The Morning Dispatch: What Comes Next After Mar-a-Lago Search

Happy Friday! How do you get millions of people to tune in to a mid-August baseball game between two of the worst teams in the league? Plop it in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa.

(The Harry Caray hologram singing ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ was a bit uncanny-valley, though.)

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday afternoon officers had shot and killed an armed man who allegedly tried to breach an FBI field office in Cincinnati earlier in the day. The man—whom authorities declined to name but was reportedly motivated by anger over the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago earlier this week—fled along Interstate 71 before hiding in a field and refusing to surrender, law enforcement officials said.

  • The American Automobile Associated reported Thursday that the national average price for a gallon of regular gas has dropped to $3.99—its first time below $4 since early March, and down from a record $5.02 in mid-June. Falling fuel prices were largely responsible for July’s promising inflation report, contributing to lower prices on goods across the board, including airline tickets.

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