An overnight shooting at a Fort Myers, Florida, nightclub hosting a party for middle and high school students left two dead and as many as 17 wounded, authorities said.
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."
The shooting apparently occurred at a teen party, billed as a "Swimsuit Glow Party,"according to a poster circulated online. Club Blu said in a Facebook post written early Monday and later deleted, that the party was a “middle school/high school event." It said the shooting happened after the party had ended and teenagers were leaving the club.
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 of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee made for a rocky start on Sunday, as the Florida congresswoman heeded Sanders' longstanding call to leave as party chief. Her departure comes a few days after the publication of 19,000 hacked emails, which the Vermont senator said confirmed his belief that the national party played favorites for Clinton during the primary.
"The party now needs new leadership that will open the doors of the party and welcome in working people and young people," Sanders said.
Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.
The sale announced Monday marks the second time in two years that Verizon has snapped up the remains of a fallen internet star as it broadens its digital reach. The nation's largest wireless carrier paid $4.4 billion for AOL last year.
Verizon won the Yahoo bidding after a five-month auction.
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.
A Syrian man blew himself up in Ansbach, Germany, killing himself and injuring 12 others on Sunday during an outdoor festival, police confirmed to NBC News.
The three-day open-air festival was taking place in Ansbach, a city of 40,000 people about 20 miles southwest of Nuremberg in Bavaria. The blast occurred just two days after a gunman killed nine people at a mall in Munich.
Joachim Herrmann, the interior minister in Bavaria, said at a news conference Monday morning that three of the wounded were in serious condition but that none of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening.
Herrmann said it remained to be determined whether the explosion was related to terrorism, but because the man wore a backpack carrying explosives and metal projectiles capable of hurting many people, "we must assume that it was not purely a suicide."
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Blue Line trains were halted Sunday evening due to a possible lightning strike hitting the tracks, according to the Chicago Transit Authority and fire officials.
Shortly before 7 p.m., the Illinois Medical District station located at 430 S. Damen Ave on Chicago's Near West Side partially collapsed and the overpass was damaged, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she will step down at end of party's convention. DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile will serve as interim chair through the election.
The announcement comes amid growing pressure for the Florida congresswoman to step down after email leaks suggested committee officials favored Hillary Clinton during the party's primary.
"I think she should resign, period, and I think we need a new chair who is going to lead us in a very different direction," Sanders said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."
The Vermont senator also reiterated his calls for Wasserman Schultz to resign on "Meet the Press," after 19,000 emails leaked Friday by the website Wikileaks revealed that some DNC officials internally showed favoritism towards the Clinton campaign while outwardly claiming impartiality.
Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave.
Throngs of Bernie Sanders supporters marched down a main thoroughfare to show their support of him and disdain for Hillary Clinton ahead of the convention.
Though planned for months, Sunday's marches came as fractures appeared in the party that had been trying to display a show of unity in recent weeks. Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned Sunday as Democratic Party chair over an email suggesting the DNC had played favorites for Clinton during the primary. It was a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Clinton.
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For the first time in its 36-year history, a Hemingway has won a competition seeking the man who most looks like literary giant Ernest Hemingway.
Dave Hemingway was named the winner of the "Papa'' Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on Saturday in Key West, Florida. The winner said he is not related to the late author.
The contest, which attracted 140 entrants, is the highlight event of the annual Hemingway Days festival that celebrates the author's legacy. It was held at Sloppy Joe's Bar, which was a frequent hangout of Hemingway's during his Key West residency in the 1930s.
A top Donald Trump campaign adviser dismissed allegations that Russian hackers were behind the DNC email leak, NBC News reported.
Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort said it showed how “desperate” Hillary Clinton’s campaign is after Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook made the suggestion to CNN on Sunday.
"They're pretty desperate pretty quickly," Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort said at a press conference in Philadelphia on Sunday. "It's a far reach, obviously. To lead their convention with that tells me they really are trying to move away from what the issues are in this campaign."
Manafort downplayed the possibility that Russia was involved with the leaks, saying “we don’t know who’s behind the leaks,” but tied them to Clinton’s use of a private email server, suggesting she created a bigger risk than the one created by the DNC leak.
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A Florida homeless woman is in Volusia County jail in Florida after setting her boyfriend on fire.
The Volusia County Sheriff's office says that 41-year-old Annie Harper doused her boyfriend's shorts with lighter fluid and then set him on fire. The victim told deputies that they got in an argument and she was mad at him for not providing her with drugs. The incident occurred at a homeless camp in the woods outside of DeLand.
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Over two dozen people were hurt during a crash involving a jeep, SEPTA bus and tractor trailer in Delaware Count, Pennsylvania, Sunday afternoon.
According to preliminary reports, the Route 113 bus was traveling southbound on Lansdowne Avenue when a Jeep Liberty pulled out of a driveway and onto the street. The jeep crashed into the bus which then collided with a tractor trailer that was stopped near the intersection, officials said.