An overnight shooting outside a Fort Myers, Florida, nightclub hosting an event for middle and high school students, left two dead and as many as 17 wounded, authorities said.
Police identified the two teens killed as Shawn Archilles, 14, and Ste’fan Strawder, 18.
Three people have been detained and labeled by police as a “persons of interest,” in the shooting at Club Blu, police said. In a statement, authorities said the Fort Myers police and the Lee County Sheriff's Office were "actively canvassing the area looking for other persons who may be involved in this incident."
It was not immediately clear what triggered the violence. Police said in a statement the shooting was not an act of terrorism.
Democrats are opening their national convention in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking party united behind Hillary Clinton, but they face lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and a fresh political mess of the party's own making.
The resignation on Sunday of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee made for a rocky start.
Furious protesters nearly drowned out Wasserman Schultz' speech to her home state delegation Monday, crowding the stage and screaming, "You're ruining our democracy!"
Sheriff's officials in Travis County, Texas, said one of their deputies died after being shot at his Round Rock home early Monday morning and two people are being sought in connection with the shooting.
A spokeswoman for the Travis County Sheriff's Office said the officer — later identified as Craig Hutchison — used his law enforcement radio to call for help shortly before 1:30 a.m. Monday. Authorities said responders found Hutchison in his backyard.
Investigators said they think Hutchison found people stealing from his shed and confronted them.
Siberian tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing mauled a woman to death and wounded another when they stepped out of their car in an enclosure, a Chinese state-run newspaper said.
A tiger pounced on one of the women after she got out of a private car in which she was touring the Beijing Badaling Wildlife World on Saturday, the Legal Evening News reported.
The second woman was killed by another tiger that leapt at her after she stepped out of the vehicle to try to help her companion, the report said.
It's Hillary Clinton's turn.
The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton's chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement that formed behind the Vermont senator. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has endorsed Clinton, but many of his supporters have not. Some were dismayed by her choice of Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., as her running mate.
Historians of the presidential horse race have plenty of mud to wade through, from Watergate to railroad bribery, and plenty of sex scandals in between.
But this year's election offers something new: Donald Trump appears to be the first nominee of a major political party in modern memory to be the subject of ongoing litigation, according to presidential experts.
"I don't know of any other litigation involving a major candidate for election," Columbia University scholar Henry F. Graff told NBC in an email, when asked about the fraud lawsuit over Trump University that's set to be heard in November.
The heat wave gripping parts of the country including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democratic National Convention this week, is not going away anytime soon and will hit a peak Monday with temperatures in the city feeling like 108 degrees.
Excessive heat warnings will continue Monday, the first day of the convention, in the Philadelphia area, most of the Midwest and regions out west. It's due to a dome of high pressure, meteorologists say, that's affecting most of the United States and contributing to drought conditions in the Northeast and continuing to fuel wildfires in California.
"It's fair to say that the vast majority of the nation has been experiencing above normal temperatures for the past week," said David Robinson, New Jersey state climatologist at Rutgers University.
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A University of Florida linebacker helped stop the rape of an unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a Gainesville bar, police said.
The football player, Cristian Garcia, and his co-worker sprang into action after they noticed something that didn’t seem right while cleaning up after work at the bar Thursday morning.
The two saw a 19-year-old woman being sexually assaulted by a man along an alleyway behind the dumpster, Garcia and police said. Police later named the suspect as 34-year-old Christopher Shaw.
“I approached the man and grabbed him by his shoulders and said ‘hey get off of her, you can’t be doing this,’” Garcia told NBC 6’s Melissa Adan.
“(The suspect) then said ‘mind your business, mind your business’ and finally he got off the girl, which was good, and then he started to become violent he started to throw punches.”
Garcia said that the man fell and hit his face before fleeing the scene with another person.
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