By Paisley Dodds Associated Press LONDON – France’s deadly truck attack marks a frightening new reality in European terrorism: assailants turning to an ever-expanding arsenal in bloodshed that is becoming harder to predict or prevent. Europe is no stranger to such violence, but Thursday’s death toll of at least 84 people represented one of the […]

Police officers secure the scene of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France on Friday. (AP Photo/Christian Alminana)

By Ciaran Fahey and Raphael Satter Associated Press NICE, France – A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who’d gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday. At least 77 people were killed before police […]

By Eric Tucker and Mike Schneider Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher, identified himself an Islamic soldier and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. “stop bombing Syria and Iraq,” according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday. The partial, printed transcripts were […]

By Jay Reeves and Terrance Harris Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged underwater was recovered Wednesday, ending a ghastly search at one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Divers found the body […]

By Jason Dearen Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. – The first victim of the nightclub shooting arrived shortly after 2 a.m. and was relatively stable, giving doctors working the overnight shift hope that any others would arrive in a similar condition. Then five more came, in much worse shape, and then more, and more still, until […]

By Jason Dearen and Terrance Harris Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. – The FBI is investigating reports that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen had been a regular at the gay nightclub he attacked and had used gay dating apps, a U.S. official briefed on the case said Tuesday. A number of possible explanations and motives for the […]

By Jason Dearen Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando mourned the 49 people slaughtered in the attack on a gay nightclub, as the White House and the FBI portrayed the killer Monday as an apparent “homegrown extremist” who espoused support for a jumble of often-conflicting Islamic organizations. The last of the bodies were removed from […]

By Christopher Weber and Andrew Dalton Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif. – An Indiana man armed with three assault rifles and chemicals used to make explosives was arrested in Southern California on Sunday and told police he wanted to do harm to a gay pride parade – an event that annually draws hundreds of thousands […]

Kelvin Cobaris, a local clergyman, consoles Orlando city commissioner Patty Sheehan, right, and Terry DeCarlo, an Orlando gay-rights advocate, as they arrive on the scene near where a mass shooting occcured in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday.  (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

By Mike Schneider Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. – A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Authorities were investigating the […]