PRESIDENTIAL RACE-OBAMA POLL
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is holding on to relatively high levels of support among the so-called "Obama coalition" of minorities, liberals and young Americans, suggesting the president could play a potent role helping the next Democratic presidential nominee's bid for election, an Associated Press-GfK poll found. By Josh Lederman and Emily Swanson.
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee -- A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga, killing at least four Marines and sending service members scrambling for cover as bullets smashed through the windows. The attacker was also killed. By Lucas L. Johnson and Kathleen Foody.
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CENTENNIAL, Colorado -- Colorado theater shooter James Holmes is convicted in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere after jurors swiftly rejected defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions. He faces a possible death sentence. By Sadie Gurman.
UNITED NATIONS-FEMALE SECRETARY-GENERAL
UNITED NATIONS -- Nearly a quarter of U.N. member states are urging that the next secretary-general, for the first time, be a woman. It's the latest sign of momentum for the idea as campaigning to succeed Ban Ki-moon at the end of 2016 begins in earnest. By Cara Anna.
MEXICO-DRUG LORD ESCAPES
MEXICO CITY -- At least 18 minutes passed before anyone was alerted to the escape of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, two Mexican lawmakers said. By E. Eduardo Castillo.
GUATEMALA CITY -- A quarter of the money fueling Guatemalan politics comes from criminal organizations, primarily drug traffickers, according to a report released by a United Nations commission. By Sonia Perez D.
SAO PAULO -- Brazilian authorities are investigating allegations of influence peddling by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in his reported lobbying efforts on behalf of construction firm Odebrecht, prosecutors say. By Stan Lehman.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil had more slaves than any other nation in the Americas, yet many experts say the nation has never truly acknowledged what 4 million Africans suffered. Now there is an effort to force a look at an often ignored chapter of history. By Adriana Gomez Licon.
BUSINESS & FINANCE:
GOOGLE SELF DRIVING CARS
LOS ANGELES -- Google Inc. reveals that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time. In the collision, a Lexus SUV that the tech giant outfitted with sensors and cameras was rear-ended in Google's home city of Mountain View, where more than 20 prototypes have been self-maneuvering through traffic. By Justin Pritchard.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:
WEST HOLLYWOOD, California -- The elaborate fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" receives a leading 24 Emmy Awards nominations, its stature apparently untouched by backlash over a female character's rape scene. By Lynn Elber.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil -- still recalled as Brazil's greatest defeat -- has died. He was 88. By Leonardo Haberkorn.