Obama to honor 5 Dallas officers shot by man out for revenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will be in a different city but still in an all-too-familiar place when he leads the nation in honoring more lives cut short by gun violence, this time five white police officers slain by a black man who said he wanted revenge for the killings of blacks by police.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Sheriff: Inmate who killed 2 at courthouse was handcuffed

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A jail inmate was handcuffed when he wrested a gun from a sheriff's deputy and killed two bailiffs as he was being escorted from a holding cell to the courtroom at a southwestern Michigan courthouse, a sheriff said Tuesday.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press, ED WHITE, Associated Press

Official: 20 dead in head-on train crash in southern Italy

MILAN (AP) — Two Italian commuter trains collided head-on Tuesday in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 20 people and injuring scores more, officials said. At least two passengers were pulled alive from the crumpled wreckage as the rescue operation took place in the scorching heat.

  • Written by COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press

Tribunal: No basis for China's vast South China Sea claims

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A tribunal ruled in a sweeping decision Tuesday that China has no legal basis for its vast claims in the South China Sea and had aggravated the seething regional dispute with its extensive construction of artificial islands that destroyed coral reefs and infringed on the Philippines' exclusive economic zone.

  • Written by MIKE CORDER, Associated Press, JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

Clinics ask judge to block Alabama abortion restrictions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers for abortion providers have asked a federal judge to block new Alabama laws that ban abortion clinics near schools as well as the procedure most commonly used in the second trimester.