[Barack] Obama has proposed granting Israel the largest package of military aid ever provided by the United States to another nation, but he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remain deeply at odds over a figure for the assistance despite months of negotiations.” [NYT]
U.S. CORPORATE PROFITS CONTINUE THEIR SLIDE They dropped for the third straight quarter, which is “the longest slide in earnings since the financial crisis.” [WSJ | Paywall]
JOHN BOEHNER TOOK OFF THE GLOVES He called Ted Cruz, “Lucifer in the flesh.” [Igor Bobic, HuffPost]
THIS TWITTER HACK COST AN NFL DRAFT PICK MILLIONS Someone posted a video of Laremy Tunsil smoking a bong in a gas mask as the draft unfolded, dropping his pick from a top slot to number 13. [Peter Andrew Hart, HuffPost]
WOMEN AND THE DRAFT “The push for gender equality in the military just moved one step closer. The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday that would require women to register for the military draft.” [Willa Frej, HuffPost]
ZIKA’S BRAIN DAMAGE IN INFANTS WORSE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT The virus eats away at parts of their brains and prevents other areas from growing. Reserve [WSJ | Paywall]
COULD AN OVERDOSE BE TO BLAME FOR PRINCE’S DEATH? “Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.” [AP]
WE HAVE A NEW LARA CROFT And she’s an Oscar winner to boot. [Variety]
ELON MUSK WANTS TO BE ON MARS In two years. [Vanity Fair]
HOW WE FEELING ABOUT THE OLYMPIC UNIFORMS? Maybe it’s just us, but we would have gone with something a bit more zippy. [Racked]
THIS WOMAN TURNED 100 AT HER GRANDDAUGHTER’S WEDDING And she killed it at her bridesmaid duties. [HuffPost]
‘IT IS WAY MORE EXPENSIVE TO BE MY GIRLFRIEND THAN IT IS TO BE ME’ “By our unscientific experiment, it’s nearly 50 percent more expensive to be Jessica, a normal woman in the United States, than it is to be James, a pretentious perma-groomed city twerp.” [HuffPost]
YOU SHOULD BE CLEANING YOUR TOILET ONCE A WEEK Break out those scrubbing gloves. [HuffPost]
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THESE COLLEGE KIDS ARE MOWING LAWNS FOR FREE “At no cost to homeowners, the lawn care service mows lawns for the disabled, seniors and single moms in the area.” [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ The Pentagon has disciplined 16 involved in the air strike that hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan last fall.
~ Could this be the end of Dr. Torres on “Grey’s Anatomy?”
~ The Reagan family is not happy about Will Ferrell’s new movie, and they have a point.
~ The national teen birth rate is at an all-time low.
~ Congrats to Kesha on her musical return on Zedd’s “True Colors.”
~ North Korea just sentenced a Korean-American to 10 years of hard labor.
~ Kenya is set to light a $100 million ivory bonfire — all to save the elephants.
~ We’re big fans of Ezekiel Elliott’s NFL draft style.
~ And happy fifth anniversary to Prince William and Kate!
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