Orlando massacre spurs grief and fear for LGBT Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — The gay, lesbian and transgender community has seen violence before, from Harvey Milk to Matthew Shepard, and an ever-lengthening list of transgender women. But never anything like this.

  • Written by DAVID CRARY, Associated Press PHUONG LE, Associated Press

Obama decries Orlando shooting as an 'act of terror'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama decried the deadliest mass shooting in American history on Sunday as a terrorist act targeting a place of "solidarity and empowerment" for gays and lesbians. He urged Americans to decide "if that's the kind of country we want to be."

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Nightclub shooter was a body builder, security guard

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a police officer.

  • Written by BEN FOX, Associated Press MITCH WEISS, Associated Press

Indiana man arrested in California with guns, chemicals

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Police and FBI agents were working to figure out why a man from Indiana had three assault rifles and chemicals used in making explosives in his car some 2,000 miles from home in Southern California, where he told the officers arresting him that he was headed to a gay pride parade.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press

A personal quest to document IS massacre of Iraqi Yazidis

DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — The walls and even the windows of Bahzad Farhan Murad's office are covered with lists. They name the thousands of people who were killed or are still missing after the Islamic State group launched an attack on unarmed Yazidi communities in northwestern Iraq nearly two years ago.

  • Written by BALINT SZLANKO, Associated Press