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