CLEVELAND (AP) - After a harsh primary, Donald Trump's general election campaign officially opened with a warm and personal validation from his wife, Melania Trump, who kicked off the Republican convention by assuring voters that the brash candidate has the character and determination to unite a divided nation.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Activists and educators on Monday called a Mexican-American studies textbook proposed for use across Texas biased and poorly researched and argued that its contents are especially offensive in a state where a majority of public school students are Hispanic.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The gunman who opened fire at a gay Florida nightclub last month had complained he was repeatedly taunted for being Muslim in his job as a security guard at a Florida courthouse, according to records released Monday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gavin Long was a man of mixed messages. He peddled self-published books with abstract themes about self-empowerment and spiritual enlightenment, but also posted rambling internet videos calling for violent action in response to what he considered oppression.
BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge further hollowed out the case against six police officers charged in the death of a young black man, delivering a third consecutive acquittal and ruling once again that prosecutors failed to prove officers intentionally hurt Freddie Gray.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Prosecutors moved Monday to drop pay-to-play charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, a surprise retreat more than two years after state investigators arrested the former top lawman and his successor, citing a pattern of favors and gifts traded with a cast of questionable Utah businessmen.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The mother of a State Department employee killed in the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, angrily lashed out at Hillary Clinton on Monday at the Republican National Convention, accusing Clinton of lying to her about her son's death.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Painting a bleak picture of America's future, Republicans promised a new era of security with Donald Trump as president as they opened a four-day convention against the backdrop of an unsettling summer and deep party divisions.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former nurse who authorities say killed himself shortly before exploding two powerful bombs targeting his former boss in a rural Nevada town had previously been investigated for unaccounted morphine at the hospital where he worked, state documents indicate.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The federal government said Monday it will investigate whether a floodwater drainage tunnel under a busy U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Arizona is at imminent risk of collapse and poses a safety threat to border crossing motorists and federal officers working there.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A bailiff who was fatally shot at a Michigan courthouse was laid to rest with full military honors Monday in southwestern Michigan, a week after he and a colleague were gunned down by a jail inmate during an escape attempt.
BERKELEY (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley student who was killed in last week's Bastille Day truck attack in France was remembered Monday as an energetic and engaged member of the campus community.