• In this grab made from video, police officers speak to a driver as they close off a road during a hostage situation in Normandy, France, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Two attackers seized hostages in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen on Tuesday, killing one hostage by slitting their throat before being killed by police, a security official said. The identities of the attackers and motive for the attack are unclear, according to the official, who was not authorized to be publicly named. (BFM via AP)

    The Latest: Italian plea: ‘sainthood now’ for slain priest

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the hostage-taking in the French region of Normandy. (all times local):

    Updated: 9:19 am

  • Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the scene of a bomb in Kadhimiyah district, Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 24, 2016. A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing and wounding people, Iraqi officials said. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)

    Suicide bomber kills 14 at Iraq checkpoint; 9 die in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint outside a Shiite town north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said, while a string of bombings in the Iraqi capital killed nine more people.

  • FILE- In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a statement in Berlin, Germany, on the Munich attack. Four attacks in a week — three of them carried out by asylum seekers — have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism. Anxiety over Germany's ability to cope with last year's flood of more than 1 million registered asylum seekers first surged following a series of sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne during New Year celebrations.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

    German refugee policy under fire after a week of bloodshed

    BERLIN (AP) — Four attacks in a week — three of them carried out by asylum seekers — have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism.

  • Police say deadly nightclub shooting in Fort Myers, Florida, is not an act of terrorism

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Police say deadly nightclub shooting in Fort Myers, Florida, is not an act of terrorism.

  • With Sugar Loaf mountain in the background a soldier patrols near Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 24, 2016. Security has emerged as the top concern during the Olympics, that will kickoff on Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Brazil police arrest last suspect in Olympics terror case

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of Brazilian sympathizers of the Islamic State who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro.

  • TV cameras stand behind a police tape in Ansbach, Germany, Monday, July 25, 2016, near the site where a failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 15 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany. The man recorded a cell phone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried to get into the outdoor concert with a bomb-laden backpack. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

    Germany: Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

    ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and vowed the nation’s people “won’t be able to sleep peacefully anymore” in a cell phone video before blowing himself up outside a wine bar, wounding 15 people, authorities said Monday.

  • Californian who tried joining Islamic State faces sentencing

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man who aspired to join the Islamic State group in Syria and lied to get a replacement American passport to head overseas could face two decades in prison Monday when he is set to be sentenced.

  • In this Thursday, July 14, 2016 picture, an Iraqi policeman uses a hand-held device that is supposed to detect bombs at a checkpoint in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. For nearly a decade, when you drove through one of Baghdad's seemingly endless checkpoints, a soldier would point a hand-held, gun-shaped device at your vehicle, intently watching if the antenna atop the device moved. If it pointed at your vehicle, the theory was, it had found a possible bomb. The wands were a fake, but it wasn't till a massive bombing this month that the government halted their use. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

    Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blast

    BAGHDAD (AP) — For nearly a decade, anyone driving through one of Baghdad’s many checkpoints was subjected to a search by a soldier pointing a security wand at their vehicle and watching the device intently to see if its antenna moved. If it pointed at the car, it had supposedly detected a possible bomb.

  • A special police officer leaves the area where an explosion occurred in Ansbach, Germany, Monday, July 25, 2016. Bavaria's top security official says a man who blew himself up after being turned away from an open-air music festival in the southern German city was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Bavarian official: Ansbach attack suggests Islamist motive

    ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — Bavaria’s top security official said Monday that he believes a failed asylum seeker who blew himself up and injured 12 people in the southern German town of Ansbach was driven by religious extremism.

  • This file photo photo made available on July 17, 2016 by Kapitalis shows Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. A 31-year-old father of three obsessed with fitness and sex, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel led multiple lives. His darkest side appears to have been his best-kept secret: a calculated, committed jihadi ready to kill scores of people in a French Riviera rampage.  (Kapitalis via AP, FIle)

    Dancing, drugs, extremism _ multiple lives of Nice

    PARIS (AP) — A 31-year-old father of three obsessed with fitness and sex, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel led multiple lives. His darkest side appears to have been his best-kept secret: a calculated, committed jihadi ready to kill scores of people in a French Riviera rampage.