Beat the press: Trump's contempt for media is calculated

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's favorite nickname for the news media is the "dishonest press." He swaps in "disgusting press" from time to time.

  • Written by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

South China Sea: China willing to pay the price of defiance

BEIJING (AP) — Even before a ruling, China may have lost by refusing to cooperate with a U.N. arbitration tribunal over its South China Sea claims. Yet Beijing seems prepared to absorb the cost to its reputation, confident that in terms of territory and resources, it won't lose a thing.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

Victim vignettes: All described as kind, loving, full of joy

A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside Pulse, a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, leaving at least 49 people dead in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Here are stories of some of the victims.

  • Written by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press

Some on terror list can buy guns, and Dems try to capitalize

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats hope to use the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history to force Republicans to either curb gun sales to known or suspected terrorists or take what could be politically damaging votes in an election year.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press