Grande returns to Manchester to honor victims with benefit


MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ariana Grande paid tribute to the city of Manchester, England, on Sunday with an energetic, all-star concert that raised millions for victims of a suicide bombing that tore through her last performance in the city nearly two weeks ago.

  • Written by HILARY FOX & MESFIN FEKADU , AP Music Writer

Day of Portland demonstrations marked by arrests, clashes


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators and counter protesters converged in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, a day marked by multiple arrests and clashes between police and protesters.

  • Written by KRISTENA HANSEN , Associated Press

Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler


MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The lone suspect behind a deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in Manila was a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict, police said Sunday, bolstering their claim that the assault was not terrorism-related.

  • Written by TODD PITMAN , Associated Press

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, saying it backs terror


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia and three Arab countries severed ties to Qatar on Monday and moved to cut off land, sea and air routes to the energy-rich nation that is home to a major U.S. military base, accusing it of supporting regional terror groups.

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Cosby's image as father, family man on the line at sex trial


NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — More than a decade after Bill Cosby invited a college basketball manager to his home to discuss her career, the 79-year-old comedian goes on trial on Monday in a sexual assault case that is sure to define his legacy.

  • Written by MARYCLAIRE DALE , Associated Press