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June 7, 2023: Canadian wildfires, Virginia high school graduation shooting, Floodwaters crest from destroyed dam, McCarthy, Florida deputy in Parkland school shooting

1. Authorities in New York, Toronto and Ottawa warned residents about the health risks from air polluted by smoke from unprecedented early summer wildfires in eastern Canada.

2. A man armed with four handguns killed two people and wounded five others when he fired into a crowd outside a high school graduation ceremony in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday, police said.

3. Ukrainians abandoned their inundated homes as floodwaters crested across a swathe of the south on Wednesday after the destruction of a vast dam on the front line between Russian and Ukrainian forces that each blamed on the other.

4. U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy faces a revolt from hardline Republicans who accuse him of betraying an agreement that got him elected to lead the chamber, raising questions about the job security of the top Republican in Congress.

5. Florida prosecutors and defense attorneys will make opening statements on Wednesday in the trial of a former sheriff’s deputy charged with failing to protect students as the 2018 mass shooting unfolded at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.



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