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2 dead in Swiss train attack...Suspect sought in killing of NY imam...Another day of flood worries



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BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say the suspect in yesterday's train attack in Switzerland and a 34-year-old female victim have died of their wounds. Police say a 27-year-old Swiss man attacked the woman and four others with a knife and a burning liquid aboard a crowded train. Police are still searching for a motive but said there's no indication the suspect had ties to extremist groups. Three others, including a 6-year-old child, are in critical condition.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say surveillance video shows a man in a black polo shirt and shorts firing a gun at the leader of a mosque and a friend as they left afternoon prayers yesterday. Both died and police are searching for the suspect. They haven't revealed a motive but frightened and anguished Bangladeshi Muslim immigrants say the killings should be treated as a hate crime.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana emergency crews who have already made at least 2,000 rescues have more of the same to look forward to today as forecasters expect heavy rain to turn to the north. Warnings are out in portions of central and northern Louisiana lasting into the week. Three people are dead and one person is missing. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards warns water could still rise even as rain lessens. Several Mississippi counties have declared states of emergency.

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have told residents of a Northern California lake community to clear out ahead of a fast-moving wildfire that's threatening scores of homes. The wildfire south of Lower Lake, a town of about 1,300, spread to about 400 acres in mere hours. Firefighters aided by water- and retardant-dropping air tankers, have the blaze about 15 percent contained.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis this summer is treating dozens of Rome's homeless to a day at the beach and dinner in a pizzeria on the way back. The pontiff's almsgiver, Polish monsignor Konrad Krajewski, told the La Stampa daily he drives a van with 10 people to a beach near Rome for a dip in the sea, sunbathing and then pizza. The Vatican supplies the swimsuits and beach towels.

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