By Phil Stewart and Andrea Shalal STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said. The elite serviceman was the third American to be killed in direct combat since a U.S.-led coalition launched a campaign in 2014 to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State and is a measure of its deepening involvement in the conflict. A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the dead serviceman was a Navy SEAL.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A young soldier shot and wounded his wife outside a Dallas-area store and then gunned down a father of three who grabbed his own gun and tried to make a citizen's arrest, authorities say.
Ricci Bradden, 22, a U.S. Army private stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, has been charged with murder in the Monday killing of Anthony Antell, 35, a gym owner who had served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Bradden said he knocked Antell's gun from his hand and then shot him, a police report said. Before that, Bradden is suspected of shooting his wife, 22-year-old Quinisha Johnson, a Walgreens employee, in the store's parking lot.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Bangladeshi blogger and social activist Ashif Entaz Rabi hosted a TV talk show about a slaying of a publisher by Islamic extremists, he faced a torrent of threatening phone calls. He says young men with earpieces started loitering outside his workplace, and a militant website urged followers to "send this Ashif to Allah."
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Educators and other full-time staffers at Tennessee's public state universities and colleges will soon be able to carry handguns on campus after Governor Bill Haslam allowed a bill to become law on Monday without his signature. The law, which affects 50 state institutions, was opposed by both the State Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee system. Gun control on college campuses is a growing focus in the national debate over access to guns.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man is suspected of stabbing his live-in girlfriend and her 2-year-old daughter in their home, killing the little girl and critically wounding her mother, who was five months pregnant, authorities said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire that caused a Washington subway train to fill with smoke inside a downtown tunnel last year, killing one passenger and sickening dozens, can be traced to poor maintenance and ineffective inspection practices by the city's beleaguered transit authority, federal investigators said Tuesday.