The state of Montana has disappeared from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s “races” webpage. A sign that national Democrats could be throwing in the towel on a Senate seat they once thought they could hold.
Current Democratic Sen. John Walsh, who was tapped to replace Ambassador Max Baucus’ empty, seat dropped out of the race in recent weeks following reports by the New York Times that he plagiarized a quarter of his master’s thesis.
- A University of Cincinnati officer has been charged with murder for shooting Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man.
- Mullah Omar, the Taliban's reclusive leader, died more than two years ago, Afghan officials say. The Taliban hasn't commented.
- Debris found on an island in the Indian Ocean belongs to the same type of aircraft as the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, a U.S. official told the Associated Press.