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Movie theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun buy

John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he used.

In Kenya, Obama blends blunt messages with warm reflections

President Barack Obama mixed blunt messages to Kenya's leaders on gay rights, corruption and counterterrorism Saturday with warm reflections on his family ties to a nation that considers him a local son.

Turkey couples IS bombing runs with striking Kurdish targets

Turkey's sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it's afraid of losing clout with the U.S., but its second front against Kurdish rebels in Iraq on Saturday could complicate Washington's war.

Star-studded opening ceremony for LA's Special Olympics

The Special Olympic World Games kicked off Saturday in Los Angeles as 6,500 athletes from 165 countries streamed into the Memorial Coliseum to cheers and roars.

Busch uses late pass to capture Indy's Xfinity race

Kyle Busch spent the last 10 laps desperately chasing Ryan Blaney. When the old pro finally caught up, the 21-year-old youngster flinched.

California wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations

A Northern California wildfire raced through more than six square miles of drought-stricken timber Saturday, threatening at least 150 rural homes in the Sierra Nevada, authorities said.

Damaged Shell icebreaker arrives in Oregon for repairs

Environmental activists in Portland are protesting the arrival of the Fennica, a vessel that Royal Dutch Shell PLC plans to use in its Arctic offshore drilling project after it's repaired.

Hundreds bid farewell to woman who died in Texas jail cell

Family and friends of an Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail remembered her Saturday as a "courageous voice" for social justice and promised to keep fighting for clarity on the circumstances surrounding her death.

Oklahoma 16-year-old to be charged as adult in stabbings

An Oklahoma 16-year-old will be charged as an adult alongside his older brother in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings at a suburban Tulsa home, authorities said Saturday.

Wisconsin town says goodbye to Marine slain in Tennessee

A small Wisconsin town said goodbye on Saturday to a Marine killed in the recent attack on a Navy-Marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 120; deadliest in Yemen conflict

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a residential area in a quiet Red Sea town in Yemen, killing at least 120 people in the deadliest strike against civilians since the March offensive began, security and medical officials said.

Hair dresser faces voyeurism charges in Arizona cities

A man who allegedly traveled around Arizona pretending to be a hair dresser so he could take sexually explicit photos of his clients has been apprehended.

Police: Theater gunman killed with handgun he bought legally

A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to anyone else who would listen did not say a word as he opened fire on strangers in a darkened movie theater, authorities said Friday.

Theater victims were popular student and outgoing artist

One was a popular student studying to be a radiology technician, while the other was an outgoing artist who ran retail boutiques in two Louisiana cities.

New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

A new letter by intelligence investigators to the Justice Department says secret government information may have been compromised in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private server, underscoring an inescapable reality for her presidential campaign: Email is forever.

Tourists worried about fire nix Glacier National Park trips

Hotels and campgrounds in Glacier National Park are flooded with calls from worried tourists canceling their reservations or asking whether the Montana landmark will stay open as a wildfire sweeps through a popular part of the park.

Texas jail death focuses new attention on inmate suicides

When Sandra Bland died in a small Texas jail last week, she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates whose deaths were determined to be suicides.

Turkish bombing of Islamic State marks end of tacit truce

Last month, the first edition of the Islamic State group’s Turkish-language magazine contained not a word of criticism of the Turkish government.

Puerto Ricans struggle moving to central Florida

Mayra Rios didn’t want to leave her native Puerto Rico.

San Francisco’s Chinatown clings to roots amid tech boom

For a century and a half, San Francisco’s Chinatown, the nation’s oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life.