911 transcript: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. "stop bombing Syria and Iraq," according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Oil bust leaves states with massive well cleanup

BIGFOOT, Texas (AP) — The worst oil bust since the 1980s is putting Texas and other oil producing states on the hook for thousands of newly abandoned drilling sites at a time when they have little money to plug wells and seal off environmental hazards.

  • Written by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

UN says 65 million people displaced in 2015, a new record

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last year.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FBI releasing conversations between gunman and police

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators promised to provide more insight as to what was happening inside the Pulse nightclub after a gunman started a deadly assault that was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

  • Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press TERRANCE HARRIS, Associated Press