Seven of the 30 MLB teams have announced in recent weeks that they plan to expand the protective netting in their stadiums, and the Braves are considering joining that group. The Braves, who installed netting to the far end of both dugouts when SunTrust Park opened in 2017, now are evaluating whether to extend it farther down the foul lines. As the need to better protect fans from injuries caused by line-drive foul balls draws increased scrutiny around MLB, the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals recently have said they will extend the netting in their stadiums to or near the outfield foul poles. — the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Darrion Johnson knows exactly what to do if he sees someone get shot. On a Friday night this year on the South Side of Chicago, Darrion, 14, watched while another teenager practiced putting pressure on a fake bullet wound, checked for a pulse and began two-handed chest compressions on a teen pretending to be a gunshot victim. Along with a dozen other teens, Darrion was attending a first responder training course held by a youth-led anti-violence organization, Good Kids Mad City. “Just don’t panic,” Darrion firmly repeated aloud to the instructor, a member of Good Kids Mad City, as she explained that it can take just minutes to die from blood loss after being shot, while an ambulance can take up to 30 minutes to arrive. — NBC News
Amazon said it sold more than 175 million items during this year’s Prime Day shopping event, more than its sales for the past Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. The online retailer, which didn’t disclose an actual sales figure in the press release, called the two-day sale across 18 countries its “largest shopping event in Amazon history.” Last year’s Prime Day only ran for 36 hours. It also said that on Monday and Tuesday it sold more Amazon devices — like the Echo Dot, the Fire TV Stick and Alexa Voice Remote — over a two-day period than it ever has before. — CNBC
While the pool of Democratic presidential hopefuls grows, the Trump team is ramping up its plans for the current president's 2020 re-election campaign. And while President Trump has always kept his family very close, even going as far as appointing his daughter and son-in-law to be official White House employees (adviser to the president and White House innovations director, respectively), one member of the Trump clan won't be playing a role — if any — next year. According to a new report from Politico, Tiffany Trump won't be doing much to help out. Sources involved with the campaign say that Tiffany is "not expected to play any role in the campaign, apart from appearing at the occasional event." — Yahoo!