Attorney general tells Orlando's gays: 'We stand with you'

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited with relatives of victims in the Orlando massacre, told the gay community "we stand with you" and was briefed by law enforcement officials still trying to determine why the gunman targeted a popular gay nightclub.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

End of California nuclear era: Last plant to close by 2025

California's last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under an accord announced Tuesday, ending three decades of safety debates that helped fuel the national anti-nuclear power movement.

  • Written by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press

Senate GOP blocks bill to ban the sale of guns to suspected terrorists

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway — even over restricting firearms for terrorists.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Report assails NYC jail's sex abuse response

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Rikers Island jail has entrenched problems dealing with sexual abuse, including emergency hotlines that don't work, confidential complaints read by fellow inmates and investigations that don't interview alleged attackers, according to an internal review obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Written by JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press

2 big wildfires in LA-area foothills burn toward each other

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two wildfires that together burned 7 square miles and drove several hundred people from their homes in foothill suburbs of Los Angeles were growing fast and surging closer to each other.

  • Written by ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press