Today in One Paragraph
New Jersey Governor—and former presidential candidate—Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump for president. Authorities said the gunman who allegedly killed three people and injured 14 in Kansas was served a restraining order shortly before he opened fire. Gianni Infantino was elected to be the head of FIFA. Iran held its first parliamentary elections after the nuclear deal and lifting of sanctions.
Christie Backs Trump. The New Jersey governor’s announcement is a boost for Donald Trump, who fielded blows from Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on the debate stage Thursday night. During a press conference, Christie said Trump is “rewriting the playbook of American politics” and is the best choice “to take on the D.C. establishment.” (Russell Berman, The Atlantic)
Restraining Order May Have Set Off Gunman. Authorities said Cedric Ford, the gunman who is suspected of killing three people in Kansas on Thursday, was served with a temporary order of protection from abuse just 90 minutes before he opened fire. The Harney County Sheriff said, “I believe that probably is the trigger, and it went from there.” (Greg Botelho and Joshua Berlinger, CNN)
FIFA Has a New President. Gianni Infantino was elected as the new head of soccer’s governing body, replacing Sepp Blatter who was suspended for six years amid a corruption scandal. The 45-year-old lawyer said he hopes “to restore and rebuild a new era of FIFA.” (BBC Sport)