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Houston, Texas

An American woman shoots two employees at a food distribution plant in Houston, Texas, killing one person and injuring the other, before killing herself.

A female shooter and a male employee were shot and killed early Monday at a distribution plant in Texas, a Missouri City spokeswoman said.

Ankara

Two men are detained in Ankara, Turkey, after shots are fired at the United States embassy.

Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn on Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. There were no casualties and no claim of responsibility for the fleeting attack, in which three of the six bullets that were...

Northern Iraq offensive (June 2014)

Omar Ameen, a man arrested in Sacramento on suspicion of a 2014 Iraqi murder linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, faces a judge at an extradition hearing. He is denied bail.

CBS13 cameras were not allowed in the courtroom for 45-year-old Omar Ameen’s court appearance on Monday.

Crime in Chicago

Sixty-one people are shot over the weekend in Chicago, including twelve in two mass shootings. Eight die, including five teenagers. Police arrest three people in connection with the shootings and 29 on other firearms charges, and seize 83 guns.

"It's no secret that we had another unacceptable violent weekend," Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Monday

Arrests of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

The judge in the trial of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar announces that he will deliver his verdict on August 27, in a test of press freedom in the country. The journalists were investigating mass graves at the village of Inn Din and the massacre that took place there when they were arrested for allegedly obtaining "secret documents".

The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret state documents said on Monday he will deliver his verdict on Aug. 27, in a case seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy.

North Korea–South Korea relations

Eighty-nine South Koreans are selected via lottery to be reunited for three days with North Korean relatives they were separated from in the Korean War six decades earlier.

South and North Korean families who were separated during the Korean War have reunited after more than six decades.

Civita

Heavy floods in Civita, Italy, kill 10 people and injure 23.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park officials say the Ferguson Fire in California is now fully contained.

California's Ferguson Fire has burned through nearly 97,000 acres and left two firefighters dead.

Crisis in Venezuela

The Venezuelan bolívar fuerte is replaced with the "Sovereign Bolivar" in an attempt to curb inflation. Venezuela announces that the new currency will be linked to the petro, a form of cryptocurrency operated by the country.

A government plan to curb inflation comes into force but there is confusion about how it will work.

PepsiCo

PepsiCo announces its intent to buy SodaStream, a manufacturer of products for in-home soft drink production, for US$3.2 billion. The deal awaits approval by regulators.

The deal gives Pepsi a new way of reaching customers as sugary drinks become less popular.

2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Singer Madonna's speech invoking Aretha Franklin is criticized by singer Cynthia Erivo and draq queen Tatianna as self-centered.

Viewers were not amused that Madonna spent the bulk of her speech talking about her own career

2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Camila Cabello wins Artist of the Year and "Havana" wins Video of the Year in Radio City Music Hall at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Here's your full list of winners from the VMAs

Me Too

American actor Jimmy Bennett accuses Italian actress Asia Argento of having sexual relations with him when he was 17 years old and then paying him $380,000 to keep silent.

Argento was one of the first and most vocal accusers of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Boko Haram

Suspected Boko Haram militants raid and burn the village of Mailari in Borno State, Nigeria, killing six people.

Suspected Islamist militants launch a raid in Borno state, leaving several villagers dead.

Terror

An officer fatally shoots a man in Cornellà, Barcelona, Spain, after he storms into a Mossos d'Esquadra police station with a knife. Police are treating the incident as an attempted terrorist attack.

A man wielding a knife and shouting in Arabic was shot dead by a guard near Barcelona, police said.