commuters and wounded hundreds. The park's manager discovered the graffiti. Someone wrote, "Blair Lied Thousands Died." Workers scrubbed off the red and black lettering just hours before a ceremony marking the anniversary. http://abcn.ws/1qNDN7F
SPORTS, BRIEFLY. The Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 http://wj.la/1rps9gt
TRENDING ON ABC7 FACEBOOK: SiriusXM fired “Opie & Anthony" radio show host Anthony Cumia over his "racially charged" and "hate-filled" remarks on Twitter, including tweets and retweets that were degrading to women: http://wj.la/1xButEn
NEWSTALK: Among Monday’s guests (10 a.m., NewsChannel 8) are Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein, who will discuss Wimbledon, the new World Team Tennis season and the proposed soccer stadium deal; Business Insider political editor Hunter Walker who will discuss so-called "coal rollers,” EPA opponents retrofit their cars and trucks to spew extra pollution into the air; and PGFD spokesman Mark Brady, who will talk about the latest Rt. 1 pedestrian fatality.