Victim: Mall attacker emotionless; leaders urge 'rise above'

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — One of the victims wounded in a stabbing at a central Minnesota mall says the man who carried out the attack showed no emotion and his eyes looked blank.

  • Written by KYLE POTTER, Associated Press AMY FORLITI, Associated Press

Federal court OKs Christian prayers at county board meetings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Elected officials may open public meetings by praying according to their chosen religion as long as they don't pressure observers to join in, a divided federal appeals court ruled Monday.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Congress struggles to finish Zika aid, prevent shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Monday pressed to wrap up a must-do spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and finally provide money to battle the threat of the Zika virus, but numerous sticking points remain.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

World leaders at UN approve plan for refugee crisis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War II, global leaders on Monday approved a declaration aimed at providing a more coordinated and humane response to the refugee crisis that has strained resources and stoked divisions from Africa to Europe.

  • Written by MICHAEL ASTOR, Associated Press