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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging residents to remain patient and to wait to enter flood-damaged areas only after roadways are safe to travel on. The governor visited hard-hit areas in the Lafayette region of south central Louisiana yesterday, and said a search and rescue continues in many parishes. Flooding has left at least seven people dead.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump is proposing what he calls "extreme vetting" before allowing immigrants into the U.S. In a speech on foreign policy Monday, the Republican presidential nominee said applicants would be subject to questions about their personal ideology and immigration would be suspended from dangerous parts of the world.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Pentagon says 15 prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest release of detainees during the Obama administration. The transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans to the UAE is part of a renewed push to whittle down the number of detainees held at the U.S. prison in Cuba. President Barack Obama wants it closed.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York police have arrested a man for allegedly killing an imam and his friend. Oscar Morel is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the Saturday afternoon slayings of Imam Maulana Alauddin Akonjee and a friend near in mosque in Queens. Morel was taken into custody Sunday night after police say they linked him to an unrelated hit-and-run.
BEIJING (AP) — China has launched the first quantum satellite, which would allow communications to be sent that couldn't be penetrated by hackers. Researchers will test transmitting messages between Beijing and locations around the world. Researchers around the world have successfully sent quantum messages by land, but a true satellite-based network would make it possible to send encrypted messages in an instant.
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