Italian Economy Minister Fabrizio Saccomanni told Corriere della Sera newspaper that he will resign if the fragile coalition government flouts European Union deficit spending limits in favor of tax cuts.
Exit polls indicated that Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives emerged by far the strongest force in Germany's election, but their center-right coalition partners risked being ejected from parliament.
A National Rifle Association leader criticized the Washington Navy Yard for being "unprotected" when a mass shooting left 13 dead, including the shooter. "This is a tragedy that should not have happened, a memorial service that should not be taking place, and victims that should not be victims," Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president, said
Hillary Clinton acknowledges that she is wrestling with whether to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, well aware of the "political and governmental challenges" she would face if she wins.