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Jose Louis Morales sits and prays under his brother Edward Sotomayor Jr.'s cross that is part of a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Pulse night club shootings in OrlandoAfter a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida this month, police dispatchers fielded calls from people inside who screamed of being shot, begged for help and spoke in hushed voices of the bloody scene around them. The 911 operators' notes, made public on Tuesday, are part of an Orlando Police Department incident narrative that began at 2:02 a.m. on June 12 with two words: "Shots fired." Over the next three hours, operators recorded hearing people screaming and multiple shots fired as Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. "My caller is no longer responding, just an open line with moaning," an operator wrote at 2:09 a.m. The calls came from Pulse nightclub's bathrooms, attic, dressing room and office.


Police vehicles sit at 15th and Wynkoop, after an active shooter was reported and police secured the scene, in Denver, Colorado(Reuters) - A woman was critically injured in a shooting inside a downtown Denver office building on Tuesday and police said the suspected gunman was pronounced dead at the scene with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Denver Police spokesman Doug Schepman told reporters at a news conference that the woman was shot multiple times around 2:45 p.m. local time (2045 GMT) and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The Denver Post newspaper uploaded video online showing office workers with their hands above their heads fleeing the building dubbed the Alliance Center, a hub for environmental activism groups and other organizations.


A medical marijuana user smells a jar of marijuana at the medical marijuana farmers market in Los AngelesThe proposed so-called "Adult Use of Marijuana Act," which is supported by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom among others, would allow people aged 21 and older to possess as much as an ounce of marijuana for private recreational use and permit personal cultivation of as many as six marijuana plants. "Today marks a fresh start for California, as we prepare to replace the costly, harmful and ineffective system of prohibition with a safe, legal and responsible adult-use marijuana system that gets it right and completely pays for itself," initiative spokesman Jason Kinney said in a statement. The measure would also establish a system to license, regulate and tax sales of marijuana, while allowing city governments to exercise local control over or disallow commercial distribution within their borders.


Erich Pica,left, president of Friends of the Earth, Geisha Williams, president of electric for Pacific Gas & Electric, and Tom Dalzell, business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 1245, appear before state regulators to discuss the closure of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power plant, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. The State Lands Commission was considering waiving an environmental review before renewing a contract with the plant's owners, PG&E, after an agreement was reached with environmental groups to close the Diablo Canyon facility by 2025, nine years earlier than previously planned. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California land officials dropped their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant and signed off Tuesday on a deal to close the Central Coast facility many years earlier than its operators had previously sought.


File-This June 12, 2016, file photo shows Daveed Diggs, left, and Lin- Manuel Miranda, of "Hamilton" performing at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Long before his life story became the toast of the Great White Way, Alexander Hamilton was a hit in Albany. The Times Union of Albany reports New York’s capital is finally capitalizing on the “Hamilton” Broadway musical craze with a lineup of attractions focusing on the founding father who got hitched in the upstate city and spent time in the area.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Long before his life story became the toast of the Great White Way, Alexander Hamilton was a hit in Albany.


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Students at one New York college are taking to social media to tackle terrorism.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A former NFL wide receiver who pleaded guilty to stealing money from two children's charities is asking that his sentencing hearing be delayed again after prosecutors sought medical records related to a concussion examination.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man charged with fatally shooting his pastor brother in a church office as Sunday services were ending has been found mentally competent to stand trial.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University drum major instructor who pleaded guilty to a sexual battery charge over an encounter with a student is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Columbus.

Congressman Charles Rangel dances as he awaits the start of a campaign rally for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New YorkBy Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dominican-born Adriano Espaillat claimed victory on Tuesday in the U.S. congressional race to succeed longtime Representative Charles Rangel, signaling change in the historically black neighborhood of Harlem that has grown increasingly Hispanic. In a district where Democratic voters heavily outnumber Republicans, Tuesday's winner will have a virtual lock on taking Rangel's vacated seat in the House of Representatives. Espaillat, once an illegal immigrant, would be the first Dominican-American member of Congress.


A male shooter was taken into custody at the Navajo County Superior Court where he fatally shot the two women after a court hearing, Navajo County said on its Twitter account. "A dispute stemming from a court hearing earlier today led to one of the parties meeting the two victims outside of the courthouse where the suspect opened fire," the Navajo County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page. The women and the shooter were not identified by authorities.

Highlights of gambling legislation in the Pennsylvania HouseThe Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday to expand legalized casino-style gambling to websites, airports and mobile applications. The measure passed, 114-85, and was sent to the Senate. Here is a look at the highlights:


Police: Wilmington teacher shared child pornographyA teacher in Wilmington has been accused of sharing child pornography online.


HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — Two women were killed and suspect was taken into custody Tuesday evening following a shooting outside a courthouse in eastern Arizona, authorities said.

Tax could increase New Jersey gas pricesPain at the pump is about to get real for motorists filling up in New Jersey.


Turkish Americans in Philadelphia await word after airport attackIt's Ramadan in Turkey, and in Philadelphia, Turkish Americans are joining together in prayer and waiting for word about the injured and deceased.


HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Arizona courthouse shooting (all times local):

Suicide bombers kill dozens at Istanbul airportThree suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Tuesday, killing at least 36 people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said.


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks while visiting Galvanize, a work space for technology companies, in Denver, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. While there Clinton said the House Benghazi committee found nothing different than previous investigations into Benghazi. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)DENVER (AP) — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed letting entrepreneurs defer making student loan payments in order to create jobs and stimulate growth.


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two dozen Syrian civilian organizations and humanitarian aid groups are threatening to end their participation in peace talks unless the international community takes major steps to protect civilians and enforce a cessation of hostilities in the country.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state representative told a Mississippi woman she should earn money for the insulin and insulin pump supplies that her diabetic 8-year-old daughter needs to survive instead of asking for state help.

Investigators walk through the intersection of 15th Street and Wazee near the scene of a shooting in a lower downtown business Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Denver. Officers responded to the business after a report of a gunman, blocking several streets in the congested area. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — A gunman walked into a busy downtown Denver office building and shot a person multiple times before turning the gun on himself, police said Tuesday.


Steve Keeling walks through the ashes of his fire ravaged home, Monday, June 27, 2016, in South Lake, Calif. The home was one of the homes and structures that were destroyed by the fire that started Thursday, near Lake Isabella, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):


FULSHEAR, Texas (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday released 911 calls that capture the panic in the home of a Houston-area mother before she killed her two daughters, as well as in the home of a neighbor after the shootings.

DNC protest organizers air frustrations at City HallThose planning protests at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next month accused officials of dragging their feet.


File - In this April 20, 2016 file photo, customers buy products at the Harvest Medical Marijuana Dispensary in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot.


An election official explains the process of casting votes for residents at a polling station in Bayanzurkh district of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Mongolians vote in parliamentary elections Wednesday with sentiment weighed by a sharp downturn in the landlocked Asian nation's crucial mining sector, rising unemployment and political disillusionment. (AP Photo/Ganbat Namjilsangarav)ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolians vote in parliamentary elections Wednesday with sentiment weighed by a sharp downturn in the landlocked Asian nation's crucial mining sector, rising unemployment and political disillusionment.


A blue whale surfaces to breathe in an undated picture from NOAABy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marine mammal rescue teams alerted boaters off Southern California on Tuesday to be on the lookout for a blue whale ensnared in the rigging of a commercial crab trap, a day after initial efforts to free the giant creature failed. As of late Tuesday, the whale and a tell-tale string of yellow-and-orange buoys trailing behind it remained out of sight, said Gisele Anderson, whose husband, Dave, runs a fleet of whale-watching excursion vessels involved in the effort. The whale was spotted about 30 miles (48 km) off San Diego over the weekend and again on Monday near Dana Point, about 65 miles (105 km) to the north, by the crew of Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari, Anderson said.


In this photo provided by Billy B. Brown, two freight trains are on fire Tuesday, June 28, 2016, after they collided and derailed near Panhandle, Texas. Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Bryan Witt says the accident occurred Tuesday morning near the town of Panhandle, about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo. No injuries have been reported. (Billy B. Brown via AP)AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the freight train crash in West Texas (all times local):


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — If Illinois enters a second year without a budget this week, cash will stop flowing to local 911 centers, preventive health screenings and tuition grants for low-income college students — and the situation will only get direr from there.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The federal agency that provides health care to Native Americans will award up to $1 million in grants to tribes and organizations across the country in an effort to improve HIV prevention and care outcomes among tribal populations.

Secrets to what sparked Oakland police sex scandal revealedThe 18-year-old at the center of the Oakland police sex scandal is revealing what she knows about the final hours of a cop who committed suicide, in an exclusive in-depth interview with I-Team reporter Dan Noyes.


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