Official: Circumstances suggest hate crime in mosque fire

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The mosque that Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen attended was set on fire early Monday in what Muslim leaders say was the latest incident in an escalating campaign of harassment and violence against the house of worship and its members.

  • Written by TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press

Syria cease-fire enters into effect

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S.-Russian brokered cease-fire for Syria came into effect on Monday at sunset, with monitoring groups and state media reporting clashes up until the final minutes, and the most powerful rebel groups having yet to commit to the truce.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press, BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Confrontation preceded shooting that killed 1, wounded 6

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A confrontation between two people preceded the fatal shooting of one person and the wounding of six others following a peace rally at a public housing community, according to police, who said Monday that they hoped to interview the survivors to find out exactly what happened.


9 dead in Memphis house fire, 1 child fighting for life

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Nine people — five children and four adults — died early Monday in Memphis' deadliest house fire in decades, and one other child is fighting for life at a hospital, authorities said.

  • Written by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

Study details sugar industry attempt to shape science

NEW YORK (AP) — The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease — in part by pointing the finger at fat — as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents.

  • Written by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer