911 transcript: Club gunman said US must stop Syria strikes

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The gunman responsible for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history told a police negotiator during a standoff at a Florida nightclub that the United States needed to stop its airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, according to a transcript of the phone conversation released Friday.

  • Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

War crimes tribunal sought to try Islamic State detainees

WASHINGTON (AP) — War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group's elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity but cannot get the global backing to bring current detainees before an international tribunal.

  • Written by DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

Obama vetoes 9/11 bill; possible override by Congress looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rejected a bill Friday that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, arguing it undermined national security and setting up the possibility Congress may override his veto for the first time in his presidency.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press