The shooting on Monday outside a party for teenagers at a Florida nightclub, where a 14-year-old and 18-year-old died and as many as 17 other people were wounded, was not an act of terror, the Fort Myers Police Department said in a statement. The latest burst of gun violence to wrack the state this summer took place just after 12:30 a.m. EDT in the parking lot of Club Blu, where officers found "several victims suffering from gunshot wounds," the city police department said in a statement.
A fast-moving wildfire that has killed one person and destroyed more than a dozen homes in the drought-parched canyons northwest of Los Angeles, had scorched more than 33,000 acres of land by early Monday, fire officials said. Nearly 3,000 firefighters were battling to contain the blaze, which was threatening a string of small communities near Santa Clarita, a city about 40 miles (65 km) northwest of Los Angeles, fire officials said. "This is the fifth year of an ongoing drought, so we have very extreme fire behavior," Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Daryl Osby said at a news conference on Sunday.
By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday that it was investigating the nature and scope of a cyber intrusion at the Democratic National Committee disclosed last month. "A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously, and the FBI will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace," the FBI said in a statement. (Reporting by Dustin Volz)
A federal judge on Monday banned Uber Technologies Inc and its Chief Executive Travis Kalanick from using information obtained in a background check of a plaintiff bringing a price-fixing lawsuit, saying the firm that conducted the investigation engaged in "arguably" criminal conduct. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said the firm, Ergo, crossed a line when its unlicensed investigator lied to friends and acquaintances of plaintiff Spencer Meyer in a bid to dig up derogatory information about him and his lawyer. Rakoff faulted the investigator for claiming to seek information about "up-and-coming researchers in environmental conservation," when the real purpose was more likely to intimidate Meyer or hurt his case over pricing practices at Uber, the ride-sharing service.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids.