El Paso congresswoman says Trump 'not welcome' in the city after mass shooting

Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, had a message for President Donald Trump. The Texas Democrat, who represents El Paso, the site of a recent mass shooting that left at least 20 people dead, said that Trump was "not welcome" in El Paso if he came to visit because of his inflammatory rhetoric about Latinos and immigrants. The death toll in the El Paso shooting increased to 22 on Monday. There are now 24 injured. El Paso police said the shooter published a "manifesto" before his shooting that had anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric, and authorities were investigating the attack as a potential hate crime. The suspect is a 21-year-old white man from Allen, Texas. — USA Today

Navy football scraps 'Load the Clip' motto over insensitivity to those affected by gun violence

Navy football dropped the “Load the Clip” motto it planned to use for the 2019 season as it was deemed insensitive to those affected by gun violence, the school’s superintendent said Friday. The slogan, which was chosen by senior captains of the football team, is insensitive to the community and inappropriate, superintendent Vice Admiral Sean S. Buck told the Capital Gazette in a statement. “It is always my priority, part of my mission statement, for the Navy to be a good neighbor,” Buck said. “The bottom line is, we missed the mark here. The initial internal football team motto selected, ‘Load the Clip,’ was inappropriate and insensitive to the community we call home, and for that, I take responsibility for, and apologize to not only the Capital Gazette, but the entire Annapolis community.” — Fox News

A month into Tennessee's ban on cellphone use while driving, how many citations have been issued?

Hundreds of Tennessee drivers were fined in July under the state's newly implemented distracting driving law that makes it illegal to hold a phone while driving, and state officials say they plan to ramp up enforcement further. The Tennessee Highway Patrol wrote 424 citations across the state under the law that took effect July 1. Only three of those were specific to Davidson County. But the Metro Nashville Police Department cited 46 drivers in the city last month. And according to Wes Moster, director of communications for the THP, July and August are being used as a teaching period, though citations and fines were still issued. — The Tennessean

American tries to woo business travelers with better seats and faster airport screening

American Airlines is courting international business travelers with priority treatment on the ground as the airline aims to bring in more revenue from the lucrative passengers. American is extending perks like free access to preferred seats, those toward the front of the coach cabin that generally carry a fee, and priority access on airport security lines, ticket counters and boarding for passengers booked through American on its trans-Atlantic partner airlines British Airways, Finnair and Spain’s Iberia. — CNBC

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