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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana's Ascension Parish, south of Baton Rouge, expect thousands of residents to be impacted by floodwaters in the next six to eight hours. They're preparing for the worst because swollen streams heading toward the Gulf don't have anywhere to go. The town of Sorrento is expected to be hit next. More than 11,000 residents in the region are in shelters. About twice as many have had to be rescued following nearly 48 hours of intense rain late last week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York say they're fairly certain they've arrested the man who killed an imam and his friend. The suspect is being held on charges that he struck a bicyclist 10 minutes after Saturday's shooting. A police spokesman says surveillance video shows the man speeding away from the scene of the shooting near a Queens mosque.
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — Taking a pause in his vacation, President Barack Obama has warned that unless Democrats campaign aggressively in the next 80 days, it's still possible for Hillary Clinton to lose. Obama told Democratic donors in Massachusetts that they will have to counter what he predicted will be an "unrelenting negative campaign" against Clinton.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina will attempt to get the U.S. Supreme Court to restore a voter identification requirement and other voting rules for November's election. An appeals court recently ruled the law and other rules unconstitutional and intentionally discriminated against black residents.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Health officials say a Texas resident from the El Paso area who recently traveled to an area of Miami where local Zika transmission occurred has tested positive for the virus. It's the first case to be linked to travel within the continental U.S. In Florida, health officials say 30 people have been infected with the Zika virus through mosquito bites in the state.
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