Thousands turn out for weekend gay pride events

DENVER (AP) — People in wheelchairs, walking on stilts and riding rainbow-decorated motorcycles turned out for gay pride events over the weekend, including participants in a Denver parade who carried posters of the names or faces of the victims who died in last weekend's attack on a nightclub in Florida.

  • Written by STEVEN K. PAULSON, Associated Press

Senate to vote on gun control, prospects dim for change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats get their long-sought votes on gun control a week after the massacre in Orlando, Florida, but election-year politics and the powerful National Rifle Association dim any prospects for changes in the nation's laws.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Hotter days bring bigger wildfire challenges to West

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire that for days has threatened hundreds of homes and popular seaside campgrounds near Santa Barbara was half-surrounded and held in check, though firefighters were about to face the hottest day yet and the kind of dry, torrid conditions prevailing from the West Coast all the way to New Mexico.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Decade after housing peaked: Owners richer, renters hurting

MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina (AP) — It's a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed back, homeowners are thriving while renters are struggling.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK, Associated Press

Taliban suicide bombing kills 14 Nepalese guards in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security official said.

  • Written by RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press