ABC EXCLUSIVE WITH THE POPE
Pope Francis participated in a virtual audience Monday with Americans from around the country during an event hosted exclusively with ABC News. The event was moderated from inside the Vatican by ABC News’ "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir, as the pontiff engaged via satellite with individuals from three different groups: students at the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago's inner city, congregants from a McAllen, Texas, church located near the U.S.-Mexico border and homeless men and women and those working with the homeless in Los Angeles.
Among the released emails from Hillary Clinton's private email server, approximately 150 have been deemed classified by the State Department. The roughly 150 emails are among 7,000 pages of new emails from Hillary Clinton's private server that the State Department has published-- part of its ongoing effort to make all of 30,000 emails public.
PRESIDENT OBAMA ALASKA
President Obama landed in Alaska Monday and met with Native Alaskans at a roundtable event and delivered remarks at the GLACIER conference. Tomorrow, the President will hike Exit glacier, which has receded 1.25 miles, followed by a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park-home to nearly 40 glaciers.
TX DEPUTY KILLED
A gunman unloaded his entire pistol into slain Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth when he stopped at a gas station near Houston Friday, prosecutors said in court today, adding that officials found 15 shell-casings at the scene. Suspect Shannon Miles, 30, allegedly ran up to Goforth as he was filling up his tank and began firing immediately, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said Monday at Miles' court appearance.
--President Obama has Deputy Goforth's widow to express "condolences on behalf of the nation and prayers."
KY GAY MARRIAGE
The Supreme Court has ruled against a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Lawyers for Rowan County clerk Kim Davis argued her religious beliefs were violated. If Davis doesn't issue licenses Tuesday, the couples suing her can have her held in contempt of court
Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing have arrested a second foreign suspect, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday.The male suspect was arrested in Sa Kaeo province, which is east of Bangkok on the border with Cambodia, Prayuth said. "We have arrested one more, he is not a Thai," Prayuth told reporters after a weekly cabinet meeting.
The flight crew of Southwest flight 1522 from San Diego to Chicago's Midway had to divert the plane after several passengers became rowdy and refused to obey instructions. Six passengers were detained in Amarillo, Texas and 6 others in the group chose to remain in Amarillo before the plane continued to Chicago.
Hundreds of migrants have gathered outside the train station in Budapest after Hungarian officials took the unusual step of halting train service to stop migrants from arriving and more importantly leaving Austria & Germany.
MISSING GW STUDENT
A student from George Washington University has disappeared while studying abroad in South Africa this past weekend, the school confirmed. Nicholas Upton, 19, is a junior at the school and is currently studying at a partner program in Cape Town. He has not been seen since he went swimming in the Eastern Cape Province on Sunday evening local time, GW University Dean of Student Affairs Peter Konwerski said in a statement.
BRAVES FAN KILLED
The death of a Georgia man who fell from the stands at a baseball game has been ruled an accident, officials said Monday.Gregory Murrey, of Alpharetta, Georgia, died Saturday night after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field, during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees, authorities said.
--Neurosurgeon Ben Carson has surged into the spotlight. A new poll released Monday shows Ben Carson tied with Donald Trump for the lead in Iowa with 23 percent support, marking the first time since mid-July that an Iowa poll has shown Trump not alone in the lead.
--Bernie Sanders applied for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War, his campaign confirmed to ABC News." As a college student in the 1960s he was a pacifist," Michael Briggs, campaign spokesman added in an email. "[He] isn't now."
--The Obama administration’s decision to rename North America’s highest summit from Mount McKinley to its traditional Native American name, Denali, has divided lawmakers along geographical lines. Many lawmakers from McKinley’s home state of Ohio were furious with the announcement Sunday, while Alaskan legislators welcomed the decision, which reverts the mountain back to its original name before Congress changed it in 1917 to honor the assassinated president, William McKinley.
WHITE SUPREMACIST GUILTY
Guilty verdict for the man who admitted killing three people at a Jewish Center in Kansas as part of a plan to kill Jewish people--none of the victims were Jewish. A jury convicted Frazier Glenn Miller of one count capital murder, three counts of attempted murder and assault and weapons charges Monday. Frazier, a self-described white supremacist, gave jurors a Nazi salute after the verdict was read.
One policeman has been shot dead and over 100 people have been injured in Kiev after demonstrators attacked police outside Ukraine's parliament. The violence was sparked by a vote passing constitutional amendments that would give pro-Russian regions more independence. Hundreds of Ukrainian nationalists were surrounding the parliament when a man threw a grenade, there were several other small explosions as well. Police said the man has been arrested along with 30 others.
MTV VMA'S TWITTER
Sunday night's MTV Video Music awards has the distinction of being the most tweeted about non-sports program since Nielsen started tracking that metric -- in 2011. 2.2-million people sent nearly 21-and-a-half million tweets about the show.
No conclusion at Monday’s NFL Deflategate hearing. The NY Federal court judge says he will release his ruling via paper statement on Tuesday or Wednesday.