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He was a man with serious mental illness, depressed and conflicted, a devout Muslim who regularly violated his faith by smoking marijuana and drinking heavily, but not anti-American or connected to ISIS. That is the portrait the family of 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez has painted for FBI agents trying to learn why he went on a spree of violence last week that resulted in the deaths of five uniformed members of the military in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Law enforcement officials told ABC New the family has been fully cooperating in the investigation.

Los Angeles saw its wettest July day ever over the weekend.  San Bernardino and Riverside counties reported flooding and mudslides, as a rare summer storm rolled through the Southland on Sunday.  At least six homes were flooded with mud and water as flash flood warning were up until 6:30pm PDT.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he does not owe John McCain an apology for saying the Arizona senator is only a war hero “because he was captured.” Trump told Martha Raddatz on ABC's "This Week" that he won't be pulling out of the presidential race over his comments, which he made Saturday during a campaign event in Iowa. Trump said he left to a "standing ovation" after speaking at the Family Leadership Council summit.

The family of Sandra Bland has ordered an independent autopsy, saying they don’t believe she committed suicide while in custody at a Texas jail. The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.

ABC News has obtained the full transcripts of two depositions given by Bill Cosby in a court case brought by Andrea Constand in 2005. Given over 4 days at a Philadelphia hotel, the depositions are the only publicly available testimony he has given in response to accusations he drugged and sexually assaulted dozens of women over four decades.  In his testimony, Cosby told of how he tried to gain women's trust and make them comfortable by talking about their families, their education and their career aspirations. He also admitted giving woman drugs, but insisted he never did so without their knowledge.   

Both U.S. and Cuban “interest sections” — lesser diplomatic posts — will officially become embassies in Havana and Washington, DC.

The Greek government is promising to reopen banks Monday - a first in three weeks.

A Japanese corporation has made an unprecedented apology.  Weeks before the U.S. marks the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan in World War II, a senior executive of Mitsubishi Materials apologized in Los Angeles to 94-year-old veteran James Murphy--captured by Japan and enslaved in a Mitsubishi copper mine.  Murphy called the apology "very sincere, humble and revealing."  Previously, Japan's government has apologized for enslaving U.S. prisoners of war. This was the first such apology by a Japanese corporation.

The 60-day clock is ticking for Congress to decide whether they approve of the accord reached with Iran regarding their nuclear program. On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry  and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, culminating a years-long effort to sell an Iran rapprochement on the Hill. 

President Obama welcomes Nigerian President Buhari to the White House Monday morning. In the evening, the president delivers remarks at the reception for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

A surfing competition in South Africa was cancelled after one of the finalists was attacked by a shark. Australian surfer Mick Fanning was waiting in the water at the J-Bay Open when the shark attacked him. Video captured Fanning clutching his surfboard and kicking at the shark. Fanning, 34, told the World Surf League, which hosted the event, he felt something get stuck on his leg rope. "I instantly just jumped," Fanning said. "It just kept coming at my board." 

Four women were killed and three others injured when an accused drunk-driver in a truck slammed into the side of a limousine on Long Island over the weekend. The eight women rented the limo so they could enjoy their wine tasting outing without worrying about driving.  It's unclear whether this was a bridal party.

Raging wind over the weekend extends the British Open's final round into Monday. An Irish amateur is tied for the lead. 22 year-old Paul Dunne is tied for first with 2 others, and Jordan Spieth, seeking to keep his Grand Slam pursuit alive, is just a stroke back.  Not since Bobby Jones in 1930 has an amateur won The Open.

Researchers at Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center have stumbled across a health food that has twice the nutritional value as kale, and could become the next big thing on natural health food menus.  Dulse is a form of seaweed, contains up to 16% protein, full of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and best of all, it tastes like bacon. 

Straight to the top for Ant-Man, the new super-hero flick from Marvel, an estimated 58 million bucks opening weekend. It's Marvel's 12th straight number one, but also the lowest opening since Disney and Marvel combined to make movie magic. 

A 21-year-old man accidentally drowned in the backyard pool of a Los Angeles home owned by actress Demi Moore, authorities said. Los Angeles police responded to the home after receiving a 911 call about a drowning around 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Moore's assistant had thrown a party at the home with several guests, including the man who drowned, authorities said. The man was identified as Edenilson Steven Valle, of Los Angeles. Moore released a statement saying : "I am in absolute shock. I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got the devastating news. The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy and my heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends. I ask that you please respect the privacy of all concerned during this sensitive time."