Band of monkeys raid Thai polling place, tear up voter lists

BANGKOK (AP) — Election officials in northern Thailand think they can buy off a gang of monkey vandals with fresh fruit and vegetables, after about 100 macaques tore up voter lists publicly posted ahead of next month's referendum on a proposed constitution.

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Guide to the Democratic National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton's chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement that formed behind the Vermont senator. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has endorsed Clinton, but many of his supporters have not. Some were dismayed by her choice of Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., as her running mate.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

DNC steps off in Philadelphia with huge protests, high temps

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic National Convention gets underway Monday in Philadelphia with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures as the region copes with an oppressive heat wave.

  • Written by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press MEGAN TRIMBLE, Associated Press

Germany: Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany, authorities said Monday. It was the fourth attack to shake Germany in a week — three of them carried out by recent immigrants.

  • Written by TOMISLAV SKARO, Associated Press KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press

2 killed, at least 16 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A shooting at a Florida nightclub early Monday morning killed two people and wounded at least 16, police said. The attack apparently occurred at a teen party, billed as a "Swimsuit Glow Party," at Club Blu in Fort Myers, according to local media.