These are the headlines you Need 2 Know.

  • Deadly Heat: Relief is at hand for the nearly 200 million Americans who suffered through an oppressively hot weekend, with triple-digit heat indexes recorded for two days straight in major cities from St. Louis to New York. A change in the jet stream is bringing cooler temperatures to much of the central and eastern U.S. today. At least six people have died in the heatwave. CBS News.

  • Iran: Spies: Iranian state media is reporting authorities have captured 17 spies working for the CIA, and some have already been executed. It’s unclear if these alleged spies are linked to the “spy ring” that the country announced it had broken up last month. NY Times.

  • Iran: Tanker Seizure: A newly-released audio recording reveals the tense moments as Iran took control of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday. In the recording, British Navy officers can be heard trying to intervene in the seizure. An Iranian soldier is heard telling the tanker crew: “If you obey you will be safe.” Listen.

  • Puerto Rico: A massive protest is expected in Puerto Rico today after Governor Ricardo Rossello said he won’t seek re-election — and is stepping down as president of the New Progressive Party — but will NOT resign. The protests stem from a text message scandal involving vulgar and derogatory comments about women and homosexuals. Protesters are demanding the governor’s resignation. ABC News.

  • Hong Kong Protests: Protests continued in Hong Kong over the weekend, where riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets. The clashes happened after protesters — rallying for democracy — went past a designated “finish line” and continued on to government offices. BBC.

  • A$AP Rocky Case: President Trump’s intervention in the rapper A$AP Rocky’s case could backfire, sources told TMZ. Rocky has been detained in Sweden since July 3 on assault charges and the White House got involved in the case late last week at the request of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Swedish prosecutors are said to be wary of U.S. intervention in their criminal justice system. Rocky claims he was acting in self defense after a man attacked him. TMZ.

  • Abortion Rule: The Trump administration is reportedly not enforcing a new rule that bans family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, in order to give more time for compliance, despite the administration’s initial plan of immediate enforcement. A notice went out over the weekend alerting facilities to a new timetable. Wash Post.

  • New Corvette: Chevy has announced its brand-new Corvette Stingray, the first version of the iconic American sports car with a mid-engine design. The 2020 Corvette will start under $60,000, a surprisingly low price that Chevy parent GM hopes will juice slowing sales of the car. See it.

  • Sports: Golf: Ireland’s Shane Lowry won the British Open by six strokes in pouring rain to bring golf’s oldest trophy to the Emerald Isle. It was the first year the Open was played in Northern Ireland since 1951. ESPN.

  • Sports: Boxing: Manny Pacquiao beat the previously undefeated Keith Thurman in a split decision to become the oldest welterweight champion in history. The 40-year-old ‘Pacman’ dominated his 30-year-old opponent early with a knockdown in the first round. Deadspin.

  • Marvel’s Leading Ladies: Marvel closed out Comic-Con by unveiling its “phase four” slate of upcoming film and TV projects. Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, and Natalie Portman will all be starring in new Marvel movies. Jolie has been cast in "The Eternals", Portman will be a female Thor, and Johansson’s Black Widow character gets her own standalone film. Among the other announcements: Mahershala Ali is being cast as Blade and Tessa Thompson will play Valkyrie, Marvel’s first openly LGBTQ superhero. Full list.

  • Box Office: It’s Disney’s world, and we’re just living in it. The studio’s "The Lion King" remake grossed an estimated $185 million in its opening weekend, despite mediocre reviews. Meanwhile, "Avengers: Endgame", made by Disney’s Marvel unit, officially passed "Avatar" to become the highest grossing movie of all time. LA Times.

  • Livestream Fail: Police in Canada have apologized after livestreaming a press conference about a double murder that showed the sergeant with a cat filter — ears and all. See it.

Cheddar's Hena Doba and Jill Wagner get into the latest.

Subscribe to the Need 2 Know newsletter here and listen to our morning podcast wherever you get your podcasts.