The man suspected of killing five members of the U.S. military in Tennessee last week was in Qatar at least once during a 2014 trip to the Middle East, according to two U.S. government sources who said reasons for the stopover were still unknown. U.S. investigators are trying to piece together Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez's travels to the region to see if he was radicalized by a militant group such as Islamic State. On a seven-month trip to visit family in Jordan, it is uncertain how long he may have spent in the Qatari capital, a political crossroads in the region.
U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton's proposed plan to overhaul capital gains taxes aims to foster long-term growth by taxing some short-term investments at higher rates, an aide for her campaign said on Monday. Although details of the plan have yet to be finalized, it would create a sliding rate scale based on the length of an investment, rather than treating all assets held over a year as "long term," an aide with the Democratic candidate's campaign said. Under her proposal, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, profits made by an individual selling an investment held for less than a year would continue to be taxed at regular income rates, which can rise to 39.6 percent for top earners, the Journal said.
A stretch of cross-country Interstate 10 will remain closed indefinitely in Southern California near the Arizona border after a bridge was washed out during a severe weekend storm, state transportation officials said on Monday. The eastbound span of the bridge, carrying I-10 over a wash through the Coachella Valley, about 40 miles west of Arizona, gave way on Sunday afternoon, choking traffic along a major truck route, the California Department of Transportation said. The westbound portion of the highway was closed as well because of heavy rains that had undermined the bridge's ground support, department spokeswoman Terri Kasinga said.
MIAMI (AP) — An orca's decades-long captivity at the Miami Seaquarium attraction amounts to a violation of the Endangered Species Act requiring the animal's release, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by animal rights activists.