Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler


MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The lone suspect behind a deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in Manila was a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict, police said Sunday, bolstering their claim that the assault was not terrorism-related.

  • Written by TODD PITMAN , Associated Press

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, saying it backs terror


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia and three Arab countries severed ties to Qatar on Monday and moved to cut off land, sea and air routes to the energy-rich nation that is home to a major U.S. military base, accusing it of supporting regional terror groups.

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Cosby's image as father, family man on the line at sex trial


NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — More than a decade after Bill Cosby invited a college basketball manager to his home to discuss her career, the 79-year-old comedian goes on trial on Monday in a sexual assault case that is sure to define his legacy.

  • Written by MARYCLAIRE DALE , Associated Press

75 years after Midway, US Navy hero honored in NY hometown

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — C. Wade McClusky Jr. faced a tough decision on June 4, 1942: turn his low-on-fuel U.S. Navy air squadron around or keep searching for the Japanese fleet headed for Midway. He decided to go on and wound up changing history.

  • Written by CHRIS CAROLA , Associated Press