Judge to hear objections to closing church shooting hearing

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge will hear from news media organizations objecting closing a hearing in the trial of the man charged in the deaths of nine black church members in Charleston.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Police detain man dressed as Zorro just before airport panic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and possibly carrying a plastic sword, officials said.

  • Written by ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press

Banks lead gains on Wall Street on hopes for higher rates

NEW YORK (AP) — Banks are leading the stock market higher in afternoon trading Monday as investors anticipate that the Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising interest rates this year from their historically low levels. That could help banks by making lending more profitable. Herbalife rose after activist investor Carl Icahn, the company's largest shareholder, said he has increased his stake. The market is coming off of three days of losses.

  • Written by SETH SUTEL, AP Business Writer

Quake survivors erupt in anger at funeral plan; govt relents

ROME (AP) — Italian quake survivors rebelled in anger Monday over the government's plan to hold a state funeral for their loved ones in an airport hangar in a distant town and let them watch it on screens in their emergency tent camp.

  • Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press