Push for George Zimmerman fed case, Home Run Derby: Top 5 stories for Monday
Pols seek federal charges for Zimmerman
A trio of New York congressmen outraged over the acquittal of George Zimmerman will call Monday for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Florida neighborhood-watch volunteer, who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012, for possible civil right violations. The event, which starts at 1 p.m. on the steps of the Manhattan Federal District Court House in Lower Manhattan, will include Reps. Charles Rangel, Gregory Meeks and Hakeem Jeffries. On Sunday, hundreds of people around the city rallied for Martin.
The heat is on
New Yorkers who brave the outdoors Monday can expect to sweat. The forecast calls for a high temperature of 97 degrees. In response, the city has opened more than 400 air-conditioned cooling centers. To find a cooling center near you, click here. The sizzling weather will hang around for a while, with highs in the 90s expected through at least Saturday.
Deadline for mayoral fundraising disclosures
Monday is the deadline for the city’s mayoral candidates to submit their fundraising disclosures for the past 60 days. When the last figures were released in May, Joe Lhota was leading the pack, while Christine Quinn was the top-raising Democrat. Anthony Weiner had not yet entered the race then.
Autopsy on ‘Glee’ star
Medical examiners in Canada will conduct an autopsy Monday on “Glee” star Cory Monteith, who was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room Saturday. The 31-year-old actor had battled drug addiction and recently completed a stint in rehab.
All-Stars slug it out
On the eve of baseball’s All-Star Game, Citi Field will host the annual Home Run Derby. The field of contestants includes the Yankees’ Robinson Cano and the Mets’ David Wright. amNewYork takes a look at the history of Yankees and Mets in the event. The derby begins at 8 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.