Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. At Least 16 Shot Outside Florida Nightclub
At least two people were killed and more than a dozen others injured in a shooting outside of Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida, early Monday, officials said. Fort Myers Police Department said in a statement that "at least 14-16 people" were wounded in the shooting, with their injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening. Read more in NEWS.
2. DNC Chief Stepping Down in Wake of Email Scandal
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was ousted as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee on the eve of the party's convention. It's an abrupt end to a chairmanship marked by controversy, which came to a head this weekend following revelations from leaked internal emails. Read more in POLITICS.
3. It's Clinton's Convention — but Here's Why Obama is Key
The Democratic convention kicking off Monday is Hillary Clinton's party. But the person who's hovering over it — and still shaping the overall Democratic Party's policies, tone and temperament — is the man speaking Wednesday night: President Barack Obama. Not since Ronald Reagan has there been an outgoing incumbent president both who was popular enough to benefit his party's nominee, and whom the nominee wanted to embrace. Read more in POLITICS.
4. Trump Nod Could Cause Record Muslim-American Voter Turnout
Donald Trump will cast a long shadow in September when Muslims across the U.S. gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha, known as the Feast of Sacrifice. Now that Trump, whose anti-Muslim rhetoric has punctuated the campaign season, has secured the Republican presidential nomination, his candidacy could propel Muslim-Americans to head to the polls and vote against him. Read more in POLITICS.
5. California Wildfire Triples in Size
A wildfire raging near Los Angeles tripled in size over the weekend to more than 33,000 acres, driven by hot, dry and windy conditions, fire officials said late Sunday. An army of 1,673 firefighters continued to battle the so-called Sand fire burning in the Angeles National Forest, just north of the city. But soaring temperatures and the danger of wind through canyons in the rugged mountains prevented firefighters from getting a handle on the blaze. Read more in WEATHER.
6. Verizon to Announce $5 Billion Deal to Buy Yahoo
Verizon will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo for about $5 billion, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. The announcement will come before the start of New York trading hours, the source added. Read more in TECH.
7. Mom of Woman Linked to Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Mystery Found Dead
The mother of a New Jersey escort whose 2010 disappearance led to the discovery of 10 butchered bodies on a Long Island beach has been killed, and her other daughter has been charged in the slaying. Read more at NBC NEW YORK.
Meet the Woman Who’s a Witness to DNC History
In her 60 years of involvement with the Democratic National Convention, Roz Wyman has gone to every convention since 1952 — except one.