China fires missiles near Taiwan. Brittney Griner found guilty in Russia. Juan Requesens is convicted of the assassination attempt against Maduro. They accuse Wanda Vázquez, former governor of Puerto Rico, of corruption charges. This is what you need to know to start the day. Truth first. 1. United States declares monkeypox a public health emergency The administration of President Joe Biden declared monkeypox a public health emergency, while cases are on the rise in the United States. The administration has been criticized at times for its handling of the outbreak. 2. Brittney Griner, 9 years in prison Brittney Griner, an American basketball player detained in Russia, was found guilty on Thursday of drug smuggling charges in the trial she faced in a Moscow court. Britney Griner and the support of her colleagues in the US 1:40 3. China fires missiles near Taiwan China fired multiple missiles into waters off the northeast and southwest of Taiwan on Thursday, the island’s Defense Ministry said, while Beijing makes good on its promise that Taipei will pay a price for hosting US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. China conducts military exercises after Pelosi’s visit 1:30 4. Juan Requesens sentenced for attempted assassination of Maduro Former Venezuelan deputy Juan Requesens was sentenced this Thursday to eight years in prison for the crime of conspiracy. Requesens was charged in August 2018 with seven crimes related to the attempted assassination of the questioned President Nicolás Maduro, which occurred on August 4 of that year. Venezuelan opponent Juan Requesens sentenced to 8 years in prison 3:32 5. Wanda Vázquez accused of corruption Former Governor of Puerto Rico Wanda Vázquez was accused of bribery charges related to the financing of her electoral campaign in 2020. If found guilty, He could face up to 20 years in prison. Why was the former governor of Puerto Rico arrested? 4:36 ————– At coffee time These cities are more resistant to extreme heat. Here’s what they’re doing differently The climate crisis is making extreme heat more frequent and last longer, but cities, without well-thought-out design, can make life even more suffocating. US cities reach record temperatures 1:51 The dark revelation behind the escape of a kidnapped girl The escape of a kidnapped girl in Alabama led to the discovery of two decomposing bodies and the arrest of a man who now faces murder charges and kidnapping, authorities said. Kidnapped girl escapes and her kidnapper is arrested 1:34 20 pesos bill in Mexico: when will it go out of circulation? The 20 peso bill is the lowest denomination bill in circulation in Mexico. Its value is equivalent to approximately US$ 1. Mexican banknote is awarded as the best in Latin America 0:47 NOAA updates its forecast for hurricanes in the Atlantic and says that it will remain above normal A hurricane season is still expected in the Atlantic above normal, according to the latest forecasts from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Colorado State University (CSU). A man survives 16 hours trapped in an overturned sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean A 62-year-old French man survived for 16 hours in an air bubble inside his overturned sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean before being rescued by divers from the Spanish coast guard in what they described as a “bordering on the impossible” operation. The number of the day $4 million Jury orders Alex Jones to pay $4 million in damages to two Sandy Hook parents. Quote of the day “So far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I feel hopeful and wonderful” Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen announced Wednesday that she and her husband, musician John Legend, are expecting a baby. In 2020 the celebrity had a miscarriage. And finally… Iceland registers volcanic fissure eruption near Reykjavík. There is danger? Iceland recorded the eruption of a 360-meter fissure that opened in the Fagradalsfjall volcano, near its capital Reykjavik. Find out if this action will have consequences in the following video.