Garment workers attack factories in pay protest: Bangladeshi garment workers vandalized furniture during a protest Monday in Gazipur, on the outskirts of Dhaka. The third day of protests, in which demonstrators demanded a doubling of their pay to $104, forced about 400 factories to close, police said. At least 70 people, including six police officials, were injured in the clashes in Gazipur and Savar, two industrial belts on Dhaka’s outskirts..
Two charged in park shooting
Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting last week at a Chicago park that injured 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, Chicago officials announced Monday night. Authorities say Bryon Champ, 21, and Kewane Gatewood, 20, were charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in the shooting Thursday at Cornell Square Park on Chicago’s southwest side. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said that while the two played significant roles in the shooting, neither is believed to have pulled the trigger.
Scrutinized IRS figure retires
Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official investigated by Congress over the agency’s scrutiny of Tea Party groups, has retired effective Monday, the agency said. Lerner, the tax agency’s former director of exempt organizations, was placed on paid administrative leave in May. Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel told a congressional panel last week that Lerner was “technically still employed.” The agency declined to comment further, citing privacy concerns. An internal IRS board was going to propose starting the process to fire her, citing neglect of duties and mismanagement, according to a Democratic congressional aide briefed on the decision who requested anonymity.
Woman, 79, is latest flood death
A 79-year-old woman whose house was swept away by the Big Thompson River was found dead on the river bank, bringing to eight the death toll from the massive flooding in Colorado. As the number of people unaccounted-for dwindled to six, Vice President Joe Biden viewed the devastation from a helicopter before meeting with disaster workers. “I promise you, I promise you, there will be help,” Biden said, trying to mute concerns that a possible federal government shutdown could derail relief efforts.
Taliban strike kills 11 officers
A Taliban ambush on a border post in southern Afghanistan killed 11 police officers on Sunday, an Afghan police official said. The attack took place against a series of border checkpoints in the Shorabak District of Kandahar Province. The insurgents then escaped back across the border to Pakistan, where they were believed to be based, said Ziaurrahman Durani, the spokesman for the Kandahar Province police. Also Sunday, in an unrelated episode in eastern Afghanistan, two coalition soldiers were killed by an improvised explosive device, according to a statement released on Monday by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.