Study: Up to 1 in 5 trauma victims may die unnecessarily

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 1 in 5 deaths from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries might be prevented with better, quicker trauma care that doesn't depend so much on where you live, according to government advisers — advice that takes on new urgency amid the increasing threat of mass casualties like the massacre in Orlando.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Obama embraces Orlando families, appeals for gun controls

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a strong reason to tighten U.S. gun laws. Counterterror campaigns overseas, he declared, can never prevent all "lone wolf" attacks like the one that killed 49 people in Orlando.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press

1 year after church shooting, much is the same in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The names of Confederate generals still adorn street signs in Charleston's public housing projects, and a heroic waterfront statue dedicated to the Confederate Defenders of Charleston still faces Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

Iraqi special forces enter center of IS-held Fallujah

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi special forces entered the center of Fallujah city early Friday, taking over a government complex and a neighborhood that served as a base for the Islamic State group militants after intense fighting, a commander said.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL ZAHRA, Associated Pres

Fires threatening communities around West

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Fueled by hot and dry weather, wildfires threatened homes in California and other Western states as crews struggled to corral flames that have scorched miles of brush and timber.

  • Written by NICK UT, Associated Press CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press