Gunman kills 5 in Md. attack

A gunman opens fire at a newspaper office in Maryland, killing five people and wounding others before being taken into custody.

VP Pence visits South America

Vice President Mike Pence thanks Brazil for welcoming Venezuelans fleeing their country’s collapse, while warning Central Americans fleeing violence not to try to enter the U.S. illegally. He pledges $10 million more to support Venezuelan migrants.

Trump, Putin to meet next month

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin plan to meet July 16 against the backdrop of a probe into possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russians.

House backs $675 billion bill

The House passes a $675 billion spending bill for the Defense Department that includes a 2.6 percent raise for the military. The 359-49 vote sends it to the Senate.

Congo: Ebola countdown begins

Congo says the countdown toward the end of its latest Ebola outbreak has begun, as all people who were in contact with the last confirmed case have passed the 21-day incubation period with no sign of the virus.

Mattis: Troops to stay in S. Korea

Carrying a message of reassurance to South Korea, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis states flatly that the U.S. will maintain its current number of troops on the Korean Peninsula.