CHARLESTON, S.C. - The day she was killed along with eight others during Bible study at a South Carolina church, Myra Thompson achieved her goal of becoming a minister
Hundreds honoured Thompson, 59, in a service Monday at the site of the deadly shooting, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
"This is a woman who I want to strive to be," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said of Thompson. "She wanted every person she came in touch with to make them better."
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A New York State trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border.
State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent an escape if the officer believes the suspect poses a significant threat. Law enforcement experts say this shooting was clear-cut.
SOUSSE, Tunisia - Top European security officials paid a sombre homage on Tunisian sands Monday to 38 people killed at a beach resort, as Tunisian authorities announced the arrest of seven alleged accomplices of the gunman.
British officials confirmed that most of the dead were British, and Prime Minister David Cameron said it was time for his country to become "intolerant of intolerance" and crack down on the ideas that fuel Islamic State group-inspired terrorism.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The rapper known as "The Game" has been charged with hitting an off-duty Los Angeles police officer during a basketball game.
The hip-hop artist, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was charged with one felony count of making criminal threats and one count of misdemeanour assault and battery.
He pleaded not guilty during a court appearance Monday.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behind the stark 19th-century walls. Guards went along the lattice of light-green bars in A Block, where well-behaved prisoners are held.
At first glance, it seemed David Sweat and Richard Matt were where they were supposed to be: asleep in their adjoining cells. But the lumps in their bunks were just sweatshirts.
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's draconian law against gays has encouraged mob attacks, police torture, evictions and public whippings, according to a report Monday that urges the country's new president to repeal the legislation.
The Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act is "the constitutionalization of hate and hate crimes against LGBTI individuals," writes Bisi Alimi in the report published by the PEN American Center and the New York-based Leitner Center for International Law and Justice.
DETROIT - A U.S. woman pleaded guilty Monday to killing two of her children and storing their bodies in a home freezer, telling a judge that she had no remorse for beating and suffocating them.
N'DJAMENA, Chad - Two suicide bombings rocked Chad's capital, killing at least 11 people weeks after suicide bombings killed dozens, an official said Monday.
Five police officers were among the 11 dead, said Chad's Minister of Public Security, Abderahim Bireme Hamid. He blamed extremists for the attack, saying that "the mastermind of the network was arrested yesterday."
The other six killed were extremists, he said.
MALONE, N.Y. - The escaped murderer who was shot by a state trooper near the Canadian border is in "critical but stable" condition at an Albany hospital, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
Cuomo told CNN that David Sweat's condition initially was listed in stable condition but was downgraded to critical after being flown to Albany Medical Center on Sunday night.
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Investigators in Taiwan were focusing Monday on the possibility that a cigarette butt or spark caused the blaze that burned 498 people, killing one, at a weekend water park party when colored powder sprayed from the stage caught fire.