Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. GUNMAN IN DEADLY ATTACK ON DALLAS POLICE HAD PLANS FOR LARGER ASSAULT
Micah Johnson possessed enough explosive material to inflict far greater harm, the city's police chief and a top elected official said.
2. PROTESTERS AROUND THE US BLOCK MAJOR FREEWAYS TO PROTEST POLICE SHOOTINGS OF BLACK MEN
Police in riot gear kept protesters from entering a major artery in Baton Rouge and made dozen of arrests.
3. HOW OPEN-CARRY LAW POSED CHALLENGE TO POLICE DURING DALLAS SNIPER ATTACK
The presence of many armed individuals caused instant confusion, a scenario that some law enforcement officials predicted when Texas approved the open carry-law earlier this year.
4. WHAT OBAMA WILL FACE WHEN HE RETURNS FROM ABROAD AND VISITS DALLAS
He will try to help Americans make sense of shootings that have emerged as a tipping point in the national debate about race and justice.
5. HEAVY EXPLOSIONS SHAKE SOUTH SUDAN'S CAPITAL AS FIGHTING ENTERS FIFTH DAY
An Associated Press reporter in Juba reported widespread shooting preventing residents from moving around.
6. NORTH KOREA VOWS TO END DIPLOMATIC COMMUNICATION CHANNEL WITH US
The North hinted at harsher punishment for Americans detained in the country in retaliation for U.S. sanctions that target leader Kim Jong Un.
7. CARTER SAYS THE US WILL USE AIRBASE IN IRAQI CITY AS BASE TO RECAPTURE MOSUL
The U.S. defense chief spoke after landing in Baghdad on an unannounced visit Monday.
8. HOW PORTUGAL STUNNED FRANCE TO WIN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
The Portuguese did it the hard way after playing without an injured Ronaldo from the 25th minute through extra time.
9. AEROSMITH GUITARIST JOE PERRY HOSPITALIZED AFTER BECOMING ILL AT NYC CONCERT
An administrator at Coney Island Hospital confirmed the 65-year-old Perry is undergoing tests.
10. WHO MADE THE US WOMEN'S OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS TEAM
Three-time world champion Simone Biles will be joined by defending Olympic champion Gabby Douglas, three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman and newcomers Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez.