In the news
■ Billy McFarland, one of the organizers of the haphazardly set up Fyre Festival that was billed as a private-island extravaganza in the Bahamas but was ultimately postponed after attendees who had paid as much as $250,000 each began arriving for it, was arrested in New York on accusations of making “false representations to investors” in the event.
■ Carles Puigdemont, president of Spain’s Catalonia region, praised a letter of support for independence as signed by 500 of the region’s mayors, and vowed to push forward with an October referendum on autonomy regardless of warnings from the government in Madrid.
■ Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qatar’s foreign minister, rejected anew the demands from four Arab states that have accused the Persian Gulf state of supporting terrorism, and affirmed that Qatar is “prepared to face whatever consequences” once Monday’s deadline for compliance passes.
■ Olivia de Havilland, the 101-year-old Gone with the Wind actress, filed a lawsuit against FX Networks and Feud producer Ryan Murphy, alleging that the TV drama used her name and identity without permission and damaged her reputation.
■ James Cromwell, the 77-year-old actor, was sentenced to a week in jail for refusing to pay fines related to his arrest during a December 2015 protest at a natural-gas-fired power plant being built in Wawayanda, N.Y.
■ Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, praised his country’s “new success” in getting to host President Donald Trump ahead of a Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, and suggested that other European states are envious of the visit.
■ Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, an Army spokesman, responded to a push by New York congressmen to rename Stonewall Jackson Drive and General Lee Avenue in Brooklyn, saying the street names represent individuals, not causes, and were chosen “in the spirit of reconciliation.”
■ Benjamin Hornberger, 23, a participant at a rally in Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg National Military Park, remained in good spirits as paramedics took him to a hospital for care after he accidentally shot himself when a revolver holstered to his leg went off.