The United States District Court for the Central District of California rejects a US$190 million defamation suit against entrepreneur Elon Musk by Tham Luang cave rescuer Vernon Unsworth. The lawsuit, considered to be the first major suit by a private individual over comments made on Twitter, was filed over Musk's insulting Tweets after Unsworth criticized his role in the rescue.
A source for CNN confirms that a note posted anonymously on Pastebin.com is by Apple CEO Tim Cook. In the note, Cook defends Apple's decision today to bin the HKmap.live iOS app because, he says, its use endangers "law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong."
An unnamed United States official says evidence suggests the drones approached Saudi Arabia from the northwest from Iraq or Iran, contrary to the Houthi militants' claim that the drones were launched from Yemeni territory. Three experts cited by CNN say the official's evidence is not conclusive.
Cesar Sayoc is sentenced to 20 years in prison for sending pipe bombs to CNN and several prominent U.S. Democrats including former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden last year.
The United States deploys a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East to respond to threats from Iran. A U.S. official told CNN, "... the threats were against both U.S. maritime and land-based forces in the region."