FBI releasing conversations between gunman and police

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators promised to provide more insight as to what was happening inside the Pulse nightclub after a gunman started a deadly assault that was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

  • Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press TERRANCE HARRIS, Associated Press

In Jordan camp, Syrian refugees prepare for long exile

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — Salam Ashara and his family left Syria in early 2013, when no one expected the civil war in their country to rage for years with no signs of relenting and create the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

  • Written by SAM McNEIL, Associated Press

Thousands turn out for weekend gay pride events

DENVER (AP) — People in wheelchairs, walking on stilts and riding rainbow-decorated motorcycles turned out for gay pride events over the weekend, including participants in a Denver parade who carried posters of the names or faces of the victims who died in last weekend's attack on a nightclub in Florida.

  • Written by STEVEN K. PAULSON, Associated Press

Senate to vote on gun control, prospects dim for change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats get their long-sought votes on gun control a week after the massacre in Orlando, Florida, but election-year politics and the powerful National Rifle Association dim any prospects for changes in the nation's laws.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Hotter days bring bigger wildfire challenges to West

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire that for days has threatened hundreds of homes and popular seaside campgrounds near Santa Barbara was half-surrounded and held in check, though firefighters were about to face the hottest day yet and the kind of dry, torrid conditions prevailing from the West Coast all the way to New Mexico.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press