WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she's seeking the GOP presidential nomination. She's likely to be the only prominent woman to seek the GOP nomination. Also this morning, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is formally announcing his run for president. He's expected to be the only African-American to run for president as a Republican.
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities haven't given many details in yesterday's shooting outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon event near Dallas. Two gunmen shot and wounded a security officer outside the event held by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. Police then shot and killed the gunmen. Police said earlier that they weren't sure if the shooting and the event were connected. Organizers awarded $10,000 to the best cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Many Muslims consider images of the Prophet an insult.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland National Guard is continuing to draw down about 3,000 troops who were brought into Baltimore because of last Monday's rioting and looting following the funeral for a black man who was injured and died while in police custody. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan plans to keep a state of emergency in effect for another couple of days. But Baltimore's city-wide curfew was lifted yesterday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is defending his family's charitable foundation, saying there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to spend their money to help poor people in developing countries. On NBC's "Today Show," Clinton said, "There's been a very deliberate attempt to take the foundation down." Critics have raised questions about possible connections between donations made by foreign governments and policies Hillary Rodham Clinton pursued while serving as secretary of state.
ROME (AP) — The Italian Coast Guard says from Friday to Sunday, more than 6,700 migrants were rescued at sea north of Libya. A baby girl was born aboard one rescue boat in the Mediterranean and the Coast Guard says ten bodies were found yesterday on boats or in the sea. Calm seas and mild temperatures are bringing a spike in arrivals. And the relentless flood of migrants this year is on track to surpass the 170,000 rescued at sea by Italy in 2014.
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