Police: No explosives found in car used in Texas attack GARLAND, Texas (AP) - Federal agents searched an apartment in Phoenix as part of an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday. A police officer shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on Sunday night. A security officer was wounded in the shooting.
GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson launch presidential bids WASHINGTON (AP) - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson jumped into the race for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, both longshots who nevertheless have the potential to attract a more diverse group of supporters to the party. Fiorina is likely to be the only prominent woman to seek the GOP nomination, with Carson the only likely African-American. They are both also political outsiders in a field likely to be dominated by governors, former governors and senators.
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Britain's new princess is named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana LONDON (AP) - It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked for Britain's newborn princess, a choice seen as a tribute to both Prince William's parents and grandmother, the queen, as well as a link to Kate's family.
Pentagon accused of withholding information about sex crimes WASHINGTON (AP) - In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is "vastly underreported" and that victims continue to struggle for justice. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said in a report that the Pentagon refused to provide her with all the information she requested about sexual assaults at several major bases. The material she did receive revealed that the spouses of service members and civilian women who live or work near military facilities are especially vulnerable to being sexually assaulted. Yet they "remain in the shadows" because neither is counted in Defense Department surveys to determine the prevalence of sexual assaults, the report said.
Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he's testing fate BIDUR, Nepal (AP) - It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked grey stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage. He was hit in the chest by a rock during the quake. A couple of ribs were broken, giving him trouble breathing. The next day, just when his son arrived from Nepal's northwest, Tamang was weak and delirious. "I thought my father was dead," 58-year-old Bal Bahadur Tamang said Monday. But the old man had only fallen unconscious.
In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger CAIRO (AP) - When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts. A local tribal council now administers the city.
NYPD officer shot in the head remains critical but stable NEW YORK (AP) - An NYPD officer was in critical but stable condition early Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens. Officer Brian Moore, 25, was in a coma and "fighting for his life," District Attorney Richard Brown told The Associated Press on Sunday.
State: No evidence of conflict in Clinton Foundation gifts WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says it has no evidence that any actions taken by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was secretary of state were influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation or former President Bill Clinton's speaking fees. Spokesman Jeff Rathke says the department is aware of reports suggesting links between her work and donations from foreign governments. But Rathke says that during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, the department received requests to review proposed speech hosts and consulting deals for Bill Clinton and found no conflicts.
McDonald's to simplify structure, focus on customers NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook says he's stripping away layers of bureaucracy and increasing accountability so the company can move more nimbly to keep up with changing tastes. During a 23-minute video message posted online Monday, Easterbrook said the company's structure is "cumbersome" and said it can no longer afford its "legacy attitudes."