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NEW YORK (AP) — A 15-year veteran of the New York City Police Department is one of the six American troops killed in a suicide attack near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Joseph Lemm had been deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Iraq. He leaves behind a wife and three children. Police Commissioner William Bratton says Lemm was a detective in the Bronx Warrant Squad. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) —President Barack Obama plans to host a high-level summit on the global refugee crisis during next year's gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, likely to be held in September. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power says "this year has shown with painful clarity that our existing systems, approaches and funding are inadequate" to address the global crisis. The United Nations says some 60 million people have been forced to flee their homes in recent years, the highest level since World War II.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A leading New Jersey news organization says that after some digging, it found that there were small groups celebrating in Jersey City on the day of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, but nothing to back up Donald Trump's claims that he saw thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheering. Retired Jersey City police captain Peter Gallagher tells NJ.com that he cleared a group of up to 30 people he said were celebrating and shouting in Arabic on the roof of an apartment building.
UNDATED (AP) — Researchers say they have the strongest evidence yet that links elevated blood-lead levels in children in Flint, Michigan, to the city's water system. A report by a pediatrician found that city children who have the highest levels of lead in their blood live in areas that have the highest levels of lead in tap water. And the number of children with high levels of lead in their blood doubled after Flint stopped tapping into Detroit's water system in 2014.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby is suing supermodel Beverly Johnson, accusing her of fabricating claims that Cosby drugged and tried to sexually assault her in the 1980s. The lawsuit is part of Cosby's new legal strategy of going after some of the women accusing him of sexual abuse. Last week Cosby countersued several women accusing him of defamation, but the lawsuit against 63-year-old Johnson is the first time Cosby has taken legal action against a woman who hasn't sued him first.
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