7 things to know now: Dallas shooter; Joe Perry collapses; bullfighter gored to death on live TV

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Dallas gunman: The gunman who killed five police officers in Dallas on Thursday had planned an even larger attack, officials said Sunday. Micah Johnson had enough explosive material to create significant damage in the city, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said. "We're convinced that this suspect had other plans and thought that what he was doing was righteous and believed that he was going to target law enforcement - make us pay for what he sees as law enforcement's efforts to punish people of color," Brown told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday. Johnson shot 14 people as a march to protest the deaths of two black men by police was ending Thursday night.

2. Perry falls ill:  Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is said to be in stable condition in a New York hospital after collapsing on stage Sunday.  Perry who was performing at Coney Island with his band Hollywood Vampires and rock star Alice Cooper, reportedly stagger off-stage before he collapsed and was taken to the hospital. Perry is 65.

3. Bullfighter dies in the ring: A bullfighter was gored to death on live TV Saturday, the first professional matador to be killed by a bull in Spain since 1985. Victor Barrio, 29,  was gored by the 1,166-pound animal moments after the event started. The bull flipped him and gored him in his chest and thigh, puncturing his lung and his aorta. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

4. No fan of Trump: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in an interview with The New York Times Sunday that she “can’t imagine what this place would be …  with Donald Trump as our president.” While U.S. Supreme Court justices generally do not talk politics, Ginsburg told The Times, “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that,” referring to the likelihood the next president will appoint more than one justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to Ginsburg, her late husband would have said, “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,” if Trump is elected president.

5. Heading to rehab: Chaka Khan is canceling her July concert dates to enter a drug rehabilitation program. The Grammy award-winning singer has “a dependence on prescription pain medications and has voluntarily entered the program to get healthy and stay that way," a message to fans on Khan's website said Sunday. Khan’s first big hit, “I Feel for You,” was written by Prince. Prince died from a prescription drug overdose in April.

And one more

The son of Osama Bin Laden is threatening revenge against  the United States for the assassination of his father. Hamza bin Laden posted a 21-minute speech saying al Qaeda, the terror organization his father headed, “will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression.” Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by U.S. special forces in 2011.

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