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NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a New York City mosque and an associate have been fatally shot in a brazen daylight attack. Police say the 55-year-old imam and his 64-year-old associate were shot in the back of the head as they left the mosque in Queens shortly before 2 p.m. Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner says no motive has been determined. The mosque serves a community of Bangladeshi immigrants.

AMITE, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it's rescued five people from flood waters in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-area today. They were among more than 1,000 people who had to be rescued in Louisiana after the heavy rains that fell during a short span led to sudden flooding. Authorities say another person has died in the state, raising the death toll from the flooding to three.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California is heading into a bout of hot weather. Forecasters say a high-pressure system will contribute to soaring temperatures through Wednesday. The hottest days will be Sunday and Monday. The very high temperatures, low humidity and tinder-dry brush will elevate fire danger in the mountains, foothills and other areas. Also, the hot weather could increase the levels of ozone pollution in an already smoggy summer.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence isn't saying whether he'll release his tax returns — something he has not done in his current role as governor of Indiana. Pence did not respond to questions by reporters in his hometown of Columbus, Indiana, today, about whether he plans to release the returns. Pence's running mate, Donald Trump, said he will not release his tax returns because he is under an ongoing audit.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) —Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is urging supporters not to let favorable polling and positive punditry make them complacent on Election Day. Addressing supporters in New Hampshire today, Kaine drew sharp contrasts between his running mate, Hillary Clinton, and Republican rival Donald Trump. He said voters have a choice between a "you're fired" president in Trump and a "you're hired" president in Clinton.

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