Elected and federal officials joined the LGBT community to commemorate Stonewall Inn as the country's first national monument to gay rights.
President Barack Obama last week announced the designation of the iconic tavern where the modern gay rights movement took root nearly 50 years ago.
White House Senior Adviser Valarie Jarrett, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis participated in Monday's a ceremony.
A Singapore Airlines flight caught fire after the plane returned to Changi Airport because of an engine warning, according to the airline, which said no injuries were reported.
An airline statement said the Boeing 777-300ER was on its way to Milan when it turned back "following an engine oil warning message."
The aircraft's right engine caught fire after Flight SQ368 touched down more than four hours after takeoff, according to the airline.
"The fire was put out by airport emergency services and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board," the airline statement said.
The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to $390 million for Tuesday's drawing, which is tied for the fourth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.
The Mega Millions lottery is played in 44 states, including Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nevada, Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Alaska and Hawaii are the only non-participating states.
The top prize last hit on March 8.
This is the biggest jackpot Mega Millions has offered since March 18, 2014, when two tickets in Florida and Maryland shared a $414 million prize.
New York City Buddhist leaders are sounding the alarm to tourists: Beware the "fake monks."
Men in orange robes claiming to be Buddhist monks are approaching visitors to some of the city's most popular attractions, handing them shiny medallions and offering greetings of peace. They then hit them up for donations to help them build a temple in Thailand, and are persistent if their demands are refused.
"The problem seems to be increasing," said the Rev. TK Nakagaki, president of the Buddhist Council of New York, a group that represents nearly two dozen Buddhist temples. "They are very aggressive and hostile if you don't give them money."
His group has taken to the streets and social media to warn people that the men appear to have no affiliation to any Buddhist temple.
It's going to be a busy holiday weekend on the nation's highways.
A record 43 million Americans are expected to travel this Independence Day weekend, with the overwhelming majority driving, according to AAA, a car lobbying group and one of the nation's largest travel agencies. This tops the joint record set last year and in 2007.
Lower gas prices, strong consumer confidence and a generally healthy domestic economy have led more families to take trips this summer.
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PepsiCo is putting aspartame back in some of its diet beverages less than a year after pulling the artificial sweetener as part of a marketing move over safety concerns. The sweetener had been linked to cancer in lab mice and industry executives blamed the decline in sales on unfounded concerns people have about aspartame. The removal of the sweetener tested the theory that the sweetener was to blame for fleeing customers. But, the move seems to have been a misstep, with consumers dissatisfied over the change in flavor without the sweetener.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that his nation's agreement with Turkey to normalize ties will have "immense" implications for the Israeli economy.
The Israel-Turkey reconciliation deal, which is to be officially announced later in the day, is meant to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers. News of the deal first emerged on Sunday, and an Israeli official confirmed the details of the deal to The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity pending a formal announcement.
Speaking in Rome during talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome, Netanyahu said Monday the agreement is an important step, alluding to the development of Israel's offshore natural gas reserves.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday morning a New York City monument will be made in honor of the victims of the Orlando massacre.
Speaking at the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan ahead of the city's gay pride parade, Cuomo said a commission of 10 people will pick an artist to design the monument that will be in Christopher Park, Hudson Park or Battery Park.
Cuomo said the state is pledging up to $1 million to create the monument.
Cuomo also announced that the site around the Stonewall Inn will be designated as a state historic site. On Friday, President Obama designated it as a national monument, the first for gay rights.
The grassroots movement aimed at ousting Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention is planning for a convention floor fight, hiring staff, establishing a command center in Cleveland and rolling out ads in key states over the next week, NBC News reported
Organizers of the effort held their second weekly conference call Sunday night.
Former Bogota, New Jersey, Mayor Steve Lonegan, a Ted Cruz supporter and spokesman for a super PAC backing the effort, said he plans to hire East, West and Central regional field directors to begin building a "comprehensive list of every single delegate" to get to know their interests and issues.
The group is also planning to hire a full-time executive director, because the current staff is working on a volunteer basis, Lonegan said. An advance team is heading to Cleveland this week to build a command center outside the convention center.
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The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials produced a huge stunner, as Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team Sunday night in an event he won at the 2012 London Games.
Lionel Messi says he's quitting Argentina's national team.
Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night.
His nation's captain and career scoring leader with 55 goals in 113 international appearances, Messi sent Argentina's first penalty kick over the crossbar.
"The national team is over for me," Messi told the Argentine network TyC Sports. "It's been four finals, it's not meant for me. I tried. It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn't get it, so I think it's over."
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Democrat Hillary Clinton holds a five-point advantage over Republican Donald Trump after becoming her party's presumptive presidential nominee, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Forty-six percent of registered voters back Clinton, versus 41 percent who support Trump — slightly up from Clinton's three-point lead in May, 46 percent to 43 percent.
When the horserace is expanded to four candidates - including Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein — Clinton gets support from 39 percent of voters, Trump gets 38 percent, Johnson 10 percent and Stein 6 percent.
Clinton leads Trump among African Americans, Latinos and women. Trump meanwhile, has the edge among whites, men and independents.
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Pope Francis says gays — and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology.
Francis was asked Sunday en route home from Armenia if he agreed with one of his top advisers, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who told a conference in Dublin in the days after the deadly Orlando gay club attack that the church owes an apology to gays for having marginalized them.
Francis responded with a variation of his famous "Who am I to judge?" comment and a repetition of church teaching that gays must not be discriminated against but treated with respect.
A group of Cuban migrants who appeared to be armed with machetes reached the shore Florida's Hollywood Beach on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
According to Hollywood police, 11 Cuban migrants landed on Hollywood Beach near the 6000 block of North Ocean Drive around 6:20 p.m.
One of the migrants, Yoandy Alonoso Figueredo, said the trip lasted eight days and the group went without food and water for four. He said the sight of the coastline brought them hope.
Coast Guard officials tried to divert the migrants' boat before it reached Hollywood Beach. Officials said the migrants appeared to be armed with machetes and large knives and were threatening to harm themselves if their boat was stopped.