Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) ? With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."
Groups seek to help veteran held as motel hostage for yearsALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks.
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At least 15 dead, many wounded in knife attack outside Tokyo: Kyodo(Reuters) - A knife-wielding man killed at least 15 people and seriously wounded many others at a facility for the disabled in Japan early on Tuesday, Kyodo news agency reported, citing police. Police in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a suspect, Kyodo reported. (Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Japanese news agency: 19 dead, 20 injured in knife attackSAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) ? The Kyodo news agency is reporting that 19 people are dead and 20 injured following a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo.
Erdogan says Turkish people want death penalty restoredThe Turkish people want the death penalty restored and those governing the country must listen to them, President Tayyip Erdogan said, despite European officials saying such a move would immediately stop Ankara's EU accession process. "What do the (Turkish) people say today?" Erdogan asked during an interview with German television station ARD that was broadcast on Monday. "They want the death penalty reintroduced.
Olympic travelers face tiny risk of Zika: US study
Those traveling to Brazil for the Olympics face a tiny risk of getting infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects in pregnant women, US researchers said Monday. Under a worst-case scenario, just three to 37 of the up to 500,000 people expected to go to Rio de Janeiro for the games, which start next month, could be expected to come down with Zika, said the report by the Yale University School of Public Health. "The possibility that travelers returning from the Olympics may spread Zika has become a polemic issue that has led to athletes dropping out of the event, and without evidence, undue stigmatization of Brazil," said study co-author Albert Ko, chair of the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale.
Heckled offstage, Wasserman Schultz now seeks re-election
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) ? The furor over leaked emails not only got U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled out of her speaking role Monday at the Democratic National Convention; it's also providing fodder for her congressional primary opponent.
Slain Baton Rouge officer remembered as a 'giant of a man'
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) ? Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson's pleas for the city to unite and "don't let hate infect your heart" echoed Monday throughout the funeral service that grieved a man who only four months earlier had been celebrating the birth of his son.