Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After leaping from an airplane, Luke Aikins rocketed toward earth for two minutes, and then calmly flipped onto his back at the last second and landed in a 100-by-100-foot net in California.

  • Written by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press

Historic Maryland town faces long recovery after flooding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The picturesque Main Street of Ellicott City, Maryland, faces a months-long recovery that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars after devastating flooding that damaged nearly every home and business along the road, officials said.

  • Written by BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press

With Khan family, has Trump finally gone too far?

NEW YORK (AP) — In a defensive crouch, Donald Trump complained Monday about being "viciously attacked" by the father of a decorated Muslim Army captain killed in Iraq, persisting in an emotionally charged feud that has left him increasingly isolated among fellow Republicans.

  • Written by LISA LERER, Associated Press JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

Pope to young on Poland trip: Believe 'in a new humanity'

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis encouraged hundreds of thousands of young people at a global gathering Sunday to "believe in a new humanity" that is stronger than evil and refuses to see borders as barriers.

  • Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press

Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, killing all 5 onboard

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian transport helicopter was shot down in Syria on Monday and all five people onboard were killed, the Kremlin said, in the deadliest single incident for the Russian military since its involvement in Syria's civil war.

  • Written by LYNN BERRY, Associated Press BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press