Police detain man dressed as Zorro just before airport panic LOS ANGELES (AP) - A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and possibly carrying a plastic sword, officials said. Soon after, hundreds of passengers raced onto streets or the tarmac, causing major flight delays that the airport was still recovering from Monday. Video shows at least six officers confronting the man dressed as the fictional crime fighter Zorro outside Terminal 7 around 8:40 p.m. Sunday. Investigators were focusing on what prompted the first of several 911 that came from multiple terminals, airport police Officer Rob Pedregon said Monday.
Trump plans major ad buy after weeks of being outspent WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's campaign is making its biggest general election ad buy to date, with plans to spend upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. The campaign is expecting to air a new ad, which paints rival Hillary Clinton as a job-killer, as soon as Monday in nine states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on the air, along with New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada - all battleground states. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has so far been badly outspent by his Democratic rival and groups supporting her.
Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Hillary Clinton rolled out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health care system. Clinton's campaign released a multi-pronged approach to mental health care on Monday, aimed at ensuring that Americans would no longer separate mental health from physical health in terms of access, care and quality of treatment. "We've got to break through and break down the stigma and shame. We've got to make clear that mental health is not a personal failing. Right now it's our country which is failing people with mental health issues," she said.
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GOP Senate candidate in Indiana hedges on Trump and military The Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Indiana is declining to say whether he's comfortable with Donald Trump serving as commander in chief and possessing the nation's nuclear launch codes. Congressman Todd Young avoided directly answering the question several times in an interview with The Associated Press. Finally the former Marine declared that Trump "has not disqualified himself from getting a top-secret security clearance," while Democrat Hillary Clinton has. Young is supporting Trump in a state the Republicans are all but certain to win. He is opposing Democrat Evan Bayh, a former senator. Democratic Senate candidates are working hard to tie their GOP opponents to Trump, but Bayh is not using that strategy, given Trump's support in the state and the presence of Indiana Gov.
In Brazil Senate, Rousseff proclaims innocence, blasts VP BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff proclaimed her innocence on Monday, branding her vice president a "usurper" and warning senators that history would judge them harshly if they ousted a democratically elected leader on false charges. Rousseff's much anticipated speech to the lawmakers who will decide this week whether to permanently remove her from office was characterized by the same defiance she has shown throughout an impeachment process that has divided Latin America's most populous nation. "I know I will be judged, but my conscience is clear. I did not commit a crime," Rousseff told the senators who listened intently, in contrast to the chamber's usual raucousness.
Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83 LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83. Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications from Alzheimer's disease. Jordan Walker-Pearlman said in a statement that Wilder was diagnosed with the disease three years ago, but kept the condition private so as not to disappoint fans. "He simply couldn't bear the idea of one less smile in the world," Walker-Pearlman said.
Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband Weiner over new scandal NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ex-congressman after he was accused of sending raunchy photos and messages to yet another woman. Abedin, who as vice chair of Clinton's campaign is destined for big things if the Democrat is elected president, stayed with Weiner after a sexting scandal led him to resign from Congress in 2011 and after a new outbreak of online misbehavior wrecked his bid for New York mayor in 2013. She didn't leave even when a recent documentary blew up tense moments in their marriage to big-screen proportions.
Quake survivors erupt in anger at funeral plan; govt relents ROME (AP) - Italian quake survivors rebelled in anger Monday over the government's plan to hold a state funeral for their loved ones in an airport hangar in a distant town, where scores of bodies are being kept in refrigerated trucks, and let them watch it on screens from near their emergency tent camp. One relative of 7-year-old twins who perished in central Italy's Aug. 24 quake was so upset by the announcement he could barely speak, holding up seven fingers when explaining how old the children were. The mayor of Amatrice, the hardest-hit of the three medieval towns flattened by the quake, was also upset.
FAA forecast: 600,000 commercial drones within the year WASHINGTON (AP) - There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. The rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were designed to protect safety without stifling innovation, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a news conference. Commercial operators initially complained that the new rules would be too rigid. The agency responded by creating a system to grant exemptions to some of the rules for companies that show they can operate safely, Huerta said.
2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy DURANT, Miss. (AP) - Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of the poorest counties of the state. Bail was denied during the initial court appearance for the man charged with two counts of capital murder in the slayings of Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both 68. Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, Mississippi, was also charged with one count of burglary grand larceny. He was not represented by an attorney during his appearance Monday afternoon in Durant city court.