Compensation expert to oversee Orlando donation funds

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The attorney who oversaw the distribution of donations after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Boston Marathon bombing and the BP oil spill compensation fund will now handle the fund for victims of the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando.


Park Service uses 'CSI' tactics in response to bear attacks

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — In what amounts to an innocence project for bears, National Park Service rangers are turning to modern forensic technology, including DNA evidence, to make sure they don't kill the wrong bear when a human is attacked in the mountains.

  • Written by SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press

UK shelves balanced budget goal as Brexit vote roils economy

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief on Friday abandoned the government's long-held goal of balancing the nation's books by 2020, warning that the country's vote to leave the European Union had sent shock waves and instability through the U.K. economy.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

Attention in Istanbul bombing focused on Chechen extremist

ISTANBUL (AP) — Attention focused Friday on whether a Chechen extremist known to be a top lieutenant in the Islamic State group was involved in the suicide attacks that killed 44 people at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport.

  • Written by DOMINIQUE SOGUEL, Associated Press SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

Charleston church shooting victims sue FBI over gun buy

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The FBI is being sued by survivors of the shooting inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, who say federal mistakes enabled Dylann Roof to buy the .45-caliber handgun he used.

  • Written by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press