What We're Following This Morning

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

North Korea’s party congress: The ruling party is holding its first congress in more than three decades. The BBC reports that Kim Jong-un will use the occasion to “consolidate his control of the country.”

Fort McMurray fire, cont’d:

Scottish nationalists claim victory: But the SNP failed to win a majority in the Scottish Parliament.

It was an especially bad night for the Labour Party in its traditional stronghold where they lost ground to Britain’s ruling Conservatives.

A successful SpaceX launch:

Boaty McBoatface, no more: The vessel will be named after David Attenborough.

But fear not:

News from last night here