5 Things To Know For Your New Day — Friday, June 24
Written By: Ed Powell
Posted June 24, 2016
United Kingdom Votes To Leave EU In Historic Referendum:
The United Kingdon has voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum, with 51.89% of the population voting to leave and 48.11% voting for remain.
Almost 46.5 million people were registered to vote in Thursday’s referendum.
Leave.EU and UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who had earlier appeared to concede that the “Remain” vote had “edged it,” told his supporters that the result heralded a “new dawn” for an independent UK.
He also called on Prime Minister David Cameron to resign as a result of the referendum.
“The dawn is coming up on an independent United Kingdom, something that you did your absolute best — you used all of your powers — to prevent,” he said
Disney Beaches Reopen, State Believes It Caught Killer Gator:
Walt Disney World reopened its beaches to guests Thursday, a source at the Florida theme park with knowledge of the situation told CNN.
The move comes more than a week after an alligator snatched a boy, Lane Graves, from a beach behind the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, killing him.
The beaches will open one hour after sunrise and will close an hour before sunset, the source said. (The alligator attacked the Nebraska 2-year-old shortly after 9 p.m. on June 14.)
Beaches also will include signs and temporary barriers “to further promote safety at our resort and we continue to work on permanent, long-term solutions,” the source said.
getty image-Brian Woolston
Baltimore Officer Who Drove Van Not Guilty On All Charges:
Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was fatally injured, was found not guilty Thursday on all charges, including the most serious count of second-degree depraved-heart murder.
Wearing a dark suit and blue shirt, Goodson stood motionless as the verdict was read.
The officer’s daughter wept as the judge enumerated the reasons for the acquittal, count by count, over 40 minutes. Then Goodson embraced members of his family and legal team.