Gunman's job raises questions about security guard screening

ATLANTA (AP) — Omar Mateen alarmed co-workers with claims that he had ties to al-Qaeda and was a member of Hezbollah. One colleague recalled that he frequently used racial slurs and threatened violence while on the job.

  • Written by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press

Dem senator frustrated by inaction on guns begins filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator on Wednesday launched a filibuster to force a vote on gun control legislation three days after 49 people were killed at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

In Afghan-American community, attack elicits horror, sorrow

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — In this Northern California city where people can buy prayer flags at the dollar store, fresh-baked Afghan bread at corner markets and feast on beef kabobs in "little Kabul's" many restaurants, Afghan-Americans are angry.

  • Written by KRISTIN J. BENDER, Associated Press