Police say Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

MUNICH (AP) — The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, was obsessed with mass shootings, police said Saturday.

  • Written by PAUL WHEATLEY, Associated Press FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

Toxic algae bloom swarms Utah Lake, seeps into farm supply

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A huge toxic algae bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening more than 100 people and leaving farmers scrambling for clean water for days during the hottest part of the year.


At slain officer's funeral, calls for respect and unity

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When protests erupted here over a black man's killing during a struggle with two white police officers, Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald made a promise to an old friend who urged him to be careful.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press